Ozark is one of the most popular series on Netflix, and the fourth and final season will release in January 2022. The first seven episodes will come out first, with the remaining seven to follow later. In the meantime, you can check out other movies and shows on the streamer starring Ozark‘s leading man Jason Bateman.
Bateman is an actor, director and producer who started his acting career in the 1980s when he starred in Little House on the Prairie. He would go on to star in other ’80s shows such as Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family.
Since that time, Bateman has become a seasoned actor as well as a director. He has directed Bad Words, The Family Fang and Ozark, and starred in Juno, The Switch, The Break-up, Horrible Bosses and its sequel.
Be sure to check out the movies starring Bateman that are available to watch on Netflix.
Jason Bateman movies and shows on Netflix
This series sees Bateman as the patriarch of the Byrde family, Marty. The title is the location he transplants his family to when he becomes embroiled in a huge money-laundering scheme.
The Byrdes meet many unsavory people who they eventually get into business with to maintain the laundering of so much money. The first three seasons have been outstanding, and the fourth and final is likely to be even more dynamic.
Bateman played Michael Bluth on the Fox/Netflix sitcom Arrested Development from 2003 to 2019, a role for which he would earn a Golden Globe and Satellite Award.
This series follows the Bluths, a once-wealthy and always dysfunctional family. Michael is forced to keep the crew on track after his father is arrested for shifty accounting practices in the family-owned business.
In this superhero comedy, Bateman stars with Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Taylor Mosby and Melissa Leo. This film is written and directed by Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband, marking their fifth collaboration.
Thunder Force is a Netflix original that follows two childhood friends who have discovered a way to become superheroes.
Bateman portrays a villain called The Crab who doesn’t have superpowers but has crab legs, complete with claws where his arms should be. There is an interesting backstory to how he acquired his crab claws.
State of Play
The political thriller State of Play is based on a British series of the same name.
Russell Crowe plays journalist Cal McAffrey, who digs into the story of a suspicious death of a Congressman Stephen Collins’ (Ben Affleck) mistress.
Dominic Foy, played by Bateman, is a PR executive at a subsidiary of PointCorp, a private defense contractor being investigated by Collins for its controversial operations involving mercenaries.
It is a thrilling movie with a great cast that also includes Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Jeff Daniels and Helen Mirren.
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch is an adaptation of the 1970s TV series of the same name. Ben Stiller plays David Starsky and Owen Wilson plays Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson in the comedy action movie.
This movie is a prequel to the TV series and explains how Starsky and Hutch became partners. They are undercover cops in Bay City, California, who bust drug criminals with the assistance of Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg), an underworld boss.
Bateman plays Kevin Jutsum, right-hand man to drug kingpin Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn). They develop a new type of cocaine that is untraceable by scent or taste.
The Sweetest Thing
The comedy The Sweetest Thing is directed by Roger Kumble and written by Nancy Pimental, who based the characters on herself and friend Kate Walsh (from Grey’s Anatomy).
Best friends Christina (Cameron Diaz) and Courtney (Christina Applegate) abide by their golden rule when dating: Avoid searching for Mr. Right and focus on Mr. Right Now. One night Christina meets Peter (Thomas Jane) and he’s nowhere to be found the next day, so the girls head out on a road trip to find him. Like any road trip, this one becomes wild with many hilarious moments along the way.
Bateman plays Peter’s womanizing brother Roger.
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