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There’s a plethora of content for subscribers to enjoy this weekend as we compile the eight best recent movies and TV shows added to Netflix this week.
If you missed any of the latest releases, you can see what’s fresh on Netflix (specifically in the US) through our new on Netflix hub.
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Big George Foreman (2023)
Rating: PG-13Language: EnglishGenre: Biography, Drama, SportDirector: George Tillman Jr.Cast: Khris Davis, Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan JonesWriter: Frank Baldwin, George Tillman Jr., Dan Gordon
One of two films arriving from Netflix’s thriving partnership with Sony Pictures this month is the brand-new biographical movie about the globally renowned boxing champion, George Foreman.
Esteemed by critics, it will be intriguing to witness if the film undergoes a transformation now that it’s accessible a mere 120 days after its theatrical release.
Unfortunately, this film isn’t accessible on Netflix’s ad tier, so if you intend to watch it, you’ll need to choose a premium tier.
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (2023) N
Director: Sammi CohenGenre: Comedy | Runtime: 103 MinutesCast: Idina Menzel, Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler
Adam Sandler’s daughters, Sadie and Sunny, assume leading roles in Netflix’s latest comedic offering. This will also mark the 9th Netflix Original film starring Adam Sandler.
“Stacy and Lydia are BFFs who have always harbored dreams of hosting spectacular bat mitzvahs. However, things take a comically disastrous turn when a popular boy and middle school drama jeopardize their friendship and their rite of passage.”
Baki Hanma (Season 2 Part 2) N
New Episodes: 14Genre: Action, Drama | Runtime: 25 MinutesCast: Troy Baker, Kirk Thornton, Mick Wingert, Ray Chase, Edward Bosco
The epic conclusion to Baki has finally arrived as Baki ultimately confronts his father, Yamamoto, the strongest martial artist on the planet.
“After conquering countless intense battles against formidable adversaries, the time has come for Baki to face his father, Yujiro Hanma, who is renowned as “the mightiest entity on Earth.” Prior to this ultimate clash, Baki selects Biscuit Oliva, also known as Mr. Unchained, to be his suitable sparring partner. Oliva is currently imprisoned at a penitentiary called the “Black Pentagon,” which houses only the most violent criminals. In order to challenge Oliva, Baki willingly gets incarcerated in the Black Pentagon. However, besides his desired sparring partner, there await numerous terrifying fighters as well.”
Killer Book Club (2023) N
Director: Carlos Alonso OjeaGenre: Horror, Thriller | Runtime: 89 MinutesCast: Veki Velilla, Iván Pellicer, Álvaro Mel, Hamza Zaidi, María Cerezuela
If you’re seeking something a little out of the ordinary to stream on Netflix this weekend, don’t overlook Carlos Alonso Ojea’s horror thriller Killer Book Club!
“Eight friends with a shared affinity for horror find themselves fighting for their lives when a malevolent clown, who seems to be privy to their grim secret, begins eliminating them one by one.”
Ragnarok (Season 3) N
New Episodes: 6Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy | Runtime: 45 MinutesCast: David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Herman Tømmeraas, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Synnøve Macody Lund
Arguably the most popular Norwegian series available on Netflix to date, Ragnarok reaches its conclusion with its third season.
“In the small fictional town of Edda, young individuals coming of age are compelled to confront climate alterations. The ice caps are melting at an unprecedented pace; droughts persist for extended periods; the Winter (Winter Sale)s are unseasonably warm; extreme cold spells occur with increasing frequency–in essence, extreme weather conditions. The world is changing, and some argue that we are heading towards a new Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in a timely manner.”
The Big Short (2015)
Director: Adam McKayGenre: Biography, Crime, Drama | Runtime: 130 MinutesCast: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Strong
One of the most eye-opening comedies of the 2010s, it is movies like The Big Short that paved the way for Adam McKay’s award-winning comedy-drama Succession.
“In 2006-2007, a group of investors wager against the United States mortgage market. Through their research, they uncover the flaws and corruption within the market.”
Untold: Swamp Kings (Season 1) N
New Episodes: 4Genre: Documentary, Sport | Runtime: 182 MinutesCast: Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, Brandon Spikes, Ryan Temper, Pat Dooley
“This docuseries delves into how the ruthlessly formidable football coach Urban Meyer transformed the underdog Florida Gators of the 2000s into a ferociously dominant winning machine.”
Destined with You (Season 1) N
New Episodes: 16 (Weekly)Genre: Drama, Romance | Runtime: 60 MinutesCast: Jo Bo Ah, Rowoon, Ha Joon, Yura, Hyun Bong Sik
Netflix’s new weekly K-drama might prove to be a resounding success for the streaming service, especially given the participation of K-pop stars like Rowoon and Yura.
“Follows the life of a prosperous lawyer who seemingly possesses everything, but who is plagued by a familial curse. The plot takes an unexpected turn when it becomes apparent that the seemingly ordinary civil servant is the key to breaking the curse.”
What do you intend to watch on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!
First appeared on 8 Top New Films and Series Added to Netflix This Week: August 26th, 2023