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Happy Wednesday and welcome to your initial rundown of what’s brand new on Netflix for this week so far in the United States. We’ll cover all the newest movies and series released thus far and what’s presently trending in the Netflix top 10s.
There are still many more to come throughout the rest of the week, with highlights including the third season of Ragnarok, thelatest Adam Sandler movie You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah!, and the latest Sony film Big George Foreman.
The complete list of new releases planned for September 2023 is expected to be revealed today, but until then, you can read our preliminary preview for the month here.
The Finest Recent Additions to Netflix So Far This Week
The Big Short (2015)
Rating: RLanguage: EnglishGenre: Biography, Comedy, DramaDirector: Adam McKayCast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan GoslingWriter: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, Michael LewisRuntime: 130 min / 2h 10m
A couple of licensed movies have arrived on Netflix thus far this week and our favorite by far is The Big Short, Adam McKay’s significant retelling of the events that occurred during the 2008 financial crisis.
It’s a clever retelling
Just to shift gears for a moment and connect with Netflix and pop culture, the film features Ryan Gosling, who is still riding high after his role as Ken in Barbie during the summer (Summer is here SALE). You may have heard that director Adam McKay will be collaborating with Netflix once again for his next film (the second one exclusively for Netflix after Don’t Look Up): Average Height, Average Build.
UNTOLD: Swamp Kings
Number of episodes: 4Rating: TV-MALanguage: EnglishGenre: Sports, DocumentaryDirector: Katharine English
During August, we witnessed the release of volume 3 of UNTOLD over the course of the past 4 weeks, and it concludes today with the grand finale in the form of a four-episode series exploring the Florida Gators in the late 2000s.
Here’s the complete synopsis for this mini-series:
“In Florida, college football is everything, especially in the extraordinary story of the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010. After a successful run in the 1990s with Coach Steve Spurrier, the University of Florida experienced a drought of wins by 2005. Enter Urban Meyer, the Gators’ demanding new head coach whose strict style led to a series of legendary victories and relentless drama that extended beyond the locker room. In exclusive interviews and archival footage, Meyer and the players he coached (Brandon Siler, Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Major Wright, Ahmad Black, and many more) provide viewers with a bird’s-eye view of how they transformed the Florida Gators from underdogs to winners of two BCS National Championships. With detailed coverage of the Gators’ most thrilling triumphs and devastating defeats, this four-episode docuseries focuses on each tumultuous year of Meyer’s leadership and doesn’t shy away from the challenges of his coaching and the consequences of young athletes in the spotlight.”
Originally scheduled to release on Netflix Games earlier in the month, WrestleQuest finally arrived on both the Apple and Google Play stores yesterday.
The game, developed by Skybound Games and Mega Cat Studios, takes place in the world of professional wrestling and allows you to fight and roleplay as some of the biggest icons in the sport.
As with all 70+ Netflix games, there are no advertisements or in-app purchases.
Complete List of Recent Additions on Netflix So Far This Week
6 New Movies Added Today
All The Queens Men (2019) – TV-MA – English – Comedy queen Sommore presents an entertaining lineup of veteran comedians including Damon Williams, Darren “DS” Sanders, Tony Sculfield, and Tu Rae.
Polly Pocket Sparkle Cove Adventure (2023) – TV-Y – English – Polly explores an enchanting secret island filled with mysterious wonders, including the pockite crystal that allows her to magically change size.
Sausage Party (2016) – R – English – After making a horrifying discovery about life beyond the supermarket, a friendly sausage strives to save his fellow foods in this raunchy comedy.
Sommore: A Queen with No Spades (2018) – TV-MA – English – Sommore takes the stage in Miami for a comedy special in which she uses her sharp wit on topics ranging from plastic surgery to personal politics.
Squared Love Everlasting (2023) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Polish – In this third installment of “Squared Love,” Monika and Enzo’s whirlwind romance approaches a fairy-tale ending until a shocking revelation changes everything.
The Big Short (2015) – R – English – A group of clever opportunists make a fortune off of the U.S. economic crash by predicting the situation in advance and betting against the banks.
4 New TV Series Added
LIGHTHOUSE (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Japanese – Two noted entertainers engage in casual discussion, shedding light on their vulnerabilities and worries, all while providing plenty of laughs.
The Devil Judge (Season 1) – TV-14 – Korean – In a near-future dystopia, an enigmatic judge punishes the privileged by carrying out his vision of justice in trials that are live-broadcast and voted on by citizens.
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (Season 2) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – Couples must decide whether to get married or break up as they live together and explore other potential matches in this provocative reality series.
Untold: Swamp Kings (Limited Series) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – This docuseries delves into the story of how determined football coach Urban Meyer transformed the Florida Gators of the 2000s into a formidable winning machine.
Netflix Top 10 Films and Series for August 23rd, 2023
Depp V Heard
The Pope’s Exorcist
The Monkey King
The Chosen One
Heart of Stone
Despicable Me 2
A Life Too Short: The Isabella Nardoni Case
The Lincoln Lawyer
Untold: Hall of Shame
My Dad the Bounty Hunter
At Home with the Furys
The Boss Baby