Each month, Netflix adds tons of new movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our ten best picks from the last seven days. That’s your weekend viewing sorted!
We’ve already listed everything coming to Netflix this month – but separating the critical gems from the box-office duds can be tricky. To save you the trouble, we’ve shortlisted the best movies and TV shows that were added in the past week. Server fresh!
The most recent additions to the service include scientology documentary Going Clear (April 30), period serial killer drama The Alienist and Adam Sandler’s Netflix Original comedy The Week Of (some people like him, I guess).
New Netflix Movies
An introverted high school girl from a working-class background and her wealthy, debate-team nemesis can’t agree on anything. But when they’re forced to work together to compete in the state championship, they might discover opposites can attract.
The Week Of
The Week Of tells the story of a devoted, middle class father (Adam Sandler) determined to pay for his daughter’s wedding despite the prodding of the wealthier father of the groom (Chris Rock). A series of calamities forces the dads (and their families) to come together and endure the longest week of their lives.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (April 30)
A film that claims to be a look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.
Bill Nye: Science Guy
Bill Nye advocates the importance of science, research and discovery, taking in deniers of climate change, evolution and a science-based world view.
A father sets out to save his troubled daughter with superpowers that he discovers he possesses.
New Netflix TV Shows
The Alienist: Season 1
Crime reporter John Moore meets with psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Bobby Kennedy for President
This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
The supernatural drama centers around the Hastings family, owners of the only funeral home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Georgia. The family also acts as the keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history.
Broadchurch: Season 3
The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Happy! Season 1
An injured hitman befriends his kidnapped daughter’s imaginary friend – a perky blue flying unicorn.
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