We've got your Netflix binge-list for the weekend right here, fresh from the Australian servers! The best brand-new additions include Season 2 of Big Mouth, Chinese period drama The Rise of Phoenixes, the Hitchcockian thriller What Lies Beneath, Martin Scorsese's gangster classic Casino and the triumphant return of Space Jam!
Each month, Netflix adds tons of new movies and TV shows to its library. 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 either recently added, or are due to appear in the next few days. That's your week's viewing sorted!
Netflix is back with another ripper month, with some great shows both premiering and continuing. Look out for new seasons of Making a Murderer, Riverdale, Castlevania and Marvel’s Daredevil, or check out something new with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Wanderlust and more!
New Netflix TV Shows
Lucifer Season 3 (October 3)
Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.
Big Mouth: Season 2 (October 5)
Big Mouth, the animated Netflix series about the birds, the bees, and the boys who can’t stop masturbating, captures this truth better than any work of pop culture in recent memory.
Elite (October 5)
When three working class kids were given scholarships to Spain's most elite high school, they thought they were in for their big break. But when one of their classmates turns up dead, everyone is under question. Welcome to Las Encinas.
The Rise of Phoenixes (October 5)
When a secret from the past rears its head, a respected court scholar must choose between avenging her family and staying true to the prince she loves.
Little Things (October 5)
Some bonds are just too strong to be broken. Some are just not meant to last forever. Find out how Dhruv and Kavya navigate through their relationship when familiarity creeps in.
Marvel's Black Panther appeared on US Netflix last month to much jubilation and fanfare. If you're based in Australia, don't bother searching for it - the movie isn't available on the local service. (Boo!)
It's the latest in a long line of movies that Netflix doesn't own the streaming rights to in Australia. Fortunately, it's still possible to access these movies via a little VPN jiggery-pokery. Here are 99 movies exclusive to US Netflix - and how to watch them in Australia.
New Netflix Movies
Operation Finale (October 3)
In 1960, Israeli spies undertake a daring mission to capture notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and bring him to justice. Based on real events.
Space Jam (October 4)
Basketball legend Michael Jordan hoops it up with Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in this romp that blends live action with animation.
Malevolent (October 5)
A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.
Private Life (October 5)
A couple coping with infertility struggle to keep their marriage going as they navigate through the world of adoption and assisted reproduction.
Casino (October 5)
This tense and sordid tale chronicles the rise and fall of a casino owner, his friend and Mafia underboss, and an ex-prostitute with expensive taste.
Contraband (October 5)
When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago — smuggling — to repay the debt.
What Lies Beneath (October 6)
When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head.
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