Cancel your weekend: over the next few days, Netflix Australia will be adding over 20 new movies and TV shows to its library. That’s a lot of new content. We have the full list right here – along with our personal recommendations on what to watch.
The majority of titles below will be hitting the Netflix servers on Friday evening – but a few notable additions will be making their debut on Thursday. This includes the true crime drama Dirty John starring Australia’s Eric Bana and the documentary series Dating Around.
Friday’s lineup includes the comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy, The Dragon Prince Season 2 and a new episode of Star Trek: Discovery. If that’s not enough for you, there’s also a stack of third-party movies. Highlights include the war movie Jarhead (still one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances), Zack Snyder’s nihilistic Dawn Of The Dead remake, the surprisingly good Paddington and Sausage Party (which is dumb and deliberately offensive – but funny.)
Here’s the full list.
Yucatan (15 February)
With non-stop fun, there’s the glamour of the musical, the absurdity of romantic comedies, [intrigue] and even animated cartoon slapstick in Yucatán.
Paddington (15 February)
Rescued from a train station, Paddington Bear finds a haven with a London family — until a taxidermist decides to add Paddington to her collection.
Liar Liar (15 February)
After his son makes a birthday wish that magically comes true, an evasive lawyer finds himself incapable of telling a lie for 24 hours.
The Island (15 February)
Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else – he’s waiting to go to the Island – the only place left in the world to actually live a life.
Jarhead (15 February)
Instead of combat, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unbearable conditions.
Dawn of the Dead (15 February)
In the wake of a plague, America is overrun by millions of cannibalistic zombies. A small group of survivors tries to find refuge in a shopping mall.
Role Models (15 February)
Danny and Wheeler coast their way through their jobs, but their goofing off leads to community service with the Sturdy Wings mentoring program.
Safe House (15 February)
Young CIA operative Matt Weston must get a dangerous criminal out of an agency safe house that’s come under attack and get him to a securer location.
Concussion (15 February)
This drama is based on the true story of a forensic pathologist who made a controversial link between NFL players’ concussions and brain disorders.
The Secret Garden (15 February)
Steampunk update of the classic tale by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with orphaned teen Mary Lennox discovering the magic and mystery of the secret garden.
Identity Thief (15 February)
When Sandy Patterson in Colorado is accused of crimes he hasn’t committed, he must track down the “Sandy Patterson” in Florida who has — in his name.
Sausage Party (16 February)
After making a gruesome discovery about life beyond the supermarket, an affable sausage strives to save his fellow foods in this raunchy comedy.
Dirty John (14 February)
Anthology series’ first season tells the story of how a romance with the charismatic John Meehan spiralled into secrets, denial, manipulation and, ultimately, survival – with horrific consequences for an entire family.
Dating Around (14 February)
In a series of flirtations and fails, six real-life singles navigate five first dates. Their mission: Find one perfect match worthy of a second date.
Romance is a Bonus Book (14 February)
A gifted writer who’s the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.
Homeland (15 February)
CIA analyst Carrie Mathison struggles with mental health and family issues while leading the war against terrorism in this political thriller series.
The Umbrella Academy (15 February)
Reunited by their father’s death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets – and a looming threat to humanity.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, episode 6 (15 February)
Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Volume 2 (17 February)
In a topical weekly show, comedian Hasan Minhaj will cut through the noise and explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity.
Stand-up Comedy / Documentary
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (14 February)
Ken Jeong sits down in front of a live audience and talks about his unexpected journey to being a comedian and looks back at some of his most iconic roles.
Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (14 February)
Legendary comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels the world in search of humour in the most unusual, unexpected and dangerous places
The Dragon Prince: Season 2 (15 February)
An extraordinary discovery inspires two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.
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