Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include the horror anthology Slasher: Solstice, season 2 of She’s Gotta Have It, new thriller series WHAT / IF and adventure sci-fi flick Rim of the World. Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of May 20 to May 26.
Netflix Australia is releasing 19 new movies and TV shows this week. In addition to the titles mentioned above, there are also some original documentaries and a handful of popular third-party movies including American Sniper, Gran Torino and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show!
New Netflix TV Shows
One Spring Night (22 May)
When Lee Jeong-in and Yu Ji-ho meet, something unexpected happens. Or it just may be that spring is in the air — and anything is possible.
Slasher: Solstice (23 May)
Rampaging serial killers leave carnage in their wake as their next victims fight to stay alive in this honor anthology series.
High Seas (24 May)
Mysterious deaths aboard a luxurious ship traveling from Spain to Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s reveal secrets surrounding two sisters traveling together.
She’s Gotta Have It: Season 2 (24 May)
Romantic turmoil, artistic challenges and an eye-opening trip to Puerto Rico set Nola Darling on a new course.
WHAT / IF (24 May)
A raw, voyeuristic examination of acceptable people doing unacceptable things– A conflict driven series of high stakes morality plays with a first season narrative focusing on two struggling newlyweds who accept a powerful woman’s ethically perilous proposition to secure a badly needed financial windfall.
New Netflix Movies
Furie (22 May)
When traffickers kidnap her daughter from their village, vengeful Hai Phuong returns to Saigon — and her outlaw roots — to take down the abductors.
Joy (24 May)
Joy is a young Nigerian woman, caught in the vicious cycle of sex trafficking. She works in this merciless system of exploitation to pay off debts to her exploiter Madame and supporting her family in Nigeria.
Rim of the World (24 May)
Four misfit campers must band together and conquer their fears in order to save the world during an alien invasion.
The Perfection (24 May)
A troubled musical prodigy (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil (Logan Browning) of her former school with shocking consequences in this elegant and terrifying suspense ride, the most buzzed-about movie at last year’s Fantastic Fest.
Miss Congeniality (22 May)
An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (22 May)
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Gran Torino (22 May)
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbour, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
American Sniper (22 May)
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
The Imitation Game (22 May)
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (21 May)
Emmy Award-nominated actress and 30-year comedy veteran, Wanda Sykes, delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on the state of the world in her first Netflix comedy special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal. The one-hour special addresses the comedian’s perspective on the current political and cultural climate, which she can only describe as, well … not normal!
A Tale of Two Kitchens (22 May)
Two countries, two restaurants, one vision. At Gabriela Cámara’s acclaimed Contramar in Mexico City, the welcoming, uniformed waiters are as beloved by diners as the menu featuring fresh, local seafood caught within 24 hours. The entire staff sees themselves as part of an extended family. Meanwhile at Cala in San Francisco, Cámara hires staff from different backgrounds and cultures, including ex-felons and ex-addicts, who view the work as an important opportunity to grow as individuals. A Tale of Two Kitchens explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of both dignity and community.
After Maria (24 May)
Short following families in Puerto Rico who are currently living in FEMA hotels around New York City. Their stories will unfold observationally over the course of the next month as they face the extreme situation of getting kicked out of the hotel or are forced to go back to Puerto Rico. Many people see these families as illegal immigrants and don’t want them here. We follow these families as they try to maintain their Puerto Rican identity, but assert their American citizenship.
Netflix Kids & Anime
Prince of Peoria: Part 2 (20 May)
While Teddy works toward finishing his application for MIT’s summer robotics program, Emil tries to squeeze even more fun out of his time in Peoria.
Beat Bugs: All Together Now (21 May)
After winning a local talent show, the Beat Bugs journey to compete on “The Bug Factor”, a televised singing contest held in faraway Rocket Ship Park.
Free Birds (22 May)
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history, and get Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
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