Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include new episodes of Arrested Development, the fantasy series Arthdal Chronicles, crime documentary Killer Ratings and the original classic The Princess Bride! Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of May 27 to June 2.
Netflix Australia is releasing 27 new movies and TV shows this week. In addition to the titles mentioned above, there are also a handful of third-party films including The Meg, two Indiana Jones movies and The Lovely Bones. Weirdly, there are also a couple of Christmas-themed movies. (What’s that all about, eh?)
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Arrested Development: Season 5 (30/05/2019)
As the Bluths continue to make a mess of their personal and professional lives, Michael again can’t quite abandon the family that makes him miserable.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (31/05/2019)
What if a teenager built up a drugs empire from his bedroom in Leipzig? Inspired by real events.
Bad Blood: Season 2 (31/05/2019)
Five years after the death of mob boss, there’s a new king of the Montreal drug trade — until a new breed of mafiosos arrive from Italy to wrestle the city from his grasp.
Playing with Fire (Jugar con fuego) (31/05/2019)
A highly charged play where there’s more than a love triangle at stake and love can turn to hate in the blink of an eye.
Good Girls: Season 2 (31/05/2019)
In their second season, the women come face-to-face with the consequences of their criminal behavior.
Black Spot: Season 2 (31/05/2019)
Major Weiss’s recovery prompts residents to question the odd circumstances she was found in, and how she survived injuries that would kill anyone else.
When They See Us (31/05/2019)
A four part limited series from director Ava DuVernay that continues themes from her documentary 13th, her exploration of the criminal justice system through the true case of the Central Park Five – 5 young teenagers who were wrongfully accused and convicted of rape.
Arthdal Chronicles (1/06/2019)
In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal contend with power struggles, while some encounter love along the way.
New Netflix Movies
An under-confident but talented girl, who is side stepped at every stage of her life, seeks out an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a goat – loving crazy Mumbai gangster and in the process finds her confidence and place in the sun.
Always Be My Maybe (31/05/2019)
Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder… maybe?
Oh, Ramona! (1/06/2019)
Awkward 16-year-old Andrei is infatuated with his alluring but aloof schoolmate Ramona — until he meets stunning hotel clerk Anemona while on vacation.
The Meg (28/05/2019)
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (29/05/2019)
The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
The Princess Bride (1/06/2019)
While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Grease 2 (1/06/2019)
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls’ gang whose members can only date greasers.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1/06/2019)
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler’s Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (1/06/2019)
In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.
Save the Last Dance (1/06/2019)
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.
The Terminal (1/06/2019)
An Eastern European tourist unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1/06/2019)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
The Lovely Bones (2/06/2019)
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Four Christmases (2/06/2019)
A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
The Call (2/06/2019)
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Historical Roasts (27/05/2019)
Renowned “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross’s new half-hour comedy series Historical Roasts brings together A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb to celebrate prominent historical figures of the past, from Presidents (Abe Lincoln) to Rockstars (Freddie Mercury) and everything in between.
Killer Ratings (31/05/2019)
The true-life story of a Brazilian TV host who literally killed for ratings — and used his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
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