Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include a Frankenstein’s Monster comedy starring Stranger Things‘ David Harbour, Suits Season 8, anime Knights of the Zodiac, new episodes of Captain Underpants and a butt-load of great third-party movies.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of July 15 to June 21.
The biggest Netflix Original release of the week is Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein: as the title suggests, it’s a highly irreverent take on Mary Shelly’s gothic horror classic in the mould of What We Do In The Shadows. Shot in mockumentary style, it stars everyone’s favourite dad bod David Harbour (AKA Sheriff Hopper from Stranger Things.) There’s also the thriller Secret Obsession, a handful of animated shows and Part 2 of the documentary Last Chance U.
That’s about it for Netflix Originals. Fortunately, there’s a bunch of quality licensed content to help fill in the gaps, including season 8 of Suits, new episodes of The Originals, The Shawshank Redemption, The Town, Happy Death Day and The Goonies!
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (16 July)
When David Harbour finds lost footage of his actor-father’s disastrous TV production of a literary masterpiece, he digs deep into his family’s secrets.
Suits: Season 8 (19 July)
In the wake of two emotional departures, Harvey and the rest of Specter Litt face an infusion of ambitious new blood and chart a daring new course.
The Originals: Season 5 (19/07/2019)
The Mikaelsons move to New Orleans and form an alliance with local witches in an effort to rule the city once again in this “Vampire Diaries” spinoff.
New Netflix Movies
Secret Obsession (18 July)
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.
The Blind Side (15 July)
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
The Shawshank Redemption (15 July)
Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.
300: Rise of an Empire (15 July)
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Clash of the Titans (15 July)
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Fool’s Gold (15 July)
Going the Distance (15/07/2019)
Hall Pass (15 July)
Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.
Labor Day (15 July)
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
The Goonies (15 July)
A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (15 July)
Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.
The Town (15 July)
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
The Wedding Singer (15/07/2019)
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
What a Girl Wants (15 July)
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.
You’ve Got Mail (15 July)
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.
Happy Death Day (17 July)
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer’s identity.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2 (19 July)
Elite athletes with difficult pasts turn to junior college football for a last shot at turning their lives around and achieving their dreams.
Kids & Anime
Pinky Malinky: Part 3 (17 July)
Pinky Malinky isn’t the type of hot dog boy who sits around on his buns, and with his BFFs Babs and JJ, he’s learning how to relish the little things.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 3 (19 July)
Fourth-grade friends George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books — and turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac (19 July)
Sworn to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac aid her in battle against those who seek to end mankind.