Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlight is the complete run of Kath And Kim! There are also some terrific third-party movies joining the service, including the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper weepie A Star Is Born, whip-smart horror flick Cabin In The Woods, the Matrix trilogy, Zombieland, Austin Powers and Cameron Crowe’s underrated Elizabethtown.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of July 29 to August 4.
When it comes to Aussie content, Netflix is pretty rubbish, especially when compared to the local libraries on Foxtel and Stan. Tomorrow, the service is offering an olive/eucalyptus branch in the form of Kath And Kim – arguably Australia’s most iconic sitcom ever. Hurrah!
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Dear White People are also getting their third seasons this week.
Hardcore masochists may also want to check out The Snowman; a disastrous box-office bomb starring Michael Fassbender – it’s one of the worst-reviewed movies of all time. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Kath and Kim: Season 1-4 (30 July)
A mother, her daughter, and their respective “hunks of spunk” negotiate life in suburban Australia.
Kath and Kim: Kountdown Specials (30 July)
Re-experience the most outrageous fashion faux pas, celebrations and spectacles from all the “Kath and Kim” episodes, including fans’ top 10 moments.
Kath and Kim: The Souvenir Editions (30 July)
Kath and Kim present compilations of their favorite episodes, including two weddings, Irish step dancing, a day at the races and a scrap with Eric Bana.
Wolfblood: Seasons 1-3 (1 August)
Maddy Smith and her family are the only wolfbloods in Stoneybridge, which is a well-kept secret. They lead a peaceful life until Rhydian, a wolfblood, arrives and triggers chaos.
Dear White People: Volume 3 (2 August)
As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus.
Derry Girls: Season 2 (2 August)
Change may finally be coming to Northern Ireland. But the high school hardships of Erin and her friends show no signs of letting up.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 (4 August)
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.
New Netflix Movies
The Red Sea Diving Resort (31 July)
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early ’80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel.
Otherhood (2 August)
Feeling forgotten on Mother’s Day, three best friends leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons.
Bad Moms 2 (30/07/2019)
As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.
21 & Over (31 July)
The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
The Snowman (31 July)
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
The Matrix Trilogy (1 August)
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1 August)
An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.
Up in the Air (1 August)
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Elizabethtown (1 August)
During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1 August)
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Get Smart (1 August)
Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.
Something Borrowed (1 August)
The Cabin in the Woods (1 August)
Are We Done Yet? (1 August)
Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business.
Zombieland (1 August)
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
A Star Is Born (3 August)
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (30/07/2019)
Multi-hyphenate comedian, Whitney Cummings, makes her Netflix debut with her 4th stand-up special. Filmed at the Sidney Harmon Hall in her hometown, Washington, DC. Cummings’ signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics is more relevant than ever.
Basketball or Nothing (2 August)
Follow the Chinle High basketball team in Arizona’s Navajo Nation on a quest to win a state championship and bring pride to their isolated community.
Kids & Anime
Kengan Ashura: Part l (31 July)
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches.
Arthur Christmas (1 August)
Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Ask the StoryBots: Season 3 (02 August)
The StoryBots are standing by to field more questions from curious kids — from “Why do people look different?” to “Where does chocolate come from?”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3 (02 August)
Catra and Adora journey to the Crimson Waste, looking for redemption and answers, while Hordak’s portal research puts Etheria’s very reality at risk.