What's New On Netflix Australia This Weekend

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Netflix only has one title hitting the service this weekend - and it's a horse drama aimed at children. Fortunately, a bunch of killer content dropped earlier in the week, so you still have plenty of movies and TV shows to sink your teeth into this weekend. Here's the full list!

The third season of the phenomenally popular Stranger Things dropped onto Netflix yesterday. If you haven't watched it yet, make this your top priority for the weekend. The other big release of the week was The Last Czars, which charts the tragic and bloody downfall of Russia's last monarch and his family.

Movies worth catching up on this weekend include Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Thing, Mama , 7 Pounds, and Van Helsing (which is way more fun than you probably remember). Fans of teen movies can also re-watch Sixteen Candles and Easy A.

Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.


New Netflix TV Shows

Designated Survivor: 60 days (1 July)

Designated Survivor: 60 Days is a story of a politician, who suddenly ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet who is ahead of him in terms of the presidential succession.

Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection (2 July)

A kind computer repairman falls for a street-smart graffiti artist who's multiple personality disorder worsens after she witnesses a double murder.

Bangkok Love Stories: Plead (2 July)

In Bangkok's Chinatown, a spirited digital marketing expert falls for a blind fortune-teller, but their love is predestined to end in disaster.

The Last Czars (3 July)

When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.

Stranger Things 3 (4 July)

From rabid rats and Soviet espionage to New Coke and a brand-new mall, it's the summer of 1985 in Hawkins ... and big changes are afoot.

New Netflix Movies

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1 July)

The no-holds-barred Pythons explore the various facets of life — from procreation to the clang of a death knell — in their usual irreverent fashion.

Swiped (1 July)

James, a college freshman and computer genius, is enlisted by his womanizing roommate, Lance, to code the ultimate hook-up app. But when James discovers that his divorced mother is using the app, unexpected consequences ensue.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (1/07/2019)

With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Big Fat Liar (1/07/2019)

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Couples Retreat (1/07/2019)

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

Easy A (1/07/2019)

Olive decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. She enjoys her newfound status but then must decide if it's all worth it.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (1/07/2019)

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Hotel for Dogs (1/07/2019)

Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother Bruce turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog.

Kicking & Screaming (1/07/2019)

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating.

Last Action Hero (1 July)

With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Mama (1 July)

A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.

S.W.A.T. (1 July)

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Serenity (1 July)

A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.

Seven Pounds (1 July)

A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Sixteen Candles (1 July)

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Step Brothers (1 July)

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

The Croods (1 July)

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

The Magic of Lassie (1 July)

Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

The Thing (2011) (1 July)

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Van Helsing (1 July)

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

The Lucky One (4 July)

A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Netflix Documentary & Comedy

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room (1 July)

A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End. After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians, Katherine showcases her skillful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter's first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.

Kids & Anime

Free Rein: Season 3 (6/07/2019)

Competition heats up at Bright Fields over the summer as tryouts for the "UK Under 18s" team pit friend against friend for just one available spot.


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    Last Action Hero - oh man, I loved that one as a little tyke. Time to relive the cheese!

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