In a break from tradition, Netflix added most of its content on Wednesday this week instead of Friday. This means there isn’t much coming to the service this weekend. Fortunately, the content that’s there is definitely worth a watch.
There are only four titles landing on Netflix over the weekend – namely, Suits Season 8, The Originals Season 5, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Season 3 and the anime SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac. All four drop tonight at around 5pm AEST.
If none of that tickles your fancy, there are plenty of midweek releases to catch up on, including some very solid movies. If you’ve not seen The Shawshank Redemption, The Town, Happy Death Day, The Wedding Singer or The Goonies put them at the top of tonight’s binge list. Fans of sword ‘n’ sandal movies can also make a fun double feature of 300: Rise of an Empire and Clash of the Titans.
Here’s everything coming to the service for the week of July 15 to June 21.
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.