Netflix Australia has something for everyone this weekend. Whether you’re a fan of hard-hitting documentaries, killer-shark movies, Japanese animation, period dramadies or family-friendly fare, you’ll definitely find some great content to binge on. Here’s a list of the best Netflix movies and TV shows coming this weekend.
Tonight’s big Netflix release is season 3 of Glow – a comedy/drama about female professional wrestlers in the 1980s. If you haven’t seen it, we advise giving it a shot (starting with season 1, obviously.)
Doco fans should also check out The Family; an investigative expose of the shady Christian fundamentalist organisation The Fellowship and its links to US decision makers. Cult cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is also returning to Netflix tonight.
On the movie front, the only noteworthy release this weekend is 47 Metres Down – a thriller about killer sharks that’s surprisingly taut and well made. That one drops on Saturday (August 10.)
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Here are the official synopses and trailers for everything coming to the service this weekend. We’ve also included the best titles from the past few days in case you missed them.
New Netflix TV Shows
Wu Assassins (streaming now)
The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.
Sintonia (9 August)
Three teens living in the same São Paulo favela pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.
Cable Girls: Season 4 (9 August)
Amid social changes in 1931, the friends get tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.
GLOW: Season 3 (9 August)
As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.
New Netflix Movies
The Matrix Trilogy (streaming now)
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
47 Metres Down (10 August)
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Enter the Anime (streaming now)
Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from “Castlevania” to “Aggretsuko,” “Kengan Ashura” and more.
The Family (9 August)
Investigative journalists expose The Fellowship, a Christian fundamentalist organization quietly operating in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Kids & Anime
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (9 August)
After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (9 August)
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