Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week sees a stack of Netflix Originals hit the service, including the long awaited followup to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, heartwarming family flick Wonder, the fun, dumb G.I. Joe: Retaliation and epic zombie movie World War Z.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of August 26 to September 1.
New Netflix TV Shows
Million Pound Menu: Season 2 (27 August)
A new slate of food entrepreneurs who are determined to open up their own restaurants pitch delicious concepts to a panel of choosy investors.
Workin’ Moms: Season 3 (29 August)
As Kate adjusts to her new normal, Anne redirects her anger, Frankie hits her professional stride and Jenny tries to be a better mom.
Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 (28 August)
This Complex series follows the paper trail of musicians and athletes in Los Angeles as they blow through stacks on the finer things in life.
Styling Hollywood (30 August)
Stylist and interior designer Jason Bolden and husband Adair Curtis of JSN Studio make the magic happen on the red carpet and at home for A-listers.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (30 August)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
The A List (30 August)
Where pleasantries end, a chilling new normal begins. Welcome to the majestic — and mysterious — Peregrine Island.
Moving Art: Season 3 (1 September)
Experience nature’s art as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg highlights the beauty that lurks in oceans, forests, deserts and flowers.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Season 1 (1 September)
Prequel to the 2009 film, with inventor boy Flint Lockwood and reporter girl Sam Sparks as best friends during high school.
New Netflix Movies
Falling Inn Love (29 August)
When city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to fix and flip it.
Kardec (29 August)
This biopic from director Wagner de Assis (“Nosso Lar,” 2010) tells the story of French influential author Allan Kardec, the founder of Spiritism.
La Grande Classe (30 August)
Two best friends return to their hometown for a middle school reunion, hoping to show up their former bullies and reconnect with teenage crushes.
Wonder (28 August)
Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Dirty Dancing (1 September)
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
World War Z (1 September)
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Charlotte’s Web (1 September)
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Revolutionary Road (1 September)
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
The Core (1 September)
The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.
Jack Reacher (1 September)
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (1 September)
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club (1 September)
When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Social Animals (1 September)
A childless, single, broke, stoner attempts to salvage her failing business and love life while falling in love for the first time with a married man.
Ghost Town (1 September)
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
The Changeover (1 September)
Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who threatens her family.
For the Birds (1 September)
A woman’s love for her pet ducks, chickens, geese, and turkeys – all 200 of them – ignites a battle with local animal rescuers and puts her marriage in jeopardy.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Enter the Anime (5 August)
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
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7 (27 August)
The next chapter in the Trolls’ hair-raising adventures. Join Poppy, Branch and their friends as they explore a fantastical world with new creatures, bigger adventures, and more parties!
Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2 (30 August)
Join Bheem for another season of playful antics and superpowered feats as he cheerfully dodges danger and makes friends in unlikely places.
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis (30 August)
True and her friends learn about the lives and habits of the Yetis, including how important the Yeti traditions are and how tricky it is to babysit Yeti triplets
CAROLE & TUESDAY (30 August)
Part-timer Carole meets rich girl Tuesday, and each realizes they’ve found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it.
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