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 martial arts series Wu Assassins, documentary Enter the Anime, season four of GLOW and the return of Rocko's Modern Life. The box-office smash The Wandering Earth is also joining Netflix's Aussie library.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of August 5 to August 11.
A few weeks ago, we reported on the curious absence of The Wandering Earth from Australian streaming services. The Chinese science-fiction epic has generated close to $US700 million worldwide and is one of the most expensive films made outside the US. Now you can finally check it out legally yourself - it drops onto Netflix tonight (August 5).
This week's other highlights include the aforementioned Wu Assassins, Cable Girls season 4, comedy drama The Naked Director, Jason Statham action flick The Mechanic and The Family - an expose about the undue influence of Christian fundamentalists on US politics. Killer shark movie 47 Metres Down is also worth a watch - it's definitely a cut above your typical Jaws knockoff.
Netflix's worldwide streaming dominance is wholly dependent on the strength of its original content. Fortunately for subscribers, a bunch of hot new shows are ready and waiting to drop in the new year. Here are ten compelling titles you might not have heard about.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Wu Assassins (8 August)
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.
Dollar (8 August)
Beautiful executive assistant Zeina reluctantly teams up with self-assured Tarek to chase down an elusive dollar bill worth $1 million.
The Naked Director (8 August)
In 1980s Japan, one determined man turned every crushing setback into opportunity. His name was Toru Muranishi, and he revolutionized his industry.
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 Wandering Earth (5 August)
As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.
The Mechanic (8 August)
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
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 (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
No Good Nick: Part 2 (5 August)
Steps away from being exposed as an impostor, Nick works harder, faster and smarter to right the Thompsons' wrongs and spring her father out of jail.
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)
Find the fun and adventure of "Spirit Riding Free" in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends!
It's a brand new month which means fresh content just in time for winter's last hurrah. There's everything from juicy dramas, stitch-inducing comedies and action-packed thrillers so you'll be spoiled for choice from Stan, Netflix and Foxtel when it comes to picking something to sink into your couch for.