Netflix has a habit of saving its best stuff for the weekend – which happens to be when most customers are searching for new TV shows to watch. This week is no exception with a fresh serving of Netflix Originals slated to appear on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Read on for everything coming to the service this weekend.
After a few lacklustre weekends, Netflix Australia is pulling out all the stops tonight with a whopping 22 new movies and TV shows to sink your teeth into! Whether you’re into hard-hitting sci-fi, gritty cop dramas, Oscar-winning rom coms or retro thrillers, tonight’s lineup has got you covered.
We’re particularly intrigued by the Russian Netflix Original sci-fi series Better Than Us: it’s about an advanced robot model that threatens to supersede the human race. Season 2 of the critically acclaimed serial-killer drama Mindhunter is also out tonight.
Budding film buffs should make it their priority to check out Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Vertigo, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Darren Aronofsky Mother! and Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. (Shakespeare in Love is also worth a watch – you don’t have to be a Shakespeare fan but it definitely helps.)
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Better Than Us (16 August)
Set in Moscow in a not-so-distant future where human beings coexist with robots, a man finds himself entangled in the first murder committed by an experimental humanoid.
45 rpm (16 August)
Forming an uneasy love triangle, three characters with ties to the music industry set out to create a new record label and live a rock-and-roll lifestyle in the conservative political environment of 1960s Spain.
Frontera verde / Green Frontier (16 August)
When a young Bogotá-based detective gets drawn into the jungle to investigate four femicides, she uncovers magic, Nazis and her own true origins.
Victim Number 8 (16 August)
After a terrorist attack shakes downtown Bilbao leaving destruction in its wake, police launch an investigation to hunt down the attackers.
MINDHUNTER: Season 2 (16 August)
The Behavioral Science Unit’s killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.
New Netflix Movies
Sextuplets (16 August)
Father-to-be Alan is shocked to learn that he was born a sextuplet (all played by Marlon Wayans). With his newfound brother Russell riding shotgun, the duo sets out on a hilarious journey to reunite with their remaining long-lost siblings.
The Little Switzerland (16 August)
The discovery of the tomb of William Tell’s son in a town in the Basque Country spurs the village’s cantankerous citizens to lobby for Swiss annexation.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (16 August)
Erik and Cooze start college and pledge the Beta House fraternity, presided over by none other than legendary Dwight Stifler.
Dazed and Confused (16 August)
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.
Patch Adams (16 August)
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.
Chicken Run (16 August)
When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.
Blue Crush (16 August)
As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.
The Dilemma (16 August)
A man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair.
Psycho (16 August)
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
What Dreams May Come (16 August)
Chris Nielsen dies in car crash one night, and then goes to Heaven. Later, his widow Annie commits suicide, unable to overcome her loss. Chris descends into Hell to save her.
Charlie Wilson’s War (16 August)
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson’s covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Vertigo (16 August)
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (16 August)
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (17 August)
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Mother! (17 August)
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Shakespeare in Love (17 August)
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Diagnosis (16 August)
Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for rare and mysterious medical conditions in a documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 (16 August)
Three football phenoms set for stardom — Spencer Rattler, Lance LeGendre and Nik Scalzo — navigate the ultimate season of their high school careers.
Kids & Anime
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (16 August)
When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all.
Super Monsters Back to School (16 August)
Vida’s starting school in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are helping their friend adjust to everything that’s new and different.
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.Read more