What To Watch On Netflix Australia This Weekend

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This weekend is the AFL final. If you couldn't care less about football, don't stress! Netflix has plenty of cool content coming tonight - including some tasty genre fare. Here's the full list!

The Politician is Netflix's big release this weekend. Starring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange, it follows the political aspirations of the titular character through a lens of biting satire. Also worth watching is In the Shadow of the Moon; a thriller about a serial killer who can supposedly travel through time.

If you're in the mood to watch something a little different, consider Sound and Fury. It's an animated movie about a futuristic samurai that doubles as an extended music video. Country singer Sturgill Simpson produced the soundtrack. Think Love + Death + Robots, but moodier.

Oh, and if you're a fan of the Emmy-nominated The Good Place, the first episode of the fourth and final season lands on Netflix tonight.

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Here's everything dropping this weekend, complete with trailers, release dates and synopses.

New Netflix Movies


In the Shadow of the Moon (27 September)

In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.

Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury (27 September)

In a desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland, a noble few wage war against their oppressors. The odds are stacked. But hope for a brighter future means that all is not yet lost?

New Netflix TV Shows

The Politician (27 September)

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.

Skylines (27 September)

In Frankfurt, a young and gifted hip-hop producer gets the chance of a lifetime when he signs with Skyline Records. But the worlds of music, organized crime and high finance collide when the label owner’s gangster brother returns from exile to claim his share.

Bard of Blood (27 September)

Kabir Anand is settling into his new life as a Shakespeare professor in the remote mountains of Panchgani when a call from the PMO thrusts him back into the world he is trying to forget. A brilliant agent who served under the recently murdered Sadiq Sheikh, Kabir was expelled from RAW because of a disastrous mission in Balochistan ten years prior. Kabir must now revisit those ghosts, avenge his mentor and face his deadliest enemies back in Balochistan while racing against time to save both his country and his long lost love.

The Good Place: Season 4 (From 27 September)

The comedy about life, death and the afterlife returns for its fourth and final season.

Tiny House Nation: Volume 2 (29 September)

Host John Weisbarth and expert Zack Giffin hit the road to meet aspiring tiny homeowners yearning to build small with maximum ingenuity and style.


Ingrid Goes West (28 September)

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Daddy's Home 2 (28 September)

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (28 September)

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest, leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Netflix Documentary & Comedy

Explained: Season 2 (26 September)

The billionaire boom. Athleisure wear. The lure of cults. Explore current events and social trends with this compelling, celebrity-narrated series.

This is Personal (Streaming Now)

The Women's March mobilized millions of women to protest after the inauguration of President Trump. But working across ideologies to combat injustice has its challenges. Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg takes an insider look at the struggle for intersectional activism among the Women's March leadership.

Kids & Anime

Dragons: Rescue Riders (27 September)

In the new Netflix original series, Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragon Riders as they soar beyond the borders of Berk and discover the mysterious Dragon eye — an ancient artifact filled with secrets that will lead them to new lands filled with undiscovered dragons. But the heroes find themselves pursued by marauding dragonhunters, who will stop at nothing to seize the power of the Dragon Eye.


    Good stuff!

    But even better next weekend with the return of Peaky Blinders - season 5.

    I just watched In the shadow of the moon which wasn't bad

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