What To Watch On Netflix This Weekend

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We've already listed everything coming to Netflix this month - but separating the critical gems from the box-office duds can be tricky. To save you the trouble, we've shortlisted the best movies and TV shows that were either recently added, or are due to appear over the next few days. That's your weekend viewing sorted!

The biggest new release is undoubtedly The Spy - a star-studded biopic about Mossad spy Eli Cohen starring Sacha Baron Cohen (no relation). There's also season 3 of the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution, new episodes of the Spanish teen thriller Elite and the political action flick Olympus Has Fallen.

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Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.


New Netflix TV Shows

Money Heist (streaming now)

With millions of euros and their lives on the line, nine robbers attempt to pull off the greatest heist of all time.

The Spy (6 September)

In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 3 (6 September)

Now living and working in LA, Jack hopes to convince a reluctant Michael to move to the U.S. by showing him what the American West has to offer.

Elite: Season 2 (6 September)

In the wake of a classmate's death, a student vanishes, allegiances shift, new friends join the drama, and dark secrets become too difficult to contain.

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New Netflix Movies

Licenced:

World War Z (Streaming now)

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.

Revolutionary Road (Streaming now)

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.

Jack Reacher (Streaming now)

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Ghost Town (Streaming now)

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.

Aquaman (Streaming now)

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

The Nut Job (7 September)

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Olympus Has Fallen (7 September)

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Netflix Documentary & Comedy

Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 3 (6 September)

Tupac, Biggie, Lil' Kim and Jay-Z blaze a trail into the '90s as insiders sling the straight-up truth on the culture's most iconic rappers and rhymes.

Kids & Anime

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Season 1 (Streaming Now)

Prequel to the 2009 film, with inventor boy Flint Lockwood and reporter girl Sam Sparks as best friends during high school.

Modest Heroes – Ponoc Short Films Theatre (6 September)

Two underwater siblings surviving on their own. A boy with a serious egg allergy. A man invisible to the rest of society. Three short animated tales.

Archibald's Next Big Thing (6 September)

Archibald is an extraordinary young chicken who lives in the moment and "yes-ands" his way through life. Inspired by the acclaimed children’s book.

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