Every Friday, Netflix adds a handful of new movies and TV shows to help get subscribers through the weekend. Tonight sees the addition of 10 new titles, including anime television series Black Lagoon, coming-of-age teen drama Tall Girl and the true-crime dramatisation Unbelievable. There are also some decent movies dropping over the weekend for when you’ve had your fill of Netflix Originals. Here’s the full list!
In addition to the above, there’s also the sci-fi thriller The I-Land, which is streaming now. The series follows ten people who wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Sounds intriguing (and a lot like Lost.)
Third-party movies worth checking out include Stephen Spielberg’s War Of The Worlds remake, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the underrated sequel to Trainspotting, War Dogs and The Mask.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for everything coming to Netflix this weekend.
New Netflix TV Shows
The I-Land (Streaming now)
Wiped clean of memories and thrown together, a group of strangers fight to survive harsh realities — and the island that traps them.
The Ranch: Part 7 (13 September)
While Colt tries to reconcile with Abby, Beau navigates the challenges of aging and Luke seeks his family’s forgiveness.
Unbelievable (13 September)
Based on real events, a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth.
New Netflix Movies
Tall Girl (13 September)
Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she’s always been uncomfortable with it. After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Luke Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who’s even taller than she is.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (13 September)
The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Head Count (13 September)
A group of teenagers unknowingly summon a paranormal presence during their weekend trip to the Joshua Tree desert. This monster mimics their appearances to hide among them and seeks to separate them into groups of five to complete its deadly ritual.
T2: Trainspotting (14 September)
After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
War of the Worlds (15 September)
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.
Trouble with the Curve (15 September)
A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.
War Dogs (15 September)
Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.
Storks (15 September)
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
The Tuxedo (15 September)
A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent’s place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.
The Mask (15 September)
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Our Godfather (streaming now)
A feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Italian mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra. Buscetta helped convict more than 400 Mafiosi and became the Mob’s most wanted man in the world.
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (13 September)
In this documentary, Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture — and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career.
The Chef Show: Volume 2 (13 September)
Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food. It’s about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavors, cultures and people.
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (15 September)
On the 50th Anniversary of Johnny Cash’s famous prison concert, Los Tigres del Norte return to Folsom prison to tell stories through music.
Kids & Anime
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (13 September)
Ikoma and the Iron Fortress take their fight to the battlegrounds of Unato, joining the alliance to reclaim the region from the kabane horde.
BLACK LAGOON: Seasons 1 & 2 (13 September)
A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.
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