Netflix Australia is adding a bunch of interesting content tonight and over the weekend, with 15 exclusive movies and TV shows joining the library. A handful of great third-party movies have also romped onto the service, all of which are available to stream right now. Here's the full list!
Fans of the riveting Italian teen drama Baby have a fresh season to digest this weekend; the series follows the trials and tribulations of elite high school students who get mixed up in Rome's underbelly of crime and prostitution. If you like crap like The Block, be sure to check out Interior Design Master; a reality series where interior designers compete for a prestigious hotel contract. (I'd rather watch paint dry, but that's just me.)
We also like the look of Eli; it sounds like a cross between Paranormal Activity and the 'Bubble Boy' episode of Seinfeld. Eli drops onto Netflix tonight.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show coming this weekend.
'Netflix and chill' is part of our vernacular. There are now over 11 million Netflix subscribers in Australia and the majority are probably just using Netflix's search and recommendations to find stuff to watch. But you can get way more from Netflix by employing a few simple tricks via these hidden tools and extensions.
New Netflix Movies
Eli (18 October)
ELI is the story of a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents put their trust – and his life – in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting edge treatments may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust.
Seventeen (18 October)
To find his therapy dog, a 17-year-old escapes from juvie and embarks on a journey of reconnection with his brother and grandmother through Cantabria.
Upstarts (18 October)
Upstarts, is a bromance about three college graduates from small-town India, captivated by the startup mania sweeping the country. As they enter the rollercoaster startup ecosystem of big dreams, big money and bigger sharks, they are faced with a big choice - their dreams, or their friendship.
The Laundromat (18 October)
When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes.
The Losers (streaming now)
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Green Lantern (streaming now)
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Beowulf (streaming now)
The warrior Beowulf (Ray Winstone) must fight and defeat the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover), who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother (Angelina Jolie), who begins killing out of revenge. /em>
Demolition Man (streaming now)
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
New Netflix TV Shows
Arrow: Season 7 (streaming now)
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Toon: Seasons 1-2 (18 October)
Reclusive, socially awkward jingle composer Toon must navigate the nightmarish world of show biz after a viral video skyrockets him to fame.
MeatEater: Season 8 (18 October)
Steve's journeys in search of such delicious game meat as venison and mutton take him as far afield as Mexico and Alaska.
Avlu (18 October)
After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.
Baby: Season 2 (18 October)
Chiara and Ludovica find their lives spinning out of control as they navigate relationships, high school dramas and new corners of Rome's underworld.
Interior Design Master (18 October)
Aspiring interior designers transform a variety of spaces from dowdy to delightful as they vie for a life-changing contract with a top London hotel.
La casa de las flores: Season 2 (18 October)
The de la Mora family grieves a loss while trying to recover sold businesses, plotting revenge and entangling themselves in romantic disasters.
Living with Yourself (18 October)
The Netflix original series Living with Yourself is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Miles (Paul Rudd) is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.
With an ever-increasing number of streaming services available in Australia, it's becoming harder (at least, more time-consuming) to figure out where a movie or television series is streaming from. Add to that, content is a revolving door with licences expiring and new ones beginning. Luckily for us, there's a site that tells you where to find your favourite new-release movie or show.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Ghosts of Sugar Land (streaming now)
A group of suburban Muslim friends trace the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.
Tell Me Who I Am (18 October)
After losing his memory at age 18, Alex Lewis relies on his twin brother Marcus to teach him who he is. But the idyllic childhood Alex paints is hiding a traumatic family secret that the twins must finally face together decades later.
Unnatural Selection (18 October)
Pioneers in gene-editing techniques and artificial intelligence confront ethical and technological challenges unlike any humanity has faced before.
Kids & Anime
Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali (18 October)
From decorating his home to devouring sweets, join Bheem as he makes merry — and a bit of mischief — while the festival of lights is in full swing.
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2 (18 October)
The fun continues for Lucky and her friends with more adventure than ever before. Wherever they go, it's quite a ride — and you get to come along!