Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include the long-awaited release of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Black Friday expose Broken, true-crime thriller Dead Kids and the animated sci-fi I Lost My Body.
Read on for everything coming to the service for the week of November 25 to December 1!
This week’s most anticipated release is definitely The Irishman – a star-studded crime epic directed by Martin Scorsese that is a genuine contender for Best Film at next year’s Oscars. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, it chronicles the infamous disappearance of union boss Jimmy Hoffa and the mobsters suspected of murdering him. It drops internationally on November 27.
There are also a handful of quality third-party movies joining the service – from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Tropic Thunder.
Here are the official synopses and trailers for each film and TV show.
New Netflix TV Shows
Merry Happy Whatever (28/11/2019)
A strong-willed dad navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home for Christmas. Starring Dennis Quaid.
Lugar de Mulher (28/11/2019)
Four stand-ups from Brazil riff on sexuality, politics, religion and motherhood — and set out to prove a woman’s place is anywhere she wants it to be.
When Elvira begins to suspect her husband is having an affair, she pretends to be gravely ill — a small white lie that brings huge consequences.
Sugar Rush Christmas (29/11/2019)
It’s everything you love about “Sugar Rush” — with a holly jolly holiday twist — in this Christmas-themed spin on competitive baking.
The Movies That Made Us (29/11/2019)
Get the real story behind the blockbusters that defined a generation. Actors, directors and industry insiders lead the way on essential deep dives.
New Netflix Movies
The Irishman (27/11/2019)
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
Holiday Rush (28/11/2019)
Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom. Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you.
In a suburb of Dakar, 17-year-old Ada falls in love with young construction worker Souleiman, who returns to the neighborhood after disappearing at sea.
I Lost My Body (29/11/2019)
In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand’s separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on the novel “Happy Hand” by Academy Award nominee Guillaume Laurant (Amelie).
Dead Kids (1/12/2019)
A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid — until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (01/12/2019)
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
An attorney intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
Rush Hour (01/12/2019)
A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.
Rush Hour 2 (01/12/2019)
Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (01/12/2019)
The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.
Tropic Thunder (01/12/2019)
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
The Gambler (01/12/2019)
Literature professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation, is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?
The Covenant (01/12/2019)
Four young men who belong to a New England supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Meanwhile, jealousy and suspicion threaten to tear them apart.
Netflix Documentary & Comedy
Netflix’s new investigative documentary series Broken exposes the unknown fraud, corruption and negligence behind some of the world’s most popular merchandise. Launching just days before Black Friday – the biggest shopping event of the year – Broken takes on four big consumer arenas including cosmetics, e-cigarettes, furniture and plastics.
Kids & Anime
Super Monsters Save Christmas (26/11/2019)
It’s Christmas Eve in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are joining forces to deck the halls, find Santa’s missing reindeer and save the holiday!
True: Winter Wishes (26/11/2019)
An ice crystal from a frosty realm is freezing everything in the Rainbow Kingdom, its citizens too! Can True save Winter Wishfest — and her friends?
Chip and Potato: Season 2 (29/11/2019)
Join cheerful pug Chip for another season of adventures alongsid her secret mouse-friend, Potato.
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!: Season 1 (01/12/2019)
Children’s show featuring singing and dancing and fun characters.
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