All the New Additions to Watch This Weekend on Netflix UK (31st December 2021)

If you want to know what to watch this weekend then we’re here to give you the lowdown on this week’s biggest and best film, TV and documentary additions on Netflix UK. Here we will give you our top picks as well as a full list of everything added to Netflix in the UK in the last week. So here are our top picks from this week’s additions on Netflix UK:

It’s New Year’s Eve which means 2021 is almost over and what better way to celebrate that than with a tongue-in-cheek review of the past year – and Charlie Brooker’s Death to 2021 does just that. Hugh Grant, Diane Morgan, Lucy Liu, Laurence Fishburne and more star in this mockumentary-style look at 2021 from storming the Capitol to vaccine rollouts and the G20 Summit. In the 2019 thrilling horror film Escape Room, six strangers get invited to a game and have to use their wits to survive a series of deadly mystery rooms that cater to their worst fears — or die trying.

We also have a number of excellent dramas added this week including Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always which sees a teen girl get pregnant unexpectedly and, due to a lack of support at home, leaves her small town for New York with her cousin to seek an abortion. Based on real life events, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood follows writer Lloyd Vogel as he forges a friendship with famed children’s television host Fred Rogers and learns to make peace with his painful past. Netflix film The Lost Daughter is based on the book by Elena Ferrante and tells the story of a woman on a quiet seaside vacation – but it takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past. Finally for films this week we have The Shack which sees a man who, after suffering a tragic loss, seeks answers from a mysterious letter urging him to visit a deserted shack in the Oregon wilderness.

For something a bit more lighthearted we also have the brand new stand-up comedy special Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material as well as season 3 of The Standups.

A popular addition in TV shows today is season 4 of Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai which sees the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament. Swedish comedy series Anxious People follows a group of strangers who were held hostage in an open house by a failed bank robber and the subsequent investigation after the robber simply vanishes. The new Harlan Coben crime mystery has also arrived this week: In Stay Close Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green also disappeared, setting off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men. Finally for TV this week we have two Mary Berry cooking shows: Classic Mary Berry and Mary Berry Everyday.

Documentaries this week include the true crime series Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer – a three-part series looking at the ‘Torso Killer’ in 1970s New York. My Lover My Killer delves into murder cases in which the victims meet tragic ends because of relationships that go very wrong – couples beware! We also have seasons 1 to 3 of 24 Hours in A&E as well as the documentary film John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure which sees the comedian visit the Rwandan forest to learn about the endangered mountain gorilla.

For children and families this week we have the live-action / animated hybrid film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water which sees SpongeBob and his pals embark on a mission to bring back the Krabby Patty’s secret recipe after it gets stolen by pirates. Lastly, for this week, we have the animated Hilda and the Mountain King which sees Hilda wake up in the body of a troll and she must use her wits and courage to get back home, become human again — and save the city of Trolberg.

See you next year!

Don’t forget to look at the most popular additions this week and for all the Netflix Originals being added in the upcoming week you can read our separate post. To see what else is due to arrive soon have a look at our post here: What’s Coming to Netflix UK in January 2022?

Read on for the full list of this week’s additions:

23 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Cem Yılmaz: Diamond Elite Platinum Plus (2021) (Netflix Film) – Turkish
Chief Daddy (2018) – Streaming Again
Death at a Funeral (2010) – Streaming Again
Death to 2021 (2021) (Netflix Film)
The Door into Summer (2021) – Japanese
The Envelope [Bahasha] (2018) – Swahili
Escape Room (2019) – Streaming Again
The Girl in the Yellow Jumper (2020)
Hand Rolled Cigarette (2020) – Cantonese
Hilda and the Mountain King (2021) (Netflix Film)
Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material (2021) (Netflix Film)
Kaaval (2021) – Malayalam
The Lost Daughter (2021) (Netflix Film)
Love Happens (2009) – Streaming Again
Lucia (1998)
Lulli (2021) (Netflix Film) – Brazilian Portuguese
Momshies! Your Soul is Mine [Momshies! Ang soul mo’y akin!] (2021) – Filipino
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (2020)
Seal Team (2021) (Netflix Film)
The Shack (2017) – Streaming Again
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) – Streaming Again
Time Out (2019) – Arabic (Lebanon)

2 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Daiki Tsuneta Tokyo Chaotic (2021) – Japanese
John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure (2015)

5 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

24 Hours in A&E (2014) [New Episodes] [Seasons 1-3 Added]
Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]
Made by Design (2021) [Season 1 Added]
My Lover My Killer (2020) [Season 1 Added]
Stories of a Generation – with Pope Francis (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]

18 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Anxious People (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – Swedish
Azcárate: No Holds Barred (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish
Best Home Cook (2020) [Season 2 Added]
Castle and Castle (2021) [New Episodes] [Season 1 Added]
Classic Mary Berry (2018) [Season 1 Added]
Cobra Kai (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added]
Fifty: The Series (2018) – Streaming Again
The Glamorous Imperial Concubine [Qing Shi Huang Fei] (2011) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
Govinda Govinda (2021) – Kannada
Kitz (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – German
Light the Night (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added] – Mandarin (Guoyu)
Mary Berry Everyday (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Memories of Love (2018) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
Qin Empire: Alliance [Da Qin Di Guo] (2017) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – Mandarin
Queer Eye (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 6 Added]
Sons of the Caliphate (2017) – Streaming Again
The Standups (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Stay Close (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

1 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Word Party Presents: Math! (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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