All the New Additions to Watch This Weekend on Netflix UK (7th January 2022)

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:

Happy New Year! First up this week we have the most popular films which include the comedy Drop Dead Fred where a woman leaves her cheating husband, and moves back into her childhood home which causes her to take a huge step backwards, reviving her imaginary friend, Fred. In Werewolves Within a snowstorm traps a group of eccentric townspeople at a local inn, while a forest ranger looks for the mysterious creature threatening the community. In the adaptation of the stage show Cats a tribe of cats host the Jellicle ball where the cats show their talents in the hope of being chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Gangs of New York is set in 1862 and sees Amsterdam Vallon return to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father’s killer. Finally for this week we have the classic comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles where a Chicago advertising man struggles to travel home from New York for Thanksgiving, with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Other films worth a mention include the courtroom thriller Fracture; the Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; the 80s classic The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!; and the teen romantic comedy She’s the Man. There are lots more films added that we simply don’t have time to write about so make sure to check the full list below.

A popular addition in TV shows today is Boss & Me where the president of a large company and the woman he hired to be a blood donor for his sister fall in love, but his childhood crush looms in the background. also added were The Club is set in In cosmopolitan 1950s Istanbul, where a mother with a troubled past works at a nightclub to reconnect with and help the rebellious daughter she couldn’t raise. In The Hook Up Plan a Parisian, can not forget her ex, so her best friend secretly hires an escort boy to help her move on but the plan works a little too well. The reality series Hype House takes an inside look at social media’s most talked-about stars as they navigate love, fame and friendship while creating content and living together. In the head-to-head cooking competition Ready Steady Cook gourmet chefs must use mystery ingredients determined by members of the public. Finally for TV shows this week we have Rebelde which sees a new term start at the Elite Way School where a familiar enemy a secret society called the Lodge threatens to crash the musical hopes of the first-years.

Documentaries this week include The Making of a King where Kemi Adetiba and other creatives behind “King of Boys” discuss the franchise’s challenging and inspiring journey toward making Nollywood history. Hanwoo Rhapsody takes a delicious deep dive into Hanwoo explores the rich history and unique traditions of Korean beef, an unrivaled staple loved from head to tail.

For children and families this week we have the animated film Shark Tale where a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, so his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage. In Action Pack the heroic kids of the Action Academy work together to battle the baddies and even bring out the good in them! Johnny Test follows the adventures of average suburban boy Johnny Test, who wittingly plays test subject for his genius twin sisters’ various experiments, reluctantly fighting evil villains in the process. Rainbow Rangers follows seven magical girls from Kaleidoscopia are guardians of both nature and the Earth. For older children we have Meet the Adebanjos a sitcom about a British-Nigerian family living in Peckham, covering themes such as financial worries, Bayo Adebanjo’s insistence on instilling African style discipline on his children, and Auntie Funke’s struggles to find love.

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:

52 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

Ali G Indahouse (2002) – Streaming Again
Binti (2021)
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009) – Streaming Again
Cats (2019)
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021) – Hindi
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) – Streaming Again
Chief Daddy 2 – Going for Broke (2021)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Deadly Cuts (2021)
Dreamgirls (2006) – Streaming Again
Drop Dead Fred (1991) – Streaming Again
Everest (2015) – Streaming Again
Four to Dinner [4 metà] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Italian
Fracture (2007)
Gangs of New York (2002) – Streaming Again
The Gentlemen (2020)
Half Brothers (2020)
Hardball (2001) – Streaming Again
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Streaming Again
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) – Streaming Again
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) – Streaming Again
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) – Streaming Again
In the Name of the Father (1993) – Streaming Again
Inside Man (2006) – Streaming Again
It’s Complicated (2009) – Streaming Again
Jarhead (2005) – Streaming Again
Kicking & Screaming (2005) – Streaming Again
The Little Rascals (1994) – Streaming Again
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Mother/Android (2022) (Netflix Film)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) – Streaming Again
The Nest (2020)
The Parts You Lose (2019)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Pride & Prejudice (2005) – Streaming Again
Problem Child 2 (1991) – Streaming Again
Redemption of a Rogue (2020)
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (2015)
Scream 4 (2011)
Shark Tale (2004) – Streaming Again
She’s the Man (2006)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
State of Play (2009) – Streaming Again
Straight Outta Compton (2015) – Streaming Again
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) – Streaming Again
Uncle Drew (2018)
United 93 (2006)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) – Streaming Again
The Wasteland (2022) (Netflix Film) – European Spanish
Werewolves Within (2021)
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015) – Streaming Again

1 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

The Making of a King (2021)

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Hanwoo Rhapsody (2021) – Korean

6 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Boss & Me (2014) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
The Club [Kulüp] (2022) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added] – Turkish
The Hook Up Plan [Plan Coeur] (2022) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – French
Hype House (2022) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Ready Steady Cook (2020) [Season 1 Added]
Rebelde (2022) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish

4 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Action Pack (2022) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Johnny Test (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Meet the Adebanjos (2016) – Streaming Again
Rainbow Rangers (2021) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]

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