The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (18th June 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 additions on Netflix USA. Here we will give you our top picks as well as a full list of everything added to the streaming service in the last week. So here are our top picks from this week’s additions on Netflix USA:

The top film addition this week is the monster horror The Devil Below a team of researchers tries to find out what started a fire in a coal mine, where they quickly discover that the disaster is anything but natural. In the Russian drama Silver Skates the 20th century is just around the corner. In winter, St. Petersburg transforms into a fairy tale-like wonderland where frozen rivers and canals serve as the iced-over roads and bustle with skaters and markets. The city is home to 18-year-old Matvey who works as an ice-skating delivery boy at a local bakery. The son of a poor lamplighter, his only treasure is a pair of silver-plated skates he inherited from his father. When he is unjustly fired he joins a gang of pickpockets who work the canals, led by the revolutionary-minded Alex. In Red Snow after a Gwich’in-Canadian soldier is captured by the Taliban, he finds himself reflecting on the death of his cousin. A Man For The Week End sees a career-focused woman convince a colleague to pose as her boyfriend for a family visit — and must face a meddling mom and some unexpected feelings. Finally for films this week we have Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens where after his father’s passing, a teenager sets out for New York in search of his estranged mother and soon finds love and connection in unexpected places.

For anime fans we have a large selection of films including Mobile Suit Gundam I, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow, Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack which are classic 80’s films featuring mechs (giant robots driven by humans) which have been added in advance of the upcoming Netflix Original sequel “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” which arrives July 1st.

For TV this week we have Black Summer which is set during the early days of a zombie apocalypse, and sees complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. In the romantic comedy Let’s Eat a food-blogging insurance agent encounters a friend from elementary school with a vendetta against him, but soon becomes her sidekick. In the Korean crime thriller Beyond Evil as a killing resembling a cold case resurfaces in a small town, the chase for the truth falls on two policemen who each harbour secrets of their own. In the reality series The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals three travellers visit vacation rentals around the globe and share their expert tips and tricks Also added were a set of Spanish mini series’ Elite Short Stories: Carla Samuel sees Samuel attempt a big, romantic gesture at the airport in order to persuade Carla not to board her flight to London. In Elite Short Stories: Guzmán Caye Rebe Rebe hosts an intimate house warming party for her friends, but the situation takes a dramatic turn with the help of drugs and unexpected visitors. In Elite Short Stories: Nadia Guzmán Nadia feels conflicted about whether or not to see her long distance boyfriend, Guzmán, when she returns to Spain for her sister’s wedding.  Elite Short Stories: Omar Ander Alexis sees Ander who is now in remission determined to spend his summer helping Alexis, his chemo partner, go through treatment. Finally for TV this week we have the fourth seasons of both the Spanish series Elite and the DC series Black Lightning.

A popular documentary added this week is Metallica: Some Kind of Monster which follows the iconic metal band as they struggle for two years to create their album St. Anger, deal with alcoholism, the loss of their bass player, and the challenge of working with a psychotherapist. Penguin Town follows an eclectic group of endangered penguins in a picturesque South African town, as they flock together to find mates, raise families and mix with the locals. In Biking Borders best friends Max and Nono bike from Berlin to Beijing, collecting donations to build a school for a unique fundraising adventure. In Picture a Scientist leading women scientists discuss the inequalities they’ve faced as they set out to create a new formula to make STEM open to all. The Reason I Jump is based on the book by Naoki Higashida, and is an immersive film that explores the experiences of non-speaking autistic people from around the world. Sir! No Sir! chronicles the largely forgotten antiwar activities of American GIs and other members of the military during the Vietnam era. Finally for documentaries we have the interactive Headspace: Unwind Your Mind where whether you want to relax, meditate or sleep deeply, you can personalise the experience according to your mood or mindset.

And finally for families and younger viewers we have Power Rangers Dino Fury where an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it, until a brand-new team of Power Rangers, fuelled by the prehistoric power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. In Rhyme Time Town fun-loving friends Daisy and Cole use music and imagination to solve problems in a town filled with nursery rhyme characters. Finally for this week we have Avengers Climate Conundrum where Tony Stark’s new weather machine is stolen by AIM, and it’s up to Black Widow and Hawkeye to retrieve it, taking them on a high-speed chase through New York City.

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.

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

22 New Films Streaming on Netflix USA:

A Family (2021) (Netflix Film) – Japanese
A Man For The Week End (2018)
Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens (2021) (Netflix Film) – Indonesian
Aziza (2019) – Arabic (Syria)
Besieged Bread (2015) – Arabic (Syria)
The Devil Below [Shookum Hills] (2021)
Fan Girl (2020) – Filipino
Fatherhood (2021) (Netflix Film)
Jagame Thandhiram (2021) (Netflix Film) – Tamil
Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards (2020)
Life of Crime (2013) – Streaming Again
Lowriders (2016)
Mobile Suit Gundam I [Kidô Senshi Gundam] (1981) – Japanese
Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow [Kidô senshi Gandamu II: Ai senshihen] (1981) – Japanese
Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space [Kidô Senshi Gundam III: Meguriai Sorahen] (1982) – Japanese
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack [Kidô Senshi Gundam: Gyakushû no Shâ] (1988) – Japanese
Red Snow (2019)
Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation (2020)
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final [Rurôni Kenshin: Sai shûshô – The Final] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Japanese
Security (2021) (Netflix Film) – Italian
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – Streaming Again
Silver Skates [Serebryanye konki] (2020) (Netflix Film) – Russian

6 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

Biking Borders (2019) – German
FTA (1972)
Headspace: Unwind Your Mind (2021) (Netflix Original) [Interactive]
Picture a Scientist (2020)
The Reason I Jump (2021)
Sir! No Sir! (2005)

2 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2014) – Streaming Again
Penguin Town (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

19 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

Beyond Evil (2021) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Black Lightning (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added]
Black Summer (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Elite (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added] – European Spanish
Elite Short Stories: Carla Samuel (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – European Spanish
Elite Short Stories: Guzmán Caye Rebe (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – European Spanish
Elite Short Stories: Nadia Guzmán (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – European Spanish
Elite Short Stories: Omar Ander Alexis (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – European Spanish
The Gift [Atiye] (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – Turkish
Hospital Playlist (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added – New Episode Weekly] – Korean
Katla (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Icelandic
Let’s Eat (2021) [Season 1 Added] – Thai
Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added – New Episode Weekly] – Korean
Millennials (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – Spanish
The Rational Life (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin (Putonghua)
Record of Ragnarok [Shuumatsu no Valkyrie] (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
So Not Worth It (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Workin’ Moms (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

3 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix USA:

Avengers Climate Conundrum (2020) [Season 1 Added]
Power Rangers Dino Fury (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Rhyme Time Town (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]

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