The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (1st January 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:

It’s a new month and a new year so we have a LOT of new content to cover this week – 74 new additions to be precise. As always, we can’t cover everything so we will pick out some of the more popular additions along with a few great titles that you may not have heard of before. 2020 is over, finally. Admittedly not much has changed over night but it’s nice to see the back of such a messed up year – Charlie Brooker agreed too and has given us a great mockumentary to watch. In Death to 2020 various people (played by a nice selection of celebrities) are interviewed about 2020 and all the big events that happened. In the drama Alaska Is a Drag an aspiring drag artist, after being bullied, trains to be a fighter and is picked out by a boxing coach. In the political comedy The American President a widowed president strikes up a relationship with a Washington lobbyist but they struggle to keep their private and political lives separate. Horror film Case 39 a social worker brings a young girl into her home to protect her from abusive parents – but then she learns what the girl really is…

Another popular addition this week is the tearjerker What’s Eating Gilbert Grape where young Gilbert is torn between taking care of his troubled family and a girl who shows him new possibilities for his life. For some laid back comedy we have Superbad where two highschool seniors, who just want to have sex before college, end up on a wild adventure trying to score booze and meet girls. But if you prefer something a bit more romantic then we have both Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 to keep you going.

There have also been a number of classic films added this week including: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Bonnie and Clyde, Enter the Dragon, GoodFellas and Cool Hand Luke.

For TV this week we have season 1 of the crime drama Dare Me which follows the struggling relationships and loyalties in a cheerleading squad when a new coach takes over. Season 9 of the Scottish comedy series Still Game has also been added this week. For Original series we have season 3 of Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai; the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; and a new Danish mystery series Equinox which follows Astrid as she looks into the disappearance of her sister and her classmates 21 years ago.

For documentaries we have the Netflix Original SanPa: Sins of the Savior looks at the Italian Vincenzo Muccioli as he cared for and helped heroin addicts but then more and more charges of violence began to come out. In The Minimalists: Less Is Now longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

For kids and families this week we have a number of films including Rango, Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Good Burger. For TV series we have both seasons of Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways, a new chapter of Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise and season 3 of Fast & Furious Spy Racers.

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:

51 New Films Streaming on Netflix USA:

17 Again (2009)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Alaska Is a Drag (2017)
The American President (1995)
Bad Grandpa .5 (2014) – Streaming Again
Best of Stand-Up 2020 (2020) (Netflix Film)
Blue Streak (1999) – Streaming Again
Bobby Jasoos (2014) – Hindi
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) – Streaming Again
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) – Streaming Again
Case 39 (2009)
Catch Me If You Can (2002) – Streaming Again
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) – Streaming Again
Cool Hand Luke (1967) – Streaming Again
Cops and Robbers (2020) (Netflix Film)
Death to 2020 (2020) (Netflix Film)
The Departed (2006) – Streaming Again
DNA (2020) (Netflix Film) – French
Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) – Streaming Again
Enter the Dragon (1973) – Streaming Again
Four Christmases (2008)
Fred Claus (2007)
Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020)
Gimme Shelter (2013) – Streaming Again
Good Burger (1997) – Streaming Again
GoodFellas (1990) – Streaming Again
Gothika (2003) – Streaming Again
Into the Wild (2007) – Streaming Again
Julie & Julia (2009) – Streaming Again
Killers (2010)
London Heist (2017)
Mean Girls 2 (2011) – Streaming Again
Mystic Pizza (1988) – Streaming Again
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) – Streaming Again
Passenger 57 (1992)
The Polar Express (2004) – Streaming Again
Rango (2011)
Redemption (2013) – Streaming Again
The Rope Curse 2 (2020) (Netflix Film) – Mandarin
S.W.A.T. (2003) – Streaming Again
Sex and the City 2 (2010) – Streaming Again
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) – Streaming Again
Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Streaming Again
Striptease (1996)
Superbad (2007) – Streaming Again
Surf’s Up (2007) – Streaming Again
Tarung Sarung (2020) – Indonesian
Too Handsome to Handle [Terlalu Tampan] (2019) – Indonesian
Unknown (2011)
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021) (Netflix Film) – Korean
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – Streaming Again

3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

The Creative Brain (2019) – Streaming Again
Good Hair (2009)
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021) (Netflix Original)

2 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

Headspace Guide to Meditation (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
SanPa: Sins of the Savior (2020) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – Italian

10 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

A Love So Beautiful [Areumdawtossdeon Uriege] (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New Episodes Monday, Thursday and Saturday] – Korean
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 4 Added]
Cobra Kai (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Dare Me (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Equinox (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Danish
Gameboys Level-Up Edition (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Filipino
Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio (2017) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish
Monarca (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – Spanish
Sakho & Mangane (2019) [Season 1 Added] – French
Still Game (2018) [New Episodes] [Season 9 Added]

8 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix USA:

Best Leftovers Ever! (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Dream Home Makeover (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
The Haunted Hathaways (2013) [Seasons 1-2 Added]
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone (2020) (Netflix Original)
Running Man (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Toot-Toot Cory Carson [Go! Go! Cory Carson] (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise (2020) (Netflix Original) [Chapter 1 Added]

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