The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (7th May 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:

As we’ve hit the start of a new month we had quite a lot of additions to cover so let’s start with this week’s movies. Popular additions this week include a couple of great classics including 1970s martial arts film Enter the Dragon. The film follows Shaolin master Lee who, after being recruited by a British agent, infiltrates a remote island and a brutal martial arts tournament to spy on a sinister crime lord. 80s crime drama Scarface stars Al Pacino as a Cuban-born gangster who, on his rise to be a Miami drug lord, descends into addiction, obsession and brutality, with grisly consequences. The action-packed drama Waist Deep is set in Los Angeles where the recently paroled O2 teams up with a street-smart hustler when a gang hijacks his car and holds his son for ransom. The horror-comedy Zombieland is also worth adding to your list – amid a zombie apocalypse, a cautious loner joins a Twinkie-obsessed daredevil and a cunning pair of sisters on a road trip from Texas to Los Angeles.

Based on the novel by John Grisham, The Pelican Brief is a thrilling drama about a law student who turns to a reporter for help when her far-fetched theory about the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices puts her life in jeopardy. ANother popular addition this week has been Green Zone which tells the story of a US Army officer who uncovers a conspiracy about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, launching a crusade that creates enemies within his own military. And if you want a fun/silly film to watch then take a look at Your Highness – when an evil wizard kidnaps his bride-to-be, a valiant prince teams up with his deadbeat, stoner brother and a fiery warrior on a quest to rescue her.

Other films worth mentioning this week include the classic British romcom Notting Hill; courtroom drama Monster; romantic tearjerker Love Happens; sci-fi action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; mystery thriller State of Play; and The Lovely Bones based on the novel by Alice Sebold.

For TV on Netflix UK this week we have a brand new Original series Jupiter’s Legacy. The superhero series, based on the popular comics by Mark Millar, follows the first generation of superheroes as they pass the torch to their children – but tensions are rising and the old rules no longer apply. Season 1 and 2 of Crackle Original StartUp have also arrived this week and follows a group of shady entrepreneurs working with a corrupt FBI agent and a local gang as they try to launder money for a new cryptocurrency. We also have part 2 of Selena: The Series which follows the Mexican-American singer.

For documentaries we have a new true crime series that takes a different approach to the story. The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness looks into the infamous 1977 Son of Sam case but focuses on one man’s obsession with the case and a number of leads that he believes the police missed. In Framing John DeLorean we see the story of his rise in the auto industry to his fall from grace, John DeLorean’s legacy of power, fast cars and drugs comes to life in this documentary. And finally for documentaries this week we have Unrest where a 28-year-old Ph.D. student turns the camera on herself to capture her struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome.

For younger viewers and families this week we have the Dreamworks animated adventure Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted; the excellent time-travel trilogy Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III; the animated classic dinosaur films The Land Before Time and The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure; as well as seasons 5-6 of Angelina Ballerina and seasons 13-4 of Barney and Friends.

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:

48 New Films Streaming on Netflix USA:

Aliens Stole My Body (2020)
And Tomorrow the Entire World [Und morgen die ganze Welt] (2020) (Netflix Film) – German
Back to the Future (1985) – Streaming Again
Back to the Future Part II (1989) – Streaming Again
Back to the Future Part III (1990) – Streaming Again
Best of the Best (1989)
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Dead Again in Tombstone (2017)
Dead Man Down (2013) – Streaming Again
Due Date (2010) – Streaming Again
Enter the Dragon (1973) – Streaming Again
Fun with Dick & Jane (2005) – Streaming Again
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Green Zone (2010)
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) – Streaming Again
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? – Theatre Play (1999) – Turkish
JT LeRoy (2018)
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994) – Streaming Again
The Land Before Time (1988) – Streaming Again
Love Happens (2009)
The Lovely Bones (2009) – Streaming Again
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
Milestone [Meel patthar] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Hindi
Monster (2021) (Netflix Film)
Mystic River (2003) – Streaming Again
Never Back Down (2008) – Streaming Again
Notting Hill (1999) – Streaming Again
Open Season (2006) – Streaming Again
The Pelican Brief (1993) – Streaming Again
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) – Streaming Again
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) – Streaming Again
S.M.A.R.T Chase (2018)
Scarface (1983) – Streaming Again
Sitting in Limbo (2020)
Stargate (1994) – Streaming Again
State of Play (2009)
The Sweetest Thing (2002) – Streaming Again
Swiped (2018) – Streaming Again
Time to Dance (2020) – Hindi
Under Siege (1992)
Waist Deep (2006)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) – Streaming Again
The Whole Truth (2016)
The Yeti Adventures (2018)
Your Highness (2011)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) – Streaming Again
Zombieland (2009) – Streaming Again

3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

Daughters Of [In Our Mothers’ Gardens] (2020)
Framing John DeLorean (2019)
Unrest (2017) – Streaming Again

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]

4 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

The Circle – The Afterparty (2021) (Netflix Original)
Girl from Nowhere (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – Thai
Jupiter’s Legacy (2021) (Netflix Original) [Volume 1 Added]
StartUp (2018)  [Seasons 1-2 Added]

6 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix USA:

Angelina Ballerina (2010) [Seasons 5-6 Added]
Barney and Friends (2010) [Seasons 13-14 Added]
Giant Jack [Trash Truck] (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Lava Ka Dhaava (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Hindi
Miniforce: Super Dino Power (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Selena: The Series (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added]

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