The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (8th 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 been a fairly quiet week this week with just 27 new additions but there’s still a good selection to choose from. This week sees the addition of the crime film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo where a young computer hacker is tasked with investigating a prying journalist but they become entangled amid a decades-old conspiracy. Romantic comedy Playing for Keeps sees a washed-up, former soccer star attempting to rebuild his relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching his son’s soccer team.

In the Hindi action comedy Hello Brother a cop receives a heart transplant from a murdered man – whose ghost then follows the cop around until his death is avenged. Pieces of a Woman is an emotional drama about the devastating effects of a home birth that ends in unfathomable tragedy. And, finally for films, we have the Norwegian comedy Asphalt Burning where aspiring race driver Roy has to win back his runaway bride at the iconic Nürburgring track in Germany.

For TV this week we have season 1 of L.A.’s Finest, a spinoff of the “Bad Boys” franchise. The series sees two police detectives team up while trying to keep their stormy pasts — and differences — from interfering. In the French crime series Lupin we see a thief who sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. We also have Part 2 of anime series The Idhun Chronicles. A new ‘after show’, The Netflix Afterparty, has also been added where each week David Spade and co-hosts London Hughes and Fortune Feimster interview a number of cast members from the latest and greatest Netflix films and series.

For documentaries this week we have History of Swear Words a fun and educational show in which our host, Nicolas Cage, looks into the history and impact of the most notorious English swear words. Surviving Death delves into our understanding of the afterlife using both personal stories and modern research. In Pretend It’s a City humourist Fran Lebowitz sits down with Martin Scorsese to discuss all things New York. Music fans may be interested in a documentary about Argentina’s most enduring rock band in Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina and we also have a short documentary about Creating The Queen’s Gambit.

For the younger viewers we have a new Original series Gabby’s Dollhouse which sees cute cats, quirky crafts and colorful magic in a series of animated adventures. There are also two animated films with Ballerina (aka Leap) and Charming.

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:

12 New Films Streaming on Netflix USA:

100% Halal (2020) – Indonesian
Apaharan (2005) – Streaming Again – Hindi
Asphalt Burning (2020) (Netflix Film) – Norwegian
Ballerina [Leap!] (2016) – Streaming Again
BluffMaster! (2005) – Streaming Again – Hindi
Charming (2021) (Netflix Film)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Hello Brother (1999) – Hindi
Is Love Enough? Sir (2018) – Hindi
Pieces of a Woman (2020) (Netflix Film)
Playing for Keeps (2012) – Streaming Again
Stuck Apart [Azizler] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Turkish

3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

Creating The Queen’s Gambit (2021) (Netflix Original)
Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (2021) (Netflix Original) – Spanish
Tony Parker: The Final Shot (2020) (Netflix Original) – French

5 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

History of Swear Words (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody (2020) [New episode every Monday] – Korean
Pretend It’s a City (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]
Surviving Death (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

4 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

The Idhun Chronicles (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added] – European Spanish
L.A.’s Finest (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Lupin (2021) (Netflix Original) [Part 1 Added] – French
The Netflix Afterparty (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes Weekly]

3 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix USA:

Gabby’s Dollhouse (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (2021) (Netflix Original) [Collection 1 Added] – No Dialogue
Nailed It! Mexico (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – Spanish

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