The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (9th April 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:

For film fans this week we have What Lies Below where a 16 year-old girl returns home from camp and learns that her mother has a new boyfriend, one she intends to marry; a man whose charm, intelligence and beauty make him look like he’s not human at all. In the drama The Fisherman’s Diary where Ekah is determined to go to school in a village of fishermen where a girl child’s education is considered a taboo. Her drive to break this old adage gets her embroiled with her father, Solomon’s past. In the superhero comedy Thunder Force two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers. In the Oscar nominated short film Two Distant Strangers cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.

For TV this week we have The Big Day where for six engaged couples, happily ever after begins on a spectacular note in this eye-popping look at India’s multibillion-dollar wedding industry. In the anime Heaven Official’s Blessing a deity who was banished to the mortal realm to exorcise ghosts must reckon with a demon and soon uncovers a dark secret behind the heavenly gods. In the crime drama Snabba Cash the lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer and a troubled teen collide amidst a desperate and sinister pursuit of wealth. In the anime shorts  series The Way of the Househusband the legendary yakuza Tatsu, “the Immortal Dragon,” who disappeared from the underworld resurfaces – as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband. The reality TV series The Wedding Coach sees former bride and forever comedian Jamie Lee share her irreverent yet practical tips and tricks for wedding planning with struggling lovebirds. Finally for TV we have the anime series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure where multiple generations of the Joestar family – all with the same nickname – confront supernatural villains through a series of time periods.

For documentary fans this week we have This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist  which takes a deep dive into the notorious the 1990 crime, which saw two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Coded Bias investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology. Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute is a star-studded evening of music and memories, as a community of iconic performers honour Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.

For kids and families we have part 3 of the Netflix original Family Reunion which sees the McKellan family move from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to extended family, but they soon find the transition is a bit like being a catfish out of water. In the interactive special The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You you can help Jack and his monster-battling friends make choices to stay alive and have some fun. Finally for this week we have The Great British Baking Show which sees a talented batch of amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, whipping up their best dishes in the hopes of being named the U.K.’s best.

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:

Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut (2006)
Escape from Planet Earth (2013) – Streaming Again
The Fisherman’s Diary (2020)
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? [Sen Hiç Atesböcegi Gördün mü?] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Turkish
Mandela (2021) – Tamil
Night in Paradise (2021) (Netflix Film) – Korean
Ojukokoro: Greed (2016)
Roohi (2021) – Hindi
Story of Kale: When Someone’s in Love (2020) – Indonesian
Thunder Force (2021) (Netflix Film)
Two Distant Strangers (2021) (Netflix Film)
What Lies Below (2020)

2 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

Coded Bias (2020)
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (2021) (Netflix Original)

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series Added]

6 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

The Big Day (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Collection 2 Added] – English (India)
Heaven Official’s Blessing (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2014) – Streaming Again – Japanese
Snabba Cash (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Swedish
The Way of the Househusband (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
The Wedding Coach (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

3 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix USA:

Family Reunion (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 3 Added]
The Great British Baking Show (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes]
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You (2021) (Netflix Original) [Interactive]

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