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 film, TV and documentary additions on Netflix UK. Here we will give you our top picks as well as a full list of everything added to Netflix in the UK in the last week. So here are our top picks from this week’s additions on Netflix UK:
The most popular addition this week has been Awake where a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep, and a troubled ex-soldier fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos. In Captain Phillips, which is based on true life events, four Somali pirates hijack a cargo ship and hold the captain hostage, setting the stage for an explosive confrontation with the U.S. Navy. Skater Girl sees a teen in rural India discover a life-changing passion for skateboarding, but she faces a rough road as she follows her dream to compete. In the Spanish film Tragic Jungle a woman flees into the depths of the Mayan jungle, to escape an arranged marriage, where untamed nature merges the human and the supernatural. Confusion Na Wa sees a misplaced cell phone’s incriminating content become a prime blackmail opportunity for a pair of petty thieves who soon regret their greedy scheme. Finally for films this week we have Body Brokers where a recovering junkie soon learns that the rehab centre he has been admitted too is not about helping people, but a cover for a multi-billion-dollar fraud operation that enlists addicts to recruit other addicts.
For TV this week we have America’s Got Talent where seasoned performers from around the globe compete in a one-of-a-kind variety showcase for a chance at worldwide fame and a major cash prize. Daym Drops is passionate about food and in Fresh, Fried & Crispy where he drops in on America’s smokin’ hot spots for the best, freshest takes on fried food. Anime horror series Trese is set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings. In the weekly stand up comedy series Locombianos four of Colombia’s funniest and bluest comedians perform before a post-quarantine audience hungry for their stories. Also added this week were Part 2 of the popular French Netflix Original series Lupin and season 3 of the Arabic series The Platform.
For those who enjoy watching documentaries we have Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats which sees famous feline Abatutu presenting a charming celebration of cats, showcasing their finest and friskiest moments with a collection of home videos. Tony Halik. Tu byłem [Tony Halik. Born for Adventure] tells the extraordinary life story of Tony Halik, a legendary Polish traveler, journalist and filmmaker – or was he? Finally for documentaries we have Trese After Dark where stars and creators gather to discuss “Trese,” from its Filipino folklore inspirations to the comic’s beginnings and its journey to an anime series.
For children and family we have LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship which sees five best friends face adventures side by side in their hometown. In the Sony Animation film Wish Dragon a teenager tries to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.
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. To see what else is due to arrive soon have a look at our post here: What’s Coming to Netflix UK in June 2021?
Read on for the full list of this week’s additions:
14 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:
Awake (2021) (Netflix Film)
Blind Intersections (2012) – Arabic
Body Brokers (2021)
Camellia Sisters [Gái Già Lam Chiêu 5] (2021) – Vietnamese
Captain Phillips (2013) – Streaming Again
Confusion Na Wa (2013) – Streaming Again
Copenhagen (2014) – Streaming Again
The Intent 2: The Come Up (2018) – Streaming Again
Skater Girl (2021) (Netflix Film)
Small Chops (2020)
Strange but True (2019)
Tragic Jungle [Selva Trágica] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Spanish
Until Midnight (2019) – Arabic
Wish Dragon (2021) (Netflix Film)
3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:
Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats (2021) (Netflix Original) – Dutch
Tony Halik. Tu byłem [Tony Halik. Born for Adventure] (2020) – Polish
Trese After Dark (2021) (Netflix Original)
6 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:
America’s Got Talent (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes]
Fresh, Fried & Crispy (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Locombianos (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New episode weekly] – Spanish
Lupin (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added] – French
The Platform (2021) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – Arabic
Trese (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
1 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:
LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (2016) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes]