The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (13th August 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 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:

For films this week on Netflix UK we have the heartwarming drama Philomena which sees a kind-hearted Irishwoman teaming with an acerbic journalist to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago. Based on the memoirs of famed Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, The Pianist is a military drama telling of his struggles to survive the onslaught of Nazi tyranny during World War II. British action film VEN tells the story of a special ops officer serving in Afghanistan who flees for home to embark on a ruthless mission of vengeance against the thugs who murdered his parents. Beckett is a new Netflix Film that sees an American tourist go on the run in Greece after a tragic accident plunges him into a political conspiracy that makes him a target for assassination. Teen romcom sequel The Kissing Booth 3 follows Elle as she is determined to make the most of her final summer before college and plans the ultimate bucket list as she navigates what comes next with Noah and Lee.

We also have a new stand-up comedy special from British-Malaysian comic Phil Wang with Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang; as well as the first of a sports documentary series Untold: Malice at the Palace which looks at an infamous NBA game from 2004.

For TV this week we have seasons 1-4 of Channel 4 show Gogglebox which gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at a number of families reactions to popular TV shows. A surprise addition this week was the first four episodes of the final season of Grace and Frankie – the comedy series that follows the friendship of two very different women after their husbands leave them for each other. Riverdale has returned with the first weekly episode from season 5, part 2 of the popular series. We also have a new Arabic teen series AlRawabi School for Girls where bullied outcasts get revenge on their tormentors. Finally for TV this week we have a new baking show Bake Squad where expert bakers battle it out with exquisite creations to see who will be picked by each episode’s client.

For children and families this week we have the wonderful comedy Paddington which sees the marmalade-loving bear join his new family in London after being found in the train station. Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild is set in a world where humans and fearsome monsters live in an uneasy balance, and young hunter Aiden fights to save his village from destruction by a dragon. We also have season 5 of Fast & Furious Spy Racers and season 2 of Gabby’s Dollhouse.

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 August 2021?

Read on for the full list of this week’s additions:

14 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

Beckett (2021) (Netflix Film)
Brother Jekwu (2016)
Don’t Let Go (2019)
The Kissing Booth 3 (2021) (Netflix Film)
La diosa del asfalto [Asphalt Goddess] (2020) – Streaming Again – Spanish
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same (2021) (Netflix Film) – Spanish
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild (2021) (Netflix Film)
Paddington (2014)
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang (2021) (Netflix Film)
Philomena (2013) – Streaming Again
The Pianist (2002) – Streaming Again
Slay (2021) – Streaming Again
Takizawa Kabuki ZERO 2020 The Movie (2020) – Japanese
Vendetta (2013)

1 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Untold: Malice at the Palace (2021) (Netflix Original)

13 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

AlRawabi School for Girls (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – Arabic
Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]
Gogglebox (2019) [New Episodes] [Seasons 1-4 Added ]
Gone for Good [Disparu à jamais] (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – French
Grace and Frankie (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 7, Episodes 1-4]
I Need Romance (2021) [Season 1 Added] – Thai
Into the Ring [The Ballot] (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
The Kingdom [El Reino] (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish
Riverdale (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5, Part 2 – Weekly Episodes]
SHAMAN KING (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
To All the Guys who Loved Me [Men are Men] (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Valeria (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – European Spanish
Zombie Detective [Jombitamjeong] (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean

3 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Bake Squad (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
Gabby’s Dollhouse (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]

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