The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (14th 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 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 film fan this week we have the supernatural horror Brightburn which asks the question of what would happen if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? In the thriller Ma a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. Crime drama The Woman in the Window sees an agoraphobic woman who lives alone in New York begin to spy on her new neighbours, only to witness a disturbing act of violence. The Hatton Garden Job (aka ‘King of Thieves’) is a true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London’s jewellery district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Finally for films this week we have I Am All Girls where a relentless detective finds common ground with a killer systematically targeting the perpetrators running a powerful child-trafficking ring.

For TV on Netflix UK this week Halston a biographical drama that tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era. The sitcom The Upshaws centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana struggling to make it work and make it right without any blueprints. Also added was The Upshaws – The Afterparty where the cast discuss the series – there will be spoilers so don’t watch it until you’ve watched the whole series. In the British sitcom Motherland a group of mothers and a stay-at-home dad struggle to juggle childcare with self-care as they experience the thrills and trials of parenthood. In the Nigerian drama The Mystic River pregnant women have been vanishing in a remote Nigerian village over decades, when a doctor with child finds herself extremely close to uncovering dangerous secrets. In the anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan Arslan, the prince of the kingdom of Pars, fights to regain his throne after Pars is conquered by the neighbouring realm of Lusitania. Also added this were the fourth and final season of Castlevania an anime series which sees a vampire hunter fight to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula. Season 3 of Haunted which offers a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts of people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena that continue to haunt them. Finally for this week we have volume 2 of the anthology series Love, Death & Robots a collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.

For documentaries we have Money, Explained the latest in Vox Media’s Explained series, Money, Explained is a five-episode guide to what we do with our money these days, and why we spend it (or waste it) in the ways we do. There is also the short docu-series Alma Matters which takes a look into India’s elite academic institutes.

For families this week we have Upin&Ipin which follows two mischievous yet lovable five-year-old twins and their friends as they enjoy their daily life and new discoveries with the residents of their Malaysian village. There is also the animated film Jungle Beat: The Movie about an alien who, after crash-landing on earth, makes friends with jungle animals to try and get home.

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 May 2021?

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

24 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

Brightburn (2019)
Cinema Bandi (2021) – Telugu
Dance of the Forty One [El Baile de Los 41] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Spanish
Deadly Switch (2019)
Dear Affy (2020)
Ferry (2021) (Netflix Film) – Dutch
The Hatton Garden Job [King of Thieves] (2018)
I Am All Girls (2021) (Netflix Film)
Illegal Woman [La dona il-legal] (2020) – European Spanish
It Is Never Too Late [Det är aldrig för sent] (1956) – Swedish
Jungle Beat: The Movie (2021) (Netflix Film)
Ma (2019)
Money [Pengar – en tragikomisk saga] (1946) – Streaming Again – Swedish
The Outlaw and His Wife / Victor Sjostrom [Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru] (1918) – Swedish
Oxygen (2021) (Netflix Film) – French
The Priest Who Knocked Out [Prästen som slog knockout] (1943) – Swedish
Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
Shanty Town [Söderkåkar] (1932) – Streaming Again – Swedish
The Song Of The Red Flower [Sången om den eldröda blomman] (1919) – Swedish
The Strange House [Das schaurige Haus] (2020) (Netflix Film) – German
Super Me (2021) (Netflix Film) – Mandarin
Table Manners (2018)
Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal (2018) – Streaming Again – Hindi
The Woman in the Window (2021) (Netflix Film)

1 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Wave of Cinema: Filosofi Kopi (2020) – Indonesian

2 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Alma Matters (2021) [Season 1 Added] – Hindi
Money, Explained (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]

12 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Castlevania (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added]
Halston (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Haunted (2019) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
The Heroic Legend of Arslan [Arslan Senki] (2015) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
Love, Death & Robots (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Volume 2 Added]
Mine (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New Episodes Weekly] – Korean
Motherland (2019) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Move to Heaven (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
The Mystic River (2020) [Season 1 Added]
The Upshaws – The Afterparty (2021) (Netflix Original)
The Upshaws (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Use For My Talent (2021) [New Episodes every Tuesday] – Mandarin

1 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Upin&Ipin (2018) [New Episodes] [Season 12 Added] – Malay

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