The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (18th December 2020)

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:

A popular film on Netflix UK this week is Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery where a middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbour’s wife suddenly drops dead, but he doesn’t seem too upset. In the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, which is set in 1987, Bumblebee hides out on Earth after fleeing from the Decepticons but after he befriends a sad teen, the battered Beetle’s foes are hot on his trail. In A California Christmas a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas. In the stand-up comedy special Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special stage banter takes on a different — deeper — meaning as the comedian performs online shows to homebound viewers worldwide from his Mumbai residence. Finally for films this week we have Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which is based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play; and sees tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

Netflix UK has also had some documentaries that may interest you including the music documentary Blue Cafe and Guests where the Polish musical group Blue Cafe performs a holiday concert full of classic tunes, including “Let It Snow” and “Silent Night.” In Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, George C. Wolfe and more share the heart, soul and history that brought August Wilson’s timeless play to the screen. In the intimate documentary Anitta: Made In Honório Brazilian pop queen Anitta opens up about fame, family and her fierce work ethic, revealing the woman behind the hits. BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba, Aterciopelados and others feature in this 50-year history of Latin American rock through dictatorships, disasters and dissent. In The Ripper investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorised the north of England during the late 1970s, and they also examine how errors in the investigation may have made it easier for him to claim more victims. Also added this week was volume 2 of Song Exploder.

TV this week includes Marvel Anime: Wolverine where Logan, aka mutant X-Man Wolverine, is on a quest to reclaim the love of his life — whose crime lord father is planning an arranged marriage for her.  In Marvel Anime: X-Men the X-men who are still grieving over the death of Phoenix (Jean Grey), are investigating a case of a missing mutant girl in Northern Japan. This leads them to a mysterious virus that turns mutants into monsters. U-Men and the Inner Circle want it. In The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of The Worst Year David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes welcome guests from “Tiger King,” “Emily in Paris,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and more. Finally for TV this week we have Tiny Pretty Things which follows the world of an elite ballet academy, and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin. We also have season 2 of Norwegian Original Home for Christmas.

For family viewing this week we have The Legend of Korra which sees Avatar Korra fight to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds. The Spectacular Spider-Man is an animated television show that focuses on a sixteen-year-old Peter Parker, and the origins of Spider-Man. Also added this week were new seasons of Hilda, Morphle, Grizzy and the Lemmings and CoComelon.

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 December 2020?

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

19 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

A California Christmas (2020) (Netflix Film)
An Unremarkable Christmas (2020) (Netflix Film) – Spanish
Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Bumblebee (2018)
Bwakaw (2012) – Filipino
Eggnoid: Love & Time Portal (2019) – Indonesian
Hard Kill (2020)
Hitman Redemption [Asher] (2018) – Streaming Again
Love Song (2020)
Love You to the Stars and Back (2017) – Filipino
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) (Netflix Film)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Mukhsin (2006) – Malay
Rabun [My Failing Eyesight] (2004) – Malay
Sakaling Maging Tayo (2019) – Filipino
Talentime (2009) – Malay
Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special (2020) (Netflix Film)
The Wedding Shaman [Mantan Manten] (2019) – Indonesian
Welcome to Marwen (2018)

2 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Blue Cafe and Guests (2019) – Polish
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen (2020) (Netflix Original)

4 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Anitta: Made In Honório (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Brazilian Portuguese
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America (2020) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – Spanish
The Ripper (2020) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]
Song Exploder (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Volume 2 Added]

13 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Children of Adam [Awlad Adam] (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Arabic (Lebanon)
Diamond City (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Home for Christmas (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – Norwegian
How To Ruin Christmas (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Marvel Anime: Wolverine (2011) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
Marvel Anime: X-Men (2011) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
The Netflix Afterparty: The Best Shows of The Worst Year (2020) (Netflix Original)
Once Upon a Time [Aho Da Elly Sar] (2019) [Season 1 Added] – Arabic (Egypt)
Paava Kadhaigal (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Tamil
Run On (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New episode weekly] – Korean
Schulz Saves America (2020) (Netflix Original) [Added]
Sweet Home (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Tiny Pretty Things (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

6 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

CoComelon (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Grizzy and the Lemmings (2018) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – No Dialogue
Hilda (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
The Legend of Korra (2014) [Seasons 1-4 Added]
Morphle [My Magic Pet Morphle] (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008) [Season 1 Added]

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