The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (1st January 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:

It’s a new month and a new year so we have a LOT of new content to cover this week – 114 new additions to be precise. As always, we can’t cover everything so we will pick out some of the more popular additions along with a few great titles that you may not have heard of before. 2020 is over, finally. Admittedly not much has changed over night (well, except we have now officially left the EU 😭) but it’s nice to see the back of such a messed up year – Charlie Brooker agreed too and has given us a great mockumentary to watch. In Death to 2020 various people (played by a nice selection of celebrities) are interviewed about 2020 and all the big events that happened. The action film Dredd is set in a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner and a cop teams up with a rookie to put an end to a new drug. The horror/thriller Escape Room sees six strangers enter an escape room experience only to realise that they are playing for their lives – this was one of a few films in recent years with the same name but is, by all accounts, easily the best.

There are a couple of films added this week that you may not be familiar with but come highly recommended by our social media followers. The first is the Australian film Babyteeth – a dark comedy / drama. The film tells the story of Milla – a seriously ill teenager who falls in love with drug dealer Moses, much to her parents’ disgust; however Moses turns out to be surprisingly good for her. The second highly recommended film is Spree a satirical horror/comedy where a ride-share driver decides to livestream a killing spree so he can get famous online. In American Mary a medical student takes a new job for easy money by performing extreme body modification surgery…

We also have a few classic films added this week with the 90s thriller Seven; 80s musical comedy The Blues Brothers; slapstick comedy Uncle Buck; war film Saving Private Ryan; and 70s action comedy Smokey and the Bandit.

For TV this week we have the return of the entire run of The Office (U.S.). Based on the hit BBC show, the American version starts with a similar plot but then takes the characters on their own stories. The series takes a documentary-style approach following the many and varied lives of the staff at a paper distributors. British crime drama Baptiste follows Detective Julien Baptiste as he takes on the case of a missing sex worker to help the Amsterdam police chief – the show is a spinoff of the series “The Missing.” We also have season 9 of Scottish comedy series Still Game. For Original series we also have season 3 of Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai; the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; and a new Danish mystery series Equinox which follows Astrid as she looks into the disappearance of her sister and her classmates 21 years ago.

For documentaries we have Bathtubs Over Broadway which takes an interesting look at some rather odd musicals: A comedy writer for David Letterman unearths a hidden world of hilariously bizarre musicals, which turns into a toe-tapping obsession. Netflix Original SanPa: Sins of the Savior looks at the Italian Vincenzo Muccioli as he cared for and helped heroin addicts but then more and more charges of violence began to come out. And finally for documentaries we have The Minimalists: Less Is Now where longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

For kids and families this week we have a number of films including the live-action 90s comedy Casper; the animated Valiant about a WWII carrier pigeon; the heart-warming Wonder about a disfigured child and how he copes going to mainstream school; the racing snails in Turbo; the emotional canine tale of A Dog’s Journey; and the comedy 100% Wolf where, instead of turning into a werewolf, a boy turns into a poodle… For TV series we have a new chapter of Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise as well as season 3 of Fast & Furious Spy Racers.

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 January 2021?

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

82 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

100% Wolf (2020)
A Dog’s Journey (2019)
Abe (2019)
Alaska Is a Drag (2017)
All About Nina (2018)
American Mary (2012)
Are We There Yet? (2005) – Streaming Again
Arizona (2018)
Around The World In 80 Days (2004)
Babyteeth (2020)
Backdraft (1991) – Streaming Again
Balto (1995) – Streaming Again
Best of Stand-Up 2020 (2020) (Netflix Film)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
The Blues Brothers (1980) – Streaming Again
The Borrowers (1997)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – Streaming Again
Casper (1995) – Streaming Again
The Change-Up (2011) – Streaming Again
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Cops and Robbers (2020) (Netflix Film)
Death to 2020 (2020) (Netflix Film)
The Devil’s Own (1997) – Streaming Again
DNA (2020) (Netflix Film) – French
Dracula Untold (2014) – Streaming Again
Dragon Nest: Warriors Dawn (2014)
Dredd (2012)
The Eagle (2011) – Streaming Again
Easy Rider (1969)
Escape Room (2019)
Evan Almighty (2007) – Streaming Again
Fired Up (2009) – Streaming Again
Forbidden Ground (2013) – Streaming Again
Full Out 2: You Got This! (2020)
Green Street (2005) – Streaming Again
Happy Gilmore (1996) – Streaming Again
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Streaming Again
Here and Now (2018)
The Holiday (2006) – Streaming Again
HOPE GAP (2020)
How High (2001) – Streaming Again
Hulk (2003) – Streaming Again
Identity Thief (2013) – Streaming Again
The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Streaming Again
Leap Year (2010) – Streaming Again
Les Misérables (2019) – French
Level 16 (2018) – Streaming Again
Life (1999) – Streaming Again
Lone Survivor (2013) – Streaming Again
Morning Glory (2010) – Streaming Again
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
Ouija (2014) – Streaming Again
Pride & Prejudice (2005) – Streaming Again
Proxima (2019)
Rev (2020)
The Rope Curse 2 (2020) (Netflix Film) – Mandarin
Saint Frances (2020)
Savage (2019)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Streaming Again
Selfless [Self/less] (2015) – Streaming Again
Semi-Pro (2008)
Seven (1995) – Streaming Again
Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Streaming Again
Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) – Streaming Again
Snatch (2000) – Streaming Again
Spree (2020)
Step Up (2006) – Streaming Again
Step Up 4: Miami Heat (2012) – Streaming Again
Tarung Sarung (2020) – Indonesian
Terminator Genisys (2015) – Streaming Again
Too Handsome to Handle [Terlalu Tampan] (2019) – Indonesian
Tower Heist (2011) – Streaming Again
Turbo (2013)
Uncle Buck (1989) – Streaming Again
Valiant (2005)
The Vigil (2020)
What Happened to Mr. Cha? (2021) (Netflix Film) – Korean
Wild Target (2010)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) – Streaming Again
The Woman in Black (2012) – Streaming Again
Wonder (2017) – Streaming Again

5 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)
The Creative Brain (2019) – Streaming Again
The Minimalists: Less Is Now (2021) (Netflix Original)
Roger Waters The Wall (2014)
When Louis Met… Chris Eubank (2002) – Streaming Again

3 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Headspace Guide to Meditation (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Regiment Diaries (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – Hindi
SanPa: Sins of the Savior (2020) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series] – Italian

17 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

A Love So Beautiful [Areumdawtossdeon Uriege] (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New Episodes Monday, Thursday and Saturday] – Korean
Baptiste (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 4 Added]
The Circle USA (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Cobra Kai (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Equinox (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Danish
Find Me in Your Memory (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Gameboys Level-Up Edition (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Filipino
Monarca (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – Spanish
My Father is Strange [Abeojiga Isanghae] (2017) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
My Only One (2018) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
The Office (U.S.) [The Office] (2012) – Streaming Again
Safe House (2015) – Streaming Again
Sakho & Mangane (2019) [Season 1 Added] – French
Still Game (2018) [New Episodes] [Season 9 Added]
Summer of Rockets (2019) [Season 1 Added]
What Happens to My Family? [Gajokggiri Wae Irae] (2014) [Season 1 Added] – Korean

7 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Best Leftovers Ever! (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Dream Home Makeover (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Fast & Furious Spy Racers (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone (2020) (Netflix Original)
Running Man (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Toot-Toot Cory Carson [Go! Go! Cory Carson] (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added] – British English
Transformers: War for Cybertron: Earthrise (2020) (Netflix Original) [Chapter 1 Added]

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