The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (20th 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:

Popular films this week include the British thriller The Hole follows a group of teenagers who skip the school trip and decide to camp out in a nearby underground bunker instead – only to realise that they are locked in… In the romantic comedy I Give It a Year newlyweds Nat and Josh find their marriage beginning to fall apart almost immediately after their fairy tale wedding. Helen Mirren stars as The Queen who, after Princess Diana’s death, alongside Tony Blair face public demands that she be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol. Netflix Film Sweet Girl sees Jason Momoa as a doting father who, after his wife died due to a pharmaceutical company’s greed, is hellbent on seeking revenge and will do anything it takes to protect his daughter.

The Girl Next Door is a late-night comedy where Matthew, an ambitious high schooler, falls for his gorgeous neighbor – but his bright future is jeopardised when he learns she was once a porn star. In the spy film Mercury Rising an autistic 9-year-old boy cracks the U.S. government’s top-secret code when an unapproved test matrix gets published in a crossword magazine. Comedy thriller Villains sees two blundering bandits meet their match when they break into a house in the woods and stumble on a secret that the homeowners prefer to stow away. And finally for films this week we have the creature-feature Flying Monkeys where a teenager is thrilled with her new pet monkey – until she learns the little simian is really an evil flying shape-shifter with murderous intentions…

For TV this week we have a new comedy series The Chair where Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Not only is she the first woman to chair the department, she is also one of the few staff members of colour at the university. The Defeated is set in Berlin in 1946 where an American cop searches for his missing brother while helping a novice German policewoman fight the violent crimes engulfing the city. All six seasons of the classic BBC period drama Downton Abbey have been added this week too as well as weekly episodes of the American drama Chesapeake Shores season 5. We also have season 5 of both reality TV shows Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And finally for TV this week we have season 14 of Channel 4 show Gogglebox which gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at a number of families reactions to popular TV shows.

For documentaries this week we have the next in the Untold sports series – this time with Untold: Deal With the Devil. Christy Martin broke boundaries and noses as she rose in the boxing world, but her public persona belied personal demons, abuse and a threat on her life. We also have the true crime documentary film Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes where British serial killer Dennis Nilsen narrates his life and horrific crimes via a series of chilling audiotapes recorded from his jail cell.

There have also been a number of German documentaries and natural history films added this week including: Destination White House – Battles for the Presidency; Mozambique’s Minesweeper Rats; Big Bang in Tunguska; Lions – The Private Life of Big Cats; The Silicon Valley Revolution: How a Few Nerds Changed the World; and The Secret Lives of Guinea Pigs.

Finally for this week we have a few family-friendly films including the hilarious Lego sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part which sees Master Builder Emmet continue his adventures as he heads out into space to save the day after Lego Duplo aliens kidnap Lucy and Batman. In The Secret Life of Pets two squabbling pet dogs get stuck outside but find common ground against a gang of angry animals preparing an attack on humans. Last but not least is Mr. Peabody & Sherman which sees canine genius Mr. Peabody and young Sherman take a dizzying ride through time.

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:

38 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

A Faraway Land (2020) – Filipino
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue (2016)
Big Momma’s House 2 (2006) – Streaming Again
Black Island [Schwarze Insel] (2021) (Netflix Film) – German
Bombay (1995) – Tamil
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Bride Wars (2009) – Streaming Again
The Butler [Kamerdyner] (2018) – Polish
Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Flying Monkeys (2013)
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Grace: The Possession [Grace] (2014)
The Hole (2001)
I Give It a Year (2013)
Immensity of Justice [Bezmiar Sprawiedliwości] (2006) – Polish
Komornik (2005) – Polish
Krótka histeria czasu (2005) – Polish
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)
The Loud House Movie (2021) (Netflix Film)
Man in Love [Dang Nan Ren Lian Ai Shi] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Min Nan Chinese
Mercury Rising (1998) – Streaming Again
Mickybo And Me (2004) – Streaming Again
Mom’s Gotta Go [Mutter Muss Weg] (2012) – German
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Nneka The Pretty Serpent (2020)
O Kadhal Kanmani [OK Kanmani] (2015) – Tamil
Out of my league [Sul più bello] (2020) (Netflix Film) – Italian
Patong Girl (2014) – German
The Queen (2006) – Streaming Again
Samotność w sieci (2006) – Polish
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student (2021) (Netflix Film) – Brazilian Portuguese
The Secret Life of Pets (2016) – Streaming Again
Shameless [Bez Wstydu] (2012) – Polish
Stars [Gwiazdy] (2017) – Polish
Sweet Girl (2021) (Netflix Film)
Ticket to the Moon [Bilet na Księżyc] (2013) – Polish
Unroyal (2020)
Villains (2019)

32 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Anaconda – Silent Killer (2014) – German
Bama and the Lost Gorillas [Bama der Gorillamann] (2011) – German
Big Bang in Tunguska [Das Rätsel von Tunguska] (2008)
Cheetah Mom [Geparden Mutter] (2013) – German
The Countess & The Russian Billionaire (2020)
Crocodiles – The Private Life of Primeaval Reptiles [] (2011) – German
Cuba’s Long Shadow of Remembrance [Kubas Langer Schatten der Erinnerung] (2018) – German
Dark Side of Light [Die dunkle Seite des Lichts] (2009) – German
Destination White House – Battles for the Presidency [Duell ums Weiße Haus – Große Wahlkämpfe] (2016) – German
Encounter in Space [Begegnung Im All] (2014) – German
Expedition Wallacea – The Cradle of Marine Life [] (2007) – German
The Greater Caucasus [Der Große Kaukasus] (2008) – German
The Hidden Trail: Tracking Canada’s Coastal Wolves [Auf der Spur der Küstenwölfe] (2006) – German
Immortal Pompeii [Unsterbliches Pompeji] (2019) – German
Iwan the Terrible [Iwan der Schreckliche] (2014) – German
Journey to the Amazon: The Forgotten Warriors of Carthage [Karthagos Vergessene Krieger] (2016) – German
The Lesser Caucasus – Between Mount Ararat and the Caspian Sea [] (2016) – German
Lions – Mothers’ Fight for Survival [Löwen – der wahre leben der raubkatzen] (2016) – German
Lions – The Private Life of Big Cats [Löwen – der wahre leben der raubkatzen] (2016) – German
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes (2021) (Netflix Original)
Mozambique’s Minesweeper Rats [Räumungskommando Riesenratte Spürnasen auf Minensuche] (2008) – German
The Mysterious Mummified Dogs of Ancient Egypt [Rätselhafte Hundemumien] (2019) – German
Nazis in the CIA [Dienstbereit – Nazis und Faschisten im Auftrag der CIA] (2012) – German
Rainforest Pixies: The Mysterious Rhynchocyon Shrew of Arabuko [Kobolde des Küstenwaldes – Die Rüsselhüdchen von Arabuko] (2008) – German
The Secret Lives of Guinea Pigs [Schlaue Meerschweinchen] (2013) – German
The Secrets at Phaistos – Facts, Finds and Forgery [Das Geheimnis von Phaistos – Fälscher am werk?] (2016) – German
Stalin’s Daughter [Stalins Tochter] (2015)
Trekking the Great Wall [Great Wall – Die Chinesische Mauer auf den Spuren Eines Weltwunders] (2012) – German
Untold: Deal With the Devil (2021) (Netflix Original) [Part of the “Untold” collection]
Wild Germany – Exploring Lusatia [Wildes Deutschland – Die Lausitz] (2013) – German
Wild Planet – Lisbon in Jeopardy [Wilder Planet – Gefahr für Lissabon] (2009) – German
World War A: Aliens Invade Earth [Aliens: E.T.’s gefährliche Brüder] (2017) – German

8 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Deep in the Rainforest [Tief im Regenwald] (2009) [Season 1 Added] – German
Dream Routes [Traumrouten des Orients] (2017) [Season 1 Added] – German
Korean Cold Noodle Rhapsody (2021) – Korean
The Silicon Valley Revolution: How a Few Nerds Changed the World [Die Silicon Valley Revolution: Wie ein paar Freaks die Welt veränderten] (2017) [Season 1 Added] – German
Wild Italy [Wildes Italien] (2014) [Season 1 Added] – German
Wild Switzerland [Unsere Wilde Schwez] (2017) [Season 1 Added] – German
Wilder Iran (2012) [Season 1 Added] – German
The Women Saving Our Seas [Frauen un Ozeane] (2016) [Season 1 Added] – German

12 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

The Chair (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Chesapeake Shores (2021) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added – Weekly Episodes]
Comedy Premium League (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – Episode 5 and finale coming 27 August] – Hindi
The Defeated [Shadowplay] (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Downton Abbey [Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey] (2015) [Full Series Added] – Streaming Again
Everything Will Be Fine (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish
Gogglebox (2019) [New Episodes] [Season 14 Added]
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2010) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
Liver or Die [Waegeurae Pungsangssi] (2019) [Season 1 Added] – Korean
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai [Seishun Buta Yaro wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai] (2018) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2014) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
Wenecja [Venice] (2010) – Polish

3 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Battlebots (2016)
Mother Goose Club (2016) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Toot-Toot Cory Carson [Go! Go! Cory Carson] (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]

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