The Best New Additions on Netflix UK This Week (2nd July 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:

The most popular film addition this week has been the anime Akira which is based on a manga comic and sees a secret military project endanger Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by a teenager, his gang of biker friends and a group of psychics. In the satirical animation America: The Motion Picture a chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising follows a group of youths aspiring to become professional superheroes who fight in a world full of people with abilities, also known as quirks. Deku and his fellow classmates from Hero Academy face Nine, the strongest villain yet. The action-comedy Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw sees Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 sees a circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Finally for film this week we have Official Secrets the true story of British Intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who leaked a top-secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation.

For TV on Netflix UK we have the Swedish drama Young Royals which follows Prince Wilhelm as he adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated. L.A.’s Finest is a spinoff series of the Bad Boys films, which focuses on drug enforcement agent Sydney Burnett, who is now working for the Los Angeles Police Department. The Canadian reality series Big Timber follows the dangerous work of logger and sawmill owner Kevin Wenstob as he and his crew go to extremes to keep the family sawmill, and their way of life, alive. The Serpent tells he twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70’s on Asia’s hippie trail. In the anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Arrow Of the Orion goddess Artemis names Bell as her champion, pulling him, Hestia and the other adventurers of Orario into a quest that crosses the world. The Italian drama Generation 56k a chance encounter leads two 30-somethings to remember 1998, the year their teenage hormones kicked in — and the internet changed their lives forever. In My Hero Academia a superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero. Finally for TV this week we have the DC series Black Lightning season 4.

For documentaries this week we have Audible which sees football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall and his Maryland School for the Deaf teammates attempt to defend their winning streak while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend. Wonder Boy follows Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing as he brings his bold designs to life and goes in search of his origins. ANd finally for documentaries we have Sophie: A Murder in West Cork thich follows the investigation of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, a French film and TV producer who was killed while at her isolated holiday cottage in West Cork, Ireland, in 1996.

For kids and families this week we have E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial a 1982 sci-fi adventure which tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed E.T., who is stranded on Earth. In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius an eight-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after all the adults in their town are abducted by aliens. Puss in Boots sees an outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town. In The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave Littlefoot’s father doesn’t return from a trip, so the brave dinosaur and his pals set off on a rescue mission through strange new lands. Pokémon Journeys: The Series sees young trainer Ash and his new friend Goh become research fellows at Professor Cerise’s laboratory, while traveling all over the world to learn about Pokémon. in Rainbow Rangers the Rainbow Rangers combine their colourful powers to protect the planet and save the day! StarBeam has colourful villains come out to play, so 8-year-old Zoey who has the power to transform into StarBeam, a kid-sized superhero, saves the day, every day! Finally for family we have season 6 of Winx Club – an animated fantasy where a girl named Bloom befriends a band of fairies, then follows them into the secretive and dangerous “Magical Dimension.”

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 July 2021?

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

48 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

The 8th Night (2021) (Netflix Film) – Korean
A Certain Magical Index: The Movie -The Miracle of Endymion [Gekijouban Toaru majutsu no indekkusu: Endyumion no kiseki] (2013) – Japanese
A Way Back Home (2020)
Akira (1988) – Japanese
America: The Motion Picture (2021) (Netflix Film)
An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (2013)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016) – Streaming Again
Code Red (2013)
Coming to America (1988) – Streaming Again
The Contract (2006)
Crash Pad (2017)
Criminal (2016) – Streaming Again
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – Streaming Again – Mandarin
Deranged (2020)
Dynasty Warriors (2021) (Netflix Film) – Cantonese
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021) (Netflix Film)
Fly Away Home (1996) – Streaming Again
Haseen Dillruba (2021) (Netflix Film) – Hindi
Holiday on Mars [In Vacanza su Marte] (2020) – Italian
Into the Wind [Do vetru] (2018) – Czech
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) – Streaming Again
Jungle (2017) – Streaming Again
The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
Me Before You (2016) – Streaming Again
The Missing (2003) – Streaming Again
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway [Kidô senshi Gandamu: Senkô no Hasauei] (2021) (Netflix Film) – Japanese
Mommy Issues (2021) – Filipino
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) – Japanese
Nacho Libre (2006) – Streaming Again
No Country for Old Men (2007) – Streaming Again
Official Secrets (2019)
On the Job (2013) – Filipino
One Piece Stampede (2019) – Japanese
Prime Time (2021) (Netflix Film) – Polish
Puss in Boots (2011) – Streaming Again
RattleSnake – The Ahanna Story (2020)
Say I Do [Di que sí] (2004) – European Spanish
The Snow Queen (1995)
Snow White & the Huntsman (2012) – Streaming Again
Sorry We Missed You (2019)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008) – Streaming Again
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) – Streaming Again
Voiceless (2020) – Hausa
Wanted (2019) – Arabic (Lebanon)

2 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Audible (2021) (Netflix Original)
Wonder Boy [Wonder Boy, Olivier Rousteing, né sous X] (2019) (Netflix Original) – French

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (2021) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series Added]

16 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Big Timber (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Black Lightning (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes]
Could You Survive? (2021) [Season 1 Added]
The Daily Life of the Immortal King (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
Generation 56k (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Italian
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Arrow Of the Orion [Gekijouban danjon ni deai o motomeru no wa machigatteiru daro ka: Orion no ya] (2019) – Japanese
L.A.’s Finest (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Legend of Exorcism [Tian Bao Fuyao Lu] (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Mandarin
Masameer County (2021) [Season 1 Added] – Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Mortel (2019) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added] – French
My Hero Academia (2016) [Season 1 Added] – Japanese
Quarantine Tales (2020) [Season 1 Added] – Indonesian
The Serpent (2021) [Limited Series]
The Seven Deadly Sins (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added] – Japanese
Somos. (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Spanish
Young Royals (2021) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added] – Swedish

4 New Kids and Family TV Series on Netflix UK:

Pokémon Journeys: The Series (2021) [Part 1 Added]
Rainbow Rangers (2018) [Season 1 Added]
StarBeam (2021) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added]
Winx Club (2020) [New Episodes] [Season 6 Added]

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