This Week’s New Releases on Netflix UK (17th May 2019)

Another week has passed and, in case you missed our social media feeds, we’re here to give you the run down on this week’s additions just in time for your weekend binge sessions. Here we will give you our top picks as well as a full list of everything added to the streaming service in the last week. So here are our top picks from this week’s additions on Netflix UK:

This week has seen a number of great movies added to Netflix UK and two of the most popular this week are also family friendly films. First up we have the 90s comedy Casper where a ghost-hunter’s daughter befriends a friendly ghost called Casper – you likely recall it from the even older cartoon series but it’s also based on a book. The other popular family-friendly film this week is The Book of Life from producer Guillermo del Toro in which Manolo goes on a fantastic journey to try and work out what path he should take for his life. Sticking with the family-friendly films we also have a new Netflix Film Malibu Rescue where troublesome Tyler gets forced to join a Summer school to train as an elite lifeguard; a follow on series is also due in June.

If you’re wanting something a bit more action-packed and grown up then we recommend the modern classic zombie-horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead, you know – in case you’ve not watched in every week on ITV… The film follows Shaun and his layabout mate trying to make up with his girlfriend during a zombie apocalypse. The Fate of the Furious is the 8th film in the Fast Franchise and involves cars, submarines, underwater cars, tanks, flying cars, explosions and… OK, I have no idea what’s going on in these films now but I’m sure it’s enjoyable for someone! Other exciting films this week include three more of the Step Up dance films with #1  Step Up, #3 Step Up 3 and #4 Step Up: Revolution which join #5 Step Up: All In on Netflix UK – you might need to buy #2 on DVD though if you want to watch all of them.

A couple of dramas have been popular this week with The Wife – about a woman who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature; and Jane Eyre – based on the book by Charlotte Brontë. The classic 1960 action flick Spartacus has also arrived this week and chronicles the birth of a slave army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus that threatens the sovereignty of almighty Rome. Other films of note include the British political comedy The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio) and two Netflix Films: sci-fi drama See You Yesterday and feel good film Good Sam.

If you’re a fan of documentaries then there are some great additions including RBG which tells the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and landmark work on women’s rights. If you have an interest in the Middle East then Born in Gaza [Nacido en Gaza] focuses on the devastating violence of the Israel-Palestine conflict and its effects on the children of Gaza and Born in Syria [Nacido en Siria] follows a group of Syrian children refugees who narrowly escape a life of torment and integrate into a foreign land – both are Arabic but with English subtitles. Dying to Tell [Morir Para Contar] is a Spanish-language film where filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.

For TV this week we have a new anime series revisions about a highschooler who gets time-warped to the year 2388 and ends up having to fight the hostile cyborg race known as ‘revisions’. Two Netflix Original Series have new seasons added this week: season 2 of Danish thriller The Rain andseason 3 of comedy baking show Nailed It!. There are also new weekly episodes every Sunday of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.


Don’t forget to look at the most popular additions this week and for all the Netflix Originals added today you can read our separate post. To see what else is due to arrive soon have a look at our posts here: What’s Coming to Netflix UK in May 2019?

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

37 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

7 Din Mohabbat In [Love in 7 Days] (2018)
Al Pitcher – Fy Fan Sweden! (2017)
Astral (2018)
The Book of Life (2014) – Streaming Again
Cake (2018)
Casper (1995)
The Eagle (2011)
EMI: Liya Hai To Chukana Padega (2008)
Evan Almighty (2007)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Flood: A River’s Rampage (1998)
Good Sam (2019) (Netflix Film)
Hamid (2018)
Jane Eyre (2011)
Jonaki (2018) – Streaming Again
Kin (2018)
Kucch To Hai (2003)
Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005)
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) – Streaming Again
Kyo Kii… Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta [Because I Don’t Lie] (2001)
Malibu Rescue (2019) (Netflix Film)
Maria (2019) (Netflix Film)
Mission Istaanbul: Darr Ke Aagey Jeet Hai (2008)
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) – Streaming Again
Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) – Streaming Again
Pirate Radio [The Boat That Rocked] (2009)
Saverio Raimondo: Il Satiro Parlante (2019) (Netflix Film)
See You Yesterday (2019) (Netflix Film)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) – Streaming Again
Spartacus (1960)
Spring Breakers (2012) – Streaming Again
Step Up (2006)
Step Up 3 (2010)
Step Up: Revolution (2012)
Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate (2019) (Netflix Film)
The Wife (2017)

8 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Born in Gaza [Nacido en Gaza] (2014)
Born in Syria [Nacido en Siria] (2016)
Dying to Tell [Morir Para Contar] (2018) (Netflix Original)
Katie (2019)
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018)
RBG (2018)
ReMastered: The Lion’s Share (2019) (Netflix Original)
Weed the People (2018)

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

1994 (2019) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]

11 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Chip and Potato (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
The Defected (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Heidi, bienvenida a casa (2017) [Season 1 Added]
I Hear You (2019) [Season 1 Added]
It’s Bruno! (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
The Jungle Book (2010) [Season 1 Added]
Nailed It! (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (2019) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Volume 3 Added – New episode every Sunday]
The Rain (2019) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
revisions (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Well-Intended Love [Boss Wants to Marry Me] (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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