This Week’s New Releases on Netflix UK (21st December 2018)

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:

After an impressive number of additions this week, nearly 90 in fact, there are plenty of new films and TV shows to be watching as we head into the Christmas holidays and, if you’re lucky, a bit of time off work. One of the most popular additions this week has been the British alien invasion film Attack the Block which sees South London teens defending their block of flats against an attack from extraterrestrials – but it’s a bit harder than their usual rival gang. Staying with the action theme, this year’s Tomb Raider sees Lara Croft on a mission to discover her wealthy father’s fate by following a series of clues he left behind. The Losers follows a team of CIA Special Forces that gets left for dead and then mounts an offensive on the CIA that betrayed them.

For thrillers there is the new Netflix Film Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock as a mother who must get her children to safety while blindfolded –  because if they see an oinous presence then they will be led to suicide like most of the population. Other thriller/horrors this week include Clown, in which a cursed clown mask sends an estate agent on a murder spree; and Bait where tsunami survivors trapped in a submerged grocery store have to fend off bloodthirsty sharks. There aren’t many Christmas additions this week but Carol is a Christmas-themed film that follows to women in the 1950s as they begin a forbidden affair.

Other films of note include: Gone GirlThe RevenantNoah and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) which have all returned to Netflix this week.

American Circumcision is a documentary that was added this week that resulted in a seemingly endless number of amusing replies and comments. It is made up of interviews from experts on both sides of the debate and questions the routine practice of non-religious infant circumcision in the U.S.

Music fans will enjoy the chance to see Bruce Springsteen’s intimate stage show in Springsteen on Broadway. The show, made up of acoustic songs and storytelling, has just finished its extended run on Broadway.

Some of the TV shows added or updated this week include season 4 of the popular BBC series Peaky Blinders; the season 4 Christmas episode of Schitt’s Creek; a new Netflix Original that follows funeral directors in The CasketeersFlowers, a British comedy series about a dysfunctional family; and a new German Original Perfume – a crime thriller based around murder victims with their scent glands removed.

There have been a few anime shows added this week – the most popular one being BAKI a new martial arts series. Sirius the Jaeger is a Netflix Original series that follows the ‘Jaegers’ – a team of vampire hunters. Part 2 of LAST HOPE continues the story of scientist Leon Lau who is fighting the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.

For the younger viewers this week we have the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs animated series based on the popular CGI films; Season 5 of everyone’s favourite prankster Horrid Henry was also added. 3Below: Tales of Arcadia is a new series from Guilermo del Toro which sees aliens heading to Arcadia on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters after their planet is destroyed.A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures is a family film that follows Sammy, a turtle, as he explores the oceans for 50 years trying to find his first love. And, finally, if you’re wanting something Christmassy then there is a new Netflix Special with Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle.

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.

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

46 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

23:59 (2011)
A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures (2010)
Aloha (2015) – Streaming Again
Andhadhun (2018)
Ascharyachakit! [Ascharya F**k It ] (2018)
Attack the Block (2011)
Aus dem Nichts [In The Fade] (2017)
Bad Seeds (2018) (Netflix Film)
Bait (2012)
Bird Box (2018) (Netflix Film)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) – Streaming Again
Carol (2015)
Centurion (2010)
Clown (2014)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) (Netflix Film) [Added]
F.R.E.D.I. (2018)
Gone Girl (2014) – Streaming Again
Imperfect (2012)
The Institute (2017)
Kita Kita [I See You] (2017)
Lang Tong (2015)
Legally Blonde (2001) – Streaming Again
Lilli (2018)
The Losers (2010)
Miss J Contemplates Her Choice (2014)
Mona Lisa Smile (2003) – Streaming Again
Mystic River (2003)
Noah (2014) – Streaming Again
Northern Soul (2014) – Streaming Again
Nostalgia (2018)
Orphan (2009)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (2018) (Netflix Film)
The Revenant (2015) – Streaming Again
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Source Code (2011)
Special Forces (2011)
Spread (2009)
Springsteen on Broadway (2018) (Netflix Film)
Tomb Raider (2018)
The Tourist (2010)
True Story (2015) – Streaming Again
Unknown (2011)
Vanjagar Ulagam (2018)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
We Are Your Friends (2015)

3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

American Circumcision (2017)
Sad Hill Unearthed (2017)
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (2018) (Netflix Original)

2 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

7 Days Out (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Tales by Light (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]

36 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018) (Netflix Original) [Part 1 Added]
Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas (2018) (Netflix Original)
Anjaan: Rural Myths (2018) [Season 1 Added]
Ashes of Love (2018) [Season 1 Added]
Attention, Love! (2017) [Season 1 Added]
BAKI (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
The Casketeers (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Diablero (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Emogenius (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2015) [New Episodes]
Flowers (2016) [Season 1 Added]
Hey Qween! (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Horrid Henry (2018) [New Episodes] [Series 5 Added]
Idiotest (2014) [Season 1 Added]
Jojo’s World (2017) [Season 1 Added]
The King of Romance (2016) [Season 1 Added]
The Last Hangover (2018) (Netflix Original)
LAST HOPE [Unit Pandora] (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added]
Lion Pride (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Look at Huh! (2018) [Season 1 Added]
Love @ Seventeen (2016) [Season 1 Added]
Love by Design (2016) [Season 1 Added]
Love, Timeless (2017) [Season 1 Added]
Marry Me, or Not? (2015) [Season 1 Added]
Minute to Win It (2013) [Season 1 Added]
My Sassy Girl (2017)[Season 1 Added]
Peaky Blinders (2017) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Added]
Perfume [Parfum] (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Schitt’s Creek (2018) [New Episodes] [Season 4 Christmas Episode Added]
Shtisel (2015) [Seasons 1-5 Added]
Single Ladies Senior (2018) [Season 1 Added]
Sirius the Jaeger (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Terrace House: Opening New Doors (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 5 Added]
To the Dearest Intruder (2015) [Season 1 Added]
Winsanity (2016) [Season 1 Added]
Wolf (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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