This Week’s New Releases on Netflix UK (24th 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:

Well, as we reach the back end of the month new additions are, as usual for this time of the month, a bit thin on the ground with only 26 additions to Netflix UK this week.

First up we have the sci-fi drama Jonathan (aka “Duplicate”) which tells the story of two siblings that share a body for 12 hours a day each but when Johnathan, who has the body overnight, realises that his brother John has a girlfriend he wants more control of their shared body… The Perfection is a new Netflix thriller/horror that sees a talented musician meet up with the star pupil from her previous school and a shocking discovery sends them down a sinister path. Tom Cruise stars in the 2017 action film The Mummy that sees an Egyptian princess awaken from her tomb to reek havoc on the world – not the best film but fun for an evening’s entertainment where you don’t want to have to think too much.

Blood Father sees Mel Gibson as an ex-convict and estranged father who finds the chance to prove himself when his daughter seeks his help shaking off a dangerous group of drug dealers. Another sci-fi film worth watching is the new Netflix Film Rim of the World which sees a group of teens with nothing in common who are away at Summer Camp when aliens attack – they then have to team up to try and save the world. If you’re a fan of foreign language films then Furie has been a popular addition; this Vietnamese film (with English subtitles) sees a mother, Hai Phuong, head back to Saigon – and her outlaw roots – to find her daughter who has been kidnapped and to take down her abductors. And, for a quick half hour bit of silly there is The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience – a spoof of notorious baseball stars Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire set in the Bash Brothers’ 1980s heyday.

For an interesting documentary take a look at After Maria – the short film follows three Puerto Rican women, displaced by Hurricane Maria, trying to navigate their families’ uncertain futures as their federal housing aid in New York expires.

For TV we have a few Netflix Originals worth mentioning. First up is the new thriller WHAT / IF starring Renée Zellweger which follows a newly married couple who are looking to start a new business venture and accept an outrageous deal with a mystery investor. High Seas (aka “Alta Mar”) is a Spanish murder mystery series set on a luxury ship traveling from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s. And, lastly for this week’s roundup, season 2 of Spike Lee’s series She’s Gotta Have It has been added too.

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? and What’s Coming to Netflix UK in June 2019?

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

16 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (2017)
Blood Father (2016)
Furie (2019) (Netflix Film)
Jonathan [Duplicate] (2018)
Joy (2019) (Netflix Film)
The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019) (Netflix Film)
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
The Man Who Feels No Pain [Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota] (2018)
The Mummy (2017)
The Perfection (2019) (Netflix Film)
Rim of the World (2019) (Netflix Film)
Storks (2016)
Thackeray (2019) [Season 1 Added]
Thunder and the House Of Magic (2013)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019) (Netflix Film)
Zero (2018)

3 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019) (Netflix Original)
After Maria (2019) (Netflix Original)
Cartel Land (2015) – Streaming Again

1 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report (2017) [Season 1 Added]

6 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

High Seas [Alta Mar] (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
My contracted husband Mr.Oh [My Husband Oh Jak-doo] (2018) [Season 1 Added]
One Spring Night (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added – New episode every Wednesday & Thursday]
Prince of Peoria (2019) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Part 2 Added]
She’s Gotta Have It (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
WHAT / IF (2019) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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