The Best New Additions on Netflix in America This Week (23rd October 2020)

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 additions on Netflix USA. 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 USA:

The majority of additions this week have been movies with a few chilling ones for the lead up to Halloween. First up is a new Norwegian Netflix Film called Cadaver – set during a during a postapocalyptic famine, families get invited to a special show in a mysterious hotel. Free food is given but it soon transpires that there is more to the ‘show’ than meets the eye. Tremors: Shrieker Island is the latest in the creature-feature horror series and sees a legendary monster hunter called in after huge mutant creatures infiltrate an island nature preserve. Romantic thriller Rebecca sees a young newlywed who moves to her husband’s imposing estate, where she must contend with his sinister housekeeper and the haunting shadow of his late wife. In the action film I Am Vengeance: Retaliation an ex-special forces soldier agrees to take on a mercenary in order to clear his criminal record.

For something a bit more down to earth we have the musical drama Fisherman’s Friends which tells the story of struggling friendship between 10 British fishermen after their sea shanties end up top of the charts. For romance we have Carol – a film set in the 1950s where a married woman and a photographer embark on a passionate, forbidden romance. And for comedies we have both Alice Junior – about a trans teen in a highly conservative school trying to secure her first kiss – and Yes, God, Yes where a religious teen grapples with her own sexual awakening, and attends a Catholic school retreat in the hopes of suppressing her newfound urges.

For TV we have a few new Netflix Original series including Barbarians which tells the story of the historical clash between the Germanic army and their fight against Roman invaders. The Queen’s Gambit tells the story a young orphan with a gift for chess and follows her unlikely journey to stardom while grappling with addiction. And finally for TV we have season 3 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman where the former late night TV host interviews Kim Kardashian West, Robert Downey Jr., Dave Chappelle and Lizzo.

For documentaries we have Bending the Arc which follows a group of ambitious advocates whose mission to save lives in Haiti turns into a global fight for health care and justice. We also have Panoptic which looks at Lebanon as it tries to become more modern but also struggles with its history. And finally for documentaries we have Volume 2 of Unsolved Mysteries where more unsolved mysteries (who would have guessed?) are explored in the hope to find out what really happened.

For children and families this week we have the animated Halloween comedy ParaNorman where an odd local boy with a knack for communicating with the dead has to save his town from an army of invading zombies. Over the Moon is a new Netflix Film based on an old Chinese tale where a young girl builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess. And finally for our younger viewers we have a new short film of The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection where lightning splits the Magic School Bus into three pieces, before scattering the class across the globe with different versions of Ms. Frizzle aboard each bus!

As we’re heading towards Halloween you can also see a full list of all the horror films and TV shows on Netflix USA here: Halloween on Netflix USA

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:

27 New Films Streaming on Netflix USA:

Alice Junior (2019)
Beirut Oh Beirut (1975)
Bosta (2005)
Cadaver (2020) (Netflix Film)
Carol (2015) – Streaming Again
Exes Baggage (2018)
Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
Ghadi (2013)
The Hows of Us (2018)
The Hummingbird Project (2018)
I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (2020)
The Kite (2003)
Listen [Ismaii] (2017)
The Little Wars [Les petites guerres] (1982)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection (2020) (Netflix Original)
Out of Life (1991)
Over the Moon (2020) (Netflix Film)
ParaNorman (2012) – Streaming Again
Rebecca (2020) (Netflix Film)
Shattered Memories (2018) – Streaming Again
Taxi Ballad (2012)
Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)
Under the Bombs (2007) – Streaming Again
West Beirut (1999)
What Did I Mess (2018)
Yes, God, Yes (2020)
Zozo (2005)

5 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix USA:

Bending the Arc (2017)
Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis (2020)
Heritages (2014)
Panoptic (2017)
Whispers (1980)

2 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

Move (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Unsolved Mysteries (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Volume 2 Added]

5 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix USA:

Barbarians (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (2020) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
The Queen’s Gambit (2020) (Netflix Original) [Limited Series]
Start-Up (2020) (Netflix Original)
Stolen Away (2020) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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