What Was New on Netflix UK This Week? (28th September 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:

It has been quite a good week for additions to Netflix UK with a nice selection of films and TV series and there have even been some good additions for the younger family members which, in recent weeks, may have felt a little forgotten about by Netflix. So let us get this show on the road starting off firstly with the additions that have been most popular with our social media users.

The 14th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Doctor Strange arrived on Netflix this week; the film is an origin movie, and whilst being part of the MCU means that it has references to the other films, it also works well as a standalone film. Wonder is the story of a boy with a facial disfigurement who decides to attend a traditional school after years of being homeschooled, where he has to try to make friends while being bullied.  British film Kidulthood is set in a West London school, where a student suicide leads to the suspension of classes, giving a clique of tough-as-nails teens free rein over the concrete jungle they call home. Netflix Original sitcom Norsemen [Vikingane] has had its second season added this week and takes a comical look at the hectic lives of The Vikings of Norheim.

A few films worthy of watching this weekend are Ouija: Origin of Evil this prequel to the 2014 film Ouija is directed by Mike Flanagan and sees a fake medium’s daughter try to contact her father through an ouija board. Indonesian-language horror film The 3rd Eye [Mata Batin] sees Alia consult a psychic, who opens her eyes to the vengeful ghosts haunting their childhood home. Finally for films this week we have British thriller Top Dog, where, when a family man and soccer “casuals” leader runs afoul of a local crime boss, their subsequent conflict quickly escalates into a violent street war.

Whilst only two documentaries were added this week they are both equally worth a mention, Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane documents how two priests – one from Dunblane, Scotland, the other from Newtown, Connecticut, bond over school tragedies that occurred 16 years apart. I have already watched this and it is very movingly done and well worth a watch if you have a spare half hour but, make sure you have some tissues handy as it is a tear jerker. In Two Catalonias [Dos Cataluñas] Lawmakers and activists with conflicting ideologies speak about the complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain.

My picks of this weeks TV Series are The Good Place where new episodes from season 3 will be added weekly every Friday. Somewhere Between is an American mystery in which a local news producer is given one chance to relive a deadly week and stop a serial killer. If she fails, she’ll lose her daughter forever. In the Netflix Original Made in Mexico, Mexico City socialites lead opulent lives, but a peek behind the curtain reveals a tangled web of intrigue, envy, and personal struggles. Finally for something a little different we have the Thai rom-com Oh My Ghost which sees a skilled but timid chef is possessed by a sassy spirit, her newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush, a culinary hotshot.

Last but not least this week we have the kids’ additions  including the third series of the Netflix Original animation Skylanders Academy. The ever-popular giant purple dinosaur Barney has joined Netflix with his series Barney: Planes, Trains, and Cars. Also added for slightly older viewers this week was the 2007 film Nim’s Island, a young island-dwelling girl reaches out to her favourite author when she loses contact with her father who is at sea. Disney’s Queen of Katwe also arrived this week, Bolstered by a devoted mentor, 9-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi takes aim at becoming a chess champion in this drama based on a true story. Finally for kids this week Fred: The Movie is streaming again – all I can bring myself to say about this film is it is very annoying, but for some reason unbeknownst to most adults kids, seem to like it!

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:

23 New Films Streaming on Netflix UK:

The 3rd Eye [Mata Batin] (2018) (Netflix Original)
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
5CM (2012)
American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
Animal World (2018)
The Anomaly (2014) – Streaming Again
Dead Man Walking (1995) – Streaming Again
Doctor Strange (2016)
Fred: The Movie (2010) – Streaming Again
Hold the Dark (2018) (Netflix Original)
Honey 2 (2011)
How to Be Single (2016)
Julieta (2016)
Kidulthood (2006)
Nim’s Island (2008)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Single (2015)
The Sinking Of Van Der Wijck (2013)
Top Dog (2014) – Streaming Again
Weeds on Fire (2016)
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) – Streaming Again
Wonder (2017)

2 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix UK:

Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane (2018) (Netflix Original)
Two Catalonias [Dos Cataluñas] (2018) (Netflix Original)

3 New Documentary Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Chef’s Table (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Volume 5 Added]
Follow This (2019) (Netflix Original) [Part 2 Added]
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]

10 New TV Series Streaming on Netflix UK:

Barney: Planes, Trains, and Cars (2011)
El marginal (2016) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Forest of Piano [Piano no Mori] (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
The Good Place (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [New episode coming on Friday]
Made in Mexico (2018) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]
Norsemen [Vikingane] (2016) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Oh My Ghost (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes Coming Tues. and Wed.]
Reboot: The Guardian Code (2018) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 2 Added]
Skylanders Academy (2017) (Netflix Original) [New Episodes] [Season 3 Added]
Somewhere Between (2017) (Netflix Original) [Season 1 Added]

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