Netflix added 29 new movies and shows this week

The final season of Van Helsing is now on Netflix – Picture: Syfy

Welcome to another weekly roundup of everything new on Netflix in the US. If you missed one of our daily recaps or just want a refresher on what’s currently streaming, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything new on Netflix between April 11 and April 17, 2022.

Want to go back further? Check out Netflix’s 30 additions from the past week here or check out an expanded version of this list via our new releases on the Netflix hub.


New on Netflix this weekend

It was actually quite a busy weekend for new releases on Netflix US. So let’s recap the best new picks:

Ouija board: the origin of evil (2016)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalize Basso
Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Juliette Snowden
Duration: 99 minutes

Headlining our top movie picks for the week this week is a classic from Mike Flanagan (the director behind The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass) which breathes new life into the franchise after the poorly received 2014 film.

This entry is set in late 1960s Los Angeles where a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance con business by inviting an evil presence into their home. Of course, it goes as well as expected.

The Hollywood Reporter generally praised the film upon release saying it does a lot to succeed where the previous film did not, but added that the last section falters.


Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic
Duration: 43 minutes

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a few NBCUniversal shows drop their final seasons on Netflix and now it’s the turn of Van Helsingthe Syfy series that doesn’t get enough credit for what it set out to achieve.

Now that all five seasons are on Netflix, that makes it a perfect watch for anyone who wants to watch a show with a beginning, middle, and end.


Full list of what’s new on Netflix this week

7 new movies added this week

  • Choose or Die (2022) Netflix Original
  • Man of God (2022) Netflix Original
  • Night Driving (2022)
  • Movie One Piece Z (2012)
  • Ouija board: the origin of evil (2016)
  • Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
  • Taming the Evil One (2022) Netflix Original

22 new TV series added this week

  • African Knock Out Show (Season 1)
  • Almost Happy (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Anatomy of a Scandal (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Falling Into Your Smile (Season 1)
  • Hard Cell (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Heirs of the Earth (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Jump like a witch (Season 1)
  • LEGO City (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO: City Adventures (Seasons 1-3)
  • May: A Mother’s Wrath (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Married at First Sight (Season 10)
  • My Release Notes (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Blues (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Great National Parks (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Stepmother (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (Season 1)
  • The Creature Cases (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Fairly Odd Parents (Seasons 1-3)
  • Top Boy: Summerhouse (Season 1 – Streaming Again)
  • Ultraman (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Top 10 movies and shows on Netflix this week

Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, these listings are Saturday-Saturday, not Sunday-Sunday.

Top movies on Netflix US this week

  1. Without paddle (62 points)
  2. Shrek forever after (59)
  3. The call (58)
  4. Four brothers (57)
  5. Catch and release (45 points)
  6. Cleaner (40)
  7. The blind side (30)
  8. Monster in law (18)
  9. Furioza (15)
  10. Molly’s game (12)
  11. Choose or die (9)
  12. Shrek (8 points)
  13. Return to space (6)
  14. Jump (5 points)
  15. Metal Lords (4)
  16. The Adam Project (4 points)
  17. Blow (4)
  18. Rental (2 points)
  19. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (1 point)
  20. The Bubble (1 point)

Top shows on Netflix US this week

  1. The ultimatum: get married or move on (80 points)
  2. Bridgerton (71 points)
  3. Queen of the South (57)
  4. You better call Saul (53)
  5. CoComelon (37 points)
  6. Elite (32)
  7. Invent Anna (30)
  8. Our major national parks (23 points)
  9. Is it cake? (22 dots)
  10. Married at first sight (10)
  11. Anatomy of a Scandal (9 points)
  12. Green eggs and ham (7)
  13. Pieces of her (1 point)

If you want movie recommendations, check out our list of the best new movies on Netflix for Easter weekend.

Alfonso E. Cramer