Netflix added 67 new movies and shows this week

Blair Witch is now on Netflix – Picture: Lionsgate

Happy 4th of July weekend! Netflix has a bunch of new releases for you this week, including a few new drops over the weekend as well. We’ll be reviewing all the new movies and shows, but we’ll also be checking out what’s been trending in Netflix’s US top 10 throughout the week.

Thanks to the first of the month, we had a lot of new movies added as licensed titles from Warner Bros. and Sony to renew. Next week should have fewer titles (over 20 are currently scheduled), but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing decent to watch.

OK, let’s get to our top picks of the weekend, the full list, and trending on Netflix this week.

What’s on Netflix this weekend

Blair Witch (2016)

Gender: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid
Writer: Simon Barrette
Duration: 89 minutes

Six years ago, Lionsgate rebooted The Blair Witch Project to mixed reaction with the RottenTomatoes consensus saying at the time it was a “late reworking of the original”.

The horror movie stayed true to the original by having a low budget but unlike the original, it didn’t live up to expectations.

Still, if you’re a horror fan, you should immediately add this one to your queue.

The art of incarceration (2021)

Gender: Documentary
Director: Alex Siddons
Cast: Jack Charles, Robby Wirramanda, Christopher Austin
Writer: Christopher Austin, Alex Siddons, Robby Wirramanda
Duration: 81 minutes

If you’re looking for a new documentary that covers something definitely not about your daily life, this one should definitely be on your list.

“At the Fulham Correctional Centre, incarcerated Aboriginal artists examine the cycle of imprisonment as they prepare for an upcoming exhibition.”

It’s an interesting title for Netflix nerds in the sense that it’s not listed or treated as a Netflix Original despite Netflix apparently taking care of promoting the documentary with the download of the tape -announcement on its own YouTube channel.

Oh my baby (Season 1)

Gender: Drama, Romance
Cast: Jang Na-ra, Ko Jun, Park Byung-eun, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Hye-ok, Cho Hee-bong
Duration: 60 minutes

This one comes from Studio Dragon and Studio & New. It first aired on tvN in 2020 but is now coming to Netflix in its entirety.

Here’s what you can expect:

“On the verge of 40 and single, a magazine editor aims to bypass marriage and jump right into the baby and happiness part of her story.”

The sixteen episodes of Oh my baby are now streaming on Netflix.

Full list of new releases added to Netflix this week

Now, here’s the full plain text version of what’s new on Netflix this week. For an expanded list with artwork, trailers, cast, directors and more, head over to our new releases on the Netflix hub.

54 new movies added this week

  • A Call to Spy (2019)
  • Barefoot (2014)
  • BEAUTY (2022) Netflix Original
  • Big Daddy (1999)
  • Blair Witch (2016)
  • Thunderstruck (2022) Netflix Original
  • Blue Jasmine (2013)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Can’t Stop, I Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (2017)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Chip and Potato: Chip’s Holiday (2022) Netflix Original
  • Contraband (2012)
  • Cristela Alonzo: The Middle Class (2022) Netflix Original
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Fall Around Her (2018)
  • Final score (2018)
  • Be Smart (2008)
  • GoodFellas (1990)
  • Hancock (2008)
  • Here Comes the Boom (2012)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • LOL (2012)
  • Major (2022)
  • Major (2022)
  • Major (2022)
  • Mandela: a long road to freedom (2013)
  • Mean Girls (2004)
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • Old School (2003)
  • Operation Romeo (2022)
  • Police Academy (1984)
  • Rumble: The Indians Who Shook the World (2017)
  • Semi Pro (2008)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
  • Snatched (2000)
  • The Art of Incarceration (2021)
  • The Blind Side (2009)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • The Interpreter (2005)
  • The Elevator (2019)
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • The terminal (2004)
  • Vampires (1998)
  • Visaranai (2015)
  • Wanted (2008)
  • Wild Card (2015)
  • Wyatt Earp (1994)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

13 new TV series added this week

  • Afrobeats: the backstory (season 1)
  • Alone (Season 7)
  • BASTARD? -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy- (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Cafe Minamdang (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Morphele (Season 3)
  • Oh my baby (Season 1)
  • Pirate Gold of Adak Island (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Power of the Sea (Season 1)
  • Sharkdog (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Stranger Things (Season 4 – Volume 2) Netflix Original
  • The Upshaws (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Top Gear (2 seasons)

Most popular movies on Netflix US this week

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Sing 2 – Image: Illumination / Universal Images

While The Man From Toronto was the top global film this week, in the US Illuminations Sing 2 (which is coming to Netflix under a legacy deal) topped Netflix’s US top 10. It coincides almost perfectly with the theatrical release of Illuminations Minions: The Rise of Gru which will also be heading to Netflix, but under a different deal.

  1. Sing 2 (77)
  2. Toronto man (75)
  3. The mist (60)
  4. Scramble (45)
  5. Retrace (44 points)
  6. Love and ice cream (43 points)
  7. Spider head (27)
  8. He (19 points)
  9. Wildcard (12 points)
  10. Old School (10)
  11. Chickenhare and the Dark Hamster (10)
  12. Contraband (6 points)
  13. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (3 points)
  14. The Dark Knight Rises (3)
  15. Beauty (2 points)
  16. Half time (2 points)
  17. Thunderstruck (1 point)
  18. Zero Dark Thirty (1 point)

The most popular shows on Netflix US this week

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Image: Netflix/Universal TV

Like the rest of the world, The Umbrella Academy managed to beat Stranger Things although its reign at the top shouldn’t last long.

Elsewhere, the docuseries starring William Shatner has defied expectations (it was unexpectedly added to Netflix on June 21) and has been dominating the top 10 ever since.

Thanks to a rather divisive nature and some negative headlines, Snowflake Mountain continued its rise up the charts this week in the United States.

To finish, Zoe 101 is the only title in Nickelodeon’s new batch of classics to reach the top 10 overall.

  1. The Umbrella Academy (77)
  2. Stranger Things (75)
  3. The unexplained (60)
  4. Snowflake Mountain (50)
  5. Legacy (46)
  6. All Americans (37 points)
  7. The Upshaws (28)
  8. Grey’s Anatomy (20)
  9. Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area (13 points)
  10. Lincoln’s Lawyer (11)
  11. Adak Island Pirate Gold (10)
  12. Zoe 101 (9 points)
  13. Be gentle: pray and obey (3 points)
  14. Pretending Web: Death, Lies and the Internet (1 point)

If you want to see what’s been trending on Netflix globally throughout the week, check out our top 100 here.

Alfonso E. Cramer