The best new movies and shows on Netflix today: August 18, 2022

This week marks a fruitful week for Netflix
, as many new movies and TV shows will be added to the streaming service’s digital library every day. And today is no exception, as three new options are available to subscribers. If we include what was added to Netflix yesterday, that brings the total to eight.

Let’s go through each of the new movies and shows that were added yesterday and today. Besides that, at the bottom of the article, you can find a full list of every new show coming to Netflix this week.

If you want recommendations on the best movies and shows to watch on Netflix this week, check out my list here. And if you want recommendations for all the other major streaming lists, there’s this list too.

In the mind of a cat

Cat experts dive into the mind of the feline to reveal the true abilities of the leaping animal in this captivating and cuddly documentary.

He-Man and the Master of the Universe: Season 3

Powerful teenager Adam and his heroic team of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull and their destiny to defend Eternia from the sinister Skeletor.

Tekken: Bloodline: Season 1

After losing his home to the mighty enemy Ogre, the short-tempered Jin Kazama trains with his zealous grandfather Heihachi Mishima as he awaits his chance for revenge before the third King of Iron Fist tournament.

Look both ways

On the eve of graduating from college, Natalie’s life diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood in her hometown of Texas, the other in which she moves in Los Angeles to pursue his career.

High heat

When clues to his brother’s murder lead Poncho to a fire brigade, he joins her to investigate further and finds romance, family…and a serial killer.

Junior Baking Show: Season 6

Britain’s best young bakers, aged 9 to 12, take part in the prestigious baking competition to put their skills to the test to crown Britain’s best young baker.


A party prince and a former tabloid writer begin to develop feelings for each other.

Unsuspected: Season 1

Scammed by the same playboy, three women and their families go to his mansion for answers and must stay for an inquest into his death.

Every new movie and show on Netflix this week

  • Ancient Aliens: Season 4 (August 15)
  • Deepa & Anoop (August 15)
  • Learn to swim (August 15)
  • Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist (August 16)
  • High Heat (August 17)
  • Junior Baking Show: Season 6 (August 17)
  • Look Both Ways (August 17)
  • Royalteen (August 17)
  • Unsuspected (August 17)
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (August 18)
  • In the Mind of a Cat (August 18)
  • Tekken: Bloodline (August 18)
  • The Cuphead Show! : 2nd part (August 19)
  • Echoes (August 19)
  • The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) (August 19)
  • Glow Up: Season 4 (August 19)
  • Cleo (August 19)
  • The Next 365 Days (August 19)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Scar’s Revenge (August 20)

Alfonso E. Cramer