New Releases on Netflix Australia (July 6th 2018)

Featured American Beauty, Notting Hill and Doc Martin

There’s been a huge release to Netflix Australia this week with 151 titles added. We’re going to pick three for special mention (just some of our favourites) but that doesn’t really do things justice. Best you run through the list and make some choices of your own.

Since Notting Hill is a favourite location for Australians visiting London, it seems like a good place to start. Spoiler alert: this isn’t a tourist guide. ‘Notting Hill‘ is a romcom in the best British tradition pure and simple. The comedy is warm and charming rather than laugh out loud funny although Spike has his moments. This is a story about social opposites; let’s face many boy meets girl stories are. Romeo and Juliet weren’t exactly a match. The end of the movie is entirely predictable. That’s not the point. It’s the route that the movie takes to get to that end which is so delightful. The acting is great, the directing is great, the screenplay is great and the soundtrack perfectly chosen. Don’t miss it.

American Beauty‘ is a unique film and this is the role for which Kevin Spacey won his best actor Oscar. Dealing with very adult issues, the film was rated R and, yes, this is an adult movie.  But the strong sexuality, language, drug content and violence are far from gratuitous and all add to the depth of the story. There are those who find comedy in American Beauty but the grim conclusion gives the lie to this. This was Sam Mendes directorial debut and what a debut. He won the Best Director Oscar at first attempt and the movie picked up 5 Oscars in total out of 8 nominations. Arguably, it dwarfs his later work. An excellent cast, excellent directing and an excellent screenplay deliver a truly thought provoking film.

If you’re a fan of British comedy drama, you’ll love ‘Doc Martin‘. While this month’s release is series 6, there are 8 so far and the 9th has been announced. Martin Clunes play the eponymous Doc Martin, a socially dysfunctional but brilliant and successful surgeon who now works in a small village. The recurring theme is the awkward love affair between the doctor and the head of the local school. But this is set against the doctors interaction with the villagers who, of course, all have extraordinary characters. Basically, the Brits have forgotten more about how to do this stuff than the Americans will ever know.

Let us know what you think.

151 new titles added to Netflix Australia.

New Movie

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • A Complicated Story (2013)
  • Adventures of Omanakuttan (2017)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • American Reunion (2012)
  • Anastasia (1997)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
  • Angamaly Diaries (2017)
  • Anthony Kaun Hai? (2006)
  • Battleship (2012)
  • Bridesmaid (2011)
  • Bring It On Again (2004)
  • Cappuccino (2017)
  • Case 39 (2009)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Chalte Chalte (2003)
  • Cherry Returns (2016)
  • Chicken Kokkachi (2017)
  • Daffedar (2017)
  • Deewana Main Deewana (2013)
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)
  • Duck Butter (2018)
  • Evan Almighty (2006)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • Everybody’s Fine (2016)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Finding Mr. Right (2013)
  • Gemini (2018)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Hondros (2017)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
  • I Am Kalam (2010)
  • In This Corner of the World (2016)
  • Jack Reacher (2012)
  • Kaviyude Osyath (2017)
  • King of Peking (2018)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994)
  • Loving Annabelle (2006)
  • Ma Chu Ka (2017)
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Mohawk (2017)
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
  • My Birthday Song (2018)
  • Namastey London (2007)
  • No Strings Attached (2011)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Nurses Who Kill (2016)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Our Shining Days (2017)
  • Paathi (2017)
  • Pareeth Pandaari (2017)
  • Paulettante Veedu (2016)
  • Paying Guests (2009)
  • Pineapple Express (2008)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Rush Hour 3 (2007)
  • Sarvopari Palakkaran (2017)
  • Secret (2007)
  • Snowtime! (2015)
  • Socha Na Tha (2005)
  • Solo (Malayalam version) (2017)
  • Soul Robbers (2015)
  • Step Up 3 (2010)
  • Step Up: Revolution (2012)
  • Superbad (2007)
  • Surviving the Game (1994)
  • Sweet Virginia (2017)
  • Taking Lives (2004)
  • Tammy (2014)
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  • The Eagle (2011)
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • The Feels (2018)
  • The Great Father (2017)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
  • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Maus (2017)
  • The Music of Silence (2017)
  • The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth (2017)
  • The Sitter (2011)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  • The Wiggles, Apples and Bananas (2014)
  • The Wiggles, Emma! (2015)
  • The Wiggles, Furry Tales (2013)
  • The Wiggles, Nursery Rhymes (2016)
  • The Wiggles, Rock and Roll Preschool (2014)
  • The Wiggles, Take Off (2013)
  • The Wiggles, Wiggle House (2014)
  • The Wiggles: Dial E for Emma (2016)
  • Theeram (2017)
  • This Is 40 (2012)
  • This Is the End (2013)
  • Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010)
  • Viswasapoorvam Mansoor (2017)
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
  • We, the Marines (2017)
  • White Fang (2018)
  • Wild Child (2008)
  • Zoo (2018)

New TV Series

  • Anne with an E (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Booba (Season 1)
  • Bridal Mask (Season 1)
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 5) Netflix Original
  • Comedy High School (Season 1)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 3)
  • Dark Net (Season 2)
  • Dharmakshetra (Season 1)
  • Doc Martin (Season 6)
  • Fate/EXTRA Last Encore (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • First Team: Juventus (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Free Rein (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (Season 3)
  • Good Girls (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Good Witch (Season 4)
  • Hormones (Season 3)
  • Jane The Virgin (Season 4)
  • Line of Duty (Season 4)
  • Peter Rabbit (Season 1)
  • Project Runway (Season 2)
  • Raja Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan (Season 1)
  • Sacred Games (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Samantha! (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Shameless UK (Seasons 1-10)
  • Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (Season 1)

New Documentaries

  • 100 Days Of Solitude (2018)
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017)
  • Heavy Rescue: 401 (Season 1)
  • How the Universe Works (Season 1)
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Killer in the Family (Season 1)
  • NOVA: 15 Years of Terror (2016)
  • NOVA: CyberWar Threat (2015)
  • NOVA: Inside Einstein’s Mind (2015)
  • NOVA: Life’s Rocky Start (2016)
  • NOVA: Memory Hackers (2016)
  • NOVA: Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes (2013)
  • NOVA: Rise of the Robots (2017)
  • NOVA: School of the Future (2016)
  • NOVA: Search for the Super Battery (2017)
  • NOVA: Why Trains Crash (2017)
  • Somebody Feed Phil (Part 2) Netflix Original
  • What We Started (2017)

New Standup Specials

  • Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same (2012)
  • Bo Burnham: what. (2013)
  • Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse (2012)
  • Luciano Mellera: Infantiloide (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Comedy Lineup (Part 1)

 

Tim Colman

Tim helped co-found What's on Netflix with Kasey back in 2013 after a career in publishing covering both the skiing and the scuba diving sectors. Tim loves the older movies and cult classics which shines through in his features and top movies list. Tim also maintains the central database for What's on Netflix driving the A-Z library. Tim resides in Norwich, UK.