Netflix Added 18 New Movies and Shows This Week

by @kasey__moore
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Russian Doll – Picture: Netflix

Welcome to the latest weekend roundup (see last week’s 29 new movies and shows here) of everything new that came to Netflix in the United States over the past 7 days.

If you’re not in the US, this list won’t necessarily apply to you but if you’re in the UK, we rounded up everything new for you on Friday (47 new titles total).

Due to traveling this week, there were a few titles that we didn’t get highlight in our two daily recaps. As not to forget about them, here’s a few titles you may have missed this week.


Russian Doll (Season 2)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee
Writer: Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler
Runtime: 30 min
Awards: Won 3 Primetime Emmys. 6 wins & 48 nominations total

It may sound absurd but one of the critical darlings for Netflix in 2019 returned this week for a new outing has made a miserable start in the Netflix top 10s. As of April 24th, it currently ranks as the global 27th show according to FlixPatrol. Not good barely a week in.

Therefore, we’re giving it a nod here. The second season doesn’t quite reach the same heights as the first but is still a worthy watch never-the-less. Season 2 ranks 79 on Metacritic with the first season ranking at 88.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from season 2:

“Discovering a fate even worse than endless death, this season finds Nadia and Alan delving deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations.”


Battle Kitty (Season 1)

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Matt Layzell, Gideon Adlon, Baker Terry, Grey Griffin, Robbie Daymond, Jaboukie Young-White
Writer: Matt Layzell
Runtime: 29 mins

Given the news this week that Netflix Animation may not be the creative hive for talent that it used to be, we’d highly recommend giving this series a spin given how it does push the boundary of Netflix’s interactive tech and feature some excellent storytelling.

Here’s what you can expect from the interactive series:

“Kitty and Orc brawl with monsters, beat out rivals — and need your help to move through Battle Island and become champion in this interactive adventure!”


Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (Limited Series)

Genre: Documentary, Crime
Director: Joe Berlinger
Runtime: 65 mins

Arriving on Netflix this Wednesday is the new crime documentary from Joe Berlinger who has produced the likes of Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer and The Vanish at the Cecil Hotel for Netflix.

This new doc takes a look at the serial killer John Wayne Gacy using new audio clips and interviews.


Full List of New Releases on Netflix This Week

6 New Movies Added This Week

  • All About Gila (2022) Netflix Original
  • Kuthiraivaal (2021)
  • Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event (2022) Netflix Original
  • Sun of the Soil (2019)
  • The Turning Point (2021) Netflix Original
  • White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (2022) Netflix Original

12 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Battle Kitty (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Cry Babies Magic Tears (Season 1)
  • Heartstopper (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • He’s Expecting (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Hold Tight (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Pacific Rim: The Black (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Russian Doll (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Selling Sunset (Season 5) Netflix Original
  • The Cuba Libre Story (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • The Marked Heart (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Yakamoz S-245 (Season 1 – 7 Episodes) Netflix Original

Top 10 Movies and Shows on Netflix This Week

These lists compile every movie and show to feature in the top 10s over the last 7 days.

Most-watched Shows On Netflix This Week

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Anatomy of a Scandal

  1. Anatomy of a Scandal (72 points)
  2. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (64 points)
  3. Bridgerton (53 points)
  4. Married at First Sight (49 points)
  5. Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes (38 points)
  6. Better Call Saul (33 points)
  7. The Marked Heart (27 points)
  8. Our Great National Parks (22 points)
  9. Selling Sunset (20 points)
  10. Queen of the South (17 points)
  11. CoComelon (12 points)
  12. The Fairly OddParents (10 points)
  13. Hold Tight (6 points)
  14. Heirs to the Land (6 points)
  15. Russian Doll (4 points)
  16. Inventing Anna (4 points)
  17. Heartstopper (3 points)

Most-watched Movies on Netflix This Week

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Cleaner

  1. Cleaner (71 points)
  2. Choose or Die (53 points)
  3. White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch (50 points)
  4. Shrek Forever After (49 points)
  5. Ouija: Origin of Evil (34 points)
  6. Shrek (34 points)
  7. The Adam Project (28 points)
  8. How It Ends (25 points)
  9. The Call (25 points)
  10. The Blind Side (22 points)
  11. Hop (19 points)
  12. Shrek 2 (16 points)
  13. Without a Paddle (4 points)
  14. The Taming of the Shrewd (3 points)
  15. Catch and Release (3 points)
  16. Grown Ups (3 points)
  17. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming (1 points)

What have you been watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.