Netflix Added 28 New Movies and Series This Week: April 23rd, 2023

Your full recap of all the new releases on Netflix plus what's been trending in the Netflix top 10s.

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It’s the end of the week, meaning it’s time to look back at all the new movies and series that hit Netflix over the last seven days, and highlight some of the new titles that landed over the weekend. Finally, we’ll take a look at the movies and series that have been charting best in the Netflix top 10s.

Looking ahead to next week, the major new titles lined up include the latest season of Sweet Tooth, plus the final seasons of Workin’ Moms and Firefly Lane.

As always, you can find an expanded version of what’s new on Netflix and all of our daily roundups via our New on Netflix hub.

Best New Movies and Series on Netflix This Week

A Tourist’s Guide to Love (2023)

Rating: TV-PG
Language: English
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Director: Steven K. Tsuchida
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Lý, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Glynn Sweet, Alexa Povah
Writer: Eirene Donohue
Runtime: 96 min / 1h 36m

Netflix’s big new movie for the weekend is the latest Rachel Leigh Cook romance movie that takes place primarily in Vietnam.

The story follows an American travel executive checking out the location as part of her job when she meets and strikes up an off-the-cuff relationship with a tour guide.

In our review on Friday, we gave the movie a PAUSE rating concluding, “If you are a TV movie junkie who loves the combo of Rachael Leigh Cook and travel documentaries, this one’s for you. But if you have a more refined palette for top-shelf rom-coms, you might think twice before you jump into this movie.”

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)

Rating: PG-13
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Runtime: 144 min / 2h 24m

As we first announced last week, Sony’s recent theatrical release of Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody hits Netflix as part of the first window deal.

Here’s what you can expect from the new musical biopic:

“This complex portrait of the incomparable Whitney Houston follows the singer’s stunning ascent from New Jersey choir girl to international superstar.”

The movie will now remain on Netflix for the next 18 months.

If you’re looking to sign up to Netflix specifically to watch the new Whitney Houston biopic, be warned that you can only do so on Netflix’s premium tiers. In other words, you’ll need a tier above the ad-tier as it’s unavailable to stream there.

Rough Diamonds (Season 1)

Number of episodes: 8
Rating: TV-MA
Language: Flemish
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Cast: Kevin Janssens, Ini Massez, Robby Cleiren, Dudu Fisher, Yona Elian, Jeroen Van der Ven
Runtime: 51 mins

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Finally, this weekend’s international highlight is Rough Diamonds, a new crime thriller originating out of Belgium.

Eight episodes will see you following a prodigal son who sends his family’s empire into crushing debt, and his estranged brother returns to Antwerp’s diamond district to pick up the pieces.

It’s a mix of Succession, Shtisel, Deadwind and The Killing and, thus far, has received pretty good reviews on IMDb 

Full List of New Movies and Shows Added to Netflix This Week

13 New Movies Added This Week

  • A Tourist’s Guide to Love (2023) Netflix Original
  • Bangarang (2021)
  • Chhota Bheem and the Return of Dragar (2022)
  • Chokehold (2023) Netflix Original
  • How High 2 (2019)
  • Longest Third Date (2023) Netflix Original
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always (2023) Netflix Original
  • One More Time (2023) Netflix Original
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • The Fisherman’s Diary (2020)
  • The Mustang (2019)
  • The Snowman (2017)
  • Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022)

15 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Ada Twist, Scientist (Season 4) Netflix Original
  • Better Call Saul (Season 6)
  • Chhota Bheem (Season 7)
  • Chimp Empire (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Doctor Cha (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Ex-Addicts Club (Season 1 ) Netflix Original
  • How to Get Rich (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Indian Matchmaking (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Light the Wild (Season 1)
  • Oggy Oggy (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Rough Diamonds (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Diplomat (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Marked Heart (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Tooth Pari: When Love Bites (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Welcome to Eden (Season 2) Netflix Original

1 New Mobile Game Added This Week

  • Mighty Quest Rogue Palace (iOS, Android) – Hunt for epic loot. Battle big bosses. Hack and slash through a mad maze, and prepare to die — a lot.

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  1. The Snowman (69 points)
  2. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (62 points)
  3. The Lorax (41 points)
  4. The Mustang (40 points)
  5. Matilda (32 points)
  6. The Best Man Holiday (31 points)
  7. The Last Stand (20 points)
  8. Shrek Forever After (20 points)
  9. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always (19 points)
  10. A Tourist’s Guide to Love (18 points)
  11. The Best Man Holiday (14 points)
  12. The Mustang (13 points)
  13. Queens on the Run (13 points)
  14. Chupa (9 points)
  15. Murder Mystery 2 (5 points)
  16. Sing 2 (4 points)
  17. Inside Man (2 points)

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  1. Beef (63 points)
  2. Love Is Blind (62 points)
  3. The Night Agent (47 points)
  4. Florida Man (43 points)
  5. Better Call Saul (35 points)
  6. The Diplomat (30 points)
  7. All American: Homecoming (25 points)
  8. American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing (19 points)
  9. The Marked Heart (17 points)
  10. Obsession (13 points)
  11. How to Get Rich (12 points)
  12. Indian Matchmaking (6 points)
  13. Queenmaker (6 points)
  14. Better Call Saul (5 points)
  15. Hoarders (5 points)
  16. How to Get Rich (2 points)
  17. Hatfields & McCoys (2 points)

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

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.