Netflix Added 29 New Movies and Shows This Week

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Van Helsing’s final season is now on Netflix – Picture: Syfy

Welcome to another weekly roundup of everything new on Netflix in the US. If you missed any of our daily recaps or just want a refresher on what’s now streaming, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the new releases on Netflix between April 11th and April 17th, 2022.

Want to go back further? See Netflix’s 30 additions last week here or view an expanded version of this list via our new releases on Netflix hub.

New on Netflix This Weekend

It’s actually been a pretty busy weekend for new releases on Netflix US. So let’s recap the best new picks:

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso
Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Juliet Snowden
Runtime: 99 min

Headlining our top movie picks for the week this week is a Mike Flanagan classic (the director behind The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass) that gives a new lease of life to the franchise following the poorly received 2014 movie.

This entry is set in the last 1960s in Los Angeles where a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home. Of course, that goes about as well as expected.

The Hollywood Reporter generally praised the movie upon release saying it does a lot to succeed where the previous movie didn’t but added that the final section falters.


Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic
Runtime: 43 min

In recent weeks we’ve seen a couple of NBCUniversal shows drop their final seasons onto Netflix and now it’s the turn of Van Helsing, the Syfy series that doesn’t get nearly enough credit for what it set out to achieve.

Now that all five seasons are on Netflix, it makes it a perfect binge-watch for anyone wanting to watch a show with a start, middle, and end.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix This Week

7 New Movies Added This Week

  • Choose or Die (2022) Netflix Original
  • Man of God (2022) Netflix Original
  • Night Drive (2022)
  • One Piece Film Z (2012)
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
  • Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
  • The Taming of the Shrewd (2022) Netflix Original

22 New TV Series Added This Week

  • African Knock Out Show (Season 1)
  • Almost Happy (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Anatomy of a Scandal (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Falling Into Your Smile (Season 1)
  • Hard Cell (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Heirs to the Land (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Jump like a Witch (Season 1)
  • LEGO City (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO: City Adventures (Seasons 1-3)
  • Mai: A Mother’s Rage (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Married at First Sight (Season 10)
  • My Liberation Notes (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Blues (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Great National Parks (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Smother-in-Law (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (Season 1)
  • The Creature Cases (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 1-3)
  • Top Boy: Summerhouse (Season 1 – Streaming Again)
  • Ultraman (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Top 10 Movies and Shows on Netflix This Week

Note: due to circumstances beyond our control – these lists are Saturday to Saturday and not Sunday to Sunday.

Top Movies on Netflix US This Week

  1. Without a Paddle (62 points)
  2. Shrek Forever After (59 points)
  3. The Call (58 points)
  4. Four Brothers (57 points)
  5. Catch and Release (45 points)
  6. Cleaner (40 points)
  7. The Blind Side (30 points)
  8. Monster-in-Law (18 points)
  9. Furioza (15 points)
  10. Molly’s Game (12 points)
  11. Choose or Die (9 points)
  12. Shrek (8 points)
  13. Return to Space (6 points)
  14. Hop (5 points)
  15. Metal Lords (4 points)
  16. The Adam Project (4 points)
  17. Blow (4 points)
  18. The Rental (2 points)
  19. Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (1 point)
  20. The Bubble (1 point)

Top Shows on Netflix US This Week

  1. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (80 points)
  2. Bridgerton (71 points)
  3. Queen of the South (57 points)
  4. Better Call Saul (53 points)
  5. CoComelon (37 points)
  6. Elite (32 points)
  7. Inventing Anna (30 points)
  8. Our Great National Parks (23 points)
  9. Is It Cake? (22 points)
  10. Married at First Sight (10 points)
  11. Anatomy of a Scandal (9 points)
  12. Green Eggs and Ham (7 points)
  13. Pieces Of Her (1 point)

If you want some movie recommendations – check out our list of the best new movies on Netflix for the Easter weekend.

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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.