New This Week on Netflix: August 17th, 2018

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There are so many great things streaming this weekend on Netflix!

Happy weekend! You made it through another week which means you definitely need some downtime with your bestie Netflix. There’s a multitude of fantastic titles just waiting for you, perfect for beating the end of summer heat.

A couple of older titles that deserve a mention are No Country For Old Men and Wish I Was Here. No Country For Old Men stars Javier Bardem as a killer on the trailer of a man who steals the cash left from the remains of a grisly drug deal gone wrong. That movie gave me nightmares. It’s incredible. Watch it. Wish I Was Here stars Zach Braff as a father struggling to support his family. When he decides to homeschool his children, he discovers himself and his family.

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Below are my picks for the week. As with each list, I have seen them all and would personally recommend them.

This week’s bonus: A stand-alone re-release of Party Monster: Scratching The Surface. Fans of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt won’t want to miss this mockumentary from Season 4.

For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

Evan Almighty is streaming now on Netflix.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix Original

Netflix knows how to do teen drama. Based on the novel of the same name, Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved (five in all) are mysteriously mailed out.


Christian Bale stars as an Army Captain forced to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Along the way, they come across a widow who has lost her entire family. During the journey, they must come together to survive the land and the danger around them.

Magic For Humans Netflix Original 

This amusing show stars magician Justin Willman who combines magic and comedy in this fun new reality series.

Disenchantment: Season 1 Netflix Original

This new animated comedy series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening revolves around a hard-drinking princess searching for happiness. Along with her two unusual side-kicks (an elf and a demon), the princess embarks on usual adventures.

Complete List Of New Titles Added This Week


No Country for Old Men (2007)

The Nut Job (2014)

Alexander: The Ultimate Cut

What’s Your Raashee? (2009)

Something New (2006)

Public Schooled (2017)

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate (2018)

Hostiles (2017)

Wish I Was Here (2014)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix Original

The Young Vagabond (1985)

The Stray (2017)

The Motive (2017)

The Mad Monk (1993)

The Bare-Footed Kid (1993)

Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin (Two Champions of Death) (1980)

Shark Busters (2002)

Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)

Return To The 36th Chamber (1980)

Painted Faces (1929)

Mahjong Heroes (1981)

Look Out, Officer (1990)

Lifeline (1997)

Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

Evan Almighty (2007)

Disciples Of The 36th Chamber (1985)

Casino Tycoon 2 (Do sing daai hang II ji ji juen mo dik) (1992)

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2017)

TV Series

Las muñecas de la mafia (Season 1)

El Cartel

El Cartel 2 (Season 1)

Splash and Bubbles (Season 2)

The 100 (Season 5)

Ultraviolet (Season 1) Netflix Original

Stay Here (Season 1) Netflix Original

Spirit Riding Free (Season 6) Netflix Original

Save Our Shelter (Season 1)

Magic for Humans (Season 1) Netflix Original

Lords and Ladles (Season 2)

Disenchantment (Season 1) Netflix Original


Party Monster: Scratching the Surface (Mockumentary) Netflix Original 


Yoo Byung Jae: Discomfort Zone (2018) Netflix Original

New This Week on Netflix: August 17th, 2018

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.