New This Week on Netflix (February 22nd, 2019)

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Happy Friday! It’s that time of the week where we round up all the new titles that have hit Netflix this week and take a look at a few highlights.

Happy weekend, streamers. Have you had enough of this dreary month? If you’re stuck inside with a rainy weekend, what better way could you spend your time than watching a few titles on Netflix?

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

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The Prince is streaming now on Netflix.

Paddleton Netflix Original

I can’t sugar coat this. This film is quite a bleak affair. Ray Romano and Mark Duplass play Andy and Michael, best friends who live in apartments close to each other and do basically everything together. When Michael gets the news that he has terminal cancer he decides that rather than go through a hopeless course of chemo and radiation, he wants to end his life before the pain becomes overwhelming. He asks his closest friend Andy to be there for him. There is a road trip involved, but it doesn’t take the usual turns we see played out in these situations. The trailer makes it out to be a bit of a cheeky last ride. It is not. It’s all a bit of a build up for the inevitable ending we all know is coming but just don’t want to see. It’s wonderfully acted and, if you can handle it, it’s worth your time.

Studio 54 (2018)

The last thing the world needs is another boozy, drug-fueled send-up of Studio 54. We have seen the movies (and there have been plenty) that glamorize the life, the celebrities, and the outrageous stunts. I was honestly prepared to not like this film, but it takes more of a look at the people behind the magic, where it began, how it changed America, and what happened when it all came toppling down. Interviews with people from the doorman to the original partner put a much more personalized spin on what usually turns out to be a glossy, shallow look at the wonderland.

Chef’s Table: Volume 6 Netflix Original

Netflix’s stunning foodie show is back with new stories, more food, and an even more personal look at what we eat and who we are. The show has evolved quite a bit over the years and now, more than ever, it takes into account the people involved, their cultures, and what drives them. It goes without saying the cinematography is as stunning as ever.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:

16 New Movies Added This Week

Black Sea (2014)
Firebrand (2019) Netflix Original
Genius (2018)
Paddleton (2019) Netflix Original
Paris Is Us (2018) Netflix Original
Postcards from London (2018)
Shonar Pahar (2018)
Spy Kids 4-D: All the Time in the World (2011)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
The Drug King (2019) Netflix Original
The Intent 2: The Come Up (2018)
The Prince (2014)
The Super (2017)
The Unknown Known (2013)
Transformer (2017)
Trespass Against Us (2016)

10 New TV Series Added This Week

Chef’s Table (Volume 6) Netflix Original
Go! Vive a Tu Manera (Season 1) Netflix Original
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 2 – Episode 2) Netflix Original
Rebellion (Season 2) Netflix Original
Suburra: Blood on Rome (Season 2) Netflix Original
The 2000s (Season 1)
The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Season 2) Netflix Original
The Kindness Diaries (Season 2)
Workin’ Moms (Season 1) Netflix Original
Z4 (Season 2)

1 New Documentaries/Docuseries Added This Week

Studio 54 (2018)

New Stand-up Specials Added This Week

Bert Kreischer: The Machine (2016)
Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff (2001)

New This Week on Netflix (February 22nd, 2019)

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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.