New This Week on Netflix: February 9th, 2018

Have you recovered from the Super Bowl? Netflix certainly surprised us all with the revelation of their new original movie The Cloverfield Paradox during the game. They not only revealed the trailer during the action but then released the movie after the game. Take THAT, This Is Us. 

If you’re feeling a little deflated after all the excitement from the big game, take heart. Netflix has all the thrills, romance, and make-over magic you need to keep you going this weekend.


The Ritual Netflix Original 

This unsettling horror film follows four friends as they embark on a backpacking trip in the hills of Sweden. Things to know: these are four guys who aren’t too outdoorsy in the first place and the journey is in honor of their friend who was killed in a violent incident. Sounds like the makings of a really safe hike, right? Because cutting through a dark forest off the trail always ends well. This movie is an intense series of bad decisions that may just leave you sleeping with the lights on.


Queer Eye Netflix Original

This reality make-over reboot follows five fabulous men as they journey to the homes of those who could use a little help with their lives. They shine up their homes, wardrobes, and even throw in cooking lessons. While it seems the Fab 5 are merely sprucing up the exterior, the real alterations come from within. The show is about loving yourself and seeing that we all really are beautiful. Just like the original, it’s a charming, fun show with a lot of heart.


Thumper

Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) and Eliza Taylor star in this dark drama about teens in a low-income neighborhood who get lured into working for a violent and dangerous drug dealer. When a new girl harboring a dark secret arrives in town, their relationship jeopardizes everything. It’s a taut production with strong performances, especially from Schreiber.


Seeing Allred Netflix Original

Gloria Allred is made of stern stuff. Love her or hate her, she has a commanding personality. This new documentary peels back the many layers of her life as a woman, feminist, lawyer, and humanitarian. It’s a very personal look at her progression from school teacher to fiery civil rights attorney. As divisive as she may be, the film is an interesting watch. Her life story is cut with current legal issues, primarily the Bill Cosby case. It’s worth a spot in your queue.


Imposters

This soapy Bravo series stars Inbar Lavi as Maddie. She is a beguiling con-artist – as beautiful as she is dangerous – who robs her unwitting victims of everything, including their hearts. The series is fun and clever with sharp writing. It’s perfect for a weekend binge.


When We First Met Netflix Original

Adam DeVine (Modern Family, Workaholics) stars in this romantic comedy about a guy who meets his dream girl at a Halloween party but gets put in the ‘friend zone.’ He discovers an old school photo booth that happens to be a time machine and he travels back in time from 2017 to the night they met in 2014 to try his luck again. And again, and again, and you get the picture. The film is somehow charming even when DeVine is being terrible and you find yourself rooting for this guy to find the love he’s searching for. It’s the nugget of funny you need this weekend.

What will you be watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

Cheryl Greenway

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.