New This Week on Netflix: July 20th, 2018

New This Week On Netflix

Get ready to spend some quality time with your television this weekend.

This time of the summer is generally barren when it comes to Netflix titles. Desolate. You can imagine the tumbleweeds drifting by. Perhaps Netflix feels a little guilty for punishing you like this in the past because this weekend has a great selection of titles. From a new original series to an Oscar winner to a classic movie, the bases are covered.

Below are my recommendations for the weekend. For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. Titles in bold are additional recommendations. To keep up with new titles be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

A new season of Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction is available now on Netflix.


Father of the Year Netflix Original

You’re never going to believe this, but this movie is actually pretty good. Two best friends joke one night about which one of their dads would win in a fight and it gets taken seriously by their fathers. The ‘fight’ is a small part of the movie. What it’s really about is the aftermath and two sons getting to know their fathers over the course of a summer. Remember when Adam Sandler movies were good? Like Big Daddy? There’s a focus on something other than fart jokes and people getting hit in the balls? Of course, that kind of thing happens, but there is an actual story here. I didn’t think it was possible, but maybe Netflix is finally catching on when it comes to these comedies. I laughed out loud and can see myself watching it again. That’s good enough for me.


Dark Tourist Netflix Original

Whether you admit it or not, there’s a piece of us all that is attracted to horrific things. Dark Tourist  gives you an inside look at just that. Whether it’s a car crash you can’t look away from or the true crime series you’re binging, sometimes you need a little taste of danger.


Room

This Oscar-winning movie stars Brie Larson as a woman who has been kidnapped, raped, and held captive in a tiny room. She gives birth to a son and does her best to give him the best childhood she can in that environment. But she bides her time and waits for her chance to escape. It’s an emotional and tense journey worth taking.


Obvious Child

Jenny Slate stars in this indie rom-com as an immature, newly unemployed comic who must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after a fling results in an unplanned pregnancy. The film handles a very sensitive subject in an honest and refreshing way and Jenny Slate is terrific.


The Stranger

Often considered Orson Welles’ most “traditional” Hollywood-style movie, an ex-Nazi is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town and takes an unsuspecting, innocent wife as part of his cover. But when one of his old colleagues arrives unexpectedly in town, bringing in his wake a sly federal investigator, he resorts to desperate measures to protect his secret. Edward G. Robinson is terrific in this noir nailbiter.


Complete List of New Titles Added This Week

Movies

Under The Skin (2013)

The Spectacular Now (2013)

The Adderall Diaries (2015)

Temporada de Caza (2017)

Tango Feroz (1993)

Tahaan (2008)

Stray Bullet (2017)

Spring Breakers (2012)

Locke (2013)

Going for Gold (2018)

Ginger & Rosa (1971)

Esperando La Carroza (1985)

Enemy (2013)

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle Netflix Original

The Stranger (1946)

The Rover (2014)

The Captive (2014)

Son of a Gun (2014)

Room (2015)

Obvious Child (2014)

Laggies (2014)

El club de los buenos infieles (2017)

Nothing to Lose (2018)

Father of the Year Netflix Original

Duck Duck Goose Netflix Original

TV Series

True Justice (Season 1)

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Season 1 Part 2) Netflix Original

Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction? (Season 2)

Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) (Season 2)

Camarón Revolution (1 Season)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope (Season 2)

Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia (Season 2) Netflix Original

Last Chance U (Part 4) Netflix Original

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (Jimmy: Ahomitaina honma no hanashi ) (Season 1) Netflix Original

Dark Tourist Netflix Original

Amazing Interiors (Season 1) Netflix Original

Documentaries

Lucha: Playing the Impossible

Froning: The Fittest Man in History (2015)

Camarón: The Film

Standup

Felipe Esparza: They’re Not Going to Laugh at You (2012)

Katt Williams: Live (2006)

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.