New This Week on Netflix: June 29th, 2018

You’ll have quite a few titles to choose from this weekend on Netflix.

You made it to the weekend! While you’re enjoying the time off and gearing up for the holiday, don’t forget about a very important part of the summer fun: sunblock. And by “sunblock” I mean staying indoors and watching Netflix. There are quite a few great titles to choose from this weekend. With a quirky Indie movie, a big blockbuster the whole family will love, a new season of a favorite show, and even a new history series on the list, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

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

Supergirl Season 3 is streaming now on Netflix.


Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy. Grab snacks and have a family movie night with this one.


W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro Netflix Original

W. Kamau Bell knows how to take raw, uncomfortable, topical subjects and make them hilarious. He does just that in his new Netflix Original Special where he muses on everything from staying off the grid to woke cartoons. He’s at his best and deserves a spot in that queue.


Birthmarked

In 1977, two respected scientists leave their jobs to conduct an experiment into human identity. They aim to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions, to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature. This is a movie that didn’t get a lot of love from the critics, but I think it deserves a chance. It’s a satisfying movie. It doesn’t overwhelm in the emotion department, and perhaps that’s where the criticism comes in. But it’s a quirky film in the style of Wes Anderson that I found very enjoyable.


GLOW Netflix Original

The ladies are back and this season is even better than the first. They have found their stride and it packs a real comedy-drama punch. It’s never forced, the acting is terrific, and they examine topical subjects through a 1980s filter. It’s a dynamite show.


The Last Laugh

This wonderful documentary brings comics, actors, filmmakers and concentration camp survivors together to discuss the ramifications and ethical dilemmas of using the Holocaust as a topic for humor. It’s incredibly engaging. One moment you’re laughing, the next you’re teary, but you will be glad you watched.


Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits Netflix Original Series

I did not know what to expect when I pressed play on this series. A reality show based in the 40s? Cuckoo. But this is really more of a history lesson with challenges masterfully cut in. Contestants undergo the same rigorous selection process as Britain’s top-secret World War II spies. It’s almost like Downton Abbey if it were a reality spy series. They are all in full period dress and stick to the time. It’s super fun and very engaging and I highly recommend if you enjoy WWll history. It’s incredibly interesting.

Trailer Available on Netflix


Complete List of New Titles Added This Week

Movies

  • Tarzan (1999)
  • To Each, Her Own Netflix Original 
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Expelled from Paradise (2014)
  • Skydancers (2014)
  • Birthmarked (2018)
  • TAU Netflix Original
  • Calibre Netflix Original

Series

  • Life Sentence (Season 1)
  • Supergirl (Season 3)
  • Secret City (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Hotel Transylvania (Season 1)
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (Season 2)
  • Borges (Season 1)
  • The Forest (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Nailed It! (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Paquita Salas (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Kiss Me First (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • GLOW (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Harvey Street Kids (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (Season 1) Netflix Original

Documentaries

  • The Last Laugh (2016)
  • Recovery Boys Netflix Original

Standup

  • W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro Netflix Original
  • Jani Dueñas: Grandes fracasos de ayer y hoy Netflix Original

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.