New This Week on Netflix (November 16th, 2018)

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Joaquín Cosío, Diego Luna, Horacio Garcia Rojas. ‘Narcos: Mexico.’ Image: Carlos Somonte/Netflix

Happy Friday, Netflixers! You are in for a great couple of days because Netflix has a bountiful supply of streaming goodies for you this weekend. We took the time to round up all the new titles and highlights for you that have hit Netflix in the past week.

New week, new titles! And you’re in for a great couple of days of bingeing because Netflix has added more than enough quality titles to keep you going through the weekend. From new Netflix Original movies to a grown-up reboot of She-Rah, there really is something for everyone this weekend.

Below are my picks for the week. I have seen them all and would personally recommend them.

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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.

‘The Break-Up’ is new this week on Netflix.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Like most Coen brothers movies this film is a bleak affair. Wrought with silliness wrapped into tales of morality, each chapter of this six-part Western anthology is more intriguing than the last. I was hooked from the beginning. Some are very surprising, others just plain sad. I tried to guess with each chapter where each story would lead and was never right. I love a movie that can surprise me. This film definitely deserves a spot on your list.

Narcos: Mexico

This latest installment in the Netflix library of drug soap-operas is very worthy of a watch.  It stars Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Michael Peña (Crash, End of Watch) and explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Both Luna and Peña are excellent actors and they don’t disappoint here. We see the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s and Luna shines as its leader.


This Original series is brought to us by a man whose life was changed by a dog. A criminal prosecutor, he had no fulfillment in his life. He happened upon a stray dog one day and saved it from being euthanized. Inspired by the volunteers at the shelter, he became one himself and found a new calling. Each portion of this series is about how a dog changed a person’s life. It is all the best parts of humanity wrapped into a series. If I had one complaint it would be that we don’t see enough of the dogs themselves. But it’s truly a heartwarming show that should be watched.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:

26 New Movies Added This Week

  • Aalorukkam (2017)
    Cam (2018) Netflix Original
    Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)
    Follow Me (2017)
    Green Room (2015)
    Halkaa (2018)
    Killer Elite (2011)
    Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin (2018) Netflix Original
    Mala Kahich Problem Nahi (2017)
    May the Devil Take You (2018) Netflix Original
    Nothing to Hide (2018) Netflix Original
    Odu Raja Odu (2018)
    Only the Dead (2015)
    Pimpal (2017)
    Savita Damodar Paranjpe (2018)
    Shopkins: Chef Club (2016)
    Shopkins: Wild (2018)
    Shopkins: World Vacation (2017)
    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Netflix Original
    The Break-Up (2006)
    The Crew (2000) Netflix Original
    The Giant (2017)
    The Princess Switch (2018) Netflix Original
    The Workshop (2017)
    Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)

15 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Age of Tanks (Season 1)
    Beyblade Burst Evolution (Season 1)
    Birth of a Beauty (Season 1)
    Dogs (Season 1) Netflix Original
    Helix (Season 1)
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Renewed)
    Narcos: Mexico (Season 1) Netflix Original
    Ponysitters Club (Season 2) Netflix Original
    Prince of Peoria (Part 1) Netflix Original
    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 1) Netflix Original
    Super Fan Builds (Season 1)
    Tech Toys 360 (Season 1)
    The Kominsky Method (Season 1) Netflix Original
    Vai Anitta (Season 1) Netflix Original
    Warrior (Season 1) Netflix Original

1 New Documentaries/Docuseries

  • Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai (2015)
New This Week on Netflix (November 16th, 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.