New This Week on Netflix (November 23rd, 2018)

Kurt Russell in ‘The Christmas Chronicles.’ Image: Michael Gibson

It’s a bit of a quiet week for new additions to Netflix, but there are still some great options to add to your queue. We’ve taken the liberty of picking a few highlights to make the choices easier!

Happy Friday! Did you survive the holiday intact? Turkey Day is over and Black Friday is behind you. Remember that episode of Friends where Joey put on Phoebe’s maternity pants to eat? That’s where we are. Get leftovers, queue up great movies, and enjoy this holiday weekend!

Below are my picks for the week. 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 new additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

‘Motown Magic’ is streaming now on Netflix.


The Christmas Chronicles Netflix Original

This film was a complete surprise for me. I know we all know this type of Christmas movie. The formula it follows and everything that comes with. But I really have to say this movie is a delight! It’s kinda weird and has unexpected moments. There are scenes that are so funny, incredible cameos, and a heartwarming yet not schmaltzy story. If you’re looking for a great way to kick off the holiday weekend this is a great place to start. Kurt Russell really embraces his role as Santa and I think it’s a movie you’ll enjoy.


De Palma (2015)

Legendary director Brian De Palma speaks about his career spanning over 50 decades. From Carrie to The Untouchables and beyond, he discusses his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense.


Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia Netflix Original

In his second Netflix Original Special, Trevor Noah talks about everything from snakes to slavey. He’s a master storyteller with a gift for finding the good in even the most atrocious of situations. It’s a smart, funny comedy break that’s worthy of a spot on your weekend list.


Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:

7 New Movies Added This Week

  • De Palma (2015)
  • Puppy Star Christmas (2018)
  • Sabrina (2018)
  • Target (1985)
  • The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Pixar Story (2007)
  • The Tribe (2018) Netflix Original

19 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Big Dreams, Small Spaces (Season 3)
  • Eternal Love (Season 1)
  • Fake or Fortune? (Season 1)
  • Frontier (Season 3) Netflix Original
  • Fugitiva (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Kulipari: Dream Walker (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Lady Altagracia (Season 1)
  • Monty Don’s French Gardens (Season 1)
  • Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (Season 1)
  • Motown Magic (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Oh My Ghost (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 1 – Episode 5) Netflix Original
  • Rica Famosa Latina (2 Seasons)
  • Sick Note (Seasons 1-2) Netflix Original
  • Silvana Sin Lana (Season 1)
  • The Final Table (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Great Escapers (Season 1)
  • The Last Kingdom (Season 3) Netflix Original

1 New Documentaries/Docuseries Added This Week

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

1 New Stand-up Specials Added This Week

  • Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) Netflix Original
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.