New This Week on Netflix (September 21st, 2018)

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Julia Garner in ‘Maniac.’ Photo: Michele K. Short/Netflix.

Happy Friday! You made it through another week. Netflix has plenty of great titles to keep you occupied this weekend.

Once again, this week is dominated by Netflix Originals. There are new series, movies, and great standup at the ready to make your leisure time extra enjoyable. It’s a broad selection meaning there should be something for everyone to enjoy.

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

New Netflix Original series ‘Hilda’ is streaming now on Netflix. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Maniac Netflix Original

This new mind-bending series has an all-star cast and will keep you binging. It tells the stories of two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Throughout the process, they keep finding themselves drawn together, much to the dismay of the research team. This series had me hooked from the start. As they move through the process we see many different stories played out, sometimes not knowing what is real and what is not. The cast is phenomenal, including Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Gabriel Byrne, and Justin Theroux, just to name a few. Definitely add this one to your queue.

Nappily Ever After Netflix Original

This film stars Sanaa Lathan as an uptight, compulsively perfect ad exec who must have everything just so-including her hair. But when her life begins to unravel, she goes on an inward journey that includes a drastic change to her hair and her outlook. She begins to learn about herself and what really living her life means. Lathan does a wonderful job in this sweet, authentic movie.

The Good Cop Netflix Original

Josh Groban stars as TJ, a brilliant, straight-laced NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. His father (Tony Danza) is a disgraced ex-cop who never followed the rules. The “odd couple” become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice. It’s a light police procedural drama with dry humor and great binge potential. This is one enjoyable cop show you could watch with your parents.

D.L. Hughley: Contrarian Netflix Original

Comedian D.L. Hughley takes the stage in proper form in this new original special. Always sharp and brutally honest, he tackles the hypocrisy of racism in America, being a man during the #MeToo movement, why cell phones are ruining relationships, parents who don’t follow warning signs, and more. He keeps the jokes fast and steady, from topic to topic. The subjects aren’t quite as fresh as his usual sets, but it’s still a very good watch.

Quincy Netflix Original

This original documentary is an intimate look into the life of music icon Quincy Jones. Directed by his daughter Rashida Jones, this star-studded film seamlessly threads personal vérité moments with private archival footage to reveal a legendary life like no other. Netflix has partnered with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to screen Quincy at their inaugural film festival this October.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:


  • The Secret (2018)
  • Samantaral (2017)
  • Red Oleanders Raktokarobi
  • Mayurakshi (2017)
  • Maj Rati Keteki
  • Jugaad (2009)
  • Goli Soda 2 (2018)
  • Gie (2005)
  • Galih dan Ratna (2017)
  • Eeda (2018)
  • Cardboard Gangsters (2017)
  • Arisan 2
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  • Role Models (2008)
  • As Above, So Below (2014)
  • The Witch (2015)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Class Rank Netflix Original
  • The Endless Netflix Original
  • The Bund (Shang Hai tan xu ji) (1983)
  • Mad World (2016)
  • Nappily Ever After Netflix Original
  • Hondros (2015)
  • Rafinha Bastos: Ultimatum (2018)


  • Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own: Season 1
  • LAST HOPE (Unit Pandora): Part 1 Netflix Original
  • Inside The Freemasons: Season 1
  • How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Beeny: Season 1
  • Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge: Season 1
  • Al Hayba: Season 1
  • Mini Wolf: Seasons 1-2
  • American Horror Story: Season 7
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots: Season 1
  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC: Season 1
  • Killer Kids: Season 1
  • Extreme Animal Obsessions: Season 1
  • The Good Cop Netflix Original
  • Maniac (Limited Season) Netflix Original
  • Hjørdis: Season 1
  • Hilda: Season 1 Netflix Original
  • DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan: Season 1 Netflix OriginalBattlefish: Season 1 Netflix Original


  • Quincy Netflix Original


  • D.L. Hughley: Contrarian Netflix Original





New This Week on Netflix (September 21st, 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.