New This Week on Netflix: September 7th, 2018

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Welcome to the weekend! You made it. It’s Friday and nothing is stopping you from hours of quality streaming time with your best friend, Netflix. Lucky you, you have heaps of quality content available this weekend.

This week brought a bounty of fantastic titles for your streaming pleasure. From a blockbuster Marvel title to new seasons of loved series, and new Netflix Originals everyone should find something to like this weekend.

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This week also brought a new month which means a big collection of renewed and returning titles. We took the liberty of selecting some high points from the list to make browsing easier for you. Check out our First of the Month Highlights for additional viewing recommendations. Because of the volume of titles, they are not on this list.

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.

Lilo and Stitch is streaming now on Netflix.

Black Panther (2018)

A young man who is heir to a technologically advanced but secret civilization returns to his homeland after his father dies. He must prove himself worthy to the throne and stand up to the challenge of a powerful enemy who comes to challenge his hold over everything he holds dear.

Cable Girls: Season 3 Netflix Original

In 1920s Spain, four young women gain employment at the first national telephone company located in Madrid. They begin to experience freedom, a foothold in equality, and pursue their dreams. We see their lives as they manage romance, friendship, and family in the modern workplace.

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser Netflix Original

Shannon Purser (Stranger Things) is charming in this modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. A smart but unpopular girl, she accidentally finds herself talking to one of the most popular boys in school via a wrong number text. He thinks he’s talking to a cheerleader. Will he eventually love her for who she is?

Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 Netflix Original

Taken in by warrior monks when he was a child, Danny Rand returns as a man to his homeland a warrior. Determined to take his rightful place as the head of his late parent’s company and save his legacy from those who threaten it. For those who didn’t quite take to the first season, this season seems to have worked out some problems and it’s a more entertaining watch with impressive fight scenes.

Wentworth: Season 6

If you like Orange is the New Black you should definitely be watching this Australian show. It’s a gritty look inside the goings on of a women’s prison. The hierarchy, the backstabbing, the fear, the survival. It’s an intense watch.

City of Joy Netflix Original

This heavy but powerful documentary takes incredibly painful stories of rape and abuse and finds something empowering. Women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self. The women who congregate there find something uplifting amongst tragedy. It’s an extraordinary watch.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week


  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Two Weeks Notice (2002)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  • The River Wild (1994)
  • The Keeping Hours (2017)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  • The Free World (2016)
  • The Cider House Rules (1999)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Ant Bully (2006)
  • The 6th Day (2000)
  • Terrifier (2017)
  • Sydney White (2007)
  • Summer Catch (2001)
  • Stephanie (2017)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • Sparring (2017)
  • Solo Con Tu Pareja (1991)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Pee Mak (2013)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Once Again (2016)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Murder Party (2007)
  • Martian Child (2007)
  • Lost in Space (1998)
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High (2018)
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017)
  • King Kong (2005)
  • Hope Aur Hum (2018)
  • Happily N’Ever After (2006)
  • Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White (2009)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Fair Game (2010)
  • Doom (2005)
  • Delirium (2018)
  • Carbon (2018)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • Brick (2005)
  • Borderline Murder (2011)
  • Barça Dreams (2015)
  • August Rush (2007)
  • Assassins (1995)
  • Another Cinderella Story (2008)
  • 10,000 B.C. (2008)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Garbage (2018)
  • The Debt Collector (2018)
  • Love and Shukla (2017)
  • Kirk Cameron: Connect (2017)
  • Man Up (2015)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Suckseed (2011)
  • Phobia 2 (2009)
  • One Day (2016)
  • Shutter (2004)
  • PK (2014)
  • Hell and Back (2015)
  • The Most Assassinated Woman in the World Netflix Original
  • Sierra Burgess Is A Loser Netflix Original
  • Next Gen Netflix Original
  • Laddaland (2011)

TV Series

  • Zak Storm: Season 1
  • Age of Rebellion: Season 1
  • Quantico: Season 3
  • Sisters: Season 1 Netflix Original
  • Monkey Twins: Season 1 Netflix Original
  • Wentworth: Season 6
  • Van Helsing: Season 2
  • Once Upon a Time: Season 7
  • Naruto: Season 3
  • Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2 Netflix Original
  • First and Last: Season 1 Netflix Original
  • Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2 Netflix Original
  • Castle of Stars: Season 1
  • Cable Girls: Season 3 Netflix Original
  • Atypical: Season 2 Netflix Original


  • Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
  • Maynard (2016)
  • Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb (2018)
  • A New Economy (2017)
  • City of Joy Netflix Original

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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.