New Movies and Series on Netflix UK This Week: March 22nd, 2024

12 new movies and 8 new series dropped on Netflix in the United Kingdom this week!

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Top Gun Maverick New On Netflix Uk This Week March 22 2024

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Happy Friday, fellow Brits, and welcome to your roundup of what’s been added and what’s currently trending in Netflix UK’s top 10s. Although only 20 new arrivals came this week (which pales compared to the 47 added last week), there are still some gems to watch!

With April 2024 just around the corner, keep an eye on our preview for all the upcoming titles on Netflix UK throughout the month here. Titles coming up include the ITV series Cleaning Up, Emily the Criminal, The Bad Guy, and the Gillian Anderson movie SCOOP.

Now, let’s dig into some highlights for the past week:


What to Watch on Netflix UK This Week

Top Gun: Maverick

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris

Having just recently been on Sky Cinema and Paramount+, the movie that arguably kickstarted theaters big return two years ago now arrives on Netflix UK for the first time.

Tom Cruise returns to his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell 30 years after graduating from Top Gun. He has to graduate from student to teacher with a new mission: to take a bunch of talented fighter pilots and push them to their limits.

If you have an F-off sound system at home, now is the time to turn it to the max with this Cruise tour-de-force.


Gunpowder (Season 1)

Cast: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Netflix UK has largely missed out on all the HBO shows that have been dropping onto Netflix in international territories, but this week, they got one (albeit with a massive asterisk attached to it!). We’re referring to the Kit Harrington series Gunpowder, a co-production between the BBC and HBO.

Best known for his role in Game of Thrones, Harrington plays Robert Catesby in this period drama set in London in the 1600s. The three-episode series revolves around his character plotting to blow up Parliament and kill the reigning King.


Red Eye (2005)

Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Angela Paton, Laura Johnson

Fresh off Cillian Murphy’s triumphant success for Oppenheimer, Netflix UK re-added one of his earlier movies, the often overlooked Red Eye, from director Wes Craven following its removal last year. If you can quite believe it, the thriller will turn 20 years old next year.

The plot follows an overnight flight to Miami that gets messy and complicated after a political assassination plot is carried out.


Full List of New Arrivals on Netflix UK This Week

12 New Movies Added to Netflix UK This Week

  • A Taste of Sin (2023)
  • Adele: 30 Greatest Moments (2022)
  • Andragogy (2023)
  • Brian Simpson: Live from the Mothership (2024) Netflix Original
  • Japan (Malayalam (2023)
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Shirley (2024) Netflix Original
  • The Casagrandes Movie (2024) Netflix Original
  • The Martian (2015)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
  • Triple 9 (2016)
  • Young Royals Forever (2024) Netflix Original

8 New Series Added to Netflix UK This Week

  • 3 Body Problem (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Buying Beverly Hills (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Forever Queens (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Gunpowder (Season 1)
  • Homicide (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Judge Dee’s Mystery (Season 1)
  • Physical: 100 (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • The Job Lot (Seasons 1-3)

Millie Bobby Brown In Damsel

Damsel. (L-R) Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie and Brooke Carter as Floria in Damsel. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix ©2024

What dominated the Netflix UK top 10s this week? Millie Bobby Brown clearly has some fans with the fantasy movie Damsel managing to beat out Lindsay Lohan’s Irish Wish for the top spot over the past seven days. Elsewhere, we’ve got a mix of recently licensed movies with Ford v Ferrari the topping the list.

  1. Damsel (74 points)
  2. Irish Wish (67 points)
  3. Ford v Ferrari (54 points)
  4. Firestarter (45 points)
  5. Downton Abbey: A New Era (38 points)
  6. Dune (32 points)
  7. Villain (28 points)
  8. Damage (19 points)
  9. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (12 points)
  10. The Guest (10 points)
  11. Shooter (8 points)
  12. The Matrix Resurrections (8 points)
  13. Despicable Me 3 (8 points)
  14. Triple 9 (6 points)
  15. Bad Country (5 points)
  16. Murder Mubarak (4 points)
  17. Sing 2 (3 points)
  18. Infinite Storm (1 point)

Moving over to TV series, The Gentlemen continues to rock the Netflix UK charts, taking home maximum points for the past week. The James Corden ITV series Fat Friends comes in second, and it was interesting to see a number of international titles making their way into the charts this week, including The Signal, Iron Reign, and Bandidos. Meanwhile, we bid farewell to Avatar: The Last Airbender from the charts this week.

  1. The Gentlemen (80 points)
  2. Fat Friends (63 points)
  3. Gray (56 points)
  4. One Day (47 points)
  5. Monk (35 points)
  6. The Program: Cons, Cults and Kidnapping (29 points)
  7. Hot Wheels Let’s Race (23 points)
  8. Physical: 100 (21 points)
  9. Homicide (18 points)
  10. Love Is Blind (17 points)
  11. The Outreau Case: A French Nightmare (16 points)
  12. Unforgotten (11 points)
  13. Das Signal (9 points)
  14. Iron Reign (5 points)
  15. Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War (4 points)
  16. Friday Night Dinner (4 points)
  17. Bandidos (1 points)
  18. Avatar: The Last Airbender (1 point)

What are you watching on Netflix UK this week? Let us know in the comments down below.

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