What’s New on Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

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Leave the World Behind is now available to stream on Netflix

There are 38 new movies and TV shows to be enjoyed on Netflix UK this week, including the creator of Sam Esmail’s new thriller drama Leave the World Behind.

First of all, here are the past week’s top highlights:


Leave the World Behind (2023) N

Director: Sam Esmail
Genre: Drama, Thriller | Runtime: 138 Minutes
Cast: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, Farrah Mackenzie

Having been hard at work on Mr. Robot and Homecoming, Sam Esmail hasn’t directed a feature-length film since the 2014 film Comet. Those who have watched Mr. Robot will be in for a treat this weekend with Leave the World Behind.

A family’s vacation into the countryside is disrupted by the owners of the home who are seeking shelter after a blackout. With no access to the internet or television for news, distrust begins to materialise between the two families, who begin to question the strange and alarming happenings around them.


My Life With the Walter Boys (Season 1) N

Episodes: 10
Genre: Drama, Romance | Runtime: 50 Minutes
Cast: Nikki Rodriguez, Noah LaLonde, Ashby Gentry, Johnny Link, Corey Fogelmanis

A popular book in its own right, we can see My Life With the Walter Boys being exceptionally popular amongst Netflix subscribers.

The sudden tragic loss of her family results in city girl Jackie Howard leaving her New York home to rural Colorado where she is welcomed with open arms by the Katherine and George Walter, and their ten children. As Jackie prepares to get into her dream college, Princeton, she finds herself distracted by two of the Walter boys, Alex and Cole.


A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: 100 Minutes | Runtime: 100 Minutes
Cast: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar, K.J. Apa

Looking for a film to make you cry harder than Marley and Me? Then look no further than A Dog’s Purpose.

A dog seeks to discover what his purpose in life is over the course of many lifetimes and overs.

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Here Are All of the Latest Additions to Netflix UK This Week

17 New Movies Added to Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

  • A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
  • Adrishya Jalakangal (2023)
  • Blood Vessel (2023) N
  • Christmas as Usual (2023) N
  • Dhak Dhak (2023)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Jigarthanda DoubleX (2023)
  • Leave the World Behind (2023) N
  • Miasto (2021)
  • NAGA (2023) N
  • Powrót do tamtych dni (2021)
  • Sanju (2018)
  • Six in the City (2023)
  • Stolen Vacation (2023)
  • Suzzanna: Kliwon Friday Night (2023)
  • The Archies (2023) N
  • The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

14 New TV Shows Added to Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

  • Analog Squad (Season 1) N
  • Barbie: A Touch of Magic (Season 1)
  • Blood Coast (Season 1) N
  • Dew Drop Diaries (Season 2) N
  • Fermat’s Cuisine (Season 1)
  • High Tides (Season 1) N
  • Hilda (Season 3) N
  • I Cannot Reach You (Season 1)
  • I Hate Christmas (Season 2) N
  • My Life With the Walter Boys (Season 1) N
  • Sons of the Caliphate (Season 2)
  • Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Season 1)
  • Till Death (Season 3)
  • Welcome to Samdal-ri (Season 1) N

3 New Documentaries Added to Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

  • Greggs: What’s Really in It? (2023)
  • Squaring the Circle (2022)
  • World War II: From the Frontlines (2023) N

3 New Reality Series Added to Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

  • Costco at Christmas (2022)
  • Making Squid Game: The Challenge (2023) N
  • The Gentlemen’s League (Season 3)

1 New Stand-Up Special Added to Netflix UK This Week: December 8th, 2023

  • Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal (2023) N

What have you been watching on Netflix UK this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.

Official Netflix Synopsis: "Fearless, free-spirited Hilda finds new friends, adventure and magical creatures when she leaves her enchanted forest home and journeys to the city."


Rating: TV-Y7
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Bella Ramsey, Ameerah Falzon, Oliver Nelson
Season Additions:
  • - Season 3 was added to Netflix on December 7th, 2023
  • - Season 2 was added to Netflix on December 14th, 2020
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on September 21st, 2018