What’s New on Netflix: May 16th, 2019

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Good Sam is now on Netflix

Welcome to your Thursday roundup of what’s new on Netflix but sadly there are only three new titles added this week. Never-the-less, we’ll be taking you through the new additions and they include three new movies of which one is a brand new Netflix Original. 

If nothing takes your fancy today then there were plenty of new releases yesterday including Call the Midwife’s latest season.

Here’s what’s new on Netflix for May 16th:

Good Sam (2019) Netflix Original Movie

Genre: Comedy
Director: Kate Melville
Cast: Tiya Sircar, Chad Connell, Marco Grazzini, Brittany Drisdelle
Runtime: 89 min

Avoiding the crammed release day tomorrow packed full of new Originals is Good Sam. The new comedy movie featuring Tiya Sircar who you may know from her role on NBC’s The Good Place has her playing a news reporter.

The story follows her as she looks into the case of someone mysteriously getting $100k landing on their doorstep and tries to find who did it.

Early reviews suggest this may be a title that should potentially be skipped but honestly, we’d suggest taking a look at the trailer and giving it a try or go ahead and read our full preview.

Patrick (2018)

Genre: Family
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Cast: Ed Skrein, Cherie Lunghi, Jennifer Saunders, Emily Atack
Runtime: 94 min

Believe it or not, this is the latest movie to come as part of the Disney contract to Netflix. The next is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which is due out later this month. It’s no wonder there hasn’t been much fan-fair for this one as reviewers absolutely hated it.

The premise of the movie is described by the hashtag of the movie which is #PugActually. That’s right, this movie is centered around a pug and her new owner who is desperately trying to find love.

The third movie today is Jonaki (2017), a Bengali movie which has streamed on Netflix in the past. Here’s what the movie is about:

“In this quiet, wistful drama, a woman on her deathbed searches her fraying memories for love and fulfillment through surreal, meditative tableaux.”

You can keep up-to-date with all the new daily additions on Netflix through our new releases area.

What’s New on Netflix: May 16th, 2019

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Founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started What's on Netflix in high school.