What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: August 16th, 2020

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les miserables now on netflix us august 16th

Happy Sunday and welcome to your final daily recap of what’s new on Netflix in the US for the week where there are three new movies to cover plus we’ll take a look at what’s trending this week.

If you want to look ahead, we just released our weekly preview which includes highlights such as Lucifer season 5 part 1 and some excellent new movies too.

Les Misérables (2012)

Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
Runtime: 158 min

Today’s main highlight is Les Mis that released in cinemas (remember those?) eight years ago this year.

The all singing and dancing adaptation of the classic stage musical that itself is based on the novel features some top-notch performances for a musical and is widely considered to be among the best in the past decade.

It managed to scoop 3 Oscars and joins Netflix today.

Johnny English (2003)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Peter Howitt
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ben Miller, Greg Wise
Runtime: 87 min

Although Johnny English is by no means one of Rowan Atkinson’s best characters, this enjoyable family film is still a must-see if you’re a fan of the British comedian.

In a James Bond-esque role, it’s down to Johnny English to save the crown jewels from an evil Frenchman.

Seventh Son (2014)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Sergei Bodrov
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander
Runtime: 102 min

The final highlight and the third addition to Netflix today is Seventh Son that failed to live up to its reputation when it released half a decade ago but still might be a good watch for fans of fantasy or any of the well-known cast members.

Here’s what you can expect if you’ve never seen the movie before:

“In the 18th century, apprentice exorcist Tom Ward is the lynchpin in a battle between good and evil when imprisoned witch Mother Malkin escapes.”

Everything New on Netflix for the Past 7 Days

In case you missed anything, here’s a recap of the 42 new titles added over the past 7 days.

24 New Movies Added This Week

  • A Girl Like Grace (2015)
  • Afterschool (2008)
  • An Easy Girl (2020) Netflix Original
  • Beyond the Boundary: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020 (2020)
  • Christine (2016)
  • Fearless (2020) Netflix Original
  • Freak Show (2017)
  • Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Netflix Original
  • Johnny English (2003)
  • Les Misérables (2012)
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
  • Nigerian Prince (2018)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun (2020) Netflix Original
  • Project Power (2020) Netflix Original
  • Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (2020) Netflix Original
  • Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
  • Scary Movie V (2013)
  • Seventh Son (2014)
  • Simon Killer (2012)
  • The Lost Husband (2020)
  • The Promise (2016)
  • We Summon the Darkness (2019)
  • What’s Your Raashee? (2009)

18 New TV Series Added This Week

  • (Un)Well (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • 3% (Season 4) Netflix Original
  • Bread Barbershop (Season 1)
  • Dérè: An African Tale (Season 1)
  • GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Glow Up (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Kongsuni and Friends (Season 1)
  • Men on a Mission (A Hyung I Know) (Season 5 – New Episodes Weekly)
  • RIDE ON TIME (Season 2)
  • Rita (Season 5) Netflix Original
  • Stranger (Season 2)
  • Takki (2 Seasons)
  • Teenage Bounty Hunters (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Game (3 Seasons)
  • The Governor (Season 1)
  • The Great Heist (El robo del siglo) (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • The Legend of Korra (Seasons 1-4)
  • Zoids Wild (Season 1)

Most Popular Movies & TV Series on Netflix for August 16th

And finally, let’s check in with the daily top 10 movies and TV series. As a surprise to likely very few, The Legend of Korra has dethroned The Umbrella Academy today.

On the movie side, the blockbuster release from Friday, Project Power reigns supreme.

To see a weekly recap of the top 10 movies and TV series in the US plus the world, take a look at our lists here.

# Movies TV Series
1 Project Power The Legend of Korra
2 The Lost Husband The Umbrella Academy
3 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Teenage Bounty Hunters
4 Work It (Un)Well
5 Dennis the Menace World’s Most Wanted
6 Jurassic Park Shameless
7 An Easy Girl The Seven Deadly Sins
8 Despicable Me Selling Sunset
9 We Summon the Darkness Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star
10 Mr. Deeds The Last Dance
What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: August 16th, 2020

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.