What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: March 30th, 2021

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It’s time for a rundown of what’s new on Netflix where we’ll be walking you through the four new releases on Netflix so far this week. We’ll also check in with the top 10 list too. 

No big removals today but today is your last chance to watch a number of great titles. Ricky Gervais’s Extras departs tomorrow alongside another excellent BBC show London Spy. We’ll also see the removal of two Jim Henson series in the form of Sid The Science Kid and Pajanimals.

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Now let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix today.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa
Runtime: 141 min

Sadly this British movie was a bit of a box-office dud but is truly excellent with a stand-out performance from Idris Elba.

Here’s what you can expect:

“This in-depth biopic portrays groundbreaking South African leader Nelson Mandela’s fight against political oppression and virulent racism.”

The movie has been on Netflix before with its last stint being between 2015 and 2017.

7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2021)

Genre: Documentary
Director: Jonathon Link
Cast: Chris Norton, Mike Barwis, Emily Norton
Runtime: 93 min

If you’re looking for some inspiration, this documentary should certainly give you that.

It tells the heart-wrenching story of a man who was seriously injured but prevailed against the odds with the help of his wife.

Octonauts & the Ring of Fire (2020)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Blair Simmons
Cast: Teresa Gallagher, Simon Greenall, Michael Murphy, Paul Panting
Runtime: 72 min

Octonauts continues to be popular across Netflix and today we saw a brand new extended movie added to Netflix.

Here’s what you can expect from this outing with the Octonauts:

“When red-hot volcanoes start a chain reaction of disasters across the ocean, the Octonauts must work together to face their biggest challenge yet.”

Rainbow High (Season 1)

Genre: Animation
Cast: Tara Sands, Anairis Quinones, Laura Megan Stahl, Kira Buckland

Making its jump from YouTube to Netflix (something Cocomelon has done very successfully) is Rainbow High which is comparable to franchises such as Bratz.

Only one combined episode hit Netflix as part of season 1 which is 42 minutes in length.

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for March 30th, 2021

3 New Movies Added Today

  • 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story (2021)
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Octonauts & the Ring of Fire (2020) Netflix Original

1 New TV Series Added Today

  • Rainbow High (Season 1)

Top 10 Movies & TV Series on Netflix for March 30th, 2021

# Movies TV Series
1 Bad Trip Who Killed Sara?
2 Secret Magic Control Agency The Irregulars
3 Seaspiracy Ginny & Georgia
4 A Week Away Nailed It!
5 Yes Day Cocomelon
6 Elizabeth & Margaret Love & Loyalty Big Time Rush
7 The College Admissions Scanadal Country Comfort
8 The Secret Life of Pets 2 iCarly
9 Deadly Illusions Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
10 Savages The One
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Founder of What's on Netflix and based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Kasey maintains the what's new on Netflix library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming projects. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com