What’s New on Netflix & Top 10s: May 26th, 2021

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American Woman is now on Netflix – Picture: Elevation Pictures

We’re midweek and today, Netflix added 7 new releases. There’s a mix of titles from around the world so we’ll walk you through them below and we’ll also touch on what’s trending on the Netflix top 10 lists too. Here’s what’s new and what’s trending on Netflix for May 26th, 2021. 

Missed any of the other new releases on Netflix so far this week? Head over to our what’s new on Netflix hub for those or check out what’s still to come to Netflix this week.

Today you may have heard that Amazon has acquired MGM in a huge $8.45 billion deal which will probably put some pressure on Netflix. If you missed The Entertainment Strategy Guy’s dual postings about who Netflix could acquire, go and give that a read.

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Now let’s get into a few of the highlights from today’s new releases.

American Woman (2019)

Genre: Drama
Director: Semi Chellas
Cast: Hong Chau, Ellen Burstyn, Greg Campbell, David Cubitt
Writer: Semi Chellas, Susan Choi (novel)
Runtime: 85 min

There are a bunch of titles named American Woman out there, including a TV series and a 2018 movie, but we’re specifically referring to the 2019 movie based on the Susan Choi novel.

Sadly, neither critics nor audiences have been kind thus far but perhaps now it’s on Netflix, it’ll get a wider audience.

Here’s what the movie is about:

“When her teenage daughter goes missing, a rural Pennsylvania mother must confront her own painful past in a harrowing search for answers.”

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Limited Series)

Genre: Docuseries, Food, Travel
Runtime: 59 mins

Joining Netflix’s food docuseries collection today is a new one that examines Black culture’s influence on America’s food scene.

Hosted by Stephen Satterfield, the four-part series is well-produced and worth a watch for any foodies.

Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021)

Genre: Documentary
Director: Daniel Vernon
Runtime: 72 mins

Sticking with documentaries but in a completely different arena is Nail Bomber: Manhunt.

The doc rewinds the clock back to 1999 Britain where a string of London bombings are terrorizing the capital. This documents the investigation into bringing the perpetrator to account.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Season 3)

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Cast: Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka, David Vincent
Runtime: 30 min
Awards: 2 wins & 10 nominations.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has had a strange few months on Netflix. It’s gone from barely being on Netflix to being completely removed to now having more seasons than ever.

Despite having another season, Netflix is far from having the definitive collection of JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure.

Never checked out the anime before? Here’s what you can expect:

“Multiple generations of the Joestar family — all with the same nickname — confront supernatural villains through a series of time periods.”

Full List of New Releases on Netflix for May 26th, 2021

5 New Movies Added Today

  • American Woman (2019)
  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021) Netflix Original
  • Gatao – The Last Stray (2021)
  • Ghost Lab (2021) Netflix Original
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt (2021) Netflix Original

2 New TV Series Added Today

  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Season 3)

Top 10 Movies & TV Series on Netflix for May 26th, 2021

# Movies TV Series
1 Army of the Dead Who Killed Sara?
2 Home Cocomelon
3 The Mitchells vs. The Machines Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
4 Sabotage StartUp
5 The Woman in the Window The Upshaws
6 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted Jupiter’s Legacy
7 The Whole Truth Master of None
8 Jungle Beat: The Movie Hoarders
9 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Shadow and Bone
10 I Am All Girls Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Will you be watching any of the new releases on Netflix today? Let us know in the comments.

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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 library, keeps the coming soon lists up-to-date and writes about new and upcoming Netflix movies, series and games. Contact: kasey@whats-on-netflix.com