As we try to recover from Christmas over-indulgences and look ahead to the New Year, here are the biggest releases coming to Netflix to help you through the last lazy weekend of the year. Last week saw the release of post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box and the BBC's new adaptation of Watership Down, and there were plenty of seasonal gems to watch during the Christmas period.
This week brings a mind-bending new episode of acclaimed sci-fi series Black Mirror, Bandersnatch, in which viewers make choices about what the protagonist, Stefan, should do next - many of which have a profound impact on how his story ends. There's also Lifetime series You, about a book store manager who develops an unhealthy obsession with a female writer. And for superhero fans, this year's epic team-up Avengers: Infinity War has made its way to Netflix as well.
Put on the ugliest Christmas sweater, scrounge up the last of the leftovers, and dig into our guide to all the new Netflix releases this weekend.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Twisted sci-fi series Black Mirror returns in a special episode, Bandersnatch, that has a unique twist: you get to choose what happens. Bandersnatch is effectively a choose-your-own-adventure game that follows Stefan, a young amateur programmer creating a choose-your-own-adventure game based on a choose-your-own-adventure game book. If your head is already hurting then you'd better grab some painkillers and strap in, because Bandersnatch takes you on a journey with wildly varying consequences, based on how you decide to guide Stefan through the development process.
Psychological thriller series You debuted on Lifetime before coming to Netflix this week. Penn Badgley plays Joe, a bookstore manager who falls in love with one of his customers, Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and begins stalking her - both on social media and in real life. Joe is determined to make Beck fall in love with him, but his dark obsession has deadly consequences.
Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble once more in Avengers: Infinity War, this summer's Marvel Cinematic Universe team-up movie, which pitted both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy against the unstoppable Titan, Thanos. Featuring the largest assembly of Marvel heroes ever seen on the big screen and a plot that bounds across the galaxy, Infinity War is well worth revisiting if you've already seen it, and is a must-see if you haven't.
Other New Netflix Releases This Weekend
- Alexa and Katie Season 2
- Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Season 11
- At First Light
- Avicii: True Stories
- The Birth Reborn 3
- Hashoter Hatov
- In Family We Trust
- The Innocents
- Instant Hotel
- Left Behind
- Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi
- Murder Mountain
- New Years' Eve Countdown Specials
- Oasis: Supersonic
- The Pianist
- Selection Day
- When Angels Sleep (pictured above)
- When Calls the Heart Season 5