Weekdays may be for working, but weekends are made for relaxing, so we've put together a collection of the best new and recent Netflix movies and TV shows for you to watch. The streaming service has been seriously amping up its original content, and by the end of 2018 Netflix Originals had overtaken acquired content for the first time. Netflix has also been attracting some star talent, including filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese.
2019 has seen some major new additions to Netflix's library of Originals, like comic book adaptation The Umbrella Academy, time-looping mystery series Russian Doll, and the darkly satirical horror movie Velvet Buzzsaw. This year also brings new seasons of existing Netflix shows that already have an eager fanbase, like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things. Even if you're a hardcore binge-watcher, it can be hard to keep up with all the new weekly releases.
That's why we're here to help, with a guide to all the new Netflix Original releases this weekend, and the best TV shows and movies from recent weeks that are worth checking out if you missed them.
New To Netflix
I Am Mother - This critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where an android has been tasked with watching over thousands of human embryos. Mother gestates one of the embryos and raises the girl as her daughter. However, when Daughter reaches her teens she encounters a human being from the outside world - an outside world that it supposed to be completely toxic and uninhabitable. As tensions rise, she has to figure out who is lying to her... and why.
Jessica Jones Season 3 - There's a serial killer on the loose and a whole Marvel/Netflix universe to wrap up - and Jessica Jones is on the case. Returning for a third and final season, the comic book-based detective series sees Jessica struggling to deal with her best friend Trish Walker's newfound career as a superpowered vigilante.
Trinkets - Deadpool star Brianna Hildebrand leads the cast of Netflix Original teen drama Trinkets. Elodie, a girl who recently lost her mother, deals with the grief by taking up shoplifting - an addiction that eventually leads her to bond with two of her classmates at a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting. Though they occupy completely different worlds at school, the three girls soon realize that their friendship is what's really holding their lives together.
Murder Mystery - Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston star in Netflix Original comedy film Murder Mystery, about a couple who go on a relaxing European vacation - only to find themselves framed for the murder of a billionaire. To clear their names, they will have to find the real killer.
Aggretsuko Season 2 - The adorable red panda who has a stressful office job and a secret life screaming death metal in a karaoke bar returns in season 2 of Netflix Original anime, Aggretsuko.
Still Great On Netflix
The Perfection - Allison Williams and Logan Browning star in Netflix Original film The Perfection, a twisty thriller about two cello prodigies whose skills were honed at an elite music school. Williams' character, Charlotte, returns after a ten year absence and forms a close bond with Browning's character, Elizabeth... but there's more to Charlotte's motivations than she's letting on.
The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience - The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer star in Netflix Original musical comedy special The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, a love letter to their childhood baseball heroes Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.
Tuca and Bertie - Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong lead the voice cast of this new animated comedy created by Lisa Hanawalt and animated at ShadowMachine studio, the same animation team behind BoJack Horseman. The titular characters are two bird women who are best friends and are figuring out life together as they head into their 30s.