New on Netflix: the best movies and TV shows released every day

Your daily guide to everything recently added to Netflix UK – discover the best new shows and movies to stream now
By Radio Times staff

From the biggest movie releases to the best TV series available to watch on Netflix, check out all the best new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix UK.


With a new show to stream added to the list every day, you'll never be stuck for what to watch on Netflix again. Check out the list below...

Friday 16th February: Everything Sucks!

This retro reference heavy comedy drama follows a group of misfit high school teens and their equally misfit parents in Oregon in 1996. It's all here: geeks, freaks, girls, paper fortune tellers, and really slow internet... Just be glad you're not trying to watch on dial-up. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 15th February: Chris Rock - Tambourine

"You’d think every once in a while the cops would shoot a white kid just to make it look good," Rock says at the beginning of his first standup special in 10 years. He's unafraid, as ever, to find humour in serious topics. He doesn't let himself off the hook, touching upon his infidelity and his addiction to pornography. It's a brilliant, at times brutal, hour of comedy. Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 14th February: The Pursuit of Happyness

Will Smith reins in his customary exuberance to deliver a beautifully understated performance as real-life San Francisco father Chris Gardner, who, in the 1980s, battled against astonishing adversity to achieve his American Dream. Gardner's child is brilliantly played by Smith's real-life son Jaden. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 13th February: The Peanuts Movie

Sixty-five years after US cartoonist Charles M Schulz first created Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts pack, and 35 years since the most recent feature release, they finally make a return to cinemas with this cute and charmingly computer-generated outing. Watch on Netflix

Monday 12th February: Seeing Allred

A glimpse into the world of American women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who, across a 40 year career has taken on Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. Watch on Netflix

Friday 9th February: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney

The second episode in David Letterman's laid back long form interview show: actor George Clooney is a suave follow-up to the opening exchange with Barack Obama. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 8th February: 8 Mile

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti – Eminem’s hip hop origin movie has arrived on Netflix. Watch here

Wednesday 7th February: Queer Eye

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is back – with a brand new 'Fab Five'. The cult US reality series returns for a brand new run of eight episodes. Find out more about the series and the five new stars here. Watch on Netflix 

Tuesday 6th February: Fred Armisen - Standup for Drummers

A very niche standup special from former Saturday Night Live cast-member and impersonation maestro Fred Armisen. Watch on Netflix

Monday 5th February: The Cloverfield Paradox

No marketing, no prior warning – just one trailer released during the Super Bowl, and that's it. A multimillion dollar movie available instantly. Does the film hang together? Well, probably not. But when the tease is this good, that probably won't stop you watching it, will it? Watch on Netflix

Friday 2nd February: Coach Snoop

Notoriously hedonistic rapper Snoop Dogg displays his socially aware side in a heart-warming reality-doc. Snoop mentors disadvantaged LA boys playing in a football (American) league that he has inaugurated himself. Can he stop them making the mistakes he made as a youth? Watch on Netflix

Thursday 1st February: Damnation - season 1

A farmers' strike in 1930s Iowa is the setting for a drama about the eternal battle between haves and have-nots. It trots through themes of wealth, power, sex and violence like countless other dramas, but it has a grand old time doing it and looks grimly stylish. In the cast are Killian Scott - Augustus Dove in Ripper Street - as a fiery preacher and Melinda Page Hamilton as a ruthless strikebearer-for-hire. Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 31st January: Despicable Me 2

The minions and Gru return for more inventive visual gags. Oh, and there's a fart gun too. Modern comedy legends Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig provide the voice talent. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 30th January: One Day at a Time - season 2

Series two of the sitcom revival based on the CBS show that ran for nine seasons in the 1970s and 80s. Justina Machado is a force of nature as Penelope, a Cuban-American single mom with kids who are rapidly growing up. It's a near-perfect family sitcom, easily mixing modern sensibilities with traditional studio-sitcom presentation. Watch on Netflix

Monday 29th January: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Soon-to-be Oscar winner Gary Oldman stars as the titular vampire in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of the classic novel. Watch on Netflix

Friday 26th January: A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Netflix's latest original movie tells the story of National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney. His bright idea started life as a uni magazine but by the late 70s had become a comedy giant.

"Kenney was at the centre of the 70’s comedy counter-culture which gave birth to Saturday Night Live and a whole generation's way of looking at the world," says the Netflix spiel. Judging by the trailer above, the man himself isn't quite as sold on the hyperbole... Watch on Netflix

Thursday 25th January: Joy

Jennifer Lawrence is magnetic in this fizzing feminist dramedy about real-life inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano, directed by David O Russell. Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 24th January: Todd Glass: Act Happy

US stand-up comedian Todd Glass may not be a big name in the UK, but his intimate set complete with live band is just the show to seek out if you want to know what's hot in US comedy. It's a hell of a performance, independent and fresh and full of the kind of audience interaction that should have everyone upping their game. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 23rd January: Black Lightning - season 1

A TV transfer for the DC comic about a school principal in a rough urban area who would rather not use his ability to generate and manipulate electricity. Has the soapy gloss of The Flash and Riverdale, but the racial politics of the character and hte set-up are intact, as he faces up to gang violence and police brutality. Watch on Netflix

Monday 22nd January: Fargo - season 3

The Minnesota-based anthology series returns with another alluring mystery and a new batch of actors including Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis. Watch on Netflix

Friday 19th January: Drug Lords

Like Narcos? Obviously. Well, now delve into the real stories behind Pablo Escobar and his infamous 'peers' with this new documentary series. The series features testimony from those affected by these crime bosses – and the people tasked with bringing them down. Made by ITN Productions, the company behind award-winning Channel 4 Syria war documentary Children on the Frontline. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 18th January: The Secret Agent

Toby Jones's hangdog expression is just perfect for this dark, dour and gripping BBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. Jones plays Verloc, a Russian spy in Victorian London who is about to get in too deep, betraying his wife (Line of Duty star Vicky McClure) as he falls. Watch on Netflix

Read more: Vicky McClure on corsets, Soho sex shops and (not) being a secret agent

Wednesday 17th January: Rita season 4

The Danish comedy drama follows 'unconventional' (read: weird) primary school teacher and single mother. The fourth season has just landed on Netflix, and is proof that Danish TV isn't all about Wallander and gruesome murder mysteries. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 16th January: Homeland - season 6

Get your fix of the CIA-centric drama, which stars Claire Danes as bipolar operative Carrie Mathison, before the new season kicks off on Channel 4 next month. Season 6 sees a new, female president sworn in - though she must battle senior CIA officers with their own agenda. Watch on Netflix

Monday 15th January: Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren stars as an army officer in this tense thriller about the moral implications of drone strikes. Also features Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, and the final on-screen role of the late Alan Rickman. Watch on Netflix

Friday 12th January: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

David Letterman is back with a big fluffy beard and a monthly interview series on Netflix. His first guest is former US president Barack Obama, and he does his best to keep the standard up from there: George Clooney, Tina Fey, Jay Z, Howard Stern and Malala Yousafzai. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 11th January: Good Time

Robert Pattinson leads this chaotic and inventive crime thriller about a bank robber trying to break his mentally challenged younger brother out of jail.  Watch on Netflix

Wednesday 10th January: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A thoughtful doc about an 85-year-old sushi chef who owns a 10-seat, 3 Michelin-starred, $280 per plate restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. If you're looking for inspiration to perfect your craft, whatever the field may be, look no further. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 9th January: Concussion

Will Smith stars as the pathologist who discovers the alarming extent to which American Football injuries can be linked to brain damage. The 2015 drama based on a real story also stars Alex Baldwin and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Watch on Netflix

Monday 8th January: Star Trek: Discovery

Back after its mid-season break, new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will land on Netflix in the US less than 24 hours after its US broadcast. There are six new episodes to come, with a second season already confirmed. Watch on Netflix

Read more: What's happened so far in Star Trek: Discovery – and what could happen in Chapter 2?

Sunday 7th January: The End of the F***ing World

First released on Channel 4 in 2017, now available globally on Netflix, the comedy follows loner and possible psychopath James and new arrival Alyssa on a peculiar and peculiarly British road trip. Watch on Netflix

Read more: The End of the F***ing World review – an effing triumph

Saturday 6th January: Rotten

Not one to watch with your dinner on your lap. Rotten takes a cold, hard look at the global food industry, and exactly what it takes to keep a meat-hungry, binge-eating populace in bread. The US is its focus, but where their food industry leads, the rest of the world follows. We should all take note. Watch on Netflix

Friday 5th January: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld's does-what-it-says-on-the-tin chat show started out as a YouTube series, but with big guests guaranteed the series quickly motored on to Netflix. All 59 existing episodes dropped on 5th January, with more on their way later this year. Watch on Netflix

Thursday 4th January: The Good Place

New episodes of this confident, sharp comedy hit Netflix UK every week, fresh from the States where it's pretty much the most talked about show on TV. Kristen Bell stars as the not-exactly-good but now definitely dead Eleanor Shellstrop, who, thanks to a bureaucratic mix-up, has found herself in a secular heaven – 'The Good Place' – rather than 'The Bad Place' where she was meant to have been sent.

But that's just the setup for a series that isn't afraid to take viewers in some surprising directions. The whole of the first season is available now, with new season two episodes dropping every Friday. Watch on Netflix

Read more: You're going to love The Good Place on Netflix – but you're going to have to watch the whole thing

Wednesday 3rd January: He Named Me Malala

An intimate documentary portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and severely wounded by the Taliban when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The opening animation above is a delight, and just one of a number of beautiful designs that lift this movie. Animation designer John Carpenter won an Emmy for his work in 2016. Watch on Netflix

Tuesday 2nd January: Lovesick season 3

Love, happiness, disappointment, awkward British social situations – UK comedy Lovesick has it all. It also has one of the most quietly impressive casts around, from singer/songwriter/actor Johnny Flynn, Daniel Ings (recently making big waves as Commander Mike Parker in The Crown, and Misfits star Antonia Thomas. The series began life on Channel 4 as Scrotal Recall, and there's still some of that slightly icky original title here – but, ultimately, it's way more sweet than sour. Watch on Netflix

Monday 1st January 2018: Friends

The One We've All Been Waiting For. Netflix users in the US have been able to stream Friends for years, but the comedy series has been out of bounds to UK subscribers. Until now. Watch on Netflix


Read more: What are the funniest EVER moments on Friends – and which episodes do they appear in?

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