The best new TV and film on Netflix this week

Here's our pick of the best new stuff on Netflix UK right now, from season three of BoJack Horseman to new original series Stranger Things


BoJack Horseman

Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman (Netflix)

BoJack, the animated humanoid horse at the heart of this clever existential comedy, is back for a third season. A former 90s sitcom star, BoJack has been staging a Hollywood comeback and at the start of season three he’s on the cusp of a new superstardom. There’s even talk of an Oscar nomination. But will getting what he thinks he wants actually make BoJack happy?


Available 22nd July

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart and more star in this Marvel movie, which sends Wolverine into the past to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants…

Available 20th July

Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is a brand new Netflix original series set in 1983 Indiana. When a young boy vanishes into thin air, his friends, family and local police are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. Stars Winona Ryder.

Available 15th July

The Fault in Our Stars

This teenage tearjerker will have you reaching for the tissues. Shailene Woodley plays Hazel, a 16-year-old living with terminal cancer, who meets a 17-year-old boy called Augustus at a local cancer support group.

Available 13th July


Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as Belle, the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a British admiral, who is raised as a free gentlewoman by her aunt and uncle at Kenwood House, an estate in Hampstead outside London.

Available 6th July

Gilmore Girls

To celebrate Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival, the steaming service is playing host to all seven seasons of the beloved drama. From the day Rory first gets into Chilton to the season seven finale. It’s time to catch up on all things Stars Hollow before four brand new episodes become available later this year. Enjoy!

Available from 1st July 

Marco Polo

Marco Polo’s epic adventure and extraordinary relationship with Kublai Khan continues in the second season of this Netflix Original. Loyalties will be tested and power will come at a price as unrest grows in South China.

Available from 1st July


Find out what’s been going on at Pretty Lake, the town under siege from a mysterious disease which has killed everybody over the age of 21. The drama, starring Jennette McCurdy as Wiley Day, returns for a second run this month.

Available from 1st July 

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Bel Powley is 15-year-old aspiring cartoonist Minnie living in 1970s San Francisco, who embarks on an enthusiastic sexual journey. The coming-of-age movie also stars Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgård.

Available from 30th June

The Fundamentals of Caring

Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selina Gomez star in this Netflix Original movie. The flick follows a writer (Rudd) who becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver after a personal tragedy. The duo then embark on a life-changing road trip to see America’s “lamest roadside attractions.”

Available from 24th June 

Pretty Little Liars

Those Pretty Little Liars are preparing for their final curtain call. And that means some long-awaited answers for the show’s patient fans. First though, the girls have 24-hours to find Hanna, who disappeared at the end of season six. Tick-tock…

Available from 22nd June, with new episodes dropping weekly

The Other Woman

When one man is discovered juggling his devoted wife with not one but two mistresses, the women team up to take revenge… Starring Cameron Diaz, Lesley Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Available from 22nd June 

Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits in this funny Marvel superhero movie. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and more star.

Available from 20th June 

Orange is the New Black

Welcome back to Litchfield Penitentiary. Piper, Alex, Red and co are back for a fourth season of the Netflix Original drama. Expect extreme violence, power struggles and scenes some viewers might find upsetting.

Available from 17th June

The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies

Jason Watkins stars in this Bafta-winning drama, which tells the story of Christopher Jefferies, the man wrongly-accused of murder when his tenant Joanna Yeates went missing in 2010.

Available from 12th June 

Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire stars in this Yorkshire-set police thriller as Catherine Cowood, a police sergeant who comes face to face with the man who destroyed her family when a kidnap spirals out of control.

Available from 3rd June

Hibana: Spark

Hibana: Spark, based on Hibana, the novel by Naoki Matayoshi, is a Japanese Netflix Original about friendship and conflict between two comedians.

Available from 2nd June 


Pass the tissues… This Oscar-winning tearjerker tells the real-life story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic – as well as the now iconic love affair between young aristocrat Rose (Kate Winslet) and happy-go-lucky artist Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio.)

Available from 1st June

Meet the Patels

Forget soppy rom-coms, this documentary is the real deal. Filmmaker Geeta Patel follows her brother Ravi, an almost-30-year-old Indian-American, as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family happy.

Available from 1st June


Florida-set thriller Bloodline is back for a second season. Expect paranoia, lies and betrayals as the Rayburn family struggle to conceal their unthinkable crime…

Available from 27th

Chef’s Table

Netflix’s foodie documentary returns for a second series. Each episode showcases an inspirational chef from around the globe, with Alex Atala, Ana Ros, Dominique Crenn, Enrique Olvera, Gagan Anand and Grant Achatz set to appear.

Available from 27th

The Do-Over

The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death. The comedy flick, starring David Spade, is the second of a four-film deal between Adam Sandler and Netflix.

Available from 27th

Lady Dynamite

Maria Bamford stars in this comedy mockumentary as a fictionalised version of herself. It’s a strange and surreal series, from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and South Park’s Pam Brady, telling the story of a woman “who loses – and then finds – her s**t.”

Available from 20th May


Introducing Netflix’s first talk show. In new episodes released three times a week, Chelsea Handler will be interviewing pugs, talking politics and pretending to be Oprah. “You can say anything, it’s Netflix,” says Chelsea in her series trailer. And really that’s all you need to know.

Available from 11th May

Grace and Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return for the second season of this warm, funny and light-hearted comedy. They play Grace and (you guessed it) Frankie, two women whose husbands have left them… for each other. With their exes now married and their families closer than ever, the two unlikely friends continue to try and make sense of the way their lives have turned out.

Available from 6th May


Introducing Netflix’s first French original production Marseille. Starring Gerard Depardieu as the long-standing mayor of Marseille, this tense political thriller sees him face a bitter election against his young, ambitious former protege. It’s House of Cards meets the sun-soaked Mediterranean coast, with subtitles.

Available from 5th May 

An Education

Carey Mulligan stars in this award-winning coming of age drama. Based on Lynn Barber’s novel and adapted for the big screen by Nick Hornby, 60s-set An Education follows Jenny Mellor, a 16-year-old preparing to attend the University of Oxford when a charming older man changes the course of her future.


Available from 1st May