The five best new arrivals to watch on Netflix this weekend

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The five best new arrivals to watch on Netflix this weekend

Here's our selections for the five best new shows and movies arriving to Netflix this weekend.

We're hitting you with a Jamie Foxx superhero action movie, twin teenage bounty hunters, a new true crime drama, a Ricky Gervais classic, and, well, Jackass.

Project Power  (Now on Netflix)    

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fuelled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.

Teenage Bounty Hunters   (Now on Netflix) 

Twin sisters Sterling and Blair balance teen life at an elite Southern high school with an unlikely new career as butt-kicking bounty hunters.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story  (Now on Netflix) 

Socialite Betty Broderick hits a homicidal boiling point during a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband. Based on the headline-making crime.

The Invention of Lying (Now on Netflix)

In a world where no one fibs, a screenwriter gains fame and fortune - and maybe teh girl of his dreams - by saying things that aren’t true. Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Jonah Hill.

Jackass: The Movie (Now on Netflix)

Toy cars in all the wrong places. Rocket skates. Yellow snow. Slapstick goes berserk as these guys go gonzo.


Also new this weekend:

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids  (Now on Netflix)

Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider's first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes. Ending with a surprise duet performance with his daughter, singer-songwriter Elle King, Rob talks about potty training his young daughters and his own pig potential.

GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event  (Now on Netflix)  

Worlds collide in this special event featuring familiar faces, surprise cameos and stories of spirited competition from four different comedy series. 

3%: Season 4  (Now on Netflix) 

This dystopian thriller returns for another season.  In the last season of the show, the conflict between the Shell and the Offshore is wide open and war is imminent. But while Process 108 begins under a new and even more aggressive leadership, members of the Shell are invited to a diplomatic visit to the Offshore. The peace proposal is the excuse for the destruction that will define the future of this divided world.

(Un)Well  (Now on Netflix) 

(Un)Well is a six-part docuseries that investigates controversial wellness fads. Each episode dives deep into trends and treatments that catch on like wildfire but that inspire both passionate support and deep scepticism. Topics include apitherapy, essential oils, breast milk, extreme fasting, ayahuasca, and tantric sex. The series will explore all sides of the topic –from what hurts to what works.

Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun  (Now on Netflix)  

The Octonauts embark on an underwater adventure, navigating a set of challenging caves to help a small octopus friend return home to the Caribbean Sea.


Additional Licenced Highlights arriving this weekend

14/08/2020   Bee Movie

09/08/2020   Jumanji

13/08/2020   The Peanuts Movie