What’s New to Netflix This Week

Published on November 16, 2020

It’s a light week for Netflix, in terms of old releases. There aren’t too many modern and old classics new to Netflix this week. As for originals, though, there’s a few that should grab the attention of audiences. While the holiday spirit is dampened this year, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey can hopefully bring some holiday cheer to homes. The fantasy musical is already a serious hit with critics, scoring a 95% on RottenTomatoes. From producer John Legend, Jingle Jangle looks delightful. From the sound of it, the Netflix film may become a holiday favorite for years to come.

Whose Streets? is one of the few acclaimed films hitting Netflix this week. The documentary, which is directed by Sabaah Folayan, is about the Black Lives Matter movement following the 2014 killing of Michael Brown. The movie has a 98% on RottenTomatoes. Critics call Whose Streets? a crucial watch.

Another well-praised drama now available on Netflix is Loving. Jeff Nichols is a great filmmaker, known for Mud, Take Shelter, and Midnight Special. Nichols crafted his most intimate and romantic film with the true story about Richard and Mildred Loving. The interracial couple married in 1958. The two were forced out of Virgina, but fought to return to their home. It’s a tender but grueling drama with a lot of love and pain and great performances from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, plus a lovely scene with Michael Shannon

If you’re looking for a little more action in your movies, stream V for Vendetta. Based on the Alan Moore graphic novel, the politically-charged action movie is a thoughtful and stylish look at an uprising and the anti-hero leading the fight, V. Hugo Weaving is fantastic beneath the mask, bringing such humanity, danger, charm, and warmth to a character whose face we don’t even see. It’s pure gravitas. The same goes for Natalie Portman, whose arc is more substantial, the beating heart of V for Vendetta, and the audience’s eyes in this familiar comic book world. Produced by the Wachowski siblings, V for Vendetta is an intelligent and posh action movie. 

For the kiddos, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is now available to stream on Netflix as well. The animated sequel isn’t as uproarious as the first movie, but it’s still charming and full of strange and funny sights. 

New Movies

A Very Country Christmas (2017)

A Very Special Love (2008)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

First Love (2018)

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fukrey Boyzzz: Space Mein Fukrapanti (2020)

Hometown Holiday (2018)

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Netflix Original

Killer Cove (Fear Bay) (2019)

Ludo (2020) Netflix Original

Memories of a Teenager (2019)

Prom Night (2008)

Scandal in Sorrento (1955)

The Beginning of Life 2: Outside (2020)

The Life Ahead (2020) Netflix Original

The Sign of Venus (1955)

V for Vendetta (2005)

We Are All For The Fatherland (1979)

What We Wanted (2020) Netflix Original

White Christmas (1954)

New TV Shows

A Lion in the House (Limited Series)

A Queen Is Born (Season 1) Netflix Original

American Horror Story (Season 9)

America’s Next Top Model (2 Seasons)

Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun (Season 1) Netflix Original

Beyblade Burst Rise (Season 1)

Dash & Lily (Season 1) Netflix Original

Ethos (Season 1) Netflix Original

Graceful Friends (Season 1)

Masameer Classics (Season 3)

Polly Pocket (Season 2)

Survivor (2 Seasons)

The Crown (Season 4) Netflix Original

The Liberator (Season 1) Netflix Original

The Minions of Midas (Limited Series) Netflix Original

Trash Truck (Season 1) Netflix Original

Trial 4 (Season 1) Netflix Original

Undercover (Season 2) Netflix Original

Jack Giroux is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is an entertainment journalist who's previously written for Thrillist, Slash Film, Film School Rejects, and The Film Stage.

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