5 new Netflix additions to get you through the weekend 1 month ago

5 new Netflix additions to get you through the weekend

Weekend viewing sorted.

Wondering what to watch this weekend? Not to worry, as Netflix have added a few gems to their current catalogue.

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With options including a Tom Hanks modern classic, the second season of a hit thriller series and a new sci-fi film drawing comparisons to Bird Box, below JOE has chosen its top Netflix picks this weekend.

Lupin: Part 2 (Now on Netflix)

Assane's quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.

Starring the charismatic as hell Omar Sy, Lupin is a retelling of the classic French story about world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise Arsène Lupin. The first part of the mystery thriller show was watched by 70 million households during its first month, becoming the most-watched non-English series on Netflix.

Awake (Now on Netflix)

After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world.  Only Jill (Gina Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter.

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The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.

Fresh, Fried & Crispy (Now on Netflix)

Extra crispy pork chops in Birmingham, deep-fried Oreos in San Diego, and jumbo lump crab cakes in Baltimore - is your mouth watering yet?

Daym Drops, the Grandfather of Food Reviews on YouTube with more than 250 million views, travels to find the best unknown fried dishes coming from the streets, fancy restaurants and home kitchens.

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Captain Phillips (Now on Netflix)

Captain Phillips is a retelling of the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, with the film focusing on the Alabama’s commanding officer Captain Richard Phillips (two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks) and the Somali pirate captain Muse (Barkhad Abdi) who takes him hostage.

The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship. In the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

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Wish Dragon (Now on Netflix)

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon, Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, set off on a hilarious adventure through modern-day Shanghai in pursuit of Din's long-lost childhood friend, Lina.

Their journey forces them to answer some of life's biggest questions - because when you can wish for anything, you have to decide what really matters.

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Clips via Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment