New & note-worthy additions to Netflix over the last week 14/2-20/25 min read

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Whats new on Netflix? Check back here weekly for the latest note-worthy additions to Netflix. Today’s post is covering additions between the 14th to the 20th of February. Last week, Netflix brought us a couple big name films and TV shows such as Drive, Fifty Shades of Grey, After Earth and The People vs OJ Simpson & Chef’s Table (if you are a foodie, you would love this one). Please note that this is not a full, comprehensive list and merely a list of the most interesting.

New on Netflix

20th February


Born into a civilization in the distant future, Beatrice is a teenager who learns that her unique cognitive skills make her useful to the authorities.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2014

Duration: 2hr 19m

Director: Neil Burger

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd, Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Tony Goldwyn, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q

Fifty Shades of Grey

A wealthy, older man and a naïve college student engage in an intense relationship marked by the exploration of erotic extremes.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2015

Duration: 2hr 5m

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Cast: Eloise Mumford, Jamie Dornan, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden

18th February


The new girl at school falls hard for a championship swimmer. When he doesn’t return her attention, she obsesses, with sinister consequences.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2002

Duration: 1hr 21m

Director: John Polson

Cast: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby

17th February

Building Jerusalem

Through interviews and thrilling game footage, this film chronicles the mid-1990s evolution of English rugby and the pivotal 2003 World Cup Final.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2015

Duration: 1hr 29m

Director: James Erskine

Chef’s Table

Season 3 added

Find out what’s inside the kitchens and minds of six international culinary stars in this Netflix original six-part docu-series.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2017

Episode Length: 54min

Cast: Dan Barber, Ben Shewry, Magnus Nilsson, Massimo Bottura, Niki Nakayama, Francis Mallmann

Fall of an Empire

Roman warrior Constantine has vowed to find his long-lost friend Katherine but discovers he must battle ruthless Maxentius to complete his mission.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2014

Duration: 1hr 46m

Director: Michael Redwood

Cast: Nicole Keniheart, Edward Fox, Samantha Beckinsale

Very Good Girls

A boy from Brooklyn tests the bond between two college-bound friends who’ve made a pact to lose their virginity over the summer.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2013

Duration: 1hr 30m

Director: Naomi Foner

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones, Lenny Platt

16th February


Season 3 added

Rachel shocks her proper British parents when she marries an American hippie, but it’s just the first in a series of surprises for the family.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2016

Episode Length: 29min

Director: Paul Murphy

Cast: Greg Davies, Taylor Lautner, Esther Smith, Tamla Kari, Helen Baxendale, Tyger Drew-Honey, Andy Samberg, Kenneth Collard

Twelve O’Clock High

A hard-as-nails brigadier general must turn a disheartened group of American bomber pilots into heroes in this vintage World War II drama.

Certificate: U

Year: 1949

Duration: 2hr 12m

Director: Henry King

Cast: Lee MacGregor, John Kellogg, Dean Jagger, Robert Arthur, Millard Mitchell, Gary Merrill, Gregory Peck, Paul Stewart, Roger Anderson, Hugh Marlowe, Robert Patten, Sam Edwards

15th February


A Hollywood stuntman and getaway driver is lured from his isolated life by a lovely neighbor — until her violent husband is released from prison.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2011

Duration: 1hr 40m

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Wolfe, Kaden Leos, Carey Mulligan, James Biberi, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, Ron Perlman

Edge of Darkness

Det. Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity, but now he faces his toughest investigation ever: the search for his daughter’s killer.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2010

Duration: 1hr 56m

Director: Martin Campbell

Cast: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Jay O. Sanders

The Ex

When Tom’s pregnant wife decides to quit her career as a high-profile attorney and becomes a stay-at-home mom, he’s forced to become the breadwinner.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2006

Duration: 1hr 29m

Director: Jesse Peretz

Cast: Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Charles Grodin

The People v. O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson’s double-murder trial, dubbed ‘the Trial of the Century,’ is dramatized from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2016

Duration: 1 Season

Episode Length: 58min

Cast: Sarah Paulson, Cheryl Ladd, Connie Britton, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Bruce Greenwood, Evan Handler, Nathan Lane, Courtney B. Vance, Billy Magnussen, David Schwimmer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Steven Pasquale, Jordan

We Were Soldiers

This Vietnam War epic tells the story of the Battle of Ia Drang, which pitted 450 U.S. soldiers against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2002

Duration: 2hr 18m

Director: Randall Wallace

Cast: Mel Gibson, Duong Don, Keri Russell, Robert Bagnell, Ryan Hurst, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe, Barry Pepper

What Women Want

When a cocky advertising executive finds he can suddenly hear what women are thinking, he puts his newfound talent to work against his female boss.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2000

Duration: 2hr 6m

Director: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Mel Gibson, Valerie Perrine, Lisa Edelstein, Mark Feuerstein, Helen Hunt, Delta Burke, Lauren Holly, Ashley Johnson, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Sarah Paulson

14th February

After Earth

After crash-landing on the long-abandoned planet Earth, a young boy sets out to find a beacon that will save him — and his dying father — from doom.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2013

Duration: 1hr 40m

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Chris Geere, Kristofer Hivju, Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, Sacha Dhawan, Lincoln Lewis, David Denman, Glenn Morshower, Diego Klattenhoff

Girlfriend’s Day

When he’s caught up in a deadly conspiracy, an unemployed greeting card writer must create the perfect card for a new holiday to save his skin.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2017

Duration: 1hr 10m

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson

Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne

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