New & note-worthy additions to Netflix over the last week 25/4 – 1/5

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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 25th of April to the 1st of May. Please note that this is not a full, comprehensive list and merely a list of the most interesting.

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New on Netflix on the 1st May

Chicken Run

Rocky the rooster and Ginger the hen lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the farm where they are being held captive.

Certificate: U

Year: 2000

Duration: 1hr 24m

Director: Nick Park

Cast: Phil Daniels, Mel Gibson, Jane Horrocks, Nick Park, Tony Haygarth, Peter Lord, Lynn Ferguson, Miranda Richardson, Timothy Spall, Benjamin Whitrow, Julia Sawalha, Imelda Staunton


Taking his roommate, Jonathan, under his wing, Skip packs him off to lose his virginity in Chicago — where Jonathan has an affair with Skip’s mother.

Certificate: 15

Year: 1983

Duration: 1hr 38m

Director: Lewis John Carlino

Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Lewis John Carlino, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson, Stuart Margolin, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Lolita Davidovich, Virginia Madsen, Fern Persons, Remak Ramsay, Alan Ruck, Casey Siemaszko, Anna Maria Horsford, James DuMont, Aaron Douglas, Rodney Pearson, Deborah Thalberg


In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of people from all walks of life converge during a 36-hour period.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2004

Duration: 1hr 52m

Director: Paul Haggis

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, William Fichtner, Jennifer Esposito, Paul Haggis, Thandie Newton, Larenz Tate, Ryan Phillippe, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris, Michael Peña, Nona Gaye, Terrence Howard, Karina Arroyave, Dato Bakhtadze, Keith David, Christopher Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, Tony Danza, Michael Pena, Thand

The Decent

Six girlfriends on a spelunking trip become trapped under the earth, where they start to suffer from limited oxygen and delusions — or are they?

Certificate: 18

Year: 2005

Duration: 1hr 39m

Director: Neil Marshall

Cast: Alex Reid, Neil Marshall, Saskia Mulder, Natalie Mendoza, MyAnna Buring, Shauna Macdonald, Oliver Milburn, Nora-Jane Noone, Molly Kayll, Craig Conway, Shauna MacDonald

The Duchess

To compensate for her unhappy marriage, young duchess Georgiana Spencer begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2008

Duration: 1hr 49m

Director: Saul Dibb

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Keira Knightley, Saul Dibb, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Patrick Godfrey, John Shrapnel, Simon McBurney, Aidan McArdle, Alistair Petrie

Eastern Promises

A notorious Russian gangster learns that a midwife has discovered incriminating evidence against his ‘family’ in a dead woman’s diary.

Certificate: 18

Year: 2007

Duration: 1hr 40m

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent Cassel, Naomi Watts, Sinéad Cusack, Jerzy Skolimowski, Donald Sumpter, Mina E. Mina, Aleksandar Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Sinead Cusack

The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of Britain, navigates a career destined to change the rules of leadership and politics.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2011

Duration: 1hr 44m

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Meryl Streep, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Colman, Phyllida Lloyd, Alexandra Roach, Nicholas Farrell, Richard E. Grant, Julian Wadham, David Westhead, Susan Brown, Iain Glen, Anthony Head, Michael Pennington, John Sessions, Roger Allam, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Angus Wright, Victoria Bewick, Alice da Cunha

Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its ‘fixer’ after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a class action suit.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2007

Duration: 1hr 59m

Director: Tony Gilroy Cast: George Clooney, Michael O’Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Tony Gilroy, Ken Howard, Denis O’Hare, Merritt Wever, Danielle Skraastad


An aging Irishwoman teams with a floundering journalist to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2013

Duration: 1hr 38m

Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: Judi Dench, Stephen Frears, Barbara Jefford, Steve Coogan, Anna Maxwell Martin, Michelle Fairley, Ruth McCabe, Mare Winningham, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Kate Fleetwood, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Rescue Dawn

Captured by the enemy and held in a Laotian torture camp, a pilot defies death by organizing one of the most daring escapes of the Vietnam conflict.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2006

Duration: 2hr 5m

Director: Werner Herzog

Cast: Christian Bale, Werner Herzog, Jeremy Davies, Steve Zahn, Toby Huss, James Oliver, Marshall Bell, Zach Grenier, Evan Jones, Craig Gellis

Resident Evil

When a virus leaks from a secret lab and turns all the researchers into zombies, the government sends in an elite task force to contain the outbreak.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2002

Duration: 1hr 36m

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Colin Salmon, Eric Mabius, Michelle Rodriguez, James Purefoy, Paul W.S. Anderson, Heike Makatsch, Joseph May, Michaela Dicker, Stephen Billington, Fiona Glascott, Anna Bolt, Liz May Brice, Martin Crewes, Oscar Pearce, Pasquale Aleardi, Indra Ové, Ryan McCluskey, Indra Ove

Sense and Sensibility

Facing poverty after their father’s death, three sisters are obliged to rely on the generosity of others in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.

Certificate: U

Year: 1995

Duration: 2hr 16m

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, James Fleet, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Ang Lee, Hugh Laurie, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Hardy, Elizabeth Spriggs, Gemma Jones, Imelda Staunton, Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, Greg Wise, Ian Brimble, Emilie François, Emilie Francois


Just released from prison, a white supremacist kills a cop and then takes an African American family hostage in this thriller based on a true story.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2014

Duration: 1hr 50m

Director: Deon Taylor

Cast: Danny Glover, Anson Mount, Derek Luke, Joe Anderson, Deon Taylor, Dawn Olivieri, Nick Chinlund, Lela Rochon, Julie Benz, Mahershala Ali, Evan Ross

The Virgin Suicides

After the suicide of their youngest, Ronald and Sara Lisbon attempt to sequester their other daughters away from intrigued neighborhood boys.

Certificate: 15

Year: 1999

Duration: 1hr 37m

Director: Sofia Coppola

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Sofia Coppola, Michael Paré, Danny DeVito, Scott Glenn, Chelse Swain, A.J. Cook, Leslie Hayman, Anthony DeSimone, Hanna Hall

New on Netflix on the 28th April

Dear White People

Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as \”post-racial\” as it thinks.

Certificate: G

Year: 2017

Duration: 1 Season

Episode Length: 33min

Cast: John Patrick Amedori, Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning, Justin Simien, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, Giancarlo Esposito, Marque Richardson, Ashley Blaine Featherson

Small Crimes

After serving a six-year prison sentence, an ex-cop tries to rebuild his life in his hometown, but gets caught up in the fallout from his past.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2017

Duration: 1hr 35m

Director: Evan Katz

Cast: Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Pat Healy, Evan Katz, Macon Blair, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver

New on Netflix on the 27th April

12 Monkeys

Season two added

In a post-apocalyptic future, a time traveler uses his powers to return to the present and try to stop the plague that is about to decimate humankind.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2016

Duration: 2 Seasons

Episode Length: 47min

Director: David Greene, Bill Eagles, David Grossman, Grant Harvey, Guy Norman Bee, Mairzee Almas, Kevin Tancha

Cast: David Greene, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Bill Eagles, Aaron Stanford, David Grossman, Emily Hampshire, Grant Harvey, Guy Norman Bee, Noah Bean, Travis Fickett, Terry Matalas, Tom Noonan, Zeljko Ivanek, Barbara Sukowa, Todd Stashwick, Mairzee Almas, Kevin Tancharoen, Magnus Martens, Steven A. Adelson, Demore Barnes

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx boy grows to adulthood worshipping disparate heroes: his hardworking father, who drives a city bus, and the neighborhood mob boss.

Certificate: 15

Year: 1993

Duration: 1hr 56m

Director: Robert De Niro

Cast: Francis Capra, Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Taral Hicks, Lillo Brancato, Joe Pesci, Katherine Narducci, Frank Pietrangolare, Clem Caserta, Alfred Sauchelli Jr.

The Shawshank Redemption

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.

Certificate: 15

Year: 1994

Duration: 2hr 22m

Director: Frank Darabont

Cast: Clancy Brown, Stephen King, Tim Robbins, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Gil Bellows, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg

New on Netflix on the 25th April

Donnie Brasco

When FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover to infiltrate the mob, he starts to identify with the made men he’s charged with taking down.

Certificate: 18

Year: 1997

Duration: 2hr 6m

Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Mike Newell, Al Pacino, James Russo, Bruno Kirby, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Robert Miano, Zach Grenier, Gerry Becker, Walt MacPherson, Gretchen Mol, Brian Tarantina, Terry Serpico, Rocco Sisto, Ronnie Farer

The Longest Yard

While doing time, a professional quarterback persuades a fellow convict and former coach to prepare a group of inmates for a game against the guards.

Certificate: 12

Year: 2005

Duration: 1hr 53m

Director: Peter Segal

Cast: James Cromwell, William Fichtner, Chris Rock, Peter Segal, Adam Sandler, Nelly, David Patrick Kelly, Cloris Leachman, Burt Reynolds, Tracy Morgan, Michael Irvin

New on Netflix on the 25th April

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared

In need of money, an eccentric ex-spy and his younger octogenarian partner embark on an international quest for a valuable Soviet soda formula.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2016

Duration: 1hr 48m

Director: Felix Herngren, Måns Herngren

Cast: Colin McFarlane, Cory Peterson, Måns Herngren, Caroline Boulton, Robert Gustafsson, Jens Hultén, Felix Herngren, David Schaal, Jay Simpson

Shepherds and Butchers

When a young prison guard commits murder in South Africa, an ardent lawyer aims to prove he was psychologically unbalanced by his role in executions.

Certificate: 15

Year: 2016

Duration: 1hr 46m

Director: Oliver Schmitz

Cast: Steve Coogan, Robert Hobbs, Oliver Schmitz, Andrea Riseborough, Deon Lotz, Garion Dowds, Marcel Van Heerden, Lauren Steyn

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