Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of March 22-28.
This week has something very rare for Netflix: no new English-language scripted series. Not a one. It's mostly about international stuff this week, from Spain, Mexico, India, Italy, Japan, and more. Weirdly, there's more than one thing about conspiracy theories and more than one thing about the Sunset Strip. The most prominent English-language release is the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, which we'll get to in a minute. But it's fair to say that even though there's a fair amount of stuff coming online this week, it's a pretty quiet week for new Netflix releases. Unlike last week, which had Queer Eye and Arrested Development and the DJ Idris Elba show. Netflix is so weird, dude. Why release all that stuff one week and then have nothing the next week? What algorithm said to do that? Anyway, if you're looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, click over to our Watch This Now! page.
(All titles are out Friday, March 22 unless otherwise specified.)
The Biggest Releases
This is a trashy-fun biopic about Mötley Crüe, one of the most debauched bands to ever live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, and if it had gotten a theatrical release it would have pushed the limits of the R rating. Douglas Booth plays Nikki Sixx, Colson "Machine Gun Kelly" Baker plays Tommy Lee, Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon plays Mick Mars, and The Punisher's Daniel Webber plays Vince Neil. David Costabile and Pete Davidson are also in it. The Dirt is directed by Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine, which should tell you a lot about the criminally mischievous tone. Most musician biopics are designed to win Oscars. This is not one of them.
This limited series from India tells the true story of the aftermath of a horrific sexual assault that took place on a Delhi city bus in 2012, and the police investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. It's sort of like an episode of Law & Order: SVU expanded to seven episodes, with a heavy emphasis on vérité (the script is based on police files). It's an eye-opening story about a crime that left wounds on a nation that have not yet healed. (Trailer)
Most Beautiful Thing, Season 1
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Brazilian style. This period piece is set in 1959 and tells the story of a woman who finds new friends and inner strength after her husband leaves with all their money, set against the sexy, smoky backdrop of Rio's music scene.
Carlo & Malik, Season 1
This Italian crime drama series follows a biased veteran cop who's partnered with a hotshot rookie who was born on the Ivory Coast as they investigate a string of murders. Does Carlo want this black man dating his forensic pathologist daughter? You know he does not! Will he learn to not be racist? We personally will not be finding out! Based on the trailer, the dubbing is very poor. (Trailer)
Charlie's Colorforms City, Season 1
Preschool-age series about colors and shapes. (Trailer)
Historia de un crimen: Colosio, aka Crime Diaries: The Candidate, Season 1
In 1994, populist Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated, and there are still conspiracy theories about how it went down. It's a pretty JFK-esque story. This season — part of an anthology series about unsolved crimes in Latin America — retells the events around the investigation. (Trailer)
This Spanish sci-fi thriller tells the story of a rip in the space-time continuum that allows a woman to save a boy who died 25 years earlier, but causes her own daughter to disappear. If you have opinions about the rules of time travel, this movie will give you the opportunity to share them. (Trailer)
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre
The sixth installment of the music docuseries ReMastered looks at the Miami Showband, the "Irish Beatles" of whom three members were gunned down in Belfast in 1975 at the height of the Troubles. One of the surviving members tries to prove that high-level British officers were involved in the terror attack. It's a fascinating look at the conflict in Northern Ireland. (Trailer)
Selling Sunset, Season 1
A real estate reality show about identical twin brother Los Angeles brokers and the hot, mean girls who work for them. Previously this show was called Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and it was satire. (Trailer)
Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid
Self-deprecating stand-up with a Southern accent. (Trailer / Tuesday, March 26)
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey, Season 2
Seven Japanese singles pile into a pink bus and trek across Asia in search of true love in this reality show. The goal is to come home coupled up. Things don't go according to plan. (Trailer / Thursday, March 28)
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