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What’s new on Netflix UK this week: May 20, 2022

Fighting New on Netflix UK this week May 20, 2002

Fight – Image: Universal Pictures

Welcome to a packed rundown of all the new movies and shows released on Netflix in the UK & Ireland in the last 7 days. This list includes everything that’s new on Netflix UK between May 14th and May 20th, 2022.

We are currently preparing the Netflix UK Coming Soon list for June 2022 which we hope to release in the next few days. Among the highlights so far Bohemian Rhapsody, Motherless Brooklynand bad country. All this alongside the Netflix Originals, which are out throughout the month.

For those unfamiliar with our roundups, we’ll walk you through the weekly Netflix UK supplements every Friday. This is in contrast to the US where we give you daily summaries. Missed last week’s new additions? You can view all 49 new releases here.


The best new movies and series on Netflix UK this week

The departed (2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Pour: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone

Since its admission to Netflix UK last Saturday, we’ve seen The Departed dominate the top 10 in the region all week, and with good reason. Easily one of Scorsese’s most overlooked films when narrating his greatest hits, it uses a stacked cast with a killer concept.

The four-time Oscar-winning film is about an undercover cop and a mole who try to come out to each other while infiltrating a notorious gang in South Boston.

The Irish Times notably said the film was “an engaging moral tale in which the death rate escalates along with the tensions generated by its engaging narrative”.


Ali & Ava (2022)

Director:Clio Barnard
Pour: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia, Shaun Thomas, Natalie Gavin, Mona Goodwin

Making its UK SVOD debut on Netflix is ​​Ali & Ava, a brand new film from Altitude Films.

The well-reviewed romance comes from BAFTA-nominated director Clio Barnard, best known for The Arbor and The Selfish Giant.

Here’s what you can expect from the movie if you decide to give it a whirl:

“Sparks fly after ALI and AVA met through their mutual affection for Sofia, Ali’s tenants’ child who Ava teaches. Ali finds solace in Ava’s warmth and kindness, while Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humor compelling. As the couple begins to bond deeply, they must find a way to prevent their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the strains and struggles of their separate lives and histories.”


Battle (2009)

Director: Ditto Montiel
Pour: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzman, Zulay Henao, Brian White, Cung Le

The title pictured at the top of this roundup is Fighting, which came out on Netflix earlier this week.

Here’s what you can expect from the movie if you haven’t seen it yet:

“When Shawn MacArthur, a forger in New York, meets veteran street fighting coach Harvey Boarden, his whole life changes.”

Unfortunately, most reviews seem to agree that the plot lets the film down, despite a good performance from Tatum and some grueling fight scenes.


Full list of what’s new on Netflix UK this week

50 new movies/documents/specials were added to Netflix UK this week

  • A la diestra del Cielo (2007)
  • A Perfect Mating (2022) N
  • Alala (2016)
  • Ali & Ava (2022)
  • Ana by day (2018)
  • Antonio Fernandez Alb (2014)
  • Antonio Lamela (2015)
  • Antonio Vázquez de Castro (2015)
  • Ayinla (2021)
  • Bad Hombres (2017)
  • Baratometrajes 2.0: Spanish low-budget films with a high
  • Ambitions (2014)
  • Barbie: Princess Magic School (2011)
  • Barbie: Spy Squad (2016)
  • Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy (2011)
  • Bellezonismo (2019)
  • Bittersweet Days (2019)
  • Blame Game (2018)
  • Circus Rwanda (2018)
  • City of Embers (2008)
  • Congress Anyway (1993)
  • Conversations with Álvaro Siza (2016)
  • Bane of the Witch Tree (2015)
  • Cyber ​​Hell: Uncovering an Internet Horror (2022) N
  • Escorts (2015)
  • F*ck Love Too (2022) N
  • Fight (2009)
  • Four in a Van (2020)
  • Halal Love (and Sex) (2015)
  • Human Capital (2019)
  • Donkey 4.5 (2022)
  • Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
  • Katt Williams: Third World War (2022) N
  • Legal High (2013)
  • Lion (2016)
  • Master Spy (2016)
  • Mawlana: The Sermon (2016)
  • Misunderstanding (2015)
  • Rodrigo Sant’Anna: I’m here, I’m queer! (2022) N
  • Shame Worse Than Death (2016)
  • Goal Number One (2020)
  • The Age of Monsters (2015)
  • The Departed (2006)
  • The Flower of Aleppo (2016)
  • The Game (1997)
  • The Good Liar (2019)
  • The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up (2022) N
  • The Photographer: Murder in Pinamar (2022) N
  • The Silence (2020)
  • Tuscany (2022) N
  • Turbo (2013)

15 new TV series were added to Netflix UK this week

  • Hwarang (Season 1)
  • Insider (Season 2) N
  • Love in the Moonlight (Season 1)
  • Love on the Spectrum US (Season 1) N
  • Love, Death & Robots (Volume 3) N
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Starring David Letterman (Season 4) N
  • The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem (Season 1) N
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Manger (Season 1) N
  • The Diary of the Future (Season 2) N
  • The G Word with Adam Conover (Season 1) N
  • The Producers (Season 1)
  • Uncontrollable Like (Season 1)
  • Vampire in the Garden (Season 1) N
  • Who Killed Sarah? (Season 3)N
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks (Season 1) N

What are you watching on Netflix this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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