Upcoming Netflix Content Includes Nick Offerman And Strange BeardsBy: Chris Crum - September 13, 2013
Netflix is a revolving door of movie and television content, particularly on the streaming side of things. Though titles often disappear from availability, new ones are also frequently added. Sometimes these come in the form of Netflix original shows or even exclusive access to certain programming, but sometimes it’s just older titles that many find to be still worth watching.
Content is added to Netflix streaming each week, and it can be difficult to keep up with what’s available all the time. With that, here’s a look at some new additions.
Note: This is for the U.S.
Over the past week, we’ve seen Netflix add a bunch of Disney content, documentaries, television content, movies and stand-up comedy. On Thursday, Derek, the newest Netflix Original debuted.
Now, a bunch more stuff is coming. Here are some things you can expect over the coming week.
Whisker Wars: Season 2 (Season 1 currently avail)
Bearding is a sport of growing, grooming and presenting facial hair. With competitors all over the world, Beard Team USA hopes to stage an upset at the World Championship Competition in Norway and bring home the World title.
Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse
Urban comic Katt Williams ushers in Kattpacalypse, exploding with more energy than an atomic bomb and riffing on everything from Doomsday to Obama. The high-octane set was filmed live on New Year’s Eve
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clement, Patricia Tulasne, Niels Schneider, Monique Spaziani, Pierre Chagnon
This semiautobiographical drama chronicles the caustic relationship between gay teenager Hubert and his overburdened mother Chantale, who grapple with the notion that although they can’t seem to live together, they’re not sure they can live apart.
If I Were You (2012)
Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Aidan Quinn, Joseph Kell, Valerie Mahaffey, Gary Piquer, Michael Therriault
In a bungled plot to pay back her husband’s infidelity, a jilted wife finds herself forced to star as King Lear in a spectacularly terrible production, with her husband’s younger lover playing the role of the king’s fool.
Sushi: The Global Catch (2012)
Tracing the history of sushi from its origins as Japanese street food to its current status as a worldwide menu staple, this documentary examines the cultural traditions of sushi and the costs of its popularity.
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)
Track the rise and fall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu through this innovative historical documentary, which constructs his portrait by only using archival footage from speeches, pubic appearances, international visits and home movies. Culling more than 1,000 hours of recordings, director Andrei Ujica spent four years creating this detailed epic, which strives to reveal the powerful leader’s true character.
Tedd Chan, Stella Chung, Henley Hii, Lawrence Koh, Tommy Kuan, Josh Lai, Mark Lee, Susan Leong, Benjamin Lim
When an army recruit is found dead during a routine march at exactly 23:59, his fellow soldiers are forced to confront the terrifying secret that’s haunting their jungle island training camp.
Spiral: Season 4 (Seasons 1-3 currently avail)
This gritty crime drama set in the dark underbelly of Paris follows police captain Laure Berthaud, her two lieutenants, a judge, a prosecutor and a lawyer as they investigate and prosecute crimes.
Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About
In “That’s What I’m Talking About,” Bob Saget takes to the stage with a song in his heart. A filthy, filthy song to be exact. He lets loose and embraces the dark side, and you’ll thank him for it. He tells his favorite dirty jokes, and tells stories of his dad, the guy who made him like this. He also pulls out a guitar for some songs that they probably won’t be playing on “Full House,” but will make you roll in the aisles.
Along Came Polly (2004)
Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown, Jsu Garcia, Michele Lee, Bob Dishy, Missi Pyle
After his wife dumps him on their honeymoon for their scuba-diving instructor, uptight Reuben reconnects with Polly, an irreverent childhood friend who teaches him to live life on the edge.
Call the Midwife: Series 2 (Season 1 currently avail)
Set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London’s East End.
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers, Olivia Munn, Jane Curtin
In this affable yuppie comedy, Kate Reddy is a successful executive, wife and mom whose personal and professional lives hang in precarious balance. When Kate takes on a new job challenge, she and her brood have some serious prioritizing to do.
Love Actually (2003)
Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson
Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson,
Joni and Laser, the children of same-sex parents Nic and Jules, become curious about their sperm-donor dad and set out to make him part of their family unit. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics.
Hank: Five Years from the Brink (2013)
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson tells a story of leadership under pressure and explains how he persuaded banks, Congress and presidential candidates to approve nearly $1 trillion in bailouts, a move even he found morally reprehensible.
Hating Breitbart (2012)
This feature-length documentary explores the life and influence of Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing icon and new-media pioneer whose sudden and untimely death at the age of 43 made for an unsettled legacy.
The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (2013)
Justin DiGiacomo, Mike Bradecich, John LaFlamboy, Nicholas Barron, Cat Bernier, Brian Boland, Paul Clayton, Dana DeLorenzo, Robert Englund
Two slacker slumlords discover a mysterious creature is hiding in the basement of their brownstone and trying to eat every living thing in the building one by one. Now, it’s up to them to stop this beast, before it eats all of their paying tenants.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2012)
Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Marshall Bell, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kevin Corrigan, Jonathan Togo, Megan Mullally, Anna Margaret Hollyman
This comic fable chronicles 35 years in the lives of good friends Sal and Max — including a love triangle with Lyla, the woman they both adore. As they make their way through major life events, a magic suitcase prevents Max from getting older.
New Girl: Season 2
This smart sitcom revolves around Jessica Day, a socially awkward schoolteacher who’s still trying to rebound from a recent breakup when she moves in with three single guys, all ready to help her understand the ways of the world.
This intimate journey takes an unflinching look into the life of Eva Markvoort, a spirited young woman suffering from cystic fibrosis. Turning to the Internet for support, Eva forms a strong bond with two other girls also battling the disease.
Crime After Crime (2011)
Convicted of killing her brutally abusive boyfriend in 1983, Deborah Peagler languished in prison for 20 years. When California legislation allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases becomes law, a pair of novice attorneys agree to take on her case. Armed with evidence of their client’s innocence, the two encounter a bewildering maze of bureaucratic procedures and political corruption as they seek justice.
Side Effects (2013)
Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Andrea Bogart, David Costabile, Polly Draper
Emily copes with her depression by taking antidepressant medication. But when her dire state apparently spirals out of control due to her husband’s prison release, she turns to a new medication that alters her life forever.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Elio Germano, Martina Stella
Film director Guido Contini faces a midlife crisis and struggles to complete his latest movie while juggling relationships with several women — including his wife, his mistress and his mother — in this musical based on the Broadway smash.
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, David Wilmot, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann
Collette, a single mother and career IRA terrorist, is captured after an abortive bombing in London and faces an excruciating ultimatum. She can either turn against her lifelong compatriots or go to prison and be separated forever from her son.
Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk
Emmy award winning talk show host Sherri Shepherd of ABC’s The View returns back to her roots of stand-up comedy and tells everything she’s been thinking, but unable to say without being interrupted, in her new Stand Up Comedy special entitled “It’s My Time To Talk”. Sherri tells all the thoughts going on in her head when she was the “shocker elimination” on Dancing With The Stars as well as the numerous brain farts while doing Hot Topics on The View. With comical precision, Sherri tries to convince herself that she’s still a mini-skirt wearing, low cleavage, thigh high boot mama meanwhile her body is screaming, reading glasses, Lipitor & orthotic shoes. Sherri has an edge that lets everyone know that she is a grown woman, while being so likeable, every member of the church wants to follow her on Twitter. Learning that being a newlywed herself presents its own shocking experiences, Sherri is going to tell how to do it all scared.
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Image: Whisker Wars (IFC)