this weekend, Netflix is adding a new documentary, a rom-com drama movie, and an Australian mystery miniseries. Streaming platforms haven’t lost any force even though cinemas all over the world are open and working again, helping the world adapt to a new normal amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Streaming services like Netflix are keeping their doors open for movies that opt to skip a theatrical release and are also helping shorten the window between theatrical and streaming releases, and in Netflix’s case, it also continues to add new licensed and original content every week, for all ages and tastes.
Last weekend, Netflix welcomed the action comedy The Nice Guysthe South African sci-fi movie Office Invasionand the comedy crime movie dopealong with the docuseries I Just Killed My Fatherthe final season of Locke & Keythe vampire comedy movie Day Shiftand season 3 of the coming-of-age comedy-drama TV series Never Have I Ever. This weekend won’t see much licensed content either, with the addition of season 4 of Ancient Aliensthe drama movie Learn to Swimthe romantic drama Endless Loveand the music drama A Cowgirl’s Songso all eyes will be on the original content.
Netflix’s subscribers, then, will get to enjoy a new documentary from the Untold series, a rom-com drama movie starring Lili Reinhart, and an Australian mystery thriller miniseries starring Michelle Monaghan. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend – August 19.
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist
The latest addition to Netflix‘s extensive catalog of documentaries is Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Existthe sixth installation of the nine part Untold documentary movie series. Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist tells the story of All-American football standout, Manti Te’o, whose simple life can be summed up in three words: faith, family, and football. Manti Te’o could do no wrong, but when tragedy strikes, the increased scrutiny of his online relationship causes media turmoil that threatens his future and legacy.
Look Both Ways
Look Both Ways is a rom-com drama movie directed by Wanuri Kahiu and starring Lili Reinhart. Look Both Ways follows Natalie (Reinhart) whose life diverges into parallel realities on the eve of her college graduation: in one reality she becomes pregnant and stays in her hometown, and in the other, she doesn’t, and she moves to Los Angeles. In both paths, Natalie experiences life-changing love, pursues her dream career as an artist and rediscovers herself. Also starring in Look Both Ways are Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet, Aisha Dee, Andrea Savage, Nia Long, and Luke Wilson.
echoes is an Australian mystery thriller miniseries created by Vanessa Gazy. echoes follows identical twins Leni and Gina (Michelle Monaghan), who share a dangerous secret: they have swapped lives since they were kids, and now, as adults, they have a double life, sharing two homes, two husbands, and a child. However, their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing. Also starring in Echoes are Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, and Rosanny Zayas.