The New Movies & TV Shows Coming To Netflix This Week Include A Modern Scorsese Classic
Netflix, like pretty much everyone else, seems to really like Martin Scorsese. Over the past several months, the site has been gathering up quite the collection of the director's films, from his earliest works (Who's That Knocking at My Door) to some of his classics (Taxi Driver) to his recent Netflix original documentary (Rolling Thunder Revue). And arriving among the new movies & shows coming to Netflix this week is yet another great Scorsese film. Gangs of New York. The director's 2002 historical epic hits the site this week, but it definitely won't mark the end of Netflix's Scorsese addiction.
Netflix recently released the first trailer for their highly anticipated — and very expensive — new drama from Scorsese, The Irishman. The movie is bringing together for the first time Oscar-winning actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci; the latter of whom came out of retirement for the role. It's the latest of Scorsese's gangster movies, and will chronicle the relationship between notorious labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and alleged mob hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (De Niro). Gangs of New York, meanwhile, is essentially Scorsese's first gangster movie chronologically speaking, as the film features the bloody battles that took place between rival gangs in 1860s New York City.
But even if Scorsese movies aren't really your bag, there are a handful of other offerings from Netflix this week that may pique your interest.
1. 'Gangs Of New York' - Aug. 20
Now known as one of Scorsese's most frequent collaborators, Leonardo DiCaprio had hist first team up with the famed director in this film. Daniel Day Lewis and Cameron Diaz also star in the film, which is considered by many to be one of Scorsese's greatest works.
2. 'Simon Amstell: Set Free' - Aug. 20
Netflix loves their stand up comedy specials, like this new one from English comedian and Never Mind the Buzzcocks co-host, Simon Amstell.
3. 'American Factory' - Aug. 21
This intriguing documentary takes a look at the culture clash that takes place after a Chinese company reopens a closed American factory in the rust belt.
4. 'Hyperdrive' - Aug. 21
This new reality competition series sees street racers testing their souped up cars on a ridiculous automotive obstacle course.
5. 'Love Alarm' - Aug. 22
Netflix's first original Korean series is a love story centered around a unique dating app that alerts its users when someone nearby likes them.
6. 'El Pepe: Una Vida Suprema' - Aug. 23
This new documentary interviews former Uruguayan President Jose "Pepe" Mujica, who served as the nation's head of state from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, he served 12 years as a political prisoner of the country's old military dictatorship.
7. 'Hero Mask: Part II' - Aug. 23
The second season of this Netflix original crime anime series from Japan arrives this week, so put on your detective cap and get ready for some intense action.
8. 'Rust Valley Restorers' - Aug. 23
Netflix has picked up this six-part reality series from HISTORY Canada that follows a trio of auto restorers in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia who specialize in bringing rusted out old cars back to pristine shape.
Whether you want to go on a Martin Scorsese binge, check out some Asian offerings, or dive into some auto-related reality TV, Netflix has got you covered for mid-August 2019.