The New Movies & TV Shows On Netflix This Week Include The Return Of An ’80s Cult Classic

Jeff Wasserman, Stocksy

For many children of the '80s, 1982's The Dark Crystal remains a cultural touchstone. The Jim Henson film is arguably the darkest entry in the famed puppeteer's catalogue, which has undoubtedly helped it to become a cult classic. Now, among the new shows and movies on Netflix this week, the world of The Dark Crystal will finally get a new story after 37 years.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a new 10 episode prequel series from Netflix. The series takes place years before the film, and is set during a time when the Gelfling view the Skeksis as benevolent overlords. That is, until one Gelfling witnesses the dark source of the Skeksis' power, sparking a revolution among Gelfling-kind. Considering that the Gelfling were nearly extinct in the original film, we're guessing this revolution has a pretty dark outcome, which should no doubt satisfy fans of the original movie.

The series, which features some of the most incredible puppetry you're likely to ever see, also boasts a tremendously impressive cast. Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sigourney Weaver, Helena Bonham Carter, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lena Headey, Alicia Vikander, Natalie Dormer, Simon Pegg, Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Harvey Fierstein, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Mark Hamill, and a number of other familiar voices all share billing on the stacked series.

In addition to The Dark Crystal, Netflix has a number of other shows and films hitting their streams this week, and you can find the best of the bunch below.

1. 'Falling Inn Love' - Aug. 29

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Rom-com veteran Christin Milian portrays an executive who wins an inn in New Zealand and ends up falling for a local contractor in this Netflix original film.

2. 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' - Aug. 30

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The '80s dark fantasy classic returns in this breathtaking new prequel series.

3. 'The A List' - Aug. 30

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Prepare for the unexpected in this intense new teen summer camp series.

4. 'Carole & Tuesday' - Aug. 30

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Netflix loves their anime series, and this one about two musical partners on Mars is their latest example of the genre.

5. 'Styling Hollywood' - Aug. 30

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This new reality series follows a couple who run a celebrity styling business together.

6. '300' - Sept. 1

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The action classic with abs for days arrives on Netflix to pump you up.

7. 'American Psycho' - Sept. 1

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One of Christian Bale's most impressive performances will either terrify you, humor you, or maybe do both.

8. 'Dante's Peak' - Sept. 1

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It's up to Pierce Brosnan to save a town from a volcano in this goofy '90s thriller.

9. 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Season 6

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Now's your chance to catch up on the penultimate season of the long-running Marvel series.

10. 'My Sister's Keeper'

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This heartbreaking drama starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin raises some tough ethical questions.

11. 'Mystic River'

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This acclaimed drama took home multiple Oscars back in 2004.

12. 'Open Season'

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This 2006 animated comedy, which stars Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, is basically a time capsule for its era.

13. 'Rebel in the Rye'

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Nicholas Hoult stars as reclusive author J. D. Salinger in this biopic.

14. 'Scream': Season 3

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The third season of MTV's horror series is here to haunt your Labor Day weekend.

15. 'Stripes'

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Bill Murray and the late Harold Ramis team up for this pre-Ghostbusters comedy classic.

16. 'Superbad'

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One of the greatest comedies of this millennium returns to Netflix.

17. 'The Lake House'

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Speed co-stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock reunite for this supernatural love story.

18. 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' & 'The Return Of The King'

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The second and third installments of the epic trilogy march onto Netflix.

19. 'The Walking Dead': Season 9

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If you haven't yet watched the most recent season of the AMC drama, now's your chance.

With the sirens' song of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and other exciting new offerings, Netflix is making sure you'll be spending this Labor Day weekend indoors.