The New Movies & TV Shows On Netflix This Week Include The Season’s Most Anticipated Sequel
Netflix produces a ton of their own movies, and most of them fall by the wayside. But every now and then, the streaming site releases a film that becomes not only a big success, but a cultural phenomenon. Such was the case last November, when Netflix released the cheesy holiday romance A Christmas Prince and the internet couldn't stop obsessing over it for a month. Now, it looks like they've done it again, because among the new movies and shows on Netflix this week is the highly-anticipated sequel to A Christmas Prince.
The sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, takes place a year after the first film. Amber is gearing up for her wedding to King Richard, but she begins to have doubts that — as an average American girl — she's fit to be Queen of Aldovia. This gives the film a Meghan Markle-esque royal wedding fantasy feel, but it also still functions as a holiday film since, like the original, it takes place around Christmastime. Unlike the original, however, expectations are high this time around, and no one will be surprised if A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding ends up being an even bigger hit than its predecessor.
As exciting as it is, A Christmas Prince 2 isn't the only new addition to Netflix this week, so take a look at the list below to see the best of the rest.
1. 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding' - Nov 30
Here it is, at long last (OK, it hasn't been that long).
2. '1983' - Nov 30
Netflix's first Polish series is an intense alternate history drama that takes place in a world where the Cold War never ended.
3. 'Baby' - Nov 30
This new Italian series features two upper crust Roman teens who become involved with sex trafficking.
4. 'Death By Magic' - Nov 30
Magician Drummond Money-Coutts risks his life in this series by performing stunts that have all previously killed magicians.
5. 'F is for Family': Season 3 - Nov 30
Bill Burr's raunchy, 1970s-set animated series returns for a third season.
6. 'Spy Kids: Mission Critical': Season 2 - Nov 30
This kids series, based on the blockbuster film franchise, is back for a second season.
7. ‘8 Mile’ - Dec 1
Lose yourself in the early 2000s by revisiting Eminem's pseudo-biopic.
8. ‘Bride of Chucky’ - Dec 1
Yes, dolls can get married — even evil dolls.
9. ‘Christine’ - Dec 1
This film about a young female TV journalist in the 1970s whose looking to make in impact is basically a serious version of Anchorman.
10. ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ - Dec 1
This pleasant, surprise-hit animated film is heading to Netflix.
11. ‘Friday’ Trilogy - Dec 1
Ice Cube's cinematic opus heads to Netflix in full with Friday, Next Friday, and the holiday themed Friday After Next.
12. ‘Hellboy’ - Dec 1
Before the David Harbour-starring reboot arrives next year, check out Guillermo del Toro's acclaimed original.
13. ‘Reindeer Games’ - Dec 1
Now here's an unconventional holiday movie to kick off the season.
14. ‘Meet Joe Black’ - Dec 1
The classic Brad Pitt tearjerker is here to make your holiday season less joyful.
15. ‘Seven Pounds’ - Dec 1
Will Smith is out to do some good in this uplifting drama.
16. ‘Shaun of the Dead’ - Dec 1
Before Zombieland, this was the film that invented the zom com genre (yes, that's a thing).
17. ‘Terminator: Salvation’ - Dec 1
Christian Bale stars in this attempted reboot of the Terminator franchise.
18. ‘The Big Lebowski’ - Dec 1
The Coen brothers may have just released a hyped new film to Netflix, but many will still prefer this classic effort from the siblings.
19. ‘The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass’ Season 5 - Dec 1
Try your hand at being star baker with these instructional episodes from the hit series' judges.
20. ‘The Last Dragon’ - Dec 1
This '80s cult classic features a mashup of Kung Fu and Motown. It doesn't get much cooler than that.
21. ‘The Man Who Knew Too Little’ - Dec 1
Bill Murray's 1990s career lull still produced some fun flicks, like this goofy spy farce.
22. ‘The Lobster’ - Dec 2
One of the most acclaimed and unique films of 2016 heads to Netflix.
Whether you're into Netflix originals like A Christmas Prince 2, or you prefer classics like The Big Lebowski, Netflix has plenty to keep you interested this week.