Netflix: Best New TV Shows & Movies This Weekend (July 6)
This weekend, is adding a documentary about “conversion therapy”, an action thriller TV series, and an animated musical movie. The entertainment world is slowly going back to normal as most cinemas around the world are open again and studios are finally releasing all those movies they had to delay. However, streaming services continue to be the go-to source of entertainment for many as the continues, so these are still welcoming new movies that skipped theaters and keep on producing original content. Such is the case of Netflix, which continues to add new licensed and original content every week.
Last weekend, the streaming giant welcomed season 10 of , the final season of , season 7 of The Flash, Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, Christopher Nolan’s , John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the dramas My Girl and My Girl 2, and the comedy Pineapple Express, along with the rom-com , season 2 of , and the action-comedy . This weekend will see less licensed content, with the Nigerian movie ‘76, the thriller Aftermath, the martial arts comedy-drama The Paper Tigers, and Dustin Hoffman’s comedy-drama Quartet.
As for original content, Netflix will welcome a documentary on “conversion therapy” and its impact on the LBTQ community, an action thriller TV series, and an animated musical movie with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend - August 6.
Netflix’s catalogue of documentaries keeps expanding, and among its newest additions is Pray Away, executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum. In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a Bible study to help each other leave the "homosexual lifestyle." They quickly received thousands of letters from people asking for help and formalized as Exodus International, the largest and most controversial conversion therapy organization in the world, but they continued to struggle with their own “same-sex attractions”. After years as Christian superstars in the religious right, many of these men and women have come out as LGBTQ, disavowing the very movement they helped start.
Hit & Run is an action thriller TV series releasing on Netflix this weekend. It tells the story of Segev Azulai (Lior Raz), a happily married man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife's killers, who have fled to the U.S, but with the help of his ex-lover, Naomi Hicks (Sanaa Lathan), he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.
Netflix's is an animated musical movie directed by Kirk DeMicco and with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It follows Vivo (Miranda), a one-of-a-kind kinkajou who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his owner, Andrés (Juan de Marcos González). Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music, but when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert in Miami, Florida, with the hope of reconnecting, it's up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: a love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. In order to get to the distant shores of Miami, Vivo will need the help of Andrés’ grandniece, Gabi (Ynairaly Simo), an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.