What's new on Netflix? Three films and documentaries to binge on this weekend

What's new on Netflix? Three films and documentaries to binge on this weekend

Keeping with the trend, in August, a host of new films and documentary features are releasing on Netflix, ensuring that all you loyal viewers don't run out of streaming titles.

Searching for freshly-brewed content for binge-watching purposes? Look no further!

Keeping with the trend, in August, a host of new series, films and documentary features are releasing on Netflix, ensuring that all you loyal viewers don't run out of engaging streaming titles. From a docuseries about a death-row inmate to animated series like 'Disenchantment' and 'Paradise PD', the line-up for the month is pretty interesting, to say the least. 

For those who are looking forward to some off-beat yet high-on-entertainment streaming content, though, this weekend has something special in store. As it turns out, at least three new titles - including two Netflix films and one original documentary short - will be debuting on the streaming platform this Friday, the 10th. Whatever the mood be, there's something for everyone - here's an exclusive lowdown of the three films/documentaries that are coming to Netflix this Friday.  

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Starring Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Glen Powell, and Matthew Goode,  'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' - based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - is the latest movie from director Mike Newell (of fame 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire').

The film follows James, who plays a free-spirited writer, Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.  Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin are serving as producers. 

The Package

Directed by Jake Szymanski from a script by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider 'The Package' promises to pack on some teenage drama and loads of entertainment with a leading cast of Daniel Doheny, Geraldine Viswanathan, Sadie Calvano, Luke Spencer Roberts, Eduardo Franco, Michael Eklund, Gary Jones, Alexander Calvert, Sugar Lyn Beard, and Blake Anderson.

"When five teens go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend’s most prized possession."

Zion 

Directed by Floyd Russ and produced by Carter Collins, 'Zion' is an original Netflix docu short that premiered at Sundance. Painting a gripping portrait of Zion Clark, the feature revolves around the young wrestler born without legs who grew up in foster care.



"Clark began wrestling in second grade against his able-bodied peers. The physical challenge became a therapeutic outlet and gave him a sense of family. Moving from foster home to foster home, wrestling became the only constant thing in his childhood."