You know how new DVDs and Blu-rays always come out on a Monday? Netflix laughs in the face of such regimented scheduling and instead releases all of its new TV shows and movies whenever the heck it feels like it.
That can make keeping track of all of the new stuff a first-world nightmare of epic proportions.
But help is at hand: here we highlight all of the best new stuff on Netflix. And yes, that does mean we've left out all of the rubbish (I'm looking at you, Frontier). So with no further ado, allow us to guide you, truffle pig-like, to the finest and freshest streaming fungus.
Note: the newest stuff is at the top of the list, with subsequent pages showing the shows and movies we added previously
This Netflix original film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings.
War Machine is about a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly.
At the story’s core is Brad Pitt’s sly take on a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command coalition forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose. War Machine addresses the debt we owe to soldiers to question the purposes to which they are being directed.
We all can agree on one thing, there's no bigger badass than SRK. Like wine, he only gets better with age.
The story of Raees revolves around the prohibition of alcohol and illegal drugs in Gujarat. Raees Alam, a bootlegger, must survive and keep his trade thriving when challenged by ACP Majmudar. While he's in the mix of his illegal trades getting busted at an alarming rate, he must keep his wits to face people far sinister than he has ever come across.
We're pretty sure everyone's watched this iconic movie. And it's now available on Netflix India.
Watch Uma Thurman go ape on her previous colleagues who seemingly put her in a 4 year coma. Even her baby bump is gone. And the last thing you want is to tick off an assassin with a long sword - heck it's totally worth a revisit.
The Good wife
'My wife's the best' - that's the mantra that will keep you from sleeping on the door mat. Even if you don't have a wife. But this show is far from that.
This seven season-long legal and political drama focuses on Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), a stay-at-home mother - whose husband Peter (Chris Noth), a former Attorney, has been jailed following a notorious political corruption and sex scandal.
Now she returns back as a litigator to provide for a family and prove her worth in the courtroom.
Do you feel like your past just can't leave your skin? Even though your hair have. Well Dr. Jehangir Khan (SRK) can solve all your relationship and career problems if not your baldness.
And not that Alia Bhatt's a baldy but she's got issues and who better to consult than a doctor who has unconventional methods to treat his patients.
Vir Das: Abroad understanding
Our very own homeboy gets his first stand-up special on Netflix. First Indian to get such pampering. Three cheers for Vir Das. Hip-hip-hurray...
But don't go in with pure stand-up intentions. This special packs-in a mix of Stand-up and Talk Show which is cleverly switching between New York and New Delhi. It's a really funny Ted Talk.
Not in a mood for a lecture? Don't worry. Vir Das' performance on topics like nationalism, globalism, good food and politics will keep the yawns away. Most of the times you might even agree with the fella.
BETTER CALL SAUL (SEASON 3)
Better Call Saul may have begun as “just” a Breaking Bad spinoff, but it’s quickly established itself as a fantastic drama show in its own right. A little breezier in tone than the show that spawned it, but still high on suspense, masterful plotting and conflicted, interesting characters, it’s telling the Saul Goodman story – one which Breaking Bad viewers already know the end of – in a stylish and compelling way.
The third season’s now in full swing (with the entrance of Gus Fring – hey, that’s a rhyme) with new episodes appearing on Netflix every Tuesday.
Earth has been invaded by aliens, and they’re not here to do a spot of sightseeing. With much of the world destroyed, the remaining population live in locked-down cities patrolled by human collaborators who’ve quickly worked out that the best way to survive is to take the aliens’ side.
In short, it’s occupied WWII France transplanted to 21st century Los Angeles, complete with secret tunnels, resistance groups and family members caught on different sides of the fence.
The story’s not particularly original, then, but it is frequently gripping and raises plenty of interesting questions about how you’d behave in similar circumstances.
Scary Movie 3
We're very limited to spoof movies these days. As far as we could count, the early 2000s was the best time to just sit back with friends and watch dumb comedy movies.
Scary Movie 3 is the epitome of dumb movies. It's the third entry in the horror spoof franchise and this one revolves around Cindy (Anna Faris) investigating mysterious crop circles and video tapes and also help the President in preventing an alien invasion. It's beyond ridiculous.