New on Netflix: these films and series were released last week | NOW

Every week, Netflix expands its offer with new series and films. This week we see the second season of Virgin River, new Christmas movies and a documentary about Shawn Mendes.


Heartbreak High

Teen series about growing up and everything that goes with it are plentiful, but back in the 90s Heartbreak High a huge hit. Abuse, drug use, violence, racism – the Australian series made absolutely no bones about it. Partly because of this, the series was very popular among high school students. All seven seasons appeared online this week.

Over Christmas

Bastian is a young musician who is leaving his hometown for a career in the big city. Unfortunately, his career does not take off and he returns to the family home for Christmas. It doesn’t get any better when his brother turns out to have a relationship with his ex. The musician flees to his grandmother for comfort.

Virgin River (seizoen 2)

Midwife Mel Monroe moves from busy Los Angeles to the village of Virgin River. She does not get much rest, because the inhabitants of the hamlet have plenty of problems. Mel falls in love with the traumatized veteran Jack, who has a child with someone else. At the end of the first season, Mel was about to leave, but in the second season she returns to Virgin River. Should Mel give birth to the child of the man she is in love with? Good news for fans: the series is already assured of a third season.


The Christmas Chronicles 2

After the success of The Christmas Chronicles the sequel came out this week. Grumpy teen Kate runs away from home and runs into Santa Claus. He has a problem: the annoying kid Belsnickel tries to ruin the party for everyone. A magical battle erupts at the North Pole in which the fate of Christmas is decided.

Christmas with the Kranks

The Krank family (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) are skipping Christmas this year. Decorating their house is far too expensive and their daughter will not be there this year: she is in Peru. They use the money they save to book a luxury cruise, but their neighbors (Dan Aykroyd and Emmet M. Walsh) demand that they join the Christmas spirit.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

Dolly Parton is coming this year with her own Christmas musical: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski) returns to her hometown to evict people from their homes. A new shopping center has to be built and half the village is in the way. Christmas angel Dolly Parton shows Regina the problems the residents have to thaw her heart. Also Parton’s musical hit series Heartstrings will be continued soon.

Hillbilly Elegy

Glenn Close plays Bonnie Vance, a heroin-addicted mother who is ruining the lives of her children at breakneck speed. Her daughter Bev (Amy Adams) works as a nurse, but also has addiction problems herself. Her son (Gabriel Basso) has just graduated from law school and is trying hard to find a job, but his career grinds to a halt when he has to return home to help his family.

Instant Family

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne decide to adopt three children, but teenage Lizzy (Isabela Moner) turns out to be very rebellious. Her brother and sister are very happy with their new parents, but Lizzy almost drives them to despair.



Documentary Mosul is about the battle that the international troops fought with IS in the enormous Iraqi city. International troops, Sunnis, Shias, Kurds and Christian fighters fought bitterly for months on end to liberate the city. Mosul shows how this coalition, bursting with mutual mistrust, worked together against the evil of IS.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

Netflix posted a performance of Shawn Mendes online this week: Shawn Mendes: Live in Concert, and a documentary: Shawn Mendes: In Wonder. In the documentary, we follow Shawn Mendes, known for hits like Stitches in There’s Nothing Holding Me Back, during a world tour. He talks about his star status, relationships and musical future.

If you want to see what’s been on Netflix in November and is coming, read here further.




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