Actor Jennifer Lopez in the 2024 Netflix movie 'Atlas.'

New releases on Netflix this week

Written by:
April 5, 2024
Updated on May 20, 2024
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New releases on Netflix this week

It seems like ages ago that Netflix was just a mail-in DVD rental service, attempting to disrupt the landscape of brick-and-mortar video stores. That's probably because nearly three decades after launching in 1997, the streaming giant pumps out so much content—comedies, documentaries, reality shows, and more—that it's hard to remember its humble beginnings. With nearly 270 million subscribers worldwide (as of April 2024) and a diverse online library of programming, Netflix has established itself as the primary platform for entertainment. 

You can trace its exponential rise back to 2013 when it began producing "House of Cards," its first prestigious Emmy-winning series with big names behind and in front of the camera that could compete with the best of network and cable dramas. Then came "Orange Is the New Black," "Bloodline," "Narcos," and a host of other high-end offerings. More than 10 years into creating original content, Netflix is now a thriving hub for more than 6,600 movies, series, and specials, from dramas to stand-up to blockbuster movies, many of which feature A-list celebrities and respected auteurs making big swings and taking on dream projects. As of July 2023, more than half of the content on Netflix is originals.

These days, it's hard to break through the clutter, but Netflix's content has repeatedly pulled it off over a variety of genres: dystopian thrillers ("Squid Game"), period dramas ("Bridgerton"), and gripping sci-fi ("Stranger Things), to name a few. And its catalog is only expanding. Stacker compiled a list of the upcoming new releases on Netflix this week, between May 20 to May 26. Take a look at 14 new shows, movies, and specials that could be the streamer's next big hit.

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The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Season 4)

- Genre: Reality TV
- Cast: Olivier Kretz, Sandrine Kretz, and Valentin Kretz
- Premiere date: May 20

2 / 14
Netflix

Princess Power (Season 3)

- Genre: Kids
- Cast: Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Dana Heath, and Luna Bella Zamora
- Premiere date: May 20

3 / 14
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Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (Special)

- Performer: Rachel Feinstein
- Genre: Comedy
- Premiere date: May 21

4 / 14
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Buying London (Season 1)

- Genre: Reality TV
- Premiere date: May 22

5 / 14
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Toughest Forces on Earth (Season 1)

- Genre: Reality TV
- Cast: Ryan Bates, Cameron Fath, and Dean Stott
- Premiere date: May 22

6 / 14
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Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf (Season 1)

- Genre: Anime
- Cast: Ryota Takeuchi, Tetsu Inada, and Shunsuke Takeuchi
- Premiere date: May 23

7 / 14
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Tires (Season 1)

- Creator: McKeever
- Genre: Comedy
- Cast: Shane Gillis, Steve Gerben, and Chris O'Connor
- Premiere date: May 23

8 / 14
Netflix

Illusions for Sale: The Rise and Fall of Generation Zoe (Film)

- Director: Matías Gueilburt
- Runtime: 107 minutes
- Genre: Documentary
- Premiere date: May 23

9 / 14
Netflix

In Good Hands 2 (Film)

- Director: Ketche Hakan Kırvavaç
- Runtime: 99 minutes
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Kaan Urgancıoğlu, Melisa Aslı Pamuk, and Mert Ege Ak
- Premiere date: May 23

10 / 14
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Franco Escamilla: Ladies' man (Special)

- Performer: Franco Escamilla
- Genre: Comedy
- Premiere date: May 23

11 / 14
Netflix

Mulligan (Part 2)

- Creator: Robert Carlock
- Genre: Comedy
- Cast: Nat Faxon, Dana Carvey, and Tina Fey
- Premiere date: May 24

12 / 14
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Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (Season 1)

- Genre: Kids
- Cast: Paul-Mikél Williams, Sean Giambrone, and Kausar Mohammed
- Premiere date: May 24

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Atlas (Film)

- Director: Brad Peyton
- Runtime: 120 minutes
- Genre: Sci-Fi
- Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, and Sterling K. Brown
- Premiere date: May 24

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My Oni Girl (Film)

- Runtime: 112 minutes
- Genre: Anime
- Cast: Miyu Tomita and Kensho Ono
- Premiere date: May 24

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