New Releases on Netflix & Top 10 Movies & Series: Memorial Day Weekend 2024

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! If you’re planning on watching Netflix, we’ve put together the full list of new arrivals for the weekend, highlighting four selections and checking in on what’s been trending in the US top 10.

Before we dive in, a quick bit about the future. This week, Netflix announced the full list of June 2024 arrivals, and today, we learned of a few new movies and series that are due to drop throughout the month. Keep that page bookmarked for the latest!

You may be wondering why Atlas isn’t featured in our highlights below. That’s because unlike The Mother, to which we gave a middle-of-the-road score, Atlas is much worse, as evidenced by Andrew’s 1-star review today. Of course, The Mother went on to become the biggest movie of 2023, so we’re not going to assume Atlas is dead in the water by any stretch; we just struggle to recommend it.

What to Watch and Play on Netflix This Weekend

Act Your Age (Season 1)

Number of episodes: 16
Rating: TV-14
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Yvette Nicole Brown, Nathan Anderson, Mariah Robinson
Runtime: 22 mins

Midway through the week, the sadly canceled Bounce TV comedy series Act Your Age was added with its entire first season. It first aired last year and now has the chance to be exposed to a huge audience courtesy of Netflix.

Featuring some great performances from its leads, the sitcom follows three girls living in the prime of their lives.

Wildfire (Seasons 1-4)

Number of episodes: 52
Rating: TV-PG
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery
Cast: Genevieve Padalecki, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor
Writer: Michael Piller, Christopher Teague
Runtime: 43 mins

Looking for more episodes to binge through? Then the mid-2000s family drama series Wildfire could be for you. Featuring plenty of nostalgia, the series follows young Kristine, who has just served time in a juvenile detention center and finds a new purpose in life working on a farm.

Reviews for this series continue to be strong despite the fact that it’s certainly one of the lesser-known shows of the 2000s, having aired on ABC Family back in the day. Courtesy of Lionsgate Television, the series arrives on Netflix for the first time.

Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow (2022)

Rating: TV-G
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
Cast: LeVar Burton, Alisa Reyes, Kenny Blank
Runtime: 87 min / 1h 27m

Sticking with nostalgia for our third pick, we move on to Butterfly in the Sky, which we first announced was coming to Netflix a couple of weeks back.

Featuring LeVar Burton himself, you’ll see the origins of the hit kids show on PBS through interviews and special archival footage. If you grew up on PBS, this documentary is an absolute must-watch.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2

Directors: Jonathan Liebesman and Dave Green
Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher

Rounding out our picks for the weekend are the two live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies released over the past decade. Are these movies winning any awards beyond Razzies? Absolutely not. But if you’re looking for some dumb fun based on beloved IP for Memorial Day, these two movies may fill the gap and keep the kids busy, too!

While the first movie has previously streamed on Netflix, this is the first time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows has been made available. So get your turtle masks ready and dive in!

Full List of New Releases on Netflix This Week

An expanded version of this list can be found on our What’s New on Netflix hub page.

16 New Movies Added This Week

  • 4 Kings 2 (2023) – TV-MA – Thai
  • A Simple Favour (2018) – R – English
  • Atlas (2024) Netflix Original – PG-13 – English
  • Butterfly in the Sky: The Story of Reading Rainbow (2022) – TV-G – English
  • Crew (2024) – TV-14 – Hindi
  • Franco Escamilla: Ladies’ man (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish
  • Golden Kamuy (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Japanese
  • I Am Not Big Bird (2024) – TV-MA – Filipino
  • Illusions for Sale: The Rise and Fall of Generation Zoe (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish
  • In Good Hands 2 (2024) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Turkish
  • My Oni Girl (2024) Netflix Original – TV-PG – Japanese
  • Rachel Feinstein: Big Guy (2024) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) – PG-13 – English
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016) – PG-13 – English
  • Tires (2019) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • Yesterday After Tomorrow (2023) – TV-14 – Arabic

12 New TV Series Added This Week

  • Act Your Age (Season 1) – TV-14 – English
  • Buying London (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • Jurassic World: Chaos Theory (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-PG – English
  • MeatEater (Season 10 – Part 2) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Mulligan (Season 1 – Part 2) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English
  • Princess Power (Season 3) Netflix Original – TV-Y – English
  • Rosario Tijeras (Seasons 1-3) – TV-MA – Spanish
  • Seven Orifices (Season 1) – TV-14 – Japanese
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties (Season 4) Netflix Original – TV-14 – French
  • Toughest Forces on Earth (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English
  • Wildfire (Seasons 1-4) – TV-PG – English

2 New Games

  • Katana ZERO – Available on both iOS and Android
  • Paper Trail – Available on both iOS and Android

When Will Madame Web Be On Netflix

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Say what you will about Madame Web, but Netflix clearly saw into the future when it made the Sony first picture window deal, knowing that it would make quite an impact. It did just that, taking home the most points, beating our Mother’s Day rom-com Mother of the Bride, starring Brooke Shields and Miranda Cosgrove.

  1. Madame Web (77 points)
  2. Mother of the Bride (56 points)
  3. Thelma the Unicorn (54 points)
  4. Upgrade (51 points)
  5. A Simple Favor (48 points)
  6. Shrek (47 points)
  7. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (32 points)
  8. Dumb and Dumber To (30 points)
  9. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (13 points)
  10. Shrek Forever After (12 points)
  11. Anyone But You (10 points)
  12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (6 points)
  13. War Dogs (3 points)
  14. The Courier (1 points)

Bridgerton Season 3 Pulls In Big Viewership Numbers In Week 1

Bridgerton. Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 301 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2024

Moving over to the series, and no surprises here: Bridgerton takes home the most points in the top 10s. However, the documentary series about Ashley Madison has been gaining momentum, thanks to good word of mouth and the shock factor of some of the revelations throughout.

  1. Bridgerton (79 points)
  2. Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal (71 points)
  3. Baby Reindeer (53 points)
  4. A Man in Full (26 points)
  5. Bodkin (23 points)
  6. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (19 points)
  7. Act Your Age (14 points)
  8. Tires (10 points)
  9. Toughest Forces on Earth (8 points)
  10. Young Sheldon (6 points)
  11. Buying London (4 points)
  12. Cooking Up Murder: Uncovering the Story of César Román (4 points)
  13. Reba (2 points)

What are you watching on Netflix this weekend? Let us know in the comments down below.

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