As the bitter cold weather continues, “Netflix & Chill” is still an entirely appropriate weekend and after-work activity. We should all revel in this lazy opportunity before the sun comes out and there’s societal pressure to actually hang out with 3-dimensional people. There is no better way to spend your Thursday evening than brewing some mate, grabbing some popcorn, and hunkering down to watch the new (and not-so-new) movies and series on offer.
Sorry, you will all have to change your plans this September, there are just too many awesome things to watch.
There are quite a few Argentine releases, including the Oscar-winning La Historia Oficial. This is excellent news and Netflix must have been listening to our cries as this is a definite must-see for anyone and everyone. Not only is it important for Argentines familiar with the harrowing truth behind the dark era of the desaparecidos during the last military dictatorship, but it is also a period of time that has been covered by history books around the globe.
Along with that 1985 drama, the streaming platform is also releasing the 2015 film Francisco – El Padre Jorge which tells the story of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his early childhood days to becoming Pope Francis. If that isn’t enough for you to start sending a text saying “Sorry, I’m busy next weekend” then maybe the 2014 comedy El Último Elvis might tickle your fancy. The film depicts Elvis impersonator Carlos’s desire to escape reality and live in his fantasy world of being his superstar. Finally, there’s definitely a need to re-watch Un Novio Para Mi Mujer for the 12th time this year.
The series, movies, and documentaries coming to Netflix Latin America in September 2018:
La Catedral del Mar (Cathedral of the Sea)
Gotham, Season 4
How to Get Away with Murder, Season 4
Marvel -Inhumans, Season 1
Grey’s Anatomy, Season 14
Yes, Grey’s Anatomy hasn’t ended yet: it’s like the gift that keeps on giving. Four seasons longer than Friends, it looks like this hospital drama will be continuing forever (and ever). If this classic US show isn’t what you’re looking for, then maybe you fancy something a little historical with the 14th-century drama La Catedral del Mar, based on the book of the same title.
Ash vs. Evil Dead, Season 2
Atypical, Season 2
Las Chicas de Cable (Cable Girls), Season 3
Marvel – Iron Fist, Season 2
Yaaas, Las Chicas de Cable are back and better than ever. If you’re as addicted to the hit Spanish show as I am, then you will be anxiously counting down the days until September 7th. If Spanish isn’t your first language, this is an excellent show to start off with to improve your skills; the cast speaks very clearly and you can always have Spanish subtitles below to help along the way. Plus, the 1920’s costumes are enough to convert any fashionista to the show.
Supergirl, Season 3
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Season 3
Bojack Horseman, Season 5
Ingobernable (Ungovernable), Season 2
American Vandal, Season 2
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, Season 2
The extremely popular Mexican political drama Ingobernable is finally back over well over 18 months for its second season. This is a presidential power couple gone wrong, as Emilia pushes against her patriarchal, manipulative, president husband (Melania, don’t get any ideas now…) but a great a series to get hooked on.
Maniac Mini Series
The Good Cop
Marvel – Runaways, Season 1
Once Upon a Time, Season 7
El Marginal, Season 2
The Good Place, Season 3
Argentine hit El Marginal is finally back after two years of leaving us on the Netflix equivilent of ‘read.’ If you do not have an excellent level of Spanish you will definitely need the English subtitles to understand the very confusing, fast-paced prison slang.
Francisco: El Padre Jorge (Francis: Pray For Me)
El Último Elvis (The Last Elvis)
Wakolda (The German Doctor)
Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood)
La Historia Oficial (The Official Story)
Una Noche de Amor
La maldición de Thelma
Marvel – Ant-Man
Mi Abuela (Grandmother)
Dear Lordy, are you prepared for this mountain of Argentine classics? Netflix has something for everybody, from Marvel to thriller.
Sierra Burgess Es Una Loser
The Most Assassinated Woman in the World
12 Horas Para Sobrevivir: El año de la Elección (The Purge: Election Year)
Los Popstars Nunca Se Detienen (Popstars: Never Stop, Never Stopping)
En Carne Propia: Los Últimos Días de Stefano Cucchi (Sulla Mia Pelle)
Hacia lo desconocido (Approaching the Unknown)
La Tierra de Habitos Constantes
Testamento de juventud
Brooklyn: Un amor sin fronteras (Brooklyn)
Born to Be Blue: La historia de Chet Baker
Nappily ever after: El rizado camino a la felicidad (Nappily Ever After)
Hold the Dark
Brooklyn is a fantastic film based on Colm Tóibín’s novel about a young Irish immigrant moving to New York. For all you expats out there, you may find some home truths in this beautifully raw adaption about settling somewhere as an outsider.
Documentaries & Specials
City of Joy
Boca Juniors Confidencial
Chef’s Table 5
Calling all football fanatics! Whether you support Boca Juniors or even their rivals River Plate, this insightful documentary about the famous football team, which was named as the top South American club of the decade (2001-2002) has made its way to Netflix. If the thought of watching Maradona kick a ball about sounds like hell on earth, then maybe you fancy catching Jane, the documentary about Jane Goodall and her extraordinary relationship with chimpanzees.
Intensamente (Inside Out)
Stretch Armstrong y los Guerreros Flex , Season 2 (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
Príncipe de los Dragones
Supermonstruos: Una fiesta monstruosa: Canciones
Hotel Transilvania 2
The 2015 Pixar movie Inside Out has been praised by parents and psychologists alike, as the animated film is applauded for helping children understand complex emotions. It reveals that happiness is not the only appropriate emotion for a child (or adult) to feel; sadness, anger, and disgust are all natural emotions. In a time where social media can be so detrimental, this film really helps kids (again, adults too!) to come to terms with their emotions.