New on Netflix: 7 new shows and movies to watch this week (Aug 21-27)

Adam Sandler and Idina Menzel in You Are SO Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah
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The streaming tap is open, pouring forth more shows and movies that are new on Netflix this week. The top new Netflix release is You're So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah. This teen comedy is ideal viewing for the whole family, made by Adam Sandler and his whole family. 

For darker fare, you can check out Killer Book Club, a Spanish-language horror flick that pits a killer clown against eight friends who share a deadly secret. 

This week's new on Netflix lineup also brings another installment of Untold, Swamp Kings, which follows Urban Meyer through his reign as coach of the Florida Gators. Meanwhile, The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 2 pits five new couples on the verge of marriage against the clock. 

Plus, the Norwegian fantasy drama series Ragnarok season 3 releases its final chapter this week. Check out our day-by-day rundown of what's new on Netflix this week. 

New on Netflix this week: Top picks

Untold: Swamp Kings 

This new entry in the Untold series chronicles the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010 after Urban Meyer became the team’s new head coach, instigating a series of much-lauded victories and intense drama. Players like Tim Tebow and Brandon Siler share their experiences through interviews and archival footage across four episodes. The show highlights the highs and lows of Meyer's tenure and the pressures faced by young star athletes.

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 22

Destined With You

Craving a Korean romantic drama with an improbable premise? Coming right up! Destined With You revolves around the connection between lowly civil servant Lee Hong-jo (Jo Bo-ah) and high-powered attorney Jang Shin-yu (Rowoon). When Hong-jo  becomes the owner of a forbidden book sealed 300 years ago, she inadvertently holds the key to breaking a curse placed on Shin-Yu's family.

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 23

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On season 2

Five new couples face the prospect of marriage, each with one eager partner and another that's more hesitant. They're given eight weeks to make the ultimate decision: marry or part ways. Their commitment is put to the test as they swap partners from the other pairs, all under the watchful eye of hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey. This season, Nick hints at a possible pregnancy among the participants. The stakes are high in this reality show!

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 23

Ragnarok season 3

In a small Norwegian town, 18-year-old Magne (David Stakston) discovers he's destined to confront a powerful ancient enemy. With the entire country under this foe's control, Magne grapples with teenage love, self-identity, and the immense power he wields As he transitions from childhood to adulthood, he must figure out who is friend or foe. The third and final season of Ragnarok finds a terrifying battle between gods and giants brewing as everything comes to a head.

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 24

Who Is Erin Carter?

This suspense thriller from the creator of The Witcher sounds an awful like Pieces of Her, a Netflix hit starring Toni Collette — except the protagonist is British and the story is set in sunny Barcelona. Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad) is a mother, wife and history teacher who's living the expat dream in Spain. Then, a supermarket robbery reveals her to have unusually sharp fighting skills. Clearly, this badass has a past that she's been hiding for years. 

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 24

Killer Book Club

Eight friends who love scary books meet up to discuss what they've read — but they share a sinister secret. They've got to figure out how to fight back when a killer clown starts picking them off one by one. Killer Book Club is a Spanish-language slasher film based on Carlos García Miranda's book of the same name in the vein of flicks like I Know What You Did Last Summer. 

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 25

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

In this Adam Sandler comedy, best friends Stacy (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia's (Samantha Lorraine) dream bat mitzvahs are derailed by Hebrew school drama and a crush on Andy Goldfarb (Dylan Hoffman). As the girls deal with struggles (and touching moments) involving family, friendships, and first loves, the comedy unfolds. Sandler also stars alongside his two daughters and wife Jackie Sandler. The film based on the young adult book of the same name by Fiona Rosenbloom. 

Watch on Netflix starting Aug. 25

Everything new on Netflix week of Aug. 21-27

New on Netflix August 22

LIGHTHOUSE (JP) (Netflix Series)
Two leading entertainers casually get together for some real talk, shedding light on their vulnerabilities and worries, with lots of laughs along the way. 

Untold: Swamp Kings (Netflix Documentary) (New UNTOLD stories weekly)
College football is life in Florida, nowhere more apparent than in the extraordinary story of the Florida Gators from 2005 to 2010. After a blazing run in the 1990s under Coach Steve Spurrier, the University of Florida’s winning streak had dried up by 2005. Enter Urban Meyer, the Gators’ demanding new head coach whose take-no-prisoners style breeds not only a string of legendary victories, but also unrelenting drama that rippled well beyond the locker room. In their own words through extensive sit-down interviews paired with archival footage, Meyer and the titans he coached (Brandon Siler, Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Major Wright, and Ahmad Black, among many others) give viewers a bird’s-eye view of how they catapulted the Florida Gators from underdogs to winners of two BCS National Championships. Drilling down with a riveting play-by-play of some of the Gators’ most blistering wins and losses, this four-episode docuseries zooms in on each turbulent year of Meyer’s reign and isn’t afraid to tackle the challenging sides of his leadership and the perils of his players being star athletes at such a young age.

New on Netflix August 23

The Big Short

Destined with You (KR) (Netflix Series)
A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom — igniting an unexpected romance. 

Sausage Party 

Squared Love Everlasting (PL) (Netflix Film)
A flashy influencer and a down-to-earth teacher's committed relationship gets tested when a person from the past threatens their happily ever after. 

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 (Netflix Series)
Five different couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued - and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage, or move on.  In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures.

New on Netflix August 24

Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2 (JP) (Netflix Anime)
New episodes of the martial-arts anime series. 

Ragnarok: Season 3 (NO) (Netflix Series)
With the lines between good and evil blurred, Magne's fortitude is about to face its ultimate trial in an epic final battle of gods against giants. 

Who is Erin Carter? (UK) (Netflix Series)
A British expat's tranquil life in Barcelona spirals out of control when an armed robbery at a supermarket exposes her secret... and violent past.

New on Netflix August 25

Killer Book Club (Netflix Film)
Eight horror-loving friends fight for their lives when a killer clown who seems to know the grim secret they share begins to pick them off, one by one. 

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix Film)
Lifelong best friends Stacy (Sunny Sandler) and Lydia (Samantha Lorraine) have long dreamt of epic bat mitzvahs but when popular boy Andy Goldfarb (Dylan Hoffman) and Hebrew school drama come between them, their perfect plans go comically awry. Directed by Sammi Cohen, produced by Happy Madison and Alloy Entertainment, and also starring Idina Menzel, Sadie Sandler, Sarah Sherman, Luis Guzmán, and Jackie & Adam Sandler, You are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah chronicles the high comedy and modern teen angst that comes with family, friendship, and first crushes.

Leaving Netflix this week

Leaving Aug. 24

What to watch on Netflix

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Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.

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