These are new releases by Netflix for this current week. Netflix is a bit secretive about publishing popular theater movie new releases beyond the current week as it increases demand for the movie upon release. Netflix does not have an unlimited availability of DVD’s or Blu-ray disc’s to satisfy this kind of demand.
- My Life as a Zucchini May 22, 2017
When his alcoholic single mom dies in an accident, 9-year-old Courgette is sent to live at a children’s home with other youngsters from troubled backgrounds. Though he struggles to fit in at first, Courgette gradually bonds with his new companions.
- Rock Dog May 22, 2017
Tibetan mastiff Bodi is slated to take on the role of village protector. But when a radio falls from the sky and he hears a tune by rocker cat Angus Scattergood, wide-eyed Bodi sets off for a different life in the big city.
- Dheepan May 22, 2017
Forced into exile by war in his native Sri Lanka, former Tamil resistance fighter Dheepan is able to find refugee housing in the suburbs of Paris. However, he soon discovers that his new world is nearly as oppressive as the one he left behind.
- XX May 22, 2017
- The Great Wall May 22, 2017
Set in 15th-century China, this epic tale follows a pair of traveling British warriors who discover that the Great Wall being erected isn’t to keep out the Mongols: It’s to repel a horde of rampaging supernatural creatures.
- Unlocking the Cage May 22, 2017
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he tries to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants deserve to be treated as sentient, self-aware and autonomous beings, Steve and his legal team are making history by fighting to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with limited legal protections. This riveting film captures a monumental shift in our culture as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments.
- Call the Midwife: Series 6 May 22, 2017
The 1960s have arrived and with them waves of change, including a brand-new contraceptive pill and a raft of government welfare policies. Meanwhile, an austere new nun takes over as the head of Nonnatus House.
- Outsiders: Season 2 May 22, 2017