Netflix added 29 new movies and shows this week

van helsing season 5 new on netflix this week April 16

The last season of Van Helsing is now on Netflix – Photo: Syfy

Welcome to another weekly roundup of everything new on Netflix in the US. If you missed any of our daily recaps or just want a refresher on what’s streaming right now, we’ve got you covered. Here are all the new releases on Netflix between April 11 and April 17, 2022.

Do you want to go further back? Check out Netflix’s 30 additions last week here, or check out an expanded version of this list through our new releases on Netflix hub.


New on Netflix this weekend

It’s actually been a pretty busy weekend for new releases on Netflix US. So let’s recap the best new picks:

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director: Mike Flanagan
Form: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalize Basso
Author: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Juliet Snowden
Duration: 99 minutes

Headlining our top movie picks for this week is a Mike Flanagan classic (the director behind) The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass) which is reviving the franchise after the poorly received 2014 film.

This article is set in the late 1960s in Los Angeles, where a widowed mother and her daughters add another stunt to bolster their séance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home. Of course that goes as expected.

The Hollywood Reporter generally praised the film on release, saying it does a lot to succeed where the previous film didn’t, but added that the final installment falters.


Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Form: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic
Duration: 43 minutes

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a number of NBCUniversal shows put their final seasons on Netflix and now it’s time Van Helsingthe Syfy series that doesn’t get nearly enough credit for what it set out to accomplish.

Now that all five seasons are on Netflix, it’s a perfect binge-watch for anyone looking to watch a show with a beginning, middle, and end.


Full list of new releases on Netflix this week

7 new movies added this week

  • Choose or Die (2022) Netflix Original
  • Man of God (2022) Netflix Original
  • Night Ride (2022)
  • One-Part Movie Z (2012)
  • Ouija: Origins of Evil (2016)
  • Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)
  • The Taming of the Shrewd (2022) Netflix Original

22 new TV series added this week

  • African Knock Out Show (Season 1)
  • Almost Happy (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Anatomy of a Scandal (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Falling Into Your Smile (Season 1)
  • Hard Cell (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Heirs of the Land (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Jump Like a Witch (Season 1)
  • LEGO City (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission (Seasons 1-4)
  • LEGO: City Adventures (Seasons 1-3)
  • Mai: A Mother’s Rage (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Married at First Sight (Season 10)
  • My Liberation Notes (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Blues (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original
  • Our Great National Parks (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Smother-in-Law (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (Season 1)
  • The Creature Cases (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 1-3)
  • Top Boy: Summerhouse (Season 1 – Re-streaming)
  • Ultraman (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Van Helsing (Season 5 – Final Season)

Top 10 movies and shows on Netflix this week

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, these lists are Saturday to Saturday and not Sunday to Sunday.

Top movies on Netflix US this week

  1. Without paddle (62 points)
  2. Shrek forever after (59 points)
  3. The Call (58 points)
  4. Four brothers (57 points)
  5. Catch and release (45 points)
  6. Cleaner (40 points)
  7. The blind side (30 points)
  8. Clean Monster (18 points)
  9. Furiosa (15 points)
  10. Molly’s game (12 points)
  11. Choose or die (9 points)
  12. Shrek (8 points)
  13. Back to space (6 points)
  14. Hops (5 points)
  15. Metal Lords (4 points)
  16. The Adam project (4 points)
  17. Clap (4 points)
  18. The Rental (2 points)
  19. Yaksha: ruthless operations (1 point)
  20. The Bubble (1 point)

Top programs on Netflix US this week

  1. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On (80 points)
  2. Bridgerton (71 points)
  3. Queen of the South (57 points)
  4. Better Call Saul (53 points)
  5. CoComelon (37 points)
  6. Elite (32 points)
  7. Invent Anna (30 points)
  8. Our Great National Parks (23 points)
  9. Is it cake? (22 points)
  10. Married at first sight (10 points)
  11. Anatomy of a scandal (9 points)
  12. Green Eggs and Ham (7 points)
  13. Pieces of hair (1 point)

If you want some movie recommendations, check out our list of the best new movies on Netflix for the Easter weekend.