Spring hasn’t quite yet sprung across much of the United States, and Netflix realizes that we need some help finishing up this endless winter. To that end, there are plenty of options for people who enjoy music, animation, rebellion, and true crime. First up, there’s a fresh installment of the Pacific Rim franchise for those who need some giant robots on their side. Then there’s a long-awaited tribute to a hip hop legend and a celebration of rising up against the high school status quo with a feminist twist. And finally, dig into one of the biggest (and most fatal) scandals to hit the Mormon church. No matter what mood you’re in while binging this weekend, the streamer will satisfy those cravings.
Here’s everything else coming to (and leaving) the streaming platform this week.
Pacific Rim: The Black (Netflix series streaming 3/4)
This animated series is as bonkers as the live action-ish films. There’s massive robots and Kaiju overrunning Australia, which renders the whole continent inhabitable. Amid the mayhem, two siblings search for their missing parents and basically embark upon their search by piloting a Jaeger, which is their only shot at survival. The only thing that’s missing here is an obvious ingredient: Charlie Hunnam.
Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell (Netflix documentary streaming 3/1)
The Notorious B.I.G. gets the celebratory spotlight in this documentary that charts his journey from hustler to rap king. It’s an origin story fit for a legend, and although his lyrics were often autobiographical, this film’s rare footage, testimonies, and in-depth interviews will teach you plenty that you didn’t know about the Hip-Hop icon before hitting play. The documentary arrives in collaboration with Biggie Smalls’ estate while looking ahead to what would have been his 50th birthday and as a followup to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Sean Combs executive produces alongside Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and the film promises to reveal a side Christopher George Latore Wallace that’s never before been revealed to the public.
Moxie (Netflix film streaming 3/3)
The streaming service is cranking out the movies (at least one per week) this year, and this series co-stars Amy Poehler as a mom with a rebellious past. That past ends up inspiring her daughter, Vivian (Hadley Robinson), to anonymously publish an underground zine (called Moxie) to expose wrongdoers at her high school. In the process, she inspires a full-on movement and revolution, which leads to a shift and power from the cliques and clubs to a better environment for all at the school. The film also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, Sabrina Haskett, Ike Barinholtz, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Murder Among The Mormons (Netflix limited series streaming 3/3)
Salt Lake City is struck by a series of fatal pipe bombs in 1985, and it’s easily one of the most shocking happenings in the history of the Mormon community. A criminal mastermind is to blame, and clues spring from early Mormon documents and diaries found scattered amid a rare document collection that’s in possession of one of the victims. This is a three-part miniseries and a true-crime documentary that digs into territory seldom seen for a genre that tends to focus on spooks and serial killers. Here, the main crimes in question went down in broad daylight, but as the episodes unfold, the darkness of what sparked these stunning killings slowly rises to the surface.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell
Blanche Gardin: Bonne Nuit Blanche
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Dances with Wolves
DC Super Hero Girls: Season 1
I Am Legend
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom
Nights in Rodanthe
Power Rangers Beast Morphers: S2
Step Up: Revolution
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
The Dark Knight
The Pursuit of Happyness
Two Weeks Notice
Black or White
Word Party: Season 5
Murder Among the Mormons
Pacific Rim: The Black
Nevenka: Breaking the Silence
Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 4
And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:
Hunter X Hunter: Seasons 1-3
The Young Offenders
The Boss’s Daughter
Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis
Deep Undercover: Collections 1-3
Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment
Silver Linings Playbook
All About Nina
Come and Find Me