5 Netflix movies and shows to watch this week: Cobra Kai and more

Cobra Kai. (L to R) Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021
Cobra Kai. (L to R) Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 /

A new week is here, which means you’re looking for more Netflix movies and shows to check out. Here are the top five releases of the last week of 2021.

It may be the last week of December, but that doesn’t mean Netflix is going out without a bang. There are some excellent releases on Netflix throughout this week. Some of the releases are highly anticipated series, and others are Netflix movies and shows you may have overlooked.

There are thrillers, dramedies, comedies, and much more. Now you just need to avoid the overwhelm, which means taking a look at the five top picks of the week.

5 must-watch Netflix movies and shows coming this week

This list is in release date order. That will help you keep track of the releases better, and also avoids us trying to compare genres.

Death to 2021

We start the list with a comedy series. Death to 2021 is a followup to Death to 2020. The first special was set in a time of COVID, following some of the many feelings we all had, albeit in an exaggerated way.

Death to 2021 takes a look back at how people coped with the pandemic this year. While some restrictions were eased, others were brought back. It’s another over-the-top and hilarious special.

Watch the episode on Monday, Dec. 27.

The Door into Summer

For those looking for a foreign-language sci-fi movie, The Door into Summer is the one movie to watch.

The Japanese movie follows a roboticist awakening in 2025. He’s been in cryposleep the whole time, but he wasn’t ready for this to happen. He needs to get back to 1995 somehow, but how will he do that and what does he think of the technology of his future.

Watch the movie on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Anxious People

For those who like limited series, there are a few options on Netflix this week. The first of the Netflix and shows is called Anxious People.

It follows a bank robber who takes people hostage and then just disappears. When the police can’t find him, they immediately become suspicious of everyone around. Was one of the hostages involved?

Watch the limited series on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

Cobra Kai

One of the biggest releases of 2021 is Cobra Kai. Season 3 dropped on New Year’s Day, and now we get Season 4 on New Year’s Eve, and we can’t wait!

The fourth season picks up off the back of the deal made in Season 3. Now, Johnny and Daniel will need to work together if they want to take Kreese down. It’s not going to be easy when Terry Silver shows up.

Watch the whole fourth season on Friday, Dec. 31.

Stay Close

Harlan Coben thrillers are among the most popular adaptations on Netflix. Stay Close is the latest one dropping. This one stars Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, and Cush Jumbo.

It follows the lives of a photojournalist, a homicide detective, and a soccer mom. All seem to have completely different lives, but they’re all disturbed by one event that connects them in their pasts.

Check out the entire season on Friday, Dec. 31.

Which Netflix movies and shows are you watching this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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