Scoop, Ripley, and 5 Netflix new releases to watch this weekend, Apr. 5-7

From a romantic Italian drama to a thrilling romp through Italy, there are plenty of things to watch on Netflix this weekend.

Netflix is releasing several new movies and shows this weekend, including a live-action adaptation of the popular Parasyte manga and a new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Additionally, there is a new documentary out this weekend and a movie based on the true story of how BBC Newsnight booked the infamous Prince Andrew interview.

If you're looking for something good to watch this weekend, we've got you covered! Check out our list of recommendations below.


  • Director: Philip Martin
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell, and Billie Piper

One of the biggest releases on Netflix this month is the movie Scoop, starring Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell. The new film goes behind the scenes of the now infamous BBC Newsnight interview in which presenter and journalist Emily Maitlis went head-to-head with Prince Andrew, questioning the royal about his alleged connections to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. It was a real landmark moment on television, and now the movie gives us even more insight to how the women of Newsnight pulled off this incredible feat.


  • Director: Steve Zallian
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, and Dakota Fanning

Based on Patricia Highsmith's popular crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley is a beautifully-shot new Netflix Original series from director and writer Steve Zallian that sees acclaimed Irish actor Andrew Scott take on the titular role of Tom Ripley.

Ripley is a talented con man and sociopath who is hired by a man to track down his son, Richard "Dickie" Greenleaf in Italy and convince Dickie to return home. But not long after arriving in Italy, Ripley starts concocting his own schemes as to how he can take over Dickie's life and implement another in a long string of scams.

The Tearsmith

  • Director: Alessandro Genovesi
  • Rating: TV-MA

Fans of complicated dark romance stories will love the new Italian Netflix movie The Tearsmith, based on of the best-selling novel of the same name by Erin Doom. The story has been compared to Twilight in some ways as it's about two orphans both adopted by the same family after growing up in a place called The Grave.

Nica is often compared to a delicate butterfly while Rigel is more wolf-like in nature. But unbeknownst to Nica, Rigel has been in love with her since the day she arrived at The Grave. Even though Nica fears his aggressive nature, the two soon form a bond, complicated by the fact they're about to become adoptive siblings.

Parasyte: The Grey

  • Director: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Rating: TV-MA

The live-action adaptation of the popular manga series arrives on Netflix today! The new series is set in a world where strange parasitic creatures arrive from outer space and began transforming and controlling their human hosts. Parayste: The Grey is from Train to Busan and Hellbound's Yeon Sang-ho. All six episodes received a worldwide release on Netflix on April 5.

The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem

  • Director: Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem is a provocative new documentary that explores the dark side of social media, with a particular focus on websites like 4chan and the rise of groups like Anonymous. In the film, viewers will get to hear directly from some of the most notable users from these groups and learn how things like trolling have spread from the online space to the real world, even leading to things like QAnon conspiracies and the January 6 riot.

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