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Japanese fantasy romance anime ‘Bubble’ arrives on Netflix, plus more new shows to watch this weekend

By Kara Santos Published Apr 29, 2022 1:53 pm

Looking for something new to watch this weeked? 

The Japanese anime film Bubble, which comes from the same animation studio that produced Attack on Titan, just dropped worldwide on Netflix on Thursday, April 28. 

Bubble, which is described as an “anti-gravity fantasy romance” is set in an alternate world where bubbles raining down upon the world have broken the laws of gravity and groups of young people compete in parkour team battles across the skyline of Tokyo. 

Science-fiction thrillers like 10 Cloverfield Lane, the second installment in the apocalyptic Cloverfield franchise and Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in space, will be arriving on the streaming giant this Sunday (May 1) as well.

Check out the latest movies and series heading to your favorite streamers from April 25 to May 1, 2022.

Netflix 

Bubble

Synopsis: In an abandoned Tokyo overrun by bubbles and gravitational abnormalities, one gifted young man has a fateful meeting with a mysterious girl. 

10 Cloverfield Lane

Synopsis: After breaking up with her fiancé, a woman has an accident and wakes up in a bunker with a man who convinces her there's been an apocalyptic event.

Gravity

 

Synopsis: When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

Ozark (Season 4, Part 2)

 

Synopsis: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

Secret Royal Inspector & Joy

Synopsis: Murder, conspiracy adn corruption in Joseon pulls a food-loving secret government agent and a forward-thinking divoercee into an unlikely partnership.

Fruits Basket The Final

Synopsis: Tohru Honda moves in with the reclusive Soma clan after her family dies, and learns their secret: they’ve been bound for centuries by a zodiac curse.

Clueless

Synopsis: Meddlesome Beverly Hills high school student Cher gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover. 

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

Synopsis: This documentary explores the mystery surrounding the death of movie icon Marilyn Monroe through previously unheard interviews with her inner circle. 

365 Days: This Day

Synopsis: In this book-to-movie erotic drama, a mob boss and his lover strive to reconcile their differences before a ruthless adversary rips them apart.

HBO GO

Gentleman Jack (Season 2)

 

Synopsis: Rejected by her would-be companion Vere Hobart, Anne Lister returns to her shabby ancestral home, Shibden Hall, determined to restore its fortunes and find herself a wife.

The Baby

 

Synopsis: When Natasha unexpectedly finds herself with a baby, her life of doing what she wants dramatically implodes. Manipulative with violent powers, the Baby twists Natasha’s life into a horror show.

Made for Love (Season 2)

 

Synopsis: In season two of Made for Love, in order to save her father’s life, Hazel returns to the Hub, her husband Byron’s high-tech palace. But once inside, she and Byron both become ensnared by Gogol’s newest revolutionary (and dangerous) technology.

We Own This City

Synopsis: Based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, We Own this City chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work. 

Apple TV+

Shining Girls

Synopsis: Newspaper archivist Kirby Mazrachi's dreams of becoming a journalist are put on hold after she survives a brutal attack that leaves her in a constantly shifting reality.

Make or Break

 

Synopsis: A new seven-part documentary series that delivers behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the world title at the World Surf League Championship Tour.