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What’s New on Netflix: June 18, 2020 Releases

Netflix has been busy lately––especially today with ten new Netflix releases and a couple of drama classics! Enjoy your Thursdays, my friends!

Alexandria… Why? (1979)

Runtime: 2 hours and 13 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi

“Yahia”, a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a new Hamlet with his uprising dreams wondering where all new meaning to life amid the horrors of war and life pain.

Alexandria: Again and Forever (1989)

Runtime: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Youssra, Youssef Chahine, Hussein Fahmy

During a hunger strike by Egyptian film industry, Yehia, famous Egyptian director, finds himself obsessed with Amir, the leading man in one of his movies and Nadia, a woman he desires to work with.

A Whisker Away (2020)

Runtime: 1 hour and 44 minutes
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Romance
Cast: Mirai Shida, Natsuki Hanae, Susumu Chiba

According to Netflix’s synopsis, the animation is about a peculiar girl who transforms into a cat to catch her crush’s attention. But before she realizes it, the line between human and animal starts to blur.

Lola Igna (2019)

Runtime: 1 hour and 53 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Angie Ferro, Yves Flores, Meryll Soriano

An elderly woman finds her life disrupted when her family and village realize she has a chance at a world record for being the oldest grandmother alive.

One Take (2020)

Runtime: 1 hour and 25 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Music
Cast: Thai girl group BNK48

Members of the Thai girl group, BNK48, share the ups and downs for preparing for the 6th Single Senbatsu General Election.

Return of the Prodigal Son (1976)

Runtime: 2 hours and 4 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Mahmoud Al Meleji, Huda Sultan, Shukri Sarhan

Freed after spending 12 years in jail, a man’s homecoming turns into a dark affair as his disillusion clashes with his family’s expectations.


Stray Bullet (2010)

Runtime: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Badih Bouchakra, Takla Chamoun, Nadine Labaki

In 1976 Beirut, after a rendezvous with her old flame, soon-to-wed Noha witnesses a violent incident and changes course on a path to self-realization.

The Blazing Sun

Runtime: 1 hour and 56 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Cast: Faten Hamamah, Omar Sharif, Zaki Rustum

Competition between sugar cane producers turns deadly after a greedy landlord conspires against an agricultural engineer who falls for his daughter.

The Emigrant (1994)

Runtime: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Youssra, Khaled Nabawy, Mahmood Hemaidah

Ram leaves the nomadic life and embarks on a quest for knowledge in a pharaonic Egypt mired in political intrigue.

The Order (Season 2)

Runtime: ~45-50 minutes
Episodes: 10
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Cast: Jake Manley, Kayla Heller, Sarah Grey

Out to avenge his mother’s death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.

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