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Netflix will soon have 100 million viewers around the world. Take a glimpse at its selection of films and TV shows, and you'll see why.

Recently it added a hilarious documentary about the state of the art world, a gritty London-based drama, animated fowl-based frolics and more. Here's our take on what's new.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

What started life as a documentary about Banksy became so much more. Instead of ending up as a film about the best graffiti artists in the world, Banksy turned the camera on the man making the film, Thierry Guetta.

A lousy filmmaker, Guetta was unable to edit the footage, and instead ended up joining their ranks and making his own graffiti under the name Mr. Brainwash. What follows is a hilarious tale of egotism and the state of the modern art world.

Top Boy

A gritty drama starring Ashley Walters (aka Asher D) from the So Solid Crew, this follows the lives of an east London street gang and was a huge success on Channel 4, notching up more than a million viewers per episode. But it was cancelled after two series.

However, rapper Drake is said to be interested in a US remake. Whether that comes to pass or not, here's a chance to enjoy the original in all its warts-and-all glory.

The Thread

The internet has given us lots of advantages, but the spread of information can do just as much harm as good. That's the central argument of this documentary, which explores the frenzied and misguided internet sleuthing in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 that left innocent people accused of being terrorists.

Writer and director Greg Hunt also made 'Manhunt', a 2013 tale of espionage about the CIA's long-running conflict against Al Qaeda and the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

Chicken Run'

Nick Park's anthropomorphic tale gets a welcome return to the streaming service. Mel Gibson stars as Rocky, a charismatic American chicken who finds himself stranded in a British chicken farm.

Can he help them all escape? The humour is typically British, and it boasts an all-star cast, including Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Jane Horrocks and Miranda Richardson.

Lauda: The Untold Story

Austrian racing driver Niki Lauda's crash and subsequent return to form in the 1976 Formula One World Championship is the stuff of legend.

If 2013's 'Rush' (starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl) was a little too Hollywood for you, this is your chance to check out the real deal.

Made using a mixture of archive footage and talking heads from the world of F1, this tells of the remarkable man and his legacy that still looms large over the sport.

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