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The best new streaming movies this week on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and more
There’s a lot to watch on various streaming services — sometimes it almost feels like too much. It’s not always easy to choose among the walls of options, jumping from one app to the other and looking for the perfect movie night selection. To simplify things for you, we’ve compiled some of the best new streaming movies to watch this week.
Check out our top picks from major streamers like Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, and more, including free streamers like Plex, and Freevee (previously IMDb TV) and more niche services like Shudder. The titles below were added to these services in the last month, and we aim to include a mix of streaming originals, new releases, older classics, and more.
Read on for a list of the best new movies to stream this week. Among our most recent picks are a best-picture Oscar nominee, a new Jennifer Lopez-starring romcom, the long-anticipated Teen Wolf movie, and plenty more.
Best new streaming movies
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best movies to stream weekly as new titles are added or removed.
Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023)
Paramount Plus — January 26
MTV’s Teen Wolf went off the air in 2017, but its fans have remained passionately loyal to the series. Now, everyone’s favorite characters are back on Paramount Plus, including some you might not expect. When a new threat emerges, werewolf Scott McCall assembles his friends and allies to meet the threat head-on. This could be Scott’s greatest challenge, and it’s sure to be one of the best streaming movies of the week.
Hulu — January 27
Jessie and her friends are enjoying a beautiful island vacation when they find themselves the tragets of a vicious, relentless great white shark in this survival thriller. This recommendation comes with an important caveat. Maneater is pretty trashy. It’s a silly Jaws knockoff in a long line of silly Jaws knockoffs. If that’s your bag, then enjoyit on Hulu! If not, then viewer beware.
Shotgun Wedding (2023)
Prime Video — January 27
Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel star in this romantic comedy on Amazon Prime Video, one of the best new streaming movies you can check out over the weekend. Darcy and Tom are getting married, surrounded by their loved ones at a dream destination wedding. But things go awry when mystery gunman take the wedding party hostage. Now, it’s up to the not-so-happy couple to save the day, if they can stop fighting and work together.
Peacock — January 27
Recently nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Tár gets its streaming debut on Peacock, and it’s not just one of the best new streaming movies but among the best films of 2022. Cate Blanchett stars as a world-famous composer and conductor. Lydia Tár is considered the best conductor in the world when her life and career start to crumble around her after numerous troubling allegations surface.
You People (2023)
Netflix — January 27
Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy star in this new Netflix comedy from director Kenya Barris. A new couple struggles with familial expectations as their parents meet, leading to tension as the families unpack racial and generational expectations in this modern spin on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Check out the best new streaming movies from previous weeks
Below are some of the movies we recommended in previous weeks. In case you’ve watched the newer titles already or want more options, here’s a solid mix of more new movies on your favorite streaming services.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)
Prime Video — December 29
Based loosely on Mel Brooks’s classic comedy-western Blazing Saddles, this family movie sees a down-on-his-luck dog in a town full of cats living in fear of a mysterious villain. Seeing his chance to be a hero, the dog trains with a reluctant Samurai master to be the town’s champion. Of course, he’ll need to deal with the fact that everyone in town hates dogs.
White Noise (2022)
Netflix — December 30
One of Netflix’s most anticipated films of the year, White Noise is Noah Baumbach’s latest feature, starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver and based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. A professor and his family face catastrophe when an airborne toxic event forces them to flee their home.
Prime Video — December 30
This Amazon Prime Video original documentary film follows a veteran on an inspiring journey into the Amazon. Once there, he meets a woman who runs an animal sanctuary and rehabilitation center. Entrusted with an orphaned baby ocelot, the man begins on his own path to recovery.
Freevee — January 1
This delightful horror-comedy sadly missed its chance at a proper theatrical release in the early days of COVID-19, but it has found an audience on VOD, and it’s now streaming for free on Amazon’s Freevee. What if an adult serial killer swapped bodies with a teen girl to escape justice? Would her friends notice? Would she be able to stop him before he killed again, all while trapped in his body? That’s the setup for this dark and hilarious riff on Freaky Friday.
Plex — January 1
Michael Mann’s classic crime film is streaming for free on Plex. A master thief and a police detective are caught in a game of cat-and-mouse, developing a reluctant respect for each other in this film about aging professionals trying to go out on a high note despite chaos all around them. Heat features terrific performances by Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.
Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul (2022)
Prime Video — January 3
A brilliant and hilarious satire, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul was among the best films of 2022, and it’s one of the best new streaming movies this week. The first lady of a megachurch has to reconcile her relationship to her husband with her faith and fame when he’s embroiled in a scandal that forces their church to close. Now, they have to work together to reopen and win back the faith of their many constituents.
The Menu (2022)
HBO Max — January 3
Another satire from 2022, The Menu sees a group of wealthy individuals invited to an exclusive dining event on a private island, hosted by a celebrated chef. As the night goes on, it becomes clear that they’ve all be assembled for more than a good meal, and they may not all make it to dessert alive.
The Pale Blue Eye (2023)
Netflix — January 6
In the 1800s, a veteran detective investigates a string of grisly murders. He’s helped by a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe, years before the latter will become a famous writer. The Pale Blue eye stars Christian Bale and is directed by Scott Cooper. The two previously worked together on the terrific 2013 film Out of the Furnace. It’s one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week.
She Said (2022)
Peacock — January 6
In 2017, an investigation by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The New York Times revealed decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. It was a watershed moment in the industry and the culture at large, with widespread repercussions. In She Said, viewers get to see the story unfold, with the two reporters putting everything on the line to get this important story out.
Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022)
Hulu — January 12
Sierra Pettengill’s documentary was among the best of 2022, and now it’s one of the best new streaming movies of the week as it makes its streaming debut on Hulu. Looking at the increased militarization of American police since the 1960s, the film uses newly unearthed footage of “riotsvilles,” or model towns where police and military were trained to respond to civil disturbances and protests, to explore a growing distrust in such institutions and their ever-expanding power and scope.
The Drop (2023)
Hulu — January 13
A brand new Hulu original film produced by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, the dark comedy The Drop follows a happy couple ready to start a family. While travelling for a destination wedding, though, Lex accidentally drop their friend’s baby in front of all their friends and loved ones. Now, she and Mani are plagued with questions about their readiness, all while dealing with the passive aggressiveness that comes with their misstep.
Eighth Grade (2018)
Plex — January 13
A touching, awkward, endearing film about adolescence, Eighth Grade follows 13-year-old Kayla, played by stunning newcomer Elsie Fisher. Enduring the last week of middle school, Kayla navigates friendships, popularity, social media, and a hopelessly well-intenioned but embarassing dad as she prepares for the transition to high school.
Peacock — January 13
From screenwriters Katelyn Crabb and Kevin Williamson, who penned the iconic Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, and director John Hyams comes this COVID-era slasher film on Peacock. When the pandemic is declared in 2020, two friends decide to quarantine at the family lake, staying safe and maybe even having some fun. But what starts as an impromptu gettaway alone soon turns sinister when a masked figure shows up.
Casino Royale (2006)
Paramount Plus — January 15
Not only one of the best new streaming movies this week, Casino Royale is also among the very best James Bond films of all time. Daniel Craig makes his debut as 007 in this reimagined, back-to-basics origine story. After foiling a plot to manipulate world market, the newly minted Double O agent has one last chance to stop terrorist banker Le Chiffre for good by beating him in a high stakes poker game that could otherwise see the villain earn back his clients’ lost money.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Peacock — January 17
Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler made his feature directorial debut with this stunning drama. Fruitvale stars Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant, a man killed in 2009 by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers. The film follows Grant’s last day leading up to the tragic conforntation.
Prime Video — January 17
The Office actor BJ Novack makes his directorial debut with this comedy thriller. When a woman he hooked up with is murdered, a journalist and podcaster travelss to Texas from New York City to look into the matter and find out what happened to her.
The Pez Outlaw (2022)
Netflix — January 19
A truly bizarre documentary proving that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, The Pez Outlaw follows Steve Glew, a Michigan farmer who travelled to Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His goal? To track down the most sought-after Pez dispensers in the world and pull his family out of poverty with the profits. It’s a perfect plan until his arch-rival, the “Pezident,” takes aim at Glew.
Sorry About the Demon (2022)
Shudder — January 19
A young man tries to get over a broken heart in this horror-comedy on Shudder, one of the best new streaming movies this week. As he settles into his new place, though, he begins to realize it may already be occupied by some restless spirits.
Netflix — January 20
In a post-apocalyptic future, a researcher uses AI in her efforts to end a bloody civil war. Her latest project involves cloning the brain of a beloved, heroic soldier: her mother. This South Korean Netflix original is one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week.
Violent Night (2022)
Peacock — January 20
Stranger Things’ David Harbour stars in one of 2022’s surprise Christmas hits, streaming on Peacock this week. Harbour plays Santa Claus in Violent Night. When mercenaries take a rich family hostage on Christmas night, they aren’t prepared for a surprising adversary: jolly old Saint Nick.
Hulu — January 22
An award-winning festival darling, Happening is set in France in the 1960s and based on Annie Ernaux’s novel of the same name. Anne is a bright student with a promising future to look forward to. Her plans take a turn, however, when she suddenly finds herself pregnant. With abortion illegal, she looks hard at her options, considering a difficult choice ahead.
Those are our top picks from the new streaming movies this week. We hope you can find something to your liking here and that this saves you a bit of scrolling time on your next movie night.
We’ll be back next week with more new movies to stream.