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The best new streaming movies this week on Netflix, Max, Peacock, 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 TV show or movie night selection, including some great original streaming movies. 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, Prime Video, and more, including free streamers like Plex, Tubi, and Amazon’s Freevee, as well as more niche services like Mubi and 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. Featured releases include the streaming premieres of Avatar: The Way of Water and Renfield, the launch of Hulu’s Flamin’ Hot Cheetos origin story, and many 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.
Prime Video — June 6
Critically acclaimed and featuring top-tier direction and acting from Todd Field and Cate Blanchett, Tár is a must-see film, among the best of 2022 and certainly one of the best new streaming movies of the week. Renowned conductor Lydia Tár is at the top of her game when suddenly her entire world seems to fall down around her in this stunning, beautiful, haunting portrait of the world of art and music.
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
Disney Plus and Max — June 7
Return to Pandora in the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s groundbreaking 2009 sci-fi epic Avatar. Forced to leave their home, Jake Sully and his family seek aid from other tribes of Pandora as they prepare to face off against the humans once more. Nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Way of Water is certainly among the best new streaming movies to check out this week.
Brooklyn 45 (2023)
Shudder — June 9
Told in real-time over 92 minutes, this supernatural thriller, a Shudder original, tells the story of a group of military veterans coerced into holding a séance while out for cocktails in the parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone at the end of World War II. As they make contact with the spiritual world, the group learns that they are not all what they seem.
Flamin’ Hot (2023)
Hulu — June 9
Eva Longoria makes her feature directorial debut with this inspiring story about the origin of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Richard Montanez, a janitor at Frito Lay, came up with the unique flavor by drawing on his Mexican roots. Little did he know, the new product would revitalise the company and disrupt the food industry.
Peacock — June 9
A horror-comedy focused on Count Dracula’s loyal servant, Renfield sees the tortured man imagining a life outside of the shadow of the Prince of Darkness. Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage star as the comedic duo, reimaging the classic characters created by Bram Stoker, set in the present day.
Hulu — June 10
Denis Villeneuve’s stunning adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novel is one of the best new streaming movies this week. Timothée Chalamet heads up an all-star cast as the son of a politician sent to rule a dangerous planet. Old rivalries flare up, and he must fight for his life on the planet that is home to a rare and precious resource wanted by all.
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.
The Fabelmans (2022)
Showtime — May 11
The Academy Award-nominated The Fabelmans is available to stream on Showtime this week. Director Steven Spielberg turns his camera onto his own life and upbringing in this fictionalized autobiographical drama. Young Sam Fabelman falls in love with the movies and begins making motion pictures of his own. Soon, he is chronicling his own family’s domestic troubles, experiencing them through the magic and control afforded by his film equipment.
Prime Video — May 12
Ben Affleck directs and co-stars in this Prime Video original film about the rise of basketball superstar Michael Jordan and his role in establishing the iconic Nike brand. When a Nike employee sets out to revive a stagnant brand, he pursues rookie basketballer Michael Jordan to tie his new product, eventually named the Air Jordan, to the rising star, changing the world of sports and pop culture forever in one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week.
Peacock — May 12
Just in time for the release of Fast X, you can revisit the latest title in the Fast and Furious franchise on Peacock. Dom and the fast family are all now living quiet lives, seeking to put the past behind them. That all changes when the past catches up with Dom and the team has to fight their most formidable foe to date — Dom’s own estranged brother.
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Hulu — May 12
An animated classic, The Last Unicorn is a stunning, dark, and enchanting fantasy epic. When a dark wizard sets out to rid the world of unicorns, one such mystical creature leaves the safety of her forest home and sets out, with a young and clumsy sorcerer, to save her kind and defeat the evil King Haggard. The film features voice performances by Mia Farrow, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, and more.
The Mother (2023)
Netflix — May 12
A military-trained assassin must come out of hiding when the daughter she’s never met lands in the cross-hairs of ruthless criminals seeking revenge. Pop sensation Jennifer Lopez stars alongside Joseph Fiennes and Gael García Bernal in this Netflix original actioner, one of the most exciting new streaming movies to check out this week.
Saint Omer (2022)
Hulu — May 12
One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2022, French indie Saint Omer has its streaming debut on Hulu. Rama is a novelist who decides to attend the trial of a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old child. Soon, testimony from the mother and witnesses shakes her beliefs and assumptions about the case and the nature of justice.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Disney Plus — May 12
You can check out this 2017 Spider-Man outing as one of the best new streaming movies of the week. Tom Holland stars as the iconic web-slinger. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter tries to balance his life as a high schooler and as a masked hero with the help of his mentor Tony Stark. While the live-action Spider-Man films have been conspicuously absent from Disney Plus due to a distribution deal with Sony, the first MCU Spidey film joins the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield films in its debut on the Disney streamer.
Max — May 15
Quite possibly M. Night Shyamalan’s best film, Unbreakable sees the Sixth Sense director reuniting with Bruce Willis for an intimate superhero origin story. Willis plays a man who has survived impossible odds. Approached by a man cursed with brittle bones who believes the two are intrinsically connected, he has to explore the possibility that he is invulnerable.
Showtime — May 16
A surprise follow-up to 2022’s X, Pearl is a prequel shot covertly and concurrently by director Ti West. It stars Mia Goth as a young woman in 1918 who dreams of becoming a star to escape her parents’ farm. Instead, she slowly succumbs to madness.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Hulu — May 16
Popstar is a hilarious and beloved musical mockumentary starring SNL and Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum Andy Samberg. Conner is an aging popstar who left his friends and collaborators by the wayside on his rise to stardom. Now, he wants to make a documentary about his life and career, but with his latest album bombing, the captures may instead capture his downfall.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
Disney Plus — May 17
The 31st film in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe and the third in the Ant-Man franchise, Quantumania sees Scott and Hope travelling into the Quantum Realm, where they meet an assortment of new allies and foes, including the mysterious and powerful Kang.
A Thousand and One (2023)
Peacock — May 19
One of the best new streaming movies this week comes from Focus Features and is available exclusively on Peacock. The film follows Inez as she kidnaps six-year-old her son from foster care to reconnect him to his roots. The free-spirit finds herself grappling with her sense of home, identity, and stability in a rapidly changing New York City.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Mubi — May 19
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in this bizarre and haunting film from The Favorite director Yorgos Lanthimos, one of the best new streaming movies you’ll want to check out this week. Doctor Steven Murphy’s idyllic, sanitized life is upset when a fatherless youth infiltrates his household, slowly inserting himself into Mrphy’s affairs. The boy’s intentions soon reveal themselves, threatening the order and safety of Murphy’s family.
Max — May 19
This Academy Award best picture winner remains one of the best films of the last decade. The Korean drama follows a poor family tying its fate to a richer household, slowly revealing the many injustices inherent in their social stratification. As the two families grow closer, their fates intertwine and barrel toward an inevitably disastrous end.
White Men Can’t Jump (2023)
Hulu — May 19
A remake of the 1992 sports comedy of the same name starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, this Hulu original film is an update on the story of American race relations. Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow star as two ballers with seemingly nothing in common. That changes as they bond over their shared love of the game.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
Max — May 23
Despite a lukewarm reception amid major changes to the DC Extended Universe, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has its defenders, and you can make up your own mind as it has its streaming premiere on the new Max streaming service, replacing HBO Max. Watch Billy and his family of heroes battle a trio of gods who have come to earth with dark intentions.
Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)
Prime Video — May 23
Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba star in this gorgeous, underrated 2022 film from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, one of the best new streaming movies to add to your watchlist this week. When a scholar of story and mythology encounters a djin, who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom, she is plagued by her own skepticism and knowledge of the risks inherent in such wishes. But as he tells her of his past lives, she begins to believe and is enchanted by him.
Netflix — May 23
In this stirring, enlightening, and disturbing feature-length documentary, Emmy-winning reporter Rachel de Leon investigates a troubling trend — women charged with crimes when they themselves report their sexual assaults to authorities, looking for help and justice but finding the opposite.
Hulu — May 24
This touching Korean drama sees a young mother reconsidering when she surrenders her baby into foster care. When she returns, she discovers an illegal scheme to sell foundlings on the black market and joins up with two baby brokers to ensure a safe and happy future for her child.
Blood & Gold (2023)
Netflix — May 26
As World War II comes to an end, a German deserter is eager to return home to his daughter, but he and a young woman get caught up in a fierce battle with Nazi treasure hunters after a trove of hidden Jewish-owned gold.
Shudder — May 26
From the producers of V/H/S/94, Influencer is a vacation horror movie premiering on Shudder. It follows a social media influence vacationing alone in Thailand when she meets and befriends a mysterious fellow traveller happy to share tips and enjoy the trip as a duo, until things take unexpected and dark turns in one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week.
Violent Night (2022)
Max — May 26
Christmas comes early this year on Max! David Harbour stars as Santa Claus in this dark, violent Christmas title. When a group of mercenaries breaks into a family compound on Christmas Eve, they have no idea what they’re in for. Santa is on the grounds, and he’s about to give new meaning to Christmas spirit.
Max — May 29
After leaking government documents pertaining to Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, NSA translator Reality Winner was sentenced to the longest prison sentence ever passed down for such a crime. In this HBO original movie, Sydney Sweeney plays Reality Winner in a dramatization of the story based on the FBI interrogation transcripts of the case.
Jackie Brown (1997)
Max — June 1
Quite probably Quentin Tarantino’s best film, Jackie Brown is adapted from the 1992 Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch and is one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week. When a flight attendant is caught smuggling money for her arms dealing boss, she enlists the help of a bail bondsman who is falling in love with her.
Out of Sight (1998)
Peacock — June 1
Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight is one of the best Elmore Leonard adaptations around, and it features Michael Keaton reprising his role from Jackie Brown. The film sees a bank robber escaping from prison. One of the US Marshalls assigned to catch him finds herself in a game of cat and mouse that quickly turns romantic as the two consider their options.
The Social Network (2010)
Paramount Plus — June 1
David Fincher directs this Academy Award-winning look at the creation of social media juggernaut Facebook, from a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. The film sees founder Mark Zuckerberg as an undergrad student working with (and against) friends and classmates to create one of the biggest tech success stories of all time.
Plex — June 1
This Spanish sci-fi thriller from director Nacho Vigalondo sees a man investigating a possible assault near his home. When he is attacked by a masked assailant, the man hides out at a science facility in a time machine and gets trapped in a deadly time loop, realizing that nothing has been as it seemed.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023)
Max — June 2
Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike saga comes to a close in this third chapter, with Channing Tatum reprising the role of male stripper Mike Lane. Broke and bartending to make ends meet, Mike joins a rich divorcée to Europe with the promise of choreographing his own show. s her motives become clear, Mike realizes that this may be his last chance at greatness in one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week.
Shooting Stars (2023)
Peacock — June 2
This Peacock original feature film, one of the most anticipated new streaming movies this week, looks at the early days of NBA superstar Lebron James and his three best friends as they work to make their high school basketball team the best in the country.
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.