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What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

The best shows and movies to stream on Netflix and beyond.

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Welcome to the WatchList, the ultimate what to watch guide. Each week our TV and movie experts curate a list of the best things to watch on the small - and sometimes big - screen.

This is the place to find what you should be streaming at the weekend and beyond.

Each week our esteemed group of TV and movie reviewers impart their expert knowledge of all things streaming and boil it down to a handful of things you really need to be watching, going through hours of episodes to hep you make the most important decision of the week: what to watch in your down time.

As you will read, we look at all the new shows that have landed on Netflix, Prime Video, NOW, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus and Paramount Plus and more, then give our verdict.

In short: if it's in the WatchList, then you know it is going to be good.

After our recommendations of the week, we have links to all of our essential streaming guides - the rankings of which are voted by our readers, so if you haven't done so already then give them a click and have your say.

And if you are still stuck with what to watch, then we have kept all of our previous recommendations so you can have a read.

Happy viewing!


Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer

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This documentary series looks into the minds of some of the most infamous killers. It centres around Ann Burgess, who was one of the leading figures in criminal profiling. She worked in the FBI as a profiler and researcher from the late 1970s. It’s a three-part series that looks into her career. And, in doing so, we get a look on the changing view on serial killers and dangerous criminals.

Vikings: Valhalla Season 3

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Vikings: Valhalla puts up its axe with season three, which has just landed on Netflix. This is not just the end of an offshoot series, but the whole Vikings saga, which began more than a decade ago. The vikings are diminishing, and it’s time to tie off some of these long-running storylines.

Receiver

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Netflix has a history of producing great documentary series that let you get behind the scenes of some of the most popular sports. F1: Drive to Survive, anyone? Receiver does the same for the NFL. It’s also the sequel to Quarterback, the well-regarded 2023 series. As the name suggests, though, we’re looking at folks who play in different positions this time. Players featured include George Kittle, Davante Adams and Deb Samuel.

Sausage Party: Foodtopia

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

The original Sausage Party was an unlikely 2016 hit. An R-rated comedy that looks like the black sheep offspring of Pixar and Dreamworks? Well, it did work, picking up great reviews and even solid box office numbers. They’ve done it again, with a TV show sequel that, mostly, still slaps. Well, as long as you can handle the sheer crassness and rough-n-ready production values. Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig return to lead the cast too.

Spent

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Mia is a model whose career is coming to an end. She is out of cash and low on opportunities. Spent is a smart comedy that looks into how this character squares the first half of her life with… whatever’s coming next. It’s written by and stars Michelle de Swarte, who based the show on her own experiences as a model.

Sunny

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Rashida Joenes is Suzie, an American woman in Kyoto whose family disappears in a plane crash. She is granted a domestic AI robot to fill the void. But as she gets to know the thing, she starts to uncover details on what really happened to her husband and son. This high-concept thriller comedy could have gone either way. But it’s actually great, bringing a more thoughtful edge to a typically light 30-minute format. What else do you expect from A24, the studio famous for its brilliant arthouse movies?

Exploding Kittens

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TV and movies gets made using all kinds of inspirations. But a card game? That’s an unusual source. Exploding Kittens is roughly based on the card party game, which is a bit like Russian Roulette. This is one to approach with morbid curiosity rather than excitement, as it has picked up some pretty dreadful reviews. The Guardian called it “infuriating and life-sapping,” although others enjoyed Tom Ellis as the cat that considers itself to be god.


We have spent A LONG time watching things on all these streaming services. So, if you want more of an in-depth look at the shows and movies you can stream the please head to the following guides.


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Beverly Hills Cop - Alex FWhat to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

40 years on from the original movie, Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley in a brand new Beverly Hills Cop film. His daughter’s life is in danger, which sees him return to his old stalking ground. He also teams up with both old associate Billy (Judge Reinhold) and a new partner, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


The Mole season 2

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People can’t get enough of games of deception these days. The Mole sees a team of players head out to Malaysia to complete tasks and build up their prize money. But one of the players, The Mole, is charged with messing up the whole enterprise. You may enjoy this show if you are a fan of The Traitors.

Supacell

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This TV show gives the tired superhero genre a shot in the arm. A bunch of ordinary black people from South London suddenly develop superpowers. There’s nothing particular that links them, but they’ll have to get together in order to make a difference. This one has picked up great reviews, and has a totally different feel to the kinda to superhero shows you’d see on Disney Plus.

The Bear Season 3

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

One of the best-reviewed TV shows of a generation. But is season 3 as good? Is has received by far the most mixed reviews we’ve seen for The Bear to date. But even those say that, at its heights, this is one of the best TV shows on broadcast right now. However, it goes without saying that if you’ve loved the first two seasons you need to bite into this one when you build up the confidence/appetite.

My Lady Jane

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A period drama of a different kind. My Lady Jane is based on the story of Lady Jane Gray, but loosely. She is known for lasting on the throne for just nine days before being executed. This adapation of a YA novel reworks the facts, and injects supernatural animal transformations, and adds more ass-kicking and sass. It’s a good-time watch.

The Man with 1000 Kids

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A documentary that breaks out of the true crime mould, The Man with 1000 Kids is about a serial spern donator in the Netherlands. Lax enforcement means he manages to radically go beyond the limits of a sperm donor. To the extent there are worries about involuntary incest. Yikes. It’s a three-episode series that, well, is kinda horrifying.

House of the Dragon season 2

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

The Game of Thrones spin-off is back for season 2. And the quality level hasn’t dropped. It enters on the verge of civil war, as House Targaryen is riven in two. Dramatic stuff. There are only eight episodes in this season, compared to 10 in the first, and they are being drip-fed onto streaming

Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This three-part documentary series looks into the Jonestown massacre. In the late 70s, hundreds of cult members drunk a mixture of cyanide and grape juice, ending their lives. This is where the “drink the Kool-aid” saying comes from. The doc uses archival footage to tell the story of the days surrounding the deaths of 918 people. If you don’t know much about cult leader Jim Jones, once part of the pop culture vernacular, this series is worth watching.

Trigger Warning

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Ever wondered why you have’\t seen Jessica Alba in a while? She’s back in Trigger Warning, a revenge thriller action movie. Is it any good? Not really. But these largely unoriginal action movies seem to go down a treat on streaming. Alba is a commando who takes down a gang menacing her hometown after she takes over her father’s bar.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

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A horror movie based on a mobile game? This one got absolutely slammed at review, but Five Nights at Freddy’s is a gaming phenomenon some kids won’t want to miss on streaming. It’s rated PG-13, making this far fore suitable for a slightly younger audience than the average horror movie. This is definitely one for fans of the games rather than a general audience. But it’s nice to see Josh Hutcherson on our screens again. It’s been a while since he played Peeta in the Hunger Games movies.


The Boys season 4

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

One of Prime Video’s most beloved shows is back for what we now know to be the penultimate season. This fourth run shines a light on the current political scene in the US, in characteristic The Boys fashion. That means there’s plenty of violence, satire and gore. Oh, and those corrupt superheroes you know and love. And kinda hate.

Hit Man

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Hit Man stars Glen Powell as a man who poses as a hired killer in order to bust people for the New Orleans police department. But the plan goes off piste when he is hired by Madison (Adria Arjona) who asks him to kill her husband. This Richard Linklater-directed movie is written by Linklater and star Glen Powel. It combines real thriller chops with comedy to great effect, and is flat-out enjoyable.

Remembering Gene Wilder

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

To the onlooker, Gene Wilder was a wild and unsettling ball of energy, a screen presence like no other. This documentary provides a closer look at the real character of the man, who died back in 2016. It’s a gentle watch, a documentary filled with love for its subject rather than one looking to dig into whatever darker recesses there may have been. But perhaps that’s a good fit for this movie-making icon.

The First Omen

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Horror sequels have a bad reputation, one formed from decades of rubbish follow-ups. The First Omen is surprisingly great. It’s a prequel to the original Omen movie from 1976, telling the tale of the beginnings of this demonic conspiracy. This is also easily the best movie in the now six-film franchise, bar the original. Tense, gory and with surprising weight and texture, you should check this one out.

Presumed Innocent

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

In 1990 a film of Scott Turow’s 1986 novel Presumed Innocent was released. It starred Harrison Ford, and was pretty good. There’s now a TV adaptation, starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his first major TV role. He plays Rusty Sabich, a prosecutor sent to investigate the murder of his co-worker, who was also his secret lover. This TV version hasn’t quite eclipsed the movie, but is a solid watch and, like most Apple TV+ shows, looks great.

Bridgerton

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

The second half of the third season of Bridgerton is out, letting us discover what happens to Colin and Penelope. But there’s also a major story switcheroo ahead for Francesca. The critics can’t agree whether this second half of the season marks a tightening up of things from the first, or it going a wee bit off the rails. So why not give it a watch and make up your own mind?

Under Paris

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Horror, gore and sharks fans take note. Under Paris is a movie you should not miss. It’s a classic shark movie, set in Paris. A mutated shark is terrorising the waters of the Seine, and a triathlon is about to begin. It’s up to a grieving scientist, played by Bérénice Bejo, to avert tragedy. This one doesn’t let up. It’s in French, but don’t fear the subtitles. Fear the shark.

Godzilla Minus One

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Not seen Godzilla Minus One? After 70 years of Godzilla movies, this one dukes it out with the very first for the title of the best of the lot. It’s that good. Our protagonist was a kamikaze pilot during World War II, and he is one of the first people to witness Godzilla, before it emerges from the ocean to wreak havoc upon Japan. This is a more human story than that of the average monster movie, and looks fantastic despite, in Hollywood terms, costing pennies.

Sweet Tooth season 3

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Critically lauded fantasy series Sweet Tooth comes to an end with season 3, an eight-episode run. While not without its rough spots, this is a fitting end to a brilliant series. Also, if you’re the kind of person who only digs into a series when you know it’s not going to get cancelled, leaving you on a cliffhanger, it’s time to start Sweet Tooth season one.

The Acolyte

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Disney Plus has another slice of Star Wars pie for the faithful. The Acolyte is set long before the events of the main line Star Wars films. Jedis are going missing, and it’s up to a Padawan and her Jedi Master to get to the root of the mystery. In doing so, they find the conspiracy that goes deeper than they ever imagined. It’s no Andor, but is better than some of the recent Star Wars efforts.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This spin-off of The Walking Dead sees a return to one of the series’s classic storylines. Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira star as Rick and Michonne, reprising the love story that was a key feature of the show before Lincoln left the main The Walking Dead series in 2021. If you miss having Andrew Lincoln in the show, this is a sweet coda for his character.

Eric

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This one has been on our radar for a while. Benedict Cumberbatch is Vincent, a puppeteer in the show’s equivalent of Sesame Street. His son, aged just nine years old, goes missing. To find him, Vincent will need the help of an imaginary seven-foot-tall blue monster, Eric. But it’s no fun puppet adventure. Eric is dark, about a father drive almost mad by guilt and grief.

Geek Girl

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Harriet is the geek of this latest slice of Netflix YA TV. She’s awkward, feels out of place in normal life. But then she's picked out by a talent scout to become a fashion model, whirling her away into a world of high fashion. House of the Dragon’s Emily Carey stars as Harriet, and does a cracking job of keeping this fun, well-meaning show bouncing along. And it's not just froth, with a look into neurodivergence and bullying.

Jim Henson: Idea Man

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Jim Henson was the master of puppets, the creative mind behind the Muppets, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. This documentary looks back into his life and career, using archive footage and interviews to shed light on a figure almost universally loved, but about whom you may not know a great deal. It's also directed by another legend of cinema, Ron Howard. A charming watch.

Dancing for the Devil

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A true crime show about TikTok? No, this one is not about Chinese state intervention, but a management company that might just be a cult. That group is 7M, which signs up dancers to take them to social media success. At the top of 7M, though, is Robert Shinn, a pastor of the Shekinah Church. He’s your classic cult leader, who gradually separates 7M sign-ups from their families, and their money, and abuses them. Three parts. 45 minutes a piece.

Jurassic World Chaos Theory

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Want to get your kids into Jurassic Park but don't want to give them nightmares with the still-brilliant original? Stick on Chaos Theory. It's a 7+/PG-rated animated show in which the survivors of Jurassic World's story come together after six years. They are being hunted, and have to find out why. It's a darker follow-on to Camp Cretaceous, and a great watch for older kids.

The Beach Boys

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Were The Beach Boys the quintessential American boy band? This new documentary from Disney+ seems to think so. It charts the band’s glory days of the 1960s, their hit albums and those timeless songs. This isn’t a particularly searching doc, and isn’t one to dig into the band’s darker side and later less successful years. But it's still worth a watch.

The Blue Angels

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

The ultimate way to watch this documentary about the US Navy’s flight team would be in an IMAX cinema. But the living room will have to do. It’s still a real visual spectacle that makes you appreciate the sheer skill of some of these pilots. And the stakes involved when flying at those speeds, in those planes.

Acma:Game

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Acma:Game was originally a manga first published just over a decade ago in 2013. Now it’s a live action thriller. But the plot is still pure manga madness. Players of Acma:Game must collect 99 devil's keys, which will grant their wishes. There are seven episodes of the first season.

The Blue Beetle

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The MCU gets a bad rap these days. It mostly deserves it. But The Blue Beetle is actually a good film, even if it was a total flop at the box office in 2023. It probably doesn’t help that most of us have never heard of this superhero. A law student becomes The Blue Beetle when he dons the bio-robot suit, which becomes part of him. There’s much more heart to this film than other Marvel fare of late.

Atlas

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Atlas has the makings of one of Netflix's most successful movies ever. Strong female lead with a veteran of the field? A high-concept plot? And mediocre reviews? We’re onto a winner folks. Jennifer Lopez stars as Atlas Shepherd, a scientist with a deep mistrust of AI. But when rogue AI threatens humanity, it's to another AI “being” she has to turn to in order to save the day.

Insomnia

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

A drama starring Vicky McClure? We're in. However, Insomnia is not the average McClure vehicle. It’s not a crime investigation procedural, but a thriller in which her character, Emma, starts to think she may be suffering from the same mental health problems that plagued her mother. The bad news: only two eps have dropped as we write this, the other four releasing one a week into June.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

George Miller went with the “more is more” approach. We get more story, more set pieces, more character development and a longer run time. It’s a very different film, but still manages to evoke the sun-baked ferocity than made Fury Road so distinctive. Best experienced on a very big screen with a large, loud sound system attached.

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Bridgerton season 3

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Period piece fluff Bridgerton is back for a third season. Part 1 sees Nicola Coughlan’s Penelope go from a lonely singleton to receiving multiple marriage proposals. There’s plenty of sauciness and sex scenes in this 4-episode pack. The other four episodes of Bridgerton season 3 will arrive on June 13. Some say the show has gone off the boil, but it’s the freshest of the three seasons at Rotten Tomatoes at the time of writing.

Maxton Hall

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Fan of YA content? Check out Maxton Hall. It’s a TV show based on a novel that was a smash hit in Germany. And, yes, this one is a German-language series. Ruby is a scholarship student at the ultra-posh Maxton Hall school, and finds herself caught up with privileged millionaire James Beaufort, despite hating much of what he stands for.

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

In 2015 a dating platform was hacked, leading to tens of millions of users’ data being posted online. To make matters worse, it was Ashley Madison, an app for people looking for extramarital affairs. This 3-part documentary looks into the history of the dating service, and how the hack affected those whose antics were revealed in the leak.

Murder In Successville

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Americans are highly skilled at making stuff worse. They certainly showed that off with the US Netflix remake of Murder in Successville. But now the original BBC version is available on Netflix too, and order has been restored. In each episode a celeb joins the cast, to solve a murder, blending improv and scripted comedy with hilarious results.


Bodkin

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A murder. A rural town. A pair of investigators. This sounds like the stuff of a dark and twisty TV show, right? Bodkin isn’t. It’s a comedy series starring Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen and Robyn Cara as a true crime podcast-making team who end up investigating the disappearance of three people on the Irish coast. Sure, you could see it as a send-up of crime shows and podcasts, but there’s also an actual mystery here. It’s comedy plus thriller.

Dark Matter

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Joel Edgerton’s Jason Dessen is drugged and kidnapped, and wakes up in a world other than his own. It’s not an alien world, just a parallel reality where nothing is quite the same. He has to find his way back to his own life, but alternate versions of himself aren’t going to make that easy. This mind-bending sci-fi show is based on a best-selling page-turner from Blake Crouch.

The Final: Attack on Wembley

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

In 2021, England fans forced their way into the Wembley stadium following the Euro 2020 football final. An investigation revealed deaths were only narrowly avoided in the chaos. This documentary looks into that booze-fuelled event, spinning it into a feature-length documentary. It was a shameful one for the football fan, and will take you back to a time you may have mislaid among all the covid headlines.

The Beatles - Let It Be

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The film Let It Be was originally released in 1970. And back then people didn’t like it that much. It has now been lovingly resorted by Lord of the Rings and Get Back maestro Peter Jackson for reappraisal. This time around, people are loving it. Let it Be was recorded around the final era of the band. Relationships are breaking down and there’s plenty of bickering amid the genius. Want more Get Back, but with a different angle on show? This is it.

The Murder of Sandra Rivett

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Sandra Rivett was murdered in 1974. Lord Lucan is believed to be the murderer, having bludgeoned her to death in a basement. His name has reverberated through the decades, but Sandra Rivett’s has been largely forgotten until now. This 93 minute documentary looks into her life.

Force of Nature: The Dry 2

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Eric Bana is Falk, a federal agent investigating a person’s disappearance. A group of women go on a hiking trip, set in a fictionalised version of Australia’s mountain ranges, and one of them doesn’t come back. But each member of the group has a different story as to what really happened. This solid and effective thriller movie is a sequel to 2020’s The Dry.

Inside No. 9 Season 9

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No. 9 has been around for a decade. It’s now back for its final (for now) ninth season, and is picking up some of the best reviews of the entire run. Episode one is a must-watch, Boo to a Goose. It’s set in tube train that stops in a tunnel, and the interactions of the nine strangers become an off-kilter play in classic Inside No. 9 style.

The Responder Season 2

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Martin Freeman and Adelayo Adedayo star in the return of a brilliant drama in which we witnessed a police officer falling apart under the strain of the job. The second season takes place six months after the original, with Freeman’s Chris Carson trying to keep his family together. It’s not the breeziest watch, but sees Freeman at his best.


The Idea of You

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Are we entering a mini golden era for a genre in decline? The Idea of You is a romcom film, which we don’t see anywhere near as often as we did in the 90s and 2000s. According to the critics, The Idea of You is pretty great — not something critics typically say about romcoms either. It stars Anne Hathaway as a 40-year-old mother who falls for the 24-year-old singer of a band.

A Man in Full

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The end of Succession has many fans hankering after a show about flat-out bad people who are big in business. A Man in Full might be the best contender yet. It stars Jeff Daniels as a real estate king whose business is falling down around him, inciting a few Trump comparisons. It’s based on a Tom Wolfe novel published in 1998, and a sort-of follow-up to Bonfire of the Vanities.

Shardlake

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Author CJ Samson died just a few days before adaptation of his novels Shardlake hit Disney Plus. It follows the investigations of Matthew Shardlake, played by Arthur Hughes. A historical fiction drama, the show is set during the dissolution of the monasteries era of England, and stars no less than Sean Bean as Thomas Cromwell. Shardlake begins with an investigation of a death in the (fictional) coastal town of Scarnsea.

Unfrosted

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Jerry Seinfeld has made a comedy movie about the creation of the Pop Tart. And it stars himself, Hugh Grant, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Christian Slater, Bill Burr, James Marsden and others. And, no, we’re not even making any of this up. The story largely is made up, though. It’s a comedy, not a straight dramatisation of the great cereal wars of 1963. At the time of writing it sits at a dismal 20% freshness at Rotten Tomatoes. But there are also 4-star reviews out there, so give it a try.

Tracker

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Colter Shaw finds missing people, a surly lone wolf type who lives off the reward money. Each case is a mystery, and Shaw isn’t afraid to break a few rules to get the job done. TV show Tracker is big, silly fun, and Justin Hartley does a cracking job as the irreverent investigator. It isn’t a revolution, but it is a good time.

Cold Meat

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This one could easily fly under the radar. It’s a B-movie thriller about a man who finds himself stranded in the snowy wastes after a car accident. But does he have more to worry about than just freezing to death? It’s a familiar premise but Cold Meat picked up almost universally positive reviews at its initial release in February 2024. And on some evenings, you just can’t beat an efficient, taut thriller, right?


Dead Boy Detectives

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This is a spin-off of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, but takes a completely different approach to that Netflix show. Dead Boy Detectives has a YA flavour. There’s a snappy, fun feel to this series. Edwin Paine and Charles Rowland are the titular detectives, who opt out of heading to the afterlife, and decide to stay on to solve supernatural mysteries instead. Let’s hope it fares better than Lockwood & Co, a great series with a similar vibe that was canned shortly after being broadcast.

Goodbye Earth

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What would you do if you discovered the world is going to end in a few months? That’s the premise of Korean show Goodbye Earth. In 200 days, a huge asteroid with collide with the planet. We get to see the chaos of a world coming to an end, but in classic K-drama style, this one’s more about the characters than apocalypse action.

Knuckles

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The Sonic series has given us some pretty dodgy games in recent years. But the films? They’re surprisingly good. Knuckles acts as a sort of precursor to Sonic 3, due in December. Idris Elba stars as Knuckles, who trains plain old human Wade (Adam Pally) to be a warrior. They team up against Robotnik ally The Buyer. Six episodes to this one, to tide you over until the movie arrives.

The Zone Of Interest

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One of the most critically celebrated films of the last 12 months. Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest is a fictionalised account of the life of Nazi officer Rudolf Höss, living just outside the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. It won an Oscar (two, actually). It won a BAFTA. It’s an unmissable addition to Prime Video.

Land Of Bad

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Giving a movie a title like this is asking for trouble. But Land of Bad isn’t. Bad, that is. It’s a solid action romp starring Russell Crow and two of the Hemsworth clan — Luke and Liam. Russell Crow plays a drone operator who has to try to keep a special forces unit, including star Liam Hemsworth, alive as they are ambushed by enemy forces. A good old fashioned action flick.

The Retirement Plan

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Nicolas Cage is back on screens, and has more hair than ever. He plays Matt, who has to help his estranged granddaughter get out of some serious trouble with an organised crime gang. It’s a fun and silly action comedy, and exactly the sort of thing we wouldn’t hesitate to stick on of a weekend, despite its so-so reviews. Also stars Ron Perlman and Ashley Greene.


Late Night With The Devil

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After a swift theatrical run this highly-regarded horror is available to stream, on the home of horror, no less. A TV host invites a supposedly possessed girl onto his late-night TV show in order to boost his ratings. And it all, of course, goes horribly wrong. This is a smarter than average genre flick, with real flavour of those old US talk shows.

Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver

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Zack Snyder’s sci-fi epic gets its conclusion. After some promising early social media reviews, The Scargiver has been mauled by critics just as much as the first part of Rebel Moon. This one does at least lead up to an epic battle, though, so give it a watch if you saw the first part and enjoyed it.

The Sympathizer

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This series follows a spy working during the Vietnam war to send in intel back to the North Vietnamese communist forces. It’s based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from 2016. Adapting this one was a big job, but director Park Chan-Wook and team have done solid work here, while stars Hoa Xuande and Robert Downey Jr. put in cracking performances.

BlackBerry

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BlackBerry is a far more exciting watch than you’d guess from the synopsis. It’s a dramatisation of the rise and fall of BlackBerry. Yep, the company that made the phones with a tiny keyboard plastered across the front. Jay Barushel and Glenn Howerton as company execs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. BlackBerry is a great watch, and far more interesting than you may assume.


Fallout

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This is one of the most high-profile video game TV adaptations to date, and Prime Video seems to have nailed it. For those unfamiliar, the Fallout games are set in a world ravaged by nuclear war. Only fragments of civilisation remain, with outputs dotted in a dangerous and desolate wasteland. With great reviews across the board, check out Fallout whether or not you have played the games.

Crooks

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Crooks is a German language crime show. A safecracker finds he has a cast of criminals on his tail. They want the special coin that ends up in his possession after taking on one last job. It’s a blend of classic crime caper and comedy, and seems to have picked up some word-of-mouth momentum since its release in early April.

Baby Reindeer

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

You’ve heard of TV shows being made from classic movies. But how about a show derived from a comedy special? Baby Reindeer is an adaptation of star Richard Gadd’s 2019 comedy routine of the same name. It’s about his real-world experiences of being stalked. Jessica Gunning plays the stalker in the show, which is more horrifying than flat-out funny. In a good way.

Parasyte: The Grey

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Parasites infect humans, taking control over them and wiping out their consciousness in this bleak-sounding South Korean show. It’s based on a manga series that began in 1989. Yeon Sang-ho is one of the lead creatives on the show, known for directing Train to Busan — one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. Just like that film, Parasyte: The Grey hinges of the humanity of the characters rather than pure spectacle.

Good Times

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Nope, this isn’t a Safdie brothers movie. It’s an animated follow-up to a 1970s sitcom. The Evans family are struggling to get by, but they’re still a family. There are mixed reports as to whether Good Times has a hope of standing up to the legendary original. But it does find some of its own voice through the 10-episode run, so don’t dismiss it after episode one.

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Civil War

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

America has collapsed. The Western Forces are bearing down on Washington to take the president down. But as this is an Alex Garland movie, who you are meant to root for isn’t as clear as you might imagine. The film follows a group of journalists making their way to Washington DC before the president is taken out.

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Ripley

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Andrew Scott is on fire at the moment. Fresh off the release of the brilliant All of Us Strangers, he takes on the role of Ripley in Netflix’s latest thriller. It’s another take on The Talented Mr. Ripley story, but this Ripley is a colder and more calculating figure than you may remember from the 1999 movie starring Matt Damon. This adaptation breaks the novel down into eight black and white episodes.

Files of the Unexplained

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This Netflix series represents a well-trodden style of show. Each episode looks into an unexplained phenomena with hints of the supernatural. There’s alien abduction, the supposed UFO conspiracy of the US government. But we also get a investigation of when blobs of goo started falling from the sky in Oakville, USA, in 1994. And the strange tale of Mount Shasta in California, seen as a spiritual site home to otherworldly creatures.

Loot season 2

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Maya Rudolf is back as Molly Novak, a woman who ends up with a fortune worth many billions of dollars after a divorce. She decides to get rid to the money, using it to support good causes. While having a good time on the way. This second season lets the comic ensemble develop and bed in a little more, but it’s clear you watch this show to see Rudolf go.

A Gentleman in Moscow

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

Ewan McGregor is Count Alexander Rostov, a man imprisoned in a hotel in Moscow following the Russian Revolution. This show charts his life and adventures in lockdown, as characters come and go from his life, which is shrunk down to the size of the Metropol hotel. Gregor shines in one of the best performances of his later career. This is an 8-epiusode series.

This Town

What to watch: new movies and TV shows to stream this week

This BBC series comes from Steven Knight, the name behind TV super-hit Peaky Blinders. It concerns the formation of a band in the late 1970s, moving into the 80s, in the UK midlands. This was a time of social unrest, letting the script be