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What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

Great shows and movies you should be streaming on Netflix and beyond.

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

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Welcome to the WatchList, the ultimate place to find out the best things to stream this week - what you should be watching at the weekend and beyond.

Each week we will look at some fantastic new things that have landed on the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, NOW, Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus.

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.

Still here? Then what you are after are a handful of recommendations to stop you endlessly scrolling into next week.


Our Father

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

One of the most disturbing Netflix documentaries you are likely to see, Our Father is the true tale of Donald Cline, a fertility doctor who has been using his own sperm to impregnate patients of his. His actions went on for some 30 years and it was only the advent of home-testing DNA kits that meant his ruse was finally up. Over the course of 90 minutes, this doc recounts the devastation he caused to the many lives he affected.

Kids In The Hall

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

Kids In The Hall, the classic Canadian sketch show is back, thanks to this Prime Video revival, and sees the comedians revitalised after some 27 years off the screen. These new 8 episodes are great fun and there’s a real dose of comedic nihilism throughout. All eight 25-minute episodes are available to watch now.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith proves that it’s not just Netflix who can do a decent true crime drama. Here we get the tale of Beverly Lynn Smith, a cold case in Canada in the 70s that saw a 22 year old murdered. Years later her neighbour is implicated in the murder and becomes part of an elaborate police sting to bring him in. This doc charts the twists and turns of the case, over four episodes, and makes for a riveting watch.

Oussekine

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

With Disney Plus the new home for Fox-related content, the streaming service - in the UK at least - is now showcasing Oussekine, a fantastic French drama about a true-life tale of police brutality that saw the murder of a young student and highlighted the political disparities in France at the time. Over four episodes, this is a fantastic dramatic account of those tragic events.

The Essex Serpent

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

This faithful adaptation of Sarah Parry’s fantastic novel features an all-star cast, with Tom Hiddlestone and Claire Danes starring as a vicar and widower respectively. Over six episodes, this adaptation takes its time to tell this knotty tale of mythical creatures, religion, science and love.

The Derry Girls Season Finale

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

The Derry Girls is some of the best TV the UK and Ireland has ever produced and it will be hard to say goodbye to the show. But at least it is going out in style, with the finale happening May 17 and a one-hour special based around the Good Friday Peace Agreement talks the day after. This one is UK-only for now, but given how much the US also loves the show - hopefully it will be shown there soon.

On the big screen...

Everything Everywhere All At Once

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

The UK has had to wait an age for this multiverse masterpiece, but finally Everything Everywhere All At Once is on at the big screen in the UK and it’s an absolute must watch. An inventive film that has shades of Gilliam, Gondry and Jeunet, it’s a fantastical look at Michelle Yeoh’s Evelyn Wang, a downtrodden laundromat owner who is tasked to save the world. What ensues is mind-melting mayhem that’s hilarious to boot.

Watch on the big screen now


Previously on The WatchList

The Staircase

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

This fictionalised account of the hit true-crime documentary is an absolute must watch. It's twistier than a helter skelter as it unfurls the tale of an author whose wife is found dead at the bottom of their staircase. Did she trip? Her bludgeoned head says 'no' but there is much more to it than that.

As you would expect, both Colin Firth and Toni Collette are fantastic in this suitably meta TV show - when the documentary crew turn up to star filming the documentary of which this show is based, you'll be scratching your head while marvelling at the whole thing.

Meltdown: Three Mile Island

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

The Three Mile Island accident in 1979 is the worst nuclear accident on American soil to date - but it could have been prevented. This captivating documentary looks at the issues behind the plant that lead to the disaster, interviewing key players and, near its end, offering a balanced look at whether nuclear power is worth the fallout that can happen.

The Pentaverate

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

Mike Myers is back! We wish it was in a better series than The Pentaverate but there is enough of his childish humor to keep your watching. The plot is centred on a secret society that has been the reason for many of the world's big events. After a member dies, they enlist the help of outsiders to keep their controlling plans in control. Packed with cameos, this one works best when the focus is on Myers who - naturally - hams it up as myriad characters throughout.

Disney Gallery: The Book Of Boba Fett

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

One thing we love about Disney Plus is that the site loves to offer up behind-the-scenes documentaries of its hit shows, much like those great Blu-ray extras of old. The latest focuses on The Book Of Boba Fett and is a great hour of TV that lets you peak behind the Star Wars magic curtain.

Bosch: Legacy - Season 1

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

The spin-off Bosch is one of the big tentpole dramas that is available on Amazon's Freevee, formerly called IMDb TV. Titus Welliver is back as Harry Bosch, no longer an LAPD detective but now a PI. Anyone who is a fan of the original Bosch series (and if you haven't watched it, then we really do recommend) will like what's happening in Legacy - a spin-off that feels familiar, and that's no bad thing.

On The Big Screen

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

What to watch - amazing new movies and TV shows to stream

We liked Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness but there's no denying that it is one of the messier entries of the MCU. It's clear that director Sam Raimi has been allowed to add his own flourishes to the movie and this really shows in some of the scarier moments. While the convoluted plot will annoy some, Marvel has pulled off a blinder with the metaverse conceit as it's the ultimate get-out clause for anything that was deemed cannon before it. This means that you just don't quite know where In The Multiverse Of Madness is going to go, which makes the film all the more watchable.