The Best New Movies to Watch & Stream: Are you prepared for an action-packed week featuring an array of new movies to stream across various OTT platforms? Dive into a weekend of cinematic delights with our handpicked selection of the hottest movie releases.

This list will help you stay updated with current releases on subscription-based OTT platforms and help you pick the best based on your taste and appetite.

The Best New Movies To Stream on HBO MAX

1. Turtles All the Way Down (2024)
Where to Stream: HBO Max | Dir: Hannah Marks

Best New Movies to Stream - Turtles all the way Down

“Turtles All the Way Down” is the latest in the line of Max Original movies that has slowed down after the streaming giant decided to crunch down and downsize.

Based on John Green’s novel of the same name, the story follows a 16-year-old girl named Aza Holmes (Isabela Merced) who struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Aza, along with her best friend Daisy (Cree), investigates the disappearance of a local billionaire in hopes of claiming the reward money. During their investigation, Aza reconnects with the billionaire’s son, Davis (Felix Mallard), whom she knew from childhood.

Turtles All the Way Down delve deeply into Aza’s internal battle with OCD, portraying her thoughts and compulsions with raw honesty. While it may be a tad bit disturbing for some audience members, the movie’s complexity about its characters and Aza’s experience with mental illness is universal and a must-see.

Also, check out: Turtles All the Way Down (2024) Movie Review & Ending Explained: Do Aza and Daisy Find Davis’ Missing Father?

2. The Iron Giant (1999)
Where to Stream: HBO MAX | Dir: Brad Bird

Brad Bird directed The Iron Giant (1999)
Brad Bird directed The Iron Giant (1999)

One of the best-animated movies that has recently started streaming on MAX, The Iron Giant, is a perfect family weekend watch. Post the massive box office failure of  Quest for Camelot, denting Warner Bros’ confidence in the animated genre, thus resulting in cutting on the budget and shortening the deadline, Brad Bird was understaffed but given full creative freedom. The outcome is a delightful and emotional animated film from American studios that has a style reminiscent of Japanese anime.

The Iron Giant is an adaptation of Ted Hughes’s 1968 children’s story The Iron Man, set in 1950s small-town America instead of England. An iron metal-eating giant from outer space finds himself stranded and lonely on Earth until he befriends a boy.

3. Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham (2023)
Where to Stream: HBO MAX | Dir: Sam Liu

Batman The Doom That Came to Gotham
Still from Batman The Doom That Came to Gotham

David Giuntoli returns as a voice cast for Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, along with Tati Gabrielle as Kai Li Cain, Christopher Gorham as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, and John DiMaggio as James Gordon. Based on the comic book series with the same title, the animated movie depicts Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham City after being away for twenty years. He accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and now he must face the consequences. Sitting at 82% of rotten tomatoes approval, Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is a perfect Sunday lazy watch.

4. Shoplifters (2018)
Where to Stream: HBO MAX | Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda

Soothing, understated, and so emotionally moving that you wouldn’t notice when tears start to roll down your cheeks, Shoplifters is a humanist masterpiece with an intense undertone of sadness often camouflaged in nuances of the everyday struggle. Having explored how true fatherhood doesn’t just involve a blood relation in his 2013 film “Like Father Like Son,” Hirokazu Kore-eda takes up the tough job of humanizing many misfit thieves by questioning the essence of what makes a family. In doing so, he dwells his naturalistic, heart-warming narrative structure in one of his finest, most deceptive, and heartbreakingly bleak stories about what binds people together. This is Kore-eda at his most realistically best.

5. Evil Dead Rise (2023)
Where to Stream: HBO MAX | Dir: Lee Cronin

The Best New Movie to Stream Evil Dead Rise on HBO MAX

Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin’s sophomore film, post his successful supernatural horror The Hole in the Ground, and the fifth in the Evil Dead series, Evil Dead Rise, ensures to take the legacy forward by serving us a delicious, bloody horror movie that might keep you up all night. Debopriya, in our review of the film, writes, “It carves out a fun, promising, gnarly middle-ground where the nastiest Deadties are allowed to mutate and fester.” She ends the review by writing, “Evil Dead Rise makes an already-solid horror franchise even stronger and introduces fresh, demented nightmares to the psyche. As the blood flows, the fun seems to have only begun.”

6. Dunkirk (2017)
Where to Stream: MAX | Dir. Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is receiving rave first reactions. Critics and the film fraternity are going bonkers for it. In order to prepare for it, there’s no better Nolan film than Dunkirk you can now stream on MAX. Nolan drops you in the middle of a swirling tornado to experience the endurance for survival in his War drama. The narrative is conveyed in a straightforward but impactful manner, leaving you drained and overpowered. Upon the conclusion, you will find yourself breathless and exhausted from an arduous expedition.

Also, Read: 10 Films to Watch If You Love Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

The Best New Movies To Stream on Netflix

7. The Deepest Breathe (2023)
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Laura McGann

A champion freediver embarks on a quest to shatter a world record with the unwavering support of an expert safety diver. Their extraordinary journey, seemingly guided by destiny, unfolds against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the silent ocean depths.

In the Sundance premiered documentary, we follow Alessia Zecchini  – an Italian champion free diver, resolute in her quest to shatter the boundaries of human capability and establish a new world record in this perilous extreme sport that defies the use of scuba gear.

8. Heart of Stone (2023)
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Tom Harper

Gal Gadot in Netflix's Heart of Stone
Gal Gadot in Netflix’s Heart of Stone

Gal Gadot and Alia Bhatt headline the cast of an exhilarating globe-trotting spy film, which has just been added to the array of New Movies to Stream on Netflix. Helmed by director Tom Harper, “Heart of Stone” follows the journey of international intelligence agent Rachel Stone, who embarks on a perilous mission to safeguard ‘The Heart’ from falling into the clutches of the enemy. IThis is *cough* Dead Reckoning *cough*, but with Gal Gadot calling for the shots, minus the jump from the cliff. You can read our review of Netflix Heart of Stone here.

9. Hidden Strike (2023)
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Scott Waugh

John Cena and Jackie Chan in Hidden Strike (2023) On Netflix
John Cena and Jackie Chan in Hidden Strike (2023) On Netflix

It’s an undeniable fact that when one of Hollywood’s most iconic action stars, Jackie Chan, collaborates with the ever-popular WWE player, John Cena, the result is sure to capture global interest. The staggering 22 million views garnered within the initial moments of its release speaks volumes about its allure. In “Hidden Strike,” the dynamic duo of John Cena and Jackie Chan assume the roles of elite combatants entangled in a high-stakes mission, compelled to join forces against a nefarious oil magnate. This cinematic venture presents an ideal blend of action and entertainment, making it a perfect choice for a leisurely weekend afternoon. With its availability for streaming on Netflix, this film promises an engaging cinematic experience that perfectly fits the mood of a relaxed weekend.

10. You Are So not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Sammi Cohen

You Are So not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
You Are So not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

In the vibrant coming-of-age tale “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah,” directed by the talented Sammi Cohen, we witness the whirlwind of adolescence through the eyes of a young girl gearing up for her Bat Mitzvah. As friendships teeter on the edge and heartbreak becomes a close acquaintance, she realizes that parents are not the epicenter of her universe. The film takes a delightful turn with Adam Sandler and his real-life family stepping into the frame, adding a layer of authenticity and intriguing dynamics to the narrative. Accompanied by an explosive soundtrack that pulsates with the heartbeat of youth, this family comedy-drama promises laughter, tears, and the raw essence of growing up. It’s more than a movie; it’s an experience of the tumultuous yet magical journey to adulthood.

11. 65
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

From the makers of A Quiet Place comes a twisted sci-fi action thriller that has Adam Driver fighting dinosaurs. The movie follows space pilot Mills, who finds himself stranded on a desolate planet with only a young girl named Koa as his companion after a near-fatal crash. As they explore their new surroundings, they soon discover they have traveled back in time to a prehistoric era, 65 million years in the past.

12. Nimona (2023)
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir:  Troy Quane, Nick Bruno

In this thrilling story, a knight is accused of a crime he did not commit. He finds help from an unexpected person named Nimona to clear his name. But he does not know that Nimona is a shape-shifting teenager, and it is possible that she is the one who the Knight wants to eliminate.

13. The Pope’s Exorcist (2023)
Where to Stream: Netflix | Dir: Julius Avery

In the realm of New Movies to Stream, ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ is a 2023 supernatural horror directed by Julius Avery, featuring Russel Crowe that is currently available to stream in Netflix. Inspired by Father Gabriele Amorth’s books, the screenplay is crafted by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Crowe embodies Father Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist, locked in a battle against Satan and malevolent spirits.

The narrative follows him through a life-altering exorcism that propels him into a new mission. Embark on a journey with Gabriele Amorth, Vatican’s foremost exorcist, as he delves into a child’s possession, unveiling a hidden Vatican conspiracy. Experience this chilling tale within the domain of streaming New Movies.

Also, Read: The Pope’s Exorcist (2023): Movie Ending, Explained

The Best New Movies To Stream on Prime Video

14. The Idea of You
Where to Stream: Prime Video | Dir: Michael Showalter

New Movies to Stream - The Idea of You

“The Idea of You,” based on the popular romance novel by Robinne Lee, tells the story of Sophie (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old divorced mother who reluctantly takes her daughter to a music festival. There, she meets and falls for Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of a world-famous boy band, who is significantly younger than her. Capturing the whirlwind romance that blooms between Hayes and Sophie, the film explores themes of love, fame, and the complexities of relationships in the public eye. The whirlwind romance and the challenges that it faces due to their age difference and the scrutiny of their relationship by the media and fans take center stage.

Also, Read: 5 Movies to Watch If You Liked ‘The Idea of You’ on Prime Video

15. Los Iniciados (The Initiated)
Where to Stream: Prime Video | Dir:  Juan Felipe Orozco

Inspired by the literary work of Columbian writer Mario Mendoza,  Los Iniciados is a crime thriller that addresses the looming water crisis that tragically makes this a dystopian thriller.  Andres Para, Aria Jara, and Juan Pablo Urrego star in the main roles. The plot synopsis says, “Frank Molina (Andrés Parra) investigates a murder, which leads to the discovery of a larger and completely unexpected conspiracy affecting an entire city.

16. Babylon (2022)
Where to Stream: Prime Video | Dir: Damien Chazelle

Margot Robbie in Babylon 2022
Margot Robbie in Babylon 2022

Damien Chazelle’s Babylon is exhilarating and trippy, drenched in debauchery and flamboyancy, but it is his most divisive film of the year and his decorated career. In our review, Aadesh writes, “Seeing another original film go unnoticed by a large portion of the mainstream audience is disheartening. There are many entries in the metatextual “love-letter-to-cinema” genre, including Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, and more. Babylon is perhaps the most maximalist out of all of these.” Now, Babylon is available to stream from the comfort of your couch on Prime Vide.

17. The Portable Door (2023)
Where to Stream: Prime Video | Dir: Jeffrey Walker

From Jeffrey Walker, who previously helmed Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) and Ali’s Wedding, comes another comedy adventure, ‘The Portable Door’ that critics have received quite well (86% on RT at the time of writing this).

Patrick Gibson & Sophie Wilde star as an employee working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co, who grows suspicious of their employers. The CEO has a unique approach to corporate strategy, combining modern practices with ancient magic in a captivating manner.

The Best New Movies To Stream on Apple TV+

18. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
Where to Stream: Apple TV+ | Dir: Joel Crawford

Puss in Boots The Last Wish
Puss in Boots The Last Wish

Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek reunite to voice Puss in Boots &  Kitty Softpaws in an entertaining and warm sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Joel Crawford sits on the chair of the director, popularly known as a storyboard artist in the Kung Fu Panda series, and takes Puss in Boots for an adventure putting his life at stake. So when Puss in Boots learns he has thrown away eight of his nine lives, he sets on the journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.  Puss in Boots: The Last Wish stands out as one of the flagging achievements of the animated genre recently.

19. The Beanie Bubble (2023)
Where to Stream: Apple TV+ | Dir: Kristin Gore, Damian Kulash

Barbie is not the only recently released movie capitalizing on nostalgia and our love for dolls. The new release on Apple TV+, “The Beanie Bubble,” captures the whirlwind rise of a line of stuffed toys – Beanie Babies, created by American businessman H. Ty Warne, and his subsequent fall, mainly as a result of overshadowing women and undermining their invaluable efforts. The film stars Zach Galifianakis as Ty Warner in the lead role, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook and Geraldine Viswanathan in supporting roles. You can stream The Beanie Bubble on Apple TV+ right now.

The Best New Movies To Stream on HULU

20. The Quiet Girl
Where to Stream: HULU | Dir: Colm Bairéad

Movies to Stream This Week - The Quiet Girl (2022)
Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl (2022)

“The Quiet Girl” is an emotionally captivating, Oscar-nominated international feature that beautifully encapsulates the essence of Ireland. This poignant coming-of-age drama centers around a young girl who finds solace from her neglectful past when she is placed with caring extended family members. As she embarks on this transformative journey, she discovers a newfound sense of belonging and affection that she longs to embrace, even in the face of life’s unpredictable twists and turns. The film’s heartfelt narrative vividly portrays resilience, love, and the enduring power of finding one’s true home.

The Quiet Girl: 15 Best Movies of 2022, According to Rotten Tomatoes.

21. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Where to Stream: HULU | Dir.  James Mangold

In “Ford v Ferrari,” Matt Damon and Christian Bale unite as car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles. They defy corporate meddling, physical limitations, and inner struggles to create a groundbreaking race car for Ford Motor Company. Together, they challenge Enzo Ferrari’s dominant race cars at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, pushing the boundaries of speed and endurance. James Mangold directs this thrilling tale of determination as Shelby and Miles strive to etch their names in motorsport history.

22. Old Man (2022)
Where to Stream: HULU | Dir. Lucky McKee

Lucky McKee, an American writer-director renowned for his indie horror gems like “May” and “The Woman,” brings a fresh, captivating movie that blends the elements of a chamber thriller and psychological horror. The film centers around a lost hiker who by chance stumbles upon a remote cabin, only to discover that it belongs to an erratic and reclusive old man. At first, their encounter seems friendly and innocuous as they engage in polite conversation. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes evident that there’s more to their meeting than meets the eye, and the atmosphere becomes increasingly claustrophobic. You can stream Lucky McKee’s new movie on HULU.

Ashley Liao & Ross Butler in. Paramount+ Love in Taipei
Ashley Liao & Ross Butler in. Paramount+ Love in Taipei

Get set for a charming weekend of movies with Paramount Pictures’ new release, “Love in Taipei.” This romantic comedy is now ready to stream and transports you to the beautiful landscapes of Taiwan. Starring Ross Butler from “13 Reasons Why” and Ashley Liao from “Physical,” the film’s central performances are a real highlight. The ensemble cast weaves a tapestry of heartfelt interactions, taking the movie up a notch from the usual romantic flicks.

While the story sticks to familiar romantic themes, “Love in Taipei” brings a fresh breeze. Its beautiful setting and skilful casting add a unique appeal, delivering a message that lingers. Amid stunning scenery and stylish outfits, the characters’ chemistry blossoms, offering a visual treat for modern viewers.

In a time when movies often lean towards intricate plots, “Love in Taipei” embraces the simple joy of romance. This approach, coupled with the film’s visual charm, makes it a perfect pick for a weekend of streaming.

Catch “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” (2023), helmed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant, this adventure is available to stream on Paramount+, MGM+, and fubo tv. Perfect for a family weekend, the film follows a skilled group led by Elgin the Bard and Holga the barbarian, on a daring quest to recover a stolen relic post a disastrous heist. Battling powerful evil forces and an aristocratic Rogue, the team employs strength, courage, and magic.

Debopriya in her review writes,”In essence, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is a crowdpleaser in the best of ways, resuscitating overplayed tropes with the right amount of thrills, humor, and heart.”

25. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
Where to Stream: Paramount+ | Dir: Steven Caple Jr.

Earth becomes the battleground for Transformers factions: Autobots led by Optimus Prime and Bumblebee against Maximals and Terrorcons. Amidst ancient conflict, Noah and Elena uncover profound ties. This film balances riveting action with human connections, a standout in the franchise. Prepare for a ’90s global escapade with Autobots, introducing the Maximals to the iconic battle. Despite its identity struggles, the movie offers a satisfying summer blockbuster experience, weaving action, rivalry, and a quest for a vital artifact.Watch “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” on Paramount Plus, Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, and Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel. 

The Best New Movies To Stream on AMC+

26. Rare Objects
Where to Stream: AMC+ | Dir: Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes co-stars and directs Rare Objects. A story that revolves around a courageous young woman who has survived a harrowing sexual assault.

Determined to rebuild her life, she finds solace and a fresh start by working at an enchanting antique shop. Through her interactions with the shop’s owners, she forms genuine friendships that help restore her confidence and rediscover her true identity. However, just as she begins to find stability and happiness, her haunting past threatens to resurface, casting a shadow over her newfound life.

27. Swallow
Where to Stream: AMC+ | Dir: Carlo Mirabella-Davis

One of the strangest, but in a good way, movies are currently streaming on AMC+ that stars Haley Bennett as a young housewife in a seemingly healthy marriage. She develops a disorder that compels her to swallow inedible materials. This unconventional approach to a narrative handling domestic issues is quite unsettling but compelling enough to tune into your AMC+ TV network.

Shikhar Verma writes in his review, “Swallow is occasionally a tough watch. The uncomfortable vibe is, however, ably counter-balanced by the exceptional set design and breathtaking cinematography. Leaving its ethereal beauty to engulf you. If you aren’t shocked and moved by that ending, I’m unsure what will.

The Best New Movies To Stream on Peacock

28. The American Society of Magical Negroes (2024)
Where to Stream: Peacock | Dir:
Kobi Libii

The American Society of Magical Negroes” is a satirical film that explores and critiques the “Magical Negro” trope in American cinema, a term coined by Spike Lee to describe Black characters whose primary purpose is to assist white protagonists. The film centers on Aren, played by Justice Smith, who joins a secret society of magical African Americans dedicated to improving the lives of white people.

The plot follows Aren as he navigates his role within this society, dealing with internal conflicts and the societal expectations placed on him. Throughout the movie, Aren’s loyalty to society is tested, particularly when he is assigned to help a self-important, racist white designer named Jason. The film blends elements of satire, romantic comedy, and social commentary, ultimately questioning and challenging racial stereotypes. While the film has gained mixed reviews, particularly because it sort of succumbs to its on criticism, it’s a breezy film to see on Peacock.

The Best New Movies To Stream on VOD

29. Biosphere (2023)
Where to Stream: VOD | Dir: Mel Eslyn

The new Duplass Brothers movie – Biosphere, directed by Mel Eslyn, has an intriguing premise: two best friends find themselves the last men on earth. Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass star as Ray & Billy in this two-handler shot in a single location that is brimming with interesting ideas and funny moments.

Shikhar Verma writes in the review, “Biosphere is a film that is full of ideas, but since it’s mostly dialogue driven – with the only other conflict being a green light that appears somewhere outside the dome, it runs too thin for a 1-hour 47-minute-long narrative. That said, this funny and complex take on evolution left me delighted and baffled, and I’d recommend it for that alone. “

30. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
Where to Stream: VOD & Disney+ | Dir. James Gunn

After a series of Marvel debacles,  James Gunn’s final outing as a writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 saves the day for the MCU in this emotionally charged, well-narrated story of Guardians.

Rob Jones, in the review, writes, “Whatever the cinematic equivalent is, James Gunn has achieved two new highly sought-after scout’s badges with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – one for making a trilogy without a stinker and another for making a later-stage MCU film that’s very good in its own right. 

The Best New Movies To Stream on Hallmark Channel

31. A Royal Christmas Crush (2023)
Where to Stream: Hallmark | Dir. Marita Grabiak

Katie Cassidy as Ava in A ROYAL CHRISTMAS CRUSH (TV Movie) on Hallmark Channel
Katie Cassidy as Ava in A ROYAL CHRISTMAS CRUSH (TV Movie) on Hallmark Channel

Early (a lot early, if I be honest) Christmas gift is here from Hallmark Channel. A Royal Christmas Crush stars Katie Cassidy as Ava, popularly known for playing Black Siren in Arrowverse, Emma Perkins in Monte Carlo (2011), and Stephen Huszar as a charming Prince.

Ava as an employer at the Royal Ice Hotel, finds herself in a surprising circumstance that directly leads to the heart of the Royal Prince. This could easily be one of the new movies coming out this weekend for a family watch.

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