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.
Related: The best new TV shows to stream this week
Check out our top picks from major streamers like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and more, including free streamers like Freevee and more niche services like The Criterion Channel and horror streamer 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. We’ve got classics and underappreciated gems at Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, including Jennifer’s Body, Boogie Nights, and the streaming premiere of House of Gucci, along with cult favorites, important classics, and more.
See also: The best original streaming movies on every platform
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.
Before Midnight (2013)
Freevee — July 1
Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy ends beautifully in this third feature film. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy return as Jesse and Celine, now in a long-term relationship and raising two children after staying together at the end of Before Sunset. On the last day of a family vacation in Greece, the two reminisce about the choices that brought them together, and what could have been in a different life.
A porn producer discovers a promising young new talent in the 1970s. Mark Wahlberg stars in an early role, learning the ropes of an industry on the cusp of major change and upheavel with the coming of VHS. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights is a 90s classic and one of the best new streaming movies this week.
Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.
While largely dismissed by critics when it came out in 2009, Jennifer’s Body has since been reappraised, recognized for its clever feminist message and as a queer horror classic. Megan Fox stars as a teen lured to the woods by an indie band and sacrificed to a demon. Only the sacrifice didn’t go as planned, and Jennifer’s back, possessed by a demon that’s going after the boys at school as Jennifer’s best friend tries to save her.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.
An ex-con trying to live a quiet life of retirement in Spain suddenly finds himself pulled back into his old world by a dangerous man from his past in this British black comedy, a cult classic and one of the best new streaming movies this week. Featuring a daring underwater heist and unforgettable performances by Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast is a wonderful streaming pick.
Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.
Legendary director Ridley Scott released two films in 2021. While House of Gucci and The Last Duel were both terrific, the former clearly came out on top with audiences, featuring a delightfully campy lead performance by Lady Gaga. Patrizia Reggiani may have come from humble beginnings, but when she marries into the Gucci family, she quickly lets her ambitions take over. Soon, the family finds itself spinning out of control, plagued by betrayal, conspiracy, and murder in this unbelievable true story.
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.
A brand new queer rom-com, written by and starring Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island is one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week. A group of friends go on their yearly vacation to the famous gay party destination Fire Island. There, their bonds are tested as they look for love in an updated retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
A sequel to 2020’s Stargirl, Hollywood Stargirl sees Susan relocate to LA, where her mom has a job as the costume designer on a movie. There, Susan makes new friends and persues her musical dreams. Julia Hart returns, directing a screenplay that she co-wrote with Jordan Horowitz.
Disney Plus annual subscription
12 months for the price of 10
The streaming service is the home of all Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It’s also got a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and more.
One of the best new streaming movies this week is a World War II classic. The Longest Day chronicles the events of D-Day, as Allied troops landed at Normandy, France, marking a major turning point in the war and a decisive step toward the defeat of Nazi Germany. With an all-star cast including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, and more, The Longest Day is a classic for a reason.
The Criterion Channel
For true movie fans
The Criterion Channel has a ton of older and more recent art house films from around the world for the true movie fan.
Funnyman Adam Sandler stars in this Netflix original sports drama. Sandler is Stanley Sugerman, a former basketball scout trying to revive his career by drafting a talented young player with a checkered past, all without getting his team’s approval first.
As America grapples with the potential rolling back of abortion rights, this HBO Max documentary explores the country pre-Roe v. Wade. In an era before abortion was legal, a group of feminists who called themselves “Jane” built an underground network to help provide low-cost, safe, illegal abortions to those with unwanted preganancies. This is their story.
HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville turns his camera to celebrity world-travelling chef Anthony Bourdain, offering viewers a rare glimpse into the life and career of the beloved American icon who died tragically in 2018.
One of the best films of 2021, Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter is also one of the best new streaming movies this week. Oscar Isaac stars as professional gambler William Tell. Tell learned to count cards in prison, serving a sentence as a soldier for his role in the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. When the son of one of his fellow soldiers finds him, he takes the young man under his wing, while forced to revisit his dark past.
One of the best films of 2021, and nominated for two Academy Awards, the Norwegian drama The Worst Person in the World is finally streaming. Follow the life of Julie, a young woman grappling with love, work, and identity over four years in Oslo.
Halftime. Jennifer Lopez in Halftime. Cr. Netflix © 2022
A global superstar, Jennifer Lopez has been an icon of music and film for decades. This documentary offers an intimate look behind the scenes, tracking her career and allowing the talented celeb to reflect on her path to stardom and the many obstacles to success along the way.
A major hit when it premiered at Sundance, Cha Cha Real Smooth stars Dakota Johnson and was written and directed by Cooper Raiff. A man who works as a party host at bar mitzvahs strikes up a friendship with a woman and her teen daughter in this comedy-drama, streaming exclusively on Apple TV Plus.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.
Emma Thompson stars as retired widow Nancy Stokes in this moving, smart, and heartfelt drama on Hulu. After an unfulfilling married life, Nancy hires a handsome young sex worker to experience what she never did in married life and enjoy her sexuality. What follows is a night of self-discovery.
Frederick Blichert / Android Authority
Starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, and based on a true story, the Paramount Plus original Jerry & Marge Go Large is one of the best new streaming movies this week. When a couple discovers a loophole in their state lottery system, they exploit it to win millions of dollars. Once rich, they use the money to revive their struggling small town.
Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.
From the director of 2022’s breakout hit Top Gun: Maverick, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett, comes one of the most exciting new Netflix original movies premiering this year. Spiderhead sees two inmates bonding and questioning their roles at a high-tech facility where they are experimented on with emotion-controlling drugs.
After a relatively brief stint in theaters, the MCU’s latest film hits streaming on Disney Plus. When there’s a dangerous rift in the multiverse, Doctor Strange enlists the help of Wanda Maximoff to stop a dangerous foe. Little does he know the Scarlett Witch may prove to be a liability in the Marvel Studios’ first cinematic horror outing, from legendary director Sam Raimi.
Mike Judge’s iconic animated duo is back! Based on the eponymous 90s MTV show, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is a sequel to 1996’s Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. After some shenanigans, the two are sentenced to attend a space camp and time travel to the present day. Now, they have to learn to cope with a very different world as they evade the Deep State and learn to use smartphones.
Based on the true story of the first trio of brothers to become NBA champs, Rise follows the Antetokounmpos family as they struggle to make ends meet after emigrating from Nigeria to Greece with five children. In their spare time, three of the brothers practice their skills on the court, leading to incredible opportunities.
A classic whodunit and case of mistaken identity, The Man from Toronto sees a bumbling entrepreneur teaming up with a notorious assassin when the two have their identities mixed up due to a shared Airbnb. Starring Kevin hart and Woody Harrelson, The Man From Toronto is one of Netflix’s most anticipated films of the summer.
Based on the Off-Broadway musical (itself based on the 1995 Academy Award-winning short film Trevor that inspired the nonprofit LGBTQ+ youth organization The Trevor Project), Trevor: The Musical tells the story of a 13-year-old boy forging his own path as he struggles with fitting in and embracing his identity.
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.