The start of spring is a relatively dead time in the movie release schedule. People are trying to spend more time outside in the nice weather than in front of their TVs, after all. But that doesn’t mean the streaming service release schedule stops!
Far from it, which means we aren’t out smelling the flowers — no, we’re scouring the new additions to streaming libraries for this weekly update. These are the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, and other streaming services.
We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on HBO.
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Directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery, Air stars Matt Damon as Sonny Vaccaro, an ambitious Nike salesman who believes Jordan will change basketball and should be the face of Nike. In 1984, Nike dominated the running market, but basketball was its weakness as rival companies Converse and Adidas had all the best NBA players wearing their shoes. Vaccaro convinces Nike co-founder Phil Knight (Affleck) to devote all its resources to signing Jordan to wear its shoes, a gamble that eventually led to a billion-dollar empire.
In addition to Damon and Affleck, Air also stars Viola Davis (The Suicide Squad) as Michael Jordan’s mother Deloris, Jason Bateman (Ozark) as Nike employee Rob Strasser; Marlon Wayans (The Curse of Bridge Hollow) as George Raveling, Jordan’s assistant coach on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team; Chris Messina (Gaslit) as Jordan’s agent, David Falk; Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) as Nike executive Howard White; Matthew Maher (Our Flag Means Death) as Nike designer Peter Moore; and Julius Tennon (How to Get Away with Murder) as Jordan’s father, James R. Jordan Sr.
A timely release given the recent passing of Emmett Till accuser Carolyn Bryant, Till tells the story of Mamie Till Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) relentless pursuit for justice after the brutal extrajudicial murder of her 14-year-old son, Emmett.
In 1955, Till was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi after Bryant (Haley Bennett) falsely accused him of harassing her in a store. Bryant would never see any consequences for her heinous accusations and the men who lynched Till would walk free. This is the story of how Mamie turned her grief into a rallying call for the Civil Rights Movement.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto deliver tour-de-force performances in this semi-biographical film about Ron Woodruff (McConaughey), a drug addict, womanizing homophobe who became a hero during the AIDS epidemic. In 1985, Woodruff was diagnosed with AIDS and given 30 days to live.
The only legal drug available in the U.S. brought him to the brink of death, so he began smuggling nontoxic, antiviral medications from all over the world that were still illegal in the U.S. As the treatments showed success, others AIDS patients noticed, leading Ron to accidentally create the Dallas Buyers Club with the help of his doctor, Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), and fellow patient, Rayon (Jared Leto). A savior for AIDS patients, buyers clubs drew the ire and vengeance of the federal Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies.
One of 2022’s best movies, Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. It only won for Best Sound — but holy moly, that sound.
Set decades after the original, we find that Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has spent more than 30 years as one of the Navy’s top pilots, intentionally dodging promotions that would ground him. Still seen as an annoyance within the Navy, his superiors bristle when an old friend, Adm. Tom “Iceman” Kazinsky (Val Kilmer). taps Maverick to train a special detachment of elite Top Gun graduates for a mission no living pilot has ever seen, let alone accomplished.
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Korean director Bong Joon-ho was already known by U.S. audiences, but Parasite shot him to the A-list after becoming the first foreign film to win Best Picture at the Oscars. The Park Family is the picture of aspirational wealth in Korea. The Kim Family has practically nothing except a talent for grifting.
So, when son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) masterminds an opportunity to install himself and his sister, Ki-jung (Park So-dam), as the tutor and art therapist to the Parks, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. Soon, the entire Kim Family is on the Park payroll, without their knowledge that all of their employees are related. But when a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage conflict plays out as each side attempts to leech the Parks of their wealth without getting caught.
The classic video game series (and film franchise) gets a modern update in this original film. Unsuccessful MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is used to taking a beating for money, but when Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) sends Cryomancer Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) to hunt Cole down, Cole is barely able to escape.
Soon, Cole is led to the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, where he learns that Mortal Kombat, the great tournament of champions to determine dominance over Earthrealm is nigh. Marked to compete, Cole has no choice but to train with Earthrealm’s other warriors as the last defense against an Outworld invasion.
This new Disney+ original tells the story of Caleb Channing (Isaiah Russell-Bailey), who is growing up in 2257 on a lunar mining colony. After the death of his father (Scott Mescudi), however, Caleb is set to be permanently relocated to an idyllic faraway planet.
Before he’s sent off, Caleb wants one more moon adventure to explore a mysterious crater. With his best friends, Dylan (Billy Barratt), Borney (Orson Hong) and Marcus (Thomas Boyce), and a new arrival from Earth, Addison (Mckenna Grace), they hijack a rover and go exploring.
Disney has told and retold J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of never-ending childhood, but never before with quite the same focus on the relationship between Peter Pan (Alexander Molony) and Wendy Darling (Ever Anderson).
It’s the same classic tale of a young girl and her brothers who are afraid to leave their childhood home, preferring instead to follow the ageless boy Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell (Yara Shahidi) back to Neverland. There, they run afoul of the evil Captain Hook (Jude Law) and embark on a life-changing adventure.
This genre-bending rom-com stars Chris Evans and Ana de Armas as polar opposites who stumble into romance. Cole (Evans) is a salt-of-the-earth, cautious romantic who falls head over heels for the enigmatic Sadie (de Armas) after one good date.
But when she stops replying to his texts, Cole begins to fear he’s been ghosted. Turns out, she’s a secret agent, and before she can completely ghost Cole, they’re forced to team up on an international adventure to save the world.
Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film is perhaps his most polarizing. Set sometime after the Civil War, The Hateful Eight finds bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) riding a stagecoach across wintry Wyoming to the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Domergue to justice. Shortly after adding another bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a renegade claiming to be Red Rock’s new sheriff, to their party, a blizzard sets in, forcing them all to find refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery.
But something’s amiss at Minnie’s. Bob (Demian Bichir) claims to be taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother. He’s holed up with the hangman of Red Rock, Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and former Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). All eight travelers may not make it to Red Rock after all.
In Phyllis Nagy’s drama Call Jane, it’s 1968 in Chicago, the epicenter of the nation’s crossroads between a conservative past and a more progressive future. Removed from it all, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) leads an ordinary life.
But when her pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she faces a sexist, entirely male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy to save her life. In her literal fight for her life, she joins forces with women’s health visionary Virginia (Sigourney Weaver) and abortion activist Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku).
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