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 Hulu, Netflix, Peacock, and more, including free streamers like Plex and Freevee (previously IMDb TV) and more niche services like 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 the streaming premiere of the new Halloween, streaming on Peacock on the same day it premieres in theaters, along with Hulu’s fresh spin on Romeo and Juliet, a family-friendly haunted house movie on Netflix, 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.
The Northman (2022)
Prime Video — October 11
Robert Eggers directs this gorgeous, brutal historical thriller about the legend of Amleth, which served as inspiration for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth, a Viking prince who grows up in exile when his uncle murders his father. Returning as an adult, he wages war on his uncle, intent on saving his mother and avenging his father. The film co-stars Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
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.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)
Netflix — October 14
Just in time for Halloween, this family-friendly spooky Netflix original is one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week. When a mischievous teen girl accidentally unleashes an ancient curse that brings Halloween decorations to life, she has to team up with an unlikely ally — her grumpy, Halloween-hating dad.
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.
Halloween Ends (2022)
Peacock — October 14
The latest Halloween trilogy comes to an end this week with David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, reeling from the events of Halloween Kills and gearing up for her final showdown against masked serial killer Michael Myers, who has haunted her for decades.
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.
Red Cliff (2008)
Plex — October 14
Hong Kong action cinema legend John Woo goes big in this 2008 historical war epic. During China’s Han Dynasty, Viceroy Zhou Yu (played by the incomperable Tony Leung) leads a rebellion against General Cao Cao when he wages war on the southern provinces to unify the nation. Employing new and unconventional tactics, Zhou Yu gives the overwhelming forces a fight they weren’t expecting.
Hulu — October 14
Advertised with the tagline “Meet Romeo’s ex,” Hulu’s Rosaline is a highly anticipated remix of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet and one of the best new streaming movies this week. Kaitlyn Dever stars as Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin and Romeo’s ex who schemes to break the new couple up in this comedic take on the timeless tragedy.
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.
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.
The Last Duel (2021)
Hulu — September 14
Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator director Ridley Scott helms this stunning period drama, written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. Set in Medieval France, The Last Duel chronicles a trial by combat. When a knight accuses his lifelong friend, a squire, of raping his wife, the two engage in a duel to settle the matter. The story is restaged from the perspectives of the three central characters, calling into question historical narratives and the treatment of women in this powerful tale.
Do Revenge (2022)
Netflix — September 16
Do Revenge stars Riverdale’s Camila Mendes and Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke. The black comedy, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, sees two unlikely allies teaming up to enact revenge on their high school foes. A dethroned queen bee and a shy new girl see the perfect opportunity to get back at their enemies by swapping targets to avoid suspicion.
Goodnight Mommy (2022)
Prime Video — September 16
An American remake of the 2014 Austrian psychological horror film of the same name, Goodnight Mommy is one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week. Two twin brothers head to their mother’s country home where they find her covered in bandages following cosmetic surgery. As her behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the boys begin to suspect the woman may not be their mother after all.
I Think We’re Alone Now (2018)
Hulu — September 16
When a global pandemic wipes out most of the Earth’s population, two survivors must learn to live together. Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning star in this apocalyptic romance drama that gained a small following after the CODID-19 pandemic emerged, forcing certain parallels.
The Outfit (2022)
Prime Video — September 16
Mark Rylance stars in this thriller about an expert English tailor who gets caught up in the business dealings of a mob family. During one fateful night, he’ll have to use his wits to stay one step ahead and stay alive.
The Witch (2015)
Plex — September 17
A modern horror classic, Robert Eggers’s feature directorial debut The Witch is a haunting and gorgeous folk horror film. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as a teen girl in 1600s New England. isolated with her family in a remote area near a mysterious forest, she is accused of witchcraft, slowly losing the trust of her family, which in turn begins to unravel under the weight of its own fears.
Meet Cute (2022)
Peacock — September 21
Kayley Cuoco and Pete Davidson star in this romantic comedy on Peacock, one of the best new streaming movies to watch this week. Sheila and Gary seem perfect for each other. After a chance encounter, it looks like love at first sight. But it’s not. At least not for Sheila, who has been using a time machine to relive a perfect date. When that gets old, she goes further back, hoping to shape Gary into an even better match for herself.
Netflix — September 23
Academy Award-winning actress Allison Janney stars alongside Jurnee Smollett in this Netflix thriller directed by Anna Foerster and produced by J.J. Abrams. When a neighbor’s daughter is kidnapped during a storm, A loner has to face her own dark past in her quest to help find the girl and bring her home to safety.
On the Come Up (2022)
Paramount Plus — September 23
Paramount Plus brings us a moving underdog story with this original title, one of the best new streaming movies of the week. In On the Come Up, a teen girl dreams of becoming one of the best rappers of all time, but an eviction notice and trouble at home threaten to take her chance away.
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.
Section 8 (2022)
AMC Plus — September 23
If you’re looking for a gritty action movie reminiscent of the genre’s 80s and 90s heyday, look no further than Section 8, co-starring action legend Dolph Lundgren. A former soldier goes to prison when he avenges the murder of his wife and child. He’s offered his freedom in exchange for working for a shadowy government organization and starts taking off-the-books assignments. But he soon realizes Section 8 may not be what it seems.
AMC Plus offers ad-free on-demand access to the library of shows and movies from the AMC Networks family of cable TV and streaming services.
Apple TV Plus — September 23
Iconic actor, filmmaker, and activist Sidney Poitier is in the spotlight in this new documentary premiering on Apple TV Plus. Featuring interviews with Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and more, the film offers an intimate look at Poitier’s life, career, and legacy.
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.
Netflix — September 28
Ana de Armas stars as screen icon Marilyn Monroe in this unconventional biopic based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. Andrew Dominik directs this controversial, fictionalized portrait of the star, reframing the tumultuous parts of her life, leading to her untimely demise.
Shudder — September 29
This Australian horror-comedy tells the story of a group of friends who head out to a secluded cabin for the weekend. But one of the young women is out for revenge, and an idyllic getaway soon becomes a nightmare.
Time to scream with this horror streaming service
Horror movie fans will find a lot to watch with the Shudder streaming service. It serves up a collection of classic and contemporary horror movies to chill you to your core.
Prime Video — September 30
Michael Bay’s latest thriller comes to Prime Video and is one of the best new streaming movies you can check out now. When a bank robbery goes south, two of the thieves try to escape in a stolen ambulance. Using stunning drone photography and featuring some stellar acting by Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza González, Ambulance is an edge-of-your-seat chase film well worth your time.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022)
Apple TV Plus — September 30
Zac Efron stars as John “Chickie” Donohue in this Vietnam War drama from Apple TV Plus. It’s 1967, and Chickie comes to realize that there’s one way he can support the men from his New York neighborhood who have shipped off. He can buy them a beer. It sounds easy, but Chickie will have to take his precious cargo into a warzone and track down his buddies for this deceptively simple act of kindness.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
Disney Plus — September 30
1993’s Hocus Pocus is a Halloween classic with a massive following. It was a no-brainer for Disney Plus to greenlight a sequel, and the three stars of the original — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy — are back as the Sanders sisters, looking for revenge once more in modern-day Salem. Can a new group of teens stop them?
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My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2022)
Prime Video — September 30
Based on the novel of the same name by Grady Hendrix, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a horror-comedy set in the 1980s. Two best friends face otherworldly threats when one of them is possessed by a demon.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)
Netflix — October 5
Produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum and written and directed by John Lee Hancock, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a new original horror film from Netflix, based on the story by Stephen King. A boy befriends an elderly billionaire, but when his new friend dies, the boy comes to learn that the two can still communicate beyond the grave.
Catherine Called Birdy (2022)
Prime Video — October 7
Girls creator Lena Dunham directs this period drama, among the best new streaming movies to check out this week. Game of Thrones actress Bella Ramsey stars as a headstrong and spirited teen who finds herself in conflict with her parents when they decide it’s time to marry her off to the first suitable man who will have her.
Hulu — October 7
Just in time for Halloween, Hulu has rebooted the horror classic Hellraiser. When her brother disappears, a woman has to face sadistic, supernatural beings linked to a mysterious puzzle box in this fresh new reimagining, with Jaime Clayton starring as the iconic Pinhead.
Luckiest Girl Alive (2022)
Netflix — October 7
Netflix’s The Luckiest Girl Alive is based on the 2015 New York Times bestselling mystery novel of the same name by Jessica Knoll. It stars Mila Kunis as a successful New Yorker whose life begins to unravel when a true crime documentary crew forces her to confront her high-school history.
Significant Other (2022)
Paramount Plus — October 7
Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy star in this original Paramount Plus thriller, one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week. The feature film sees a couple taking a backpacking trip in a remote region of the Pacific Northwest. What should be a fun an exciting getaway soon turns dark when they realize there may be someone — or something — out there with them.
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.
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