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, Apple TV Plus, and more, including free streamers like Plex and Freevee (previously IMDb TV) and more niche services like Shudder, The Criterion Channel and Mubi. 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 new streaming releases like the long-awaited Predator prequel Prey on Hulu, Amazon Prime Video’s Thai cave rescue film from Ron Howard, as well as plenty of classics, cult hits, 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.
Touchy Feely (2013)
Plex — August 1
Despite mixed reviews when it came out, Touchy Feely is a smart, heartfelt dramedy from the late writer-director Lynn Shelton, starring Rosemary Dewitt, Elliott Page, Allison Janney, and Scoot McNairy. When a massage therapist develops an aversion to touching people and being touched, it forces her to re-examine her life and the lives of her closest loved ones.
Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Ben Affleck followed up his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone with this Boston-set crime thriller in 2010, taking the starring role and wowing critics and audiences. The leader of a group of bank robbers risks his freedom and livelihood when he begins dating a woman he’d previously held hostage. That poses problems for his partner in crime and best friend as the cops get closer to catching their man.
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.
Apple TV Plus — August 5
Sam Greenfield is the unluckiest person in the world. That might be about to change though. When Sam finds herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she teams up with magical creatures in the hopes of turning her luck around. This animated family film is an Apple TV Plus original, featuring the voices of Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, and more, and it’s among the best new streaming movies this week.
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.
Hulu — August 5
Set in the Comanche Nation in 1719, this prequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Predator is one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week, premiering exclusively on Hulu. A skilled warrior named Naru is charged with keeping her community safe, a task that becomes almost impossible when she faces off against an alien predator with advanced technology who stalks her as she searches for a way to defeat him.
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.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2022)
Netflix — August 5
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in this feature-length, animated adventure from Netflix, one of the best new streaming movies this week. Based on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series, the film sees the turtle brothers facing off against creatures from another universe who plan to unleash chaos on earth if they aren’t stopped.
Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard recounts the true story of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand. Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen, and Joel Edgerton star in this story of courage and ingenuity. When a junior soccer team is stranded in an underwater cave, expert divers have to race the clock to find a way to get them out before it’s too late.
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.
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.
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.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Netflix — July 1
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 upheaval 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. If you’re not having an 80s nostalgia fest with Stranger Things this weekend, Boogie Nights might be great for you.
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Prime Video — July 1
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 (Amanda Seyfried) tries to save her.
Sexy Beast (1999)
Hulu — July 1
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.
House of Gucci (2021)
Prime Video — July 2
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.
Criterion Collection — July 6
From Zola director Janicza Bravo, Lemon is a sharp drama/comedy that premiered at Sundance in 2017. In it, a middle-aged actor finds himself in freefall when his girlfriend of 10 years dumps him. As he copes, surrounded by his difficult family, he descends into self-pity and obsession over his own misery.
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.
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Freevee — July 7
A dark and twisted adaptation of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, Gretel & Hansel sees two siblings fending for themselves when their mother descends into madness. Alone and wandering the woods, they come across treats outside a small house. As the owner cares for them, they begin to realize she may have sinister plans for the kids.
Dangerous Liaisons (2022)
Netflix — July 8
A French remake and update of the 1988 film of the same name (itself an adaptation of a novel and stage play), Dangerous Liaisons follows a teen girl who leaves Paris and starts school in Biarritz. There, she befriends a popular Instagram influencer and develops feelings for him. Little does she know, she’s at the center of a cruel game. This may sound an awful lot like the 1999 film Cruel Intentions. That’s no coincidence. Cruel Intentions was itself an updated take on Dangerous Liaisons.
The Sea Beast (2022)
Netflix — July 8
Netflix’s latest animated feature, The Sea Beast, boasts an impressive voice cast including Karl Urban, Dan Stevens, and Jared Harris, and it’s one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week. A famous monster hunter must confront his entire identity and sense of purpose when a young girl stows away on his ship and befriends one of the sea beasts he’s after.
British documentary filmmaker Andrew Dominik chronicles the creative process of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis as they work on their latest studio album: Ghosteen and Carnage. The film is a companion to Dominik’s 2016 film One More Time with Feeling, about the recording of Cave’s Skeleton Tree following the tragic death of his son.
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
HBO Max — July 9
George Miller returns to his dystopian cult classic franchise in this killer “legacyquel.” Road warrior Max finds himself imprisoned by an unhinged tyrant in a city where water is a scarce commodity. Soon, he’s on an epic car chase through the desert when he teams up with the warrior Imperator Furiosa as she helps the despot’s five “wives” escape captivity through a desolate wasteland.
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.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)
HBO Max and Hulu — July 12
The Belchers make their move to the big screen in The Bob’s Burgers Movie, one of the best new streaming movies this week. When a ruptured water main blocks access to the restaurant, the Belchers risk losing business for a whole summer. As Bob and Linda struggle to stay afloat, the kids hatch a plan that could save the family business in this feature film set in the world of the hit animated series.
Good Madam (2022)
Shudder — July 14
Drawing comparisons to Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out, the Shudder original film Good Madam from South African filmmaker Jenna Cato Bass blends social satire and psychological horror to tell a story of generational trauma and racism. In an affluent Cape Town suburb, Tsidi, a single mom, is forced to move in with her estranged mother, a live-in domestic worker caring for her catatonic white “Madam.” As Tsidi tries to heal her own family, she begins to realize they may all have to face something far more sinister.
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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.
Don’t Make Me Go (2022)
Prime Video — July 15
John Cho stars as a terminally ill man trying to connect with his teenage daughter one last time in this Amazon Prime Video original. Planning a road trip from California to New Orleans for his 20-year college reunion, Max Park plans to take his daughter with him with the intention of reuniting her with her mother while he still can.
Love Accidentally (2022)
Freevee — July 15
A new streaming movie that you can watch for free, Love Accidentally is a romcom premiering on Amazon’s Freevee. Brenda Song stars as Alexa, a single woman who was recently dumped. When Alexa accidentally texts a colleague a broken heart emoji meant for her friend, the two realize they’re both recently single and broken-hearted and begin a text-based flirtation. Will their virtual romance survive the discovery of their identities IRL?
Netflix — July 15
Despite some negative early reviews, Persuasion remains one of the most anticipated Netflix original movies of the summer. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, the film stars Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding, and Richard E. Grant. It offers an updated take on the classic Jane Austen story. When Anne Elliot encounters the man she refused to marry years earlier, she has a second chance at true love.
Hulu — July 19
Maternal healthcare in America is markedly worse for Black women, who are far more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than other demographics. Following their deaths due to childbirth complications, Shamony Gibson and Amber Rose Isaac’s families rally for change and to solve this national crisis in this difficult, timely documentary on Hulu, one of the best new streaming movies you can watch this week.
The Day The Music Died: American Pie (2022)
Paramount Plus — July 19
“American Pie” is one of the most iconic American songs. Don McLean’s anthem is a touchstone for generations of songwriters and pop music fans alike. In this Paramount Plus documentary, we get a glimpse into how he came to write the song, including interviews with countless other musicians inspired by it.
This Is Gwar (2022)
Shudder — July 21
From documentary director Scott Barber comes a look at the history of heavy-metal band Gwar, who have been making their mark on the music industry with their distinctive costumes and stage design since the 1980s. The film features interviews with Bam Margera, Alex Winter, Ethan Embry, Weird Al Yankovic, and more.
Anything’s Possible (2022)
Prime Video — July 22
Pose star Billy Porter makes his directorial debut with this Gen Z trans teen romance and coming-of-age story available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this week. Kelsa is a confident young trans high schooler navigating her senior year. When her classmate Khal gets a crush on her and musters up the courage to ask her out, the two lean into their romance, exploring the joys and pain of young love.
The Gray Man (2022)
Netflix — July 22
From the Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Regé-Jean Page, The Gray Man is one of the most highly anticipated Netflix movies of 2022. The spy-vs-spy thriller sees a shadowy CIA operative hunted by a dangerous killer when he uncovers agency secrets that could be damning if they got into the wrong hands.
You’re Not My Mother (2021)
Hulu — July 22
In North Dublin, a woman goes missing. When she mysteriously returns, her daughter becomes determined to find out what happened and where she was. As she digs deeper, she uncovers dark truths about her family in this dark and creepy Irish horror film, one of the best new streaming movies this week.
Tubi — July 26
Altitude Film Distribution
This British documentary traces the career of the late, great Amy Winehouse, including an exploration of her substance use and eventual death by alcohol poisoning. The film looks at Winehouse’s artistic development from a young age as well as the exploitative way the media followed her rise and her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. An eye-opening film for fans of the singer and those unfamiliar with her work.
Hulu — July 29
A Finnish horror film directed by Hanna Bergholm, Hatching sees a 12-year-old girl bringing the egg of an injured bird home with her one day. Nurturing the strange egg until it hatches, the girl soon finds herself plunged in a surreal nightmare of body horror as her mother struggles to understand what is happening in her home.
Honor Society (2022)
Paramount Plus — July 29
A Paramount Plus original film starring Angourie Rice and Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo, Honor Society tells the story of a high-achieving and ambitious high schooler who dreams of getting into an Ivy League college. To win the coveted endorsement of her guidance counsellor, she stakes out the competition, making an unlikely friendship in the process.
Not Okay (2022)
Hulu — July 29
Desperate for online validation, a young woman fakes a trip to Paris and builds her social media presence around it. When a terrifying tragedy takes place in the real City of Lights, her ruse suddenly takes on a new dimension. She’s getting everything she ever wanted, but at an increasingly steep cost. Starring Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien, the Hulu original is one of the best new streaming movies this week.
The Wretched (2020)
Netflix — July 31
A dark and twisted horror nightmare, The Wretched sees a teen boy struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce. Making matters quite a bit worse is a new battle he must wage against the 1,000-year-old witch who has possessed his neighbor.
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.