Best movies and TV shows to stream this week: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and more

Best movies and TV shows to stream this week: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and more


The best movies and TV shows to stream this Week: ‘Top Gun’, ‘Top Gun’, and more


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With Prime Video, Hulu, Disney , HBO Max, Paramount , Apple TV There are so many great TV shows and movies to watch this week on Netflix and other streaming platforms. It can be overwhelming to know where to find a great new TV series or movie, especially with so many new titles streaming right now, including holiday movies like “Spirited” or “Something From Tiffany’s” as well as the streaming premiere of “Top Gun, Maverick”.

Essentials has compiled a list of the top series and movies to stream this week. This includes new TV shows, big-box-office films, and even some you might have missed in theatres.

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Here’s our roundup on the top TV shows and movies you can stream this week

We have your week covered, from new episodes of “1923” to movies like “Something from Tiffany’s,” Top Gun: Maverick, and many more. Don’t forget the ongoing NFL season If you’re looking for sports this week, here are some suggestions. We’ve got your back with our guide to holiday classics.The best Christmas movies ever made (and where you can watch them).

‘Top Gun: Maverick’

'Top Gun: Maverick'

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The smash hit summer sequel to “Top Gun,” which was a huge theatrical success, is finally coming to a theater near you. Starring Tom Cruise, the latest chapter of the franchise sees Pete “Maverick” Mitchell serving as a Navy test pilot and training a group of graduates for a special mission that may require the ultimate sacrifice. Paramount will stream “Top Gun: Maverick,” beginning Dec. 22.

Paramount streaming “Top Gun: Maverick” Dec. 22


Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, Helen MIrren playing Cara Dutton on Paramount  2022
In “1923,” Harrison Ford portrays Jacob Dutton, and Helen Mirren portrays Cara Dutton. Paramount will stream the show in 2022.

James Minchin III/Paramount

The latest “YellowstoneThe prequel stars Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and follows the Prohibition Era Duttons in their struggle to preserve their land through The Great Depression. Paramount is the exclusive streaming channel for “1923”.

“1923” now streaming on Paramount

“Something from Tiffany’s”

Tiffany's: Something from Tiffany's

Erin Simkin/Amazon Studios

Two couples in different stages of their relationships swap their Christmas presents from Tiffany’s. This causes all four people to spiral into their holidays. This quirky Christmas rom-com stars Shay Mitchell, Kendrick Smith Sampson, Ray Nicholson, and Zoey Deutch.

Prime Video now streams “Something from Tiffany’s”

“It’s A Wonderful Binge”

It's a Wonderful Binge

Brett Roedel / Hulu

In search of a less-than-family-friendly holiday film to watch this year? “It’s a Wonderful Binge,” the Christmas-centric sequel of 2020’s “The Binge,” is “It’s a Wonderful Binge.” “It’s a Wonderful Binge,” loosely parodied from “The Purge”, follows Hags, Andrew and Sarah as they try to take part in the only day of the year when drugs and alcohol are legal. What day is it? Christmas Eve.

Dexter Darden and Eduardo Franco return to “It’s a Wonderful Binge,” which is now streaming on Hulu.

“It’s A Wonderful Binge” is now streaming on Hulu

“Darby and the Dead”

Darby and the Dead

Marcos Cruz/20th Century Studios

Darby is your average teenager, except that she can see dead persons. Darby, a shy high school student, spends her time helping spirits pass on. But Darby’s hobby becomes complicated when Darby’s best friend dies unexpectedly. This new teen comedy movie stars Riele downs and “Moana’s’ Auli’i Cravalho.

Hulu now streams “Darby and the Dead”

“Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas”

Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas Season 2022

Katherine Bomboy/NBC

Dolly Parton will kick off December with a holiday special that she has created. “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas” tells the story of what happens behind the scenes as the award-winning singer attempts to create a new holiday special.

The meta musical features a star-studded roster of musical guests including Willie Nelson and Jimmy Fallon, as well as Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jimmie Allen. Her two sisters Rachel Parton George (and Cassie Parton Griffith) are also joining the icon onscreen.

“Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas” is now streaming on Peacock

“The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special”


Starlord is still sad about Gamora and the holiday season is approaching, so Drax and Mantis set out to Earth on a special holiday mission: Kidnap Kevin Bacon as Peter’s Christmas present.

“The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” is now streaming on Disney



Apple TV

This musical comedy reexamines “A Christmas Carol” through the eyes and perspectives of the ghosts. Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Scott star in “Spirited,” streaming now on Apple TV

“Spirited” now streaming on Apple TV

‘Fantasy Football’


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Callie’s father is a running back for Atlanta Falcons. He’s been away from his game lately. Callie gets a magical copy EA SPORTS Madden 23 and begins playing as her father in the game. Callie now has the opportunity to save her dad’s career. But will she be able to fumble the ball in the end? This hilarious and heartwarming film about a father and daughter stars Omari Hardwick and Marsai Martin.

“Fantasy Football” now streaming on Paramount

“Welcome to Chippendales”

Chippendales, welcome

Erin Simkin/Hulu

This twisted, new true-crime series stars Kumail Nanjiani. It tells the bizarre (and real) story of how Chippendales, the world’s largest male-stripping dynasty, came to be. Juliette Lewis, the actress in “Yellowjackets”, also stars.

“Welcome To Chippendales,” now streaming live on Hulu

“A Christmas Story Christmas”

Highlight of holiday movie:

Warner Bros.

This long-awaited sequel to the holiday classic is “Christmas Story“Ralphie is all grown up and not quite ready to step into the shoes of his father when he realizes that all the Christmas magic rests on his shoulders.

Peter Billingsley is back as Ralphie, alongside Ian Petrella and Zack Ward, Scott Schwartz and R.D. Robb in “A Christmas Story Christmas.” Not to be confused “A Christmas Story 2My Summer Story“” Expect plenty of holiday shenanigans, intense mall Santa experiences (or two), in this long overdue sequel.

“A Christmas Story Christmas” now streaming on HBO Max



Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele’s latest blockbuster stars two siblings who struggle to run their family’s horse farm in Southern California. The pair discovers a UFO hovering just above their land and it presents a dangerous opportunity. “Nope” now streams on Peacock and stars Daniel Kaluuya (from “Get Out”), Steven Yeun (from “The Walking Dead”), and Keke Palmer (ex-Nickelodeon)

“Nope” now streaming on Peacock

“Fleishman is in Trouble”


Toby Fleishman, a newly divorced man, is back in the dating scene and worries about his ex-wife. She dropped off their children in the middle of the night. This limited series is not a simple crime story. It’s a story about love, money and dissatisfaction. It’s also a story about ambition, life, love, life, love, life, life, nostalgia, parenting, nostalgia, and lifelong friendship. It’s basically a story about everything.

FX’s “Fleishman in Trouble” premiered with two episodes on Nov. 17.

Hulu now streams “Fleishman in Trouble”

“The Sex Lives of College Girls” (Season 2)

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Mindy Kaling, Justin Noble and Justin Noble created “The Sex Lives of College Girls”. It follows four college girls who are looking for their identity during their freshman year. The second season of this raunchy comedy begins right after fall break. It seems that the girls still have a lot to learn. Season 2 of “The Sex Lives of College Girls”, starring Pauline Chalamet and Renee Rapp, is now streaming on HBO Max.

“The Sex Lives of College Girls”, Season 2, now streaming on HBO Max

“The People We Hate at The Wedding”

Amazon Studios

Paul and Alice’s wealthy half-sister are getting married in the English countryside. Despite their many, many reservations about attending, the entire family plans to reunite for this special day. This dysfunctional, modern-day comedy about weddings stars Kirsten Bell, Ben Platt and Cynthia AddaiRobinson. It premieres on Amazon Prime Video Nov. 18.

Prime Video now streams “The People We Hate at The Wedding”

Blue’s Big City Adventure


This musical is a mystery-filled musical that will appeal to both kids and adults who grew-up watching “Blue’s Clues”. “Blue’s Big City Adventure” takes Josh and Blue to New York City where Josh hopes to get his big break at Broadway. This family film, which is now exclusively streaming on Paramount , also features Steve and Joe (former Blue’s Clues hosts Steve Burns & Donovan Patton).

“Blue’s Big City Adventure” is now streaming on Paramount

“The Big Brunch”

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Dan Levy created and hosts “The Big Brunch”, which brings together 10 contestants across the country to create and perfect brunch. This new cooking show, which is streaming on HBO Max, features Levy as a judge along with Sohla El-Waylly and Will Guidara.

“The Big Brunch” is now streaming on HBO Max

‘Tulsa King’

tulsa king

Brian Douglas/Paramount

Dwight “The general” Manfredi, a New York mafia operative, is released from prison after 25 years. He will be moving to Tulsa (Okla.) to establish new territory for his mob clan. The once-great mobster discovers that his skills may be a little rusty upon his arrival. This gritty drama series, created by Taylor Sheridan and “Yellowstone”, stars Sylvester Stallone.

“Tulsa King” is now streaming on Paramount

“Falling for Christmas”

(L to R: Chord Overstreet as Jake Russell; Lindsay Lohan as Sierra Belmont, Falling For Christmas.

Scott Everett White/Netflix

A spoiled hotel heiress is injured in a skiing accident and ends up with amnesia. She is taken in by the charming owner and his young daughter of a local inn. Lindsay Lohan stars opposite Chord Overstreet, the “Glee” actor. This is expected to be one the most popular Netflix Christmas movies this year. “Falling For Christmas” is now available on Netflix.

Netflix now streaming “Falling For Christmas”

‘The White Lotus’ (Season 2)

white lotus

Fabio Lovino/HBO

Originally slated to be a limited series, Mike White’s Emmy winning HBO show, “The White Lotus”, is back for its second season. A (almost) new cast of characters will spend a week at The White Lotus in Sicily, rejuvenating and relaxing in paradise. Even the best laid plans can sometimes go wrong.

Jennifer Coolidge is back with a stellar cast that includes Aubrey Plaza and Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe and Meghann Fahy. The first episode of Season 2 of “The White Lotus”, Season 2 is available on HBO Max.

“The White Lotus” is now streaming on HBO Max

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Warner Bros.

Olivia Wilde’s second film, Jack and Alice, tells the story of a young couple who live in a peaceful community in the 1950s. Alice’s world starts to unravel after her neighbor wanders off into the desert.

“Don’t Worry Darling”, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine, is now streaming on HBO Max.

“Don’t Worry Darling,” streaming now on HBO Max

‘My Policeman’


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A young policeman has an affair with his best friend, despite homosexuality being illegally practiced in Britain in 1950’s. The story of forbidden love in a changing society stars Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. Prime Video now streams “My Policeman”, which was released theatrically in October.

Prime Video now streams “My Policeman”

‘Selena Gomez – My Mind & Me’

'Selena Gomez - My Mind & Me'

Apple TV

This documentary is a personal look into Selena Gomez’s life after years of being in the spotlight. The film follows Selena Gomez, multi-hyphenate star, over six years and examines her struggles with mental illness and chronic disease.

“Selena Gomez – My Mind & Me” now streaming on Apple TV

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Tess discovers that her rental home has been double-booked. She accepts it as a glitch and continues her stay, sharing the space in her home with a friend. As the night progresses, Tess discovers that there is more to it than an unwelcome guest in her home. This new film is terrifying and stars Justin Long, Georgina Campbell, and Bill Skarsgard. HBO Max has “Barbarian” available now.

“Barbarian” now streaming on HBO Max

‘American Horror Story: NYC.

'American Horror Story: NYC.


The eleventh season of this award-winning series follows a serial killer who targets gay men in Manhattan. Hulu now streams the first two episodes “American Horror Story: NYC”.

Hulu now streams “American Horror Story: NYC”

“Inside Amy Schumer”

505- Inside Amy Schumer

Matt Wilson/Paramount

Amy Schumer’s Emmy-winning sketch comedy series is back after a six year hiatus. “Inside Amy Schumer Season 5” will contain just five episodes. Two of them are available now exclusively on Paramount .

“Inside Amy Schumer” is now streaming on Paramount

“One of Us is Lying”

Season 2: One of Us is Lying

Matt Grace/Peacock

His four high school classmates become the main suspects and detectives in the case when a high school student is taken into detention and ends up dead. Season 2 of this dark, teenage mystery is now available on Peacock.

Season 2 of “One of Us is Lying” now streaming on Peacock

“House of the Dragon”


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“House of the Dragon”, is now completely available On fire With its audience. The spin-off series, which is set 200 years before “Game of Thrones,” follows the bloody reign of House Targaryen. Season 1 of House of the Dragon features Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy.

“House of the Dragon” now streaming on HBO Max

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”

Apple TV

Starring ZacEfron, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” is about a well-meaning civilian on a dangerous journey to get his old army friends beer over to Vietnam. This biographical war drama is now available on Apple TV . Bill Murray and Russel Crowe also star.

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever” now streaming on Apple TV


Survivor 43

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Season 43 of the Emmy Award-winning series is in full swing. It features a diverse cast, Survivor blindsides and new twists. Only one castaway will be awarded the title “Sole Survivor” at the end and the grand prize of $1 million.

Paramount allows you to stream all 43 seasons.

Paramount now streaming “Survivor”

‘Hocus Pocus 2,’

'Hocus Pocus 2,'

Disney Enterprises

Three wicked witches return to Salem 29-years after being defeated by Max Dani, Allison, Binx and Allison. In this haunting sequel to 1993’s cult classic, the Sanderson sisters are back and ready to exact revenge. It stars Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker.

“Hocus Pocus 2” is now streaming on Disney




A couple inherits their dream home, only to find that it is populated by eccentric, outspoken ghosts. Utkarsh and Rose McIver star in this American adaptation.

“Ghosts” now streaming on Paramount

‘Abbott Elementary’

'Abbott Elementary' (September 21)

Temma Hankin/ABC

This critically acclaimed mockumentary series focuses on the teachers and administrators at a Philadelphia public school. The Abbott Elementary public servants work hard to provide a great education for their students with a lot of heart and very little help from school districts. The highly anticipated second season of the show will air Wednesdays on ABC, and will stream on Hulu the next day.

“Abbott Elementary” is now streaming on Hulu

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 5


Gilead is a theocracy that includes much of the former United States. It has patriarchy rules and women are prohibited from owning property, making decisions, or reading. In this adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel, Elisabeth Moss plays the role of one of the few fertile individuals in a society obsessed with producing children.

Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, available now on Hulu

Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, now streaming on Hulu

‘The Kardashians’


Reality TV’s most beloved family is back for Season 2. “The Kardashians,” which features Kris, Kim and Kourtney as executive producers, offers a glimpse into the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

The new season features Kourtney’s wedding, Travis’s engagement, Kim’s Variety interview controversy and new additions to her family.

“The Kardashians” now streaming on Hulu


'Andor' (September 21)


Five years before the events in “Rogue One,” the new “Star Wars” series features Diego Luna reprising his role of rebel spy Cassian Andor.

“Andor” is now streaming on Disney


Season 4 of Atlanta


The fourth and final season of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” is now available. After last season’s European adventures, the final chapter this Emmy-winning FX series returns back to its roots: Atlanta. Glover will be joined by Zazie Beetz, Brian Tyree Henry, and LaKeith Stanfield for the series’ final chapter. It is now streaming on Hulu.

Season 4 of “Atlanta”, now streaming on Hulu

‘The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power’

'The Lord of the Rings - The Rings of Power' (September 2).

Amazon Studios

Fans are getting a prequel 20 years after the original chapter of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was published. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” explores the myths of the Second Age of Middle Earth’s past, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, and “The Lord of the Rings.” This long-awaited fantasy series can now be viewed online.

Prime Video now streams “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

‘Wedding Season’

Season 1: Wedding Season

Luke Varley/Disney

No,NotThe Netflix movie that dropped last week.

Stefan objects to Katie’s wedding and expects a whirlwind romance. Instead, eight people are killed and Stefan is the subject of a murder investigation. Hulu’s new genre-bending series, Whodunnit?, is now available.

Hulu’s “Wedding Season” is now streaming.

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 3)

'Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 3, August 25, 2005)


“Star Trek: Lower Decks” is a story about the support crew on the USS Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s most important ships. Every week, new episodes of this animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks” series are streaming.

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” Season 3 now streaming on Paramount

“A League of Their Own”

A League of Their Own

Anne Marie Fox / Amazon Studios

“A League of Their Own” is set in 1943 and follows a group of female baseball players for the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. D’Arcy Caren, Chante Adams, and Abbi Jacobson star in the series. All episodes of Amazon Prime Video’s series adaptation of the 1992 classic film are available online on Prime Video.

Prime Video now streaming “A League of Their Own”

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Are you looking for more suggestions for what to see this weekend? Check out our guides for more suggestions.Paramount is the place to be for all things new,Apple TV ,Disney This month, you can find out more. Learn more aboutThe best Hulu original shows that you can stream nowFind out moreFamily-friendly TV shows and movie recommendations.

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