Best movies and TV shows to stream this week: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and more
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’
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.
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”.
“Something from Tiffany’s”
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.
“It’s A Wonderful Binge”
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.
“Darby and the Dead”
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.
“Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas”
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.
“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.
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
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.
“Welcome to Chippendales”
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.
“A Christmas Story Christmas”
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 2“My Summer Story“” Expect plenty of holiday shenanigans, intense mall Santa experiences (or two), in this long overdue sequel.
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)
“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.
“The Sex Lives of College Girls” (Season 2)
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 People We Hate at The Wedding”
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.
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).
“The Big Brunch”
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.
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.
“Falling for Christmas”
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.
‘The White Lotus’ (Season 2)
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.
“Don’t Worry Darling”
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.
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.
‘Selena Gomez – My Mind & Me’
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.
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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.
‘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”.
“Inside Amy Schumer”
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 .
“One of Us is Lying”
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.
“House of the Dragon”
“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.
“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”
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.
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.
‘Hocus Pocus 2,’
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.
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.
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.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
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
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.
Five years before the events in “Rogue One,” the new “Star Wars” series features Diego Luna reprising his role of rebel spy Cassian Andor.
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.
‘The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power’
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.
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.
‘Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 3)
“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.
“A League of Their Own”
“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.
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