The best new streaming movies this week: Here’s what to watch

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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 Disney Plus, Netflix, Paramount Plus, and more, including more niche services like The Criterion Channel and horror streamer 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 streaming premieres from Netflix, Paramount Plus, and Disney Plus, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a new Beavis and Butt-Head feature, and Netflix’s The Man from Toronto, along with cult favorites, important classics, and more.

See also: The best original streaming movies on every platform

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Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best movies to stream weekly as new titles are added or removed.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Disney Plus — June 22

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After a relatively brief stint in theaters, the MCU’s latest film hits streaming on Disney Plus. When there’s a dangerous rift in the multiverse, Doctor Strange enlists the help of Wanda Maximoff to stop a dangerous foe. Little does he know the Scarlett Witch may prove to be a liability in the Marvel Studios’ first cinematic horror outing, from legendary director Sam Raimi.

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The streaming service is the home of all Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It’s also got a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and more.

Beavis And Butt-Head Do The Universe (2022)

Paramount Plus — June 23

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Mike Judge’s iconic animated duo is back! Based on the eponymous 90s MTV show, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe is a sequel to 1996’s Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. After some shenanigans, the two are imprisoned at a space camp and time travel to the present day. Now, they have to learn to cope with a very different world as they evade the Deep State and learn to use smartphones.

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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.

Rise (2022)

Disney Plus — June 23

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Based on the true story of the first trio of brothers to become NBA champs, Rise follows the Antetokounmpos family as they struggle to make ends meet after emigrating from Nigeria to Greece with five children. In their spare time, three of the brothers practice their skills on the court, leading to incredible opportunities.

The Man from Toronto (2022)

Netflix — June 24

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A classic whodunit and case of mistaken identity, The Man from Toronto sees a bumbling entrepreneur teaming up with a notorious assassin when the two have their identities mixed up due to a shared Airbnb. Starring Kevin hart and Woody Harrelson, The Man From Toronto is one of Netflix’s most anticipated films of the summer. 

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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.

Trevor: The Musical (2022)

Disney Plus — June 24

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Based on the Off-Broadway musical (itself based on the 1995 Academy Award-winning short film Trevor that inspired the nonprofit LGBTQ+ youth organization The Trevor Project), Trevor: The Musical tells the story of a 13-year-old boy forging his own path as he struggles with fitting in and embracing his identity.

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.

13 Going on 30 (2004)

HBO Max — June 1

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One of the best romcoms of the 2000s, 13 Going on 30 is an irresistible fantasy in which 13-year-old Jenna Rink suddenly gets her wish to be “thirty, flirty, and thriving.” Unfortunately, being 30 isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Jenna finds that she took some life turns she’s not happy with. Now, she has to track down her childhood friend Matt, who she’s fallen out of touch with, to set things right and reconnect with her former self.

Alien (1979)

Hulu — June 1

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A classic of both science-fiction and horror cinema, Ridley Scott’s Alien sees a space freighter drawn off course by a distress beacon. When the crew investigates, they suddenly find themselves up against a deadly alien stowaway. But is the alien lifeform the real danger, or is it the mysterious company that sent them on their mission in the first place?

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

Peacock — June 1

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A classic of queer cinema, here just in time for Pride Month, But I’m a Cheerleader is an outrageously funny satire. Megan is an all-American girl. She’s a popular cheerleader dating a handsome football player. She has it all until her parents suspect she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a cartoonish caricature of very real, abusive “conversion therapy” centers. The plan backfires, as Megan finds herself surrounded by a new community of boys and girls who are like her and don’t feel the need to change.

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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.

Colossal (2016)

HBO Max — June 1

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After she’s dumped and kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, Gloria heads back to her hometown, where she takes up her old drinking and partying habits. As a giant monster begins wreaking havoc in South Korea, she begins to realize she may have a psychic connection with the beast and has to unpack old wounds to find out why this is happening and what she can do to stop it.

The Departed (2006)

Netflix — June 1

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Martin Scorsese’s brilliant remake of the Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs won him a Best Picture award at the Oscars. A cop goes deep undercover with the Boston mob, while a young mobster goes undercover as a cop. No one is safe as the two go head to head, neither knowing the other’s identity. With knockout performances by Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, and more, The Departed is one of the best new streaming movies this week.

Dick (1999)

Hulu — June 1

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A smart and hilarious send-up of All the President’s Men, Dick imagines the Watergate scandal as experienced by two teen girls who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming the famous whistleblower Deep Throat, who helped Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the scandal that brought President Richard Nixon down.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Peacock — June 1

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One of the best Spider-Man films, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 digs into what makes Spider-Man a hero, with Peter Parker having to make major sacrifices, eventually deciding whether he wants to be the web-slinging hero at all. Spider-Man 2 offers one of the best depictions of Spidey’s dual life as a young bachelor struggling to pay the bills and a hero maligned by the press, unable to get close to those he loves for fear that they’ll get hurt.

Fire Island (2022)

Hulu — June 3

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A brand new queer rom-com, written by and starring Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island is one of the most exciting new streaming movies this week. A group of friends go on their yearly vacation to the famous gay party destination Fire Island. There, their bonds are tested as they look for love in an updated retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Hollywood Stargirl (2022)

Disney Plus — June 3

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A sequel to 2020’s Stargirl, Hollywood Stargirl sees Susan relocate to LA, where her mom has a job as the costume designer on a movie. There, Susan makes new friends and persues her musical dreams. Julia Hart returns, directing a screenplay that she co-wrote with Jordan Horowitz.

The Longest Day (1962)

The Criterion Channel — June 6

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One of the best new streaming movies this week is a World War II classic. The Longest Day chronicles the events of D-Day, as Allied troops landed at Normandy, France, marking a major turning point in the war and a decisive step toward the defeat of Nazi Germany. With an all-star cast including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, and more, The Longest Day is a classic for a reason.

Hustle (2022)

Netflix — June 8

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Funnyman Adam Sandler stars in this Netflix original sports drama. Sandler is Stanley Sugerman, a former basketball scout trying to revive his career by drafting a talented young player with a checkered past, all without getting his team’s approval first.

The Janes (2022)

HBO Max — June 8

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As America grapples with the potential rolling back of abortion rights, this HBO Max documentary explores the country pre-Roe v. Wade. In an era before abortion was legal, a group of feminists who called themselves “Jane” built an underground network to help provide low-cost, safe, illegal abortions to those with unwanted preganancies. This is their story.

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021)

HBO Max — June 9

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Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville turns his camera to celebrity world-travelling chef Anthony Bourdain, offering viewers a rare glimpse into the life and career of the beloved American icon who died tragically in 2018.

The Card Counter (2021)

HBO Max — June 10

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One of the best films of 2021, Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter is also one of the best new streaming movies this week. Oscar Isaac stars as professional gambler William Tell. Tell learned to count cards in prison, serving a sentence as a soldier for his role in the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse. When the son of one of his fellow soldiers finds him, he takes the young man under his wing, while forced to revisit his dark past.

The Worst Person in the World (2021)

Hulu — June 13

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One of the best films of 2021, and nominated for two Academy Awards, the Norwegian drama The Worst Person in the World is finally streaming. Follow the life of Julie, a young woman grappling with love, work, and identity over four years in Oslo.

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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.

Halftime (2022)

Netflix — June 14

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A global superstar, Jennifer Lopez has been an icon of music and film for decades. This documentary offers an intimate look behind the scenes, tracking her career and allowing the talented celeb to reflect on her path to stardom and the many obstacles to success along the way.

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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.

Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

Apple TV Plus — June 17

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A major hit when it premiered at Sundance, Cha Cha Real Smooth stars Dakota Johnson and was written and directed by Cooper Raiff. A man who works as a party host at bar mitzvahs strikes up a friendship with a woman and her teen daughter in this comedy-drama, streaming exclusively on Apple TV Plus.

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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.

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (2022)

Hulu — June 17

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Emma Thompson stars as retired widow Nancy Stokes in this moving, smart, and heartfelt drama on Hulu. After an unfulfilling married life, Nancy hires a handsome young sex worker to experience what she never did in married life and enjoy her sexuality. What follows is a night of self-discovery.

Jerry & Marge Go Large (2022)

Paramount Plus — June 17

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Starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, and based on a true story, the Paramount Plus original Jerry & Marge Go Large is one of the best new streaming movies this week. When a couple discovers a loophole in their state lottery system, they exploit it to win millions of dollars. Once rich, they use the money to revive their struggling small town.

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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.

Spiderhead (2022)

Netflix — June 17

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From the director of 2022’s breakout hit Top Gun: Maverick, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett, comes one of the most exciting new Netflix original movies premiering this year. Spiderhead sees two inmates bonding and questioning their roles at a high-tech facility where they are experimented on with emotion-controlling drugs.

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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