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

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 and to enjoy over Thanksgiving weekend.

Related: The best new TV shows to stream this week

Check out our top picks from major streamers like Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, and more, including free streamers like Tubi, 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. Among our most recent picks are new holiday titles including a romcom and a horror movie, a Will Smith-starring historical drama on Apple TV Plus, and Guillermo del Toro’s stunning new adaptation of Pinocchio.

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.

Bed Rest (2022)

Tubi — December 7

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In the Heights actress Melissa Barrera continues her horror streak after 2022’s Scream with this new Tubi original film. Barrera stars as a pregnant woman ordered to bed rest after years of struggling to start a family. Isolated, she begins to encounter ghostly apparitions and must think fast to protect herself and her unborn child. Is this all in her head, or is something truly out to get her?

Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022)

Shudder — December 9

A bloodied woman holds a rifle surrounded by Christmas lights in Christmas Bloody Christmas

Add this new entry in the Christmas horror genre to your watchlist if you want to stay in Santa’s “good” column. It’s Christmas Eve, and record store clerk Tori is ready to let loose and party. Unfortunately, an animatronic Santa Clause goes haywire and forces her to get into survival mode in this bloody bit of holiday mayhem.

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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.

Emancipation (2022)

Apple TV Plus — December 9

Will Smith in Emancipation

Will Smith stars in this historical drama from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. An enslaved man risks his life to return to his family and freedom. This film, based on a true story, follows his struggle to reach a better life in the American south.

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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.

Something from Tiffany’s (2022)

Prime Video — December 9

A woman and man stand together on a snowy street in Something from Tiffanys - best new streaming movies

Zoey Deutch and Kendrick Sampson star in this holiday romantic comedy on Prime Video. Sparks fly when a woman accidentally receives an engagement ring intended for someone else. Could the magic of Christmas be pulling the strings and setting up her happily ever after?

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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.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

Netflix — December 9

Pinocchio and Gepetto in Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

A beautiful and heartbreaking retelling of the classic story, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is not only one of the best new streaming movies this week but also one of the best films of the year. With gorgeous, sometimes grotesque stop-motion animation, del Toro resets the narrative in fascist, World War II Italy, exploring grief and mortality through the story of a wooden boy and his father.

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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.

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.

Smile (2022)

Paramount Plus — November 15

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Following the disturbing suiced of one of her patients, a therapist starts realizing she may be witnessing supernatural forces that threaten her and the people she loves. This horror film was a huge hit in theaters this year and got major buzz following a creepy viral advertising campaign, and it’s streaming on Paramount Plus.

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Paramount Plus

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.

The Wonder (2022)

Netflix — November 16

Florence Pugh as Lib Wright reaching her hand out to Kíla Lord Cassidy as Anna O’Donnell in The Wonder

Florence Pugh stars in this stirring new period drama from Netflix, one of the best new streaming movies of the week. In the Irish Midlands in 1862, an English nurse travels to a small village to observe an eleven-year-old girl who has completely stopped eating without visible negative effects. The mystery of the girl’s ailment stumps everyone and attracts pilgrims who want to witness the girl who won’t eat.

Disenchanted (2022)

Disney Plus — November 18

Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph in Disenchanted

The sequel to Enchanted, dropping on Disney Plus 15 years after the original film, sees Giselle, Robert, and Morgan relocating to a new community. But the move knocks the real world and Andalasia off-balance. Disenchanted stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph, Idina Menzel, and James Marsden.

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This 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.

First Reformed (2017)

Plex — November 18

Ethan Hawke as a priest in First Reformed

When he has a troubling encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife, a small-town pastor in upstate New York has his quiet life of piety and order completely shaken. From Raging Bull and Taxi Driver writer Paul Schrader comes one of the best new streaming movies this week, starring Ethan Hawke.

The People We Hate at the Wedding (2022)

Prime Video — November 18

The People We Hate at the Wedding

This new Amazon comedy follows two bickering siblings who travel, with their mother, to their estranged half-sister’s wedding in the English countryside. Predictably, things do not go smoothly. The film is directed by Claire Scanlon and stars Allison Janney, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Kristen Bell.

Spirited (2022)

Apple TV Plus — November 18

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You can revisit Charles Dickens’s Victorian Christmas classic A Christmas Carol with this new (rather loose) adaptation on Apple TV Plus. Set in the present day and starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, this new take is a musical following a misanthrope visited by ghosts who take him on a magical, redemptive journey. If you want a more classical interpretation, there will also be Netflix’s animated Scrooge: A Christmas Carol in December.

Dual (2022)

Hulu — November 20

Karen Gillan sits across from her clone in Dual - best new streaming movies

A fascinating and horrifying parable, Dual is one of the best films of 2022 and one the best new streaming movies to check out this week. When a woman is diagnosed with a deadly illness, she signs up for a program that will see her cloned to spare her loved ones unnecessary pain when she’s gone. But when she suddenly finds herself cured and free of illness, only one version of her may live, and the two will have to fight to the death in a dual. So begins the woman’s training for survival.

Blood Relatives (2022)

Shudder — November 22

Noah Segan in Blood Relatives

A 115-year-old Yiddish vampire has his afterlife rocked when he meets a girl claiming to be his daughter. The young vampire seems to be telling the truth, and now he sees a chance at having a family as he travels around America in his beat-up old muscle car.

Cyrano (2021)

Prime Video — November 23

Peter Dinklage in Cyrano - best new streaming movies

Joe Wright adapts the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac in this underappreciated gem from last year. Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage stars as the titular Cyrano, who, despite his cunning way with words, fears that his appearance makes him unlovable by the object of his affections, Roxanne. But he develops a plan to win her love anyway.

Good Night Oppy (2022)

Prime Video — November 23

A rover on Mars in Good Night Oppy - best new streaming movies

Opportunity, or “Oppy,” was a rover sent to Mars for a 90-day mission. Instead, she remained operational for 15 years. This new documentary explores what Oppy was up to all the way on the red planet for all those years, as well as the unique bond she formed with her humans on Earth.

Love, Lizzo (2022)

HBO Max — November 24

Portrait of Lizzo in black and white in Love, Lizzo

Global superstar Lizzo gets candid in this new documentary from HBO Max, one of the best new streaming movies to watch this week. The intimate documentary gives viewers a peak behind the scenes and sees the award-winning musician discussing body positivity, self-love, and the importance of recognizing Black women’s achievements.

The Noel Diary (2022)

Netflix — November 24

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A bestselling author returns home to settle his deceased mother’s affairs in this new Christmas story from Netflix. While going through her things, he finds an old diary. Meanwhile, he meets a young woman looking for her birth mother. Can the old diary hold the answers to their connection?

Troll (2022)

Netflix — December 1

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This Norwegian Netflix original is one of the best new streaming movies this week. When an ancient troll is unexpectedly awakened, an unlikely team of heroes must work together to stop the giant beast from killing countless people.

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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.

Bros (2022)

Peacock — December 2

Two men at a dinner table in Bros

Comedian Billy Eichner co-wrote and stars in this romantic comedy that tackles the very straight history of the genre. Eichner plays Bobby, a gay man with no interest in long-term relationships who is, nevertheless, tired of dating apps and his empty hookups. Sparks fly when he meets Aaron, an equally commitment-phobic man who is as drawn to Bobby as Bobby is to him, despite their many differences. 

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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.

Darby and the Dead (2022)

Hulu — December 2

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A supernatural teen comedy, Hulu’s Darby and the Dead sees a teen girl learning to commune with the dead after a near-death experience of her own. Now introverted and spending her time helping the dead with their unfinished business, Darby has mostly abandoned teen affairs. That all changes when the high school queen bee suddenly dies and wants Darby’s help convincing her friends to celebrate her 17th birthday party even though she can’t attend.

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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.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)

Netflix — December 2

Emma Corrin as Lady Chatterley and Jack O'Connell as Oliver Mellors, kissing, in Lady Chatterleys Lover

Based on the classic novel by D. H. Lawrence, the subject of an obscenity trial and numerous book bans, Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover stars Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell as star-crossed lovers. When she begins falling out of love with her husband, Lady Chatterley embarks on a forbidden love affair with the family gamekeeper.

The Lobster (2015)

Plex — December 2

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz running through a wheat field in The Lobster

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A dark and bizarre satire from director Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster imagines a dystopian reality in which people must find their mates by 45 or else be transformed into the animals of their choosing. The film stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, and John C. Reilly.

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.