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Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and more

With the 2024 Oscars in the rearview mirror, now’s the time to catch up on the nominees and other hits with our weekly update of the best movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and other services. Featuring some of the biggest films available for streaming, as well as a number of interesting new originals arriving each week, this list is well worth your time.

The middle of the month tends to be a little slower and this March is no exception. While two intriguing documentaries join this list, there’s only one fiction film: Nicolas Cage’s Dream Scenario on Max.

We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on HBO.

New movies to stream at a glance


The Stones and Brian Jones (2023) new

The Stones and Brian Jones
75 %
pg-13 93m
Genre Documentary
Stars Nick Broomfield, Brian Jones, Freddie Fox
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Brian Jones was a founding member and original leader of iconic band The Rolling Stones, but his legend is largely lost to history due to the band’s sustained success after his untimely death. The Stones and Brian Jones seeks to restore credit to Jones, one of the key secrets to the band’s success, through interviews with all of The Stones’ performers and new archival footage.

Poor Things (2023)

Poor Things
87 %
r 141m
Genre Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Stars Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
A 2024 Best Picture nominee, Poor Things is a sadistic twist on the Frankenstein story. Brought back to life by the brilliant Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), Bella Baxter (Emma Stone) is eager to learn of the world she has been resurrected into. Free from the prejudices of her now-distant times, she runs off with the slick, debauched lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo) on an adventure across the continents. The more she learns, the more steadfast Bella becomes in her commitment to stand for equality and liberation.

The Marsh King's Daughter (2023)

The Marsh King's Daughter
47 %
r 109m
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Daisy Ridley, Ben Mendelsohn, Garrett Hedlund
Directed by Neil Burger
Helena (Daisy Ridley) leads a seemingly ordinary life, except for one dark truth. Her father is the infamous Marsh King (Ben Mendelsohn), the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. When he escapes from prison, Helena knows he’s coming for her and her family, gearing up to face the demons of her past and outwit the monster who taught her about wilderness survival.

Dreamin' Wild (2023)

Dreamin' Wild
66 %
pg 110m
Genre Music, Drama
Stars Casey Affleck, Walton Goggins, Zooey Deschanel
Directed by Bill Pohlad
Casey Affleck and Zooey Deschanel star in Dreamin’ Wild, the true story of singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson (Affleck) and his family after the album Donnie and his brother Joe (Walton Goggins) recorded as teens emerges after 30 years of obscurity and is deemed a last masterpiece. The sudden rediscovery launches Donnie and Joe to stardom and offers the hope of second chances, but it also presents new challenges as Donnie, Joe, their father Don Sr. (Beau Bridges), and Donnie’s wife Nancy (Zooey Deschanel) must all come to terms with the past and navigate a new future in the spotlight.

All of Us Strangers (2023)

All of Us Strangers
90 %
r 106m
Genre Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Stars Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Carter John Grout
Directed by Andrew Haigh
This surrealist modern drama stars Andrew Scott as Adam, an everyday man living on a near-empty tower block in London. One night, however, he has a chance encounter with his mysterious neighbor, Harry (Aftersun‘s Paul Mescal), and starts a relationship that draws Adam deep into his memories. All of Us Strangers is a fantastical examination of love, memory, and loss as Adam draws lines from this promising future to a grim past in the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) died 30 years before and appear to still be living now just as they were on the day they died.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

Dream Scenario (2023) new

Dream Scenario
74 %
r 102m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Bird
Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
In Dream Scenario, Nicolas Cage stars as hapless family man Paul Matthews, who finds his life dramatically changed when millions of people all over the world start seeing him in their dreams. But when what was a weird, but more or less charming phenomenon turns nightmarish, Paul has to deal with the international fallout.

Wonka (2023)

66 %
pg 117m
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key
Directed by Paul King

A family-friendly hit of 2023, Wonka stars Timothée Chalamet as the extraordinary character at the center of Roald Dahl’s iconic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka. This prequel to that story tells how Wonka rose as a young man to become the world’s greatest inventor, magician, and chocolate maker. Featuring musical performances, dancing kids, fireworks galore, and Hugh Grant as a grumpy Oompa Loompa, Wonka is a charming movie that could only come from the director who made Paddington 2.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
42 %
pg-13 124m
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Stars Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Directed by James Wan
The superhero genre may be struggling, but that won’t stop Jason Momoa from giving his best effort. In the second Aquaman film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) seeks to avenge his father’s death by taking down Aquaman (Momoa) once and for all. Armed with the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force, Black Manta is more formidable than ever, forcing Aquaman to turn to his imprisoned brother, the former King Orm of Atlantis (Patrick Wilson), to help save the family and the world.

Priscilla (2023)

79 %
r 110m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Ari Cohen
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Teenage Priscilla Beaulieu (Cailee Spaeny) meets world-famous rock-and-roll superstar Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) at a party, sparking a surprising and complicated relationship. Sofia Coppola examines this iconic love story through Priscilla’s eyes, chronicling an underexplored side of the long courtship and roller-coaster marriage of Elvis and Priscilla. From the German army base where they first met to Graceland, Priscilla dives deep into the Elvis mythology.

The Color Purple (2023)

The Color Purple
72 %
pg-13 141m
Genre Music, Drama
Stars Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks
Directed by Blitz Bazawule
A musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s seminal novel, The Color Purple tells the decades-spanning story of Celie’s (Fantasia Barrino) resilient journey to independence. Despite many hardships and obstacles, Celie is lifted up by the strength of her unbreakable bonds with her sisters, Shug (Taraji P. Henson) and Sofia (Danielle Brooks).

Amazon Prime Video

Frida (2024) new

74 %
r 87m
Genre Documentary
Stars Frida Kahlo
Directed by Carla Gutierrez
This powerful Amazon original documentary dives deep into the life, mind, and heart of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Using her own words drawn from her diary, letters, essays, and print interviews, Frida is a magical documentary, brought to life by lyrical animation inspired by her artwork.

Ricky Stanicky (2024)

Ricky Stanicky
r 113m
Genre Comedy
Stars Zac Efron, John Cena, Andrew Santino
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Childhood best friends Dean, JT, and Wes (Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler) loved to get into trouble as kids, and they always blamed it on the imaginary Ricky Stanicky. Twenty years later, they’re still invoking Ricky when they get up to no good. But when their spouses and partners finally get suspicious, they demand to meet Ricky. So, the gang hires washed-up actor and celebrity impersonator “Rock Hard” Rod (John Cena) to portray the fabled friend. But when Rod takes the role too far, the boys begin to wish they didn’t invent Ricky at all.

This Is Me…Now (2024)

This Is Me…Now
pg-13 65m
Genre Music
Stars Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe, Trevor Noah
Directed by Dave Meyers
Step into the life of Jennifer Lopez in This Is Me… Now: A Love Story. Directed by Dave Meyers, this narrative-driven, genre-bending Amazon original is dropping in tandem with Lopez’s first studio album in a decade. The cinematic, musical feature takes an introspective look into Lopez’s past and her journey to self-discovery and self-love over an iconic career.

The Underdoggs (2024)

The Underdoggs
r 96m
Genre Comedy
Stars Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter
Directed by Charles Stone III
Snoop Dogg stars in this Prime Video Original as Jaycen “Two Js” Jennings, a washed-up former football star. Jaycen’s rock-bottom is being sentenced to community service coaching the Underdoggs, a rambunctious peewee football team in Long Beach, California. Rather than dwell on the negative, though, Jaycen embraces the challenge of transforming the unruly Underdoggs into champions, all while reconnecting with an old flame, old teammates, and the glory days.

Role Play (2023)

Role Play
Genre Crime, Romance, Action
Stars David Oyelowo, Kaley Cuoco, Bill Nighy
Directed by Thomas Vincent
Fresh off the success of Max’s The Flight Attendant, Kaley Cuoco keeps up the comedy thriller vibes in Role Play. Cuoco plays Emma, a seemingly dutiful housewife with two kids leading a peaceful life in the New Jersey suburbs. But she also leads a secret life as a hired assassin. When she and her husband, David (David Oyelowo), decide to spice up their marriage with a little role play, things get a little too real when David discovers Emma’s secret life.

Foe (2023)

44 %
r 111m
Genre Drama, Science Fiction, Romance
Stars Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre
Directed by Garth Davis
Saoirse Ronan stars in the Amazon Original sci-fi romance Foe, which is based on the bestselling novel by Ian Reid. Hen (Ronan) and Junior (Aftersun‘s Paul Mescal) live a peaceful life farming a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family in generations. When an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) shows up with an unusual proposal, however, their lives are thrown into turmoil.


Damsel (2024)

pg-13 109m
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
Stars Millie Bobby Brown, Nick Robinson, Robin Wright
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
The damsel in distress story gets turned upside down in Damsel. The dutiful Elodie (Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown) agrees to marry the handsome Prince Harry (Nick Robinson), only to find out that the royal family has only recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Now, Elodie is at the bottom of a deep cave, trapped inside with a fire-breathing dragon with only her wits and will to make it out alive.

Spaceman (2024)

57 %
r 108m
Genre Drama, Science Fiction
Stars Adam Sandler, Paul Dano, Carey Mulligan
Directed by Johan Renck
Adam Sandler’s wacky “do whatever I want” tour at Netflix continues with Spaceman, a sci-fi drama about an astronaut six months into a solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system. Jakub (Sandler) finally realizes that his wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), might not be waiting for him when he returns to Earth, entering a crisis of conscience. Fortunately, there to help him make sense of what went wrong is the mysterious creature Hanuš (voiced by Paul Dano), lurking in the bowels of Jakub’s ship.

Code 8 Part II (2024)

Code 8 Part II
r 100m
Genre Science Fiction, Action
Stars Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Alex Mallari Jr.
Directed by Jeff Chan

The follow-up to Netflix’s original sci-fi hit Code 8, Part II delves deeper into this dystopian future where humans are policed by robots. Pavani (Sirena Gulamgaus) is fighting to get justice for the murder of her brother at the hands of corrupt robot cops. To help, she enlists an ex-con and his brother (Robbie and Stephen Amell) to take on a well-protected police sergeant.

Thanksgiving (2023)

63 %
r 106m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, Addison Rae
Directed by Eli Roth
A seemingly ridiculous premise, Thanksgiving works thanks to the expertise of horror maestro Eli Roth (Hostel, Knock Knock). After a Black Friday riot in Plymouth, Massachusetts, ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer descends upon the birthplace of the holiday. What begins as random revenge killings, however, are soon discovered to be part of a larger holiday conspiracy.

Players (2024)

r 105m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Gina Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Ellis
Directed by Trish Sie
Gina Rodriguez and Damon Wayans Jr. star in Players, a Netflix original rom-com about a couple of friends who have successfully devised hook-up “plays” for years. New York sportswriter Mack (Rodriguez) and her best friend Adam (Wayans) have built a strict set of ground rules while enjoying countless one-night stands. The biggest rule: you can’t build a relationship from a play. But when Mack starts falling for her latest target, Nick (Tom Ellis), she begins to rethink the game.


Mean Girls (2024)

Mean Girls
55 %
pg-13 113m
Genre Comedy
Stars Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli'i Cravalho
Directed by Samantha Jayne, Arturo Perez Jr.
The film adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 hit film (what a mouthful), Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is a new student once again! Despite making quick friends with outcasts Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she’s soon lured into “The Plastics,” the top tier of the social hierarchy, ruled by conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp). Caught between wanting to take down the cruel queen and a desire to become the queen herself, Cady must navigate the high school gauntlet and try to remain true to herself.

The Tiger's Apprentice (2024)

The Tiger's Apprentice
62 %
Genre Action, Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stars Brandon Soo Hoo, Henry Golding, Lucy Liu
Directed by Raman Hui
This Paramount+ original tells the story of Tom (Brandon Soo Hoo), a normal boy living in San Francisco’s Chinatown who is dragged kicking and screaming into a magical world after the death of his grandmother, guardian of a mythical, powerful phoenix egg. Now, Tom must apprentice with a new mentor, the tiger, Mr. Hu (Henry Golding). Alongside Mr. Hu and a band of exotic creatures of the Chinese zodiac, Tom must learn ancient magic and inherit his destiny as the egg’s new protector.

Apple TV+

Napoleon (2023)

64 %
r 158m
Genre Drama, History, War
Stars Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim
Directed by Ridley Scott
One of the biggest movies of 2023, Ridley Scott’s Napoleon stars Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The action-packed epic chronicles Bonaparte’s relentless rise to power and visionary military and political tactics that propelled his conquest of Europe, all set against his volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine (Vanessa Kirby). Scott taps into the dynamic action sequences of Gladiator while dialing up the stakes and the scale of 19th-century battle.

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

Killers of the Flower Moon
89 %
r 206m
Genre Crime, Drama, History
Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese’s American epic Killers of the Flower Moon is considered an Oscar favorite for Best Actress and numerous other categories. In the early 1900s, the Osage Nation discovered oil underneath their Native American lands, making them some of the wealthiest people in the world overnight. Unsurprisingly, that wealth drew white manipulators, extortionists, and thieves who pillaged and threatened the Osage as much as they could before resorting to outright murder to take over the oil fields. Killers of the Flower Moon tells this horrific story through the lens of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his improbable romance with Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone).


Oppenheimer (2023)

90 %
r 181m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Considered by many critics and moviegoers alike to be Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece, Oppenheimer is one of the best movies of 2023. Cillian Murphy has already taken home several major awards for his portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who was foundational to the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Oppenheimer famously regretted his role in The Manhattan Project, fearing the enormous consequences of the weapon he helped unleash upon the world.

The Holdovers (2023)

The Holdovers
82 %
r 133m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa, Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Directed by Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne (SidewaysNebraska) directs the dry comedy The Holdovers, which is about a New England prep school instructor (Paul Giamatti) who is asked to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the students with nowhere to go. Miserable at first, Paul Hunham soon begins to form unlikely friendships with Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa), a traumatized but smart troublemaker, and the school’s head cook (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), who just lost a son in Vietnam.

The Exorcist: Believer (2023)

The Exorcist: Believer
39 %
r 111m
Genre Horror
Stars Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum
Directed by David Gordon Green
Looking for some highly produced horror? Enter David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist: Believer. Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr.) has raised his daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett), on his own since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake over a decade ago. When Angela and her friend disappear into the woods for three days, only to return with no memory of what happened, an evil that Victor can’t navigate on his own creeps into their lives. Desperate, he seeks out Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the only person alive who has seen anything like what is happening to his daughter.


The Marvels (2023)

The Marvels
50 %
pg-13 105m
Genre Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Stars Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani
Directed by Nia DaCosta
One of Marvel’s biggest releases of 2023, The Marvels sees the return of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), after she reclaims her identity from the Kree and avenges herself on the Supreme Intelligence. But now, she’s forced to deal with the burden of a destabilized universe. When she travels through a wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, Carol finds her powers entangled with Jersey City superfan Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), as well as her estranged niece, S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Together, they must join their powers to save the universe as The Marvels.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
58 %
pg-13 155m
Genre Adventure, Action
Stars Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by James Mangold
Indy is back for the final(?) adventure in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. In a new age and close to retirement, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is struggling to fit into a world that seems to have passed him by. But when a familiar evil returns in the form of an old rival, the world calls on Indy once again to pick up the whip and keep an ancient, powerful artifact from falling into the hands of the bad guys. After teaming up with Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Indy is off on yet another adventure.

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Haunted Mansion
47 %
pg-13 123m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, LaKeith Stanfield
Directed by Justin Simien
The famous Disneyland ride comes to life as single mom Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help her exorcise her newly bought mansion after she discovers it completely inhabited by ghosts. An all-star cast includes LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Ends), and Tiffany Haddish.

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