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

Throughout 2024, we’ll keep tracking of all the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and other services. Some of 2023’s hits will start streaming this month, and services are also offering up some quality originals. Keep coming back because we update this list every week to constantly give you ideas for something new to watch.

This week, a trio of original comedies hit three different streaming services, while Hulu also adds the critically acclaimed documentary Beyond Utopia.

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


Lift (2024) new

pg-13 106m
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Stars Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Comedian Kevin Hart stars in this Netflix Original action comedy, one of the streamer’s first big pictures of 2024. In Lift, Cyrus Whitaker (Hart) and his international heist crew take on one of their most daring challenge yet: lifting $500 million in gold from a passenger plane flying at 40,000 feet.

The Equalizer 3 (2023)

The Equalizer 3
58 %
r 109m
Genre Action, Thriller, Crime
Stars Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Eugenio Mastrandrea
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
One of the more underrated franchises running right now, The Equalizer series features beloved actor Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a former government assassin struggling to reconcile the terrible things he’s done in the past. One avenue of solace, however, is serving justice on behalf of the oppressed, or equalizing. In The Equalizer 3 finds McCall settling into surprising tranquility in Southern Italy — until he discovers that his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. Now, it’s time to equalize once again, this time against the mafia.

Society of the Snow (2023)

Society of the Snow
70 %
r 144m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Enzo Vogrincic, Agustín Pardella, Matías Recalt
Directed by J. A. Bayona
Many have heard the story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a flight chartered by a rugby team that crashed in the Andes mountain range. Many have heard the harrowing tales of what the few surviving passengers had to do to live in one of the world’s toughest environments. This acclaimed festival favorite adapts Pablo Vierci’s book of the same name, recounting for all 16 survivors of the crash and the extreme lengths they had to go to survive 72 days in the frozen mountain tundra. Society of the Snow became the Spanish entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards and Netflix acquired distribution rights in 2023.

Maestro (2023)

77 %
r 131m
Genre Drama, Romance, Music
Stars Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer
Directed by Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper wrote, directs, and stars in this drama that traces the love story of composer Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan). After meeting at a party in 1946, the lovers endured two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and three children amid a constant struggle to balance family and Bernstein’s fame as a world-famous conductor.

Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire (2023)

Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire
31 %
pg-13 134m
Genre Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Stars Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Charlie Hunnam
Directed by Zack Snyder
This ambitious space epic is about as Zack Snyder as it gets, for better and for worse. (It probably won’t rank as one of Zack Snyder’s best movies given the negative early reviews.) After crash-landing on a peaceful moon colony on the edge of the galaxy, mysterious Kora (Sofia Boutella) leads a quiet existence as a farmer. But when the tyrannical Regent Balisarius (Fra Fee) descends upon the farmers after they unwittingly sell goods to his rival, Kora becomes the colony’s only hope for survival. After rounding up allies from neighboring planets, they take a stand against Balisarius.


Self Reliance (2024) new

Self Reliance
65 %
r 89m
Genre Comedy
Stars Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Morales
Directed by Jake Johnson
When Tommy (New Girl‘s Jake Johnson) receives a random invitation from actor Andy Samberg to get into his limo, he stumbles into a thrilling adventure. Samberg is starting a dark web reality TV show in which assassins from all over the world attempt to kill strangers for 30 days. There’s one catch: He can’t be killed if he’s not completely alone. In Self-Reliance, Tommy teams up with another contestant, Maddy (Anna Kendrick), to try to game the game and split the million-dollar prize.

Beyond Utopia (2023) new

Beyond Utopia
84 %
pg-13 116m
Genre Documentary, Thriller
Stars Barbara Demick, Kim Sung-eun, Lee Hyeon-seo
Directed by Madeleine Gavin
One of 2023’s most thrilling documentaries, Beyond Utopia follows the journeys of multiple families as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth. The doc focuses on a pastor attempting to reunite a mother with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five embarking on a treacherous journey into the Chinese mountains to leave behind a homeland they once believed was a paradise.

It Lives Inside (2023)

It Lives Inside
50 %
pg-13 99m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan
Directed by Bishal Dutta
Sam (Megan Suri) is desperate to fit in at her school, leading her to reject her Indian culture to be more like the white children around her. But she’ll need to learn to accept her heritage after a mythological demonic spirit latches onto her best friend and refuses to let go.

Maggie Moore(s) (2023)

Maggie Moore(s)
57 %
r 99m
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Stars Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Micah Stock
Directed by John Slattery
Chief Jordan Sanders (Confess, Fletch‘s Jon Hamm) enjoys a quiet life in his peaceful Arizona town. But when two women with the same name are murdered back-to-back, he’s suddenly asked to do more than he ever has in his career. Tina Fey co-stars in a murder mystery that has a wry sense of humor and a light touch.

Operation Napoleon (2023)

Operation Napoleon
64 %
Genre Thriller
Stars Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Jack Fox, Iain Glen
Directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson
After Icelandic lawyer Kristin (Vivian Ólafsdóttir) receives footage of an airplane wreck exposed by glacial melting, she’s soon drawn into an international conspiracy. The Nazi World War II plane attracts not just criminals, but also CIA director William Carr (Iain Glen), who has been secretly working to remove all signs of the wreck for a long time. Now, Kristin must find the key to solve the riddle of Operation Napoleon.

Amazon Prime Video

Role Play (2023) new

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.

Saltburn (2023)

61 %
r 131m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike
Directed by Emerald Fennell
Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) is struggling to fit in at Oxford University. This makes him the perfect target for the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Priscilla‘s Jacob Elordi), who invites Oliver to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a bizarre and grim summer.

Merry Little Batman (2023)

Merry Little Batman
g 92m
Genre Action, Animation, Family
Stars Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell
Directed by Mike Roth
This funky Amazon Prime Video original tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian (better known as Robin), who just wants to be like his dad. When Batman leaves home to take on Gotham’s supervillains on Christmas Eve, Damian soon discovers an even larger conspiracy to steal Christmas and seizes his chance.

Your Christmas or Mine 2 (2023)

Your Christmas or Mine 2
Genre Comedy
Stars Asa Butterfield, Cora Kirk, Alex Jennings
Directed by Jim O'Hanlon
James (Asa Butterfield) and Hayley (Cora Kirk) are back spending Christmas with their families once again, despite their reservations and despite accidentally swapping family Christmases last year. Now, they’re finally all together on a ski trip that surely must go better than last year.


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.

Genie (2023)

pg 93m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Melissa McCarthy, Paapa Essiedu, Denée Benton
Directed by Sam Boyd
Looking for something to watch with the kids? This light-hearted holiday comedy stars Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as Flora, a genie who has been trapped for more than 2,000 years inside an antique jewelry box when she’s finally inadvertently released by Bernard (Paapa Essiedu). Bernard’s life is unraveling around him, but now he’s got a genie bound to him that might be able to set things straight.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

Barbie (2023)

80 %
pg-13 114m
Genre Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Stars Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera
Directed by Greta Gerwig
One half of the moviegoing phenomenon, Barbenheimer, Barbie was the feel-good hit of the summer and an absolute meme factory. All the Barbies and Kens are living perfect lives in the seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land, but something just keeps feeling off to Stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie). Determined to get to the bottom of it, she goes to the real world expecting to find a matriarchal paradise. Not only is she severely disillusioned, but her mischievous Ken (Ryan Gosling) picks up some patriarchal ideas to bring back to Barbie Land, tipping everything on its head.

Great Photo, Lovely Life (2023)

Great Photo, Lovely Life
pg 112m
Genre Documentary
Stars Amanda Mustard
Directed by Rachel Beth Anderson, Amanda Mustard
Photojournalist Amanda Mustard makes herself the subject in this HBO Original documentary as she explores the decades of sexual abuse committed by her grandfather. Digging into the life of a tyrant to his family and community, Mustard delves deep into intergenerational trauma, family secrets, and redemption for her family.

Little Richard: I Am Everything (2023)

Little Richard: I Am Everything
79 %
pg-13 98m
Genre Documentary, Music
Stars Little Richard, John Waters, Mick Jagger
Directed by Lisa Cortés
One of the most electrifying characters in rock n’ roll, Little Richard became a Black queer icon. But Richard Penniman was more than just a contributor; he was far more of a pioneer than the whitewashed canon of American pop music would have the historical record show. This documentary dives deep into Richard’s complicated world, exploring his life story through interviews with family, musicians, and academics. The acceptance and self-expression that Richard gave to the world, he was never truly able to give himself as he continuously struggled in a crucible between God, sex, and music.

The Nun II (2023)

The Nun II
47 %
r 110m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid
Directed by Michael Chaves
The second in Warner Bros. The Nun series, aptly titled The Nun II, picks up in France in 1956 after the murder of a priest. A supernatural evil is spreading through the church and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) goes to investigate. Her investigation soon brings her face-to-face once again with Valak, the demon nun.

No Accident (2023)

No Accident
r 97m
Genre Documentary
Directed by Kristi Jacobson
This documentary chronicles the fight to bring white supremacists to justice after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. After counterprotesters suffered injuries and Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist driver, a civil lawsuit was organized against white nationalist leaders and organizations. This is the story of that suit, which exposed a broad network of conspirators.

Apple TV+

The Family Plan (2023)

The Family Plan
pg-13 119m
Genre Action, Comedy
Stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, Maggie Q
Directed by Simon Cellan Jones
Dan Morgan (Mark Wahlberg) is a successful car salesman leading a quiet suburban life with his wife and three children. Decades earlier, however, he was a government assassin. Turns out, you can’t just leave that life behind, so when enemies track him down, Dan and his blindsided wife (Michelle Monaghan) take the kids on a cross-country road trip. Determined to take his family on the vacation of a lifetime while simultaneously protecting his family, Dan taps into his long-dormant skills without revealing to his kids what he used to do.

Fingernails (2023)

58 %
r 113m
Genre Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy, Romance
Stars Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Jeremy Allen White
Directed by Christos Nikou
Anna (Jessie Buckley) feels that her relationship with her longtime partner might not be true love. So when she secretly begins working at a mysterious institute that detects the presence of romantic love in desperate couples, she tests herself, only to find that she does, in fact, have the real thing with her partner, Ryan (The Bear‘s Jeremy Allen White). But she’s still not sure. And then she meets Amir (Riz Ahmed).


Finestkind (2023)

45 %
r 126m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Foster, Toby Wallace
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Set in the world of commercial fishing in New England, Finestkind tells the story of two brothers (Ben Foster and Toby Wallace), raised in different worlds, as they’re reunited as adults. Backed against a wall, the brothers make a deal with a violent Boston crime gang while a young woman (Wednesday‘s Jenna Ortega) is inadvertently caught in the middle, testing the bonds of all.

Showing Up (2023) new

Showing Up
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Michelle Williams, Hong Chau, André 3000
Directed by Kelly Reichardt

Now’s a good time to catch up on one of 2023’s most underrated movies, Showing Up. Lizzy is a sculptor living in Oregon who is preparing for an exhibit showing her latest works. Her preparations get interrupted by a jealous neighbor, troublesome family members, and acts of nature that threaten her sculptors and her insanity. A low-key comedy about the pains and pleasures of creativity, Showing Up is worth a look if only to see Michelle Williams give another outstanding performance as Lizzy. 


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.

Elemental (2023)

58 %
pg 102m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen
Directed by Peter Sohn
Pixar’s newest release has gone straight to Disney+. In Element City, fire, water, land, and air coexist together but they don’t necessarily hang out together. But the fiery Ember (Leah Lewis) and go-with-the-flow guy Wade (Mamoudou Athie) are out to determine the elements have more in common than meets the eye.

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