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

The Oscars came and went without too many surprises (especially compared to last year), so now we can all get back to the important business of watching the best new offerings on our preferred streaming services before they disappear.

Throughout the month, the top streaming services are adding Oscar hopefuls and past Oscar darlings alike — as well as just plain good movies — and we’re keeping track of all of it. Read on for the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, and other streaming services.

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


Boston Strangler (2023) new
Boston Strangler
r 112m
Genre Crime, Thriller, History
Stars Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper
Directed by Matt Ruskin

Set in 1960s Boston, reporter Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley) faces rampant sexism from her employer, the Record-American newspaper, as she attempts to connect the dots and unravel the mystery of a serial killer on the loose.

As the so-called Boston Strangler continues his rampage, McLaughlin confides in colleague Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), and the duo go beyond the pale to investigate the murders. Putting themselves at grave risk, McLaughlin and Cole set out on a dogged mission to capture the killer.

Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Triangle of Sadness
63 %
r 147m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and one of the more surprising (and polarizing) Best Picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards, Triangle of Sadness follows a celebrity model couple aboard a luxury cruise. Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (the late Charlbi Dean) are thrilled to be invited aboard a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, believing it to be a great opportunity to earn some Instagram clout. But the unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson) leads the crew to catastrophe, leaving them stranded on a desert island and fighting for their lives.
The Shape of Water (2017)
The Shape of Water
87 %
r 123m
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
A past Best Picture winner by noted director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water takes place in a hidden high-security government laboratory in 1963 Cold War America. The mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) leads a lonely, solitary life as a maid in the facility, but everything changes when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) stumble upon a classified project. Deep in the lab, an amphibious man is being kept in captivity and studied, and he and Elisa form an instant connection.
Bruiser (2022)
r 100m
Genre Drama
Stars Jalyn Hall, Trevante Rhodes, Shamier Anderson
Directed by Miles Warren
A heavy coming-of-age film, this Hulu Original follows 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) as his ideas of manhood are shaped by two men in his life: his strict but loving father, Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), and a charismatic drifter named Porter (Trevante Rhodes). But when Darious learns who Porter truly is, he’s put in the middle of a controversy between the two men that threatens to destroy his family and his life.
Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
Cocaine Cowboys
59 %
r 118m
Genre Documentary, Crime
Stars Jon Roberts, Jorge Ayala, Mickey Munday
Directed by Billy Corben
This electrifying documentary is the true version of Scarface. In the 1980s, Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a level of violent crime not seen in the U.S. since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys tells the story of how Miami became the drug, murder, and cash capital of the world, with interviews from many important players in the saga. Plus, two follow-up documentaries are also on Hulu.

Amazon Prime Video

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022) new
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
70 %
pg 116m
Genre Drama, Comedy
Stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson
Directed by Anthony Fabian
When widowed cleaning lady Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) falls head over heels in love with a couture Dior dress, she decides she absolutely must have one. Working, starving, and gambling her way through 1950s London, Mrs. Harris finally raises enough money to make the trip to Paris. But her adventure changes not only on her outlook on life but the future of the House of Dior.
Jackass Forever (2022)
Jackass Forever
74 %
r 96m
Genre Comedy, Documentary
Stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius
Directed by Jeff Tremaine

The Jackass guys might be a little long in the tooth but that doesn’t mean they’re over the hill when it comes to death-defying, disgusting, or downright stupid stunts.

Picking up more than a decade after the last movie, the original jackasses reunite to celebrate the joy of being with your best friends while performing even more mind-bogglingly childish activities in the name of comedy. Plus, some new friends like Machine Gun Kelly help push the envelope even further.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction
94 %
r 154m
Genre Thriller, Crime
Stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
One of Quentin Tarantino’s most beloved movies, this timeline-hopping classic set in the Los Angeles criminal underworld follows philosophical hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Julius Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), gangster’s gal Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman), and washed-up boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) as they careen unknowingly towards one another in a series of increasingly bizarre events.
Creed (2015)
82 %
pg-13 133m
Genre Drama, Action
Stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Directed by Ryan Coogler
The third film in the spinoff series from the Rocky franchise is out now, so it’s the perfect time to catch up on the first two films, now available on Prime Video. Years after World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has hung up the gloves, he reluctantly becomes trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the hot-headed but promising son of his late friend Apollo Creed.
Smile (2022)
68 %
r 115m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey
Directed by Parker Finn
A viral marketing phenomenon, Smile made waves with creepy publicity stunts around the country, including nationally televised baseball games. Fortunately, the movie turned out to be pretty good too! After witnessing a strange, traumatic incident with a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) begins experiencing unexplainable, terrifying occurrences. As terror takes over her life, Rose finds herself on a collision course with her own past in a desperate attempt to escape this new reality.

HBO and HBO Max

Mortal Kombat (2021)
Mortal Kombat
44 %
r 110m
Genre Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson
Directed by Simon McQuoid

The classic video game series (and film franchise) gets a modern update in this original film. Unsuccessful MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is used to taking a beating for money, but when Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) sends Cryomancer Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) to hunt Cole down, Cole is barely able to escape.

Soon, Cole is led to the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, where he learns that Mortal Kombat, the great tournament of champions to determine dominance over Earthrealm is nigh. Marked to compete, Cole has no choice but to train with Earthrealm’s other warriors as the last defense against an Outworld invasion.

This Is the End (2013)
This Is the End
67 %
r 107m
Genre Action, Comedy
Stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen
Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
One of the wackier apocalyptic movies you’ll ever see, This Is The End kind of feels like an expensive excuse for a bunch of celebrities to hang out and crack jokes. Which, like, it kind of is. Despite his misgivings, Jay Baruchel attends a house party at James Franco’s house with his buddy Seth Rogen, where a who’s who of A-list celebrities are having a blast. But then the apocalypse starts.
Gravity (2013)
96 %
pg-13 91m
Genre Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón’s mind-blowing space thriller won seven Oscars, mostly in technical categories, including Best Director, for its horrifying rendition of space’s emptiness. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is on her first space shuttle mission. Veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) is commanding his last mission before retirement. It’s supposed to be routine, but when disaster strikes, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky untethered to anything but one another as they careen into the blackness of space. Losing their communication with Earth and facing a dwindling oxygen supply, the astronauts come to the terrifying conclusion that their only chance of making it back to Earth might be by going even deeper into the expanse.
Empire of Light (2022)
Empire of Light
54 %
r 115m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones
Directed by Sam Mendes
In the south coast of England in the 1980s, Hilary Small (Olivia Colman) works as the duty manager of a local cinema. Struggling with her mental health, she soon strikes up an unlikely friendship with Stephen (Michael Ward), a much younger Black man who starts working at the cinema. Bonding over their love of cinema, the unlikely duo form a powerful connection that isn’t accepted by all parties.
Eighth Grade (2018)
Eighth Grade
89 %
r 94m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
Directed by Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham’s directorial debut was a indie smash in 2018, introducing the world to the delightfully awkward Elise Fisher. The cringe-worthy, painfully relatable Eighth Grade is pretty much exactly how it sounds. 13-year-old Kayla (Fisher) is making her way through her last week of suburban middle school before beginning high school. Between mean girls, pool parties, and trying to get her pop culture vidcast going, it’s just a lot.


Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
Luther: The Fallen Sun
54 %
r 129m
Genre Crime, Drama
Stars Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Cynthia Erivo
Directed by Jamie Payne
Luther gained popularity in the U.K. as a BBC series before Netflix brought it to the U.S., rebranding as a Netflix Original. Now, Netflix is taking the story further in this original feature film continuation of the acclaimed series. Disgraced and behind bars, brilliant detective John Luther (Idris Elba) is haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who continues to taunt him. But when a gruesome serial killer (Andy Serkis) begins to terrorize London, Luther sees a chance at redemption, resolving to break out of prison by any means necessary.
The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover
73 %
r 100m
Genre Comedy
Stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis
Directed by Todd Phillips

A comedy hit that became big enough to spawn two sequels, The Hangover is a raunchy odyssey to figure out what the heck happened last night. Two days before his wedding, Doug (Justin Bartha) and his buddies Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) head to Vegas for one blowout evening. But Doug also has to bring along his oddball future brother-in-law, Alan (Zach Galifianakis).

When the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with zero memory of what happened the night before and are unable to find Doug, they discover Alan spiked their drinks in a misguided attempt to add to the fun. Now, the trio must race against time to retrace their steps and find Doug before the wedding.

Your Place or Mine (2023)
Your Place or Mine
pg-13 109m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams
Directed by Aline Brosh McKenna
Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher star as best friends who are total opposites in this Netflix Original romantic comedy. Debbie lives in LA, pursuing the perfect routine with her busy life as a single mom. Peter lives in New York, and thrives in a spontaneous, constantly changing life. When the two decide to swap houses and lives for a week, they soon find their opposite lifestyles might be exactly what each of them needs more of.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
51 %
pg 106m
Genre Comedy, Family, Music
Stars Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Shawn Mendes
Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck
The Primm family (Scoot McNairy, Constance Wu, Winslow Fegley) relocate to New York City, where little Josh (Fegley) struggles to adapt to a new school, a new city, and new friends. But when he discovers a singing, bath-taking crocodile named Lyle (Shawn Mendes) in the attic, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, their evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman) wants Lyle eradicated. To save Lyle, the Primms must team up with Lyle’s owner Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem).
You People (2023)
You People
53 %
r 117m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Directed by Kenya Barris
When Ezra (Jonah Hill) and Amira (Lauren London) fall in love, they’re fully aware that opposites attract. However, as an interracial couple, they soon find themselves navigating frustrating societal expectations and generational differences in their families. Their love must endure the culture clash. This Netflix Original stars Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and David Duchovny in supporting roles.


Chang Can Dunk (2023)
Chang Can Dunk
Genre Family, Comedy
Stars Bloom Li, Chase Liefeld, Heather Lee
Directed by Jingyi Shao
An inspirational sports movie like only Disney can make, Chang Can Dunk follows 16-year-old Chang (Bloom Li), a 5-foot, 8-inch Asian-American basketball fanatic who just wants to dunk. But in his relentless pursuit to touch rim and get the girl, he embarks on a surprising journey that teaches him more about himself, his friends, and his mother.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
67 %
pg-13 162m
Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Despite the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther franchise marches forward as Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje struggle to hold Wakanda together in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Fighting to protect their nation from intervening world powers, Wakanda soon faces the revival of an old threat, as Namor (Tenoch Huerta Mejía) and the nation of Atlantis come calling.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2022)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
pg 74m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Brady Noon, Hunter Dillon, Ethan William Childress
Directed by Luke Cormican
The second film in Disney’s revitalization of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise sees angst-ridden middle schooler Greg Heffley (Brady Noon) start a new school year. But the torment of his lazy, undisciplined rocker high school-aged brother, Rodrick (Hunter Dillon), is making it really hard for Greg to focus on school and his own life. Will they ever learn to get along?

Apple TV+

Sharper (2023)
64 %
r 116m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith
Directed by Benjamin Caron
In the edgy thriller Sharper, Max (Sebastian Stan) is a con artist who has made a habit of taking on Manhattan’s billionaires. When he sets his sights on Madeline Phillips (Julianne Moore) and her family, the lines of the con begin to blur. Between suspect motivations and expectations, secrets and lies, nothing is as it seems except for a family becoming progressively torn apart.
Emancipation (2022)
55 %
r 132m
Genre Thriller, History, Drama
Stars Will Smith, Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Will Smith’s first movie since “the slap,” Emancipation follows the true-life story of a slave’s harrowing journey toward freedom. Inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, the film follows Peter (Smith) as he risks his life to escape bondage and return to his family. Relying on his wits and faith, Peter evades bounty hunters amid the swamps of Louisiana to reunite with the ones he loves.
Spirited (2022)
56 %
pg-13 127m
Genre Comedy
Stars Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Tracy Morgan
Directed by Sean Anders
Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell star in this slightly family-friendly twist on A Christmas Carol. It turns out that the three spirits of the classic Dickensian tale didn’t stop at Ebenezer Scrooge. They do this dark torment thing every Christmas, choosing a new soul to benevolently haunt each Christmas Eve. But this year, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell) picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Reynolds) has an answer for everything and turns the tables, sending Present on his own existential journey through past, present, and future.

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