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

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
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As the weather cools down and theaters empty of the summertime crowds, the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and more are worth your attention. Fortunately, we follow the calendar closely, adding all of the best new arrivals to this roundup for your convenience. You’ll always have something new to watch.

September has been packed with quality additions, and this week Netflix and Apple TV+ join in the fun.

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

Netflix

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023) new

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
84 %
pg 41m
Genre Comedy, Adventure
Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel
Directed by Wes Anderson
Fans of Asteroid City, you’re in luck! Wes Anderson’s short film adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s more underrecognized works doesn’t fit the traditional mold of this roundup, but it’s a star-studded Wes Anderson piece so it makes the cut. Henry Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. Greedy and narcissistic, Sugar steals the guru’s magical book which allows him to steal the skill and see the future; skills he immediately uses to cheat at gambling.

Reptile (2023) new

Reptile
54 %
r 136m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone
Directed by Grant Singer
Benicio del Toro, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Silverstone star in this hard-boiled Netflix Original thriller. Tom Nichols (del Toro) is a hardened detective assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a young real estate agent. But as he digs into the case, he stumbles across a larger conspiracy that begins to dismantle illusions in his own life as everybody becomes a suspect.

El Conde (2023)

El Conde
71 %
r 111m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Jaime Vadell, Gloria Münchmeyer, Alfredo Castro
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Pablo Larraín’s wacky bit of satirical revisionist history details a universe in which Augusto Pinochet (Jaime Vadell) is not dead, but a 250-year-old vampire living in obscurity. At his ripe old age, Pinochet finally decides he’s tired of being remembered as a thief and embarks on his next grand adventure: figuring out how to die.

Love at First Sight (2023)

Love at First Sight
pg-13 90m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Rob Delaney
Directed by Vanessa Caswill
This popular Netflix original romance stars Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy as star-crossed, would-be lovers. After she misses her flight from New York to London, Hadley (Richardson) meets Oliver (Hardy) in the airport and sparks fly instantly. After a long plane ride getting to know one another, they’re separated at customs at Heathrow and seem to be completely jinxed when it comes to meeting up again. If you’ve ever had one of those airplane seat love stories, this one’s for you.

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (2023)

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
71 %
pg-13 103m
Genre Comedy
Stars Sunny Sandler, Samantha Lorraine, Idina Menzel
Directed by Sammi Cohen
Adam Sandler continues to do pretty much whatever he wants at Netflix. This time, it’s casting his entire family in a movie and, surprisingly, it actually kinda works. Sunny Sandler stars as Stacy Friedman, the youngest child of a fictionalized version of the Sandler family, who’s on the brink of her bat mitzvah. She and her best friend, Lydia (Samantha Lorraine), have long dreamed of having epic events one right after thee another. But when a boy and middle school drama gets between them, things spiral out of control quickly.

Apple TV+

Flora and Son (2023) new

Flora and Son
75 %
r 97m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Stars Eve Hewson, Orén Kinlan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Directed by John Carney
The newest modern musical from John Carney (OnceSing Street) stars Eve Hewson as single mom Flora, completely at a loss with how to deal with her teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). When a police officer encourages Max to find a hobby, Flora decides to push him into learning the guitar. Max bucks, but Flora soon finds a love for the instrument herself through remote classes with a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). And Max, it turns out, just happens to have another musical talent that allows mother and son to discover a secret love of music together.

The Beanie Bubble (2023)

The Beanie Bubble
56 %
r 110m
Genre Comedy
Stars Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook
Directed by Kristin Gore, Damian Kulash
A semi-true story of the incredible Beanie Babies boom of the 1990s, The Beanie Bubble introduces the world to Ty Warner (Zach Galifianakis), a frustrated toy salesman struggling to get any idea off the ground. But when he collaborates with Robbie (Elizabeth Banks), Sheila (Succession‘s Sarah Snook), and Maya (Geraldine Viswanathan), his one masterstroke of an idea grows into the world’s wildest toy craze. This is the tale of the names that weren’t on the TY tag.

Hulu

No One Will Save You (2023)

No One Will Save You
pg-13 93m
Genre Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller
Stars Kaitlyn Dever, Elizabeth Kaluev, Zack Duhame
Directed by Brian Duffield
Written and directed by Brian Duffield (The Babysitter), No One Will Save You takes place in a remote community, where young Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever) has been alienated from her people for being a bit too creative and talented. The lonely Brynn remains hopeful things will turn around, finding joy in her childhood home … until one day she’s woken up by non-human intruders.

Sanctuary (2023)

Sanctuary
67 %
r 96m
Genre Thriller, Drama
Stars Margaret Qualley, Christopher Abbott, Danita Battle
Directed by Zachary Wigon
Hal (Christopher Abbot) is on the cusp of inheriting his father’s hotel chain, leading him to re-evaluate a few things in his life. Most importantly, his secret relationship with his dominatrix, Rebecca (Margaret Qualley). But Rebecca isn’t willing to give up so easily, leading to a long, fraught night as each tries to assert dominance beyond the bedroom and in the dynamics of their lives.

What's Love Got to Do with It? (2023)

What's Love Got to Do with It?
59 %
pg-13 109m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi
Directed by Shekhar Kapur

Not to be confused with the hit 1993 drama starring Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do With It is a noticeably different film. Documentary-maker Zoe (Lily James) is a dating app addict, consistently racking up bad dates that it’s becoming completely normal for her — much to the dismay of her eccentric mother, Cath (Emma Thompson).

On the other side of the spectrum, Zoe’s childhood friend Kaz (Shazad Latif) has been on the path to arranged marriage to a Pakistani bride practically since birth. So as Zoe films his hopefully romantic journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger chosen by his parents, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about love.

Slotherhouse (2023)

Slotherhouse
pg-13 93m
Genre Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Stars Lisa Ambalavanar, Sydney Craven, Olivia Rouyre
Directed by Matthew Goodhue
A new college scream queen parody, Slotherhouse stars Lisa Ambalavanar as sorority sister Emily Young, who takes it upon herself to become president of her sorority and ensure everyone has a great year. At the beginning of her campaign, she stumbles across an adorable sloth that becomes the mascot of her campaign. But when sisters suddenly begin dying in Sigma Lambda Theta house, Emily and her sisters soon realize the culprit is the cuddly but vicious sloth house mascot, Alpha.

Theater Camp (2023)

Theater Camp
70 %
pg 93m
Genre Comedy
Stars Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Jimmy Tatro
Directed by Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
Molly Gordon and Ben Platt wrote and star in this goofy comedy about truly devoted thespians. Amos (Platt) and Rebecca-Diane (Gordon) are lifelong best friends and drama instructors whose lives revolve around their rundown theater camp in upstate New York. So when the beloved founder of the camp falls into a coma and his clueless crypto-bro son Troy (Jimmy Tatro) starts to run the camp into the ground, it’s up to Amos, Rebecca-Diane, and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) to rally the staff and students to stage a masterpiece and keep the camp afloat.

To Catch a Killer (2023)

To Catch a Killer
119m
Genre Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo
Directed by Damián Szifron

In this tense 2023 thriller, novice police officer Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is recruited by an FBI agent (Secret Invasion‘s Ben Mendelsohn) to help stop a sniper from killing unsuspecting citizens in Boston. With internal demons of her own to battle, Eleanor must overcome personal and professional obstacles if she is to stop an unpredictable serial killer from claiming another victim.

Amazon Prime Video

Guy Ritchie's The Covenant (2023)

Guy Ritchie's The Covenant
63 %
r 123m
Genre War, Action, Thriller
Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Sean Sagar
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant would be better if it were based in reality, but as it is, it’s still entertaining. After being caught in an ambush, Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) goes to extreme lengths to save U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) life. Ahmed and his family were promised safe passage to the US for his extraordinary heroism. But when America reneges on its promise, Kinley vows to repay his debt by returning to Afghanistan and evacuating Ahmed and his family himself before the Taliban hunts them down.

Sitting in Bars with Cake (2023)

Sitting in Bars with Cake
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Yara Shahidi, Odessa A'zion, Bette Midler
Directed by Trish Sie
Inspired by the book of the same name by Audrey Shulman, Sitting in Bars with Cake stars Yara Shahidi and Odessa A’zion as best friends Jane and Corrine, who live in Los Angeles. Corrine’s the ultimate extrovert, and she convinces the talented home baker Jane to start bringing cakes to bars with the goal of meeting people and growing her confidence. But during this time, Corinne receives a life-altering diagnosis.

Women Talking (2022)

Women Talking
79 %
pg-13 104m
Genre Drama
Stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley
Directed by Sarah Polley
A 2022 Best Picture nominee, Women Talking is a haunting film about a group of women living in an isolated religious colony. As the colony’s men become increasingly comfortable with sexual assault, the women struggle to reconcile their faith, their loyalty, and their sense of self.

Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)

Red, White & Royal Blue
r 112m
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars Taylor Zakhar Perez, Nicholas Galitzine, Uma Thurman
Directed by Matthew López
This political 2023 rom-com, one of the year’s best, starts with an altercation between Alex (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the president’s son, and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine). The event becomes tabloid fodder and their well-known, long-running feud is now beginning to drive a wedge between U.S. and British relations. When they’re forced into a staged truce, their icy relationship soon begins to thaw into something neither expected.

Cocaine Bear (2023)

Cocaine Bear
54 %
r 96m
Genre Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Stars Keri Russell, Brooklynn Prince, Christian Convery
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Loosely based on a 1985 news story about a drug runner’s plane crash, spilled cocaine, and a black bear who ingests it, this fantastical adaptation of the story takes it to ridiculous lengths. As cops, criminals, tourists, and teens all converge in a Georgia forest where the cocaine and the Cocaine Bear are loose, they become entangled with one another as the bear continues to pick people off and fiend for more coke.

Peacock

Fast X (2023)

Fast X
56 %
pg-13 142m
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson
Directed by Louis Leterrier
The ultimate franchise of big, dumb fun keeps going bigger with every subsequent film and Fast X is no exception. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his carjacking family have outwitted and outdriven everyone they’ve faced. Now, however, they’re up against their most lethal opponent ever: Another Toretto. John’s brother Jakob (John Cena) has emerged from the shadows of Dom’s past with a vengeance and determination to destroy everything Dom loves.

Hypnotic (2023)

Hypnotic
53 %
r 94m
Genre Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, J. D. Pardo
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Ben Affleck and Robert Rodriguez teamed up for this sci-fi thriller about detective Danny Rourke (Affleck), who’s on a mission to find his missing daughter. His real job, however, has him investigating a series of reality-bending bank robberies, which soon leads him down a rabbit hole of conspiracy and psychosis that holds the key to discovering what happened to his daughter. With the help of gifted psychic Diana Cruz (Alice Braga), Rourke plays a game of cat and mouse with a lethal specter, Dellrayne (William Fichtner), at the center of it all.

Asteroid City (2023)

Asteroid City
74 %
pg-13 105m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks
Directed by Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson‘s newest city is a metaphor for grief, unfolding in a fictional American desert town in 1955. The local Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is one of the year’s most exciting events, but it’s soon disrupted by a world-changing event … the arrival of extra-terrestrial life. Or is it?

Like most Anderson movies, Asteroid City has a full roster of Hollywood stars, including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, and Liev Schreiber. Rather than weigh it down, the stacked cast helps bring Anderson’s unique comic vision to life, making Asteroid City one of the director’s best movies in decades.

Disney+

Elemental (2023)

Elemental
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.

The Little Mermaid (2023)

The Little Mermaid
59 %
pg 135m
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs
Directed by Rob Marshall
Yet another Disney live-action remake, The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, the youngest and most defiant of King Triton’s (Javier Bardem) daughters. Longing to explore the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface, where she falls in love from afar with the dashing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King). Despite being forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), to allow her to live on land for a time … for a price.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
64 %
pg-13 150m
Genre Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista
Directed by James Gunn
One of the most critically acclaimed, post-Stark Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 finds a grief-stricken Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) attempting to rally his team to continue defending the universe while settling into a comfortable life on Knowhere. But when Rocket’s (Bradley Cooper) past comes back to haunt him, the team must take on a mission that, if they fail, could lead to the destruction of the Guardians themselves.

Paramount+

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
74 %
pg 100m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Action
Stars Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu
Directed by Jeff Rowe
Paramount and Nickelodeon have been busy with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboots, and Mutant Mayhem is one of the biggest hits yet. Growing up sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers have hit adolescence and are ready to emerge from the shadows and show they’re normal teenagers by performing heroic acts around the city. With the help of new friend April O’Neil (Ayo Edebiri), they decide to take on a mysterious crime syndicate… only to find that they may have bit off a little more than they can chew.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart (2023)

The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart
84 %
r 84m
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Stars Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak
Directed by Christopher McCulloch
The Adult Swim classic returns in this original movie that picks up right after the events of the season 7 finale. While a nationwide manhunt is on for Hank Venture, an imposing evil from the past reemerges to torment the Ventures, The Guild, and the Monarch marriage. To restore the Ventures’ world to order, it will take friends and foes alike uniting.

BS High (2023)

BS High
65 %
r 95m
Genre Documentary
Directed by Martin Desmond Roe, Travon Free
A strange look into the world of commercialized high school football, BS High covers the spillover after a nationally televised 2021 high school football game between top-ranked IMG Academy and the unknown Bishop Sycamore High School. IMG won the game 58-0 and myriad players were injured, igniting a media circus as to how such a lopsided game could reach the national stage. Ultimately, questions fell at the foot of BS head coach, Roy Johnson, which is where the rabbit hole begins.

The Flash (2023)

The Flash
56 %
pg-13 144m
Genre Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Stars Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, Michael Keaton
Directed by Andy Muschietti

While it wasn’t exactly celebrated, The Flash is a big-budget superhero movie, which pretty much automatically helps it make this list. In this continuance of the DC Extended Universe, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) attempts to use his powers as The Flash to travel back in time to prevent his parents from dying.

Instead, he inadvertently becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod (Michael Shannon) has returned and there are no superheroes to stop him from annihilating the planet. Now, Barry must coax a different Batman (Michael Keaton) out of retirement and crack a Kryptonian (Sasha Calle) out of prison to stop Zod and reset his own reality.

Avatar (2009)

Avatar
83 %
pg-13 162m
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Stephen Lang
Directed by James Cameron

If you can’t catch Avatar: The Way of Water on Disney+, you can at least enjoy the original on Max! In James Cameron’s massive blockbuster (still the highest-grossing film of all time), 22nd-century humanity has colonized Pandora, a faraway moon where the alien civilization is deemed more primitive. Pandora is also home to incredibly valuable natural resources that mankind is determined to mine at any cost necessary.

So, to tap into the local people, they launch an Avatar program, allowing humans to move their consciousness into bodies resembling Pandora’s native people, Na’Vi. Paraplegic Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) takes to the experimental program the quickest and is soon dispatched to infiltrate the Na’Vi.

Annie Hall (1977)

Annie Hall
92 %
8/10
pg 93m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
Directed by Woody Allen
Considered one of the greatest comedies of all time, Annie Hall stars Woody Allen as a version of himself: a neurotic, highly insecure, indecisive comedy writer who falls head over heels for small-town aspiring singer, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). The story of their relationship involves all the romantic cliché, but despite things moving forward, Alvy Singer (Allen) can’t get out of his own way, and as Annie’s confidence grows, Alvy’s wanes.

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