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

Thanksgiving is in the rearview, and the calendar is turning to December! That means it’s officially Christmas movie season (if it wasn’t already). But don’t worry, while we love holiday movies as much as the next person, this list is about curating all of the best movies coming to the major streaming services. A new month brings a slew of new movies, and we’re keeping track of all of them. These are the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, and others.

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

21 Jump Street (2012) new
21 Jump Street
69 %
7.2/10
r 109m
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson
Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Back in high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a loser, and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the big man on campus. When they both joined the police force after school, they wound up getting partnered on a bicycle beat in the city park. But when a violent drug ring infiltrates a local high school, the young men are assigned to go undercover since they can still pass as students. Even though it’s only been a few years, though, neither man is prepared for the stress and anxiety that comes from being a teenager all over again. Especially when they have to be cops, too.
The Wonder (2022)
The Wonder
70 %
r 109m
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Florence Pugh, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Tom Burke
Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Set in the Irish Midlands in 1859, this Netflix original follows English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) as she travels to a tiny village to observe 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy), who has survived without food for months. Tourists and pilgrims are massing to the village to see the girl, whom some deem a miracle, others a medical anomaly, and still others some kind of evil. The truth isn’t clear to anyone, but Lib will not stop until she has answers.
Captain Phillips (2013)
Captain Phillips
82 %
7.8/10
pg-13 134m
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi
Directed by Paul Greengrass
It might be most famous for entering the phrase “I’m the Captain now” into cultural parlance, but Captain Phillips was also nominated for six Oscars because it’s a dang good movie. The true story stars Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips, Captain of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. It was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
All Quiet on the Western Front
75 %
7.9/10
r 147m
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
Directed by Edward Berger
Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal World War I novel inspired one of the all-time great war films in 1930. Another adaptation was released in 1979, and now, with the benefit of modern special effects, the 2022 German version may be the most gruesome and provocative adaptation yet. Spurred on by patriotism and dreams of glory, Paul Baumer (Felix Kammerer) enlists in the German Army with his friends Albert (Aaron Hilmer) and Muller (Moritz Klaus). Sent off to fight on the Western Front, the boys’ enthusiasm is quickly eradicated by the horrors of trench warfare.
Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
Enola Holmes 2
58 %
6.9/10
pg-13 129m
Genre Mystery, Adventure, Crime
Stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge
Directed by Harry Bradbeer
Netflix’s twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes lore introduces a new character: Sherlock’s overlooked little sister, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown). In the original film, Enola proved her sleuthing aptitude by outwitting even her brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill) while unraveling an extensive political conspiracy. Now, Enola has opened up her own detective-for-hire shop, just like her more famous brother. Unfortunately, there isn’t much demand for a female detective. About to close up and move on, Enola finally books a case investigating the disappearance of a pauper girl’s sister. But as Enola digs into the investigation, she finds that it goes far deeper than meets the eye.
Enola Holmes 2 | Official Trailer: Part 1 | Netflix

Hulu

Darby and the Dead (2022) new
Darby and the Dead
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Riele Downs, Auli'i Cravalho, Chosen Jacobs
Directed by Silas Howard
As a child, Darby Harper (Riele Down) suffered a near-death experience, giving her the extraordinary ability to see ghosts. So, because high school is boring and existentially draining, she runs a side hustle counseling local spirits. But when she has an unexpected run-in with the popular girl, Capri (Auli’i Cravalho), Darby finds herself helping the living as much as the dead. Fortunately, she kind of needed the lifeline.
Darby and the Dead | Official Trailer | Hulu
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Fruitvale Station
85 %
7.5/10
r 82m
Genre Drama
Stars Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
Directed by Ryan Coogler
The feature film debut of writer-director Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Fruitvale Station tells the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old resident of Oakland, California, on the last day of his life. An engrossing slice-of-life tale that shows Oscar meeting friends, family, enemies, and strangers before ultimately meeting his demise at the hands of police officers on New Year’s Day in 2009, it’s a haunting examination of being Black in America.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead
89 %
7.8/10
96m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama
Stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
Directed by George A. Romero
Hulu waited until after Halloween to fill the library with horror movies, but it was well worth the wait. The onslaught of horror is headlined by George C. Romero’s 1968 classic. When corpses begin to come back to life and leave the graveyard in search of fresh human meat, the pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) leads a group to barricade themselves in an old farmhouse. But as the zombies close in, panic begins to overtake the group.
Saw II (2005)
Saw II
40 %
6.6/10
r 89m
Genre Horror
Stars Tobin Bell, Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
The Saw franchise brought extreme gore into the mainstream of horror, and you can catch the entire franchise (except the original, unfortunately) on Hulu. If you want to start as early as possible, pick up with Saw II, in which Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) quickly apprehends the psychopathic torturer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) after discovering a new murder victim with all the signs of Jigsaw’s style. But Jigsaw planned to get caught. He has eight more victims already fighting for their lives and has added a wrinkle by integrating Matthews into the game.
The French Dispatch (2021)
The French Dispatch
74 %
7.2/10
r 108m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody
Directed by Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson’s latest film brings to life three stories from an American Magazine’s final issue, published in 1975 in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blas. One of Anderson’s most impressive ensemble casts to date features Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, and more. Across the three stories, viewers will meet an incarcerated and unstable painter, follow the kidnapping of a police commissioner’s son, and zoom in on the May 68 student protests.

Amazon

Capote (2005) new
Capote
88 %
7.3/10
r 114m
Genre Crime, Drama
Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr.
Directed by Bennett Miller
Philip Seymour Hoffman won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of legendary author Truman Capote in this biopic. Set in 1959, Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and becomes consumed with the case. While researching what would become his seminal novel, In Cold Blood, Capote develops a relationship with one of the killers on death row, Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.).
Superbad (2007) new
Superbad
76 %
7.6/10
r 113m
Genre Comedy
Stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed by Greg Mottola
An all-time great high school comedy, Superbad follows the co-dependent Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) as their high school lives come to an end. With their legacy on the line, Seth over-commits the boys to supply the alcohol for the alluring Jules’ (Emma Stone) end-of-year party, banking on Fogle’s (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) new fake ID working as planned. It famously does not work, leading to a miserable, panic-driven night that puts Seth and Evan’s friendship and future under the microscope.
Cyrano (2021)
Cyrano
66 %
pg-13 124m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Directed by Joe Wright
Peter Dinklage stars in this period romance as Cyrano de Bergerac, a man with wisdom ahead of his time and skills that draw the envy of most men. But he’s a dwarf, a fact that has convinced him he’s unworthy of the love of his devoted friend, Roxanne (Haley Bennett). And as Cyrano hesitates to confess his feelings for her, Roxanne falls in love at first sight with the dashing Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).
My Policeman (2022)
My Policeman
49 %
6.3/10
r 113m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, David Dawson
Directed by Michael Grandage
Harry Styles didn’t exactly blow audiences away with his acting performance in Don’t Worry, Darling, but he gets a quick chance at redemption with My Policeman. Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, the film spans two timelines as an elderly invalid, Patrick (Rupert Everett), visits his former friends, Marion (Gina McKee) and Tom (Linus Roache), in the late 1990s. The arrival triggers a reopening of wounds never closed as the film examines the romantic relationship between Tom (Styles) and Patrick (David Dawson) in 1950s Britain, when homosexuality was still illegal.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods
72 %
7.0/10
r 95m
Genre Horror, Fantasy
Stars Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
Directed by Drew Goddard
Simultaneously a satire of teen horror movies and a quality scary movie in its own right, The Cabin in the Woods is a load of genre-bending fun. When five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods for a party weekend, bad things begin to happen quickly. But it turns out that a secret cabal is pulling all the strings to send zombies, werewolves, and other creatures to kill the teens — all while taking bets on how long (or short) they’ll survive. Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins make a stellar cast.

HBO and HBO Max

Gone Girl (2014) new
Gone Girl
79 %
8.1/10
r 149m
Genre Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon
Directed by David Fincher
David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller was a critical and commercial hit. On his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. The report soon inspires a media frenzy as Nick’s accounting of events and the circumstances surrounding what once appeared to be a perfect marriage raise questions. Nick’s continued lies and strange behavior only fan the flames, forcing many to ask if he actually killed Amy and reported her missing as a cover. Or maybe he’s not the one in the driver’s seat of the situation.
Trumbo (2015) new
Trumbo
60 %
7.4/10
r 124m
Genre Drama
Stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
Directed by Jay Roach
Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities, but when he defies Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist HUAC committee, he’s blacklisted, effectively ending his career. This biopic follows Trumbo’s fall from royalty to anathema and back again, using McCarthyism’s scapegoating of Hollywood as a backdrop to examine Trumbo’s extraordinary rise back to the top.
Love, Lizzo (2022)
Love, Lizzo
Genre Documentary
Stars Lizzo
Directed by Doug Pray
Pop star Lizzo seems like something of an overnight sensation. But behind the scenes, she worked tirelessly for years, starting from humble beginnings to build the foundations for a meteoric rise. This engaging documentary takes an intimate look at the moments that shaped her journey to the top of the charts and elevated her to an international symbol for self-love and body positivity.
A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
A Christmas Story Christmas
pg 98m
Genre Family, Comedy
Stars Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Scott Schwartz
Directed by Clay Kaytis
OK, so nobody really asked for a sequel to the 1983 holiday classic, but that’s not going to stop Hollywood! And, well, maybe you were a little curious to see how little Ralphie grew up. Now you can! As an adult, Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) returns to the house on Cleveland Street, hoping to give his kids the kind of magical Christmas experience he had as a kid after the passing of his Old Man.
Don't Worry Darling (2022)
Don't Worry Darling
48 %
6.2/10
r 123m
Genre Thriller, Mystery, Science Fiction
Stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine
Directed by Olivia Wilde

After one of the strangest and most provocative press tours of all time (did Harry Styles really spit on Chris Pine?!), Don’t Worry Darling was widely panned by critics and audiences alike. As such, it makes this list more out of morbid curiosity than anything else. Director and co-star Olivia Wilde’s film features Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as Alice and Jack, a happily-married couple who are fortunate enough to live in the pristine community of Victory, an experimental company town that houses employees of the top-secret Victory Project.

Something of an idealized Levittown, Victory CEO Frank (Chris Pine) insists that the community is anchored in societal optimism. Each day, the men go to work inside the Victory Project Headquarters while the wives spend their time tending to the beauty, luxury, and morality of their community. But when cracks form, they splinter quickly.

Apple TV+

Spirited (2022)
Spirited
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.
Causeway (2022)
Causeway
63 %
6.8/10
r 92m
Genre Drama
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry, Linda Emond
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
A hit at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Jennifer Lawrence has earned rave critical acclaim for her performance as Lynsey, a U.S. soldier who suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan. Returning home to New Orleans to recover, Lynsey struggles with both her ailment and readjustment to civilian life. When she meets local mechanic James (Brian Tyree Henry), Lynsey finds an unexpected lifeline and anchor for a post-traumatic life.
Raymond & Ray (2022)
Raymond & Ray
57 %
7.9/10
r 106m
Genre Drama, Comedy
Stars Ewan McGregor, Ethan Hawke, Sophie Okonedo
Directed by Rodrigo García
When their estranged father dies, half-brothers Raymond (Ewan McGregor) and Ray (Ethan Hawke) reluctantly reunite to grieve the domineering man. Feeling that their father’s death is a chance to reinvent themselves, the brothers mourn in their own curious ways as they fulfill their father’s final wish that they personally dig his grave and bury him. It’s a dark comedy with a heavy emphasis on the dark.

Disney+

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2022) new
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?
Disenchanted (2022)
Disenchanted
pg 120m
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph
Directed by Adam Shankman
It’s 15 years after moving to the “real world” and marrying Robert (Patrick Dempsey) in Enchanted, and Giselle (Amy Adams) has grown disillusioned with the city. Searching for a little more of a fairy tale life, they relocate to the suburb of Monroeville, only to find that there’s a whole new set of rules in Suburbia. Here, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph) is the queen bee, and she’s not too keen on the whimsical Giselle finding her happily ever after in this upstanding community. Hoping to find some peace, Giselle turns to magic — only, she accidentally turns the entire town into a real-life fairy tale, much to the dismay of her family. Despite liking some of the new changes, Giselle must race against time to reverse the spell and figure out what her happily ever after really looks like.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
Hocus Pocus 2
pg 105m
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Directed by Anne Fletcher
Halloween season is here! Twenty-nine years after the Black Flame Candle resurrected the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) — Salem witches of the 17th century — they’ve returned once again to get revenge on the town and the people who condemned them. With a new plan to wreak havoc on Salem, it’s up to a group of teenagers to stop the evil plan before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

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