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New Movies to Stream this Weekend + Our Ratings

by Harley Miller

Looking for some cinematic excitement to elevate your weekend plans? Look no further! In this guide, we present a curated selection of new movies available for streaming, accompanied by our insightful ratings.


Whether you're in the mood for gripping drama, side-splitting comedy, or heart-pounding action, we've got you covered. Join us as we explore the latest offerings in the world of cinema, helping you make the most of your leisure time with top-notch entertainment choices.

 

01. Eileen (2023)

A woman's friendship with a new co-worker at the prison facility where she works takes a sinister turn.

Hot Take:

I really enjoyed this film. Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway were such a delight to watch; both talented and the story was great! Highly recommended.


02. Saltburn (2023)

A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for a summer never to be forgotten.

Hot Take:

This movie is not for the weak. I honestly had to stop it and restart it a few times because I kept getting distracted by my phone or something else going on around the house. It's a slow burn but it does pick up as the movie goes on. There are some very disturbing scenes but I think that's what makes the film artistic. I loved the concept and the story.


03. Sicario (2015)

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Hot Take:

Enjoyable film. I think the acting is exemplary.

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04. Amsterdam (2022)

In the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

Hot Take:

Where do I start? Such a good underrated film. I am honestly upset that this film did not do as well as I think it should have. It's a stacked cast which can sometimes be hit or miss, but in this case it was a hit in my opinion. As always Robbie stole the show and Bale was phenomenal as well. I like the fact that he has range and can play almost any character on screen. Great story, silly and a fun ride.


An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Hot Take:

Another great film if you're into those mental institute stories. Similar to Shutter Island or another underrated gem, Stonehearst Asylum. Take it for what it is and enjoy!


06. The Holdovers (2023)

A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go and a grieving cook.

Hot Take:

I know the Oscars are singing the praises on this one, but I was terribly bored while watching it. I am only recommending it because if you're looking for something the family can watch that has good story telling and character development, then this is a great film.


Aspiring fashion designer Eloise is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters dazzling wannabe singer Sandie. But the glamour is not as it seems, and the dreams of the past crack and splinter into something darker.

Hot Take:

Ah, my favorite on this list. Thomasin McKenzie is one to watch as her film catalog grows more intense and is packed with quality films. I loved this movie, the cinematography is chefs kiss along with the direction, storytelling and character development. Lots of bright colors accompanied by a dark story. Must watch!


08. Run Rabbit Run (2023)

Sarah Snook plays a fertility doctor who believes firmly in life and death, but after noticing the strange behavior of her young daughter, she must challenge her own values and confront a ghost from her past.

Hot Take:

Now, this one impressed me. I was just looking for a regular movie to watch since I had nothing else to do at the moment and then came across this film on Netflix. Sarah Snook after her role in Predestination and most popular, Succession, has been growing her film catalog. I cannot say this was a great film, but it was a very good one. The story was a slow build, but by the time we get to the final act it's gut wrenching and leaves much to the imagination. Overall, a good film I was not disappointed.

Black Manta seeks revenge on Aquaman for his father's death. Wielding the Black Trident's power, he becomes a formidable foe. To defend Atlantis, Aquaman forges an alliance with his imprisoned brother. They must protect the kingdom.

Hot Take:

What a great film! I had low hopes for this considering all the legal drama that surrounded Amber Heard and my disgust in knowing she would still be in this movie, but I decided to give it a watch. The action scenes were remarkable, and the final boss fight had me standing and rooting for Aquaman. The film was choreographed perfectly. My only qualm is that the villain was not all that great.


10. Thoroughbreds (2017)

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Hot Take:

Originally written for the stage, you don't get too much from this story, but for the most part, it's a good watch if you're looking to pass the time. I enjoyed it a lot. The dialogue and the intense build-up for the final act were particularly engaging.


The incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from traffickers.

Hot Take:

Amazing film. I was not as emotional as I thought I would be, but I loved the message and was relieved with the outcome of the film, although the reality is still glooming.

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