13 new movies and shows to watch this weekend on Netflix, Disney Plus and more
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and fun (or maybe dysfunction), and for watching a ton of new movies and TV shows. It doesn’t matter if you’re watching with family or alone (we all need a little time for “me” eventually), we’ve got a real buffet of streaming options for you. And they’re spread across Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Peacock, and other services, so there’s plenty to choose from.
The range is led by the Hawkeye Show, the latest Marvel Studios series to be released Disney plus series. Jeremy Renner reprizes his role as archer Clint Barton, and he (reluctantly) has a new protégé in Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. If you’re into inspiring workout edits, look no further than the MMA movie Bruised, which stars Halle Berry in her directorial debut. The documentary Beatles: Get Back by Peter Jackson also complements the new offerings.
Additionally, there are new seasons of Hanna, Saved By the Bell, F Is For Family, and How to With John Wilson. Here’s our guide on what to watch this weekend.
Hawkeye (Disney Plus)
Marvel’s Disney Plus series has really covered the whole gamut so far, from a sitcom-inspired dissection of heartbreak to a time-consuming adventure / romance. Hawkeye is the first to focus on an original Avenger and looks to be their first Holiday Buddies comedy – which should be fine with you if you consider Die Hard a Christmas movie (as it should).
Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton is in New York City with his family to see the incredible Captain America musical. There he meets his biggest fan, Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), who learned archery and martial arts to be like him. When some gangsters attempt to target Barton for his Ronin vigilantism from the Blip era, he and Bishop end up working together. Arrows are shot, jokes are exchanged. This holiday season, get two Hawkeyes in one polished MCU package. Consult our entirety Hawkeye review for more information.
Streaming now on Disney plus
It’s the season of emotional sports movies. First of all, we had king richard. Now we have this gritty, catchy movie, directed by Oscar winner Halle Berry. She also stars as Jackie Justice, a failed and dishonored mixed martial arts fighter. Bruised is a passionate project for Berry, who trained in MMA for weeks and continued to film when she broke two ribs.
Jackie has been out of competition for years, but decides to give it one more blow in an unauthorized skirmish against MMA’s top female athlete. Jackie’s competitor is both younger and in better shape than her, so she needs to get back in shape. And she’s not just looking for redemption inside the ring. She is also confronted with the unexpected return of the young son whom she abandoned as a baby. Fighting is a way to prove her worth to the world, to her child and, above all, to herself.
Streaming now on Netflix
The Beatles: Come Back (Disney Plus)
Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson turns away from orcs, elves and Hobbits to focus on something far more epic: making the Beatles’ latest studio album, Let It Be. The three-part documentary (which falls over three consecutive days) is based on the album’s 1970 doc. Jackson had access to over 50 hours of footage and over 140 hours of audio, much of which has never been seen before.
Jackson recounts how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to create the album, originally titled Get Back. Unlike the original documentary, Get Back focuses on the group’s friendly camaraderie and cheerful musicality. Jackson called it a documentary over a documentary. Don’t expect interviews with Beatles survivors McCartney or Starr, however; Jackson wanted viewers to be in the moment, in the play in 1969.
Broadcast Thursday on Disney plus
Saved by the Bell season 2 (Peacock)
Rrrrrring! School is back in Saved By the Bell season 2. Of all the nostalgic reboots of recent years, this one is perhaps the best – true to the original (but not too much) with clever modernization choices. , an engaging cast of new characters, and a sprinkling of OG cast members. Above all, the revival of Saved By the Bell does not take itself too seriously.
This year, Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez) tries to look more like a normal teenager, but finds herself thrown back into student council drama. Meanwhile, Bayside is hosting the Southern California School Spirit Contest and Mac (Mitchell Hoog) is hoping it’s a chance to step out of her father’s shadow. Speaking of his dad, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) sets up a reunion at Max with old friends Kelly Morris (Tiffani Thiessen), AC Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) . The only face missing is Screech (RIP Dustin Diamond).
Streaming now on peacock
Hanna season 3 (Amazon Prime Video)
The third and final act of the action thriller ends Hanna’s story. The titular teenage assassin (Esmé Creed-Miles) is freed into the world to take down the dark organization Utrax from within with the help of unexpected ally Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos) and CIA agent John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney).
Their mission won’t be easy, especially with fellow assassins Sandy (Áine Rose Daly) and Jules (Gianna Kiehl) in her story. Hannah also faces a formidable new foe in Gordon Evans (Ray Liotta). Additionally, as she gets closer to her goal of destroying Utrax, Hanna discovers the true power that stands between her and freedom.
Streaming now on Amazon Prime Video
How To Deal With John Wilson Season 2 (HBO)
The refreshing and deliciously weird comedy docuseries are back for more ‘how-to’ guides on life in New York City. But the show is less service journalism and more of a meditation on the human condition, our relationships with one another, and what we owe the people of the world. As the filmmaker explores and learns different issues, Wilson delivers warm and witty storytelling that is straightforward and kind at the same time.
Topics for Season 2 include real estate, wine, parking, battery disposal, dreams, and spontaneity. The episodes also capture the city as it comes to life in the COVID era, juxtaposing abundant face masks and teeming streetscapes.
Streaming Friday on HBO and HBO Max
Sell Sunset season 4 (Netflix)
Forget the glamorous and gigantic mansions with their infinity pools and indoor gymnasiums. We are here for the drama between the real estate agents of the Oppenheim group. Season 4 brings some changes to the cast, with Brett Oppenheim leaving her own business and Davina Potratz defecting from the Douglas Elliman agency. In their place, new faces Vanessa Villela and Emma Hernan.
The rest of the OG cast are back, including Chrishell Stause, Christine Quinn, Mary Fitzgerald, Heather Rae Young, Maya Vander and Jason Oppenheim. Chrishell buys a new house and also helps Shang-Chi star Simu Liu find a pillow. Heather becomes engaged to HGTV star Tarek El Moussa, while Christine welcomes a baby boy. It will be even more competitive when it comes to announcements; after all, baby needs a new pair of shoes (and mom needs too).
Streaming now on Netflix
8-bit Christmas (HBO Max)
Did Nintendo order this holiday movie ?! It looks like it. We can imagine a boardroom full of executives thinking about “Redo A Christmas Story, but instead of the kid wanting a Red Ryder, he wants a Nintendo.” Genie! ”Yeah, that’s something.
Adult Jake Doyle (Neil Patrick Harris) tells his young daughter about Christmas when he was 11 and wanted an 8-bit Nintendo more than anything. Young Jake (Winslow Fegley) is willing to do anything to get his hands on the gaming console, whether it’s sneaking into a neighbor’s house or crawling through hordes of people at the mall. While the hair and costumes are screaming in the late 80s, the vibe isn’t much different from the current one. PS5 replenishment infatuation.
Streaming now on HBO Max
F is for the Family season 5 (Netflix)
If you’ve had enough of your family’s wacky and dysfunctional antics this Thanksgiving weekend, you can watch the goofy, dysfunctional antics of another clan – the Murphys of F Is For Family. In the fifth and final season, the adult animated series ends the 1970s story of the suburban Pennsylvania family.
The Murphys welcome a new baby among them, while Frank (Bill Burr) continues to have health issues. He is also grappling with memories of his recently deceased father, Big Bill (Jonathan Banks). Meanwhile, Sue (Laura) is inspired to try and come to terms with her own family. Season 5 brings new guest voices including Patti Lupone, Neil Patrick Harris and Fred Melamed.
Broadcast Thursday on Netflix
South Park: Post Covid (Paramount Plus)
They all grew up! Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny are adults in this special, which takes place 40 years in the future. You’ll want to watch South Park: Post Covid, a sequel to South Park Pandemic Special. While this special saw kids dealing with masks, social distancing, distance education and other issues brought on by COVID-19, this one is different.
Post Covid is moving forward in time to see how adult children have behaved since the pandemic. They reunite when Kyle calls Stan and asks his friends for help. The secular quartet must unite again to solve a major problem.
Broadcast Thursday on Paramount Plus
Real-World Homecoming: Los Angeles (Paramount Plus)
The reunion series has booked a round trip to Venice Beach. Original real world: Los Angeles cast members Beth Anthony, Beth Stolarczyk, David Edwards, Glen Naessens, Irene Berrera-Kearns, Jon Brennan and Tami Roman all return to the house they lived in in 1993 – although, luckily for them, it has been renovated and updated.
They will be revisiting the events of their season, including the first expulsion of an actor from the series. At the time, Edwards was turned down for removing Akbar’s bedspreads while she was only in her underwear. Naessens arrived as a replacement. Meanwhile, Anthony joined the house when Berrera-Kearn got married and left. At the time, she faced prejudices as a lesbian, which the cast will also explore in depth.
Streaming now on Paramount Plus