5 best new movies to stream this week on HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and more
It’s a new week, and so new movies are here to stream online, and more are coming soon. Arrivals this week include a video game adaptation starring Spider-Man himself, a documentary about the mysterious death of one of the most beloved stars of his time, and a lockdown drama that turns into a movie. robbery.
The most interesting film of the bunch is The Survivor, a movie based on a true story of a Holocaust survivor (played by Ben Foster) who only got away with boxing in the camps. The film shows his life both inside and after the camps, and the latter part of the film also sees him trying to make a name for himself in the ring.
We also have a young adult coming-of-age story of an artist who struggles with her crush.
Once you’re done with those choices, we have more to discover. I would start with season 3 of Barry (you can watch seasons 1 and 2 in one weekend, like me). There is also Russian Doll season 2 and The Flight Attendant season 2, two excellent series that we have been waiting for a long time.
And before you know it? The weekend will be here, and we’ll have another round of new shows and movies to watch this weekend.
Without further previews, let’s break down the five movies you should watch this week:
Video game adaptation movies have a bad reputation, and some might think Uncharted is one of the reasons. Sure, it’s not perfect, but as someone who went to the movies and paid their own money to see it, I’m not going to act like the Uncharted movie isn’t fun. Players familiar with the franchise can “get” it more than their friends, but the plot here isn’t rocket science. Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is an orphan who loves to fly and who also misses his brother who left him.
And while Nate is okay with petty crime, that’s only until Sully (Mark Wahlberg) steps in. Not only does Sully promise the kid a huge scavenger hunt, but one that involves his lost brother. Uncharted derives its points primarily from the charisma of Tom Holland, and is an otherwise standard puzzle-solving adventure film with betrayals and hidden treasures.
Stream it now on Amazon (not part of Prime Video) and other on-demand platforms
The Survivor (HBO Max)
Boxing movies are usually stories of triumph over adversity, but The Survivor is the least standard boxing movie in ages. Ben Foster stars as Harry Haft, who seems to have survived being sent to the Auschwitz concentration camps during the Holocaust only because he was ready to fight.
The film – which is based on a true story – shows Haft’s story from inside the camps and his life afterwards. Haft’s time in the camps torments him after he makes it out, and we see the struggles back in real life aren’t easy. Accused of being a traitor, Harry is driven by his love for the woman he was separated from. Co-stars include Vicky Krieps, Billy Magnussen, Peter Sarsgaard, Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and John Leguizamo.
Post it on HBO Max starting April 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
The Marilyn Monroe Mystery: The Unreleased Tapes (Netflix)
Netflix’s passion for documentaries based on troubled characters who craft their stories with archival audio – most recently seen in The John Wayne Gacy Tapes – continues with The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes.
This Netflix Original seeks to let Monroe, one of the biggest stars of her time, tell her own story with never-before-seen sound. And to get that audio, it was produced in conjunction with Anthony Summers, author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe, who dug up those audio files; the actors synchronize on these images.
Post it on netflix from Wednesday (April 27)
For anyone who doesn’t have HBO Max (and why not you? It’s the best streaming service if you ask us), it’s time to catch up on this portrait of life during lockdown. Or at least a portrait of life during confinement when you are about to break up with your partner.
The partners in question are Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and while they’re nearly at each other’s throats, they find a way to work together. How is it possible? Well, Locked Down is that rare romantic drama that turns into a heist movie, because there’s a diamond to steal.
Stream it now on Amazon and other video-on-demand services
Ready for a little YA rom-com drama? Hulu’s new original movie, The Crush, is about the wayward ways people weave and zag based on a crush. Although she’s more of an artist, Paige (Rowan Blanchard) finds herself signed up to the track team, which she doesn’t really belong to. And even though her crush Gabriella is on the track team, she finds a new crush on someone she didn’t see coming.
It’s her new training buddy AJ (Auli’i Cravalho), who didn’t really want to train her, but she seems to get along with it. Co-stars include Megan Mulally as Paige’s mother and Aasif Mandvi as track coach.
Post it on Hulu from Friday (April 29)