The best new movies and shows to stream on Netflix, Disney Plus, more

Are you home with family and friends after your Thanksgiving meal and Black Friday shopping? Good, because you can sit back and relax in front of your TV or mobile device. Here are our picks for 6 of the best new movies and shows to air this weekend.

Hawkeye episodes 1 and 2 (Disney Plus)

Hawk Eye

The latest live-action TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero added its first two of six episodes to Disney Plus on Wednesday. If you haven’t already checked it out, this weekend is a great time to start.

Jeremy Renner reprizes his role in the Avengers movie as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. The world‘s best archer just wants to hang out with his family over the holiday season, but he quickly finds himself in the fight against street crime in New York City. He also has to face another Hawkeye, an archer named Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).

The Beatles: Come Back (Disney Plus)

the beatles get movies to air this weekend

Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) directed this new three-part documentary about the making of the Beatles’ latest album, Let It Be. It took dozens of hours of never-before-seen video footage from the making of the album to create this documentary series, which can really show why John, Paul, George and Ringo felt they had to break up the band in 1969.

Part one was released on Thursday, and you can watch parts two and three on Friday and Saturday respectively.

8-bit Christmas (HBO Max)

8-bit Christmas movies to stream this weekend

It looks like one of the best new movies to release this weekend if you’re feeling festive. This HBO Max exclusive combines elements of The Princess Bride and Jingle All The Way. Nowadays, a father, played by Neil Patrick Harris, tells his daughter how, as a kid in the 1980s, all he wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo entertainment system. The movie then goes back to when he was trying to find an NES game console, at almost any cost.

South Park: Post Covid (Paramount Plus)

South Park after covid

Paramount Plus has dropped the first in a series of hour-long specials in South Park that will be exclusive to the service. The first special takes place in the future, in a world that has (almost) passed the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the South Park children’s group suffered. . . changes.

A Boy Called Christmas (Netflix)

boy called christmas movies to air this weekend

Netflix continues to flood its service with Christmas-themed content. This weekend you can watch this family vacation movie about a boy named Nikolas. He is in search of his father, who in turn searches for the hidden city of the elves. What are these two people going to encounter and how will it affect both their lives and the whole world?

It was the fight before Christmas (Apple TV Plus)

it was the fight before christmas

Apple TV Plus just released a new documentary that you might think is actually one of those “mock documentaries” fictional films. It’s not. It tells the true story of Jeremy Morris, a man so obsessed with decorating and celebrating Christmas, that he and his family moved to Hayden, Idaho, to buy a house big enough for his lights and show. of Christmas. His neighbors didn’t care about Morris’s efforts, fearing it would lead to massive numbers of people and chaos in their neighborhood.

The documentary covers the struggle between Morris and his neighbors over his Christmas light show over the years.

This is just a sample of the many new shows and movies available to stream this weekend. Of course, there are plenty of other shows and movies that you can stream while you recover from your Thanksgiving dinner and shopping trips. We’ll be back with more recommendations next week, but in the meantime, be sure to share your picks for the weekend in the comments!

Herman C. Harkins