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Top 20 New Movies to Stream Right Now

Top 20 New Movies to Stream Right Now

There’s no shortage of quality content to watch these days, so check out this list of the best new movies available for streaming at home right now.

With an ever-expanding list of new movies to watch, how can you be sure you’re watching the best of them? Rather than spend time sorting through the diamonds in the rough, you can check out this list of 20 of the newest and most popular films for you to watch at home.

The films on this list span genres, streaming services, and ratings (from PG to R and NR), ensuring there’s something for everyone in your home to love.

Each week, we’ll look at new and trending films making their way to your TV and update this list to keep you up to speed on the very best content. Now, you can spend less time channel surfing (or endlessly bouncing back and forth between streaming services) and more time enjoying movies you’ll love.

And make sure to check back weekly so you can stay on top of what’s hot in movies right now.

*Movies on this list were released between the start of 2023 and now, and are available to watch on streaming services or through DIRECTV On Demand.

Plus, check out our Top 20 TV Series to Binge Watch Now for even more great content to get obsessed with.


1. ‘All of Us Strangers’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Romance; Drama; Fantasy
Cast: Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, Jamie Bell
Director: Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh’s latest isn’t just a romance movie – it’s a genre-bending exploration of the power love has over all of us. After meeting Harry (Mescal), a mysterious neighbor, on a chance encounter, Adam’s (Scott) life ceases to be the same. As their relationship develops, Adam’s past becomes harder to ignore, until he finds himself back at the scene of his childhood. This fantastical story of love, loss and need will leave you breathless by the end.

Love comes in many forms, as this movie beautifully portrays. And you’ll certainly love watching it.


2. ‘American Fiction’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Drama; Comedy
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Rossm John Ortiz,
Erika Alexander
Director: Cord Jefferson

One of the top movies of 2023 (as seen by its many award nominations), American Fiction is a hilarious and poignant film that will not disappoint. The talented Jeffery Wright plays a frustrated, cynical author who is fed up with the media profiting off Black stereotypes and distasteful tropes. To prove his point, he ends up doing that exact thing, pushing him directly into the world of insincerity and inauthenticity he was trying to outsmart in the first place.

Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut is a huge – and hilarious – success.


3. ‘Poor Things’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Comedy; Drama; Sci-fi
Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Abbott
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Oscar-award winning Emma Stone stars in this over-the-top and outrageous story about life, freedom and the wonderful journey that is finding out who you are. Yorgos Lanthimos gives us a new take on the classic Frankenstein that is masterfully done, from the score and costumes to the cinematography and storytelling. And while some viewers have found some of the film’s themes to be, well, disturbing, it may be worth asking ourselves: maybe that’s the point?

A stellar cast completely committed to the bit makes this worth watching, at least once.


4. ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Mystery; Thriller; Crime Drama
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado
Graner, Samuel Theis
Director: Justine Triet

Living in a chalet in the French Alps sounds like a fairytale, right? Right, that is, until it’s not. When Sandra’s husband is found dead outside their remote home, investigators rule it a murder, and look straight to Sandra. What follows is a deeper look into the lives and relationship between the couple that will make you realize there is always more than meets the eye. Anatomy of a Fall is as equally beautiful as it is haunting, and it will leave you with chills as if it were you out in the snow. 

If you love crime dramas and thrillers, this is the movie for you (it’s giving Gone Girl, but French).


5. ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ (2024) (NEW!)

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Rating: PG
Genre: Kids & Family; Comedy
Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman
Director: Mike Mitchell

Return to the tranquil Valley of Peace in Kung Fu Panda 4, where Po faces his latest adventure. Poised to become a spiritual guide, Po’s path requires him to select a worthy successor for the revered Dragon Warrior title. This quest leads him to train an emerging kung fu talent, a task fraught with unexpected challenges.

What follows is a journey that pushes Po beyond the limits of physical combat, testing his wisdom, courage and the very essence of his spirit.

A cute and funny addition to the saga the whole family can enjoy.

What other kids movies are coming out in 2024? Find out right here.


6. ‘The Iron Claw’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Drama; Sports; Biopic
Cast: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson,
Stanley Simons
Director: Sean Durkin

The Iron Claw is a biopic that won’t soon be forgotten, and for good reason. Depicting the true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, the film follows their historic professional wrestling careers in the early 1980s. Raw, gritty and surprisingly tender, The Iron Claw impressively balances the action in the ring with powerful commentary on family, masculinity and what it takes to make it all the way. 

An emotional and gripping tale that will engage anyone – wrestling fan or not. 


7. ‘Priscilla’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Romance; Musical; Biopic
Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi, Dagmara Dominczyk
Director: Sofia Coppola

The 2022 biopic, Elvis, gave audiences an inside look into the life of the rock and roll icon, Elvis Presley, and now, thanks to director Sofia Coppola, we are getting a chance to see things through Priscilla’s eyes. This film follows the life of Priscilla Beaulieu, from the first time she meets Elvis in her teenage years all the way through the many years of the pair’s tumultuous relationship. Priscilla is engaging, emotional and overall, a solid watch for anyone interested in rock and roll.

Coppola strikes yet again, and she hits the mark.


8. ‘Oppenheimer’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: History; Drama
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr.,
Matt Damon
Director: Christopher Nolan

The other half of this summer’s iconic Barbenheimer has finally been released to streaming, and it is continuing to make a splash. Oppenheimer tells the complicated history around the Manhattan Project and the man credited with building the atomic bomb. And it certainly tells the story well. Despite the film coming in at exactly three hours long, Christopher Nolan’s storytelling combined with the impeccable audio/visual effects keeps audiences engaged until the very end. Not to mention some incredible performances by the cast.

A new spin on the biopic that is definitely worth the three-hour watch.

 


9. ‘The Beekeeper’ (2024)

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Rating: R
Genre: Action; Thriller
Cast: Jason Statham, Jeremy Irons, Emmy
Raver-Lampman, Bobby Naderi, Josh Hutcherson
Director: David Ayer

When a former operative of a group called the “Beekeepers” decides to take justice into his own hands, all bets are off. It’s only after his innocent landlady commits suicide after getting scammed out of millions of dollars does Clay, played by Jason Statham, come out of retirement to exact revenge, though. What follows is a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

The latest from Amazon MGM Studios promises to be an exciting ride for all action movie lovers.


10. ‘Ordinary Angels’ (2024) (NEW!)

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Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Cast: Hillary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones
Director: Jon Gunn

Sometimes you’re just looking for a feel-good movie, and Ordinary Angels certainly fits the bill. Based on a remarkable true story, Hillary Swank stars as Sharon Steves, a determined hairdresser from Kentucky. After meeting a widowed father in need of support, it’s clear to Steves that she will do whatever she can to help the struggling family.

Showcasing the power of compassion and the extraordinary impact of just one person, this inspiring narrative celebrates the miracles woven into the fabric of everyday life.

You’ll shed a few tears along the way, but it’s worth it.


11. ‘Past Lives’ (2023)

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Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romance; Drama
Cast: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, John Magaro
Director: Celine Song

The reviews for Past Lives have been overwhelmingly positive and is being referred to by multiple critics as a top movie you do not want to miss. Celine Song’s debut film takes a story we all know – the feeling of finding your first love, and then losing it – and turns it into something deeper and more profound than we ever thought it could be.

The chemistry between the lead characters brings Song’s masterful storytelling and direction to life in a way that other romance movies often miss.

A common story of love told in a way we’ve never experienced before.

 


12. ‘Wonka’ (2023)

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Rating: PG
Genre: Kids & Family; Musical
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Calah Lane,
Keegan-Michael Key
Director: Paul King

In this new take on an old classic, Timothee Chalamet creates a magical world for both the children in the film and the audience watching. This version follows Dahl’s storyline but with a slightly lighter tone compared to the previous adaptations. With lively songs and extravagant sets, this chocolate factory is a favorite for children and adults alike!

A delicious look into the world of Wonka.


13. ‘Barbie’ (2023)

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Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Margot Robbie, America Ferrera, Ryan Gosling
Director: Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie didn’t become the ninth fastest film to make one billion dollars at the box office for no reason. Not only is the film a joy to watch, with its fantastic fashion and pink plastic world, but it also does a fantastic job balancing satiric meta commentary about our world with sweet moments and humor anyone can laugh about. The stellar cast and their insane chemistry make this film a treat for anyone, all the time.

Once you watch, you’ll never want to leave Barbie Land.

  


14. ‘Bottoms’ (2023) bottoms_film poster

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy; LGBTQIA+
Cast: Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edeberi, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber
Director: Emma Seligman

This past summer was full of fantastic content created by women, and it looks like this fall will be the same. Bottoms, directed by Emma Seligman, is the hilarious and well-written story of two high school girls who want to lose their virginities to the school cheerleaders.

To do that, they form a fight club to bring the women of the school together. And while the film is about as raunchy and violent as a teen comedy can get, it’s laugh out loud script and fabulous cast make it well worth the watch.

Your stomach will hurt from so much laughing after watching this women-focused queer comedy.

    


15. ‘The Holdovers’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Comedy; Holiday
Cast: Paul Giametti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic
Sessa, Carrie Preston
Director: Alexander Payne

Not every holiday movie is going to be a hit, but The Holdovers surely is. Since its release, this Alexander Payne film has received critical acclaim for its thoughtful and heartfelt storytelling and strong performances. The film follows the talented Pail Giamatti as he plays a grumpy prep school teacher who is forced to watch over students with nowhere to go for the holidays. Taking place in the 70s, watching the movie feels like jumping back in time.

A Christmas story you’ll want to add to your annual holiday rotation.


16. ‘Anyone but You’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Glen Powell, Alexandra
Shipp, GaTa
Director: Will Gluck

These days there just aren’t as many blockbuster romcoms to look forward to. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it is a treat when a feel-good easy love story comes our way, which is exactly what audiences get with Anyone but You. It goes like this: they meet, there’s a spark. They go out, and that spark quickly goes out. They both end up at a destination wedding in Australia, and the rest is history. Rather, you’ll have to watch this fun and feisty comedy for yourself to see what happens.

Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell together are a treat for any romcom lover.


17. ‘Saltburn’ (2023)

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Rating: R
Genre: Dark Comedy; Drama; Psychological Thriller
Cast: Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elori, Rosamund Pike,
Richard E. Grant
Director: Emerald Fennell

Audiences have been unable to stop talking about Saltburn, and for good reasons. After becoming entangled with the most popular and desired student at Oxford, awkward Oliver Quick finds himself in a world he never imagined. With twists and turns you’ll never believe, this intense and shocking story will stay in your mind long after the movie ends.

This star-studded dark comedy directed by the talented Emerald Fennell will have you enthralled from start to finish.

If you loved Saltburn,then you’ll love The Talented Mr. Ripley.


18. ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ (2023)

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Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action; Drama
Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage,
Jason Schwartzman
Director: Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes brings fans back to the start of it all: the origins of the Hunger Games. The film explores the rise of President Coriolanus Snow and the complex choices that shaped his character into the evil President we loved to hate in the original trilogy. With an outstanding cast and an exciting story, this prequel offers a fresh perspective on the beloved franchise, delving into the world of Panem and the ruthless nature of survival. 

This thrilling addition to the Hunger Games series is a must-watch for fans and newcomers alike.

   


19. ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ (2024)

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Rating: PG-13
Genre: Biopic; Music; Drama
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Bob Marley: One Love tells the inspiring story of Bob Marley and his journey through adversity and hardship that led him to become the musical and cultural icon he is known as today. Over the course of the film, we see how Marley used the trials and tribulations around him to create beautiful, peace-promoting music that the whole world could relate to. While the film doesn’t go as in depth as some would have liked, the music plus Kingsley Ben-Adir’s masterful embodiment of the reggae star make this an enjoyable watch for music lovers and beyond.

A thoughtful and inspiring look into the life of one of reggae’s biggest icons.


20. ‘Mean Girls’ (2024)

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Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy; Musical
Cast: Angourie Rice, Renee Rap, Auli’i Cravalho,
Jaquel Spivey
Director: Samantha Jayne, Arturo Perez Jr.

The original Mean Girls has continued as a staple in pop culture since its release in 2004. And while remakes aren’t always a success, we are all for this one. Because really – the only thing that could make the original better is adding a musical element to it. And with the talents of leads Angourie Rice, Renee Rap and Auli’i Cravalho among others, it’s hard not for this film to be a win in our book. And with returning cast members like Tina Fey and Tim Meadows, the nostalgia comes in at full force. 

Good luck getting these Broadway-hit songs out of your head. 


And there you have it: the top 20 movies to stream at home right now. Each week, this page will be updated to reflect the top movies, so make sure to check back here to keep up with what’s hot in entertainment.

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