The best new movies to stream this week on Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus, and more

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With so many streaming services and titles constantly coming and going, it can be hard to decide what to watch. There are tons of great options though, including throughout February and into March. To make things easier, we offer you a rundown of the best new streaming movies to watch every week.

Related: The best new TV shows to stream this week

Check out our top picks from all the major streamers like Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, and more. We also look for titles you can stream for free on services like Peacock. The titles below were added to these services in the last month, and we aim to include a mix of streaming originals, new releases, and older classics and cult films.

Read on for a list of the best new movies to stream this week. We’ve got exciting recent blockbusters, spooky horror outings, a fascinating documentary, and plenty more.

See also: The best original streaming movies on every platform


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Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best movies to stream weekly as new titles are added or removed.


The 355 (2022)

Peacock — February 21

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A group of four women from different national intelligence agencies form an alliance and work together to stop a band of mercenaries when they steal a top secret weapon that could pose a threat to world peace. To complete their mission, they’ll have to stay a step ahead of a mysterious figure who’s hot on their trail.

Simon Kinberg directs this highly anticipated actioner with a stacked cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Édgar Ramírez, and Sebastian Stan.

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Peacock

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.


Free Guy (2021)

Disney Plus — February 23

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When a non-playable character (NPC) in a massively popular video game realizes who he is and what his purpose is, he begins a mission to save his friends from deletion. Guy, from Free City, is a happy-go-lucky bank teller who’s fallen in love with a gamer and wants to find her before it’s too late.

Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi star in this action adventure full of nods to gaming and pop culture.

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The streaming service is the home of all Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It’s also got a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, and more.


Hellbender (2022)

Shudder — February 24

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Horror streamer Shudder picked up the rights to this witch-y horror film at Montreal’s Fantasia Festival, where it was a critical hit.

In Hellbender, a 16-year-old girl with a rare illness lives in isolation on a mountain, where she spends her time playing metal music. A clandestine trip into town leads her to new friendships — and new, terrifying discoveries about some family secrets her mother had hoped to shield her from.

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Horror movie fans will find a lot to watch with the Shudder streaming service. It serves up a collection of classic and contemporary horror movies to chill you to your core.


The Last Rite (2021)

Hulu — February 24

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Samuel Goldwyn Film

A medical student moves in with her boyfriend and soon finds that her recurring sleep paralysis may be caused by a demonic presence plaguing the couple as they try to make a life together.

If you’re a horror fan with a taste for exorcism movies, this 2021 indie is a great choice on Hulu.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.


The Protégé (2021)

Amazon Prime Video — February 25

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Fans of Nikita and Alias may want to check out last year’s The Protégé, from the director of Casino Royale, now that it’s going to Amazon Prime Video.

Maggie Q stars as Anna, an elite, deadly assassin. When Anna’s mentor, who raised and trained her from childhood, is killed, she vows to avenge him.

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Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.


No Exit (2022)

Hulu — February 25

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Told as a locked room mystery, Hulu’s latest original film No Exit is sure to be a tense and suspenseful conversation starter.

A young woman is stranded on a roadway during a blizzard. When she discovers a kidnapped girl in a van, she becomes determined to find the kidnapper. In the small, snowed-in diner nearby, everyone’s a suspect, and no one has anywhere to hide.


A Madea Homecoming (2021)

Netflix — February 25

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The twelfth film in the Madea cinematic universe, A Madea Homecoming brings Tyler Perry’s iconic comedy character to Netflix in the franchise’s second Netflix original film.

Madea hosts her family to celebrate her grandson’s college graduation in this adaptation of Perry’s play Madea’s Farewell Play. Things should be festive and celebratory, but the party takes a turn when some long-buried secrets are revealed.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.


Three Identical Strangers

Hulu — February 27

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Three identical triplets separated at birth are brought back together in this moving documentary. While their reunion should have been a joyful chance to reconnect, a shocking discovery forces difficult conversations about why they were separated and raised by different families in the first place.

Three Identical Strangers was a huge hit when it first came out, and it’s worth checking out to see why it connected so strongly with audiences.


Check out our picks from previous weeks

Below are some of the movies we recommended in previous weeks. In case you’ve watched the newer titles already, or just want more options, here’s a solid mix of more new movies on your favorite streaming services.


Malignant (2021)

HBO Max — January 27

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A 2021 sleeper hit, James Wan’s Malignant puzzled many viewers with its odd mix of tones and styles. A dark and twisted horror film, Malignant also has moments of outrageous humor and camp, and if you give in to what’s it’s doing, you’re in for a hell of a ride.

Vivid waking dreams of murder haunt a woman, but as time goes on, she realizes her visions may reflect reality. Even worse, she’s learning that she may have disturbing links to the people being snuffed out.

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HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.


The Fallout (2022)

HBO Max — January 27

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HBO Max acquired exclusive rights to this breakout hit from SXSW. Award-winning The Fallout is writer-director Megan Park’s feature filmmaking debut and includes standout performances by Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler.

Following a school shooting, a teen survivor struggles to cope and move on from the tragic and traumatizing event, finding new meaning in her relationships with friends and family in this haunting and timely portrait of grief.


Nightmare Alley (2021)

Hulu — February 1

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One of the best films of 2021, Nightmare Alley came out on the same day as Spider-Man: No Way Home and amid the rising threat of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The film wasn’t able to garner much attention as a result. It’s a shame because it’s not only one of the best of the year but also among director Guillermo del Toro’s finest films. Now, it may finally get the attention it deserves as it becomes available on Hulu.

A carnival worker sees his chance to make it big with a mentalism act. He breaks off on his own with the woman he loves, but he soon finds himself getting deeper and deeper into his con, making enemies with powerful, dangerous people.


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Paramount Plus — February 1

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“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” So goes one of the most famous lines in Hollywood history, in one of the finest westerns of the studio era. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance helped redefine the genre and remains a high benchmark. John Ford’s unflinching look at the mythology of the old west feels as relevant today as ever.

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Senator Ransom Stoddard returns to the small town where his political career began. With the arrival of a railroad reshaping what was once the frontier, he thinks back to his early days, standing up to the town ruffian, Liberty Valance. While the myth of his heroism is known everywhere, only he and his now-deceased friend Tom Doniphon know what really happened. But sometimes, the legend is more valuable than the truth.

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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.


Do the Right Thing (1989)

Peacock — February 1

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One of Spike Lee’s best and most celebrated films, Do the Right Thing follows a day in the life of Mookie, a resident of New York’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, during a heatwave. Tensions are running high as folks try to beat the heat, and Mookie is right at the center of a simmering conflict between a local Italian pizza shop owner and the neighborhood’s Black residents fed up with his disrespect.

The film’s racial themes sadly remain relevant today, with gentrification and rising anti-Black racism driving home the film’s message of injustice and its depiction of community. Lee is a legend of American cinema, and Do the Right Thing is no small part of that legacy.


The Beta Test (2021)

Hulu — February 4

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A Hollywood agent takes part in an adultery scheme in which he can have an anonymous encounter with no strings attached. Afterward, he’s left obsessed with the mystery woman’s identity. He’s also paranoid about his marriage and the people who invited him to cheat on his wife in the first place.

After films like Thunder Road and The Wolf of Snow Hollow, Jim Cummings is one of the most exciting new American indie filmmakers. With 2021’s The Beta Test, he once again proves that he’s an original new voice in cinema, taking on the Hollywood machine and all the abuse and hypocrisy that comes with it. The Beta Test is one of the best new streaming movies to check out this week.


Kimi (2022)

HBO Max — February 10

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Steven Soderbergh’s latest film went straight to HBO Max, just like his two previous outings: Let Them All Talk and No Sudden Move.

In Kimi, he teams up with actress Zoë Kravitz for a Hitchcockian techno-thriller. Set in Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kimi follows a tech worker with agoraphobia discovering what may be a recording of a violent crime while she’s reviewing data. Stalled by endless bureaucratic dead-ends with her employer, she has to face her fears and venture out to get to the bottom of things.


I Want You Back (2022)

Amazon Prime Video — February 11

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Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon Prime Video brings us a screwball romantic comedy starring Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, and Clark Backo.

Peter and Emma are two strangers who realize they were dumped on the same day. Rather than count their losses, they hatch a plan to get things back on track. Of course, nothing goes as expected.


Tall Girl 2 (2022)

Netflix — February 11

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Netflix’s titular tall girl Jodi is back after her rousing homecoming speech at the end of the 2019 Netflix original film.

With newfound confidence, Jodi has to juggle her new and old friendships. She’s popular, confident, has a boyfriend, and even scored the lead role in this year’s school musical. Still, with all of that change comes new challenges and insecurities. She may not just be the “tall girl” anymore, but Jodi has to decide what comes next.


Bigbug (2022)

Netflix — February 11

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From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the visionary French director behind Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, and Amélie, comes his first film in almost a decade and his first Netflix original feature film.

Bigbug tells the story of a group of suburbanites living in the near future. When an android revolt breaks out, the humans are confined indoors by their household robots to protect them from the violence outside.


The Sky Is Everywhere (2022)

Apple TV Plus — February 11

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Directed by Josephine Decker and written by Jandy Nelson (based on her own YA novel of the same name), The Sky Is Everywhere is a story of grief and coming of age starring Grace Kaufman, Pico Alexander, Jacques Colimon, Cherry Jones, and Jason Segel.

Living among the scenic redwood trees of Northern California, 17-year-old musical prodigy Lennie Walker lives with the grief of her sister’s death. Adapting to her new life, she begins to explore young love amid tragic loss.

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.


The Shape of Water (2017)

Hulu — February 15

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Guillermo del Toro took home well-deserved Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for his 2017 fable about outsiders finding comfort and solidarity in each other.

During the Cold War, a janitor working at a top-secret research facility discovers an amphibious man held in captivity. Secreting away during her shifts, she forms a unique bond with him, seeing her own alienation mirrored in his experience.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.


Fireheart (2022)

Hulu — February 15

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In the 1920s, a 16-year-old girl dreams of becoming New York’s first-ever female firefighter. It’s certainly no easy feat to break into a male-dominated field, but her determination is unmatched.

Kenneth Branagh, Olivia Cooke, Laurie Holden, and William Shatner lend their voices to this Hulu original animated family film.


Blackhat (2015)

Netflix — February 16

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In prison for hacking, a convicted felon is sprung free to help investigate when the US government and China team up to hunt down cybercriminals manipulating world markets.

Michael Mann brings his signature style to this gritty, moody thriller that failed to take off with both critics and audiences in 2015, but is worth checking out as one of the best new streaming movies.


The Feast (2021)

Hulu — February 18

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2021 Welsh fantasy drama The Feast focuses on a family dinner. A local businessman and farmer hope to broker a deal while breaking bread, but the arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens to unravel it all.

A parable about greed, The Feast is one of the most exciting new streaming movies to check out this week on Hulu.


Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Netflix — February 18

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A direct sequel to the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre takes place nearly 50 years after the events of the original. Leatherface has hung up his chainsaw, but when a group of youngsters accidentally stumble upon his home, he comes out of retirement for one last killing spree.

The slasher sequel features the return of the original final girl Sally, played this time around by Olwen Fouéré. It is co-written by Fede Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues and directed by David Blue Garcia.

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