This holiday week is a great time to get outside, grill some food, and enjoy the fireworks. But once the festivities have subsided and you’ve headed indoors, you’re faced with the ever-daunting question: what movie do I watch? And as each streaming platform’s library grows and grows, that question becomes harder and harder to answer.
An easy way to fix this is to just concentrate on the new additions. And this week, you’ve got some great options to choose from. In total, 25 new films will be added to the biggest streaming services—including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, and Disney+.
So which ones should you watch out for? In this article, I’ll provide a few recommendations. And at the end of the story, you can find a full list of every new movie available this week.
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (Netflix)
Typically, horror trilogies take a few years to come together. But Netflix had a great thought: what if you got all the movies in a series at once? The streaming platform’s three-week experiment continues this Friday with Fear Street Part 2: 1978.
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 will be available to stream on Netflix on July 9.
The Hunt (HBO Max)
The story of The Hunt—a film in which people are hunted for sport—has been the stuff of movie legend over the past year-and-a-half. And now the thriller is reaching a wider audience this week on HBO Max.
The Hunt will be available to stream on HBO Max on July 8.
Charlie Hunnam is a rising star in Hollywood, and in 2017 he paired up with one of the film industry’s biggest players: Rami Malek. This crime/drama tells the story of a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and tries to escape prison.
Papillon will be available to stream on Hulu on July 8.
Our Friend (Amazon Prime)
If you’re looking for a hard-hitting drama stuffed to the brim with heavy acting, then look no further than Our Friend. Starring Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, and Jason Segel, this dramedy focuses on a man who moves in with his married friends to help them through a difficult time.
Our Friend will be available to stream on Amazon Prime on July 9.
Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth (Disney+)
Last but not least is…Chris Hemsworth?! This documentary from Disney+ seeks to do away with some of the myths that surround sharks. Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth finds the famous actor partnered with shark expert Valerie Taylor to uncover the science of shark behavior.
Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth will be available to stream on Disney+ on July 9.
Every new movie you can stream this week
- Brick Mansions (July 7)
- Major Grom: Plague Doctor (July 7)
- This Little Love of Mine (July 7)
- Home Again (July 8)
- Midnight Sun (July 8)
- Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (July 9)
- How I Became a Superhero (July 9)
- Last Summer (July 9)
- American Ultra (July 10)
- Surf’s Up (July 5)
- Our Friend (July 9)
- Leave no Trace (July 4)
- Papillon (July 8)
- Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (July 9)
- In a World… (July 9)
- Moffie (July 9)
- 47 Meters Down (July 10)
- Shiva Baby (July 7)
- Human Capital (July 8)
- The Hunt (July 8)
- Flicka (July 9)
- Miraculous World: Shanghai, The Legend Of Ladydragon (July 9)
- Orca vs. Great White (July 9)
- Rogue Shark (July 9)
- Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth (July 9)