Unwind with the Best New Movies Streaming and Renting This Weekend

Happy Friday, movie lovers! As we head into the weekend, it’s the perfect time to catch up on some exciting new releases in the world of streaming and video rentals. We’ve got a fantastic lineup of movies, from raunchy comedies to intense thrillers, to entertain and captivate you. So, grab your popcorn and let’s dive into what’s on the watchlist.

Netflix: Get Ready for Laughter and Fun

  • No Hard Feelings
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Run Time: 1h 43m
    • Director: Gene Stupnitsky
    • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Benanti

Jennifer Lawrence stars in this raunchy and endearing comedy that will surely tickle your funny bone. Maddie, played by Lawrence, is a young woman juggling her life as an Uber driver and a part-time bartender while trying to pay off her late mother’s house. When her car gets towed, she’s faced with a unique proposition: to seduce Percy, a socially awkward college-bound young man, on behalf of a wealthy couple in exchange for a new set of wheels. The catch? Things get hilariously complicated, making for an entertaining and funny story.

Netflix also offers:

  • Old Dads
    • Genre: Comedy
    • Run Time: 1h 44m
    • Director: Bill Burr
    • Cast: Bill Burr, Bokeem Woodbine, Bobby Cannavale

“Old Dads” explores the challenges faced by three friends who become fathers later in life, leading to comical encounters with the younger generation. This marks comedian Bill Burr’s directorial debut, so expect his signature humor and wit.

Hulu: Thrills and Chills Await

  • Cobweb
    • Genre: Horror Thriller
    • Run Time: 1h 28m
    • Director: Samuel Bodin
    • Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Woody Norman, Antony Starr

Prepare to be spooked as you dive into the world of “Cobweb.” This horror-thriller introduces Peter, a troubled young boy who hears mysterious knocking sounds in his home. As he seeks help to uncover a dark secret hidden by his parents, suspense and horror ensue.

Prime Video: Action and Intrigue

  • Polite Society
    • Genre: Action Comedy-Drama
    • Run Time: 1h 44m
    • Director: Nida Manzoor
    • Cast: Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya

“Polite Society” follows a teenage girl on her journey to becoming a stuntwoman. When she suspects something sinister in her sister’s betrothal, she takes matters into her own hands. Get ready for action, comedy, and family drama in this exciting film.

  • Hidden Blade
    • Genre: Period Espionage Thriller
    • Run Time: 2h 8m
    • Director: Cheng Er
    • Cast: Tony Leung, Wang Yibo, Zhou Xun

Experience a gripping Chinese World War II thriller with “Hidden Blade.” The film stars the incredible Tony Leung as he navigates a world in upheaval, caught between the Japanese occupation, the rise of China’s Communist Party, and personal intrigue.

Apple TV Plus: A Dive into the Life of a Literary Legend

  • The Pigeon Tunnel
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Run Time: 1h 32m
    • Director: Errol Morris
    • Cast: John le Carré

If you’re a fan of literature, don’t miss “The Pigeon Tunnel.” This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of John le Carré, a celebrated author known for his spy novels. With interviews and insights, it’s a must-watch for book enthusiasts.

Peacock: Unleash the Kraken

  • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
    • Genre: Action-Comedy
    • Run Time: 1h 31m
    • Director: Kirk DeMicco
    • Cast: Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy

Join Ruby Gillman, an awkward high schooler who discovers her extraordinary lineage as a Kraken monster. She must embrace her destiny, defend the seas, and choose her path in this animated action-comedy.

Rent for a Thrilling Movie Night

  • Saw X
    • Genre: Horror
    • Run Time: 1h 58m
    • Director: Kevin Greutert
    • Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund

The “Saw” horror franchise returns with its tenth installment. Dive into a prequel set between the original film and “Saw II” to uncover the sinister mind of the Jigsaw Killer, portrayed by Tobin Bell. Get ready for spine-tingling scares and twisted justice.

  • Lynch/Oz
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Run Time: 1h 48m
    • Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
    • Cast: Amy Nicholson, Rodney Ascher, John Waters

Discover the impact of “The Wizard of Oz” on the iconic director David Lynch. This documentary explores the inspiration and influence of the classic film on Lynch’s unique storytelling style. A fascinating journey for film enthusiasts.

There you have it – a diverse selection of movies to keep you entertained this weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for laughter, chills, or cinematic exploration, these films have got you covered. So, grab your remote and get ready for a weekend filled with cinematic delight. Enjoy the show!

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