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Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and more

Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.

If you don’t feel like going out to the theaters, the best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and other services are a great alternative! It’s a new month, which means there’s a whole new selection on every streaming service, but we reserve this list for the best new options that you probably haven’t seen. (Sure, occasionally we’ll add a classic you may have missed, but our focus is on new ones!)

At the start of December, there are a number of new entries on this list across genres. Read on for the best new additions to the major streaming services this week.

We also have guides to the best movies on Netflix, the best movies on Hulu, the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, and the best movies on HBO.


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023) new

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
58 %
pg-13 155m
Genre Adventure, Action
Stars Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by James Mangold
Indy is back for the final(?) adventure in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. In a new age and close to retirement, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is struggling to fit into a world that seems to have passed him by. But when a familiar evil returns in the form of an old rival, the world calls on Indy once again to pick up the whip and keep an ancient, powerful artifact from falling into the hands of the bad guys. After teaming up with Helena Shaw (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Indy is off on yet another adventure.

Haunted Mansion (2023)

Haunted Mansion
47 %
pg-13 123m
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, LaKeith Stanfield
Directed by Justin Simien
The famous Disneyland ride comes to life as single mom Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) hires a tour guide, a psychic, a priest, and a historian to help her exorcise her newly bought mansion after she discovers it completely inhabited by ghosts. An all-star cast includes LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween Ends), and Tiffany Haddish.

Elemental (2023)

58 %
pg 102m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen
Directed by Peter Sohn
Pixar’s newest release has gone straight to Disney+. In Element City, fire, water, land, and air coexist together but they don’t necessarily hang out together. But the fiery Ember (Leah Lewis) and go-with-the-flow guy Wade (Mamoudou Athie) are out to determine the elements have more in common than meets the eye.


May December (2023) new

May December
85 %
r 118m
Genre Drama, Comedy
Stars Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton
Directed by Todd Haynes
One of Netflix’s Oscar vehicles this year, May December follows former tabloid stars Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton), who are leading a life of suburban bliss decades after their relationship was the subject of controversy and scandal years ago. When television actress Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) shows up in town to research for her upcoming portrayal of Gracie, she insinuates herself into Gracie and Joe’s everyday lives. But Elizabeth’s presence and the role she’s aiming to play soon dredge up the long-dormant scandal, reigniting old emotions and present regrets.

American Symphony (2023) new

American Symphony
73 %
pg-13 104m
Genre Documentary
Stars Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad
Directed by Matthew Heineman
This Netflix original documentary follows American composer and producer Jon Batiste, the most celebrated artist of 2022 with 11 Grammy nominations. As Jon sets out to compose an original symphony — the most ambitious challenge of his career — his partner, bestselling author Suleika Jaouad, learns that her cancer has returned. American Symphony examines two artists at a crossroads of their careers and lives as they attempt to achieve everything in art and love.

Stamped from the Beginning (2023)

Stamped from the Beginning
75 %
r 92m
Genre Documentary
Stars Angela Davis, Alexa Rachelle Jennings, Rafa Marinho
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
Based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book of the same name, Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings visuals to Kendi’s arguments in this provocative documentary. Tracing back to the very beginning of human history, Williams and Kendi explore and illustrate how anti-Black racist ideas came to be deeply engrained in culture and society.

Rustin (2023)

68 %
pg-13 106m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists of the Civil Rights Movement and the architect of 1963’s March on Washington. However, he’s largely forgotten to history, relegated behind other leaders due to his history. Candyman‘s Colman Domingo stars as Rustin in this drama about his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, all while fighting along a double-edged sword.

The Killer (2023)

The Killer
74 %
r 118m
Genre Crime, Thriller
Stars Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Charles Parnell
Directed by David Fincher
After nearly two decades in the works, David Fincher’s adaptation of the graphic novel The Killer by Alexis Nolent and Luc Jacamon graphic novel is finally on Netflix. Michael Fassbender stars as The Killer, a solitary, cold, methodical professional who has no time for grudges — there’s nothing personal about his targets. But after a near-miss, The Killer finds himself on the defensive in an international manhunt that tests his patience and his cool.


The Exorcist: Believer (2023) new

The Exorcist: Believer
39 %
r 111m
Genre Horror
Stars Leslie Odom Jr., Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum
Directed by David Gordon Green
Looking for some highly produced horror? Enter David Gordon Green’s The Exorcist: Believer. Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr.) has raised his daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett), on his own since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake over a decade ago. When Angela and her friend disappear into the woods for three days, only to return with no memory of what happened, an evil creeps into their lives that Victor can’t navigate on his own. Desperate, he seeks out Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), the only person alive who has seen anything like what is happening to his daughter.

Genie (2023)

pg 93m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Melissa McCarthy, Paapa Essiedu, Denée Benton
Directed by Sam Boyd
Looking for something to watch with the kids? This light-hearted holiday comedy stars Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as Flora, a genie who has been trapped for more than 2,000 years inside an antique jewelry box when she’s finally inadvertently released by Bernard (Paapa Essiedu). Bernard’s life is unraveling around him, but now he’s got a genie bound to him that might be able to set things straight.

Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain (2023)

Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain
r 91m
Genre Comedy
Stars Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy, John Higgins
Directed by Paul Briganti
From SNL sketch comedy trio, Please Don’t Destroy, this new movie stars Ben Marshall, Martin Herlihy, and John Higgins as childhood friends turned deadbeat co-workers on the hunt for treasure. Fighting bears, park rangers, and cult leaders, they find their way to the treasure, only to discover that was the easy part. John Goodman narrates the tale and Conan O’Brien, Fire Island‘s Bowen Yang, Meg Stalter, and X Mayo round out a star-studded comedic cast.


A Compassionate Spy (2022) new

A Compassionate Spy
72 %
pg 102m
Genre Documentary
Stars Theodore Hall, Joan Hall, Joseph Albright
Directed by Steve James
This gripping documentary tells the story of physicist Ted Hall, who was recruited to the Manhattan Project as a teenager. With no idea of what he’s going to Los Alamos to do, but determined to help the nation’s war effort however he can, Hall is at first enthusiastic for his assignment. But when, like project leader J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hall realizes the awesome destructive magnitude of the nuclear bomb, he experiences serious misgivings, leading him to become an informant for the Soviet Union.

The Last Rider (2023)

The Last Rider
68 %
pg-13 97m
Genre Documentary
Stars Greg LeMond, Kathy LeMond, Pedro Delgado
Directed by Alex Holmes
The 1989 Tour de France is considered by many to be the greatest bike race of all-time. That’s in no small part to American cyclist Greg LeMond’s extraordinary comeback victory, becoming the first American (and now only after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles) to win the Tour. LeMond’s story is one of abuse, betrayal, and near-death — all told through this riveting documentary.

Master Gardener (2023)

Master Gardener
63 %
r 111m
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Stars Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Quintessa Swindell
Directed by Paul Schrader
Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton) is the horticulturist of an extensive historic estate, Gracewood Gardens. The meticulous gardener is as much devoted to the grounds of the estate as he is to supplicating to his demanding employer, Mrs. Haverhill (Sigourney Weaver). So when Mrs. Haverhill insists he takes on her troubled great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) as an apprentice, Narvel reluctantly agrees. But Maya’s presence begins to pull at the strings of Narvel’s existence, unlocking dark secrets that have long been buried.

Black Ice (2023)

Black Ice
82 %
r 90m
Genre Documentary
Stars P.K. Subban, Sarah Nurse, Anthony Duclair
Directed by Hubert Davis
It’s no secret that hockey is an overwhelmingly white support, but the anti-Black racism that rampantly kept Black players off the ice in the 19th century remains entrenched today. This incisive documentary looks into the history of hockey’s racism, from the segregated leagues of the 19th century, to the bigotry faced by Black professionals today, with contributions from NHL stars like PK Subban and Anthony Duclair.

Fool's Paradise (2023)

Fool's Paradise
27 %
r 99m
Genre Comedy
Stars Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale
Directed by Charlie Day
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) writes, directs and stars in this comedy about a recently released mental health patient who just so happens to look like a movie star who won’t leave his trailer. A big-time producer (Ray Liotta) makes the decision to swap Latte Pronto (Day) into the role, creating a new star practically overnight. Day, Liotta, Kate Beckinsale, Ken Jeong, Jason Sudeikis, Adrien Brody (Asteroid City), and Jason Bateman key a star-studded cast in this comedy about how fame is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Amazon Prime Video

Candy Cane Lane (2023) new

Candy Cane Lane
pg 117m
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Eddie Murphy stars in this family-friendly Christmas romp. Determined to win the neighborhood’s annual holiday decorating contest, Chris (Murphy) inadvertently strikes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell). When the deal takes effect, Pepper casts a spell bringing the 12 Days of Christmas to life, wreaking havoc on the town. At risk of ruining the holidays for everyone, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their kids must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell and save the holiday for everyone.

Surrounded (2023)

57 %
r 100m
Genre Western, Action, Drama
Stars Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell, Michael Kenneth Williams
Directed by Anthony Mandler
Letitia Wright (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) stars in this Western as Mo Washington, a former Buffalo Soldier traveling West to lay her claim to a gold mine. When her stagecoach is ambushed, Mo survives and takes a hostage. But when the bandit’s gang decides to try to free him, Mo is caught surrounded and must fight her way out.

Silver Dollar Road (2023)

Silver Dollar Road
pg 101m
Genre Documentary
Stars Mamie Reels Ellison, Kim Renee Duhon
Directed by Raoul Peck
This riveting Amazon Original documentary takes the ProPublica article of the same name to new depths. Silver Dollar Road follows the Reels family and its matriarch, “Mamie,” who have been farming, fishing, and forging a sustainable life on their North Carolina land since emancipation. Their refusal to vacate the land despite mounting corporate pressures led to a wrongful conviction for civil contempt in 2011, putting the family behind bars for eight years. Released in 2019, Mamie, Melvin, and Licurtis continue to struggle to regain the land that was wrongfully wrested from them by a racist, unjust legal system.

The Burial (2023)

The Burial
74 %
r 126m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Alan Ruck, Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by Margaret Betts
Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones star in this Amazon Original about a handshake deal gone wrong. After funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Jones) gets ensnared in a contract dispute with a corporate giant, he hires charismatic attorney Willie E. Gary (Foxx) to save his family business. The lawyer gets to work at digging up a complex web of race, power, and oppression that exposes corporate corruption — all while establishing a very real friendship between lawyer and client.

Totally Killer (2023)

Totally Killer
60 %
r 106m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, Julie Bowen
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan
An homage to scream queen flicks, Totally Killer picks up 35 years after the shocking murder of three teens, when the “Sweet Sixteen Killer” returns to claim a fourth victim. Ignoring the warnings of her overprotective mother 17-year-old Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) heads out into town, only to come face-to-face with the killer and accidentally trips into a time warp bringing her back to 1987 — the year of the original murders. Faced with a new opportunity, Jamie teams up with her teenage mom (Olivia Holt) to take down the killer before he can strike.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

Little Richard: I Am Everything (2023)

Little Richard: I Am Everything
79 %
pg-13 98m
Genre Documentary, Music
Stars Little Richard, John Waters, Mick Jagger
Directed by Lisa Cortés
One of the most electrifying characters in rock n’ roll, Little Richard became a Black queer icon. But Richard Penniman was more than just a contributor, he was far more of a pioneer than the whitewashed canon of American pop music would have the historical record show. This documentary dives deep into Richard’s complicated world, exploring his life story through interviews with family, musicians, and academics. The acceptance and self-expression that Richard gave to the world, he was never truly able to give himself as he continuously struggled in a crucible between God, sex, and music.

The Nun II (2023)

The Nun II
47 %
r 110m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid
Directed by Michael Chaves
The second in Warner Bros. The Nun series, aptly titled The Nun II, picks up in France in 1956 after the murder of a priest. A supernatural evil is spreading through the church and Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) goes to investigate. Her investigation soon brings her face-to-face once again with Valak, the demon nun.

No Accident (2023)

No Accident
r 97m
Genre Documentary
Directed by Kristi Jacobson
This documentary chronicles the fight to bring white supremacists to justice after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. After counterprotesters suffered injuries and Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist driver, a civil lawsuit was organized against white nationalist leaders and organizations. This is the story of that suit, which exposed a broad network of conspirators.

Meg 2: The Trench (2023)

Meg 2: The Trench
40 %
pg-13 116m
Genre Action, Science Fiction, Horror
Stars Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Shuya Sophia Cai
Directed by Ben Wheatley
The colossal prehistoric shark is back, but fortunately so are Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) and Jiuming Zhang (Wu Jing) in Meg 2: The Trench. Except this time, when Taylor and Zhang lead an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean, they’re interrupted by a mining operation that unleashes multiple Megs from the depths. Now, they’ll have to navigate the enormous marine predators as well as environmental plunderers in a race against time.

The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart (2023)

The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart
84 %
r 84m
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Stars Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer, James Urbaniak
Directed by Christopher McCulloch
The Adult Swim classic returns in this original movie that picks up right after the events of the season 7 finale. While a nationwide manhunt is on for Hank Venture, an imposing evil from the past reemerges to torment the Ventures, The Guild, and the Monarch marriage. To restore the Ventures’ world to order, it will take friends and foes alike uniting.

Apple TV+

Fingernails (2023)

58 %
r 113m
Genre Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy, Romance
Stars Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Jeremy Allen White
Directed by Christos Nikou
Anna (Jessie Buckley) feels that her relationship with her longtime partner might not be true love. So when she secretly begins working at a mysterious institute that detects the presence of romantic love in desperate couples, she tests herself, only to find that she does in fact have the real thing with her partner, Ryan (The Bear‘s Jeremy Allen White). But she’s still not sure. And then she meets Amir (Riz Ahmed).

The Pigeon Tunnel (2023)

The Pigeon Tunnel
77 %
pg-13 92m
Genre Documentary
Stars John le Carré
Directed by Errol Morris
Go behind the curtain with one of the most celebrated spy novelists of all time, John le Carré — real name David Cornwell. Cornwell was a British spy himself during the Cold War, imbuing his pen name with a unique sense of story across his six decades of published work. This film by Errol Morris celebrates that career and leads into le Carré’s final, most candid interview.

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