6 New Movies to Stream This Weekend – May 17, 2024
There are many new movies being released both in theaters and on streaming platforms each week which can be hard to keep up with. If you’re not heading to the theater this weekend but are looking to watch some new content, here are 6 new movies to stream at home.

American Fiction (Prime Video)

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Adam Brody, Leslie Uggams, Keith David

Synopsis: “Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.”

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakesm (Starz)

Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, Ashley Liao, Fionnula Flanagan

Synopsis: “Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow remains the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow becomes alarmed when he’s assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird from District 12.”

Madame Web (Netflix)

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Zosia Mamet, Kerry Bishé, José María Yazpik

Synopsis: “In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who develops the power to see the future… and realizes she can use that insight to change it. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women bound for powerful destinies…if they can all survive a deadly present.”

Monster (Netflix)

Cast: Marsha Timothy, Alex Abbad, Anantya Kirana

Synopsis: “After being abducted and taken to a desolate house, a girl sets out to rescue her friend and escape from their malicious kidnapper.”

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (Shudder)

Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Fanny Leander Bornedal, Kim Bodnia, Sonja Richter

Synopsis: “Emma takes on a night watch job to unravel the mystery of her parents’ disappearance nearly thirty years ago. But when she confronts serial killer Wörmer in his cell, she awakens him from a coma, triggering a series of catastrophic events.”

Thelma the Unicorn (Netflix)

Voice cast: Brittany Howard, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Jemaine Clement, Edi Patterson, Fred Armisen, Shondrella Avery, Zach Galifianakis, Ally Dixon, Maliaka Mitchell, Jon Heder, Jared Hess

Synopsis: “Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star. In a pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom. However, this new life of fame comes at a cost.”


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