Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and Peacock

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The approaching new year is imminent, and with a few more days left to spend with the entire family at home, your entertainment options are still wide open. To make the most of these remaining days, rely on the latest and greatest films available for streaming on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Max (HBO), and others. While the last week of the year may be a bit slow in terms of new releases, there’s a treasure trove of content from this curated list that you can catch up on.

This week, Hulu is set to deliver more chills, Paramount+ secures one of the most underrated movies of 2023, and Peacock introduces “The Holdovers,” a potential frontrunner for the upcoming Oscars in the coming year. While it may not be an overwhelming selection, it’s enough to keep you entertained as we transition from 2023 to 2024.

New Movies 2023

New Movies on Peacock

The Holdovers (2023) available on Peacock

Alexander Payne (SidewaysNebraska) directs the dry comedy The Holdovers, which is about a New England prep school instructor (Paul Giamatti) who is asked to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the students with nowhere to go. Miserable at first, Paul Hunham soon begins to form unlikely friendships with Angus Tully (Dominic Sessa), a traumatized but smart troublemaker, and the school’s head cook (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), who just lost a son in Vietnam.

The Exorcist: Believer (2023) available on Peacock

In search of a top-notch horror experience? Step into the world of David Gordon Green’s “The Exorcist: Believer.” Victor Fielding (played by Leslie Odom Jr.) has been single-handedly raising his daughter, Angela (portrayed by Lidya Jewett), ever since the tragic death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake more than a decade ago. When Angela and her friend mysteriously vanish into the woods for three days, returning with no recollection of the events, an insidious force infiltrates their lives, leaving Victor unable to navigate the darkness alone. In a desperate bid for help, he turns to Chris MacNeil (depicted by Ellen Burstyn), the sole surviving witness to a phenomenon similar to what is afflicting his daughter.

Genie (2023) available on Peacock

In search of a family-friendly movie? This cheerful holiday comedy features Melissa McCarthy (known for her role in Bridesmaids) as Flora, a genie who has been confined for over 2,000 years within an antique jewelry box. Her unexpected release comes at the hands of Bernard (played by Paapa Essiedu). As Bernard’s life takes a tumultuous turn, he discovers he now has a genie linked to him, offering a glimmer of hope to set things right.

New Movies on Hulu

It Lives Inside (2023)

Sam (Megan Suri) is desperate to fit in at her school, leading her to reject her Indian culture to be more like the white children around her. But she’ll need to learn to accept her heritage after a mythological demonic spirit latches onto her best friend and refuses to let go.

Maggie Moore(s) (2023)

Chief Jordan Sanders, portrayed by Jon Hamm (known for “Confess” and “Fletch”), leads a tranquil existence in his serene Arizona town. However, his routine takes an unexpected turn when two women sharing the same name are murdered consecutively. Now, he finds himself thrust into a more demanding role than ever before in his career. Tina Fey co-stars in this murder mystery, adding a wry sense of humor and a delicate touch to the narrative.

Operation Napoleon (2023)

Upon receiving footage of an airplane wreck unveiled by glacial melting, Icelandic lawyer Kristin (played by Vivian Ólafsdóttir) finds herself entangled in an international conspiracy. The World War II Nazi plane becomes a focal point not only for criminals but also for CIA director William Carr (portrayed by Iain Glen), who has covertly been working to erase any traces of the wreckage for an extended period. Now faced with this intricate puzzle, Kristin must uncover the key to unravel the mystery of Operation Napoleon.

The Retirement Plan (2023)

When Ashley (portrayed by Ashley Greene) and her young daughter Sarah (played by Thalia Campbell) find themselves entangled in a perilous criminal organization, putting their lives on the line, Ashley reaches out to the one person she can trust: her estranged father, Matt (performed by Nicolas Cage from “Dream Scenario”). The reunion takes an unexpected turn as they head to his beachfront home in the Cayman Islands. However, their plans are swiftly disrupted when crime boss Donny (depicted by Jackie Earle Haley) and his lieutenant Bobo (played by Ron Perlman) trace Ashley to the island. As events unfold, it becomes clear that Ashley’s father harbors secrets beyond what meets the eye.

Best New Year Movies

Best Sci-Fi Movies

New Movies on Netflix

Maestro (2023)

In this drama, Bradley Cooper takes on the roles of writer, director, and star, guiding the audience through the poignant love story of composer Leonard Bernstein (played by Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre (portrayed by Carey Mulligan). Their journey begins at a party in 1946, leading to two engagements, a lasting 25-year marriage, and the raising of three children. Throughout, the couple grapples with the ongoing challenge of balancing family life with Bernstein’s global acclaim as a renowned conductor.

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire (2023)

This ambitious space saga embodies the quintessential Zack Snyder style, showcasing both its strengths and weaknesses. Early reviews suggest it may not secure a place among Snyder’s best films. The narrative unfolds as mysterious Kora (played by Sofia Boutella) crash-lands on a serene moon colony at the galaxy’s edge, leading a peaceful life as a farmer. However, when the tyrannical Regent Balisarius (portrayed by Fra Fee) targets the farmers for inadvertently trading with his rival, Kora emerges as the colony’s sole hope for survival. Rallying allies from nearby planets, they unite to confront and oppose the oppressive Balisarius.

Gran Turismo (2023)

A video game adaptation that doesn’t just showcase the video game, Gran Turismo tells the true story of Jann Mardenborough (Archie Madekwe), a Gran Turismo player who won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional driver. While not the best thing ever made, Gran Turismo contains some thrilling racing sequences and an engaging performance by David Harbour.

New Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Saltburn (2023)

Oliver Quick (played by Barry Keoghan) finds it challenging to assimilate into the Oxford University environment. This vulnerability makes him the ideal target for the charismatic and aristocratic Felix Catton (depicted by Jacob Elordi from “Priscilla”). Felix extends an invitation to Oliver to visit Saltburn, the expansive estate of his peculiar and somber family, promising a summer filled with oddities and darkness.

Merry Little Batman (2023)

In this quirky Amazon Prime Video original, we follow the tale of Damian, better known as Robin and the son of Bruce Wayne. All Damian desires is to emulate his father. As Batman departs home to confront Gotham’s supervillains on Christmas Eve, Damian stumbles upon a grander conspiracy to steal Christmas, prompting him to seize the opportunity and take matters into his own hands.

Your Christmas or Mine 2 (2023)

James (Asa Butterfield) and Hayley (Cora Kirk) are back spending Christmas with their families once again, despite their reservations and despite accidentally swapping family Christmases last year. Now, they’re finally all together on a ski trip that surely must go better than last year.

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