There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting.
And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list!
To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.
So grab some popcorn, invite some friends over and get ready for an awesome weekend of non-stop streaming. Because really, going outside is for suckers.
Here are the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend.
Streaming on Netflix
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Season 1): Spend your weekend bathed in '80s nostalgia with the Netflix arrival of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! Set in the magical world of Eternia, the show follows Prince Adam, a young man who becomes the superhero He-Man whenever he holds aloft his magic sword and speaks the words: "by the power of Greyskull!" Together with his friends, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Battlecat and Orco, He-Man regularly faces off against the dastardly (and deliciously campy) villain known as Skeletor, who will stop at nothing in his attempts to take over the realm.
The Jungle Book: An animated Disney classic has become a live-action Disney classic with the latest adaptation of The Jungle Book. An incredible visual effects extravaganza from director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef), the story follows the adventures of Mowgli, an orphan boy raised by wolves in the jungle, and his friends, the bear Baloo (Bill Murray) and black panther Bagheera (Sir Ben Kingsley), as they attempt to fend of the villainous Tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba).
Streaming on Stan
Ray Donovan (Season 3): A gritty (and witty) crime drama, Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as a professional 'fixer' that makes problems disappear for LA's rich and famous elite. If you've watched and enjoyed the first two seasons on Stan, you'll be happy to know that as of today, the third season is available on the service in its entirety.
Turbo Kid: Sort of like a cross between BMX Bandits and Mad Max, Turbo Kid is a retrotastic '80s-style movie about a totally rad teen scavenger who becomes a reluctant hero when he meets a special girl named Apple (Laurence Leboeuf). Humorously set in the post-apocalyptic year of 1997, the film sees Turbo Kid (Munro Chambers) do battle with a pack of murderous wasteland bandits led by a tyrannical overlord named Zeus (Michael Ironside). Thankfully, Turbo Kid has a turbo-charged weapon in his possession that has the power to make people explode into gory chunks of viscera! Equal parts adorable and ultra-violent, Turbo Kid is a nostalgic and entertaining co-production between New Zealand and Canada that features a likeable cast and a fantastic synth score by the EDM group, Le Matos. Fans of Kung Fury and Hobo with a Shotgun will love this movie.
The Hateful Eight: Quentin Tarantino's eighth film (and second proper western) has arrived on Stan all guns blazing, and just in time for the weekend! The film sees the titular eight, including Kurt Russell, Samuel L, Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh, holed up in a cabin during a huge blizzard. The only problem is, one of those eight is set to be hanged, and some people in the bar are secretly there to stop this from happening. Packed full of suspense and gut-wrenching violence, The Hateful Eight is pure Tarantino madness, through and through.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Sneaky Pete (Season 1): The latest Amazon Original series stars Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Friends) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and concerns an ex-con who assumes the identity of his old cellmate after he becomes the target of a notorious gangster. Though Cranston's acting role on the show is small, he is actually the series creator, so we can expect Sneaky Pete to live up the high level of quality we've come to expect from him.