7 best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and more (September 13-16)

The fall TV season is on, but we’ve still found seven new movies worthy of your attention. Leading the pack is a fresh out of theaters starring John Boyega. This film, the suspenseful Breaking, has drawn comparisons to Dog Day Afternoon and hopes to find a wider audience at home.

Of all these releases, we’re excited to see Do Revenge, the new Netflix movie starring Stranger Things star Maya Hawke. Here, she ditches Demogorgons for drama, playing Eleanor, a teenage girl whose biggest problem is the widespread gossip about her. She and a classmate who finds herself in an equally complicated situation band together to exact revenge on each other.

Peacock has the story of the first cruise line that had Covid-19 on board. Meanwhile, Hulu is home to a drama movie that deserves a second chance after its failed ad campaign, and Prime Video has a new thriller we need to watch.

Editor’s note: This story originally included Netflix’s Sins of Our Mother, but it turns out it’s not a documentary film. We have since learned that it was a documentary mini-series.

Want more? Check out our guide to all the biggest Fall TV debuts and our Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power review to see why we think it’s awesome – and divisive.


John Boyega (Attack The Block, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has taken a break from his biggest blockbusters for films that deliver a message. Breaking, a modern-day Dog Day Afternoon, sees him play the role of Brian Brown-Easley, a Navy veteran who is down on his luck as he tries to reintegrate into society.

Things are so bad that Brian decides he has to rob a bank to get his message across. And since he’s not malevolent, Brian has a hard time robbing the bank, as he tries to make sure everyone else gets the help and help they need along the way. Critics rave about Boyega’s intense performance, which is the glue that holds the film together.

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The Hell of a Cruise (Paon)

Cruises are almost an afterthought of modern society. We know people go there, and some fandoms rent an entire ship. But it’s not huge. So it’s more than ok if you’ve forgotten, or never heard of, the Diamond Princess cruise ship’s 2020 voyage which is one of the most famous places where Covid-19 initially struck.

That’s where Hell of a Cruise, a feature-length documentary debuting on Peacock this week, comes in. Comprised of original footage of passenger self-portraits and passenger interviews, this documentary aims to show how badly this situation has become.

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The Last Duel (Hulu)

Sometimes movie trailers fail to properly communicate the quality of a movie. And those who’ve actually seen The Last Duel – and haven’t skipped it after seeing a trailer that mostly centers on Ben Affleck in a bad wig – see this film as a prime example of a movie being undermined by its own publicity. .

Its title is pretty literal, as a rape accusation brings two men into the final sanctioned duel. As the marriage of Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Marguerite (Jodie Comer) atrophies, a friendship between Jean and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) turns into a rivalry when Jacques rises through the ranks with their lord the Count Pierre d’Alençon (Ben Affleck).

Marguerite throws her accusation of rape on Jacques, then it’s time for the duel. While some may see the film as its own kind of Rashomon, its shifts in perspective don’t change the real-life truths on screen. Affleck won accolades from critics for his slimy performance.

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Travelin’ Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Royal Albert Hall (Netflix)

Rock fans, rejoice! Footage from a 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival show at London’s Royal Albert Hall has been unearthed for a new documentary. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, this film chronicles the rise of the CCR from its earliest years. At the Royal Albert Hall, the band was at the height of their popularity, and this leg of the tour included performances of songs such as “Born On The Bayou”, “Proud Mary”, “Fortunate Son” and “Bad Moon Rising” a won praise left, right and center.

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Revenge (Netflix)

Maya Hawke of Stranger Things stars in Do Revenge, a younger generation’s introduction to Hitchcockian suspense (inspired by Strangers on a Train). This movie sees an unexpected alliance form when high school girls Drea (Camilla Mendes) and Eleanor (Hawke) get on the wrong side of high school gossip. Someone leaked a topless video of Drea that was meant only for her boyfriend, and Eleanor is accused of restraining Carrissa (Ava Capri) and forcing him to kiss. Now Drea and Eleanor are going to do each other’s dirty work for revenge.

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Good Night Mom (Prime Video)

Kids shouldn’t have to play detective about anything that’s actually dangerous. Especially about the identity of one of their parents. That’s the case in this spellbinding Prime Video Original, starring Naomi Watts as the woman who may not be the mother of young Elias (Cameron Crovetti) and Lucas (Nicholas Crovetti).

But when “Mother” has had plastic surgery and is still bandaged up, what are these boys to do when she’s not acting like herself? Things become increasingly tense, as “Mother” demands that she and her boys keep new secrets.

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Mija (Disney Plus)

Young Doris Muñoz, daughter of undocumented migrants, has faced instability and unrest for years (including the deportation of her brother Jose). But once she finds herself on the brink of success in the music industry, she realizes that she is not well equipped enough to meet her challenges. Once she meets Chicana singer and musician Jacks Haupt, who is dealing with a similar situation, the two bond over their similarities.

Post it on Disney+ (opens in a new tab) from Friday (September 16)

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Alfonso E. Cramer