7 new movies and shows to watch this weekend on Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV Plus and more (July 8)

Beat the heat with a sizzling list of new movies and shows to watch this weekend on netflixHulu, Apple TV Plus and more streaming services. There’s something for everyone, from true crime drama to family-friendly animated adventure to teen comedies.

The range is led by Black bird, which features the late Ray Liotta’s final television performance. The psychological thriller, based on real events, follows a young man (Taron Egerton) trying to get out of a prison sentence by extracting a confession from a suspected serial killer.

If you’re looking for a laugh, several new comedies are debuting. maggie asks the question: “What if seeing the future made dating even more difficult?” Meanwhile, To All the Boys resonates in Lana Condor Boo’s supernatural new release, Bitch! and Jordan Fisher’s high school romance Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between.

Fun for the whole family is in store with The Sea Beast, a charming swashbuckling fantasy epic set on the high seas.

Here’s our guide to what to watch this weekend.

Black Bird (Apple TV Plus)

The late Ray Liotta delivers a final, masterful television performance in this true crime thriller based on the autobiographical novel by James Keene. He plays a supporting role as a decorated policeman whose son Jimmy (Taron Egerton) turned out to be a disappointment. The former high school football hero is now facing 10 years in minimum security prison.

Jimmy has a chance to avoid going behind bars, but it’s a dangerous bet. He must enter a maximum security facility for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), in an effort to get Larry to confess to murdering a series of girls. But Jimmy’s freedom could come at the cost of his own life. Black Bird has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the latest acclaimed Apple TV Plus series.

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Maggie (Hulu)

The ability to see the future seems like something that would come in handy when dating, but it turns out to be a complete disappointment for psychic Maggie (Rebecca Rittenhouse). She’s had a knack for predicting most of her life—classmates called her “It’s Not So Crow”—and regularly gives readings to family, friends, clients, and even random strangers on the street.

Next, Maggie meets a cute history teacher named Ben (David Del Rio) and is shocked when she sees herself in his future. Things get even more complicated when Ben moves in next door with his high school sweetheart Jessie (Chloe Bridges). Despite this, Maggie begins to fall in love with him. Now his ability feels like a curse.

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Lunar Haven (AMC Plus)

The sci-fi mystery/thriller features a large ensemble cast including Joe Manganiello, Dominic Monaghan, Kadeem Hardison and Emma McDonald. It takes place a century in the future, when Earth has been ravaged by overpopulation, a toxic environment, and wars over dwindling resources. The planet’s only hope is Moonhaven, a 500 square mile lunar colony where the inhabitants – with the help of a powerful AI – race to find solutions.

Just as the long-awaited rescue/return to Earth must occur, the idyllic colony is shocked by a murder. A pair of detectives, a pilot, an emissary and a bodyguard are drawn into the investigation, which reveals a deeper conspiracy that could destroy humanity.

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The Beast from the Sea (Netflix)

Netflix may have another Mitchells vs the Machines-level family animated hit on its hands. Oscar-winning writer/director Chris Williams (Big Hero 6, Moana) helms this action-packed adventure set in a fantasy world where giant monsters roam the seas.

Brave crews who hunt monsters are celebrated as heroes. A young girl named Maisie Brumble (voiced by Zaris-Angel Hator) dreams of fighting alongside her favorite hunter, Jacob Holland (Karl Urban) and embarks on his ship. Led by Captain Crow (Jared Harris), they navigate uncharted waters to pursue the greatest conquest yet, the legendary Red Bluster. But Maisie and Jacob soon discover that the monsters are not what they seem.

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Boo, Bitch (Netflix)

This supernatural and cheeky teen comedy brings To All the Boys star Lana Condor back to Netflix as the “ghost mother*%king”. High schooler Erika Vu is a bit of a wallflower who has spent more time on her studies than on her social life. Her best friend Gia (Zoe Colletti) convinces her to go to a big party, where she catches the eye of handsome Jake C. (Mason Versaw). Think Booksmart, but with a supernatural twist.

After the successful exit, Erika decides to let loose for the rest of the year – just before she gets knocked out of a semi-final and dies. Somehow she is able to remain as a ghost, but only if she becomes famous in the afterlife. With newfound confidence, Erika embarks on a quest to achieve popularity (and a large social media following). But her “no f***s to give” attitude can turn her into a truly horrible monster: a mean girl.

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Hello, Goodbye and Everything (Netflix)

Based on the young adult novel by Jennifer E. Smith, this teen rom-com comes from the producers of the To All the Boys franchise and stars PS I Still Love You’s Jordan Fisher. Seniors Aidan (Fisher) and Clare (Talia Ryder) have a cute encounter at the start of senior year, but she’s skeptical if the love can last. So, while they are on their first date, the couple makes a pact to break up before going to college.

After a whirlwind courtship, the deadline draws near, so Clare and Aidan go on one last epic date that they spend retracing the milestones of their relationship, like their first kiss and their first argument. But at the end of the night, will these two crazy kids actually say goodbye?

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SkyMed (Paramount Plus)

Television has seen many emergency responders saving lives in hospitals and fighting fires. In SkyMed, they hover in the sky. The Canadian medical drama follows nurses and pilots in command of air ambulances in northern Canada.

They experience triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations as they face life or death situations in remote rural areas. In the desert, they have no one to rely on but each other. The ensemble cast includes Natasha Calis, Ace Nadjiwon, Morgan Holmstrom, Praneet Akilla and Aaron Ashmore.

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