8 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (March 18)

We’ve been posting these weekly streaming lists for a while now, but this particular edition is by far the busiest yet. Honestly, no one can hope to watch everything included below (not even the TechRadar animation team, hard as we try…).

Not only have we had to expand our usual seven entries to eight, but this may also be the first time that new projects from netflix, First video, Disney+, Apple TV Plus, Hulu and HBO Max all appear together in the same list – and we haven’t even included the arrival of the new DMZ and Minx series on the latter platform. This is what this week’s list of new releases looks like.

Below, you’ll find our pick of the eight (!) greatest new movies and TV shows available to watch on streaming services this weekend in March.

Nightmare Alley (Disney Plus, HBO Max, Hulu)

Headlining this week’s arrivals is Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, which is coming to Disney Plus in the UK (having already dropped on HBO Max and Hulu in the US) less than two months after its theatrical debut .

Based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, the film follows a drifter, Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who rubs shoulders with a clairvoyant (Cate Blanchett) and her husband (David Strathairn) while working at a carnival. – only to use the powers learned from the former to swindle the elite and the wealthy.

Sure, that premise sounds a bit…odd (which perhaps explains why the movie struggled so much at the worldwide box office), but Nightmare Alley was nonetheless almost universally praised by critics and those who did catch it in theaters. It’s also pending a few Oscars, which should speak to its quality. Either way, expect the unexpected from this one.

Now available to stream on HBO Max and Hulu in the US, and on Disney Plus in the UK.

Deep Water (Hulu, Prime Video)

Arriving after the off-screen split from its on-screen co-stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (originally slated for theatrical release in 2020), Deep Water is coming to Prime Video and Hulu with a healthy dose of celebrity gossip. in tow.

The first film in two decades from Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne, this is another psychological thriller – based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel – that follows a husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a costly divorce. When his lovers start disappearing, however, he (unsurprisingly) becomes a prime suspect.

Affleck had a similar role in 2014’s Gone Girl, so fans of Gillian Flynn’s twisty crime comedy should find plenty to enjoy here.

Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and Prime Video in the UK.

WeCrashed (Apple TV Plus)

Landing on Apple TV Plus just weeks after the release of Showtime’s The Battle for Uber (which chronicles the rise and fall of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick), WeCrashed depicts the equally brutal downfall of WeWork boss Adam Neumann.

Jared Leto plays Neumann — alongside Anne Hathaway as his wife and company co-founder Rebekah — in this eight-episode series adapted from the Wondery podcast of the same name by Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello.

The first three episodes are available to stream today, with the other five arriving in weekly installments every Friday. Fans of The Social Network, take note – WeCrashed tells an equally damning (but perhaps less well-known) story of technological innovation and corporate betrayal.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.

Bargain (Netflix)

Potentially one of the greatest new netflix movies of the Year, Windfall stars Lily Collins and Jesse Plemons as a young couple who arrive at their vacation home to find it’s been robbed by a hapless burglar (Jason Segel).

Netflix describes this one as a “Hitchcockian thriller,” so we expect Windfall to play more like a psychological drama than its comedic premise suggests, and early critical reactions suggest the film ends up being an interesting commentary on class division in America.

With The Adam Project already out and sitting pretty as the most popular movie on netflix right now, we’re expecting the streamer’s latest feature to find an instant audience.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Top Boy season 2 (Netflix)

One of the most underrated Netflix series (despite its popularity in the UK), Top Boy returns for its long-awaited second season this weekend.

We say second season, but it is actually the fourth outing of the series. Top Boy seasons 1 and 2 aired on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013, respectively, before Netflix restarted the show (for a third season) in 2019, but without the digital title.

Either way, new episodes of the acclaimed series will find Dushane (Ashley Walters), Sully (Kane Robinson) and Jamie (Micheal Ward) crossing UK county and country borders to preserve the supremacy of the fictional Summerhouse estate. from London. Expect lots of muscle and balls.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Cheaper by the dozen (Disney Plus)

Zach Braff of Scrubs and Gabrielle Union of America’s Got Talent direct this remake of the beloved 2003 (and 1950) comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which is now streaming on Disney Plus.

Those familiar with the premise of the original film will know the score here: a couple struggles to maintain their family business while raising 10 (not 12) unruly children. This version is a bit different in that the kids are from the couple’s previous (and various) marriages, and topics like bullying and racism are covered (where they weren’t before) – but viewers should expect more of the same family fun. from Disney’s latest tale.

As you’d expect from a film of this genre, early reviews were decidedly mixed, but we imagine Cheaper by the Dozen isn’t the kind of film one watches for deep intellectual stimulation.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus.

Master (First video)

If you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of No by Jordan PeelePrime Video’s latest thriller, Master, should guide you well.

The first feature film by emerging screenwriter and director Mariama Diallo, this one tells the story of three black women at a prestigious New England university – professors Gail Bishop (Regina Hall), Liv Beckman (Amber Gray) and the rookie Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee) – who remains are rocked by a racist attack on a student on campus.

Master was the subject of thrilling buzz when it premiered at Sundance earlier in 2022, earning comparisons to Peele’s 2017 horror Get Out. the rotten tomatoes Critical consensus describes the film as “didactical rather than truly suspenseful”, but as “an incredibly well-crafted horror outing with a lot going for it”.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

Human Resources (Netflix)

Considering how well the adult animated comedy series has performed for Netflix over its five seasons, it’s no surprise to see a Big Mouth spin-off show – Human Resources – land on the streamer this weekend.

Featuring the voices of Rosie Perez, Henry Winkler, Jemaine Clement, Maria Bamford, Thandie Newton, Bobby Cannavale and more, the new series “pulls back the curtain on the everyday lives of hormonal monsters, depression kittens, wizards of shame and other creatures”. that help humans through all aspects of life, from puberty to parenthood to the twilight years.

Not sold yet? HR has been praised for being more thoughtful – and certainly raunchier – than its predecessor, so returning fans will likely find plenty to appreciate here.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Alfonso E. Cramer