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What To Watch This Week

We can always count on our screens to provide us with some much-needed escape, fun, and information, whether it’s Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO channels, or other streaming sites.

This week, we’ve gone from horror to thriller, comedy, and streaming on consecutive nights.

What about the rest of this week’s amazing TV shows and recommended films? Continue scrolling.

What should I watch on TV this week?

Best Movies This Week | May 17-May 24

According to Just Watch, here are the Top 10 Movies to Watch This Week.

The Lost City

After being kidnapped by a villainous treasure hunter, a successful romance novelist is forced to team up with her cover model. They are swept into a cutthroat jungle adventure that proves stranger than fiction.
The Lost City
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe (Actors)
  • Adam Nee (Director) - Oren Uziel (Writer) - Liza Chasin (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

The Northman

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.
The Northman
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang (Actors)
  • Robert Eggers (Director) - Sjón (Writer) - Lars Knudsen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Uncharted

Treasure hunter Nathan Drake, a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, learns the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city.

Uncharted
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali (Actors)
  • Ruben Fleischer (Director) - Charles Roven (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Topgun

High-flying adventure with barnstormer Tom Cruise falling for his beautiful instructor (Kelly McGillis), while he competes against fellow flyer Val Kilmer for the coveted ‘Top Gun’ award.
Top Gun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards (Actors)
  • Tony Scott (Director) - Jim Cash (Writer) - Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Spider-Man: No Way Home

When Dr. Strange’s spell to restore Spider-Man’s identity goes awry, Peter can overcome his greatest challenge yet.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch (Actors)
  • Jon Watts (Director) - Kevin Feige (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat is set in 1943 as the Allies are determined to launch an all-out assault on Fortress Europe. But they face an impossible challenge – to protect a massive invasion force from entrenched German firepower and avert a potential massacre. | Stream on Netflix

Friday the 13th

A group of counselors is murdered one by one by an unknown assailant at Camp Crystal Lake, a resort where years before was the site of a child’s drowning and grisly double murder.
Friday the 13th
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Crosby (Actors)
  • Sean Cunningham (Director) - Ron Kurz (Writer) - Steve Miner (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Bad Guys

After a lifetime of legendary heists, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught.

To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens.

Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they’re turning good.

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The Bad Guys Movie Novelization (Dreamworks: the Bad Guys)
  • Howard, Ms. Kate (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 03/01/2022 (Publication Date) - Scholastic Inc. (Publisher)

Firestarter

A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind. | Stream on PeacockTv

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard (Actors)
  • Jason Reitman (Director) - Ivan Reitman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Top 10 TV Shows to Watch This Week

According to Just Watch, here’s what to stream right now:

Candy

Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, a nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results. | Stream on Hulu

Better Call Saul

He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself.

He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash.

Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate. | Stream on Netflix

The Staircase

Exploring the life of Michael Peterson, his sprawling N.C. family, and the suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson; based on a true story. | Stream on HBO Max

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise. | Stream on Paramount+

Bosch: Legacy

Harry Bosch, retired homicide detective turned Private Investigator, fights to work cases without the authority his former job provided. Attorney Honey “Money” Chandler, having survived an attempted murder, struggles to maintain her faith in the justice system.
 
And Maddie Bosch discovers the possibilities and challenges of being a rookie patrol cop on the streets of Los Angeles.
Bosch: Legacy Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Titus Welliver, Mimi Rogers, Madison Lintz (Actors)
  • Zetna Fuentes (Director) - Michael Connelly (Writer) - Coltrane LLC (Producer)

Yellowstone

Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton, patriarch of a Montana ranching family, and owner of the largest ranch in the U.S. It’s the story of Dutton’s fight to defend his land and his family from the modern-day forces that threaten his way of life.

Yellowstone Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Taylor Sheridan (Director) - Kevin Costner (Producer)

Hacks

A dark mentorship forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comic, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old comedy writer. | Stream on HBO Max

Outer Range

A rancher fighting for his land and family discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.
Outer Range - Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Josh Brolin, Lili Taylor, Noah Reid (Actors)
  • Jennifer Getzinger (Director) - Josh Brolin (Producer)

The Essex Serpent

Newly widowed Cora, having been released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to a small village in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. | Stream on Apple TV+

Severance

Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives; when a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs. | Stream on Apple TV+

What is #1 trending on Netflix right now?

According to its customers, here’s what’s good on Netflix right now:

Senior Year

A high-school cheerleader falls into a coma before her prom. Twenty years later, she awakens and wants to return to high school to reclaim her status and become prom queen.| Stream on Netflix

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