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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 | August 9 – August 16

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

Prey

An all-new entry in the Predator franchise, set 300 years ago, tells the story of a young Comanche woman, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who stalks and ultimately confronts, a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal. | Stream on Hulu

Everything Everywhere All at Once

When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero (Michelle Yeoh) must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of everything hangs in the balance.
 
Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan (Actors)

Licorice Pizza

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around, and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973.

Licorice Pizza
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn (Actors)

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)

Thirteen Lives

In the true story of Thirteen Lives, twelve boys and the coach of a Thai soccer team explore the Tham Luang cave when an unexpected rainstorm traps them in a chamber inside the mountain.

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Entombed behind a maze of flooded cave tunnels, they face impossible odds. A team of world-class divers navigates through miles of dangerous cave networks to discover that finding the boys is only the beginning.

Thirteen Lives
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton (Actors)

Lightyear

Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear— the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy — follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure, alongside a group of ambitious recruits, and his robot companion Sox.

Lightyear
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn (Actors)

Minions: The Rise of Gru

From the biggest animated franchise in history comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain met his iconic Minions and forged cinema’s most despicable crew.

Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson (Actors)

The Black Phone

A teenage boy is abducted by a sadistic killer (Ethan Hawke) and discovers a phone in his basement cell that allows him to communicate with the killer’s previous victims.

The Black Phone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw (Actors)

Predator

A sneaky alien monster attacks commandos on a jungle mission in South America.

Predator
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura (Actors)

Spider-Man: No Way Home

When Dr. Strange’s spell restoring Spider-Man’s identity goes awry, Peter is forced to overcome his greatest challenge.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jamie Foxx (Actors)

Top 10 TV Shows to Watch This Week

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

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The Sandman

After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power. | Stream on Netflix

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 Bear

Carmy, a young fine-dining chef, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop. As he fights to transform the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges crew that ultimately reveals themselves as his chosen family. | Stream on Hulu

The Old Man

Dan Chase absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past. | Stream on Hulu

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)
  • Stephen Kay (Director) - Kevin Costner (Producer)

Paper Girls

Four young friends’ paper routes are disrupted on Hell Day 1988 when they unknowingly time travel to 2019. While searching for a way home, they clash with members of two time-jumping factions at war and must come face-to-face with their adult selves and learn how to work together to save the world.
Paper Girls - Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ali Wong, Adina Porter, Jason Mantzoukas (Actors)

Black Bird

Inspired by actual events. As Jimmy Keene begins a 10-year prison sentence, he gets an incredible offer: If he can elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime. | Stream on Apple TV+

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Reservation Dogs

Four indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma steal, rob, and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious, and faraway land of California. | Stream on Hulu

The Resort

A multi-generational, coming-of-age love story disguised as a fast-paced mystery about the disappointment of time. An anniversary trip puts a marriage to the test when the couple finds themselves embroiled in one of the Yucatan’s most bizarre unsolved mysteries that took place fifteen years prior. | Stream on Peacock

Only Murders in the Building

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman & John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages.

Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. | Stream on Hulu

What is #1 trending on Netflix right now?

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

Purple Hearts

When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who’s put a bounty on his head. | Stream on Netflix

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