The best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend

Australia, we’ve got your weekend viewing sorted

There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting.

And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list! 

To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.

So grab some popcorn, invite some friends over and get ready for an awesome weekend of non-stop streaming. Because really, going outside is for suckers.

Here are the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend.

Streaming on Netflix

TV Shows

Marvel's Iron Fist (Season 1): The fourth and final Defender is here with the arrival of Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix this weekend! Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years to reclaim his family's company and fight the corruption that threatens to tear down everything his parents built. Though he disappeared as a boy, he has returned as a man with incredible martial arts skills and the ability to summon the awesome power of the Iron Fist!

Watch Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix

Movies

Keanu: A hilarious comedy from the comedy duo Key & Peele, Keanu is a film that's inspired by the kick-ass Keanu Reeves action movie John Wick. In this scenario, a freakin' adorable kitten named Keanu is kidnapped by gangsters and now it's up to Keanu's owner Rell (Jordan Peele) and his friend Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to get their feline friend back. To do this, these two suburbanites are going to have to get in touch with their inner gangster, but do they have what it takes to get their hands dirty?

Watch Keanu on Netflix

Streaming on Stan

TV Shows

American Gothic (Season 1): Not to be confused with the '90s TV series of the same name, this new American Gothic show presents a season-long murder mystery – one that involves a possible serial killer that's linked to a prominent Boston family. Starring Juliet Rylance (Days and Nights) and Antony Starr (Banshee), American Gothic is set to become a new obsession for fans of serial killer TV shows and movies. 

Watch American Gothic on Stan

Movies

The Cabin in the Woods: From Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Marvel's Daredevil) comes an extremely-meta take on a well-worn  horror scenario. It all starts as you'd expect – a group of young people (including a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth) take a break from college to go relax at a 'cabin in the woods' and before long, all hell breaks loose. What these kids don't know, however, is that a secret organisation is behind all of the horrors they're experiencing. To reveal any more than that would ruin the film's many surprises, so trust us when we say that The Cabin in the Woods is clever, hilarious, gory and a must-see for any self-respecting horror fan that wants to see their genre expectations flipped. 

Watch The Cabin in the Woods on Stan

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

TV Shows

Z: The Beginning of Everything (Season 1): An Amazon Original series starring Christina Ricci, Z: The Beginning of Everything tells the story of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the famous and flamboyant poster child for the roaring '20s jazz age. The show deals with her celebrity marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin) and the eventual alcoholism and mental illness that would eventually be her undoing.

Watch Z: The Beginning of Everything on Amazon Prime Video