7 new streaming movies and TV shows you can watch in Australia this weekend

Simu Liu as the titular character in Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
(Image credit: Marvel Studios/Disney)

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. 

In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime Video. 

Below, you'll find a list of new highlights, with binge-worthy TV shows sitting alongside some great big-budget movie arrivals – and a couple of oddball left-of-field entries, just for some variety. 

The big new shows and movies in this entry (which is admittedly quite Disney-heavy thanks to this weekend's Disney Plus Day celebrations) include the long-awaited arrival of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Disney Plus, the star-packed Red Notice on Netflix, the season 4 premiere of Yellowstone on Stan, and the Dexter revival series Dexter: New Blood, available on Amazon Prime Video's new Paramount Plus channel. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of November 12-14, 2021.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

(Movie – available 12/11/2021)

In celebration of Disney Plus Day, the service is finally bringing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten rings to everyone with a subscription. That's right, no premier access fee to worry about. Given that this film was released in Australia during a time in which multiple states were in lockdown, we're happy that everyone now has the chance to see Marvel's latest epic from the comfort of their home.

Stream Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Disney Plus

Home Sweet Home Alone

(Movie – available 12/11/2021)

The '90s family classic gets the reboot treatment in Home Sweet Home Alone, starring Archie Yates, who played the funny kid with glasses in JoJo Rabbit. You know the drill: kid is accidentally left home alone for Christmas when his family goes on vacation, leaving him to fend off a pair of bumbling burglars using ingenious home-made booby traps. The only question is, will this new version live up to the Macaulay Culkin originals?

Stream Home Sweet Home Alone on Disney Plus

The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Season 2

(TV series – season 2 available 12/11/2021)

The first season of National Geographic's The World According to Jeff Goldblum was an incredibly charming good time from start to finish, and we expect season 2 to be just as fun. We'll never get tired of Goldblum 'oohing' and 'aahing' at things with a delightful sense of wonder.

Stream The World According to Jeff Goldblum on Disney Plus

Red Notice

(Movie – available 12/11/2021)

Netflix has brought together three of the biggest stars in the world right now for its new heist movie Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. An FBI profiler (Johnson) must team up with one art thief (Reynolds) in order to stop another (Gadot) from stealing a trio of priceless bejewelled eggs which once belonged to Cleopatra.

Stream Red Notice on Netflix

Yellowstone – Season 4

(TV series – available now)

Arguably the best show on television right now, Yellowstone returns for its eagerly anticipated fourth season following one of the biggest cliffhangers in TV history, in which the fates of several main characters were left up in the air. We won't spoil how it all turned out here – just know that the double-episode that kicks off Yellowstone's new season does not disappoint at all.

Stream Yellowstone on Stan

Dexter: New Blood

(TV series – available now)

Roughly ten years after Dexter wrapped its truly abysmal eighth season, our favourite TV serial killer is back in his very own revival, Dexter: New Blood. The new series picks up with Dexter Morgan living a quiet life in a small snowy town under the new name of Jim Lindsay. While his life has been murder-free for the last decade, Dexter's "dark passenger" eventually returns to wreak havoc when a horrible human being comes to town. To make matters more complicated, Dexter's biological son Harrison manages to track him down, bringing his assumed identity into the crosshairs.

Stream Dexter: New Blood on the Paramount Plus channel on Prime Video

Always Jane

(TV series – available now)

In this four-part docu-series, we follow Jane Noury on her journey as a transgender teen growing up in rural New Jersey. While her home town is hardly the easiest place for Jane to flourish, she thankfully has the love of a very supportive (and irreverently funny) family.

Stream Always Jane on Amazon Prime Video

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.