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 when each end of week.
In an effort to make things easier, every Friday we'll be hand-picking the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms on the weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Stan and Amazon Prime Video.
Below, you'll find a list of this weekend's highlights, separated by streaming service, with binge-worthy new shows sitting alongside some great big-budget new movie arrivals – and a couple of oddball left-of-field entries, just for some variety.
Thankfully, there's a nice selection of new shows and great movies landing on Australia's streaming services this week for watching this Friday through Sunday. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of October 23-25, 2020.
Amazon Prime Video
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Movie – available now)
Jagshemash! Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), the intrepid journalist from Kazakhstan, is back – and just when we need him most! Released in time for the 2020 US election, which will surely be one of the most pivotal in the country's history, and you can watch Borat 2 (aka Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) to once again shine a light on the "US and A" and its citizens' prejudices (which have only gotten more intense in recent years). Dzenkuje.
NOS4A2: Season 2 (TV Series – available now)
From Joe Hill, son of Stephen King and acclaimed author in his own right, comes the second season of NOS4A2. Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) plays Charlie Manx plays an immortal who feeds on the souls of children to stay young. However, his existence is threatened by a young woman (Ashleigh Cummings) with supernatural powers.
Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 (TV Series – available now)
A runaway smash hit earlier this year, Netflix's revival of Unsolved Mysteries is back with a second volume featuring six new mysteries which have left authorities baffled. As always, you the viewer might be the key in unlocking these mysteries once and for all.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3 (TV Series – available now)
Interviewer and comedian extraordinaire David Letterman is back for four more episodes of his insightful Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Season 3 interview subjects include Robert Downey Jr., Kim Kardashian West, Dave Chappelle and Lizzo.
The Big Fib: Season 1 (TV Series – new episodes available now)
Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), The Big Fib is a game show that tasks kids with trying to discern which of the two adults they've just met is lying about what they do for a living. This involves asking detailed questions in an attempt to catch the adults out in a fib.
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Equal (TV Series – available now)
In this four-part docuseries, we take a look at the lives of history’s unsung heroes in the LGBTQIA+ community – the ones who fought in secret to make the world a safer place for everyone, despite the life-threatening challenges they had to face.
John Carpenter's The Thing (Movie – available 24/10/2020)
Despite a critical mauling upon release in 1982, John Carpenter's The Thing has gone on to be considered an undisputed sci-fi horror classic. The film sees a group of researchers in Antarctica square off against a shape-shifting alien which has the ability to perfectly mimic any human or animal it comes in contact with. Stars Kurt Russell and Keith David.
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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.