7 new shows and movies on Netflix, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max and Hulu this weekend


Wondering what to watch this weekend? It's a busy few days for streaming services, with Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV Plus and HBO Max all having new, cool stuff available to stream. Below, we've rounded up a selection of movies and shows you can stream over the weekend, so you can top up your watch list with anything that takes your fancy.

This isn't Netflix's biggest new week for TV shows – expect the remaining weeks of July to heat up with the release of Cursed (July 17) and The Umbrella Academy season 2 (July 31) – but it does have a big new action movie to watch starring Charlize Theron in The Old Guard. Hulu, though, has the highlight of the new movies streaming over the coming days. 

Here's what you can watch this weekend on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and Apple TV Plus.

The Old Guard (Netflix)

The Old Guard

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The week's big Netflix movie is an action film starring Charlize Theron as an immortal warrior, leading a cell of similarly-powered super folk in defending the world against threats to mankind. After their cover is blown, though, and their ability to live forever becomes common knowledge, the group is under serious threat. 

We've seen The Old Guard, and while the premise is hokey and there isn't enough action, it's enjoyable enough in the absence of big blockbusters.

Now streaming on Netflix

Greyhound (Apple TV Plus)

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Apple's highest-profile acquisition for its Apple TV Plus streaming service yet is Greyhound, a Tom Hanks World War II movie about a fleet of 37 ships under attack from German submarines. Hanks plays the captain tasked with keeping them safe. 

It looks very dad movie, but you can stream it with a free trial if you haven't used yours yet. 

Now streaming on Apple TV Plus. Here's how to watch Greyhound online.

Palm Springs (Hulu)

The weekend's most acclaimed movie is Hulu's Palm Springs, a romantic comedy starring Brooklyn Nine Nine/The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) and JK Simmons, which currently has 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It's about a couple of people stuck together in a Groundhog Day-style time loop, living out the same day of a friend's wedding over and over again. It looks like a ton of fun, based on the lively trailer above. Hulu paid a whopping $22 million for the rights to this film. 

Annoyingly, this one doesn't have a UK or Australian release date yet, but hopefully it releases on VOD soon.

Now streaming on Hulu

Stateless (Netflix)

(Image credit: Ben King/Netflix)

This high-profile Australian series is releasing internationally on Netflix this week. It's about four people from different backgrounds who find their complicated lives intertwining in the least likely of places: a desert-based Australian immigration center. It features a big name cast, with Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski and Jai Courtney among the recognizable faces here. Stateless received critical acclaim when it premiered earlier this year in its native country, so it's well worth checking out if you're ready for a weighty drama this week.

Now streaming on Netflix

Little Voice (Apple TV Plus)

Apple TV Plus has quietly had a busy year for originals. From games-themed sitcom Mythic Quest to animated musical comedy Central Park, it's stacking up plenty of originals for subscribers to check out. The latest is this JJ Abrams-produced romantic-looking series about a young aspiring singer in New York, featuring original music.

Now streaming on Apple TV Plus

Close Enough (HBO Max)

The creator of acclaimed Cartoon Network series Regular Show returns with this animated show about an LA-based house full of 30-somethings living muddled lives. It's new streaming service HBO Max's first adult animated comedy, and it was originally planned for release a couple of years ago. It looks like it's worth checking out, based on the trailer above, if you're a fan of the likes of Bob's Burgers or American Dad. 

Frustratingly, like all of HBO Max's originals to date, this one doesn't have a UK or Australian release date yet.

Now streaming on Netflix

Down to Earth with Zac Efron (Netflix)

This new travel show features handsome actor Zac Efron investigating new ecological innovations in the modern world, like the giant 'fart bag' mentioned in the trailer above. It's still got traditional travel show elements, though, like Efron trying different types of food across the world, and it features plenty of shots of the titular star with his shirt off, if that makes this series seem any more appealing. 

Now streaming on Netflix

Samuel Roberts

Samuel is a PR Manager at game developer Frontier. Formerly TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, he's an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. Before his stint at TechRadar, he spent six years at PC Gamer. Samuel is also the co-host of the popular Back Page podcast, in which he details the trials and tribulations of being a games magazine editor – and attempts to justify his impulsive eBay games buying binges.