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 include Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Disney's Turner and Hooch series, and the horrifyingly brilliant reality series Sexy Beasts and the long-awaited return of Ted Lasso. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of July 30-August 1, 2021.
(Movie – available 30/07/2021 via Premier Access)
Much like Pirates of the Caribbean before it, Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled Disney blockbuster that's based on one off its more popular theme park rides. The film stars megastars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Emily Blunt, and we expect it to be boatloads of fun (sorry). Jungle Cruise will be available to Disney Plus subscribers from Friday, June 30 at an additional fee of AU$34.99.
(Movie – available 30/07/21)
The 'Muscles from Brussels' finally gets his own Netflix movie in The Last Mercenary – an action comedy film in which the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a secret agent-turned mercenary who must clear his son's name following a drug-trafficking allegation.
(TV series – season 2, episode 2 available 30/07/21)
It's great to have Ted Lasso back, isn't it? In last week's episode, the team brought in a sports psychologist (Sarah Niles) in order to help its star player get over an extreme case of 'The Yips', and we imagine the character will continue to play a pivotal part throughout the rest of the season.
(TV Series – episode 9 available 30/07/2021)
Sheila's meeting with her parents did not go so well due to ongoing resentment that's been holding since she was 14. Things get worse when Sheila and Danny return home to find that Jerry has found out about Sheila's fake accounting book.
(TV series – available 27/07/2021)
Roswell, New Mexico returns for its third season with promises of even more extra-terrestrial shenanigans. In the season 3 premiere, Liz starts to settle into her new life in Los Angeles while Max, Isobel and Michael attempt to find out more about the stranger in the cave.
(Movie – available 30/07/2021)
Directed and adapted for the screen by Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Happiness tells the story of Linda Radlett (played by rising star Lily James) and Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham), two independent women who set out on an adventure to find husbands in pre-WWII Europe. Also stars Dominic West.
Get daily insight, inspiration and deals in your inbox
Get the hottest deals available in your inbox plus news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more from the TechRadar team.
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.