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What to watch: Best films new to streaming from Suzume to Renfield

Other highlights include festive treat Dashing Through the Snow

Wondering what to watch this weekend? New films include Suzume and Renfield (CoMix Wave Films/Sky/Universal)
Wondering what to watch this weekend? New films include Suzume and Renfield (CoMix Wave Films/Sky/Universal)

Wondering what to watch this weekend? Streamers like Disney+ and Crunchyroll have added interesting new films that subscribers can enjoy from the comfort of their home.

Read more: Suzume, Your Name and the rise of Makoto Shinkai

Festive films, anime blockbusters and vampire comedies starring Nicholas Cage are all available to watch on platforms like Sky Cinema, NOW, Disney+ and Crunchyroll.

Here is everything that you need to know about the movies new to streaming.

Suzume | Crunchyroll (pick of the week)

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Makoto Shinkai's Suzume is available to stream (CoMix Wave Films)

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Acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai's newest film Suzume is now available to stream following its successful run in cinemas earlier this year. The movie follows its titular character as she is tasked with closing portals that have opened up across Japan in abandoned locations and could bring untold disaster if not shut.

Full of stunning animation and a heartfelt story of grief and loss, the film will amaze and delight viewers, whether they are fans of his previous work or not.

Renfield | Sky Cinema and NOW

(from left) Dracula (Nicolas Cage) and Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in Renfield, directed by Chris McKay. (Universal)
Dracula (Nicolas Cage) and Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in Renfield, directed by Chris McKay. (Universal)

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Nicholas Cage is Dracula in this hilarious comedy about his aid Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) hoping to find a life away from his master, who is a narcissistic and demanding boss.

Dashing Through the Snow | Disney+

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Teyonnah Parris, Ludacris and Madison Skye Validum in Dashing Through the Snow (Disney)

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Disney+ is getting ready for Christmas early, releasing comedy Dashing Through the Snow which stars Ludacris as divorced social worker Eddie who takes his daughter out on Christmas Eve and meets a familiar festive figure along the way.

She Came to Me | Sky Cinema and NOW

She Came to Me (Sky)
She Came to Me is available on Sky Cinema (Sky)

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Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei star in R-rated comedy She Came to Me, which follows a composer (Dinklage) suffering from writer's block and who rediscovers his passions after having a one night stand.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

Of course, not everyone relies on streaming to plan a movie night. For those looking for recommendations of what is airing over the weekend on Freeview TV, look no further.

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The Greatest Showman is airing on TV this weekend (20th Century Fox)

Saturday will see a number of family favourites being screened over the course of the day, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Johnny English.

Highlights on Sunday include musicals such as Mama Mia! and The Greatest Showman, both of which would make a fun movie night for film fans.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend:

Saturday, 18 November

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 6.45pm, Film4

  • Johnny English - 7.10pm, ITV2

  • White House Down - 9.45pm, Channel 4

Sunday, 19 November

  • Mamma Mia! - 4.30pm, ITV1

  • The Day After Tomorrow - 5.45pm, Channel 4

  • The Greatest Showman - 7pm, Film4