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What to watch: Best movies new to streaming from Violent Night to David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived

Other highlights include Mafia Mama

Curious what to watch this weekend? Movie highlights include Violent Night and Mafia Mama (Sky/Universal/Prime Video)
Curious what to watch this weekend? Movie highlights include Violent Night and Mafia Mama (Sky/Universal/Prime Video)

Wondering what to watch for your next movie night? Well a number of interesting films have been released this week on streaming that will likely be good picks.

The week's new releases are dominated by Sky, NOW and Prime Video, as the streamers have released thought-provoking documentaries and gripping dramas for their subscribers.

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

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lives | Sky and NOW (pick of the week)

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived (Sky)
Daniel Radcliffe and David Holmes in David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived (Sky)

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Prepare to see a different side of the Harry Potter film franchise in this touching documentary about stuntman David Holmes, who was Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double until an accident during pre-production for The Deathly Hallows left him paralysed from the chest down.

Read more: Daniel Radcliffe went into 'free fall' after Harry Potter ended but stuntman David Holmes helped him

Holmes, Radcliffe and other figures from the franchise reflect on the accident, as well as Holmes life and career before and after the incident to show the important and dangerous work that stunt performers do on a daily basis for our entertainment.

Violent Night | Sky Cinema and NOW

David Harbour plays a version of Santa Claus with blood on his hands in festive action movie Violent Night. (Universal Pictures)
David Harbour plays a version of Santa Claus with blood on his hands in festive action movie Violent Night. (Universal Pictures)

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Prepare for Christmas with an altogether different film, a dark and gritty action thriller that stars Stranger Things actor David Harbour as Santa.

In it, Santa discovers mercenaries have taken a family hostage on Christmas Eve, and he decides to get vengeance on them and save the family from their clutches.

Mafia Mama | Prime Video

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Toni Collette in Mafia Mama (Cornerstone Films)

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Toni Collette stars as a woman who finds herself becoming the head of a mafia empire following the death of her grandfather in Italy.

Ronnie O'Sullivan: The Edge of Everything | Prime Video

TIANJIN, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Ronnie O'Sullivan of England plays a shot in the quarter-final match against Ali Carter of England on Day 5 of the 2023 International Championship at the Tianjin People's Stadium on November 9, 2023 in Tianjin, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan is the subject of a new documentary that has been released on Prime Video. (VCG via Getty Images)

Another interesting documentary available to stream this week is about snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan titled The Edge of Everything, which examines the rise of one of the sport's greatest players.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

Not everyone has a streaming subscription, of course, and there are plenty of movies that are being screened on terrestrial TV over the weekend that people can enjoy.

Daniel Craig in No Time To Die (EON/MGM/Universal)
Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, which is airing this weekend (EON/MGM/Universal)

There are several great films being screened, on Saturday the highlights include Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the franchise, as well as the most recent Star Trek movie: Star Trek Beyond.

On Sunday, ITV2 will be screening Daniel Craig's final film in the role of James Bond, No Time To Die, at 8pm, while for those looking for a family favourite they can catch Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit at 6.15pm.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend:

Saturday, 25 November

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 5.20pm, ITV1

  • Star Trek Beyond - 6.40pm, Film4

  • Divergent - 8pm, BBC Three

Sunday, 26 November

  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - 6.15pm, ITV2

  • The Imitation Game - 10pm, BBC Two

  • No Time to Die - 8pm, ITV2