What to watch: The best movies new to streaming from M3GAN to Greatest Days

Vacation Friends 2 and You Are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah are also out this week

Unsure what to watch? From Greatest Days to M3GAN, there are films to look out for this weekend (Universal/Alamy)
Unsure what to watch? From Greatest Days to M3GAN, there are films to look out for this weekend (Universal/Alamy/Elysian Film Group)

Unsure what to watch this weekend? From surprise horror hits to feel-good musicals, there are a number of films that have landed on streaming platforms this week for cinephiles to get stuck into.

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There are an array of interesting films coming to Sky, Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ so, whether you only have one of these streaming platform or all of them, there will be something to enjoy.

Here is Yahoo's guide to the best new movies to watch this week.

M3GAN | Sky Cinema and NOW (Pick of the Week)

(from left) M3GAN and Cady (Violet McGraw) in M3GAN, directed by Gerard Johnstone. (Universal)
M3GAN and Cady (Violet McGraw) in M3GAN (Universal)

M3GAN was released to quite a bit of fanfare back in January, namely thanks to a dance sequence in the film going viral and a killer promotional campaign that all led to the horror becoming a veritable hit.

The film sees a man invent a robot for his niece, but this being a horror film the lifelike doll then becomes sentient and soon turns violent and overprotective of her friend.

Greatest Days | Prime Video

Greatest Days (Elysian Film Group)
Greatest Days (Elysian Film Group)

What would the summer be without a feel-good musical? After the success of films like Mama Mia! the time came for a different kind of musical, one inspired by the music of Take That.

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Based on the West End show of the same name, the film follows nurse Rachel (Aisling Bea) as she reunites with her estranged friends after wining tickets to see the band they loved as kids, but since a tragedy tore them apart it'll take time for the four women to reconcile in this heartfelt film.

You Are So Not Invited to my Bat Mitzvah | Netflix

You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix)
You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix)

Adam Sandler is joining forces with his family in a surprising way, as the Sandman is being joined by his wife Jackie and daughters Sadie and Sunny, as well as Idina Menzel, for this Netflix comedy.

The film follows teen Stacey (Sunny) who is preparing for her Bat Mitzvah but things start to go comically unravel and threaten to ruin the event completely.

Vacation Friends 2 | Disney+

VACATION FRIENDS 2, from left: John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, 2023. ph: Katrina Marcinowski /© Hulu /Courtesy Everett Collection
John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji in Vacation Friends 2 (Alamy)

John Cena returns for the sequel to Vacation Friends, and the comedy sees couple Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) take wild friends Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner) on a trip to Mexico only for things to take some dramatic turns.

Now with the addition of Steve Buscemi, the film follows the quartet as they try to navigate weird and wonderful situations on a trip they'll never forget.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is airing this weekend (Sony Animation)

For viewers seeking something that doesn't require a subscription then look no further than the offering on BBC, ITV and Film4 as the freeview channels are showing a number of interesting films this weekend.

On Saturday the BBC will be showing Orson Welles' classic film The Third Man, while James Bond fans can enjoy Skyfall (arguably Daniel Craig's best film in the role) on ITV.

Sunday will see Film4 screen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the first film in the animated franchise that has wowed superhero film fans for its breathtaking animation. Elsewhere, Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith shine in Queen and Slim which airs on BBC Three.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend:

Saturday, 26 August

  • The Third Man - 12.30pm, BBC Two

  • Star Trek: Beyond - 6.40pm, Film4

  • Skyfall - 8.30pm, ITV1

Sunday, 27 August

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 4.45pm, Film4

  • Notting Hill - 10.15pm, ITV1

  • Queen and Slim - 10.30pm, BBC Three