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What to watch: The best movies new to streaming from Dune to Bird Box: Barcelona

Sky original Breaking Point is also out this week

What to watch: Bird Box: Barcelona, Dune and Breaking Point are some of the films new to streaming this week (Netflix/Warner Bros./Sky)
What to watch: Bird Box: Barcelona, Dune and Breaking Point are some of the films new to streaming this week (Netflix/Warner Bros./Sky)

Wondering what to watch this weekend? We are almost at the midway point of July and even if there's still a bit of a wait for films like Barbie and Oppenheimer to reach cinemas, there are some exciting films coming to streamers.

Prime Video, Netflix and NOW are all offering up new movies for their subscribers, such as Denis Villeneuve's awe-inspiring Dune, and the follow-up to Sandra Bullock's 2018 hit Bird Box.

Here is Yahoo UK's guide to the new movies coming to streaming this week.

Dune | Prime Video (pick of the week)

(L-r) TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides and REBECCA FERGUSON as Lady Jessica Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune: Part One (Warner Bros.)

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Timothée Chalamet leads the cast in this epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, in which he plays Paul Atreides the son of Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). The clan is tasked with ruling over the planet for which the film/book is named after.

When they arrive, though, things begin to unravel as the sinister Baron Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) sets about destroying the Atreides house in order to gain access to the planets rich resources.

Full of stunning visuals, music and performances, the award-winning film stands out among the sci-fi genre with Villeneuve proving that it is possible to bring Herbert's "unadaptable" story to life on screen.

It is also the perfect opportunity to catch up on the film ahead of the release of Part Two.

Bird Box: Barcelona | Netflix

Gonzalo De Castro, Georgina Campbell, Mario Casas and Naila Schuberth in Bird Box: Barcelona (Netflix)
Gonzalo De Castro, Georgina Campbell, Mario Casas and Naila Schuberth in Bird Box: Barcelona (Netflix)

In 2018, dystopian horror film Bird Box became a cultural phenomenon, the Netflix film saw Sandra Bullock try and navigate an apocalypse where humanity is plagued by invisible enemies that compel them to kill themselves if they look at them.

Read more: Bird Box Barcelona review: Netflix hit returns with compelling if repetitive spin-off

Bird Box: Barcelona continues the story, though it is a spin-off set around the same period but this time taking place in the Spanish city rather than in America.

Moving the franchise's focus onto Sebastián (Mario Casas), it follows the character as he and his daughter begin their journey to survival whilst facing enemies that are worse than the invisible entities that have taken over the planet.

Breaking Point | Sky Cinema and NOW

Breaking Point (Sky)
Breaking Point (Sky)

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Move over Step Up, it's time for British cinema to have a go at making a dance movie, and Sky original Breaking Point is taking up the challenge.

The film follows two brothers who have an exceptional give for breakdancing and who decide to try out for the British breakdancing team following the death of their mother.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

There might be plenty to watch on services like Sky and Netflix, but for those looking for a faithful classic to enjoy over the weekend then terrestrial TV have a number of films to enjoy.

On Saturday, BBC One will be bringing Tom Hanks' critically-acclaimed biopic Sully to the small screen, while Yorgos Lanthimos' gripping period drama The Favourite will be screened on Channel 4.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the man responsible for the brilliantly weird The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite takes us to 18th century England, where the nation is at war with the French and a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) occupies the throne. Hilarity ensues as her trusted advisor (Rachel Weisz) and new chambermaid (Emma Stone) compete to be the monarch’s, well, favourite.
The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, will be screening on TV this week.

Sunday's listings boast several family favourites like Mrs Doubtfire and The Mummy Returns, but for those looking for a recent hit then Channel 4 have the film for you: Rocketman.

Elton John recently bid farewell to audiences after ending his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour, but fans can enjoy his story through Dexter Fletcher's enthralling musical starring Taron Egerton.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend.

Saturday, 15 July

  • Stardust - 6.20, Film4

  • The Favourite - 10pm, Channel 4

  • Shaun of the Dead - 10.10pm, ITV4

  • Sully - 10.20pm, BBC One

Sunday, 16 July

  • Mrs Doubtfire - 5.40pm, E4

  • The Mummy Returns - 8pm, ITV4

  • Rocketman - 9pm, Channel 4

  • The Duchess - 10.30pm, BBC One

Watch the trailer for Dune: Part Two