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What to watch: The best movies new to streaming from Matilda to Don't Worry Darling

There's a lot to look forward this weekend on Netflix, Disney+, Prime and more

What to watch: That Peter Crouch Film, Matilda the Musical and Don't Worry Darling are new films available to stream this week (Getty Images/Netflix/Warner Bros)
What to watch: That Peter Crouch Film, Matilda the Musical and Don't Worry Darling are new films available to stream this week. (Getty Images/Netflix/Warner Bros)

Wondering what to watch this weekend? As summer continues and schools prepare to break up for the holiday, new films are starting to arrive on streaming services and on TV.

From the best new musicals to gripping dramas, and Netflix, Sky and Prime Video have a few exciting new releases for viewers to get stuck into.

Here is everything you need to know about the new films that will be available to stream this weekend.

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical | Netflix (pick of the week)

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. © Sony Pictures and TriStar Pictures
Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (Netflix)

Tim Minchin's musical adaptation of Matilda is finally landing on Netflix in the UK on Sunday, 25 June and it is sure to be a delight for the whole family.

The film, which adapts the stage play based on Roald Dahl's iconic children's book, received a huge amount of praise from critics when it was released.

Like its source material, Matilda the Musical follows its genius titular character who decides to make a change in here life by pulling pranks on those around her and eventually coming to realise she has powers.

Don't Worry Darling | Sky Cinema and NOW

Don't Worry Darling (Warner Bros.)
Don't Worry Darling (Warner Bros.)

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Olivia Wilde's sophomore film Don't Worry Darling will be coming to Sky on Friday, 23 June and it will be available to watch on Sky Cinema and NOW.

The film is set in the 1950s, Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) have moved to an idyllic town of Victory where the men work on the top-secret Victory Project. Company CEO Frank (Chris Pine) has control of everything in the town, including every aspect of his employees daily lives.

Read more: Don't Worry Darling: The cast drama behind the film

As they settle into their new life, Alice begins to notice something is wrong in the town and as she starts to investigate what is going on she risks losing everything she loves.

Watch a trailer for Don't Worry Darling

There was a significant amount of drama attached to Don't Worry Darling when it was first released in 2022, from an alleged feud between Wilde and Pugh, and "spit-gate" where Styles was accused of spitting on Pine at the Venice Film Festival (both denied this). Now viewers at home will have the chance to see what all the fuss was about.

That Peter Crouch Film | Prime Video

That Peter Crouch Film (Prime Video)
That Peter Crouch Film (Prime Video)

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Peter Crouch will be looking back at his life and career as a professional football player in a new documentary film for Prime Video.

Read more: Everything new on Prime Video in June

For fans of the sport, or just of the premiere league footballer, it seems like an ideal watch as it will see Crouch look back at his unlikely success story, and the highs and lows of his life.

The film was released on Prime Video on 22 June, and so is ready for subscribers to enjoy whilst relaxing at home over the weekend.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

Wes Anderson's Mr. Fantastic Fox will screen on TV this weekend (Alamy)

For those without a subscription service there is still plenty of films on offer over the weekend on terrestrial TV, for example Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is a fun animated film that'll be fun for the whole family and it will be screened on Film4.

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Christopher Nolan's World War II drama Dunkirk will also be screening on BBC Two on Sunday, 25 June, while Indiana Jones classic Raiders of the Lost Ark is airing on Film4 the same day.

Other classics like Daniel Day Lewis' film The Last of the Mohicans will air on Channel 5, while Transformers prequel Bumblebee will screen on Channel 4 on Sunday.

Here are our picks of the weekend, where to watch them and when.

Saturday, 24 June

  • Fantastic Mr Fox - Film4, 3.00pm

  • The Last of the Mohicans - Channel 5, 3.55pm

  • Aquaman - ITV2, 6.10pm

  • Pitch Perfect - ITV1, 10.20pm

Sunday, 25 June

  • Bumblebee - Channel 4, 4.15pm

  • Dunkirk - BBC2, 9pm

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - Film4, 9pm

  • The Green Mile - ITV4, 10.05pm