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What to watch: Best movies new to streaming from Cassandro to Otto Baxter: Not a F***ing Horror Story

Other highlights include Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Wondering what to watch? Cassandro and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On are some of the biggest movie highlights of the week. (Sky/Prime Video/Universal)
Wondering what to watch? Cassandro and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On are some of the biggest movie highlights of the week. (Sky/Prime Video/Universal)

Wondering what to watch this weekend? Well, there is plenty of movies to choose from this week from streamers like Prime Video, Netflix, Sky and NOW.

Read more: The inspiring true story of Otto Baxter and the making of The Puppet Asylum

From family favourites like the newest chapter in the Spy Kids franchise to thrilling biopics, and thought-provoking documentaries that will change public opinion of the disabled community, there are several exciting films to choose from.

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

Otto Baxter: Not a F***ing Horror Story | Sky Cinema and NOW (pick of the week)

Otto Baxter: Not a F***ing Horror Story/The Puppet Asylum (Sky)
Otto Baxter: Not a F***ing Horror Story/The Puppet Asylum (Sky)

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Filmmaker Otto Baxter shares insight into his life as a person with Down Syndrome and the challenges he faced to make his first short film, The Puppet Asylum.

Premiering on Sky Documentary as a double-bill with Baxter's short film, Otto Baxter: Not A F***ing Horror Story charts the six-year journey for Baxter to bring his musical horror-comedy film to life whilst also giving insight into his experiences as a member of the disabled community.

Cassandro | Prime Video

RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2023. TITLE: Cassandro. DIRECTOR: Roger Ross Williams. STUDIO: Amazon Studios. PLOT: Follows the true story of Cassandro, the 'exotico' character created by Saul Armendariz, gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom. STARRING: GAEL GARCA BERNAL as Saul Armendariz. (Credit Image: © Amazon Studios/Entertainment Pictures/ZUMAPRESS.com) EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY! Not for Commercial USAGE!
Gael Garcia Bernal in Cassandro (Prime Video)

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Gael Garcia Bernal stars as Saúl Armendáriz, aka Cassandro, a gay wrestler who rose to fame to become the Liberace of Lucha Libre.

Read more: Everything new on Prime Video in September 2023

The film charts the athlete's life and career in lucha libra wrestling, bringing Cassandro's incredible true life story to the silver screen.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On | Sky Cinema and NOW

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (Universal)
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (Universal)

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A critically-acclaimed animation, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On follows its titular character and the colourful existence he carves out for himself with his grandma and their pet lint.

When they are discovered by a documentary filmmaker, Marcel is made into a unexpected internet sensation and his newfound fame comes with both good and bad results.

Spy Kids: Armageddon | Netflix

Gina Rodriguez as Nora Torrez, Everly Carganilla as Patty Torrez, Connor Esterson as Tony Torrez and Zachary Levi as Terrence Torrez in Spy Kids: Armageddon (Netflix)
Gina Rodriguez as Nora Torrez, Everly Carganilla as Patty Torrez, Connor Esterson as Tony Torrez and Zachary Levi as Terrence Torrez in Spy Kids: Armageddon (Netflix)

Robert Rodriguez first began his Spy Kids film series in 2001, and now the director is back with a brand new story for the fifth film in the franchise.

Starring Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi, the film follows the children of the world's greatest spies, who inadvertently help a game developer unleash a virus on the world, and it is up to the whole family to stop it.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

For those looking for something to watch on freeview TV this weekend, there are several interesting films to choose from on both Saturday and Sunday.

Detective Pikachu (Credit: Warner/Legendary)
Detective Pikachu (Credit: Warner/Legendary)

Saturday is all about musicals, it seems, because two modern classics are being screened on BBC Two: Moulin Rouge and West Side Story. Elsewhere, Channel 5 will be airing the adorable and heartfelt rom-com About Time which stars Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams.

Sunday has a few more big budget blockbusters to offer viewers, with Pokemon: Detective Pikachu airing on BBC One for a fun family film, and hits like Logan and Magic Mike screening in the evening.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend:

Saturday, 23 September

  • Moulin Rouge: BBC Two, 1pm

  • West Side Story: BBC Two, 3.25pm

  • About Time: Channel 5, 3.35pm

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service: Channel 4, 9.35pm

Sunday, 24 September

  • Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: BBC One, 3pm

  • Logan: Film4, 9pm

  • Magic Mike: BBC Three, 10pm

  • Psycho: BBC Two, 11.30pm

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