With, , , , , and so many other streaming platforms offering must-watch titles, there's no shortage of great movies and TV shows to watch this week. But knowing where to find a great new TV show or movie can feel overwhelming, especially given how many hot, new titles are streaming now, including holiday movies such as "Spirited" and "Something From Tiffany's" and the streaming premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick."
To help you stop scrolling and start streaming, Essentials has rounded up some of the best series and movies to watch this week, including brand new TV shows and big box-office films you might have missed in theaters.
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'Top Gun: Maverick'
After a triumphant theatrical run, the smash summer hit sequel to the 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is finally coming to a home theater near you. Starring Tom Cruise, the franchise's latest chapter finds Pete "Maverick" Mitchell serving as a test pilot in the Navy and training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment that may require the ultimate sacrifice. "Top Gun: Maverick" will be available to stream on Paramount+ starting Dec. 22.
The newest "Yellowstone" prequel stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren and follows the Prohibition Era Duttons as they fight to hold on to their family's land through The Great Depression. "1923" is now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.
'Something from Tiffany's'
When two couples in very different relationship stages have their Christmas presents from Tiffany's swapped, all four individuals spend their holidays spiraling. Zoey Deutch, Shay Mitchell, Ray Nicholson and Kendrick Smith Sampson star in this quirky, new Christmas rom-com, now streaming on Prime Video.
'It's a Wonderful Binge'
In search of a less-than-family-friendly holiday film to watch this year? "It's a Wonderful Binge" is the Christmas-centric sequel to 2020's "The Binge." A loose parody of "The Purge" franchise, "It's a Wonderful Binge" follows best friends Hags, Andrew, Sarah, and Kim as they attempt to participate in the one day of the year where drugs and alcohol are legal. The day in question? Christmas Eve.
Eduardo Franco, Dexter Darden, Zainne Saleh, Marta Piekarz, Danny Trejo and more return for "It's a Wonderful Binge," now streaming on Hulu.
'Darby and the Dead'
Darby is your average teenager - except for the fact that she can see dead people. The introverted highschool student spends her free time helping spirits pass on, but Darby's hobby gets complicated when the most popular girl in school dies unexpectedly. This new teen comedy movie stars Riele Downs and "Moana's" Auli'i Cravalho.
'Dolly Parton's Magic Mountain Christmas'
Dolly Parton is kicking off December by putting her own twist on a new holiday special. "Dolly Parton's Magic Mountain Christmas" is a movie musical about what goes on behind the scenes when the award-winning singer tries to make a new holiday special.
This meta musical boasts a star-studded slate of musical guests, including Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus. Also joining the icon onscreen are her two sisters, Rachel Parton George and Cassie Parton Griffith.
'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special'
With the holiday season coming up and Starlord still sad about Gamora, Drax and Mantis head to Earth with a special holiday mission: Kidnap Kevin Bacon to be Peter's Christmas present.
"A Christmas Carol" gets a makeover in this new musical comedy which reexamines the classic Dickens story through the eyes of the ghosts. Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer star in "Spirited," now streaming on Apple TV+
Callie's dad is a running back for the Atlanta Falcons who's been off his game lately. But everything changes when Callie receives a magical copy of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23 and starts playing as her dad in the game. Now, her dad's career is in her hands -- but will Callie fumble the ball? Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland and Rome Flynn star in this hilarious and heartwarming father-daughter film.
'Welcome to Chippendales'
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, this twisted new true-crime series tells the outrageous (and real) tale of how Chippendales -- the world's greatest male-stripping empire -- came to be. "Yellowjackets" actress Juliette Lewis also stars.
'A Christmas Story Christmas'
In this long awaited follow-up to the holiday classic, "A Christmas Story," Ralphie is all grown-up and not-quite-ready to step into his father's shoes when he realizes that all the Christmas magic falls on his shoulders this year.
Peter Billingsley returns as Ralphie alongside Ian Petrella, Zack Ward, Scott Schwartz, and R.D. Robb in "A Christmas Story Christmas." Not to be confused with "A Christmas Story 2" or "My Summer Story," expect plenty of holiday shenanigans and an intense mall Santa experience (or two) in this long overdue sequel.
Jordan Peele's latest blockbuster follows two siblings struggling to run their family's horse ranch in Southern California. When the pair discovers a UFO lurking just above their land, a dangerous opportunity presents itself. Starring "Get Out" actor Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun from "The Walking Dead" and former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, "Nope" is now available to stream on Peacock.
'Fleishman is in Trouble'
Newly divorced and back in the dating game, Toby Fleishman worries his ex-wife has gone missing after she unexpectedly drops off their kids in the middle of the night. But this limited series is no simple crime tale, it's a story about life, love, money, dissatisfaction, jealousy, ambition, career, parenting, nostalgia and lifelong friendship. Basically, it's a story about everything.
Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Brody and Josh Radnor star in FX's "Fleishman is in Trouble," which premiered with two episodes on Nov. 17.
'The Sex Lives of College Girls' (Season 2)
From the minds of Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, "The Sex Lives of College Girls" follows four dormmates at a prestigious college who are all looking to find themselves during their freshman year. Season 2 of this raunchy comedy picks up right after fall break, and it seems the girls still have a lot more to learn. Starring Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott, "The Sex Lives of College Girls" Season 2 is now streaming on HBO Max.
'The People We Hate At The Wedding'
Alice and Paul's wealthy half-sister is getting married in the English countryside, and despite their many, many qualms with attending, the whole family plans to reunite for the big day. Starring Kirsten Bell, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Allison Janney, this dysfunctional, modern-day wedding comedy premieres Nov. 18 on Amazon Prime Video.
'Blue's Big City Adventure'
Kids (and grown-ups who grew up watching "Blue's Clues") will love this mystery-filled musical. "Blue's Big City Adventure" follows Josh and Blue to New York City, where Josh is hoping to get his big break on Broadway. Steve and Joe (former Blue's Clues hosts Steve Burns and Donovan Patton) also make appearances in this super fun family film, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.
'The Big Brunch'
Created and hosted by Dan Levy, "The Big Brunch" brings together 10 contestants from across the country to compete at perfecting a chef's most dreaded meal: brunch. Levy is joined by judges Will Guidara and Sohla El-Waylly in this delicious new cooking show, now streaming on HBO Max.
After 25 years in prison, New York mafia capo Dwight "The General" Manfredi is sent away to Tulsa, Okla., to set up new territory for his mob family. But upon arrival, the once-great mobster realizes his skills might be a bit rusty. Sylvester Stallone stars in this gritty, new drama series from "Yellowstone" co-creator Taylor Sheridan.
'Falling for Christmas'
When a spoiled hotel heiress suffers a ski accident and winds up with amnesia, she's taken in by the charming owner of a local inn and his young daughter. Lindsay Lohan stars opposite "Glee" actor Chord Overstreet in what is anticipated to be one of the hottest Netflix Christmas movies of the year. "Falling for Christmas" is out now on Netflix.
'The White Lotus' (Season 2)
Originally slated to run as a limited series, Mike White's Emmy-winning HBO show, "The White Lotus," is back for its second season. This time around, an (almost) entirely new roster of characters will spend a week at the White Lotus in Sicily, relaxing and rejuvenating in paradise. But of course, best laid plans can still go awry.
Jennifer Coolidge returns alongside a star-studded cast, which includes Aubrey Plaza, Haley Lu Richardson, Will Sharpe, Theo James and Meghann Fahy. The first episode of "The White Lotus" Season 2 is now streaming on HBO Max.
'Don't Worry Darling'
Olivia Wilde's sophomore film tells the tale of Jack and Alice, a young couple residing in an idyllic company town community in the 1950s. Everything appears picture perfect, but after her neighbor wanders into the surrounding desert and comes back changed, Alice's world begins to fracture.
Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Wilde herself, "Don't Worry Darling" is now available to stream on HBO Max.
A young policeman begins an affair with he and his wife's best friend despite homosexuality being illegal in 1950's Britain. This story of forbidden love and an ever-changing society stars Harry Styles, Emma Corrin and David Dawson. Following the film's theatrical premiere in October, "My Policeman" is now available to stream on Prime Video.
'Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me'
This emotional documentary takes an intimate look into Selena Gomez's world after years in the limelight. The film follows the multi-hyphenate star over the course of six years and explores her battles with mental and chronic illness.
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When Tess finds out her rental home is double-booked, she chalks it up to a glitch and goes through with her stay, sharing the space with a friendly stranger. As her night goes on, Tess learns there's something far worse than an unexpected house guest occupying her space. This terrifying new film stars Bill Skarsgård, Georgina Campbell and Justin Long. "Barbarian" is out now on HBO Max.
'American Horror Story: NYC'
The 11th season of this award-winning anthology series takes place in 1981 and follows a serial killer targeting gay men in Manhattan. The first two episodes of "American Horror Story: NYC" are now streaming on Hulu.
'Inside Amy Schumer'
After a six-year hiatus, Amy Schumer's Emmy-winning series is back for a brand new season of sketch comedy. "Inside Amy Schumer" Season 5 will consist of just five episodes, two of which are out now, exclusively on Paramount+.
'One of Us Is Lying'
When a high-school student winds up dead during detention, his four classmates become the main suspects -- and detectives -- in the case. Season 2 of this dark, teen mystery is out now in its entirety on Peacock.
'House of the Dragon'
"House of the Dragon" is totally on fire with its audience. Set 200 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," the spin-off series follows the bloody reign of House Targaryen. Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D'Arcy and Paddy Considine star in Season 1 of "House of the Dragon."
'The Greatest Beer Run Ever'
Starring Zac Efron, "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" follows a well-meaning civilian who embarks on a dangerous journey to bring all his old army buddies beer over in Vietnam. Russel Crowe and Bill Murray also star in this biographical war dramedy, out now on Apple TV+.
Season 43 of this Emmy Award-winning series has kicked off into high gear, complete with a diverse and dynamic cast, Survivor blindsides, new twists, secret advantages and ... not-so-secret advantages. At the end, only one castaway will earn the title of "Sole Survivor" and the grand-prize of $1 million.
You can stream all 43 seasons of "Survivor" on Paramount+.
'Hocus Pocus 2'
Three wicked witches are returning to Salem 29 years after they were defeated by Max, Dani, Allison and Binx. The Sanderson sisters are resurrected and ready for revenge in this haunting sequel to the 1993 cult classic, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
A couple inherits a dream home only to discover that it is riddled with eclectic, outspoken ghosts. Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar star in this American adaptation of the BBC hit series of the same name.
This critically acclaimed mockumentary series follows the teachers and administrators of a public school in Philadelphia. With a lot of heart (and very little help from the school district), the public servants of Abbott Elementary work hard to give their students a great education. New episodes of the show's highly anticipated second season premiere Wednesdays on ABC and will stream the following day on Hulu.
'The Handmaid's Tale'
In Gilead, a theocracy consisting of much of the former United States, patriarchy rules and women are barred from owning property, making their own decisions or even reading. Elisabeth Moss stars as one of the few fertile individuals left in a totalitarian society obsessed with producing children in this adaptation of the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.
Season 5 of "The Handmaid's Tale" is out now on Hulu.
Reality TV's favorite family is back for Season 2 of their streaming-exclusive show. With Kris, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé at the executive-producing helm, "The Kardashians" provides an intimate look into the Kardashian-Jenner clan's lives.
The new season covers Kourtney and Travis's wedding, Kim's Variety interview controversy, new additions to the family and much more.
Set five years before the events of "Rogue One," the newest "Star Wars" series stars Diego Luna reprising his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor.
The fourth -- and final -- season of Donald Glover's "Atlanta" is here. Following last season's European escapades, the final chapter of this Emmy-winning FX series returns to its roots: Atlanta. LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry all return alongside Glover for the series' final chapter, now streaming on Hulu.
'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power'
More than 20 years after the first chapter of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy premiered, fans are getting a prequel. "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" explores the legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle Earth's history, thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." This long-awaited fantasy series is now streaming.
No, not the Netflix movie that dropped last month.
When Stefan objects in the middle of Katie's wedding, he expects a whirlwind romance to follow. Instead, eight people wind up dead, and Stefan finds himself in the center of a murder investigation. Hulu's genre-bending, whodunnit series is out now.
'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (Season 3)
"Star Trek: Lower Decks" follows the support crew working on the USS Cerritos -- one of Starfleet's least important ships. New episodes of this beloved, animated "Star Trek" spin-off series are now streaming weekly.
'A League of Their Own'
Set in 1943, "A League of Their Own" follows a group of female athletes playing for the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The series stars Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams and D'Arcy Carden. All episodes of Amazon Prime Video's series adaptation of this cult-classic 1992 film are now streaming on Prime Video.
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