It took a few years, but we now have an overabundance of streaming services in Australia. Each may have its pros and cons, but they all have good content, and keeping up with what to watch each week can be a challenge.
That’s where we come in. Each week, we’ll highlight the hottest movies and TV shows on Australian streaming services to help you plan your weekend binge-watch.
Here’s what’s grabbing our attention this week:
What to watch on Netflix Australia
You can also check out Netflix’s latest original horror flick There’s Someone Inside Your House. It probably won’t rank among the classics, but it’s a decent slasher movie that isn’t too intense for the scaredy cats among us.
Elsewhere, there’s also the ever-popular Squid Game if you haven’t seen it yet.
What to watch on Stan
Gritty crime drama Hightown returns this weekend for season 2. This season, we’ll see Jackie seek vengeance on drug dealer Frankie Cuevas.
For those who love teen drama, Stan is bringing us the goods with One of Us Is Lying. The series is based on the bestselling novel and follows the tense investigation into four teenagers who are suspected of their classmate’s murder.
What to watch on Disney+
If you didn’t catch Black Widow in cinemas or on premiere access earlier in the year, then now is your time because the Marvel movie is officially free for subscribers on Disney+. Yep, no more paywall.
What to watch on Binge
This week on Binge it’s all about superheroes. We’ve got the premiere of season 3 of Batwoman and season 7 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with new episodes coming regularly each week for both.
There are also some exciting new films on Binge this week like Lady Bird, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Lights Out.
What to watch on Amazon Prime Video
October is the time for horror, and in honour of that, Amazon has dropped its remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer. According to our friends over at Gizmodo, it actually works!
Another spooky movie new to Amazon Prime Video is I Am Legend, which is a must-see if you’re not already over pandemic-themed films.
What to watch on Apple TV+
Something new from the folks at Apple TV this week is The Velvet Underground, which is an intriguing look into the New York rock band named, you guessed it, The Velvet Underground.
What to watch on Paramount+
The new contender in the streaming market is Paramount+ and it’s steadily bulking up its offering of content.
This week Paramount+ is releasing the new dark comedy Guilty Party, in which Kate Beckinsale plays a journalist trying to rejuvenate her career by investigating a young mother who has been imprisoned for a crime she claims she didn’t commit.
You can also catch an inside glimpse at musical queen Madonna in her latest documentary, Madame X.
If you’d like a list of every single thing that’s streaming this month, you can check out our full list here.
What to see in cinemas in Australia
We’re also getting the return of the Sydney Film Festival in November. Tickets are on sale now and some seriously great movies are waiting to welcome you back to Sydney cinemas.
You can also catch these movies in theatres:
- Jungle Cruise
- Black Widow
- Space Jam: A New Legacy
- Paw Patrol: The Movie
- Don’t Breathe 2
What are we obsessing over?
Here’s what’s keeping the Lifehacker Australia team occupied!
Steph: I will absolutely be getting into season 3 of You on Netflix this weekend. The show is deeply disturbing, but I’m interested to see where Joe Goldberg, his equally messed up wife and their child will end up this season. Fun fact: Did you know that Carole Ann Boone – Ted Bundy’s wife – called him ‘Bunny’ as a nickname? Same as the nickname Candace gave Joe in the show. Creep city.
Mel: I have been itching for season 3 of Succession ever since I finished season 2. Have we all become obsessed with Roman and Gerri’s unusual relationship – or is that just me? Cousin Greg’s earnestness is sweet, but let’s be honest, everyone in the Roy family is awful. Can’t get enough!
Lauren: This week, I was completely consumed by Mare of Easttown. I’m late to the party, I know, but can I just say this series deserves all the Emmy Awards it received. It had me guessing right until the end!
Feel free to let us know what you’re watching right now in the comments.
See you next week!