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
We are right into the spooky season, friends, and Netflix is giving us a treat with the second season of Locke & Key, today. The series is an adaptation of the successful graphic novel which sees three siblings unlock a mysterious house with a set of supernatural keys.
You can also check out Netflix’s latest original horror flick There’s Someone Inside Your House and the third season of You if you missed them.
What to watch on Stan
Stan is upping the ante in the horror department this week with Saw 1 – 6 and six movies from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. That should definitely be enough to keep you horror fans going until Halloween.
New premieres on Stan recently also include season 2 of Hightown and the new teen drama One of Us Is Lying.
What to watch on Disney+
Only Murders In The Building aired its season finale this week which means if you haven’t watched it yet you can binge all the episodes back to back.
Also, 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+.
What to watch on Binge
This week on Binge it’s all about Succession. The long-awaited third season has finally arrived and everyone is loving it (our office included). Who will win in the Roy family civil war? We still don’t know but battle lines are being drawn.
New episodes of Succession are coming out weekly on Mondays!
What to watch on Amazon Prime Video
After We Fell releases on Amazon Prime this week which is the sequel to After, both of which are based on the teen romance books by Anna Todd. Could this be the next Twilight?
If you’d prefer some horror over romance, the reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer is streaming on Amazon now.
What to watch on Apple TV+
This week we get another big-budget sci-fi series titled Invasion. The series follows, yep you guessed it, an alien invasion from the point of view of normal folks on Earth.
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 U.S. remake of the BBC supernatural comedy Ghosts. The show follows two new homeowners who discover their lovely new country home is inhabited by ghosts of previous residents, that only one of them can see.
What to watch on SBS On Demand
Special shout out this week to SBS’ Australia Uncovered documentary series. The catalogue of documentaries tackle a series of Australian issues like gender politics during Julia Gillard’s term as PM in Strong Female Lead and Aussie’s battles with mental health in The Truth About Anxiety with Celia Pacquola.
A new documentary airs weekly and this weekend we have The Children In The Pictures, which takes a look at the work the QLD police team Task Force Argos does to help prevent online child exploitation acts around the world.
Next week you can also see the acclaimed Incarceration Nation, which looks at the racism and prejudice in Australia’s prison system. All the docos are available to stream on SBS On Demand after airing.
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
Movies are officially back! From now on we can expect some new releases to actually come to cinemas in Australia and this week it’s headlined by Ridley Scott’s action historical thriller The Last Duel.
Horror flick Malignant and the western action film The Harder They Fall are also new to cinemas this week.
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:
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- The Suicide Squad
- Love You Like That
- Free Guy
- Jungle Cruise
- Black Widow
- Space Jam: A New Legacy
- Paw Patrol: The Movie
What are we obsessing over?
Here’s what’s keeping the Lifehacker Australia team occupied!
Mel: I’m not ashamed to say I have watched the trailer for season 2 of The Great several times over already. The fresh eps don’t land on Stan until November 20, but that gives you plenty of time to watch – or rewatch – season 1. The chemistry and comedy between Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult is glorious. Plus the new season has Gillian Anderson so you know it’s going to be great (not sorry for that pun at all).
Lauren: This week I’m thoroughly recommending The Children In The Pictures on SBS (check out the trailer above). It sheds light on the incredibly difficult work the QLD-based police team Task Force Argos does to protect children from online exploitation. It also happens to star my Dad so, while I may be biased and a very proud child right now, I can tell you it’s a film everyone should make time for.
Steph: I started watching You this week (man, I hate this show’s title). In news that will surprise about zero people, I’m now obsessed. How does this show make me root for a serial killer?! It’s so wrong, but so gripping. And while season 3 it’s totally different to earlier chapters of the show, that whole crime-series-filmed-like-a-rom-com vibe still comes through. Wild, and very good watching.
Feel free to let us know what you’re watching right now in the comments.
See you next week!