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
Coming off a big weekend last week, it’s a bit quieter on Netflix over the next few days.
One thing you must see if you haven’t already is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest musical drama. Andrew Garfield leads the cast in tick, tick… BOOM!, which is based on the life of Jonathon Larson, a promising young artist navigating life in New York City.
What to watch on Stan
Australian film Nitram has been turning heads at cinemas lately for its portrayal of the man behind the infamous Port Arthur massacre. If you want to see what the fuss is about you can catch it on Stan now.
Last week also brought the return of the Queen in the second season of The Great. This time around, Catherine takes the throne of Russia and must deal with all the difficulties that come with liberating a country that doesn’t want to be.
What to watch on Disney+
It’s another big week for Marvel on Disney+ with the latest original series Hawkeye hitting streaming. The series puts Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton at the heart and introduces Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop to the story as his protégé. The duo team up for an action-packed Christmas adventure that is one hell of a good time.
What to watch on Binge
The rumours are true, Gossip Girl is back for the second half of its first rebooted season. The teens of the upper east side are up to more chaos in the remaining six episodes of the season, which you can find weekly on Binge.
Binge is also airing weekly episodes of Succession, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol, Batwoman and Legacies.
What to watch on Amazon Prime Video
The Black Summer bushfires were dark days for Australia and they’re put under a microscope in Burning. The film explores how the realities of climate change created Australia’s worst bushfire season and what we can do to ensure it’s never repeated.
Amazon’s next big original series also drops a new episode this weekend. The Wheel of Time is a big-budget fantasy adaptation of Robert Jordan’s famous novels. The series has a bit of everything for fantasy fans — magic, creatures and incredible new worlds.
What to watch on Paramount+
Paramount+ is gathering a list of exclusives and one of those is the South Park franchise. The new movie South Park: Post Covid deals with, well the aftermath of COVID, if that wasn’t obvious. Lord knows we could all use a laugh right now, so hopefully this is the film to do it.
Dexter: New Blood is also finally here with new episodes following our favourite moral serial killer each week.
What to see in cinemas in Australia
There’s been no shortage of delayed movies this year, but Venom: Let There Be Carnage has finally made it to Aussie shores. The sequel places Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) up against another dangerous symbiote in Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady. Carnage obviously ensues.
You can also catch these movies in theatres:
- No Time To Die
- Last Night In Soho
- The Unforgivable
- Red Notice
- The Power of the Dog
- Halloween Kills
- The Many Saints of Newark
What are we obsessing over?
Here’s what’s keeping the Lifehacker Australia team occupied!
Steph: I’m currently rewatching Insecure from season 1 while I wait for all the episodes of season 5 to roll out. Basically, I don’t want the show to end so I’m stretching the experience out, okay?! Issa Rae is honestly such a phenomenal talent. The show is so funny but it also showcases complicated relationships and captures the journey of figuring out who you are really well. It’s absolutely worth a watch – it’s on Binge if you’re interested. Then check out The Lovebirds with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani on Netflix. Hilarious!
Ky: I’ve been itching all week because the finale of Drag Race UK is today and I can’t focus on anything else. Although this season has reached its end, I seriously recommend you watch all three of the UK seasons of the hit competition show. It’s so addicting. Oh, to make things even better, every single season of any Drag Race franchise is streaming now on Stan. It’s like a drag family over there. There’s even our very own Aussie edition.
Mel: I’ve started watching The Sex Lives of College Girls, created by the wonderful Mindy Kaling, who I would hug if I met her. Anyway, her latest project follows four roommates who are all trying to find their way in life. It’s a nice lil’ kick back to all those college frat boys movies we’ve been bombarded with over the years. You can join the party on Binge.
Lauren: It should come as no surprise that I was instantly hooked on Hawkeye on Disney+ this week. I’m a sucker for any Marvel title but Hawkeye quickly established its place among my favourites thanks to its more realistic family vibe and absolute scene-stealer Kate Bishop. Hailee Steinfeld has a big future in the MCU and I can’t wait to see it.
Feel free to let us know what you’re watching right now in the comments.
See you next week!