9 top new movies to stream this week on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and more (March 19-March 25)

Sandra Hüller and Swann Arlaud in Anatomy of a Fall
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This week brings a 2024 Oscars winner and several other top new movies on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and other major streaming services.

"Anatomy of a Fall" finally makes its streaming service debut this week. The Oscar winner has been available to buy or rent for a while but drops on Hulu for subscribers this Friday and is the clear top movie on streaming this week. I'll certainly be queueing it up to watch.

Aside from the acclaimed French legal drama, we have a couple of other major releases. "Bob Marley: One Love" is available to buy or rent as of today and Prime Video's "Road House" is debuting on the service this Thursday. Despite its big budget, there's no theatrical release for this remake of the 1989 cult classic so you'll need a Prime Video subscription to watch it.

Some of these titles are newly available via digital release, so you can purchase them for a premium price, but for others, all you need is the right streaming subscription. And while you're here, make sure to check out the new TV shows to watch from streamers this week and the best of what's new on Netflix.

Here are the top new movies streaming this week.

'Bob Marley: One Love' (PVOD)

This Bob Marley biopic doesn't shy away from the music, but it's just as much about Marley's influence on cultural movements as it is about the music. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the reggae icon, the film starts with the political unrest in 1976 Jamaica that led to an assassination attempt on Marley's life and wraps up with the 1978 concert that marked his return to Jamaica. 

While the critical reviews for "Bob Marley: One Love" have been poor, audience response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive. It may be a fairly run-of-the-mill biopic but as long as you're okay with that Ben-Adir's performance is worth watching.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell' (PVOD)

This Vietnamese film made waves at Cannes last year, where it took home the Camera d'Or — the award presented to the best debut feature film for a director. After watching the trailer I'm not surprised. "Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell" may be a Vietnamese movie but it feels reminiscent of French arthouse cinema.

The movie stars Lê Phong Vũ as Thiện, whose sister-in-law dies in a motorcycle accident. He must take her child Dao and her body to the rural village where he grew up. While there, he decides to go on a personal journey to answer some of his nagging questions about his past. Blockbuster material this isn't, but if you love an indie art film this movie could be atop your list this week.

Buy or rent on Apple now

'French Girl' (PVOD)

"French Girl" stars Zach Braff as Gordon Kinski, a high school teacher from Brooklyn. His life gets turned upside down when his girlfriend Sophie Tremblay (Evelyne Brochu) asks him to come with her to her hometown of Quebec City where she is trying to join the kitchen of a new Michelin 3-star restaurant from super-chef Ruby Collins (Vanessa Hudgens). Plot twist — Sophie and Ruby used to be lovers.

It's not great when a movie doesn't have a Wikipedia page. It's even worse when the same movie scores a paltry 25% "fresh" rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. But this romantic comedy seems to, perhaps, be a passable rom-com from watching the trailer. If nothing else, it's got star power.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Land of Bad' (PVOD)

"Land of Bad" stars Liam Hemsworth as Sgt. JJ "Playboy" Kinney, a U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party officer. He's pulled into a U.S. Army Delta Force special operation to assist in drone operations as the team goes into Islamic State-controlled Philippines to rescue a CIA asset when things go horribly wrong. His team is seemingly wiped out and he must reach the extraction point with only the aid of drone pilot Capt. Eddie "Reaper" Grimm (Russell Crowe).

This movie has "Behind Enemy Lines" written all over it, with Hemsworth and Crowe standing in for the roles played by Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman in the 2001 war film. If you were a fan of that movie, or just like a good old-fashioned espionage action thriller, "Land of Bad" fits the bill.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Expend4bles' (Starz)

"Land of Bad" isn't the only action movie on streaming this week. "Expend4bles" is the fourth installment in the "The Expendables" franchise and comes almost a decade after "The Expendables 3." This chapter in the action franchise brings back the elite mercenaries played by Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. This time, they’re joined by Megan Fox, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Andy Garcia. 

The plot, for whatever that's worth, is for our band of heroes to stop the very evil arms dealer Rahmat (Iko Uwais) from acquiring nuclear detonators that could start World War III. But under no uncertain terms should this be considered anything more than a vehicle for explosions, gun fights and whatever else the action movie lover in you desires.

Stream on Starz now

'Road House' (Prime Video)

I'm lucky enough to see this movie in advance but if I wasn't, I'd be watching when it comes out this Thursday. This remake of the beloved Patrick Swayze cult classic of the same name, "Road House" stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Swayze's iconic bar bouncer Dalton. This time Dalton is a former UFC fighter working at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys rather than Missouri. It also features a cameo by UFC fighter Conor McGregor as a big bad that Dalton has to bounce.

I'm still not sure why this movie isn’t debuting in theaters. This movie feels like it’s made for the big screen. But I'm certainly not complaining about watching from the comfort of my own couch.

Stream on Prime Video starting March 21

'Anatomy of a Fall' (Hulu)

Starring Sandra Hüller as Sandra Voyter, "Anatomy of a Fall" is a gripping French legal drama (don't worry, it's in English) about the accidental death of her husband Samuel (Swann Arlaud). As the investigation into Samuel's untimely demise progresses blame suddenly shifts from gravity to Sandra, and what follows is a thriller you won't want to end.

This movie won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and cleaned up during award season, including winning Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars. Between the screenplay, an incredible job from director Justine Triet and an excellent performance from Hüller, this movie is the top movie on streaming this week beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Stream on Hulu starting March 22

'The Monk and the Gun' (PVOD)

In 2006, the King of Bhutan abdicated his throne, setting in motion the nation's first parliamentary elections. As part of this process, the government organizes a mock election to prepare people for the upcoming vote. While this is all happening, an old Buddhist lama arms a young monk (Tandin Wangchuk) to prepare for this moment of change while an American arms dealer (Harry Einhorn) hunts down the valuable rifle that has fallen into the monk's hands.

"The Monk and the Gun" went through the film festival circuit last year and had a small theatrical release this February in the U.S., garnering positive reviews. Don't miss it now that it's available to watch at home.

Buy or rent on Apple starting March 22

'Shirley' (Netflix)

Shirley Chisholm is a political icon. She was the first Black woman to be elected to Congress in the U.S. In 1972 she became the first to run for President. "Shirley" is a new biopic from Netflix centered on the story of that campaign and it stars the incomparable Regina King as the titular Chisholm.

King isn't the only incredible actor worth watching here though. We also get Terrence Howard as Arthur Hardwick Jr. and a posthumous performance from the late, great Lance Reddick as Wesley McDonald "Mac" Holder. Early reviews have been largely positive, so don't miss out on "Shirley" this week.

Stream on Netflix starting March 22

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.