11 top new movies to stream this week on Prime Video, Paramount Plus, Showtime and more (Jan. 23 - Jan. 29)

Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari in "Ferrari"
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This week brings us some blockbuster new movies on Hulu, Prime Video, Paramount Plus and other major streaming services.

Weirdly absent this week is Netflix, which has decided to focus on new TV shows this week. But the other top streaming services are more than picking up the slack. "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One" lands on Paramount Plus this week, bringing one of the summer's biggest movies to the small screen. If you have Paramount Plus with Showtime, you also get "You Hurt My Feelings" the latest from Director Nicole Holofcener starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

It's also a big week for those who like to rent or buy their streaming movies. "Ferrari," "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" and "Wish" are all hitting paid video-on-demand (PVOD) streaming services this week.

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.

'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' (PVOD)

Starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, this sequel might be the last hurrah for the king of Atlantis. Even if critics weren't panning the movie, it most likely wasn't in new DC Studios CEO James Gunn's plans going forward.

That all being said, audiences do seem to like "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom." The movie currently has an 81% audience "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so if you are a fan of Momoa's portrayal of Aquaman, the poor critical reviews shouldn't necessarily turn you away. You could wait for this movie to hit Max, but if you can't wait, now is the time to watch Aquaman and his brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) take on Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) from the comfort of your own home. 

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Ferrari' (PVOD)

Directed by acclaimed director Michael Mann, this biopic of Italian sportscar legend Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver) was one of last year's most hotly anticipated movies. Centered largely around the early struggles of the iconic car company and the 1957 Mille Miglia race, this movie excels when Driver and Penelope Cruz, as Ferrari's estranged wife Laura, share the screen. Watch "Ferrari" at home now, because it could be a while before it comes to a subscription-based streaming service.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Migration' (PVOD)

Need something for the kids this week? Lucky for you, there are a couple of options.

First up? "Migration," the latest animated feature film from the studio that brought you "Despicable Me" and Minions." Starring Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks as Mack and Pam Mallard, this movie follows a family of New England ducks who are trying to migrate south to Jamaica for the winter. Between the inevitable high jinks and a talented voice cast that also includes Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Danny DeVito, you have an enjoyable option for your next family movie night.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Wish' (PVOD)

If you prefer a Disney movie for your kids, there's one of those this week too. "Wish" stars Ariana DeBose as Asha, a 17-year-old girl who makes a wish upon a star to save the fictional kingdom of Rosas from an impending doom. That star turns into an anthropomorphic ball of light, and while it doesn't talk, a voice cast that also includes Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk and Angelique Cabral certainly does. 

Critics may not have loved this movie but kids definitely do, so if you flew past "Migration" already, "Wish" is a great choice for family-friendly fun.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Amanda' (Criterion Channel)

Ask any movie buff and they'll tell you that the Criterion Channel is an excellent choice when it comes to streaming acclaimed movies. 

While "Amanda" may not have been a blockbuster when it debuted at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2022, this Italian-language film about Amanda (Benedetta Porcaroli), an upper-class 24-year-old on the hunt for a boyfriend is definitely beloved. Critics and audiences alike praised the film on Rotten Tomatoes, particularly Porcaroli's performance as the titular character. Don't miss this absurd comedy now that it's available on streaming services.

Stream on The Criterion Channel now

'Night Swim' (PVOD)

This horror movie about a haunted pool with more than just terror hiding in its deep dark waters is polarizing. While critics and audiences did not heap universal praise on the movie by any means, I know some horror fans who loved this Blumhouse horror film. For what it's worth, I also think the trailer does a poor job of selling the movie, but that's just me.

Starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon as Ray and Eve Waller, "Night Swim" tells the story of their new family home and the pool in the backyard that is fed by an underground spring. "The Exorcist" it is not, but if you just want something scary to watch this week, "Night Swim" is as good an excuse as any to break out the popcorn.

Buy or rent on Amazon now

'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' (Paramount Plus)

Tom Cruise dominated the box office in 2022 with "Top Gun: Maverick" and was expected to dominate again in 2023 with this latest installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.

And then "Barbenheimer" happened.

Despite falling flat at the box office though, "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One" did not fall flat with critics. The follow-up to 2018's "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" received nearly universal praise from critics, and delivers the incredible set pieces fans come to expect. So if you missed Ethan Hunt & Co. this summer, watch them take on "the Entity" on Paramount Plus this week.

Stream on Paramount Plus now

'The Underdoggs' (Prime Video)

If "Migration" and "Wish" were for the kids, this movie is adults-only. In "The Underdoggs," Snoop Dogg stars as Jaycen "2Js" Jennings in a crass, but loveable, sports comedy. A washed-up, angry ex-football star, Jennings is ordered to coach a youth football team to avoid community service after speeding into a bus with his sportscar. 

From the two "g"s in the name, the Long Beach setting and references to Martha Stewart, the movie stops just short of smashing into the fourth wall like 2J's speeding car. Still, it looks like an enjoyable comedy based on the trailer. 

Stream on Prime Video starting tomorrow (Jan. 26)

'You Hurt My Feelings' (Paramount Plus with Showtime)

A24 and Max may be partnering up going forward, but this movie arrives on Paramount Plus on Showtime as part of the studio's previous streaming deal. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Beth, an author who discovers her husband Don (Tobias Menzies) doesn't actually like her book, "You Hurt My Feelings" definitely focuses on the brutal in brutal honesty. Thankfully, the film is anything but brutal to watch thanks to brilliant writing and a cast loaded with talent from top to bottom. 

Stream on Paramount Plus with Showtime starting tomorrow (Jan. 26)

'American Star' (PVOD)

Set on the isle of Fuerteventura, "American Star" looks set to be a dramatic, gripping thriller if the trailer is any indication. The movie stars Ian McShane as Wilson, an assassin who is waiting on the island for a potential target. The target's arrival is delayed, but rather than leave, Wilson is drawn into staying for a number of reasons, including a woman named Gloria (Nora Arnezeder) and the shipwreck of the American Star.

Buy or rent on Amazon starting tomorrow (Jan. 26)

'Suitable Flesh' (Shudder, AMC Plus)

"Suitable Flesh" is basically "Freaky Friday" meets H.P. Lovecraft. Is that a combination you expected? Probably not, but this adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep" looks like a horror hit. Heather Graham stars as Dr. Elizabeth Derby, a psychiatrist entrapped in a body-swapping nightmare involving one of her patients (Judah Lewis). "Night Swim" may be the more prominent horror movie coming to streaming this week, but if I had to pick, "Suitable Flesh" is the one to watch.

Stream on Shudder or AMC Plus starting tomorrow (Jan. 26)

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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.