The biggest new movies to stream online this week offer different flavors of drama. And this time it's hard to figure out which film is truly the biggest title of the week. But we can tell you the most surprising new movie online: Infinity Pool dropped in unannounced, and we've added it to this list accordingly.
The most interesting new movie of the week is an Apple TV Plus Original that's all about familial sabotage. Julianne Moore plays a mother whose love for her son (who is played by Bucky himself, Sebastian Stan) may be used against her. This is one way to keep yourself entertained until next month's Ted Lasso season 3 release date.
Peacock's latest award-worthy film is Armageddon Time, a drama that doesn't really match its Michael Bay-ish title. Meanwhile, Prime Video's getting the fantastical Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, which is also coming to MGM Plus (the service formerly known as Epix). We've also got all the rundown on every new movie on Amazon Prime this month.
Elsewhere, Netflix lands The Woman King, and it's also bringing horror vibes to high school with a new Japanese movie that has the creepiest scavenger hunt ever.
That said, the big movie news of the week isn't exactly at home, so we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight our spoiler-free Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review. And before you even think about leaving your movie seat, use our spoiler-free guide to the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania post-credit scenes to know if you need to leave or stay. Some may be waiting a lot longer, though, as we bet negative early reviews will make some wonder about just holding out for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on Disney Plus..
Here, are the top 9 new movies to watch online this week, and we've just added Rotten Tomatoes scores, as available:
Infinity Pool (Digital)
The least-likely Valentine's Day movie in a while, Infinity Pool is a trippy thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth. James (Skarsgård) is on vacation with his wife Em (Cleopatra Coleman), and he's also struggling to figure out what to do about his next novel.
At a gated island resort, the pair meet Gabi (Goth) a mysterious and alluring woman who convinces them to go outside the gates they're not supposed to leave. Then, the three go on a very not-for-the-faint-of-heart adventure, which you'd have an inkling of an idea about had you known that the film comes from Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg.
Infinity Pool is less scary than it is twisted, and it's the kind of movie you probably won't stop thinking about after it's done playing.
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Buy digitally with Amazon Prime Video and other services right now (released today, Feb. 14)
Sharper (Apple TV Plus)
What if Succession, but a noir movie with a star-studded cast? Apple's new film (which comes from powerhouse A24), has John Lithgow as patriarch Richard Hobbes who refuses to show his son Tom (Justice Smith) the love or respect that one should,.
And this is all going to be manipulated by Max (Sebastian Stan), the failson of Richard's lover Madeline (Julianne Moore). Max is both a thief and a failure, and it seems like he doesn't care how much he's going to hurt the people around him to make off rich.
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Watch on Apple TV Plus starting Friday (Feb. 17)
The Outwaters (Digital)
Why do people go vacationing in the desert? You'll be asking yourself that question after seeing The Outwaters, a new found-footage horror movie that sees four friends go on a camping trip gone wrong. Director, producer, writer Robbie Banfitch stars as one of the quartet, and you'll probably wind up wondering what goes on in his mind after seeing the film.
Lauded for its surreal and dream-like vibes, The Outwaters also drops shaky-cam visuals in when needed for maximum effect.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Buy on Prime Video starting Friday (Feb. 17)
Netflix brings the J-horror vibes this week with Re/Member. In it, Asuka, Takahiro and four of their high school classmates are in the worst Groundhog Day ever. Not only are they stuck in school, but they're going to keep living through the same murderous time loop where the mysterious "Red Person" is hunting them down.
The answer to this never-ending nightmare seems to be tied to the parts of a dismembered body that are hidden throughout their school grounds. Looks like a solid blend of supernatural horror and high school dynamics.
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Watch on Netflix right now (released Tuesday, Feb. 14)
Maybe I Do (Digital)
Unease about getting married begins long before the altar. But the unease Allen (Luke Bracey) is feeling about wedding Michelle (Emma Roberts) is only the tip of the drama in Maybe I Do, a recent release that's hitting digital on demand this week.
And Maybe I Do throws a new wrinkle into matrimony: inlaws who are already having affairs with each other. Fortunately, those inlaws are played by a murderer's row of talents: Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and William H. Macy.
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Buy digitally with Amazon Prime Video right now (released Tuesday, Feb. 14)
Woman King (Netflix)
Box office conqueror The Woman King was inspired by true events, with a focus on the Agojie tribe of Dahomey — an all-woman army in West Africa kingdom. Viola Davis won tons of praise for her performance as General Nanisca, a leader training a new class of soldiers. She often butts heads with King Ghezo (John Boyega).
The Woman King faced something of a backlash, as some wanted it to be more of a facts-first film, as the movie didn't mention the Dahomey Kingdom's involvement in slavery.
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Watch on Netflix starting Thursday (Feb. 16)
Armageddon Time (Peacock)
Armageddon Time, a well-lauded film from James Gray (Ad Astra) sees life in 1980's Queens, NYC through the Jewish-American family of young Paul Graff (Banks Repeta). At school, Paul isn't really focused on studies, and he's recently become friends with Johnny, a Black classmate who keeps getting into trouble — though it's not by any intent.
Paul's parents, Irving (Jeremy Strong) and Esther (Anne Hathaway) don't appreciate their son's artistic ambitions, and the boy earns their ire by getting caught smoking a joint with Johnny. This sparks a downward descent, that sends Paul to a more stringent school.
Armageddon Time earned a solid critical response — especially for Gray, lauded for pulling off a nostalgia-free examination of his own childhood.
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Watch on Peacock starting Friday (Feb. 17)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (MGM Plus and Prime Video)
A visually-fantastic modern fable, Three Thousand Years of Longing asks "what if you found a genie, and what if that genie was Idris Elba?" Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) faces just that situation when she unlocks a Djinn (Elba) she doesn't believe in. And on top of that, she's too familiar with all of the lore surrounding genies, and the old saw of "be careful what you wish for."
The latest film from George Miller — and one that sits oddly between two Mad Max movies — is a unique meditation on loneliness. And one that will definitely surprise.
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Watch on MGM Plus today (streaming Wednesday, Feb. 15) and Prime Video on Friday (Feb. 17)
Cat Daddies (Digital)
Forget cats and dogs, what about the somewhat unusual pairing of cats and the men who give them a home? Director Mye Hoang’s Cat Daddies explores those connections, by looking at nine "cat dads" who found the companionship they needed in a feline friend.
Critics appreciated the stories and personalities on display in Cat Daddies, but they also pointed out that the narratives don't come together for any grand conclusion.
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Buy digitally with Amazon Prime Video starting Friday (Feb. 17)
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