11 top new movies to watch this week on Netflix, Max, Hulu, Disney Plus and more (May 23-29)

Keanu Reeves as John Wick, on a horse, in John Wick: Chapter 4
(Image credit: Lionsgate via Twitter)

This is a pretty huge week for new movies to watch online, as we keep finding new titles to add. So, if you're not hyped for John Wick: Chapter 4, we've also got a rom-com featuring Celine Dion in a supporting role and a Nick Jonas cameo. Plus, a Cannes film festival selection!

Want superheroics? The latest DC movie is available to watch right now. Plus, Max offers a strong documentary later this week.

Making the most of your Netflix? The big red streaming machine boasts a must-see documentary and an action-packed black comedy. I can't leave Hulu out either, as one of of my favorite movies from the last year is landing this week.

John Wick: Chapter 4 (Digital)

Yeah, I'm thinking I'm back — to watch John Wick: Chapter 4 a second time. The latest chapter of the hitman's adventures was a favorite of mine in theaters, thanks to its growing cast and fantastic set-piece fight scenes. Oh, and then there was that long climb up the stairs.

If you watch John Wick movies for the plot, know that it's mostly simple. High Table emissary Marquis Vincent de Gramont (Bill Skarsgård) believes Mr. Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a problem, and he's going to keep raising the price of the contract on Mr. Wick's head until this problem is solved.

Buy digitally on Amazon and other digital retailers right now (released Tuesday, May 23)

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (Max)

The first big movie of the Max streaming service is one of the final films of the former DC movies era. Shazam's sequel puts Billy Batson (Zachary Levi & Asher Angel) up against two new gods, Hespera (Helen Mirren) and Kalypso (Lucy Liu), who have big plans that spell doom for humanity.

Critics love the action scenes, and say that those who liked the first chapter's sense of humor will enjoy this follow-up. Oh, and expect at least one other major DC superhero to appear, with possible teases to future DCU movies.

Watch on Max now (Tuesday, May 23rd)

Victim/Suspect (Netflix)

The world of Netflix true crime documentaries don't always deliver must-see projects, but Victim/Suspect is one such film. It follows investigative reporter Rae de Leon as she explores the unsettling and infuriating trend of women reporting sexual assault being turned into criminal suspects. 

Director Nancy Schwartzman's documentary explains how the criminal justice system can be used to silence accusers — and imprison those women. All from gaslighting with accusations of falsified charges.

Watch on Netflix (released Tuesday, May 16)

Love Again (Digital)

Rom-com Love Again gives audiences the one thing others can't: Celine Dion playing herself. But in addition to Dion (who contributes new music), the film provides an odd premise. Mira (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) is trying to get back in touch with her ex, but instead she winds up texting Rob (Sam Heughan), because of ... Rob's new "work phone" having her ex's number?

Meanwhile, Rob keeps getting more advice from Ms. Dion, and eventually begins to understand love. Oh, and Love Again also offers a Nick Jonas cameo, which makes sense considering his wife stars in the film. 

Buy digitally on Amazon and other digital retailers right now (released Tuesday, May 23)

Broker (Hulu)

Part of me nearly refuses to believe that Broker is a real movie, even though I saw it (and loved it) with my own eyes. Broker's impossibility centers in how it pulls off the nigh-impossible: making a funny and emotionally powerful story out of child trafficking. Ha Sang-hyeon (Song Kang-ho, best known for his lead roles in Parasite and The Host) and Gang Dong-won (Dong-soo) lurk near a baby dropoff box at a church at night, and take tots before the church workers see them. 

One night, though, an usual pattern occurs that leads to a mother joining Ha Sang-hyeon and Gang Dong-won on their latest outing, all while cops are on their tail. And thanks to one funny passenger they pick up along the way, Broker defies all of your expectations.

Watch on Hulu starting today (Wednesday, May 24)

The Innocent (Digital, Criterion Channel)

Cannes selection The Innocent mixes comedy crime and romance for fantastic results, thanks to director/star/co-writer Louis Garrel. He plays Abel, a marine biologist who's incredibly protective of his mother (Anouk Grinberg), who's about to marry a man she met while teaching in a prison. Of course, Abel is a projecting a bit, as his life is in stasis as he's not moved on from losing his own wife. 

Instead, Abel channels his energy into following Michel (Roschdy Zem), his stepfather-to-be, and discovers that he's got a shady new business opportunity. And then Abel gets involved with the new 'family business.'

Watch on Criterion Channel and buy or rent digitally on Amazon and other digital retailers right now (released Tuesday, May 23)

Blood & Gold (Netflix)

What is it about humor and fighting Nazis? Well, whatever it is, Blood & Gold upends the formula by focusing on Heinrich (Robert Masser), a German soldier who defects and is deemed a traitor, when he goes to find his daughter. Not only is he hiding from his former "side" but he's also on the hunt for hidden gold in this black comedy. 

If you just watched Sisu — which also deals with a Nazi-plagued gold hunt, Blood & Gold sounds like the next big movie for you. 

Watch on Netflix this Friday (May 19)

Wild Life (Disney Plus)

Conservationists Kris and Doug Tompkins made a fair bit of money off of clothing. He founded the North Face Inc., and she is the former CEO of Patagonia. But their true personal passion is saving the world, by way of ownership and donation. Wild Life shows their passion for the world, but it also shows how Kris' life's work became finishing Doug's goals.

Appears like a spiritual sibling to the excellent documentary Fire of Love, which showed volcano experts Katia and Maurice Krafft. If this movie is one fifth as good as Fire of Love, it will be a must-see.

Watch on Disney Plus this Friday (May 26)

The Old Way (Hulu)

What if True Grit starred Nicolas Cage? To paraphrase The Mandalorian, this is The Old Way. Colton Briggs (Cage) is a gunslinger who's put down his holster, only to be forced back in because lunatics have killed his wife.

And to stop them, Briggs is going to work with her daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), who wants to learn how to shoot. Cage's first western ever, The Old Way wasn't a hit with critics, but audiences praised both of the leads for their performances.

Watch on Hulu starting Friday (May 26)

Being Mary Tyler Moore (Max)

You may not know the whole story about the iconic Mary Tyler Moore, starting with how she pushed to hire more women in Hollywood. HBO Documentary Being Mary Tyler Moore, though, also examines deeper personal parts of her life, including how she handled familial tragedies.

Her influence is also explained by many big names in the industry, including Ed Asner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Waithe, Phylicia Rashad and Bernadette Peters.

Watch on HBO and Max starting Friday (May 26) at 8 p.m. ET

Women Talking (MGM Plus)

Women Talking (written and directed by Sarah Polley), brings us into a very tense and unsettling conversation. A group of women in an isolated Mennonite colony discover systemic abuse put upon them by the men of their community, and feel almost powerless to stop it.

Polley deserves a ton of credit for translating Miriam Toews' novel to the big screen. The film simmers with rage, and never feels staged or unnatural.

Watch on MGM Plus (also available via Prime Video Channels) starting Sunday (May 28)

More from Tom's Guide

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.