Want to stay in and watch a show? Me too. I used to get excited to dress up and stay out late, but I won’t lie to you: Those days are over. Instead, streaming what’s new is now my idea of a good time. Heck, I even mark release dates in my calendar. What can I say? I love being a homebody.
With all of the streaming services now, it can be hard to keep up with what to watch and where to watch it. But, this month, the lineups are so good that you will want to ensure you have access to all of the platforms—or at least your friend’s passwords. These shows and movies are about to be the topic of conversation in The Everygirl’s #watercooler Slack channel, and I’ll be damned if I miss out on that.
Cancel your plans and get comfortable because it’s time to hit “Play.” Without further ado, here are some of the most anticipated shows and movies that are new on streaming this month.
Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton star in this psychological drama from Carol director Todd Haynes. Twenty years after Gracie (Moore) and Joe (Melton) entranced the nation with their tabloid romance, an actress (Portman) enters their lives as she prepares to play Gracie in an upcoming film about the scandal.
Christmas As Usual
In this Christmas comedy, Thea takes Jashan home to celebrate their engagement. But when his Indian roots clash with her family’s Norwegian Christmas traditions, chaos ensues. As Thea navigates her mother’s strong reaction to Jash, Jash finds himself encountering his fiancé’s culture for the first time.
Leave the World Behind
In this post-apocalyptic thriller, a family’s vacation in a rental home is interrupted by the homeowners, who return to the house with news of a nationwide blackout. As the two families work together to attempt to figure out what is going on in the face of cyberattacks and bizarre events, they become increasingly distrustful of one another, the house, and the world around them.
Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team
Soccer fans, 2023 is your year for Netflix docuseries! This film follows the most decorated team in international soccer history, the U.S. women’s soccer team, as they prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. With exclusive interviews with members of the team and a behind-the-scenes look at the coaching that led them to their wins and losses over the past several years, this series will strike the heart of every sports fan.
Directed by Bradley Cooper, this film tells the story of the relationship between Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). The movie chronicles the affair between the legendary American conductor and the Costa Rican actress through several decades, acting as a love letter to art, music, and life itself.
Fans of Netflix’s Money Heist will be overjoyed with this spinoff starring Pedro Alonso. The character from the original series brings together a band of master thieves for his most ambitious heist of all time, this time in Paris. A prequel to Berlin’s life before he joined The Professor, this series is bound to have all of the suspense and thrill of the original.
We Live Here: The Midwest
This new documentary from Hulu follows several LGBTQ+ families in various parts of the Midwestern United States as they reckon with a changing political landscape, tension and acceptance in their hometowns, and the futures of their families. This film aims to reimagine the meaning of the American nuclear family, while simultaneously pushing back against stereotypes about the American Midwest.
It Lives Inside
From the producers of Get Out comes a new thriller, which follows an Indian-American teenager who is struggling with her cultural identity. When a mythological demonic spirit attaches itself to her former best friend, Samidha (Megan Suri) is thrown into danger. The twist ending guarantees that this new horror movie is bound to be an instant classic.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Ready to get back into your Greek mythology era? Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” returns once again this month in the form of a Disney+ series starring Walker Scobell and Leah Jeffries. When Zeus accuses 12-year-old demigod Percy Jackson of stealing his lightning bolt, the young boy must go on a dangerous journey to restore order to Olympus.
Candy Cane Lane
This new Eddie Murphy Christmas comedy includes an incredibly star-studded cast, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, and Nick Offerman. A father is desperate to win his block’s competition for best Christmas decorations, so he signs a deal at a mysterious shop to buy a gigantic Christmas tree. Suddenly, misfortune befalls his neighborhood, and he realizes he may have signed away more than he realized.
Reacher (Season 2)
Jack Reacher is a veteran military police investigator who is forced to enter civilian life after being accused of murder. In the second season of this series, Reacher must fight to protect his friends from enemies of their past, all while remaining away from the law to protect his vigilante status.
John Lennon: Murder Without a Trial
In this revealing documentary, people who witnessed the murder of musical icon John Lennon sit down to tell the truth about the killing for the first time. The film examines the murderer himself, the potential motives behind the killing, and, perhaps most importantly, the reasons why John Lennon’s murder never went to trial.
The Color Purple
Now available on streaming, this musical adaptation of the classic Alice Walker novel is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and stars Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino, and Taraji P. Henson. The story spans several decades, in which Celie (Barrino) faces hardships as an African-American woman growing up in the South in the early 1900s, ultimately finding strength in the bonds of sisterhood.
Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, & Reckoning
This HBO original docuseries partners with The Boston Globe to deliver the story of the 1989 Stuart case, which rocked the community and changed Boston race relations for years to come. The murder of a pregnant woman and her husband led to a rush for justice, but at great cost to the future of the city.