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The 11 best things stream this weekend, from a new Netflix romcom to a restored Beatles doc

Caralynn Matassa   

The 11 best things stream this weekend, from a new Netflix romcom to a restored Beatles doc
Here's our round-up of what to watch this weekend.saravuth-photohut/Getty, Tyler Le/BI
  • Check out new shows like "Bodkin" and "Dark Matter" this weekend.
  • A new Netflix romcom starring Brooke Shields is streaming now.

From critically acclaimed 2023 films to new releases, there are plenty of new movies to stream this week.

Buzzy indies "Eileen" and "The Iron Claw" are newly streaming. Meanwhile, over on Netflix, Brooke Shields leads a new rom-com opposite Chad Michael Murray and Benjamin Bratt.

If you're more in the mood for a true story, several new documentaries are out now, from true crime offerings like "Cooking Up Murder" to music docs like the newly restored 1970 Beatles film "Let It Be."

Here's a complete rundown of all the best movies, shows, and documentaries to stream this weekend, broken down by what kind of entertainment you're looking for.

Watch 'Mother of the Bride' for a rom-com fix

Watch
Miranda Cosgrove and Brooke Shields in "Mother of the Bride."      Sasidis Sasisakulporn / Netflix

Brooke Shields plays a mom who finds out her daughter (Miranda Cosgrove) is marrying a man who just so happens to be the son of the guy who broke her heart decades ago (Benjamin Bratt, aging like fine wine).

Chad Michael Murray is also thrown into the mix as a younger man who sets his sights on Shields' character in a May-December flirtation that's kind of giving "The Idea of You."

Streaming on: Netflix

Or 'Interview with the Vampire' season 2 for a sexy spin on the Anne Rice novels

Or
Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac and Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt in "Interview with the Vampire."      Larry Horricks/AMC

The critically acclaimed 2022 show is finally back for its second season. The vampire drama, based on the Anne Rice novels previously adapted into a nominally less gay 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, premieres on Sunday.

Streaming on: AMC+

Catch up on 'Vanderpump Rules' season 11's shocking ending

Catch up on
Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, and Tom Sandoval on "Vanderpump Rules."      Kim White/Bravo

The combustible season finale, which saw Lala Kent and Scheana Shay seemingly turn on Ariana Madix to support her philandering ex Tom Sandoval, appears to leave the future of the show in jeopardy as Madix refuses to film with Sandoval.

To make it even juicier, the cast apparently hadn't even seen the final moments of the finale until the reunion was filmed.

Streaming on: Peacock and Hulu Live TV

Or see Zac Efron wrestle in 'The Iron Claw'

Or see Zac Efron wrestle in
Zac Efron in "The Iron Claw."      A24

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White star as two of the Von Erich brothers, a real-life wrestling family plagued by tragedy.

Streaming on: Max

Get your Anne Hathaway fix with 'Eileen'

Get your Anne Hathaway fix with
Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in "Eileen."      Jeong Park

This mystery-thriller about two women working at a prison facility largely flew under the radar last year. If you just watched "The Idea of You" and want more Hathaway, this is a great choice.

Streaming on: Hulu

For a wild true story, watch 'Expedition From Hell: The Lost Tapes'

For a wild true story, watch
Mickey Grosman.      Warner Bros. Discovery

This Max docuseries tells the story of a doomed Amazon expedition led by Mickey Grosman, a former special forces demolitions expert and cancer survivor.

Streaming on: Max

True crime fans should watch 'Cooking Up Murder'

True crime fans should watch
"Cooking Up Murder" tells César Román's story.      Netflix

Netflix has given us no shortage of wild true crime series already this year. Its latest entry into the genre, cheekily titled "Cooking Up Murder," analyzes the murder case against Spanish chef César Román, who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and accused of building his career through a web of lies and deception.

Streaming on: Netflix

Or 'Hollywood Con Queen'

Or
An illustration of the Hollywood Con Queen's hidden identity in "Hollywood Con Queen."      Illustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy for The Hollywood Reporter

Scammer stories like "Inventing Anna" are a particularly fascinating sub-genre within true crime. This new series tracks a shockingly elaborate decadelong scam in which a man is accused of impersonating various male and female Hollywood execs to swindle victims out of around $2 million.

Streaming on: Apple TV+

Music fans should check out the newly restored version of 'Let It Be'

Music fans should check out the newly restored version of
The Beatles.      Disney+

Peter Jackson, who previously released the Emmy-winning Beatles docuseries "Get Back" on Disney+ in 2021, meticulously remastered "Let It Be," Michael Lindsay-Hogg's 1970 movie about the band recording what ended up being their final album. It was first released just a month after their breakup.

"Let It Be" has largely been unavailable — except for the random VHS tape — for decades, so this is a must-watch for fans.

Streaming on: Disney+

For a mystery-comedy, check out 'Bodkin'

For a mystery-comedy, check out
Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh, Siobhán Cullen as Dove, and Will Forte as Gilbert Power in "Bodkin."      Enda Bowe/Netflix

"Bodkin" is like "Only Murders in the Building" but in a small Irish town instead of New York City. Will Forte is perfect as an American podcaster who teams with an unhappy-to-be-there reporter and a bubbly researcher to investigate disappearances that happened during Bodkin's Samhain festival decades earlier.

Streaming on: Netflix

Sci-fi fans should watch 'Dark Matter'

Sci-fi fans should watch
Joel Edgerton in "Dark Matter."      Apple TV+

Much like the streamer's recent "Constellation," the latest sci-fi thriller from AppleTV+ is mind-bending sci-fi. It stars Joel Edgerton as a man thrust into the multiverse when he's forced into an alternate version of his own life. He has to fight to return to his real family, including his wife, played by Jennifer Connelly.

Streaming on: Apple TV+


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