New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: Netflix’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’ + More

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Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘Tis the time to be merry and bright, unwrapping presents and sipping hot cocoa while surrounded by the ones you love. And while you’re checking out your new toys and cozying up by the fire, why not turn on the television and check out what other presents your favorite streaming platforms have left for you to unwrap? And whether you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or all of the above, each streaming service has put out some high-quality gifts that everyone will enjoy this weekend. But what title should you play with first? For what it’s worth, here’s our thoughts on what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend: We Can Be HeroesWonder Woman 1984 and Soul

It looks like ol’ Saint Nick is not the only gift-giver this holiday weekend! Over on Amazon Prime Video there are stellar movies like Sylvie’s Love and Soldiers of Fortune for you to explore, while Disney+ is ready to steal the hearts of the whole family with its latest Pixar masterpiece, Soul. And it looks like this is going to be a real super(hero) weekend, with titles like We Can Be Heroes on Netflix and Wonder Woman 1984 serving up all the crazy costumes and heroic characters we could ever wish for for Christmas. It looks like the streaming world is giving Santa Claus a run for his money! To get started, check out some highlights from the great movies and shows now streaming we’ve listed below:

New on Netflix December 25: We Can Be Heroes



AttentionSharkboy and Lavagirl fans! Your millennial wishes have finally been answered with We Can Be Heroes, the family-friendly superhero film that is new on Netflix this weekend. After their parents get kidnapped by alien invaders, the children’s of Earth’s mighty superheroes must come into their own and come together to save their super parents, and the world. We Can Be Heroes is prepped to usher in new excitement and heaping tons of sweet nostalgia as new stars like Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater and Pedro Pascal join the ranks of your favorite now-adult heroes (well, one of them at least)!

Stream We Can Be Heroes on Netflix

New on Disney+ December 25: Soul

If you don’t get feels from this beautiful film, then you have no soul (get it?). New on Disney+ this weekend is Soul, the heartfelt animated comedy that explores yet another aspect of our beings: our souls. It centers on Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx), a middle school music teacher with a lifelong dream of performing jazz music onstage. But when an untimely accident sends his soul en route to the Great Beyond, he escapes his fatal trajectory and instead ends up in the Great Before: the place where souls develop their personalities and quirks before being sent to fill bodies on Earth. There, Gardner must help train fledgling souls (including Tina Fey’s 22, a soul with a pessimistic view on life) in order to Earth before his body dies. Starring the vocal talents of Questlove, Angela Bassett, Daveed Diggs and more, Soul is the perfect Christmas Day film that will be a gift to the whole family.

Stream Soul on Disney+

New on HBO Max December 25: Wonder Woman 1984

We’ll admit that we’ve been looking forward to taking in Wonder Woman 1984 in full theatrical effect, but we are more than happy to forego the extra pandemic-inducing delay and stream it now on HBO Max this weekend. The sequel to the hit 2017 blockbuster picks back up with our stunning heroine (played again by Gal Gadot) living in the vibrant, excessive 1980s. But her quiet, incognito lifestyle will soon come to a halt when Diana is forced to face off against media businessman Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Ann Minerva (Kristen Wiig). And wait, is that her presumed-dead love interest, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), we see? Suffice it to say, the Cold War has just gotten even more tense.

Stream Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max

New on Prime Video December 25: Sylvie’s Love

New on Amazon Prime Video this weekend is Sylvie’s Love, a romantic drama that brings the smooth and sultry notes of jazz to life. Set in 1960s New York, the film centers on the titular Sylvie (Tessa Thompson): a young woman dreaming of a career in television as she works in her father’s record shop and waits for her fiancé to return from war.  But the city summer turns up the heat when a jazz saxophonist (played by Nnamdi Asomugha) takes a part-time job at record shop, starting a sizzling and passionate summer romance between the two. But as the cooler months set in the two go their separate ways, only to cross paths once more later on in life. And while their lives have changed since that one summer, their feelings for each other have not changed. Writer/director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that you cannot miss.

Stream Sylvie’s Love on Amazon Prime Video

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix- Full List

Released Friday, December 25

We Can Be Heroes *NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bridgerton *NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Released Saturday, December 26

Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) *NETFLIX FILM
DNA *NETFLIX FILM
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara *NETFLIX FAMILY
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3 *NETFLIX FAMILY
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone *NETFLIX FAMILY

Released Sunday, December 27

Sakho & Mangane: Season 1

New on Hulu- Full List

Released Friday, December 25

Soldiers of Fortune (2012)

Released Saturday, December 26

Letterkenny: Complete Season 9 (Hulu Original)

Released Sunday, December 27

American Animals (2018)
The Masked Singer: Season 5 Premiere (FOX)

New on Amazon Prime Video- Full List

Released Friday, December 25

Soldiers Of Fortune (2012)
Sylvie’s Love *Amazon Original Movie (2020)

Released Sunday, December 27

The House Sitter (2016)

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released Friday, December 25

Burrow (Premiere) *Disney+ Original
Extras – Beyond the Clouds: A Musical Miracle *Disney+ Original
Max Keeble’s Big Move
Soul (Premiere) *Disney+ Original

New on HBO- Full List

Released Friday, December 25

The West Wing, Season 1-7
Wonder Woman 1984

Released Saturday, December 26

Independence Day (Extended Version), 1996 (HBO)
Road Trip, Season 1

New on Starz- Full List

Released Saturday, December 26

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020)

Released Sunday, December 27

Power Book II: Ghost: Episode 109 

New on Showtime- Full List

Released Saturday, December 26

Porky’s         

New on BritBox- Full List

Released Friday, December 25

Mrs. Brown’s Boys Christmas Special 2020 | U.S. Premiere, Exclusive |  1 X 30
Queen’s Christmas Message 2020 | New to BritBox
The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special (2004-2006) | New to BritBox, Exclusive | 2 X 50, 2 X 55

Released Sunday, December 27

Hearts of Gold (2003) | New to BritBox | 2 X 90
The Buccaneers (1980) | New to BritBox | 4 X 55, 1 X 80

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