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From ‘The Suicide Squad’ to ‘Cruella,’ These Are the Best New Movie Releases to Stream Online

Can’t get to a movie theater? Studios have made these films available to stream from home

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Movie theaters across the country are just starting to open up again, but if you’re still social distancing, there are a number of ways to catch new releases from the comforts of home. If you’re looking for something to watch while quarantining, a number of movie studios are either releasing new films directly online, or moving up VOD release dates for films that were just in theaters. Films that were previously in theaters have moved up their home release dates too, so you can stream, download or buy a physical copy right now.

We’re updating this list with the most popular titles you can find online right now. Each of these films are available for rent, for purchase (as a digital download or on DVD/Blu-ray) or to stream via a streaming service like Disney+ or Hulu. Many of these streaming services are offering free trials right now too, to help people stay entertained while stuck at home.

Note: titles are arranged in alphabetical order

Artemis Fowlstream on Disney+

Bad Tripstream on Netflix

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Marrent or purchase on Amazon. Amazon lets you pause or re-start at any time. You have 30 days to watch the movie once you add to cart, and 48 hours to finish it once you hit “play.”

Bill & Ted Face the Music – rent or purchase on Amazon

Boogierent on Amazon

Borat Subsequent Moviefilmstream for free on Amazon Prime (get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here)

Coming 2 Americastream for free on Amazon Prime (get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here)

Cruellastream on Disney+

The Dissidentrent or purchase on Amazon

Frozen 2stream on Disney+

Godzilla vs. Kong – stream for free on HBO Max

Hamiltonstream on Disney+

Happiest Season – stream on Hulu (watch with a 7-day free trial here)

Judas and the Black Messiahstream for free on HBO Max

The Little Thingsstream for free on HBO Max

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – stream on Netflix

Malcolm & Marie – stream on Netflix

Mangrove (part of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series) – stream for free on Amazon Prime (get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here)

Mank – stream on Netflix

The Mauritanianrent or purchase on Amazon

Minarirent or purchase on Amazon

Mortal Kombatstream for free on HBO Max

Mulanstream on Disney+

News of the Worldrent or purchase on Amazon

Nomadlandstream it for free on Hulu

One Night in Miamistream for free on Amazon Prime (get a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime here)

Onwardstream on Disney+

Pain and Gloryrent or purchase on Amazon

The Painted Birdrent or purchase on Amazon

Promising Young Womanrent or purchase on Amazon

Raya and the Last Dragonstream on Disney+

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdainrent on Amazon Prime Video

Some Kind of Heavenrent on Amazon

Soulstream on Disney+

Sound of Metalstream for free on Amazon Prime

The United States vs. Billie Holiday – stream on Hulu (watch with a 7-day free trial here)

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It stream for free on HBO Max

The Suicide Squadstream on HBO Max

Those Who Wish Me Deadstream for free on HBO Max

Tom & Jerrystream for free on HBO Max

Waiting for the Barbariansrent or purchase on Amazon

Wonder Woman 1984stream for free on HBO Max

Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguestream for free on HBO Max

[Editor’s Note: A version of this story was originally published April 2020]

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