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The best movies and TV shows to stream this long weekend

There’s a lot of content available across Australia’s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly. Because of this, settling on something to watch each weekend can be somewhat daunting.

And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list! 

To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.

So grab some popcorn, invite some friends over and get ready for an awesome weekend of non-stop streaming. Because really, going outside is for suckers.

Here are the best movies and TV shows to stream this weekend.

Streaming on Netflix

TV Shows

The Get Down: (Season 1, Part 2): It’s been an agonising wait for the second half of The Get Down’s first season, but the wait is finally over. As of tonight, fans of the show will find out what’s next for the The Get Down Brothers crew, Mylene, and the rest of the gang. At the end of the first half, things were looking up for everyone involved: Mylene’s music career was about to take off, Zeke was successfully juggling his work life with his street life, and Shaolin Fantastic was back in the good graces of his mentor, Grandmaster Flash. You could say things are a little too good – we have a feeling things aren’t going to stay that way for long…

Watch The Get Down on Netflix


Aladdin: One of the greatest animated films that Disney has ever made, Aladdin tells the story of a loveable street rat who finds a magical lamp with a Genie  (voiced by a never-better Robin Williams) inside that grants him three wishes. First wish on his list? Become a prince so that the beautiful princess Jasmine may fall in love with him. It won’t be that easy, though, and Jasmine has her own problems to deal with, namely that her Sultan father has been placed under the spell of his evil advisor, Jafar. A magnificent film which features a number of classic Disney songs, Aladdin is a magical experience. 

Watch Aladdin on Netflix

Streaming on Stan

TV Shows

Better Call Saul (Season 3 premiere): In the third season of Better Call Saul, ‘Slippin’ Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) continues his moral descent as he heads towards his eventual Breaking Bad outcome, and we’re loving every minute of it! This season marks the return of a Breaking Bad favourite in notorious drug kingpin and fried chicken peddler Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). Things are bound to get out of control. 

Watch Better Call Saul on Stan


Hardcore Henry: Like an even crazier first-person version of the Crank films, Hardcore Henry is like an extremely violent video game come to life. Some people might experience nausea from this kind of cinematography, but those who can stomach it are in for a wild, action-packed ride. Best of all, the vast majority of this Russian-shot movie’s death-defying stunts are all too real. Stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a number of comical ‘NPCs’.

Watch Hardcore Henry on Stan

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

TV Shows

Z: The Beginning of Everything (Season 1): An Amazon Original series starring Christina Ricci, Z: The Beginning of Everything tells the story of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the famous and flamboyant poster child for the roaring ’20s jazz age. The show deals with her celebrity marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin) and the eventual alcoholism and mental illness that would eventually be her undoing.

Watch Z: The Beginning of Everything on Amazon Prime Video

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