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Weekend Watchlist: Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Not only is this the time to uplift Black voices, but it’s also a time to shine a light on untold stories and some incredible movies. Before the month ends next week, you have got to add these powerful movies to your watchlist!

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
on Disney+
Based on the brilliant minds behind the historical launch of John Glenn into Orbit, this film is inspiring and a must-watch!

Moonlight

Moonlight
on Max
This Academy Award-winning film tells the story of a young Black man, Chiron, and his epic journey to manhood.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro
on Peacock
This documentary brings the 1979 letter by James Baldwin about the heartbreaking assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and MLK Jr. to life.

42

42
on Max
Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford are incredible in this Jackie Robinson biopic. We can’t recommend this one enough!

One Night in Miami...

One Night in Miami…
on Prime Video
On a night in February 1964, three of the most influential and successful Black men during the Civil Rights Movement meet.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
on Hulu
In this eye-opening film, a free Black man is kidnapped into slavery, where he experiences both cruelty from his owner and kindness from others.

Black Panther

Black Panther
on Disney+
In one of Marvel’s most successful franchises, the Black Panther reigns as king of Wakanda – the technologically advanced country in Africa.

Soul

Soul
on Disney+
After an accident, Joe realizes he hasn’t lived his life to his fullest potential. Life is short, so you should do what you’re passionate about!

Get Out

Get Out
on Prime Video
When Chris meets his girlfriend’s family for the first time, their overly compassionate behavior covers up their qualms about the interracial couple.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
on Max
Based on the hit Broadway show, this film features Celie as she faces hardships like an abusive husband and being torn apart from her family.

Weekend Watchlist: President’s Day

President’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re a television buff, you might be searching for content recommendations to record by February 19th. Luckily, political drama is one of the most popular series genres in all of television. All the juicy scandals – no pun intended – make fans drool over these shows all year long. But President’s Day is the perfect excuse to start watching any of these shows!

Veep

Veep
on Max
Former Senator turned VP Selina Meyer quickly learns the dark truth of politicians as she juggles her public schedule and private life.

Scandal

Scandal
on Tubi
The life of the president’s media consultant is undoubtedly stressful. With press conferences and crisis management, there’s always something!

House of Cards

House of Cards
on Netflix
Featuring one of the most ruthless politicians on TV, this show has twists and turns you won’t see coming.

The West Wing

The West Wing
on Max
It’s not just the politicians that can be messy. As seen in this show, their advisers are just as cutthroat and disorganized with their personal lives.

The Politician

The Politician
on Netflix
High schooler Payton is dead set on becoming president of the United States one day, and he’ll do anything he can to claim what’s his.

White House Plumbers

White House Plumbers
on Max
This satirical drama goes behind the scenes of the infamous Watergate scandal featuring the people who viciously tried to protect Nixon.

The Newsroom

The Newsroom
on Max
From the executive producer of ‘The West Wing’ comes a fictional news show written around actual news stories. It’s addicting!

John Adams

John Adams
on Max
This seven-part miniseries portrays the dramatic life of Founding Father John Adams. Not only is it cinematic, but it’s a great history lesson!

Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary
on Netflix
After leaving the CIA, Elizabeth McCord returns as Secretary of State after a suspicious death. Oh no! You’ve got to add this to your watchlist.

Mrs. America

Mrs. America
on Hulu
This show tells the powerful story of the ratification of the Equal Rights Movement and the women who made it happen.

Weekend Watchlist: Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and we’re still recovering from the holidays. Whether you’re spending February 14th with a significant other, with your friends and family, or just by yourself, these ten movies are perfect for a night in.

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day
on Hulu
Could you name a more perfect movie to stream on Valentine’s Day? We think not! It’s heart-warming, cheesy, and an overall feel-good film.

I Hate Valentine's Day

I Hate Valentine’s Day
on Prime Video
On the almost opposite end of the spectrum, this pick is great for singles spending the day of love alone… or if you’re just a contrarian.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
on Apple TV+
Looking for a more classic choice? You can never go wrong with a Charlie Brown film. He’s always there for us!

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
on Pluto TV
In a toxic relationship and trying to get out? This film might be a little helpful in creatively finding ways to end it. But perhaps wait until after Feb 14th.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman
on Hulu
If you still haven’t seen this iconic movie, now is the perfect chance to do so. It’s a modern twist to the Cinderella story about an unlikely pair falling in love.

Sex and the City

Sex and the City
on Max
For all the girl gangs celebrating Galentine’s Day this year, add ‘Sex and the City’ to your watchlist! Who doesn’t want to be Carrie Bradshaw?

Love, Simon

Love, Simon
on Hulu
For the young romantics, this film takes place in high school and has us feeling all the feels! It’s about self-discovery and finding love.

After

After
on Netflix
If you and your friends are in the mood to hate-watch something, the ‘After’ franchise will be right up your alley. It’s cringe in the best way possible.

Crush

Crush
on Hulu
This high school love story features all the best parts of a classic rom-com with fabulous LGBTQ+ representation. You’ve got to give this one a watch!

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You
on Disney+
We may or may not have saved the best for last. We’ll let you decide after you watch it with friends or by yourself on February 14th!

Weekend Watchlist: What’s Arriving/Leaving Streaming

It’s always disappointing when our favorite shows and movies leave the platforms we subscribe to. But don’t worry too much because that normally means they’re making room for new content! These cycles typically occur at the beginning of each month making consumers confused about what content lives where. Read on to see what noteworthy new arrivals are coming to streaming and which shows and movies you’ll want to watch before they’re gone for good.

Noteworthy New Arrivals

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All
At Once
on Netflix
Last year’s Best Picture winner is making its way to Netflix on February 23rd! We still haven’t recovered from watching this film.

Nomadland

Nomadland
on Hulu
Another Academy Award-winning film is coming to Hulu this month and we are not chill about it. ‘Nomadland’ is a must watch!

The Notebook

The Notebook
on Max
Bust out your tissues because this cult classic is landing on Max on February 1st. 

Strays

Strays
on Prime Video
Who knew adorable pups could be so raunchy? ‘Strays’ is now on Prime Video!

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
on Paramount+
This OG romance movie is dancing on over to Paramount+ this month!

The Marvels

The Marvels
on Disney+
This blockbuster film from last Fall is heading over to Disney+ on February 7th.

What’s Leaving Soon / What Already Left

La La Land

La La Land
on Netflix
February 1st is the last day to sing, dance, and cry to this Academy Award-winning film with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong
on Hulu
For the action lovers, don’t miss your chance to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ before it leaves Hulu on February 29th.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret
of the Tomb
on Max
If this film franchise raised you too, watch ‘Secret of the Tomb’ before it leaves Max on February 29th.

Knives Out

Knives Out
on Tubi
The real mystery: Is ‘Knives Out’ leaving Tubi on February 1st? The answer: Yes. Don’t miss out!

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
on Pluto TV
Going, going, gone! Rewatch the timeless film ‘Forrest Gump’ before it leaves Pluto TV on February 1st.

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient
Express
on Netflix
Based on the Agatha Christie novel, this film is leaving Netflix on February 1st. But don’t worry, you can still stream it on Hulu!

Weekend Watchlist: Oscar Nominations

The Oscars nominations were dropped this week! Some were disappointed that people like Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, and Celine Song were snubbed of their respective nominations. But we can’t deny that history was made when BIPOC stars like Lily Gladstone, America Ferrera, and Danielle Brooks were nominated for Best Supporting Actress. If you’re looking to watch some of the top movies from 2023 and 2024 on streaming, this Weekend Watchlist is for you!

The Holdovers

The Holdovers
on Peacock
In this Best Picture-nominated film, a grumpy prep school instructor forms an unlikely bond with a troublemaker and the school’s head cook after staying on campus during Christmas break.

Barbie

Barbie
on Max
This Best Picture-nominated film features Barbie and Ken as they travel to the real world and soon discover that life in Barbie Land, where everything is positive and run by women, is not reality.

Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer
on Prime Video
Critics predict that this film about the making of the atomic bomb will take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Rent it on Prime Video and see what you think!

Past Lives

Bolded Title
on Provider
A24 is known for its thought-provoking productions. ‘Past Lives,’ a story about two childhood friends who are torn apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea, is no exception.

Maestro

Maestro
on Netflix
Bradley Cooper is fantastic in this film where he portrays American conductor Leonard Bernstein. So much so that it earned him a Best Actor nomination and the film a Best Picture nomination.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon
on Apple TV+
Another strong contender for Best Picture is ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ starring Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s about the Osage Nation facing murder and greed fueled by the oil industry.

Bobi Wine: The People's President

Bobi Wine: The People’s
President on Disney+
This documentary on Disney+ depicts the life of Bobi Wine – a Ugandan opposition leader, activist, and musician – and how he uses music to fight for change. It’s truly a powerful story.

Nyad

Nyad
on Netflix
Based on the true story from 2013, this film features Best Actress nominee Annette Benning as Diana Nyad in her monumental swim from Cuba to Florida.

Rustin

Rustin
on Netflix
Best Actor nominee Colman Domingo is incredible in his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.’s racial equality advisor who is written out of history books due to his sexuality. It’s an eye-opening film.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the
Spider-Verse
on Netflix
The sequel to ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ is up for Best Animated Feature for being one of the most visually impressive films of 2023. The talented animators at Sony deserve an Oscar for their hard work!

Weekend Watchlist: The Emmys

At the Emmys this Monday, some of the years hottest shows won big! ‘The Bear’ and ‘Succession’ tied for the most awarded show with six Emmys each, and the newcomer ‘Beef’ came in a close second with an impressive five Emmys. If you missed out and are looking for a list of all the top winners of the night or are searching for a new binge-worthy show, this weekend watchlist is for you!

The Bear Hulu

The Bear
on Hulu
‘The Bear’ has captivated audiences with its chaotic writing and edgy humor. The heartwarming backstory of Carmy and his brother’s sandwich shop solidifies it as a work of art.

Featuring Emmy award winners: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Christopher Storer

Succession Max

Succession
on Max
‘Succession’ has been winning awards for years and this year was no exception. It took home awards for its innovative writing and directing, plus its talented actors and actresses.

Featuring Emmy award winners: Matthew Macfayden, Jesse Armstrong, Mark Mylod, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook

Beef Netflix

Beef
on Netflix
If you’ve ever fallen victim to road rage, you have to watch ‘Beef.’ It’s unhinged, witty, and had our jaws dropped at every scene.

Featuring Emmy award winners: Lee Sung Jin, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun

Abbott Elementary Hulu

Abbott Elementary
on Hulu
‘Abbott Elementary’ is critically acclaimed for its relatable adult humor and endearing characters. No wonder it won Quinta Brunson an Emmy!

Featuring Emmy award winner: Quinta Brunson

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Max

Last Week Tonight with
John Oliver on Max
If you’re looking to get your news in a more digestible and humorous way, ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ is a great choice! It just won two Emmys for its unconventional writing.

Featuring Emmy award winner: John Oliver

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Paramount+

The Daily Show with Trevor
Noah on Paramount+
Another hilarious current events talk show won an Emmy and that was ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.’ If you love satire and lighthearted news, you’ll love this!

Featuring Emmy award winner: Trevor Noah

The White Lotus Max

The White Lotus
on Max
Jennifer Coolidge is hilariously incredible in this drama about tense relationships, new adventures, and the wealth gap in society. Her performance won her an Emmy for Supporting Actress.

Featuring Emmy award winner: Jennifer Coolidge

Dahmer Netflix

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey
Dahmer Story on Netflix
For true crime lovers, the limited series about Jeffrey Dahmer’s twisted life might be for you. Be warned that the content is a bit disturbing, but the acting is award-winning.

Featuring Emmy award winner: Niecy Nash-Betts

RuPaul's Drag Race Paramount+

RuPaul’s Drag Race
on Paramount+
This reality competition show features some of the fiercest drag queens from across the globe as they lip-sync and strut for their lives.

Featuring Emmy award winner: RuPaul Andre Charles

Black Bird Apple TV+

Black Bird
on Apple TV+
This true crime drama has twists and turns at every corner, and the acting claimed them an Emmy this past week. You should check it out!

Featuring Emmy award winner: Paul Walter Hauser

Weekend Watchlist: Movie Musicals

In for 2024: Movie Musicals

Musical theater is alive and well both on the stage and on the big screen. With ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘The Color Purple’ taking over the box office recently, movie adaptations of musicals are all the rage right now. Who doesn’t love a little song and dance in the middle of a serious conversation? If you’re on a musical kick like the rest of the world, you should add these 10 movies to your weekend watchlist!

High School Musical

High School Musical
on Disney+
It wouldn’t be a movie musical blog post without the inclusion of ‘High School Musical.’ Its songs and moments have stood the test of time – so much so that they made three movies and four seasons of a TV spinoff.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia
on Netflix
The epitome of summer, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!’ are some of the most fun, carefree movies that are loved by all. And it features music written by ABBA! What more could you want?

Tick Tick Boom

Tick, Tick… Boom!
on Netflix
Andrew Garfield’s depiction of the talented playwright Jonathan Larson in ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ is breathtaking but heart-wrenching. It includes a powerful message about following your dreams even when life throws curve balls.

La La Land

La La Land
on Netflix
Another fantastic musical about following your dreams is ‘La La Land!’ While there is a love story, it doesn’t have the happy ending you might be looking for. Regardless, it’s a visually stunning movie with incredible music and choreography.

Grease

Grease
on Max
‘Grease’ is arguably one of the most iconic and classic movie musicals. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “musical theater fan,” it’s a vital piece of pop culture history, in our opinion.

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls
on Paramount+
Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, and Anika Noni Rose portray a showstopping Motown group… Do we need to say more? If you want to be blown away by killer vocals, ‘Dreamgirls’ is the way to go.

West Side Story

West Side Story
on Disney+
Based on the famous Broadway show, the new adaptation of ‘West Side Story’ featuring Rachel Zegler is just as captivating with the same noteworthy musical numbers. But with a modern twist. 

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen
on Prime Video
Fans of all ages love this film’s heartwarming and relatable storyline that touches on topics of anxiety, navigating high school as an introvert, and losing a child. The fantastic music is just a bonus! TW: mentions of suicide.

In the Heights

In the Heights
on Max
You may know Lin Manuel Miranda from his hit Broadway show ‘Hamilton,’ but have you seen his Tony award-winning musical ‘In the Heights?’ It includes Miranda’s signature songwriting and a passionate love story that people gush over!

Into the Woods

Into the Woods
on Disney+
If you want something more traditional, try ‘Into the Woods!’ It has a star-studded cast with actors such as Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Chris Pine, and features classic storybook characters like the Evil Witch and Cinderella.

Weekend Watchlist: New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is a time of new habits, new mindsets, and new resolutions, of course. It’s when we all adopt a new skincare routine, try a new fitness regimen, or take up journaling. And yet, sticking to this can be intimidating. If you’re stuck on where to start with your New Year’s resolutions or perhaps need a little motivation to keep going, we think these movies will help.

1. Get Fit

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Brittany Runs a Marathon
on Prime Video
If you’re looking to cut out unhealthy habits and start your fitness journey, you’re not alone. Adopting a fitness regimen is one of the most common resolutions, but also one of the most difficult to stick to. Let Brittany be your guide, and maybe you’ll even run a marathon or two.

2. Practice Mindfulness

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love
on Netflix
We could all be a bit more intentional and practice mindfulness for a clearer head this year. ‘Eat. Pray. Love.’ can help inspire you to do so. If you don’t feel compelled to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to Bali after this movie, you could just sign up for a yoga or meditation class near you.

3. Reduce Your Footprint 

Wall-E

Wall-E
on Disney+
It’s always good to remember the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. We don’t want our planet to look like WALL-E’s after all. We only get one Earth so it’s important not to take it for granted and do our part in reducing our footprints. ‘WALL-E’ is a heartfelt movie to help remind us of just this.

 4. Get to Know Yourself 

Inside Out

Inside Out
on Disney+
A new year is always a good time to do a little self-reflection and find out who we are inside. When we get caught up with work, relationships, and life in general, it can be hard to remember who you are. Dedicate some “you time” this year—’Inside Out’ will inspire you to evaluate your different emotions, interests, and personalities.

5. Take a Leap of Faith 

Dumb Money

Dumb Money
on Prime Video
One of our favorite movies from 2023, ‘Dumb Money,’ is not only hilarious but also inspirational and pretty relatable. This movie based-on-a-true-story tells the tale of the uber-wealthy versus the working class and how great things can happen when you band together and take a leap of faith.

6. Learn a New Skill

Chef

Chef
on Hulu
A new year is a perfect opportunity to try something new and challenge yourself! Maybe it’s crocheting, a new sport or even cooking. You’ve got about 366 days (more or less) to polish up your skill set. Watching ‘Chef’ on Hulu might just give you the motivation to do so!

7. Stick Up for Yourself

Barbie

Barbie
on Max
One of the hottest movies of 2023, ‘Barbie,’ was not only silly and entertaining, but also conveyed a powerful message of self-confidence, finding your voice, and sticking up for yourself. These are all easier said than done, but with a little bit of practice and some positive affirmations, we think it’s a wonderful habit to pick up in this new year. Watch Gloria’s speech for some extra motivation.

8. Make New Friends

Zootopia

Zootopia
on Disney+
If you consider yourself to be a bit on the anti-social side and are looking to step out of your comfort zone this year, try opening your mind to new people. Spark conversation at a local coffee shop or gym, see if your community has any organized groups, or try downloading an app like Bumble BFF to make new friends. Watching ‘Zootopia’ on Disney+ might inspire you!

9. Drink More Water

Aquamarine

Aquamarine
on Disney+
Drinking more water isn’t necessarily new, but it never hurts to be reminded! Although you may not become a mermaid, water has insane healing properties and is vital to surviving and thriving. It can help clear your skin, give you more energy, relieve headaches, and more. Leave it to ‘Aquamarine’ to remind you to drink more water this year.

10. Cherish Every Moment

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Everything Everywhere All At Once
on Prime Video
To wrap up this list of resolutions for 2024, we wanted to end on a bit of a philosophical note. Each year feels like it flies by and it’s easy to take certain moments for granted. In the award-winning film ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once,’ we see the visual representation of this and how it can affect relationships and a great reminder to cherish every moment.

Weekend Watchlist: New Year’s Eve 2023 Edition

2023 came and went in the blink of an eye (we mean this almost literally) and it’s already time to ring in the New Year! Celebrating at a crowded club on December 31st can be fun, but sometimes there’s no better feeling than sitting down with your crew and watching movies until midnight. For the homebodies of the world, here’s a list of some must-watch movies and special programs this New Year’s Eve!

Miley's New Year's Eve Party

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party
on Peacock
One of our favorite New Year’s Eve traditions is flipping the channels to watch all the holiday specials on TV. But if you don’t have cable, there’s no need to worry because some of our favorites are available live on streaming as well! Catch it live at 10:30PM ET/PT on December 31st.

CBS' New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on Paramount+
If country music is more your style, CBS’ Nashville Big Bash on Paramount+ is a can’t miss this New Year’s Eve. The special program airs live from 8-10 PM ET/PT and 10:30-1:30 a.m. ET/PT featuring the hottest names in country music like Kelsea Ballerini, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, and more!

Back that Year Up: NYE Special

Back that Year Up: NYE Special
on Peacock
This next special isn’t live programming but it’s just as chaotic. In ‘Back that Year Up: NYE Special’ comedians Kevin Hart and Kenan Thompson go through the best pop culture, sports, entertainment moments of the year while giving their unfiltered commentary on the matter. The special is available on demand so you can watch it at any time.

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!
on Apple TV+
Arguably one of the most iconic New Year’s Eve movies, this special has to be on your watchlist this weekend. Even if you didn’t grow up watching the Charlie Brown cartoons, you can’t deny the choke-hold Charlie, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang have on pop culture. This New Year’s special is perfect for families of all sizes and available on Apple TV+.

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve
on Max
This star-studded movie features some household names like Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. For the ladies looking to host a girls night this New Year’s Eve, this film is an absolute must-watch. It’s all you could ever ask for in a rom-com, and a great alternative to the live programming route.

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline
on Netflix
You may be wondering why we added this movie since it’s not technically New Year’s related, but it’s a classic nonetheless. Blake Lively can truly do no wrong and her role ‘The Age of Adaline’ is no exception. There’s something mystical and magical about New Year’s Eve, so we think this movie is worth the watch this weekend.

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping
on Disney+
Keeping with the rom-com theme, ‘While You Were Sleeping’ is one of our favorite guilty pleasures for the holidays. The concept is silly and little bit cheesy, but it’s heartwarming regardless. Plus, it takes place around the holidays. Watch Sandra Bullock and Peter Gallagher in this cult classic

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?
on Max
Every parent has heard the question, “Are we there yet?,” at some point in their child’s life making this comedy starring Ice Cube hilariously relatable. If you’re rounding out the year with little ones and the live programming can be too much for them, consider watching ‘Are We There Yet?’ on Max!

High School Musical

High School Musical
on Disney+
This series is a fan favorite for a reason. It has great music, dance numbers, and the perfect amount of romance to make your heart swell well into the new year. Not to mention Troy and Gabriella meet on New Year’s Eve at a luxurious winter lodge that you can’t help but wish you were there too.

About Fate

About Fate
on Prime Video
One stormy New Year’s Eve, two strangers who continuously fail at love cross paths. Is it fate? For all those who are chronically single this New Year’s Eve (we’ve all been there), this movie sparks a little bit of hope for the new year. Don’t miss the stunning Emma Roberts in ‘About Fate’ on Prime Video!

Weekend Watchlist: Home for the Holidays

POV: It’s the weekend before the holidays; you’ve just arrived at your childhood home; your siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews are all gathered around the TV trying to figure out what to watch among the hundreds of holiday favorites. 

Christmas With the Kranks
on Netflix
It’s not Christmas without the Kranks! This hilarious film is a personal favorite among Younifiers. Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis are stellar in it. 

Eight Crazy Nights
on Hulu and Tubi
For those who celebrate Hanukkah, the animated movie ‘Eight Crazy Nights’ starring Adam Sandler should be a top contender for you.

Candy Cane Lane
on Prime Video
This new holiday movie featuring the incredible Eddie Murphy and Tracy Ellis Ross is an instant classic, we think. ‘Candy Cane Lane’ is free with a Prime Video subscription.

The Santa Clause
on Disney+
Whether you watched ‘The Santa Clause’ trilogy as a child or watched it with your children, these movies are always a great option for a family movie night. All three movies are on Disney+.

Genie
on Peacock
2023 is the year of new holiday hits! ‘Genie’ stars Melissa McCarthy as a magical Christmas genie here to help a man in need. It’s perfect for families of all sizes and streaming on Peacock.

The Night Before
on Tubi
If your family celebrates more than one holiday, ‘The Night Before’ must be on your weekend watchlist. It’s rated R, so save it for after the kids are nestled all snug in their beds.

Hannah Waddingham: Home for the Holidays
on Apple TV+
West End superstar and the girl boss from ‘Ted Lasso,’ among many other accolades, Hannah Waddingham brings holiday cheer to the stage. She sings her heart out accompanied by old friends.

Jingle All the Way
on Disney+
I think we can all agree that shopping for last-minute holiday gifts is stressful, to say the least. This family movie is chaotic, hysterical, and downright jolly. You can watch ‘Jingle All the Way’ on Disney+.

The Naughty Nine
on Disney+
A group of not-so-nice kids who are determined to get the presents they think they deserve from Santa; a trope we know most kids love.

Let it Snow
on Netflix
Here’s an underrated pick that we think all the teens and young adults in your family will love! The perfect holiday movie that is a bit more subtle on the “holiday cheer”.