Dune 2, The Fall Guy, Netflix’s Atlas, and every movie new to streaming this week (2024)

Greetings, Polygon readers! Each week, we round up the most notable new releases to streaming and VOD, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.

Dune: Part Two hits Max, so now you can do a double feature right at home (popcorn bucket not included). But if you’re not a Dune-head, there’s also Jennifer Lopez mech flick Atlas on Netflix or the romantic comedy The Fall Guy ready to rent. There’s also Disney Plus’ Beach Boys documentary and Prime Video’s Blue Angels documentary — a perfect double feature to watch with Dad!

Here’s everything new available to watch this weekend!

New on Netflix

Atlas

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

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Genre: Science fiction action
Run time: 1h 58m
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown

Jennifer Lopez stars as a sharp data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence. But when her latest mission goes wrong, she has to learn to trust AI in order to save humanity. It also kind of looks like a Titanfall movie in the mech design!

New on Disney Plus

The Beach Boys

Where to watch: Available to stream on Disney Plus

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Genre: Documentary
Run time: 1h 52m
Director: Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny

It’s the Beach Boys! The new Disney Plus documentary follows the band from their inception and features some brand-new interviews and unseen footage. Expect a lot of good vibrations.

New on Hulu

Ferrari

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

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Genre: Biographical sports drama
Run time: 2h 10m
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley

Adam Driver stars as Enzo Ferrari, the founder of — you guessed it! — the Italian sports car manufacturer of the same name. Ferrari takes place during the summer of 1957, when Ferrari (the company, not the dude) plans to compete in the Mille Miglia (big race).

The Seeding

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

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Genre: Horror thriller
Run time: 1h 40m
Director: Barnaby Clay
Cast: Scott Haze, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alex Montaldo

This atmospheric horror thriller follows a man lost in the desert. Luckily, he finds a woman living off the grid! Unluckily, that woman is being held captive by a group of sad*stic teenagers.

New on Max

Dune: Part Two

Where to watch: Available to stream on Max

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Genre: Epic sci-fi
Run time: 2h 46m
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson

The follow-up to the 2021 sci-fi epic doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it surpasses all expectations and even makes the first Dune movie better.

From our review:

For those who loved it, the promise of Part Two was that the conclusion of Paul’s journey would be even more exciting, beautiful, and poignant. For those who were bored during Part One, the promise was that all the slow, exposition-heavy pacing was in service of streamlining this next installment. Dune: Part Two is exactly the movie Part One promised it could be, the rare sequel that not only outdoes its predecessor, but improves it in retrospect.

New on Prime Video

The Blue Angels

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

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Genre: Documentary
Run time: 1h 32m
Director: Paul Crowder

This documentary follows a new class of Blue Angels, made up of Navy and Marine Corps pilots, as they master some intense aerial techniques. It’s juxtaposed with a group of veteran pilots who will take to the air for the last time.

New on Criterion Channel

About Dry Grasses

Where to watch: Available to stream on Criterion Channel

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Genre: Drama
Run time: 3h 17m
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Deniz Celiloğlu, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici

From acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep), About Dry Grasses follows a teacher from Istanbul who’s assigned to work in a remote village. After being accused of appropriate behavior by two students (one of them his protégée), he longs to move back to Istanbul.

New to rent

The Fall Guy

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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Genre: Action comedy
Run time: 2h 6m
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

This Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt action-comedy-romance, a big blockbuster adventure movie built around huge feels and even bigger practical stunts, did so poorly in its opening weekend at the box office that it spawned a wave of panicked “Are theatrical blockbusters dead?!?” thinkpieces. (Spoiler: Maybe? If so, that’s fine.) Now it’s hitting VOD just three weeks after its theatrical debut.

But don’t let the hand-wringing worry about its flop status put you off from watching it at home. It’s a pretty charming movie, much in the spirit of The Lost City, with big stars bantering, flirting, and fighting in between ’splosions and some really fun fight scenes. —Tasha Robinson

Civil War

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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Genre: Dystopian thriller
Run time: 1h 49m
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny

Alex Garland’s thriller stays away from present-day political themes to instead focus on war correspondents and journalism.

From our review:

The entire film is paced and planned with that dynamic involved. It’s a particularly gorgeous drama, shot with a loving warmth that reflects its point of view, through the eyes of two photographers used to conceiving of everything around them in terms of vivid, compelling images. A late-film sequence shot as the group drives through a forest fire is especially beautiful, but the movie in general seems designed to impress viewers on a visual level.

Stress Positions

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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Genre: Comedy drama
Run time: 1h 35m
Director: Theda Hammel
Cast: John Early, Qaher Harhash, Elizabeth Dement

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Brooklyn man ends up taking care of his nephew in his ex-husband’s apartment while said nephew recovers from a broken leg. But apparently everyone he knows wants to meet his nephew. Cue the hilarity.

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