Every Friday, we gather around our televisions to see what new movies and TV show are streaming on the various streaming platforms. There’s always something new. Stream Guide highlights ten new must-see streaming options that may be just reaching the world for the first time, classics that deserve a rewatch, or simply a fascinating title that deserves your attention.

THE MANDALORIAN

Release Date:
November 12-15, 2019
Created by:
Jon Favreau
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Lucasfilms
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Nick Nolte, Taika Waititi, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Kyle Pacek, Brendan Wayne, Tait Fletcher, Bernard Bullen, Alexandra Manea, Luis Richard Gomez, Jamal Antar, Werner Herzog, and Carl Weathers

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Release Date:
April 26, 2019
Directed by:
The Russo Brothers
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Marvel Studios
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

89TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Sound Mixing — Nominee
Best Visual Effects — Nominee

Release Date:
December 16, 2016
Directed by:
Gareth Edwards
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Lucasfilm
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker

ALADDIN (1992)

65TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Original Score — WINNER
Best Original Song (“A Whole New World”) — WINNER
Best Original Song (“Friend Like Me”) — Nominee
Best Sound — Nominee
Best Sound Editing — Nominee

Release Date:
November 25, 1992
Directed by:
John Musker
Ron Clements
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried and Douglas Seale

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE

50TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Picture — Nominee
Best Director — Nominee
Best Original Screenplay — Nominee
Best Supporting Actor (Alec Guinness) — Nominee
Best Film Editing — WINNER
Best Original Score — WINNER
Best Art Direction — WINNER
Best Costume Design — WINNER
Best Sound — WINNER
Best Effects — WINNER

Release Date:
May 25, 1977
Directed by:
George Lucas
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew.

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

53RD ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Original Score — Nominee
Best Art Direction — Nominee
Best Sound — WINNER
Special Achievement (Visual Effects) — WINNER

Release Date:
May 21, 1980
Directed by:
Irvin Kershner
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Lucasfilm
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, and Frank Oz

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

89TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Visual Effects — WINNER

Release Date:
April 15, 2016
Directed by:
Jon Favreau
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther Bagheera and free-spirited bear Baloo.

Starring: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken

DOCTOR STRANGE

89TH ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Visual Effects Nominee

Release Date:
November 4, 2016
Directed by:
Scott Derrickson
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Marvel Studios
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

61ST ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Cinematography — Nominee
Best Film Editing — WINNER
Best Art Direction — Nominee
Best Sound — Nominee
Best Sound Effects — WINNER
Best Visual Effects WINNER
Special Achievement (Animation) — WINNER

Release Date:
June 22, 1988
Directed by:
Robert Zemeckis
Studio:
Walt Disney Pictures
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, and Joanna Cassidy

HOME ALONE

63RD ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Original Score Nominee
Best Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”) — Nominee

Release Date:
November 16, 1990
Directed by:
Chris Columbus
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Streaming:
Disney Plus

Official Synopsis: An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara

LEAVING NETFLIX THIS WEEK

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

  • Ascension – 6-Episode Mini-Series (2014)
  • The Punisher (2004)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

  • Avec Eric – 1 Collection (2016)
  • River – 1 Season (2015)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

  • NONE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

  • Some Kind of Beautiful (2014)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

  • From the Land of the Moon (2016)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

  • Cherry Pop (2017)
  • Dharm (2007)
  • Nikita – 4 seasons (2013)
  • The Same Sky – 1 Season (2017)
  • Teen Thay Bhai (2011)

NEXT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

  • The Red Road – 2 Seasons (2015)

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