The best movies and TV to stream this week: Thanksgiving

Benedict Cumberbatch in The power of the dog Thanks to Netflix

It will be a long long weekend. Whether you’re cooking for Thanksgiving, retailing, or traveling, the next few days promise to be somehow exhausting. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of content to catch on streaming platforms that can ease your holiday woes, whatever they may be. Now let’s get to the meat and the (mashed potatoes)!

What to watch on Netflix

The power of the dog

Netflix has been playing with awards season movies, from Rome until the Irishman until wedding story. In 2021, the streamer will offer writer-director Jane Campion’s The power of the dog as its main competitor. This neo-western from the twenties got rave reviews for its torrid portrayal of venomous masculinity and its outstanding cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Netflix has also done us all a favor by putting much of Campion’s filmography on its platform, including the winner of the Palme d’Or The piano and the sad, beautiful, tragic bright star– a personal favorite of mine. The power of the dog premieres December 1stNS.

True story

Kevin Hart shows a very different side of his acting range in True story, a new limited series thriller. When famed comedian The Kid returns to his old stew in Philadelphia for a gig and some time off, he expects a big homecoming show. Instead, he is sucked into the orbit of his hedonistic brother, played by Wesley Snipes, and a night of dangerous debauchery ensues. The ramifications play out over the next few days, with criminal undergrounds, overdoses and corpses (oh my!). It’s an interesting lynchpin for Hart, and there’s enough talent here to keep the series compelling. True story is now available to stream.


Halle Berry withdraws double shift bruised, not only starring, but also made her directorial debut. The story revolves around Jackie Justice, a former MMA fighter who is no longer competitive and who is confronted not only with an attractive offer to return to the ring, but also with the appearance of her young son, whom she had killed years earlier. offered for adoption. Berry’s talent in front of and behind the camera anchors the film, even if it gets stuck in some tropes of the sports genre. bruised is now available to stream.

What to Watch on Hulu


Hulu injects some true-crime fun into the merry mush of Christmas content by adding Hustlers to his December list. The 2019 blockbuster revolves around a group of rogue strippers — led by Jennifer Lopez — who steal from the rich (namely stock traders and CEOs) after the 2008 recession. It is filled to the brim with sharp writing and acting. Plus, Hustlers has a scene that takes place during Christmas – that’s enough to make it a holiday, right? Hustlers will be available to stream from December 1stNS.

What to Watch on Amazon Prime

Little Miss Sunshine

If you need a movie this Thanksgiving that offers semi-healthy family fun, Little Miss Sunshine has you covered. This charming mid-2000s dark comedy focuses on a long family road trip to California’s Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. This movie has it all: an overworked mom, a life coach dad, a recently suicidal uncle, a goth teen, a clumsy little girl, and a wild card from a grandfather thrown out of his retirement home. What more could you want in a family? Little Miss Sunshine can be streamed until November 30the.

mommy dear

Alternatively, if you need a movie that makes your family seem functional by comparison, you may want to give mommy dear a watch. Based on the memoirs of Joan Crawford’s daughter Christina, this soapy melodrama shows the Golden Age actress in all her overwrought infamy. Endless quotes, sometimes so blatantly ridiculous that it becomes an unintentional cult comedy, it’s a perfect movie for when your family gatherings get a little too much. mommy dear can be streamed until December 1NS.

What to watch on HBO Max

How about John Wilson?

Honestly, I don’t have much knowledge about this show other than the fact that my brother has been relentlessly plugging it in via text for the past few weeks – and that a new season is imminent. According to him, “to watch” How about John Wilson? is to experience that you are alive’, and ‘it is almost as if… Borat if it was a documentary about New Yorkers.” Produced by Nathan Fielder, creator of cult favorite Nathan for you, How about John Wilson? is another docu-comedy series, both darkly funny and deeply empathetic. I’ll probably be watching it with my brother over Thanksgiving weekend, so why not give it a try too? Season 2 of How about John Wilson? premieres friday 26 novembere.

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