9 new movies and TV shows to watch this week on Netflix, Prime Video and more

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9 new movies and TV shows to watch this week on Netflix, Prime Video and more

It’s time for your weekly OTT update and the next seven days have the perfect blend of movies and TV shows to watch in order to satiate all your bingeing needs. Sonakshi Sinha makes her OTT debut with a crime thriller series, Dahaad; Ben Affleck stars in a biographical sports drama about Michael Jordan and Nike’s amateur basketball division; and Jennifer Lopez-led actioner, The Mother, sees her play a retired assassin forced to reapply her skills.

Queen Cleopatra (May 8)

A docuseries by Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Cleopatra revolves around the Ptolemaic Egyptian monarch Cleopatra VII Philopator. Combining the dramatic recreation of events with expert interviews, the narrative aims to dissect the life of this powerful yet misunderstood woman, whose admirable beauty often outweighed her supreme intellect. By reinterpreting her tale, the show will analyse her political astuteness and even try to answer questions surrounding her race and heritage. This is the second entry in the African Queens series after Njinga, which premiered in February 2023.

Streaming on Netflix

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe (May 11)

A sequel to 2022’s Royalteen, this teenage drama zooms out of Kalle and Lena’s romance and focuses on the former’s sister, Margrethe. After last year’s prom saw the Norwegian princess collapse as her brother kissed his date, she kept the reason for her condition a secret. Now, the Danish Royal family plans to visit Norway, and Margrethe is eager to meet the stunning Dane prince she’s been chatting with for months. However, as more family drama piles on, Margrethe must hold her ground for the sake of their reputation while dealing with her vulnerabilities.

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Streaming on Netflix

Air (May 12)

A biographical sports drama directed by Ben Affleck, Air sheds light on the landmark partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s amateur basketball division, which led to the creation of the Air Jordan, the legendary basketball shoe line. The film takes you back to 1984 as a struggling team at Nike took a gamble on a talented newcomer who went on to become the greatest basketball player of all time. The film also stars Affleck alongside Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker and Viola Davis, among others.

Streaming on Prime Video

Dahaad (May 12)

Sonakshi Sinha spearheads this gruesome crime thriller as Anjali Bhaati, a sub-inspector who tries to untangle the webs of a horrifying case. A series of women are discovered dead in public bathrooms under mysterious circumstances, sending shockwaves across the police department. Initially labelled suicides, Anjali chances upon evidence that suggests the involvement of a seasoned serial killer. Thus begins the hunt for an anonymous yet deranged murderer who could be lurking at any corner. The series also features Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah.

Streaming on Prime Video

Taj: Reign of Revenge (May 12)

A sequel series to Taj: Divided by Blood, which premiered in March 2023, Reign of Revenge continues the tale of the Mughal empire under Akbar’s (Naseeruddin Shah) rule. While the first season focused on the inception of a war of succession among the emperor’s sons Salim, Murad and Daniyal, this season follows Salim’s journey. He goes from being the exiled adversary of the empire to seeking vengeance for Anarkali’s death on his way to the throne. Unfortunately, the path is riddled with foes thirsting for blood, and trust is hard to come by.

Streaming on ZEE5

The Mother (May 12)

Jennifer Lopez returns to her action-packed form in this thriller that sees her play a retired military-trained assassin. After hiding out in the Alaskan wilderness for years, she is forced to get back in the game after her estranged daughter is kidnapped by vengeful criminals from her past. Having never met the girl, she still puts everything on the line to save her and make amends. The Mother also stars Joseph Fiennes and Omari Hardwick in pivotal roles.

Streaming on Netflix

Triangle of Sadness (May 12)

Nominated in three categories at the 95th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Triangle of Sadness is a satirical black comedy that explores social hierarchy and power dynamics during a tragedy and targets the ridiculousness of the ultra-wealthy. A celebrity influencer couple is invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, but things go wrong when a storm hits the ship. Now deserted on an island, the survivors must overcome insecurities, fragile egos, manipulation and more to survive.

Streaming on SonyLIV

City on Fire (May 12)

An adaptation of Garth Risk Hallberg’s 2015 novel, City on Fire opens with NYU student Samantha Yeung being shot in Central Park on July 4, 2003. With not much evidence related to the crime available, the investigation gets underway. Curiously, the late Samantha becomes the crucial connection between mysterious citywide fires, the downtown music scene and a wealthy real estate family hiding numerous secrets.

Streaming on Apple TV+

Queer Eye Season 7 (May 12)

The Emmy Award-winning series gets back on the road for a seventh season with The Fab Five—Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Tan France—travelling to New Orleans. Spreading their magic across town to varied groups of people, they are determined to help each of their new heroes achieve better life satisfaction with love, acceptance, and of course, makeovers.

Streaming on Netflix

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