Stream Sizzle: The Ultimate Guide to Cooling Off with This Summer's Hottest Films

With temperatures outside soaring, there’s no better time than the present to chilly out indoors, thanks to the latest and greatest movies currently streaming. From edge-of-your-seat dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and MAX are rolling out new titles that are heating up the season’s major entertainment moments. Time to restock your snack drawer and pull up a seat because the 20 best new movies to stream right now are arriving just in time.

Dive Into Streaming's Ocean of Options

MAX Marvels: What's Streaming?

MAX, formerly HBO and HBO Max, offers a variety of award-winning movies and suspenseful dramas, including Dune: Part Two, an acclaimed box-office sensation that amassed fans around the world with its splendid cinematography and intriguing plot, and Am I OK?, a romantic dramedy starring Dakota Johnson about female friendship and self-discovery.

Netflix Necessities: Stream Now

With a catalogue sporting titles as varied as thrillers (Hit Man), sci-fi (Atlas) and ‘Marvel Universe’ (Madame Web), Netflix is certainly not the laggard in the streaming space.

Prime Picks on Amazon

The streaming choices at Amazon Prime Video are bounteous indeed. Anne Hathaway’s back on the screen in The Idea of You, a cross-generational romance that defies all expectations of the genre, and Frida is an animated documentary about the life of the painter that’s a feast for the eyes as well as for the heart and mind. Every frame reveals another jewel.

Hulu Highlights: Must-Stream Movies

Ava DuVernay’s Origin (2022) on Hulu, which tackles issues of loss and grief on a global scale, is unmissable for mystery-solvers, as is The Promised Land (2011) with its survivalist and achiever storyline pitted in the harshest of environments.

Peacock Presents: Fresh Releases

Monkey Man the WTF novel about a reworking of a classic myth as a contemporary urban fable of vengeance and secrets. And The American Society of Magical Negroes is a snarky satire of racial stereotypes … with jokes.

Why MAX Stands Out in the Streaming Race

Perhaps MAX deserves greater scrutiny than its more predictable rivals, not only for its risk-taking with original work and prestige films, but also for its curation of classics for the digital era, such as Stop Making Sense remasters. And occasionally, like with its 2023 strategy of releasing everything from the long-awaited Dune: Part Two to soft-core vampire movies, it remembers that we aren’t all edgy film cinephiles.


In search of a romance this season, or a thriller perhaps, or a factual documentary? You’ll find it here, no problem. Thanks to the growing number of streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video (soon to be joined by HBO’s MAX), the best of cinema is just a click away and more easily accessed by audiences at home than ever before. So go on, stream away. Don’t let these great films pass you by.

Explore the MAX and More

MAX is a streaming service that, in an era where viewers have a dizzying array of options, offers a depth of content that satisfies every taste: new releases culled from the most critically acclaimed of the year, classic American and international films enjoyed by generations, and groundbreaking originals that sit proudly at the centre of popular culture. As streaming continues to grow and diversify, these platforms not only entertain, they also link histories, cultures and stories, becoming a permanent part of the digital cultural vernacular.

Jun 15, 2024
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