Road House, Anatomy of a Fall, Netflix’s Shirley, and every new movie to watch at home this weekend

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.

This week, Doug Liman’s Road House reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor McGregor finally premieres on Prime Video. Not looking for a suave drifter turned bouncer slapping the mess out of surly bar patrons? That’s all right, there’s plenty new releases to watch on streaming this weekend. Anatomy of a Fall finally comes to Hulu after winning Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscars. Shirley, the new historical biopic starring Regina King, arrives on Netflix along with several other new releases on Criterion Channel and Starz. That’s not even mentioning the new movies on VOD this week, like the irreverent DIY comedy Dad & Step-Dad or the satirical historical film The Monk and the Gun.

Here’s everything new that’s available to watch this weekend!

New on Netflix


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Two women, one in a colorful gown and the other in a pea-colored coat, standing beside a pool on a sunny day. Photo: Glen Wilson/Netflix

Genre: Biographical drama
Run time: 1h 56m
Director: John Ridley
Cast: Regina King, Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) stars in this biopic following the life of Shirley Chisholm, the American politician who became the first Black candidate for a major party nomination and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Notably, Shirley features one of Lance Reddick’s final performances as Wesley “Mac” Holder, Chisholm’s campaign manager and chief aide.


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A pilot resting his hand on the outer hull of a fighter jet in Fighter. Image: Viacom18 Studios/Marflix Pictures

Genre: Action
Run time: 2h 40m
Director: Siddharth Anand
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor

Not to be confused with the 2010 boxing drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, the latest movie from Pathaan director Siddharth Anand is like the Hindi equivalent of Top Gun: Maverick. Modern heartthrob Hrithik Roshan stars as the pilot of an elite Indian Air Force response team tasked with responding to a series of terror attacks.

New on Hulu

Anatomy of a Fall

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

A dead, bloody body in the snow in Anatomy of a Fall, as someone near talks on the phone Image: Neon

Genre: Crime thriller
Run time: 2h 31m
Director: Justine Triet
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner

This Palme d’Or- and Oscar-winning French courtroom drama follows the story of a writer trying to prove her innocence following the mysterious death of her husband outside of their home. Was it murder or was it suicide? Beyond a simple interrogation of guilt, the film is a psychological thriller that delves deep into the complicated circumstances behind the couple’s relationship.

New on Prime Video

Road House

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

A man in a button-up shirt standing in a street at night. Photo: Laura Radford/Prime Video

Genre: Action
Run time: 1h 54m
Director: Doug Liman
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniela Melchior, Billy Magnussen

This reboot of the classic 1989 action film sees Jake Gyllenhaal step into the role of Dalton, a former UFC middleweight fighter who becomes a drifter after his career unceremoniously ends. Finding work at a roadhouse in the Florida Keys as a bouncer, Dalton must contend with a vicious landowner and his enforcer Knox (Conor McGregor) when they attempt to seize the property the roadhouse is built on.

New on Criterion Channel


Where to watch: Available to stream on Criterion Channel

A man standing in a darkened studio surrounded by art supplies and large paintings. Image: Janus Films

Genre: Documentary
Run time: 1h 33m
Director: Wim Wenders

This documentary follows the life and career of painter-sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Shot in 6K resolution in a 3D format, the film attempts to blur the boundary between Anselm’s work and the movie itself.

New on Starz


Where to watch: Available to stream on Starz

A midshot of Sylvester Stallone wearing a black beret and vest in the film Expend4bles. Photo: Yana Blajeva/Lionsgate

Genre: Action comedy
Run time: 1h 43m
Director: Scott Waugh
Cast: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

The fourth entry in the brash franchise has its best action scenes yet, hands the reins over to Jason Statham, and brings in Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais for some extra martial arts bona fides.

From our review:

Expend4bles stretches the franchise to its limits, and those limits frankly don’t reach very far. There’s a level of self-awareness to Expendables films that can make their paper-thin plotting and characterization excusable — in the end, they’re just a reason to see certain action legends interact with each other. But in a decade-plus of homage, the series hasn’t developed any stylistic flourishes of its own. Mission: Impossible movies have their signature stunts, Fast and Furious movies have their improbable applications of cars, but the Expendables lacks a comparable calling card. There’s nothing for fans to look forward to beyond Jason Statham’s resilient charm and Sylvester Stallone’s braggadocio. And frankly, there are plenty of other places for people who want those things to get them.

New to rent

The Monk and the Gun

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

A group of villagers and monks admiring an antique rifle. Image: Roadside Attractions

Genre: Comedy drama
Run time: 1h 47m
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
Cast: Tandin Wangchuk, Deki Lhamo, Pema Zangmo Sherpa

Set in Bhutan during the mid-2000s in the wake of the king’s abdication, this satirical comedy follows the story of a young monk and an American gun collector who vie for possession of a rare antique rifle. Meanwhile, the people of Bhutan hold mock elections in their hesitant transition from living in a monarchy to a democracy.

Bob Marley: One Love

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

A smiling man with dreadlocks standing next to a band of musicians playing. Image: Paramount Pictures

Genre: Biographical musical
Run time: 1h 47m
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton

This biopic follows the story of Bob Marley, portrayed by Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity), the acclaimed reggae singer and songwriter. The film follows Marley from his rise to fame in the ’70s up until his death in 1981.

Dad & Step-Dad

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

Three men sitting on the bed of a rusted truck in the middle of a field. Image: NoBudge

Genre: Comedy
Run time: 1h 18m
Director: Tynan DeLong
Cast: Colin Burgess, Anthony Oberbeck, Clare O’Kane

This slow-burn character comedy follows a dad (Colin Burgess), a stepdad (Anthony Oberbeck), and a mom (Clare O’Kane) who agree to spend time with one another over a long weekend trip in the woods for the sake of their son Branson (Brian Fiddyment). Sounds awkward? You have no idea.

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

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

A man standing at the entrance of a church with a wide field of trees and grass in the distance. Image: Kino Lorber

Genre: Drama
Run time: 2h 58m
Director: Pham Thien An
Cast: Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh

After his sister-in-law dies in a motorcycle accident, a man takes on the responsibility of shepherding both her remains and his 5-year-old nephew to the rural village where he grew up. A three-hour meditation on the fragility of life, the pain of grief, and the importance of being present, every frame of Pham Thien An’s Caméra d’Or-winning film is as gorgeous as it is melancholic.

Land of Bad

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

Two men in army camouflage holding rifles in a tropical forest. Image: R.U. Robot Studios/Highland Film Group

Genre: Action thriller
Run time: 1h 50m
Director: William Eubank
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Luke Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe star in this military thriller about a rookie Delta Force officer who is lost in enemy territory when his team is ambushed. Refusing to leave without his comrades and with time running out, he’ll have to rely on a seasoned Air Force drone pilot to be his eyes in the sky in their desperate mission to escape alive.