Dune 2, The Fall Guy, Netflix’s Atlas, and every movie new to streaming this week

Greetings, Polygon readers! Every week we round up the hottest new releases in streaming and VOD, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.

Dune: part two hits Max, so now you can do a double feature at home (popcorn bucket not included). But if you’re not a Dune-head, there’s also a Jennifer Lopez mech movie Atlas on Netflix or the romantic comedy The autumn man ready to rent. There’s also Disney Plus’ Beach Boys documentary and Prime Video’s Blue Angels documentary – a perfect double feature to watch with dad!

Here’s everything new to watch this weekend!

New on Netflix


Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Image: Netflix

Genre: Science fiction action
Duration: 1h 58m
Director: Brad Peyton
Form: Jennifer Lopez, Simu Liu, Sterling K. Brown

Jennifer Lopez stars as a sharp data analyst with a deep distrust of artificial intelligence. But when her final mission goes wrong, she must learn to rely on AI to save humanity. It also looks a bit like a Titanfall movie in the mech design!

New on Disney Plus

The beach boys

Where to watch: Available to stream Disney Plus

The Beach Boys perform

Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1h 52m
Director: Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny

It’s the beach boys! The new Disney Plus documentary follows the band from their inception and features some brand new interviews and unseen footage. Expect lots of good vibrations.

New on Hulu


Where to watch: Available to stream Hulu

Two men in sunglasses stare moodily into the distance

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Genre: Biographical sports drama
Duration: 2h 10m
Director: Michael Mann
Form: Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley

Adam Driver stars as Enzo Ferrari, the founder of – you guessed it! — the Italian sports car manufacturer of the same name. Ferrari takes place in the summer of 1957, when Ferrari (the company, not the guy) plans to participate in the Mille Miglia (big race).


Where to watch: Available to stream Hulu

A man crouching in a cave

Image: Magnolia Pictures/Everett Collection

Genre: Horror thriller
Duration: 1h 40m
Director: Barnaby Clay
Form: Scott Haze, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alex Montaldo

This atmospheric horror thriller follows a man who is lost in the desert. Luckily he finds a woman who lives off the grid! Unfortunately, that woman is being held captive by a group of sadistic teenagers.

New on Max

Dune: part two

Where to watch: Available to stream Max

Timothée Chalamet's Paul and Zendaya's Chani kiss at the top of a sand dune in Dune: Part Two.

Image: Warner Bros.

Genre: Epic science fiction
Duration: 2h 46m
Director: Dennis Villeneuve
Form: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson

The sequel to the 2021 sci-fi epic does not disappoint. In fact, it exceeds all expectations and makes the first Dune film even better.

From our review:

For those who loved it, the promise of Part two was that the conclusion of Paul’s journey would be even more exciting, beautiful and moving. For those who were bored during Part Onewas the promise that all the slow, exposition-heavy pacing would be in service of streamlining this next episode. Dune: part two is exactly the movie Part One promised it could be, the rare sequel that not only surpasses its predecessor, but improves upon it in retrospect.

New on Prime Video

The Blue Angels

Where to watch: Available to stream Prime Video

Blue planes fly through the sky

Image: Amazon/Everett Collection

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1h 32m
Director: Paul Crowder

This documentary follows a new class of Blue Angels, made up of Navy and Marine Corps pilots, as they master some intense aerial techniques. It is alternated with a group of experienced pilots who take to the air for the last time.

New on Criterion Channel

About dry grasses

Where to watch: Available to stream on Criterion Channel

A woman sits at a dining table, dimly lit.  She looks vaguely angry.  We look at her over someone else's head.

Image: Courtesy of Everett Collection

Genre: Drama
Duration: 3h 17m
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Form: Deniz Celiloğlu, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici

From acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Hibernation), About dry grasses follows a teacher from Istanbul who has to work in a remote village. After being accused of inappropriate behavior by two students (one of them his protégé), he longs to move back to Istanbul.

New for rent

The autumn man

Where to watch: Available to rent Amazon, Appleand Vudu

In a scene from The Fall Guy, stuntman Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling, wearing sunglasses, a scruffy sleeveless vest and a scowl) leans with one arm against a wall in a room full of neon-colored movie posters.

Image: Universal images

Genre: Action comedy
Duration: 2h 6m
Director: David Leitch
Form: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor Johnson

This Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt action-comedy-romance, a big blockbuster adventure film built around huge feelings and even bigger practical stunts, did so poorly in its opening weekend at the box office that it caused a wave of panic: ‘Are theatrical blockbusters dead? ?!?” think pieces. (Spoiler: Maybe? If so, that’s fine.) Now it’s out on VOD, just three weeks after its theatrical debut.

But don’t let concerns about flop status keep you from watching it at home. It’s quite a charming film, largely in the spirit of The lost citywith big stars teasing, flirting and fighting in between the splosions and some really fun fight scenes. —Tasha Robinson

Civil war

Where to watch: Available to rent Amazon, Appleand Vudu

Photojournalists Lee Miller (Kirsten Dunst) and Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) huddle together, Jessie holding her camera and wearing a bright blue helmet that reads

Photo: Murray Close/A24

Genre: Dystopian thriller
Duration: 1h 49m
Director: Alex Garland
Form: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny

Alex Garland’s thriller stays away from contemporary political themes and instead focuses on war correspondents and journalism.

From our review:

The entire film is coordinated and planned with that dynamic in mind. It is a particularly beautiful drama, filmed with a loving warmth that reflects the point of view, through the eyes of two photographers accustomed to capturing everything around them in vivid, compelling images. A late-film shot as the group drives through a forest fire is particularly beautiful, but the film overall seems designed to impress viewers on a visual level.

Stress positions

Where to watch: Available to rent Amazon, Appleand Vudu

A woman with her legs spread in a squat shows a nervous man a photo on her phone

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Genre: Comedy drama
Duration: 1h 35m
Director: Theda Hammel
Form: John Early, Qaher Harhash, Elizabeth Dement

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Brooklyn man cares for his nephew in his ex-husband’s apartment while the nephew recovers from a broken leg. But apparently everyone he knows wants to meet his nephew. Cue the hilarity.