New Movies + Shows To Watch This Weekend: ‘Elvis’ on Amazon Prime Video + More

Are you used to your weekends not having a whole lotta shaking going on? That’s about to change. The movie we’ve all been waiting for, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, is finally streaming on platforms like Amazon Prime Video. And while Elvis is the American icon we love to fawn over, if you’re more of an Anglophile, HBO’s The Princess, a documentary about Princess Diana, is also available to watch this weekend. And of course, if you’re a Mindy Kaling-phile, the third season of Never Have I Ever premieres on Netflix today, too. Whether you want a new movie, or new seasons of your favorite shows, let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend: ElvisThe Princess, Never Have I Ever (Season 3) + More

Elvis is an icon of American pop culture, but it’s taken an Australian filmmaker to add the necessary glitz to turn his life story and his relationship with Colonel Tom Parker into a complete spectacle. There’s nothing subtle about any aspect of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, the biopic starring Austin Butler in the title role, and that’s the point. Though HBO’s The Princess is not a biopic by definition, it’s a thoroughly researched, in-depth record of Princess Diana’s life that’s as riveting as it is devastating, and it’s out just in time for the 25th (!) anniversary of her death. And if you want pure, fun escapism this weekend, beloved Netflix sitcom Never Have I Ever returns for its third (and penultimate) season. The series, based loosely on creator Mindy Kaling’s life, is back which means that John McEnroe continues to be gainfully employed as a voiceover actor for another year.

Want to know more about these highlights and the rest of the stellar weekend lineup? Check out the rest of the hit titles new on streaming this weekend below:

New on Amazon Prime Video August 9: Elvis


A little less conversation, a little more focus on what’s playing right this minute on demand, please. Much has been made about Austin Butler’s star-making performance as Elvis Aaron Presley in the Baz Luhrmann biopic of the original rock and roll icon, and now that the film is widely available on demand, you can see it for yourself. Luhrmann’s style is glitzy, overstated and oversaturated, as was Elvis’s, and the film is a boisterous celebration of the musician’s life combined with the darker side of his rise to fame, fueled by his con man manager Colonel Tom Parker, portrayed by Tom Hanks, who relishes playing a villain for once.

Stream Elvis on Amazon Prime Video

New on Netflix August 12: Never Have I Ever (Season 3)


We haven’t gotten a new episode of Never Have I Ever for a year now, and it’s been hard waiting that long to find out what’s new with Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), Ben (Jaren Lewison), and Paxton (Darren Barnet), not to mention how Aneesa (Megan Suri) fits into the show’s love triangle (er, is it a quadrangle now that Aneesa’s involved?). Netflix will be premiering ten new episodes of Never Have I Ever on Friday so we can catch up with Devi and Co. (and not to worry, there’s still going to be one more season after this one, too!).

Stream Never Have I Ever Season 3 on Netflix

New on HBO August 13: The Princess

HBO’s new documentary about Princess Diana, simply titled The Princess, is as much a commentary on the saturation of media coverage we’re inundated with as it is a look at the life of Diana, the Princess of Wales. The film tells the story of Diana’s rise to fame, starting with her first appearance in the public consciousness as the young girlfriend to the would-be king, Charles, then as a beloved royal iconoclast, and then as a celebrity who could not escape the glaring eye of the cameras. Told entirely by way of news footage with no additional dialogue or interviews, the film is a heartbreaking real-time look at the life and death of a woman who was without question the most famous person in the world for nearly two decades.

Stream The Princess on HBO

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix- Full List

Released Thursday, August 11

Dope
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood: Book 3 — NETFLIX ANIME
Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Released Friday, August 12

13: The Musical — NETFLIX FILM
A Model Family — NETFLIX SERIES
Day Shift — NETFLIX FILM
Never Have I Ever: Season 3 — NETFLIX SERIES

New on Hulu – Full List

Released Thursday, August 11

Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete 7th and Final Season Premiere (Hulu Original)

Released Friday, August 12

This Fool: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Released Saturday, August 13

FX’s Children of the Underground: Complete Docuseries

New on Peacock – Full List

Released Friday, August 12

Amor Valentine, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 8
Chrisley Knows Best, Season 9
The Katie Phang Show, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
Love Island USA, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
Miz & Mrs., Season 3, (USA)
Alyssa Limperis: No Bad Days (Peacock Original)*
PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs: FedEx St. Jude Championship – Round 2
Southern Charm, Season 8, New Episode (Bravo)
Top Chef VIP, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
Watch What Happens Live, Season 19, New Episode (Bravo)
Zerlina., New Episode (Peacock Original)*

Released Saturday, August 13

Amor Valentine, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
Ayman, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
LIGA MX – Chivas vs. Atlas
Love Island USA, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs: FedEx St. Jude Championship – Round 3
Premier League – Arsenal v. Leicester City*
Premier League – Aston Villa v. Everton*
Premier League – Brentford v. Man United
Premier League – Brighton v. Newcastle*
Premier League – Man City v. Bournemouth
Premier League – Southampton v. Leeds United*
Premier League – Wolves v. Fulham*
Top Chef VIP, Season 1, New Episode (Telemundo)

Released Sunday, August 14

Love Island USA, Season 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
MLB Sunday Leadoff – San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals*
PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoffs: FedEx St. Jude Championship – Final Round

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released August 12

Disney Summer Magic Quest
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride Part II

New on Amazon Prime Video – Full List

Released Tuesday, August 9

Elvis (2022)

Released Friday, August 12

A League of Their Own (2022)
Cosmic Love (2022)

New on Apple TV+ Max- Full List

Released Friday, August 12

Surface, Episode 5
Five Days At Memorial
Lucy’s School
Trying,
Episode 5

New on HBO Max- Full List

Released Saturday, August 13

The Princess, Original Documentary Premiere (HBO)

New on Showtime – Full List

Released on Sunday, August 14

City on a Hill
Flatbush Misdemeanors
The Chi

New on Starz- Full List

Released on Sunday, August 14

Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Episode 201
P-Valley, Episode 210

New on Paramount+ – Full List

Released Saturday, August 13

Secret Headquarters

Released Sunday, August 14

South Park The 25th Anniversary Concert

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