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Your weekend watch list for October 7-8: F1, The Boogeyman, Fair Play & more

Looking for new movies to stream and new shows to watch? We've got you covered

Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor in Fair Play.
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With every new weekend comes new opportunities to catch up on the latest streaming options across movies, TV, and sports. There’s always plenty on at home, and in the midst of the end-of-summer heat, home might be the best place to be. Here are our picks for the best new shows, movies, and sports to check out over the coming weekend:

Best new shows to watch

What to watch on Netflix

Beckham (2023)

Beckham
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Documentary
Stars
David Beckham
Watch on Netflix

A new docuseries focused on the life of British soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria, Beckham provides a more candid look into their lives than any we’ve gotten so far. That includes interviews with the two principal figures, as well as plenty of additional research. The series covers ugly warts from their past, including a cheating scandal that nearly destroyed their relationship, but it also covers the way the two of them have handled the immense fame that they’ve both had for decades now.

'BECKHAM' Documentary Series | Official Trailer | Netflix

Catch up on Hulu

The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons
tv-pg
35 Seasons
Genre
Family, Animation, Comedy
Stars
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
Created by
Matt Groening
Watch on Hulu
One of the oldest shows still on TV, The Simpsons has had its ups and downs over the course of its decades on the air. Now, the show is experiencing a bit of a boom, which makes this the perfect time to discover what made the show such a smashing success, or rediscover some of your favorite old episodes. When it was great, there were few shows on TV more daring or funny than The Simpsons, and there are many points over the course of its 35 seasons when it was genuinely great.
The Simpsons Season 35 Trailer

New on Max

Our Flag Means Death (2022)

Our Flag Means Death
tv-ma
2 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Stars
Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Kristian Nairn
Created by
David Jenkins
Watch on max
A pirate comedy that turned out to be a tender love story, Our Flag Means Death follows a wealthy aristocrat who decides to leave his life behind in favor of becoming a pirate in the early 18th century. As Our Flag Means Death developed over the course of its first season, it turned into a pretty gentle story about the relationship between this former aristocrat and Blackbeard, the famous pirate who’s played here by Taika Waititi. The show is funny and sweet in exactly the right combination, and now it’s back for season 2.
OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH Trailer (2022) Taika Waititi

New on Disney+

Loki (2021)

Loki
tv-14
2 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino
Created by
Michael Waldron
Watch on Disney+
Now that we’ve had what feels like hundreds of new Marvel shows, it can be hard to get excited for every single one. The return of Loki, though, is particularly thrilling in large part because the series was so successful in its first season. Following the trickster god as he hops through time and attempts to save the entire universe from a mysterious figure he met in the first season, Loki season 2 should be thrilling and clever in its own right and also an important jumping-off point for the rest of the MCU. While every Marvel show has its merits, Loki remains among the best of the studio’s Disney+ offerings. 
LOKI "Loki in Prison" Trailer (NEW)

Best new movies to stream

New on Netflix

Fair Play (2023)

Fair Play
113m
Genre
Drama, Thriller
Stars
Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Sebastian de Souza
Directed by
Chloe Domont
Watch on Netflix
One of the biggest hits out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Fair Play follows a cutthroat couple who work together in the finance industry. When one of them receives an unexpected promotion, it pushes their relationship with one another to its breaking point. Featuring great performances from Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor, Fair Play is the kind of tense, methodical thriller that we don’t get enough of anymore and the kind of movie that will leave you wondering whether you’re actually rooting for the main characters.
FAIR PLAY | Official Trailer #2 | Netflix

What to watch on Hulu

The Boogeyman (2023)

The Boogeyman
99m
Genre
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars
Sophie Thatcher, Vivien Lyra Blair, Chris Messina
Directed by
Rob Savage
Watch on Hulu
It’s officially time to start checking out new horror movies, and The Boogeyman should be near the top of every horror freak’s list. The movie follows two daughters and their father as they deal with their mother’s passing. When an evil entity shows up at their doorstep, and they come to realize that it feeds on their suffering, things start to go more than a little haywire. The Boogeyman is horror through the lens of grief, which should make it the perfect combination of moving and terrifying.
The Boogeyman | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios

New on Max

What's Up, Doc? (1972)

What's Up, Doc?
94m
Genre
Comedy, Romance
Stars
Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn
Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich
Watch on max
A screwball comedy that is more than 50 years old and is itself a throwback to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and ’40s, What’s Up Doc? is one of the best and silliest movies you’re ever likely to see. Starring Ryan O’Neal and Barbra Streisand as two people who get caught up in a complicated series of briefcase swaps, What’s Up Doc? is a movie all about the bits, and every bit here is solid gold. Streisand is particularly good as a strange, intoxicating woman who seems to have come straight out of the comedies this movie is an ode to.
What's Up Doc? (1972) Official Trailer - Barbara Streisand Movie HD

New on Apple TV+

Flora and Son (2023)

Flora and Son
97m
Genre
Music, Comedy, Drama
Stars
Eve Hewson, Orén Kinlan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Directed by
John Carney
Watch on Apple TV+
John Carney has a long track record of making excellent, musically infused indie movies, and Flora and Son is another mark in the director’s favor. The film follows a single mother who is struggling to figure out what to do with her troubled son. The answer, as it turns out, is music, and what follows is a touching story about the connection between a parent and their child. Flora and Son also continues Carney’s track record of excellent original songs, making it a winner from every perspective.
Flora and Son Trailer #1 (2023)

What’s on TV: Sports

Dawson vs. Green — 10/7

Grant Dawson and Bobby Green are two homegrown fighters, so this lightweight bout between them could be one of the more interesting main card fights in the recent history of the UFC. Although Dawson is a fairly heavy favorite in the bout, anything can happen in the octagon, and Dawson shouldn’t expect an easy victory. Dawson and Green’s fight headlines a day of action, and their fight is expected to start at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Watch on UFC

Playoff Baseball — All Weekend

The exact lineups for this weekend’s games aren’t available as of this writing, and you know what that means: It’s playoff baseball season. Let’s be honest, there are unlikely to be any uninteresting series this weekend, and every one of them will have major stakes for who gets to advance to the next round of the playoffs. There is a fair share of heavy favorites, but as is the case with every playoff series, there are also some underdogs hoping for their own Cinderella stories.

Watch on Sling TV

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers — 10/8

The Cowboys and 49ers are two of the major contenders from the NFC, so this head-to-head faceoff between the two teams could tell us a lot about which may be the ultimate heavyweight in that conference. The 49ers come into the game with a perfect record, and the two teams may also have the two best defenses in all of football. This Sunday night game might not be a high-scoring affair, but it seems almost certain to be a thrilling, close game. The game is set to start on Sunday at 8:25 p.m. ET.

Watch on NFL+

Qatar Grand Prix — 10/8

As the Formula One season continues, the only remaining question seems to be how big Max Verstappen’s lead over the field will be. Verstappen has 15 podiums on the season, which is almost double the next-best racers. We’re watching a period of historic dominance in the sport, and every new race is a chance to see exactly what Verstappen can do. The Qatar Grand Prix will be his next test, and the race is set to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Watch on F1 TV

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