Blockbuster Oscars Contender ‘Wonka’ and Other New Movies Stream on Netflix, Max, and More

Los Angeles, United States – This week brings a lineup of exciting movies available for streaming on popular platforms like Netflix, Max, Hulu, and other major streaming services. Among the highlights is the blockbuster film “Wonka,” which has already raked in over half a billion dollars worldwide and showcases the talent of Timothée Chalamet. But “Wonka” is not the only movie to look out for this week. A24’s “Past Lives” has received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and will be available to stream on Paramount Plus with Showtime. Don’t miss the chance to watch this potential Oscar-winner.

Some of these movies are now available for digital purchase, while others can be streamed with the right subscription. Also, take a look at the new TV shows available this week and the latest additions to Netflix’s lineup.

Let’s explore the top new movies streaming this week.

“‘Wonka’ (PVOD)”
Get ready to be surprised because the Willy Wonka origin story is more than just a film – it’s a musical. Timothée Chalamet plays the young chocolatier, with Hugh Grant as one of the Oompa-Loompas. Although the script may have its flaws, Chalamet’s performance has received widespread acclaim. You can buy or rent “Wonka” on Amazon now.

“‘Shortcomings’ (Netflix)”
Randall Park, known for his acting roles, makes his directorial debut with this quirky comedy. The film revolves around Ben, played by Justin H. Min, as he undergoes a journey of self-discovery following the end of his relationship with Miko, portrayed by Ally Maki. Catch this Sundance 2023 gem on Netflix starting February 1.

“‘Past Lives’ (Paramount Plus with Showtime)”
Directed by Celine Song, “Past Lives” is a heartfelt romance drama that has garnered rave reviews since its premiere at Sundance. The film tells the story of Nora and Hae Sung, childhood sweethearts who reconnect in New York. However, Nora is already married, and “Past Lives” explores the complexities of their reunion. Don’t miss this emotional rollercoaster, available for streaming on Paramount Plus with Showtime starting February 2.

“‘Dicks: The Musical’ (Max)”
Prepare for some musical mayhem with this offbeat comedy. Starring Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson as Craig and Trevor, this adaptation of their off-Broadway Musical is a hilarious take on sibling dynamics. Plus, hip-hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion makes an appearance. Catch “Dicks: The Musical” on Max starting February 2.

“‘Freelance’ (Hulu)”
Although “Freelance” may not have impressed critics, it has received a positive response from audiences who enjoy action-packed movies. The film stars John Cena as a retired Special Forces operative, and Alison Brie as a journalist he sets out to protect. Judge for yourself as you stream it on Hulu starting February 2.

These are the top movies to stream this week. Enjoy the latest entertainment offerings from the comfort of your own home.