The 13 best things to stream this weekend, from a Netflix dating show to the latest Star Wars series

The 13 best things to stream this weekend, from a Netflix dating show to the latest Star Wars series
  • Check out new shows like "Becoming Karl Lagerfeld," "Fantasmas," and "The Acolyte" this week.

  • Movies like "Hit Man" and "Am I OK?" are newly streaming.

  • You can also catch up on the season finale of "The Valley."

There are a ton of new shows and a few new movies to check out this weekend.

On the feature side, Netflix has the Glen Powell black comedy "Hit Man," while "Am I OK?" stars Dakota Johnson as a woman who comes out in her 30s.

Fans of real-life drama can check out two new limited series based on true events: "Becoming Karl Lagerfeld," about the iconic designer, and "Clipped," about the downfall of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Reality fans can tune into the premiere of Gypsy Rose Blanchard's new show chronicling her life after prison or, for something completely different, the first four episodes of the latest season of Netflix's dating show "Perfect Match."

Here's a complete rundown of all the best movies, shows, and documentaries to stream this weekend, broken down by what kind of entertainment you're looking for.

If you're a fan of fashion or biographical dramas, check out 'Becoming Karl Lagerfeld'

Daniel Brühl as Karl Lagerfeld wearing sunglasses and a dark velvet jacket, and Théodore Pellerin as Jacques de Bascher, a man with a mustache wearing a gray suit
Daniel Brühl stars as Karl Lagerfeld.Caroline Dubois, Jour Premier/Disney

Daniel Brühl stars as the legendary fashion designer. All six episodes of the biographical drama are streaming now.

Streaming on: Hulu

Or for another dramatized true story, watch 'Clipped'

Jacki Weaver as Shelley Sterling, Ed O'Neill as Donald Sterling, Cleopatra Coleman as V Stiviano in "Clipped"
Ed O'Neill plays Donald Sterling.Kelsey McNeal/FX.

This sports drama, based on the ESPN "30 for 30" podcast "The Sterling Affairs," stars "Modern Family" alum Ed O'Neill as Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was ousted after his racist comments were made public.

Streaming on: Hulu

Stream 'Am I OK?' if you want a dramedy

Dakota Johnson in "Am I OK?"
Dakota Johnson stars in this 2022 Sundance release.Emily Knecht/Max

Dakota Johnson plays a 32-year-old woman who comes out as a lesbian in comedian Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne's movie, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022. Over two years later, it's finally getting a wider release.

Streaming on: Max

Alt-comedy fans should check out 'Fantasmas'

Julio Torres, with orange hair, looking at earrings in "Fantasmas"
Julio Torres created, directed, wrote, and stars in "Fantasmas."Monica Lek/HBO

Former "Saturday Night Live" writer Julio Torres (known for penning some of the show's most memorable and absurd sketches, like Emma Stone's "Wells for Boys" and Ryan Gosling's "Papyrus") taps a barrage of guest stars for this comedy that chronicles Torres (playing himself) attempting to track down a lost golden oyster earring in New York City.

You'll see everyone from Steve Buscemi and Julia Fox to past and current "SNL" cast members like Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang this season. The first episode is available to stream now.

Streaming on: Max

Or for dark comedy with a touch of romance, watch 'Hit Man'

Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in "Hit Man."
Glen Powell as Gary Johnson in "Hit Man."Brian Roedel / Courtesy of Netflix

Richard Linklater directs Glen Powell, who plays a contractor with the New Orleans Police Department tasked with posing as an undercover hitman to catch the people trying to hire a contract killer. Linklater directs from a script he cowrote with Powell, and it's all based on a true story.

Streaming on: Netflix

Love true crime? Stream 'How to Rob a Bank'

Scott Scurlock, a shirtless man with curly dark hair, in "How to Rob a Bank"
Bank robber Scott Scurlock.Netflix

Netflix's latest true crime series chronicles the rise and fall of Scott Scurlock, one of the most successful and elusive bank robbers in US history.

Streaming on: Netflix

Or 'Gypsy Rose: Life After Lock Up'

Gypsy Rose Blanchard sitting on a hammock and looking up in "Life After Lockup"
"Life After Lockup" follows Gypsy Rose Blanchard after her release.Lifetime

While the format of this show doesn't precisely fit under the typical true crime docuseries umbrella, fans of the genre (and anybody who was online in late January 2024 when she was suddenly all over the internet) will already be quite familiar with Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill her abusive mother and sent to prison.

Released after eight years, Lifetime's immersive series chronicles Blanchard's new life and how she's adjusting to her newfound freedom.

Streaming on: Hulu Live TV

Fans of Netflix dating shows should watch 'Perfect Match'

Harry Jowsey in "The Perfect Match" season two.
Harry Jowsey in "The Perfect Match" season two.Ana Blumenkron / Netflix

Netflix has no shortage of dating shows, but "Perfect Match" — which features contestants from the streamer's larger reality universe coupling up and competing in challenges with the goal of being voted the best match and winning prize money at the end — might be one of the messiest. (At least when "The Ultimatum" isn't airing.)

Season two features "Too Hot to Handle" alum Harry Jowsey and "Perfect Match" season one winner Dom Gabriel, who incidentally shares a common ex-girlfriend in Georgia Hassarati.

There's also "Love Is Blind" fan-favorite Jessica Vestal, who will hopefully bless us with some more meme-worthy one-liners.

Streaming on: Netflix

Nature doc lovers can check out 'Queer Planet'

Two pink flamingos walking through water
The animal kingdom is so much more gay than we realized.Peacock

It's a documentary about gay animals — just in time for Pride Month. Bonus: It's narrated by Andrew Rannells.

Streaming on: Peacock

'Queenie' adapts an acclaimed book for Hulu

Dionne Brown as Queenie Jenkins, wearing a Playboy bunny outfit, in "Queenie."
Dionne Brown plays Queenie Jenkins.Latoya Okuneye/Lionsgate

Dionne Brown shines in Hulu's adaptation of the novel of the same name by Candice Carty-Williams, a coming-of-age story about a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman who lives in South London.

Streaming on: Hulu

The final season of 'Sweet Tooth' is out now

Christian Convery as Gus in episode 301 of "Sweet Tooth"
Christian Convery as Gus in "Sweet Tooth."Netflix

The postapocalyptic fantasy drama, centered on a half-human, half-deer boy named Gus, is ending after three seasons. Watch the final episodes now.

Streaming on: Netflix

'The Valley' finale also aired

Brittany Cartwright, Jax Taylor on "The Valley"
Viewers watched as Jax and Brittany's marriage deteriorated on "The Valley."Casey Durkin/Bravo via Getty Images

Bravo's long-rumored "Vanderpump Rules" spinoff finally came to fruition this year. And shockingly, it was a big hit. Viewers can catch the last episode, which aired this week, or binge the entire season in full now.

Streaming on: Peacock or Hulu Live TV

Sci-fi fans will love 'The Acolyte'

Carrie-Anne Moss as Master Indara in "Star Wars: The Acolyte."
Carrie-Anne Moss as Master Indara in "Star Wars: The Acolyte."Christian Black/Lucasfilm/Disney

The first two episodes of the latest series set in the "Star Wars" universe debuted this week. Set before the Skywalker Era of the original films, at the end of the High Republic, "The Acolyte" stars Amandla Stenberg, Carrie-Anne Moss, and "Squid Game" star Lee Jung-jae.

Streaming on: Disney+

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