Best Films to Stream This Week in the UK

With cinemas still closed, we highlight the best new streaming releases, from Oscar nominees to a monster romance

While cinemas in the UK remain closed, we'll have to wait a while longer for the proper big screen experience. Fear not: we’ve rounded up the best of the latest streaming releases to keep you entertained until the capital's dream palaces return. Whatever you're in the mood for, from bold dramas to enlightening documentaries, WeLoveCinema has you well and truly covered…


New Releases

Promising Young Woman

Where to watch it: NOW

Oscar-nominated director Emerald Fennell helms this disorienting and electric exploration of grief, featuring a devastating lead turn from Carey Mulligan (read our full review).


Sound of Metal

Where to watch it: Prime Video

Riz Ahmed gives his best performance to date as a drummer who finds his world turned upside down after learning he has degenerative hearing condition (read our full review).


Love and Monsters

Where to watch it: Netflix

This balls to the wall blend of sci-fi and comedy, set during the aftermath of a global monster apocalypse, stars Dylan O’Brien and Jessica Henwick.


True Mothers

Where to watch it: Curzon Home Cinema

Sweet Bean director Naomi Kawase returns with a strange and idiosyncratic drama about a difficult adoption, based on a novel by mystery writer Mizuki Tsujimura (read our full review).


Valley of Souls

Where to watch it: MUBI

This slow and mystical drama, set in divided Columbia, chronicles a father’s obsessive quest down river to reclaim the bodies of his dead sons (read our full review).

Still Streaming

Palm Springs

Where to watch it: Prime Video

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti are forced to relive the same desert wedding over and over in this timely spin on the time loop comedy – as funny as it is thought-provoking. As an exploration of love, companionship, and the very idea of monogamy, Palm Springs is the rare Groundhog Day rehash that gets it right (read our full review).


Sequin in a Blue Room

Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

This luxurious and sensual exploration of online hookup culture from debut filmmaker Samuel Van Grinsven is bolstered by an excellent lead performance from Conor Leach, who plays a 16-year-old gay teen who finds himself obsessed with another man after an encounter in the enigmatic blue room of the title (read our full review).


Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Where to watch it: MUBI

Before her career hit the big time with the one-two punch of The Rider and the Oscar-nominated Nomadland, filmmaker Chloé Zhao helmed this quietly powerful story of sibling relationships set on an Indian reservation on the American fringes, now available in the UK for the first time thanks to the fine folks at MUBI.



Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung helms this beautiful and poignant evocation of immigrant life, set in Arkansas and loosely based on events from his own childhood. Steven Yeun stars as the patriarch of a Korean American family who relocate to a farm in pursuit of new pastures. Warm and tenderly written, it also features a scene-stealing turn from adorable young actor Alan S. Kim (read our full review).


Godzilla vs. Kong

Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

If you are in the mood for an excessively loud and unsubtle blockbuster – the kind made for Friday nights in the cinemas with a massive bucket of popcorn and a couple of beers – then look no further than Godzilla vs. Kong. Directed by Your Next filmmaker Adam Wingard, this fourth entry in the “MonsterVerse” is a blistering dumb but undeniably fun meeting of giant fists and bad tempers. Who's your money on? (read out full review).

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