The best new movies in theaters (and streaming) to watch this weekend: September 24, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen movie from Universal, image credit Universal
Dear Evan Hansen movie from Universal, image credit Universal /
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Tell me something girl, are you happy that it is Friday? Tell me something, boy, are you happy that it is Friday? That was my poor attempt at recreating the Cooper/Gaga magic of A Star is Born. With that out of the way, the weekend is here and we list the best new movies in theaters and films available on streaming services you don’t want to miss.

We have only one new theatrical release this weekend, but also remember to check out some of the recent holdovers (Shang-Chi, The Eyes of Tammy Faye). I will admit that September has been relatively lackluster for new releases and it feels like our typical August theatrical-wise, but October shows a ton of promise. I can’t wait for Halloween Kills.

If Dear Evan Hansen doesn’t tickle your fancy, the streaming platforms are continuing full steam ahead with a ton of great releases this week. I love the perfect balance between theatrical and streaming these days.

We’ve got a 40-year-old man playing a teenager, a woman seeking revenge, and Melissa McCarthy without the laughs dropping this week.

Check out the movies available this weekend, beginning Sept. 24, 2021.

New movies in theaters to watch this weekend

I am not sure we will see a more significant divide on a film than on Dear Evan Hansen. The film was released recently at several film festivals and it had some high remarks and some low remarks, which will be true for you? It remains to be seen, but how the public receives this will heavily determine if the film has any shot come award season.

New movies to stream from home this weekend

  • The Starling (Netflix)
  • Intrusion (Netflix)
  • Promising Young Woman (HBO Max)
  • Funhouse (Hulu)

It is crazy to think a movie with Melissa McCarthy is dropping on the streaming platform and I knew very little about the film until writing this article. Netflix has done much to promote the movie yet, but it does look like this one may be a tear-jerker.

I understand that Promising Young Woman came out last year, but if you were one of those who missed out on watching it, THE TIME IS NOW! Carey Mulligan gave the best performance of last year and the movie as a whole is a masterclass of a film by all parties.

What will you be watching this weekend? Will you enjoy a movie in theaters or streaming? 

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