Madame Web isn't the only movie to watch this weekend, here are 8 others in theaters (and streaming)

Madame Web is getting less than stellar reviews. Don't want to risk spending money on the movie? Here are eight other movies to watch in theaters or streaming!

Lia Ling (Shuang Hu) & Richard Teo (Yoson An)
Lia Ling (Shuang Hu) & Richard Teo (Yoson An) /

With its tie to the Spider-Man universe and a star-studded cast, Madame Web was one of the most anticipated movies of 2024. Unfortunately, both critics and audiences have share their disappointment in the movie, giving it less than stellar reviews. Madame Web premiered in theaters on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and has only gathered about $6 million at the worldwide in ticket sales, Box Office Mojo reports. To be fair, these are weekdays. The movie should bring in more money over the weekend. But it's not off to a great start by any means.

If you don't want to risk spending money (and time) on Madame Web this weekend, wait for it to go on streaming! In the meantime, you have plenty of entertainment choices. There are movies now playing in theaters, and others available on streaming so you don't have to leave the house and can save a few dollars! Here are our top eight picks and three highlights.

Movies to watch in theaters (and streaming) this weekend, February 16

  • Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive, now in theaters (limited release)
  • Bob Marley: One Love, now playing in theaters
  • Players, streaming on Netflix
  • No Way Up, limited theater release, and available to rent or buy on VOD
  • Lights Out, limited theater release, and available to rent or buy on VOD
  • Five Blind Dates, streaming on Prime Video
  • Oppenheimer, is now available to stream on Peacock
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, is now available to stream on Paramount+

From everything we've seen and read so far, Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive is a wonderful, must-see movie. Unfortunately, it is only available in select theaters. None in my area, sadly, but definitely adding it to my list to watch as soon as it comes to my city (or on streaming, if that's first). I Will Survive is not the only biopic playing in theaters, though. We also have Bob Marley: One Love. However, that one does not have the best reviews. I say we skip this movie in theaters and wait for the streaming release.

Sandy's 3 must-see movie picks: Players, No Way Up, Five Blind Dates


Where to watch:



Gina Rodriguez, Tom Ellis, Damon Wayans Jr.

Quick synopsis:

A group of friends devise hook-up plays, helping each other score one-night stands. This is until Mack falls for their biggest target yet.

Guys, Tom Ellis? SOLD! I'm still not over the fact that Lucifer is over, and I miss seeing Tom Ellis and the Lucifer crew so badly! Players on Netflix seems like a cute and fun weekend movie to watch on the couch. The movie follows New York sportswriter Mack (Rodriguez) and her crew, who believe they are experts at creating successful hookup techniques. It all goes extremely well until Mack falls for one of her targets (Ellis). Instead of scoring a quick hookup, will Mack go against everything she believes in and decide her new love interest is a keeper?

Players premiered on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and has a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It also stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Joel Courtney. The movie is free to stream as part of your Netflix subscription.

No Way Up

Where to watch:

Limited theaters, VOD


Sophie McIntosh, Will Attenborough, Jeremias Amoore

Quick synopsis:

A plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, leaving a group of friends stranded and surrounded by sharks.

Okay, hear me out! No Way Up may not be a big feature film, but with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes and the fact that you can watch it at home, you can't go wrong with it! The movie is playing in select theaters, but you can also stream it from the comfort of your couch! The only downside? You do have to pay to either rent or purchase the movie. That's right, it is not streaming on any platform at this time. But, again, it's a quick watch and if you're into thrillers, the R-rating is promising.

No Way Up follows Ava (Sophie McIntosh), the daughter of the Governor of California, on a trip to a beach resort in Mexico. Unfortunately, Ava's plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, leaving Ava and her friends on the edge of an underwater ravine. Not only do the survivors have to worry about being trapped in an airlocked cabin, but also the sharks surrounding them. The movie also stars Will Attenborough, Jeremias Amoore, Manuel Pacific, and Grace Nettle.

Five Blind Dates

Where to watch:

Prime Video


Shuang Hu, Tzi Ma, Jon Prasida

Quick synopsis:

A young woman must go on five blind dates to find her match.

For my third pick, we have another movie you can stream from home -- can you tell I don't enjoy going to the theater unless I absolutely have to? Five Blind Dates is a fun, cute little romcom streaming Prime Video. The movie premiered on Feb. 13, just in time for Valentine's Day. However, I've been so busy this week that I've yet to watch it! I'll catch up on movies all weekend, and Five Blind Dates is at the top of my list.

The rom-com follows Lia (Shuang Hu), a young woman who has her future read by a fortune teller as part of a family tradition. Not only does the fortune teller share that Lia's family business will fail if she doesn't find her soulmate, but that she must go on five different blind dates to find her other half. Hilarity ensues when her parents and friends try to find Lia dates.

Which of these movies will you be checking out this weekend?