Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ + More

Exit light, enter night, that’s what I always say. At least, it’s what I’ve been thinking all week because Netflix’s The Sandman is finally here, and I can’t hear the name “Sandman” without thinking of Metallica. Tell me I’m not the only one?

There are dozens of new titles available this week in addition to the screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s wildly successful comic. Over on Amazon Prime Video, Ron Howard brings to life the harrowing true rescue of a group of trapped soccer players in Thailand in Thirteen Livesand on Apple TV+, the animated film luckywhich features the voices of Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, and Eva Noblezada, is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Whether you want a new movie, or new seasons of your favorite shows, let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend: The Sandman, Thirteen Lives, lucky +More

the sand man TV series has been over 30 years in the making; the series creator, Neil Gaiman even revealed that the casting process “had to have been one of the longest audition periods of a casting that any human being has ever experienced.” With that much time and effort put into such beloved source material, we’re all hoping that the screen version, premiering today on Netflix, lives up to the books. Over on Amazon Prime Video, Ron Howard has adapted a riveting story to the screen as well, this one a true tale of survival. In 2018, several members of a boys’ soccer team became trapped in a Thai cave, and their story, along with the story of their rescuers, is told in Thirteen Lives. And Skydance Animation is releasing its latest film, luckyabout an unlucky girl named Sam who stumbles into the world of good and bad luck and meets some magical creatures who change her life.

Want to know more about these highlights and the rest of the stellar weekend lineup? Check out the rest of the hit titles new on streaming this weekend below:

New on Netflix August 5: The Sandman


The Sandman was one of author Neil Gaiman’s first hugely successful works (in the time since the comic’s 1989 debut, he worked on dozens of projects, including star dust, good omensand American Gods, all of which have been adapted successfully for the screen). but The Sandman has been the one many steadfast fans have been waiting for. The series stars Tom Sturridge as Dream (also known as Morpheus), and follows him after he is released from a 106-year imprisonment and seeks to right the wrongs of the Dreaming, the realm in which he lives. The 10-episode series, which comes out Friday, co-stars Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

streaming The Sandman onNetflix

New on Amazon Prime Video August 5: Thirteen Lives


In 2018, several members of a youth soccer team in Thailand, along with their coach, became trapped in a cave they were exploring when sudden, heavy rains flooded the area and blocked the entrance. Their harrowing rescue took weeks, involved thousands of experts from across the globe who eventually were able to extract them from the cave. Their story has been brought to life by director Ron Howard in Thirteen Liveswhich stars Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Viggo Mortensen as the core group of men who were essential to the rescue.

streaming Thirteen Lives on Amazon Prime Video

New on Apple TV+ August 5: lucky

lucky the movie has had some weird luck of its own in the run-up to its release on Apple TV+ this weekend, the film has been pushed back a few times, from a February 2022 release, and also due to some casting changes early on in production. The cast is pretty stellar though, newcomer Eva Noblezada plays the lead, Sam, a girl who discovers that the lands of Good Luck and Bad Luck exist and there are magical creatures that can help change a person’s luck. Some of the creatures include Simon Pegg as a cat named Bob, Jane Fonda as a dragon, and John Ratzenberger as the mayor of Bad Luck. (If the premise sounds like a Pixar film, and the inclusion of John Ratzenberger also sounds like a very Pixar move, that would be because lucky is a production of Skydance Animation, the company run by former Pixar head John Lasseter.) lucky premieres this Friday on Apple TV+.

streaming lucky on Apple TV+

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix Full List

Released Thursday, August 4th

Lady Tamara — NETFLIX SERIES
KAKEGURUI TWIN — NETFLIX ANIME
Super Giant Robot Brothers — NETFLIX FAMILY
wedding season — NETFLIX MOVIE

Released Friday, Aug 5

Carter — NETFLIX MOVIE
darling — NETFLIX MOVIE
The Informer
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie — NETFLIX MOVIE
The Sandman — NETFLIX SERIES
Skyfall

Released Saturday, August 6th

claims — NETFLIX MOVIE

Released Sunday, August 7th

Riverdale: Season 6

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released Friday, Aug 5

The Lion King (2019) (Sing Along Version)
The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (Sing Along Version)
Old Dogs
LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation

New on Hulu – Full List

Released Friday, Aug 5

PREY (2022) (Hulu Original)

New on Peacock – Full List

Released Friday, Aug 5

They/Them2022 (Peacock Original Movie)
Cupid ValentineSeason 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
The Katie Phang ShowNew Episode (Peacock Original)*
La Casa de los FamososSeason 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
Love Island USASeason 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
IndyCar: Practice 1 – Nashville*
Southern CharmSeason 8, New Episode (Bravo)
Watch What Happens LiveSeason 19, New Episode (Bravo)
World Athletics U20 Championships (T&F)*
PGA TOUR: Wyndham Championship – Round 2
Zerlina.New Episode (Peacock Original)

Released Saturday, August 6th

AIG Women’s Open
Cupid ValentineSeason 1, New Episode (Telemundo)
AymanNew Episode (Peacock Original)*
Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series—Whitney
IMSA: Road America – Qualifying
IndyCar: Qualifying – Nashville
IndyCar: Practice 2 – Nashville
La Casa de los FamososSeason 2, New Episode (Telemundo)
Love Island USASeason 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
Premier League – Bournemouth v. Aston-Villa*
Premier League – Everton v. Chelsea*
Premier League – Leeds United v. wolves*
Premier League – Newcastle v. Nottingham Forest*
Premier League – Tottenham v. Southampton*
World Athletics U20 Championships (T&F)*
PGA TOUR: Wyndham Championship – Round 3

Released Sunday, August 7th

AIG Women’s Open
IMSA: Road America – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge*
IMSA: Road America – Lamborghini Super Trophy*
IMSA: Road America – Porsche Carrera Cup*
IndyCar: Final Warmup – Nashville*
IndyCar: IndyCar Series #12 Nashville*
IndyCar: Indy Lights – Nashville*
IndyCar: Road America*
Love Island USASeason 4, New Episode (Peacock Original)*
MLB Sunday Leadoff – Houston Astros at Cleveland Guardians
Premier League – Leicester City v. Brentford*
Premier League – Man United v. Brighton*
Premier League – West Ham v. Manchester City*
PGA TOUR: Wyndham Championship—Final Round

New on Amazon Prime Video – Full List

Released Thursday, August 4th

All or Nothing: Arsenal (2022)

Released Friday, Aug 5

The Outlaws Season 2 (2022)
Thirteen Lives (2022)
Licorice Pizza (2021)

New on Apple TV+ – Full List

Released Friday, Aug 5

surface, episode 4
BlackbirdEpisode 6 (Season Finale)
lootEpisode 9
The Snoopy Show (Season 2, Part B)
lucky (Apple TV+ Original Movie)
trying
episode 4

New on HBO Max- Full List

Released Thursday, August 4th

Sweet Life: Los AngelesMax original season 2 premiere

Released Friday, Aug 5

Belfast2021 (HBO)
Jesus Sepulveda: Mr Tough LifeComedy Special Premiere(HBO)

Released Sunday, August 7th

The Smiling Friends Go To BrazilSpecial

New on Showtime – Full List

Released on Sunday, August 7th

City on a Hill
Flatbush Misdemeanors
the chi

New on Starz- Full List

Released on Sunday, August 7th

Becoming Elizabeth episode 108
P Valley – Episode 209

New on Paramount+ – Full List

Released Thursday, August 4th

Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head

New on Britbox- Full List

Released Friday, Aug 5

extras

Released Sunday, August 7th

Reel Brittania

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