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7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

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From Oscar-touted dramas to festive holiday adventures, there’s plenty to watch this weekend.
We’ve been warning you all for the past few weeks, but Christmas has well and truly arrived on streamers in 2021. This weekend will see several new festive movies and TV shows landing on the likes of Netflix, HBO Max and Prime Video – but we’ve made a conscious effort to also highlight those that aren’t designed to extract every last ounce of joy from your wintery bones. Alongside the latest holiday adventures, you can expect to enjoy Jane Campion’s awards-touted The Power of the Dog and the second part of Money Heist’s fifth and final season over the next few days – both of which are now available to stream on Netflix. There’s plenty more great content to dig into, though, and below you’ll find our pick of the best new movies and TV shows worth paying attention to this weekend. Money Heist (or La Casa De Papel, if we’re being specific) returns to Netflix for the second part of its fifth and final season this weekend to bid farewell to Spain’s most famous crew of bank robbers. Speaking ahead of part one’s release earlier in the year, the show’s creator, Álex Pina, said part 2 will “focus more on the emotional situation of the characters” and act as “a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure.” As such, we’re assuming new episodes will contain more tears than tear gas, though being Money Heist, we’re not ruling out further explosive set-pieces, shouty soldiers and shocking deaths. Now available to stream on Netflix It’s safe to say that Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog has been the critical hit of the year so far – and with just a few weeks to go until 2022, it wouldn’t be premature to describe this one as the best movie of 2021. Widely praised for its slow-burning psychological drama, The Power of the Dog follows the story of a menacing rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) who doesn’t take kindly to the arrival of his brother’s new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

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