As another weekend dawns, it’s time for fresh streaming recommendations that offer an array of adventures, emotions, and escapades! Let’s dive into the top picks to keep an eye on this weekend.

First up is the electrifying finale of “Doctor Who: Legend of Ruby Sunday.” Ncuti Gatwa commands the screen, facing the universe-altering threats from Sutekh, the god of death. Showrunner Russell T. Davies promises an episode that’s nothing short of “devastating” and the “biggest one ever.” Don’t miss the epic conclusion streaming on Disney Plus in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

Switching gears, Jessica Alba stars in the action-packed “Trigger Warning” on Netflix. Directed by the celebrated Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya, Alba takes on the role of Parker, a Special Forces commando entangled in a web of intrigue and danger as she unravels the mystery behind her father’s sudden death while contending with a ruthless local gang.

Documentary enthusiasts can feast their eyes on “Bread and Roses,” now on Apple TV Plus. Produced by Jennifer Lawrence, this poignant film follows three courageous women in Kabul striving to reclaim their lives under Taliban rule. Premiering at Cannes, it’s a moving testament to resilience and empowerment.

In the world of feature films, “Aftersun,” starring Paul Mescal as a young father navigating a bittersweet holiday with his daughter, is streaming on Netflix in the US. This critically acclaimed drama, directed by Charlotte Wells, captures the nuances of memory and grief, offering both emotional depth and moments of levity.

Christopher Nolan’s highly-lauded “Oppenheimer” has landed on Prime Video in the US, where viewers can experience Cillian Murphy’s riveting portrayal of the man who spearheaded the Manhattan Project. With a stellar cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, and Florence Pugh, this film is a historical tour-de-force not to be missed.

For the family, “Kung Fu Panda 4” brings back the beloved Po, voiced by Jack Black, now available on Peacock. Joining forces with Awkwafina’s Zhen, Po battles the sinister Chameleon, ensuring a blend of laughter and action for viewers of all ages.

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Source: Emily Garbutt