Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.26.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 5.26.23

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

A social media horror tale hits Shudder while thrilling conspiracies take hold across streaming this weekend


‘Influencer’ (Shudder)

Influencer tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud,), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison's online presence and CW's lack of one. After showing Madison all of the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location - a deserted island that is completely off the grid.

‘The Clearing’ (Hulu)

A woman must face the demons from her past in order to stop the kidnapping and coercion of innocent children in the future.

‘FUBAR’ (Netflix)

When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, FUBAR tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor.

‘Violent Night’ (Prime Video)

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

‘The Secrets of Hillsong’ (Hulu)

A four-part documentary series based on the explosive original reporting on the megachurch's scandals by Vanity Fair journalists Alex French and Dan Adler. The series features the first interviews with former pastors Carl and Laura Lentz since their public ouster from the church, which for years counted musicians, actors, athletes and other celebrities among its flock. Many of the congregants navigating the global reckoning also offer their perspectives as the church faces a rash of fresh revelations.

‘Prehistoric Planet (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Prehistoric Planet season two continues to bring Earth’s history to life like never before as the series presents new dinosaurs, new habitats and new scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world in an epic five-night adventure. With new dinosaurs like the Tarchia, one of the largest Ankylosaurus, to returning fan-favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and many more, Prehistoric Planet returns with an all-new season of prehistoric wonders.

‘American Born Chinese’ (Disney+)

Jin Wang, an average teenager, juggles his high school social life with his home life; when he meets a new student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

‘Missing’ (Netflix)

When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June's (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it's too late.

‘Turn of the Tide’ (Netflix)

When a ton of drugs washes ashore in the Azorean village of Rabo de Peixe, Eduardo and his friends will have to decide whether to remain a small fish in a sea of sharks, or change their destiny forever.

‘Victim/Suspect’ (Netflix)

Victim/Suspect chronicles journalist Rae de Leon’s investigation into a shocking nationwide pattern: Young women tell the police they’ve been sexually assaulted, but instead of finding justice, they’re charged with the crime of making a false report, arrested, and even imprisoned by the system they believed would protect them.


‘Ted Lasso (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

In the third season of Ted Lasso, the newly-promoted AFC Richmond faces ridicule as media predictions widely peg them to finish last in the Premier League and Nate (Nick Mohammed), now hailed as the “wonder kid,” has gone to work for Rupert (Anthony Head) at West Ham United. In the wake of Nate’s contentious departure from Richmond, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) steps up as assistant coach, alongside Beard (Brendan Hunt). Meanwhile, while Ted (Jason Sudeikis) deals with pressures at work, he continues to wrestle with his own personal issues back home, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is focused on defeating Rupert and Keeley (Juno Temple) navigates being the boss of her own PR agency. Things seem to be falling apart both on and off the pitch, but Team Lasso is set to give it their best shot anyway. The first eleven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Succession (Season 4)’ (Max)

The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ (Paramount+)

This musical series takes place four years before the events of Grease; four fed-up outcasts dare to have fun on their own terms, sparking a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Barry (Season 4)’ (Max)

Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)

So much new Beavis. So much new Butt-head. So many more reasons to never leave the couch. All episodes are now streaming.

‘100 Foot Wave (Season 2)’ (Max)

Legend Garrett McNamara, his world-class surfing peers, and some surprising newcomers continue to push the boundaries of their sport and the limits of their minds and bodies. The one constant for these extreme athletes is contending with the highs and lows of their perilous and unpredictable lifestyle in which every big wave has the potential to write a dramatic new chapter in their personal stories. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Love & Death’ (Max)

Love & Death takes a close look at Candy Montgomery’s (Elizabeth Olsen) shift from a bright, devout Christian housewife to a merciless ax-murderer and the peculiar affair that started it all. Set in a close-knit, trusting Texas community full of carefree families and faithful churchgoers, it’s an idyllic picture–and the perfect cover for dangerous secrets and vicious jealousy left unchecked. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Citadel’ (Prime Video)

The global spy agency Citadel has fallen and the memory of its agents has been erased. Now, the powerful Manticore crime syndicate is filling the power vacuum. Citadel agents must remember their past and find the strength to fight back. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Silo’ (Apple TV+)

In a ruined and toxic future, thousands live in a giant silo deep underground. After its sheriff breaks a cardinal rule and residents die mysteriously, engineer Juliette (Rebecca Ferguson) starts to uncover shocking secrets and the truth about the silo. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Fatal Attraction’ (Paramount+)

An affair threatens the lives of Dan Gallagher and his wife, Beth, in this reimagining of the 1987 movie, exploring marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control. The first six episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘White House Plumbers’ (Max)

White House Plumbers tells the story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled the presidency they were zealously trying to protect. The first four episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘A Small Light’ (Hulu / Disney+)

The inspiring, real-life story of Miep Gies, who played a critical role in hiding Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation in Amsterdam. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Class of ‘09’ (Hulu)

Class of ’09 follows a class of FBI agents set in three distinct points in time who grapple with immense changes as the U.S. criminal justice system is altered by artificial intelligence. Spanning multiple decades and told across interweaving timelines, the series examines the nature of justice, humanity and the choices we make that ultimately define our lives and legacy. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘The Son’, ‘Virupuaksha’, ‘The Batman’, ‘The Boss Baby’, ‘MerPeople’, ‘Hard Feelings’, ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘Blood & Gold’, ‘Dirty Grandpa’, ‘The Portrait’, ‘The Year I Started Masturbating’, ‘Tin & Tina’

Hulu - ‘Prank Panel’, ‘The Old Way’

Shudder - ‘In Their Skin’

Max - ‘Love to Love You, Donna Summer’, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, ‘Mid90s’, ‘San Andreas’

Paramount+ - ‘Afghan Dreamers’, ‘The Fire That Took Her’, ‘Inside the Factory’, ‘Ten Steps to Disaster’

Apple TV+ - ‘Platonic’

Disney+ - ‘Wild Life’


Netflix - ‘I Think You Should Leave (Season 3)’, ‘Siren! Survive the Island’, ‘Mixed by Erry’, ‘A Beautiful Life’, ‘Bruce Almighty’, ‘Dune (1984)’, ‘End of Days’, ‘Funny People’, ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Hanna’, ‘Hook’, ‘Jarhead’, ‘Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius’, ‘Magic Mike’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’, ‘Rise of the Guardians’, ‘Spider-Man Trilogy’, ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘The Courier’, ‘The Days’, ‘The Flash (Season 9)’, ‘The Italian Job’, ‘The Kingdom’, ‘The Mick’, ‘The Ring’, ‘Unleashed’, ‘We’re the Millers’, ‘Manifest (Season 4 Part 2)’, ‘Scoop’, ‘Vortex’

Hulu - ‘Jelly Roll: Save Me’, ‘The Square’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’, ‘Attack the Block’, ‘Borat’, ‘Brigsby Bear’, ‘Carnage’, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, ‘Due Date’, ‘The Goonies’, ‘Knight and Day’, ‘Man on Wire’, ‘Monster House’, ‘The Monuments Men’, ‘Mr. Nobody’, ‘Pompeii’, ‘Predators’, ‘The Quarry’, ‘Role Models’, ‘Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron', ‘This Means War’, ‘Three Identical Strangers’, ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil’, ‘The Twilight Saga’, ‘Vice’, ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’, ‘The Devil Conspiracy’, ‘Rubikon’

Shudder - ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘Ginger Snaps 2’, ‘The Howling’, ‘Howling 2: Your Sister is a Werewolf’

Max - ‘Army of Darkness’, ‘Click’, ‘Demolition Man’, ‘Dog Day Afternoon’, ‘Dumb & Dumber’, ‘Eastern Promises’, ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘I, Tonya’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Just Mercy’, ‘Knock Knock’, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Moneyball’, ‘Moonlight’, ‘Naked.Proud.Loud’, ‘Ready Player One’, ‘The Evil Dead Saga’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘The Lodge’, ‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, ‘You’re Next’, ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’

Prime Video - ‘Deadloch’, ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘Arrival’, ‘Assault on Precinct 13’, ‘Bad Teacher’, ‘Black Dynamite’, ‘Blazing Saddles’, ‘Boyz N the Hood’, ‘Clockstoppers’, ‘Concussion’, ‘Creed’, ‘Creed II’, ‘Eraser’, ‘Gone in Sixty Seconds’, ‘Happy Gilmore’, ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Machete’, ‘Megamind’, ‘RoboCop’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Stargate’, ‘The Return of the Living Dead’, ‘The World’s End’

Paramount+ - ‘Top Five’, ‘Adventureland’, ‘Commando’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘My Cousin Vinny’, ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Rango’, ‘Selma’, ‘Star Trek Franchise’, ‘The Great Train Robbery’, ‘The Secret of Nimh’, ‘The Social Network’

Disney+ - ‘Pride from Above’

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