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What to watch: Best movies new to streaming from Elemental to Knock at the Cabin

Other highlights include Prime Video's A Million Miles Away

Unsure what to watch? Knock at the Cabin and 80 for Brady are just some of the movie highlights on streamers this week. (Pixar/Disney/Universal)
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Wondering what to watch this weekend? This week several new movies have landed on streaming platforms like Disney, Prime Video, Sky and NOW.

From thrillers like the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan to the newest animated film from Pixar that will be fun for the whole family, it's looking like an exciting week for film fans who are hoping to enjoy a movie from the comfort of their own home.

Here is Yahoo's guide to the best new movies to watch this week.

Knock at the Cabin | Sky Cinema and NOW (pick of the week)

Ben Aldridge plays a parent trying to protect his child in M Night Shyamalan thriller Knock at the Cabin. (Universal Pictures)
Ben Aldridge, Jonathan Groff, and Kristen Ciu in Knock at the Cabin. (Universal Pictures) (Universal Pictures)

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M. Night Shyamalan's critically-acclaimed thriller follows fathers Eric (Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Ben Aldridge) as they step up to protect their daughter Wen (Kristen Cui) when their vacation in the woods turns into a nightmare after they're held hostage by four strangers.

Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Abby Quinn and Nikki Amuka-Bird portray the people that take the family hostage, and urge them to sacrifice one person in order to save the world from an impending apocalypse.

Elemental | Disney+

Ember and Wade in Elemental (Disney/Pixar)
Ember and Wade in Elemental (Disney/Pixar)

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Pixar's newest film examines how the power of love can be greater than any perceived difference between us, as a fire person and water person challenge the idea that they aren't meant to mix.

Set in Element city where fire, water, air and earth people live together, Ember meets Wade and the pair team up in a bid to save her father's shop from closing down.

After a sluggish start at the box office, Elemental went on to be a big hit with families over the summer, and it's arrival on Disney+ couldn't come soon enough.

80 for Brady | Sky Cinema and NOW

Rita Moreno plays Maura, Jane Fonda plays Trish, Lily Tomlin plays Lou and Sally Field plays Betty in 80 For Brady (Paramount Pictures)
Rita Moreno plays Maura, Jane Fonda plays Trish, Lily Tomlin plays Lou and Sally Field plays Betty in 80 For Brady (Paramount Pictures) (Paramount Pictures)

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field star in this feel-good comedy, which follows a group of friends who are determined to meet their hero, Tom Brady.

Based on real-life events, the film explores the meaning of friendship through the quartet's experiences as they head to the Super Bowl to witness one of the great sports comebacks of all time.

80 For Brady is also streaming on Paramount+.

A Million Miles Away | Prime Video

Michael Peña in A Million Miles Away (Prime Video)
Michael Peña in A Million Miles Away (Prime Video) (Daniel Daza/Prime)

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Starring Michael Peña, A Million Miles Away follows the real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández whose story saw him go from being a migrant farmworker to an astronaut.

Based on a book by Hernández, the film follows his decades-long journey to space with the support of his family, friends, and teachers.

The best films to watch on TV this weekend

For those looking for something to watch on freeview TV this weekend, there are several interesting films to choose from on both Saturday and Sunday.

Dev Patel in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'. (Credit: Lionsgate)
Dev Patel in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'. (Lionsgate)

Saturday is a tale of two halves, with light-hearted family films like Matilda airing on ITV2 earlier in the day and then in the evening horror classic Bram Stoker's Dracula will air on Film4.

A highlight on Sunday's TV schedule is Armando Iannucchi's take on Charles Dickens, The Personal History of David Copperfield, which stars Dev Patel as the titular character in a witty, star-studded adaptation of the classic novel.

Here are Yahoo's picks of the weekend:

Saturday, 16 September

  • Matilda - 4.25pm, ITV2

  • A Knight's Tale - 6.40pm, Film4

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula - 11:20pm, Film4

  • The Hurt Locker - 11:45pm, BBC One

Sunday, 17 September

  • The BFG - 3:45, BBC One

  • Dirty Dancing - 6.05pm, Channel 5

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield - 6.40pm, Film4

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 9pm, E4

Watch: Elemental director and producer discuss Pixar's latest film