What to stream: ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ on Prime Video, ‘Triangle of Sadness’ on Hulu, ‘M3gan’ on Peacock, ‘The Mandalorian’ returns on Disney+

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon Prime, video-on-demand, and other streaming services …  

Daisy Jones & The Six (2023, TV-MA), based on the bestselling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, traces the rise and sudden fall of a 1970s rock band from obscurity to superstardom. Drawing upon Fleetwood Mac’s career for inspiration, the limited series stars Riley Keogh as singer / songwriter Daisy and Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, frontman of the struggling L.A. band The Six. They become the charismatic lead singers whose tempestuous attraction adds the sex to the drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in their wild ride. 25 original songs are performed by cast members themselves. Camila Morrone, Suki Waterhouse, and Timothy Olyphant costar and filmmaker James Ponsoldt directs the first five episodes. Three episodes available, new episodes on Fridays. (Prime Video)

Pedro Pascal dons the helmet once again for the third season of The Mandalorian (TV-14), the first and still most successful small screen spin-off of the “Star Wars” universe. Reunited with Grogu and headed for his home planet of Mandalore, their adventures bring them in contact with friends and adversaries old (returning guests Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Giancarlo Esposito, and Katee Sackhoff) and new. New episodes on Wednesdays. (Disney+)

In Ruben Östlund’s scabrous satire Triangle of Sadness (2022, R, with subtitles), a pair of celebrity models join a luxury cruise for the pampered rich and are shipwrecked with the helpless passengers thanks to a sudden storm and an unhinged captain (Woody Harrelson). Dolly De Leon stands out as the ship’s maid who turns the tables with her survival skills. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and is Oscar nominated for best picture, director, and original screenplay. (Hulu)

M3gan (2023, PG-13) is a life-like robotic doll with artificial intelligence programmed to be both playmate and protector for Cady, (Violet McGraw), the orphaned niece of its inventor (Allison Williams). The film leans into the creepiness of the not-quite-human doll turned killer bodyguard and producer/co-writer James Wan helps bring a light touch to the gallows humor. Also available in a TV-MA version. (Peacock)

Filmmaker James Gray draws on his own adolescence for Armageddon Time (2022, R), a coming-of-age drama about a Jewish boy (Michael Banks Repeta) in 1980s Queens who faces prejudice and social inequity straight on when he’s enrolled in a private school with the children of the privileged. Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Anthony Hopkins costar. (Peacock)

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Inspired by real events, Sarah Polley’s ensemble drama Women Talking (2022, PG-13) earned Oscar nominations for best picture and adapted screenplay. It comes to Prime Video next week.

The biographical drama Whitney Huston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022, PG-13) stars Naomi Ackie as the pop superstar.

Brandon Cronenberg blends science fiction, psychological horror, and social satire inInfinity Pool (2023, R).


The British quiz show Cheat: Season 1 (TV-14) makes bluffing a part of the competition.

True crime: the limited series In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal (South Korea, TV-MA, with subtitles) digs into four Korean spiritual leader claiming to be prophets and Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil (France, TV-MA, with subtitles) investigates the enigmatic wife of France’s most infamous murderer.

International TV: the original version 19-2: Complete Series (2011-2015, TV-MA, with subtitles) is a French-language cop drama from Quebec. Also new are mystery comedy Unlock My Boss: Season 1 (South Korea, TV-14, with subtitles) and courtroom crime drama Diary of a Prosecutor: Season 1 (South Korea, TV-14, not rated).

Stand-up: Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (TV-MA) lives streams on Saturday night.


British conspiracy thriller Wreck: Season 1 (not rated) mixes comedy and horror through its mystery set aboard a giant cruise ship.

Two strangers travel together to take part in a life-after-death experiment in the science fiction road movie Next Exit (2022, not rated).

Two Oscar winners for best picture arrive this month: Guillermo Del Toro’s romantic fantasy The Shape of Water (2017, R) and Martin Scorsese’s crime thriller The Departed (2006, R) with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson.


Mariachis: Season 1 (Mexico, not rated, with subtitles) is a comic drama about a family musical group whose secrets come out as their popularity grows.

As “Creed III” opens in theaters, you can catch up on the story in Creed (2015, PG-13), directed by Ryan Coogler, and Creed II (2018, PG-13), all starring Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson.

Stand-up: Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me (TV-14).

Amazon Prime Video

Kevin Hart plays himself in Die Hart (2023, not rated), a comedy built around his odyssey to become an action star. John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Josh Hartnett costar.

The crime drama The Pimp – No F***ing Fairytale: Season 1 (Germany, TV-MA, with subtitles) is set in 1980s Hamburg.


The nonfiction series FBI True: Season 1 (TV-14) gives viewers an insider’s look at real life cases.


Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge star in Spoiler Alert (2023, PG-13), a romantic drama based on Michael Ausiello’s memoir of his partner’s cancer.


Taurus (2022, not rated) stars Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) as a rising musician spiraling out of control.

The Criterion Channel

A trio of high school delinquents form a rock band in On-Gaku: Our Sound (Japan, 2019, not rated, with subtitles), an animated comedy based on an underground manga.

The natural history documentary The Velvet Queen (France, 2021) follows renowned nature photographer Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson on quest to document the elusive snow leopard.

The four films in the “Douglas Sirk Rarities collection include the romantic dramas There’s Always Tomorrow (1956) with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray and The Tarnished Angels (1957) with Rock Hudson and Dorothy Malone.

Robert Siodmak: Four Key Noirs features the director’s breakthrough Phantom Lady (1944) with Ella Raines and two classics starring Burt Lancaster: The Killers (1946) with Ava Gardner and Criss Cross (1949) with Yvonne de Carlo.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at RogerEbert.com, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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