Emancipation on Apple TV+ + More

Will you embrace Will Smith this weekend with open arms? He and Apple TV+ are hoping you will now that his first film since this year’s infamous Oscars slap is coming to the platform. But if you’re not ready to forgive him just yet, there are dozens of other new releases this weekend to choose from, including a sparkly holiday rom-com on Prime Video and Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited Pinocchio. With so many great new shows and films to choose from, let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend: Emancipation, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Something From Tiffany’s + More

Real-life slap drama aside, Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation has long been discussed as an Oscar contender, with many floating the idea that Will Smith could win a second Best Actor statue for his work in the film about a man attempting to escape slavery during the Civil War. Now that it’s available, the court of public opinion as to whether he deserves our praise is now in session. Over on Prime Video, the romantic comedy Something From Tiffany‘s promises a merry and bright alternative, as Zoey Deutch and Shay Mitchell star as women who are gifted the wrong Tiffany boxes by their boyfriends, with one of them containing an engagement ring meant for the other. Is that too capitalist pig for you? Try Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on Netflix, which is set in Fascist Italy on the eve of World War II. Del Toro has stated that the film, which is decidedly more adult than most other versions you know, takes place at a time in history “when everyone was behaving like a puppet, except for puppets.”

Want to know more about these highlights and the rest of the stellar weekend lineup? Check out the rest of the hit titles new on streaming this weekend below:

New on Apple TV+ December 9: Emancipation


Remember when Will Smith won an Oscar for King Richard? It would have been the highlight of a great career, but for the infamous slap that preceded it. This week marks the beginning of Smith’s redemption tour with the new Apple TV+ film Emancipation, which tells the story of an enslaved man named Peter who attempts to escape from his Louisiana plantation in an effort to reunite with his family and gain his freedom. The film, which was originally slated for an earlier release but was pushed after the controversy surrounding Smith’s slap, co-stars Ben Foster and Charmaine Bingwa.

Stream Emancipation on Apple TV+

New on Amazon Prime Video December 9: Something From Tiffany’s


Raise your hand if you love a holiday rom-com set against the backdrop of a city that’s been festively lit up for the season. There’s a reason films like Love Actually are so enduring, there’s just something about kissing under mistletoe and feeling the love of the holiday season, and the new Prime Video film Something From Tiffany‘s might just be your new favorite holiday romance. In the film, Zoey Deutch stars as Rachel, who is on the fence about staying with her boyfriend Gary (Ray Nicholson). At Christmas, he surprises her with a gift from Tiffany’s, but they’re both shocked to see that the earrings he bought for her have been replaced with an engagement ring. The mix-up creates havoc for them as well as the couple the ring was meant for, Ethan and Vanessa (Kendrick Smith Sampson and Shay Mitchell) and the couples make some hard decisions about who they’re meant to be with after all.

Stream Something From Tiffany’s on Prime Video

New on Netflix December 9: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


In a year full of Pinocchio movies, are you team Guillermo del Toro, or team Robert Zemeckis? Both directors have put their stamp on the story of a wooden toy whose maker, Geppetto, wishes for him to become real. A passion project for del Toro, the film has been in development since 2008, and it features the stop-motion animation of Mark Gustafson. Working together to embrace the original source material, the 1883 Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, the film features several major (and much darker) differences from most other film adaptations. This version also features the talents of Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and David Bradley.

Stream Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on Netflix

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix- Full List

Released Friday, December 9

Cat *NETFLIX SERIES
Dragon Age: Absolution *NETFLIX ANIME
Dream Home Makeover: Season 4 *NETFLIX SERIES
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio *NETFLIX FILM
How to Ruin Christmas: The Baby Shower *NETFLIX SERIES
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area: Part 2 *NETFLIX SERIES

Released Saturday, December 10

Alchemy of Souls: Season 1 Part 2 *NETFLIX SERIES
Prisoners

New on Hulu – Full List

Released Friday, December 9

CMA Country Christmas: Special Premiere (ABC)
Fate of a Sport (2022)
It’s A Wonderful Binge (2022) *Hulu Original
My Favorite Girlfriend (2022)
The Mighty Ones: Complete Season 4 *Hulu Original
White Elephant (2022)

Released Saturday, December 10

Off season (2021)

Released Sunday, December 11

Retrograde (2022)
Rogue (2020)

New on Apple TV+ – Full List

Released Friday, December 9

Emancipation
Little America
Puppy Place
Slow Horses (Episode 3)

New on Prime Video – Full List

Released Friday, December 9

America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation S1 (2022) (Freevee) *Freevee Original Series
Hawa (2022) *Prime Video Original Movie
Something from Tiffany’s (2022) *Prime Video Original Movie
The Three Wise Men vs Santa (2022)

Released Saturday, December 10

The Shack (2017)

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released Friday, December 9

Area 51: The CIA’s Secret
CMA Country Christmas
Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage? (Premiere) *Disney+ Original
Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again (Premiere) *Disney+ Original
Ocean’s Breath
Shark vs. Tuna
Retrograde

New on HBO Max- Full List

Released Friday, December 9
Silos Baking Competition: Holiday EditionSpecial
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies2018 (HBO)

Released Saturday, December 10

Atsuko Okatsuka: The IntruderHBO Original Premiere (HBO)

New on Showtime – Full List

Released Friday, December 9

Bellator MMA: Stots Vs. Sandal
The L Word: Generation Q
Let The Right One In
George and Tammy
Ziwe

New on Starz- Full List

Released Sunday, December 11

Dangerous Liaisons
Step Up
The BMF Documentary

What Else Is Streaming New This December 2022?

These are just a portion of the new movies and shows you can watch this month if you’ve got more than one streaming service subscription. We update our guides to the new releases on the most popular streaming platforms every month, so you can stay on top of the freshest titles to watch. Here are full lists, schedules, and reviews for everything streaming:

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