5 Must-See Movies and TV Shows Streaming Right Now: November 4, 2022

5 Must-See Movies and TV Shows Streaming Right Now: November 4, 2022


The best of what’s new on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus and more.

Actors Brian Tyree Henry (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) in a pool at night in the film "Causeway."

Brian Tyree Henry and Jennifer Lawrence in “Causeway”. Apple TV+

Welcome to Boston.com weekly streaming guide. Each week we recommend five must-see movies and TV shows available on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Maxand more.

Many recommendations are for new shows, while others are for under-the-radar releases you may have missed or classics that are about to leave a streaming service at the end of the month.

Do you have a new favorite movie or series that you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments or email [email protected] Looking for even more great streaming options? Check out previous issues of ours must-see list here.

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“The Causeway”

Before becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Jennifer Lawrence burst onto the scene thanks to an Oscar-nominated performance in Cambridge native Debra Granik’s indie drama “Winter’s Bone,” a mystery/drama set in the Ozarks. “Causeway” marks Lawrence’s return to a smaller-scale film, and it’s a refreshing reminder of how powerful she can be as a performer. Lawrence plays Lynsey, a soldier who suffers physical and mental problems after an IED attack in Afghanistan. Stuck at home in New Orleans dreading her next deployment, she bonds with a local mechanic (Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”) who carries his own deep trauma.

Here’s how you see: “Causeway” streams on Apple TV+.

“Enola Holmes 2”

The domino effect caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that 2020’s “Enola Holmes,” originally intended as a Warner Bros. theatrical release, was sold to Netflix, where it became one of the platform’s best-performing films of the year. So the streaming giant was more than happy to greenlight a sequel, which once again finds Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) playing Enola, a new private investigator forever stuck in the shadow of her famous detective brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill, “Man of Steel”). This time, Enola is tasked by a young woman to help find her lost sister, which leads the young rubber shoe into a much wider conspiracy. Worn by a who’s who of English actors such as Helena Bonham Carter (“Alice in Wonderland”), David Thewlis (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), “Enola Holmes” is another fun entry into what will likely be a lucrative franchise for Netflix.

Here’s how you see: “Enola Holmes 2” is streaming on Netflix.

“Wendell & Wild”

Stop-motion maestro Henry Selick would like to correct anyone who mistakenly says that Tim Burton directed the 1993 hit “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and Selick recently told the AV Club that Burton was directing two other movies at the time and was almost never on set . . “Wendell & Wild,” Selick’s first film since 2009’s “Coraline,” features another key Selick collaborator in Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), who co-wrote and co-starred in a film that fuses Peele’s astute commentary on social issues with Selick’s spooky images. While the plot centers around a teenager named Kat who discovers she has a connection to the underworld, the real stars are Keegan-Michael Key as Wendell and Jordan Peele as Wild, two demons whose appearance and demeanor are reminiscent of the duo’s work together on Beloved sketch. show “Key & Peele”. The plot is a bit crowded, but seeing Selick at work again – especially with two very willing collaborators in Key and Peele – is a joy to behold.

Here’s how you see: “Wendell & Wild” is streaming on Netflix.


“The Catch”

As AI and deepfake technology improve at an exponential rate, humanity’s ability to detect what is and isn’t real is struggling to keep up. That’s the primary concern of the BBC thriller “The Capture,” which returns for a second season available to American audiences on the Peacock. Season 1 saw Detective Inspector Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger, “The Borgias”) delve into a wide-ranging conspiracy surrounding a British Army officer accused of kidnapping and murder based on CCTV evidence. Season 2, which debuts Friday, finds Rachel investigating the world of political campaigns when a security minister with larger political ambitions is tainted by videos that may not have been doctored.

Here’s how you see: “The Capture” streams on Peacock.


In 2021, NBC canceled the supernatural drama Manifesto after three seasons, leaving viewers distraught that the show, about a group of passengers on a plane that disappeared for 5+ years, would end on a cliffhanger. When Netflix added the show to its library, the series set records for time spent on the platform’s top 10, prompting the streaming giant to renew the show for a final 20-episode fourth season that debuted Friday. While it doesn’t quite reach the heights of “Lost” and “The Leftovers” — two shows to which it owes a lot — “Manifest” creator Jeff Rake never reduces his characters to mere instruments used to unravel the show’s larger mysteries, instead of giving them a deep humanity.

Here’s how you see: “Manifest” is streaming on Netflix.

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