One Thing to Watch This Weekend - 'Vivo,' 'Val' and More

Wondering what to stream this weekend? Don't scroll through the endless blah. Here's the one thing you should watch from across the top streaming services.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

One Thing to Watch This Weekend - "Vivo"

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Blockbuster action, family musical fun, and introspective docs. There's something for everyone across the streaming services this weekend. Here are the movies you should watch from each one. Happy streaming!

  • Vivo (Netflix)
    Vivo (voice: Lin-Manuel Miranda), Andres (voice: Juan de Marcos Gonzalez) in "Vivo."

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    Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his musical prowess to Netflix this weekend with this new animated summertime treat for the family. Miranda voices the titular Vivo, a jovial kinkajou who has a knack for singing. Along with voice acting duties, the songsmith also penned 11 songs for the animated musical. "Vivo" was originally slated for theaters this summer, but Netflix picked it up from Sony for a streaming debut.

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Vivo

Animated / 2021 / PG

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  • Val (Amazon)
    Val Kilmer in "Val."

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    Actor Val Kilmer has largely been out of the public eye in recent years, but now the mercurial actor is opening up. "Val" is a deeply personal doc that's culled from over 800 hours of personal videos going back decades. After battling and surviving throat cancer, Kilmer tells his own story through the voice of his son Jack. "Val" premiered to praise at Cannes a few months ago.

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Val

Documentary / 2021 / R

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The Suicide Squad

Action / 2021 / R

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  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (Hulu & Paramount+)
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, ans Jennifer Love Hewitt in "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

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    Back in 1997 this teen horror flick was a big hit and spawned two sequels. Amazon will soon take the franchise to its platform for a TV reboot. But until that happens, Hulu and Paramount+ have the original for your viewing pleasure. It may not have won over critics at the time, but it did launch Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr. to late '90s/early '00s superstardom.

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Horror / 1997 / R

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire (Disney+)
    Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire."

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    Keep the '90s nostalgia going with this Robin Williams classic from 1993. Sure some elements of the plot didn't age well, but the film still holds up as a comedy classic. And we're definitely curious about a supposed R-rated cut that might exist (#ReleaseTheColumbusCut).

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Comedy / 1993 / PG

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  • F9 (PVOD)
    Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in "F9."

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    The big movie that revved up hope that the big screen can still draw crowds is now yours to watch at home. Get in on the memes and enjoy this blockbuster that's just as much about family as it is about ridiculous cars that can reach the stratosphere.

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F9: The Fast Saga

Action / 2021 / PG-13

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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