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Top 7 Movies and TV Shows to Stream on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and More This Weekend (May 31)

As May transitions into June, the streaming landscape continues to offer a diverse selection of new movies and TV shows for audiences to enjoy. While last week saw the release of Dune: Part Two on Max in the US, this weekend brings a variety of intriguing titles across different platforms.

Leading the pack is “Eric” on Netflix, a six-part thriller featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his roles in Marvel movies. The series follows a grieving father in 1980s New York who copes with his son’s disappearance by communicating with a puppet monster under the bed. Critics have praised the show as “wildly ambitious” and “poignant,” making it a standout addition to Netflix’s offerings.

For horror enthusiasts, “The First Omen” is now available on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK. This supernatural prequel to The Omen (1976) follows a woman working at an orphanage in Rome who uncovers a dark conspiracy tied to the Antichrist. Despite its familiar themes, the series has been commended for its stylish execution and engaging storyline.

On Max, viewers can delve into “The Great Lillian Hall,” a touching film centered around a Broadway star grappling with dementia. Featuring a stellar cast led by Jessica Lange, the movie offers a poignant exploration of aging and the entertainment industry. Lange’s performance has garnered widespread acclaim, positioning the film as a standout Max release.

Other notable additions include “The Famous Five” on Hulu, a British literary adaptation, and “Camden” on Hulu and Disney Plus, a documentary exploring the music scene in London. Additionally, “Ren Faire” on Max offers a unique glimpse into the world of a Renaissance festival, capturing the eccentricities and drama of its participants.

Rounding out the list is “For Love & Life: No Ordinary Campaign” on Prime Video, a documentary chronicling the lives of political campaigners affected by ALS. While emotionally challenging, the film sheds light on the couple’s inspirational journey and advocacy efforts.

With a diverse array of genres and themes to choose from, this weekend’s streaming lineup promises something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for thrills, drama, or heartfelt storytelling, there’s no shortage of compelling content to dive into across various platforms.