A list of titles available for home viewing and streaming during the week of Friday, May 6.

Share story

Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services during the week of May 6.

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-creates the innocence and energy of the original “Star Wars” for a new generation. It’s a nostalgic blast for adults and an inclusive space-opera adventure for kids. New faces Daisy Ridley and John Boyega join veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (PG-13). Also on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats.

Jennifer Lawrence earned an Oscar nomination as self-made entrepreneurJoy,” inspired by the true story of Joy Mangano. Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper co-star (PG-13).

Also new this week: the young-adult invasion thriller “The 5th Wave” (PG-13), the Nicholas Sparks romantic drama “The Choice” (PG-13), the Holocaust drama “Remember” (R) and the foodie comedy “East Side Sushi” (PG).

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the offbeat The Family Fang,” with Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman (R). It opens in Seattle at the Sundance Cinemas (21+).


“Marseille” is an original French-language series starring Gérard Depardieu as the longtime mayor of the French port city willing to do anything to seal his legacy; eight episodes, in French with subtitles.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back for a second season of “Grace and Frankie”; 13 episodes.

Among the films new to Netflix this month are Oscar winner “There Will Be Blood” (2007, R), with Daniel Day-Lewis; Oscar nominee “Into the Wild” (2007, R); Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible III” (2006, PG-13); and Hitchcock’s elegant romantic thriller “To Catch a Thief” (1955, not rated), with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Get the Pacific Northwest connection in Meek’s Cutoff (2011), with Michelle Williams on the Oregon Trail (PG), and “Lucky Them” (2013), with Toni Collette navigating the Seattle music scene (R).

Amazon Prime Video

George Clooney is a born candidate in the political thriller “The Ides of March” (2011, R) and James Spader stars in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989, R).

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu

Hot Pursuit (2015), a comedy with Reese Witherspoon as an uptight cop and Sofía Vergara as an uninhibited mob widow, is new to both services this month (PG-13).

Also new: the sharp political satire “Election” (1999, R); the disaster-movie lampoon “Airplane!” (1980, PG); the caustic comedy “Ghost World” (2001, R); the clever crime thriller “Best Seller” (1987, R); and the James Bond classics “Goldfinger” (1964, PG), with Sean Connery, and “Live and Let Die” (1973, PG), with Roger Moore.


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) has fun with sleek ’60s spy-movie style and shows a charming side of Henry Cavill (PG-13).

Showtime Anytime

New episodes of the Gothic horror series “Penny Dreadful: Season 3” arrive every Sunday.

New on disc this week

“Joy,” “The 5th Wave,” “The Choice,” “Remember,” “The Club.”

Now available at Redbox

“The 5th Wave,” “The Choice,” “Remember,” “East Side Sushi.”