Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.
Top streams of the week
Emma Stone stars in “Cruella” (2021, PG-13), the live-action prequel about the early life of “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil, when she was a punk-inspired fashionista in 1970s London. It co-stars Emma Thompson as the reigning haute couture designer and features a wild sense of costume design. (Disney+)
In “Love and Monsters” (2020, PG-13), an ordinary guy (Dylan O’Brien) leaves his underground bunker and braves the monster-infested world to reunite with the woman he loves (Jessica Henwick). This comic take on the monsterpocalypse thriller includes Michael Rooker and a small army of delightful, wildly creative giant insect monsters. (Hulu)
Spike Lee commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack in “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½” (TV-MA), his four-part documentary essay surveying life in New York and its boroughs from 9/11 through Black Lives Matter to COVID-19, and how the citizens pull together to face each crisis. (HBO Max)
Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji star as a straight-laced couple whose thrill-seeking “Vacation Friends” (2021, R) — played by John Cena and Meredith Hagner — crash their wedding in this raunchy comedy. (Hulu)
An isolated child goes on an odyssey to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) in “The Water Man” (2021, PG), an adventure drama rooted in fairy tales directed by and starring David Oyelowo. (Netflix)
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Elijah Wood plays the FBI analyst who interviewed Ted Bundy (Luke Kirby) after his conviction in “No Man of God” (2021, not rated).
In “He’s All That” (TV-MA), a social influencer (Addison Rae) makes a bet to turn a high school loser (Tanner Buchanan) into the prom king.
Kid stuff: The animated “I Heart Arlo: Season 1” (TV-Y7) celebrates an eclectic group of friends.
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The spy thriller “The Courier” (2021, PG-13) is based on the true story of a British businessman (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) tangled up in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Miranda Otto headlines “The Unusual Suspects” (not rated), a limited series drama from Australia about five women who join forces to plan and execute a heist. (Hulu)
“Disobedience” (2017, R) stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as women in love in London’s Orthodox Jewish community.
Streaming TV: “American Horror Story: Double Feature” (TV-MA) marks the 10th season of the anthology horror series. Episodes stream a day after their TV debut.
It’s Dwayne Johnson versus an earthquake that rocks California in the disaster movie spectacle “San Andreas” (2015, PG-13).
The documentary “Lily Topples the World” (2021, not rated) profiles 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh, the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler. (Discovery+)
The gentle romantic comedy “Dan in Real Life” (2007, PG-13) stars Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. (Disney+)
The three-part docuseries “The Monster in The Shadows” (2020, not rated) looks into the unsolved disappearance of Brittney Wood in 2012 Alabama. (Peacock)
The documentary “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché” (2019, not rated) reclaims the place of the pioneering filmmaker who was practically written out of film history. (Sundance Now)
New on disc and at Redbox: “Peter Rabbit 2,” “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It,” “Habit.”
Information in this article, originally published Aug. 28, 2021, was corrected Aug. 31, 2021. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that “The Monster in the Shadows” was about Lyme disease.