32 Best Shows And Movies on Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, SonyLiv To Watch This Week
Updated: 7 days ago
There are so many new shows and movies on Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix that you’re probably going to spend the entire week trying to guess which one to watch first. Let us make it easy for you. Here are our top ten picks for the week.
Watch now: Amazon Prime Video
Comedy / Drama
Panchayat is an Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama webseries created by The Viral Fever for the Amazon Prime Video.
The series scripted by Chandan Kumar, was directed by Deepak Kumar Mishra, which features Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav, Neena Gupta, Chandan Roy and Faisal Malik.
It chronicles the life of an engineering graduate who joins as a Panchayat secretary in a remote fictional village Phulera of Uttar Pradesh due to lack of better job options.
The series was shot in a real panchayat office located in village Mahodiya of district Sehore Madhya Pradesh.
Sehore is about 40 kilometers from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya pradesh. Mahodiya is about 10 kilometers from Sehore district headquarter.
The soundtrack and score of the series is composed by Anurag Saikia, whilst cinematography and editing were performed by Amitabh Singh and Amit Kulkarni respectively.
This series is Mishra's full-fledged attempt in direction after directing the respective second seasons of Permanent Roommates and Humorously Yours!.
Panchayat was premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 3 April 2020. The series received mostly positive response from critics, with the performances of the leading actors, scripting, direction and major technical aspects were praised, critics also appreciated TVF, its producers to come up with a rural village setting as compared to the previous projects, which is mostly based on the urban atmosphere.
At the inaugural ceremony of Filmfare OTT Awards, the series won all the nominations under the Comedy Series category, except for Best Actress.
The series was also nominated for Best Original Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues for Chandan Kumar, although it did not receive a win.
The second season of the series was scheduled to release on 20 May 2022. However, all the episodes were released two days before the actual release date.
In this season, Abhishek is seen taking more interest in village politics and developments alongside preparing for CAT exam.
Only Murders in the Building
Watch now: Disney+ Hotstar
Comedy / Crime / Drama
Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery-comedy streaming television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman.
The ten-episode first season premiered on Hulu on August 31, 2021. The plot follows three strangers played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who share an obsession with a true crime podcast.
After a suspicious death in their affluent Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia, the three neighbors decide to start their own podcast about their investigation of the death, which the police ruled a suicide.
The series has received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its comedic approach to crime fiction, as well as the performances and chemistry among the lead performers.
In September 2021, Hulu renewed the series for a second season which premiered on June 28, 2022.
Watch now: Amazon Prime Video
Action / Crime / Drama
The Boys is an American superhero television series developed by Eric Kripke for the streaming service Amazon Prime Video.
Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which was originally published by DC Comics under its Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dynamite Entertainment, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.
The series stars an ensemble cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capone, and Karen Fukuhara as the vigilantes and Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, and Nathan Mitchell as members of "the Seven", an elite superhero group run by the conglomerate Vought International who, while maintaining a lofty façade, are shallow celebrity figures prone to committing horrendous crimes in secret.
The series also stars Elisabeth Shue in the first season, while Colby Minifie and Aya Cash joined the cast for the second season. Claudia Doumit and Jensen Ackles joined for the third season.
The first season premiered on July 26, 2019. Ahead of the second season premiere, the series was renewed for a third season in July 2020, which was released on June 3, 2022.
The series has received critical acclaim for its writing, storyline, humor, and the performances of the cast (particularly Urban and Starr) and has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2021.
Two spin-off shows were ordered in September 2020 and December 2021, the latter of which, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, premiered on March 4, 2022.
Watch now: Netflix
Drama / Fantasy / Horror
Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by the Duffer Brothers and streaming on Netflix.
The brothers serve as showrunners and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
The series premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016. Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy (Will Byers) amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities (Eleven).
The series stars an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Cara Buono, Dacre Montgomery, and Maya Hawke.
Watch now: Netflix
Crime / Drama / Thriller
Ozark is an American crime drama streaming television series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix and produced by MRC Television and Aggregate Films.
The series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as Marty and Wendy Byrde, a married couple who move their family to the Lake of the Ozarks for money laundering.
Bateman also serves as a director and executive producer for the series. The first season was released on July 21, 2017; the second season was released on August 31, 2018, and the third season was released on March 27, 2020.
The first three seasons are ten episodes each. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth and final season consisting of fourteen episodes split into two parts; the first part was released on January 21, 2022, while the second was released on April 29, 2022.
Drama / Romance
Watch now: Netflix
Heartstopper is a British coming-of-age romance streaming television series developed for Netflix based on the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman.
Starring Kit Connor and Joe Locke, it tells the story of Charlie Spring, a gay schoolboy who falls in love with someone he sits next to in his new form, Nick Nelson, while also exploring the lives of Charlie and Nick's friends: Tao, Elle and Isaac.
TV Series Reality TV IMDb: 8.2 Watch now: Disney+ Hotstar
MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network 10.
Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston served as the show's main judges until 2019, when they were replaced by Series 4 winner and chef Andy Allen, food critic Melissa Leong, and restaurateur and chef Jock Zonfrillo.
Special Ops 1.5
TV Series Action / Crime / Drama IMDb: 8.6
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story is an Indian Hindi-language action espionage thriller streaming television series created and directed by Neeraj Pandey for Disney+ Hotstar.
The series is set inside the Special Ops Universe and stars Kay Kay Menon as the titular Himmat Singh. The series premiered on 12 November 2021.
TV Series Action / Crime / Thriller IMDb: 8.8 Watch now: Disney+ Hotstar
Special Ops is an Indian Hindi-language action espionage thriller web series for Hotstar Specials created and directed by Neeraj Pandey, with Shivam Nair serving the credits for co-direction.
Pandey also produced the series under his Friday Storytellers, a division of his production house, for providing content to the digital medium.
It stars Kay Kay Menon as Himmat Singh, a member of Research and Analysis Wing, forms a team of five agents, in order to track down a person, who is the mastermind of the terror attacks which took place in India.
TV Series Crime / Drama / Romance IMDb: 9 Watch now: Disney+ Hotstar
Snowdrop (Korean: 설강화; Hanja: 雪降花; RR: Seolganghwa) is a South Korean television series starring Jung Hae-in, Jisoo, Yoo In-na, Jang Seung-jo, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Hye-yoon, and Jung Yoo-jin.
It aired on JTBC from December 18, 2021, to January 30, 2022, every Saturday and Sunday at 22:30 (KST) for 16 episodes.
TV Series Drama / History IMDb: 9.3 Watch now: Sony Liv