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My streaming picks: 11 shows and movies you don't want to miss this weekend

My streaming picks: 11 shows and movies you don't want to miss this weekend

Who could have guessed that so many fantastic new releases would all come out this weekend? There are so many this week, the hardest part might be deciding what to watch first.

This week, we've got some big-time action movies, fascinating documentaries and a few award-winners to boot. What are you going to watch?

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison

Rated: NR

Synopsis: "A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966."

Why You'll Love It: Joining the Hulu lineup this Saturday, September 17, this documentary by Ron Howard provides an intimate, never-before-seen look into one of the world's most influential bands.

Where to Stream It: Hulu

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: "Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance."

Why You'll Love It: Fans have said this "Star Wars" installment is the best one in the franchise. Find out if you agree.

Where to Stream It: Starz, free (or as an add-on subscription with Amazon Prime); Hulu, Free; Amazon Video, $14.99; YouTube, $14.99; Google Play, $14.99.

Captain America: Civil War

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Joe Russo

Rated: PG-13

Synopsis: "Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man."

Why You'll Love it: An all-star cast. Lots of action. Good laughs. Great characters. What's not to love?

Where to Stream it: Amazon Video, $4.99

The Jungle Book

Starring: Neel Sethu, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

Rated: PG

Synopsis: "After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free-spirited bear, Baloo."

Why You'll Love it: According to critics, the latest Jungle Book remake sets a new standard for CGI. The stunning effects add to the amazing voices of Bull Murray and Christopher Walken.

Where to Stream it: YouTube, $3.99; Google Play, $3.99; Amazon Video, $4.99; Vudu, $4.99

The Revenant

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Rated: R

Synopsis: "A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team."

Why You'll Love it: This is the movie where Leo finally got his first Oscar after 20+ years in the biz. This film also won awards in best cinematography and best directing. It's also inspired by a true story.

Where to Stream it: HBO, Free; Amazon Video, $14.99

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