The Equalizer 3, Return to Seoul, and every new movie to watch at home

The Equalizer 3, Return to Seoul, and every new movie to watch at home

Happy new year, Polygon readers! Each week, we round up the most notable new releases to streaming and VOD, highlighting the biggest and best new movies for you to watch at home.

This week, The Equalizer 3, the latest action thriller from Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua, arrives on Netflix alongside Society of the Snow, the survival thriller based on the infamous 1972 Andes flight disaster. Return to Seoul, the critically acclaimed drama from director Davy Chou, and One Fine Morning, the romantic drama starring Léa Seydoux and Pascal Greggory, are now available to stream on Prime Video. There’s several other exciting new releases to choose from to rent as well, including the gorgeous drama All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt and Mayhem, the awesome new action thriller from Gangs of London director Xavier Gens.

Here’s everything new to watch this weekend!

New on Netflix

The Equalizer 3

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Denzel Washington as Robert McCall aiming a pistol over the shoulder of a man in The Equalizer 3.

Photo: Stefano Montesi/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Genre: Action
Run time: 1h 49m
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, David Denman

Denzel Washington reprises his role as the surgically precise vigilante Robert McCall in the third installment of the Equalizer series. After moving to Italy, McCall learns that his new friends from a southern Italian town are being terrorized by members of a Mafia organization. Bad news for the Mafia: They’re about to get equalized.

Society of the Snow

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A group of men and women standing next to the wreckage of a plane with a snowy mountain in the background in The Society of the Snow.

Image: Netflix

Genre: Survival thriller
Run time: 2h 24m
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Felipe González Otaño

Based on a true story, this survival thriller follows the passengers of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 who, after being stranded in the Andes mountains with no way to contact the outside world, must work together to fend off starvation and freezing to death. The trailer certainly looks gripping, with the survivors struggling to secure their rescue and keep up morale under the direst of circumstances.

Good Grief

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Photo: Chris Baker/Netflix

Genre: Comedy-drama
Run time: 1h 40m
Director: Dan Levy
Cast: Dan Levy, Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel

Writer-director Dan Levy stars in this romantic comedy-drama as an artist who, following the loss of his writer husband, takes his two best friends on a trip to Paris for the holidays. Upon arriving, the three find themselves faced with their own individual revelations and challenges as they grow closer together.

New on Prime Video

Return to Seoul

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

Jin-Min Park as Freddie, wearing dark red lipstick in a black leather coat standing in the middle of a Korean city street at night in Return to Seoul.

Image: Aurora Films/Sony Pictures Classics

Genre: Drama
Run time: 1h 59m
Director: Davy Chou
Cast: Ji-Min Park, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han

Freddie (Ji-Min Park), an impulsive 25-year-old adoptee, travels to South Korea — the place where she was born before being adopted and raised in France — with a group of her friends. Embarking on an impromptu trip of self-discovery, she finds herself straddling the line between the familiar and foreign, the true and the false, in a search to understand what she meant to her mother and why she was put up for adoption.

One Fine Morning

Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

(L-R) Sandra (Léa Seydoux) embraces her lover Clément (Melvil Poupaud) in One Fine Morning.

Image: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Genre: Romantic drama
Run time: 1h 52m
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Melvil Poupaud

Léa Seydoux (Crimes of the Future, Death Stranding) stars in this new romantic drama from Bergman Island director Mia Hansen-Løve as Sandra, a young widowed mother struggling to secure a decent nursing home for her ailing father (Pascal Greggory) while raising her 8-year-old daughter. Upon reconnecting with Clément (Melvil Poupaud), an old friend from her past, the two find themselves unmistakably drawn to one another — in spite of Clément’s marriage to another woman.


Where to watch: Available to stream on Prime Video

Hen (Saoirse Ronan) lies in bed looking despondent while Junior (Paul Mescal) kisses her shoulder tentatively

Image: Amazon Studios

Genre: Sci-fi drama
Run time: 1h 50m
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, Aaron Pierre

Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in this sci-fi psychological thriller about Henrietta and Junior, a married couple whose love is put to the test when Junior is called to work on a large space station orbiting Earth. In his stead, Henrietta will be left in the company of a robotic replica of her husband. Remember that one episode from the sixth season of Black Mirror that starred Aaron Paul and Josh Hartnett? This sounds kind of like that.

New to rent

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt

Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A woman (Sheila Atim) in a white dress cradling a child in their arms in front of a thicket of trees and bushes with a house in the background in All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt.

Image: A24

Genre: Drama
Run time: 1h 37m
Director: Raven Jackson
Cast: Kaylee Nicole Johnson, Chris Chalk, Jayah Henry

Jumping back and forth in time, writer-director Raven Jackson’s latest drama follows the story of a pair of Black sisters growing up in the South. Described as a “a poetic memoir […] that bobs and weaves through mundane and life-defining moments alike” by critic Monica Castillo, the trailer is light on words but heavy on mood and feeling.


Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

(L-R) Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie in Eileen.

Image: Neon

Genre: Psychological thriller
Run time: 1h 38m
Director: William Oldroyd
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anne Hathaway, Shea Whigham

Based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s 2015 novel, this psychological thriller stars Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho) as a young secretary who becomes infatuated with Rebecca (Anne Hathaway), the charismatic new psychologist at the juvenile detention facility where she works. As their friendship grows, Eileen finds herself exploring new aspects of her personality — to equally sinister and deadly effect.


Where to watch: Available to rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Nassim Lyes as Sam, an ex-con and former martial artist, fighting against two men in Mayhem.

Image: IFC Films

Genre: Crime action
Run time: 1h 39m
Director: Xavier Gens
Cast: Nassim Lyes, Loryn Nounay, Olivier Gourmet

An early contender for one of this year’s best action films, Mayhem follows Samir (Nassim Lyes), an ex-con and martial artist, who flees from France to Thailand to escape his former gang. Struggling to build a new life, Samir finds himself once again dragged into a world of deceit and violence when a powerful real estate tycoon kidnaps a member of his family.

From our review:

Mayhem’s action is brutal and kinetic, with inventive kills, strong location work, and realistic choreography that makes the most of Lyes’ kickboxing pedigree. It’s a true star-making performance for him, as he juggles the role’s demanding physical requirements with a deep well of sorrow that permeates the entire affair, even as he dispatches foe after foe.

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