JustWatch: ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ ‘Yellowstone’ Top November Streaming Viewing

HBO Max’s thriller Don’t Worry Darling was the top streamed movie from Nov. 1 to 30, according to new data from JustWatch, the Berlin-based platform that tracks the SVOD streaming habits of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States. The title, starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde, topped holiday musical comedy Spirited, starring Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, on Apple TV+, and adventure/comedy Disenchanted, starring Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Amy Adams, on Disney+.

Among top episodic programming in November, Peacock’s perennial chart topper “Yellowstone” held off late charges from Netflix’s newbie “Wednesday” (which debuted Nov. 23) and “The Walking Dead” on AMC+.

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‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ ‘Ghosts,’ ‘The Offer,’ ‘Flight Attendant’ New to Disc Nov. 29

Nov. 29 sees a slate of new Blu-ray and DVD releases that includes Don’t Worry Darling, The Offer, Ghosts: Season One and The Flight Attendant.

The psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 29 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Katie Silberman, is based on a story by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke and Silberman, and stars Florence Pugh (Oscar-nominated for Little Women), Harry Styles (Dunkirk), Wilde (upcoming Babylon), Gemma Chan (Crazy Rich Asians), KiKi Layne (The Old Guard) and Chris Pine (All the Old Knives). The film also stars Nick Kroll (How It Ends), Sydney Chandler (TV’s “Pistol”), Kate Berlant (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Asif Ali (TV’s “WandaVision”), Douglas Smith (TV’s “Big Little Lies”), Timothy Simons (TV’s “Veep”) and Ari’el Stachel (upcoming Respect the Jux). In Don’t Worry Darling, Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism espoused by Victory CEO Frank (Pine) — equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach — anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia. While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives — including Frank’s partner Shelley (Gemma Chan) — get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All it asks in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Read a review here.

The Offer, about the story behind the making of the classic film The Godfather, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 29 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The series will also be available to purchase through digital retailers. It is currently available to stream on Paramount+. From Paramount Television Studios, The Offer is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s experiences of making The Godfather. The limited series stars Miles Teller as Albert S. Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, and Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt. The Offer follows the journey of Al Ruddy, a Hollywood outsider who starts as a programmer and ends up producing one of the greatest films of all time: The Godfather. Over the course of the production, Ruddy, along with his assistant Bettye McCartt and director Francis Ford Coppola, contend with all the problems of a making a movie, from battles over casting and scripting, to the involvement of the real-life mafia. Paralleling Ruddy’s rise is the ascent of crime boss Joe Colombo and the Italian-American Civil Rights League, which condemns Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel. Ruddy’s film adaptation puts him and Colombo on a collision course that will ultimately make or break the movie. Hanging in the balance is Paramount Pictures, a last place studio on the verge of being scrapped by parent company Gulf & Western. Robert Evans, the iconic studio executive, gambles on The Godfather to save Paramount. Read a review here. The four-disc Blu-ray or DVD sets include all 10 episodes, plus more than two hours of bonus content.

Lionsgate will release Ghosts: Season One on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 29. The CBS sitcom, based on a British series of the same name, stars Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as a couple who inherits a country estate and turns it into a bed & breakfast, only to discover it’s inhabited by the spirits of several former residents. The cast also includes Richie Moriarty, Sheila Carrasco, Brandon Scott Jones, Danielle Pinnock, Rebecca Wisocky, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza, Devan Chandler Long. The Blu-ray also includes access to a digital copy of the first season’s 18 episodes.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release The Flight Attendant: The Complete Season 1 & 2 on DVD and for digital purchase Nov. 29. The HBO Max original series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian stars Kaley Cuoco as a flight attendant named Cassie who hooks up with a passenger only to find him dead in bed the next morning with no memory of what happened. As she attempts to clear her name she stumbles upon a deeper conspiracy. In the second season, Cassie is framed for murder while working for the CIA and once again sets out to solve the underlying mystery. The cast also includes Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Deniz Akdeniz, T.R. Knight and Rosie Perez. The DVD includes all 16 episodes, eight from each season. DVD extras include deleted scenes, episode commentaries, and “Inside the Series” and “Invitation to the Set” featurettes.

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The South Korean hostage thriller Emergency Declaration heads to digital, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 29 from Well Go USA Entertainment. In the film, while investigating a terrorist threat that goes viral online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With steadily decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew are forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers. From writer/director Han Jae-rim (Rules of Dating, The King), the film stars Song Kang-ho (Parasite, Snowpiecer), Lee Byung-hun (“Squid Game,” G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Jeon Do-yeon (No Blood, No Tears), Kim Nam-gil (Pandora, Public Enemy 3), Kim So-jin (Escape from Mogadishu, The Drug King) and Park Hae-joon (Believer, Bakugan: Battle Force).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the new animated holiday movie Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land on DVD Nov. 29. With magic in the air, Jerry the mouse and his nephew, Tuffy, make a snow mouse that miraculously comes to life. To keep their new friend Larry the Snow Mouse from melting, Tuffy and Jerry must race him to the fabled Snowman’s Village. In hot pursuit, Tom the cat and the devious Dr. Doublevay have their own plans for Larry’s magic. The voice cast includes Kevin Michael Richardson as Larry, Kath Soucie as Tuffy, Laraine Newman as Mrs. LePage, Stephen Stanton as Doctor Doubleyay and Lightning, Rick Zieff as Meathead and the narrator, Carlos Alazraqui as Floyd, Kimberly Brooks as Snow Cop and Little Girl, Joey D’Auria as Butch, and Regi Davis as Snow Mayor.

Lionsgate will release the docuseries Origins of Hip-Hop on DVD Nov. 29. Narrated by Grammy-winning rapper Nas, the eight-part documentary series delves into the stories of some of hip-hop’s most celebrated and groundbreaking artists in their own words. Origins of Hip-Hop features interviews with dozens of acclaimed artists and music industry veterans, as well as family and friends of the highlighted icons, plus never-before-seen archival footage. The hour-long episodes chronicle the rise of eight culture-defining hip-hop legends across multiple generations and styles — including Busta Rhymes, Eve, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Ja Rule, Lil Jon and Uncle Luke — as they share the experiences that shaped their music and made them icons.

Shout! Kids and Cinema Management Group Nov. 29 release Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon, an animated film based on a story by award-winning filmmaker José Zelada (KayaraSearching for Hearts), on DVD, and for digital purchase and VOD. Directed by José Zelada and Richard Claus, Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon follows the story of a young heroine and her thrilling journey to save the endangered Amazon rainforest. A visual and colorful movie, the film is bolstered by vibrant storytelling, a strong young female lead character, fascinating folklores, and the relevant theme of deforestation and environmental conservation. The film was an official selection of the 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and was recently nominated for Best Feature, Best Sound Design, and Best Original Music at the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards in Madrid. Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon features a voice cast of Lola Raie (Cheaper by the Dozen), Naomi Serrano (New Amsterdam), Dino Andrade (Batman: Arkham Asylum), Joe Hernandez (Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy), Alejandra Gollas (Quinceañera), Bernardo De Paula (Carmen Sandiego), Thom Hoffman (Black Book), Yeni Alvarez (Pinochio), Susana Ballesteros (The House of Flowers), Rene Mujica (Elena of Avalor), Gerardo Prat (The Barrier), and Rico Sola.

The comedy Summer Dropouts will be released via on demand, for digital purchase and on DVD Nov. 29 from Lionsgate. The film follows Dave and his pop-punk band Summertime Dropouts, who are clean-cut, straight-edge kids looking for their big break. At a battle of the bands, Dave runs into his old high school crush Amy, and her own rock trio. Summertime Dropouts stars up-and-comers Nicholas Podany, Crystal Lake Evans, Caleb Donahoe, Melanie Brook, Takaya Abdou Lloyd, Serena Laurel and influencer Josh Richards. The film also features an appearance by a Warped Tour mainstay — pop-punk band, Simple Plan.

Film Movement on Nov. 29 releases the boxed set Voices of Ukraine on DVD. The set features four award-winning films about those affected by the ongoing war with Russian that first started in 2014. Films in the collection are Bad Roads, a drama set against the backdrop of Donbas from first-time director Natalya Vorozhbit, based on her internationally-acclaimed play of the same name, which was Ukraine’s most recent Oscar entry for Best International Film; the 2019 Oscar entry Donbass, a pitch-black absurdist dramedy from director Sergei Loznitsa, who also captured the Un Certain Regard Directing Award at Cannes; Valentyn Vasyanovych’s drama Reflection, a Venice Golden Lion nominee; and The Earth Is Blue as an Orange, a Sundance Award-winning documentary from Iryna Tsilyk. 

Horror, erotic and thriller titles Macumba Sexual and Mansion of the Living Dead are being released on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 29 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

From writer/director Jess Franco, Macumba Sexual (1983) stars Lina Romay (in her “Candy Coster” guise) as a sexually repressed wife tormented by visions of “the goddess of unspeakable lust” Princess Obongo (a performance by pioneering transgender actress Ajita Wilson of Sadomania fame) in a fever dream of erotic cruelty, carnal duality and nonstop Franco-style insanity. The feature is scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever, and extras include an interview with director Jess Franco and “The Mirror of Evil,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Flowers of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco.

One of the more infamous works of his Golden Films Internacional period, writer/director Jess Franco’s depraved subversion of raunchy comedy, erotic thriller and heretical horror is Mansion of the Living Dead. In the 1982 film, when four topless cocktail waitresses — led by Lina Romay (aka Candy Coster) — arrive at a deserted resort, they’ll unlock a perverse netherworld of lesbianism, sadism and unholy violation by a zombie religious sect inspired by de Ossorio’s “Blind Dead” series. The film is scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever, and special features include “Jess Franco: Heretic,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Flowers Of Perversion: The Delirious Cinema Of Jesús Franco, andThe Mansion That Jess Built,” interviews with director Jess Franco and star Lina Romay.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

JustWatch: ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ ‘The Crown’ Top Weekly Streaming Through Nov. 13

Director Olivia Wilde’s thriller Don’t Worry Darling and Netflix’s “The Crown” season five were the most-streamed movie and TV show for the week ended Nov. 13, according to new data from JustWatch, the Berlin-based company that tracks the SVOD streaming habits of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

The movie topped last week’s podium finishers Barbarian (Netflix) and Terrifier 2 (Bloody Disgusting), while the newest season of “The Crown” topped Peacock’s “Yellowstone” and the newest and final season of “Manifest” on Netflix. The first of three seasons premiered on NBC on Sept. 18, 2018, with Netflix acquiring catalog distribution rights.