Your guide to streaming

The best movies and TV shows to watch on Australia’s streaming services.

Stuck inside for a prolonged period or unsure of what’s good in the never-ending abyss of content? Follow our streaming guide and start your next binge off right. 




Set in London, Bodyguard follows Police Sergeant David Budd who, after thwarting a terrorist attack, is assigned to protect Britain’s Home Secretary.

  • Honourable mention: Altered Carbon, Manhunt: Unabomber, Daredevil. 


Brooklyn Nine-Nine 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police comedy following the lives and whacky adventures of the detectives in the fictional 99th Precinct.

  • Honourable mention:The Good Place, Russian Doll, Bojack Horseman. 



Set in the 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with creating criminal profiling by interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

  • Honourable mention: Unbelievable, Ozark, When They See Us. 


The Haunting of Hill House 

Flashing between past and present, a family must confront haunting memories and spirits from their old home and the events that drove them from it. 

  • Honourable mention: Stranger Things, Kingdom, Black Summer.  


Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes 

A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row and those around him during his crimes.

  • Honourable mention: The Toys That Made Us, Making A Murderer, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.




Based on a long-running comic book series, Preacher follows an alcoholic, chain-smoking man of faith who becomes infused with power and embarks on a mission to find god with his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend and a vampire. 

  • Honourable mention: Sons of Anarchy, Power, Justified. 


The Office (US)

A mockumentary about a group of office workers, whose egos, inappropriate behaviour and romances lead to hilarious results.

  • Honourable mention: Friends, Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation. 



Set in the world of corporate greed and espionage on Wall Street, Billions pits two titans of industry – US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod – against each other.

  • Honourable mention: Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, Breaking Bad.



Set before hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, explore the relationship between Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Will Graham. 

  • Honourable mention: Dexter, Ash vs Evil Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Louis Theroux 

A series of documentaries by renowned documentary filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster Louis Theroux.

  • Honourable mention: Leaving Neverland, SuperSize Me, Love the Beast 

Disney +


The Mandalorian 

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the Star Wars galaxy. 

  • Honourable mention: Marvel’s Runaways, Agent Carter and any Marvel superhero film.


The Simpsons 

The hilarious adventures of the world’s favourite yellow family and their friends in the misfit city of Springfield.

  • Honourable mention: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Parent Trap, Newsies.


Remember the Titans

The true story of an African-American coach who must unite his team during the first season of racially integrated high school football.

  • Honourable mention: Invincible, The Finest Hours, Dan in Real Life


Hocus Pocus

A young man moves to Salem where he unwittingly awakens a trio of witches who were executed in the 17th century. 

  • Honourable mention: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Return to Oz.


Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy. 

An in-depth making-of documentary focusing on the original Star Wars trilogy and its impact on popular culture and modern cinema. 

  • Honourable mention: Frank & Ollie, The Pixar Story, Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. 



The Boys
A group of vigilantes set out to take down a corrupt contingent of superheroes who began abusing their powers. 

  • Honourable mention: Jack Ryan, Star Trek: Picard, The Expanse.


Adapted from an award-winning play, Fleabag follows the life of a young woman trying to cope with life in London after a tragedy. 

  • Honourable mention: The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Veep, The Tick.



A troubled Jewish man sets out for revenge and is recruited by a secret group of Nazi hunters in 1970s America.

  • Honourable mention: The Man in the High Castle, The Widow, American Gods.



Based on a renowned podcast, Lore is an anthology series focusing on nightmare mythologies and how they’re rooted in real-life horror stories.

  • Honourable mention: NOOS4A2, Good Omens, Carnival Row.


The Grand Tour

Follow former Top Gear hosts Jeremy, Richard and James as they drive new vehicles and undertake challenges across the globe. 

  • Honourable mention: The Central Park Five, The Test, City of Ghosts.

Apple TV+


For All Mankind

Explore how the world would have reacted if the global space race had never ended. 

  • Honourable mention: See, Amazing Stories.


Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet 

The owner of a successful video game company and his troubled staff work to keep their hit game, Mythic Quest, on top of the charts.

  • Honourable mention: Dickinson.


The Morning Show

An inside look at the lives of early morning television hosts in America and how they carry out their unique televised ritual. 

  • Honourable mention: Truth Be Told, Little America.



A couple is in mourning after they lose their baby, which causes a rift in their marriage and opens a gateway for a mysterious force to enter their home. 



Visible: Out on Television

Explore the importance of TV and how the LGBTQ movement influenced what we watch.

  • Honourable mention: The Elephant Queen, Helpsters, Oprah’s Book Club.

Foxtel Now


Set in an alternate history, Watchmen follows the lives of police officers who have been forced to wear masks to protect their identities against domestic terrorists. 

  • Honourable mention: His Dark Materials, Barry, Future Man.


Avenue 5

The troubled crew of a space cruise ship must try to keep passengers calm after their ship is thrown off course into deep space. 

  • Honourable mention: The Righteous Gemstones, Succession, Silicon Valley. 


Big Little Lies

The picture-perfect lives of upper-class mothers begin to unravel after a murder at a prestigious elementary school.

  • Honourable mention: The Leftovers, Euphoria, Chernobyl.


The Outsider

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, The Outsider follows the investigation of a gruesome murder where a supernatural force has edged its way into the case.

  • Honourable mention: The Walking Dead, American Horror Story: 1984, Castle Rock.


Crimes that Shook Australia

A true-crime documentary series exploring some of Australia’s most famous crimes and criminals. 

  • Honourable mention: LAWLESS: The Real Bushrangers, Beware the Slenderman and Undercover High.

Note: There is also a wealth of free content available on 7plus, 9Now, 10play, ABC iView and SBS ON Demand streaming services. The content is free to watch but does contain ads.