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What to stream this weekend: Lion, Catwoman, and more

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Not sure what to binge this weekend? We’re here to help: Each Friday, the EW staff reveals which TV shows and movies, new and old, they’ll be streaming once work’s over. Below, check out our picks for the weekend ahead.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Hulu)

Production is well underway on Deadpool 2, and last week, news broke that the very funny Julian Dennison has joined the cast. To celebrate, I’ll be revisiting Dennison’s breakout role in the hilariously offbeat New Zealand comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. It tells the story of the Tupac-loving, haiku-reciting preteen Ricky Baker (Dennison), who’s taken in by a foster family and winds up on the run in the New Zealand bush with his “uncle” (Sam Neill). It’s hysterical and heartfelt — and it’s a great way to get yourself familiar with director Taika Waititi’s work before he joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor: Ragnarok—Devan Coggan (@devancoggan)

Johnny Guitar (Hulu and Amazon Prime)

Johnny Guitar is a cult classic featuring Joan Crawford as a gun-toting, pants-wearing saloon owner while she faces off against Mercedes McCambridge’s Emma Small, fighting to keep her land and her man (the titular Johnny Guitar), holding her own as a Western antihero throughout. In a time when female representation is a hot topic, this mid-century film gives us a startling portrait of female power, rage, and jealousy. It upends expectations, taking the docile and domestic gender roles of the 1950s and turning them on their head — and demonstrating why Crawford was a force to be reckoned with. —Maureen Lenker (@themaureenlee)

Lion (Netflix)

When a little boy named Saroo (played by then 8-year-old breakout star Sunny Pawar) gets lost far from his rural India hometown, he gets adopted by an Australian couple and, 20 years later, uses Google Earth to search for his long-lost family. Based on the real-life Saroo’s memoir, this dazzling Best Picture nominee not only boasts a sterling cast (including Dev Patel as adult Saroo and Nicole Kidman as Saroo’s adoptive mother), but also deftly tells a complex, authentic story of embracing your identity and finding your family. The ending will probably leave you sobbing, but it’s the journey — most of which is told through little Saroo’s eyes — that makes Lion ring true. (Watch this with tissues at the ready or with this gallery of Pawar and Patel’s cutest photos from last year’s awards circuit to help dry those tears.) —Shirley Li (@shirklesxp)

No Tomorrow (Netflix)

The now-cancelled CW series has all the trappings of a classic romcom: cute laidback guy, cute uptight girl, and an incredible meet-cute. He thinks the world is ending, and she, well, she thinks he’s crazy but enjoys his laissez-faire lease on life and decides to join his adventure. The couple go on zany adventures each week in an effort to check off their “Apoca-lists” before the world ends. Although the one-season wonder ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger, it’s a fun ride and a perfect summer binge. —Dalene Rovenstine (@realdalener)

Crashing (Netflix)

I’ve already devoured Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s excellent Fleabag (available on Amazon Prime), so now it’s time to move on to another one of her projects: 2016’s Crashing, a one-season comedy the English playwright created and stars in that follows a group of emotionally messy 20- and 30-somethings who live together in an abandoned hospital. It features a love triangle, a sexually confused playboy possibly crushing on his sweet male roommate, a deadpan French artist, and plenty of drunk epiphanies — kind of like Grey’s Anatomy, but without Grey… or anatomy. —Ariana Bacle (@iambacle)

Disappeared (Hulu)

If you’re looking for Dateline but with a genuine creep factor, Disappeared is the perfect pick. Like the title suggests, this series focuses on people who have vanished seemingly without a trace. While the bulk of the cases remain open, the twists and turns detailed are often enough to keep you looking over your shoulder. A must-see for true crime connoisseurs who think they’ve seen it all — just don’t watch it before you go to bed. —Jami Ganz (@JamiGanz)

Catwoman (Netflix)

Wonder Woman broke the paradigm for women in comic book movies, but it’s time we accept Catwoman as the most enjoyable female-fronted superhero flick of the modern era. What the Halle Berry-fronted title lacks in nuance it makes up for in unabashed absurdity. Its story of a meek graphic designer murdered by her sinister employers (and resurrected by a troop of mystical kitties) is every bit as magnetically ridiculous as it is fascinatingly farfetched. At the very least, how can anyone hate a film that features a villainess (Sharon Stone) whose face is so ungodly fortified by beauty cream that it’s tougher than marble, and doesn’t crack in the slightest even after taking a Catwoman-wielded pipe to the face (while surrounded by a room filled floor-to-ceiling with giant posters of her modeling headshots) before tumbling out of a skyscraper and onto the cold, hard concrete below. Is the scene a metaphor for Catwoman’s unjust trajectory in cinema history? Definitely. Is it also accidentally hilarious in the best way possible? Absolutely.  —Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi)

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