By EW Staff
August 11, 2017 at 01:39 PM EDT

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.

Rachel Getting Married (Hulu)

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who died in April, may be best known for his Academy Award-winning thriller The Silence of the Lambs and his music documentaries, but his 2008 family drama Rachel Getting Married is an oft-overlooked gem. In a performance that earned her an Oscar nod, Anne Hathaway plays an addict who leaves rehab to attend her sister’s wedding — and open plenty of old wounds. The film, which is both raw and romantic, also stars Debra Winger, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Bill Irwin. —Noelene Clark (@Noelene Clark)

Pushing Daisies (CW Seed)

To bring some whimsy into my weekend, I’ll be revisiting Pushing Daisies, the gone-too-soon cult comedy about a pie maker (Lee Pace) who can revive the dead and uses that skill to help solve murders. American Gods and Hannibal mastermind Bryan Fuller created the delightfully stylized series, which nabbed four Emmys during its run, including one for supporting actress Kristin Chenoweth. —Ariana Bacle (@iambacle)

Adventures in Babysitting (Netflix)

Thirty years ago this summer, Elisabeth Shue found herself out on a wire (and on the side of a building) with a bunch of rugrats — including Rent‘s Anthony Rapp — in this ’80s comedy gem that gets shinier with each rewatch. Not only does this crazy caper feature a young Vincent D’Onofrio as the imposing Dawson, Babysitting also provides Penelope Ann Miller’s most vivacious bit ever as the stranded, whiny Brenda, who sets the plot in motion. Goes perfectly with Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead as a double feature. —Dan Heching (@MoodyHeching)

River (Netflix)

For all you anglophiles and police procedural lovers out there, River is a gem. Created and written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), this BBC One series focuses on Detective Inspector John River — a multilayered and often misunderstood man — and his quest to solve the murder of his partner and best friend while he contends with the “manifests” who appear to him and only him. Easy to binge in just a single day and perfect for fans of Broadchurch and The Missing alike. —Jami Ganz (@JamiGanz)

The Carmichael Show (Hulu and Netflix)

The Carmichael Show has officially ended, but anyone interested in compelling, funny family conversations about all the relevant topics of today’s culture can find every episode on Hulu (and the first two seasons on Netflix as well). Over the course of its three-season run, The Carmichael Show discussed everything from Bill Cosby to mass shootings — all with an open mind, a scathing tongue, and a warm heart. —Christian Holub (@cmholub)

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