19 New Release Movies That Went Straight to Home Streaming

Updated September 3, 2020 by Kyle
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While there are tons of free streaming options available right now, (can you say Tiger King?), nothing beats the thrill of the big screen. But since that is currently not an option, these movies provide the next best thing. After all, most of these should still be in theaters but were sent home early when the lights went out. So grab some popcorn and your favorite spot on the couch and enjoy…

19 New Release Movies That Went Straight to Home Streaming

 

Note: With a couple minor exceptions, all of these movies are available to buy or rent on popular streaming platforms like Prime Video, Apple TV, Redbox, and iTunes.

Bad Boys for Life

The Bad Boys are back for one final ride. This movie was released to streaming platforms early on March 31st due to stay-at-home orders in many states.

It will also be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 21st, 2020.

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Original Release Date: January 17, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey is a DC Comics superhero movie which was released earlier than planned on March 24th for streaming rental.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Original Release Date: February 7, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

Bloodshot

Bloodshot is also a superhero movie based on the Valiant comic character. Five days after it was released, Sony studios decided to make it available for home streaming on March 21st.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan

Original Release Date: March 13, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

Call of the Wild

Based on Jack London’s classic book, The Call of the Wild had some bad luck on its release date and was shortly sent to home streaming.

A great family movie easily worth the $14.99 in my opinion.

Starring: Harrison Ford, a Cool Dog, Bunch of Other People

Original Release Date: February 21, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $14.99

Doolittle

Another Dr. Doolittle take, Doolittle stars the highly talented Robert Downey Jr. and makes for a fun stay-at-home on the couch movie for the entire family.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson

Original Release Date: January 17, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

Emma

This Jane Austen book was finally brought to the big screen earlier this year, only to be sent straight to streaming when all the movie theater lights went off.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth

Original Release Date: February 21, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $19.99

Frozen 2

Frozen 2 was initially set to be released on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+, on June 26th, 2020. But due to the pandemic it was moved up and released to the public on March 15th.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Original Release Date: November 22, 2019

Streaming Cost: Free on Disney+

The Gentlemen

The Gentleman is an action comedy, directed by Guy Ritchie, that was pushed up for home media release on March 24th of this year.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery

Original Release Date: January 24, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $14.99

The Hunt

The Hunt is a movie described as an action, horror, thriller flick that had the unfortunate luck of a March 13th release date.

The studio made the smart decision to send the movie for early home streaming release on March 20th.

Starring: Betty Gilpin, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan, Emma Roberts

Original Release Date: March 13, 2020

Streaming Rental Cost: Rent for $19.99

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is a science fiction horror flick that looks pretty darn freaky and could be fun distraction.

The movie was released early for home streaming on March 20th.

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid

Original Release Date: February 28, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $19.99

I Still Believe

My two daughters talked me into renting I Still Believe for $19.99 last weekend.

Their official review: “Too sad, not worth 20 bucks.”

Starring: KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh

Original Release Date: February 21, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $19.99

Just Mercy

Just Mercy is a legal drama about a Harvard lawyer who heads to Alabama to try and help a wrongly convicted murderer.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan

Original Release Date: January 10, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $5.99, buy for $19.99

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a critically acclaimed British drama movie with the very unfortunate release date of March 13th.

Because of this, the studio sent it for home media release on April 3rd.

Starring: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin, Ryan Eggold

Original Release Date: March 13, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $19.99

Onward

Onward is an urban fantasy Disney movie that “follows two elf brothers who set out on a quest to find an artifact that will bring back their deceased father.”

The movie is set to be free to Disney+ subscribers on April 3rd.

Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Original Release Date: March 6, 2020

Streaming Cost: Free on Disney+

Portraits of a Lady on Fire

Portraits of a Lady on Fire is a French historical drama set in the late 18th century.

Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Original Release Date: February 14, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $3.99, buy for $14.99

Sonic the Hedgehog

This Sonic movie was released on February 14th then sent to home media on March 31st.

Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey

Original Release Date: February 14, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The last Star Wars movie will be released early on Disney+ on April 13, 2020. If you can’t wait til then you’ll have to pay $5.99 to rent it..

Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver

Original Release Date: December 20, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $5.99

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour, a computer-animated jukebox musical, is set for release on April 10th. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will go straight to home media streaming outlets.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden

Original Release Date: April 10, 2020

Streaming Cost: Rent for $19.99

The Way Back

The Way Back is a sports drama starring Ben Affleck as a basketball coach seeking redemption.

When movie theaters in the country closed in mid-March, the movie went to home media streaming options on March 24th, 2020.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins

Original Release Date: March 6, 2020

Streaming Cost: Buy for $19.99

Ask the Reader: Have you seen any of these movies yet? Would you recommend it?


By Kyle James

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