Top 15 movies to watch on Apple TV+ this week

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There are new releases every month. Some become more popular than others and win the hearts of the audience with their excellent acting performance and engaging storylines. Topping the view charts, these movies range in genres from comedy to thrillers, bringing laughter and excitement to the streamers.

From the science fiction romantic drama Fingernail to a bittersweet comedy about a father-daughter duo, On the Rocks, Apple TV+ has a variety of movies for one to pick and choose between to watch on the weekend with friends.

So unpack this list of top 15 movies to stream on Apple TV + this week for a thrill and drama-filled movie night.


Genre: Romance

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Jessie Buckley, Jeremy Allen White

Fingernails — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Fingernails is a science fiction movie of Sound of Metal fame Riz Ahmed. Anna, behind her boyfriend Ryan’s back, joins a company that has developed a technology that can test true love between couples. In her new workplace, Anna starts getting close to Amir, who similarly works as an instructor as her.


Genre: Comedy

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Sunita Mani

Spirited — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Jacob Marley is the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future who has helped many people over two centuries in redeeming them. He finds his next target, Clint Briggs who is a media consultant and uses less than noble ways to help his clients. Clint is irredeemable but they discover that if his soul could be saved, it would cause a giant ‘ripple’ effect.


Genre: Action

Starring: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue

GREYHOUND - Official Trailer (HD) | Apple TV+

An American war movie starring Tom Hanks, who plays Commander Krause, who is on his first wartime mission during World War 2 and he is responsible for taking his team across the Atlantic. The mission becomes more problematic and dangerous when his convoy begins to be stalked by German U-boats, and a naval battle starts between the two sides.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Ryder Allen, Alisha Wainwright

Palmer — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Eddie Palmer used to be a football star in his high school, but now he is restarting his life working the job of a janitor in a local school after doing a 12-year stint in prison. He lives with his grandma and gradually starts caring for a teenage boy, Sam whose indifferent addict mother often leaves him at his grandmother’s house.


Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Starring: Eva Noblezada, Colin O’Donoghue, Simon Pegg


Sam, an orphan, has always been afflicted with ill luck and is now trying to find her foot in society after she had to leave the orphanage as she is 18 now. One day, she shares her sandwich with a street black cat and finds a golden penny. Surprisingly, the next day, she discovers that everything is going right, and for a change, her luck has finally arrived.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin


CODA is the short form for a Child of deaf adults. Ruby’s parents are hearing impaired. She is the only hearing member of her small family and finds herself responsible for helping them around with her family’s fishing business. But after joining the school choir club, she starts falling for a cute boy and finds that she has a talent for singing.


Genre: Action

Starring: Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Lizze Broadway


It is a romantic action movie about two people whose date results in saving the world. Cole is an ordinary person who works as a vendor in the Farmers’ market. He ends up meeting a lonely but charismatic woman, Sadie, and ends up going on a date. But when he tries to contact her the next day, he finds himself ghosted.


Genre: Adventure

Starring: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Skeet Ulrich

Finch — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Fifteen years later, on a post-apocalyptic earth, the ozone layer was completely annihilated by the solar flare, making the green planet inhabitable. Finch, a robotic engineer who knows that he doesn’t have long to live, starts manufacturing a robot that could help take care of his dog after his passing.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry, Linda Emond


Causeway, an emotional film, stars Jennifer Lawrence, who has also produced it. Lynsey, a soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury during her Afghanistan tour, has to be discharged and return home. Back at her mother’s place, Lynsey, while waiting for reemployment, befriends James, who has similar experiences as her.

Flora and Son

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Reynor

Flora and Son — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

Flora is a single mother who is disappointed as her son acts very estranged from her and engages in petty theft. She wants her son to adopt a new hobby so that he can distract himself, and learn something valuable, and maybe, through the process, they’ll grow closer. One day, she finds a used guitar and enrolls herself in an online class.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Will Smith, Steven Ogg, Ben Foster


A historical thriller, Emancipation, is based on a real-life event in the 1860s when the then-US President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation to end slavery. The story mainly follows Peter, who is taken away from his family one day and forced to be a laborer, suffering from torture at the hands of white men.


Genre: Thriller

Starring: Taron Edgerton, Sofya Lebedeva, Nikita Efremov

Tetris — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

During the Cold War, Henk Rogers, a video game developer, became obsessed with a new game on the market, Tetris, developed by a Soviet programmer, Alexey Pajitnov. The movie revolves around Henk’s journey to Russia and his attempts at licensing and patenting the game and bringing it to the masses.

The Banker

Genre: Drama

Starring: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult

The Banker — Official Trailer | Apple TV+

In the 1950s, two African-American men rose through the ranks of being successful investment bankers in Los Angeles. Bernard Garrett isn’t able to accomplish his goal of becoming a real estate agent due to racism, so he approaches another wealthy African American man, Joe Morris, to become his partner and invites a white man, Matt Steiner, to become their front to do business.

On the Rocks

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, Jenny Slate

on the rocks

Laura grows suspicious of her workaholic husband, and it doesn’t help that her playboy father, Felix, is in town and aiding her suspicions by goading her into following her husband, Dean. Laura is divided between trusting her husband and listening to her father’s devil-like whispers in her ear.


Genre: Drama

Starring: Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Harry Holland


Cherry, a college student who suffers heartbreak when his girlfriend Emily leaves for further studies, drops out of college and enlists herself in the army. But after coming out, he has PTSD, gets into a life of crime, and becomes dependent on drugs.