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Weekend Watchlist: Teenage vampires, the original ‘Top Gun’ and other new shows to watch this weekend

By Kara Santos Published Jun 10, 2022 4:51 pm

What’s new on streaming sites this Independence Day weekend?

If you’re looking for something new to watch for Pride Month, Netflix has just released a new queer, teen, supernatural series that flips the script on the usual vampire love story. 

Girl vampire meets girl vampire huntress in First Kill, based on V.E. Schwab's New York Times bestselling short story in the fiction collection Vampires Never Get Old: Tales With Fresh Bite.

Speaking of beings who don’t seem to age, the original Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, originally released 36 years ago, is currently streaming on HBO GO. With Top Gun: Maverick recently released in local theaters, now’s your chance to rewatch Cruise in action in this classic ‘80s flick.

New episodes of the dark and gritty superhero series The Boys are also dropping on Prime Video every Friday. Catch up on the deranged third season, which sees the addition of new supes including Termite, Soldier Boy, The Crimson Countess, and lots of blood and viscera. You have been warned.

Here’s the latest roundup of new series and movies arriving on streaming sites from June 6 to June 12 to watch this weekend. 


Top Gun (1986)

Synopsis: Tom Cruise aims high as he vies to be the best Navy fighter pilot. A classic of the 80s that made Cruise a star.

Prime Video

The Boys (Season 3)

Synopsis: It's been a year of calm. Homelander's subdued. Butcher works for the government, supervised by Hughie of all people. But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy. New episodes drop every Friday.


First Kill 

Synopsis: Falling in love is tricky for teens Juliette and Calliope: One's a vampire, the other's a vampire hunter — and both are ready to make their first kill.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Synopsis: While Eddie Brock and Venom try to navigate their thorny relationship, a new threat rises from serial killer Cletus Kasady and a new alien symbiote.

Peaky Blinders (Season 6)

​​Synopsis: A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.


Synopsis: When a down-on-his-luck basketball scout finds a potential superstar in Spain, he sets out to prove they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.


Synopsis: A rising politician's career is threatened when a surreptitiously recorded video of her sex life is leaked to the public.

Trees of Peace

Synopsis: Four women from different backgrounds forge an unbreakable sisterhood while trapped and in hiding during the genocide in Rwanda. Inspired by true events.

All the Money in the World

Synopsis: When the grandson of oil magnate J. Paul Getty is kidnapped in Rome, his mother must fight her billionaire father-in-law to pay for his safe return.

Peter Rabbit 2

Synopsis: Peter and his rabbit family leave Thomas and Bea's garden for the city. When they get into trouble, Peter needs help from old friends to save the day.