Winter weekends call for a mix of movies, from cheesy romances to edge-of-your seat thrillers. Here are some interesting ones to add to your list

Rachel Brosnahan stars in I’m Your Woman

There are some fun and unsual films popping up that will provide refreshing entertainment in the weeks ahead. With a heartwarmer starring Dolly Parton, a thriller that sees a mother and her baby on the run, and a moving performance by Riz Ahmed, these will shake up your home entertainment after weeks of Strictly and I’m a Celeb.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square

Netflix | 22 November

Regina returns to her hometown after her father’s death, to evict the townspeople and sell the land to a mall developer. She is confronted by an angel who says she wants change, and Regina starts to listen to the people’s individual stories. This one is overflowing with festive cheer and hits from Dolly.

Sound of Metal

Amazon Prime | 4 December

Riz Ahmed stars as a drummer who rapidly loses his hearing and is tormented by the devastatedat the end of his heavy metal lifestyle. Desperate to help him, his girlfriend finds a community that will not only help him to adapt to a new way of communicating, but also to find the inner calm missing from his life all along.

Stage Mother

Netflix | 7 December

A Texas church choir director is shocked when she inherits her late son’s drag queen club in San Francisco. Lucy Liu stars as her son’s best friend, and together they try to change the struggling club’s fortunes.

Ava

Netflix | 7 December

Jessica Chastain stars as an assassin who is hitting the bottle hard, and has started questioning her targets. Her handler, played by John Malkovich, is protective but the head of the organisation, played by Colin Farrell, wants to take Ava out. With well-choreographed fight sequences and not much else to the plot, this is an easy watch.

I’m Your Woman

Amazon Prime | 11 December

This crime drama set in the 70s follows a young mother who must go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.