The 11 best things to stream this weekend, from a new 'Orphan Black' spinoff to a doc about a real 'Gone Girl' case

The best things to watch this weekend.
Orphan Black/BBC America, Abanti Chowdhury/BI
  • Check out the "Perfect Match" finale or the "Orphan Black: Echoes" premiere this weekend.

  • Documentaries like "Tell Them You Love Me" and "Black Barbie" are newly streaming.

  • You can also catch up on new episodes of "Hart to Heart" and "My Life Is Murder."

There are a lot of new documentaries to watch if you're looking for a true story to dive into.

Netflix has a few titles to add to your watch list, including "Black Barbie," a doc produced by Shonda Rhimes about the creation of the first Black Barbie doll. Over on Hulu, there's "Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini," about an apparent kidnapping with a twist.

But if you'd rather indulge in something fictional, you can check out the premiere of "Orphan Black: Echoes," a spinoff of the beloved sci-fi series, or the new season of the mystery-dramedy "My Life is Murder."

Here's a complete rundown of all the best movies, shows, and documentaries to stream this weekend, broken down by what kind of entertainment you're looking for.

For an uplifting history lesson, watch "Black Barbie"...

Black Barbie dolls
Black Barbie dolls weren't released until 1980.Courtesy of Netflix

"Black Barbie," produced by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Lagueria Davis, explores how three Black women working at Mattel — Beulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins, and Stacey McBride-Irby — were responsible for the debut of the groundbreaking doll in 1980. The new Barbie ultimately paved the way for the representation of all identities.

Streaming on: Netflix

...or "Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution."

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration. Trixie Mattel, Rosie O'Donnell at The Greek Theatre for Netflix Is A Joke Fest. C
"Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution."Beth Dubber/Netflix

Comic-turned-director Page Hurwitz's new doc, which recently premiered at Tribeca before streaming on Netflix, looks back at the history of LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy as a form of resistance. It features comedians including Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, and Rosie O'Donnell.

Streaming on: Netflix

Tennis fans should watch "Federer: 12 Final Days."

A still from "Federer: Twelve Final Days"
Roger Federer.Courtesy of Prime

Particularly if you're a Federer fan, this doc is a must-watch. But really, any sports fan will appreciate this look into the final days of the superstar athlete's career, from his retirement announcement in 2022 to his last match.

Streaming on: Prime Video

For some messy reality TV drama, check out the "Perfect Match" finale.

Stevan Ditter and Alara Taneri in a matching red outfit in "Perfect Match" season two, episode nine.
Did Stevan and Alara win "Perfect Match"?Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix's messiest reality dating show dropped its finale this week. It featured a surprising winning couple and more last-minute drama for Harry Jowsey and "Love Is Blind" alum Jessica Vestal.

Streaming on: Netflix

For a true-crime fix, tune into "Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini"...

Photos featured in "Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini"
Photos of Sherri and Keith Papini.Hulu

This three-part docuseries tells the story of Sherri Papini's kidnapping hoax and its aftermath.

Unlike the disturbing tale at the heart of Netflix's "American Nightmare," Papini's actually was a real-life "Gone Girl" case.

Streaming on: Hulu

...or "Tell Them You Love Me."

Tell Them You Love Me key art
Key art from "Tell Them You Love Me."Netflix

This is one of the most disturbing documentaries I've seen in a minute.

"Tell Them You Love Me" explores the complex and controversial story of Anna Stubblefield, a married white professor of ethics at Rutgers University-Newark, and Derrick Johnson, the nonverbal Black man with cerebral palsy she was convicted of sexually assaulting.

Streaming on: Netflix

If you're into cult history, watch "Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown."

Former People's Temple member Yulanda Williams posing for a portrait
Former Peoples Temple member Yulanda Williams.Xiao Hou/National Geographic

Long before NXIVM and Twin Flames, there was Peoples Temple.

Arguably the most famous cult in American history, it was founded by Jim Jones in the 1950s in Indianapolis and culminated in the horrific Jonestown massacre of 1978, in which the cult leader ordered his followers to drink Kool-Aid laced with cyanine. In total, 918 people died, including more than 300 kids.

The new Hulu documentary features interviews with several survivors of the event, some of whom argue that the tragedy should be seen as a mass murder, not a mass suicide as it's commonly been labeled.

Streaming on: Hulu

The new season of "Hart to Heart" is out now.

Kevin Hart and Ben Afflect on "Hart to Heart"
Kevin Hart and Ben Affleck.Peacock

The fourth season of Kevin Hart's talk show kicks off with the comedian's interview with Ben Affleck.

Streaming on: Peacock

For a mystery fix, watch "My Life Is Murder."

Lucy Lawless in "My Life is Murder"
Lucy Lawless plays Alexa Crowe.Davide Zerilli/AcornTV

Lucy Lawless stars in this Australian-New Zealand dramedy as private investigator Alexa Crowe, a former detective who solves mysteries and has a bread-baking business in her spare time.

Streaming on: Acorn TV

Sci-fi fans should check out "Orphan Black: Echoes."

Krysten Ritter as Lucy "Orphan Black: Echoes"
Krysten Ritter in "Orphan Black: Echoes."Sophie Giraud/AMC

If you were a fan of the original "Orphan Black," the Canadian sci-fi thriller that starred Tatiana Maslany as several genetically identical human clones, this one is a no-brainer.

But even if you weren't familiar with the earlier series and just like the genre, "Echoes" is worth checking out. It stars Keeley Hawes as an older version of Kira Manning, the daughter of Maslany's character Sarah from the original show, and Krysten Ritter as Lucy, a woman with amnesia who finds herself at the center of her own clone mystery.

Streaming on: AMC+

The latest episode of "The Boys" is a must-watch.

Antony Starr as Homelander in season four, episode four of "The Boys."
Antony Starr as Homelander in season four, episode four of "The Boys."Prime Video

The fourth episode of the satirical superhero drama's new season is a standout, largely thanks to Antony Starr's stunning performance as Homelander, who returns to the lab where he was raised.

Seriously, just give the man an Emmy already. We only have one season left to do it after this!

Streaming on: Prime Video

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