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What to watch on September 13: The Social Dilemma on Netflix

Here are all the films, web series and TV shows you can stream on ZEE5, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, ALTBalaji, SonyLIV, Apple TV+ and Voot among others.

Written by Arushi Jain , Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2020 4:34:05 pm
The Social Dilemma, social dilemma, social dilemma netflixThe Social Dilemma is now streaming on Netflix. (Photo: Netflix)

The weekend is here and it’s time to catch up on all the new web series and movies which were released during the week.

This week, ZEE5 released two movies, Pradeep Sarkar directorial Arranged Marriage and Priyadarshan’s Anamika. Arranged Marriage features actors Ali Fazal, Patralekhaa, and Omkar Kapoor in the lead roles. It explores the relationship between families involved in a marriage. Anamika follows the story of a woman who finds love outside her marriage. It stars Aditya Seal, Pooja Kumar, and Harsh Chhaya.

Also, Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi Sharma starrer Cargo started streaming on Netflix. Disney Plus Hotstar presented the second season of its hit web series Hostages. Amazon Prime Video released its original web series titled Wakaalat From Home. It features Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh, Kubbra Sait and Gopal Datt in the lead roles.

In her review of Hostages season two, The Indian Express’ Ektaa Malik wrote, “Predictable to the T, season 2 is at least eight episodes too long. The suffering lasts for full 12 episodes with a runtime of 40-minutes each. Made with the idea of being a slow burn, the show gives one a headache instead, which by the tenth episode morphed into a full-blown migraine.”

She added, “Hostages has a cast encompassing good actors from almost three decades — right from Kanwaljit Singh, Shweta Prasad Basu, Ronit Bose Roy, Dino Morea, Shibani Dandekar, Amit Sial, Dalip Tahil and Divya Dutta. But getting the right people is only half the work done, the actors need something to work with. The script and the writing lets them all down.”

So, if you don’t know what to watch today, we are here with some binge-watch recommendations that will surely keep you hooked. Scroll through this blog and find out what you can watch on ZEE5, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, SonyLIV, Voot Select, Disney Plus Hotstar, MX Player and other OTT platforms.

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16:34 (IST)13 Sep 2020
The Banker: Apple TV+

This Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson starrer is entertaining. For a film like this that tackles racism and racial discrimination, it is also quite uproariously funny.

16:16 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Mrs America: Disney+ Hotstar

Mrs. America is a Hulu miniseries created by Desperate Housewives and Mad Men alum Dahvi Waller. Starring Cate Blanchett in the lead, the series is set in the 1970s 'United States and is about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA by second-wave feminists.

15:54 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Okja: Netflix

Bong Joon-ho's Okja is a scathing critique of capitalism and also a satire on unrelenting human greed. A young South Korean girl and her father is given a specially bred super-pig that will potentially be used in pork production if the experiment is successful. But when the time comes to retrieve the animal, the girl, Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun, who does a simply splendid work), refuses to let it go.

15:33 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Beasts of No Nation: Netflix

The concept of child soldiers is incredibly repelling. But it is not hypothetical. In some parts of the world, it is a reality. Beasts of No Nation involves Idris Elba's sadistic commandant conscripting a child into his army in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The film is a brutal blow to the viewer, and asks the question that how can we be so complacent when there still exist kids who are forced to fight and die?

15:13 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Bad Education: Disney+ Hotstar

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney play the roles of school superintendent Dr Frank A Tassone and district official Pamela Gluckin, respectively. The two are accused of embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from district funds. Their job is to bury the accusation and keep it from going public.

14:51 (IST)13 Sep 2020
War of the Worlds: Amazon Prime Video

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of HG Wells' novel of the same name, War of the Worlds sees an invasion by the Martians. Tom Cruise stars as a longshoreman who witnesses the invasion directly. Scores of people are disintegrated by the Martian war machines called Tripods that emerge from beneath the earth. War of the Worlds is a non-stop thriller that never lets up.

14:28 (IST)13 Sep 2020
7500: Amazon Prime Video

In 7500, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the co-pilot of a flight that is hijacked by terrorists. Most of the film is just the main character trying to stop terrorists from taking control of the flight, and this means not allowing them to enter the cockpit, whatever the cost.

13:57 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Watchmen: Disney+ Hotstar

HBO’s Watchmen series is a sequel of sorts (called a “remix”) to Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. It is created by Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost and HBO’s own The Leftovers. Just like how the English author boldly confronted the contemporary social and political issues in the United States in the late 1980s, Lindelof’s Watchmen deals with the present concerns: chiefly white supremacy and racism. And it does it amazingly well.

12:53 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Chernobyl: Disney Hotstar

HBO miniseries Chernobyl is a harrowing and meticulous dramatisation of the events leading up to and the immediate aftermath of the biggest nuclear disaster in history. Most of the plot across five taut episodes is about the superhuman efforts at containment by brave people without which millions would have perished.

12:32 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Brightburn: Amazon Prime Video

Brightburn is a truly terrifying superhero (or supervillain?) horror film. It is an inversion of Superman’s lore. Just like Clarke Kent, Brandon Breyer came from outer space and fell in a Kansas farm. And just like Clarke, he found loving parents. But instead of being a kind, thoughtful individual, he submits before his darker proclivities and goes on a murder spree.

12:09 (IST)13 Sep 2020
The Kid Who Would Be King: Hotstar

The Kid Who Would Be King is about a school kid who has nothing special about him. His fortunes change, however, when he pulls King Arthur’s famous sword Excalibur from the stone it is buried in. According to the Arthur stories, only the true king can draw the sword and wield it. The film is an enjoyable adventure for kids and adults alike.

11:46 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Bates Motel: Amazon Prime Video

A prequel of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Bates Motel tells the story of Normal Bates from when he was a kid. The acting is superb, both by Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother Norma Bates. There is uneasy, almost incestuous tension between the duo and that is the biggest strength of this show. Sometimes scary and sometimes creepy, Bates Motel is a worthy prequel.

11:26 (IST)13 Sep 2020
Stonehenge: The Temple of Druids: Docubay

Few places in the world are as enigmatic and mysterious. While archaeologists and historians have theories, nobody knows for certain the story behind these prehistoric standing stones that make a rough circle.

11:00 (IST)13 Sep 2020
The Social Dilemma: Netflix

The Social Dilemma is a Netflix Original documentary that delves deep into the detrimental side of popular social media sites. With the advent and subsequent adoption of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by a majority of internet users around the world, we have realised that while sharing and interacting with friends, family and even total strangers can be fun and fulfilling, it does not come without its cost.

19:56 (IST)12 Sep 2020
Mrs America: Disney+ Hotstar

Mrs. America is a Hulu miniseries created by Desperate Housewives and Mad Men alum Dahvi Waller. Starring Cate Blanchett in the lead, the series is set in the 1970s 'United States and is about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment or ERA by second-wave feminists.

19:30 (IST)12 Sep 2020
Billions: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, the Showtime series Billions is about love, politics, power and money.

19:16 (IST)12 Sep 2020
1922: Netflix

1922 is a decent watch for horror fans. The themes of the film – guilt and ‘every murderer gets his comeuppance’ (epitomised by a character in the line “In the end, we all get caught”) – are as old as time. It unsettles more than it scares and seeks to be a slow-burner.

18:31 (IST)12 Sep 2020
Tales from the Loop: Amazon Prime Video

A science fiction drama TV anthology series, Tales from the Loop is a gripping, superbly shot and well-written piece of entertainment that will delight everyone, but specifically those who liked HBO's Westworld and FX's recent series Devs.

18:07 (IST)12 Sep 2020
Brooklyn Nine Nine: Netflix

A sitcom about a bunch of police officers in a New York precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is continuously funny. The performances are great, and the uniquely written characters never let you get bored.

17:43 (IST)12 Sep 2020
Epicenter: 24 Hours in Wuhan: Docubay

This documentary film chronicles Chinese city Wuhan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its initial days. For those who do not know, Wuhan is now considered to be the place from where the novel coronavirus originated.

In an interview with indianexpress.com, ace-filmmaker Priyadarshan revealed how ZEE5 film Anamika happened. He shared, "It was an offer from Venus. This was something fun for me as well as I haven’t done anything like this before. It was very challenging to say something very interesting in about 40 minutes. Also, I found that there were other brilliant filmmakers who were working on it. So I decided to give it a try."

"I made an attempt and I can’t say how far it has succeeded. The one good thing about OTT platforms is, if your film is good, there are people who are ready to see it. If word of mouth is good, then people will see a film over and over again. Even now, I have people call me up and say, ‘I watched Sometimes yesterday and it was good.’ It is very difficult to make a good film and then keep it in a theater for a long time. By the time the word of mouth reaches everyone, the film would be removed from the theater. And moreover, you don’t feel really insecure about making a film for an OTT platform. You can be true to your filmmaking. You can tell the story the way you wanted," added Priyadarshan.