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Overwhelmed by Streaming Services? Some Ideas For Your Watchlist

The age of endless content and new streaming platforms popping up regularly, our movie reviewing partner Russ Matthews shares his tips.

By Georgia FreeFriday 25 Nov 2022Hope DriveMoviesReading Time: 2 minutes

The film landscape is changing before our very eyes. Once a cinema dominated industry, streaming services have now well and truly taken over.

Although convenient, the amount of choice can often be overwhelming, leading people to spend more time scrolling through the menu than actually watching anything.

Reel Dialogue’s Russ Matthews joined Hope Drive to discuss his favourite streaming services and the best content to watch on each.

Russ’s Top 3 Streaming Services*

*In no particular order


Why? Quantity and original shows

What’s New? Enola Holmes 2, rated M

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Enola Holmes takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she’ll need some help from friends – and brother Sherlock.


Why? Family-friendly content

What’s New? Andor, rated M

Andor is a prequel series to Star Wars’ Rogue One. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian Andor will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.

Prime Video

Why? Variety and subscription perks

What’s New? Thirteen Lives, rated M

Thirteen Lives is a film depiction of the Thai cave rescue of 2018. A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.

Streaming Services for Christian Content

New Faith Network

On New Faith Network, you can find the largest selection of Christian films and series. In addition, they produce their own shows, which have stories of faith at their core, in order to inspire both young and old.


Wonder is a streaming platform available in Australia and New Zealand, where you can rent or subscribe to some of the best stories on film from around the world. The content on Wonder has been carefully selected and curated with an overriding and passionate belief that movies change people and people change the world.


Formerly known as ACCTV, the only free Christian streaming service available on their website, demand via their app, Android TV, Foxtel, Apple TV, Fetch and Chromecast.

Listen to Russ’ full interview on Hope Drive in the player above.

Reel Dialogue is a creative dialogue between the Christian faith and entertainment culture. For movie reviews and articles, visit thirdspace.org.au.