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Do you feel like you’re drowning … but you haven’t even left your couch? Welcome to the Great Content Overload Era. To help you navigate the choppy digital waves, here are The Globe’s best bets for weekend streaming.

What to watch in 2023: Our favourite new movies

Creed III (on-demand, including Apple TV and Google Play)

Open this photo in gallery:This image released by MGM showsMichael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in a scene from "Creed III." (Eli Ade/MGM via AP)

Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in a scene from Creed III.Eli Ade/MGM via AP

It’s tremendously weird that Creed III is already available to watch at home when it’s still topping the box office, but this is our new reality. We must accept it! Just like Creed III accepts that it works best as a remix of every other Rocky movie in the franchise, blending the elements into a sort of rock-’em-sock-’em comfort food, so fighting-form slick it slides down your gullet like a raw-egg smoothie. After becoming the heavyweight champion of the world, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) is living the high, semi-retired, eight-pack-ab life. But then a long-forgotten figure from his past, one-time boxing prodigy Damian (Jonathan Majors), reappears in Adonis’s life, fresh from serving 18 years in jail and eager for a shot on the world stage.

There is nothing deceptively simple about this plot – it is just simply simple. Adonis has to once again face his traumatic upbringing by getting into the ring, his family once again has to balance their love for him with their fear for his health, and an ostensible villain once again gets to be both despicable and sympathetic. And, naturally, everything is backgrounded by an intense desire from first-time director Jordan to deliver at least one, if not two or three, stand-up-and-cheer moments. Read review.

Witness (CBC Gem)

Open this photo in gallery:WITNESS (TV Series). A six-part documentary series that explores some of the most riveting viral videos of our time through the eyes of the people who captured them. Courtesy of CBC Gem

Witness is a six-part documentary series, streaming on CBC Gem.Courtesy of CBC Gem

Amar Wala’s storming of the Canadian cultural landscape continues apace, as the Toronto director’s latest production from his company Scarborough Pictures has hit the CBC with the best kind of sharp and deep impact. Over six episodes, the docuseries Witness takes an adventurous, surprising approach to exploring the most viral videos of the day, focusing not on the subject of the oft-disturbing footage so much as the people who captured it. Wala and fellow Canadian directors Yasmine Mathurin and Carol Nguyen take that old adage of “going behind the story” to new and extreme heights.

21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street (Crave with Starz)

Open this photo in gallery:In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Channing Tatum, left, and Jonah Hill are shown in a scene from the film "21 Jump Street." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures/Sony, Scott Garfield)

Channing Tatum, left, and Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street.Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP

The movie that apparently healed Kanye West’s antisemitism (not really) is back on streaming, as is its even better sequel. Given the relatively dire state of big-screen comedy, it is a true head-shake to revisit the pair of Jump Street movies, which have a hard and fast laugh-to-minute ratio and feature a pair of lead performances in odd couple Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum that are truly, splendidly charming. A while back, there were rumours that the third Jump Street movie would somehow tie itself into the moribund Men in Black franchise. That never came to pass … but it’s never too late to get the boys suited up.

Shoplifters (CBC Gem)

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, streaming on CBC Gem.Courtesy of CBC Gem

I hold a special end-of-year memory in my heart of watching Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters in that grey-zone week between Christmas and New Year’s back in 2018. During a particularly rough patch in my life, I sought refuge from the cold and merry outside world by huddling inside the TIFF Lightbox in Toronto to catch a weekday matinee of Kore-eda’s wry, wrenching dramedy, which followed a makeshift family of thieves operating on the fringes of Tokyo. The film, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier that year, was just the kind of light-touch dose of humanity that made me feel, briefly, whole. It helped carry the waning days of a year gone sour. And I’m pleased to reveal it works just as well at home.

Collateral (Paramount+)

Open this photo in gallery:Actor Tom Cruise (L) is shown in this undated publicity photograph from a scene of the new thriller film "Collateral" as he portrays Vincent, a contract killer who has been hired by a narco trafficking cartel to kill five people on one night in the city of Los Angeles, with Jamie Foxx (R) as the cab driver who drives him around the city. The film, directed by Michael Mann, also stars Jada Pinkett Smith and opens in the United States August 6, 2004. NO SALES  REUTERS/Frank Connor/DreamWorks Studio/Handout

Tom Cruise in Collateral.Frank Connor/DreamWorks Studio via Reuters

My continuing Tom Cruise watch-a-thon has revealed a curious trend: the star rarely plays bad guys, but when he does, they’re always more likeable, if not more so, than the ostensible heroes. So just like in Interview with the Vampire, Collateral finds its killer strength in Cruise’s villainous silver-haired assassin, whose larger-than-life charisma easily quashes that of his counterpart, a sad-sack taxi driver played by Jamie Foxx who is coaxed into chauffeuring this madman around town. While Cruise is aces here, the film’s real asset is director Michael Mann and his night-slicked L.A. atmosphere, all neon nightclubs and winding thruways.