It’s a brand-new year, and that can only mean one thing. Apple is back with the only weekly guide you need to find the best of movies available for purchase or rent on iTunes.

We’ve got this week’s best picks after the fold.

Highlights from this week’s iTunes Weekend Movie Guide include; Lee Daniels’ The Butler, indie comedy: “Thanks For Sharing,” alongside rock documentary: “Jobriath A.D.”

Plus, Apple is this weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “Mary Poppins,” by offering an exclusive ‘50th anniversary’ edition of the childhood classic, complete with digital iTunes Extras.

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All Star Cast: The Butler

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.

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Modern Slapstick: Bad Grandpa

86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.

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Indie Comedy: Thanks For Sharing

A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

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50th Anniversary: Mary Poppins

A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker’s unhappy family.

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Director Spotlight: Tropic Thunder

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

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Family Movie Night: Despicable Me 2

Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

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New Voices Of Horror: You’re Next

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

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Rock Doc: Jobriath A.D.

Called “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll” and “Hype of the Year,” Jobriath’s reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, “Jobriath A.D.” spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the new generations of fans slowly re-discovering him.

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Classic Scorsese: Raging Bull

An emotionally self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

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Foreign Drama: Museum Hours

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.

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Note: Each of the movies above is available to rent in HD.

Looking for more great movie recommendations? – See the iTunes Top 100 UK Movies Chart and iTunes Top 100 U.S Movies Chart. Stay tuned for next week’s edition of iTunes Weekend Movie Guide.

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Charts

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Five Nights at Freddy\'s 2
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Five Nights at Freddy\'s 2
$2.99
Five Nights at Freddy\'s
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Five Nights at Freddy\'s
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Minecraft – Pocket Edition
free
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
$6.99
Kingdom Rush Origins
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Kingdom Rush Origins
$2.99
Earn to Die 2
free
Earn to Die 2
$1.99
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Football Manager Handheld™ 2015
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free
Pako - Car Chase Simulator
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Monument Valley
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Five Nights at Freddy\'s 2
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Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games
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iTunes U
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Facebook Messenger
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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper
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iTate - Andy Tate Soundboard
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Candy Crush Soda Saga
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Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games
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WhatsApp Messenger
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WhatsApp Messenger
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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper
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Civilization: Beyond Earth
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OS X Server
free
OS X Server
$19.99
Things
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Things
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Disk Doctor
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Disk Doctor
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GarageBand
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Things
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Things
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Duplicate Detective
£1.99
OS X Server
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OS X Server
£13.99
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OS X Yosemite
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Evernote
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Softmatic PhotoTrip
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Memory Clean
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Memory Clean
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OS X Yosemite
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Evernote
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Kindle
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Microsoft Remote Desktop
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Memory Clean
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Power Outage
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Secrets & Lies
$2.99
The Trial
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The Trial
$2.99
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905
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12 Steps and 30 Candles
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Redux
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Redux
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Black Hole Sun
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Black Hole Sun
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Chasing the Devil\'s Tail
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Great Reads

Discover this year's best pageturners.
Top 5 Paid Books (US) 
Gone Girl
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Gone Girl
$2.99
Unbroken
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Unbroken
$2.99
The Burning Room
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The Burning Room
$3.99
Hope to Die
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Hope to Die
$9.99
Captivated By You
free
Captivated By You
$7.99
Top 5 Paid Books (UK) 
Gone Girl
free
Gone Girl
$2.99
Unbroken
free
Unbroken
$2.99
The Burning Room
free
The Burning Room
$3.99
Hope to Die
free
Hope to Die
$9.99
Captivated By You
free
Captivated By You
$7.99
Top 5 FREE Books (US) 
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Private
free
Private
Free
Pretty Little Liars
free
Pretty Little Liars
Free
Resist Me
free
Resist Me
Free
Top 5 FREE Books (UK) 
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
free
iPad User Guide For iOS 8.1
Free
Private
free
Private
Free
Pretty Little Liars
free
Pretty Little Liars
Free
Resist Me
free
Resist Me
Free