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The 64 best movies on Hulu right now (July 2022)

Welcome to Hulu’s blistering throes of summertime fun! This 4th of July and throughout the month, Hulu’s cinematic library will be chock full of jaw-dropping action flicks, featuring The Expendables series, Big Trouble in Little ChinaDeath Race, Ghost Rider, and many more. And if you’re not a fan of macho madness, the platform is also home to movies from every other genre, too.

Whether you’re looking for an awesome “beat em’ up” ensemble or you prefer something a bit on the quieter side, we’ve put together this rotating roundup to shine a light on all the best movies on Hulu right now.

And for those who want even more out of their Hulu subscription, check out the Disney Bundle, which gets you Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ for just $14 a month. That’s a ton of Hulu, plus the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, sports, and more, all for the price of just two of the services.

Subscribe to a different platform? Not only do we have a guide to the best shows on Hulu, but we’ve rounded up the best movies on Amazon Prime Video, the best movies on Netflix, and the best movies on Disney+.

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The Expendables (2010) new

The Expendables
45 %
r 103m
Genre Thriller, Adventure, Action
Stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
When it comes to star-studded action epics, nothing says “genre calling-card” like The Expendables, a fast-cutting, hour-plus thrill ride that pits some of cinema’s bulkiest talents against a rotating menagerie of enemy fodder. Leading the wave of alphas is Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross, a decorated mercenary hired for what he thinks is a routine gig: Infiltrate a South American dictatorship and overthrow the man in charge. But when Ross and his team of hard-hitting misfits arrive as planned, they soon discover they are in over their heads. It’s not a perfect film by any means, but The Expendables managed to tap into the nostalgic, punch-and-kick narrative tropes of ’80s action, with plenty of visually stunning sequences, lightning-fast editing, and a who’s-who of renowned action stars, including Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Jet Li, among others.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986) new

Big Trouble in Little China
53 %
pg-13 99m
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
Directed by John Carpenter
John Carpenter had quite the interesting career in the ’80s, with sleeper horror hits like The Fog and action-thrillers like Escape from New York and They LiveBig Trouble in Little China stars frequent Carpenter alum Kurt Russell as grisly truck driver Jack Burton. This is perhaps Carpenter’s most bizarre big-budget flick, and we can’t get enough of it. When a Chinatown crime lord kidnaps the fiancée of Jack’s best buddy, the unsuspecting 18-wheeler pilot stumbles into the most fantastical search-and-rescue mission of his life, complete with bonkers CGI that can only be found in the ’80s. Big Trouble in Little China doesn’t pretend to be serious for a single second. But it’s the adrenaline-fueled campiness that we came for in the first place.

127 Hours (2010) new

127 Hours
82 %
r 94m
Genre Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Stars James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn
Directed by Danny Boyle
Based on Aron Ralston’s 2004 memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the cinematic adaptation of this arresting, true-life survival story stars James Franco as Ralston, a daring adventurer who goes exploring an isolated canyon in Utah. Mid-climb, a boulder breaks loose and wedges Ralston’s arm against the rocky wall. Alone, with no one in his social circle aware of where he is, Ralston must make some drastic (and painful) decisions if he’s to have any chance of making it out alive. A pulse-pounding blend of drama and thriller elements, with brilliant direction from Danny Boyle and a powerful lead performance from Franco, 127 Hours is an excellent bit of cinema that is well worth a watch. 

Flee (2021) new

91 %
pg-13 89m
Genre Documentary, Animation
Stars Amin Nawabi, Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh
Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Flee is one of those movies that fully commands the power of documentary filmmaking to tell an unbelievable true story. With jaw-dropping animation as our visual medium of choice, director Jonas Poher Rasmussen unpacks the emotionally arresting past of one Amir Nawabi, a refugee from Afghanistan (operating under an alias) who recounts his experience of fleeing his native country close to two decades ago. Heartfelt, beautifully constructed, and filled with frame after frame of immersive imagery, Flee is an important bit of storytelling you don’t want to miss.
FLEE (2021) - HD Trailer - English Subtitles

Apollo 11 (2019) new

Apollo 11
88 %
g 93m
Genre Documentary, History
Stars Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller
The idea behind Apollo 11 is engaging archival footage and audio recordings in a way that weaves and threads an inspiring narrative. Chronicling the 1969 Apollo mission, the documentary negates the traditional talking-head format in favor of cinéma vérité-style 70mm behind-the-scenes footage of the historical space mission and its primary crew — specifically Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and a host of mission engineers providing Earth support to the trio of astronauts. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is a phrase that is deeply engrained in the fabric of humanity, and this powerful documentary is a monolithic reminder of the many grand triumphs that man is capable of discovering.

The Nightingale (2018) new

The Nightingale
77 %
r 136m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Nightingale stars Aisling Franciosi as Clare, a convict with a thirst for vengeance. Set in 1825 Tasmania, the film follows Clare’s quest to find the British officer who destroyed her family to carry out her own act of vigilante justice. Joining forces with Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), an Aboriginal tracker with his own dark past, the duo combine their respective bloodlust to effectively navigate the harsh terrain in search of their shared target. A brutal tale with powerful performances at its core, The Nightingale is a revenge drama done right.
The Nightingale - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films

Sundown (2022) new

70 %
r 82m
Genre Drama
Stars Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios
Directed by Michel Franco
In Sundown, Tim Roth is Neil Bennet, the emotionally and financially domineering patriarch of a high-class family. Vacationing in Mexico with his sister Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her two children (Samuel Bottomley and Albertine Kotting McMillan), Alice receives distressing news about a death in the family. Planning to travel home, Neil makes up an excuse at the last second to stay in Acapulco, where he indulges in a series of cheap thrills in an effort to distance himself from his sister, the death, and anything else that could pester the quiet and miserly gentleman. A bleak drama, Sundown is propelled by the chameleon-like performance of Tim Roth at its center, portraying a man who has it all but would seemingly give it all up if it meant disappearing was a possibility.
SUNDOWN Trailer (2022) Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Three Identical Strangers (2018) new

Three Identical Strangers
81 %
pg-13 97m
Genre Documentary
Stars David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Lawrence Wright
Directed by Tim Wardle
Joining the ranks of Hulu’s jaw-dropping documentaries, Three Identical Strangers traces the story of Edward Galland, David Kellman, and Robert Shafran, identical triplets who were separated at birth and reunited years later after a chance meeting in New York. After spending time together and learning about each other’s lives, the three brothers unravel a deep-seated mystery that changes everything they knew about each other, themselves, and the clinical details of their adoptive upbringings. This is a documentary that screeches into huge hairpin turns, forcing its viewers to question the nature of reality and what it means to have your life altered without your knowledge or consent. 

Prisoners (2013) new

70 %
r 153m
Genre Drama, Thriller, Crime
Stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Before dazzling viewers with dark, epic sci-fi opuses like Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve first tested the waters of American A-listers with his 2013 thriller Prisoners. Starring Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover, when Keller’s daughter and friend go missing, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) spearheads the investigation. With the only lead being a mysterious man (Paul Dano) living in a newly-docked motorhome, there’s not enough evidence to implicate him. But as the walls start closing in, Keller takes justice into his own hands. Shot, edited, and scored like an atmospheric horror film, Prisoners dials in a huge runtime that could have done with some slicing here or there, but its powerhouse performances and propulsive narrative will keep you locked to the screen, regardless of how long the film is.
Prisoners Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal Movie HD

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada
62 %
pg-13 109m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Stars Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt
Directed by David Frankel
Based on the 2003 Lauren Weisberger novel of the same name, The Devil Wears Prada is a comedic standoff of towering talents. The movie stars Anne Hathaway as Andy, a recent college graduate who scores the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands an assistant gig at Runway magazine. Andy’s journalistic aspirations are soon put to the test when she’s assigned to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the publication’s infamous editor. As Andy attempts to settle into her employment, Miranda begins to seemingly do everything in her power to run her new assistant ragged. The divine and diabolical pairing of Hathaway and Streep is a tour-de-force of golden performances, as the protégé and domineering fashionista go head-to-head in scene after scene of glorious comedy.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element
52 %
pg-13 126m
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Directed by Luc Besson
The Fifth Element represents a unique sub-genre of cinematic science fiction that combines action, comedy, and drama with a cosmic and dystopian narrative through line. Believe it or not, all of these elements somehow land successfully — for the most part. Our story follows 23rd-century taxi cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), an unsuspecting man whose his life is changed forever when Leeloo, the human embodiment of an ancient set of intergalactic weaponry (played by Milla Jovovich), mysteriously falls into his cab. With a malevolent force from beyond rapidly encroaching on Earth, it’s up to Dallas, Leeloo, and a rag-tag team to find the other parts of the weapon so that Leeloo can become one with the otherworldly technology and save the planet. Director Luc Besson lays a rich tapestry of unforgettable visuals with The Fifth Element, delivering characters and set pieces that remain iconic nearly 30 years after the film’s original 1997 release.

Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet
77 %
pg 108m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy
Directed by George Miller
Nothing says “adorable” like a bountiful colony of music-wooing emperor penguins. Such is the narrative setup in Happy Feet, a dazzling, animated tale that follows protagonist Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) on a journey of self-discovery. Using sing-song melodies to attract their mates, Mumble has no talent for singing, although the odd-penguin-out does possess the uncanny ability to tap dance. After being banished from his colony, Mumble falls in with a group of Adelie penguins known as “the Amigos” who help Mumble harness his dancing skills to win over Gloria (voiced by Brittany Murphy), one of the most talented emperor penguins of Mumble’s original colony. Heartfelt, funny, and packed with charm and personality, Happy Feet is a cutely mesmerizing foray into a world of anthropomorphic animal artisans that you won’t soon forget. 

Get Low (2009) new

Get Low
77 %
pg-13 103m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Stars Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Robert Duvall’s career has seen plenty of cinematic appearances over his many decades of performing, but it’s some of the actor’s unsung gems that hit the hardest. Get Low is one such gem. Duvall portrays Felix Bush, a hermit living in 1930s Tennessee. One day, Bush gets the idea to throw a funeral party for himself, much to the confusion of the townsfolk that have spread far-fetched rumors about the reclusive gentleman for most of his life. Duvall leads the charge in Get Low as the oddly charismatic Bush, but other notable ensemble players include Bill Murray as the owner of the town’s funeral parlor and Sissy Spacek as Bush’s long-ago love. Get Low has plenty of heart and laughs, and is actually based on a true story.

Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder
82 %
r 131m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Before mesmerizing cinema-goers with his Oscar-winning Parasite, South Korean director Bong Joon Ho led a career made up of movies as diverse as 2017’s humanitarian-flavored Okja and 2013’s taut and terrifying SnowpiercerMemories of Murder, released in 2003, is one of Joon Ho’s earliest films, and it is based on a series of true and disturbing events. The story follows Park (Song Kang-ho) and Cho (Kim Roi-ha), two South Korean detectives who are tasked with investigating a double homicide. As the lawmen begin piecing evidence together, the body count continues to grow, with the double murder evolving into South Korea’s first official serial killings. Bong Joon Ho’s filmmaking abilities are on full display here, with excellent directing of his core cast and a thrilling plot that dips into multiple sub-genres, from dark comedy to drama.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind
72 %
pg-13 135m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris
Directed by Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, a decorated mathematician recruited by the U.S. government to search for encrypted communications during the Cold War. But soon after accepting his assignment, John’s professional aspirations are challenged when he becomes absorbed by his work and begins having hallucinations. As John sinks deeper into hysteria, he must come to grips with the fact that various parts of his life are not at all what he believed them to be. Winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001, A Beautiful Mind is inspired by the true life of John Nash and is a loose adaptation of the 1997 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. 

Stuart Little (1999)

Stuart Little
61 %
pg 84m
Genre Family, Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Michael J. Fox, Chazz Palminteri, Nathan Lane
Directed by Rob Minkoff
A loose adaptation of the 1945 novel of the same name by E.B. White, Stuart Little stars Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, and Jonathan Lipnicki as the titular Little family. Intending to adopt from a local orphanage, Mr. and Mrs. Little adopt Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox). At first, George (played by Lipnicki) isn’t too keen about having a rodent as a little brother, but a series of enthralling misadventures forge a bond between the unlikely siblings. A charming foray into late-90s CGI, Stuart Little is a delightful family-friendly flick you won’t want to miss.
Stuart Little (1999) Official Trailer 1 - Michael J. Fox Movie

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club
66 %
r 98m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall
Directed by John Hughes
A much-renowned John Hughes classic, The Breakfast Club stars an ensemble made up of Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, and Ally Sheedy. When five high-school students are served up a grueling Saturday detention, the band of youths is forced to contend with the idiosyncrasies and ideologies of their respective peers. As the afternoon wears on, what begins as a clashing of cliques evolves into something far more common-ground and mature than anyone could imagine. Powered by its arresting main cast and Hughes’ direction, The Breakfast Club remains a Hollywood staple decades after its original release.

Teen Spirit (2019)

Teen Spirit
57 %
pg-13 92m
Genre Music, Drama
Stars Elle Fanning, Zlatko Burić, Rebecca Hall
Directed by Max Minghella
Sometimes all the world needs is a syrupy-sweet blast of kaleidoscopic imagery and irresistible melodies. Such is the case with actor-turned-director Max Minghella’s coming-of-age drama Teen Spirit. Starring Elle Fanning as Violet, a teen with huge dreams of a singing career, Violet receives the opportunity of a lifetime when Vlad (Zlatko Buric), an ex-opera singer, encourages her singing aspirations and agrees to coach her to stardom. In terms of narrative structure, Teen Spirit hits all the major beats of the traditional rags-to-riches tale, but does so in such a joyous and enchanting manner that we don’t mind watching all the familiar tropes unfold.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Me, Myself & Irene
49 %
r 116m
Genre Comedy
Stars Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson
Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
In Me, Myself & Irene, Jim Carrey reunites with Dumb & Dumber creators Bobby and Peter Farrelly for another wild road-trip comedy. Playing Charlie Baileygates, a Rhode Island state trooper tasked with transporting one Irene P. Waters (Renèe Zellweger) to New York, Carrey comes alive as Charlie’s tenacious alter ego, Hank, an abrasive, crude personality with a wicked Clint Eastwood drawl. As Charlie and Irene traverse the blue highways of the Northeast, Irene’s mob-connected boyfriend (Daniel Greene) starts closing in on the unlikely duo. While the story doesn’t stray too far from the destination-based plotting of the first Carrey-Farrelly outing, the true delight of Me, Myself & Irene is in watching Carrey balance the do-good nature of Charlie with the hell-on-wheels mentality of Hank.

Death on the Nile (2022)

Death on the Nile
52 %
pg-13 127m
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded Death on the Nile is a sequel to 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, and sees Branagh returning to the director’s chair and performing once again as one Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective that stumbles upon another grand murder-mystery. After boarding a river steamer in celebration of a couple’s nuptials, the glamorous trek becomes a nightmare when foul play is unearthed. Once more, Poirot must go to work to discover who amongst the aristocratic movers and shakers is the suspect of this new, horrific crime. A dazzling, powerhouse ensemble piece, Death on the Nile is propelled by the unbeatable talents of its sprawling cast, with Branagh being particularly excellent as the hard-nosed Poirot.

The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water
87 %
r 123m
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a janitorial worker at a secret government facility. When Elisa inadvertently discovers an amphibious creature (portrayed by Doug Jones) is being held captive for experimental Cold War research, she must band together with co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) and neighbor Giles (Richard Jenkins) to thwart the facility’s plans before the vile Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) can complete his deadly research. Awe-inspiring from start to finish, The Shape of Water is a mesmerizing epic from the fantastical master himself, Guillermo del Toro.
THE SHAPE OF WATER | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight

Compliance (2012)

68 %
r 90m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy
Directed by Craig Zobel
Based on a true incident, Compliance is a slow-burning psychological thriller that stars Ann Dowd as Sandra, a fast-food restaurant manager that receives a phone call accusing one of her employees (played by Dreama Walker) of stealing. As the investigating officer on the other end of the call (Pat Healy) begins asking questions, a series of simple inquiries begins devolving into a disturbing game of harassment and other horrors. An uncomfortable watch propelled by its arresting core cast, Compliance is a powerful nail-biter for fans of all things chilling. 

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Mr. Popper's Penguins
53 %
pg 94m
Genre Comedy, Family
Stars Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll
Directed by Mark Waters
Mr. Popper’s Penguins stars Jim Carrey as Thomas Popper, Jr., a divorced real-estate magnate that receives the surprise of a lifetime when a horde of adorable penguins are delivered to his apartment. At first resistant to their Arctic charm, Mr. Popper’s cold disposition starts to melt away as the furry mammals worm their way into the man’s heart. Following a number of traditional family-film tropes, Mr. Popper’s Penguins takes some influence from its source 1938 source novel, but a number of the film’s unique innovations come from the onscreen, one-man-circus act that is Jim Carrey. From his goofy grins to his falsetto screams, this is ‘90s Carrey dialed up for a younger audience. 

Single White Female (1992)

Single White Female
63 %
r 107m
Genre Thriller
Stars Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber
Directed by Barbet Schroeder
Single White Female stars Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh as Allison and Hedra. When her fiancé cheats on her, Allison searches for a new roommate. Seemingly discovering the perfect match, she happens upon Hedra, a charming young woman that is just the kind of companion Allison needs. But as she begins to rethink her engagement to her now-ex, Hedra grows envious and will stop at nothing to get the man out of the picture. A menacing and atmospheric psychological thriller, Single White Female shares a number of similarities with other ‘90s chillers but stands on its own two feet thanks to its effective core duo of Fonda and Jason Leigh.

Fresh (2022)

67 %
r 114m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jonica T. Gibbs
Directed by Mimi Cave
Noa (Daisy-Edgar Jones) is sick of swiping through dating apps to find a true companion. Lucky for her, she seems to have run into the man of her dreams, Steve (Sebastian Stan) at the local grocery store. After quickly warming up to each other, Noa’s new suitor invites her on a weekend retreat. But it’s not long before the idyllic, romantic outing devolves into a horrific fight for survival. A brilliantly brutal riff on the horror-comedy, Fresh is a bombastic amalgamation of familiar genre tropes that we can’t get enough of.
Fresh | Official Trailer | Hulu

Spencer (2021)

76 %
r 117m
Genre Drama
Stars Kristen Stewart, Jack Farthing, Sally Hawkins
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Spencer offers a fresh take on the introspective turmoils of Princess Diana, portrayed by the grounded and  arresting Kristen Stewart. With her marriage to Prince Charles in a tumultuous place, the two nobles have agreed to keep the peace through the Christmas season. But as the holiday festivities ensue, Diana’s inner demons begin to boil over, as she considers what life could be as an ex-communicate of the royal family. A moving character study with powerful performances and thoughtful storytelling at its core, Spencer does its due diligence in paying homage to the tragic Princess through a lens of harmonious self-discovery.

No Exit (2022)

No Exit
54 %
r 96m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Havana Rose Liu, Danny Ramirez, Dennis Haysbert
Directed by Damien Power
When Darby (Havana Rose Liu) discovers her mother is in critical condition, she escapes from her rehabilitation center, hoping to return home to tend to her ailing parent. But when a powerful blizzard puts a monkey-wrench into Darby’s homecoming, she’s forced to take shelter at a highway rest-stop. There she meets a group of fellow travelers, all stranded by the storm. After wandering outside, Darby discovers something in a parked van that initiates a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between her and the rest stop’s other inhabitants. A taut thriller that treads familiar waters, No Exit moves forward, full-steam ahead, dropping one thrill after the other.

Looper (2012)

84 %
r 118m
Genre Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Directed by Rian Johnson
In Rian Johnson’s sci-fi epic Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Joe, a time-traveling assassin (known as a “looper”) that meets his ultimate adversary when the agency he works for sends a future version of himself (played by Bruce Willis) back in time to take out the younger Joe. As Joe’s past and future selves go head to head, a greater conspiracy emerges that could threaten the lives of all loopers the world over. A heady blend of high-concept thrills and adrenaline-fueled action sequences, Looper is a mesmerizing film from the inspired mind of writer-director Rian Johnson. 

Deep Water (2022)

Deep Water
53 %
r 116m
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Grace Jenkins
Directed by Adrian Lyne
A Hulu original, Deep Water stars Ben Affleck and Mary Ana de Armas as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple that has entered an unsettling part of their relationship. As their love wanes, the troubled husband and wife engage in a tantalizing set of mind games with each other, a psychological battle that ropes in more casualties than just the wedded pair. Based on the 1957 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, Deep Water is a slow-burning thriller with blistering performances from both Affleck and de Armas. They’re cinematic waters that have certainly been trodden before, but director Adrian Lyne delivers a rich, if at times troubled, adaptation of Highsmith’s source material.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Sense and Sensibility
84 %
pg 136m
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet
Directed by Ang Lee
After the death of the Dashwood patriarch, sisters Elinor (Emma Thompson) and Marianne (Kate Winslet) are whisked away to the hamlet of Devonshire. With the family’s funds depleted, the two siblings attempt to acclimate to their now-impoverished lifestyle, all while a set of male courtiers descend upon the sisters, hoping to win them over with romance. A charming and astute adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name, Sense and Sensibility is powered by a strong lineup of onscreen talents, particularly Emma Thompson, who shines in her pivotal protagonist role. 

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Drinking Buddies
71 %
r 90m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick
Directed by Joe Swanberg
In Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies, Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson star as Kate and Luke, two co-workers of a craft brewing company. Both in committed relationships, it’s clear that the employees have underlying feelings for each other, a reality that boils closer to the surface when trouble with their existing relationships begins pushing the two “drinking buddies” closer to one another. An intimate and engaging rendition of what could have been a standard rom-com, Joe Swanberg’s air-brushed direction and minimalist approach makes Drinking Buddies so much more than a traditional “joke-laugh-repeat” film.

The Square (2017)

The Square
73 %
r 151m
Genre Drama
Stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
Directed by Ruben Östlund
In Ruben Östlund’s The Square, Claes Bang plays Christian, an art curator in the throes of catastrophe. After his wallet and phone are stolen and an overnight stay with a local journalist (Elisabeth Moss) becomes complicated, Christian’s professional life becomes ever-more challenging when an advertising firm hired to promote a new art exhibit opt for a controversial approach that could mean sabotage for Christian’s entire career. A bizarre amalgam of dark comedy with avant-garde sensibilities, The Square is an odd adventure and a razor-sharp social commentary on the lives and livelihood of fine artists. 

The Assistant (2020)

The Assistant
79 %
r 88m
Genre Drama
Stars Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh
Directed by Kitty Green
The Assistant stars Julia Garner as Jane, the new hire at a laurel-touting production company. Serving as the assistant to a powerful executive, Jane’s day-to-day errands and responsibilities become increasingly strenuous as the young woman learns about the sinister underbelly of the production house. But will Jane end up taking action? A grim and realistic take on the significant #MeToo events of recent years, The Assistant is a searing drama led by an understated performance from Garner.

Nightmare Alley (2021)

Nightmare Alley
70 %
r 150m
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
A reimagining of the 1947 noir film of the same name, Nightmare Alley is director Guillermo del Toro’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water. Bradley Cooper stars as Stanton Carlisle, a traveling carnival go-getter that happens upon the talents of Zeena (Toni Collette) and Pete (David Straithairn), a husband and wife clairvoyance act. Learning their secrets, Stanton employs their mesmerizing parlor tricks to gain enormous wealth and recognition. But the mighty can only rise so high before they fall. A muted and morbid story of corruption, ego, and madness, Nightmare Alley is a shocker you won’t soon forget.

Arctic (2018)

71 %
pg-13 98m
Genre Drama
Stars Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk
Directed by Joe Penna
Normally, Liam Neeson is the go-to guy when it comes to stranding a middle-aged man in the middle of desperate and terrifying situations, but in writer-director Joe Penna’s Arctic, the Taken star is swapped out for Mads Mikkelsen, our modern-day Hannibal. After a plane crash, Overgård (Mikkelsen) is left stranded in the harsh terrains of the titular frozen tundra. As the elements ensnare and the walls start closing in, our stranded survivor must choose between remaining at the wreckage site or embarking on a potentially devastating journey into a very non-wonderland. A brilliant feature debut shot across Iceland, Arctic is a tactful survival thriller that will leave you breathless more than once. 

The Other Guys (2010)

The Other Guys
64 %
pg-13 107m
Genre Comedy, Action, Crime
Stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
Directed by Adam McKay
The Other Guys buckles Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in together as a buddy-cop duo hinged on hijinks and laughs. Playing NYPD detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell) and Terry (Wahlberg), Allen appreciates the monotony of his desk job while Terry wants nothing more than to be combing the streets of the city, fighting crime and earning laurels. When the pair is tasked with investigating a permit violation, the minor citation suddenly evolves into a coverup-crime of epic proportions. The fourth collaboration between director Adam McKay and Ferrell, The Other Guys wins big in a number of ways, particularly with the push-and-pull onscreen pairing of its two leading men.

Earth to Echo (2014)

Earth to Echo
53 %
pg 89m
Genre Family, Adventure, Science Fiction
Stars Teo Halm, Astro, Resse Hartwig
Directed by Dave Green
Earth to Echo is an animated adventure you and yours won’t want to miss. Set in Nevada, the story follows three teen pals — Alex, Tuck, and Munch — who are all absorbing the news that their childhood town is getting demolished for a major highway. After receiving strange messages on their phones, the youths attempt to explain the glitches to the adults in their lives, but no one will pay them any mind. Taking matters into their own hands, the boys trace the odd broadcasts straight to an alien-powered automaton. Riffing on familiar family-friendly tropes, Earth to Echo doesn’t set out to reinvent the wheel, but the delightful feature is arresting enough for most to enjoy.

We Need to Do Something (2021)

We Need to Do Something
48 %
r 97m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy
Directed by Sean King O'Grady
When a horrific storm blows through their town, teenaged Melissa (Sierra McCormick) and her family are trapped in the bathroom of their home. With a tree wedged against the door and signs that the world outside has descended into unfathomable madness, the nuclear family does everything in their power to stay alive with what little resources they have. But could this cruel fate be a result of something Melissa did that she hasn’t exactly come clean about? Making great use of its claustrophobic set and main ensemble, We Need to Do Something serves up notes of the post-apocalyptic genre, with a greater focus on the crumbling of the family dynamic as opposed to the otherworldly terrors that could be waiting outside.

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Horton Hears a Who!
71 %
g 86m
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Stars Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Bill Farmer
Directed by Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino
The film adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss classic, Horton Hears a Who! features the voice talents of Jim Carrey as the titular Horton, an elephant that discovers a microcosmic civilization made up of the Whos. Chief amongst them is Ned McDodd (Steve Carrell), the mayor of the Whos. Becoming friends with Ned, Horton attempts to convince his fellow jungle inhabitants to recognize the existence of the unseeable Whos — a mission that may take more convincing than Horton ever planned for. A loving and deeply considered take on the Seuss classic, Horton Hears a Who! is an excellent animated adventure for the whole family to embark on.

King Kong (2005)

King Kong
81 %
pg-13 187m
Genre Adventure, Drama, Action
Stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
Directed by Peter Jackson
When Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his film crew depart New York for the mysterious Skull Island, their thespian sabbatical is firmly uprooted by the residents of the rock. Particularly, its giant insects, carnivorous dinosaurs, and the film’s namesake — a towering tank of a gorilla named Kong (Andy Serkis). After Kong captures Ann (Naomi Watts), Denham’s sole actress and muse, it’s up to the dedicated craftsman and his seafaring film crew to rescue the starring lady before Skull Island’s Most Deadly turns everyone into chewable fodder. Peter Jackson is known for his grandiose lensing, and his epic retelling of the King Kong lore is equal parts a Jackson spectacle and a faithful homage to the scale and scope of the 1933 original.

Rio (2011)

63 %
g 96m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Rio follows the mighty journey of the titular macaw (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg), a tropical bird that spends his days living comfortably in Minnesota alongside his human companion, Linda (Leslie Mann). When news travels to the human-animal duo that a rare female macaw named Jewel (Anne Hathaway) lives in Rio de Janeiro, Rio and Linda travel to the country so the birds can mate. But when a band of smugglers attempts to capture the birds, it’s up to Rio and Jewel to evade their captors and return to safety. Rio doesn’t bring many reinventions to the world of animation, but what we get is a wonderfully layered, kid-friendly exercise in big colors, imaginative environments, and humorous set-pieces.
Rio | Trailer | 20th Century FOX

Her Smell (2019)

Her Smell
69 %
r 136m
Genre Drama
Stars Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens
Directed by Alex Ross Perry
Told through five distinct vignettes, Her Smell stars Mad Men alum Elisabeth Moss as Becky Something, the loose-cannon frontman of punk rock outfit Something She. The film chronicles various stages of the band’s career and Becky’s downward spiral into drug and alcohol addiction. An indie exhalation on the hardships of a musical career and the battle to achieve sobriety, Her Smell is the story of a rocker bent on relevance and identity in a forever-changing artistic scene.

Vacation Friends (2021)

Vacation Friends
49 %
r 103m
Genre Comedy
Stars John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner
Directed by Clay Tarver

We all need to let loose once in a while. The same goes for Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji), the main characters of Vacation Friends. At a resort in Mexico, the straight-lacers party it up with newfound friends, Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner). But when the week of thrills concludes, Marcus and Emily return to their normal lives. On the day of their wedding, John and Cena show up uninvited, descending a rowdy whirlwind onto the day of nuptials.

Vacation Friends Trailer #1 (2021) | Movieclips Trailers

Moneyball (2011)

87 %
pg-13 134m
Genre Drama
Stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directed by Bennett Miller
Based on the 2003 Michael Lewis book of the same name, Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. After losing to the New York Yankees in the 2001 Division series, as well as losing his three-star players, Billy is tasked with building a formative team in time for the 2002 season. Going against the grain, Bean hires Ivy League economics graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) to help him recruit players based on their projected value. It turns out this crazy-sounding concept could be the best decision for the Oakland-A’s. Bennett Miller is a director well-known for his empowering biopics of immense cultural figures (CapoteFoxcatcher), and Moneyball is no exception. Brad Pitt brings plenty of gravitas to the role of Billy Bean, bringing charisma and believability to one of modern baseball’s most radical figures.
Moneyball (2011) Movie Trailer - HD - Brad Pitt

I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya
77 %
r 120m
Genre Drama
Stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson
Directed by Craig Gillespie
In director Craig Gillespie’s riveting biopic I, Tonya, Margot Robbie stars as the titular figure skater. On her way to Olympic stardom, Tonya’s reputation is steamrolled when her ex-husband carries out a malicious attack on Tonya’s skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). Not for one second does Gillespie’s sports-drama pretend to be like the rest, opting for a fourth-wall-breaking, larger-than-life approach to Tonya’s rise and fall. Where the storytelling goes through waves of experimentation in the two-hour runtime, Margot Robbie’s performance as the lime-lit Tonya is what most viewers are arriving for, and it’s certainly one of the major reasons you’ll want to stay.

The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

The Art of Self-Defense
65 %
r 104m
Genre Action, Comedy, Thriller
Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
Directed by Riley Stearns
When Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) is attacked on the streets by a rogue motorcycle gang, the timid accountant decides to buy a firearm for protection. That is until he discovers a karate dojo led by a charismatic sensei (Alessandro Nivola). Initially, Casey really takes to the defense lessons, but when the sensei begins challenging him to up his masculinity and aggression, things take a sinister turn. A bleak but humorous riff on the feel-good sportsman story, The Art of Self-Defense is a sharp commentary on the state of toxic masculinity. 

In the Earth (2021)

In the Earth
63 %
r 107m
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Joel Fry, Ellora Torchia, Hayley Squires
Directed by Ben Wheatley
After a deadly virus has ravaged much of the world, Martin Lowery (Joel Fry), a scientist, and Alma (Ellora Torchia), a park ranger, are tasked with transporting equipment through the woodlands to a research center. En route, Martin sustains a serious injury after he and Alma are attacked at their campsite. Taken in by a man named Zach (Reece Shearsmith), Martin and Alma are thankful for the rescue — until they realize the mysterious man may have an ulterior motive for rescuing them. A hallucinatory indie sci-fi from the talented mind of writer-director Ben Wheatley, In the Earth landed in cinemas mid-pandemic, making for a perfect cinematic allegory on the state of the world and how we contend with disease and the madness of humanity.
IN THE EARTH Official Trailer (2021)

Undine (2020)

75 %
Genre Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Stars Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree
Directed by Christian Petzold
In Cristian Petzolds’ cinematic adaptation of the ancient myth of Undine, Paula Beer stars as the titular water dweller — a mermaid-type being given a chance at humanity. Working as a Berlin historian, Undine’s romantic partner unexpectedly leaves her, setting a chain of events into motion that may strip her of her womanly guise. In accordance with folklore, Undine must kill her betraying lover and return to the water to live out the rest of her days as a nymph once more. From the writer-director of Phoenix and TransitUndine is a lush blend of romance and drama, set against the architectural evolution (and decay) of a city rich with emotions of its own.

The Killing of Two Lovers (2021)

The Killing of Two Lovers
83 %
Genre Drama
Stars Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi, Chris Coy
Directed by Robert Machoian
When David (Clayne Crawford) and Nikki (Sepideh Moafi) decide to separate, David does everything in his power to keep his family of six treading water — until Nikki begins a new relationship. While they both agreed they would see other people, David begins to have a very difficult time with his ex-to-be’s new romance, leading him down a dark path of no return. Writer-director Robert Machoian is a significant talent to watch in the coming years, delivering a resonant film without an ounce of fat. The performances are top-notch, the story is heart-wrenching, and even though things can get unrelenting, there’s no way you’ll turn away once you start the film.

La La Land (2016)

La La Land
94 %
pg-13 129m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music
Stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend
Directed by Damien Chazelle
In La La Land, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as Sebastian and Mia, the former an aspiring jazz pianist, the latter an actress in the making. Set in the sun-soaked, Technicolor dreamscape of Los Angeles, two serendipitous encounters at a jazz club — and then months later at a pool party — propel both artists into a whirlwind romance. But when fate comes calling and their careers begin shaping up, Sebastian and Mia are forced to re-examine their romance as their true dreams start unfolding before their eyes. An absolutely dazzling musical in the tradition of Hollywood’s show-stopping spectacles, La La Land is an unforgettable foray into a once-classic genre that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves these days.
La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – 'Dreamers'

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

The Biggest Little Farm
73 %
pg 89m
Genre Documentary
Stars John Chester, Molly Chester
Directed by John Chester
John and Molly Chester took on a brand new life of toil, sweat, and the longest hours when, in 2010, the couple decided to abandoned their traditional jobs and purchased an arid 200-acre parcel of land on the fringes of Los Angeles. The Biggest Little Farm charts the seven years after their benchmark transaction as we watch the barren acreage transform into a diverse paradise of crops and fauna. A film that does wonders for the soul, spending a meditative hour-plus with the Chester clan will shed you of any wretched toxins you may be carrying with you from the day.

Babyteeth (2020)

Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Stars Eliza Scanlen, Tobey Wallace, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis
Directed by Shannon Murphy
Based on writer Rita Kalnejais’ play of the same name, Babyteeth stars Eliza Scanlon as Milla Finlay, a 16-year-old teen diagnosed with cancer. When the girl meets a man named Moses (Toby Wallace), the two quickly fall for each other, much to the dismay of Milla’s parents (played by Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn). While they fear that Moses may be taking advantage of the family, her parents realize that he brings Milla joy and happiness, so they do what they can to keep him around. A subversive cancer-dramedy that plays by its own set of rules, Babyteeth is a surprisingly fresh watch for those expecting your run-of-the-mill disease drama.

A Field in England (2013)

A Field in England
73 %
r 90m
Genre Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Stars Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Ben Wheatley is no stranger to perverse English eco-terrors, particularly with the director’s latest release, In the Earth. However, the auteur’s botanical nightmares seemingly began with A Field in England, this 2013 period thriller. Set during the English Civil War, the film follows a batch of rogue soldiers and an alchemist’s assistant who attempt to desert the battlefront. After being captured by a rival alchemist and fed hallucinatory mushrooms, the deserters become subservient to the cause of their captor, a man intending to unearth something mystical and almighty in the field they’re settled on. An adventure of kaleidoscopic proportions, combining notes of drama, horror, and black comedy, A Field in England is an exceptional entry in the bizarre canon of Ben Wheatley.

Leave No Trace (2018)

Leave No Trace
88 %
pg 110m
Genre Drama
Stars Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeff Kober
Directed by Debra Granik
Writer-director Debra Granik is renowned for her grim, gut-punching dramas. Continuing her tradition of devastating familial hardships brought to light in her previous films Down to the Bone and Winter’s BoneLeave No Trace stars Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie as Will and Tom, a father-daughter duo living on the fringes of society in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. As the two are sleeping in tents and preparing whatever they can find in nature for meals, Portland park authorities discover their hideout and force the family to reintegrate with the civilized world. As Tom sees shades of a hopeful, less challenging future before her, Will personally finds the acclimation to be difficult, particularly in the wake of his military past that has riddled him with PTSD symptoms. A heartfelt examination of Will and Tom’s relationship is the centerpiece of this less-vicious entry in Granik’s portfolio, and it’s a dynamic perfectly buttressed by Foster and McKenzie’s rich performances.

Hostiles (2017)

65 %
r 134m
Genre Western, Drama, History
Stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi
Directed by Scott Cooper
Writer-director Scott Cooper (Crazy HeartOut of the FurnaceBlack Mass) brings his iconic gritty realism to the period Western landscape. Hostiles finds Christian Bale returning to Cooper’s acting fold as Captain Joseph Blocker, an Army captain tasked with transporting a Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family from New Mexico to their home in Montana. Along the way, the band of travelers comes across Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike), a widow whose family was wiped out by Comanche warriors. Banding together, Blocker, Quaid, and Chief Yellow Hawk must contend with the grueling geography and the outlying Comanches that want them dead. Brutal and surprising, Hostiles doesn’t relent at any point in its two-hours-plus runtime.
Hostiles Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

The Croods: A New Age (2020)

The Croods: A New Age
56 %
pg 95m
Genre Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
Directed by Joel Crawford
In the long-awaited follow-up to The Croods (2013), A New Age finds the titular barbarian clan searching for a safer place to call home. After stumbling upon a great walled-in structure, the Croods are captured by Phil and Hope Betterman (Peter Dinklage and Leslie Mann), fellow Neanderthals with a bit more wit and technology. Initially peeved by each other’s clans, both the Croods and Bettermans must unite to contend with the evildoing Punch Monkeys before the creatures wipe out both prehistoric dynasties. A delightful and humorous animated adventure, The Croods: A New Age was delayed several times in its production, with the coronavirus hindering the final leg of animation.

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Ingrid Goes West
71 %
r 97m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Directed by Matt Spicer
Upon her release from a mental hospital, Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) discovers a social media influencer on Instagram named Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen). After receiving feedback from Sloane, Ingrid packs her belongings and uses her mother’s inheritance to secretly move to LA to get as close to her newfound idol as possible. A powerhouse pairing of Plaza and Olsen is the mighty fire that burns throughout Ingrid Goes West, along with a timely narrative that acts as a humorous warning label stamped on the face of influencer culture.

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2019)

The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
58 %
r 104m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Steven Silver, Spencer Neville, Nicola Peltz
Directed by Ali LeRoi
Blending cultural awareness with a sci-fi-laced narrative bedrock, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson follows the titular character (portrayed by Steven Silver), a gay Nigerian-American man. Out driving, Tunde is pulled over by a disgruntled police officer who pulls his weapon and ends Tunde’s life. Immediately after the trigger is pulled, Tunde awakens, finding himself trapped in a time loop with his inevitable death facing him repeatedly. Leaning on the big trope of such memorable hits as Groundhog DayThe Obituary of Tunde Johnson pushes the typical light footing of the time loop sub-genre aside in favor of a more character-driven approach, a feat more than accomplished by director Ali LeRoi and Steven Silver’s grounded approach to the lead role.
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson - Official Trailer (2021) Steven Silver

The Vigil (2020)

The Vigil
pg-13 88m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Dave Davis, Lynn Cohen, Menashe Lustig
Directed by Keith Thomas
In writer-director Keith Thomas’s The Vigil, Dave Davis stars as Yakov Ronen, a displaced Orthodox Jew residing in the Hasidic Borough Park area of New York. After accepting an offer from his former rabbi to be the overnight guardian of a deceased community member, a horrific entity begins haunting Yakov. Combining traditional Jewish folk influences and the glories of shoestring filmmaking, Thomas succeeds in building a dread-laden atmosphere with earnest performances, close-quarters cinematography, and clever storytelling.
The Vigil - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Midnight

Wander Darkly (2020)

Wander Darkly
66 %
r 97m
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant
Directed by Tara Miele
After a traumatic incident, Adrienna and Matteo (Sienna Miller and Diego Luna), a struggling young couple, are sent to the hospital. Confined to rehabilitative quarters, the once-happy pair are transported to an otherworldly realm of surreal memories. While each of them is forced to confront the hazy beginnings of their fizzling romance, their out-of-body paths will cross in bizarre and unexpected ways. Visually, Wander Darkly lives in an elevated plane of awareness, but the emotionally laden performances of both Miller and Luna help to anchor the film in a grounded and often relatable reality.

Luce (2019)

72 %
r 109m
Genre Thriller
Stars Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer
Directed by Julius Onah
Based on the J.C. Lee play of the same name, Luce stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. as the titular Luce, an American teen adopted from Eritrea by Peter and Amy Edgar (Tim Roth and Naomi Watts). When Luce’s history teacher, Harriet Carter (Octavia Spencer), calls a meeting with Luce’s parents after the youth turns in an essay with violent implications, the idyllic family of three are forced to question their parenting, family dynamic, and overall marriage. A riveting examination of racial bias, powered by intense performances from the main ensemble, Luce plays like a character-driven theater experience, paying fine homage to the story’s roots in live theater.

Another Round (2020)

Another Round
79 %
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
With an original Danish title of Druk (“binge drinking”), co-writer and director Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round follows a group of four high school teachers with a wild plan. Facing unenthused students, trouble at home, and other midlife hardships, the foursome agrees to test the theories of psychiatrist Finn Skårderud in the workplace. More specifically, the colleagues want to see if maintaining a constant blood-alcohol level of 0.5 will improve their creativity and overall mood. Truly more than another midlife boozer flick, Another Round sees Mads Mikkelsen in top form as Martin, the de facto onscreen leader who attempts to gain more out of his day-to-day through mild intoxication. It’s funny, at times dark, and tactfully hard-hitting.

Super Dark Times (2017)

Super Dark Times
75 %
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino
Directed by Kevin Phillips
Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are lifelong pals who spend their days riding bikes, rating girls in their yearbook, and sneaking a little pot-smoking in now and then. Little do they know that their lives are about to change forever, all on one fateful afternoon. When a horrific tragedy shatters their innocence, Zach and Josh are forced to make profound adult decisions that will affect the trajectory of their lives and test the foundations of their friendship. An exciting indie debut from director Kevin Phillips, Super Dark Times leads with strong performances, captivating camera work, snappy editing, and a mood-setting score by Australian/Icelandic composer Ben Foster.

Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky
78 %
pg-13 118m
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) are down-on-their-luck siblings — one a laid-off construction worker, the other an amputee war vet tending bar. Hoping to break a supposed family curse and reap the reward of millions of dollars, the brothers recruit a hodge-podge ensemble of two-bit criminals to break into the underground tunnels of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But when things don’t go as planned, the brothers and their team must contend with an FBI agent on their tail, while attempting to pull off a heist during a major race. Coming out of retirement to direct, Steven Soderbergh delivers big with Logan Lucky, a mighty amalgamation of comedy, drama, and high-stakes thrills.

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