The weather outside may be hellish, but that just means you have the perfect excuse to stay indoors and binge-watch a bunch of movies at your leisure. But you may be asking yourself, ‘that sounds great on paper, but how do I avoid watching half of a bunch of meh movies to only turn them off?’ Well, worry not because we are here to point out the worthwhile movies to stream this weekend from the available movies on demand. And whether you use Amazon Video, iTunes, Vudu or your cable’s on demand service, there are a lot of great new movies out there waiting for you to discover.
You have a ton of available movies to watch this weekend, so let’s get right down to business. People looking for a good drama will find great and insightful entertainment in movies like First Cow and The Truth, while those who want to get their hearts pumping through a solid thriller or horror film need not look any further than Relic, Archive, Money Plane and more. And if you want to spend the weekend educating yourself through documentaries, titles like The Medicine and Slay the Dragon are ready and waiting to be tapped.
Curious about the best movies to watch right now? Check out the great thrillers, dramas and horror films you can buy or rent this week.
Who knew a movie about a cow would be so compelling! First Cow is a drama film about the American dream as it applied to the hardscrabble 19th century way of life. It centers on two men — a loner cook and a Chinese immigrant — who are both seeking their fortunes in Oregon Territory. The two connect on their separate journeys and soon decide to collaborate on a successful business. The one catch: its longevity relies solely on the covert participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. Starring John Magaro and Orion Lee, First Cow is a song dedicated to foundational America and the risk-it-all mentality it takes to win big.
[Where to stream First Cow]
French cinema legends Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche star in The Truth, a drama film that paints a poignant picture of evolving family dynamics. Deneuve plays Fabienne, an aging French movie star who invites her daughter Lumir (Binoche) and Lumir’s family to celebrate the release of her memoir. But upon reading it, Lumir finds that Fabienne has rewritten history through rose-colored glasses — especially as it pertains to her relationship with her daughter. Directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Still Walking),The Truth is a charming, bold and emotional film that follows one family’s journey toward reconciliation.
[Where to stream The Truth]
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie
I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story
Slay the Dragon
Sometimes Always Never
The Wild Goose Lake
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Before he played a Marvel villain, a closeted ranch hand or a sniper, Jake Gyllenhaal was Donnie Darko: a troubled teen who, after a bizarre (near-fatal) accident, begins to have strange visions of a man in a rabbit suit. This psychological thriller follows Darko over the course of 28 days as the insect-like talking rabbit convinces him to commit a slew of crimes. Also starring Jenna Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze and more, Donnie Darko is a cult classic that combines teen angst, science fiction and social satire so well that it paved the way for shows like Stranger Things to come.
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