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With an endless array of streaming platforms and an ever-growing library of movies to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the best films to add to your watchlist. Whether you're in the mood for a thrilling horror flick, a heartwarming comedy, or an action-packed adventure, we've got you covered. From Husera: The Bone Woman on AMC & Shudder to We Have a Ghost on 2023, this article will guide you through a selection of the most promising streaming movies that are guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end. So grab your popcorn, get cozy, and get ready for a movie marathon like no other.

Husera: The Skeleton Lady (AMC & Shudder)

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From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, recounts the tale of a mother yearning for her lost son's return. Confronted with the opportunity to uncover the truth behind his disappearance, she may be compelled to pay a horrifying price in her quest for answers.

Although Thomas Marchese initially earned recognition for his acclaimed police documentary, Fallen, he has now crafted an impressive supernatural horror film featuring several prominent actors. Fans of True Blood and Pitch Perfect will undoubtedly recognize Anna Camp, who takes on the lead role in From Black, alongside other familiar faces such as Travis Hammer (Godless) and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Still: A Michael J. Fox Story (Apple TV )

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Whether you remember him as Marty McFly or Mike Flaherty, Michael J. Fox's performances in the 80s and 90s made a lasting impact on the world of cinema. After publicly revealing his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in 1998, he became an advocate for raising awareness about the condition, even establishing his own foundation to support Parkinson's research. In the Apple TV exclusive film Still: A Michael J. Fox Story, Fox candidly discusses his experiences with the disease and how it has influenced his life since his initial diagnosis in the early 90s.

Primarily centered around Fox's own narrative, the film offers an intimate glimpse into how Parkinson's can irrevocably change a person's life. Fortunately, Fox maintains an optimistic outlook as he reflects on his career accomplishments and his initial coping mechanisms for dealing with his condition.

Tetris (Apple TV )

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Joining the wave of "movies about products," the recently released film Tetris presents a fascinating story that takes the real-life origins of the beloved puzzle game and adds an extra layer of intrigue. Set during the Cold War, Henk Rogers is entrusted with the task of securing the licensing deal for Tetris from its country of origin and introducing it to the Western world. However, he'll have to navigate behind the Iron Curtain to achieve the deal of a lifetime.

Taron Egerton takes the lead in this film, showcasing how Tetris became a global phenomenon from its humble beginnings, with a few thrilling car chases thrown in for good measure. Fans of Nintendo will also witness the company's early heyday, with the iconic Game Boy playing a pivotal role in Tetris' popularity.

Ghosted (Apple TV )

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As the most-watched film debut on Apple TV, Ghosted stands out in the growing collection of the streaming platform. Starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, it tells the tale of an ordinary man who falls in love with a secret agent. However, a grand romantic gesture takes an unexpected turn, leading the duo on a globe-trotting adventure to save the world.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher (The Offer, Rocketman), Ghosted is a film that seamlessly blends romantic comedy with thrilling action sequences, featuring a remarkable array of cameos that will leave audiences entertained.

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Scream VI (Paramount )

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If Jason Voorhees can make his way to New York, why not Ghostface? While Jason's attempt was widely regarded as a disappointment, Scream VI manages to exceed expectations. In fact, it stands as one of the most impressive horror sequels in recent years. Set one year after the events of Scream (2022), the survivors from Woodsboro relocate to the bustling city of New York, hoping to leave the harrowing murders behind. However, when a new Ghostface killer emerges, the urban landscape becomes their new hunting ground.

The Scream series is renowned for defying conventions and subverting expectations, and Scream VI takes this tradition to new heights. Dark humor, tension-filled set-pieces, and a captivating mystery combine to deliver an unexpectedly stellar slasher sequel in one of the most consistent franchises to date.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount )

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From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, delves into the heart-wrenching story of a mother yearning for her lost son's return. When an opportunity arises to uncover the truth about his disappearance, she may find herself paying a gruesome price to unearth the answers she seeks.

Despite his initial foray into the world of award-winning police documentaries with Fallen, Marchese impresses with a chilling occult horror film that boasts an impressive ensemble cast. Fans of True Blood and Pitch Perfect will certainly recognize Anna Camp as the leading lady of From Black, alongside other notable performers such as Travis Hammer (Godless) and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Renfield (Peacock)

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In the wake of the failed Dark Universe project, Universal has rebounded with a series of remarkable horror films. Following the critically acclaimed revamp of The Invisible Man, Dracula returns to the silver screen in Renfield, although with some intriguing deviations. Nicolas Cage takes on the role of Dracula's devoted servant, R.M. Renfield.

The film delves into Renfield's struggles as he navigates his loyalty to the suave count and embarks on a romantic journey in modern-day New Orleans. This unique interpretation of Dracula emerges from the creative minds of Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) and Robert Kirkman (Invincible), delivering a delightful blend of comedy and horror that sets the stage for a promising future within a new and improved film universe.

Knock at the Cabin (Peacock)

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M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin lives up to expectations for a Shyamalan film. This gripping thriller thrives in its isolated setting, immersing viewers in a pulse-pounding narrative.

Dave Bautista delivers a compelling and villainous performance, anchoring the film as he and three others take control of a remote cabin in the woods, holding a family hostage. What initially appears as a typical home invasion story takes unexpected turns when their motivations are unveiled: the world is on the verge of destruction, and a sacrifice is necessary to avert catastrophe.

Cocaine Bear (Peacock)

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What can be said about Cocaine Bear? It's a film that proudly embraces its influences, weaving a story that's as unique as it is intriguing. Loosely based on a true event, Cocaine Bear explores the journey of a bear stumbling upon a duffel bag filled with cocaine. As one might expect from a bear, its instinct leads to consumption, and chaos ensues.

Fortunately, Cocaine Bear leans toward comedy rather than pure horror. Elizabeth Banks directs and produces this film, which portrays the drug-addled bear sympathetically, while detectives, dealers, and ordinary citizens find themselves at odds with the creature. In addition to its extraordinary premise and the compelling true story it draws inspiration from, Cocaine Bear also showcases one of the final performances by the late actor Ray Liotta.

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When a character in a film needs to portray absolute madness, Willem Dafoe is the go-to choice. Inside, which debuted in February, is now available for streaming, offering a thrilling survival story that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. While it may be fortunate for viewers, the same cannot be said for the film's protagonist. Inside traps a crafty art thief in a New York penthouse without any means of escape, forcing him to confront an uncertain fate.

Dafoe commands the screen in this tense survival thriller, which also delves into philosophical territory beyond the character's struggle for sustenance and warmth. While some critics have had reservations about the film's loftier aspirations, Dafoe's performance alone makes it worth a watch for those seeking a thought-provoking experience.

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Missing (Netflix)

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Serving as a stand-alone sequel to the 2018 film Searching, Missing features Storm Reid in the role of June Allen, a teenager caught in a harrowing predicament. When Allen's mother disappears during a vacation to Colombia with her new partner, Allen must rely on her resourcefulness to locate them both. Directed by Will Merrick and Nick Johnson, Missing shares connections with the Hulu-exclusive thriller, Run.

As the beginning of a new anthology series, Searching delivers an exceptional viewing experience. Following in the footsteps of Unfriended, which utilized "screenlife" elements extensively, Searching takes it a step further by incorporating mystery into its unique storytelling approach. The movie boasts remarkable performances from Storm Reid, Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, and more, adding authenticity to its captivating mystery.

Chupa (Netflix)

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Netflix's Chupa revolves around the mythical chupacabra—a blood-sucking creature known for preying on livestock. However, this film takes a different approach, depicting the heartwarming bond between a young boy and the creature on an unforgettable journey.

The legend of the chupacabra varies across different geographical regions, often depicted as a horrific, reptilian monster or a large cat. Chupa offers a family-friendly experience, featuring Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight) and Christian Slater (Inside Job) to complete its lighthearted creature feature.

Murder Mystery 2 (Netflix)

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A direct sequel to the surprisingly entertaining Adam Sandler film, Murder Mystery 2 reunites Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as they embark on their detective journey in a devoted agency. When a wealthy associate gets kidnapped, they find themselves unraveling yet another hilarious mystery. Serving as a lighter counterpart to whodunits like Knives Out, the Murder Mystery series manages to entertain and impress, challenging the negative assumptions associated with Sandler's comedic roles. The chemistry between Sandler and Jennifer Aniston is undoubtedly a bonus.

Holy Spider (Netflix)

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Holy Spider captivates audiences for several reasons. Set in Iran, this film follows a journalist's pursuit of a misogynistic serial killer known as the "Spider Killer." Yet, due to the murderer's stated motivations, public opinion remains divided on his actions.

Holy Spider joins Netflix's expanding collection of true-crime content, offering a dramatic retelling of a real-life case that divided a nation, shedding light on the divisions between those who perceive the killer as justified and those appalled by his crimes.

Hunger (Netflix)

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Dubbed "The Menu meets Whiplash," Netflix's cuisine-infused drama Hunger follows the journey of an up-and-coming street-food chef as she becomes the protégé of a culinary master. However, his notorious reputation and unorthodox methods raise questions about the limits one will push to achieve greatness.

Despite its gastronomic theme, Hunger goes beyond food, delving into the lives of those who prepare and consume these elaborate dishes. Tackling themes of social hierarchy and class divides, the film provides a captivating exploration of what it truly means to be the best, all set against the vibrant backdrop of Thailand.

Furies (Netflix)

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Every now and then, a good martial arts movie hits the spot. Fortunately, Netflix's Furies delivers on that front. From the perspective of a Vietnamese woman named Bi, the film takes us on her journey as she escapes a brutal life and encounters the enigmatic Mrs. Lin. Lin trains Bi and her newfound friends Thanh and Hong to become skilled assassins, embarking on a mission to take down a local crime lord.

While the premise may seem simple, crafting an entertaining and engaging martial arts film requires skill and ingenuity. Furies rises to the challenge, offering a visually striking neon-lit experience with exhilarating choreography. With its slick style and over-the-top action, Furies serves as a brilliant precursor to the hit 2019 film Furie.

The Magician's Elephant (Netflix)

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Netflix's animated gem, The Magician's Elephant, has garnered significant acclaim. True to its title, the film narrates a whimsical tale centered around the special bond between a young boy and his quest to find his long-lost sister.

The boy believes that a magical elephant holds the key to accomplishing his mission, compelling him to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will shape the future of his home forever. With stunning 3D animation, The Magician's Elephant offers heartwarming storytelling that is perfect for family movie nights and animation enthusiasts alike.

The Woman King (Netflix)

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Viola Davis delivers an exceptional performance, and before her appearance in Air, she took the lead in the historical action drama film The Woman King. Davis, alongside Lashana Lynch and John Boyega, recounts the captivating tale of the Agojie — a group of fierce female warriors in the African Kingdom of Dahomey.

Tasked with training a new generation of recruits to protect their home, General Nansica (Viola Davis) faces a threat unlike anything they have seen before. The film has garnered attention for its breathtaking cinematography on location, talented ensemble cast, and stunning costume design, even though some critics have pointed out historical inaccuracies. Unfortunately, The Woman King was overlooked by the Oscars. Nevertheless, those eager to witness Viola Davis lead an army of warriors to victory can stream it on Netflix.

A Man Called Otto (Netflix)

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When you think of universally adored actors, Tom Hanks likely comes to mind. Whether he is saving Private Ryan or surviving as a castaway, Hanks always delivers a compelling performance. This holds true in the film adaptation of the popular novel, A Man Called Otto, now available for streaming on Netflix. The second film based on the novel showcases Hanks at the pinnacle of his emotional range.

Otto Anderson, our grumpy protagonist, resists change and finds himself confronted with a new perspective when a lively family moves in next door, introducing joy and fun into his life. Will his cynicism fade away? Or will he remain steadfast in his bitter worldview?

The Mother (Netflix)

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Netflix's latest exclusive, The Mother, marks the biggest opening for the streaming service in 2023. Starring Jennifer Lopez, this beloved action flick showcases a deadly assassin who must protect her long-lost daughter while battling against a relentless group determined to get her. It's a popcorn flick that appeals to a wide audience. The film is directed by Niki Caro, known for her work on the live-action Mulan remake, as well as The Zookeeper's Wife and Whale Rider.

While The Mother may not offer the romantic comedy elements found in Lopez's previous films, it delivers intense action set amidst the snowy forests of Alaska. If you're in the mood for a thrilling adventure, look no further.

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Netflix)

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Show of hands: who doesn't love Whitney Houston? It's safe to say that her biopic, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is adored by many. Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) and written by Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, The Two Popes), this film brings to life the highs and lows of the iconic pop star's personal and professional journey through the portrayal of Naomi Ackie.

Praised for its performances and musical numbers, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody joins the league of musically-driven biopics with a captivating narrative centered around a beloved figure. If you can't make it to the theater, streaming it from the comfort of your home is the next best option.

The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (Netflix)

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Originally a BBC Two series, The Last Kingdom found a new home on Netflix after its overwhelming success. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die serves as the final installment of this gripping historical drama, wrapping up the journey that began with an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories.

While newcomers might not feel the impact as strongly without having watched the 46 episodes that precede it, The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die delves into the efforts of Alexander Dreymon, Mark Rowley, Arnas Fedaravicius, Harry Gilby, and others as they strive to unify England amidst the chaos caused by a sudden death.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Once & Always (Netflix)

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The film From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, explores the heartfelt story of a mother longing for the return of her missing son. However, the path to discover the truth comes at a terrifying cost.

Thomas Marchese, known for his award-winning police documentary Fallen, showcases his talent once again in this occult horror film. The talented cast includes Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect), Travis Hammer (Godless), and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Flamin' Hot (Hulu & Disney )

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The film From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, explores the heartfelt story of a mother longing for the return of her missing son. However, the path to discover the truth comes at a terrifying cost.

Thomas Marchese, known for his award-winning police documentary Fallen, showcases his talent once again in this occult horror film. The talented cast includes Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect), Travis Hammer (Godless), and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Boston Strangler (Hulu)

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True crime has surged in popularity, and Hulu enters the fray with Boston Strangler, a 20th Century Studios film based on the real investigation conducted by reporting duo Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole.

The Boston Strangler's notorious crimes, which occurred in the 1960s, involved the murders of 13 women in metropolitan Boston. Despite the identification of a suspect, evidence has since suggested that there may have been more than one perpetrator.

Starring Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon as McLaughlin and Cole, respectively, this true crime thriller takes a tasteful approach by focusing on the investigative aspects rather than dwelling on gratuitous violence. It's a captivating film that sheds light on a prolific killer's crimes.

Blood (Hulu)

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With a title like Blood, you might expect a typical horror flick. However, beneath the surface lies a thought-provoking film that explores the lengths a mother is willing to go to support her family. After a challenging separation, a nurse moves into a farmhouse with her teenage daughter and youngest son. When the family dog mysteriously disappears and returns with a violent outburst, the boy becomes infected with a dangerous disease. Desperate to find a cure, they discover that blood consumption holds the key.

This unique take on the vampire genre focuses on the themes of motherhood, portrayed powerfully by Michelle Monaghan, and the struggles faced by a young boy, played by Finlay Wojtak-Hissong. Can the nurse uncover the cause of the infection and save her son? Watch and find out.

Flux Gourmet (Hulu & Shudder)

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The film From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, explores the heartfelt story of a mother longing for the return of her missing son. However, the path to discover the truth comes at a terrifying cost.

Thomas Marchese, known for his award-winning police documentary Fallen, showcases his talent once again in this occult horror film. The talented cast includes Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect), Travis Hammer (Godless), and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Quasi (Hulu)

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Quasi, the latest film from the comedic group Broken Lizard, takes us on a medieval adventure of epic proportions. Inspired by the likes of Monty Python, this ensemble comedy sees the troupe members playing dual roles and exploring new comedic territories. It's a hilarious escapade filled with their trademark humor that fans of the troupe will thoroughly enjoy.

Door Mouse (Hulu)

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Door Mouse is a visually stunning neo-noir film that follows a professional dancer turned amateur detective on a quest to uncover the truth behind her missing friend. Drawing inspiration from graphic novels, the film immerses viewers in a world of bitter coffee and unyielding cynicism reminiscent of classic noir films. Despite its modest budget, Door Mouse captivates audiences with its stylish visuals, thanks to director Avan Jogia's creative vision.

Clock (Hulu)

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Clock, a thought-provoking horror flick exclusive to Hulu, delves into the depths of a woman's decision to manipulate her biological clock. In a world where societal pressure often dictates our choices regarding parenthood, this film challenges norms and explores the consequences of tampering with nature. Starring Dianna Agron (Glee) and Melora Hardin (The Office), Clock offers an intriguing psychological exploration of an increasingly relevant question.

Creed III (Prime Video)

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Adonis Creed returns for the third installment of the Creed series in Creed III. Directed by basketball legend Michael Jordan in his directorial debut, this film takes our beloved boxer on his most daunting challenge yet. When a childhood friend and boxing prodigy reemerges from prison, Adonis must confront him in a battle that tests his skills and courage. Can he emerge victorious without the guidance of his longtime mentor, Rocky Balboa?

While Sylvester Stallone does not appear in this installment, Michael Jordan and newcomer Jonathan Majors deliver captivating performances that make Creed III a standout in the franchise. It is a must-watch for both Creed fans and boxing enthusiasts alike.

Judy Blume Forever (Prime Video)

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Following the success of the recent adaptation of Judy Blume's iconic novel, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, audiences can now delve deeper into the life and achievements of the renowned author with the documentary Judy Blume Forever on Prime Video. With insights from Judy Blume herself and other creatives touched by her work, this documentary explores her influential career, the impact it has had on popular culture, and the controversies that surrounded her. It is the perfect companion piece for fans of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Top Gun: Maverick (Prime Video & Paramount )

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The film From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, explores the heartfelt story of a mother longing for the return of her missing son. However, the path to discover the truth comes at a terrifying cost.

Despite starting his career with an award-winning police documentary called Fallen, director Thomas Marchese ventures into the occult with this chilling horror film. From Black features a talented cast, including Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect), Travis Hammer (Godless), and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Nope (Prime Video)

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From the brilliant mind of Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), Nope ventures into the realm of science fiction. Set in the American Southwest, the film follows two siblings as they encounter an enigmatic presence that defies human understanding, pushing them into a desperate quest to prove its existence.

Nope deviates from the practical horror of Peele's previous works, boasting a larger budget compared to his acclaimed film Us. While fans of Peele's distinctive style may have already experienced Nope multiple times, if you haven't, now is your chance.

Bros (Prime Video)

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Bros is a heartfelt romantic comedy that explores the complexities of modern relationships. What happens when two commitment-phobic men enter into a relationship? Will it lead them to the fulfillment they desire?

With a rare lead role for Billy Eichner (The Lion King 2019) and the talented Luke Macfarlane (Kinsey), Bros embraces inclusivity and offers a fresh take on the genre. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, known for his work on Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors, this comedy is a must-watch for fans of his signature style.

Jackass Forever (Stream on Prime Video and Paramount)

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The movie named From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, narrates the tale of a mother who yearns for the return of her vanished son. When presented with an opportunity to uncover the truth behind his disappearance, she might have to pay a petrifying price in order to unveil the truth.

Despite originally gaining experience in creating an award-winning police documentary called Fallen, Marchese has managed to create a noteworthy occult horror film with a host of prominent personalities. Fans familiar with the shows True Blood and Pitch Perfect will definitely recognize Anna Camp's presence as the lead actress in From Black, alongside other eminent faces like Travis Hammer (Godless) and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Reggie (Stream on Prime Video)

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In case your baseball knowledge revolves around the simple pleasures of peanuts and cracker jacks, there's a remarkable chance that Reggie will be the perfect movie for you. This exclusive documentary on Prime highlights the eponymous Reggie Jackson, showcasing the baseball legend himself reminiscing about the impact of his legacy, how he set the bar for other athletes to follow, and how racial bias influenced public perception despite his achievements. Notable figures like Derek Jeter, Julius Erving, and Hank Aaron even make appearances, accompanied by archival footage illustrating some of Jackson's victorious exploits.

While some claim it may drag on slightly, it's undeniably worthwhile to witness the insightful discourse of one of baseball's greatest players when it comes to his experiences within the sport. However, if you anticipate him recounting his fictional attempt to assassinate the late Queen Elizabeth in The Naked Gun, you may find yourself mildly disappointed.

The Northman (Stream on Prime Video)

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Robert Eggers and period pieces have become synonymous with one another. Fresh off the monumental success of his critically acclaimed film The Lighthouse, Eggers returns with an ambitious Norse thriller known as The Northman. Departing from his previously isolated and subdued works, The Northman showcases a star-studded cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anna Taylor-Joy, and even Icelandic musician Bjork, all while loosely drawing inspiration from Norse mythology.

Drawing from the legendary character of Amleth, our titular heir to the throne finds himself banished from his homeland after the murder of his father, allowing his uncle to seize power. Swearing vengeance, an adult Amleth embarks on a nihilistic journey through breathtaking landscapes, intense battles, and a captivating fusion of religious and fantasy elements in a merciless world.

Three Thousand Years of Longing (Stream on Prime Video)

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The latest offering from George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Three Thousand Years of Longing, presents Tilda Swinton portraying an isolated scholar who stumbles upon an ancient bottle in Istanbul. Accidentally summoning a jinn, played by Idris Elba, she is granted three wishes, each reflecting her deepest desires. What starts as a minor disagreement transforms into a trilogy of extravagant tales, culminating in the explanation of how the jinn became trapped in the bottle in the first place.

Serving both as a box-office disappointment and a critical gem, fans of Miller's grandiose cinematography will feel right at home with Three Thousand Years of Longing. It is a bittersweet narrative that delves into themes of escapism and loneliness, resembling an adult fairy tale that is sure to satisfy those yearning for a unique cinematic experience.

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Stan Lee (Stream on Disney+)

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Excelsior! With a new generation of Marvel enthusiasts emerging from the triumph of the MCU, why not acquaint them with one of the brilliant minds responsible for it all? Stan Lee is the latest documentary presented by Disney, aiming to chronicle the life of the esteemed former head of Marvel Comics. Lee's collaborative efforts with other artists, particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, directly fostered the creation of iconic characters like Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, and the entire Avengers roster.

While Stan Lee's authenticity and omission of certain details have sparked mild controversy, this documentary remains an exceptional introduction to one of the most recognizable figures in the comic book industry. However, it's important to note that the comprehensive breadth of Marvel's history cannot be condensed into a single documentary.

Avatar: The Way of Water (Stream on Disney+ and HBO Max)

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The movie titled From Black, directed by Thomas Marchese, shares the story of a grieving mother yearning for her lost son's return. Presented with an opportunity to uncover the truth behind his disappearance, she must be willing to pay an alarming price in order to unravel the secrets.

Despite originally making a name for himself with an award-winning police documentary called Fallen, Marchese has successfully crafted a commendable occult horror film, featuring several notable actors. Fans of popular shows True Blood and Pitch Perfect will readily identify Anna Camp as the movie's leading lady, alongside recognizable faces such as Travis Hammer (Godless) and Jennifer Lafleur (Nope).

Evil Dead Rise (Stream on HBO Max)

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The Deadites are back with a vengeance in the aptly titled revival film, Evil Dead Rise. Departing from the traditional cabin in the woods, this installment takes place in a cramped Los Angeles apartment. A single mother and her sister stumble upon the presence of the Necronomicon within their building. A brutal battle for survival ensues, with the added tension and fear of a newly formed family dynamic.

Marking a decade since the release of the last Evil Dead film, Evil Dead Rise signifies a return to the franchise's roots and sets the tone for its future direction. Originally intended as a direct-to-streaming release on HBO Max, the overwhelmingly positive feedback from test screenings prompted a theatrical release. Keen observers may even catch a brief cameo from a beloved character.

Reality (Stream on HBO Max)

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Recently, loose government documents have garnered significant attention within the news cycle. Reality, the latest HBO film, explores this phenomenon in a captivating drama that revolves around the real-life interrogation of Reality Winner, a former NSA translator charged with violating the Espionage Act by leaking government documents that shed light on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Building tension gradually, Reality is an intriguing film that heavily draws inspiration from actual interrogation transcripts. It borders on the line between a drama film and a documentary, shedding light on a fascinating story that played a significant role in shaping the current American political discourse. The standout element is undoubtedly Sydney Sweeney's incredible and transformative performance in the central role.

Those Who Wish Me Dead (Stream on HBO Max)

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Returning to the director's chair after the success of Wind River, Taylor Sheridan presents Those Who Wish Me Dead, a modern-day thriller that brilliantly utilizes a simple premise. After witnessing the murder of his father, a young boy finds himself under the protection of a survival expert while being pursued by assassins aiming to eliminate him as a witness.

Boasting a star-studded cast including Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hault, and Tyler Perry, Those Who Wish Me Dead takes audiences on an intense chase through the woodlands of Montana, with the added element of a forest fire adding to the visceral thrill. At a concise 100 minutes, it serves as the perfect gripping experience for a lackluster evening at home.

This Place Rules (Stream on HBO Max)

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With the approach of upcoming US elections, it might be worth revisiting a compelling documentary helmed by a viral internet personality. This Place Rules does not focus on chronicling the events that transpired on January 6, 2021. Instead, it follows Andrew Callaghan as he traverses the United States in the months leading up to that fateful day, exploring the mindset of fringe populations that may have contributed to the event. Along the way, dramatic interviews with controversial figures — including the notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones — and occasionally humorous setbacks provide a bizarre portrait of a divided nation.

Despite Callaghan's subsequent controversy and downfall due to his treatment of women, it is impossible to deny the captivating allure of the interviews and footage showcased in the democracy-debunking documentary This Place Rules. Produced by A24 and Abso Lutely Productions (known for The Eric Andre Show and Nathan For You), this eclectic documentary offers a unique perspective on a controversial subject.

Elvis (Stream on HBO Max)

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It seems that every prominent historical figure will eventually receive a biographical film. Fortunately, Elvis stands out among the rest. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, known for his work on The Great Gatsby (2013), this movie pays flashy tribute to one of the most flamboyant celebrities in history, Elvis Presley. Starring Austin Butler as the titular character, the film masterfully blends contemporary soundscapes and period-appropriate visuals.

Even those who had reservations about the film overall could not deny the phenomenal performance by Austin Butler, who seamlessly transforms into Elvis, making it seem as if the iconic musician had never left the stage. Fans of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge or the aforementioned Great Gatsby will undoubtedly enjoy watching Elvis.

The Strays (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes | Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery | Director: Nathaniel Martello-White

Cast: Ashley Madekwe, Jorden Myrie, Bukky Bakray, Michael Warburton, Caroline Martin

The Strays, written and directed by Nathaniel Martello-White, offers a unique perspective on classism, privilege, and perception. Through an enticing lens, the film builds tension and has drawn comparisons to the acclaimed movie Get Out, portraying a psychological drama set in an idyllic suburban town. The presence of Ashley Madekwe (The Umbrella Academy) as the character Neve, a mother and wife who has meticulously constructed an ideal life through meticulous deception, raises questions about her sanity and the reality she perceives. As Neve mysteriously discovers strangers infiltrating her meticulously curated facade, her world begins to unravel. – Yael Tygiel

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Nimona (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour and 41 minutes | Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Indya Moore

Adapted from the charming graphic novel, Nimona is an enchanting animated action-comedy film co-directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane. With a screenplay by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor, Nimona showcases a visually stunning animation style that beautifully combines futuristic science-fiction aesthetics with medieval elements. Chloë Grace Moretz lends her voice to the titular character, a spirited young shapeshifter, while Riz Ahmed voices Ballister Boldheart, a knight wrongly accused of murder. As unlikely allies fighting for their freedom and each other, Nimona and Boldheart explore the power of trust, love, and family. – Yael Tygiel

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Hard Feelings (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour and 43 minutes | Genre: Drama | Director: Granz Henman

Cast: Axel Stein, Diana Amft, Tobias Schäfer

German teen romp Hard Feelings captures the struggles of two best friends navigating the rollercoaster of puberty and the surge of hormones that draws them closer than ever. The film refrains from taking itself too seriously, as it personifies bodily changes in a fun and imaginative manner. Teens, who often feel like they've lost control over their own bodies, will be amused by the protagonists who must literally talk their body parts out of making terrible decisions. Ultimately, this film guarantees a lighthearted and entertaining experience that will leave your laugh box satisfied.

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Fanfic (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour and 35 minutes | Genre: Drama | Director: Marta Karwowska

Cast: Jan Cieciara, Dobromir Dymecki, Anna Krotoska

Based on the novel by Polish author Natalia Osińska, Fanfic dives into the complexity of gender and sexuality through the evolving relationship between two teenagers as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and navigate the intricacies of their deepening friendship. The film sheds light on the challenges faced by the main character, who grapples with gender dysphoria and isolation, observing the social circles of high school from the outside while also coping with a father who pressures them to conform to traditional femininity. With contemplative shots and a beautiful exploration of self-discovery, Fanfic presents an intimate story that resonates with audiences on a personal level.

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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes | Director: Olivia Newman

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson

Drawing from Delia Owens' novel, Where the Crawdads Sing melds thriller and mystery with a captivating romance. The movie follows the story of a neglected yet determined young girl named Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) in the marshlands of North Carolina. When a local man is found dead, she becomes a prime suspect in his murder, while also facing a complicated love triangle involving the golden boy Chase (Harris Dickinson) and the supportive Tate (Taylor John Smith). With stunning imagery and an intriguing narrative, Where the Crawdads Sing is a compelling romance with a dark twist. – Taylor Gates

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Once Again (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes | Genre: Romantic Comedy Drama | Director: Jonatan Etzler

Cast: Hedda Stiernstedt, Maxwell Cunningham, Elinor Silfversparre

Once Again is reminiscent of 13 Going on 30 combined with Groundhog Day. This Swedish film tells the story of Amelia (Hedda Stiernstedt), whose birthday wish transports her back to her 18th birthday in 2002, forcing her to relive the same day repeatedly. Similar to 17 Again, Once Again explores universal themes of friendship, redemption, and self-reflection. The script by Sofie Forsman, Tove Forsman,, and Mikael Ljung offers a clever and delightful approach to a seemingly repetitive narrative. – Yael Tygiel

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A Traveler’s Handbook to Love (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes | Genre: Romantic Comedy | Director: Steven Tsuchida

Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Lý, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman

Written by Eirene Donohue, A Traveler’s Handbook to Love tells a heartwarming love story of resilience and second chances. Starring iconic 90s teen romance figure Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That), A Traveler’s Handbook to Love follows Amanda Riley (Cook) as she travels to Vietnam to learn about tourism, inadvertently finding herself drawn to a charismatic and free-spirited tour guide, portrayed by Scott Lý. This Netflix film, shot in Vietnam, offers a captivating adventure and features Missi Pyle and Ben Feldman in supporting roles. – Yael Tygiel

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Monarchs of Mulberry Street: Love Prevails (2023)

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Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes | Genre: Family Comedy Drama | Director: Judy Naidoo

Cast: Jonathan Taylor, Kogie Naidoo, Liam Dunpath, Shaan Nathoo, Hamish Kyd

Written and directed by Judy Naidoo, Monarchs of Mulberry Street: Love Prevails is a spirited family film centered around two kids embarking on a daring rescue mission. This sequel to the original Monarchs of Mulberry Street once again follows Ticky and Baboo as they strive to save their grandmother from a former police officer, Commander Veerasamy. With determination and passion, the pair stage an elaborate musical performance, masquerading as Bollywood celebrities in their quest to liberate Granny Chetty. Monarchs of Mulberry Street: Love Prevails captures the camaraderie of The Little Rascals and the grandeur of Trolls, while delivering a heartfelt story. – Yael Tygiel

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Luther: The Sun Sets (2023)

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Duration: 2 hours 9 minutes | Genre: Crime Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Director: Jamie Payne

Cast: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis

Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad) reprises his role as John Luther, the London detective fallen from grace who relentlessly pursues criminals using any means necessary. At its core, Luther has always been a fresh take on the Sherlock Holmes archetype, and in this new film set after the events of the series, he encounters his ultimate adversary in the form of David Robey, portrayed by Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings). Luther: The Sun Sets maximizes its film budget, offering fans more intense action sequences and an epic storyline that showcases the full might of the London police as they pursue Luther, who has escaped from prison to capture a serial killer. For devoted followers of the Luther series, this movie represents the long-awaited next chapter. – Tauri Miller

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The Ghost Next Door (2023)

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Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes | Genre: Adventure Comedy | Director: Christopher Landon

Cast: Jennifer Coolidge, David Harbour, Tig Notaro, Anthony Mackie

The Ghost Next Door is a whimsical horror comedy about a family that relocates to a new town and crosses paths with the resident ghost haunting their house. Writer and director Christopher Landon captures the innate playfulness of David Harbour, whose uninhibited nature shines as the mischievous ghost Ernest. Blending multiple genres, The Ghost Next Door seamlessly transitions from humor and scares to action and mystery, showcasing the aftermath of Ernest's exposure as the family becomes overnight sensations, attracting the attention of the media, enthusiasts, and even the government. With a stellar ensemble cast including Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Coolidge, The Ghost Next Door is entertainment that can be enjoyed by the entire family. – Yael Tygiel

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With an extensive lineup of thrilling and captivating movies, the world of streaming has never been more exciting. From bone-chilling horrors like "Husera: The Bone Woman" to heartwarming classics like "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie," there is something for everyone. Don't miss the highly anticipated releases like "Top Gun: Maverick," "Avatar: The Way of Water," and "Luther: The Fallen Sun" that are bound to leave you on the edge of your seat. Whether you're a fan of action, comedy, or drama, these streaming services have got you covered. So grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot on the couch, and get ready for an unforgettable movie night experience like no other.