With us all being in lockdown at the moment, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know which movies you should watch this week and where you can stream them.
There are just too many streaming services to chose from these days and too many movies to watch.
We now have the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus, and that’s just here in the UK.
If you’re in the US you also have Hulu, HBO Go, Crackle and Sling TV to name a few.
We also have Now TV in the UK, but for this article I will only focus on the movies that are on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus (because they’re the best ones).
There are so many great movies you can watch whilst in lockdown
So, I thought it would be a good idea to recommend a movies for every day of the week and tell you where you can watch them.
Yep, it’s a service I’m happy to offer you guys because I know it’s hard trying to decide what to watch.
I often find myself just sat in front of my computer screen endlessly scrolling through streaming platforms.
Hopefully, this can solve that problem for you guys.
Also, I just want to let you all know that I came up with this list based on what’s available on the streaming services in the UK.
It might differ based on where you are living.
So, without any further ado, here are the movies you should stream this week.
Monday: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Netflix)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is the best John Wick movie ever made – that’s a fact. I also think it’s one of the best action movies ever made.
Keanu Reeves is a terrific action star and he’s at his very best in John Wick: Chapter 3.
He does everything you watch Keanu to do in this movie.
Keanu’s John Wick is at his gun-toting, blade-throwing and bad-guy punching best.
He’s also joined by Halle Berry and dogs. What more do you want from a John Wick movie? What more do you want from an action movie.
You can stream John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum on Netflix here in the UK.
Tuesday: Ratatouille (Disney Plus)
I would argue that Ratatouille is Pixar’s very best movie.
I watched it recently and I’d forgotten how impressive it was.
It made me cry and I don’t cry that often whilst watching movies.
I love the story. Who wouldn’t love a tale about a rat who can cook?!
I also love the voice-acting and the fact that it’s so unlike anything Pixar has ever made.
It’s peak Pixar and you can watch it now on Disney Plus, so why not use this lockdown period to stream the movie.
Wednesday: The Report (Amazon Prime Video)
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The Report is one of Amazon Prime Video’s original movies and it’s brilliant.
It stars Adam Driver who plays Daniel J. Jones, a Senate staffer who is selected by Senator Dianne Feinstein (played by Annette Bening) to lead an investigation into the 2005 destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes.
It’s a fascinating movie which is told in a rather dry way, but is made by Driver’s incredible performance.
This is a kind of political-thriller, yet it’s about real-life events and it makes sure the story in put first.
This isn’t really a dramatic retelling of the story because the real-life events are dramatic enough.
It was one of my favourite movies from last year and is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Thursday: National Treasure (Disney Plus)
The movie you have to watch this Thursday is the first National Treasure movie starring Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates.
Gates is a treasure hunter and cryptologist. Think of Indiana Jones crossed with Robert Langdon.
I would argue that the National Treasure movies are on par with the Indiana Jones films.
I think these are some of Cage’s best ever movies and you can stream both of them on Disney Plus right now.
However, I would say that the first National Treasure film is the best one.
Friday: Ex Machina (Netflix)
Alex Garland’s debut movie is one of the best science-fiction movies ever made, and I am serious about that fact.
It stars Domhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander in a movie about a scientist who develops a new artificial intelligence.
It’s a fascinating film full of great performances and really interesting ideas about what it means to be human.
Ex Machina is a film that will make you think, thrill you and in some parts scare you.
It’s also a rather strange film that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching it.
You can stream Ex Machina on Netflix right now here in the UK.
Saturday: The Nice Guys (Amazon Prime Video)
The Nice Guys is probably one of the strangest and most oddball movies on this lockdown movies list.
Personally, it’s one of my favourite films made in a while.
It’s a Shane Black film and stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as two detectives who aren’t really at the height of their powers.
It’s a black comedy and it might not be a movie for everybody, but I really do think it’s a film that needs to be revisited.
I love Gosling and Crowe’s performances in this movie and it still makes me laugh even after having seen it multiple times.
The Nice Guys is available on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Sunday: Snowpeircer (Amazon Prime Video and Netflix)
Finish off your week with one of the most spectacular and mind-boggling films ever made.
Before winning his Oscars for Parasite, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho made Snowpiercer.
The movie is based on a French graphic novel and I would argue it’s one of the best comic book movie adaptations ever made.
Move aside Marvel and DC Comics, Snowpiercer is the best comic book movie ever made.
It stars Chris Evans (a.k.a. Captain America), Jaime Bell (a.k.a. The Thing), Tilda Swinton (a.k.a. The Ancient One) and John Hurt (a.k.a. Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm).
Snowpeircer is the perfect movie to watch during lockdown because it’ll make you realise how life isn’t too bad at the moment.
It’s a very strange and fascinating movie and it’s available to stream on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
n What do you make of this list?
Are there any movies on this list that you will watch this week whilst in lockdown?
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