For this 2021, Netflix has committed to launching a new movie every week during 2021; Warner Bros. -for its part- announced that all its 2021 premieres will also reach HBO Max. In addition, other platforms constantly update their catalog with new and classic tapes. With so much action and so many quality options, you could miss out on a good thing if you are careless. To help you, we have created this guide to the 20 best movies this week on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and Hulu.
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
Experience the final and remastered version of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic and be amazed at the number of series and movies that have been inspired by Blade Runner. Harrison Ford plays Deckard, a retired replicant hunter, a person tasked with taking out bioengineered beings in a futuristic Los Angeles. When Deckard is forced to go back to work to destroy four replicants who have returned to Earth from space colonies, his journey takes him to the Tyrell Corporation, where his job becomes more complicated.
Cold Mountain (2003)
Cold Mountain It could almost be defined as a romantic movie if its main characters didn’t suffer so much. It is best defined as a period film in which young lovers William “WP” Inman (Jude Law) and Ada Monroe (Nicole Kidman) promise to meet after the Civil War. William even leaves the Confederacy to keep his vote, while Ada struggles to maintain her farm on Cold Mountain with the help of her friend, Ruby Thewes (Renée Zellweger). William and Ada will do their best to find each other again, even in the face of overwhelming adversity.
John David Washington stars in this Netflix original thriller from Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. While on vacation in Greece, a devastating accident forces American tourist Beckett (Washington) to run for his life, as he has become the main suspect. Desperately trying to get to the US embassy to clear his name, authorities close in, political unrest escalates, and Beckett finds himself trapped in a conspiracy of which he has no art or part.
Pray Away: The Cross in the Closet (2020)
Kristine Stolakis’s deeply disturbing documentary dives into Exodus International, a group formed in the 1970s by five evangelicals who believed gay people could be “healed” through prayer. The document explores the origins of this “conversion therapy” and how this delusional religious movement attracted a large following, despite promoting a sadistic, psychotic, ineffective and meaningless practice.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg) was an Oscars favorite and an irresistible showcase for Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. DiCaprio plays Frank Abagnale, Jr., a brilliant con man and thief who managed to work as a doctor, lawyer, and pilot at age 17. Even before he was an adult, he was the most successful bank robber in American history. His story is tied to that of the tireless FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), who will do everything he can to catch him and bring him to justice.
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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Gene Wilder is at the top of his comic skills in this Mel Brooks classic, starring as respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein. When young Frankenstein learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s property in Transylvania, he can’t help but recreate some of his grandfather’s gruesome experiments with the help of servants Igor, Inga, and Frau Blücher. And of course: he manages to create his own monster, just when his fiancée arrives.
The Kids Are Alright (2010)
Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play a lesbian couple who have been together for almost 20 years in this excellent comedy. Her two teenagers, Joni and Laser, were conceived by artificial insemination and they set out to find their biological father, a restorer named Paul (Mark Ruffalo). When teenagers bond with Paul and invite him into their lives, things get very weird at home.
The Courier (2021)
Produced in 2019, The Courier It has taken a long time to arrive. This spy thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a British businessman who is unknowingly recruited into the Cuban Missile Crisis. Based on the true story of Greville Wynne, this thriller The Cold War tells us a chilling new side to the notorious crisis as Wynne and his Soviet “employer” work to provide essential intelligence measures to defuse the conflict.
Amazon’s latest original film is an R-rated original rock opera starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. Sounds intriguing? Well, things get better. Driver plays a famous comedian named Henry, and Cotillard plays a world-renowned opera singer named Ann. They are the most popular couple in Los Angeles, but with the birth of their first daughter, Annette, their lives are turned upside down. The truth is that Annette has an extraordinary destiny that goes far beyond the fame of her parents.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat returned to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic with great success, but nothing beats the 2006 original, which took the ridiculousness to new heights. Borat, one of Kazakhstan’s most popular and successful journalists, comes to America to film a documentary about what makes America a great nation. During his journey, he offends almost everyone who crosses his path, tries to kidnap Pamela Anderson, and runs naked through the conference room of a crowded hotel.
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The Goonies (1985)
The ’80s were a great time for teen adventure movies, and few are as beloved as The Goonies. When two brothers learn that their parents might lose their home, they find a treasure map and set off with some friends to get “valuable things” and save their home. As it turns out, some bad guys want it too, so everyone’s looking for the “X” in the treasure and there’s no telling who will find it.
On Reminiscence, The latest Warner Bros. release to hit HBO Max, we see Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a private investigator of minds. In a dystopian world, Bannister navigates through the past helping his clients access memories lost while living on the fringes of Miami’s sunken shoreline. But when he accepts Mae (Rebecca Ferguson) as a client, the job quickly spirals out of control and becomes a dangerous obsession. Determined to find out what happened when Mae disappears, Nick soon finds himself embroiled in a violent conspiracy.
Jurassic Park (1993)
One of the best Steven Spielberg movies and hands down the best dinosaur movie ever made, Jurassic Park it is still fresh even three decades after its release. Eccentric billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has invested his fortune building an unusual and new kind of theme park: He has created dinosaurs from prehistoric DNA and given them a new habitat on a remote island. Before opening the park, invite paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), as well as mathematician Ian Malcolm (unforgettable Jeff Goldblum) to tour the island. Believing that the facility is completely safe, he also invites his grandchildren to see the park. Unfortunately, with dinosaurs it is impossible to be sure of anything.
The Suicide Squad (2021)
This James Gunn remake of the Suicide Squad 2016 has garnered significantly better reviews, this despite having much of the same cast (with some notable substitutions). Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the United States, is the place that keeps the worst supervillains, who always try to escape, even going so far as to join the dubious Task Force X project. So when Bloodsport, Peacemaker As Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and Harley Quinn agree to hang out for a while, they will be dropped on the remote enemy-infested island of Corto Maltese. One wrong move and they will be dead, either by enemies or by government officials themselves.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman deliver exceptional performances in this classic drama about a man falsely imprisoned for the murder of his wife. Andy Dufresne (Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in Shawshank Prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Andy knows that he did not commit the crimes, but over time he adjusts to life in prison and becomes a surprisingly valuable resource, both for the inmates and the corrupt warden. But any evidence that exonerates Andy from jail poses a danger to the authorities, who will do everything possible to silence him and leave him behind bars to death.
Vacation Friends (2021)
We’ve all made friends over the holidays, but it usually doesn’t make us completely forget all our inhibitions and become hedonistic wild people. That’s not the case for Marcus and Emily (Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji) when they meet Ron and Kyla (John Cena and Meredith Hagner) who are looking for thrills while at a resort in Mexico. Normally sensible, Marcus and Emily decide to get loose with their new “vacation buddies,” only to find out months later that they accidentally invited Ron and Kyla to their wedding.
We Broke Up (2021)
Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper deliver incredible breakup chemistry in this romantic comedy about a couple who decide to separate just days before the wedding of one of their brothers. Determined not to interrupt the fun or detract from the newlyweds, they decide to pretend they’re still together for the weekend. And of course: everything is a powder keg.
When photographer Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) learns in New York of her father’s death, she returns to London’s Orthodox Jewish community that forced her to leave decades ago for being gay. His childhood attraction to Etsi (Rachel McAdams), however, has not died. When the two reconnect in London, they ignite a burning passion that challenges their faith, sexuality and the core of their identities.
The Hate U Give (2018)
Based on the self-titled bestseller by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give follows the life of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), a black teenager constantly shifting codes between the poor neighborhood where she lives – mostly black – and the posh high school she attends – mostly white. Somehow she strikes an awkward balance, but when she witnesses a police officer murder her best friend, the pressure on Starr increases to a fever pitch. Now, Starr must find his voice and stand up for what is right, and not what others tell him.
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in this comedy about separated twins who happen to cheat death on the same day. Each of them suddenly imbued with a cautiously optimistic outlook on life, they attempt to rebuild their fractured relationship. But of course that’s easier said than done.
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This Week’s Top 20 Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and Hulu