Another week without advance movie screenings has come and gone; it’s been 14 weeks but who’s counting? I’m not sure how much you’ve been missing going to the movies, but for my wife and I, it’s been especially harsh. You see, going to the movies is one of our favorite date nights – and a much needed break at times from our parental duties. Since we can’t go out to the movies, we’ve put together a 5 streaming movies to watch this weekend guide for those of us that are still stuck at home. Don’t worry about researching where to stream what, because we plucked 5 popcorn-worthy streaming movies to watch this weekend from the most popular streaming services!
‘Ford v Ferrari’ streaming on HBO, an Auto-Racing Movie That’s Fearless, Revolutionary, and Award Winning
“Ford v Ferrari” is a sports action drama film based on the amazing true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). Together they battled corporate red tape, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. You don’t have to be a race car fan to add this award-winning gem to your list of streaming movies to watch this weekend. Don’t take my word for it – our senior writer, JMcNaughton, gives “Ford v Ferrari” one of the best reviews of all the 2019 releases.
‘7500’ streaming on Amazon Prime, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shows Strength and Vulnerability During this Grueling Confrontation with Hijackers
When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers. JMcNaughton says, “Get strapped in – It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!”. Check out Jim’s full review of “7500”, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
‘Da 5 Bloods’ streaming on Netflix, is a Treasure Hunt Adventure Film Wrapped in a Great War Movie
Spike Lee’s gutsy new Netflix drama “Da 5 Bloods” chronicles four Black vets (Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Paul Walter Hauser) battling the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the gold fortune he helped them hide. “Da 5 Bloods” runs two hours and thirty-four minutes, but it doesn’t feel that long. On the contrary, it feels tight, powerful, and fierce with its intelligent and stirring fire.
‘Natural Born Killers’ streaming on Hulu, May Be the Most Controversial Movie of All Time
Mickey Knox (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Wilson (Juliette Lewis) aren’t your typical lovers – after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill almost everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become media darlings thanks to sensationalized reporting. It’s controversial because the film, though intended as a satire on the media, actually inspired several copycat killers to seek their own 15 minutes of fame, some even using imagery and dialogue from the film. More than 12 murders in the U.S. and abroad have been linked to “Natural Born Killers”. Did you know that one victim’s family even tried to sue Stone and Warner Bros.?
‘Artemis Fowl’ streaming on Disney Plus, is a Fun-Filled, Magical Adventure that Book Lovers Seem To Hate
Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) is a 12-year-old genius and a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He searches for his father (Colin Farrell), who has mysteriously disappeared, and comes into conflict with the hidden world of the fairies. This science fantasy adventure film is based on the beloved Eoin Colfer science fiction and adventure book series. Knowing almost nothing about the books on which this film is based, my family and I absolutely loved it – especially my 6-year-old son. This movie was brilliant with special effects and fantastic acting coming from every part of the film. Most of the negative reviews stem from fans of the book series and what they claim are an unfaithful representation. If you chose this movie as one of the streaming movies to watch this weekend, and you’ve also read the book, let us know what you think in the comments below!