Remember when you had to leave your home and actually go to Blockbuster to get a movie? Whether a DVD or a VCR tape everyone had to go out to get some form of media that their cable or satellite provider couldn’t offer. But thankfully, we now have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and plenty of other streaming platforms that provide us with so much content for our eyes that we can’t even manage to get out of the house. So GIFF is here to save the day with a much-needed weekly list on some of the best films and shows you can stream. Here are GIFF’s top picks to watch this weekend on the most popular streaming platforms.
INTERSTELLAR, 2015 (Hulu)
A team of engineers and scientists must travel through time and space in order to give the human race a chance at a new planet.
Directed: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
BRAVEHART, 1995 (Hulu)
The Scottish legend and hero William Wallace (Mel Gibson) gathers up his fellow Scottish men to unite to go up against the English to gain independence.
Directed: Mel Gibson
Starring: Mel Gibson, Peter Hanly
Genre: Drama, Action
THE IMITATION GAME, 2015 (Amazon Prime)
British intelligence agency MI6 set out to recruit the finest minds from the country for a top-secret mission. One of them being Cambridge alum, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the father of computer science.
Directed: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly
THE HURT LOCKER, 2008 (Amazon Prime)
A bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad has new member. Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner) lives by his own rules in a war-zone full of danger and terror.
Directed: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie
Genre: Drama, Action
GROUNDHOG DAY, 1993 (Netflix)
Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) heads out to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA. Only to find out he’s stuck in a loop repeating Groundhog Day everyday.
Directed: Harold Ramis
Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot
Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy
CORPSE BRIDE, 2005 (Netflix)
When Victor (Johnny Depp) sets out to practice his vows for marriage out in the woods, he unintentionally proposes to a corpse. Sending him to the land of the dead to spend time with his new bride.
Directed: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
Genre: Adult Animation, Fantasy