GIFF Presents: What to Stream

GIFF is here to save the day with a much-needed list on some of the best films you can stream. Here are GIFF’s top picks to watch on the most popular streaming platforms.

Begin Again, 2014 (Netflix)


When a broken down producer who’s on the verge of losing everything discovers a talented and bright singer/songwriter in a bar, he manages to launch her music career while saving his own and getting his life back together.

Director: John Carney
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Drama

The Truman, 1998 (Netflix)


Jim Carrey stars as Truman Burbank, whose entire life has become a 24/7 reality TV show. With the whole world watching, will he pull the plug stay on the air?

Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris
Genre: Comedy/Drama

JFK, 1991 (Hulu)


Kevin Costner stars as New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison who leads an investigation on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. With Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald as the suspected shooter, new evidence suggests conspiracies behind Kennedy’s death.

Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman
Genre: Drama

Hoop Dreams, 1994 (Hulu)


The documentary covers two African-American teenagers who are on the quest to become great basketball players for the one of the top high-school basketball programs in the country. With adversity, injuries, and misfortune see how they have gone through different paths.

Director: Steve James
Starring: Arthur Agee, William Gates
Genre: Documentary

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, 2013 (Amazon Prime)


Former heavyweight boxing champion of the world “Iron” Mike Tyson and filmmaker Spike Lee come together to present a solo performance of story-telling with Mike Tyson. With many laughs and tales of hardships, audience goes through the life of Mike Tyson.

Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Mike Tyson
Genre: Comedy/Documentary

A League Of Their Own, 1992 (Amazon Prime)


During World War II men from all walks of life including baseball players, left a gap in for fans of the sport. So an all-female professional baseball league was formed in the Midwest. With Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna this film became a instant classic.

Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis
Genre: Drama/Comedy

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