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14 Best Free Apps for Streaming Movies in 2024

YouTube and Tubi are just a few of the top movie apps I recommend

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This list of movie apps will put thousands of free streaming movies at your fingertips. I've used all these apps myself, but there are a few I prefer over the rest (keep reading to see why). You'll be able to watch comedies, family films, action movies, documentaries, and tons of others. There really is something for everyone!

YouTube-provided list of free movies.

Films are organized into genre sections.

No ads for Premium subscribers.

Can't sort the free movies by popularity, year, or date added.

Search tool includes paid movies.

YouTube has an awesome collection of totally free movies. The company actually puts together their own list, so you don't have to go searching through random people's profiles to find full-length films that are legal to watch.

It's super easy to find the better free movies on YouTube by simply opening the Movies & TV page . All the regular genres are included, so you can browse films marked as action, horror, science fiction, drama, comedy, etc. There's also an Independent section.

If you're struggling to find something through YouTube's list, check out our roundup of this month's best free movies on YouTube . There are also some channels dedicated to no-cost films, like Maverick Movies and Timeless Classic Movies .

As you'd expect, lots of devices and apps can stream YouTube movies, such as iOS and Android mobile devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.

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Movies are in their own list, separate from shows.

High quality films.

Provides trailers.

Identifies when a movie is about to go away.

Includes a kids category and live TV.

Can't sort the genre lists.

This app looks almost identical to Tubi's website , but it's optimized so well for mobile that it's super easy to use. All the same genres and the search tool are available through the app, and every movie cover is large enough to see without having to tap on them. There are tens of thousands of movies and shows to pick from here.

Choosing a movie will take you to its description page where it shows the release date, duration, genre, and similar titles you might like. "Like" or "dislike" a movie to teach the app what it should recommend to you in the future.

One reason I've ranked Tubi as one of the best apps for free movies is because of its awesome curated collections, such as Cult Classics , Only Free on Tubi, and Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes . An added bonus is that you can start watching immediately without needing a user account.

Tubi works from not only phones and tablets, but also streaming devices and smart TVs.

Prime Video (Freevee)

Properly separates movies from TV shows.

Every category list can be filtered for relevant browsing.

Includes trailers.

App-wide search includes free filter toggle.

Must have an Amazon account.

It might not seem like Amazon Prime Video belongs in this list, but there's actually an entire section of the app that lists only the movies and shows Amazon lets you watch absolutely free. This service is called Freevee .

Something I especially like is how these films are organized. There are the typical categories for helping you find popular and recently added movies, plus genre-specific lists for comedies, dramas, etc. But within each list, you can further refine the results by subtitle language and genre.

I've also seen useful collections like Movies of the month and Freevee Originals .

Like most movie apps, Freevee is also available in a web browser and as a TV app.

The links below are for the Prime Video app, but there's also a dedicated Freevee app . I prefer Prime Video because it has better sorting options, but the Freevee app is good if you don't want to see rent/buy options.

Watch movies while they're playing live on TV.

Has on-demand movies that you can watch over and over.

Works on lots of devices.

Has non-movie channels; can be overwhelming if you only want movies.

Can't re-watch a film unless it's on demand.

Only a handful of movie channels.

I like to open Pluto TV for free movies when I don't know what to watch. Because it works like cable TV, with a guide and something always playing live, it relieves some of the decision anxiety that comes with these other apps.

There are two ways to watch stuff here. The cable TV-like service plays something all day long. There are even specific movie channels that just cycle through films 24/7.

For an idea of the kind of movies you can find here, some titles I've seen come across my guide include Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Little Monsters, Orange County , Equilibrium , 12 Angry Men , and Labor Day .

The other method is as an on-demand movie streaming service. The app makes a clear distinction, so it's easy to switch between the two. This is where you want to be if you want more freedom when choosing your next film. It's easy to see popular, trending, and newly added movies, plus films listed in particular genres.

There are several ways to stream Pluto TV. The mobile app runs on Android and iOS, and while this is how I stream from here sometimes, I much prefer the TV app because it fits a larger screen better.

Fandango at Home

Lots of high quality movies.

Clearly differentiates free from paid.

Adds new titles often.

Organize favorites in custom lists.

Parental control options.

Free movies are often removed.

Must log in.

This one is well known for movies you can buy, but if you're fine with the occasional ad, you can stream thousands of free movies at Fandango at Home (formerly Vudu), too, including their trailers.

Viewing only the free options is easy; just open the  Free  page from the menu or browse for films that have the  FREE WITH ADS   label. From there, you can look through all the films by the ones that are new this week, are the most popular or are in specific genres.

Something else you can do is see all of Fandango at Home's free movies on their website and then search for a specific film on the app to watch it from your mobile device.

Other helpful ways I like to find something to stream is through curated lists like Top 200 , Hidden Gems, All-Time Movie Favorites, Captivating Dramas, LOL Comedies , Blast From the Past, Disaster Strikes , and Aliens and Outer Space.

I've watched Fandango at Home films through the Android, iPhone, and iPad app, as well as through Roku and Chromecast. It also runs on Apple TV.

Saves progress so you can resume later.

Add titles to a watchlist.

Browse by actor, and other ways to locate movies.

Includes trailers and live TV.

Rentals are mixed in.

Doesn't separate movies from shows.

No filtering or sorting options.

Extras cost, like Skip Intro and mobile downloads.

Plex is a unique app. It offers free movie and TV streaming like these other apps, but it can also connect to your computer to access your own media files from anywhere .

All the typical genres are included, including one for just description audio titles. Plex also puts movies into unique categories like Based on a True Story and Women Making History. I also like the Leaving Soon section which lets me catch movies before they start to cost elsewhere.

You can also get alerts when watchlisted items are available to stream, see similar movies to the one you're interested in, watch movies with friends remotely, scroll through titles coming soon, and view movies that are available in your other streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.).

This app feels a bit cluttered because of all the stuff you can do in it. But after even a few minutes, you'll quickly find your way around. The free movies are easy to find if that's all you're interested in.

Adds new movies regularly.

Interesting genres to pick from.

No user account necessary.

Includes movie trailers.

The ads support the filmmakers.

Can't sort any genre list.

Occasional streaming problems.

Filmzie is built for independent filmmakers and small studios. It's my go-to when I'm looking for something totally new.

Your typical genre categories are available, like most apps, but I love the unique ways Filmzie organizes its films. Some examples include Directed by Women, Top Rated on IMDb, Cuddle-Up Comedies, and Undiscovered Gems.

The app is simple to use, it has a really smooth interface, and you don't even need to make a user account to start streaming. It runs on Android and iOS.

High-quality movies.

Helpful organization.

No need to sign in.

Can't search through the free movies only.

Relatively few genres to choose from.

Can't sort genre lists.

You can watch free on-demand movies available from Redbox through their mobile app. Just pick WATCH FREE from the menu to find all the ad-supported movies you can stream online.

One way I think this is one of the better free movie apps is how the titles are organized. It's easy to see which ones are leaving the free section soon, which movies just recently got added to the collection, and the popular free movies. They're also organized by genre.

The app runs on Android, iPhone, and iPad. You can also stream these free movies on your Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

Lots of movies.

All films have captions.

You don't have to log in.

Too simple of a search tool.

Can't sort by popularity.

Few unique categories to pick from.

Crackle supports just about every device imaginable, including all popular mobile devices, most smart TVs, streaming players, and gaming consoles, in addition to a regular web browser.

The interface is easy to work with, and the videos stream smoothly. You don't have to log in to watch movies and TV shows, but the option is there if you need it.

One thing you won't find in lots of movie apps is the option to sort and filter the results. Although I think there could be more done here to make it even better, it's nice that Crackle lets you filter by genre and sort by title and the date that the movies were added to the app.

This app works with several devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Start watching immediately (no need to sign up).

Has movies and TV shows.

Simple, clean app design.

Unique genres.

Lacks sorting options within each genre.

Left-to-right scrolling.

No trailers.

More free movies and shows can be streamed from the Filmrise app. They add new content every day in genres like horror, crime, action, drama, and documentaries. Some other categories include Animals, Biopics, Coming of Age, Animated Films, Cops & Robbers , and Action Comedies.

You don't need a user account to stream movies from this app, nor do you need to sign up to create your own watchlist to keep track of what you want to stream later. You'll see related videos on each movie page to help you find something else you might like.

Filmrise movies can be streamed from most devices, like Android and iOS, as well as Xbox and Roku.

Popcornflix

Ads are usually fairly short.

Includes popular movies.

TV shows stay in a separate area than the movies.

Subtitle and language options.

Can't sort genre lists by popularity.

Popcornflix is another free movie app that lets you watch free movies away from your computer. I used to rank this one higher, but the UI changes made a few years ago makes it a little harder to use.

Unlike some apps, this one makes a clear distinction between TV series and movies. Once you land on the movies, pick a genre to narrow down the collection until you find what you want to watch. There are crime, sports, action, drama, horror, documentaries, thriller, and sci-fi movies, and interesting sections like Dark Forces Unleashed, Based on True Stories, Fight Night , and Mobster Movies.

Movie streaming from Popcornflix is supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, and other devices like Roku and Apple TV.

The Roku Channel

Recommends similar movies you might like.

Highlights movies leaving soon.

Also has live TV and on-demand TV shows.

Requires a user account.

Not as user-friendly as other apps (e.g., horizontally scrolling).

Doesn't isolate free films from ones that cost.

Can't sort within a category.

Movies are mixed in with TV shows.

The Roku Channel is another source I use for free movies. The app isn't all that interesting since it closely resembles Roku's website (which is pretty bland), but there are several genres to pick from, and it's easy to watch the movies on your phone or TV.

It's easy to find recent releases, featured and recommended films, and relevant categories certain times of the year, like Holiday Comedies and Cozy Autumn Movies .

There's also a live TV area that has channels that play movies. Of course, your options are more limited than they are with the on-demand films, but it's a great place to visit if you're not sure what you're in the mood for.

This app mainly serves as a remote for the Roku, so it's particularly useful if you have a Roku. But you don't need one to watch movies here. It runs on iPhone and Android.

Helps find free movies all over the web.

Lots of filtering options to find your next favorite movie or TV show.

Hide movies marked as seen.

You need other movie apps installed to watch anything.

Not everything you see is free.

Sometimes incorrectly identifies films as free.

Yidio is more of a streaming guide than an app that lets you watch free movies. This means you can't watch anything directly from this app. Instead, it's useful for telling you exactly where you need to go to find free movies around the web.

To reiterate, this is more of a search engine for free movies. You can filter the list in numerous ways, such as by premiere date, MPAA rating, IMDb rating, and genre, and even hide the titles you've already seen. Once you land on something to watch, you'll be told where the movie is available for free online.

On that note, since the movies here aren't actually hosted on Yidio's website, you'll be told to install other apps like Crackle or Vudu. However, an amazingly helpful feature is the ability to filter by installed app. This lets you find movies available in the apps you already have on your device.

Supported devices include iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Ad-free app.

Includes a section of just kids movies.

Can turn on captions and parental controls.

Must have a library card.

Few genres to pick from.

Kanopy's free movies are only available if you have a library card at a supported library. Once you get logged in, you can stream tens of thousands of free movies directly from your device with zero ads.

Movies can be browsed by genre to find adventure movies, films about animals, quick flicks, and more. Every film has a rating, a full synopsis, and cast details. There are also related videos below every movie to help you find other films you might like.

Kanopy Kids is a special area of the app that you can access from the menu. Only kid-friendly movies are visible there, and you can set parental controls if you need to.

While this app is free and has the awesome benefit of zero ads, I rank it last in this free movie apps list because it's not available to just anyone like these other choices are.

The app works with iPhone, iPad, Android, and other devices.

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10 Best Movie Rating Apps for Android and iOS (2023)

People who love watching movies but spend a lot of time deciding which movies to watch. For them, we have a list of the best app suggestions that can help them select the best movie per their preferences and needs. Yes, we are talking about movie rating apps that you can use on your Android and iOS devices.

As we know that every week lots of movies are released all over the world. But it is challenging to know which movie is good or bad without watching it. With the help of these movie rating apps, you can easily choose the movie according to your choice.

We have also reviewed these apps so that you will never get a fake rating list or review. All these movie rating apps for Android and iOS are the best in their category. Just read about each app and decide which one best meets your needs.

Best Movie Rating Apps For Android and iOS 2023

Here, we have listed the best movie rating apps for Android and iOS users. Each of the apps in this list is better than the others. Try any of the apps mentioned below and get complete details about any movie you want to know.

IMDb

IMDb is one of the most popular movie rating apps that one can trust. This app provides the latest collection of Movie & Tv Show ratings and reviews. Apart from this, you can also watch trailers of every movie and TV series on it. You can also check movie showtimes and buy movie tickets directly from this app.

While you explore this app, you can create your own movie list where you can save the movies you want to watch in the future. Apart from movies, this app also provides all the latest news about celebrities, movies, and other film industries. You can install this app for free on both your Android and iOS phones.

App Link: Android / iOS

2. Cinematics 

Cinematics

Cinematics is another great option for all the movie lovers out there. With the help of this app, you can get all the information about each and every movie like their ratings, reviews, and much more. You can also search for any movie by categories like Upcoming Movies, Popular, Now Playing, and Top Box Office .

It also provides you with the reviews of all the top critics which will surely help you in choosing a good movie. You can also read history and biographical information on movie actors. There is a complete list of all the movies and TV shows on this app. This app is only available for Android users.

App Link: Android

 3. Letterboxd

Letterboxd

Letterboxd is one of the popular movie rating apps among movie enthusiasts. You can see all the latest movie ratings and reviews and also share your views about any movie. It has a very simple and user-friendly interface that anyone can use easily.

All movie lovers can also share their views with each other. This app allows you to follow influencers, film critics, and friends to see reviews of the latest movies . The app has a rating of 4.3 on Android and 4.8 on iOS which is an indication of the popularity of this app.

4. Likewise

Likewise

Another great option is Likewise where you can see ratings and reviews for a movie. If you love books and podcasts too, then this is one of the best apps for you that you should install on your phone.

The app provides reviews and ratings for books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, helping you choose both good movies and great books. We recommend you explore this app for the best features.

5. Taste: Movie & TV Suggestions

Taste

In this app, you can personalize the movies and TV shows to your liking. It constantly monitors your movements and suggests movies based on your preferences. The app allows users to write reviews on movies which helps others to know more about the movie.

The app provides everything about movies, such as ratings, reviews, cast information, and trailers, making it highly informative. You can install this app on both Android and iOS and explore the huge collection of movies.

6. CLZ Movies

CLZ Movies

This app allows you to organize the movies in your own library according to their reviews, ratings, genres, and actors. It has a barcode feature that you can use to scan the barcode on a CD or DVD of a movie and the app will automatically find that movie in their library.

You can easily share your movie list with your friends from your library. The app is free to install, but after one week, you’ll need to purchase their annual plan, which costs around $14.99.

7. Flixster

Flixster

Flixster is basically a ticket-booking app, but you can also check the latest movie ratings on it. It provides genuine user ratings and reviews about movies. You can also check the latest movie showtimes in the nearest theaters and book tickets directly through the app.

With the help of this app, you can watch movies even while sitting at home. You just need to go through the list of movies, click on the desired movie and connect it to your TV or PC where you want to watch. This app is only available for iOS users.

App Link: iOS

8. JustWatch

JustWatch

JustWatch is another great option for looking up movie ratings and reviews. The best thing about this app is that you can stream your favorite movies and TV shows directly from within the app itself.

It offers a vast collection of movies and TV shows from various streaming platforms such as Netflix , Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and many more. Both Android and iOS users can install this app on their phones and enjoy movies at home.

9. Moviebase

Moviebase

This movie review app provides TMDb and IMDb content that you can easily access. You can see all the information about the movie, such as ratings, reviews, and user comments, which helps you decide whether to watch the movie or not.

The best feature of this app is that it provides high-resolution movie posters and all the information about the movie’s cast, crew, and budget. Only Android users can take advantage of this movie app.

App Link: Android  

10. Reelgood

Reelgood

Like other apps, this app also provides you with all the information about a movie like ratings, reviews, cast, and more. You can access almost all streaming platforms in one app, such as Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and many more.

It provides access to 100+ services where you can watch the latest movies and shows. The app also recommends interesting movies, and you can save those movies to watch later.

That’s all for this article. These apps are the best movie rating apps for Android and iOS users. I hope you liked this movie rating app list. With these apps, you can easily filter the best movies as per your choice and liking by knowing their reviews, ratings, and other helpful information.

If you have any other app suggestions, please let us know in the comment section. Your input will help us make this article more informative.

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The social app for film lovers, designed for ipad.

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Letterboxd for iOS puts the popular social network for film lovers on your iPhone or iPad, so you can log films and catch up on your friends’ activity with ease. Sign in with your existing account (or create one for free) to enjoy our native app interface. These features of the web experience are supported, with more to come: – Sign in (with 1Password support) or create an account – Browse popular, highly rated and most anticipated films (including our official list of the Top 250 Narrative Features) – Log films with date, rating, review and tags – View film info (including cast & crew, popular lists and reviews) and rate, like, watchlist or mark as watched – View (and filter) your activity feed – Read and comment on reviews and lists – Create and edit lists – View member profiles including films, reviews, diary entries, tags, stats and more – Follow members to see their activity in your feed – Filter and sort collections of films based on specific criteria – Search for films, content and people – Edit your profile settings Our app offers account upgrades: – Upgrade to 1 Year of Letterboxd Pro or Patron – Pro tier adds annual and all-time stats pages based on your account activity, advanced activity and streaming service filters (including the option to pick and filter by the streaming services you subscribe to, powered by JustWatch.com), list cloning and removes third-party ads. – Patron tier provides all the benefits of Pro, plus the option to customize film posters, backdrops on your profile and content (if available), additional stats, a listing in the Patrons directory on our website and early access to new features. – Payment is charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm purchase and your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is disabled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for a renewal up to 24 hours before the end of each current period, at the same annual fee. – You can manage your subscription and disable auto-renewals in the App Store app following purchase. – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable Our terms of use are always available at: https://letterboxd.com/legal/terms-of-use/ We welcome your feedback regarding Letterboxd for iOS. Please email us: [email protected]

Version 4.2.3

– New ‘Releases’ tab for each film, with support for date and country sorting – New ‘Friends’ Ratings’ graph for each film (for paid subscribers only) – Addition of a link from a log entry to the member’s other activity for the film, if relevant – Addition of alphabetical quick-navigation on Countries and Languages screens – The option to change who can comment on your log entries and lists has moved from the comment window to the relevant entry’s edit screen – Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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86.5K Ratings

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The first thing we want to do after seeing a movie is talk about it, and Letterboxd is the place to connect with fellow film buffs. With this slick app, we can easily share lists and reviews—and comment on friends’ updates—from the couch or the movie theater lobby. If you’re serious about cinema, you’ll feel right at home.

I love this app so much

I cannot sing the praises of this app enough! I love it so much and it came at a great time in my life because just as I found myself getting more and more invested in film and whatnot a friend of mine introduced me to it. I’m a big fan of the idea of being able to write reviews as well as rate movies and denote whether or not you liked them. The app/website as a whole is a great experience and I wish more of my friends would get it. The only thing I would suggest is that you guys implement an ability to turn on notifications for when certain accounts have certain interactions. For instance, I would like to be able to turn on notifications on my friend’s account so I can know when she writes a review, adds a movie to her watch list, has just seen a movie, or even just rated it. If you guys could add this feature I think it’d go a long way and people would like doing that with some of the more notable users on the app or even just their followers/following. Beyond that though, like I said I absolutely love the app and have next to no complaints about it!

THE Film Companion

This app is incredible. If you’re a casual film fan or a dedicated film buff, everyone can find something to love about this app/service. The app itself is clean, modern, and easy to use. I continue to recommend it to all my family and friends who love discussing movies that they should get on the app. You get to search for movies, log when you’ve seen them, review them, and see what your friends or family have seen. In fact, a few times, my Letterboxd reviews are used against me when we have in-person discussions. All in good fun though. My favorite feature is the Film Diary. I started using this app around the time I got MoviePass (RIP, not really) and AMC A-List. It gave me a way to keep track of the movies I saw without relying on ticket stubs. It allowed me to easily tag the movies with things like where I saw them, what type of theater (Dolby, IMAX, etc...), and what chain. Another great thing about it is the ease and portability. I used to always want to review movies, but after driving or commuting home, I would forget some of what I wanted to say. Not a problem with the app as I can sit down for a few minutes after the movies over and jot down my thoughts. One thing I would like to see, though I understand why they haven’t implemented, is the ability to review TV Shows. I understand it would be hard because of the fact that it’s hard to review a show with multiple episodes since each episode may be of different quality. But maybe someday.

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10 Best Movie Review Apps and Websites

Browse the lists top movies with ratings and read movie reviews.

best movie review app

The film industry is getting more advanced and plenty of movie apps now offer streaming movies right from your smartphone or tablet making it very easy to watch films anywhere, anytime. With hundreds of new titles being released each week, it is a daunting task to discover the best movies to watch. By knowing the best of the film review app and sites, we can find out the synopsis and storyline, and it’s really a good idea to watch the trailer first and understand what the story is going to be. In order to get a glimpse of the film, we can find out bits of information through the film review websites and applications.

Note: You may find the top movies to binge on these apps and sites. However, geo-restrictions are still troubling issues. In order to watch all kinds of entertainment through streaming platforms, you need to have a dependable VPN service. So, we recommend you have top-quality Netflix VPNs to bypass geo-restrictions to get the best entertainment experience.

What are the best movie rating app?

Unattractive graphics, poor acting, and bad storyline may ruin the overall viewing experience. The solution is a reliable movie rating app that can give us an idea about what kind of film we are going to watch, read comments from other users and be able to watch trailers.

MoviesFad movie reviews

MoviesFad is a newer movie rating app that is actually a movie manager for collecting the titles you wish to watch. However, it has a decent rating system contributed by the user community that helps to discover binge worth movies. The app offers the details of titles, explore related information, watch trailers, view images, get start and insights of your watching habit, custom filter, and more. The UI is specially optimized to make movie discover easier and use it as an all-in-one app to manage your movie lists.

Letterboxd movie rating app

Letterboxd is one of the best movie review apps to help movie lovers to discover the right movies according to their taste. The app features reviews only from those who have watched that movie, so the movie ratings are usually pretty trustable and worth watching. We also liked the ability to comment on existing reviews so others can have a deeper understanding of how good it would be or have a good discussion. Letterboxd includes movies from all genres like horror, fantasy, action movie, and many more.

Taste: Movie & TV Reviews

Taste- Movie & TV Reviews app

Taste comes with an interesting approach to find out good movies that you would love to watch. The app lets you connect with people who have a similar taste in movies and provide lists of movies based on the recommendation from people in your group. In addition to reading movie reviews from others, we also like the feature that allows building a taste profile and start collecting movies.

Friendspire

Friendspire: Movies, TV, Books, Podcasts & more

We recently started using Friendspire and it surprisingly works well finding what to watch and add to the watching list. The app combines an AI-based algorithm along with reviews from real people to provide trending movie recommendations. One of the useful things is that it also shows where a particular title is available to stream. Furthermore, it has many interesting movie lists such as “Top Netflix Originals”, “Best rom coms for the summer” and “Shows like Game of Thrones”. You can also get suggestions on TV shows, Books, Podcasts , and more.

Movies by Flixster

Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes

The Movies by Flixster in conjunction with Rotten Tomatoes makes the process of finding interesting movies a lot more fun. Once you download the app and start rating the movies you like, the app starts learning from your experience pattern and starts recommending movie reviews you might be interested to read analyzing your behavior. Watching the latest trailer is also the main focus and if you are interested to watch in the theater you can find showtimes and buy tickets directly for cinemas.

What are the best movie review sites?

Roger ebert.

Roger Ebert is a film critic who writes reviews about various films through his website, rogerebert.com. As a senior critic, he provides detailed and in-depth reviews for each movie so that you can get a little idea of ​​how good the film that received the review was.

The Guardian

The Guardian is actually a well-known newspaper site in the UK, but this site is known to have a section devoted to films. In the film discussion section, this site is also quite good at providing reviews about Hollywood movies that have been aired and, of course, accompanied by the news about the particular films.

The review system on this site uses Gold Stars (1 to 5), where the more stars you get, the better the quality of the film.

IMDB is a site that contains complete information about various popular films and tv series from around the world, complete with synopsis, cast lists, reviews, and much more. You can see the ratings of this site’s users regarding a film that uses a 1-10 number system (voting system), where usually when the film has reached 6/10 (the number of votes is tens of thousands,) then the film is classified as pretty good.

If the film reaches 7/10 (the number of votes is tens of thousands), then the film is classified as good, while if it reaches 8/10 and above (the number of votes is tens to hundreds of thousands), then the film can be considered excellent.

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is a well-known film review site because most of the films that get good reviews from this site are really good. This site itself is classified as very selective when compared to IMDB in discussing a movie, where sometimes there are films that IMDB thinks are good, but not here.

The review on this site uses the Tomatometer system provided by critics. A 50% meter down indicates that the film is not good, a 50% meter above suggests the film is worth watching, and 70% and above is considered excellent.

Metacritic is considered a film review site that is classified as providing a balanced review where reviews for each film are carried out by critics regardless of whether the film is personally liked or not.

The review system on this site uses an index of 1-100, where films that have reached 60/100 are considered good films to watch, although some films with a value of 40-the 50s are also worth watching.

Cinemablend

The final list for this article is Cinemablend. This site reviews movies and provides features such as the latest news about the world of cinema along with trailers, reviews of games, and TV shows. Unlike the list above, Cinemablend does not provide a score/rating in movie reviews.

With these websites, we will get an overview of reviews from various industries and users around the world about whether the film we are going to watch is good or not. But there are things to note. Everyone’s tastes are different. Although the reviews and scores are given by a website review of a particular film are not good, it does not mean the movie is not worth watching. It could be that the tastes of those who did the review are different from ours. So, aside from seeing critics’ perspectives, you as well check the users’ reviews, which could be more dependable.

Those were some of the best movie review sites ; hopefully, you may find them useful and dependable to look for great movies to watch.

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Movie watching is a fun activity basically no matter where you live. It’s relatively inexpensive to do, you can share the experience with friends, and with the pandemic keeping people at home more often, streaming movies are pretty big right now. Watching movies has also never been easier. You can watch on your phone, tablet, computer, TV, or local movie theater. That means there are a metric ton of movie apps that do all kinds of various things. Let’s take a look at the best movie apps for Android.

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The best movie apps for Android

The criterion channel, dvd netflix or redbox.

  • Hoopla Digital

Movies Anywhere

Popcorntrivia.

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Your local theater apps

Fandango, flixter, atom tickets.

Price: Free / $3.99-$99.99

CineTrak is a movie and TV show tracking app. You enter all of the movies and shows you watched and the app keeps track of them for you. It also works as a discovery platform for shows and movies you may like. It grabs reviews and information from IMDb, Trakt, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes. The UI is simple enough to use and the app is a fun way to get an overview of your movie experience. The base price is $3.99, but it scales up from there. The $99.99 version comes with a top contributor badge and codes for several other people so you can buy and share if you want to.

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Price: Free trial / $10.99 per month / $99.99 per year

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The Criterion Channel is a dedicated movie streaming service. It features a bunch of Hollywood blockbusters like you would expect. However, it also has a collection of indie films, international films, and art-house stuff. Thus, it’s a great way to expose yourself to the next several layers below what you find in theaters. The service is a bit expensive and the app needs a bit of work, but we like the core idea a lot, and bugs are usually temporary.

Price: Free trial / $7.99-$14.99 per month

DVD Netflix - best movie apps for android

DVD Netflix and Redbox are movie apps for renting DVDs and Blu-Ray. DVD Netflix has plans as low as $7.99 per month and range up to $14.99 per month. Redbox goes with a per-day rental structure. For those who rarely watch movies, Redbox may be better, but movie buffs will get more out of a DVD Netflix subscription for the price. In any case, you rent the movie, watch it, and then return it when you’re done just like you used to do with Blockbuster back in the day. Both services work well enough most of the time.

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Price: Free / Movie and show prices vary

Google TV (formerly Google Play Movies & TV) is one of the better movie streaming apps on Android. You purchase movie and TV shows and then stream them as often as you want. You can also download for offline use if necessary. There are several great apps for this, including Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and others. However, for Android users, we like Play Movies because it’s tied to your Google account, it supports 4K streaming (on some movies), and it’s easy enough to use. However, if you already use one of those other services, by all means, keep using it.

Price: Free

Hoopla - best movie apps for android

Hoopla is a unique app. It’s tied directly to your local library. You can use your library card credentials to check out movies, TV shows, books, music, and comics. The whole service is free and you can check out as much media as you want to. That makes it great for movie watchers on a budget. The app also includes Chromecast support, Android TV support, and special viewing capabilities for comics. The only downside is your local library has to be a part of the Hoopla network for it to work.

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IMDb is an excellent all-in-one movie app. You can find reviews, information, trailers, actor info, and other fun content like behind-the-scenes clips. It even supports things like local showtimes, ticket purchases, and more. You can get all of these things from separate services. For instance, most entertainment blogs cover movie news and apps like Flixster sells tickets. However, we appreciate that IMDb can do basically all of it. Some people don’t like the ads but everything else is good. If you want movie news, Feedly, Flipboard, or other news aggregates are probably a slightly better option.

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Price: Free / Movie prices vary

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Movies Anywhere is an exceptional movie app. It lets you log in to your Google, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Xfinity, and other accounts. You can then watch whatever movies you’ve purchased from any of those services. This removes the exclusivity of a single app and lets you play the field when it comes to movie sales or promotional offers. The app is completely free and comes with the basics like Chromecast support. It still has a few quirks to work out and it needs 4K support, but it’s otherwise a great movie app.

Price: Free / $0.99 / $3.99 per month

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Plex is one of the best movie apps for those with a local movie collection. You can turn your computer into a Plex server and watch your movies on almost any device. Plex has an Android app as well as apps for most modern consoles. You also get Chromecast support so you can watch it and control it directly from your phone. This is easily the best method in its genre for this sort of thing. The subscription service adds a bunch of extra content if you want it. Finally, Plex partnered with Crackle in 2020 to provide ad-supported (but otherwise free) movies to its service free of charge. That only strengthens its position as one of the great movie apps.

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Price: Freemium

PopcornTrivia - best movie apps for android

PopcornTrivia is a trivia game for movie buffs. It emulates the question and answer style of those cinema quizzes they run in the theater before the trailers start playing. It offers trivia on a bunch of movies across many genres. The questions are of varying difficulty as well. The developers add new questions consistently and it’s a nice companion to a movie night at home or while you’re out in the theater. Plus, the game is just fun.

Price: Free (with ads)

Tubi - best movie apps

Tubi is one of a few 100% legal movie streaming services. It uses ads to drive revenue instead of a subscription model and, thus, it’s great for movie watchers on a budget. It supports both TV shows and movies. Additionally, it adds new content every week. The app also comes with a favorites feature, a queue for a watchlist, and other streaming service mainstays. Most of its users don’t even complain about the advertisements.

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Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

Price: Free trials / Services vary in price

Traditional streaming services are great for movies. Most of them focus on TV shows since those are a bit more binge-friendly. However, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, VRV , and others have a good selection of movie content as well. Some channel apps like HBO and Disney like to hoard their content for their own streaming services, so if you don’t find something you like on the main video streaming services, try HBO, STARZ, and Disney+.

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Price: Free / Varies

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Many larger theater companies have apps for frequent guests. Most of these apps have the same features. You can check movie times, watch trailers, buy tickets, redeem tickets at the theater, and most of them also have a rewards program for frequent moviegoers. We don’t care which one you go with and you’re likely stuck with whatever is near you anyway. Still, we found apps for AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark Theaters, Marcus Theaters, and a few others with a basic Google Play Store search.

Fandango Movie Tickets and Times screenshot 2022

Fandango, Flixster, and Atom Tickets, along with others, represent a secondary ticket sales segment in movie apps. They usually offer the same features, including movie times, ticket purchases, and more. You can also check out movie news, trailers, some behind-the-scenes footage, and other stuff. We think IMDb does it a bit better than these movie apps. We also encourage you to go with a dedicated movie theater app over these for ticket sales. However, these are serviceable, useful apps that work well most of the time. If you want movie news, Feedly, Flipboard, or other news aggregates are probably a slightly better option.

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Many people like to watch movies, whether it’s old or new movie distribution. The goal of some movie buffs is to review the best and most legendary cinema paintings.

To date, the number of interesting films reaches an incredible amount. It takes a lot of time to watch all the movies. But do they really deserve the attention of the audience? And if not, how can I find out?

To do this, there are various sites on which all the information about the films is collected. But we do not always have the opportunity to find them to get the necessary data. Also, movie descriptions are not always able to convey the emotions of watching.

What to do? People who have already watched specific films come to the rescue. They are the ones who write the reviews. With their help, you can decide whether you really want to watch the desired movie.

Our phones have a huge variety of applications. Thus, movie review apps are also available for them. It is in them that you can find the best movie reviews. This list contains the best applications that have the best movie reviews.

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Do you like to watch movies online and spend a lot of time looking for something interesting? Then you should pay attention to the Letterboxd application. It will help you choose the best movies or series.

The movies that are collected here will last you a long time. The collection is updated with new films and recognized masterpieces of past years. Regardless of who you are – a fan of energetic action movies or a fan of youth series. The plenty of the catalog will make you forget about all the other ways of spending leisure time.

In this application, you will find many interesting movie reviews. Reviews are written by real users who have already watched the selected movie or series.

The choice of movies is very wide and diverse. So everyone will find something interesting for themselves, whatever their tastes. This is the golden classic of Hollywood and soulful French comedies.

Temperamental Italian dramas, and noisy Indian music films. What do you prefer – a good old classic or a movie distribution novelty? No matter what your answer will be. It has everything, like reviews on paintings from the era of the birth of cinema, and on modern films.

In the application catalog you will find reviews of films of any genres:

  • movies about love
  • action movie
  • films about the war
  • documentaries

The app Letterboxd also provides reviews of short films, as well as TV shows. Are you interested in the most iconic films in a particular genre? The search system will help you navigate and find the necessary review.

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Taste – Movie & TV Recommendations

Movie reviews are an important part of every film. Any movie needs to be reviewed. Capacious information allows a viewer to understand the essence of the movie.

In the Taste – Movie & TV Recommendations application, all reviews are written by users. They have already watched specific films and series. Thus, reading them is not only informative but exciting and interesting.

Reviews of films provide an opportunity to delve into the genre of the reviewed film. Such information introduces you to the essence and history of the selected movie.

Reviews provide more complete and detailed information containing specific facts from the film. Getting acquainted with movie reviews is always practical and convenient. After all, without even watching a movie, you can have an idea about this film.

The movie portal daily processes the flow of movie news. It provides the reader with materials about world cinema. Here you will find:

  • reviews and reviews of new film distribution
  • background information on films and actors
  • detailed information (frames, trailers, schedule of movie releases)
  • rental results
  • interviews with movie newsmakers
  • news about awards, including exclusive reporting and photography from film festivals

Each film in this application has a rating, which is formed due to the reviews of various authors. The goal of the program is to provide readers with the widest possible list of opinions.

You can also add your review to the film. To do this, in the upper right corner of the application Taste – Movie & TV Recommendations there is a special “Add” button. You can put a link to a review on the Internet and fill in the fields yourself. All information from users undergoes preliminary moderation.

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Movilty is an app that offers a free library for watching movies, TV shows, and listening to music. In the program, you can watch various reviews of new releases. Have you been wanting to find cool music bands, hobby sites, and the like for a long time? Then the app will definitely fit all your needs.

Watch reviews for anything that interests you, and you can also leave your impressions. Comment and rate as much as you can. In this way, the search forms some content that you like. Every day you can go to the app and see all the new stuff. You can win free movie tickets and more.

Get gifts from the brand itself. To be in the center of the prizes, all you have to do is watch movies often and take part in contests.

Share the program with your friends and watch your favorite movies. Send the link through social media. Users love Movilty because of its interface and good graphics. Use the handy search engine and find all the interesting stuff.

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IMDb Movies & TV Shows Trailers, Reviews, Tickets

If you just want to keep up to date with the latest news from Hollywood, check out the IMDb Movies & TV Shows Trailers, Reviews, Tickets. This is one of the only movie news posts. Here you can find the current status of upcoming projects from the world of cinema.

Stay on top of making a movie from start to finish. See who is rumored to be joining the team. Find out who will officially be filming a particular film, and who will become the director. You can also get information about the release date of the film.

In the IMDb Movies & TV Shows Trailers, Reviews, Tickets you can find professional reviews for those films that interest you.

In fact, this is an encyclopedia of films. Everything you want to know about a particular movie can be found in this app.

This is a great resource for movies from the past. Also here you can find out what’s new in Hollywood. The database daily publishes news about the film industry. It includes new and upcoming films. You will learn about the development of future projects.

The application IMDb Movies & TV Shows Trailers, Reviews, Tickets contains ratings and reviews of films. By both professional critics and users of the application.

To use all the functions of the application, you need to register. When you log into your account, you can receive movie offers based on your interests and ratings. Create custom movie lists.

It is also a great tool for understanding how critics and fans react to various films. It is also a good source of the latest film and trailer news. The main feature of the application IMDb Movies & TV Shows Trailers, Reviews, Tickets is hundreds of reviews from critics.

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If you like to sort the movies and organize them according to reviews, genre, actors, and so on, then this app is a nice choice for you. It looks a little bit obsolete but it brings that nostalgic vibe that many people like.

The application catalog contains all the brightest and most interesting reviews. You can browse for a move, then click on it, go to the comments section and see what other people say about it. It is cool in many ways – first of all, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you can find out if it’s worth your time.

Or, if you have already seen the movies, you can share your opinions with others, find people who also like this movies and discuss it online.

As soon as the movie or a TV show is released in the app it is possible to leave the reviews about it. It is a lot of fun and there are truly hundreds of reviews.

The app contains a detailed description of each movie, including the director, the cast, year of release, and so on. It is also a nice app for searching for a good movie to watch.

You can search for new movies according to the genre, name of actors. What is more, you can add the movies to your favorites. Another interesting aspect of the CLZ movies is that you can scan the barcodes from the DVD and CD boxes and the app will find the movie in its library automatically. personalized recommendations are possible as well.

You can compile your own list of favorite movies and share them with friends. The only thing is that the app is free only for the first week of usage, then you will have to pay $14/month to be able to continue using it.

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Friendspire

Friendspire is an app that makes it easy to find an interesting movie and good music. Surely you wanted to quickly find and watch your favorite movies for free? Then the program is for you.

Here you will be able to save videos, write reviews for them, and share them with your best friends and relatives. There is a huge variety of activities on this platform. It’s constantly getting updated, so finding what you need will be quick.

Stop the hassle of searching for movies on third-party services, this app is much more convenient to use. You will immediately see the genres of shows and movies, there are shows and other programs.

Friendspire will easily replace your book, there is also a huge number of novels and novellas. There are podcasts, if you’re a fan, it’s no problem to find Spotify or Apple podcasts.

Share the app with your friends, send your Instagram followers the link. Let as many people as possible know about such a great platform.

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Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes

Spend a lot of time choosing the right movie? The Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes, will help make this process fast and fun. Rate movies and add favorites to your listings. The program will select the movies most relevant to your interests.

For convenience, the application Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes has sections by genre:

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How does the app select the best reviews for movies or cartoons?

For example, you watched a movie about the war or you were fascinated by comedies and series. You just need to rate the movie. Based on your experience, the application’s algorithm analyzes which reviews to recommend.

The application algorithm takes into account all your preferences:

  • what genres you like (comedy, melodrama, horror, action, and much more)
  • in which country was the film made
  • film subjects (for example, historical, military or about love)
  • purpose (serious tapes, for girls, boys or children, “restricted area”, etc.)
  • format (video, series, animated series, feature films)

You can add your reviews to the movies and TV shows you like in the application. Each of your ratings and reviews will be taken into account by the application algorithm. Based on this, the desired movie will be searched. Save what you are interested in in a special tab.

With the application Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes, you will not only expand the list of watched films and learn all the latest movies. You can immerse yourself in the cinema world. Study the assessment, the cast and enjoy the trailers.

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Surely each of you is faced with the problem of choosing a movie for evening viewing. During the search, it seems that all the good films have already been revised. No one can help or suggest what to see after a tiring working day.

You have to watch trailers for a long time and read reviews. When a suitable film is found, there is no time left to watch it. The Redbox – Rent, Watch, Play app has an algorithm that will recommend movies based on your priorities. You can read reviews on recommended films.

The application works on the principle of Tinder. If you scroll to the right, it means that you have already watched the movie. Then the application offers to put a film rating on a ten-point scale. If left – the movie was not watched. You can choose one of three points: “I do not want to watch”, “I want to watch” and “I have not decided”.

At the beginning of the application Redbox – Rent, Watch, Play, you need to provide a basis for selection. The algorithm for selecting films works fast. The user is provided with information about ten films that he can check. After five marked films, the user rating is recalculated.

After that, the next ten cards are loaded with new ratings. If the user marks the film as “not defined”, then the application will offer to check the film in a few days. The list of recommendations for a particular person is in the “We recommend” section. The films selected for viewing are located in the “I want to see” section.

Each film is presented in the form of a card, by clicking on which you can see detailed information. Also here are the best movie reviews from popular users.

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Movieguide Lite – Movie Reviews

In the Movieguide Lite – Movie Reviews application, you will find the latest information on the latest cinema news. Also here you can see the rating and user reviews of any films and TV shows.

The application algorithm takes into account many indicators. Genre, theme, country of production. At first, the application may be wrong, but this is normal. Over time, recommendations will become more accurate.

The application allows you to watch trailers and read news about movies and series. Do it in a convenient mobile format. You can view the lists of actors involved in each project and brief descriptions of the plots.

The application Movieguide Lite – Movie Reviews has convenient functionality. The Magnifier icon denotes a search with which you can quickly find the desired movie by its name. You can also change the display of the list of films. Two options are available – list or grid.

When you switch to the second option to display the list, more films enter the screen. But the information content decreases. Only the picture, title, and rating are available. There is no information about the year of release of the film and the actors.

By clicking the icon at the top of the screen, you can select the “Sort” item. Adjust the location of the films on the list according to the selected criterion.

Besides, the program Movieguide Lite – Movie Reviews helps to keep track of watched TV shows and movies. The user profile displays lists where you can add your favorite projects. Personal recommendations and lists based on ratings suggest what to watch next. By clicking on the selected movie, the app will display all kinds of information.

To the right of the poster, there is information about the rating of the film on various resources. The following is the assessment of users of the application.

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Cinematics is an app that will find you any series, movie, show, program on demand. Did you want to find something to watch quickly without spending a lot of time? Then the program is for you. Here you can watch the reviews if you’re not sure if the movie you’ve chosen.

The program has a lot of useful features. There is a platform with free video access and a rating of movies and shows. You can create a folder of your favorite videos. Find clips by genre, by current trends. For example, a cartoon has already been released and you have to click on the novelty section.

What’s more, you can keep track of the next releases of long-awaited movies. Here you can read the history of a memorable TV movie and which actors were involved. With Rotten Tomatoes, you can see all the information you want.

By the way, get to know your favorite actors, read their biographies, and watch all the new releases with the people you love. There is a simple sorting of series genres with movies. Sset notifications for new releases so you won’t miss anything.

Cinematics is high rated by users because of its interface and quality graphics. The app is free, each user can find an interesting film and have a great time.

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Movie Mate is a social network for fans of films and TV shows. It has developed into a universal service and the largest collection of reviews. Here the latest news from the world of cinema is published.

A huge database allows you to quickly find information about almost any film and series. Users of the resource actively contribute to the content of the site. They maintain lists of scanned, write, and translate reviews from various languages.

Besides, in this application, you will find a list of the best films and reviews on them. Here you will find a complete report on new releases, actors, and films. Learn new information about popular TV shows, their ratings, and get thematic collections.

The most interesting articles about films from leading world publications are available daily. Each month about 200 posts about the latest events in the world of cinema are published for you in the news section. Subscribe to the news and be the first to know all the latest events.

Movie Mate is not only a place of communication but also a personal diary of watched films. Each user can share their impressions of the film by writing a review. It will help other users navigate the vast universe of films and TV shows.

For films that get enough reviews, the app is rated average. It is based on all the trends found in reviews of critics. This information can help you quickly check your interest in the film.

The application Movie Mate contains an “audience rating”. This can be useful if you value public opinion about critics. The movie displays a high rating when 60 percent of users rated the movie 3.5 out of 5 or higher. If 60 percent of users rate it below the threshold of 3.5, a low rating is displayed instead.

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IMDb vs. Rotten Tomatoes vs. Metacritic: Which Movie Ratings Site Is Best?

IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic are the three most popular ratings sites for movies, but they aren't all equal.

Thanks to online ratings, it's easier than ever to know whether or not a movie is worth watching. A quick Google search brings up plenty of websites offering their opinions on the latest films.

The three most popular are IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic. But how do these sites differ, and which should you trust for information on movies? Here's everything you need to know.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is a gigantic compendium of movies, TV shows, and video games. Its primary use is to find detailed information about any actor, producer, or piece of media content.

When you pull up a movie, you'll see a synopsis, trailers, photos, a cast list, trivia, and much more. What makes IMDb so useful is its cross-referencing. Upon opening the page for an actor, you'll see their best-known roles. Thus, IMDb is great for those "what else have I seen her in?" moments.

The IMDb mobile app takes this a step further. If you create an account and give ratings to movies and other media, you'll see a You may know them from field on an actor's page if you've rated something they appeared in.

With a free IMDb account, you can also create a Watchlist of movies you want to see. Along with contributing to the 10-point rating scale with other users, IMDb has many other useful features to offer if you're interested.

Pros of IMDb

Unlike the other two sites, IMDb's reviews come solely from users. It only takes a minute to sign up for IMDb and leave a review, so there's little barrier to entry.

Thus, IMDb's biggest strength is that its scores gives you a good idea of what normal consumers think of it. Professional critics have no influence on IMDb scores.

IMDb has a weighted average system to prevent users from rigging the score, but the service doesn't make it clear exactly how this works. Click the review count next to the star icon on any movie's page to see a breakdown of how people rated it.

Below the overall star average, you can see how the ratings break down by a few demographics, including age and gender.

Cons of IMDb

IMDb's biggest problem is that like other platforms, most people only leave reviews if they love or hate a film. Thus, this skews the scores in favor of either fanboys or haters.

People who want to boost a movie's perception will likely rate the movie a 10, while those who didn't like it will give a rating of one. This means you should read a handful of reviews to get a full picture of the movie's quality.

Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is a trusted source for movie reviews sourced from critics. Every movie uses the "Tomatometer" to score the quality of a film. If the critic liked the movie, a red tomato appears by their review. When they don't like it, you'll see a green splat instead.

As long as 60 percent or more of critics like the movie, it earns an overall Fresh score with a red tomato. If under 60 percent of critics rate the movie favorably, it earns a Rotten score with a green splat.

Meanwhile, a Certified Fresh badge appears next to titles that are of particularly high quality. They must hold at least a 75 percent favorable score after 80 reviews, including at least five from top critics.

Open any movie's page, and you'll see the overall score plus its number of reviews at the top. Click See Score Details for a deeper breakdown. The Critics Consensus , present for most movies, is a great summary of why the movie received its score.

Rotten Tomatoes also providers a user score, shown by the popcorn bucket. When at least 60 percent of users rated it 3.5 stars (out of 5) or higher, it shows a full bucket. A tipped-over bucket represents that under 60 percent of users gave it under 3.5 stars. Since you can use half-star ratings, this is close to the IMDb score.

In 2019, Rotten Tomatoes made some changes to reduce "review bombing" of movies. There's no longer a Want to See percentage, and you'll also see a check next to user reviews where the site has confirmed that the person actually bought a ticket to the movie.

At the bottom of a movie's page, you can read excerpts from the critic reviews, filter by fresh or rotten, or only show top critics. Search for your favorite actors, and you can check the scores of films they appeared in.

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Pros of Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes has the advantage of sourcing its reviews from trusted critics. The Rotten Tomatoes criteria page explains that the site only takes reviews from trusted newspapers, podcasts, and websites. In theory, this means that only the opinions of the most-trusted movie critics influence the Rotten Tomatoes review.

The Top Critic designation lets you filter by the absolute best critics if you prefer. You can't get a more professional opinion than from these folks.

Overall, Rotten Tomatoes does a good job of letting you know at a glance whether or not a movie is worth your time. The easily identifiable icons, overall score, and consensus summary only take a moment to scan.

Cons of Rotten Tomatoes

The biggest issue with Rotten Tomatoes is that it breaks down complex opinions into a Yes or No score. It scores a critic who thought the movie was decent but had some flaws (say, a 59 percent rating) the same as one who thought the movie was absolute garbage (a zero percent score).

You'll notice this with the Average Rating under the score. Take Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as an example. Of the 232 critic reviews, 177 of them are positive. This gives the movie a score of 76 percent. However, the critics rated the movie an average of 6.2/10---quite a bit under the 76 percent displayed on the page.

This doesn't mean the scores on Rotten Tomatoes are useless, of course. But it's important to remember that there's nuance in individual reviews, and the Fresh/Rotten system effectively turns every rating into a 100 or 0 score.

Metacritic aggregates reviews of movies and TV shows, plus video games and music albums. It's one of the best sites for gamers , but it can give you a good idea on the quality of movies too.

The site collects reviews from many sources and aggregates them into one "metascore" from 0 to 100. It displays a color and one-line indication of quality based on the overall score, with the following used for movies, TV, and albums:

  • 81-100: Universal Acclaim (Green)
  • 61-80: Generally Favorable Reviews (Green)
  • 40-60: Mixed or Average Reviews (Yellow)
  • 20-39: Generally Unfavorable Reviews (Red)
  • 0-19: Overwhelming Dislike (Red)

Unlike Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic uses a weighted average system. Nobody knows the exact details, but the service assigns more importance to some sources than others. Like the other two sites, Metacritic also includes a separate user score, which does not influence the critic score.

The Pros of Metacritic

Metacritic avoids the Rotten Tomatoes problem of scoring every review as simply "good" or "bad." A review of 50 percent gets mixed in with the rest to create the metascore. Thus, the score you see on Metacritic is closer to the average review, as opposed to the percentage of critics who simply liked the movie on Rotten Tomatoes.

Additionally, among these three sites, Metacritic is the only one to feature full user reviews right next to critic reviews. This makes it easy to compare what the general public thinks compared to the professionals.

The Cons of Metacritic

While it's easy to translate a score from a five-star or 10-point scale, Metacritic's way of translating letter grade is questionable. We can see how this works on the About Metascores page :

While scoring an A as 100 percent makes sense, note the scores for B- and F , for instance. A 67 percent score for a B- seems a bit harsh. In most schools, a score of 67 percent is closer to an F than it is a B- .

And scoring an F as 0 percent seems unfair. Something like 20 percent for an F might be more appropriate. Because every site has different scales for scoring (some might not even use pluses and minuses), this could skew a reviewer's original meaning.

Also, unlike Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic seems to have few public standards. There's no detailed information on where it sources it critics from. Thus, the score potentially doesn't have as much weight behind it as Rotten Tomatoes does.

What Is the Best Movie Rating Website?

So we've now taken a look at IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic, and listed their major pros and cons. As you might have guessed, there's no one website that's best for everything.

However, we can recommend each of these sites for different reasons:

  • IMDb is great for seeing what general audiences think of a movie. If you don't care what the critics say and want to see what people like yourself thought of a film, then you should use IMDb. Just be aware that fans often skew the vote with 10-star ratings, which may inflate scores somewhat.
  • Rotten Tomatoes offers the best overall picture of whether a movie is worth seeing at a glance. If you only trust the opinions of top critics and just want to know if a movie is at least decent, you should use Rotten Tomatoes. While the Fresh/Rotten binary can oversimplify the often complex opinions of critics, it should still help you weed out lousy films.
  • Metacritic offers the most balanced aggregate score. If you don't mind which critics' opinions go into the final score and prefer seeing a general average, then you should use Metacritic. Its standards are mostly unknown, but Metacritic makes it easy to compare professional and user reviews side-by-side.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with checking all three of these sites every time you're thinking of seeing a movie. Over time, you should figure out which site's tastes most match yours; then you'll know which is best for you personally.

Personal Taste Still Matters Most

Remember that movie scores aren't everything. All three of these sites don't, for instance, paint an accurate picture of movies that are so bad they're good. Because those movies are objectively terrible, they carry low scores even though they have ironic value.

Plus, it's impossible to sum up complex opinions from dozens of people into a single number. And no matter what the critics or general public think, your preferences might be totally different anyway. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a movie that most people find stupid. So while these sites are helpful, don't take them too seriously.

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Here Are Some of the Most Popular Movie Review Apps

Before you jump in the car and head to the theater, make sure the movie is worth the ticket. install one of these review apps and read up on the latest flicks..

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There are many ways to ensure a movie is a prime choice for entertainment. However, with Youtube and other review sites, there is the risk of spoilers or untrustworthy write-ups that don’t give an accurate portrayal of the film in question. Check out a few apps below that will provide information, but not too much, before you see your next film.

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Movies by Flixster

This app does it all. Movies by Flixster allows users to browse current and upcoming movies, as well as see the ratings and feedback about movies out now. It also features movie scores by Rotten Tomatoes, a popular review site. There’s also the option of purchasing tickets in advance and bookmarking films for a future screening. Flixster Inc. touts itself as one of the most downloaded movie apps of all time, and it is also one of the top-scoring options available for Android.

Movie Review

Consumers are often the best critics, and this app lets users see real opinions and reviews from those that have seen the movie first. It also provides details about casting, production, and the crews that worked to create the film. Users can create an account to keep track of listings and their own personal favorites. This app is easy to navigate, useful, and free.

Movie Reviews (Voice)

This concept is new to review apps, but is catching fire as of late. It offers a journalistic aspect of recording voice bites to provide feedback on a film, so listeners can get a real-time review that is unique and vocal. No reading is required for this free app, and those with the app can rate the recordings to their liking.

Plugged In – Movie Reviews

For families and younger audiences, reading up on a film to see if it is age appropriate is a wise move. This app allows users to view articles and ratings to see if it stands up to a kid-friendly rating, and it provides newsletters and emails regarding upcoming movies as well. Plugged In reflects positive values for entertainment viewing, and they take pride in their discretional usage. Use this app next time the little ones want to join in on a movie date.

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Best video editing apps in 2024

Our expert reviewers test the best video editing apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad

  • 1. Best video editing app overall
  • 2. Best free
  • 3. Best for social media
  • 4. Best for beginners
  • 5. Best for templates
  • 6. Best for prosumers
  • 7. Best for AI
  • 8. Best for iPhone
  • 9. Best for activities
  • 10. Best for basics
  • 11. Best for creative cuts
  • 12. Best for animators
  • How to choose
  • How we test

1. Best overall 2. Best free 3. Best for social media 4. Best for beginners 5. Best for templates 6. Best for prosumers 7. Best for AI 8. Best for iPhone 9. Best for activities 10. Best for basics 11. Best for creative cuts 12. Best for animators

Want to make eye-catching social media clips or cut a feature film on your phone or tablet? We put the top best video editing apps for Android, iOS, and iPad to the test. 

Whether you're marketing your business online, or you're a beginner showcasing yourself on Instagram, YouTube , and more, there are loads of apps in the store packed with tools and effects for trimming and stitching videos together. Most of them are even easier to use than the  best video editing software for beginners . But which of these video editor apps makes the final cut?

After rating the very best video editing software , our team wanted to see results on the small screen. During all our in-depth app testing, we compared how easy it is edit a video on a phone or tablet, overall performance on Android and Apple devices. And then we dived right into extra features like filters, VFX, and color correction, to help you create the kind of content you want to see.

Our top 3 video editing apps

+ Simple to use + Pro-grade tools + Android and iOS apps

- One-off cost - Occasional extra taps Read more below

+ iPad app mirrors desktop + Loved by Hollywood and YouTubers + Free  

- Initially overwhelming - No Android app Read more below

+ Free Android and iOS app + Tailored to TkTik and Insta + Good editing toolkit

- Portrait editing only - Tiny icon labels Read more below

Best video editing app overall

1. lumafusion.

Our expert review:

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Reasons to buy, reasons to avoid.

LumaFusion is a touch-based video editor for your phone or tablet, be it iOS or Android. This isn’t a free app, a subscription-based one, or one crippled unless you fork out for an ‘in-app purchase’ one. Rather, you pay a one-off fee, and it’s yours forever. There are new additional extras, but they’re specific high end options which will only appeal to a select few, so it makes sense they’re available separately - you can edit perfectly well without them.

The interface is incredibly well designed, versatile, as you can organise it in one of six ways, plus it looks and works great in either portrait or landscape orientation. Editing is also a breeze, with almost everything being a tap away, and you then drag the clip you want onto the timeline and work from there. Applying filters is simple, and we really liked that almost every parameter is keyframable, allowing you to create complex, evolving effects over time. If you’re serious about visual content, this is the best video editing app for YouTube, socials, business promos, the lot.

Read our full LumaFusion review  

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Best free video editing app

2. davinci resolve for ipad.

Finding a good video editing app for your iPad is hard. Finding one with professional-level tools is harder still. Finding one that offers all this for free, is almost impossible. That is, unless you grab yourself a copy of DaVinci Resolve for iPad. Sure, you can pay a one-off in-app purchase to get yourself even more advanced tools. But the free version should be more than powerful enough for any editor and creator looking for a pro movie-making or YouTube video editing app.  

The interface is a scaled down version of the desktop version (which is also free), and allows you to import footage, edit a project, add transitions, titles, effects, and colour grading, all with a very well designed touch-based interface. Hooking up a keyboard and mouse to your tablet will grant you access to faster shortcuts, but you can easily work without them. 

On the whole, we found this to be one of the best video editing apps for pros. Introduce zoom-in gestures to the timeline, and it would be almost perfect. 

Read our full DaVinci Resolve for iPad review  

Best video editing app for social media

CapCut is a completely free video editing app that’s great for basic cuts. Easy to use, social-media friendly, there's a lot to like with this TikTok and Instagram video editing app. 

Ok, so it's free, but there is a ‘Pro’ option offering additional tools, transitions and effects on a subscription basis, but you’ll find those available for free are pretty powerful as they are.

The interface is clean and simple, although you can only work in your device’s portrait orientation. Building an edit is simple if you’ve any experience of mobile video editing, as the concept is pretty similar. We were impressed by the number of tools at your disposal, including powerful ones like being able to remove the background, be it a green screen or not, great speed controls, a strong selection of audio tools, and impressive speech to text auto captioning.

If your video life is on TikTok, its seamless integration makes this a no brainer. But you can also take advantage of CapCut’s capabilities for pretty much any other social media platform you can think of.

Read our full CapCut review  

Best video editing app for beginners

4. adobe premiere rush.

Adobe Premiere Rush is a solid challenger to that 'best overall' slot. It’s lightweight, easy and instinctive to use, balancing powerful editing tools with a delightfully simple interface and regular updates. If you're looking for an Instagram or YouTube video editing app that will help you really master the art and catch the eye, this is the one.

Best of all - Premiere Rush is multi-platform, effortlessly sliding into almost any creative workflow. Thanks to Creative Cloud support, you can edit videos across Android, iOS, and desktop devices without missing so much as a frame of footage. You can grab it either as a standalone app, bundled alongside consumer-level video editor Premiere Elements , or as part of the Creative Cloud All Apps package.

When we tested the top video editing app, we felt it offered users an incredibly simple entry-point into video editing on phones and tablets. Admittedly, you’re unlikely to win an Oscar from any movie edited here, but it’s ideal for quickly building an edit on the go. 

Outside of the effortless interface and experience, we were delighted to find a raft of updates. This includes access to an ever-growing stock media library, a clever transcription tool, and major performance gains. Adobe even claims the video editor app has been optimized for better battery life and faster exports. 

Read our full Adobe Premiere Rush review

Best video editing app for templates

5. kinemaster.

If you’re looking for a quick way to produce a lot of visual content, KineMaster, with its many video templates, make this really easy. 

You can start using the app without paying anything, or even creating an account - but serious users will likely want to take out a subscription. Even in the free version, though, we found very few restrictions, and the editing interface is extremely polished. A well-designed video editor and maker app with all the usual touch gestures you’re used to being fully supported.

There’s also an asset store should you wish to download any additional tools, effects, transitions, and more - many of which can be accessed without paying, although as you’d no doubt expect, most of the best are restricted to subscribers.

When it comes to exporting your work, the only restriction to free users is having your work watermarked. The quality of your output isn’t limited to HD as other similar apps do. Instead, you can go all the way up to 4K , for free. KineMaster is an excellent video editing app that’s most definitely worth exploring.

Read our full KineMaster review  

Best video editing app for prosumers

6. cyberlink powerdirector mobile.

CyberLink PowerDirector for iOS and Android is a powerful mobile video editor, which you can use - with some limitations - for free, but if you want the full unrestricted experience, you’ll have to subscribe for the service. The restrictions include limiting the use of some ‘premium’ tools, and not letting you export a project at a resolution higher than HD. Perfect for marketing a business online, and a good YouTube video editing app, but one of the best for IG, FB, etc. 

Overall, we found the interface is well-designed, making it easy to add clips to the timeline, trim and edit your footage, apply effects, titles, transitions and more. You can use your own media stored in your device’s Photos Library, or make use of the direct connection to the free Pexels and Pixabay libraries. iStock is an option too, but that one comes at a price. 

All this is great, but there is a privacy concern as PowerDirector insists on having full access to your entire media library, even to export your project, when that is not necessary. Other competing apps don’t do this, and work perfectly fine. 

Read our full CyberLink PowerDirector Mobile review  

Best video editing app for AI

7. videoleap.

Videoleap is an interesting video editing app for both phone and tablets that stands out in one key way: it’s loaded with AI tools and effects. There is a free trial, but, of course, the best tools require a subscription or, like LumaFusion, a one-off fee. 

In terms of editing videos on your device, it’s all fairly straightforward, using a timeline to shorten, lengthen, and add clips. We found the touch gestures were surprisingly elegant, while buttons and icons are clear and intuitive - something that isn’t true, even with some of the best video editing apps. If you use your phone, you’ll be limited to portrait orientation (which is fine for social media uploads anyway). Because of this, we preferred using the tablet version, which offers landscape and portrait mode, but the video editing experience itself is the same. 

The AI tools are great - results are good, but they’re also fun to use. There’s the standard AI image generator, as well as AI filters, AI Voice, and AI Recolour for touching up images. AI Uncrop is an interesting feature, but it’ll only work with the first frame of a video. However, to save AI creations, you’ll need to subscribe or buy the app. Overall, though, a fun video editing app for social media content creation with added AI that performs well. 

Read our full Videoleap review  

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8. apple imovie for ios.

iMovie isn't the only iPhone video editing app out there - and for serious content creators, it's not great. But it's built by Apple, it's been around since 2010, and it's just so easy to use on iOS devices that if your needs (and expectations) and fairly casual, it's still the best video editing app on iPhone. 

It’s free, doesn’t bombard you with ads, or tracks you, like some of its competitors do, and the interface is as sleek and easy to use as ever. 

During our tests, we found it works great whether you’re using an iPhone or iPad, and comes with three different ways to edit a movie - which is a nice touch for beginners (or don’t have the time for absolute precision). ‘Movie’ gives you full control, ‘Storyboard’ guides you through the editing process and comes with relevant transitions and soundtrack, and ‘Magic Movie’ automatically turns a selection of clips into a short movie for you.

It’s not as cutting edge as it used to be, so more advanced users should think of looking elsewhere, but it’s still ideal for newcomers to the wonderful world of filmmaking.

Read our full Apple iMovie for iOS review  

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9. gopro quik.

Quik is GoPro’s answer to mobile video editing. It’s a simple app for iOS and Android designed to work seamlessly with your GoPro camera, importing footage into your phone or tablet and working from there. You can still use Quik even if you haven’t got any GoPro gear, although the advantages of already being a GoPro customer are obvious when you check the advantages bundled with the high end subscription.

The App on its own would cost you £10 a year, and with that you get a simple-to-use, not too advanced video editor, aimed at the novice user or the one who’s happy with the computer doing most of the work.

However, if you opt for the higher end subscription option, known as ‘GoPro’, you are then offered many advantages that go beyond the app itself, including guaranteed replacement of faulty equipment, and discounts on new GoPro purchases. If you’re a GoPro customer, the subscription is highly attractive. Non-GoPro users may find a better app for video editing elsewhere.

Read our full GoPro Quik review  

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10. wondershare filmora.

Wondershare Filmora (formerly FilmoraGo) is an iOS and Android video editing app that, in our experience, does a decent job if you're looking for a straightforward video editing app for Insta, YouTube, and the rest. Just don't expect to edit your Academy Award winner using it. 

Aside from a picture-in-picture option, you are limited to working with a single layer of video, which does constrain your creative options. You’ll find the tools at your disposal to be easy to use and work pretty well.

You don’t need to pay for using the app, but as you’d expect, you’ll have fewer options to play will, and will have to contend yourself with your projects being watermarked. The worst restriction though is limiting your exports to 720P. If you want higher, like 1080P, or up to 4K, you’ll need to pay.

Filmora has monthly and annual subscriptions, as well as a one-off payment for the perpetual licence, although that won’t cover the newest version, whenever it comes out. All this sounds good, but Filmora does make questionable choices when it comes to respecting your privacy, like forcing you to give it access to all your media library, rather than allowing you to choose just the ones you wish to share.

Read our full Wondershare Filmora video editor app review  

Best video editing app for creative cuts

InShot is a mobile video editor for iOS and Android phones and tablets. It is a surprisingly well designed app with a lot on offer for free. If you want access to more advanced tools, effects and transitions, you do have to pay. However, if you don’t mind having your work watermarked, there’s a lot you can do for free, even exporting your work in 4K.

The interface is clean and easy to use, and while reviewing the app, we did find the tools are plentiful with simple options. Pleasingly, nothing feels too small, even when working on a phone. It's a great design - and one we wished offered inspiration to some of the more clunky video editing apps. 

A decent TikTok or IG video editing app, overall. But if you’re a fan of privacy, you might have some concerns, like a plethora of vendors you need to manually disallow, and worse of all, the app’s insistence on having access to your entire photo and video library - you can’t just select the clips you’d like to use like other apps do. That makes it hard to recommend, which is a real shame.

Read our full InShot review  

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12. stop motion studio pro.

Stop Motion Studio Pro isn’t concerned with traditional filmmaking – it’s instead designed to edit stop-motion animation on your phone.

This is a versatile video editor app, in which you can shoot using its built-in camera, transforming desk-bound objects into a living world. 

But the app can import existing images and video, the latter of which is converted to still frames. Each frame can be tweaked, and it’s possible to overlay multiple audio samples that can play simultaneously and themselves be edited.

The brute-force nature of certain settings – foregrounds and filters applied to the entire production; a single frame-rate; no transitions bar option start/end fades –means the app doesn’t quite reach its ambition of being properly ‘pro’. 

As a means of focusing on what matters, and to map out animation ideas from existing content while on the go (or on the sofa), it’s ideal. However, it's worth noting that not every platform offer identical features - so check the version you want does what you need it to do. 

Best video editing apps: FAQs

What's the best video editing app for android.

LumaFusion is our pick for best Android video editing app - after testing it out, we were surprised and delighted by the professional tools, fantastic performance, and eye-catching results. 

Other notable video editing apps for Android we recommend exploring include Adobe Premiere Rush, CapCut, and CyberLink PowerDirector - all are especially good for intermediate and beginner video editors. 

What's the best video editing app for iPhone?

LumaFusion remains our top pick for best iPhone video editing app. It's powerful, professional, and there's no on-going subscription, just a reasonable one-off cost. 

After testing them out, we also recommend Adobe Premiere Rush, the beginner-friendly Apple iMovie, and CyberLink PowerDirector. 

What’s the best video editing app for iPad?

LumaFusion is the best video editing app on iPad - although the similarly powerful DaVinci Resolve is a serious challenger. Both offer studio-quality video editing experience, with all the tools needed for post-production. For a simpler iPad video editing app, try Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere Rush or CyberLink PowerDirector.  

What's the best free video editing app?

DaVinci Resolve for iPad, CapCut, and CyberLink PowerDirector Mobile are all worth exploring if you're looking for the best free video editing app for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Apple iMovie is also one of the best free video editing app for iPhone and iPad. It’s very simple to trim content but it is basic. 

What's the best video editing app for YouTube?

There’s no single best video editing app for YouTube. We explored the topic in our guide What do YouTubers use to edit videos? It really depends on the content creator and the complexity of videos. Most of the ones we've reviewed here will create videos suitable for YouTube. 

If you're performing a simple piece to camera or reaction video, some of the best screen recorders (or even the best free screen recorders ) will be great, as many include basic video editing tools. 

For slightly deeper videos, Adobe Premiere Rush and CyberLink PowerDirector are great places to start. These are good YouTube video editing apps because and their easy, intuitive interfaces hide a wealth of editing tools for pro results. You can download the apps to Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Premiere Rush also has desktop apps for Windows and macOS, and PowerDirector is on Windows, so you can create channel content at home, in the studio, or on the move. 

How to choose the best video editing app for you

When determining which video editor app is best for you, check how you'll use the app, which device (or devices) you'll use, your existing editing workflow, and current skill-level.

Many professional editing tools demand the best video editing PC or best laptop for video editing . But the best video editor apps don't need anything near as powerful. Most will run perfectly well on any fairly modern smartphone, whether you're running Android or an Apple device. So just make sure your chosen app is available for your platform. 

You can then pin down which apps best fit the content you wish to produce. For example, some video editing apps are ideal for social media content production, but less equipped to handle animation. However, most, including Premiere Rush and PowerDirector, are good all-rounders capable of dealing with most kinds of projects. 

Budget is also a factor. Many video editor apps are available free, however others require a subscription or one-off purchase to gain access to additional tools and features. You'll also want to check if the app includes or supports any of the best VFX software to help make your videos pop. 

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We've tested, reviewed, and rated a wide range of video editors for all skill-levels, including the best Adobe Premiere Pro alternatives . 

When we test video editor apps to identify the best, we look at a number of factors that are important to users. This includes a good interface and experience. Users should be able to easily understand how to use a video editor app and, with the appropriate guidance, master it - especially when using a phone to cut clips.  

We explore the performance of all the best video editing apps, from the editing process to the final export. Even when editing on a phone, users rightly expect their videos to look how they envisioned, without stuttering, juddering, or unsightly screen tears.   

We also look at pricing. If an app is touted as free, we want to ensure it really is free, with payment options clearly set out. Where prices are similar to other apps, we check how much value it offers in comparison to the competition. 

Finally, we see how well the video editing app meets the needs and expectations of users. For example, those downloading VideoGrade will need very different tools to users of Adobe Premiere Rush. 

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At the end of a long day, there is nothing like curling up with a great movie, but that can be easier said than done when you are on a budget. 

Renting and buying movies can quickly get very expensive, as can going to the actual movie theater, but the good news is that you do not always have to pay for your Hollywood entertainment. There are several free movie apps that you can use to watch tons of hit and classic movies, as well as more specialized genres like classics, kids content, and anime. 

Before your next movie night, consider these best free movie apps for the entire family.

Best free movie app overall

  • No charges ever
  • Award-winning content
  • New content each month
  • Limited content
  • Few new releases

Specs: Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC | App Store rating: 2.9 | Google Play rating : 3.8 | Concurrent streams: Unlimited | Original programming: Yes | Ads: Yes

Freevee is a free streaming service provided by Amazon with thousands of movies and shows of all genres, as well as Freevee Originals. These releases come directly from Amazon Studios and include shows like Bosch: Legacy, Sprung and Judy Justice. If you do not feel like looking for something to watch, there are live channels, too, running 24 hours a day. They include picks for Freevee's Stories You Love and Crime 360 to keep you entertained, no matter the time or day. New Originals are added each month, so you never run out of options. When you are ready to begin watching, just search by title, genre, or cast member. There is no need to provide any payment information since the service is free, but you will still need an Amazon account to begin watching. It is compatible with a whole host of devices, including Amazon fire tv, Apple TV, LG, Roku, Xbox, and PS5. 

Best free movie app for new movies

  • Recommended for cord-cutters
  • Live sports and news
  • Peacock Originals
  • Must upgrade to access all content
  • Most content restricted to NBCUniversal family

Specs: Developer: Peacock TV LLC | App Store rating: 4.6 | Google Play rating: 3.9 | Concurrent streams : 3 | Original programming: Yes | Ads: Yes

As a part of NBCUniversal, Peacock is a leading streaming service that is best for new movies. It is forever providing exclusive content with new movies like The Bad Guys and They/Them. With access to major studios like Universal and DreamWorks Animation, there is no shortage of blockbuster films to keep you busy. Peacock also includes its own catalog of shows like Modern Family, The Office, and Yellowstone. There is news via services like NBC News and MSNBC for the news junkie at home, as well as live sports for the sports enthusiast in the family, including access to NFL, MLB, and WWE. You also get to enjoy Peacock Originals and Spanish-language programming from Telemundo. Current programming is included from Bravo and NBC, but if you want access to everything Peacock has to offer, you will have to upgrade to Peacock Premium for $4.99 per month. 

Best free movie app for live TV

  • 27 movie channels
  • Several popular channels
  • Few new episodes
  • Limited TV programming

Specs: Developer: Pluto.tv | App Store rating: 4.8 | Google Play rating:   4.3 | Concurrent streams: Unlimited | Original programming: Yes | Ads: Yes

Pluto TV has long been one of the best free movie apps for live TV and movies. You get to benefit from live TV with a ton of channels to choose from, plus full seasons of shows like CSI and Narcos are available for streaming. You also get access to thousands of movies that include classics and blockbuster films, as well as new releases. Options can include popular films like The Hitman's Bodyguard, Hitch, The Italian Job, Titanic, Insidious, and Friday the 13th. 

No matter your fancy, Pluto TV has 27 different exclusive movie channels, so you never run out of things to watch. There are also more than 50 Spanish-language channels with both native language and subtitle options, plus reality TV, crimes, and sports. There is no cost ever to use the service, either, a rarity when it comes to live TV programming.

Best free movie app for popular movies

  • New content added each week
  • Parental controls available
  • Watchlist feature
  • Ad-supported content
  • Older movie titles

Specs: Developer: Tubi, Inc | App Store rating: 4.7 | Google Play rating:   4.8 | Concurrent streams : Unlimited | Original programming: No | Ads: Yes

Tubi offers free streaming for both movies and TV. It is an ad-supported app, which means that you will have commercials, but Tubi claims to have three times fewer ads than cable TV. And like live TV, you also get access to live news, sports, and live entertainment channels. Plus, you get access to hit movies from studios like MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate. Special categories make it easy to find something to watch with options like "Not on Netflix" and "Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes." 

There are over 40 genres available, including rarer categories like Spanish telenovelas, Korean dramas and British TV with international films also available. As you find content that piques your interest, you can create your own personal playlist to organize your favorites. Parents will also be reassured by the parental controls that help wayward children stay in line. 

Best free movie app for quality streaming

  • 4K UHD content
  • Ability to purchase other content
  • Built-in Rotten Tomatoes reviews
  • Older TV shows

Specs: Developer : VUDU, Inc. | App Store rating: 4.7 | Google Play rating: 4.6 | Concurrent streams: 3 | Live TV: No | Ads: Yes

Vudu claims to have the largest collection of 4K UHD titles, making for an even better streaming experience. Here you will find content with Dolby Vision(R), Dolby Atmos(R) and HDR10 for fantastic clarity and quality. There are thousands of titles that are free to watch without a subscription through Vudu's Movies On Us feature. Plus, more than 200,000 movies and TV shows are available to rent or buy, including new releases. Even though you have to pay for this content, there are tons of discounts and Mix & Match bundles you can use to save money. 

You will also get personalized offers based on your own preferences and viewing activity. Vudu is a part of the Fandango family, which means that you have free access to Rotten Tomatoes reviews. You also benefit from VIP+ loyalty rewards and discounts from partner programs. 

What is the best free movie app?

The best free movie app is Freevee by Amazon. In addition to 24/7 live TV programming, you will find tons of content, including Freevee Originals from Amazon Studios. Plus, with unlimited concurrent streams, there is no fighting in the family over the TV. 

To see how Freevee stacks up, here is an overview of the best free movie apps.

Which is the right free movie app for you?

To help you find the best free movie app for your needs, we offer our expert recommendations based on our research.

How did we choose these free movie apps?

There are several factors we consider when choosing the best free movie apps. This is why they matter.

Titles: We look to see what content is available on each platform, looking for a variety of genres and titles to appeal to a wide audience. 

Ads: Many free apps opt for advertisements as a way to make money, which means that you are plagued by pesky commercials. We consider whether an app is ad-supported and if there is another plan available for upgrade.

User ratings: Viewers know a platform best, so we review thousands of real customer reviews to find the best free movie apps.

Concurrent streams: If you come from a big household, concurrent streams can be a lifesaver by allowing multiple people to stream content at once.

The best free movie apps all offer excellent advantages when it comes to streaming movies and TV shows. 

What is a free movie app?

A free movie app is an app that allows you to view content like movies and TV shows without requiring a paid subscription.

Are free movie apps really free?

Free movie apps are free to use, but you may find that some titles or services have a fee associated with them. There may be a requirement to upgrade your subscription for premium content. 

What kind of movies and shows can I watch on a free movie app?

The exact movies and TV shows on a free movie app may vary over time and from service to service, with many free apps recycling out old content on a regular basis. Before you sign up, the best free movie apps will give you an example of the titles currently available so you know what you expect.

Are there alternative free movie apps worth considering?

In our search, we also found a few other free movie apps that may be worth your consideration.

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Streaming movies is a godsend at the moment; even if you're self-isolating, you can still lose yourself in a film on your phone. But it raises the question: which are the best movie streaming apps around?

Here we'll run you down 10 of the best for Android devices. So whether you're a cineaste into art house, or just looking for the latest blockbuster, this list will have you covered.

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Sling TV might be best-known as a provider of live TV channels, but it also offers a sizeable library of on-demand movies. And this includes recent releases like comedy thriller Knives Out and drama Bombshell (about the women at Fox News subjected to sexual harassment from its former CEO Roger Ailes). The service works across all your devices, so you can watch on your Android TV as well.

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Plex offers a wide range of movies, including Bollywood musicals, documentaries and more. You don't need a subscription – just create an account and start watching. The UI is very user-friendly, and you can also stream your own library of films from a home media server, should you have one set up. This lets you stream them to anywhere in the world, as long as you have your phone with you.

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Shudder is a niche streaming service, designed for fans of horror, suspense and thrillers. It claims to be the home of "the largest and fastest-growing human-curated selection of high-quality, spine-tingling, and provocative films, TV series, and originals", which certainly ticks a lot of boxes. As well as classics such as Halloween and The Hills Have Eyes , Shudder has its own original series as well as a roster of exclusive flicks you won't see anywhere else. Guest curators (such as Silicon Valley 's Kumail Nanjiani) will also hand-pick a selection of films for your enjoyment.

Download Shudder

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon's video streaming service has a pretty decent movie arm. Not only does it offer recent cinema fare such as Room , Booksmart and Blinded by the Light , it also serves up its own homemade movies such as The Aeronauts , The Professor and the Madman (with Mel Gibson) and Horrible Histories The Movie .

Of course, there are also Amazon Originals TV shows such as The Man in the High Castle and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to while away the hours. Not bad at all, considering it's bundled in with your Amazon Prime subscription.

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Amazon Fire TV

While we're on Amazon, have you checked out the Amazon Fire TV app? While not strictly a movies app, it does enhance your film watching no end by letting you control your Fire TV device from your phone.

Voice search, navigation and playback are all at your fingertips, along with a handy on-screen keyboard for much faster typing than on a TV screen. Not only will this help you if you've lost your remote, it also means you don't have to move from the sofa to get it. 

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Disney Plus

The name Disney might conjure up images of twee animated films, but remember the entertainment behemoth also owns the Star Wars and Marvel properties. Which means its new streaming service has a lot to offer, including original movies and TV series.

And yes, there is plenty of animated fare for when you need it. We've got pages dedicated to everything you need to know about Disney Plus and the best films and TV shows you can watch on the service too.

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You might have streaming options aplenty, but how do you choose what to watch? By consulting IMDb, the internet's premier resource of all things movie-related, of course. As well as thousands of reviews of all kinds of films, you can look up trivia, quotes and cast and crew, and read the latest movie news so you know what's coming soon and who's working on what.

The Android app puts all this in your pocket, and lets you track what you want to watch next using a Watchlist. There are also exclusive behind-the-scenes IMDb videos, original featurettes, clips and more.

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Rakuten offers a selection of movies for rent and purchase, plus plenty that you can watch free of charge. Lucky enough to have a TV to hand? You can beam all the movies to it using Google Chromecast – handy if you're stuck in a single room for 14 days and are getting a little tired peering at a small screen.

You can also download movies to your device to watch offline, which could come in handy should your home's wi-fi go down.

Download Rakuten TV

Tubi puts thousands of movies at your fingertips, and all without charge. These aren't straight-to-video efforts, either – they include offerings from big-hitting studios such as Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and more, plus a host of foreign films spanning genres such as anime and Korean drama. They might not all be the most recent movies around, but you can't argue with free.

Download Tubi

Another free app with a clean and simple layout, Vudu makes it easy to find the films you want by browsing by genre. It also lets you download movies to your Android device to watch offline – quite a rare feature among free streaming apps. And its Disc to Digital feature lets you scan a DVD's barcode to search for a digital copy within the app. But beware: some movies cost money, so not everything you see is free...

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If you love Education and you're looking for your next family favorite, you're in the right place. We've compiled a top list of the latest and greatest Education Apps. Give it a scroll and find the perfect fit for your family. From kids to tweens and teens, there's something fun and great for everyone. Discover the best new Education Apps to make the most of your family time together. Don't miss out on this always-fresh list that rates high on entertainment and excitement! See more best-of lists like this .

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Sound info and discourse about mental and sexual health.

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LogicLike: Kids Learning App

Ho-hum early learning focuses on quantity over quality.

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Sago Mini First Words

Practice drills support speech challenges via video models.

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Learn with Sesame Street

Solid early SEL skills practice has room for improvement.

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Kahoot! Multiplication Games

Dressed up drills for memorizing multiplication tables.

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Code Land - Coding for Kids

Subscription-based coding games for range of skill levels.

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Encantos - Play, Learn, Grow

Stories with early learning themes highlight diversity.

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Light & Color by Tinybop

Shed light on scientific concepts through open-ended play.

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iCan Special Education Fun

Learn routines and vocabulary with repetitive activities.

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Math Makers

Logic puzzles with a llama cleverly contain lots of math.

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Word Tag - Word Learning Game

Paint walls with words, learn definitions, finish sentences.

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Lucid: Learn Visually

Super-simplified summaries of non-fiction big-idea books.

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Applaydu family games

Family co-play stories, games with AR; discreet branding.

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Lila's World:Create Play Learn

Dollhouse's unique features help it stand out from crowd.

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BYJU’S Learning App Disney

Standard early learning content features branded characters.

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Amaze Kids - Best Kids Videos

Free, curated video platform gives parents control.

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My First Museum

Engaging, close up look at masterpieces; lacks diversity.

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Pok Pok Playroom

Explore and play with inviting virtual toys.

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AR math adventures are fun but missing important features.

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Bubbu School - Kids Learning

Free play plus mini-games are fine, but nothing special.

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The 20 Best Movies on Apple TV+ Right Now

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When it comes to originals,  Netflix and  Amazon have the deepest libraries of prestige movies. But ever since  CODA   won the Best Picture Oscar , it’s become clear that some of the best movies are on Apple TV+.

As with any streaming service, not every film on the roster is a winner, but from  Billie Eilish documentaries to Sundance darlings, Apple’s streaming service is building up a strong catalog to run alongside its growing slate of  beloved TV shows .

Below are WIRED’s picks for flicks you should prioritize in your queue. Once you’re done, hop over to our list of the  best movies on Netflix and the  best movies on Disney+ . If you’re feeling a little more episodic, our guide for the  best shows on Amazon might be just the ticket.

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When Mad Max: Fury Road came out in 2015, it was three decades late and right on time. Released 30 years after mastermind George Miller released the last Mad Max movie— Beyond Thunderdome —it was a jolt to moviegoers who were otherwise being treated to rehashes like Fantastic Four and Terminator Genisys . Easily one of the best postapocalyptic films ever, it’s all style but not devoid of substance. It also introduced Charlize Theron’s Furiosa, a crusader for the women being subjected to the tyranny of Immortan Joe. Fury Road will be on Apple TV+ until the end of April—just enough time for you to watch it again before its follow-up, Furiosa , hits theaters in May.

OK, so Napoleon didn’t exactly get critics’ pens flying , but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a big, prestige-y Ridley Scott historical drama, you know? This one stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character, following his quest to conquer, well, as much as he possibly can. However, rather than being a sprint to the Battle of Waterloo, this pic gives attention to the French emperor’s emotionally rocky relationship with his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (Vanessa Kirby). What happens when a man can conquer most of Europe but not his own feelings? Watch and find out.

Just in time for awards season, Killers of the Flower Moon is finally available to stream starting January 12. Martin Scorsese’s epic film is based on David Grann’s 2017 book about a member of the Osage Nation, Mollie Burkhart, who sought to get to the bottom of the deaths in her family. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, a time when many Osage were being killed for the money made from oil on their land, Scorsese’s film follows the relationship between Mollie (played by Lily Gladstone, who won a Golden Globe for her performance) and Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and what happens when the FBI comes to investigate the Osage deaths. When WIRED named it one of 2023’s best movies , we called it “a feel-bad masterpiece,” and we stand by that.

Can technology determine whether you've found The One? Probably not, but in the latest from writer-director Christos Nikou, an institute run by Duncan (Luke Wilson) claims that it has found the formula for true love anyway—and Anna (Jessie Buckley) wants to figure out if it's real. The institute, you see, has determined that Anna and her boyfriend Ryan (Jeremy Allen White) are a match, but has doubts. While working at the institute, though, she meets Amir (Riz Ahmed) and finds someone who actually might be her match.

Remember Sing Street , that charming indie about a kid in Dublin who starts a band as an escape from his complicated home life? What about Once , that charming indie about a pair that spends a week in Dublin writing songs about their love? If you enjoyed either of those—or if they just sound like something you might enjoy—let us suggest Flora and Son , a charming indie about a mother in Dublin trying to connect with her son through song. Like Sing Street and Once , Flora and Son comes from director John Carney and has all of his signature moves, plus something else: Eve Hewson, who plays the movie's titular mom. She's a force, and she hits all of her musician notes perfectly. Makes sense, she's Bono's daughter.

Here it is, the question everyone will ask when you’re writing about Apple TV+’s new original movie: Do you remember Beanie Babies? If you were born after 2000, the answer is likely no , unless you have a retro toy collector friend or a goofy aunt who has a few of them lying around. The good news is that The Beanie Bubble is for those fans and everyone else too. It’s about a toy salesman named Ty Warner (Zach Galifianakis) who stumbles into the biggest success of his life after he teams up with three women to develop the kind of plushies people just can’t get enough of. Critics have been mixed, but thanks to performances from the likes of Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, and Sarah Snook (proving there’s life after Succession ), it’s the kind of sweet dramedy that’s perfect for a night in.

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry might be one of the most beloved players in American basketball—and he is definitely one of the best players, if not the best player, in the league. He's been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player twice and has won four championship rings. He also has more career three-pointers than anyone in the league. But in the late aughts, he was a kid at a small school, Davidson College, just trying to live up to the potential his coaches saw in him. Underrated , directed by Peter Nicks ( Homeroom ), chronicles that journey, showing how Curry bested the predictions of his own NBA draft (many said he didn't have the size necessary for the league) to become one of the greatest to ever play the game. For basketball fans, it's a must-watch.

One of the pioneering groups in hip hop, the Beastie Boys have a story like no other. For this “live documentary,” filmmaker Spike Jonze filmed Mike Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) as they told a crowd at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater about their rise to stardom. Complete with old footage, photos, and stories from the group’s decades-long career, the doc captures just how influential the Beasties have been since they started playing music together as kids in New York City in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It also features some wonderful memories of their third member, Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died in 2012 following a battle with cancer.

This is the one that put Apple TV+ on the map. The movie’s title is an acronym for “child of deaf adults.” It’s the story of Ruby, the only hearing person in a family that includes two deaf parents and one deaf sibling. When Ruby discovers a love of music, she's forced to reconcile her own aspirations with those of her family, who run a small fishing business and often need her to help communicate. Warm and gripping,  CODA  is the kind of movie that will have you cheering and crying at the same time.

In 1985, Michael J. Fox was one of Hollywood’s biggest names as the star of a hit TV show ( Family Ties ) and the year’s highest-grossing movie ( Back to the Future ). Just a few years later, at the age of 29, Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In  Still , Oscar-winning documentarian Davis Guggenheim offers a poignant portrait of Fox’s personal and professional life, and his journey from teen idol to advocate for a cure.

Mahershala Ali stars alongside, well, Mahershala Ali in this romantic-sci-fi-drama. Yes, it’s all of those things. Cameron (Ali) is a loving husband (to Naomie Harris) and father who, after learning he has a terminal illness, must decide just how far he’ll go to protect his family from having to know the truth, or deal with the devastating aftermath.

Sharper is one of those movies where the less you know about it going in, the better. Just know that no one is what they seem or who they say they are in this neo-noir starring Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, and John Lithgow. This twisty little thriller flew largely under the radar when it was released in theaters for a half-second in early 2023.

If you’ve read the  reviews , you know this movie isn’t exactly  good , per se, but if you want to see Captain America (Chris Evans) and a future John Wick–franchise badass (Ana de Armas) fall in love as part of the goofiest premise possible—He’s a farmer! She’s a secret agent!—this is for you. Give this movie a go(sted).

By now, thousands of pop music fans know the Billie Eilish monomyth: Young, slightly punk, slightly goth teenager starts making songs in her brother’s bedroom, puts them online, and becomes one of the biggest pop stars in the world. It’s a great story, but that’s only about a quarter of the tale of Eilish’s ascent to superstar status.  The World’s a Little Blurry  fills in (some of) the blanks. Director R. J. Cutler got amazing access for this film, which chronicles everything from Eilish’s songwriting process with her brother Finneas to her frank talk about her Tourette’s. It’s the kind of music documentary that redefines the music documentary.

“Sundance hit starring Dakota Johnson”s are almost a dime a dozen, but this one, about a young bar/bat mitzvah party-starter is the, ahem, real deal. It also proves that Cooper Raiff—who writes, directs, and stars in the movie—is one to keep your eye on.

Yes, most people already know the story of Macbeth—Scottish lord with an eye toward ruling his country—but not everyone has seen it through the eyes of director Joel Coen. Shot entirely in black and white and starring Denzel Washington as Macbeth and Frances McDormand as his powerful wife, the film was nominated for three Oscars and brought a very new twist onto a classic Shakespearean tale.

Above all else, Louis Armstrong is known as one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time. But he was also a figure in the struggle for equality in America—albeit a complicated one. As director Sacha Jenkins illustrates in this documentary, while Armstrong broke racial barriers in entertainment he also faced accusations that he didn’t stand up as much for civil rights as other performers of his era. Jenkins got access to scores of photographs, clippings, and even recordings Armstrong made of his own conversations for this documentary, and that access provides a much fuller picture of the legendary musician than the world has ever had.

One of the most popular video games of all time,  Tetris  was a phenomenon for Nintendo Game Boy owners in the 1980s. But  Tetris (the movie) is the story of the people who made the game and brought it from the then-Soviet Union to the rest of the world. Part historical dramedy, part espionage flick, the movie doesn’t always hit its marks, but if you’ve never heard the story of how  Tetris  got out from behind the Iron Curtain, it’s worth a watch.

Causeway  kind of came and went when it was released in 2022, but that’s also the sort of movie it is. Focused on a soldier (Jennifer Lawrence) who returns home after suffering a brain injury in Afghanistan, the film from director Lila Neugebauer is about trauma and how people lean on each other to get through it. A worthy watch for the times when you have your own stuff to work through.

Sidney Poitier died in 2022, the same year Apple TV+ released this documentary looking at the actor’s long-running career— In the Heat of the Night ,  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner —and impact on American culture and politics. With interviews ranging from Spike Lee and Morgan Freeman to Harry Belafonte, the film goes beyond his time in Hollywood, starting with his upbringing in the Bahamas and ending with his massive impact on the civil rights movement and elsewhere.

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From 'Poor Things' to 'Damsel,' here are 15 movies you need to stream right now

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If you're a fan of Taylor Swift , Lindsay Lohan or watching movies at home, consider yourself lucky this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Netflix, Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, Paramount+ and Max have ginned up a wide variety of streaming options for movie lovers of all tastes. In addition to Swift's blockbuster concert movie debuting on Disney+ and Lohan's new Irish-tinged Netflix rom-com, there's some awards-season fare, a fantasy flick featuring Millie Bobby Brown vs. a dragon, the latest musical "Trolls" movie and a Zac Efron/John Cena team-up . (In case naked Cena at the Oscars has you thirsty for more.)

Here are 15 notable new movies you can stream right now:

'All of Us Strangers'

Simply put, the best movie of all last year . Director Andrew Haigh's moving and haunting fantasy stars Andrew Scott as a lonely British screenwriter who fosters a relationship with a flirty neighbor ( Paul Mescal ) while also visiting his childhood home to have chats with his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), who died 30 years prior.

Where to watch: Hulu

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'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom'

So long and thanks for all the fish jokes! Jason Momoa wraps up his run as the Aquaguy in an aggressively fine adventure sequel (and the last movie before DC reboots its movie universe ). The Justice Leaguer teams with his previously villainous half-bro (Patrick Wilson) to fight an ancient evil. Hey, at least your little kids will dig it.

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Millie Bobby Brown plays a young woman who, to help her family, gets married off to the prince of another kingdom. Just after the vows, she gets thrown down a chasm as a sacrifice to a vengeful talking dragon she has to outwit to survive. It's a decent gateway into dark fantasy for curious "Stranger Things"-loving kids.

Where to watch: Netflix

'Dream Scenario'

The metaphysical dramedy stars Nicolas Cage as a socially awkward college professor who appears in people's dreams , first those around him and then worldwide. He initially enjoys the attention but then it grows weirder and more dangerous – for him and the dreamers – in a cleverly gonzo exploration of modern fame and virality.

'Irish Wish'

Following a forgettable Christmas movie , Lindsay Lohan's next holiday-ready affair casts her as a book editor in Ireland to watch her friend marry a writer (Alexander Vlahos) she secretly loves. One magical wish on an ancient stone later, she's engaged to that guy yet develops feelings for a nature photographer (Ed Speleers). It'll hold Lohan fans over till her Arbor Day spectacular.

'Mea Culpa'

Tyler Perry just gussied up the Lifetime thriller, y'all. Kelly Rowland plays a criminal defense attorney who ticks off her toxic family when she takes the case of – and is super-tempted by – a hunky artist ( Trevante Rhodes ) on trial for murdering his girlfriend. It's a self-aware flick that really slathers on the sexy cheese, with a bonkers final act.

'Mean Girls'

Tina Fey's adaptation of the Broadway musical (itself based on the 2004 Lindsay Lohan teen comedy) turns out to be an unnecessary retread . That said, a few of the songs are catchy and Renee Rapp is a force as Regina George, the high-school queen bee who takes new kid Cady (Angourie Rice) into her popular girl clique.

Where to watch: Paramount+

Ridley Scott's historical biopic stars  Joaquin Phoenix  as the infamous title French commander. Mixing satirical comedy, battlefield brutality and personal tragedy, the sprawling epic chronicles Napoleon Bonaparte's political and military victories as well as  his volatile relationship  with his wife Josephine ( Vanessa Kirby ).

Where to watch: Apple TV+

'Poor Things'

One of the big victors at the Oscars, Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy puts a fantastical, feminist spin on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein." Best actress winner Emma Stone stars as the newly resurrected Bella Baxter, who matures from infantile woman-child to liberated Victorian-era prostitute with a heart of gold.

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'Priscilla'

In Sofia Coppola's methodical biopic , Cailee Spaeny gamely plays Priscilla Presley starting as a bored young teen who meets her future husband Elvis Presley (Jacob Elordi) in Germany. The movie chronicles the title figure's story into her late 20s when she feels stuck in a controlling relationship with a toxic King of Rock 'n' Roll.

'Ricky Stanicky'

Love Cena's Oscar antics ? It's a taste of what you'll get in this comedy. Zac Efron stars as one of a trio of pals who've been using an imaginary "friend" to get them out of binds for years. When they need him for a family function to keep up the lie, they hire an insecure Atlantic City actor (Cena) who blows up their lives.

Where to watch: Prime Video

This surprisingly deep sci-fi flick gives Adam Sandler one of his most straightforward dramatic roles, as a Czech astronaut halfway through a lonely one-man mission to investigate a cosmic purple cloud near Jupiter. He works through his crumbling long-distance marriage via an unexpected therapist: a talking alien spider (Paul Dano).

'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor's Version)'

If you're a Swiftie, well, come on now: You're going to be streaming this concert film (with four bonus acoustic numbers added to the theatrical cut) again and again and again. And if you're not a Swiftie, the good news is she puts on a pretty good show so you won't feel like you've wasted three hours of your life. Which is nice.

Where to watch: Disney+

'Trolls Band Together'

Forever the one that got 'N Sync back together. This earworming, overly earnest third "Trolls" installment finds Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) needing to reunite with his former boy-band brothers to save one of their own while also figuring out his true feelings about longtime troll pal Poppy (Anna Kendrick).

Where to watch: Peacock

Timothée Chalamet plays beloved candyman Willy Wonka a bit too sweet and desperately in need of a dash of saltiness in the musically joyous origin tale . Willy dreams of opening a sweets shop, a goal that has some serious obstacles courtesy of a chocolate cartel and a thieving Oompa Loompa (played by scene-stealing Hugh Grant).

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LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

Looking for a portable projector perfect for movie nights?

The LG CineBeam Q, with its innovative design and great image projection, has a lot to say for itself. When it comes to the best portable models for 2024, either the CineBeam Q or the  Samsung Freestyle 2nd Generation ($600) projector are solid bets. In fact, the CineBeam Q has a bit of an edge. It can project an image up to 120 inches, compared to the 100-inch maximum projection size of the Freestyle. But the biggest difference between these two projectors -- and what really makes the CineBeam Q stand out -- is that it showcases sharp 4K UHD content, while the Freestyle offers just 1080p resolution.

I spent several days working with the CineBeam Q, testing at review unit sent by the company. I tried different light conditions and watched all kinds of content. While I streamed much of this content from the internet via Wi-Fi, I also plugged it into my Apple MacBook Air and Nintendo Switch OLED Model video game system, and used it with AirPlay via my iPhone 15 Pro Max. 

The projector is on the pricey side, though, so keep reading to discover whether this option is best for you and your household. Or, if you're already sold: LG is inviting preorders of the LG CineBeam Q starting now. 

LG CineBeam Q: At a glance

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

Resolution : 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) | Max. projection size : 120" | Operating system : LG WebOS | Max. brightness : 500 lumens |  Contrast Ratio : 450,000:1 | Color gamut : 154% DCI-P3 | HDR support : HDR10, HLG | Aspect ratio : 16:9 |  Ports : HDMI, USB Type-C | Display type : DMD | Throw ratio : 1.2 |  Wireless connectivity : Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 | Light source : 3 channel RGB lasers | Dimensions : 5.6 x 5.5 x 3.25 inches | Weight : 3.2 pounds

I was wowed by this projector's minimalist and high-quality design. Many portable projectors have plastic casing, but the CineBeam Q has a mainly metallic housing. The most noticeable feature is a built-in handle that rotates 360 degrees, serving as an adjustable kickstand. 

The thing to understand about any portable projector (including this one) is that it's not meant to replace the primary TV in your home, or be the centerpiece of a high-end home theater setup. 

Yes, the CineBeam Q offers 4K UHD resolution, but its 500-nits maximum brightness and integrated three-watt speaker don't compare to what you get from a full-size projector.

This snazzy portable projector offers 4K resolution

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

The unit fits in a hand and weighs just 3.2 pounds. Setting up the projector takes less than three minutes after an initial one-time setup. Since the handle rotates a full 360 degrees around the projector, it's designed to double as an adjustable kickstand. This makes the CineBeam Q very easy to position at the perfect angle. One feature I absolutely love is that no matter at what angle you choose, it uses an auto screen adjustment and autofocus feature to showcase a perfectly proportioned rectangular image. 

You also don't need to worry too much about measuring the distance between the projector and a screen. The size of the projected image is impacted by this distance, but the projector automatically adjusts based on whatever distance you choose. For a 120-inch picture (measured diagonally), the projector needs to sit about 10.5 feet from the screen. For a 30-inch picture, the projector only needed to be about 23 inches away. The closer to the screen I positioned the projector, the sharper the overall picture quality. Even at a projection size over 100 inches, the display was consistently high quality, particularly when the viewing space was dark. 

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

You can use the LG CineBeam Q can outdoors if you connect it to an external battery pack, but this portable projector is not waterproof. It's also not meant to be durable enough to withstand a significant drop. So, while it's a great projector for an occasional backyard movie night, don't take it on a camping trip. It's also a good option for gamers who want to wage their favorite virtual adventures showcased on a screen (or even a wall or ceiling) that's up to 120 inches.

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

Right out of the box, when you plug in the projector and power it on, the LG WebOS operating system connects to your in-home Wi-Fi and gets you access to a handful of the popular streaming services. The apps for Netflix, YouTube, AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ come preinstalled. 

To download other streaming apps, the process is just like using any smart TV. The selection of optional apps is extensive, but the projector does not support Paramount+, Hulu or Max. I couldn't install those.

On the back of the projector, you'll find one HDMI and USB Type-C port. Connecting the Nintendo Switch, for example, required plugging the console into the HDMI port of the projector. The projector immediately identified the Switch and displayed content from it. 

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

Built into the front of the projector, and mounted flat against behind protective glass, is the three-laser RGB projection system and lens. You never need to manually adjust it. Just set the protector on a flat surface and use the kickstand to position it at the perfect angle.

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

While there's a power button built into the back of the projector, you can also control all of the CineBeam Q's functions with an included, ergonomically designed remote. Like the projector itself, the remote has a minimalist design with easy-to-understand button icons. I have only two complaints: The buttons are not backlit and the remote does not accept voice commands.

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

The biggest feature I found lacking from the CineBeam Q is an internal battery pack. The projector has to be plugged into an external power source using the supplied adapter. Between the two cables that connect to the main adapter, the projector can be positioned up to 10.4 feet away from the power outlet or an external battery pack. If you connect the projector to a portable power bank, like the Jackery Explorer 300 Pro ($249), which was one of our top picks in our five best emergency power banks for 2024 coverage, you can keep the projector running for a full movie marathon or an extended binge TV watching session.

LG CineBeam Q: Watching TV and movies

The physical size, shape and weight of the CineBeam Q are all impressive. But what about picture quality, resolution, brightness and sound quality?

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

When I watched native 4K content from a video streaming service, the picture was consistently sharp, vivid and smooth. But the farther the projector was positioned from the screen, the darker the viewing space needed to be to keep the image from washing out. The projector does fine in basic daylight, but its three-laser light source can't compete with bright lights or direct sunlight.  

The internal speakers are decent, as long as you're sitting within about five feet from the projector and boost the volume to 80% to 100%. The audio does not distort at a higher volume, but when I was farther away from the speakers it was harder to hear the audio clearly. Turning on the projector's AI Sound feature helped a bit, but I enjoyed a better listening experience using external speakers, headphones or wireless earbuds. If you want room-filling sound that a group of people can hear, you'll need either wired or wireless Bluetooth speakers.

I like that the CineBeam Q can easily be paired with wireless headphones or earbuds for more robust private listening. However, even with the projector's audio turned up to 100%, the sound from a pair of AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) earbuds I used wasn't all that loud -- just adequate. The projector can pair with one or two Bluetooth devices.

LG Cine Beam Cube portable projector review

Regardless of where I moved the projector, the CineBeam Q did an excellent job adapting the shape of the projection space to accommodate these changes very quickly. Thanks to this auto framing feature, the projector could be positioned at a steep angle and project onto a ceiling without interfering with the power cord that extends from the back of the projector.

The internal cooling fan makes a slight noise, but that's drowned out from whatever content I was watching. Compared with other projectors I've tested, the LG CineBeam Q impressed me the most in terms of picture quality, resolution and brightness. It was just the speaker and volume performance that I found a bit lacking. I was also a bit disappointed that the projector did not support several popular video streaming apps.

Is the LG CineBeam Q worth it?

From a tech and features standpoint, you certainly get your money's worth from this portable projector. But if portability really isn't a strong selling point for you, know this: For a few hundred dollars more, you can get a full-size projector, like the  LG HU70LAB 4K UHD LED Smart Home CineBeam projector ($1,500), which offers the same resolution, a maximum brightness of 1,500 lumens and a design robust enough for a home theater system.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Freestyle (2nd Gen) is priced at just $600 and offers a lot of overlapping functionality as the CineBeam Q, but again, it maxes out at 1080p resolution and a projection size of 100 inches. 

10 things I like about the LG CineBeam Q portable projector

  • The size and overall design of the projector is easy use.
  • The built-in handle is also used as a kickstand that can rotate 360 degrees.
  • The brightness of the projector is impressive, especially when the viewing space is dark.
  • You can project content onto a ceiling or wall.
  • Pairing optional Bluetooth speakers, headphones or earbuds is straight forward. 
  • A basic handheld remote comes with the projector.
  • As soon as device is connected via HDMI port, the projector instantly detects and displays content from it, whether its from a computer or gaming system.
  • The apps for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and Apple TV come preinstalled. 
  • A handful of viewing presets are integrated into the operating system, including a filmmaker mode, standard, vivid, cinema, game optimizer, sports, brightest and two expert modes. You can also manually adjust brightness, color and clarity, but the project also does a great job of optimizing on its own.
  • With the projector's game optimizer mode, your favorite games can be displayed at a larger-than-life size.

Seven things I don't like about the LG CineBeam Q portable projector

  • The projector lacks a built-in battery pack.
  • A protective carrying case is not included.
  • The CineBeam Q is not waterproof or shock resistant.
  • There's no Chromecast support (but it does support AirPlay).
  • The included remote is not voice activated. A compatible LG Magic Remote with voice recognition is sold separately.
  • Some popular streaming apps, like Paramount+, Hulu and Max, could not be installed.
  • Even at 100% volume, the sound was not loud enough to be heard clearly from more than a few feet from the projector.

LG CineBeam Q portable projector: Final thoughts...

If you want the best of the best in the portable projector category, the LG CineBeam Q is what you're looking for. Sure, it has drawbacks. But it offers the features, resolution, brightness and versatility most people need from a portable projector. The build quality and functionality integrated into this projector justify its premium price. 

That said, if you're looking for an optimal private viewing experience, use the projector with wireless headphones or earbuds. 

For additional advice on choosing a projector, be sure to check out our coverage of the five best home projectors for 2024 . And for all of your consumer tech needs, follow our extensive and continuously updated  tech coverage , including an ever-expanding lineup of  product reviews and buying guides  from our in-house  tech experts .

Jason R. Rich ( www.JasonRich.com ) is an internationally recognized consumer technology expert with more than 30 years' writing experience. He's also an accomplished author and photographer. One of his most recently published books, The Remote Worker's Handbook: How to Effectively Work From Anywhere ($24.99, Entrepreneur Books) is now available from Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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The cinematic image of children boarding trains in World War II is, typically, a traumatic one. But in “One Life,” directed by James Hawes, it is wildly, blindly hopeful, as children board trains in Prague, bound for England, escaping dire conditions in refugee camps and the encroaching Nazi occupation, seemingly steps away.

“One Life” is the true story of Nicholas “Nicky” Winton , a British stockbroker and humanitarian who, in 1939, helped to arrange the escape of 669 children from Czechoslovakia. Written by Lucinda Coxon and Nick Drake, the film is based on a book by Winton’s daughter, Barbara Winton, “If It’s Not Impossible … the Life of Sir Nicholas Winton.” The film marks the feature directorial debut of Hawes, who also did the first season of the Apple TV+ spy series “Slow Horses.”

“One Life” weaves together two periods in Winton’s life, 50 years apart. Anthony Hopkins plays Winton in 1987, enjoying a life of peaceful retirement with his wife, Grete (Lena Olin). At the behest of Grete, while cleaning out his office, he uncovers his old scrapbook containing the records and remnants of his pre-war endeavors helping refugee children. His efforts have gone unrecognized in the years since, the children scattered to foster families across Britain, but he remains haunted by their faces, snapped in photographs that he pores over with a magnifying glass.

Johnny Flynn plays Winton five decades earlier, a stern and quiet man, the son of German Jewish immigrants who converted to Christianity and changed their last name in order to assimilate in England. Concerned with reports from occupied Sudetenland, Winton takes a leave from his banking job and meets a friend in Prague in order to assist with the refugee efforts. He immediately becomes taken with the cause of evacuating as many children as he can to England.

A man in a trench coat walks past a train.

The comparison to “Schindler’s List” is apt — Winton has colloquially been known as “the British Schindler” — and the film will feel familiar, if not formulaic, because we have seen films like this about World War II and the Holocaust. Hawes utilizes that iconography without exploiting or sensationalizing the material; the film is emotionally restrained in a way that is almost frustrating at times but ultimately reflects the character of Winton’s quiet, self-effacing personality.

As Hopkins’ Winton puzzles over what to do with his scrapbook, it’s the other people in his life, including his old friend Martin (Jonathan Pryce) and others like Elizabeth “Betty” Maxwell (Marthe Keller) — a Holocaust researcher and the wife of the infamous media magnate Robert Maxwell — who emphasize what an important humanitarian achievement he spearheaded. In fact, it’s not until Winton appears on a surprising 1988 episode of the British chat show “That’s Life!” that he’s able to comprehend the sheer human impact of his efforts and the emotion begins to seep through.

There is a subdued, unshowy but profound beauty to Hawes’ work. The pre-war timeline is the kind of sturdy World War II-era filmmaking that we have come to expect, rendered with a comforting authenticity. As audience members, we do crave a bit more naked emotion or even personal motivation from young Nicky (Flynn’s performance is as muted as he’s ever been). But Hawes and the screenwriters steer away from delving into psychological inquiries.

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They seem less interested in why Winton did it and more that he simply just did. Bound by certain inherent values of decency and kindness instilled in him by his mother (Helena Bonham Carter), he applied his skill for paperwork to the logistical nightmare that was extracting these kids from a terrible situation. He and his friends, Doreen Warriner (Romola Garai) and Trevor Chadwick (Alex Sharp), describe themselves as simply ordinary people raising an army of ordinary people to do something not only good but life-saving for innocent children caught in the maw of war.

“One Life” is a slow burn, slowly establishing Winton’s modest character as a younger and older man, but when it cracks open, it is a deeply moving portrait of true human goodness. The emotional resonance comes not from the dramatic wartime events, but rather from the long-term effects of Winton’s efforts many years later. His story proves that a few months of helping others can turn into generational legacies, that 600 souls can turn into 6,000, and that one life can have a lasting impact on the world.

Walsh is a Tribune News Service film critic.

'One Life'

Rated: PG for thematic material, smoking and some language Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Playing: In wide release Friday, March 15

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<p>Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms caters to its own niche of film obsessives.</p> <p>From the boundless wonders of the Criterion Channel to the new frontiers of streaming offered by the likes of Ovid and Peacock, IndieWire’s monthly guide highlights the best of what’s coming to every major streamer, with an eye toward exclusive titles that may help readers decide which of these services is right for them.</p> <p>Here is your guide for March 2024.</p>

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Mexico City, Mexico

Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms caters to its own niche of film obsessives.

From the boundless wonders of the Criterion Channel to the new frontiers of streaming offered by the likes of Ovid and Peacock, IndieWire’s monthly guide highlights the best of what’s coming to every major streamer, with an eye toward exclusive titles that may help readers decide which of these services is right for them.

Here is your guide for March 2024.

<p>Apple TV+ subscribers think they’re so great because they have BOATS. Ridley Scott’s latest — and funniest — historical epic comes to streaming this month, so everyone who missed “Napoleon” in theaters will finally have a chance to watch Joaquin Phoenix get cucked on an imperial scale and think to themselves: “I bet the long-promised director’s cut of this is going to be so much better.” There’s no doubt that it will be, but for now, this ain’t bad. </p> <p><em>Available to stream March 1.</em></p>

“Napoleon” (dir. Ridley Scott, 2023)

Apple TV+ subscribers think they’re so great because they have BOATS. Ridley Scott’s latest — and funniest — historical epic comes to streaming this month, so everyone who missed “Napoleon” in theaters will finally have a chance to watch Joaquin Phoenix get cucked on an imperial scale and think to themselves: “I bet the long-promised director’s cut of this is going to be so much better.” There’s no doubt that it will be, but for now, this ain’t bad. 

Available to stream March 1.

<p>As usual, Disney+’s monthly slate is mighty light on original content, and — as usual — the streamer is banking on a single movie to make up for it. This March, however, that movie is probably more than enough to get the job done. Everything about “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” suggests that it should be the biggest thing on streaming for the foreseeable future. Exclusivity? Check. A long, appetite-whetting window between its blockbuster theatrical release and its home video debut? Check. A degree of rewatchability that’s typically reserved for kids fare like “Bluey?” Swifties are going to stream this thing on such a constant loop that it’s going to feel like part of the wallpaper. Compared to what it cost to see Taylor in concert last year, that ever-increasing Disney+ subscription fee suddenly doesn’t seem so bad. </p> <p><em>Available to stream March 15.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Madu” (3/29)</em></p>

“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) (dir. Sam Wrench, 2023)

As usual, Disney+’s monthly slate is mighty light on original content, and — as usual — the streamer is banking on a single movie to make up for it. This March, however, that movie is probably more than enough to get the job done. Everything about “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” suggests that it should be the biggest thing on streaming for the foreseeable future. Exclusivity? Check. A long, appetite-whetting window between its blockbuster theatrical release and its home video debut? Check. A degree of rewatchability that’s typically reserved for kids fare like “Bluey?” Swifties are going to stream this thing on such a constant loop that it’s going to feel like part of the wallpaper. Compared to what it cost to see Taylor in concert last year, that ever-increasing Disney+ subscription fee suddenly doesn’t seem so bad. 

Available to stream March 15.

Other highlights:

– “Madu” (3/29)

<p>The Razzies have always been a dumb and misguided endeavor (one that blessedly seems less popular than ever these days), but the anti-Oscars have finally served a meaningful purpose for the first time since giving us that clip of Halle Berry showing up to claim her Worst Actress prize for “Catwoman.” That purpose: Providing a useful context for the Criterion Channel to package some of the most unfairly maligned films of the last 40 years into a single retrospective… a retrospective that allows Tom Green’s “Freddy Got Fingered” to take its rightful place on the hallowed streaming platform alongside the work of masters like Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa. Daddy, would you like some sausage? Well, it’s time to eat up (other must-watch standouts from the package include Friedkin’s “Cruising,” Fassbinder’s “Querelle,” and Brest’s “Gigli,” which is both a lot better and so much worse than you may have heard). </p> <p>Never one to let a single retro hog the spotlight, the Channel has also put together a tribute to method acting that spans from the 1927 Lon Chaney vehicle “The Unknown” to “The Master” and Robert Greene’s “Kate Plays Christine,” a Jane Russell series that includes the likes of “Macao” and “The Tall Men,” and an essential spotlight on the early films of Hou Hsiao-hsien (which inspired the great <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/news/obituary/david-bordwell-dead-film-scholar-1234959386/">David Bordwell’s final blog post</a> before his recent death). Also, be sure to put aside three hours for Claire Simon’s remarkable “Our Body,” an observational documentary that sees the entire world and the way women are forced to navigate through it from within the gynecology ward of a Paris hospital.</p> <p><em>All movies available to stream March 1.</em></p>

“Freddy Got Fingered” (dir. Tom Green, 2001)

The Razzies have always been a dumb and misguided endeavor (one that blessedly seems less popular than ever these days), but the anti-Oscars have finally served a meaningful purpose for the first time since giving us that clip of Halle Berry showing up to claim her Worst Actress prize for “Catwoman.” That purpose: Providing a useful context for the Criterion Channel to package some of the most unfairly maligned films of the last 40 years into a single retrospective… a retrospective that allows Tom Green’s “Freddy Got Fingered” to take its rightful place on the hallowed streaming platform alongside the work of masters like Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa. Daddy, would you like some sausage? Well, it’s time to eat up (other must-watch standouts from the package include Friedkin’s “Cruising,” Fassbinder’s “Querelle,” and Brest’s “Gigli,” which is both a lot better and so much worse than you may have heard). 

Never one to let a single retro hog the spotlight, the Channel has also put together a tribute to method acting that spans from the 1927 Lon Chaney vehicle “The Unknown” to “The Master” and Robert Greene’s “Kate Plays Christine,” a Jane Russell series that includes the likes of “Macao” and “The Tall Men,” and an essential spotlight on the early films of Hou Hsiao-hsien (which inspired the great David Bordwell’s final blog post before his recent death). Also, be sure to put aside three hours for Claire Simon’s remarkable “Our Body,” an observational documentary that sees the entire world and the way women are forced to navigate through it from within the gynecology ward of a Paris hospital.

All movies available to stream March 1.

<p>It’s a big month for Hulu subscribers, as two of the year’s strongest Best Picture nominees are coming to the service in addition to one of the greatest movies from the director of this year’s inevitable Best Picture winner, Christopher Nolan (I can see the future, and it’s pretty much just Ludwig Göransson’s score blaring through the Dolby Theater on a constant loop as several reserved European men and Robert Downey Jr. walk up to the stage). “Poor Things” would be enough to backstop a fantastic new release slate on its own, but “Anatomy of a Fall” is perhaps the most exciting Hulu exclusive this month.</p> <p>When was the last time a French legal drama was able to break through to a mainstream audience, get nominated for just about every American movie award, and inspire more fancams than a CW show during the glory days of Tumblr? (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please take a moment to google Swann Arlaud). Now that America is starting to get over its aversion to subtitles, this — largely English-language — is poised to become an even bigger sensation.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 22.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Dunkirk” (3/1)<br> – “Goodfellas” (3/1)<br> – “Poor Things” (3/7)<br> </em></p>

“Anatomy of a Fall” (dir. Justine Triet, 2023)

It’s a big month for Hulu subscribers, as two of the year’s strongest Best Picture nominees are coming to the service in addition to one of the greatest movies from the director of this year’s inevitable Best Picture winner, Christopher Nolan (I can see the future, and it’s pretty much just Ludwig Göransson’s score blaring through the Dolby Theater on a constant loop as several reserved European men and Robert Downey Jr. walk up to the stage). “Poor Things” would be enough to backstop a fantastic new release slate on its own, but “Anatomy of a Fall” is perhaps the most exciting Hulu exclusive this month.

When was the last time a French legal drama was able to break through to a mainstream audience, get nominated for just about every American movie award, and inspire more fancams than a CW show during the glory days of Tumblr? (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please take a moment to google Swann Arlaud). Now that America is starting to get over its aversion to subtitles, this — largely English-language — is poised to become an even bigger sensation.

Available to stream March 22.

– “Dunkirk” (3/1) – “Goodfellas” (3/1) – “Poor Things” (3/7)

<p>Well there’s chocolate, and there’s choc-o-late, and Paul King’s mega-successful follow-up to “Paddington 2” certainly proved to be the latter, despite months of understandable pre-release negativity around the idea of a musical origin story starring Timothée Chalamet as cinema’s most demented candyman. Hot on the heels of its blockbuster theatrical run, “Wonka” is making its way to streaming, where it stands a decent chance of cementing its status as the first new holiday classic since “Elf” (one look at Hugh Grant’s oompa-loompa is enough to know that there’s no trace of God in this film, but yes, “Wonka” <em>is</em> a Christmas movie, and no, I will not be taking any questions on the matter at this time).</p> <p>For those less enamored by the idea of watching Paul Atreides milk a computer-generated giraffe, Max is also premiering the wickedly clever “Dream Scenario” along with other A24 hits like “Good Time” (RIP Buddy Duress) and “The Green Knight.”</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 8.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Good Time” (3/1)<br> – “The Green Knight” (3/1)<br> – “Dream Scenario” (3/15)</em></p>

“Wonka” (dir. Paul King, 2023)

Well there’s chocolate, and there’s choc-o-late, and Paul King’s mega-successful follow-up to “Paddington 2” certainly proved to be the latter, despite months of understandable pre-release negativity around the idea of a musical origin story starring Timothée Chalamet as cinema’s most demented candyman. Hot on the heels of its blockbuster theatrical run, “Wonka” is making its way to streaming, where it stands a decent chance of cementing its status as the first new holiday classic since “Elf” (one look at Hugh Grant’s oompa-loompa is enough to know that there’s no trace of God in this film, but yes, “Wonka” is a Christmas movie, and no, I will not be taking any questions on the matter at this time).

For those less enamored by the idea of watching Paul Atreides milk a computer-generated giraffe, Max is also premiering the wickedly clever “Dream Scenario” along with other A24 hits like “Good Time” (RIP Buddy Duress) and “The Green Knight.”

Available to stream March 8.

– “Good Time” (3/1) – “The Green Knight” (3/1) – “Dream Scenario” (3/15)

<p>IndieWire Managing Editor Christian Blauvelt was the first person on staff to see Felipe Gálvez’s “The Settlers” before it premiered at Cannes last year, and <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/the-settlers-review-chilean-western-1234865010/">he couldn’t stop raving</a> to the rest of the team about how the Un Certain Regard premiere would be one of the best movies at a festival that also went on to produce the likes of “May December” and “The Zone of Interest.”</p> <p>When MUBI released the Chilean Western last fall, Christian leapt at the chance to review this story about a wealthy landowner who recruits a Scotsman to exterminate the Indigenous Selk’nam people on his land in Tierra del Fuego. </p> <p>Calling it “one of the most chilling art-Westerns to come along in some time,” <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/the-settlers-review-chilean-western-1234865010/">Christian wrote that</a> “‘The Settlers’ may remind some viewers of a Budd Boetticher film when they’re watching it: following three men on horseback on a cross-country journey, it dramatizes questions of identity and belonging, and how these things can be written in violence. Most Boetticher-like, in a tight 98 minutes ‘The Settlers’ says more than a lot of films double its length. It’s also a deeply felt work of activism with a message that needs to be heard in Chile. Just as nothing about the Pinochet coup in 1973 or the resulting dictatorship is taught in Chilean schools today, so is nothing about the genocide of the Selk’nam, a culture that is considered extinct, with only one living person today able to speak their language. This is a film that shows that, as easy as it is to forget about the past, it’s easier still when it was never taught in the first place.”</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 29.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights: </em></p> <p><em>– “Goodbye, First Love” (3/1)<br> – “Ishtar” (3/1)<br> – “Mami Wata” (3/22)</em></p>

“The Settlers” (dir. Felipe Gálvez, 2023)

IndieWire Managing Editor Christian Blauvelt was the first person on staff to see Felipe Gálvez’s “The Settlers” before it premiered at Cannes last year, and he couldn’t stop raving to the rest of the team about how the Un Certain Regard premiere would be one of the best movies at a festival that also went on to produce the likes of “May December” and “The Zone of Interest.”

When MUBI released the Chilean Western last fall, Christian leapt at the chance to review this story about a wealthy landowner who recruits a Scotsman to exterminate the Indigenous Selk’nam people on his land in Tierra del Fuego. 

Calling it “one of the most chilling art-Westerns to come along in some time,” Christian wrote that “‘The Settlers’ may remind some viewers of a Budd Boetticher film when they’re watching it: following three men on horseback on a cross-country journey, it dramatizes questions of identity and belonging, and how these things can be written in violence. Most Boetticher-like, in a tight 98 minutes ‘The Settlers’ says more than a lot of films double its length. It’s also a deeply felt work of activism with a message that needs to be heard in Chile. Just as nothing about the Pinochet coup in 1973 or the resulting dictatorship is taught in Chilean schools today, so is nothing about the genocide of the Selk’nam, a culture that is considered extinct, with only one living person today able to speak their language. This is a film that shows that, as easy as it is to forget about the past, it’s easier still when it was never taught in the first place.”

Available to stream March 29.

Other highlights: 

– “Goodbye, First Love” (3/1) – “Ishtar” (3/1) – “Mami Wata” (3/22)

<p>As amusing as it is that Netflix is streaming “Bodies Bodies Bodies” the day before the release of the platform’s mega-budget new sci-fi show “3 Body Problem,” and as oddly compelling as it is to <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/spaceman-review-adam-sandler-netflix-1234955918/">watch a sad Czech astronaut played by Adam Sandler</a> open his heart to a fourth-dimensional alien spider who sounds a lot like Paul Dano, none of the original — or at least temporarily exclusive — movies on Netflix’s March release slate are as exciting as the millennial classics that will be streaming alongside them.</p> <p>Carl Franklin’s “Devil in a Blue Dress” just missed the cut for <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/best-90s-movies/">IndieWire’s list of the 100 Best Movies of the ’90s</a>, while “Beverly Hills Ninja,” well… that one wasn’t really in contention, but even Chris Farley’s least iconic films only seem to get funnier with every passing year.</p> <p>And if we ever get around to celebrating the aughts, I can guarantee that Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Love & Basketball” will be a major topic of conversation, as that long under-appreciated sports romance has finally been canonized as the modern classic that it is. If you haven’t picked up the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray, Netflix would be happy to remind you why you should.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 1.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Beverly Hills Ninja” (3/1)<br> – “Devil in a Blue Dress” (3/1)<br> – “Spaceman” (3/1)<br> </em></p>

“Love & Basketball” (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)

As amusing as it is that Netflix is streaming “Bodies Bodies Bodies” the day before the release of the platform’s mega-budget new sci-fi show “3 Body Problem,” and as oddly compelling as it is to watch a sad Czech astronaut played by Adam Sandler open his heart to a fourth-dimensional alien spider who sounds a lot like Paul Dano, none of the original — or at least temporarily exclusive — movies on Netflix’s March release slate are as exciting as the millennial classics that will be streaming alongside them.

Carl Franklin’s “Devil in a Blue Dress” just missed the cut for IndieWire’s list of the 100 Best Movies of the ’90s , while “Beverly Hills Ninja,” well… that one wasn’t really in contention, but even Chris Farley’s least iconic films only seem to get funnier with every passing year.

And if we ever get around to celebrating the aughts, I can guarantee that Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “Love & Basketball” will be a major topic of conversation, as that long under-appreciated sports romance has finally been canonized as the modern classic that it is. If you haven’t picked up the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray, Netflix would be happy to remind you why you should.

– “Beverly Hills Ninja” (3/1) – “Devil in a Blue Dress” (3/1) – “Spaceman” (3/1)

<p>“If you unearthed a glittery demon with one hairy arm who awakened your deepest desires from the third eye between her legs, what lengths would you travel to find her again?” So begins former IndieWire writer <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/after-blue-review-lesbian-scifi-1234669878/">Jude Dry’s review</a> of Bertrand Mandico’s seductive and ethereal “After Blue,” which only becomes more intriguing from there. </p> <p>Jude continues: “Set on a fantasy planet where only women can survive the harsh climate, the adventure follows a mother and daughter on a grueling journey to find and kill the evil ‘Kate Bush,’ rumored to be death herself. One part ‘Annihilation,’ one part ‘The Love Witch,’ and cast under the veneer of a sadistic ‘The NeverEnding Story, the film creates a lush — sometimes grotesque — alternate universe ruled by unique rules, creatures, and longings. Love it or hate it, you’ve never seen anything quite like ‘After Blue.’”</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 21</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege” (3/7)<br> – “Violet” (3/8)</em></p>

“After Blue” (dir. Bertrand Mandico, 2021)

“If you unearthed a glittery demon with one hairy arm who awakened your deepest desires from the third eye between her legs, what lengths would you travel to find her again?” So begins former IndieWire writer Jude Dry’s review of Bertrand Mandico’s seductive and ethereal “After Blue,” which only becomes more intriguing from there. 

Jude continues: “Set on a fantasy planet where only women can survive the harsh climate, the adventure follows a mother and daughter on a grueling journey to find and kill the evil ‘Kate Bush,’ rumored to be death herself. One part ‘Annihilation,’ one part ‘The Love Witch,’ and cast under the veneer of a sadistic ‘The NeverEnding Story, the film creates a lush — sometimes grotesque — alternate universe ruled by unique rules, creatures, and longings. Love it or hate it, you’ve never seen anything quite like ‘After Blue.’”

Available to stream March 21

– “Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege” (3/7) – “Violet” (3/8)

<p>I may not be the world’s biggest Denis Villeneuve fan (I’m told that <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/criticism/movies/dune-part-two-movie-review-1234955419/">my negative review of “Dune: Part Two”</a> didn’t sit well with the kind of people who plan their holy wars around Rotten Tomatoes scores), but I’m happy to join the love parade whenever he directs something with enough humanity to offset his signature bombast. Ironically, it took a movie about aliens for Villeneuve to really wrap his arms around what makes people tick.</p> <p>A very good Ted Chiang adaptation that stops just short of greatness thanks to a bunch of third act mishegoss (endless love for Michael Stuhlbarg, but the story gets snagged on his character like a plastic bag on a tree branch), “Arrival” epitomizes Villeneuve’s enduring fascination with cycles of violence and the cold recognition of fate. In this case, that cycle is on a cosmic scale, but — with major assists from Amy Adams and Max Richter — it registers on crushingly intimate terms as well.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 1.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “The Last Temptation of Christ” (3/1)<br> – “Tár” (3/27)<br> – “Jackie Brown” (3/31)</em></p>

“Arrival” (dir. Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

I may not be the world’s biggest Denis Villeneuve fan (I’m told that my negative review of “Dune: Part Two” didn’t sit well with the kind of people who plan their holy wars around Rotten Tomatoes scores), but I’m happy to join the love parade whenever he directs something with enough humanity to offset his signature bombast. Ironically, it took a movie about aliens for Villeneuve to really wrap his arms around what makes people tick.

A very good Ted Chiang adaptation that stops just short of greatness thanks to a bunch of third act mishegoss (endless love for Michael Stuhlbarg, but the story gets snagged on his character like a plastic bag on a tree branch), “Arrival” epitomizes Villeneuve’s enduring fascination with cycles of violence and the cold recognition of fate. In this case, that cycle is on a cosmic scale, but — with major assists from Amy Adams and Max Richter — it registers on crushingly intimate terms as well.

– “The Last Temptation of Christ” (3/1) – “Tár” (3/27) – “Jackie Brown” (3/31)

<p>Arriving a few years ahead of the Early Aughts Spoof Boom (you all remember that, right?), the unfettered meta genius of “Not Another Teen Movie” has been largely subsumed into the wretched likes of “Epic Movie,” “Disaster Movie,” and the rest of the witless parodies that followed in its wake. In truth, it should be a felony to mention those ghastly imitations in the same breath as Joel Gallen’s masterpiece, and I will gladly spend the rest of my life in jail if that’s what it takes to make this point.</p> <p>A self-reflexive send-up of “She’s All That,” “Bring it On,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” and every other high school comedy since “The Breakfast Club,” “Not Another Teen Movie” so thoroughly skewered its subject that Hollywood had to rethink the entire genre (for better or worse).</p> <p>Get past the gross-out gags and a handful of offensive punchlines, and you’ll be treated to the densest and most detailed satire of its kind since the likes of “The Naked Gun,” in addition to (what’s still) the funniest performance of Chris Evans’ career. But fair warning for the faint of heart: Watching “Not Another Teen Movie” means having to look at Janey Briggs for the better part of 90 minutes, and she can be a lot to stomach. As the great Jake Wyler once described the most abominable reject in his senior class: “She’s got paint on her overalls. What is that?!?” It’s disgusting, is what that is. But that’s the magic of this movie. By the time it’s over, you somehow believe that a swamp thing like her could actually become prom queen.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 1.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Inside Llewyn Davis” (3/1)<br> – “Sleeping with Other People” (3/11)<br> – “Carol” (3/19)</em></p>

“Not Another Teen Movie” (dir. Joel Gallen, 2001)

Arriving a few years ahead of the Early Aughts Spoof Boom (you all remember that, right?), the unfettered meta genius of “Not Another Teen Movie” has been largely subsumed into the wretched likes of “Epic Movie,” “Disaster Movie,” and the rest of the witless parodies that followed in its wake. In truth, it should be a felony to mention those ghastly imitations in the same breath as Joel Gallen’s masterpiece, and I will gladly spend the rest of my life in jail if that’s what it takes to make this point.

A self-reflexive send-up of “She’s All That,” “Bring it On,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” and every other high school comedy since “The Breakfast Club,” “Not Another Teen Movie” so thoroughly skewered its subject that Hollywood had to rethink the entire genre (for better or worse).

Get past the gross-out gags and a handful of offensive punchlines, and you’ll be treated to the densest and most detailed satire of its kind since the likes of “The Naked Gun,” in addition to (what’s still) the funniest performance of Chris Evans’ career. But fair warning for the faint of heart: Watching “Not Another Teen Movie” means having to look at Janey Briggs for the better part of 90 minutes, and she can be a lot to stomach. As the great Jake Wyler once described the most abominable reject in his senior class: “She’s got paint on her overalls. What is that?!?” It’s disgusting, is what that is. But that’s the magic of this movie. By the time it’s over, you somehow believe that a swamp thing like her could actually become prom queen.

– “Inside Llewyn Davis” (3/1) – “Sleeping with Other People” (3/11) – “Carol” (3/19)

<p>Doug Liman’s “Road House” remake is obviously Prime Video’s biggest get this month (see this SXSW-opening, throat-ripping crowd-pleaser as it was meant to be seen: While watching Mormon tradwife cooking TikToks on the “For You” tab of your Twitter page), and yet Kinji Fukasaku’s ultra-provocative “Battle Royale” demands special attention, as this proto-“Hunger Games” satire about a class of Japanese high school students stranded on a remote island and forced to fight to the death had been so hard to see in the United States until it started bouncing between the various streamers.</p> <p>America can stomach the idea of school kids shooting each other in real life, but add Beat Takashi and some exploding neck collars into the mix, well… that’s just obscene. The real shame is that Fukasaku’s twisted shootout has only become more relevant to our country in this age of zero-sum politics, and against the backdrop of the resulting culture war that’s twisted young bodies into a battlefield unto themselves.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 31</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Desperately Seeking Susan” (3/1)<br> – “The LEGO Batman Movie” (3/19)<br> – “Road House” (3/21)</em></p>

“Battle Royale” (dir. Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)

Doug Liman’s “Road House” remake is obviously Prime Video’s biggest get this month (see this SXSW-opening, throat-ripping crowd-pleaser as it was meant to be seen: While watching Mormon tradwife cooking TikToks on the “For You” tab of your Twitter page), and yet Kinji Fukasaku’s ultra-provocative “Battle Royale” demands special attention, as this proto-“Hunger Games” satire about a class of Japanese high school students stranded on a remote island and forced to fight to the death had been so hard to see in the United States until it started bouncing between the various streamers.

America can stomach the idea of school kids shooting each other in real life, but add Beat Takashi and some exploding neck collars into the mix, well… that’s just obscene. The real shame is that Fukasaku’s twisted shootout has only become more relevant to our country in this age of zero-sum politics, and against the backdrop of the resulting culture war that’s twisted young bodies into a battlefield unto themselves.

Available to stream March 31

– “Desperately Seeking Susan” (3/1) – “The LEGO Batman Movie” (3/19) – “Road House” (3/21)

<p>Ahead of the <em>three </em>Renny Harlin(!?)-directed prequels that will be released this year, Shudder is inviting subscribers to remember why the original continues to endure in our minds. Bryan Bertino’s directorial debut is small as can be, but its simplicity is also its greatest virtue. The premise is so unnerving because — unlike a zombie apocalypse or a Texas chainsaw massacre — it could happen to anyone, anywhere. And in “The Strangers” it does. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a very ordinary couple whose very ordinary relationship drama is interrupted by a knock at the door; three masked villains, empowered by nothing but some knives and their sadistic desires, have dropped by to ruin their night. The wicked games they play are carried out with vivid rage and raw brutality, but this is the rare horror movie that only gets scarier with its final reveal. Why did these maniacs target this particular couple, and what neighborhood will they be in tomorrow? The answers to those questions continue to keep us awake at night.</p> <p><em>Available to stream March 1.</em></p> <p><em>Other highlights:</em></p> <p><em>– “Alice, Sweet Alice” (3/1)</em><br> <em>– “Grabbers” (3/1)</em><br> <em>– “Southern Comfort” (3/18)</em></p>

“The Strangers” (dir. Bryan Bertino, 2008)

Ahead of the three  Renny Harlin(!?)-directed prequels that will be released this year, Shudder is inviting subscribers to remember why the original continues to endure in our minds. Bryan Bertino’s directorial debut is small as can be, but its simplicity is also its greatest virtue. The premise is so unnerving because — unlike a zombie apocalypse or a Texas chainsaw massacre — it could happen to anyone, anywhere. And in “The Strangers” it does. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a very ordinary couple whose very ordinary relationship drama is interrupted by a knock at the door; three masked villains, empowered by nothing but some knives and their sadistic desires, have dropped by to ruin their night. The wicked games they play are carried out with vivid rage and raw brutality, but this is the rare horror movie that only gets scarier with its final reveal. Why did these maniacs target this particular couple, and what neighborhood will they be in tomorrow? The answers to those questions continue to keep us awake at night.

– “Alice, Sweet Alice” (3/1) – “Grabbers” (3/1) – “Southern Comfort” (3/18)

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