Welcome to the newest addition to our monthly Best Things Streaming columns! In this super exciting regular series, we’ll be highlighting some of the best things that you can watch without paying a penny. Focusing on Ad-Supported Video On Demand services like Tubi, and IMDB TV as well as free library services like Hoopla and Kanopy we’ll pick a few of our favorites to write up and then like our other columns we’ll curate a list of the other best stuff that’s available. So if you’re tired of paying for all the many many streaming services that seem to keep popping up then this is the column for you!
If you don’t know what to do with yourself this month then make sure you check out Pluto. The ad supported service features over 200 hundred channels, one of which is dedicated solely to classic James Bond films. Take your pick from Diamonds Are Forever, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, Moonraker, and many, many more, or just flick on the 007 channel and let Pluto pick for you!
Whilst we’re all staying cozy what better time to revisit a great horror movie. The Conjuring is one of James Wan’s many gifts to modern horror and the loosely based on true events take on real life ghost hunters the Warrens is a hoot. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as the infamous couple who are called upon to help a family with their spiritual problems. Scary, serious, as well as a stunning work of period horror, The Conjuring is the perfect spooky watch.
Paul Verhoeven is one of our favorite directors and his radically ridiculous action-movie take on Philip K. Dick is a perfect example of why! Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Douglas Quaid a worker on a future Earth who can’t shake strange visions of Mars. Turns out he has a secret connection to the planet full of revolutionaries and his memories are awakened when he undergoes a strange memory implantation technique known as Rekall. Filled with awesome practical effects, badass action, and Arnie Total Recall is a Total Blast!
If you’ve never seen this outrageous Tony Scott directed, Quentin Tarantino scribed love story the time is now! Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are darling as an unexpected pair of lovebirds who meet, get married, and accidentally steal a suitcase full of cocaine. Oh and the cast also includes Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, James Gandolfini and many, many more. Brutal, funny, and pitch black in tone True Romance is a true cult hit.
Our other free streaming picks this month…
Airplane II: The Sequel
The Big Short
Escape From Planet Earth
Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
The Last Witch Hunter
Shrek Forever After
Diamonds Are Forever
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Live and Let Die
The Man With the Golden Gun
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Stand By Me
The Karate Kid
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