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PASS THE REMOTE. When it comes to finding your next favorite movie, you never know until you try. Even movie posters and synopses can not determine whether you will end the movie with your eyes glued to the screen or closed shut after boredom rocked you to sleep.

 On streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu, the collection of available films grows, shifts, and recycles. The large selection can make it difficult to start a movie without spending an hour first digging around and reading descriptions or watching previews. 

  To help you with this, I have compiled a list of a few of the best movies out on each streaming service currently based on critic reviews, audience opinion, and, of course, my own inclinations. However, there are a number of great films on each of these services if you look hard enough. 



  “The Departed.” Two rookie Boston cops go undercover, one to infiltrate the gang of an Irish mob boss and the other to double-cross his own department. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson. 

  “Spotlight.” Based on a true story, a team of journalists at the Boston Globe investigate the allegations of a child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church. Including Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Keaton. 

  “Platoon.” This war film follows a group of young soldiers fighting in Vietnam, exposing the good and evil in the men in uniform. Definitely a hidden gem. Featuring Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, and Johnny Depp.


  Amazon Prime

  “Dead Poets Society.” A new teacher at all-boys preparatory school inspires his students through unorthodox methods to live their lives to the fullest even as tragedy strikes. Featuring Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.

  “The Truman Show.” Truman Burbank’s life takes place on a giant studio set run by a visionary producer, although Truman does not know this yet. Starring Jim Carrey. 

  “Lost in Translation.” An aging American actor and a conflicted newlywed form a bond after meeting in Tokyo. Including Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. 


  HBO Max

  “Spirited Away.” This Academy award-winning animated film follows the story of a young girl who stumbles upon a mysterious amusement park for supernatural beings. 

  “No Country for Old Men.” After taking $2 million in cash from the aftermath of a drug deal shootout, Llewelyn Moss is hunted by a merciless killer. 

  “Casablanca.” HBO Max houses many Turner Classic Movies such as this famous 1942 film. A nightclub owner in Casablanca has his loyalties put to the test when an old flame reappears seeking help in escaping from the Nazis. 



  “Parasite.” Greed and class discrimination threaten the relationship between a wealthy and destitute family. 2020 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. 

  “12 Years a Slave.” Based on a true story, a free black man from upstate New York is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt. 

  “The Lord of the Rings: Full Trilogy.” Based on the fantasy novel by J. R. R. Tolkien. Pretty iconic and self-explanatory.



  With Pixar, Marvel superheroes, the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Chronicles of Narnia, and much more, I do not think you can go wrong with any of the movies on Disney+.