Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up.
Streaming services are the gift that just keeps on giving. Aside from offering old favorites and binge-worthy shows, the streamers are now well-established in the awards season arena, meaning you can watch future Oscar winners right from your couch— no rental fee necessary. See below for all the fantastic films on Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus that’ll have everyone buzzing over the next few months.
Andrew Garfield portrays playwright Jonathan Larson in an adaptation of his autobiographical musical of the same name. Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it tells the story of an aspiring New York City composer on the brink of succumbing to the pressures of career, love and friendship.
The Lost Daughter
Leda (Olivia Colman) goes on holiday and comes to confront her past and troubles with motherhood when she becomes fixated on a woman and her young daughter vacationing on the same island.
Power of the Dog
Jane Campion’s psychological western unfolds around a cruel rancher who mocks his brother, new wife and her son. Set in 1920s Montana, tensions rise until someone’s life comes to an untimely end.
Hand of God
The Italian drama takes place in 1980s Italy where an awkward teen navigates his place in the world after being saved by a legendary football player from a freak accident.
Living in New York City in the ‘20s, a Black woman’s life turns upside down when she crosses paths with a childhood friend who now passes as white.
Don’t Look Up
Adam McKay oversees a star-studded cast in his urgent call upon us to save the earth. The satire watched two low-level astronomers try to warn the world of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth, but no one will listen. Be sure to watch after the credits.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield portray the real life Tammy Faye Baker and Jim Baker, the televangelist couple who rose from the ‘70s through the ‘80s to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network. Watch it all come crashing down in scandal and financial crimes.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
The film counterpart to Halsey’s excellent fourth studio album, the artist dives deeper into the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.
Directed by Spike Lee, David Byrne and company perform songs from the Broadway smash of the same name.
Nicolas Cage wows as a truffle hunter who makes his way back to Portland from the Oregon wilderness to track down the person who stole his beloved pig.
Summer of Soul
Questlove’s documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival captures the six weeks of music, celebration, Black history, culture and fashion. You won’t want to miss its footage of legendary performances, like Stevie Wonder and Sly and the Family Stone.
A middle-aged man and young loner form an unexpected relationship when the latter becomes his surrogate mother. The funny, tender film pokes at perceptions of connection, boundaries and love.
Being the Ricardos
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem take on the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as the Hollywood power couple work through personal and professional troubles in 1952.
Every child in the Madrigal family is blessed with a unique gift from the magic of Encanto, the charmed hidden mountains of Colombia in which they live. But not Mirabel. However, Mirabel comes to learn she may be their family’s last hope when she discovers the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger.
Young seamonsters Luca and Alberto ditch their scales for legs and adventure into the local seaside town along the Italian Riviera for an unforgettable summer. Amid all the gelato, pasta and fun, they must conceal their secret identities from the seamonster-fearing community.
Photography by: Niko Tavernise / Netflix © 2021