I’ll be going through the best streaming movies for each genre over the next few days, so cozy up, grab some popcorn, and enjoy some great dramas!
There Will Be Blood (Netflix)
Everyone who talks about this movie talks about Daniel Day-Lewis’s Daniel, but Paul Dano’s double role of the brothers Paul and Eli steals the show. And you’ll be thinking about the last 20-30 minutes of this movie for months. Runtime: 158 minutes.
Marriage Story (Netflix)
This is an emotional movie with two of the best acting performances you’ll ever see thanks to Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. I still can’t believe she didn’t win the Oscar. Runtime: 137 minutes.
This movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2017, and it couldn’t have gone to a more deserving movie (sorry, La La Land). Mahershala Ali’s performance in this movie is up there for the best I’ve ever seen. Runtime: 111 minutes.
The Irishman (Netflix)
Don’t be scared off by the runtime and the sometimes shoddy de-aging process, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and especially Joe Pesci all put together some of their best work to date. I’m still so happy Pesci came out of retirement for this one. Runtime: 209 minutes.
Steve Jobs (Netflix)
No, not the Ashton Kutcher one. This was arguably Michael Fassbender’s last good role before he decided to do things like The Snowman. As a precaution – I’m a huge Aaron Sorkin fan, but if you’re not into a heavy dialogue, this might not be the movie for you. Runtime: 122 minutes.
Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Prime)
This movie is a tough watch, so you have to be ready to cry. But it’s worth it to watch the ways in which Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Ben O’Brien all handle grief in different ways. It’s a beautiful film that I think everyone needs to see. Runtime: 137 minutes.
Lady Bird (Amazon Prime)
I wasn’t really sure what category to put this movie under, but I landed on drama. This is the best coming-of-age movie that you will ever watch. Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan, and Laurie Metcalf should have all won Oscars for their roles. Runtime: 94 minutes.
Honey Boy (Amazon Prime)
Honey Boy was written by Shia LaBeouf in rehab as a way to cope with his complicated relationship with his father. In the movie, LaBeouf plays a version of his father while Lucas Hedges plays a version of LaBeouf. It’s a beautiful movie made even better by the great acting performances all around. Runtime: 94 minutes.
I, Tonya (Hulu)
This movie is a great look at the life of Tonya Harding, and Margot Robbie delivers a stunning performance as our unreliable narrator. Allison Janney won the Oscar for her performance as Tonya’s mother LaVona. Runtime: 119 minutes.
This movie is going to show up on my best sports movie list too when I make that because, in my opinion, this is the greatest sports movie of all time. Enough said. Runtime: 140 minutes.