These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone Stream picks range from a goofball summer camp comedy to a violent shark thriller. We know you need something to help ease you out of your summer vacay, so check out our picks below. Happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Wet Hot American Summer'
The best way to end the summer is to go back to summer camp . This cult comedy may have been under your radar due to its handful of bad reviews, but "Wet Hot American Summer" has some ridiculously funny moments. It stars comedy favorites Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Molly Shannon -- oh and Christopher Meloni of "Law and Order: SVU" plays the crop-topped-wearing crazy camp chef (it's amazing). If you're in dire need of some solid laughs and you've already exhausted the streaming Comedy options, this David Wain ("Wanderlust") satire will surely please. Plus, it's an awesome '80s throwback filled with more men's short shorts than you've ever seen, so why not?
Stream It On:Netflix
John Frankenheimer's 1998 "Ronin" is the perfect action adventure to quench your thirst for guns, explosions, and crime. The film follows a team of U.S. former intelligence agents who track down a stolen briefcase being sought by the Irish and the Russians. With a cast of action favorites including Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, and Sean Bean, as well as an epic car chase scene, "Ronin" will get your blood pumping when you're sick of streaming cheesy, CGI-laden action films.
Stream It On: Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant
Classic: 'His Girl Friday'
You couldn't ask for two more fiery, vivacious actors in one film than Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in the classic comedy "His Girl Friday." Howard Hawks's 1940 film about two divorced reporters covering a controversial case is one that will make you laugh and smile. There's hardly another independent-minded, stubborn on-screen pair that is as compelling and enjoyable to watch than Russell and Grant. This feel-good comedy is a must-see for any movie lover and perfect to re-watch when you're in the mood for a good story that's sharp from start to finish.
Stream It On:Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant
Sci-Fi/Horror: 'Deep Blue Sea'
How can you get your heart racing? Three words: genetically engineered sharks. The 1999 sci-fi horror film "Deep Blue Sea" (yep, the one starring LL Cool J) is an exhilarating thrill ride that will still make your palms sweat today. Sure, technology has advanced since the film's release, but the animatronic and CGI killer sharks are just as impressive and terrifying today. We promise you'll be jumping and squirming every time they slam their giant bodies against the submarine and viciously munch on every human they can grab. A good ol' shark thriller is the best kind of horrific fun you could ask for.
Stream It On:Amazon Prime Instant
Indie/Documentary: 'Lars and the Real Girl'
Everyone knows Ryan Gosling is talented in many areas -- acting, encouraging girls via memes, protesting cereal, etc. But unless you've seen him in the 2007 indie "Lars and the Real Girl" you won't be able to fully appreciate how great of an actor he really is. The premise may sound ridiculous: a reclusive guy who falls in love with a blow-up doll. However, it's one of the most emotionally devastating movies about human relationships that centers around a non-human. If you're a Gosling fan, if you love great indie dramas, or if you're just curious about the weird blow-up doll fascination, "Lars" should definitely be added to your queue.
Stream It On: Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant
Foreign: 'The Double Life of Veronique'
Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski, best known for his "Three Colors" trilogy, is a master of colorful light and emotion. His 1991 film "The Double Life of Veronique" is a beautiful precursor to his trilogy and an ideal introduction if you have yet to discover his work. The film stars French actress Irene Jacob ("Three Colors: Red") as both Veronique and Weronika, two women living separate lives yet connected by a powerful bond. With astonishingly gorgeous cinematography and a haunting score by Zbigniew Preisner, "Double Life" is an unforgettable film you'll want to watch over and over.
Stream It On: Hulu