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 sweet Adam Sandler comedy and a samurai epic to a haunted house and a thief on the run. Check out our suggestions below and happy streaming!
Comedy: '50 First Dates'
Drew Barrymore's Lucy may be the perfect girl for Adam Sandler's Henry, but there's just one problem: she forgets who he is. After getting in a traumatic accident Lucy can no longer make short term memories, so she's stuck living the same day -- the day of the accident -- over and over again. Courting her isn't too easy though since Henry has to start over each day, trying to get her to remember him. "50 First Days" is that cute and clever rom-com that's perfect for a weekend night in.
Stream It On: Netflix
Action: 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'
Watching Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt slip into various disguises, sneak into top security buildings, and escape from the scariest badasses never ceases to be entertaining. You'd think abfter three "M:I" movies they'd run out of cool stunt ideas, but nope. If scaling the Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. the tallest building in the world, doesn't sound insane and thrilling then "Ghost Protocol" isn't for you. Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's so so fun.
Stream It On:Amazon Instant Video
Classic: 'To Catch a Thief'
Hitchcock's 1955 crime romance stars Cary Grant as John Robie, a former jewel thief suspected of recent heists in the French Riviera. He sets out to catch the real thief to prove himself innocent along with the help of Frances (Grace Kelly). Nothing says golden classic as much as a collaboration between Hitchcock, Kelly, and Grant.
Stream It On:Amazon Instant Video
Sci-Fi/Horror: 'Ju-On: The Grudge'
If you loved the American remake "The Grudge," then you'll definitely get some spooks from the original Japanese film. The 2002 film from Takashi Shimizu tells the same story of the haunted house, but is all the more creepier and shocking than its American counterpart. You thought you escaped those nightmares of a woman's growing hair in the corner of your room or a pale little boy staring at you blankly? Well get ready to welcome them back.
Stream It On: Amazon Instant Video
Similar to Ron Frick's 1992 non-narrative doc "Baraka," his 2011 "Samsara" is dialogue free and captures the daily activities and rituals from various cultures and societies across the world. Following the theme of the title's Sanskrit word, which means the continuous cycle of life, the film charts rhythms of both humanity and nature with captivating editing and gorgeous, mind-blowing cinematography that will leave you dumbfounded. If you enjoy spending hours on the Discovery channel or just want to watch something peaceful and beautiful, "Samara" is a must-see.
Stream It On:Netflix
Foreign: 'The Seven Samurai'
Akira Kurosawa's 1954 black and white epic tells a story of honor and bravery when a group of seven samurai are recruited to protect a poor village being attacked by bandits. Starring Kurosawa staples Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, "Seven Samurai" is the three hour classic that you must see at some point in your life, so clear out an afternoon and watch it while it's still on Hulu.
Stream It On:Hulu