These days, you can watch pretty much any movie 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 and new digital releases from iTunes and VUDU each week in Moviefone's Digital Download.
This week's Digital Download picks range from Disney nightmares and obsessive teachers to awakened evil spirits and FBI agents turned beauty queens. Check out our suggestions below, and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Miss Congeniality' (2000)
America has been wowed by Sandra Bullock's death-defying role in "Gravity," so what better time for a good ol' Sandie throwback? Messy FBI agent Gracie Hart hasn't been on a date (or brushed her hair) in years, and she's one of the funniest female characters in recent comedy history. From watching her learn how to walk in heels to kicking some serious beauty pageant butt, "Miss Congeniality" will remind you of just how goofy Bullock can be. Some advice: don't forget to S.I.N.G.!
Stream It On:Amazon Instant Video
Thriller: 'The East' (2013)
This action-thriller stars Brit Marling ("Another Earth") as a new recruit at an intelligence firm assigned to infiltrate an anarchist group, but as she gets more involved things get start to spiral our of control. "The East" also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson. If you want to add some intense drama to your weekend (why not!), "The East" is the perfect pick.
Rent It On:iTunes
Classic: 'Stagecoach' (1939)
John Ford's 1939 movie, starring John Wayne, set the bar for all Westerns that followed. "Stagecoach" follows a group of travelers traversing the Apache territory who, through conflicts along the way, learn about each other's pasts. Often dubbed the best early Western, "Stagecoach" is a landmark film that all fans of the genre should see.
Stream It On:Hulu
Sci-Fi/Horror: 'Evil Dead 2' (1987)
In between all your Halloween party hopping and costume changes this weekend, you'll definitely need a few hours of rest in your coffin. Why not spend it watching the classic cult sequel "Evil Dead 2," in which Ash and his girlfriend vacation in a cabin where evil spirits are released from the Book of the Dead. There's no better combination of slapstick fun and gore to get you in the Halloween mood.
Stream It On:Netflix
Indie: 'Escape From Tomorrow' (2013)
This psychological horror-fantasy -- or "That Movie Shot Secretly in Disney World" -- is one you've probably been hearing about a lot recently, and now it's available to rent online. "Escape From Tomorrow," written and directed by Randy Moore, was shot secretly in Disney World and follows one father driven to madness in the Magic Kingdom. While the film is more psychologically demented than scary, it will definitely get your mind reeling as illusions and reality mix in your favorite childhood theme park.
Rent It On: iTunes
Foreign: 'In the House' (2013)
From French director Francois Ozon ("Swimming Pool"), "In the House" follows a young boy who writes about the affairs of a family he frequently visits. As he shares his reports with his middle school teacher, the teacher slowly becomes more and more obsessed with the family. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Menochet, and Fabrice Luchin, "In the House" is a dark and tense film that will keep you hooked until the end. It was also ranked as one of Moviefone's Best Indie Movies of 2013 (So Far).
Rent It On:VUDU
New to Stream
- 'As Cool As I Am' Rent or Buy On: iTunes
- 'Before Midnight' Rent or Buy On: iTunes
- 'Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear' Rent or Buy On: VUDU
- 'The Conjuring' Rent or Buy On: iTunes
- 'Dead in Tombstone' Rent or Buy On: VUDU
- 'I Give It a Year' Rent or Buy On: VUDU
- 'The Internship' Rent or Buy On: iTunes
- 'Only God Forgives' Rent or Buy On: iTunes
- 'The Way, Way Back' Rent or Buy On: VUDU