StudioBinder’s guide to the best streaming movies and TV shows for cinephiles and filmmakers alike. We’ve collect the best content from Netflix, HBO, and Prime. This “What to Watch” list is updated monthly.
What to Watch on Netflix
Uncut Gems (2019)
The Safdie Brothers have a unique way of casting their films. In their other excellent film, Good Time, Robert Pattinson plays a robber on the run, playing against time from how a lot of audiences viewed him. For Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler is playing someone unlike any character he’s ever played. And in both cases, it absolutely works better than it ever should. If you end up liking the film, check out our Uncut Gems screenplay analysis to dive deeper into how the directors put anxiety on the page.
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WHAT TO WATCH On Netflix
Better Call Saul
What to Watch on Amazon Prime
Christopher Nolan’s Inception is a mentally stimulating movie about the journey into the subconscious. It’s been ten years since the release of Inception, and we’re still talking about its unforgettable ending to this day. If you want to read more about the film’s iconic cliffhanger, check out our article on the Inception ending explained.
Christopher Nolan is famous for making movies that play with our brains, but Inception gave new meaning to the term “cerebral cinema.”
For more, check out the best movies on Amazon.
WHAT TO WATCH On Amazon
The Adventures of Tintin
The ABC Murders
What to Watch on HBO
The Fountain (2006)
Darren Aronofsky followed up Requiem for a Dream with the extremely ambitious The Fountain. Sometimes unfairly derided, The Fountain tells a singular story through three different time periods and three different genres, each building upon the others in unique fashion. The story is thematically rich and rewards repeat viewing.
For more, check out the best movies on HBO.
WHAT TO WATCH On HBO
The New Pope
Game of Thrones
What to Watch on disney+
Black Panther (2018)
T’Challa is the new king of Wakanda who must decide what kind of leader he will be. But the character who steals the show in Black Panther is the villain, Killmonger. Much has been said about how he’s arguably the best antagonist in an MCU film. And the reason for this is that in some scenes… you actually find yourself agreeing with him.
He makes a lot of sense, and you could make an entirely new film with him as a protagonist. And it would probably work. It’s a more sophisticated kind of superhero film. Even if it does have some Marvel trademarks, it remains a distinctly Ryan Coogler film.
For more, check out the best Disney Plus movies.
WHAT TO WATCH On Disney+
Guardians of the Galaxy
Big Hero 6
What to Watch on hulu
Raging Bull (1980)
The story of a boxer that isn’t much about boxing at all. A highly insecure man rises in the ranks in the boxing world but fails to do so in his personal life. He tries to control everyone and everything around him, and we see what happens when insecurity and inability to express feelings take over.
De Niro, Pesci, and Martin Scorsese all give their best to create a true cinematic experience that is worth the rewatch 40 years later.
For more, check out the best movies on Hulu.
WHAT TO WATCH On hulu
Rick & Morty
Little Fires Everywhere