Looking to make it a movie night? Great! Here are the top movies at home that you can watch right now, from across the major video-on-demand services. Bookmark this page as we'll be updating it each week with a new top ten.
1The Little Things
"The Little Things" tops our list of trending movies at home on its first week available to rent. Three Oscar winners come together for this '90s-set throwback crime thriller from John Lee Hancock ("The Founder"). Denzel Washington stars as an old school deputy sheriff who teams up with a young sergeant (Rami Malik) as they hunt for a serial killer across L.A. Subsequently, Jared Leto becomes their prime suspect. While the film didn't win the hearts of many critics, Leto's performance did earn him a Golden Globe nod.
"Nobody" is still somebody, even if it drops to the No. 2 movie at home this week. Actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk breaks bad in this action thriller that's one part "John Wick" and one part "Taken." Odenkirk is Hutch Mansell, a mild-mannered husband and father. He's also a former CIA assassin. Hutch is pulled back into his former life after his house is robbed at gunpoint. Lesson learned here: be careful who you mess with. Don't agree? Read our review.
Coming in as the No. 3 movie to watch at home this week is "The Marksman." Liam Neeson and his certain set of skills come back into play in this desert-set thriller. Neeson is Jim, a rancher and former Marine living on the Arizona frontier. He gets tasked with helping a mother (Teresa Ruiz) and her young boy (Jacob Perez) evade a Mexican drug cartel. "The Marksman" was notable for being the second Neeson-led thriller to dominate the pandemic box office, after "Honest Thief." While it might feel too close to Clint Eastwood's "The Mule," there's still some thrills to be had.
4Wonder Woman 1984
"Wonder Woman 1984" stays as the No. 4 movie to watch at home this week. Gal Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman, as she takes on the powerful villainess Cheetah and sleazy '80s businessman Max Lord, who has the power to fulfill all your wildest dreams. "WW84's" VOD debut also arrived in time for the HBO Max debut of Zack Snyder's epic recut of "Justice League," which features Gadot's Wonder Woman alongside other DC heroes. Look for "WW84's" streaming return to HBO Max next month.
Chloe Zhao's historic 2020 Best Picture winner is getting a well-deserved bump from the Oscars. And it's no surprise that this is one of the top movies at home to watch this week. Zhao's modern western drama about a woman who lost everything and finds a new self on the road, has taken the award season by storm. This is a human story we all must see; and between theaters, Hulu and VOD, there's plenty of ways to do so.
6The Croods: A New Age
"The Croods: A New Age" has been finding a lot of love with audiences, so it's certainly no surprise why the animated family adventure would be among the top movies to watch at home. The sequel follows on from the 2013 original movie. This time the prehistoric Croods clan encounters a more evolved family named the Bettermans. But will they be able to survive the neighborhood together?
7Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" is available to watch however you want, whether in theaters, on Disney+, or on a platform of your choice. While Disney has been tight-lipped on the premium streaming numbers, "Raya" is coming off a decent box office run, all things considered. Praised for its original story and mostly all-Asian voice cast, "Raya" follows the titular warrior princess (Kelly Marie Tran) as she seeks out the last dragon, Sisu (Awkwafina), to restore peace to her homeland.
8Promising Young Woman
Nominated for five Oscars, and winner of Best Original Screenplay, Emerald Fennell's "Promising Young Woman" is enjoying a very promising Oscar boost at home. As we have been writing, Carey Mulligan is a force to be reckoned with, and that's not just a description of her character. Mulligan has been receiving a fair share of honors including nods from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and the Critics Choice Awards, and a nomination for Best Actress at the Oscars. Looking for more Mulligan? Take in our top ten picks.
9City of Lies
"The Lincoln Lawyer" director Brad Furman takes on the case of the shooting deaths of influential rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. Johnny Depp stars as Russell Poole, a retired LAPD detective who previously worked the homicide investigations in 1997. Now 20 years later, Poole is brought back into the fold after journalist Jack Jackson (Forest Whitaker) looks into the truth of the still-unsolved cases. A compelling performance from Depp can be found for those able to separate art from the actor's offscreen offenses.
There really is no better escape from reality than the bizarre and prolific filmography of Nic Cage. This crazy horror-comedy finds Cage as a drifter-turned-janitor for defunct family restaurant and arcade Willy's Wonderland. Creepy things are afoot, however, as the janitor begins his night shift. The animatronic band of singing animals are alive and out for blood. It's not wrong to see allusions to the cult video game "Five Nights at Freddy's," even if the filmmakers have denied taking any inspiration from it.
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