Top Movies at Home: 'Sing 2,' 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and More!

This week's top movies at home include the hit kiddie musical "Sing 2," the nostalgic sequel "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," and much more.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

Top Movies at Home - "Sing 2"

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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.

  • 1

    Sing 2

    Pig Gunter (voice: Nick Kroll), Buster Moon (voice: Matthew McConaughey), Ash (voice: Scarlett Johansson) in "Sing 2."

    © Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    After becoming the first family animated movie of the pandemic era to break $100M at the box office, "Sing 2" now bows at home as one of the top movies to watch. The animated musical is a follow-up to 2016's surprise hit "Sing," and continues the story of the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey). This time around, Moon and his band of amateur singers head to the big city to audition for the big time. U2 frontman Bono joins the troupe as an aging rocker – a white-maned lion – who hasn't performed in 15 years. If the movie succeeds at nothing else, it'll get your kids into U2.

    • Where to watch: PVOD
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    Sing 2

    PG

    Animated

    December 22, 2021

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  • 2

    Free Guy

    Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds in "Free Guy"

    © 20th Century Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Disney and 20th Century's "Free Guy" proves that a wholly original movie can be just as bountiful, fresh, and exciting as any movie based on existing I.P. No doubt, the key here is Ryan Reynolds, who gives us his classic snark and charm. Reynolds stars as a non-playable character in an open-world game who suddenly becomes aware of his surroundings. Also bringing the goods are Jodie Comer, Taikia Waititi, Joe Keery, and Lil Rel Howery.

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    Free Guy

    PG-13

    Action

    August 13, 2021

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  • 3

    Dune

    Timothee Chalamet in "Dune."

    © Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Denis Villeneuve is no stranger to adaptations. Though it didn't make bank at the box office, his sequel to "Blade Runner," "Blade Runner 2049," is highly regarded as not only one of the best sequels of all time but also as an incredible piece of filmmaking. With "Dune," Villeneuve does it again. Several directors have tried to bring Frank Herbert's influential sci-fi novel to the screen. The most notable is David Lynch's exaggerated take from 1984. Villeneuve tones it down while still staying true to the source. For newcomers, if it all feels very much like "Star Wars," there's a good reason why.

    • Where to Watch: VOD
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    Dune

    PG-13

    Fantasy

    October 22, 2021

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  • 4

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Paul Rudd in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

    © Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Director Jason Reitman ("Juno"), son of original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman, helms this direct sequel to the first two films of the franchise. "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" introduces a set of newcomers: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace, who come on board as members of the late Dr. Egon Spengler's family. Paul Rudd also joins as the kids' science teacher. Expect tons of nods to the original movies, as well as special appearances from original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and Sigourney Weaver.

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    PG-13

    Comedy

    November 19, 2021

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  • 5

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Tom Hardy in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage."

    © Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    While Sony's "Spider-Man" dominates the big screen, the web-slinger's many cinematic outings and MCU-adjacent rouges are controlling the smaller screens at home. Tom Hardy and his alter ego anti-hero are back for more mayhem in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." And the film delivers exactly what the title suggests, as it ups the madness from the first "Venom" and adds a perfect scene-chewing Woody Harrelson as baddie Celtus/Carnage. Don't forget to stick around after the credits for a super tease that we've now come to expect, even from MCU-adjacent movies like this one.

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    PG-13

    Action

    October 1, 2021

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  • 6

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, with Clifford in "Clifford the Big Red Dog."

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    Norman Bridwell's famous giant scarlet canine makes the big leap to live-action in this adventure comedy starring Jack Whitehall and Darby Camp. Despite its mixed reception from critics, "Clifford the Big Red Dog" is good-natured enough to satisfy the core kiddie audience. A sequel is also on its way.

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    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    PG

    Comedy

    November 10, 2021

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  • 7

    No Time to Die

    Daniel Craig in "No Time to Die."

    © MGM / © Danjaq / Courtesy Everett Collection

    It's been almost 60 years, and now 25 official movies featuring MI6's super-agent 007, James Bond. After all that time, the suave spy is still just as popular as ever. "No Time to Die" is a swan song for the latest Bond actor Daniel Craig, resolving all the threads from his previous outings. Enjoy his last go-round behind the wheel of the sleek Aston Martin DB5, and then use our guide to create the ultimate Bond marathon!

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    No Time to Die

    PG-13

    Action

    October 8, 2021

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  • 8

    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Zendaya and Tom Holland in "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

    © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel / Courtesy Everett Collection

    With "Spider-Man: No Way Home" now killing it in theaters, it's no surprise that all of Peter Parker's past cinematic outings would surge at home. Out of all of them, "Far From Home" is your last-minute watch (or re-watch) that sets everything up for his big-screen multi-versal adventure. We know previous movie villains Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Electro return. But will past "Spider-Men" Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield help in the cinematic fight? You'll have to watch and see.

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home

    PG-13

    Action

    July 2, 2019

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  • 9

    The French Dispatch

    Timothee Chalamet and Lyna Khoudri in "The French Dispatch."

    © Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Director Wes Anderson puts forward his most "Wes Anderson" movie to date. Based on Anderson's love of classic travel journalism, "The French Dispatch" imagines a fictional U.S.-based paper and its off-beat European outpost. Before the journal folds, Anderson documents four of the journal's most renowned mid-20th Century stories. Regular Anderson players are along for the ride, including Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson. Also in the fray is Timothée Chalamet, which makes "The French Dispatch" a good, down-to-earth pairing with "Dune."

    • Where to watch: VOD
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    The French Dispatch

    R

    Comedy Drama

    October 29, 2021

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  • 10

    Sing

    Rosita (voice: Reese Witherspoon) in "Sing."

    © Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Though it's been overshadowed at the box office by Marvel's web-slinger, Universal and Illumination's "Sing 2" proved that families would return to the cinema for some family-friendly fun. The new movie is the follow-up to this surprise Christmas-time hit from 2016. A jukebox musical, the original "Sing" features songs from Taylor Swift, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen and Frank Sinatra, all sung in context by the film's anthropomorphic characters.

    • Where to watch: VOD
    Sing Poster

    Sing

    PG

    Animated

    December 21, 2016

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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