The Best Movies to Stream Right Now – GQ

It’s nearly impossible to figure out what, exactly, are the best movies worth your time on all the streaming platforms out there, so we did the work and found the very best movies to watch online right now. (For the best TV shows to stream right now, click here.)

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Step Brothers

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Adam McKay might next be tackling Boon Joon-ho’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece Parasite for HBO, but Step Brothers will always be McKay’s own special kind of masterpiece. Will Ferrell gives his best off-the-wall comedy performance of the 2000s (and, considering how many there were, that’s saying something). And John C. Reilly matches his lunacy moment to moment. An inexhaustibly good comedy movie.

Sweetheart (2019)

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Survival horrors don’t come more bare-bones than Sweetheart, but don’t let that description trick you into thinking there’s nothing going on in this tense, sharp film. There’s an insidious mythology hiding under the surface here (in more ways than one) and a monster reveal shot so inventive and terrifying you’ll wonder why you haven’t seen it in 100 other movies before now.


The Nightingale

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Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) crafts beautiful, hard-to-watch movies, and The Nightingale delivers both. Set in Tasmania during the Black War of the 1820s, it’s an uncompromising film that toes the line between horror and drama, tackling everything from colonial racism to infanticide. It’s… not for everyone.


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I remember being told to watch Tickled without knowing anything about it. What begins as a quirky, if off-putting, documentary about an economy based around videos of attractive young men being tickled slowly devolves into a wild, almost unbelievable conspiracy movie.


Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

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No better cleanse for the pandering, empty The Rise of Skywalker than Rian Johnson’s 2017 middle chapter in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which opened up new doors and themes for a 40-year-old franchise few people thought possible.

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At last, Ari Aster’s loud, terrible (in a good way) masterpiece Midsommar is available to watch on a streaming site. Don’t sleep on it (not that you’ll be able to sleep after it, either).


The Best TV Shows to Stream Right Now

Here’s what to watch at home this weekend.

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