No sign of Giant Haystacks or Big Daddy, but Rourke brings plenty of hair, sweat and slamarama as an aging wrestler fighting for reconnection with his daughter and romance with Tomei’s similarly damaged stripper. Both were Oscar-nominated.
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino
Triple streaming hot heisty goodness: watch George, Brad & co in all three Ocean’s films instantly and at no extra cost – no cons, no tricks, nothing hidden; except all the on-screen shenanigans that are supposed to be there.
Directed by: Woody Allen Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem
We’re all about equality, so here’s some streaming hotness of the female variety, with Johansson and Hall as chalk-and-cheese chums holidaying in Barcelona and arguing over Bardem’s spicy painter. Penelope Cruz also stars.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine
Bale and Jackman are warring Victorian magicians in this fantastic and wondrous tale from Dark Knight and Inception maestro Nolan, both obsessed with finding the ultimate trick. Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall co-star with Caine.
Directed by: Tony Kaye Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo
Norton is electric (and Oscar-nominated) as a Southern Californian skinhead who commits a hateful murder, sees the error of his ways in jail, and emerges to find younger brother Furlong on the same collision course with destruction.
Directed by: Clint Eastwood Starring: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern
Eastwood, hot off of his Academy Award win for Unforgiven, directed this small, 60s-set cops-and-robbers character study, in which Costner's prison escapee takes a curious eight year old boy hostage as he goes on the run.
Directed by: Ivan Reitman Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
Portman and Kutcher are best chums who attempt a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship in this so-so rom-com from Ghostbusters, Dave, Six Days Seven Nights director Reitman. The Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake spin on this arrives in Sept.
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Sean Penn, Benecio Del Toro, Naomi Watts
College professor Penn and his wife Watts find their marriage precariously balanced between life and death - he is mortally ill and awaiting a heart transplant, while she hopes to become pregnant with his child through artificial insemination.
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes Starring: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin
A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood (Hirsch), a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. Strong, actorly stuff, not least from Timberlake, who strengthens his reputation here.
Set in the 1930’s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, a bounty hunter, a bandit leader and a train robber meet on a locomotive. Indiana Jones meets The Man With No Name in this outrageously unpredictable adventure.
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
Two 17-year-old, middle-class Mexican boys on summer break somehow lure a beautiful 28-year-old woman, Luisa (Verdu), to go on a road trip with them to a non-existent beach. Poetic, tangled and affecting.
Directed by: Rebecca Miller Starring: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder
Pippa Lee (Wright) seems to lead a charmed existence, but as she dutifully follows her husband, 30 years her senior, to a new life in a staid retirement community, the persona she has built over the course of her marriage will be put to the ultimate test.
Directed by: Kim Chapiron Starring: Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel, Mateo Morales
Three lads arrives at the Enola Vale Correctional Facility for teenage boys to find a regime of fear, and their only hope of survival in banding together as the long-term inmates exert their authority. But how far will this fragile friendship get them...?
Directed by: Danny Boyle Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara
Franco gets the goblin off his back with an outdoorsy, actorly turn as real-life mountain-climber Aron Ralston, who gets pinned by a boulder in a Utah canyon, miles from anywhere. Probably Boyle’s best film, Slumdog included.
Directed by: Adam Deacon, Daniel Toland Starring: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Berbieri
Former member of Ali G’s East Staines Massiv and Kid/Adulthood’s Jay, writer-director Deacon crafts a warm-hearted comedy and stars as wannabe gangster-rapper Kenneth, who’s a failure on every front and rather fond of Fruitellas.
Directed by: George Miller Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon
It’s nearly 25 years old, but there’s plenty of anarchic, gleeful life left in this comedy horror, powered by big big performances from the three frustrated and single women and, of course, the devilish lothario they conjure up.
Legendary Gallic crooner Serge Gainsbourg comes under the spotlight, following his life from teenage years in Nazi-occupied Paris into the song-writing stardom of the 60s and beyond. Written and directed by Sfar from her own graphic novel.
Directed by: Jonathan English Starring: Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox
13th century sword-and-tyranny tale, told with plenty of mud and steel and not 100% concern for historical accuracy, as Templar knight James Purefoy leads a ragtag Brit cast in defending Rochester Castle from Giamatti’s evil King John.
Directed by: Woody Allen Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin
Woody once again brings his trademark blend of bittersweet rom and witty com, weaving a tangled plot from the tricky love lives of one family (and their friends) and a great ensemble, including Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Philip Glenister.
Directed by: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
Part two of Stieg Larsson’s ‘Millennium Trilogy’ thickens as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rapace) and journo Mikael Blomkvist (Nyqvist) delve into a sex-trafficking ring. We’ve got it exclusively for you to stream at no extra cost.