These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant and new digital releases from iTunes and VUDU each week in Moviefone's Digital Download.
This week's Digital Download picks range from goofy '90s rom-coms and tongue-in-cheek cabin scares, to martial arts flicks and outlaws on the run. Check out our suggestions below, and happy streaming!
Comedy: 'Clueless' (1995)
Revisiting the high school misadventures of Cher and Dionne, including their impeccable driving (not) and boy hunting, may be the best time you'll have this weekend (but we sorta hope not). Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and the late Brittany Murphy, "Clueless" is everything you love and miss about the '90s. Why not watch it again for the hundredth time?
Stream It On: Netflix
Action: 'Man of Tai Chi' (2013)
Keanu Reeves's directorial debut, "Man of Tai Chi," stars Reeves and action choreographer Tiger Chen ("The Matrix"), and tells the story of a young martial artist on a spiritual journey who gets caught up in the underground fight scene. The film is an ambitious effort from Reeves and plays like a throwback to old-school martial arts flicks. You can practice your fight skills in the comfort of your own home and rent "Man of Tai Chi" online now, before the film hits theaters on November 1.
Rent It On: VUDU
Classic: 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (1968)
This classic comedy fantasy, based on the Ian Fleming novel and adapted by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes, stars Dick Van Dyke as a hapless inventor who successfully builds a flying car. The 1968 film features Oscar-nominated music from the Sherman Brothers ("Mary Poppins") and is fun for the whole family.
Stream It On: Hulu
Sci-Fi/Horror: 'Cabin in the Woods' (2012)
Last year's breakout horror-comedy-thriller from writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard ("World War Z") was one of the most inventive additions to the scary movie genre in years. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, and Richard Jenkins, "Cabin in the Woods" cleverly capitalizes on horror cliches with refreshing humor while still keeping the scare factor high. There's no better movie to get you screaming and laughing, just in time for Halloween.
Stream It On: Amazon Instant Video
Indie/Documentary: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' (2013)
Written and directed by David Lowery, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" follows Casey Affleck as an outlaw who escapes from prison to find his wife (Rooney Mara) and daughter, and a sheriff (Ben Foster) who gets caught in the middle. This slow-burning, lyrical thriller, which opened in theaters this summer, features noteworthy performances and gorgeous cinematography.
Rent It On: iTunes
Sony Pictures Classics
Foreign: 'Fill the Void' (2013)
In this debut from Israeli director Rama Burshtein, a young orthodox Hasidic girl is forced to marry the husband of her late sister. This powerful portrait of love and religious obligation will leave you questioning your beliefs on following one's heart versus fulfilling social expectations. "Fill the Void" won two awards at last year's Venice Film Festival and was an honorary mention on Moviefone's Best Indie Movies of 2013 (So Far) list.
Rent or Buy It On: iTunes