Best Movies Streaming Right Now June 21

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Attention streaming movie fans: I’ve gathered up 10 must-stream movies to make your life easier. You’re welcome. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a wild Western from Sam Raimi; the directorial debut of Kelly Reichardt; the acting debut of Edward Norton; not one but two Ralph Fiennes films; an underrated ghost movie; a documentary about one of the worst films ever made, and more!

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee New Season Trailer

You might remember hearing in January of last year that Netflix had struck a huge deal with Jerry Seinfeld for a couple of new comedy specials and the rights to the entire library of the documentary talk show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That deal also included a plan for new episodes to stream exclusively on Netflix, and they’re finally arriving in the Netflix library next month.

A new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer shows off all the new episodes coming to Netflix in July, and they include Jerry Seinfeld cruising around with Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle and the late comedy legend Jerry LewisRead More »

sequel bits jumanji

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Judith Shekoni joins Maleficent 2
  • Zoe Saldana is done filming her scenes for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
  • Samuel L. Jackson was very impressed by James McAvoy‘s Glass performance
  • Jeff Goldblum says he would be down for another Fly movie, so someone should make that happen
  • B.D. Wong doesn’t think Jurassic World‘s Dr. Wu is a villain
  • Dwayne Johnson confirms work has begun on another Jumanji sequel
  • Producers want Emily Blunt back for Sicario 3
  • Pet Sematary has begun filming
  • The King of Kong‘s Billy Mitchell tries to explain himself

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Amazon Stand-Up Comedy Documentary

The world of stand-up comedy is so much more than the stand-up specials you see on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. But those all feature comedians who have put in countless hours of stage time at small comedy clubs, wrote and reworked jokes over and over again, and competed with thousands of other up and coming comedians who want nothing more than to play the big rooms and make millions laugh. This is the world that Amazon will focus on in a new documentary series. Read More »

Non-American Won’t You Be My Neighbor Review

We’ve grown to detest sincerity, haven’t we?

Or at the very least, we as a culture have grown suspicious of it. We have a need to see even the purest of kindness through a lens of the pain and suffering that drive it – friendly, neighborhood Paddington, like the friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man, was an orphan who subsequently lost his uncle – and we view kindness this way only if we aren’t first investigating the potential selfishness driving what we think is pretense. In either case, even fictional views on empathy and heroism, especially in American media, tend to focus on some kind of trauma. Captain America, who wears the star-spangled banner on his chest, lost everyone he ever loved before even waking up. Perhaps there is no such thing as kindness not born out of cruelty.

Perhaps there is no longer such a thing as American kindness detached from the various specters of September 11th; tragedy is a through-line for us all. Even the cinematic Superman, once a friend, has become a morose figure detached from humanity and the kindness of his “American way.” He was re-introduced to the world in Man of Steel amidst scenes of buildings crumbing into piles of ash, and his stories since have seen him wrestle with aloofness. Where would the citizens of Superman’s city, abandoned by their most reliable neighbor, have looked for the helpers, I wonder? Admittedly, I often wonder this about real American cities nowadays.

And that brings me to Fred Rogers and the new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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Robin Williams Documentary Trailer

The world lost Robin Williams in 2014 just before trying times when we need him the most. The brilliant, quick-witted comedic mind was a marvel to behold, his mind always moving faster than his body would let him. He was a rocket strapped to a roller skate. And this summer fans will be able to gain more insight into what made him tick.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is an intimate new documentary painting a touching portrait of one of the most revered comedians of all time, and the first trailer has arrived. With tons of new unseen footage, rarely heard interviews, and stories from those who were closest to him, this documentary is a must-see for anyone who enjoyed what Robin Williams brought into our lives. Read More »

witch trailer

We’ve cast our nets into the sea of content and hauled in a fresh batch of movie trailers, just for you. In this trailer roundup, you’ll see trailers for the new season of Orange Is The New Black, the Korean supernatural action flick Witch, the documentary McQueen, the courtroom drama The Children Act, the Idris Elba-directed Yardie, and Insecure season 3.

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best Netflix original true crime

Netflix has turned true crime documentaries into must-binge-TV. With a series of films and docu-series, the streaming service rejuvenated the somewhat stale sub-genre, churning out stunning, shocking works that resonate in ways many past true crime docs haven’t. This week, Netflix has revived a classic true crime docu-series – The Staircaseadding new episodes to the previously-completed show. Now, The Staircase grows an ever-crowded line-up of Netflix true crime docs.

Sorting through all of these documentaries and docu-series to find the good stuff can be a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I’ve checked my sources, pinned a bunch of notes up on a cork-board, connected all those notes with string, and compiled a list of the best Netflix original true crime documentaries.

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the staircase review

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade‘s fascinating 2004 docu-series gets an update for the Netflix age. But The Staircase is not your typical true crime saga, and anyone searching for answers will only be left with more questions. 

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trailer round-up damsel

You wan’t trailers? You’ve got trailers, baby. Here’s a movie trailer round-up featuring the latest coming attractions you may have missed. And if you didn’t miss them, just pretend you did and watch them anyway. Please, humor me. Below you’ll see trailers for the Uma Thurman film Down A Dark Hall, the documentary The King, the YouTube original Dallas and Robo, the HBO doc John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, the Robert Pattinson flick Damsel, the Imagine Dragons documentary Believer, the new series Strange Angel, and the animated film Fireworks.

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