6. Spring
Now Streaming on Shudder

Imagine Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy remade as a romantic horror movie and you might end up with Spring. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead direct this strange yet ultimately sweet story about an American (Lou Taylor Pucci) who ends up in Italy and finds himself drawn to the beautiful Louise (Nadia Hilker). But Louise has a monstrous secret, which threatens to derail any relationship between these two star crossed lovers (and rack up a body count in the process). With stunning cinematography from Moorhead, Spring unfolds at a dreamy pace, ultimately becoming an absolutely beautiful horror movie/love story hybrid.

For fans of: The Before Trilogy, Certified Copy, Resolution, tentacles.

7. The Adventures of Tintin
Now Streaming on Netflix

People slept on Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, but it’s time to wake up and smell the adventure. This 3D motion capture computer-animated film directed by Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson captures the spirit of Spielberg’s Indiana Jones series, and renders it all with brightly-lit comic delight. While a live-action take on this material might have been just a bit more exciting, Spielberg still manages to transfer his considerable directing skills and his fluent visual grammar onto the animated world of the film. Jamie Bell is Tintin, a journalist who gets caught up in an adventure involving pirates, hidden treasure, and more. It’s so much fun and a perfect distraction from how terrible the real world is.

For fans of: The Indiana Jones series, Baby Driver, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, great snakes.

8. Ingrid Goes West
Now Streaming on Hulu

In a just world, Aubrey Plaza would be up for a Best Actress Oscar this year for her work in Ingrid Goes West. But this is not a just world, folks. So instead, you’ll just have to settle for watching Plaza’s incredible performance as the film streams on Hulu. Plaza plays a social-media obsessed young woman who begins stalking an Instagram celebrity (played by Elizabeth Olsen). As you can imagine, this doesn’t work out so well. This is an uncomfortable film to watch, and while it was sold as a comedy, you’ll probably be cringing more than laughing. Still, Plaza’s performance is dynamite. Filmmakers need to give her more lead roles, ASAP.  

For fans of: Unfriended, The Cable Guy, The Gift, Catwoman masks.

9. The Lure
Now Streaming on FilmStruck

Have you ever wanted to see a musical about cannibal mermaids? Then look no further than The Lure. This Polish horror-comedy-musical from director Agnieszka Smoczy?ska follows two mermaid sisters who come onto dry land and get caught up in a love triangle. It is a weird freakin’ movie, folks, and it’s definitely something you’re going to want to seek out. Very few movies can deliver toe-tapping songs as well as scenes of mermaids chowing down on human flesh, but The Lure pulls it off, and then some.

For fans of: Splice, Splash, The Shape of Water, movies that make you mutter, “What the hell is this?” as you watch them.

10. Antiviral
Now Streaming on Shudder

Caleb Landry Jones, who has made a name for himself playing creepy dudes, got his first big lead role in the 2012 horror film Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg. The younger Cronenberg is clearly following in his father’s footsteps here, delivering a nasty, queasy film loaded with social commentary and body horror. In the not-too-distant future, obsessed fans go so far as to purchase illnesses harvested from their favorite celebrities. Jones plays a clinic employee who sells illegal sick samples on the black market, which he smuggles out in his own body. Needless to say, this backfires, badly. You should absolutely watch Antiviral, but maybe don’t watch it while eating. Just a heads up.

For fans of: The Brood, Existenz, Shivers, being uncomfortable.

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