The Best Movies You Didn't Know You Can Stream

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Take a quick browse through Netflix, and this much is obvious: A whole bunch of movies are available on streaming subscription services. But if you're willing to spend a few dollars to rent a movie, then a multitude becomes available.
iTunes boasts an especially large collection of movies — according to the website, there are over 100,000 titles available. Though the iTunes store, you can catch buzzy movies, like Avengers: Endgame, or show love to movies that should be buzzier, like First Man. Depending on where you live, it can be challenging to catch indies with small distributions while they're in theaters. Fear not: Movies like Let the Sunshine In are available to stream.
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These are the new releases on iTunes you should definitely check out.
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The end of an era. After years of following the hijinx and heroism of many of our Marvel favorites, the original Avengers came in to end in spring 2019 with Avengers: Endgame. The film, with its A-list cast, made history at the box office, dethroning James Cameron's Avatar. But if you're one of the few who didn't catch it in theaters, now's the time.
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Crazy Rich Asians (2019)

Crazy Rich Asians was the first movie from a major studio to feature an all-Asian cast in 20 years. The movie is ground-breaking — but it's also a captivating romantic comedy about culture clashes, familiar expectation, and the lifestyles of the .01%.
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Paddington 2 (2017)

You'll have one major question after watching this movie: Why wasn't Paddington 2 nominated for an Academy Award? The goofy, marmalade-loving bear and his warm British adoptive family will have your love, just as they earned critics' affection.
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Where Is Kyra? (2017)

This is Michelle Pfeiffer as you've never seen her before — and New York as it's rarely depicted in film. Far from glamorous and glitzy, this is a city that can drive a person mad from isolation and struggle. And Kyra (Pfeiffer) is certainly close to madness. After Kyra loses her job, she becomes emotionally and financially reliant on her ailing mother. It's not long before her schemes turn devious.
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First Man (2018)

Space movies are typically marked by a certain sleekness. They're set in a future in which humans have figured out the whole space travel thing, and so astronauts orbit the earth in stylish vehicles. First Man, which depicts the United States' mission to land on the moon, is quite the opposite. The rocket that Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) boards on his mission to the moon is terrifying in its ricketiness. But the movie itself is soaring in its depiction of human achievement. Claire Foy gives a tremendous performance as Armstrong's wife on the ground.
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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

It's hard to believe now, but England and Scotland were once ruled by two women. In this captivating historical drama, Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan play Queen Elizabeth and Mary, Queen of Scots, two rulers know for their rivalry — but less known for how close they could've come to being allies.
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The Favourite (2018)

You think that the current "royal drama" is intriguing? Watch Yorgos Lanthimo's thrilling movie, The Favourite, and think again. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz all deserve awards for playing prongs on a twisted love (and power) triangle, based on real life. Colman as Queen Anne, starved for love and never given the chance to be taken seriously, is especially a marvel.
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Shoplifters (2018)

Shoplifters zooms in on the people living on the fringes of Tokyo society. This is a critically acclaimed movie about a found family, composed of disparate individuals brought together by struggle. They subsist by shoplifting from the abundance found within Tokyo proper.
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Free Solo (2018)

This Oscar-nominated documentary captures a first in human history in real time. Alex Honnold is the first person brave (or mad) enough to free solo the near-vertical cliff wall, El Capitan — meaning he scaled the wall without any rope or harnesses. Even if you know how the story ends, you'll watch Free Solo at the edge of your seat.
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Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

A teen musical about the zombie apocalypse that descends during the Christmas holiday? Sure, why not. Anna and the Apocalypse borrows from tropes to create something unlike anything you've ever seen before.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) knows she's talented. The only problem? She can't get work. When her agent turns down yet another pitch, an impoverished Lee takes to exercising her literary prowess in an illegal way: She writes forged letters from literary luminaries and sells them for a lot of money. Unbelievably, this exquisite movie is based on a true story.
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Rodents of Unusual Size (2017)

This is a documentary — but it could also be the fodder of a horror movie. An invasive species of large South American rodents has invaded the swamps of southern Louisiana, and a few individuals have taken it upon themselves to rid their communities of the serious threat these 20-pound rodents, called nutria, pose.
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Burning (2018)

You'll be happy you carved out two-and-a-half hours to watch Burning. Let's set it up. Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) spends his days driving a truck and dreaming of becoming a writer. He has a brief affair with Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), who he knew when he was younger. He agrees to watch her belongings when she goes on a trip — but doesn't expect that she'll return with a mysterious boyfriend. There's something up with Ben (Steven Yeun), and he'll be around to find out what.
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Widows (2018)

When a shootout leaves four thieves dead, their widows band together to pull off the heist their husbands had started. Widows is a heist movie, but it's a meditation on society's systems of entrapment — especially for women.
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All These Small Moments (2018)

At home, Howie Sheffield's (Brendan Mayer) parents are fighting nonstop. Instead of focusing on that unseemly reality, he latches onto a crush on the older woman (Jemima Kirke) who rides the bus through Brooklyn with him. It's a simple and moving coming-of-age story with a stellar cast.
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A Quiet Place (2018)

The monsters in A Quiet Place have a very curious method: If they hear you, they'll come for you. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt play a family whose idea of domestic bliss is being super quiet and hiding from monsters.
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Let the Sunshine In (2018)

Let the Sunshine In isn't a romantic comedy – it's a love comedy. Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged woman only just now plumbing the depths of her desire. Watch as she shuttles from man to man, from revelation to revelation. Let the Sunshine In is further proof of the seriousness that can be inherent in a romantic comedy. After all, the state of our hearts is a serious topic indeed.
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Love, Simon (2018)

We're living in a rom-com renaissance — specifically, a YA rom-com renaissance. Love, Simon follows one high schooler's (Nick Robinson) journey toward coming out, before an online troll does it for him.
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Three Identical Strangers (2018)

It's hard to believe this story is real — but it is. Robert Shafran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman were complete strangers who just happened to be born on the same day at the same hospital, and look exactly alike. As it turns out, they were triplets separated at birth. While they're delighted to be reunited after 21 years, their reunion also leads to the question: Who would separate them in the first place?
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Unsane (2018)

This Steven Soderbergh movie will mess with your head. That's only fitting, because it's a movie about Sawyer Valentini's (Claire Foy) decaying grip on reality after she checks into a mental healthcare facility.
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A Simple Favor (2018)

Tune in to A Simple Favor, and sit tight: This domestic thriller veers in some unforeseen, but always stylish, directions. Our story begins when Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a tense widow and mommy blogger, befriends the uber-cool Emily Nelson (Blake Lively), in the parking lot of their sons' school. Stephanie is pulled into Emily's orbit, which involves martinis and a very suave husband (Henry Golding). And when Emily goes missing, Stephanie decides to become an amateur detective.
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