15 New Movies You Can Now Stream From The Comfort Of Your Home

Feeling the strain of being cooped up at home yet? With cinemas around the world closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollywood Studios find themselves shuffling premiere dates around. Movies such as Wonder Woman: 1984, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Top Gun: Maverick and Black Widow are shifted to later this year, or even the next.

But there is a silver lining. 

Studios have been releasing some of the recent blockbusters digitally early, including a handful which were still running in the theatres right before their closure.

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Here is a list of movies to enjoy on streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, iTunes and Disney+ to keep you sane while waiting for normalcy to return.


Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes

Who knew animated movies could be THIS brutal? Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is the first Mortal Kombat movie to receive an R Rating. In this second animated movie after Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins in 1995, we follow Hanzo Hasashi as he is resurrected as Scorpion, and hell-bent on avenging his family, who were killed by the ruthless mercenary Sub-Zero.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon serves as the creative consultant on the film, which also sees a band of unlikely heroes such as Shaolin monk Liu Kang, Special Forces officer Sonya Blade and action star Johnny Cage trying to save the world. But beware, this movie is definitely NOT for the faint-hearted.

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1917

Available on: Prime Video (Read our review)

War movie buffs would appreciate that nine-minute sequence of a soldier running through the middle of a war zone in this movie. Inspired by director Sam Mendes’ grandfather’s experiences during the First World War, 1917 follows the impossible mission of two young British soldiers- Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman). The pair are given the daunting task to cross enemy territory to deliver a message that will stop a fatal attack that will kill hundreds of soldiers, including Blake’s brother.


Bad Boys for Life

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

The bad boys are back. This time, they are a little wrinklier and a little rounder. But the attitude remains. 25 years since Bad Boys, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are verging on different paths. Marcus wants to retire, but Mike is still going strong. But the pair reunite for one last ride that will see a lot of action, bickering and camaraderie.


Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

Twisted, hysterical and outrageous, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) was the best thing to come out of 2016’s Suicide Squad. This time around, she is on her own, having broken up with Joker. She is determined to and ready to be her own person, but somehow gets embroiled in some nasty business of Gothan’s nefarious and narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor). Roman had put a target on a young girl named Cass (Ella Jay Basco), who stole something precious that belonged to him. While Harley Quinn attempts to save Cass, her path collides with the Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya. And it’s up to the foursome to take Roman down. 


Bloodshot

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

Vin Diesel takes a break from being Dominic Turretto to take on Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the super-soldier Bloodshot. If you think the plot sounds like something straight out of a comic book, you’re right. Based on the best-selling comic book of the same name, Ray is resurrected with nanotechnology in his veins and can heal instantly. As Bloodshot, he is a lean, mean, killing machine, making the perfect weapon for the company that re-construct him. And when he drifts in between real and fake memories, he decides to go on a mission to find the real him. 

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The Call of the Wild

Available on: iTunes

Sweeping landscapes, a scruffy-looking Harrison Ford, CGI dog. The Call of the Wild brings to screen the short adventure novel of the same name about a big-hearted dog named Buck. Buck’s domestic life was turned topsy turvy when he was uprooted from sunny California to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the 1890s Gold Rush. After being abused by his new owners, Buck was saved by John Thornton (Ford), an experienced outdoorsman, who nurses him back to health. The pair bonded over an adventure of a lifetime and gives us a  compelling story about friendship.

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Fantasy Island (Unrated Edition)

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

This isn’t a new reality dating show, but Blumhouse’s spin on the popular 70s TV show about a magical island resort. Mr Roake (Michael Pena) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a remote tropical resort. While things seem rosy at first, the guests find that their fantasy turns into nightmares fairly quickly, and have to find a way to figure out the island’s mystery to save their lives. While the plot lacks depth, there’s plenty of eye candy in the form of Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell and more.


Guns Akimbo

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

An intense, loud and over-the-top ride set at a frenetic pace, Guns Akimbo sees our favourite boy wizard shedding any remnants of his Hogwarts days. Daniel Radcliffe plays Miles, the nerdy video game developer whose life takes a dramatic turn when his trolling ways goes a bit too far. He finds himself an unwilling contestant with SKIZM, an underground gang life-streaming real-life deathmatches. Hot on his jeels is Nix (Samara Weaving), an ace killer assigned to off him. With the pair playing an intense cat-and-mouse game, you’ll feel like you’re watching a video game played out in story mode, with dizzying satisfaction.


Onward

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes | Disney+ (Read our review)

While its plot may be predictable, the setting certainly isn’t. In the suburban fantasy world inhabited by mythical creatures, unicorns are considered pests, fairies can no longer fly and magic, which was once practised, has become obsolete. The story centres on two teenage elven brothers, introverted Ian (Tom Holland) and boisterous Barley (Christ Pratt) Lightfoot, on their accidental quest to search for magic, in hopes to resurrect their late father, for just one day.


The Gentlemen

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes

Drugs, bribe, blackmail. Guy Ritchie and a star-studded cast come together for a comedy crime thriller filled with his signature style of schemes within schemes (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), high-octane action (RocknRolla) and colourful characters (Snatch). At the centre of the movie is Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who has built a successful marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to sell his business, it attracts a barrage of plots and schemes to steal everything from under his nose. The stunning ensemble cast includes Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery and more.


The Hunt

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes

Think of The Hunger Games, but for adults. Twelve strangers wake up in a forest without a clue where they are or how they got there. One by one, they are being hunted and killed. To stay alive, they’ll have to act fast and move even faster. Slowly the survivors put bits and pieces together to reveal a sick game where a group of elitists gather to hunt humans for sport. One of the hunted- Crystal (Betty Gilpin), isn’t willing to go quietly into the night. She turns the tables on the killers instead. The film also stars two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

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The Invisible Man

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

Free from her ghastly Handmaid garb, Elisabeth Moss plays Cecilia Kass, trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and smart engineer and businessman. She escapes his clutches in the middle of the night with the help of her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his daughter (Storm Reid). But things are about to get very strange. First, Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a fortune. Second, unusual occurrences start happening, leaving Cecilia to believe she is hunted by someone that no one can see. Fast-paced and suspenseful, the movie is a thrilling psychological horror movie made more delightful by Moss’s powerful performance.


Trolls World Tour

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes

The 2016 animated musical was charming. This sequel sees that charm factor turned up by a lot – more trolls, more music and more colours. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an adventure that will take them beyond their tribe. Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are not the only trolls, but one of six different tribes, each devoted to a genre of music- Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. The ambitious Hard Rockers are determined to destroy all other music to make way for only Rock music. Determined not to let that happen, Poppy and her friends set out to unite the trolls from other lands to fight against the Hard Rock tribe. The cast includes Ozzy Osbourne as King Trash of the Hard Rock tribe, along with James Corden, Rachel Bloom, Mary J Blige, Sam Rockwell and Jamie Durnan.


Sonic the Hedgehog

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

After a complete re-haul of Sonic’s initial design following an outcry from fans, the almost 30-year-old video game character is a decent sight, adorable even. Sonic the Hedgehog stars Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as the voice of Sonic and James Marsden as the local town sheriff Tom Wachowski, whom Sonic roped in to help find his lost magical rings. The villain- Dr Robotnik, is played brilliantly by Jim Carrey, in his first film role in four years. Carrey was drawn to the movie as Sonic the Hedgehog was one of his daughter’s favourite games growing up. Watch out for a dancing scene, where Carrey was given the creative freedom to perform as he pleases. It’ll take viewers back to his earlier movies that feature a heavy dose of his physical comedy.


Underwater

Available on: Prime Video | iTunes (Read our review)

Reminiscence of The Abyss with dream-like sequences, Underwater is also bits and pieces of The Poseidon Adventure and The Meg. A crew of underwater researchers in their subterranean laboratory experiences an earthquake than unleashes creatures from the deep. And they must escape the deep-sea facility before it gets too late. Kirsten Stewart, who plays mechanical engineer Norah, takes us along her fight to lead the team away from possibly deadly creatures, with Vincent Cassel lending credibility as the Captain of the facility.


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