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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

The world of streaming has evolved since the 2015 OP of the original Streaming Megathread. Now there are more options than ever! Here's your guide to what's worth watching on every notable service. Feel free to discuss films that are available on any of the following streaming services. Look below for service-specific recommendations.




The #1 streaming service that went from a concept the film industry laughed at to the streaming giant. It used to have the greatest streaming library, now it's the strongest creator of original content from a streaming service.




The giant of capitalism has an exhaustive streaming collection. Has the widest variety in it's collection, with plenty to offer for those that love Popular Releases plus horror movies, B-movies, schlock, as well as. Notable for having a customizable library with other streaming services like Starz, HBO and VRV's offerings.




Originally created as an alternative to cable television, Hulu has defined itself for having a strong collections of Indie Films and Documentaries and the worst user interface of any streaming service.




The art house and international film label covetted by cinephiles has launched their own streaming services (after several failed collaborations). Classic films, obscure films, art-house films, all with excellent supplemental features such as commentaries, interviews, video essays, and behind-the-scene features.

Officially launches on April 8th. Until then, they are offering a free Movie of the Week for those who sign up.




"Netflix for Horror Fans". Excellent collection of slightly lesser-known horror films. Guest curators and interesting original content, including shows and films.




YouTube, a free streaming site for user-created contect, has a paid streaming service with studio-created content.




Another streaming service for cinephiles with a constantly rotating film collection. Every day a new film is added, every day a new film leaves, in a 30 day pattern. Notable for their marketing department.




A free-ish movie rental site. Plenty of excellent films to watch for free, with commercial breaks added.




Free with ads and has an insane repertoire of horror movies, both good and garbage.


Other Notable Streaming Services: CrunchyRoll, VRV, DC Universe, ESPN+, and premium cable like Starz, HBO, Showtime.

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at Mar 4, 2019 around 14:09

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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Before you ask where a movie is streaming, go to JustWatch.com and search it yourself.

Letterboxd Pro users may also search to find where a movie is streaming.


Streaming Service Originals, Exclusives & Recommendations

Netflix
Abstract
Arq
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Big Mouth
Bird Box
Black Mirror
Bojack Horseman
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
Dark Tourist
Dating Around
End of the F***ing World
F Is For Family
Fyre
Gerald's Game
Glow
Great British Baking Show
Hip-Hop Evolution
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
The Little Prince
Love
Love, Death & Robots
Maniac
Master of None
Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special
Mudbound
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Nailed It!
Narcos
The Night Comes For Us
Okja
Ozark
Period. End of Sentence.
Roma
Russian Doll
Springsteen on Broadway
Ted Bundy Tapes
Terrace House
Triple Frontier
Umbrella Academy
Velvet Buzzsaw
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Wheelman
Wild Wild Country


Amazon Prime
The Big Sick
Bosch
Comrade Detective
Flags of our Fathers
Fleabag
Forever
Goliath
The Handmaiden
Homecoming
The Lost City of Z
Manchester By The Sea
Marvelous Mrs. Maizel
Neon Demon
Paterson
Patriot
The Tick
Transparent


Hulu
11.22.63
Castle Rock
Deadbeat
Difficult People
Foreverman
Fyre Fraud
Handmaid's Tale
Pen15
Quickdraw
Runaways
Shrill


Criterion Channel
TCC Library - a website where you can search & sort available films with links (created by fellow goon sciencehuh!)
Letterboxd list of available films


Shudder
Horror Noire
The Last Drive-In
Primal Screen


YouTube Red
Cobra Kai
Do You Want To See A Dead Body?

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2019 around 13:59

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


Snowpiercer was trash, Train to Busan was a far more realistic take on the train genre.

married but discreet
May 7, 2005



Taco Defender

tweet my meat posted:

Snowpiercer was trash, Train to Busan was a far more realistic take on the train genre.

3 posts in and thread is already trash, gas + ban.

I'd also add TubiTV, which is free with ads and has an insane repertoire of horror movies, both good and garbage.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


I'd add a small blurb for VRV to the op. It's more anime focused, but it has Shudder's entire catalogue, a few fun shows scavenged from seeso's corpse, classic Nickelodeon and Boomerang cartoons, some good slightly more indie animation, and a ton of other miscellaneous stuff.

tweet my meat fucked around with this message at Mar 4, 2019 around 14:12

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

married but discreet posted:

3 posts in and thread is already trash, gas + ban.

I'd also add TubiTV, which is free with ads and has an insane repertoire of horror movies, both good and garbage.

Done.

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005


Shudder is worth getting for the excellent Horror Noire documentary, which is all about black voices in horror. And you come away with a slew of recommendations.

InterrupterJones
Nov 10, 2012

It's obvious that this man and I share the same destiny. Therefore I must join forces with him! Besides, I'll save on gas money if I take him with me.

Finally got around to watching Abducted In Plain Sight last night after hearing how it was. Started off pretty standard amounts of interesting as true crime stuff goes, but I was hooked by the end. I'd say it adds layers of paranoia watching it as a relatively new parent. The moral of the story is pretty much don't trust any of your neighbors with your children as if we didn't already know that by now.

Sock The Great
Oct 1, 2006

It's Lonely At The Top. But It's Comforting To Look Down Upon Everyone At The Bottom

Grimey Drawer

InterrupterJones posted:

Finally got around to watching Abducted In Plain Sight last night after hearing how it was. Started off pretty standard amounts of interesting as true crime stuff goes, but I was hooked by the end. I'd say it adds layers of paranoia watching it as a relatively new parent. The moral of the story is pretty much don't trust any of your neighbors with your children as if we didn't already know that by now.

I didn't really walk away from it with that feeling at all. This was more like a perfect storm of incredibly naive parents, a community who were to shy to warn them about this particular guy, and the fear of the LDS church gay shaming the father.

InterrupterJones
Nov 10, 2012

It's obvious that this man and I share the same destiny. Therefore I must join forces with him! Besides, I'll save on gas money if I take him with me.

Sock The Great posted:

I didn't really walk away from it with that feeling at all. This was more like a perfect storm of incredibly naive parents, a community who were to shy to warn them about this particular guy, and the fear of the LDS church gay shaming the father.

I walked away with that feeling mainly from the way they kept taking Jan on personal family trips. Maybe it's just the way things are now, but if I had a daughter and one of the dad neighbors in our neighborhood wanted to take her specifically that would set off a ton of red flags in my mind. I think the parents were naive, but that naivete only needed to last until he was able to manipulate them individually in different ways. The manipulation is what I think was most fascinating and scary.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

The current Criterion Channel Movie of the Week is To Sleep With Anger, with Danny Glover.

It's a drama that concentrates on a quiet family which has their underlying issues dragged to the surface with the appearance of a devilish visitor. There's a strong emphasis on the spiritual and supernatural currents that flow throughout our lives. Walt Lloyd's cinematography gives the film a domestic "homey" feel, and Stephen James Taylor's score brings southern charm to the South Central LA setting (an interesting and disarming choice to emphasize Harry's presence in the film). While the movie is solidly a drama, Danny Glover's Harry is a ham with an evil toothy grin who lends a low-key sense of terror to his actions. While he's never as outright threatening as De Niro's Max Cadey in Scorsese's Cape Fear, there's a similar sense of glee in the games he plays and the harm he brings to those around him. The movie is surprisingly tense, from it's dreamy symbolic opening to it's Southern Gothic final act, despite a leisure pace and the grounded story of a family's dirty laundry.

I'm tickled with the idea that Tyler Perry's entire filmography is a banal imitation of this film.

There's three supplemental features with it. I've only watched the video essay (with interviews) about the supernatural/spiritual undercurrents throughout the film. Which was my absolute favorite part.

tweet my meat
Oct 2, 2013


I'm rewatching Frankenstein Chronicles again. Such a great show. As a Victorian era gothic horror period piece long form character focused crime drama with a dab of politics, it basically checks off all my boxes for Good Streaming Content with some solid body horror and a strong lead performance from Sean Bean. The second season also changes things up in a really big way so it never really gets stale.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


PATRIOT PATRIOT PATRIOT

Ben Nevis
Jan 20, 2011


Is there anything on the big three that's like Leverage?

TrixRabbi
Aug 20, 2010

Time for a little robot chauvinism!


I'll stan for MUBI. Anyone who has it should check out Female Human Animal which just went up this week, so you've got a few to watch it before it cycles out. It's the film I wish Velvet Buzzsaw had bad. Novelist Chloe Aridjis plays a fictionalized version of herself, curating an art show of the works of Leonora Carrington, but soon finds herself being followed by a mysterious man. It's creepy and unnerving, dreamlike and surreal, hits on feminist themes around women and male violence in the art world, and best of all it's shot entirely on VHS. Absolutely worth signing up for a free MUBI trial to check it out. Only 75 minutes too!

Dr. S.O. Feelgood
Dec 30, 2008



If you have a library card you should check if Kanopy is available for you. Free streaming, but I think you're limited to five things a month. I just signed up for it the other day, so I haven't looked over the selection that much but it looks like they have a fair amount of French New Wave and Janus stuff, including Cleo From 5 to 7, which I've been meaning to watch for forever.

I signed up using my library card that expired a year ago, so I guess as long as you have a number and your library offers it you should be good.

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



I finished Lorena yesterday and laughed pretty hard at the punchline that John Wayne Bobbitt's car and motorcyle's vanity plates are variations of "DJTRUMP." The dude's a straight up monster. The slow montage of him in a Punisher shirt and shooting at a gun range was pretty harrowing. I hope his Frankenstein monster dick falls off.

Simplex
Jun 29, 2003


We watched the new Studio 54 documentary on Netflix over the weekend. It's a good example of how not to do a documentary and I can't recommend it at all.

It's really obvious the filmmakers really set out to make a love story to the club and consequently skim over almost all of the important or interesting things.

Warm und Fuzzy
Jun 20, 2006



Prime just got Midnight Cowboy, which has the best opening credits to watch when you're having a bad day.

Lucid Nonsense
Aug 6, 2009

Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day

Is Sling TV left out of the OP for a reason, or is it just overlooked?

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

I will become THE PIRATE KING!!!

Anybody watched Killer Mike's Trigger Warning? The first episode was good but then the show gets dumb. I see plenty praise for episode 3, but comparing a gang to Coco-Cola and making the Crips and gangs in general seem like a positive aspect to their respective communities is ridiculous.

EDIT - Even more ridiculous was him stating that the media never depicts the Crips and black gangs in films as a guilty pleasure entertainment.

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Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004


Losers on Netflix is a really well done and interesting documentary series that focuses on notable "losers" of non-major sports around the world, and how that failure has impacted their lives.

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

I kinda just want people to stop naming things trigger warning

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.


amazon prime has all of the expanse, since jeff bezos doesn't understand that the antagonist is not the protagonist and saved the series from death.

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007
INSOLENT


Grimey Drawer

Dr. S.O. Feelgood posted:

If you have a library card you should check if Kanopy is available for you. Free streaming, but I think you're limited to five things a month. I just signed up for it the other day, so I haven't looked over the selection that much but it looks like they have a fair amount of French New Wave and Janus stuff, including Cleo From 5 to 7, which I've been meaning to watch for forever.

I signed up using my library card that expired a year ago, so I guess as long as you have a number and your library offers it you should be good.

Same, but Hoopla Digital (which also has comics and music).

Lycus
Aug 5, 2008

Half the posters in this forum have been made up. This website is a goddamn ghost town.


Wakefield: Aw, I was really looking forward to seeing their reaction.

The Puppy Bowl
Jan 31, 2013

A dog, in the house.

*woof*

Wasn't expecting a Flat Earther documentary to be meaningful commentary on the defining issue of our lives but there you go. Behind the Curve is good y'all.

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005


Detective No. 27 posted:

I finished Lorena yesterday and laughed pretty hard at the punchline that John Wayne Bobbitt's car and motorcyle's vanity plates are variations of "DJTRUMP." The dude's a straight up monster. The slow montage of him in a Punisher shirt and shooting at a gun range was pretty harrowing. I hope his Frankenstein monster dick falls off.

There's no reason at all for that documentary to be so long, particularly when Lorena kind of gets side-lined for it. They could have kept it to 2 parts and it wouldn't have suffered.

Michael Corleone
Mar 30, 2011



Enos Cabell posted:

Losers on Netflix is a really well done and interesting documentary series that focuses on notable "losers" of non-major sports around the world, and how that failure has impacted their lives.

I watched the one with the golfer yesterday, pretty good, but it looked like the only episode that interested me.

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


Hubbardologist posted:

amazon prime has all of the expanse, since jeff bezos doesn't understand that he is the antagonist and definitely not the protagonist who saved the solar system from death.

Fixed it for you.

Also Netflix has Altered Carbon which is in prod for season and all signs point to confusion plot wise. There are strong hints at elements of Broken Angels, but also a multi century, multi system treasure hunt for Quelcrist's copy Also Poe is somehow back, becoming some kind of wandering AI wordsmith looking for his humanity or something. I liked the character in the first one but I am really not sure about Kovac getting a scooby gang.

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Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004


Michael Corleone posted:

I watched the one with the golfer yesterday, pretty good, but it looked like the only episode that interested me.

I'm only halfway through, but I'd suggest giving the others a shot. I have little to no interest in figure skating or curling, but both of those episodes were great. So was the first one about the heavyweight boxer.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.

Look, you're not going to get me less excited about a TV show by using the words "Scooby gang".

My big fear for Altered Carbon season 2 is that it's going to lean into the self-indulgent stuff that the first season managed to not let get too obnoxious. The anime bullshit with the sister and the flashback stuff with the freedom fighters, specifically. I wouldn't be shocked if it did.

Filthy Hans
Jun 27, 2008



feedmyleg posted:

Look, you're not going to get me less excited about a TV show by using the words "Scooby gang".

My big fear for Altered Carbon season 2 is that it's going to lean into the self-indulgent stuff that the first season managed to not let get too obnoxious. The anime bullshit with the sister and the flashback stuff with the freedom fighters, specifically. I wouldn't be shocked if it did.

yeah, the anime sister showing up to that crappy White Zombie cover was the lamest thing in season 1


the biggest warning sign for season 2 is that the show was never intended by Netflix or the showrunner to be more than a one-season production

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


feedmyleg posted:

The anime bullshit.

Guess what Netflix went and did...

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



DrVenkman posted:

There's no reason at all for that documentary to be so long, particularly when Lorena kind of gets side-lined for it. They could have kept it to 2 parts and it wouldn't have suffered.

I didn't have a problem with the length. I watched one a day and didn't get fatigued by it. I thought it did a good job of capturing the zeitgeist of the years surrounding. Goddamn, the 90s were a trashy time.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Finally watched Abducted in Plain Sight and uh wow. Even with the threat of blackmail, how on earth were the parents that loving stupid and gullible? It honestly makes me wonder if they were just selling her off to him or something.

Just astounding. Every time you think "it can't possibly get worse", it gets orders of magnitude worse.

Unzip and Attack
Mar 3, 2008

USPOL May

Big Mean Jerk posted:

Finally watched Abducted in Plain Sight and uh wow. Even with the threat of blackmail, how on earth were the parents that loving stupid and gullible? It honestly makes me wonder if they were just selling her off to him or something.


I didn't even get halfway through the film and this was my conclusion. No way they didn't know what the gently caress was happening to their daughter. They loving knew and they let it happen.

Also, season 2 of The Patriot was somehow as good as season 1. That ending, Jesus. Like a punch in the gut.

Slutitution
Jun 26, 2018


feedmyleg posted:

My big fear for Altered Carbon season 2 is that it's going to lean into the self-indulgent stuff that the first season managed to not let get too obnoxious. The anime bullshit with the sister and the flashback stuff with the freedom fighters, specifically. I wouldn't be shocked if it did.

If this ends up like total dogshit such as True Detective S2 and Goliath S2 I"m gonna be pissed.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

SEXY... defines my posts and my ride


Altered Carbon season 1 was already completely idiotic.

"Hmm, we live in a fancy sci-fi world where people can and do switch bodies easily and frequently. I, the richest man in the world, need to protect some of my valuables. Oh, I know! I'll get a safe that unlocks by checking my DNA. Yep, there's definitely no way this could go wrong. What? Just use a password that only I know? Nah, too old-fashioned." And of course, only the main character's brilliance is capable of noticing the problem.

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The MSJ
May 17, 2010



I mean, in real life there's apparently millions in cryptocurrency that cannot be used because the creator was the only one who knew the password and he's dead.

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