6 easy-watching movies to stream this weekend

2019-04-26 13:53

Cape Town - These fun films on internet TV offer the chance to check out of real life. Add them to your watchlist to indulge in a sweet and soothing dose of feel-good comfort and light-hearted escape. 

1. April and the Extraordinary World: 2015 (Showmax) 

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard voices April, who is orphaned when her scientist parents are abducted by a mysterious and powerful force. She continues their work years later only to end up at the centre of a conspiracy.

2. 20th Century Women: 2016 (Showmax)

This Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated quirky drama is set in 1970s California. A single mom (Annette Bening) who runs a boarding house enlists the help of her tenants to raise her son. Inspired by filmmaker Mike Mills’ childhood.

3. Logan Lucky: 2017 (Showmax) 

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play two brothers in this high-octane comedy. Determined to break a curse that’s hung over their family for years, they plan an elaborate heist during a high-profile racing event.

4. Love, Simon: 2018 (DStv Now) 

17-year-old Simon hasn’t come out to his friends and family as gay. He’s flirting with a classmate online, but he doesn’t know who it is. And Simon has fallen… hard. But when his secret is threatened, things get complicated. Finally, a rom-com for gay teens. It’s overdue.

5. Paddleton: 2019 (Netflix) 

An understated dark comedy starring Mark Duplass as a middle-aged man diagnosed with terminal cancer. He forms an unlikely friendship with his older neighbour (Ray Romano) in this emotional film about life and death.

6. Guava Island: 2019 (Amazon Prime) 

Guava Island made its debut at Coachella, and critics are calling it Donald Glover’s farewell to Childish Gambino, which is a damn shame if you ask us. He plays Deni (opposite Rihanna), a musician who wants to throw a music festival for the island.

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