There’s nothing more enjoyable than spending a rainy day indoors, watching a good movie, with a big bowl of popcorn in your lap. If you’re planning a marathon, here are our top picks of movies to stream on Stan.
The ultimate action series, The Matrix has inspired a new generation of special effects and kick-ass fight moves. Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a computer programmer in a dystopian future who discovers that humans are actually in a simulated reality called the Matrix, created by sentient machines. He has to fight against these very forces in order to free humankind. The sequel picks up 6 months after the first film and this time Neo must save his lover, Trinity. In the third instalment of the franchise, Neo must fight once again against the machines who have invaded the city of Zion.
Saving Private Ryan tells the powerful story of a group of American soldiers who must go behind enemy lines after the Normandy Landings, during World War II. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is determined to find Private James Ryan, even if that means taking his men through dangerous territory. As Captain Miller embarks in a risky mission alongside his men, he’ll find out more about what bravery and courage really mean.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
This is the most popular British movie of all time and it’s a perfect choice for a dull rainy day. Hugh Grant plays Charles, a sweet but socially awkward guy who is desperately in love with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), an American whom Charles keeps meeting at four weddings and at a funeral. Will Charles finally confess his true feelings for Carrie before it’s too late? Tune in to find out!
This dark comedy is another great choice for a rainy evening in. Kevin Spacey is Lester, a suburban father who is going through a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teen daughter’s best friend. But the family’s problems don’t end here. His wife Carolyn (Annette Benning) has an affair, while their daughter Jane has her own share of issues.
If the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was not enough, then find out more about Frodo’s beginnings in the two prequels simply called “The Hobbit”. This time, the series revolves around Frodo’s elder cousin, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), 60 years before the events in Lord of the Rings. Bilbo himself embarks on a magnificent journey to the Lonely Mountain alongside a group of dwarves, as they’re looking to reclaim their mountain home from the dragon Smaug.
There’s no better way to spend a whole day inside than watching one of the best trilogies in cinema’s history. Follow the captivating journey of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) a hobbit of the Shire who sets for Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and defeat the dark lord Sauron. Frodo is helped by the Fellowship of the Ring which consists of Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and three Hobbits.
Those in search for a good zombie movie to fill a lazy afternoon should definitely check out The Returned. After most of world was infected with a zombie virus, doctors were able to find a cure that can keep the virus in check and those infected can lead normal lives. But when the cure starts running low, people reverse to their zombie state, while those who were not infected begin killing them. In the middle of the havoc is Kate, a doctor in the field of zombie virus who is desperately trying to find more dosages of the cure for her husband.
A marathon of this cult classic is the perfect excuse for staying in. The series follows FBI Agent Dale Cooper as he investigates the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer in the small town of Twin Peaks. But the close knit community has more secrets then agent Cooper realises and, soon, the mystery of Laura’s murder is not the only thing he is looking into…
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