The 4 must-see Apple TV Plus movies (November 2022) – BGR | Episode Movies

If you’re familiar with Apple’s streaming TV service to any degree, it’s safe to say that it’s probably because of its shows Teddy Lasso and severance pay who have received so much recognition and legions of industry awards and managed to dig into the broader pop culture discussion. Apple TV Plus movies, on the other hand – apart from exceptions like codawhich made Apple the first streamer to win an Academy Award for Best Picture – have largely not met with the same response from critics and viewers.

We don’t need to go into the reasons why that’s the case, which can include everything from the fact that they’re more expensive to manufacture (and therefore less of it to enjoy), to the fact that Apple’s shows it are often much more accessible to mainstream audiences than his films. Also, some of Apple’s movies are absolutely… skippable, if we’re being nice. However, if you know where to look, there are absolutely a few highlights not to be missed.

The best Apple TV Plus movies

Verdict: If you’re paying for an Apple TV Plus subscription and sometimes wrestling with the question of what to watch next, we think the following titles are some of the best original movies currently available on the service. And we start with the just released Jennifer Lawrence drama set in New Orleans, dam.

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However, know that before you go into the movie. Not much happens in this quiet, thoughtful drama from director Lila Neugebauer. In my opinion, however, this is exactly where the film shines.

Jennifer Lawrence plays an Afghanistan veteran recovering at home after her vehicle was destroyed by an IED. She’s not just broken physically. There are parts of her inside that are scarred in their own way. She meets a mechanic, played by Brian Tyree Henry, and these two characters—imperfect on their own—spend the 90 minutes of this thoughtful Apple TV Plus drama forging an impromptu friendship that’s a joy to unfold.

And it was especially nice to see Lawrence return to the same kind of quiet little indie dramas that made her famous. She still has it. And she’s so awesome that the sign language scene goes towards the end dam could only break your heart.


coda

Keep moving right away – as mentioned above, coda is the 2021 release of Apple TV Plus, which earned the streamer an Oscar for Best Picture, much to the chagrin of Netflix (for being so thirsty for that award). Accordingly, we would certainly be remiss if we did not add codaa critical favorite and audience favorite for family friends, makes our list of must-see titles.

Speaking of the title, codas works on multiple levels and is both a reference to the ‘coda’ section of a piece of music and an acronym standing for Child of Deaf Adults.

Emilia Jones, the star, plays 17-year-old Ruby, the only member of her family who isn’t deaf. Instead of continuing to help her father with the work on his fishing boat, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school and improving her singing talents. Looking for an instant, guaranteed feel-good title on Apple TV Plus? If yes, coda is the one to watch.


Two more Apple films to watch

There are also some pretty high-profile film projects coming to Apple’s streamers soon, like the Civil War-era slave drama led by Will Smith emancipation, debuting in December. In the meantime, here are two more Apple TV Plus movies available to stream that are worth checking out.

Cha Cha Real smooth

Cooper Raiff’s Sundance favorite Cha Cha Real smooth – the gem that took home the film festival’s audience award earlier this year – has so many strengths. It has one of those soundtracks that will have you hunting down more than one song to add to your playlists; Dakota Johnson in one of her most exuberant character performances; Raiff as the film’s earnest, amorous star; and an airy, charming vibe to the whole, that’s partly why I’ve enjoyed watching this one more than once.

Cha Cha Real Smooth on Apple TV PlusImage source: Apple

“Fresh out of college and without a clear path in life,” explains Apple’s summary, “22-year-old Andrew is stuck back home with his family in New Jersey.

“But if there’s one thing that belongs on his non-existent resume, it’s how to get a party going, which earns him the perfect job as a bar motivational dance and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mother, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants — even if it might not be his own.”


finch

Last but not least, we come to Tom Hanks – who is quietly becoming a sort of unofficial MVP of Apple TV Plus movies and series. The journeyman actor now has two original films available on the streamer – a WWII film, greyhoundand the dystopian man goes on a journey movie finch – in addition to a new WWII series coming to Apple’s platform next year (master of the air).

in the finch, Hanks plays a robotics engineer who dies of an illness that is not fully described. He built a robotic companion with the express purpose of taking care of his dog when he dies. Be sure to keep a box of Kleenex nearby for this one, one of the few post-apocalyptic dramas that has a pushover like me in its heart.


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