Since the invention of streaming movies, lazy days filled with movie watching, TV binging, and the constant hand to mouth exercise of snacking has never been easier.
For those fantastic weekend days when all you want to is relax, pull a Joey and Chandler and forever lounge on your easy chair, and watch endless entertainment, Direct TV made it easier for you by offering recent released and classic movies available to your with just the click of a remote.
Get ready to settle in for the day and have a movie marathon with these top movies:
- 12 Years a Slave
Academy Award winner 12 Years a Slave is a British-American historical adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir Twelve Years a Slave. Directed by Steve McQueen, this film follows Northup, a free African American man in New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Tragically beautiful, this movie is every bit deserving of its award as Best Picture.
- Catching Fire
The second film in the trilogy, Catching Fire takes the audience back the dystopian society of District 12. Katniss and Peeta return home from winning the Hunger Games to find their success has inspired rebellion. In retaliation, President Snow announces there will be a special Hunger Games for all winners to participate in.
And, of course, there is plenty of Gale/Peeta drama in the love triangle Katniss completes.
A 3D sci-fi thriller and space film, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are astronauts involved in a mid-orbit destruction of a space shuttle and its attempt to return to Earth. Filled with themes of survival, isolation, and the psychological toll a catastrophe takes on a person, this movie is actively engaging.
This movie received 10 nominations at the 86th Academy Awards. Together with American Hustle it received the greatest number of nominations for the 2014 ceremony.
The film won seven Academy Award including Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score.
- Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen’s comedy-drama about a rich Manhattan socialite who falls victim to poverty and homelessness, Blue Jasmine is reminiscent of Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Cate Blanchet gives a beautiful performance, and deservedly took home the Academy Award for Best Actress.
- August: Osage County
Dark comedy August: Osage County is based on the Pulitzer Price by Tracy Letts. The movie deals with death, divorce, family problems, and loneliness.
While the move received mixed reviews, the cast is outstanding. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin, and Ewan McGregor star in this film with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts being nominated for Academy Awards.
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
A biographical film directed by Justin Chadwick; this film is based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiographical book Long Walk to Freedom.
This film follows Mandela’s childhood, coming of age, education, and 37 years in prison before becoming President of South Africa to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.
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