Best Movies You Can Stream at Home This Week

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25. I’ve Loved You So Long (2009)
> Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius
> Runtime: 117 min
> Rating: PG-13
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on April 30, 2020

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas stars in this Golden Globe-nominated drama about a woman readapting to society — and learning to live with family — following her release from prison. The French flick is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video with subtitles.

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24. Cast Away (2000)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez
> Runtime: 143 min
> Rating: PG-13
> Recently added to: HBO Now on May 1, 2020

Tom Hanks — who recently recovered from COVID-19 — was nominated for an Oscar for his lead actor role in this movie about a man who is stranded on a remote island. The movie received positive reviews from 88% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praised Hanks, the film’s script, and the directing by Robert Zemeckis, who is also known for directing “Back to the Future” and “Forrest Gump,” also starred Hanks.

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23. Thappad (2020)
> Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah
> Runtime: 142 min
> Rating: N/A
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on May 4, 2020

This Indian drama made its U.S. premiere this past February. It details a woman’s experiences after being slapped by her husband at a party. The movie currently has a Freshness rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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22. 99 River Street (1953)
> Starring: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter
> Runtime: 83 min
> Rating: N/A
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on April 27, 2020

This brutal film noir follows a boxer-turned-cab driver on the run from the police after his wife is murdered by her lover. The thriller was directed by Phil Karlson, who would later direct the drive-in classic “Walking Tall” (1973).

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21. Blue Jasmine (2013)
> Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard
> Runtime: 98 min
> Rating: PG-13
> Recently added to: Amazon Prime Video on May 2, 2020

Actress Cate Blanchett won an Oscar for her role as an unstable socialite in this drama. Written and directed by Woody Allen, the film was especially popular among critics, garnering a 91% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences gave it a 77% rating.