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Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch


Denzel Washington received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

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Apple TV Plus doesn’t have as deep a movie library as Netflix or other streaming rivals. Still, it has stars like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Bill Murray on board – and even garnered a few Oscar nominations for the films Greyhound and Wolfwalkers.

Here’s a look at some of the real must-see movies on Apple TV Plus.

The good news is that if you’ve purchased an Apple product recently, you probably already have access to the streaming service for free. Here is a selection of the best films to date…

See also: Apple TV Plus: all about Apple’s streaming service | The 11 best shows on Apple TV Plus

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch

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Joel Cohen of the Cohen Brothers filmmaking duo directs this adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, which is currently up for three Oscars. Sure, a Shakespearian English-language movie might not be for everyone, but the feature is undeniably gorgeous, and Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, and Alex Hassell deliver powerful performances.

Finch (2021)

Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch

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You can read our full Finch review here, but long story short: we loved it! It’s often overly sentimental, with some sickening ‘life lessons’, but this post-apocalyptic tale of a lone survivor and a robot on a final road trip has real charm and is well worth watching. look at.

The Year the Earth Changed (2021)

Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch

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Nature heals. No, really – it’s not about those ironic crocodile memes from early 2020 floating on pool noodles or cats ride a baggage carousel. When humans abandoned cities, parks, oceans and many other places during the 2020 COVID shutdowns, all kinds of wild creatures took advantage. Narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, The Year Earth Changed shows that we owe whales, penguins, cheetahs and a host of other animals to interfere less with their lives.

Wolf Walkers (2020)

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A dazzling animated film from the team behind Songs of the Sea, it’s the third installment in Tomm Moore’s ‘Irish folk trilogy’. It’s probably one of the best animated films of 2020, more than deserving of an Oscar nomination against the giants of Disney and Pixar. Completely bewitching.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Bit Blurry (2021)

Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch

This raw, behind-the-scenes music documentary gives you a glimpse into the life of singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, from her breakthrough hit Ocean Eyes to recording the James Bond theme No Time to Die. In the candid film, Eilish faces the pressures of touring, directing music videos, and writing and recording her hit album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

The Banker (2020)

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It’s a little light on the subject, but The Banker, a biopic of Bernard Garrett – an enterprising black business owner who hired a white person to be the face of his business to circumvent racist attitudes – is worth at least a deviation. .

Palm Tree (2021)

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It’s easy to forget that Justin Timberlake is an accomplished actor, but Palmer will absolutely remind you of that. Playing an ex-con stumbling through the life of a young boy, Palmer is hardly groundbreaking, but he is carried by Timberlake’s central performance. Prepare for tears.

Dads (2019)

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A fantastic documentary directed by Bryce Dallas Howard about what it was like to be a father in those days. Touching, well done. A must see, especially for parents.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (2020)

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It’s more of an animated short than a movie, but given the subject matter (and the fact that Apple TV Plus doesn’t have as many movies), we’re adding it. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is beautiful, heartwarming, and perfect for families with young children.

Greyhound (2020)

Apple TV Plus: The 13 best movies to watch

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Starring Tom Hanks as the Commander of the United States Navy, Greyhound was well received upon release and – unlike most modern films – is skinny with a running time of 90 minutes. Tense, well-acted and produced, and Oscar-nominated for sound, Greyhound is perhaps one of the best films available on Apple TV Plus.

On the Rocks (2020)

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On The Rocks reunites Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray for the first time since A Very Murray Christmas. It’s basically a father and daughter drama. It’s a bit more airy than Coppola’s usual work, but it seems to suit Murray, whose charming, world-weary performance elevates the whole project.

History of the Beastie Boys (2020)

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Fight for your right to party with the Beastie Boys Mike Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) as they tell the story of their music and 40 years of friendship with the late Adam Yauch ( MCA). This “live documentary experience” is directed by their longtime collaborator Spike Jonze as a fitting testament to these rap legends.

Halah (2019)

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The coming-of-age story Hala tells a relatable story about the struggle to forge an identity, as a teenage girl balances her Muslim upbringing with her social life and high school identity.



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