What The 50 best movies on Crave right now from jasie jaihead's blog

The Bell Media-owned platform brings a handful of different Canadian and American TV and movie brands services together under one streaming service. Essentially, that means there’s a big selection of mainstream fare: original HBO and HBO Max movies, buzzy new releases with awards cache, as well as an extensive back catalogue of Hollywood classics and Canadian indies. There are so many iconic films to choose from so for this list that we’re not even trying to be definitive. We’ve selected a mix of recent gems and older favourites that we like. You should note that quite a few of these movies require an additional subscription to Starz. We’ll update this list monthly as new titles arrive on the platform and older ones leave. Corsage 2022 FuLL Movie Free Online


After Hours

Martin Scorsese’s 1985 comedy plays out over one frenzied night in the life of an unassuming New York word processor (Griffin Dunne), who ventures downtown to see a nice woman (Rosanna Arquette) and finds himself trapped in a nonstop parade of weird encounters with characters played by Linda Fiorentino, Verna Bloom, Catherine O’Hara – in one of her very first big-screen roles – and Cheech and Chong. And three and a half decades later, Michael Ballhaus’s cinematography of pre-gentrification SoHo makes the movie feel like it’s set on an alien world. Requires Starz subscription Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


All My Life

In a perfect world, this true-life tale of romance, tragedy and crowdfunding would have been a huge Christmas hit. Instead, Marc Meyers’s unabashed studio weepie never had a chance to build the world of mouth that would have attracted audiences, and it sank into VOD oblivion. But now the true story of Toronto couple Jenn Carter and Sol Chau – whose friends launched an online campaign to pay for their 2015 dream wedding when Sol was diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer – has another chance to catch your eye as you scroll through the new releases. Jessica Rothe (the Happy Death Day movies) and Harry Shum Jr. (Crazy Rich Asians) are charming as hell as instant soulmates whose connection sustains them through an unimaginable challenge, and the movie becomes a celebration of the life they could have made… if they’d only had more time. Spirited (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


An American Pickle

In 1919, Brooklyn pickle-factory worker Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) falls into a brining barrel, where he lies perfectly preserved for a century – resurfacing 100 years later to a very different world, where his great-grandson Ben (also Rogen) is his only surviving family. Simon Rich’s generational fish-out-of-water tale mixes some fun commentary on hipster America’s obsession with artisanal frippery and social-media meltdowns into a deeper, sadder story about loss and faith. Actor/producer Rogen takes to the whimsical premise surprisingly well, giving two distinct and fully felt performances as Herschel and Ben… even when the movie moves a little too quickly to really let us savour them. Bones and All (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


Another Round

Thomas Vinterberg and Mads Mikkelsen – who last collaborated in 2012’s unnerving drama The Hunt – reunite for a slightly looser but no less powerful story about four high school teachers (Mikkelsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang and Vinterberg mainstay Thomas Bo Larsen) who decide to see if their careers and relationships would be better if they maintained a minimum blood-alcohol level of 0.05%. The answer may not surprise anyone, but the path to it is both very funny and very grim, with the quartet adapting to their state of constant inebriation with varying levels of success. Vinterberg is an old hand at spinning awkward human moments into explosive comedy or soul-freezing dread, as the situation depends, and this story gives him the opportunity to do a little of both – and Mikkelsen turns down his quicksilver charisma to blend into the ensemble, until it all comes pouring out of him in a brilliant, and brilliantly ambiguous, final dance number. This year’s Oscar winner for best international film – and rightly so. Babylon (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online



Ryan White’s documentary tells the jaw-dropping story of two women who unwittingly assassinated the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Malaysia’s international airport in broad daylight in 2017. The killing made international headlines, but the complicated story that unfolded next wasn’t covered as intensely. Exactly how these women (originally from Vietnam and Indonesia) became ensnared in an elaborate murder plot encompasses economic disparity, exploitation and diplomatic intrigue. The Fabelmans (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online

At Eternity’s Gate

Julian Schnabel’s look at the final years of Vincent van Gogh’s life stars Willem Dafoe as the Impressionist master, and the fact that the actor is a good 25 years older than van Gogh was when he died is a risky choice that pays off beautifully: Dafoe seems to reflect the extra wear of Vincent’s life, a man scraped raw by poverty and drink but incapable of doing anything other than making art. It’s one of the actor’s finest performances, which is really saying something, and Schnabel showcases it by structuring his film as a series of conversations between the deteriorating Vincent and his brother Theo (Rupert Friend), his contemporary Paul Gaugin (Oscar Isaac) and, ultimately, a solicitous priest (Mads Mikkelsen) at the sanitarium in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. There have been plenty of movies about Vincent van Gogh; it’s starting to feel like this one might be the best. The Menu (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo’s antic, absurdist comedy about two Midwestern BFFs whose impulsive Florida getaway lands them smack in the middle of a Bond-level revenge plot is positively filled with good-natured foolishness, as its naive heroes fumble through some moderate self-actualization and also fall into a love triangle with the lovelorn henchman (Jamie Dornan) of a supervillain (Wiig again, styled like a zombie Vera Farmiga) bent on unleashing a plague on the peninsula. There are musical numbers and talking animals and absolutely pointless digressions that are just there because writer/stars Wiig and Mumolo and director Josh Greenbaum are out to entertain themselves and hopefully everyone else. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online



Writer/director Mike Mills’s semiautobiographical drama stars Ewan McGregor as Oliver, a struggling artist whose life is complicated even further when his aging father Hal – recently widowed, and newly diagnosed with terminal cancer – decides to finally come out of the closet and live his truth for all it’s worth. Plummer won his only Oscar for his performance as Hal – at the age of 82 – and rightly so; it’s a role perfectly suited to the actor’s habit of undermining his stentorian presence with a wink or an unexpected grin. McGregor’s pretty good too, as is Mélanie Laurent as Anna, an actor who eventually helps Hal regain his equilibrium. Black Adam (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


Best In Show

Christopher Guest’s 2000 improvised mockumentary about competing dog breeders might not be his best work – that’s clearly A Mighty Wind, which has songs as well as jokes – but it’s the one where Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy are clearly having the most fun yes-anding each other’s ideas. Don’t get us wrong, there are plenty of other very talented people around –Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Fred Willard and Guest himself – but there’s just something so perfect about watching former SCTV co-stars and future Schitt’s Creek Emmy winners just riff off one another with practiced ease and genuine affection. Don’t believe us? Just watch them. Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online


Black Bear

Aubrey Plaza delivers the most archly calibrated and unpredictable performance of her career in this joyously nasty and sharply written movie. She plays a filmmaker looking for inspiration who visits a privileged artistic couple (Christopher Abbott, Sarah Gadon) living in a cottage in the Adirondack Mountains. What ensues could be described as The Hand That Rocks The Cradle meets millennial narcissism as the trio proceed to manipulate each other’s insecurities to benefit their creative endeavours. Director Lawrence Michael Levine keeps the audience on their toes, shifting from melodrama to meta-satire to slapstick to thriller and back again. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open


The brief and harrowing encounter between the two Indigenous women depicted in The Body Remembers is based on co-director’s Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers experience with a pregnant woman escaping abuse. Áila (co-director Tailfeathers) comes from privilege and Rosie (Violet Nelson) from the foster care system. But both are burdened by history and trauma, which recent headlines remind are not so far behind us. Their time spent together, seemingly shot in a propulsive and immediate single take (the edits are carefully hidden), is fleeting, but it has a profound and lasting impact. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) FuLL Movie Free Online



Sweet, goofy and unapologetically crass, Paul Feig’s blockbuster farce is built on a solid foundation of human psychology, thanks to the finely honed screenplay by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. Wiig stars in the film as Annie, a Milwaukee baker whose life has hit a rough patch that’s made even worse by the impending marriage of her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Even as the situations grow increasingly cartoonish – like the infamous food-poisoning sequence – Bridesmaids paints a credible portrait of a woman in crisis. But it’s also an ensemble piece, with Wiig sharing scenes with Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Jon Hamm, Chris O’Dowd, Matt Lucas and a ferocious Melissa McCarthy – nabbing her first Oscar nomination for a performance that catapulted her onto the comedy A-list. Ten years later, it’s still wildly funny.

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