Apple TV+ has a quickly expanding catalogue of original TV shows and movies to dig into. If you’re seeking something new to watch with your subscription allow us to run through some of the best movies you can find on the streaming service.
The best movies you’ll find on Apple TV+
In 2022 Apple Original film CODA took home the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film, which centres on the story of Ruby and her experience as the only hearing person in her family, won 3 Oscars in total, including one for Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.
As a CODA (child of deaf adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her home. When she discovers a passion for singing, Ruby must choose between family obligations and her dreams.
Video game adaptations are all the rage right now, but the story of Tetris isn’t the one you might expect. This is no Super Mario Bros. movie, instead its a tense cold war thriller about the real-life creators of Tetris, who fought so hard to release the game.
The synopsis from Apple TV+ says:
Based on the true story of American video games salesman Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) and his discovery of Tetris in 1988. When he sets out to bring the game to the world, he enters a dangerous web of lies and corruption behind the Iron Curtain.
Jennifer Lawrence makes an awards-worthy appearance in the Apple TV+ movie Causeway, as a soldier attempting to reintegrate after years of service.
The synopsis reads:
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Lynsey, a soldier struggling to adjust back home in New Orleans following a traumatic injury. When she meets local mechanic James (Brian Tyree Henry), the pair being to forge an unexpected bond.
Maybe it’s good writing, maybe it’s Tom Hanks. I don’t really care what’s at the heart of this movie’s impact but this post-apocalyptic story is kind of a blend of Cast Away and I Am Legend, and it works.
The movie’s synopsis reads as follows:
A robot that lives on a post-apocalyptic earth which was built to protect the life of his dying creator’s beloved dog, it learns about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life.
The Velvet Underground
If Rotten Tomatoes ratings are anything to go off (sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t), this 2021 documentary film directed and produced by Todd Haynes is a must-watch for music lovers. It has a 98 per cent rating, after all.
The synopsis for The Velvet Underground reads as follows:
The Velvet Underground creates a new sound that changes the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most revered bands.
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, Dads takes some of the biggest names in Hollywood – from Ron Howard and Will Smith to Neil Patrick Harris and Hasan Minhaj – and dives into the topic of what it means to be a father today.
The movie’s synopsis reads as follows:
Dads is a heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today’s world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood’s funniest celebrities, including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minhaj, Conan O’Brien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.
On The Rocks
When you combine the likes of Rashida Jones, Sofia Coppola and Billy Murray it’s hard to go wrong. On the Rocks is described as “a blend of an exuberant love letter to New York, a generation-clash comedy about how we see relationships differently from our parents and a funny celebration of the complications that bind modern families even as they tie us in crazy knots”.
The synopsis of the film reads as follows:
A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband. What follows is a sparkling comic adventure across the city – drawing father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
This film, which currently has a 93 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, landed Denzel Washington (another) Oscar nomination for Best Actor, so naturally, it has to be on this list.
Washington stars as Macbeth, with Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth. The modern adaptation of a Shakespearean classic is sure to wow.
The synopsis for The Tragedy of Macbeth reads as follows:
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning.
Once you’re done there be sure to check out all the other good things that are available on Aussie streaming services this month.
This article has been updated with additional titles since its original publish date.