We all know that Stan has all of the hot television shows on lock, but what about the hot movies? Well, instead of leaving you on your own to death-scroll through pages upon pages of Stan flicks, we’ve helped you narrow it down with our list of the best movies on Stan right now.
Thank me later, but this is your A+ assortment of the movies that you just have to watch as soon as you can, based on both Rotten Tomatoes and critic reviews, because if sometimes critics really do have a point.
The Best Movies on Stan Right Now
Quite literally my favourite movie ever made, and something I would happily watch at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Parasite is the masterpiece work of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Okja) and won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film and Best Original Screenplay.
When I tell you those awards are more than deserved, I am absolutely not exaggerating. The movie is a dark comedy that takes so many twists and turns that you will be on the edge of your seat the whole way through.
The underlying message here is ‘fuck the rich’, and I’m sure that’s something we can all get behind. Parasite is hands down one of the best movies on Stan, nay, THE WORLD, so please give it a watch.
Do I even need to explain why Mamma Mia is one of the best movies on Stan right now?
It’s simply a classic of musical cinema, starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, gay icon Christine Baranski and so many more super stars that you’ll get dizzy just looking at them all.
Mix all these legends with a whole smorgasbord of ABBA songs and a lush Grecian setting, and you have the perfect feel-good movie for any occasion. Definitely give this a watch if you haven’t already.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
On his way to wizard school (Hogwarts), he meets Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), the two more interesting wizards who he will be third-wheeling for the rest of his life.
Oh and there’s also the whole thing with the Dark Lord Voldemort, the wizard who killed his parents, being on the back of his teacher’s head.
But hey, at least there’s a cool chess scene!
A twisted fkn David Lynch movie that goes in every single direction except the expected. I would tell you what the movie is about but that would ruin the charm. It’s a relatively simple story that follows an amnesiac and an actress, and the multiple layers of their relationship.
What’s the truth? What is but a faded memory? Which scenes are real and which are completely made up?
Mulholland Drive is a trip and a half, but not in the way that will leave you complaining about how you wasted your time. Every second is worth diving into, and maybe hold onto your blanket or your loved one around the back end of the film, because even though this isn’t a horror, there’s definitely a big jump scare out of nowhere.
A perfect Stan movie for a rainy day, lemme tell you.
As an Italian, there are only three things I was born to do before I shift off this mortal coil. Those things are to love my Nonna, consume pasta at least once a week, and have an undying respect for The Godfather. It’s fact, ask anyone.
I haven’t even seen all three of the films, and yet even I know that the films are masterpieces of cinema and storytelling. Just prepare to immerse yourself in a world of Italian crime and delicious characterisation.
You come to my house? On the day that my daughter is to be married? Coming in search of the best movies on Stan?
(If you didn’t get that reference, it’s even more of a reason to watch this movie ASAP.)
Tom Hanks in one of his most remarkable roles. It’s truly a timeless classic, this one, and now it’s finally on Stan.
The film follows the titular Forrest Gump as he moves from gridiron football to fighting in the Vietnam war, constantly inspiring the people around him with his impossible charm and overwhelming optimism. Alongside this is the fact that Gump has a thing for Jenny, his childhood crush, who he hopes to reignite things with.
It’s a feel-good classic, and one of the best movies on Stan now that it’s here, so give it a watch.
Also, Sally Field plays Hanks’ mother, and quite literally anything that she’s in is amazing. Put some respect upon her name and watch this film already.
Dumped by her boyfriend, Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) decides to chase him by attending law school, where she finds out that she’s smart as hell.
It’s an early 2000’s classic so you know that it’s going to be very pink and very fun throughout the entire movie.
Also, if you’ve never seen this film it’s absolutely worth watching for the ‘bend and snap’ scene alone. If you know you know.
This feel-good flick currently has a 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, because 72% of people have taste and the others are dead wrong.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
A young woman is tasked with painting another young woman and wham, bam, thank you ma’am, suddenly we’ve entered a 1770’s French lesbian drama.
The portraits are on fire (metaphorically speaking) and your loins will be too. Sink your teeth into some romance for a change and witness one of the best movies on Stan right now.
In fact, it’s only on Stan. You won’t get this much heat anywhere else, baby.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Right now this flick is considered to be one of the hottest films on Stan right now, and for very good reason.
Ryan Reynolds plays Michael Bryce, a CIA officer and bodyguard who is practically the best of the best, and his job is to make sure nothing happens to notorious hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) before he testifies at the International Criminal Court.
Naturally, shit gets wild pretty damn fast, and the comedic action kicks into gear until the film’s satisfying ending. Go into this one expecting a fun little action film, not something that is going to redefine how you see cinema.
Also, there’s a sequel called The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard featuring Salma Hayek as the main character and fkn yes, please.
Look, I know that Shrek is on Stan, but if I’m going to include a classic feel-good film that’s made for children but still slaps as an adult viewer, it’s going to be something that isn’t spoken about all the time.
Spy Kids is the perfect amalgamation of all of my interests, those interests being Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino. Truthfully if you enjoyed this movie as a child, you are now probably bisexual, and if not, definitely queer.
The child acting from Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara is surprisingly charming as well, making for the ultimate package of fun. Also, the flick has a 93% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, which means even the critics fkn love it.
So there you have it. A bunch of the best movies on Stan right now. If you can’t commit to a full film, head HERE to give our list of the best TV shows on Stan a crack instead.