With so many streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and Amazon Instant Video available 24/7, you could easily spend hours upon hours trying to decide what you want to watch.
That's why every week I share my favorite picks with you so you don't have to spend hours sifting through everything there is to stream. This week, I'm sharing three movies I loved and I know you will too. On top of that, I'm sharing classic Gene Wilder movies to celebrate the life of the beloved actor.
Without further ado, here are my picks for this weekend:
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Starring: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair
Synopsis: "The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy."
Why You'll love it: This true story of an unlikely friendship stars a marvelous, award-winning cast, a heartwarming plot that is a little predictable at times but still manages to be sentimental and inspiring.
Where to Stream it: iTunes, $4.99; YouTube, $4.99; Amazon Video, $4.99; Vudu, $4.99; Google Play $4.99
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell
Synopsis: "Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio."
Why You'll love it: Directed by Jodie Foster, this thrilling drama features a strong cast and a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the whole ride.
Where to Stream it: iTunes, $14.99; YouTube, $14.99; Amazon Video, $14.99; Vudu, $14.99; Google Play $14.99
The Million Dollar Duck
Starring: Rob McBroom, Dee Dee Murry, Rebekah Nastav
Synopsis: "Six wildlife artists look to take the top prize in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the sole juried art competition that is decided by the U.S. government."
Why You'll love it: You wouldn't have thought so much effort goes into designing stamps. The annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest has been called "The American Idol" and "The Super Bowl" and the "World Cup" of wildlife art. If those tag lines don't reel you in, you'll just be a sitting duck.
Where to Stream it: iTunes, $7.99
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
Synopsis: "To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary."
Why You'll love it: This beloved classic directed by Mel Brooks is one of Gene Wilder's best and most popular performances and is considered by many to be one of the funniest movies ever made.
Where to Stream it: Cinemax, iTunes, $2.99; YouTube, $2.99; Amazon Video, $2.99; Vudu $2.99; Google Play, $2.99
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Pete Ostrum
Synopsis: "The last of five coveted 'golden tickets' falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory."
Why You'll love it: This lovable classic adapted from Roald Dahl's children's book is a must-see masterpiece. It's the performance Gene Wilder will be most remembered for, and opens up a world of pure imagination.
Where to Stream it: iTunes, $2.99; YouTube, $2.99; Amazon Video, $2.99; Vudu, $2.99; Google Play, $2.99
Want more Gene Wilder? Here's where you can stream other popular movies the late actor was in:
- Bonnie and Clyde - iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play
- The Producers - iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Google Play
- Young Frankenstein - Verizon on Demand
- Silver Streak - YouTube, Amazon, Google Play
- Stir Crazy - YouTube, Amazon, Google Play