Hoopla is here for you
Another great place to stream movies, free of charge, is Hoopla Digital. It’s user-friendly, there are thousands of titles to choose from, and in this indeterminate time of leisure, you can stream 10 titles each month.
Here’s a list of some that caught my perusing eye:
Guys and Dolls (1955): There aren’t a ton of musicals in the catalog, but at least one of them is this lighthearted classic, featuring a parade of memorable songs and a couple of charming, charismatic leads in Sinatra and Brando.
A Shot in the Dark (1964): It’s always a good time to get familiar with comic genius, Peter Sellers, and this absolutely side-splitting entry in the Pink Panther series is a great place to start.
Baby Boom (1987): I dare you not to be delighted by Diane Keaton as she navigates the choppy waters of being both a New York businesswoman and unexpected mother (via inheritance) in the ‘80s.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988): The title makes this science fiction horror comedy sound ridiculous – and it is, in all the best cult classic kinds of ways.
Strictly Ballroom (1992): Baz Luhrmann’s debut film remains my favorite in his canon. Bizarre, exhilarating, affecting, and about as singular an experience a movie can render.
Flirting With Disaster (1996): This early David O. Russell film is an offbeat screwball riot, following a neurotic New Yorker on a cross-country search for his birth parents.
Swingers (1996): This quintessential L.A. film of the '90s showcases low-budget magic, the chemistry between Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, and made the latter a star overnight.
George Carlin: George’s Best Stuff (1996): There is a plethora of Carlin material available here, and I would recommend you make your way through the whole of it. If you're looking for a place to start, though, this compilation of legendary performances from the counter-culture comedian is just the ticket.
Serendipity (2001): John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are the definition of star-crossed, in this magical romantic-comedy, that rises above the many duds of the genre.
Crazy Love (2007): If you thought Tiger King was crazy, you ain't seen nothin' yet. This entirely mad account of the beyond-toxic relationship between Burt Pugach and Linda Riss proves that truth really is stranger than fiction.