The Best Movies on Apple TV+

It’s no secret that major streaming services are the definition of convenience. Gone are the days of waiting for your favourite movie to hit the DVD store – streaming is here, and it’s here to stay. Subscription platforms are great for a lazy day, but what happens when you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? You know that feeling – when you’ve set your mind on a movie, and you just have to watch it? Well, that’s where Apple TV+ comes in. If you’re looking to settle in for a movie-night, find out what to watch on Apple TV+.

The Top 10 Movies on Apple TV+

Here’s a list of the top 10 movies on Apple TV+ you can’t afford to skip over (in our opinion, anyway):

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Swan Song

Cameron Turner is a family man, surrounded by his loving wife and child, both of whom he adores. But when he finds out he has a terminal illness, Cameron wrestles with the decision to tell his family of his diagnosis, afraid of what he’ll be leaving behind. However, he’s given the option to replace himself with an exact clone to spare his family any pain, a decision he’s initially on board with, but slowly becomes against as he sees himself being slowly shoved out of the picture by the clone.

Finch

Stuck in movie-release limbo thanks to COVID, Finch now has a home on Apple TV+, allowing Tom Hanks to star once again. 10 years after the ozone layer was destroyed by a solar flare, the Earth is a ravaged wasteland, with few people left, including robotics engineering Finch Weinberg. Dying from a mysterious ailment, Finch is building an advanced robot to help take care of his dog for when he’s gone, but after a storm threatens to destroy his refuge and his robotic work, he has to alter his plans and escape to save himself, and his dog.

Fathom

A documentary film about whales. What could be better? Not much, honestly. But if need a bit more information about Fathom, here you go. Fathom follows two researchers – Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland – as they lead research on humpback whales in Alaska and Scotland, where they study the communication of the whales and its differences based on location. Plus, if you struggle with getting to sleep, what’s better than a doco about whale song?

CODA

CODA follows the story of Ruby, the only hearing-enabled person in her household, as she tries to balance life as a teenager and help her parents’ struggling business. Joining the school choir to impress her crush, it’s discovered that Ruby has a singing voice, and is thrust into the spotlight, with the potential to take her talents further. However, as her parent’s struggle further, Ruby begins to forego her opportunity to help her family make ends meet, with the weight of the world seemingly on her shoulders in this classic coming-of-age story.

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Beastie Boys Story

In the 80’s and 90’s, the Beastie Boys were a musical force to be reckoned with, with hits like You Gotta Fight for Your Right (To Party), No Sleep till Brooklyn and Body Movin’ are all certified hits, but as for the artists behind the music, it’s been a long road. And that’s what the Beastie Boys Story is about, travelling back down that road of fame and fortune, the rise to fame, and the decades-long career the rap group had. If you’re a music fan, this doco may be your next watch.

Palmer

With no sight of another JT album on the horizon, we’ll have to settle for another movie, with Justin Timberlake trying his hand (again) at a serious role. Timberlake plays Eddie Palmer, a former college football star who is just released from prison after a 12-year stint and takes a job as a janitor at the local school in his hometown. Here he meets a young boy named Sam, and the two form a friendship, giving Sam an escape from his drug-addicted mother. It’s a bit of tearjerker, focussing on redemption and the importance of being yourself, although no sign of Timberlake on the soundtrack either.

Greyhound

Has Tom Hanks ever starred in a movie we didn’t like? We don’t think so. And it’s no different for his Apple TV+ movie Greyhound, an action thriller inspired by the actual events of the Battle of the Atlantic ­­— with a screenplay by Hanks himself. He stars as a first-time captain who is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic waters of the “Black Pit” during World War II, which is patrolled by German U-boats.

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Wolfwalkers

This Celtic-inspired feel-good cartoon movie is an Apple TV+ Original, and it’s like Twilight but purely wolves — and wholesome. Wolfwalkers follows a hunter who takes his daughter Robyn, a young apprentice hunter, on a mission to wipe out the last wolf pack in Ireland — animals seen as evil and to be destroyed. However, everything changes when his daughter befriends a free-spirited native girl from a mysterious tribe and transforms into the very thing that her father wants to abolish.

The Banker

Nick Fury and the Falcon unite in The Banker, which tells the true story of the two revolutionary African American entrepreneurs from the 1960s, Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson). The pair, who are among the first African American bankers in the United States, devise a plan to fight for housing integration and home ownership so that their own community has equal access to the great ‘American Dream’.  Nicholas Hoult (Skins) stars as their token wealthy white man, who poses as the head of the business — a tactic that may have genius to begin with, but when people begin to get suspicious, Fury and Falcon (ahem, Joe and Bernard), land in hot water.

On the Rocks

Written by the genius that is Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation), On the Rocks stars the comedic Bill Murray and Rashida Jones as the father-daughter duo you didn’t think you needed. The comedy follows young mother Laura (Jones), who reconnects with her playboy father Felix (Murray) after the two embark on an adventure across New York, chasing Laura’s husband after the pair suspect he is cheating on Laura. It’s chaotic, it’s bittersweet, and it’s classic Sofia Coppola.

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What movie should I watch on Apple TV+?

While this is just a taste of what’s available on Apple TV+, and you may have a difference preference when it comes to tuning into the big screen, if you’ve got the house to yourself, these movies may be a good place to start. If nothing here has tickled your fancy, then you can always check out the best shows, making that lazy day on the couch something to look forward to.

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