A few of my favorite movies (or: Hollywood – death by 1,000 paper cuts)

Over a year ago, I wrote a missive about how idiotic Hollywood’s “Rental Window” was. Luckily, things have changed, and now you can easily stream a movie from almost any streaming service the same day it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD.

I kid. You know that’s never going to happen. I recall as a kid when we wanted to rent a movie on VHS, we had to go to the video store and see if they a) stocked it or b) had a copy in stock (or were all out). If you really wanted a movie, say for a child’s birthday party or similar, you might have to hit several video stores before you could find a copy (and hopefully it wasn’t the copy with the spot of the tape that was bent or demagnetized. TRACKING!!! SOMEBODY ADJUST THE TRACKING!

But I digress. My point is that we’ve come more than 30 years into the future from when that era started, yet we haven’t moved at all. I was out with some friends the other day, and mentioned a few of my favorite movies. They asked for a list, and I thought – sure, in fact, I’ll add links to streamable versions for those I can.

But the insanity that is trying to find streamed movies results in so much chaos. There are dozens of streaming services, each with different catalogs. And some movies – either because they’re too old, or the studio is holding them hostage for a later day, aren’t available on streaming, only on shiny media.

Enter Can I Stream It?, a service that attempts to tell you where you can stream (or rent) movies. It’s an IMDB of movie availability, and also has apps available for several platforms.

Here are some of my favorite drama or suspense movies:

 
Here are some of my favorite comedy movies (I accept no liability if you watch them and hate them):

 

 

 

 

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