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16 blockbuster Rakuten TV movies to make self-isolation sweeter.

April 2nd, 2020

By Melissa McPhillips

Now’s the time more than ever to get a good old movie binge session on the go. And with tastecard, you get Rakuten TV movie discounts on the latest blockbuster movies and thousands more, with up to 27% off and starting from just £2.99.

So, if you have the latest blockbuster thrillers like Joker or kids’ films of 2019 like Frozen II on your list, discover what else might tickle your fancy on Rakuten TV.

Family flicks.

Frozen II.

When Elsa starts to hear a sound from the north calling her, she and her sister Anna leave Arendelle with Olaf, Kristoff and Sven to discover where her magical powers came from. Get ready for more laughs and singalongs from the animated sequel of 2019.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Y’lan Noel, Chelsea Peretti, Kingsley Ben-Adir

The Addams Family.

The Addams Family return with an animated instalment. The family play host to some spooky relatives, but trouble soon appears when TV personality, Margaux Needler, hatches a plan that the Addams Family unknowingly stand in the way of.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Chloe Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

The sequel Maleficent film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil features of a new, powerful queen who comes between Maleficent and Princess Aurora. Together they team up to take on new enemies as well as forming new allies to protect their lands.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer

 

Period dramas.

Emma.

An adaptation of the 1815 Jane Austen novel, comedy-drama Emma is about a young girl facing social class struggles along with the battles of growing up in her small town. Spending time matchmaking and meddling in others’ lives, will she find her own love that’s been there all along?

Year of release: 2020

Cast: Anya-Taylor Joy, Johnny Flynn, Connor Swindells, Tanya Reynolds & Callum Turner

 Downton Abbey.

The spin-off of ITV’s renowned series, the Downton Abbey movie is a real heart-warmer. Serving up more polite chit-chat, extravagant dinner parties and tame-scandal, King George V and Queen Mary pay a visit to the abbey and cause a stir between the Crawleys and their servants.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Maggie Smith, High Bonneville, Michelle Dockery & Imelda Staunton

Thrillers.

 Joker.

The most talked about film of 2019, watch Joker on Rakuten TV. Deeply dark and sinister, Arthur Fleck is a clown by day and failed comedian who’s disowned, bullied and mocked by the world. Struggling to find a place in society, his descent begins, which lands him his villain title as the Joker.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz

Horrors.

Doctor Sleep.

Following on from The Shining, Dan Torrance remains traumatised from the events years on. When he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory ‘shine’ gift, peace and quiet is soon taken off the cards. Together, they team up battle the True Knot cult who try to feed off others’ ‘shine’ to become immortal.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly

 Ready or Not.

Your wedding day’s usually the happiest day of your life, are we right? Not this one. On the night of her wedding, Grace is challenged with a game of hide & seek by her new in-laws. Stay hidden and she’ll be welcomed into her new family. But be found and she’ll face a whole load of horror. Not quite wedding rom-com we’re used to, but there’s a good dose of dark humour in there.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Andie MacDowell, Mark O’Brien

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Dramas.

Official Secrets.

Based on true events, Official Secrets recalls when British Intelligence Specialist Katharine Gun received a memo from NASA. Stating the US were calling on Britain to gather secret information about U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favour of invading Iraq, watch deceit unravel.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode

 Le Mans 66.

Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer, and Ken Miles, a British race car driver, team up to design a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. against all odds. The pair plan to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966 against the famous race cars of Enzo Ferrari.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts

Comedies.

Hustlers.

Destiny works as a stripper, and life quickly takes a turn when she befriends the club’s top earner, Ramona. She shows her how to get the most from the wealthy Wall Street clientele. And when the economic collapse of 2008 makes a dent in their profits, the two come up with a plan to take their lives back.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Lilli Reinhart, Cardi B, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lizzo

Knives Out.

When crime novelist Harlan Thrombey passes away, things look suspicious. Renowned Detective Benoit Blanc is on the case, putting everyone in the Thrombey family under the spotlight, giving him a long stream of lies, deceit and family feuds to find the truth in.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Lee Curtis

Action movies.

Ad Astra.

On a mission to find his missing father, astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) ventures to the outer edges of the solar system in Ad Astra. Trying to solve a mystery threatening Earth’s survival, he unravels secrets that could challenge the existence of humans.

Year of release2019

Cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga & Donald Sutherland

Gemini Man.

Assassin Henry Brogan is ready to pack it all in after his 72nd job but things take a turn when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can predict his every move. And he quickly learns that the man in question is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Linda Emond

Terminator: Dark Fate.

A newly modified liquid Terminator, the Rev-9 model, arrives in Mexico City from the future along with Grace, a hybrid cyborg human. Setting out to kill young factory worker called Dani Ramos, Grace must protect Ramos from the seemingly indestructible Rev-9 with the help of seasoned warrior Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.

Year of release: 2019

Cast: Linda Hamilton, Arnold, Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna

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