Every week, we’ll be putting together a list of free movies to watch on The Roku Channel. This week’s edition isn’t lacking in the star power department, with features from The Rock, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Arnold and more!
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– Walking Tall (2004): A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Scott.
Why it made our list: We’ve yet to see a film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that wasn’t fun to watch – and Walking Tall is no different.
– Drive (2011): A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. Starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan.
Why it made our list: Action. Style. Romance. A great soundtrack. Drive has it all.
– The Running Man (1987): A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Conchita Alonso.
Why it made our list: The Running Man is 80s Arnold near the top of his game – with no shortage of classic one-liners.
– Johnny Mnemonic (1995): A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. Starring Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren.
Why it made our list: It’s always a good time to take a look back to see how movies portray the future, and seeing Keanu Reeves in “2021” is flat out entertaining.
– To Die For (1995): A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive. Starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon.
Why it made our list: How far would you go to be famous? Nicole Kidman will stop at nothing to achieve fame in this dark satire film.
– The Big Chill (1983): A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. Starring Tom Berenger and Glenn Close.
Why it made our list: An all-star cast and an awesomely 80s soundtrack ensures that The Big Chill withstands the test of time.
– West Side Story (1961): Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Starring Natalie Wood and George Chakiris.
Why it made our list: Widely regarded as one of the best musicals of all time, this Romeo and Juliet remake won an astounding 10 Oscars.
– Of Mice and Men (1992): Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams. Starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
Why it made our list: Two amazing actors portraying this classic story is a recipe for success that will certainly tug at your heartstrings.
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