Good Movies to Rent on iTunes

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

There are thousands of good movies to rent on iTunes, and their catalogue is growing all the time. From older films like Spaceballs to releases that are brand spankin’ new, you can choose to download their titles to your iPod touch, iPhone, or Apple TV. If you don’t have one of these miniature digital wonders, you can also rent these films online via Netflix (which grants us a small commission). Either way, you’ll be adding some quality motion pictures to your current library.

Paranormal Activity (2009) – Made on a shoestring budget, this story about a young woman and her boyfriend being tormented by an invisible demon became the surprise hit of 2009. Filled with tension and plenty of moments that’ll make you jump out of your seat. I can only hope that the inevitable sequel is half this entertaining.

The Hurt Locker (2009) – Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, The Hurt Locker revolves around a bomb disposal unit serving during the occupation of Iraq. Jeremy Renner serves as their newly-transferred leader, and the tension soon mounts as his daredevil antics make his fellow soldiers feel endangered. Ralph Fiennes has a cameo as a mercenary.

The Cove (2009) – A shocking documentary about the annual killing of dolphins in a Japanese national park. PETA members will get fighting mad, and even casual viewers should be disturbed by the butchering of these intelligent creatures simply to satisfy corporate greed.

Pineapple Express (2008) – A stoner (Seth Rogan) and his dealer (James Franco) are pursued by a murderous drug lord (Gary Cole) in this action comedy from producer Judd Apatow. Danny McBride stands out as a mercurial drug dealer named Red.

The Hangover (2009) – After getting blitzed in Las Vegas, three friends wake up to find the fourth member of their group missing. As they try to track him down, they slowly uncover a number of embarrassing situations from the previous evening. Grossing over $460 million, The Hangover was one of the mega-hits of 2009.

Inglourious Basterds (2009) – Brad Pitt is the leader of the Basterds, a group of American soldiers dropped into Nazi-occupied France for the express purpose of spreading terror and chaos. As this Quentin Tarantino film rolls on, we soon learn about the top secret Operation Keno, a daring plan designed to end World War II. Brad Pitt exudes a macho goofiness as a Nazi-killing hillbilly, and Christoph Waltz steals the show as an enemy officer known for his prowess at tracking down Jews.

Fight Club (1999) – Edward Norton stars as a white collar drone who plans his life around buying new furniture and attending support groups for diseases he doesn’t have. Then he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), an eccentric soap maker. Before long, the two are fast friends, and this somehow leads to them forming a club where grown men beat each other silly in order to feel alive. One of the best guy movies ever made.

Extract (2009) – While it’s not quite as good as Office Space, this comedy from director Mike Judge is still filled with plenty of quirky characters and genuine laughs. The strong cast includes Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Clifton Collins Jr., Kristen Wiig, and more.

The Last King of Scotland (2006) – Forest Whitaker won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of charismatic-yet-crazy Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The film tells the fictional story of his tumultuous relationship with his personal physician, a Scotsman named Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy).

The Big Lebowski (1998) – Jeff Bridges helped make this Coen brothers film a cult classic thanks to his portrayal of The Dude, a stoned-out slacker who loves bowling. John Goodman gives a memorable performance as The Dude’s volatile bowling partner, Walter Sobchak. Filled with bizarre dream sequences, kidnappings, and nihilists, The Big Lebowski has even inspired yearly gatherings known as Lebowskifest and The Dude Abides.

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June 16, 2010

Torie Vandevender

Yo thanks to you for the last cool post.

January 7, 2011

Benny Hinn

Thanks for breaking this down for the rest of us. We need more of this!


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