Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got Michelle Williams, Colin Firth, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Olsen, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Grace Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Silverman, and Geoffrey Rush, plus Oscar winners, two terrific documentaries, a cult TV fave, and fine films from Martin Scorsese and Alfred Hitchcock. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
A computer screen or an iPad doesn’t quite feel like the right way to view Scorsese’s big-canvas, big-budget, 3D family picture, but we’ll say this: it’s such a delightful charmer that it certainly doesn’t need all the bells and whistles. Take them away, and you’ve got a heartbreaking story of a lonely kid, the warm tale of his budding friendship with a spectacular girl, yet another pitch-perfect Ben Kingsley performance, and about the most entertaining lesson in cinema history you can imagine.