Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got great stuff from Richard Gere, Forest Whitaker, David Cross, Susan Sarandon, Casey Affleck, Tim Roth, Julia Stiles, Brit Marling, Dave Grohl, Chloe Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
If there were ever a role that Richard Gere was born to play, Robert Miller, the high-profile financial whiz at the center of Nicholas Jarecki’s sleek pop thriller Arbitrage, may very well be it. He can do this kind of smooth, fast-talking, confident, and handsome weasel in his sleep, but he doesn’t sleepwalk through the film — instead, he brings his (and our) familiarity with this type to the character, and squeezes it. The film itself moves fast and is fun to watch, but it’s junk food, a cinematic beach read. Yet there’s a messiness to Gere’s performance that lingers long past the end credits. (Streaming on Netflix.)