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, there’s great stuff from Leonardo DiCaprio, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Greta Gerwig, Alexander Skarsgård, Guy Pearce, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tobey Maguire, Steve Coogan, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Christopher Walken, Ben Stiller, Rosario Dawson, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Hollywood’s never quite gotten a handle on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, and Baz Lurhmann’s recent adaptation is burdened with the kind of hyperactive, overanxious style that we’ve come to expect from the filmmaker. But the film is wonderfully cast, and once Gatsby and Daisy’s romance takes center stage to ground and center the director’s manic inclinations, the film surprisingly and improbably begins to work. (Available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video.)