Top Picks for Weekend Streaming: Three Excellent Free Movies to Enjoy

A man consumes a bottle of champagne with spectators in the background.

Can you fathom that we are approaching June? The recent releases over Memorial Day weekend, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and Garfield, both fell short at the box office, marking a lackluster start to the summer movie season. Nevertheless, there is hope on the horizon with Bad Boys: Ride or Die and Inside Out 2 poised to potentially be major hits in June.

Cinemas are not the sole venue to enjoy movies this weekend. FAST services provide a plethora of movies for free in the comfort of your own home. Simply register and view some advertisements. Then, you’re all set. This weekend, consider indulging in these complimentary films, including a risqué teen escapade, a timeless sci-fi masterpiece, and a darkly comedic Danish production.

EuroTrip (2004)

Four companions stand united in an airport.

Risque teen comedies are a forgotten art form. This movie genre dominated the 2000s before gradually fading away nearly a decade ago. These films aim to simply entertain the audience with laughter. There are no profound lessons to be learned, and prior knowledge of the subject matter is unnecessary, making it an ideal form of escapism. One such film from 2004 was EuroTrip.

Following a breakup with his girlfriend at his high school graduation, Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) embarks on a European adventure to meet his attractive German pen pal, Mieke (Jessica Boehrs). Accompanying Scott on this journey are his goofy best friend Cooper and twins Jenny (Michelle Trachtenberg) and Jamie (Travis Wester). The trip is filled with shenanigans, from wild parties and adult entertainment to hitchhiking and nudist beaches. However, EuroTrip’s lasting legacy to future generations is the song Scotty Doesn’t Know, performed by an Academy Award-winning actor. It stands as one of the most surprising cameos in cinematic history.

Watch Eurotrip for free on Pluto TV.

Escape from New York (1981)

Snake aims his firearm in Escape from New York

In Escape from New York, John Carpenter envisions the entire island of Manhattan as a high-security prison. During a flight over New York, Air Force One is hijacked. President John Harker (Donald Pleasence) escapes in a pod that lands in Manhattan. With the president trapped behind enemy lines, Police Commissioner Bob Hauk (Lee Van Cleef) enlists the help of former Special Forces soldier turned criminal Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) to rescue the commander in chief.

If Snake succeeds, he will be pardoned for his crimes. Hauk implants an explosive device in Snake’s arm to ensure his return, giving him 22 hours to complete the mission. Failure to return will result in Snake’s demise. Backed by a memorable performance from Russell and precise direction by Carpenter, Escape from New York stands as a seminal film in the science-fiction genre and a shining example of effective world-building.

Watch Escape from New York for free on Amazon Freevee.

Another Round (2020)

The ensemble cast of Another Round.

How about a toast? Four middle-aged men explore the impact of alcohol on their daily lives in Another Round, the Oscar-winning film by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. Four educators — Martin (Mads Mikkelsen), Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen), Nikola (Magnus Millang), and Peter (Lars Ranthe) — find themselves at a crossroads. These men have hit a wall in both their personal and professional lives. They stumble upon a theory suggesting that individuals with a moderate alcohol intake perform better throughout the day.

The men decide to experiment by consuming alcohol throughout the day. To their surprise, their lives undergo significant improvements, with each man rediscovering their zest for life. However, as they escalate their alcohol consumption, they quickly realize that being inebriated is only a temporary fix and does not solve their problems. Another Round offers a compelling exploration of midlife crises, culminating in an uplifting conclusion that will leave you wanting to dance.

Watch Another Round for free on Tubi.

Evan Brooks

Evan is a seasoned reporter with an insatiable curiosity for the latest gadgets and breakthroughs in science and tech.

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