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10 Best Movies On Apple TV+ Right Now (November 2023)

If there is one thing Apple TV+ is known for – it’s quality over quantity. Even though it doesn’t have multiple shows and movies to choose from, they have an assortment of some of the best TV shows and films across genres. Moreover, people who buy Apple gadgets often get a good deal, like a year of Apple TV+ for free. It’s also just $4.99 a month if you want to subscribe. So, even though there aren’t a ton of options, Apple TV+ is carving its own path as a quality streaming choice. Check out the listicle below to pick one out for your couch potato-ing time. 

1) The Pigeon Tunnel 

IMDb Rating – 7.0

The Pigeon Tunnel is a documentary about the famous spy writer John le Carré. The first impression of the movie is often that it’s a calm one. It’s just over 90 minutes long and mainly shows a long talk between le Carré (whose real name is David Cornwell) and the award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, who stays off-screen. They talk back and forth, and the film also has old pictures and re-creations of Cornwell’s past. There are even scenes from the movies and TV shows based on his spy stories, like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Even though it seems simple, the conversation in the film is really interesting and keeps you hooked the whole time.

Cast 

  • Jake Dove as Teenage David Cornwell
  • Charlotte Hamblin as Olive Cornwell
  • Garry Cooper as Ronnie Cornwell
  • Simon Harrison as Kim Philby
  • Arlo Dodgson as Young David Cornwell
  • William Dodgson as Young David Cornwell
  • Douglas Rankine as Rudolf Hess
  • Dominik Dervaics as Tony Cornwell
  • Alan Mehdizadeh as Big Man
  • Richard Durden as MI6 Officer
  • Mike Noble as Adult David Cornwell
  • Zoltán Nagyhegyesi as Nick Elliott (credited as Zoltan Nagy Hegyesi)
  • Jogle Gazdag as Austrian Night Manager

Director – Errol Morris

Release Date – 2023

Runtime – 1h 32m

2) Hala 

IMDb Rating – 6.2

 

The movie Hala is directed by Minhal Baig and is an endearing story about growing up. Geraldine Viswanathan, who plays Hala, looks the character and does an amazing job. The movie shows Hala dealing with typical high school stuff like figuring out life after graduation, handling a not-so-grown-up relationship with her parents, and, of course, boys. What makes it special is how Viswanathan acts—quiet yet powerful. The film’s cozy scenes, whether at a family dinner or a stroll in a Chicago park, make Hala’s rebellious moments hit you right in the feels.

Cast

  • Geraldine Viswanathan as Hala Masood
  • Jack Kilmer as Jesse / Hala’s boyfriend
  • Gabriel Luna as Mr. Lawrence
  • Purbi Joshi as Eram / Hala’s mother
  • Azad Khan as Zahid Masood
  • Taylor Marie Blim as Melanie (credited as Taylor Blim)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Shannon Taylor
  • Charin Alvarez as Principal
  • Sam Straley as Evan
  • Sonny Bhatt as Arash
  • Ahmed Lucan as Mahmoud
  • Alka Nayyar as Hina
  • Raven Whitley as Lucy
  • Bianca Corral as Sasha
  • Zayna Dib as Joy
  • Jimmy Chung as Photographer
  • Birgundi Baker as Hannah

Director – Minhal Baig

Release Date – 2019

Runtime – 1h 34m

3) Flora and Son

IMDb Rating – 7.0

 

Apple TV+ enthusiasts can rejoice because Flora and Son brings a lot of drama, laughs, and music to the table for all the happy vibes you seem to seek in a movie.  Hewson stars as Flora, a Dublin single mother who’s having a hard time raising Max (Orén Kinlan), her rebellious teenage son. That is until law enforcement encourages her to find Max a hobby. After unearthing a beat-up guitar, Max starts taking online lessons from a Los Angeles musician (played by Gordon-Levitt), which ends up changing his life for the better.

Cast

  • Eve Hewson as Flora
  • Marcella Plunkett as Kathy
  • Paul Reid as Kev
  • Orén Kinlan as Max
  • Don Wycherley as Guard
  • Amy Huberman as Aishling

Director – John Carney

Release Date – 2023

Runtime – 1h 37m

4) Stephen Curry: Underrated

IMDb Rating – 7.3

Four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry is a notable force in the basketball world. The upcoming documentary film on Apple TV+, in partnership with A24, aims to showcase the immense talent of the youth. It will chronicle Curry’s career from his 2008 NCAA Tournament days to his performances with the Golden State Warriors in the 2021-22 season. If you have an interest in compelling sports documentaries, “Underrated” provides valuable insight into Curry’s extraordinary journey.

Cast

  • Stephen Curry as Self
  • Reggie Miller as Self – NBA Hall of Famer
  • Dell Curry as Self – Stephen’s Dad / NBA Player ’86-’02
  • Bob McKillop as Self – Davidson Head Coach
  • Kevin Durant as Self
  • Jason Richards as Self – Davidson Point Guard ’04-’08
  • Sonya Curry as Self – Stephen’s Mom
  • Brandon Payne as Self – Skills and Shooting Coach
  • Shonn Brown as Self – Stephen’s High School Coach
  • Matt Matheny as Self – Davidson Assistant Coach ’03-’09
  • Candy Adams as Self – Stephen’s Grandmother
  • Lexus Safford as Self – Stephen’s Cousin
  • Mercedes Safford as Self – Stephen’s Cousin
  • Ryan Curry as Self – Stephen’s Daughter
  • Gayle Kaufman as Self – Davidson College Professor (credited as Dr. Gayle Kaufman)
  • Canon Curry as Self – Stephen’s Son
  • Riley Curry as Self – Stephen’s Daughter
  • Ayesha Curry as Self – Stephen’s Wife
  • Andrew Lovedale as Self – Davidson Forward ’05-’09
  • Jim Fox as Self – Davidson Assistant Coach ’01-’14
  • Thomas Sander as Self – Davidson Forward ’04-’08
  • Michael Kruse as Self – Davidson Alum & Writer
  • Lauren Biggers as Self – Davidson Sports Information ’06-’11
  • Steve Rossiter as Self – Davidson Forward ’06-’10

Director – Peter Nicks

Release Date – 2023

Runtime – 1h 50m 

5) On the Rocks

IMDb Rating – 6.4

Sofia Coppola’s latest film, On the Rocks, begins as a tale of possessive fatherhood. Laura (Rashida Jones) marries Dean (Marlon Wayans), and they have two daughters, Maya (Liyanna Muscat) and Theo (Alexandra Mary Reimer). Dean is busy with his startup, while Laura, attempting to write a book, feels stuck. The gap between Laura and Dean widens, and Felix enters the scene, feeding Laura’s fears that Dean might be unfaithful. On the Rocks suggests that ageing men often act like needy babies, craving validation, especially from their daughters. Laura is both drawn to and repelled by Felix, and Coppola’s gentle filmmaking generates sympathy for the father and empathy for the daughter, revealing the complexities of their bond.

Cast

  • Bill Murray as Felix
  • Rashida Jones as Laura
  • Marlon Wayans as Dean
  • Jessica Henwick as Fiona
  • Jenny Slate as Vanessa
  • Liyanna Muscat as Maya
  • Alexandra Mary Reimer as Theo (credited as Alexandra Reimer)
  • Anna Chanel Reimer as Theo (credited as Anna Reimer)
  • Barbara Bain as Gran
  • Juliana Canfield as Amanda
  • Alva Chinn as Diane
  • Mike Keller as Officer O’Callaghan
  • Musto Pelinkovicci as Musto
  • Zora Casebere as Lucy

Director – Sofia Coppola

Release Date – 2020

Runtime – 1h 36m

6) Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You 

IMDb Rating – 7.3

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You is a black-and-white documentary accompanying the album of the same name. Directed by Thom Zimny, it takes fans on a warm journey behind the scenes of the music-making process. The film emphasizes Springsteen’s enduring career, using archival footage to highlight the journey of the E Street Band and the losses they have faced. While emotional and occasionally insightful, the main focus is on providing Springsteen fans with an enriched experience of the album, making its development a secondary aspect in the film.

Cast

  • Roy Bittan as Self
  • Nils Lofgren as Self
  • Patti Scialfa as Self
  • Garry Tallent as Self
  • Steven Van Zandt as Self (credited as Stevie Van Zandt)
  • Max Weinberg as Self
  • Charles Giordano as Self (credited as Charlie Giordano)
  • Jake Clemons as Self
  • Frank Bruno as Self

Director – Thom Zimny

Release Date – 2020

Runtime – 1h 30m

7) Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds

IMDb Rating – 7.0

Werner Herzog, known for his distinct voice and perspective, shares clips from Deep Impact because he genuinely likes and finds them well-done. In an interesting turn, he criticizes what he refers to as “film school doctrine” while praising a field video shot by a South Korean meteor specialist in Antarctica. The plotline revolves around Herzog’s appreciation for certain film clips and his critique of conventional filmmaking notions, creating a unique and cohesive narrative.

Cast

  • Werner Herzog as Self – Narrator
  • Clive Oppenheimer as Self – Interviewer
  • Simon Schaffer as Self
  • Jon Larsen as Self
  • Jan Braly Kihle as Self
  • Paul Steinhardt as Self
  • Laurence Garvie as Self
  • Meenakshi Wadhwa as Self
  • Nita Sahai as Self
  • Fátima Tec Pool as Self
  • Guy Consolmagno as Self
  • Donna Rohrer as Self
  • Joanna Bulger as Self
  • Mark Willman as Self
  • Rob Weryk as Self
  • Kelly Fast as Self
  • Jong Ik Lee as Self
  • Doug Passi as Self
  • Alo Tapim as Self

Director – Werner Herzog

Release Date – 2020

Runtime – 1h 37m

8) CODA

IMDb Rating – 8.0

Sometimes, a movie can make you feel like you’re really living in its world. CODA does this right from the start with its beautiful scenes that make you almost smell the Atlantic air in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The story centers on seventeen-year-old Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones), the only hearing member in her family. She lives with her deaf parents, Jackie (Marlee Matlin) and Frank (Troy Kotsur), and her older brother Leo (Daniel Durant). Despite the family responsibilities, Ruby joins the school choir where her teacher, Bernardo Villalobos (Eugenio Derbez), discovers her special singing talent.

Cast

  • Emilia Jones as Ruby Rossi
  • Troy Kotsur as Frank Rossi
  • Daniel Durant as Leo Rossi
  • John Fiore as Tony Salgado
  • Lonnie Farmer as Arthur
  • Kevin Chapman as Brady
  • Amy Forsyth as Gertie
  • Courtland Jones as Ms. Simon
  • Molly B. Thomas as Audra (credited as Molly Beth Thomas)
  • Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Miles
  • Ayana Brown as Guidance Counselor
  • Marlee Matlin as Jackie Rossi

Director – Sian Heder

Release Date – 2021

Runtime – 1h 51m

9) A Charlie Brown Christmas 

IMDb Rating – 8.3

A Charlie Brown Christmas is a classic cartoon from 1965. Charlie Brown deals with the commercial side of Christmas and befriends a sad little fir tree. Despite facing social snubs and holiday blues, Charlie Brown’s story is touching and funny in this 25-minute film. It captures the humor of Charles Schulz’s comic strip, featuring slapstick moments and a jazzy Christmas score by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, loved by both kids and adults.

Cast

  • Ann Altieri as Frieda (voice) (uncredited)
  • Chris Doran as Schroeder / Shermy (voice) (uncredited)
  • Sally Dryer as Violet (voice) (uncredited)
  • Bill Melendez as Snoopy (voice) (uncredited)
  • Karen Mendelson as Patty (voice) (uncredited)
  • Geoffrey Ornstein as Pig-Pen (voice) (uncredited)
  • Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown (voice) (uncredited)
  • Christopher Shea as Linus Van Pelt (voice) (uncredited)
  • Cathy Steinberg as Sally Brown (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tracy Stratford as Lucy Van Pelt (voice) (uncredited)

Director – Bill Melendez

Release Date – 1965

Runtime – 25m

10) Wolfwalkers 

IMDb Rating – 8.0

Tomm Moore’s latest film, Wolfwalkers, from Cartoon Saloon, completes his Irish folklore trilogy. The story revolves around friendship across borders and social boundaries, featuring a girl and her overprotective father. The film touches on themes like English colonialism and Irish myths while conveying a message of hope and the potential for common ground if strangers reach across borders.

Cast

  • Honor Kneafsey as Robyn Goodfellow (voice)
  • Eva Whittaker as Mebh Óg MacTíre (voice)
  • Sean Bean as Bill Goodfellowe (voice)
  • Simon McBurney as Lord Protector (voice)
  • Tommy Tiernan as Seán Óg (voice)
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Mebh’s Mother, Moll MacTíre (voice)
  • Jon Kenny as Stringy Woodcutter, Ned (voice)
  • John Morton as Stumpy Woodcutter (voice)
  • Nora Twomey as Head Housekeeper, Bridget (voice)
  • Oliver McGrath as Street Children Ringleader, Padraig (voice)
  • Paul Young as Sheep Farmer (voice)
  • Niamh Moyles as Fishmonger (voice)
  • Ben Andrews as Soldier (voice)
  • Jerome Funk as Soldier (voice) (credited as Jerome Burelbach)
  • Vince Drews as Soldier (voice)
  • Seamus Greene as Soldier / Additional Voices (voice)
  • Gilbert Johnston as Soldier (voice)
  • Luke Mandie as Soldier (voice)
  • Ian Sanderson as Soldier (voice)

Director – Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Release Date – 2020

Runtime – 1h 43m

Also Read: 10 Best Shows On Apple TV+ Right Now (November 2023)

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