The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) just handed out their selections for the best movies of 2019, recognizing a number of heavy hitters and also fitting in a few welcome surprises. The big winner of the evening had to be Sam Mendes’ 1917, which took home Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Picture, Drama. That’s one that needs to be seen on the big screen, so click here to grab tickets right now.
A surprising number of Golden Globes winners already are available to rent or own, though, and in that case, AMC Theaters On Demand has you covered. Want to catch up on five Golden Globe winners from the comfort of your own home? Rent or buy the following titles right now.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
- Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
- Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt)
- Best Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino)
Quentin Tarantino has called ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD his third Western, and it's also his first movie about the film industry (which we know he adores). But the main draw to this movie is the bond of friendship forged between Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fading members of the film community who are watching the world and the culture change before their very eyes. See this, then pray that Tarantino rethinks his retirement plans.
- Best Actor, Drama (Joaquin Phoenix)
- Best Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir)
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix prove that not all comic book movies need to involve capes. By focusing squarely on the iconic DC villain, JOKER provides a perplexing and devastating history for a damaged individual who eventually embraces his role as the Clown Prince of Gotham. Batman's nowhere to be seen, but you will see one of the best performances of Phoenix's career.
- Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Taron Egerton)
- Best Original Song (Elton John and Bernie Taupin)
We are so happy that more and more people are finding ROCKETMAN, because it's an extraordinary journey through the extremely colorful life of Sir Elton John. The film pulls no punches, embracing its R rating to tell the true story of what John calls an R-rated life, and Taron Egerton is off-the-charts good as the piano-playing superstar. He does his own singing in this one, so be sure to turn your TV speakers up.
- Best Actress, Drama (Renée Zellweger)
From the stage of the Golden Globes, Renée Zellweger reminded everyone that it has been 17 years since she's had a role of influence and significance in the film industry. JUDY truly is her return to form, though. She disappears into the role of the Hollywood icon, who was struggling to hold it together at the tail end of her career. It's a fabulous portrayal, and one that could even get the CHICAGO star another Oscar®.
- Best Animated Film
One of the night's biggest surprises, if only because Laika Studios topped some major sequels in this category (TOY STORY 4, FROZEN II, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD) to claim its Globe. But maybe that was the point. Maybe the HFPA felt like celebrating something fresh and original, and the animation stylings of Laika are always awards-worthy. Buy or rent MISSING LINK and see what the fuss is all about.