This week’s top five Redbox/DVD/Blu-ray releases are dominated by two acting powerhouses: George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Who would you rather watch — A broken-hearted husband or a strong female leader?
No. 1 — The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep completely transforms herself into Margaret Thatcher in this biopic on the U.K.’s first female prime minister. The film explores Thatcher’s life as she transforms from a simple grocer’s daughter into one of the most powerful women in the world. Oh, and the film earned Streep yet another Academy Award for Best Actress.
Rotten Tomatoes: 54% Fresh
No. 2 — The Descendants
George Clooney earned another Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role as a father attempting to reconnect with his daughters after his wife is severely injured in a boating accident. The movie shows Clooney as we’ve never seen him before: vulnerable.
Rotten Tomatoes: 89% Fresh
No. 3 — The Darkest Hour
Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby star in this film that follows five young people as they fight against an alien attack against the world’s power.
Rotten Tomatoes: 11% Fresh
No. 4 — The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch
This 2008 film starring Kristin Scott Thomas follows the secret adoptive son of a murdered billionaire. He must fight to keep the bad guys from taking over his father’s mega-fortune.
Rotten Tomatoes: 50% fresh
No. 5 — Street Poet
C. Thomas Howell and Jeff Stearns star in this 2009 film about a down-on-his-luck man who finds his voice through slam poetry competitions.