Every month, DISH has dozens of new movies available to rent or purchase on pay-per-view and on demand. To order, simply tune-in to channel 1 or 501 for On Demand, or browse channels 502-517 for Pay-Per-View. Here’s a look at some of the best new titles now available to rent. Not a DISH subscriber? Use this link to find the DISH package that’s right for you!
How did a three-hour biopic about a scientist sell nearly $1 billion in tickets during the peak of the summer movie season? To be honest, we’re still not totally certain of the answer to that, other than to state the obvious: Oppenheimer is one of the best films of not only this year, but arguably the 21st century. Anchored by a magnetic performance from star Cillian Murphy, every element of the film is as carefully and expertly constructed as an atomic device itself. From the gorgeous cinematography and production design to Ludwig Gorransson’s commanding score to the brilliant sound design, clever script, and uniformly excellent performances from the entire ensemble, Oppenheimer is the greatest achievement in Christopher Nolan’s already estimable career. You’ll be blown away.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
If you think Indiana Jones is getting a little too old for this…so does Indiana Jones. James Mangold takes over for Steven Spielberg in the fifth (and seemingly final) installment of the classic series. Harrison Ford plays Indy as a wary old-timer who gets pulled back into one last mission against the Nazis. The movie has great supporting parts for Fleabag’s Phoebe-Waller Bridge, Antonio Banderas, and Mads Mikkelsen, who fills the obligatory role of a Nazi scientist with a dastardly plan. The de-aging CGI used on Ford is truly impressive, and Mangold knows how to stage a heart-pounding chase scene.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
This prequel to The Hunger Games centers on a young Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), who eventually becomes the cruel leader of Panem. The tragic circumstances of his relationship with young tribute Lucy Gray Baird (West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler) leads to his moral downfall, but let’s be real: Most of us are here to see the Games, which are once again exhilarating and horrifying in equal measure. It’s also a lot of fun seeing proto versions of Hunger Games characters like host Caesar Flickerman (whose father “Lucky” is portrayed with similar panache by Jason Schwartzman in this movie) and young Tigris, who is played by Euphoria standout Hunter Schafer.
In classic films like Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, writer-director Sofia Coppola demonstrated a unique command of stories about young women in unhealthy relationships. Priscilla, her new biopic about Elvis’ much-younger wife, is an ideal project given her artistic sensibilities. Newcomer Cailee Spaeny is incredible as Priscilla Presley, as the secret thrill of their early courtship slowly gives way to a solitary life as just another one of The King’s subjects. Although he may not be the spitting image of Elivs the way that Austin Butler was in last year’s Elvis, Jacob Elordi’s take on the character exudes rakish charm, and his chemistry with Spaeny is crucial to the film’s success. It’s easy to imagine a version of this movie that portrays Elvis as a lecherous hound dog, or Priscilla as a helpless naïf. Instead, Coppola presents their story as far more nuanced, allowing her actors to express more range and depth. If Baz Lurman’s Elvis captured the electric shock of Elvis’ early years, this film is more like his ‘68 Comeback Special: mature and sophisticated.
Back in 2016, Gareth Edwards made one of the best Star Wars films in Rogue One, and the premise of The Creator, his first feature in seven years, shares some similarities. It centers on a small group of rebels as they fight against forces who command a powerful space weapon. But unlike the intergalactic melodrama of Star Wars, The Creator feels grounded in a story that’s relevant to our world. Specifically, The Creator wrestles with the consequences of artificial intelligence, and where it could eventually lead. This is obviously well-tilled soil, but Edwards’ vivid production design and harrowing battle scenes infuse the movie with a realism that feels increasingly rare in the world of high-concept sci-fi (we’re also awarding bonus points for telling an original story not based on previous IP).
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Extended Version
The concert heard all around the world – quite literally! Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour was the talk of the year, as she held 151 shows across five continents, reaching over 10 million fans. Now, Taylor Swift has shared her extended Eras Tour Film (available to rent for $19.89, of course), releasing it on her 34th birthday (Dec. 13) for all her fans to celebrate with her.
This extended version will feature extra performances from Lover, 1989, and Speak Now – which were not originally in the theatrical release of the film. Swift took to social media to confirm that “Wildest Dreams,” “The Archer” and “Long Live” will be available as part of the new version of the film. Indulge your wildest dreams…rent the extended version of the Eras Tour with DISH today!