Every week, we publish a list of free movies to watch on The Roku Channel. This week’s list is bursting with talent, with appearances from Will Ferrell, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and Sylvester Stallone just to name a few.
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Elf (2003): After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Starring Will Ferrell and James Caan.
Fun fact: Will Ferrell reportedly turned down $29M to star in Elf 2 in 2013.
Escape Plan (2013): When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Available only from 6/8 – 6/15.
Fun fact: This was the third prison-themed movie for Stallone – after Victory (1982) and Lock Up (1989).
Fly Away Home (1996): A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. Starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.
Fun fact: In the movie, Amy (Anna Paquin) was raised in New Zealand and then moved to Canada. In real life, Anna Paquin was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand.
I Spy (2002): A professional athlete has to help a U.S. government agent recover a missing jet. Starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.
Fun fact: Initially, Owen Wilson claimed to be nervous about improvising with comedy legend Eddie Murphy, but got more comfortable as filming went on.
The Addams Family (1991): Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. Starring Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia.
Fun fact: To this day, Wednesday Addams is one of Christina Ricci’s favorite characters she’s ever played.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004): In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes. Starring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, and Liev Schreiber.
Fun fact: The cast included four Academy Award winners: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Jon Voight, and Kenneth Utt.
What A Girl Wants (2003): An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. Starring Amanda Bynes and Colin Firth.
Fun fact: Kelly Preston and Oliver James did all of their own singing in the movie.
*Titles and availability are subject to change.
Source: Official Roku Website