What are the best movies to watch on OCS right now?

In addition to offering a very wide selection of series, OCS also has an eclectic catalog for all lovers of the seventh art. To find your way around, here is a small list of 10 films that you can currently watch on the French platform.

If you are about to subscribe to OCS just to discover the new series House of the Dragonthat airs from August 22, be aware that the SVOD platform is not limited to the universe of Game of Thrones and the HBO channel. We even suggest you take the opportunity to discover the often forgotten OCS cinema catalogue.

The platform’s offer, which is smaller than that of its competitors, still has some gems that we advise you to discover. Lovers of superheroes, colorful musicals or harrowing dystopias, you should all find your happiness in this selection of 10 films you can watch on OCS. And if you’re looking for series, you can find our selection of essential nuggets of the small screen, also on OCS.

The indispensable thriller: Zodiac sign

Fight Club, Se7en, Gone Girl, The Social Networkthe series House of cards and mindhunter…Prolific director David Fincher has quickly become a fixture on both the big and small screens. OCS allows you to (re)discover one of its masterpieces: Zodiac sign. The film focuses on the enigmatic serial killer who haunted the San Francisco area in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the journalistic and police investigation surrounding him.

The opportunity to meet three actors at the start of their careers, but already at the height of their talent: Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk in avengers) and Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man). With Zodiac sign, David Fincher signs on for a sticky thriller about one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States. Despite some length, the feature film is a success, a captivating dive into the heart of an investigation that remains a mystery even today.

Superheroes in black and white mode: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

If you’re more of a DC Comics team than a Marvel team, you really should watch this darker and far more successful version of the awful Justice League by Joss Whedon. Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Watchmen), who had worked on the project before he quickly left it for family reasons, delivers here his own vision of the feature film. Far from perfect, this “Cheater Cut” still pretty much catches up to the original work, with Batman teaming up with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash to save the world.

The filmmaker brings a more nuanced, more coherent work, but also inevitably longer (still 4 hours). Zack Snyder’s Justice League is thus ultimately a good superhero film, with convincing fights and magnificent staging. The feature film is even available in two versions: color or black and white. You are therefore left with 8 hours of viewing in total. Something to occupy your summer between two heat waves.

Adventure cartoons: Azure & Asmar

Remember: in 1998, director Michel Ocelot turned French animation upside down with Kirikou and the witch. Eight years later, he renewed the experience with Azure and Asmar, his first computer-generated film. If the result is visually aged a bit, the feature film remains a beautiful moment of poetry and enchantment. Azur and Asmar tells the story of two children who love each other like two brothers, but are brutally separated in childhood. As adults, they each go in search of the famous Djinn’s fairy…

The animated film delicately tackles the themes of difference, discrimination and the initiation journey with its intelligent scenario, but always on a child’s level. A very beautiful story made in two languages, French and Arabic, with sweet musical sequences. In the same spirit, we recommend the French animated film The Castle of the Apesalso available on OCS and just as touching.

The chilling dystopia: The sons of men

In 2027, the world is ravaged by pandemics, wars and terrorism (does that ring a bell?). Humanity has become sterile and can no longer reproduce. It is in this context that the youngest human in the world, “Baby Diego”, the last child born on Earth, dies. At the same time, Theo Faron, a former activist, is contacted to ensure the protection of the most wanted person in the world: Kee, a young pregnant woman. This unusual event could very well disrupt the future of humanity…

Set in an almost post-apocalyptic Britain, The sons of men unfolds its harrowing dystopia with breathtaking craftsmanship, composed almost entirely of sequenced images. Masterfully crafted by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Rome), the film is a pinnacle of science fiction, intimate and universal at the same time. Served by a Royal Cast, by Clive Owen (City of Sins) to Julianne Moore (Magnolia), The sons of men is a psychological and almost physical test. You will not emerge unscathed from this fatalistic experiment on the future of the human species.

The colorful musical: Demoiselles de Rochefort

“We are twin sisters, born under the sign of Gemini, mi, fa, sol, la, mi, re, re, mi, fa, sol, sol, sol, re, do…”. Impossible to make this selection without completing it with this unmissable musical, which is sure to make you fall back into musical childhood. So yes, it’s gnan-gnan for wishes and the film has aged a bit, we give you that.

But Demoiselles de Rochefort, it is also a marvel of musical composition, interpreted by top actors (when Catherine Deneuve was not yet a reactionary), and illuminated by costumes that have become cult. Summer is the perfect season to let yourself be seduced by the whirling staging of Jacques Demy. Demoiselles de Rochefort is a great classic of French cinema, a real little treat that you would be wrong to miss.

Personal time travel: Looper

Joe is a new kind of killer, a “looper”. He works for the mafia and makes sure to make all the annoying witnesses disappear, thanks to a certain device. The victims are sent to the past, to our time, to be eliminated by the loops. But when Joe faces his next victim, he finds he must execute…himself this time.

In 2012, Rian Johnson (Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi) signed this compelling and psychological period epic. With Looper, the director reinvents both the usual codes of the action film, while at the same time proposing an effective science fiction scenario. Worn by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The dark rider rises) and Bruce Willis (die hard), the feature film is a captivating and atypical time loop, a must-see for fans of intricate storytelling.

The adaptation of a cult manga: Attack of the Titans

It is now a classic of Japanese animation, a true phenomenon that is impossible to pass by. Success in bookstores in manga version, great community for the animated series… Attack of the Titans is simply one of the best Japanese creations of recent years. Thanks to the virtuosity of its action scenes and the power of its twists, the work quickly established itself as a major blockbuster.

On OCS you can discover collections of the series in the form of films, three in number: The scarlet bow and arrow, the wings of freedom and The roar of awakening. They contain about ten episodes each, making it easier to catch up on the first story arcs. Enriched with a few unseen sequences, these films will suit the curious who want to discover Attack of the Titans only for fans who miss their favorite series since the manga ended last year. A little gem, but not for everyone, as the degree of violence is particularly high.

Marvel’s Masterpiece: Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage

No, we’re kidding, go ahead, you’re saving your time. If you still have two minutes to spare, you can always settle for the trailer.

Intimate documentation: Taxi Tehran

OCS offers great entertainment, but also allows you to discover great independent films, often unfairly overlooked. This is the case with the revolting Taxi Tehran, a docu-fiction where the director, Jafar Panahi, pretends to be a taxi driver in the Iranian capital. Thanks to a camera installed in the car, the spectator watches the ballet of people from very different backgrounds. Poor or rich, young or old, progressive or downright reactionary, each passenger, usually anonymous, allows you to explore a whole part of Iranian society.

A few days ago, the filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested again in Iran and is currently serving a 6-year sentence for propaganda against the regime. Taxi Tehran, filmed secretly in his country, is one of the finest films of his career.

The funny striptease: magic microphone

It’s THE film that catapulted actor Channing Tatum (and his body) to the skies among American blockbusters, drawing inspiration from his own personal story. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Infection), magic microphone offers a sexy dive into the world of male striptease.

The formidable Matthew McConaughey (True detective) and Matt Bomer (Doom Patrol) accompany Channing Tatum (Kingsman) in this dramatic comedy clearly not to be taken at face value. We are not going to lie to each other, the plasticity of its actors remains one of the assets magic microphonebut above all, the film is excellent entertainment, fun and without fuss, perfect to switch off your brain at the weekend.

The rain report: Children of Time

Three years later Your namethe wonderful director Makoto Shinkai returned to the screens in 2019 to dazzle our eyes once again with Children of Time. The film follows the story of high school student Hodaka, who flees his island to reach Tokyo. With no money or job, he ends up being recruited by a magazine dedicated to the paranormal. When an extreme weather phenomenon hits Japan and causes constant rain, Hodaka investigates the existence of the weather priestesses…

If you liked Your nameyou will definitely love it Children of Times, a real success when it was released in Japan. The virtuoso filmmaker Makoto Shinkai finds his favorite themes there, around Japanese faith and love with a capital A. With endearing characters and sumptuous visuals, Children of Time will appeal to both young and old, while also sending an ecological message. Bright.

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