Plex Picks for June 2024

Completely FREE Movies To Binge On Plex This Month

Lists Jun 4, 2024

Alright movie maniacs, it's your guy Richard Wells, the resident nostalgia critic here at Rewind Zone. I've scoured the catalogues to curate a killer list of completely free movies on Plex this month. From obscure cult gems to big-screen hits, this eclectic mix has something to satisfy every cinematic craving. Best of all? It won't cost you a single penny!

Before we get to the goods, let's address the Plex elephant in the room. What is it, and how can all these movies be free? Well, let me break it down for you...

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Now for the main event - the movies themselves, conveniently sorted by genre for your viewing pleasure. Get those watchlists ready, because you're gonna want to add these ASAP.

Crime Capers and Gritty Dramas

Drugstore Cowboy, The Hit and L.A. Confidential
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989) - Matt Dillon shines in this raw and unflinching portrayal of drug addiction and the desperate lengths people go to feed their vices. Gus Van Sant's directorial prowess is on full display, and let me tell you, it's a wild ride.
  • The Hit (1984) - A mobster, a con, and a group of inept hitmen make for an explosively entertaining ride in this British crime caper. Featuring stellar performances from Terence Stamp and John Hurt, it's a hidden gem that I stumbled upon and couldn't resist including.
  • L.A. Confidential (1997) - This neo-noir masterpiece from Curtis Hanson boasts an all-star cast (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce) and a labyrinthine plot that'll keep you guessing until the very end. As a die-hard fan of the genre, I can assure you it's an absolute must-watch.

War and Psychological Thrillers

We Were Soldiers, Mirrors, Copycat
  • We Were Soldiers (2002) - Mel Gibson leads an ensemble cast in this harrowing depiction of the first major battle between American and North Vietnamese forces. Brace yourself, folks, because this one packs an emotional punch that left me reeling.
  • Mirrors (2008) - Kiefer Sutherland stars in this deliciously creepy supernatural thriller about an ex-cop who finds himself battling malevolent forces from beyond the looking glass. As a horror aficionado, I can confidently say it's perfect for a late-night hair-raiser.
  • Copycat (1995) - Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver shine in this riveting psychological thriller about a serial killer who's copying other notorious murderers' methods. Taut, suspenseful, and immensely entertaining – just how I like my thrillers.

Biopics and Historical Dramas

Monster, This Boy's Life, JFK
  • Monster (2004) - Charlize Theron's transformative performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos will leave you stunned, trust me. As someone who appreciates a good biopic, this gritty and unflinching exploration of a troubled life gone terribly wrong is a must-see.
  • This Boy's Life (1993) - Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro deliver powerhouse performances in this poignant drama based on Tobias Wolff's memoir. Brace yourself for an emotional gut punch, folks – this one hit me right in the feels.
  • JFK (1991) - Oliver Stone's controversial epic delves into the conspiracy theories surrounding President Kennedy's assassination. Love it or hate it, you can't deny its ambitious scope and stellar ensemble cast. As a history buff, I found it utterly fascinating, but I'll let you decide for yourselves.

Classic Horror and Cult Favourites

Halloween, Rec and The Killing Fields
  • Halloween (1978)— John terrorised Carpenter's iconic slasher flick that birthed the legendary Michael Myers still holds up today, and as a die-hard horror fan, I can attest that it's a must-watch for anyone in the genre.
  • [REC] (2007) - This chilling Spanish found-footage horror had me on the edge of my seat, folks. Prepare to be mercilessly terrorised by the claustrophobic setting and relentless scares – just the way I like it.
  • The Killing Fields (1984) - This harrowing drama chronicles the Cambodian genocide through the eyes of a journalist and his interpreter. A sobering and unforgettable film that stayed with me long after the credits rolled, and one that I believe everyone should experience.

Post-Apocalyptic Thrills and Mind-Bending Fare

The Road, The Rover and Adaptation.
  • The Road (2009) - Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee deliver gut-wrenching performances in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's bleak novel about a father and son navigating a post-apocalyptic wasteland. As someone who loves a good dystopian tale, this one hit all the right notes for me.
  • The Rover (2014) - In this gritty and atmospheric thriller set in the Australian outback, a man (Guy Pearce) pursues the thieves who stole his car. Prepare for a slow-burn descent into madness, my friends – just the kind of cerebral fare I love to sink my teeth into.
  • Adaptation (2002) - Charlie Kaufman's mind-bending meta-script is brilliantly brought to life by Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper. As someone who adores a good mind-bender, I can assure you that this one will have you questioning your reality – in the best way possible.

Classics and Hidden Gems

Classic Films
  • Great Expectations (1946) - This lush adaptation of the Dickens classic is a cinematic tour de force, featuring stellar performances and lavish production values. As a lover of period dramas, I can confidently recommend it as a must-see.
  • The Hired Hand (1971) - Peter Fonda shines in this understated and poetic Western about a former ranch hand seeking redemption. A hidden gem that deserves more recognition, and one that I stumbled upon by pure chance – but I'm so glad I did.
  • The Wanderers (1979) - This underrated cult classic captures the gritty essence of 1960s New York through the eyes of a gang of Italian-American youths. Equal parts nostalgia and grit, it's the kind of film that hooked me from the very first frame.
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - John Carpenter's taut and minimalist thriller about a police station under siege is a masterclass in suspense and tension. As a die-hard Carpenter fan, this cult classic has stood the test of time for me, and I have a feeling it'll do the same for you.
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - Sergio Leone's sprawling epic spans decades, chronicling the lives of a group of Jewish gangsters from childhood to old age. A cinematic tour de force that demands your attention, and one that I consider a true masterpiece of the crime genre.

So there you have it - a cinematic f*ck-ton of free, grade-A films on Plex to binge all month long. From hard-hitting dramas to mind-benders, blood-curdlers to nostalgic gems, this list has you covered.

What are you waiting for? Fire up Plex, dim the lights, and get ready to gorge on some of the best damn movies handpicked by yours truly. Just don't blame me if you emerge from this marathon a bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived mess!

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Richard Wells

I am the founder of The Rewind Zone, created in 2022. My passion for film knows no bounds! It is my goal through this medium to bring the wonders of film from a bygone era back into your lives.