FilmRise Has Mother’s Day Movie Marathons and More in May




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This Mother’s Day, FilmRise has all the mom-themed movies in a marathon you can stream for free, plus more marathons all month long. Whether you’re into Nicolas Cage Action movies, terrifying creatures, or mysteries that will keep you up at night, FilmRise has it all.

Creature Feature Weekend on FilmRise Sci-Fi (5/1 – 5/2)

Available to stream for free on The Roku Channel, Redbox Free Live TV, Samsung TV Plus and VIZIO Free Channels

Titles Include: 

  • CROCODILE (2000, Dir. Tobe Hooper) A group of college friends are attacked by a giant man-eating crocodile while on spring break.
  • GLASS TRAP (2005, Ed Raymond) When an army of radioactive ants are unknowingly carted into a skyscraper, a group of people have to find a way out before they’re eaten one by one. Starring C. Thomas Howell.
  • LAVALANTULA (2015, Dir. Mike Mendez) Volcanic eruptions in Los Angeles unleash a swarm of gigantic, lava-breathing tarantulas. Starring Steve Guttenberg.
  • SPIDERS 3D (2013, Tibor Takacs) After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

“Unsolved Mysteries” Space Cases on the Unsolved Mysteries Channel (5/8 – 5/9)

Available to stream for free on The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Redbox Free Live TV

Mother’s Day Marathon on FilmRise Free Movies (5/8 – 5/9)

Streaming for free on The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Redbox Free Live TV, XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVO+

Titles Include: 

  • EGG (2018, Dir. Marianna Palka) Centers on conceptual artist Tina, when she introduces her eight-month pregnant art school rival to her non-traditional surrogate Kiki. The truth comes out and the patriarchy fights to hang on. Starring Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”), and Anna Camp (PITCH PERFECT)
  • MARINE LIFE (2000, Dir. Anne Wheeler) Marine Life revolves around the chaotic family life of June, a middle-aged lounge singer and mother. Starring Cybill Shepherd. 
  • THE MIGHTY CELT (2005, Dir. Pearse Elliott) In this tender coming-of-age story, a young boy from a broken home learns the harsh realities of life after adopting an awkward greyhound and befriending a mysterious figure from his mother’s past. Starring Gillian Anderson and Robert Carlyle.
  • MY OTHER MOTHER (2014, Dir. Stan Foster) When gruff and independent Candy meets her angry and stubborn birth mother, can the two open their hearts to each other? Starring Lynn Whitfield (EVE’S BAYOU), Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”).

AAPI Heritage Month Marathon on FilmRise Free Movies (5/15-5/16, 5/22-5/23)

Available to stream for free on The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Redbox Free Live TV, XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO Free Channels and TiVO+

Titles include: 

  • BAD RAP (2015, Dir. Salima Koroma) Four Asian-American rappers run into tough obstacles as they try to make it big in Hip Hop, a genre rooted in black culture. Featuring Awkwafina.
  • GAMECHANGERS: DREAMS OF BLIZZCON (2018, John Keating) In 1998 a single video game forever changed the world. The game was StarCraft. It would go on to become the foundation of esports (electronic sports) and the force behind the online streaming medium Twitch. 
  • MEET THE PATELS (2014, Dirs. Geeta V. Patel, Ravi Patel) An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.
  • WHALE RIDER (2000, Dir. Niki Caro) A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Starring Oscar-nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Full Moon Madness on FilmRise Horror (5/26-5/27)

Available to stream for free on VIZIO Free Channels

Titles Include: 

  • GINGER SNAPS (2000, Dir. John Fawcett) Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
  • BEING HUMAN (Season 1, UK) A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.
  • HOWL (2015, Dir. Paul Hyett) When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.
  • HOWLING III (1987, Dir. Phillipe Mora) A female werewolf runs away from her family, and falls in love with a man who works in the movie business, while a sociologist who studies these creatures is looking for proof of their existence.

Spring Into Action Marathon (All Weekend 5/29-5/30)

Available to stream for free on The Roku Channel and VIZIO Free Channels.

Titles Include:

  • BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009, Dir. Werner Herzog) Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants. Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Xzibit.
  • BIG NOTHING (2006, Dir. Jean-Baptiste Andrea) A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme. Starring Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer.
  • RAMPART (2011, Dir. Oren Moverman) Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. Starring Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Jon Bernthal.
  • STOLEN (2012, Dir. Simon West) A former thief frantically searches for his missing daughter, who has been kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a taxi. Starring Nicolas Cage, Josh Lucas

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