40 Best Movies on Plex Right Now

While Plex has a plan for $4.99 that allows you added features (such as downloads and HD support), you can watch many great movies on there for free. Below, we count down our best movies on Plex.
The House I Live In (2012)

The House I Live In is a truly exceptional documentary, directed and narrated by Eugene Jarecki, focused on America’s long-standing “War on Drugs”. Jarecki travels America to interview various individuals and families on both sides of the law, examining many personal experiences related to drug offenses, unjust legal policies and excessive incarceration. He further provides a fascinating historical account of the political and socioeconomic developments that brought about the formation of many depressed communities overrun by drug trade, as well as the interrelated political, legal and private-interest infrastructures that continue to both depend upon and profit from drug-related sentencing. An utterly stunning film that every American should see to truly understand all of the elements at play in the ongoing prohibition against drugs in America.

(Jamie Rutherford)
Genre: Documentary
Actor: Barack Obama, Betty Chism, Bill Clinton, David Simon, Dennis Whidbee, Eugene Jarecki, George H. W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mark W. Bennett, Martin Luther King, Michelle Alexander, Nannie Jeter, Ronald Reagan
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Rating: Not Rated
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

A documentary about the rise and fall of the Enron Corporation, the energy-trading and utilities conglomerate that gained worldwide attention in 2001 upon its headline-grabbing bankruptcy. Detailing the massive amount of fraud and malfeasance committed by the organization’s top executives, the film delves into the many intricate strategies and "special purpose” entities that were manufactured in order to hide enormous losses and debt from shareholders and the general public. It’s a fascinating and distressing examination of hubris and greed, with so many ethical considerations laid aside in the pursuit of financial gain. The film is as pertinent today as it was when it was released in 2005—perhaps even more so in this post-financial collapse era of increased distrust in corporate agendas.

(Jamie Rutherford)
Genre: Documentary
Actor: Al Kaseweter, Amanda Martin-Brock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barbara Boxer, Bethany McLean, Carol Coale, David Freeman, Dick Cheney, Gray Davis, Jim Chanos, John Beard, Joseph Dunn, Max Eberts, Peter Coyote, Peter Elkind, Philip Hilder, Reggie Dees II, Tim Belden
Director: Alex Gibney
Rating: Not Rated, R
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Frequencies (2013)

I loved this movie. It starts a bit weird but gets so good. In a parallel world where human frequencies determine luck, love, and destiny, Zak, a young college student, must overcome science in order to love Marie, who emits a different frequency than his own. In an attempt to make their love a reality, Zak experiments on the laws of nature, putting in danger the cosmic equilibrium of fate and everything he holds dear. This unique and experimental drama blends science fiction and romance to create a futuristic tale where love, science, and fate collide.

(Ray & Dominic Mccain)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Actor: Daniel Fraser, David Barnaby, David Broughton-Davies, Dylan Llewellyn, Eleanor Wyld, Georgina Minter-Brown, Owen Pugh, Ria Carroll, Timothy Block
Director: Darren Paul Fisher
Rating: Not Rated
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Christine (2016)

Christine is about Christine Chubbuck, an awkward and complex reporter who was the first person ever to commit suicide on live TV.

Rebecca Hall is terrific as Chubbuck and goes to great lengths to communicate the personality of her subject matter. The movie might seem slow at times, and her acting off, but it’ll all make sense once she immerses you in the complex reality of the character.

An interesting story and an incredible performance.

Genre: Drama
Actor: Alexandra Paul, Antonio Campos, J. Smith-Cameron, Jayson Warner Smith, John Cullum, John Stockwell, Keith Gordon, Kim Shaw, Kimberley Drummond, Lindsay Ayliffe, Maria Dizzia, Masey McLain, Michael C. Hall, Morgan Spector, Rebecca Hall, Ritchie Montgomery, Robert Prosky, Susan Pourfar, Timothy Simons, Tracy Letts
Director: Antonio Campos, John Carpenter
Rating: R
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Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

This documentary is about the life of New York rapper Nas around the time of the release of his first album, Illmatic.

It spans a quick and summarized 74 minutes and, while embellished by the direction of street artist One9, it remains a great snippet of recent American history. Nas’s album was a reflection of many realities that characterized his upbringing, while the movie serves to further explore those very realities.

Genre: Documentary, Music
Actor: Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, Fab 5 Freddy, Mrs. Braconi, Nas, Pete Rock, Pharrell Williams, Q-Tip, Swizz Beatz
Director: One9
Rating: TV-14
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Bronson (2009)

From the director of Drive comes Bronson, the true story of a man who was sentenced to seven years in prison but ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. Tom Hardy is phenomenal in this dark comedy. His character is so likable and you quickly feel sorry for what he is going through. No one can help him no matter how much he asks for it. Bronson has class, great acting, hilarious comedy, and a true story backing it up. There is nothing not to love about this film.

(Connor)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Actor: Amanda Burton, James Lance, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Matt King, Tom Hardy
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Rating: R
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Third Star (2010)

A comedy (!) that follows James (Benedict Cumberbatch) a man terminal cancer who knows that he doesn't have long to live, so he goes on a journey with his closest friends, Bill (Adam Robertson), Davy (Tom Burke) and Miles (JJ Field), to Barafundle Bay in Wales. The journey itself is funny and the characters have many issues to sort out, some lighter than others, but the film is by no means completely lighthearted, so if you aren't prepared for some tears with your laughter, maybe look elsewhere!

(Wade)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Adam Robertson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eros Vlahos, Helen Griffin, Hugh Bonneville, J.J. Feild, JJ Feild, Karl Johnson, Nia Roberts, Rupert Frazer, Tom Burke
Director: Hattie Dalton
Rating: Not Rated, Unrated
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Timecrimes (2007)

A man accidentally gets into a time travel machine and travels one hour back in time. He finds himself stuck in a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences, with unusual and thrilling moments at every corner. Similarly to Primer, this movie goes to prove that with intelligence and attention to detail, you don't need a big budget to create an unforgettable story. Great acting, great story-line, and a great thriller.

(Prisca)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Actor: Bárbara Goenaga, Candela Fernández, Juan Inciarte, Karra Elejalde, Nacho Vigalondo, Nicole Dionne
Director: J.T. Petty, Nacho Vigalondo
Rating: R
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I Saw the Devil (2010)

I Saw the Devil is a South Korean psychological thriller/horror film. IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!! It has a lot of blood and gore that could make even the strongest stomachs turn. A young woman is kidnapped from her car while waiting for a tow truck and the kidnapper murders her far from her car and scatters her body parts around. Her fiancé, a secret service agent of the National Intelligence Service, sets out to track down her murders and extract his revenge. If you're looking for a thrill ride, look no further- but don't say we didn't warn you.

(Anastasia)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Actor: Byung-hun Lee, Cheon Ho-jin, Choi Jin-ho, Choi Min-sik, Choi Moo-seong, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-jin Cheon, Ho-jin Chun, In-seo Kim, Jeon Kuk-hwan, Jo Deok-jae, Kim Gab-soo, Kim Yoon-seo, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Jun-hyuk, Min-sik Choi, Moo-Seong Choi, Nam Bo-ra, Oh San-ha, Park Seo-Yeon, San-ha Oh, Uhm Tae-goo, Um Tae-goo, Yoon-seo Kim
Director: Jee-Woon Kim, Kim Jee-woon
Rating: Not Rated
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Starred Up (2013)

Based off the real life experiences of the film's writer, Jack Asser, Starred Up is a gritty crime drama set within a violent offenses prison in the UK. The film's name references a youthful offender who, by virtue of his crimes, is sent to an adult facility. The film hums along like a taut bit of wire, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat as the enormity of the prison subculture is unfolded in front of them.  Unlike many other prison dramas, this film isn't afraid to break cliches and explore new ground, and is populated with disturbingly real character studies, slices of dark and broken humanity.

(Conor)
Genre: Drama
Actor: Anthony Welsh, Ashley Chin, Ben Mendelsohn, C.C. Smiff, David Ajala, Edna Caskey, Frederick Schmidt, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Gilly Gilchrist, Ian Beattie, Jack O'Connell, Jack O'Connell, Peter Ferdinando, Raphael Sowole, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell, Tommy McDonnell
Director: David Mackenzie
Rating: Not Rated
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