8 Best Movies on Sling Right Now

You have probably subscribed to Sling for their channel packages, but the platform is quickly adding more On-Demand movies that are well-worth the time. Here, we count down the best movies available on Sling right now. 

Detroit (2017)

John Boyega, Algee Smith, and John Krasinski star in this difficult portrayal of the Detroit 1967 riots, the biggest civil unrest in American history before the 92 L.A. protests. A murderous cop, a band on the verge of breaking big, and a hard-working security guard find their fates intertwined by the events that took place that summer. Detroit blends real-life images with its storytelling. It would be a perfect movie if it wasn't for a scene in which the police brutalize young Black men for finding them in a hotel with two White girls. This scene, while a necessary part of the story, is overstretched and feels almost sadistic, more so because the film was made by a White director, Kathryn Bigelow.

Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Actor: Algee Smith, Andrea Eversley, Anthony Mackie, Austin Hebert, Ben O'Toole, Bennett Deady, Chris Chalk, Chris Coy, Darren Goldstein, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Glenn Fitzgerald, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Strong, John Boyega, John Krasinski, Kaitlyn Dever, Karen Pittman, Laz Alonso, Leon G. Thomas III, Malcolm David Kelley, Mason Alban, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Samira Wiley, Tyler James Williams, Will Poulter
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Rating: R
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

A wonderful, witty teen comedy—possibly the best the genre has known in a long time! In a powerhouse performance, Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, a high school junior at peak angst and awkwardness. Her roller coaster journey through family, friends, lovers, or lack thereof, gives her that all-too-common impression for people her age that life is unbearable. Things get more complicated when Nadine's dad passes and her only friend hooks up with an unexpected person. Her temperament and humor will help her see past her demons to understand what's important in life, putting you in privileged spectator mode to this highly smart and exciting coming-of-age story.

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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Alexander Calvert, Ava Grace Cooper, Blake Jenner, Chris Shields, Christian Michael Cooper, Daniel Bacon, Eric Keenleyside, Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden Szeto, Katie Stuart, Kavandeep Hayre, Kelly Fremon Craig, Kirsten Robek, Kyra Sedgwick, Laine MacNeil, Lina Renna, Meredith Monroe, Nesta Cooper, Woody Harrelson
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Rating: R
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Blindspotting (2018)

It’s hard to pin point exactly what makes this movie so good. It’s an all-around “movie” movie. I think it can be called a buddy comedy because it is about two best friends who are also movers. It’s about their day-to-day, their families and their relationships. They’re both from the underclass of Oakland, and one of them is black, the other is white. And that’s where it stops being a comedy and becomes a more hard-hitting film. It illustrates gentrification better than any other movie I’ve ever seen. It has relevant and striking commentary on the main characters’ race, upbringing, and identity. But at the end of the day, it has a great plot, and for the most part it’s an easy-flowing movie. It’s half entertainment, half social commentary, and both parts are equally well-done. It’s like movie unicorn, and it’s perfection. One of the two friends is played by Daveed Diggs, who you might know from Hamilton.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Carlos López Estrada, Casey Adams, Daveed Diggs, Ethan Embry, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Jon Chaffin, Jonathan Groff, Kendra Andrews, Kevin Carroll, Leland Orser, Nyambi Nyambi, Rafael Casal, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Wayne Knight
Director: Carlos López Estrada
Rating: R
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