Screenwriter and writing community hero John August posed a question on Twitter a couple of days ago. He was surprised to find that some major movies are not available to stream or buy in the US, despite their clear value and audience interest.
He asked people to add any other movies they find which fit his criteria (i.e. top 100 mainstream, English-language movies) and which are not currently available to stream, rent or buy digitally in the US.
This sounded like a fun challenge, so I took it on. I expanded the criteria slightly to look at the 200 top grossing movies of the past two decades, 4,000 movies in total.
I’m also going to subdivide the ‘top films’ of each year into three cohorts:
- Highest Grossing, measured via the US box …