Counter-program the algos and all those killers and slashers with some inspiring new movies or series. The Watercooler’s contributors have rounded up their picks for anyone looking for a fresh start, a fresh hero, or a fresh perspective.
A soaring, historically relevant epic that echoes the many struggles for human rights throughout the mid 20th century, The Color Purple’s musical film has delivered an event — one that brings a sweeping, larger than life reinvention to a revered classic that has shaped three generations.
A chilling yet inspiring documentary about an often-overlooked act of kindness that ultimately changed the course of history.
An uplifting underdog story that has been trending as far away as the Phillippines, Stephen Curry: Underrated is a documentary about resilience, second chances, rising above adversities, and building a strong support system — something many of us could use right now.
The first Taiwan-based political drama available to a worldwide audience, Wave Makers is a groundbreaking political drama populated with relatable characters, timely issues, teachable moments, and engaging plots. A thoroughly engaging and positive wave of change in a sea of predictability and male-skewing political dramas.
A goose-bump inspiring docuseries that takes us on to the field and into the surprising back story of how LA’s new professional women’s soccer team came to be, upending the model behind pro sports teams and finally, truly, changing the game.
A stirring all-star tribute concert honoring the Beach Boys, who brought love and joy for so many in their commercial peak of the Sixties, and received it back from talents like John Legend, Brandi Carlisle, Charlie Pluth – and so many more.