Peter Kowalke

Recent Movies Worth Watching

Peter watching a movie

I love a good movie, one that expands your boundaries, makes you think, or sticks with you years after you watch it. Here’s what’s got me excited recently.

Note that most of these films are not on Netflix. You’ll have to find them on Amazon Prime Video or one of the many free movie sites (reach out if you need some links).

The Pool (2018)

Day is stranded in a partially filled deep pool next to a crocodile farm.

Train to Busan (2016)

A father and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Two white South Africans, imprisoned for working on behalf of the African National Congress, are determined to escape from the notorious Pretoria Prison.

Also Seen Recently (Honorable Mention)

These are some of the other movies I’ve seen recently that are worth a watch. While not quite as good as the films above, they still are well worth your viewing time. Consider these honorable mentions.

The Raid (2011)

A rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back while his comrades-in-arms go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy).

Operation Odessa (2018)

In the early 1990s, three friends set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime.

Grown Without Schooling (2001)

My movie (which you can watch here)! Accompany 10 grown homeschoolers from around the U.S., ranging in age from 19 to 31, as they explore and candidly discuss the lasting influence home education has had on their lives.

My All-Time Favorite Movies

For the full list of movies that get me excited, see my All Time Favorite Movies List:

See My Favorite Movies List