Picks for the Pandemic: The Tropic’s Best of 2019

July 29, 2020 -

Produced by: Tropic Cinema
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The Tropic is providing our curated streaming recommendations during our closure. This series looks back on the (comparatively) normal time that was 2019, and includes the Tropic’s best-sellers and top picks from last year! (Streaming services in parentheses are offering the films free to subscribers — most are also available to rent from Google Play, Amazon, Vudu and others.)

Downton Abbey (HBOMax / DirecTV)
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (DirecTV)
Los Angeles, 1969. TV star Rick Dalton, a struggling actor specializing in westerns, and stuntman Cliff Booth, his best friend, try to survive in a constantly changing movie industry. Dalton is the neighbor of the young and promising actress and model Sharon Tate, who has just married the prestigious Polish director Roman Polanski …

Rocketman (Prime / Hulu)
The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

On the Basis of Sex (DirecTV / Showtime)
Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.

Vice (Hulu)
The untold true story of Vice President Dick Cheney, a Washington insider who changed the course of history.

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