James Gandolfini’s final film opens this weekend. Written by Dennis Lehane, The Drop, is a crime drama starring Tom Hardy and multiple pitbulls, and has been getting strong reviews after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. After the actor’s sudden death in 2013 we’ve spent the past year celebrating the abundance of memorable film and television roles he left us with — many of which you can watch by simply logging into your Netflix account.
Below are eight films you can stream from the comfort of your home, office, or park bench (bearing said park has WiFi) this weekend. And why not? The weather’s probably going to be crummy anyway.
Not Fade Away (2012)
Written and directed by Sopranos creator David Chase, Gandolfini plays the conservative New Jersey father to a creatively driven son who’s discovering rock and roll during the ’60s. (This one gets extra points for its killer soundtrack.)
In The Loop (2009)
Required viewing for all Veep fans. Directed by the HBO series’ creator Armando Iannucci, it’s a political satire (and spin-off of the BBC series In the Thick of It) which Gandolfini playing the role of Lieutenant General Miller, the senior assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense.
The Mighty (1998)
A schmaltzy ’90s weepy featuring Gandolfini as a legitimate bad guy — not the Tony Soprano bad-guy-that-you-still-want-to-root-for. It stars Sharon Stone, a young Kieran Culkin, and Gena Rowlands.
She’s So Lovely (1997)
Sean Penn and John Travolta are in love with the same woman (Robin Wright). A bearded Gandolfini is her low life neighbor who can be charming, but is not to be trusted.
Crimson Tide (1995)
Denzel Washington in military garb — what could be better? OK, fine. Tony Scott’s intense 1995 film takes place in the post-Soviet era and features many an intense stare-down that rival the most memorable scenes in A Few Good Men.
Of course, The Sopranos — for which Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Tony Soprano— is available on HBO Go in its entirety.
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