iTunes Raid: Top 5 Movies of the Week

This is a new section devoted to bringing you a weekly update about new and old content in the iTunes Store that you should defeniatlying try. We recently posted this weeks top 5 apps in our gaming section!

The idea for this section is that you pick up those movies that you MUST own. The re-watchable legendary movies that make any iTunes movie list the perfect collection. 

Below is our list of top 5 movies available in the iTunes app store this week. The costs are susceptible to change, but we will add the prices as of the time of this post alongside each movie.


1. Groundhog Day. This is an absolute classic. Now that Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.) came out, the story about time loops has gotten to be popular once again. With that in mind, Groundhog Day is the one to beat. This movie is a 1993 fantasy/comedy directed by the incredible Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. The story is about an arrogant weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. After indulging in hedonism and numerous suicide attempts, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities. You can pick it up through the link below. It is currently €5.99


2. Into The Wild. This movie is an absolute must. It was written and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book by Jon Krakauer. The story documents the travels of Christopher Mccandless across Northern America and goes over his life spent in the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1990s. The film stars Emile Hirsch as McCandless, and also features Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart and Hal Holbrook. To add to this, the soundtrack is made by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. It is an incredibly moving story that can bring out the full spectrum of emotions. This is undeniably the perfect movie. The movie costs €11.99.


3. Chef. This movie is comedy/drama film written, produced, directed by and starring the incredible Jon Favreau, and co-starring Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey, Jr. The story is about a professional chef who, after a public Twitter war with a food critic, quits his job at a popular LA restaurant and returns to his home town of Miami to fix up a food truck. He reconnects with his ex-wife and invites their young son to join him in driving the truck back to L.A. while selling a variety of cuban foods in various cities along the way. Consider this your warning. Do not watch this movie hungry. It might just kill you. The movie was aptly described as "Food Porn". The movie costs €16.99.


4. Grand Budapest Hotel. This movie is a brilliantly filmed comedy written and directed by Wes Anderson and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. The story is about a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. The movie itself is just beautiful to watch and has an incredible cast. The movie itself seems quite long, but not a moment goes by where you're not entertained. If you enjoy quick-witted comedies with incredible stories, this movie is for you. It is currently €13.99


5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This movie is produced and starred in by Ben Stiller. He has always been a great actor in my eyes, but this movie brought him to a whole new level in my eyes. This is the second film adaptation of James Thurber's short story. Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who daydreams of adventures and has a crush on a coworker named Cheryl. Mitty works with photojournalist Sean O'Connell, whose images are highly regarded. O'Connell has sent Mitty his latest negatives and a wallet as a gift in appreciation of Mitty's work. O'Connell believes that it should be used for the cover of the final issue as it converts to online status. The negative is missing, however, and Walter is forced to stall for time with corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing. The quest for the missing negative sends Walter from his imagination in to reality, and the final product leaves you envious. It is currently €13.99 for both the standard and extended edition. Same price for an unknown reason, so I included both below. 


Thats it for week 1. If you have any movie suggestions, or feel like I missed anything, please feel free to let me know in the comments below! Your suggestion might just make it in to next weeks Movies of the Week.