Robert Zemeckis – 70 Years | 10 films by the iconic director to check out on streams

If you’ve never heard of the name Robert Zemeckis, surely you must have already watched some of his films. After all, the American director is known for bringing to life several beloved classics of contemporary cinema, including the trilogy ‘Back to the future’the drama of survival ‘castaway’ and the simple animation ‘The Polar Express’.

Zemeckis gained popularity starting in the mid-1980s and has since climbed to an enviable fame that would eventually earn him an award for best direction at the Oscars for the acclaimed and iconic ‘Forrest Gump – The Storyteller’starring Tom Hanks. As if that weren’t enough, he is also remembered as a great innovator in the field of visual effects, exploring constructions that mix computer graphics with live action.

Recently, the filmmaker completed 70 years old and, to celebrate your birthday, we put together a short list with ten of his feature films to check out on the platforms of streaming.

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Where to watch: Star+

starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson, the story revolves around Marty McFly, a teenager who accidentally travels thirty years into the past via a DeLorean car turned into a time machine by his scientist friend Doc Brown. Trapped in the past, Marty unintentionally prevents the parents from meeting each other, and, fighting time, tries to bring them together so that their future is not lost.

Where to watch: Disney+

Flesh-and-Blood Detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) is hired to find out what is happening to the rabbit Roger Rabbit and his wife Jessica, suspected of infidelity. When Marvin Acme is found dead, Roger is the prime suspect in the real-world crime. To make matters worse, a villain wants to end Roger, Jessica and all cartoons once and for all.

Where to watch: Apple TV+

A famous egocentric actress (Meryl Streep) steals from an aspiring writer (Goldie Hawn) the fiance (Bruce Willis), a famous plastic surgeon. The rejected bride becomes extremely complex and fat, but after 14 years she releases the book Eternally young and, on autograph night, she’s more beautiful than ever. Awakening everyone’s attention, especially the actress who, feeling older every day, ends up going to see a sensual, beautiful and mysterious woman (Isabella Rossellini), which has a youth potion that delivers unimaginable results. By drinking it, she becomes young again and discovers that her rival is also the sorceress’s client. Initially they start fighting over the doctor, but soon the two are worried and, in a way, united against a terrible side effect.

Where to watch: Netflix, HBO Max

in the classic ‘Forrest Gump – The Storyteller’, Tom Hanks plays the titular character, an everyman whose simplicity and innocence embody a generation. Alongside his mother, his best friend Bubba and his favorite Jenny, Forrest has a privileged place in the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.


Where to watch: HBO Max

Chuck Noland (Hanks) is an inspector at Federal Express (FedEx), a multinational in charge of sending cargo and mail, whose job is to check several of the company’s offices around the world. However, on one of his usual trips, an accident occurs, which leaves him stranded on a completely deserted island for four years. With your fiancee (Helen Hunt) and his friends imagining he died in the accident, Chuck must fight to survive, both physically and emotionally, so that he can one day return to civilization.

Where to watch: HBO Max

‘The Polar Express’ became one of the most-watched children’s classics at Christmas time – and year after year it is rediscovered by those looking for an unforgettable adventure. Bringing together Zemeckis and Hanks, the animation is inspired by the book of Chris Van Allsburg and follows a doubting boy who takes an extraordinary ride to the North Pole, embarking on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Island of Sjaelland, near what is now the city of Roskilde, Denmark. The demon Grendel (Crispin Glover) attacks King Hrothgar’s castle (Anthony Hopkins) whenever a celebration is held, as it cannot stand the noise generated. In his attacks Grendel always kills several people, despite sparing Hrothgar. With the populace in a panic, Hrothgar orders the hall where the celebrations are held to be closed. Until he arrives at the Beowulf location (Ray Winstone), a warrior who vows to eliminate the monster.

Where to watch: Disney+

Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holidays as usual, petty and in a bad mood, yelling at his faithful assistant (Gary Oldman) and his happy nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on a surprising journey that reveals the truths old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of evil before it’s too late.


Where to watch: Globoplay

‘THE Flight’ accompanies Whip Whitaker (denzel washington), an alcoholic who becomes an American hero when he manages to land a commercial aircraft after a system failure. The problem is, he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, and he doesn’t accept his new savior-of-the-homeland label.

Where to watch: Prime Video, Apple TV+

On a mission to eliminate a Nazi ambassador in Casablanca, Morocco, spy duo Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) falls madly in love and decides to get married. Problems only begin to appear years later, when they suspect a connection between Marianne and the Germans. Intrigued, Max decides to investigate his partner’s past and the couple’s happy days are getting thinner.

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