Happy Birthday Tom Waits! Here are the best streaming movies of the legendary American musician

Interpreter for Francis Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson and other top-level authors, Waits turns 73 today. Five streaming titles to retrace his acting career.

The great man turns 73 today Tom Waits, one of the most personal and talented songwriters on the music scene today. Waits has always willingly given himself to the big screen, with irony and a remarkable sense of auteur cinema. The five streaming movies selected to pay homage to him they want to highlight his desire to collaborate with some of the best filmmakers around yesterday and today. Enjoy the reading.

Five streaming cult films starring Tom Waits

  • Daunbailo
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • 7 psychopaths
  • The ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Licorice Pizza

Daunbailò (1986)

With Roberto Benigni And John Lurie Waits composes the trio of protagonists of one of the most poetic and successful films of Jim Jarmuscha hymn to freedom beautifully photographed in black and white by Robby Müller. Daunbailo speaks of prison, love, freedom, all with an irreverent and kind tone. Many cult scenes, above all the one that seems improvised from the song dedicated to ice cream. A real hymn to life, one of the best independent films of the 80s, a very rich decade from this point of view. Available on Amazon Prime Videos.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Francis Ford Coppola had made Waits’ acting debut in A day long dream and had given him other supporting parts in three other feature films, including Rusty the Wild. Now he gives him the role of Renfield in his extraordinary adaptation dedicated to the most famous vampire. Bram Stoker’s Dracula it is a riot of visual inventions, of unbridled romanticism, of cheeky and personal cinema. Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins and all the others make up a lavish cast. Huge success with critics and audiences, three technical Oscars for a film that explodes, captivates, drags. Available on Rakuten TV, KILOS, Google Play, Apple iTunes, NetflixAmazon Prime Video.

7 Psychopaths (2012)

Waits joins the prodigious cast of the craziest and freest crime-movie of Martin McDonagha succession of narrative madness and directorial tricks not always well connected to each other but undoubtedly interesting, if not downright brilliant. 7 psychopaths see Colin FarrellL, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell having fun and juggling like crazy, accompanied by a crazy prologue with Michael Pitt And Michael Stuhlbarg. Wavy but biting film by an author who will later find a way to make great cinema. Available on Google Play, Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime Video.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Joel And Ethan Coen they choose Tom Waits as the romantic and melancholy protagonist of the episode perhaps more metaphorical than theirs The ballad of Buster Scruggsplayful yet profound dissertation on the myth of the old west. Also in the cast Zoe Kazan, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Harry Mellinga great one Tim Blake Nelson in the role of the protagonist of the incipit. A film in stages in some very successful moments and found direction and screenplay (Oscar nomination) worthy of the best cinema of the Coens. A jewel. Available on Netflix.

Licorice Pizza (2021)

And we could only close with the light-hearted participation in the latest impetuous and exciting film by Paul Thomas Anderson. Waits is the actor who somehow cements the love story between the two young protagonists, gives them dream moments and echoes of a past greatness. Licorice Pizza he boldly launches into a Los Angeles made of innocence and courage, of dreams and hopes and fear of growing up. Cooper Hoffman And Alana Haim I’m bowing, Sean Penn And Bradley Cooper give away two legendary cameos. One of the best films of the year. Available on Rakuten TV, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Amazon Prime Video.

Happy Birthday Tom Waits! Here are the best streaming movies of the legendary American musician