Best movies and where to stream them


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Joyce Byers, played by Winona Ryder, in Netflix’s “Stranger Things 3.”


Winona Ryder plays Joyce Byers in “Stranger Things”, the mother of Will and Jonathan Byers. Ryder made his debut in the 1980s and had his big role in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.”

‘Beetlejuice’ (1988)

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Ryder’s first collaboration with Tim Burton was with the 1988 film “Beetlejuice,” where Ryder plays Lydia Deetz. Lydia’s family moves into the house of the recently deceased Maitlands, and she discovers that she can see and interact with their ghosts. As part of the Maitlands’ quest to get the Deetz family out of their home, they summon Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a crass “bio-exorcist” ghost who is wreaking havoc on the house.

‘Heathlands’ (1989)

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In the cult classic “Heathers,” Ryder plays Veronica Sawyer, a student at Westerberg High School who is lucky enough to join a clique of popular girls named Heather. Veronica becomes fascinated with a rebellious and dangerous new student, JD, who is intent on murdering all of the popular students at their school, including the Heathers.

‘Edward Scissorhands’ (1990)

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In Ryder’s second collaboration with director Tim Burton, she starred in the fantasy romance film “Edward Scissorhands.” The film follows an artificial human with scissor blades for his hands (Johnny Depp) as he integrates himself into the suburbs. Ryder plays Kim, Edward’s eventual love interest.

“Little Women” (1994)

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Ryder stars as Josephine “Jo” March in the fifth film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” released in 1994. The film follows the four March sisters as they grow up during and after the Civil War. As the second eldest, Jo bears a great deal of responsibility for the family, but she is a dreamer who secretly yearns to become a published writer.

“Black Swan” (2010)

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In Darren Aronofsky’s ballet thriller, Ryder plays Beth, a ballerina forced into retirement by her company’s artistic director. The film primarily focuses on two up-and-coming dancers, played by Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, who are cast in a production of “Swan Lake,” and the lengths they’ll go to to be perfect in their roles.


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