10 Movies to Watch Instantly on Netflix
If you own an Xbox, or a Tivo, or a Playstation, or a number of other devices and have Netflix you are aware of the instant watch but sometimes it's hard to find a good movie to watch. The movies available are often hit and miss and it can seem like everything they have is a b movie from the 1950's.
Here are a few movies that are on instant watch you may not have seen, or may want to watch again.
10. King of Kong
You don't have to like documentaries to like King of Kong. This is simply a well told story with a lot of drama and humor all centered around the game King Kong.
It seems that getting to the kill screen on King Kong is considered one of the hardest feats in video games so when Steve Wiebe records himself doing so as well as with the all time high score no one believes him and he must go on a quest to prove he is the best in the world.
Just trust me it's a really interesting and strange movie.
9. Heroes Season 1
There are a lot of interesting TV series on Netflix, but one of the more recent and best is heroes. If you've been interested in the show but don't want to start in the middle then you're in luck. Heroes has episodes all the way up to the third season. (You can skip the second season if you want there's not much you have to know from it)
8. The Animatrix
If you loved the Matrix and hated it's sequels then you're the perfect candidate for the Animatrx. A series of Anima style cartoons about the Matrix these aren't all as good as the Matrix but none of them are as bad as revolutions.
A typical Disney cartoon movie which is suddenly transported into real life New York. This is a fun fantasy that plays with everything you might expect to see in a Disney cartoon including singing animals, dashing princes and evil witches.
Superhero movies that aren't about known superheroes tend to go off the rails(no pun intended) because without the source material directors and writers begin to search for a way to make their story different without enough understanding of what comic books are.
Unbreakable is similar in that it is different from most comic book movies but you can tell that M. Night Shyamalan has an understanding of comic books.
5, Stargate: Arc of Truth
If you're a stargate fan and you haven't seen the Arc of Truth because you didn't want to pay for what amounts to a long episode of the series then watch Stargate Arc of Truth on instant watch. This is a fun story and likely one you haven't seen.
If you haven't seen this movie give it a chance. This is zombie movie in the tradition of many
good zombie movies in the sense that the zombies aren't the danger the humans are and this goes even farther with the troubles with the zombies already being largely solved before the beginning of the movie.
There are some very, very disturbing things that happen in
this movie but the idea of having a zombie as a pet is an interesting one as is the idyllic 1950's style world that it is set in.
3. Dr. Strangelove
A required watch for the sci fi fan this is a very funny movie
as well as one with a point. I don't fully agree with the point and it's not as relevant as it once was but the movie is still a masterpiece in many ways and if you haven't seen it this is your chance.
Gattaca isn't the type of action packed action movie that people expect when they go to watch science fiction in the theater this is instead a movie about characters and ideas. I suspect that is why it's never done as well as I think it should.
I am surprised by how many people have missed this film
because it's not some obscure art piece. This has well known stars, an excellent story and some of the most important ideas ever explored in a science fiction movie because they not only might happen I suspect they are beginning to happen.
If you haven't seen this movie you need to and if you have you need to again. This isn't just because it's a Joss Whedon movie or because firefly was a fantastic TV show. You don't need to know any of that coming into it.
What you do need to know is that this is a great movie with great action sequences, fun characters and some interesting twists and overall was just a fantastic movie.