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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. 7. Enchanted 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. 6. Unbreakable 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. 4.  Fido If you haven't seen this movie give it a chance. This is zombie movie in the tradition of manyRelax, it's not a Culkin 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. 2. Gattaca 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. 1.  Serenity 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.
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Five heroic characters I feel sorry for
Fantasy and Science Fiction are largely escapist and that means that in some way the characters are meant to represent us allowing us to imagine ourselves as great heroes who save the day and get the girl. The problem  with this is that in order for any of this to work as a story there has to be conflict and trouble and so while many of these characters seem to have exciting lives things aren't as good as they seem. 5. Frodo Baggins Living his life in peace in the shire until one day he is given the most evil relic in the world, he is forced to leave paradise to travel into the worst place in the world, get nearly eatten by a spider, go hungry, thirsty, and finally have his finger bitten off. Then when he does return he is tormented by the memories and longing for the ring until he is forced to leave everything behind and travel across the ocean to live with the elves. On the other hand: he had some good times before he had the weight of the world put on his shoulders, and Lembas bread sounds like it would be good. 4, Yoda Yoda was the wisest of all the Jedi, yet he was unable to stop the destruction of all his brothern. In addition to living alone in a swamp for twenty years Yoda must have had some serious survivor's guilt, and then just as he begins to see a chance to fix things he dies. On the other hand: He lived 900 years so there were probably some good times before the emperor began to cause problems and he can move things with his mind. That could be useful, unless you're living alone in a swamp. 3. Angel Immortal and eternally young, Angel is clearly meant to be a tragic figure. He was evil for several hundred years and seemed to enjoy it until he was cursed with a soul, except that if he is ever truly happy he loses it. He does this, becomes evil and nearly destroys the world, but his soul is returned to him just as the woman he loves is forced to stab him through the chest with a giant sword. He is then brought back and forced to attempt to make up for three hundred years of killing something that he knows he can't do, while a group of lawyers try to drive him insane. On the other hand: He has a second chance. 2. Hercules If you watch shows about Hercules it's easy to forget the real story because it's far more fun to focus on the slaying of monsters, but this wasn't someone with a happy life. Hercules was abandoned by his father, who's wife, and queen of the gods spent her time trying to ruin him. She sends snakes to kill him in his crib and he kills them and for a while that seems like it is all over, except that she is actually waiting for him to become happy. He marries and has children, then the queen of the gods makes him insane and he kills them. Even though he was insane that defense didn't work in anchient times and he is given 12 impossible tasks to perform instead of being given time to mourn the death of his wife and children. On the other hand: he went on an interesting boat trip and got to hang out with Jason and Iolaus. 1. The Doctor Last of the time lords the doctor not only has to deal with a constant stream of enemies who want to destory him, and the earth but do it while hanging around with people who are probably no closer to his inteligence than a dog is to ours. He of course picks the best of the lot for companions, just as you might pick out a well bred dog from the kennel rather than one of the really stupid ones because at least it can learn a few tricks. More tragically is the idea that this lord of time and space can go anywhere except the one place he really wants to go which is home to the other time lords. He also has to deal with the memories of not only losing his own race but exterminaning another race. On the other hand: He has a time machine.
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