It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, work on your moody thousand-yard stare into the mirror — these are the best anti-hero movies and TV shows streaming online right now.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.
Not what you’re after? Check out some other Gizmodo Movie Night suggestions:
Presto: It’s action aplenty when Rambo, a Vietnam veteran skilled in the art of jungle survival, and he needs them all as he faces off against his old Green Beret commander.
Presto: A gritty depiction of the ever deepening alienation of a Vietnam Veteran as he becomes a psychotic cab driver who obsessively cruises the mean streets of Manhattan.
Presto: Two notorious brothers kidnap a family to get into Mexico, only to find evil beyond anything they could imagine.
Presto: In a black comedy about small-time hoods and big-time criminals, the lives of seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating adventure that thrills and amuses. Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy about small-time hoods and big-time criminals. One of the most audacious and imitated films of all time, starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.
Presto: In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime.
Stan: WARNING: FEATURES HIGH IMPACT VIOLENCE. After an embarassing incident causes Carrie’s fellow students to tease her ruthlessly, the telekinetic social misfit (Sissy Spacek) wreaks havoc at the prom.
Stan: Diagnosed with terminal cancer, research chemist turned high school teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) decides to provide for his wife and disabled teenage son by using his considerable skills to start a meth lab.
Stan: Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbour Irene.
Stan: Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman became Walter White’s lawyer.
Stan: Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Forty years on, her uncle employs a disgraced journalist and a ruthless tattooed computer hacker to investigate her disappearance.
Netflix: When an organised-crime family patriarch barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son steps in to take care of the would-be killers.
Netflix: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men comb the American Southwest in search of $200,000 in stolen gold.
Netflix: With chiseled good looks that belie his insanity, a businessman takes pathological pride in yuppie pursuits and indulges in sudden homicidal urges.
Netflix: An insomniac corporate drone meets roguish rebel Tyler Durden, and together they form a cathartic but brutal underground society.
Netflix: Prohibited from using their powers in a parallel Earth in 1985, a band of superheroes unites to defend themselves when one of their own is murdered.
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