It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, put on your most flamboyant clothing and get ready to feast your eyes on some of the most outrageous, gorgeous, extravagantly costumed film and TV streaming right now.
We’ve re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia’s other popular subscription video on demand services — Presto and Stan — 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: As nature’s fury destroys his city, a slave-turned-gladiator attempts to save his true love, a woman betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator.
Presto: The illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy captain is raised by the Lord Chief Justice of England. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson star in a drama inspired by a true 18th century story.
Presto: An opulent adaptation of Henry James’s tragic story where a young heiress falls into the clutches of a scheming artist whilst adored from afar by her cousin.
Presto: Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this tells of the Dashwood sisters whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family’s sudden loss of fortune.
Presto: Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl – what she doesn’t have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club.
Stan: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.
Stan: Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa.
Stan: Conspiring with his ruthless sons Cesare and Juan, and poisonously seductive daughter Lucrezia, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia’s reign as Pope Alexander VI embroils the Catholic Church – and all of Europe – in scandal.
Stan: Miss Fisher sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit.
Stan: Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house.
Netflix: A naive poet falls in love with a cabaret star, and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs.
Netflix: This adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel about a woman who lives for 400 years — the first half as a man — is a surrealist study of gender roles.
Netflix: Brothers Jake and Will Grimm travel from village to village, posing as exterminators of magical creatures. But in reality, they’re expert con artists.
Netflix: Along with crime-fighting partner Robin and new recruit Batgirl, Batman battles the dual threat of frosty genius Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.
Netflix: Exposing the snobbery and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the elite Crawley family and their assorted servants.
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