Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Hot Summer And Warm Weather Movies And TV

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. Tonight, crank the air-con to max, and re-fill the ice trays in your freezer; these are the best movies, documentaries and TV series for a hot Aussie summer.

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.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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These Final Hours

Stan: A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

Watch it now on Stan.

Deep Blue Sea

Stan: Scientist, Susan McCallister, has been experimenting with the brains of mako sharks, cold blooded killing machines. She has genetically re-engineered their DNA, creating massive, super-fast, highly intelligent creatures - with attitude.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator

Stan: Deep within the Southern Ocean, the world's biggest and most feared marine predators lead investigators to discover a mysterious and powerful source of life, hidden at the bottom of the sea.

Watch it now on Stan.

Frozen Planet

Stan: The ultimate portrait of the polar regions: the last great wilderness on the planet. David Attenborough travels to the end of the earth, taking viewers on an extraordinary journey across the polar regions of the Earth.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Deep (Djúpið)

Stan: Off the coast of Iceland in 1984, a fishing boat sank with all its men. Miraculously surviving after hours in the ocean, the exhausted young hulk washes ashore, only to find himself on a deadly lava field.

Watch it now on Stan.


Planet Earth

Netflix: This episode — and the entire Planet Earth series — looks at our planet as a whole, and considers the key factors that have shaped its natural history.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Cane Toads: The Conquest

Netflix: Australia faces an environmental crisis as non-native South American cane toads evolve and multiply, occupying nearly a third of the country.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Storm Surfers

Netflix: Surfing legends Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll team with meteorologist Ben Matson to track down and conquer the biggest waves in Australia.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Blue Planet

Netflix: David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities.

Watch it now on Netflix.

180 Degrees South

Netflix: A band of bliss-seeking surfer-mountaineers sets out — in 2007, by boat — on a journey to Patagonia, South America, in this adventure documentary.

Watch it now on Netflix.



Presto: It is the year 2057, the Sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope lies with a crew whose mission it is to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite the fading sun.

Watch it now on Presto.

Summer Heights High

Presto: The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: An idyllic wildlife cruise disintegrates into terror when a party of tourists are trapped in the lair of a rogue crocodile, governed only by its need to hunt and kill.

Watch it now on Presto.

Into The Blue

Presto: When two sexy young divers go on an extreme adventure, the last thing they expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumoured to contain millions of dollars in gold.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: Australia. An adventurous outsider goes on a solo trek in the outback with her four camels and faithful dog. Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver star in this remarkable true story.

Watch it now on Presto.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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