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.
Not what you're after? Check out some other Gizmodo Movie Night suggestions:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Netflix: Australia faces an environmental crisis as non-native South American cane toads evolve and multiply, occupying nearly a third of the country.
Netflix: Surfing legends Ross Clarke-Jones and Tom Carroll team with meteorologist Ben Matson to track down and conquer the biggest waves in Australia.
Netflix: David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.