Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Movies That Fight Back

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, it's all about fighting back. Whether it's a robot uprising, crooked cops, despotic regimes or just incredible odds, these are the best fight-backs 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 — 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.

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

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The Terminator

Presto: The cult classic that spawned a franchise. A cyborg from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to kill a waitress before she can fulfil her destiny and save mankind.

Watch it now on Presto.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Presto: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes - the keys to Voldemort's immortality.

Watch it now on Presto.

First Blood

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.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: An ex-secret agent turns Paris inside out when his teenage daughter is kidnapped by European slave traders.

Watch it now on Presto.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Presto: Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride emerges from a coma wanting vengeance having been gunned down by her former boss Bill and his deadly squad of assassins.

Watch it now on Presto.



Stan: Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Hunger Games

Stan: Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Watch it now on Stan.

Mad Max

Stan: In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorising innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force bent on stopping them.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Matrix

Stan: What is The Matrix? No one can concieve it, no one can be told what it is. It has to be seen, to be understood. This is the kind of future you don't dream about.

Watch it now on Stan.

Blade 2

Stan: Blade returns in this sequel to the original blockbuster, this time teaming up with arch-enemy Damaskinos who needs his help. A mutated race of vampires, the Reapers, are killing both humans and vampires and must be stopped.

Watch it now on Stan.


The Dark Knight Rises

Netflix: Billionaire Bruce Wayne must once again don the cape of his alter ego, Batman, when Gotham is threatened by new noes such as Catwoman and Bane.

Watch it now on Netflix.

V For Vendetta

Netflix: A masked freedom fighter known as "V" takes up arms against a totalitarian government and finds an unlikely ally in a young woman.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: What they lack in numbers they make up for with brute force. Their swords will taste a lot of blood.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: In a catastrophic future, the remaining population is crowded into megacitie, where all-powerful and ultraviolet cops are hunting for terrorists.

Watch it now on Netflix.

RobocCop (1987)

Netflix: A monolithic corporation controlling a futursistic, crime-riddle Detroit transforms a dead cop into a cybernetic law-enforcement unit called RoboCop.

Watch it now on Netflix.

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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