Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best '90s Throwbacks To Fill You With Angst

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It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, it's a return to the grunge era — filled with oh-so-edgy dialogue over teenybopper post-punk soundtracks. Sit back, relax, and remember (or discover) the era that gave us Quentin Tarantino, coming-of-age Winona Ryder and of course, Daria.

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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Netflix: High Fidelity meets You've Got Mail in this comedy about a music store that may be swallowed by a chain store and it's struggle to survive.

Watch it now on Netflix.

10 Things I Hate About You

Netflix: After learning Bianca can't date until her man-hating older sister Kat finds a beau, Bianca's would-be boyfriend pays a moody school rebel to woo her.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Cruel Intentions

Netflix: Quenching a thirst for dangerous games, a promiscuous teen challenges her stepbrother to deflower their headmaster's daughter before summer ends.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Reservoir Dogs

Netflix: In Quentin Tarantino's raw directorial debut, a botched robbery indicates a police informant, and pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Crow

Netflix: One year after Eric Draven and his fiance are murdered, Draven — watched over by a hypnotic crow — returns from the grave to exact revenge.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Fight Club

Netflix: An insomniac corporate drone meets roguish rebel Tyler Durden, and together they form a cathartic but brutal underground society.

Watch it now on Netflix.



Stan: Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teenagers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly, a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can.

Watch it now on Stan.

Kurt and Courtney

Stan: Beginning as an observation of the music of Kurt Cobain and his Seattle/Portland contemporaries, Kurt and Courtney took a different turn when Courtney Love intervened.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: Cher's world unravels with the sudden appearance of two hunks: a sexy new classmate, and her square but cute ex-stepbrother. Now she's learning that when it comes to love, she's Clueless.

Watch it now on Stan.


Stan: The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm.

Watch it now on Stan.



Presto: When three metal heads who inadvertently take a radio station hostage with fake guns in order to get their song played over the airwaves, they get a little more than they bargained for.

Watch it now on Presto.

Dazed and Confused

Presto: High school pranksters get stoned and contemplate the future on the last day of school in 1976. A far-out farce with a great soundtrack, starring Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey.

Watch it now on Presto.

Wayne's World

Presto: This hilarious party-down movie, features rockin' tunes, radical babes, and your most excellent hosts of a late night cable-access show, Wayne and Garth.

Watch it now on Presto.

Can't Hardly Wait

Presto: The fun gets underway at a momentous graduation party where relationships are broken and formed, secrets are revealed and old scores settled.

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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