Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Captain Phillips, A.C.O.D. And Machete Kills

By Kristy Puchko 2013-10-10 17:36:14discussion comments
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Machete Kills
Machete is back and this time the President has hired him to take down a deranged arms dealer who has plans to destroy Washington D.C. with a massive missile. But first he’ll have to get past this villain’s super assassin squad. Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, and Amber Heard star; Robert Rodriguez directs. Read our full review.

If you like your action movies ultra violent with a heavy dollop of the completely insane, you’ll appreciate these truly ridiculous features.

Bad Ass (2012) Not enough Trejo in your day? Try this low-budget action thriller that is loosely based on a truly bizarre bus fight caught on tape. (Watch it here if you are so inclined, but be warned it is graphic.) In Bad Ass a bearded brawler is re-invented as a vigilante hero whose viral videos inspire him to live up to the folk hero status he's been granted. Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman star; Craig Ross directs.

The Expendables 2 (2012) The burly action stars from your youth are back and badder than ever. In this sequel, Mr. Church’s burly crew is back together to seek revenge for a murdered member. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Liam Hemsworth star; Simon West directs.

Iron Sky (2012) Lastly, a plotline so crazy it’s sure to entertain. What if the Nazis didn’t fall to total defeat in 1945, but instead sent their remaining forces to the moon to regroup? That is the premise of this crowd-funded action-comedy. When an American model/astronaut lands on the moon and discovers their nefarious scheme to return to earth and dominate, he is humanity’s last chance against…well, space Nazis. Netflix is exclusively streaming this fine feature’s director’s cut. Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, and Udo Kier star; Timo Vuorensola directs.

For even more selections, check out our Now Streaming archive.

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