Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Edge of Tomorrow, Maleficent, And Fault In Our Stars

By Kristy Puchko 2014-06-06 07:59:27discussion comments
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Maleficent
Angelina Jolie stars as the titular villainess in a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty told from Maleficent's perspective. Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, and Imelda Staunton co-star; Robert Stromberg directs. Read our review here.

For more twists on classic children's tales, we suggest this trio. Whether it's a gonzo re-invention of a Grimm tale, the mid-life crisis of Peter Pan, or a modern take on the story of Dorothy Gale, these titles are sure to enchant.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) The writer-director of the Nazi-zombie horror-comedy Dead Snow offers his take on the classic tale of kids lost in a wood and trapped in a witch-infested candy cottage. The results are a hard-R action movie with plenty of gore and totally bonkers sensibility. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star; Tommy Wirkola directs.

Hook (1991) Robin Williams stars in this family-comedy that imagines what would happen if Peter Pan grew up and became a pudgy, work-obsessed lawyer. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, Peter is forced to return to Neverland and rediscover his inner child, sense of wonder, and ability to truly fly! Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Dante Basco co-star; Steven Spielberg directs.

Tin Man (2007) Zooey Deschanel plays a modern Dorothy Gale in this mini-series that gives The Wizard of Oz an edgy new adaptation. D.G. is a Midwestern waitress thrown into the magical and treacherous land of O.Z. where she meets a half-brained engineer, a gruff sherrif, a sly shapeshifter and nervous telepath. Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, and Richard Dreyfus co-star.
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