Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past And Blended

By Kristy Puchko 2014-05-23 08:33:30discussion comments
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X-Men Days Of Future Past
The latest entry in the X-Men saga unites both wings of the franchise. When a future is formed that is too bleak for the X-Men to allow, Wolverine is sent into the past to reunite the divided team to save the world from robot-enacted genocide. Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy star; Bryan Singer directs. Read our review here.

Since we did a selection of superhero movies for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this week we've opted to focus on the time travel aspect of X-Men Days Of Future Past. From brawny terminators to brainy doctors and a heartsick playwright, these tales of time travel will make the hours fly by.

The Terminator (1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the titular cyborg assassin from an apocalyptic future where mankind has been overrun by artificial intelligence. To wipe humanity's last chance at salvation, this Terminator travels back to 1984 to find the mother of resistance leader John Connor, and kill her before he can ever be born. Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton co-star; James Cameron directs. Make a DIY double feature, coupling this with Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Doctor Who (2005) Sixteen years after the original 26-season long show went off the air, the iconic British sci-fi series returned to television with new stories, new sex appeal, and new doctors. Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith star as The Doctor's latest incarnations, who travel time and space looking for fun and adventure, but often stumbling upon life or death scenarios and impossible decisions. Be warned: it's just as addictive as you've heard. Seasons 1-6 are streaming.

Somewhere in Time (1980) This suggestion actually comes courtesy of R.L. Stine who tweeted about this time travel romance. Christopher Reeve stars as a playwright who becomes obsessed with the vintage portrait of a woman from the 1900s. Using hypnosis, he travels back in time to seek out his dream girl. Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer co-star; Jeannot Szwarc directs.
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