Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Lucy, Magic In The Moonlight & Guardians Of The Galaxy

By Kristy Puchko 2014-08-01 09:25:17discussion comments
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With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.

Looking to Lucy, Magic In The Moonlight and Guardians Of The Galaxy for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted adventures, old school romances, and totally weird action movies.


Lucy
Scarlett Johansson stars as the titular everywoman who gains incredible power after an accidental overdose of a new party drug. Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, and Amr Waked co-star; Luc Besson directs. Read our review here.

For more ambitious action adventures fronted by fierce females, check out this trio that includes vicious assassins, a high-kicking karate kid, and a record-breaking solo sailor.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, a relentless assassin who seeks vengeance on her old employer and colleagues after they try to kill her on her wedding day. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 is also streaming. Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and David Carradine co-star. Quentin Tarantino directs.

The Next Karate Kid (1994) In the fourth and final installment of The Karate Kid series (pre-reboot), Hillary Swank stars as an angry Boston teen who could use some crucial lessons with iconic karate instructor Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita). Christopher Cain directs.

Maidentrip (2013) For something different, try this documentary that follows 14-year-old Laura Dekker on her record-breaking quest to travel around the world on a solo two-year sea voyage. Jillian Schlesinger directs.
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