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 Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, If I Stay and As Above So Below for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of killer crime dramas, tender tearjerkers, and horror stories about the dangers of curiosity.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill ForFrank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reteam to bring to life a new crop of neo-noir tales that traffic in sex, murder, and mayhem. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eva Green co-star. Read our review here.
For more inventive takes on the crime-drama genre, check out this trio that boasts a murderous drifter, a landmark femme fatale, and an iconic pair of hitmen.
Blue Ruin (2013) A loner who abandons a life of quiet solitude when news from his past forces him back to his hometown in search of vengeance. Find out why this indie has been winning wild praise from critics. Macon Blair and Devin Ratray co-star; Jeremy Saulnier directs.
Pulp Fiction (1994) For more vignettes that ooze with lust, blood and greed, check out Quentin Tarantino's breakthrough anthology that unfurls stories of a boxer and his baby mama, two hit men with discerning burger tastes, a gangster's drug-fueled wife, and a duo of diner bandits. John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis star.
Double Indemnity (1944) Before Eva Green, there was Barbara Stanwyck, the sultry and deceitful femme fatale at the center of this classic noir. Fred MacMurray stars as an insurance rep whose sucked into a murder plot when he crosses paths with a gorgeous damsel in distress. Edward G. Robinson co-stars; Billy Wilder directs.