UPDATING: Before you see Avengers: Endgame in the theater, check out its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War on Stan – read more about it on page 2!
As the content library of each streaming service continues to grow, it is difficult to keep track of the best movies that these platforms have to offer. When it comes to the Australian streaming service Stan, there is a huge number of films of variable quality available for direct streaming. Our job is to search that huge catalog and the & apos; crème de la crème & apos; for you.
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To make things as straightforward as possible, we have subdivided our choices into genres, so that you can immediately go to the type of film that you actually want to watch. Curated by TechRadar editors and supported by ratings from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, these films should offer something for everyone. We will keep this list up-to-date with must-watch movies, so you can spend less time browsing and spend more time watching! These are the best films on Stan.
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Now that Stan is working with Disney, the service is the official streaming home base for the content of Marvel Studios in Australia, meaning that at some point you can expect the best superhero movies to land here. These are the ones currently streaming on Stan.
Avengers: Infinity War
With Avengers: Endgame currently shattering box office records on their way to becoming the most successful film of all time, Now & apos; It's as good as a moment to watch the movie that preceded it (or possibly watch it for the first time). Avengers: Infinity War achieves the almost impossible task of setting up a payout for the 22 Marvel films released over the last decade. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the rest of the heroes in the Cinematic Universe of Marvel must face Thanos (Josh Brolin), a powerful villain who is planning to wipe out half. the living things in the entire universe. Of course, Endgame is the real ending of the story that has been in the making for ten years, making Infinity War a huge cliffhanger – something that has never been seen before.
IMDB rating: 8.5, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Watch Avengers: Infinity War on Stan now
A groundbreaking film for Marvel Studios in the field of ethnic representation. Black Panther gave the audience a superhero tent stick movie with an almost entirely black cast that not only broke the boundaries of Hollywood, but also box office records – in fact Black Panther is currently the highest – a stand-alone superhero movie of all time . Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new king of Wakanda, is disputed by an angry outsider (Michael B. Jordan) who claims to have a legitimate birthright on the throne. Now he must rise and become the king who deserves his nation, not only for the benefit of his people, but for the benefit of the world. As thought-provoking as it is full of action, Black Panther is a triumph from start to finish.
IMDB rating: 7.4, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
One of the funniest and most entertaining Marvel films to date, Thor: Ragnarok, finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from Asgard after their once exiled evil sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) returns to take back the throne . Stuck on an unwanted planet on the other side of the universe, Thor happens to meet up with his Avenger buddy Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). With the help of their new friend Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), the group starts a plan to return to Asgard and save their people from the tyrannical rule of Hela. Bursting at the seams with energy and vibrant colors, Thor: Ragnarok is an unabashed space opera with his tongue firmly pressed against his cheek. You can thank director Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows) for this – watch out for his scene-stealing role as Korg, the imposing rock warrior with a hilariously soft Kiwi accent.
IMDB rating: 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Spider-Man has recently been put back in the spotlight in an important way, with a recent appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, a fantastic PS4 video game and a great new CGI animation film that all contributes to the timelessness of the character. That is why this is now the perfect time to review Sam Raimi's blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco. Although the films themselves vary in quality, they are still very nice and they hold up reasonably well in storytelling. All three films are also available in 4K Ultra HD resolution on Stan, and they all look fantastic.
IMDB rating: 7.3, Rotten tomatoes: 90%
Do you need child-friendly content to entertain the family? Stan has some fantastic children's films and family films that should keep everyone happy. These films are guaranteed to please the whole family.
The red favorite of the Australian Red Dog family tells the heart-warming true story of a lovely dog that united an entire community while searching through the Outback for its true owner. The dog brings people together wherever he goes – some people find love, others find themselves. With Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor in the lead roles, Red Dog is a wonderful movie that the entire family will enjoy. Although the dog is red, this is a true blue Aussie classic.
IMDB assessment: 7.5, Rotten tomatoes 82%
A film much better than its reputation would suggest (the film was ridiculed by the original release but has steadily become a cult follower), Speed Racer was clearly a passion project for the Wachowskis, directors of The Matrix. A story about integrity, family and fighting corruption, Speed Racer is much more than a sugary children's film (although it is). With some of the most stunning and cartoon-like images of every live action movie out there, Speed Racer puts his spurs on the metal and achieves some insane psychedelic racing scenes in the process. Of course it still has a large number of slanderers who refuse to find out about the incredibly vivid and overwhelming images, but give it a chance and you might find it as a sensational family movie with a big heart.
IMDB rating: 6.0, Rotten Tomatoes 40%
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga & apos; Hoole
When you think of director Zack Snyder, the ghost often goes to his violent action films such as 300, Watchmen and Batman v Superman. But did you know that he also directed an Australian animated children's film about warriors? Although he is clearly lighter in tone than some of his other works, Legend of the Guardians is: The Owls of Ga & apos; Hoole is just as stylish as you can expect from Zack Snyder, with his liberal use of slow-motion and speed-ramping that the film sees and feels unmistakably Snyder. With breathtaking animations and great voice performances from Aussie actors such as Ryan Kwanten, Essie Davis, Abbie Cornish, Richard Roxburgh and Joel Edgerton, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga & apos; Hoole is a real hoot.
IMDB rating: 7.0, Rotten tomatoes 50%
Another Australian animated children's film about birds, Happy Feet has taken the world by storm when it was released in 2006. A delightful family film from director George Miller (Babe, Mad Max: Fury Road), Happy Feet follows a penguin called mutter whose lack of singing talent leads him to dance to find his partner. With an all-star cast with Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Brittany Murphy, Happy Feet makes sure you tap your feet.
IMDB assessment: 6.5, Rotten tomatoes 75%
Where the wild things are
Based on the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are is an awe-inspiring story about a boy named Max (Max Records), who runs away from home after a fight with his mother (Cathertine Keener), only to end up in a island full of creatures who call him their king. Max immediately befriends a friendly giant named Carol (voiced by James Gandolfini) and while everything goes well for a while, it starts to get dark, making Max realize how much he misses at home. Directed by Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich), Where the Wild Things Are is an artistic family film that touches your heart.
IMDB rating: 6.8, Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Do you want to watch something that will cause a tingling sensation in your back? Well, look no further, as Stan has a large selection of horror movies that should please even the most hardened Gore-Hound. These are some of the best.
There have been countless filming of Stephen King movies in recent decades, but Carrie was the first (and perhaps the best). Sissy Spacek plays a tormented teenage girl who is pushed over by her mean classmates and dominant mother – with incredibly violent results. A bloody classic.
IMDB rating: 7.4, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Not for claustrophobic types, The Descent follows a caving expedition that goes terribly wrong, causing a group of women to stop fighting for themselves against some really terrifying creatures living in cave. An absolute masterpiece of terror, The Descent is one of the best horror movies that comes from the UK.
IMDB rating: 7.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
The late, great horror director Wes Craven used to make a game-changing angty flick at least once every decade. In the 70s it was the last house on the left. In the 80s, he born the flu icon Freddy Kruger in A Nightmare on Elm Street. The children of the ' 90, however, had become accustomed to the usual horror trends, and that is why Craven ' s self-conscious slasher scream became such a ' n sensation. The characters knew that they were in a horror movie, allowing the movie to exploit the rules of the genre at every turn.
IMDB rating: 7.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Loosely inspired by current events, Wolf Creek gave Australia's first true horror icon in Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), a sadistic bushman who likes nothing more than hunting and killing tourists in the middle of the Outback. After viewing this, view the sequel, Wolf Creek 2, as well as the incredible Stan Original series.
IMDB rating: 6.3, Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Hut in the forest
Cabin in the Woods, another self-aware horror film in the Scream style, acts as a meta-commentary on the horror genre and its audience. We've all seen innumerable horror movies in a hut, each with a different group of stock figures confronted with some form of horrific downfall – we don't even seem to think that only the threat itself ever seems to change. The joke here is that there are actually people behind the scenes who are pulling the strings – it's all a matter of rearranging the pieces to see what happens next. With Chris Hemsworth (before he became famous) and written by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), Cabin in the Woods is both smart and terrifying.
IMDB rating: 7.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 9.2
In the mood for a good tear-jerk? What about a serious, high-brow piece of cinema? The films below should get started. These are our choices for the best drama ' s on Stan.
Day of the patriots
A shocking (and ultimately) uplifting retelling of the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 in which three people died and hundreds of others were injured. Directed by Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor), Patriots Day takes place as a procedural thriller that starts with the morning in question and follows the aftermath, including the subsequent manhunt with brave police and federal agents (played by Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and John Goodman, among other things, detect and confront the responsible terrorists. Emotionally devastating and yet hopeful for the future, Patriots Day is a powerful film that is filled with heart and shows how the inhabitants of a city can come together to stand up against hatred.
IMDB rating: 7.4, Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
There will be blood
A stunning commentary on the nature of greed and morality, Boogie Nights director Paul Thomas Anderson's Blood is a barking investigation of how easy it is for a soulless man to thrive in a morally bankrupt world while those who try to sink to its level only finds their own demise. Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his rendition of Daniel Plainview, an unscrupulous prospector who does not shy away from gaining wealth and power as an oil magnate, even if that means wiping out oil rights from people who don't know better. On the other side of the coin is the character of Paul Dano from Eli Sunday, a preacher whose family was startled by Plainview because of their oil rights. Although Sunday, as a man of God, tries to take the moral climax against Plainview, his soul is quickly corrupted by greed and a need to overpower his opponent, and he shows how religion can be poisoned by capitalism. If you are looking for a plot in the movie, you may be disappointed. However, if you go to a story filled with large, overarching themes that explore the essence of human nature, almost like a biblical parable, you might think that There Will Be Blood is a stone-cold masterpiece.
IMDB rating: 8.1, Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
The social network
Based on true events, The Social Network gives us insight into the crazy drama behind the formation of Facebook, in which founder Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is called by his co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) to push him out of jail business , as well as the Winklevoss twins (both played by Armie Hammer), who claim that Zuckerberg has stolen their idea for the entire site. With sharp, elegant directions from David Fincher (Fight Club, Gone Girl), a cracking script from Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom, Steve Jobs), and a classic score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), The Social Network is one of the best films about the tech industry ever made. Needless to say we are sure & apos; Like & apos; this film.
IMDB rating: 7.7, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Good Will Hunting
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became global mega stars from the back of Good Will Hunting, each packing an Oscar for writing the incredible screenplay of the film. Damon plays Will, a troubled young man from the South Boston projects who is gifted with unparalleled intellect and photographic memory. When his gift is discovered by a genius M.I.T. professor (Stellan Skarsgård), Will is sent to visit a psychologist (Robin Williams) in an attempt to get his life back in order so that he can reach his full potential. A tear-pulling masterpiece.
IMDB rating: 8.3, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
When he plays Australia's most notorious criminal, Eric Bana absolutely disappears in the role of Chopper Read. At the time, it was unthinkable that the TV funnyman could convince in such a dark and intense role, but his comic lead, supported by the colossal frame he developed for the film, turned out to be a match made in heaven . Perhaps the best and most appealing Aussie true (ish) crime film ever made.
IMDB rating: 7.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Winner of the Best Picture award at the 2017 Oscars, Moonlight is a crushing chronicle of the childhood, adolescence, and maturity of a gay African-American man. Told in three segments, the main role of Chiron is portrayed by three different actors, who each face the struggle of growing up in a poor neighborhood in Miami. Charged by the drug-addicted mother, Chiron's only guidance comes from an unlikely source in the local drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali in his Oscar-winning role). Gripping and powerful, Moonlight is a triumph.
IMDB rating: 7.5, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
After the death of his mother, Joshua (James Frecheville) is forced to live with his maternal grandmother (Jacki Weaver), the matriarch of a crime family who starts to fall apart after the rear of her sons has been killed by the police and the others killed a random agent in retaliation. Will Joshua fall into this cycle of violence, or will he resist it? Animal Kingdom is set as a Greek tragedy in the suburbs of Melbourne and is one of the most powerful Australian films of all time.
IMDB rating: 7.3, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Based on the life of the real boxing champion Ray LaMotta (Robert De Niro may be the most powerful execution of his career), Raging Bull examines a man gripped by uncertainty – someone who would rather fool his face than face his own confrontation demons. Insulting to his wife (Cathy Moriarty) and violent to his brother (Joe Pesci, also wonderful), LaMotta often tries to pay for his sins in the ring, every exhausting fight that feels like a culmination of his problems at home. De Niro had grabbed the famous pounds ' s to depict LaMotta from its prime, but that is perhaps the least impressive aspect of this incredibly raw and wild show. One of the greatest achievements of director Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull is a moving study of toxic masculinity.
IMDB rating: 8.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Do you need a good smile? Stan has some great comedies in his library, and these are some of our favorites. These are the best comedies currently being broadcast on Stan.
Perhaps the best ice hockey film since Slap Shot, Goon follows Doug & apos; The Thug & apos; Glatt (Seann William Scott), an amiable steel-fisted meathead who becomes the maintainer of a minor league hockey team. The role of a enforcer is to force his teammates to protect and turn their backs when players compete against each other on the ice. That also means handing out blows, something that Glatt is quite skilled at. But then the famously ruthless enforcer Ross & apos; The Boss & apos; Rhea returns from the suspension (for seriously injuring the star player of the Doug team), he and Glatt are destined to throw an ice hockey over time, with only one man running away. A sports comedy with Fight Club level violence, Goon maybe a bit much for the prudish. That said, if you are well aware of how bloody ice hockey can be and think you can handle it, this is a seriously great sports movie. If you like what you see, you may also want to continue the sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which is also on Stan.
IMDB assessment: 6.8, Rotten tomatoes: 82%
If there is something strange in your area, who will you call? Ghostbusters, that & apos; s who! Released in 1984, Ivan Reitman's creepy comedy achieved instant-classical status, thanks in part to a brilliant and hilarious screenplay by stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. But it would be Bill Murray ' s budding star-power and wise-ass demeanor that make the entire movie, which is about ghost hunters in New York City, so perfect together. Equal-sharing hair-raising and rib-tickling, Ghostbusters is a positively creepy film that the whole family can enjoy.
IMDB rating: 7.8, Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Although it was not immediately popular with the release, Zoolander has grown over the years into a comedy classic of ' honest-to-goodness & # 39 ;. Ben Stiller is the male male model with a male tenor who is duped into a plot to kill the Malaysian prime minister. Owen Wilson plays Hans, an emerging competitor of Zoolander. Although the two initially hate each other, they soon come together in an attempt to stop the evil plan orchestrated by the really ridiculous fashion designer Mugatu (Will Ferrell). Supported with negotiable rules and hilarious scenes, Zoolander is real, real, really, ridiculously funny.
IMDB rating: 6.6, Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Jim Carrey was an unstoppable force in the early 1990s, and together with The Mark and Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, he consolidated him as the world's greatest comic star. Carrey plays a ridiculous over-the-top private dick that specializes in animal related cases. When the Miami Dolphins mascot is stolen from the NFL, it's up to Ace to find out where it is and who was behind it. Cue a lot of hilarious tomfoolery!
IMDB rating: 6.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Just as Pineapple Express meets The Bourne Identity, American Ultra is much better than the right to be. Jesse Eisenberg plays a stoner convenience store clerk who hears a few specific words and is promptly activated in a CIA killing machine. In an attempt to cover up this mess, the agency sends two agents (Topher Grace and Connie Britton) to neutralize the situation, but things don't fly as smoothly as they had hoped. Eisenberg plays opposite Kristen Stewart and does a decent job by playing an action hero. Funny and surprisingly violent and action-packed, American Ultra is a less appreciated gem.
IMDB assessment: 6.1
A hilariously dark comedy about assassins who have to settle in Belgium after a failed blow, in Bruges it is the kind of film that makes you laugh uncontrollably one moment and cry the next. Writer / director Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopops, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) delivers a funny script full of sudden moments of brutal violence that will make you speechless.
IMDB rating: 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
If you are a fan of muscular action movies, you've come to the right place. Stan has a large selection of films with a high octane content and with testosterone for adrenaline addicts. These are our choices for the best action movies on Stan.
The entire James Bond collection
Yes, you read that right: all 24 Bond films are now available to stream exclusively on Stan. Best of all, every movie is presented in glorious 4K quality, something that was previously unavailable outside of expensive iTunes purchases. Join Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig while taking turns playing the iconic role of MI6 agent and super spy James Bond. Of course, not all 007 films are great (we're watching you, Die Another Day), but they're always fun. And thanks to the 4K visual upgrade, you may be more inclined to suffer from some of the lesser inputs on image quality alone!
Stream the Bond collection now on Stan
The film that roamed some of the greatest action movie stars of the ' 80 and ' 90 (along with a few newcomers), The Expendables by Sylvester Stallone has a huge smile on the face of everyone who grew up during this era with high testosterone. Joining Stallone include Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Terry Crews and more. Although the film itself is far from perfect, we cannot help but see our heroes fight side by side.
IMDB rating: 6.5, Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Quentin Tarantino ' s greatest tribute to exploitation cinema, Kill Bill sees star Uma Thurman chasing a roaring revenge of revenge, killing everyone involved in her attempted murder. After perishing from a coma for a number of years, this former assassin will have her old companions pay one by one for ruining her life. And when that happens, she takes her blood-soaked katana on a journey to meet Bill (David Carradine), her former boss and lover. Divided into two parts (both now stream on Stan), Kill Bill is a violent revenge masterpiece.
IMDB rating: 8.1, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
James Cameron made his career with this time theme action thriller, which also worked to make Arnold Schwarzenegger one of the biggest stars on earth. Arnold plays a Terminator – a cyborg killing machine that was sent back in time to kill the mother of a great military leader (Linda Hamilton) before he was ever invented. The child of this mother will ultimately be responsible for beating the machines in the distant future. Fortunately, a human soldier (Michael Biehn) also traveled back in time to protect her. Perfect mixing of action, sci-fi and horror, The Terminator is a brawl experience from start to finish.
IMDB rating: 8.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Long before he reached Fury Road, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) was a cop on the highway in a particularly rugged part of Australia – his beats destroyed by murderous and abusive street squatters. When Max ' s family and partner are killed by a gang with revenge, he gets angry. Very angry. One of the most classic films of Australian cinema, Mad Max, is a high-octane revenge thriller that has some of the greatest scenes of vehicular carnage ever devoted to celluloid. Max would eventually end up in a post-apocalyptic future, but his humble origins should never be forgotten.
IMDB rating: 7.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
We all love a good thriller and Stan is full of it. If you want a movie that you want to put on the edge of your seat, you're in the right place. Below is a list of some of the best thrillers currently available on Stan.
After his anarchist epic Fight Club, director David Fincher decided to make something more down to earth as his follow-up, and while Panic Room may seem to be your typical home port for home invasions on paper, in this visionary author ' s hands, the & apos; s all but. One of the more technically astonishing thrillers you are likely to see, Fincher accelerates the excitement with his bold (and seemingly impossible) camera work, guiding the audience through various stories of a New York brownstone with speed and precision, unseen to the times of his release. The film follows a newly divorced mother (Jodie Foster) and her insulin-dependent daughter (a young Kristen Stewart) while fighting three house-raiders. While the couple manages to reach the impenetrable panic room of the house, a problem arises when it is revealed that the burglars are actually after the contents of that room. Exciting and smart, Panic Room is a must-watch thriller.
IMDB rating: 6.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Jake Gyllenhaal is incredibly creepy as Louis Bloom, a man who makes money by filming creepy crime material and selling it to news channels in Los Angeles. Driven by greed and recklessness, Louis blurs the line between observer and active participant, and eventually uses violent incidents to get the scoop. A compelling commentary on our modern news cycle session, Nightcrawler is a thrilling thriller with great performances.
IMDB rating: 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Wake up with fear
An absolutely brilliant and confrontational criticism of Australian drinking culture and & apos; mateship & apos ;, Canadian director Ted Kotchoff (First Blood) does not stop at all when it comes to showing some of our country's ugly aspects with Wake in Fright. A teacher gets stuck in an Outback mining town after he has lost all his money in a two-in-a-row game, making him a night of binge drinking, fighting and kangaroo shooting with some loosened locals. It is safe to say that he may never be the same after this night …
IMDB rating: 7.7, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Léon: The Professional
The French director Luc Besson has made several cult classics (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue), but perhaps no one is more loved than Léon: The Professional. Notable as Natalie Portman's first film, Léon tells the story of a lone assassin (Jean Reno) who befriends a young girl after her entire family has been murdered by a filthy cop (Gary Oldman). Violent and exciting, yet filled with warmth and heart, Léon: The Professional is damn fantastic.
IMDB rating: 8.6, Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Science fiction films offer us visions of the future (from the perspective of the times in which they were made) that open our minds to the possibilities of what humanity could be capable of, in both good and bad terms. Dit zijn enkele van de beste sci-fi films op Stan.
De film die zowel regisseur Neill Blomkamp (Elysium) als ster Sharlto Copley (Powers) op het internationale toneel zet, District 9 is een ingenieuze science fiction apartheidsallegorie die gestrande buitenaardse wezens in concentratiekampen in Zuid-Afrika zet. Een anti-buitenaardse potloodduwer (Copley) laat zijn hele wereld op zijn kop vallen als hij wordt besproeid met een soort vloeistof die hem langzaam verandert in een alien, en nu moet hij samenwerken met een van de "garnalen" die hij zo veracht hij als hij enige hoop heeft om weer normaal te worden. Hilarisch, actievol en gevuld met flinch-waardige body horror momenten, District 9 is een instant-klassieker die met recht een Best Picture-nominatie verdiende tijdens de Oscars. Nu beschikbaar om te streamen op Stan in glorieuze 4K.
IMDB-beoordeling: 7.9, Rotte tomaten: 90%
Met regisseur Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) kondigde hij aan dat hij RoboCop terugbrengt naar bioscopen met een direct vervolg op de originele film uit 1987, wat nu net zo goed is als een moment om deze ultra gewelddadige klassieker opnieuw te bezoeken. Een snijdende satire van zakelijke hebzucht in de jaren 80, Robocop is meer dan de som der delen. Briljant geregisseerd door Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Starship Troopers), ziet de film een rookie-agent die venijnig door een groep criminelen is vermoord, maar die door een bedrijf moet worden nieuw leven ingeblazen en moet worden gebruikt als een robotbestrijdingsproduct. Al snel beginnen zijn herinneringen terug te komen, en het is slechts een kwestie van tijd voordat hij zijn moordenaars opspoort en de werkelijke bedoelingen van zijn makers ontdekt.
IMDB-beoordeling: 7.5, Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Het tot nadenken stemmende cyberpunkmeesterstuk van Ridley Scott werd niet volledig gewaardeerd tot een decennium na de release, waar het een director's cut kreeg die een deel van de studio-interferentie die de theatrale versie van de film plaagde, aansneed en wegsneed. Harrison Ford speelt Deckard, de titulaire Blade Runner. Hij is een soort van agent wiens taak het is om jagende replicanten op te sporen en te elimineren, die lijken op kunstmatige mensen die zijn geschapen als slavenarbeiders buiten de wereld. Wanneer een groep van hen besluit dat ze liever leven, gaat Deckard op pad om ze uit de weg te ruimen, maar misschien won deze keer het niet zo gemakkelijk …
IMDB-beoordeling: 8.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
The Matrix, een science fiction-klassieker, is een waarschuwend verhaal over kunstmatige intelligentie, verpakt als spectaculaire spectaculaire actievolle effecten. Inspired by martial arts films, anime and cyberpunk literature, The Matrix sees Neo (Keanu Reeves) discover that the world as we know it is an elaborate computer simulation that masks the real truth – Earth is a wasteland and humans are being kept alive in chambers to act as the batteries powering our new machine overlords. Whoa.
IMDB Rating: 8.7, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Steven Spielberg is known for making heart-warming, sentimental movies, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial might be the one that best embodies that. A classic family film about a lonely kid (Henry Thomas) who develops a bond with a friendly alien marooned on our planet, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is capable of melting even the coldest of hearts.
IMDB Rating: 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%