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13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly


Netflix is constantly changing its movie selection.  Here is a list of 13 of the best Gritty Action/Thriller movies that are currently available to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly.  If you enjoy watching darker, intense movies, then you have to check out the movies on this list.  They are excellent in one way or another, and I highly recommend all of them.  Here is the list:

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Terminator 2 Poster

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

End of Watch (2012)

Reservoir Dogs Poster

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The Grey Poster

The Grey (2011)

Pulp Fiction Poster

Pulp Fiction (1994)

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

Face Off Poster

Face/Off (1997)

 Warrior Poster

Warrior (2011)

 Shooter Poster

Shooter (2007)

Bad Boys Poster

Bad Boys (1995)

Drive Poster

Drive (2011)

Haywire Poster

Haywire (2011)

Oldboy Poster

Oldboy (2003)

Next time you are sitting around trying to find a movie to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly, I recommend you choose one of these movies as part of your movie night.

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Are you thinking about seeing a movie that is currently in theatres? 

Click here for Now In Theatres Movie Reviews August 30th – September 5th.  You will find previews, poster artwork, and my full review of all of the movies that I have seen that are currently in theatres.  You’ll be able to see which movies are out right now and it might just help you decide which movies are worth seeing.


Happy Birthday to Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck

Happy Birthday to Alan Ruck!  The actor turns 57 today.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ruck 2

Ruck never really made it huge as an actor like his costar in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Matthew Broderick did.  But, to me, Alan Ruck will always be remembered as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller’s best friend.  He was always sick and his dad owned a Ferrari.

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Teaser Trailer for The Counselor (2013)

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The Counselor (2013) (Click on the title for my full review.)

A lawyer gets himself into a lot of trouble after he starts drug trafficking.

This film has an outstanding director: Ridley Scott and an amazing cast: Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Dean Norris, John Leguizamo, Goran Visnjic, Bruno Ganz, and Natalie Dormer.

The Counselor has my attention.

The film is set to release on 10/25/13.

The Heat (2013)

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The Heat (2013)

The Heat is about a hard-working, by-the-book, know-it-all FBI special agent (Sandra Bullock) who is reluctantly partnered with a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, Boston police officer (Melissa McCarthy) with a knack for breaking the rules.  The completely mismatched pair work together to try to stop drug-runners in the Boston area.

The Heat McCarthy Wilson Bullock

The movie was written by Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig.

The rest of the notable cast includes Demian Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Thomas F. Wilson, Michael McDonald, Jane Curtin, and Taran Killam.

The Heat McCarthy Bullock

This movie showed shades of Miss Congeniality (2000) where Bullock played a very similar type of FBI agent.  The main difference is that The Heat is way raunchier, obscene humor, mainly due to McCarthy’s character.

The pairing of Bullock and McCarthy is what really made this film work.  Their personalities were so different from each other that they absolutely clashed.  This resulted in roaring laughter.  But, what really made the film was when McCarthy’s winning personality began to rub off on Bullock.  Bullock has forever been known to take on the classier, more wholesome roles.  Her comedies usually go as far as PG-13 rated humor.  Seeing her in an R-rated comedy just made her part even more hysterical.

The Heat Duo

I will admit that I have only seen Melissa McCarthy in a few movies.  She was pretty funny in the parts that I have seen her play.  She reminds me of a female more vulgar version of Chris Farley.  She is a bigger person like Farley and she always brings a ton of energy to her characters like he did.  For a bigger guy, it was always surprising to me how Chris Farley was always all over the place bouncing around with tons of vigor.  McCarthy is the same way.  Throw comedy into the mix and it’s inevitable that you are bound to laugh uncontrollably.  Her character in The Heat was no exception.

The Heat Similar Partners

This is the best Melissa McCarthy movie that I have seen and perhaps Sandra Bullock’s funniest movie yet.  I had expected basically another Miss Congeniality, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much funnier this movie was than that one.

The Heat Dancing

In this world of endless number of sequels and remakes, it is no surprise to me that a sequel to this film is already in the works.  Hollywood knows a goldmine when it sees one.  They are cashing in while the getting is good.  This is one of those instances where I don’t mind.  Bring on a sequel.  This movie was good for tons of laughs.  The next one is bound to be almost as good.

I rate this movie an 8 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.