The 5 Most Badass Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now

A good movie is a very subjective term. Sometimes you just need some intellectual movies with a lot of thought and meaning behind them. Sometimes, however, you just need some badass movies that will get your blood rushing through your veins. No fear, we’ve collected some films that can offer both. We all have that one mood and there is no better way to feed into it. So, in case you’re unsure of what badass movies actually invoke, we’re here to help. We know exactly the kind of feeling they’re supposed to ignite and this is what we went with. Read ahead, set the timer on your popcorn, get comfortable on the touch, and let’s get started.

#1 Django Unchained

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Most of Quentin Tarantino’s works can be classified as badass movies when you really think of it. Every time he announces a new project, all of the people coordinating gun stunts and blood special effects must be popping champagne bottles. Django Unchained brings Jaime Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio together in a Western-like movie set during the peaking time of slavery in America. It doesn’t get any better than a slave-turned-bounty hunter going guns blazing for revenge in the name of love.

#2 No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

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The Coen brothers definitely have a bit of a formula for their stories by now, but the best materialization so far has to be No Country For Old Men. The movie is a Coen-typical tale about a treasure hunt or, rather, a hunt in general. Llewellyn Moss does manage to snatch a highly sought-after loot, but in the aftermath of his heed, he is now being chased by a sheriff and some murderers. One of said murders is no other Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh, one of the most chilling antagonist performances ever put on film.

#3 The Grey

The Grey

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Compared to the other aforementioned entries, The Grey isn’t necessarily as critically acclaimed. It will either be a hit or a miss. For us personally, this Liam Neeson film is a definite hit. It’s a hardened and gritty movie, telling the story of a group of plane crash survivors who are trying to adapt to the harshness of the frozen environment. Did we mention there is a dangerous pack of wolves lurking around too? It’s definitely not an optimistic movie, but we’d call it one of the more badass movies out there.

#4 The Expendables

The Expendables

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Wait, are you saying that you were looking for badass movies which require you to shut off your brain? Are you looking for something that can get you to pump your fist and scream “hell yeah!” at the top of your lungs? There’s no better movie for this than The Expendables, the motion picture that brings together some of the greatest 90s action icons of all time. It’s like the fanfiction we never knew we wanted. Sylvester Stalone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Bourne, and Bruce Willis all kicking serious butt and make hilarious references? Sign us up!

#5 Skyfall

Skyfall

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Skyfall is arguably one of the greatest James Bond movies ever made. The directing was phenomenal, the acting and writing were stellar, and Adele’s Oscar-winning soundtrack is the perfect cherry on top. Spy-related movies are definitely instant choices for badass movies and this one might just be the best. Each one of us must have sat down at some point and wondered what life as a spy would be like. So, if you want to see lots of action, fancy gadgets, luxurious cars, and beautiful women, be ready to immerse yourself in this world of top-notch espionage and feel the thrills.

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By the time you’ve finished reading this article, your popcorn must have gotten ready. So, go fetch it, and log into your Netflix account for a session of badass movies that will definitely put you in an energized mood. And if not, hey, at least you witnessed a lot of proper (well-executed) action!

6 Funniest Cartoons To Help You Unwind After A Long Day

Cartoons come in all kinds of shapes and forms. Some are for kids’ educational purposes, some take us on adventures, and some just make us laugh until we burst something. The funniest cartoons of them all are actually a proper public menace in this regard, but they’re also a blessing. Laughter is one of the best ways to relax after any kind of stressful situation or a long day of work. So, we recommend a handy method of relieving yourself of that stress and pasting a huge grin on your face. Sit back and watch the funniest cartoons we recommend to help your cause.

The Simpsons: Among The Funniest Cartoons

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#1 The Simpsons

The Simpsons is a classic in more than one way, so it’s definitely a must-watch for anyone who wants to spice up their cartoon-watching experience with some satire. This legendary show managed to acquire a loyal following over the years, something that would explain its impressive run. If you happen to really like the series, it’s all for the best: you’ll have so many episodes to watch you’ll fill up your queue for months to come.

#2 Phineas and Ferb

This is one of Disney’s newer shows which recently ended. Phineas and Ferb is a great family watch, especially during summertime. Why? Because the story centers around two brothers who get so bored during their summer break that they start coming up with a ton of loony inventions. These inventions vary from rollercoasters to time machines, to spaceships, or to opening a car wash. You’re really guaranteed to never get bored while watching Phineas and Ferb. Did we mention the secret agent platypus?

#3 South Park

South Park is already well-established as one of the funniest cartoons of all time, so it almost needs to introduction. However, it’s on the complete opposite spectrum of the aforementioned show as it’s full of adult and inappropriate humor. But, hey, people wouldn’t love South Park so much if it weren’t for the fact that it displays a group of kids swearing like sailors and pushing the limits of decency. Just like The Simpsons, the show has a very long run, so you can safely watch it for months to come.

#4 Gravity Falls

The past few years have seen an increase in quality animations and gave us some of the funniest cartoons of all time. Gravity Falls is one of them and if you keep hearing about it everywhere you go, believe us when we say that it’s for a very good reason. The cartoon is all about the adventures of Dipper Pines and Mabel, his twin sister, during their summer vacation in the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.

#5 Tom and Jerry

Old, but gold. This is the definition of Hanna Barbera’s legendary series about the ridiculous conflict raging between the iconic cat and mouse of the show. Tom and Jerry was, at its time, one of the funniest cartoons on air and it continues to be impressive up to this day. It’s pure slapstick humor, but the fact that it has to work with actions alone and no words means that a lot more effort was put into its creation.

#6 Honorable Mentions

This list isn’t intended as a competition, mostly because all of these shows are so strongly linked together. But if you’re looking to expand your collection of funniest cartoons, you can also reach out for:

  • Spongebob;
  • Looney Tunes;
  • Adventure Time;
  • Regular Show;
  • Futurama;
  • American Dad;
  • The Flinstones.

Conclusion

Naturally, it’s all about taste, but all of these cartoons are unique enough to be able to cater to a variety of needs. Whether they’re for children, entire families, adults only, or whether they’re about adventures, social satire, or sea creatures, they’re the funniest cartoons of our time. They’ll get a smile out of ya.

5 Worst Superheroes Ever Portrayed On Film

There is no such thing as a bad superhero or a good superhero. There are just concepts that are executed either badly or horribly. Aquaman has been regarded for quite some time as the laughing stock of DC. But that didn’t stop us all from getting really excited over Jason Momoa’s version in the upcoming Justice League. Likewise, can anyone believe that there is actually a way someone can mess up Batman, Spider-Man, or Superman? See? It’s all in the execution. Because of faulty execution, Hollywood has managed to give us some of the worst superheroes ever depicted on cinema.

In the spirit of heroic bravery, we’ll also carry on with name-calling, so we can all publicly shame the worst superheroes ever portrayed on film. Or, alternatively, we can dismiss them from canon and pretend they never happened in the first place.

#5 Green Lantern

Worst Superheroes

Green Lantern (2011), portrayed by Ryan Reynolds

Poor Ryan Reynolds just couldn’t catch a break, could he? All he wanted was a good superhero project to work on. Little did he know, Green Lantern wasn’t the way to go. The movie was campy, corny, awfully animated, and just poorly executed overall.

As a result, everything was downgraded, and Green Lantern was the one to join the Laughing Stock Corner alongside Aquaman.

#4 Supergirl

Supergirl

Supergirl (1984), portrayed by Helen Slater

Ah, there it is. That one oldie that can come off as horrible much more easily because of awful special effects. If only all problems with Supergirl boiled down to this one thing. The plot is a convulsed mess with no direction or any ounce of logic in it. It quickly jumps from a life-and-death planetary matter to high school drama dropped on us for no reason.

Then the over-the-top acting, the senseless character motivations, the misogynistic undertones, and the poor writing all come together to create this epically atrocious flick. Up to this day, it’s still all we were given by Hollywood in terms of Supergirl.

#3 Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider (2007) & Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), portrayed by Nicholas Cage

Admittedly, the first Ghost Rider wasn’t that much of a hot mess, though there were undoubtedly enough holes in this ship to sink it into the abyss as well. In fact, we reckon we only look at it with less judging eyes simply because of how much worse the sequel is in comparison.

But all in all, Ghost Rider, one of the superheroes with the coolest concepts around, ended up being one of the worst superheroes, at least as far as cinema depictions go. We’re not saying Nicholas Cage may have not been a brilliant casting choice, but… you know.

#2 Catwoman

Catwoman

Catwoman (2004), portrayed by Halle Berry

Catwoman is widely regarded as one of the worst superhero of all time, mostly because it technically has no excuse. It rolled around the corner about the same time Sam Raimi was making history with his Spider-Man trilogy, yet it completely failed on all levels.

Halle Berry’s Catwoman hardly even had anything to do with the DC counterpart, which is either a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you make out of it. Even without drawing comparisons with other versions (Anne Hathaway or Michelle Pfeiffer), the 2004 Catwoman stands on her own as one of the worst superheroes of Hollywood.

#1 Deadpool

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), portrayed by Ryan Reynolds

If you saw “Deadpool” in the title, calm down. Unless your freak-out was of the “I can’t believe you even considered this atrocity Deadpool” sort. In which case, we agree! The Deadpool version given to us by the worst of X-Men films was beyond perplexing and offensive.

Not only did he not look anything like Wade Wilson, but he didn’t act even remotely in a similar fashion either. You know you’ve earned yourself one of the worst superheroes of cinema when you’ve sewn shut the mouth of the Merc with the Mouth.

The Best Sci Fi Movies Of The 21st Century

Okay, so we were thinking of making a list with the best sci fi movies of –

“Star Wars is the best sci fi franchise of all time!”

…of the 21st century. And this is why. It’s difficult to deny the impact Star Wars had on the world of sci fi cinematography, which is why they always come out on top with an unfair advantage. Some people may argue here and there but, yes, Star Wars might just be the best thing the science fiction genre has had to offer. Surprisingly, though, there have been other attempts at sci fi movies since then and the results are noticeably different from the intergalactic adventures we were given in Star Wars.

Modern times called for new ideas and these ideas were the base for the following flicks, which we consider to be The Best Sci Fi Movies Of The 21st Century.

#1 Children of Men

Best Sci Fi Movies

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Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 Children of Men is an adaptation of the eponym novel and it’s the perfect representation of the saying “the end of the world doesn’t come with a bang, but a whimper.” Set in a future where women can no longer bear children, Children of Men brings together the lack of morality characterizing a society on the edge of destruction and mixes it with the ounce of hope that’s so important to the thematic core of the movie.

Our protagonist is portrayed by Clive Owen and he’s a cynical character, fitting so well in the dry and pessimistic atmosphere of the established universe. After one sole woman miraculously manages to become pregnant, he must become her guide as he struggles to shelter her against the very world her life could possibly save. The movie is a visual masterpiece and, despite its morose undertones, it’s full of glimmers of hope.

#2 Inception

Inception's Movie Poster Capturing Its Essence

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After its release in 2010, many movies following it up have attempted to add to their scripts the multitude of layers that were given to Inception. This Christopher Nolan flick was huge on many levels, including the production, but it was particularly impressive in what it meant to the world of filmmaking, as one of the best sci fi movies ever. There is a little bit of everything in this movie, enough to be able to be appreciated from all kinds of levels.

Nolan gave though the movie layers that invoked philosophy, timelines, the eternal conflict between dreaming and reality. It’s a complex movie, sometimes even a little bit confusing, and it raises a lot more questions than it answers. But if it makes you question even one aspect about your reality, then you know it worked out well.

#3 Signs

Signs' Movie Poster Featuring Characters And Location

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There’s no denying that M. Night Shyamalan went downhill after this movie. He broke through with the masterpiece that was The Sixth Sense and gradually continued to pluck out movies that continued to decrease in quality and sense. Signs was probably on this edge – you either love it or you hate it. But regardless of what it is, there’s no denying that this movie works incredibly well as a thriller. Why is it one of the best sci fi movies of the 2000s? Because it’s a novel take.

Shyamalan needs to be given kudos for his ability to turn something as typical as an alien invasion into a genuinely blood-chilling thriller. Instead of getting the over the top, flashy view of a person running away from laser-shooting spaceships (á la War of the Worlds), Signs gives us the perspective of a father, his two kids, and their uncle trying to defend their farm against forces unknown to them. Don’t get us wrong, the world is definitely still going ablaze, but we never get to see that. We don’t even see the alien until the very end. Signs plays with our primal fear of the unknown and sets it in an atmospheric story full of unsettling and disturbing feelings.

How To Become Iron Man

Part of the fun of superheroes is that we get to imagine using their powers. Who wouldn’t want to have the ability to shoot spider webbing out of one’s wrists and climb up skyscrapers effortlessly? Who wouldn’t want to be able to fly around with a red cape or wield a mythical hammer that no one else could lift? I can even think of instances when I wouldn’t mind turning into a growling green monster, though I supposed this is a little bit less desirable.

As far as superheroes go it might be hard to think of one that plays with our imaginations more than Iron Man. In part this is because Robert Downey Jr. has brilliantly humanized the role for the better part of a decade now. But it’s also because Iron Man exists as a result of technology that’s starting to seem like it’s not so far-fetched. Tesla mastermind Elon Musk, who’s commonly referred to as the real life Tony Stark (and actually appeared in a Marvel movie, just for fun), keeps teasing the idea that he’s working his own exoskeleton. In other words, the one guy on Earth who seems perfectly capable of creating an Iron Man suit is publicly flirting with the idea, even if he’s probably just joking around. So for the rest of us, it’s impossible not to think about it: what would it take to wear an Iron Man suit one day?

IronMan SuitI have one very clear idea for the first step. Unless you happen to be friends with Elon Musk, or brilliant enough to secure a high-ranking position at one of his companies, you’ll probably need to find a way to acquire incredible wealth. You’ll probably have to win the lottery. Granted, that’s a wee bit of a long shot, but contrary to popular belief, there are actually strategies that can help you to figure out how to win the lottery, or at least how to give yourself a slightly better than average shot. For instance, buying multiple tickets or playing lotteries with statistically greater odds than others can both work in your favor.

The unfortunate thing is that even winning the lottery probably isn’t enough. A little while back, there was a write-up of a detailed account of what it would take to become Iron Man or Batman, strictly from a financial perspective. It’s hard to determine if any of their findings are actually “accurate” given that to some degree this is still a fantasy. But it’s still the closest thing you’ll find to a price tag on an Iron Man suit, and the total is a whopping $1,612,717,000. So you’ll just have to win the lottery and then invest your winnings very successfully. No big deal, right?

From the technological side of things, however, attaining an Iron Man suit might actually be more feasible. A pretty comprehensive report broke down what would need to go into it, and the overall determination was that it’s not entirely beyond the realm of possibility to make an Iron Man-like suit. There would be plenty of tricky challenges, and naturally it wouldn’t come out exactly like the suit we see in the movies, but it’s not so crazy that no one should work on it.

As to how you can actually wind up in an Iron Man suit in another 10 or 20 years, all it takes is a complete shift in your priorities in life. The lottery, or at least a lottery-sized influx of cash, is pretty much a necessity. But beyond that, it’s not about just buying a suit, because none exists. Instead, you’ll want to fund the research and get yourself on a board of directors with some influence on what’s going to happen with human exoskeletons. These things are being explored, and there are people capable of making something close to Iron Man a reality.

You just have to get rich and get to know them!