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What TV show or movie reminds you of your Daddio?
Here’s this week’s streaming lineup every dad will love.
Intense fight scenes and brooding manliness, for the action-packed dad:
- Non-Stop (Movie, 2014) – During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account. With the lives of hundreds of passengers hanging in the balance, he must use every nuance of his training to uncover the killer traveling on the aircraft. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Devil’s Knot (Movie, 2013) – Frothing for vengeance after three 8-year-olds are slain, the community of West Memphis, Ark., directs blame at a trio of teens suspected of Satanism. Atom Egoyan directs Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in this fact-based tale of justice gone awry. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
Blazing tanks, combating soldiers and invasions, we have historical wars movies:
- The Pianist (Movie, 2002) – Oscar-winner Adrien Brody stars in this epic true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, an acclaimed musician who survived WWII with the help of a German officer. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on M-GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- The Wipers Times (Movie, 2013) – Based on the remarkable true story of a satirical newspaper published on the front lines of World War One, this poignant yet comedic drama revels in the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity. Newly released on Hulu Plus, but also available on Amazon Instant Video.
Get dad out of his seat with these thrillers:
- Repentance (Movie, 2013) – Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker) has lost everything following the tragic death of his mother. Seemingly intent on finding inner peace, Sanchez seeks out Tommy Carter, a successful author and spiritual advisor who agrees to help him rebuild his shattered life. But when Sanchez reveals his true intentions, Carter must do everything in his power to stay alive in this terrifying psychological thriller. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- Fractured (Movie, 2013) – Coming out of a long coma with no memory of his previous life, Dylan White instead awakens slowly to the disturbing facts about his criminal past. As he attempts to atone for his prior misdeeds, Dylan is forced to confront evil itself. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
The active dad who loves a good sports-themed movie:
- The Babe (Movie, 1992) – The Babe is the definitive story of one of sport’s most fascinating figures, capturing all the drama and excitement of the greatest player in baseball history. The story chronicles Ruth’s phenomenal story, from his beginnings at an orphanage, to his spectacular rise to becoming a baseball legend. Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
- The Current (Movie, 2014) – This inspiring documentary profiles brave athletes who faced incredible obstacles, found the drive to overcome their disabilities and became heroes. Newly released on Netflix, but also available on Redbox Instant.
For any discerning taste, all dads love a good laugh:
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (Movie, 2014) – Recount the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds and skis – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Newly released on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
- The Blues Brothers (Movie, 1980) – After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God.” Newly released on Crackle, but also available on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster on Demand, Redbox Instant and Vudu.