This week we’re kicking off our list with some thrilling science fiction flicks that will give you to a reason stay inside. Beat the heat and travel to distant fantasy worlds!

  • Star Trek Into Darkness (Movie, 2013) – When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they encounter an unstoppable force of terror. New friends and enemies are constantly being made in the final frontier. The hard part is figuring out who to trust.  Available on NetflixAmazon Instant VideoM-GORedbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Continuum Season 3 (TV Show, 2012) – A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in the present day. She infiltrates the local police department and attempts to track down terrorists before they execute their attack. Recently released on Netflix, also available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, M-GO and Vudu.
  • Lost Girl Season 4 (TV Show, 2010) – A succubus feeds on the sexual energy of mortals. Growing up with human parents, Bo embarks on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. Newly available on Netflix, also on Amazon Instant Video and Vudu.
  • The Samaritan (Movie, 2012) – After many years in prison, a former grafter tries to go straight, but the son of his former partner insists on learning the game and relieving a feared gangster. Newly released on Netflix, also available on Amazon Instant Video.
  • Christmas with the Kranks (Movie, 2004) – A Chicago couple scrambles to put together a holiday celebration after their daughter decides to come home for Christmas. Newly released on Netflix and also available on Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster, M-GO, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • FrackNation (Movie, 2013) – Proponents of the drilling process known as fracking claim that activists and the media have suppressed facts.  The film seeks to address concerns about the process, and uncover the truth about its risk. Newly released on Netflix, also available on Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Empire State (Movie, 2012) – A security guard and his childhood pal make plans to rob an armored car. An inside job with 11 million dollars on the line.  His motives are noble, but his actions are criminal.  Available on Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster, M-GO, Netflix, Redbox Instant and Vudu.
  • Arrow Season 1 (TV Show, 2012) – A bow and arrow and chip on his shoulder.  In his wealthy superhero’s hands, they’re all he needs to fight crime.  This 2012 season debut of “Arrow” brought the highest ratings its network had seen in three years. Newly released on Netflix, also available on Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.
  • 21 Jump Street (Movie, 2012) – Two cops must confront their teenage angst all over again when they go under cover as high school students. Newly released on Amazon Instant Video and also available on Blockbuster, M-GO, Redbox Instant, and Vudu.
  • Mixology Season 1 (TV Show, 2014) – At a chic Manhattan bar, closing time means decision time, but not everyone’s going home with their first choice. Newly released on Netflix and also available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Time Warner and Vudu.

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  • rick

    bring in more westerns. like chisum sons of Katie elder.john wayne classics. thanks

    • We love suggestions. Thanks, Rick!

  • I like finding little known shows, Such as Original Wallander ,And some of the Detective/cop shows seem to come out of UK, Also add the rest of Colombo, and Poirot, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Inspector Morse, Bletchley Circle. That’s even counting the traditional classic movies & shows .

  • Steven Pierson

    new to roku, loving it. Get to watch all the old movies on the weekends, and the new stuff when wife is home (Cosmos, Arrow, Goldbergs) Thank you Roku!!

    • Welcome to the Roku family, Steven. Happy streaming!