Hollywood Down the Cable — Popular Films on Netflix and Prime


As winter approaches and the sun sets earlier, the likelihood of spending evenings indoors increases. The cold and darkness provide the perfect excuse to watch movies indoors. Many of us are turning to online streaming to watch everything from classic films to recent Hollywood blockbusters. Fans of the silver screen, not to mention internet users, are spoilt for choice with so many fibre broadband deals currently available. If you’re a movie buff, a fast fibre broadband package is essential to stream video. Let’s take a look at some blockbusters not to be missed on Netflix and Prime.


Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)


Based on Suzanne Collin’s dystopian novel, Catching Fire, this sci-fi adventure is the second instalment of the Hunger Games franchise. The cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright. This is one of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee.

Paranormal Activity (2007)


It’s been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter. Alex and her family witness some strange incidents in their neighbourhood after a woman and a mysterious child move in. This supernatural horror film features Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Stephen Dunham and Brady Allen.

Diana (2013)


Naomi Watts received mixed reviews for her lead role as the princess. The movie tells the story of the last two years of Princess Diana’s life, including her divorce with Princes Charles and her relationships with the heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan and the son of the billionaire Mohammed Al Fayed, Dodi.

The Iceman (2012)


This crime thriller film is based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious killer and family man. The movie covers his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon stars as Richard Kuklinski. Co-stars include Winona Ryder and Chris Evans.

Skyfall (2012)


Skyfall is the highest grossing film of all time at the UK box office. In this twenty-third adventure in the long running franchise of all time, Daniel Craig is back the third time as James Bond 007. It also features Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harries, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw and Javier Bardem. Adele’s title soundtrack ‘Skyfall’ won a Golden Globe for this Bond film.

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The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale (2014)


This computer-animated family movie is the fifth film in The Swan Princess series. The story follows Prince Derek and Princesses Odette, who adopt a little girl named Alise. When Alise gets captured by a group of flying squirrels, Derek, Odette and their woodland friends have to save her and defeat the evil Forbidden Arts.

To Rome with Love (2012)


To Rome with Love is a romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen. The film is set in Rome and the story is told in four separate vignettes: Antonio (Alessandro Tiberi) and Milly (Alessandra Mastronardi) are naïve newlyweds on their honeymoon; a successful architect John (Alec Baldwin) returns to the street where he lived as a student; Haley (Alison Pill) is a visiting student who falls in love with young lawyer Michelangelo (Flavio Parenti); and Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni) is an ordinary guy who wakes up to find himself a celebrity.

These are just a few of the blockbusters that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Invest a high-speed broadband connection so that you can see them quickly and easily.

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