Four great movies to catch online.

Based on my post about Not having TV, I thought I'd put together a list of movies I have seen on Netflix or Hulu that you can watch too. Remember, Hulu is free, Netflix is a paid service, Netflix has thousands of movies, while Hulu's selection is more limited. Also, Netflix has more commercially successful movies while Hulu tends to have independent lower quality films. Here are some of the gems I've found in both networks.

Beyond The Gates of Splendor. Available in
Hulu and Netflix

The Sea Inside (El Mar Adentro). Slow at times, but its worth watching. The theme is euthanasia so watch the preview and read it before watching it. Available on Netflix. I've been told that this is a depressing movie and some people can't stomach it. I can understand that, but I also think that this is a must if you're at all interested in who we are, what we do and the overall status and development of the Human condition. I'd give it a two thumbs up both in execution and delivery.

The Botany of Desire. It's about 4 plants that have shaped how we do many things today. Sometimes we think we're in control, but perhaps it is the other way around. Available on Netflix.

The girl with the Dragon Tatoo. Part of a trilogy, this is a mystery thriller with no gimmicks or special effects. It is truly about the story and the plot will drag you in with it to discover the truth about the missing girl. A classic whodunit with some elements of hackerdom, sex and murder. I'd love to find the other two movies online somewhere but they don't seem to be available on Netflix yet.