Thrill Rides: 3 Intense Movies to See This Winter

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Three intense new movies guaranteed to get your heart rate up—and snap you out of the winter doldrums. —J.R. Sullivan

The 13 Best Adventure Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

The 13 Best Adventure Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

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A Survival Saga

Arctic

In this beautifully shot epic, a downed pilot (Mads Mikkelsen, above), stranded somewhere in the Arctic, tries to wave down a passing helicopter—with disastrous results. For a shot at rescue, he realizes that he must face the ultimate challenge: abandon his makeshift camp and cross the tundra. (2/1)

 

A Criminal Education

Birds of Passage

This brutal drama traces the origins of the Colombian drug trade back nearly a decade before Pablo Escobar rises to power. At the center of the blossoming business is not a flashy kingpin but a small indigenous clan that quickly, and tragically, gets in way too deep—jump-starting an industry still thriving today. (2/13)

 

A Fetish Foiled

Piercing

A clean-cut closet psychopath (Christopher Abbott) makes meticulous plans to indulge his fantasy: dismember a sex worker. But the woman thwarts his efforts, and it quickly becomes unclear who’s in control—or more deranged. (2/1)

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