With an eyeball-popping, 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung GALAXY Note II was made for watching movies on the move.
Whether you’re on a long-haul schlep or just taking the creaky old train to work, Samsung’s stunning new smartphone is perfect for checking out the latest flicks. And with the Samsung Video Hub built right into the device, snaffling them couldn’t be easier. Need some inspiration? Here’s our pick of the 10 best movies you can grab now on your Samsung GALAXY Note II.
The Sitter (15)
HD purchase £11.99, 81 mins
This short, snappy movie is where it’s at if you’re looking to while away the time on a short flight with your GALAXY Note II.
Starring the always ace Jonah Hill as a reluctant babysitter, it follows his journey from working as a slacker sitter to his trying to escape the attentions of a crazed drug kingpin when he foolishly decides to give up on his job and go and visit his girlfriend. A true comedy caper.
HD purchase £11.99, HD Rental £3.49, 124 mins
Join Noomi Rapace’s intergalactic archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw as she journeys across galaxies in search of extra terrestrial answers to the hows and whys of human existence. With a space crew including creepy android David (Michael Fassbender) and the emotionally-challenged Vickers (Charlize Theron), she might just have stumbled across more than she bargained for.
Ridley Scott’s stunning alien visuals shimmer across the Galaxy Note II’s huge HD screen in all their dark and eerie glory. Definitely not one for the squeamish.
HD purchase £6.99, 148 minutes
Inception was the must-see movie of 2010 and if you’re still puzzling over exactly who incepted what in whose dreams, then now’s the perfect time to revist Chris Nolan’s mind-meldingly excellent movie.
With an all-star ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite, Ken Watanabe and Ellen Page, Inception’s dream-state set pieces and puzzle-laden story line will keep you occupied long after the film has finished.
Crazy Stupid Love (12A)
HD purchase £11.99, 113 mins
The ladies among us are probably already on board with Crazy Stupid Love given its leading man (take a bow, Ryan Gosling) but fellas, bear with us. Traditional rom com this ain’t.
Crazy Stupid Love follows Steve Carrel’s mid-life crisis as he works to reinvent himself and re-woo his estranged wife, played by the ever-excellent Julianne Moore.
Maybe not one to watch on the Note II’s crisp screen during the morning commute, as we guarantee you tears of laughter and sadness will be shed along the way. And, if all else fails, there’s always the aesthetically pleasing Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone to fall back on.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (15)
HD purchase £11.99, HD rental £3.49, 105 minutes
Little known fact: founding father of the Americas and most revered president of all time Abraham Lincoln had a secret hobby. As well as running the country, he also hunted vampires.
With the nation at risk from these bloodthirsty garlic-averse fiends, Lincoln is never quite sure who he can trust. But one thing’s for sure, the plot twists, heart-racing action and stunning special effects have never looked better than on the Note II’s HD Super AMOLED screen.
The Goonies (PG)
Purchase £6.99, Rental £2.49, 115 mins
Goonies are forever, so indulge in a bit of nostalgia and embrace your inner child with a re-watch of the classic kids’ film on your Note II.
The titular Goonies are a gang of kids whose beloved town is at risk from developers unless they can come up with a significant amount of cash. Luckily, they happen across a pirate treasure map and adventure ensues. Just you try and stop yourself calling out a triumphant “Hey you guuuuuuys!” whether you’re watching at home or out and about.
The Matrix (15)
Purchase £6.99, Rental £2.49, 130 mins
Another classic that will give your brain a good work out on that long train journey. Arguably the coolest film of all time, The Matrix defined ‘90s sci-fi and cemented Keanu Reeves as more than just a bit of eye candy.
Computer hacker Neo learns that reality isn’t quite as real as it seems, and has to fight a shady machine race that is feeding off humans’ body heat and electrical activity. Have those seemingly futuristic special effects stood the test of time? There’s only one way to find out…
Die Hard (15)
purchase £4.99, Rental £2.49, 132 mins
Is there any cop in the history of cinema cooler than John McClane? He just wants to see his wife for Christmas but those pesky terrorists just keep getting in his way.
Easily Bruce Willis’s finest hour, Die Hard is as watchable now on your Galaxy Note II as it was in the cinema back in 1988. Just get ready to wince a lot as you get an up close, pin-sharp look at McClane’s bleeding feet. Yippee-ki-yay etc.
Jeff Who Lives At Home (15)
Purchase £12.49, Rental £3.49, 83 mins
This quirky little gem of a comedy was quite the darling of the festival circuit. Starring Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Ed Helms (The Hangover) as brothers trying to find their way in life and, in Segel’s case, out of his mum’s spare room, it’ll have you chuckling out loud as you watch it on your Note II during an otherwise tedious commute.
The Dictator (15)
HD purchase £12.49, HD rental £2.49, 83 mins
Sacha Baron Cohen returns from his stint as the socially-challenged Borat as an evil dictator transplanted to New York and robbed of his beard.
Forced to fit in with the common folk and embodying every one of conservative America’s worst terrorist fears, The Dictator will have you rolling on the floor laughing as often as it will shifting uncomfortably in your seat with its risqué jokes and physical comedy.