Ben Kingsley In Sexy Beast

Available On Netflix Streaming In December

Ben Kingsley

Netflix streaming adds new material, movies and shows, to their library each month.

Most of the new material is added around the first of each month but additional shows and movies are added towards the middle and the end of the month as well.

This is a list of some of the movies and shows scheduled to be released on Netflix streaming in December, including Young Adult and Sleepwalk With Me, both excellent lesser known movies you might have missed in the theaters but that are definitely worth watching

  • The English Patient
  • The Last of The Mohicans
  • The Presidio
  • Red Dawn
  • Scream
  • The Paper Chase
  • Sexy Beast
  • Young Adult
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Portlandia Season 2
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Jeff Who Lives At Home
  • One For The Money
  • The Devil Inside
  • The Usual Suspects

Worth Watching

Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast is a crime drama released in 2000.

The film has an all star cast, including Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane and Ray Winstone.

Ben Kingsley earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Sexy Beast.  In the film, Kingsley plays the part of a violent sociopath.  When interviewed about the part, Kingsley confined that he played the character as the unhappiest man in the world and based his performance on his Grandmother who he stated was “a vile and extremely unpleasant woman”.   His performance alone makes Sexy Beast worth seeing.

Sexy Beast is named as the 15th Best British made film of all time. 

The film tells the tale of a retired mob safe cracker, played by Winstone, living out his life, retired in a remote Spanish Villa.  He lives with the love of his life, his wife, a retired porn star.  Winstone’s character wants to live his life out in obscurity and doesn’t want anything to do with the underworld he inhabited in his younger years.

This plan goes as scheduled until Kingsley’s character shows up and tried to coax him out of retirement to pull one last heist.  Kingsley’s character becomes more and more agitated as Winstone’s character refuses to accept the job.

Kingsley leave the house for a brief period of time, having given up convincing Winstone but returns later in a fit of rage, at which point Winstone murders him. 

In a bit of irony, in order to cover up the murder, he goes to London to complete the job.