30. Men in Black and Men in Black II
Release Year: 1997, 2002
Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shaloub
Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 (I) and Tuesday, Oct. 1
Here come the Men in Black, back on Netflix for a nostalgic double feature. Following this year’s otherwise misfire spin-off film Men in Black: International, the two original films in the franchise make their way back to the world of streaming this October. If it’s been a while since you delved into these throwback favorites, you’re going to have an out-of-this-world blast reliving the glory days. But you’re going to have to endure a long wait to stream the films back-to-back…
Based on the comic book series titled The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, Men in Black stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as Agent K and Agent J, who are top-secret agents working for the government to regulate the immigration and activities of aliens on Earth. In the first film, the agents discover an assassination plot from an intergalactic terrorist, while in the sequel, the unstoppable duo take on a dangerous monster disguised as a model. Either way, the Men in Black protect the planet from the ulterior motives of aliens.
Men in Black and Men in Black II come from director Barry Sonnenfeld, who’s also known for directing such movies as The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Get Shorty and Wild Wild West, which reunited the director with Will Smith. Both MIB films were box offices hits, though receives more critical acclaim than the other, and led to 2012’s Men in Black 3. As mentioned, Men in Black II arrives on Netflix at the top of the month, while the first film doesn’t start streaming until Oct. 19. Keep your calendars marked for the month’s best double feature.