Must-Stream Movies: 3 for Anthony Mackie

Netflix's "Outside the Wire," starring Anthony Mackie, comes out this weekend, so we've picked out his 3 best films that you can stream now.

By Jesse Conner

Anthony Mackie in "The Hurt Locker."

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Netflix promised its consumers earlier today that they're releasing at least one new movie each week, and this week is the premiere of Anthony Mackie's "Outside the Wire."

Mackie, who is also a producer on the film, will be playing a character that has elements of some of our favorite roles he's played before.

The main difference between his previous roles and this one is... he's never been a straight-up robot before.

Because we're excited to see him in this new flick, and today is the day we recommend 3 must-stream movies, we've picked out Mackie's top 3 films so that you can be reminded of some of his most epic characters, before checking out a new one this weekend.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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    This film was Anthony Mackie's introduction into the MCU as the Falcon and not only did Mackie fulfill his dream of playing a Marvel comic book character (in which he wrote email upon email until Kevin Feige finally gave in and offered him the role) but he also wanted to give African American kids another black superhero to look up to in the MCU.

    Now streaming on: Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, & VUDU

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Action / 2014 / PG-13

    After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy.

  • The Hurt Locker

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    Mackie was able to earn his spot in this highly rated film due to the fact that the director, Kathryn Bigelow, remembered his amazing performance in another film titled "Half Nelson." After this one, Mackie was able to accompany co-star Jeremy Renner in the MCU films "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Captain America: Civil War," and "Avengers: Endgame."

    Now streaming on: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, VUDU, Philo, & Sling TV

    The Hurt Locker

    War / 2008 / R

    Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters its final weeks, the men face a set of increasingly hazardous situations, any of which could end their lives in an explosive instant.

  • The Hate U Give

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    This drama , based on the young adult book in 2017 with the same name, has Mackie playing a gang leader named King who is widely feared around the neighborhood and is definitely not afraid to hurt anyone who gets in the way of his business or his livelihood. If he feels his gang is threatened in any way, he'll stop at nothing to get revenge.

    Now streaming on: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, VUDU, & fuboTV

    The Hate U Give

    Drama / 2018 / PG-13

    Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

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