Pitch Black (2000), Riddick (2013)
In Vin Diesel's pet project, Pitch Black, a transport shuttle crash-lands on a very dark planet, and the only one who can help the survivors defeat the local wildlife is a convict with a mean streak. Thirteen years later, with the truly ridiculous space opera The Chronicles of Riddick in his rear-view mirror, Diesel decided to resume his role and give the franchise another shake, and with the formula that works: Riddick, a few tough guys and gals, an unforgiving planet, and some very violent alien creatures. It's all very pulpy and R-rated and comic booky, and it works. Diesel is at his best when he speaks the least, the film has a nifty visual palette, and director David Twohy continues to find new ways to have aliens kill people, and vice versa.
Where to watch it: Stream on Cinemax Go; rent on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, and YouTube.