4 Josh Hutcherson Movies on Netflix That Are a Far Cry from ‘Mockingjay’

If you're fighting off a high grade fever brought on by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 for which the only cure is more Peeta, look no further. I've taken the liberty of compiling an exhaustive list of movies starring Josh Hutcherson streaming on Netflix right now. And when I say exhaustive list, I mean exactly four movies. You're welcome.

Whether you're in the mood for a wry comedy about the human condition, or an action flick rife with testosterone and explosions that are sure to make your living room totally inhospitable, we've got something to suit each one of your Hutch moods. How about Hutcherson as a troubled artistic prodigy who gets engulfed by the shadowy world of forging paintings? Maybe, you're more into the idea of watching Hutch as a skater-kid ne'er-do-well who gets what's coming to him in the most sinister detention session ever. Maybe you're just in the mood to watch The Kids Are Alright, and BAM! Before you know it, there's Josh Hutcherson, pre-Hunger Games fame. That movie will never be the same.

As the winter sets in, you’re sure gonna want to beef up that Netflix queue. Here are four movies to stream right now that aren’t the Hunger Games, and will show you a whole new side to Josh Hutcherson.

Red Dawn

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Hutcherson is an M16-toting American teenager in a band of kids who have escaped a hostile U.S. takeover at the hands of the North Koreans in this remake of the 1984 film of the same name. The brother of his Hunger Games co-star Chris Hemsworth leads their civilian militia on a quest to take back 'Murrica. It's got the patriotism of Independence Day, the pyrotechnics of Con Air, and the macho growling voices of Batman.

The Kids Are Alright

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If you haven't previously put two and two together on this one, Josh Hutcherson is the son from this critically acclaimed 2010 comedy. As one of Annette Bening and Julianne Moore's teenage kids, he conspires with his sister (Mia Wasikowska) to find their mothers' sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo). I don't need to tell you this movie is great. You already know. Seeing Peeta as a skinny teen is just an added bonus.

The Forger

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The Panem hunk stars as a talented young painter named Joshua (META!!) who gets sucked into forging artistic masterpieces by a suave criminal played by Alfred Molina. The trailer promises plenty of sassy one-liners, snappy banter between Hutcherson and Hayden Panettiere, and Lauren Bacall maniacally slashing paintings.


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In this tongue-in-cheek teen slasher flick, Hutcherson plays the resident high school slacker who's thrown into a night of detention that nobody will survive. If I were pitching this to some Hollywood producers, I'd call it Scream meets The Breakfast Club, with the dialogue of Jennifer's Body.

Happy watching!