For some reason, “Ryan Gosling Movies on Netflix” has endured as by far the most popular post on my site. Ironic, I think, considering the post is no longer accurate — only All Good Things remains. Too bad, but that’s the here today, gone tomorrow nature of Netflix. And also a little funny that that’s my most popular post; I think it’s hitting Google when people search, which they could just as easily do directly on Netflix.
With that, I wanted to point out two outstanding Christian Bale films currently on Netflix. A friend of mine and I disagree on who’s the better actor – Ryan Gosling or Christian Bale. It’s clear to me that Gosling has demonstrated greater breadth, but Bale is no slouch.
The first Christian Bale film I wanted to highlight is American Psycho, the visionary masterpiece I wrote about in 2013.
When you’ve had adequate time to recuperate from that, check out The Machinist [prior post]. It is not quite the complete triumph of American Psycho, but it’s still a great film.
Netflix includes a handful of lesser Christian Bale films, such as Out of the Furnace. But American Psycho and The Machinist by themselves are worth six months of a Netflix subscription.