Want more ‘ Mad Dogs ’? Here are 5 movies worth checking out

Unfolding in an interesting mix of dark comedy and quirky violence, the series follows the story of four high school friends who reunite for a vacation that ends up going horribly awry. Like many audiences, the 10-episode first season of Amazon’s new series  was binged to completion over the weekend. Now what?

Here are five movies you may enjoy if you loved “ Mad Dogs .”

Very Bad Things
Want more ‘Mad Dogs’ Here are 5 movies worth checking out
The synopsis of old friends getting together for some harmless debauchery is a concept not new to the entertainment world.

When digging into the first few episodes of Amazon’s series, it was very difficult to not draw lines of similarity to the 1998 movie starring Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”), Jon Favreau (“Swingers,” “Chef”), Cameron Diaz (“There’s Something About Mary,” “Charlie’s Angels”), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), and Daniel Stern (“Home Alone,” “Manhattan”). Directed by Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”), this is one twisted movie.

Shallow Grave

Danny Boyle (“The Social Network,” “Steve Jobs”) made his directorial debut with this underrated 1994 classic. Starring Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting,” “Moulin Rouge”) in one of his earliest performances and Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who,” “The Leftovers”), the story follows that of three friends who happen upon a mysterious bag of money and a dead body.

 

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