23 May 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's Memorial Day weekend, a time for elaborate getaways, family reunions, excursions to local sunny spots, and/or three-day staycations. As with every stretch of non-work bliss, gaps of downtime are inevitable. If you find yourself hopping over to Netflix to pass the time (and satisfy whomever's around), here are few scenario-specific options:You want to see X-Men: Days of Future Past this weekend, but the opening-weekend hordes are scaring you off.Tracking down the original X-Men movies will cost you (find them all on iTunes), but superhero alternatives are readily available. If you're dying for mutant action, try the animated X-Men: Evolution from the late '90s and its follow-up, Wolverine and the X-Men. For live-action, there's the original Spider-Man, Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy, and the gold standard of comic book movies, The Avengers. Interested in how the X-Men started in the first place? Check out the origin story »


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