Here’s What’s About To Hit NetflixBy: Chris Crum - May 22, 2014
As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days.
Not a huge list this week, I’m afraid, but hopefully you can find something to tickle your fancy. Either way, it sounds like Netflix is focusing on bringing more higher-rated and exclusive titles to the service in the coming months. As always, dates are subject to change.
Available on 5/22:
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval’e Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Kais Nashif, Nati Kluger, Ami Weinberg, Guy Adler
In this intense and unpredictable thriller, a vigilante cop joins forces with the father of a murder victim to interrogate the main suspect in a series of brutal child homicides — and to mete out their own version of justice.
Machete Kills (2013)
Danny Trejo, Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Demián Bichir, Sofía Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Alexa PenaVega, Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Zoe Saldana, Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler
Vigilante and ex-Federal Machete returns to battle when the U.S. government recruits him to take down a psychotic revolutionary and a billionaire arms dealer trying to launch a weapon into space.
Available on 5/25:
Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger, Bobby Tomberlin, Kali Rocha, King Orba, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sammy Sheik, Kent Shocknek
Secret Service agent Jeremy Reins awakens in the trunk of a car driven by terrorists who are hunting for the president’s secret bunker. For Reins, escaping means more than just his own survival: The nation’s future hangs in the balance.
Available on 5/26:
Longmire: Season 2
Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson, this contemporary crime thriller focuses on a Wyoming sheriff who’s rebuilding his life and career following the death of his wife.
Twice Born (2012)
Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Saadet Aksoy, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, Mira Furlan
Summoned by a longtime friend, a middle-aged woman returns to Bosnia with her teenage son, who was conceived amid the tumult of the 1990s Balkan wars. But the visit soon sparks a torrent of memories that force her to confront painful truths.
Available on 5/27:
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez, Annet Mahendru, Danielle Safady
On the last day of a family vacation at Disney World, Jim White learns that he’s lost his job. Soon thereafter, he begins to lose his mind, wandering through the artificial phantasmagoria and becoming obsessed with two perky French girls.
Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Christopher Swampstead, Clyde Lee, Declan Conneely
In the very waters where Melville’s Pequod gave chase to Moby-Dick, this haunting documentary — shot on a dozen cameras and presented with no spoken commentary — captures the collaborative clash of man, nature and machine.
The Pill (2011)
Noah Bean, Rachel Boston, Anna Chlumsky, Jean Brassard, S. Lue McWilliams, Steve Routman, Julia Royter, Jack Tartaglia, Dreama Walker
After a drunken one-night stand, uptight Fred spends the day with offbeat Mindy to ensure she takes both doses of the morning-after pill — and finds himself pulled into a whirl of wacky and awkward adventures in this delightful comedy.
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
Ellen Page, Simon Buxton, Maryann Frazier, David Hackenberg, Michael Pollan, Dennis Van Engelsdorp
This documentary details the economic, political and ecological consequences of a dwindling world honeybee population. It’s a phenomenon with a name — Colony Collapse Disorder — but no explanation or solution exists.
Available on 5/29:
Brave Miss World (2013)
On the eve of her Miss World win, Linor Abargil was abducted and raped, a trauma she turned into a story of hope she delivers around the world. This film documents her speaking tour, including her first trip back to her native Italy since her ordeal.
These Birds Walk (2013)
This inspiring documentary profiles both legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi and a young boy named Omar, who has fled his abusive family. Living at one of Edhi’s orphanages in Karachi, Pakistan, Omar attempts to find safety and peace.
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