Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix In The Coming WeekBy: Chris Crum - October 18, 2013
Netflix is a revolving door of movie and television content, particularly on the streaming side of things. Though titles often disappear from availability, new ones are also frequently added. Sometimes these come in the form of Netflix original shows or even exclusive access to certain programming, but sometimes it’s just older titles that many find to be still worth watching.
Content is added to Netflix streaming each week, and it can be difficult to keep up with what’s available all the time. With that, here’s a look at some new additions.
Note: This is for the U.S.
Since last week’s list, we’ve learned that Netflix has been in talks with U.S. cable companies to potentially bring the Netflix app to their boxes. Nothing official yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see. The Samsung Cable Box did get the app though. We also learned that Netflix is thinking about adding DVD-like extras to streaming titles. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Speaking of awesome, what if Netflix gets NFL games? Apparently it’s not entirely out of the question. If you’re an Android user, there’s a major update rolling out.
Available on 10/18:
Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Nicolas Bedos
In this romantic comedy set in the 1950s, a smooth-talking insurance agent is so impressed with his secretary’s skills that he encourages her to enter speed-typing competitions. He also invites her to live in his mansion, and romance slowly blooms.
Available on 10/19:
Nikita: Season 3
Nikita is one of the most highly skilled assassins on the planet, and her target is the mysterious corporation that created her. The Division, as it’s known, picks up at-risk teens to train as killers, and Nikita will do anything to bring it down.
Available on 10/22:
Jedi Junkies (2010)
Olivia Munn, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Candy Keane, Eduardo Sanchez, Bob Iannaccone
The Star Wars phenomenon has inspired a creative outpouring on the part of fans inspired by its visionary technologies, characters and themes. This admiring documentary profiles some of the projects inspired by the deep space epic.
Reveal the Path (2012)
Reveal the Path is a genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover.
Addicted to Plastic (2008)
Focusing on manufacturing, environmental effects and solutions, a documentarian journeys around the world to trace the life cycle of plastic. While plastic is the most versatile material ever invented, its ubiquity comes at a steep cost to mankind.
Rebirth: New Orleans (2013)
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans officials transformed the city’s education system by increasing the number of charter schools as they rebuilt. This inspiring documentary traces the creative new model’s evolution through four schools.
The Haunting of Amelia (2008)
Brendan Fehr, Shirley Knight, Chad Lindberg, Natassia Malthe, Tania Raymonde, Sam Robards
The death of a loved one is rarely easy to get over, but for Josh (Brendan Fehr), whose high school girlfriend died a decade earlier in a train crash, it’s beginning to seem like something he’ll never get past — until he meets his dearly departed’s double. But is it forward or back that the beautiful doppelgänger is leading him, and should he listen to her words or those of his best friend in this haunting chiller from helmer A.D. Calvo?
Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Lance Henriksen, Johnathon Schaech, Sean Patrick Flanery
A Cold War Soviet submarine captain struggles with a rogue KGB group trying to seize control of the ship’s nuclear missile. Meanwhile, he secretly suffers from seizures that affect his grip on reality.
Casper’s Scare School: Season 2
Casper the Friendly Ghost is back and ready for more adventures when his fierce uncles, tired of his kindly relations with humans, send him away to a boarding school that specializes in teaching young students how to be as scary as possible.
Call Me Kuchu (2012)
This powerful film follows David Kato, the first openly homosexual man in Uganda, as he fights the nation’s looming anti-gay laws. When he’s murdered soon after a major victory, it leaves those who looked to him for inspiration searching for answers.
Sons of Guns: Season 3
This reality series about firearms and the people who love them centers on Will Hayden, the owner of Red Jacket, a one-of-a-kind weapons business that produces an amazing gallery of custom weapons — from knives to machine guns to rocket launchers.
Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan, Victoria Bewick
Back home after a harrowing tour in Afghanistan and haunted by his dark past, veteran Joey Jones takes on an assumed identity and tries to atone. But when his pregnant girlfriend is murdered, he must risk stepping into the light to get revenge.
Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, L.C. Holt, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes, Jay Saunders
Two private eyes investigating the disappearance of a student discover horrific content on a collection of VHS tapes in his home. But these videos don’t just document evil … they actually contain a very dark presence.
Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013)
Famously upbeat comedian Tom Papa takes the stage and delivers a biting stand-up routine that includes his observations on the perils of church-going, old age, makeup, Chinese grocery stores, raising daughters, and grown men wearing shorts.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
This documentary reveals how Julian Assange fired a global debate on secrecy when his web site, Wikileaks, published thousands of confidential documents. Taking no sides, Oscar winner Alex Gibney examines every aspect of the controversial event.
See more recently added titles here.
Image: We Steal Secrets (YouTube)