Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including The Remake You’re Afraid To Watch)By: Chris Crum - June 13, 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. As always, dates are subject to change.
There’s a good chance you’re still working on Orange is the New Black (or maybe you watched it all last weekend), but as usual, Netflix is adding more titles. This time, you can really put yourself to the test, and decide if you want to give that Oldboy remake a chance now that it’s right in front of you and paid for. If not, the original is still available too. In fact, so is Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance – two more great films from the director of the original.
Available on 6/12:
Amish Mafia: Season 1
Although the Amish deny its very existence, season one introduces you to the sordid subculture of the Amish known as the Amish Mafia. Lurking within the quiet community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Levi’s gang serves as the law, judge, insurance, and bank, dealing with the “English world” and trying to solve disputes before they’re taken to the church.
Available on 6/13:
World War Z (2013)
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Ludi Boeken, Matthew Fox, Fana Mokoena, David Morse
A U.N. employee races against time and fate as he travels the world trying to stop the spread of a deadly zombie pandemic. As the undead hordes gain strength across the globe, governments topple and Earth stands on the brink of total social collapse.
Available on 6/14:
Toddlers & Tiaras: Season 7 (2012)
“Cringe-worthy” or “bizarre” could describe this behind-the-scenes look at children’s pageants, where passionate stage parents push their kids to win.
Available on 6/15:
Return to Nim’s Island (2013)
Matthew Lillard, Bindi Irwin, Toby Wallace, Sebastian Gregory, John Waters, Jack Pearson
Young Nim Rusoe’s adventures continue in this sequel as she and her father take on developers planning to transform their island home. While her father is away pursuing their cause, Nim begins a search for endangered animal species.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Tim Curry, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
A young boy holds a secret treasure map, and Kermit the Frog is the friendly sea captain who sets sail with the lad to find the fortune. But one crew member wants the treasure for himself — and it’s Long John Silver in disguise! Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and others hit the high seas in a wacky, silly and fun-filled musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure. Brian Henson directs his father’s iconic characters.
The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Mae Whitman, Tom Hiddlestron, Christina Hendricks, Megan Hilty, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné
After free-spirited fairy Zarina makes off with some precious Blue Pixie Dust, Tinker Bell and her friends set out to find her — only to discover that Zarina has fallen in with the wily pirates of Skull Rock.
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci
Evil magician Gargamel continues his quest to tap the power of the Smurfs, creating a pair of his own “Smurf-alikes” called the Naughties. But without the Smurf essence, the Naughties fizzle, so Gargamel nabs Smurfettte to cast a spell.
Available on 6/16:
Jane Eyre (2011)
Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney
Driven from her post at Thornfield House by her love for her brooding employer and his secret past, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to the misty moors in this artful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel.
Available on 6/17:
Heartland: Season 5 (2011)
Spunky teenager Amy is reeling from the sudden death of her mother when she and her grandfather are threatened with the loss of their horse ranch.
Jimmy P. (2013)
Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine, Joseph Cross, Gary Farmer, Michelle Thrush
Returning home from World War II, Blackfoot Native American Jimmy Picard suffers from a host of psychosomatic symptoms. In this drama based on a true story, he bonds with psychoanalyst Georges Devereux as the two explore his psyche for causes.
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 2 (2014)
Kevin Hart and other real-life husbands of Hollywood celebrities play fictionalized versions of themselves in this reality-show spoof, which follows their ill-conceived schemes to carve out lives for themselves in the shadows of their famous wives.
Wilfred: Season 3 (2013)
This offbeat comedy follows the experiences of a depressed man who becomes convinced that his neighbor’s dog is actually a man wearing a costume.
Available on 6/18:
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Portnow, Lance Reddick
After being unaccountably held captive for years, Joe Doucett is suddenly released. Now, his only mission is to hunt down and punish his captors. Aided by a young stranger, he sets about unlocking his past in this remake of a popular Korean thriller.
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