Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (You Will Lose)By: Chris Crum - March 28, 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.
Last week’s list was pretty good, but this one is much longer, and has some noteworthy titles as well. It’s worth noting that some of these titles have been available on Netflix in the past.
Available on 3/28:
The Big Wedding (2013)
Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon
A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedded bliss to please a special guest at their son’s nuptials: his birth mother. As the hoax spins out of control among family and friends, it leaves behind a poignant and funny tale about the ties that bind.
Available on 3/30:
Adventure Time: Season 2
Young Finn and his shape-shifting dog buddy, Jake, have a series of surreal adventures as they journey through the postapocalyptic Land of Ooo, encountering odd situations that involve even odder characters in this quirky animated series.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 2
Smart-mouthed fast-food superheroes Master Shake, Meatwad and Frylock take on monsters, aliens and their neighbor, Carl.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Batman travels both time and space to fight crime in this animated series, which finds the Caped Crusader teaming up with his fellow superheroes.
Ben 10: Seasons 2 & 3
Thanks to a mysterious device known as the Omnitrix, mischievous youngster Ben Tennyson has the power to morph into an array of alien superheroes.
Dexter seems like your average nerdy 8-year-old, but his bedroom is home to a secret laboratory filled with computers, experiments and machines.
Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy: Seasons 3 & 4
This animated series follows the misadventures of three conniving pals who hang around the neighborhood dreaming up wacky new schemes to make money.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series: Season 1
In the farthest reaches of deep space, Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, patrols the Guardian Frontier, where he must face invasions from the evil Red Lantern Corps, which has sworn to destroy the Green Lanterns and everything they stand for.
Johnny Bravo: Season 2
Dim-witted, tall-haired Johnny Bravo finds a foul-mouthed mermaid, summons the devil and gets thrown into a women’s prison in Season 2. But the self-proclaimed ladies man will have to confront his greatest fear: a styling gel shortage.
Mad Men: Season 6
Set in 1960s New York, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency in an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure. When the cigarette smoke clears and the martinis are set down, at the center of it all is womanizing ad man Don Draper.
The Boondocks: Season 2
This satirical series follows the socially conscious misadventures of Huey Freeman, a smart 10-year-old who relocates from Chicago to the suburbs.
Available on 3/31:
The Writers’ Room
Screenwriter Jim Rash hosts this talk show that goes behind the scenes with some of TV’s greatest scribes, including the teams who brought us “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.”
Available on 4/1:
A League of their Own (1992)
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn
Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson
From his epic victories to his anti-war stance, Muhammad Ali stirred controversy during the decades in which he ruled the ring. This biopic centers on the boxing legend’s personal and professional life, framed by the social climate of his heyday.
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey, Chiwetel Ejiofor
An African-born slave leads a mutiny against his brutal captors, but because the ship is in American waters, a U.S. court must decide the slaves’ fates. In an eloquent courtroom speech, ex-president John Quincy Adams argues for the Africans’ freedom.
Bob’s Burgers: Season 3
In this animated series, hamburger restaurant owner Bob Belcher, his happy-go-lucky wife, Linda, and their three rambunctious kids try to outwit a rival eatery and overcome their own family dysfunction to get their greasy spoon off the ground.
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, James Robinson, Sean Lawlor
Enraged at the slaughter of Murron (Catherine McCormack) — his new bride and childhood love — legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace (Mel Gibson, who also directed the film) slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule. With vivid battle scenes and a heaping portion of legend, Gibson’s epic won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling, Diane Ladd
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski’s complex neonoir classic.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (1977)
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara
The 1977, 1980 and 1998 versions of Steven Spielberg’s seminal sci-fi hit are collected in this exhaustive 30th anniversary edition, which also includes a 20-minute interview with the director as well as a feature documentary on the film. Richard Dreyfuss still shines as Roy Neary, a cable worker who investigates a power outage and encounters a mysterious light from above. Teri Garr and beloved French auteur Francois Truffaut co-star.
Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Adam Sandler, David Spade
With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don’t exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason, everyone believes them when they say they’re from France.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Sihung Lung, Pei-pei Cheng, Fa Zeng Li, Xian Gao
Ang Lee’s articulate direction and Woo-Ping Yuen’s balletic martial arts choreography elevate this story about a young woman in ancient China who longs for an adventurous life rather than a dull arranged marriage.
House, M.D.: The Complete Series
This Emmy-winning hospital drama stars Hugh Laurie as the perpetually ornery yet indisputably brilliant Dr. Gregory House, a paradoxical physician who loathes his patients but has a knack for treating the most mysterious afflictions.
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Liv Tyler, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Joanna Going, Barbara Williams
In a sleepy 1950s Illinois town, the blue-collar Holt brothers — skirt-chasing Jacey and quiet Doug — set out to romance the upper-class Abbott sisters … much to the consternation of their tyrannical father.
Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde
When two siblings discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite into their living room a man who’s been trapped inside the game for 26 years — and whose only hope for freedom is to finish the game.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, R.D. Reid, Kelli Garner, Nancy Beatty
When a delusional loner buys a life-sized sex doll over the Internet, promptly falls in love with her and starts telling people that she’s his girlfriend, his brother and sister-in-law decide it’s time to intervene.
Mean Girls (2004)
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Lacey Chabert
After growing up abroad, brainy teen Cady Heron moves to Chicago and haphazardly joins her new high school’s most powerful clique. But there’s hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique’s menacing leader shows interest in being Cady’s guy.
Rocky (1976) – ll-V will be available as well!
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell
When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed announces he’ll give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
Royal Pains: Seasons 1-4
Dr. Hank Lawson, an unfairly maligned Manhattan physician, unexpectedly gets a career upgrade as a freelance doctor treating New York’s aristocratic upper crust in their posh Hamptons homes.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Camryn Manheim, Simon Rex, Pamela Anderson
The Wayans brothers give way to slapstick master David Zucker for this third installment of the horror spoof series. But don’t expect Zucker to stick just to horror this time, as everything from Lord of the Rings to Eight Mile is up for skewering.
Steel Magnolias (2012)
In this contemporary re-imagining of the beloved classic film, Steel Magnolias chronicles the extraordinary friendship of six remarkable Southern women, there for each other through life’s triumphs and tragedies.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in this adaptation of Bauby’s autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye after a stroke rendered him mute and paralyzed.
The English Patient (1996)
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this Oscar-winning drama stars Ralph Fiennes as a badly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending him. As his story spills out via flashback, so do secrets about his identity.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn’t easy to find a producer who’s willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig.
The Odd Couple (1968)
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Larry Haines
Tossed out of the house by his wife, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within days, the slovenly Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving each other bonkers.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Frankie Faison, Fritz Weaver, Charles Keating
This 1999 remake of the 1968 classic showcases debonair Pierce Brosnan as the titular billionaire who, for kicks, would rather steal works of art than buy them. Charged with investigating his crimes, sleuth Catherine instead falls under his spell.
The Yards (2000)
Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway
Fresh out of the joint, Leo Handler tries to get himself on the right track with help from his shady Uncle Frank who runs a business that repairs New York City’s subway trains. But Leo soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law once again.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton
This cinematic spectacle — winner of 11 Oscars — follows society girl Rose and penniless artist Jack as they fall in love just as tragedy strikes. Rereleased for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, the stirring romance remains timeless.
Available on 4/3:
Short Poppies: Season 1 – A global debut on Netflix
TV journalist David Farrier takes on the job of documenting what everyday life is like for a collection of eccentric nobodies from small-town New Zealand, but the network plans to make a comedy out of the reporter’s odd findings.
The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic, Tom Cullen
Eight astronauts on Mars are counting the days before the arrival of the spaceship that will ferry them back to Earth. While they’re preparing to return, one crew member discovers a strain of bacteria that turns humans into killers.
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