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.
As previously mentioned, the long-awaited new original series from Netflix, Marco Polo, is finally available to stream, though the reviews have been mixed. The Nick Offerman special Netflix has been hyping is also available.There are quite a few 2014 entries on this list, so hopefully that will satiate some of those who complain that Netflix doesn’t add enough new titles.
Available on 12/12:
Broadchurch: Season 1
After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned the mysterious case. This crime series follows the clues, obstacles and red herrings that surface in the investigation.
Get Santa (2014)
Jodie Whittaker, Warwick Davis, Stephen Graham, Nonso Anozie, Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall
When Santa gets arrested for trespassing after crashing his sleigh, it’s up to a father-son team to spring him from jail and save Christmas.
In Your Eyes (2014)
Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein, Steve Harris, Jennifer Grey
In this offbeat tale, two ostensibly unconnected people in opposite parts of the country — a neglected housewife and a solitary parolee — forge a telepathic bond that leads to a metaphysical romance.
Marco Polo (2014) – Netflix Original
Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Rick Yune, Amr Waked, Remy Hii, Zhu Zhu, Tom Wu, Mahesh Jadu, Olivia Cheng, Uli Latukefu, Chin Han
Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court.
Nick Offerman: American Ham (2014)
Riding on the crest of his TV success in “Parks & Recreation,” musician and comedian Nick Offerman covers a galaxy of topics in a one-man stage show. Filmed live in New York, the show features Offerman’s woodworking skills and tips for prosperity.
Available on 12/13:
Chinese Puzzle (2014)
Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt, Sharrieff Pugh, Peter McRobbie, Jason Kravits, Peter Hermann, Benoît Jacquot
In this third installment of director Cédric Klapisch’s trilogy about the complex life of Xavier Rousseau, the newly divorced novelist follows his ex-wife and children to the Big Apple, where he hopes to start over.
Don’t Blink (2014)
Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Joanne Kelly, Fiona Gubelmann, Robert Picardo, Zack Ward
Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge.
Mystery Road (2013)
Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tasma Walton, Tony Barry, Robert Mammone, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Bruce Spence, Roy Billing, Zoe Carides
When aboriginal police detective Jay Swan returns to the Queensland outback from the big city, he finds himself fighting not only racism but hostility from his people as he slowly unravels a tangled web surrounding a teenage girl’s brutal slaying.
Available on 12/14:
The Great War Diary: Season 1
Based on the accounts of 14 soldiers and civilians who endured World War I, this docudrama illuminates everyday life during the Great War.
Available on 12/15:
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)
Weiwei Ai, Andreas Johnsen, Lao Ai
Ai Weiwei is one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. He is also one of the most controversial, as the Chinese government attempted to censor and disgrace Ai with a brutal 81-day stint in solitary confinement and a trumped-up tax-evasion lawsuit known as The Fake Case.
Taking on a controversial medical issue, this revealing documentary examines the broad spectrum of beliefs regarding infant breast-feeding. Mothers, fathers, doctors and breast-feeding advocates provide valuable insights on the topic.
Jake Squared (2014)
When 50-year-old auteur Jake Klein decides it’s time to make sense of his life, he throws a bash, hires an actor to play him and starts filming. But Jake gets an earful when everyone from his dead dad to his younger selves turn up to dispense advice.
Room on the Broom (2012)
Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins, Simon Pegg, Timothy Spall, David Williams
Room on the Broom is the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom. When the gang saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, she rewards them with a magnificent new broom with room for everyone!
The Gruffalo (2009)
Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane
This adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s children’s book follows the adventures of a mouse who squeaks out of trouble by inventing stories about a ferocious but fictitious Gruffalo — until he meets a real Gruffalo that wants to gobble him up.
The Gruffalo’s Child (2011)
Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, Shirley Henderson, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson
One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn’t really exist or does he?
Available on 12/16:
At The Devil’s Door (2014)
Ava Acres, Arshad Aslam, Rob Brownstein, Tara Buck
When a gung-ho real-estate agent is asked to unload a house with a dark past, she encounters the sellers’ unhinged daughter. But as the broker tries to help, she finds herself — and her sister — caught in the web of a sinister supernatural spirit.
Tammin Sursok, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Bonrepaux, Jade Tailor, Russell Geoffrey Banks
While on vacation in Bangkok, Allie Westbrook meets two expatriate men who invite her to participate in a racy sounding online game. But she soon discovers a dark and terrifying underside to what she thought was a harmless diversion.
Available on 12/17:
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks (2014)
Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and the My Little Pony’s: Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms.
Available on 12/18:
Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist, Maria Anette Tanderød Berglyd
When archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen sets out to find the link between an ancient shipwreck and the Viking apocalypse known as Ragnarok, his search for the truth leads to an earth-shattering discovery beyond his worst nightmares.
The Honourable Woman: Season 1
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson, Eve Best, Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer
What kind of woman works tirelessly for the reconciliation of Israelis and Palestinians, newly ennobled Baroness Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhall), pits her fortune and her intelligence against government paranoia, espionage and sibling treachery.
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