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by | May 6, 2014 | Comments

There isn’t much in the way of new titles available to stream this week; the most recent films would be Metallica Through the Never and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology. But the remainder of the list is populated by classic favorites from past decades to recent years, including Anatomy of a Murder, Gladiator, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and a number of hits from the 1980s like Top Secret!, Adventures in Babysitting, and Romancing the Stone. Read on for details:

Billy Elliot


Jamie Bell stars in this beloved coming-of-age dramedy about the son of a coal miner who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Available now on: Crackle



In this gonzo mockumentary, Sacha Baron Cohen plays Bruno, a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashionista with a desire for fame an an aptitude for making people very uncomfortable.

Available now on: Crackle

The Ides of March


George Clooney stars as a candidate in the last days of a tight Democratic primary who finds that his shot for the nomination may be in jeopardy after a grade-A screw-up from his press secretary (Ryan Gosling).

Available now on: Crackle

Metallica Through the Never


Dane DeHaan stars as a young roadie who encounters a variety of strange situations and people while on a mission for the band in this concert doc/fiction hybrid.

Available now on: Netflix

The Selfish Giant


This drama about two British 13-year-olds who form a bond with a local scrapdealer harkens back to the work of Ken Loach and other leading lights of the British New Wave.

Available now on: Netflix



Are you not entertained? Russell Crowe stars in Ridley Scott’s Best Picture-winning sword-and-sandal epic.

Available now on: Netflix

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & Vol. 2


Uma Thurman slices and dices her way through the likes of Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and many more in Quentin Tarantino’s delirious mash-up of kung-fu flicks and spaghetti westerns.

Available now on: Netflix (Vol. 1), Netflix (Vol. 2)

The City of Lost Children


Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s cult favorite is a visually stunning, deeply twisted fairy tale with a fine performance fron Ron Perlman.

Available now on: Netflix

Bram Stoker’s Dracula


Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, and Keanu Reeves star in Francis Ford Coppola’s bloody, camp-free take on the iconic vampire tale.

Available now on: Netflix

Anatomy of a Murder


Otto Preminger’s influential, suspenseful courtroom drama features excellent performances from James Stewart and George C. Scott.

Available now on: Netflix

Fantastic Voyage


The special effects may be a bit dated today, but Fantastic Voyage still holds up well as an imaginative journey into the human body, and as a solid family sci-fi yarn.

Available now on: Netflix

Adventures in Babysitting


Elisabeth Shue and Vincent D’Onofrio star in this 1980s cult fave, a fine pre-Home Alone farce from director Chris Columbus.

Available now on: Netflix

Top Secret!


Val Kilmer is Nick Rivers, a vapid American rock star on a goodwill tour of the Soviet bloc in Zucker-Abraham-Zucker’s classic spoof of spy movies and Elvis musicals.

Available now on: Netflix

Romancing the Stone


Robert Zemeckis’ swashbuckling adventure stars Kathleen Turner as the author of a series of adventure stories, and Michael Douglas as the soldier of fortune who sweeps her off her feet.

Available now on: Netflix



Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, and many more star in this high tech this beloved heist thriller.

Available now on: Netflix

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology


Philosopher Slavoj Zizek riffs on the subtexts undergirding a vast array of popular movies in this quirky documentary.

Available now on: Netflix