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Captain America: Civil War, Cafe Society, Amores Perros, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | December 27, 2016 | Comments

This week on streaming services we have a couple directorial debuts, a 2016 Summer blockbuster, a Mexican disaster movie based on true facts, the latest Woody Allen film, and a few other options to keep you busy through the end of the year. Read on for all the Fresh choices available on Netflix and Amazon Prime this week.


New on Netflix

 

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 93%

Written and directed by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams), Lo and Behold takes viewers on a journey through the online world and its impact in our lives.

Available now on: Netflix


Amores Perros (2001) 92%

This Academy Award nominated thriller directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and starred by Gael García Bernal follows the story of three very different people who are connected by a terrible car crash. Amores Perros was Iñárritu’s directorial debut.

Available now on: Netflix


Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) 91%

A portrayal of Adolf Hitler’s final days based on the memoirs of the young secretary who was with him until his death.

Available now on: Netflix


Captain America: Civil War (2016) 90%

It’s hero vs. hero when a registration act imposed by the government divides the Avengers into two factions: Team Iron Man supports government control, while Team Captain America fights to remain independent.

Available now on: Netflix


The Graduate (1967) 89%

In this Academy Award winner for Best Director (Mike Nichols), a college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) is seduced by a middle-aged neighbor, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). The movie received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Available now on: Netflix


Requiem for a Dream (2000) 78%

Darren Aronofsky’s bleak film, starring Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, and Jennifer Connelly, explores the nature and consequences of drug addiction.

Available now on: Netflix


7:19 (2016) 100%

After the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City on September 19, 1985, survivors wait to be rescued while trying desperately to stay alive.

Available now on: Netflix


The Magicians: Season 1 (2016) 70%

A group of twenty-somethings studying magic in New York discover a real-life fantasy world that poses a great threat to humanity in this drama adapted from Lev Grossman’s book series.

Available now on: Netflix


Hard Candy (2006) 68%

14-year-old Haley Stark (Ellen Page) plans to teach a lesson to an older male predator (Patrick Wilson) she met online. Hard Candy was David Slade’s feature film directorial debut.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Urok (The Lesson) (2015) 81%

In a small town in Bulgaria, an honest elementary school teacher (Margita Gosheva) is faced with an economic crisis that forces her to take drastic measures to save her home from foreclosure.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Café Society (2016) 70%

Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love with his uncle’s secretary (Kristen Stewart), who is tasked to help him settle in California.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) 68%

Loosely based upon a memoir by journalist Kim Barker, the film follows war correspondent Tina Fey’s misadventures through a war zone, in which she deals with culture shock, sexism, and ever-present danger.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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