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by | February 28, 2017 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got an Oscar-nominated drama, an animated treat, a couple of fascinating documentaries, and a darkly comic thriller on Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as some beloved classics, some prime television, and a few new films on FandangoNOW. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

Night Will Fall (2014) 100%

This documentary chronicles the making of another, one called German Concentration Camps Factual Survey that was commissioned by the British government — with help from Alfred Hitchcock — in 1945 and sat incomplete on the shelf for almost 70 years.

Available now on: Netflix


Ernest & Célestine (2014) 98%

This French-Belgian animated treat takes place in a world full of anthropomorphized bears who prey on mice, where an orphan mouse meets a hungry bear and the two form an unlikely bond.

Available now on: Netflix


I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) 89%

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood star in this Netflix original film about a woman who teams up with her martial arts-obsessed neighbor to seek vengeance when her house is burglarized.

Available now on: Netflix


Kill Command (2016) 75%

This sci-fi action film takes place on an isolated island where a squad of futuristic marines embark on a routine training mission that turns out to be more than they expected.

Available now on: Netflix


The Lovers and the Despot (2016) 79%

This documentary tells the stranger-than-fiction story of a South Korean film star and her director husband, who were both kidnapped by Kim Jong-il and forced to produce 17 films for him before they escaped.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

My Mother (2015) 84%

This French-Italian drama centers on a film director dealing with an ill mother at home and on-set problems with a testy American actor (played by John Turturro).

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Captain Fantastic (2016) 83%

Viggo Mortensen was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his work in this drama as a father of six navigating civilization again after raising his family deep in the woods.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

The Public Enemy (1931) 100%

James Cagney and Jean Harlow star in this classic gangster flick about the rise and fall of prohibition-era mobster Tom Powers.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


House Party (1990) 93%

This quintessential ’90s flick stars the hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play and Martin Lawrence in a comedy about a pair of aspiring rappers who try to pull of an epic party to show off their skills.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Fences (2016) 92%

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in Washington’s adaptation of the August Wilson play about a garbage collector and former Negro Leagues baseball star in 1950s Pittsburgh who takes out his frustrations on his family. Davis took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday for her performance.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Strike Back: Origins 85%

This Cinemax action series stars Sullivan Stapleton as an ex-Delta Force operative who teams up with British intelligence to capture an international criminal.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Banshee 90%

Antony Starr and Ivana Milicevic star in Cinemax’s gritty, sexy drama about an ex-con who assumes the role of town sheriff when the real sheriff is killed before anyone meets him.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) 85%

Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine star in this horror drama that explores the moral quandary posed by sentient child zombies.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Quarry 78%

Logan Marshall-Green stars in this Cinemax period crime drama about a Vietnam vet who returns home to Memphis, TN and gradually slips into a life of crime due to a rough repatriation.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Ali (2001) 68%

– Director’s Cut

Will Smith, Jon Voight, and Jamie Foxx star in Michael Mann’s profile of the legendary world champion boxer. The director’s cut available on FandangoNOW includes an additional eight minutes of footage.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Dumb & Dumber (1994) 67%

Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey play Harry and Lloyd, a couple of dimwits who drive across the country to return what they think is a misplaced briefcase to a woman Lloyd has fallen in love with.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Watchmen (2009) 65%

– Ultimate Cut

It’s the mid-1980s in an alternate universe US, where superheroes exist but are prevented from using their powers. When a new threat arises, former allies come together to ensure it fails. This Ultimate Cut of the film includes the animated Tales of the Black Freighter short spliced into the film.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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