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Certified Fresh Films on Netflix: There Will Be Blood, Braveheart, Almost Famous, and More

by | May 3, 2016 | Comments

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Netflix usually adds a lot of new titles at the beginning of each month, and this May is no different, so here are all the Certified Fresh selections, just to narrow down your choices a bit. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted comedy, a heavy drama, some dark intrigue, or a little romance, there’s a good chance something here will spark your interest. Read on for the full list.


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To Catch a Thief (1955) 94%

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic romantic mystery about a retired thief who sets out to clear his name when a copycat begins preying on tourists in the French Riviera.

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The Truman Show (1998) 95%

Jim Carrey and Ed Harris star in this dramedy about a man who understandably freaks out when he discovers his entire life has been the center of a television production.

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There Will Be Blood (2007) 91%

Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic drama stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering oil man Daniel Plainview, who strikes oil in southern California at the turn of the 20th century and promptly begins to build an empire.

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Almost Famous (2000) 89%

Cameron Crowe’s idealized self-portrait of his time as a young Rolling Stone correspondent is a funny, insightful look at the excitement and chaos surrounding a successful rock band.

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Meek's Cutoff (2010) 86%

Michelle Williams stars in this Western about a group of wagon families who struggle to survive perilous terrain during the early days of the Oregon Trail.

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Pleasantville (1998) 86%

Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon star in this satirical comedy about a pair of siblings who are transported into a 1950s-era TV show, where they help the residents of a small town break free from their repressed lifestyles.

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Begin Again (2013) 83%

John Carney’s second musical romance stars Keira Knightley as a newly single songwriter who begins an unlikely friendship with the record exec who volunteers to help record her album independently.

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Into the Wild (2007) 83%

Emile Hirsch stars in Sean Penn’s Oscar-nominated account of Christopher McCandless, a college grad who abandoned a privileged life to embark on a cross-country adventure in search of personal enlightenment.

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While You Were Sleeping (1995) 81%

Sandra Bullock stars in this romantic comedy about a lonely toll booth operator who falls in love with one of her customers and is mistaken for his fiancee when she intervenes in a tragic accident that leaves him comatose.

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Braveheart (1995) 75%

Mel Gibson directs and stars in this multiple Oscar-winner as William Wallace, a Scottish folk hero from the 13th century who led his people against the English in the First War of Scottish Independence.

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The Machinist (2004) 77%

Christian Bale stars in this psychological thriller about a factory worker with an acute case of insomnia who begins to suspect he might be losing his mind.

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