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E.T., Best in Show, and More Certified Fresh Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | July 4, 2017 | Comments

Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate the birth of our nation — and the first streaming column of the month — we’ve collected the most notable Certified Fresh films each service has released. Grab that barbecue, settle into your favorite beanbag, and check out this week’s choices.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 99%

Steven Spielberg’s family classic — the tale of a young boy named Elliott who discovers an orphaned alien in his backyard — boasts one of the most beloved movie characters in history.

Available now on: Netflix

Best in Show (2000) 93%

A fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest’s gift for improv comedy, this mockumentary about comptetitive dog shows boasts brilliantly talented cast.

Available now on: Netflix

Delicatessen (1991) 89%

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s fantastical dark comedy centers on an apartment complex whose landlord is also a butcher who serves fresh — and rather unusual — meat; when a new tenant moves in and discovers the secret, he finds himself in imminent danger.

Available now on: Netflix

Titanic (1997) 89%

In James Cameron’s multiple Oscar-winning romance, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play star-crossed lovers who meet aboard the ill-fated ocean liner. He teaches her how to spit.

Available 6/28 on: Netflix

Emma (1996) 85%

Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a well-meaning woman who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker to those in her life, unaware that she has an admirer of her own.

Available now on: Netflix

Matchstick Men (2003) 82%

Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell star in Ridley Scott’s crime comedy about a con man with OCD who discovers he has a teenaged daughter he never knew about and decides to spend a weekend getting to know her.

Available now on: Netflix

Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 79%

Adam Sandler and Emily Watson star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s oddball comedy about a temper tantrum-prone salesman who falls in love when his sister sets him up with an English woman with a few quirks of her own.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime


Bull Durham (1988) 97%

Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins star in this sports comedy about a minor league baseball player, the young player he’s assigned to tutor, and the woman both of them fall in love with.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) 92%

Jonathan Frakes directs this eighth installment of the Star Trek film franchise, which finds the Next Generation crew traveling back in time to stop the Borg from changing the course of history.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

20th Century Women (2016) 88%

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning star in Mike Mills’ semi-autobiographical Oscar-nominated drama about a bohemian single mother who raises her teenage son with the help of the eccentric tenants living in her house.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 83%

Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl novel about an eccentric confectioner who invites five children to his mysterious chocolate factory for a tour.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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