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Finding Dory, The People v. O.J. Simpson, Superbad, and a Ton of James Bond Available to Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | February 7, 2017 | Comments

It’s the beginning of February, which means subscription services have rolled out a ton of new titles available to stream. As usual, we’ve narrowed the selections down to just the Certified Fresh choices, ranging from a recent Pixar hit to a celebrated noir thriller to a teen comedy to a selection of James Bond movies, plus a whole lot more and a handful of rental/purchase titles and the debut of some popular HBO shows on FandangoNOW. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

The Third Man (1949) 99%

Carol Reed’s classic noir stars Joseph Cotten as a writer who travels to post-war Vienna to visit an old friend (Orson Welles), only to discover he dabbled in the black market and has recently died in a street accident…  or has he?

Available now on: Netflix


American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (2016) 96%

Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, and John Travolta headline an ensemble cast in this multiple Emmy-winning dramatization of the events surrounding the trial of O.J. Simpson.

Available now on: Netflix


Babe (1995) 97%

James Cromwell and a voice cast that includes Hugo Weaving and Christine Cavanaugh (as Babe) star in this family film about an orphaned farm pig who aspires to be a sheep dog (or sheep pig, rather).

Available now on: Netflix


Finding Dory (2016) 94%

Pixar’s sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo turns the tables, as Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) sets off to find her family and Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) attempt to track her down.

Available now on: Netflix


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 95%

Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, and Danny Elfman lend their voices to Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated musical — based on characters created by Tim Burton — about a skeletal resident of fantastical Halloween Town who becomes obsessed with Christmas and tries to take over Santa Claus’s job.

Available now on: Netflix


Superbad (2007) 87%

Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse star in this comedy about three high schoolers who try to make an impression on the ladies by scoring some alcohol for a party.

Available now on: Netflix


The Blair Witch Project (1999) 87%

Full of creepy campfire scares, this groundbreaking mock-doc keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain — thus proving that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen.

Available now on: Netflix


Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) 84%

Tim Burton finally took the reins on this stop-motion animated film about a young man named Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) and the undead woman (Helena Bonham Carter) he unwittingly marries while practicing his wedding vows in the woods.

Available now on: Netflix


Mulholland Drive (2001) 83%

Naomi Watts stars in a breakout role in David Lynch’s fever dream about a disturbed woman whose grip on reality slowly crumbles after she meets a stranger (Laura Harring) who’s lost her memory.

Available now on: Netflix


Magic Mike (2012) 80%

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey star in Steven Soderbergh’s drama — partially based on Tatum’s life — about a male stripper who shepherds a younger dancer in the ways of partying and seduction.

Available now on: Netflix


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) 76%

The first chapter in the adaptation of the popular children’s novels by C.S. Lewis follows the four Pevensie children as they discover their old wardrobe is a portal to a vast fantastical world.

Available now on: Netflix


Frequency: Season 1 (2016) 77%

Inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, this CW drama centers on an NYPD detective who discovers she can communicate with her deceased father, living int he past, via ham radio, and attempts to prevent his inevitable death.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Goldfinger (1964) 97%

– James Bond Films

Amazon Prime is unlocking a slew of classic 007 movies this week, including GoldfingerThe Spy Who Loved MeThe Living DaylightsOctopussyLive and Let Die, and even the unofficial Bond movie Never Say Never Again.

Available now on Amazon Prime: Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, The Living Daylights, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day


Nuts! (2016) 94%

This cheeky documentary recounts the story of John Romulus Brinkley, an early 20th century Kansas doctor who believed he could cure impotence in men by transplanting goat testicles into them.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Margin Call (2011) 88%

Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto lead an ensemble cast in J.C. Chandor’s drama about an investment bank on the verge of collapse.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Hoosiers (1986) 88%

Gene Hackman stars in this classic sports drama about a disgraced basketball coach who relocates to a small town, takes charge of the local high school’s hoops team, and leads them to a state championship.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Thelma & Louise (1991) 84%

Ridley Scott directed this 1991 hit about a pair of women (played by Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) who leave behind their regular lives for a road trip that quickly goes awry.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Into the Wild (2007) 82%

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.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Pretty in Pink (1986) 78%

This quintessential 1980s high school movie by John Hughes stars Molly Ringwald as a teen princess-in-waiting, Andrew McCarthy as the preppie doofus she falls for, and Jon Cryer as the loyal friend who’s secretly in love with her.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Firm (1993) 75%

Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman star in Sydney Pollack’s adaptation of the John Grisham novel about a law school grad who discovers the firm that hired him engages in rather unsavory practices.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Insecure 97%

A variety of HBO series are now available on FandangoNOW, including this one, partly based on star Issa Rae’s web series Awkward Black Girl, that centers on two black women learning to navigate their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 98%

Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury star in John Frankenheimer’s classic thriller about a war veteran who returns home to his family and friends, one of whom begins to suspect he may have been brainwashed by Communists for nefarious purposes.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Sopranos 92%

One of the most critically acclaimed dramas of all time, this HBO crime series centers on a New Jersey mob boss (played by Emmy winner James Gandolfini) who seeks therapy as he attempts to balance his criminal life with his family obligations.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Manchester by the Sea (2016) 96%

This multiple Oscar-nominated drama from Kenneth Lonergan stars Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges in a drama about a man with a troubled past who returns to his hometown to help care for his nephew after his brother suddenly dies.

Available 1/11 on: FandangoNOW


Game of Thrones 90%

Based on the popular novels by George R.R. Martin, this HBO fantasy series revolves around the tricky politics and looming supernatural menace in a fictional medieval world as various noble families strive for dominion over all the kingdoms.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Night Of 94%

This HBO miniseries centers on a Pakistani-American college student (Riz Ahmed) who is accused of murder and the eccentric attorney (John Turturro) who agrees to defend him, despite a mountain of incriminating evidence.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Eagle Huntress (2016) 93%

Nominated for a number of awards this year, this documentary centers on a Kazakh teen training to become the first female in twelve generations to join her family tradition.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Girls 89%

Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy follows the whirlwind drama of making ends meet, falling in love, and being a good friend while living in the Big Apple — as told by four privileged girls in their mid-20s.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Color of Money (1986) 89%

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in Martin Scorsese’s late follow-up to The Hustler, in which Fast Eddie Felson takes on a new protege in the form of an arrogant young pool shark.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 86%

Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson’s war drama about real life hero Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector and army medic who single-handedly saved the lives of 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa during WWII.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


London Road (2016) 76%

Based on true events that occurred in 2006, this musical chronicles the efforts of a Suffolk, England neighborhood to come to grips with a series of grisly murders that took place there.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Nocturnal Animals (2016) 73%

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon (nominated for Best Supporting Actor) star in this Oscar-nominated thriller from Tom Ford about a woman who suspects the worst when her writer ex-husband delivers his latest manuscript, a dark mystery with parallels to their relationship.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Divorce 72%

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this HBO comedy about a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Band of Brothers 94%

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks executive produced this HBO miniseries, based on the Stephen Ambrose book of the same name and starring the likes of Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Michael Fassbender, Colin Hanks, Simon Pegg, and more in a WWII drama chronicling the history of the US Army’s “Easy” Company throughout the war.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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