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Gremlins, Tropic Thunder, Boogie Nights, and More Certified Fresh Films and TV on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | April 4, 2017 | Comments

As usual, the big streaming subscription services unloaded a ton of new titles for the beginning of April, and as usual, we’ve gone through and selected the best-reviewed of the bunch. Read on to find out where to watch ’80s classics like GremlinsA Nightmare on Elm Street, and Escape from New York; beloved hits from the ’90s like Boogie Nights and The Legend of Drunken Master; and contemporary winners like There Will Be BloodTropic ThunderThe Love Witch, and A Man Called Ove.

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Schindler's List (1993) 98%

Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes star in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama about a German businessman who helped save hundreds of Jews by employing them in his factory during World War II.

Available now on: Netflix

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 95%

Iconic horror villain Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) makes his debut in Wes Craven’s classic film about a group of teens who are tormented by an evil spirit who visits them in their dreams.

Available now on: Netflix

13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (2017) 77%

Based on the novel by Jay Asher, this Netflix original series stars Dylan Minnette as a high schooler who strives to understand the reasons behind a classmate’s suicide.

Available now on: Netflix

Whale Rider (2002) 91%

Keisha Castle-Hughes earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Niki Caro’s family drama, based on a novel by Witi Ihimaera, about a young Maori girl in New Zealand who wants to become the chief of her tribe, upending a generations-old patriarchal tradition.

Available now on: Netflix

The Clan (2015) 84%

Based on true events, this crime drama from Argentina about a normal-seeming family who kidnapped wealthy citizens and held them for ransom during the 1980s.

Available now on: Netflix

Gremlins (1984) 85%

Joe Dante’s beloved horror-comedy stars Zach Galligan as an unsuspecting office drone who adopts a strange creature in Chinatown, names him Gizmo, and promptly discovers that his new pet — as cute as he is — is plagued by some horrific allergic reactions.

Available now on: Netflix

Escape From New York (1981) 85%

Kurt Russell stars in John Carpenter’s cult classic sci-fi action film set in a dystopian future, where New York is now a giant prison, and a mercenary is tasked with rescuing the President from within its confines after Air Force One crashes there.

Available now on: Netflix

Drunken Master II (1994) 84%

In one of his most celebrated martial arts films, Jackie Chan stars as folk hero Wong Fei-hung, who utilizes his unorthodox fighting style to take down a ring of smugglers in early 20th century China.

Available now on: Netflix

Tropic Thunder (2008) 82%

Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black star in Stiller’s hilarious Hollywood satire about a group of unprepared actors filming a Vietnam War movie who encounter a heroin operation in the jungle and fail to realize they’re the real deal.

Available now on: Netflix

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) 80%

Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep star in Jonathan Demme’s remake of John Frankenheimer’s classic thriller, which shifts the focus from the military to the world of multinational conglomerates.

Available now on: Netflix

Good Kill (2014) 76%

Ethan Hawke and January Jones star in this Certified Fresh drama about a drone pilot whose work begins to tear at his conscience.

Available now on: Netflix

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The Love Witch (2016) 95%

This curious thriller with a retro vibe centers on a beautiful but lonely witch whose efforts to seduce men with her potions results in a string of dead bodies.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Boogie Nights (1997) 93%

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ensemble opus about life in the porn industry made a movie star out of Mark Wahlberg and benefited immeasurably from great performances by Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and William H. Macy.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

A Man Called Ove (2015) 91%

Based on the novel of the same name, this Swedish dramedy centers on an elderly man whose plans for suicide are foiled by unwanted friendships.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

A History of Violence (2005) 87%

Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris star in David Cronenberg’s mystery thriller about a small-town diner owner who attracts the attention of a dangerous man after he thwarts an attempted robbery and makes national news.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) 85%

Sally Field and Max Greenfield star in this Certified Fresh dramedy about a woman who falls for a much younger man and starts hanging with a new crowd.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Opposite of Sex (1998) 80%

Christina Ricci and Martin Donovan star in this dark comedy about a rebellious 16-year-old who, after the death of her stepfather, travels to visit her half-brother in Indiana and proceeds to cause all sorts of trouble.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Puffy Chair (2005) 77%

Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton star in Jay Duplass’ indie comedy about a man who embarks on a road trip with his demanding girlfriend and his brother to deliver a vintage recliner to his father.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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Split (2016) 77%

James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy star in M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller about a young woman who is captured and held captive by a man with 23 different personalities.

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