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It Follows, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and More Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and FandangoNOW

by | January 17, 2017 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got some Certified Fresh treats on Netflix — including their newest original series — and a Bryan Cranston-produced series on Amazon, as well as a mix of classics and brand new films on FandangoNOW. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

It Follows (2015) 96%

Maika Monroe stars as a suburban Michigan teen who becomes infected with a malevolent spirit after a sexual encounter, and it won’t stop pursuing her until she gives it to someone else — or dies.

Available now on: Netflix


Little Men (2016) 96%

Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle star in this drama about a friendship between two boys that’s threatened by a conflict between their parents.

Available now on: Netflix


 

Aquarius (2016) 97%

Sonia Braga stars in this drama from Brazil about a woman’s standoff with the developers trying to push her out of her apartment.

Available now on: Netflix


A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (2017) 94%

Neil Patrick Harris stars in this adaptation of the popular novels, about three orphaned children dealing with an evil uncle as they search for the truths behind their parents’ deaths.

Available now on: Netflix


Stevie (2003) 91%

Documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams) reconnects with a troubled man he mentored as a Big Brother 10 years earlier and attempts to figure out what circumstances led to his impoverished state.

Available now on: Netflix


An American Werewolf in London (1981) 88%

David Naughton and Griffin Dunne star in this classic horror comedy from John Landis, about an American college student who becomes a werewolf after a brutal attack on the English moors.

Available now on: Netflix


The Ghost Writer (2010) 84%

Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan star in Roman Polanski’s thriller about a writer who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy when he discovers a secret while working on a former Prime Minister’s memoirs.

Available now on: Netflix


The Impossible (2012) 82%

Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in J.A. Bayona’s disaster thriller, based on true events, about a family vacationing in Thailand who are separated during a massively destructive tsunami.

Available now on: Netflix


As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016) 100%

This French-Tunisian drama revolves around the Arab Spring’s impact on a Tunisian family, particularly the teenage daughter, whose role as lead singer of a rebellious rock band lands her in trouble.

Available now on: Netflix


Ixcanul (2016) 100%

This Guatemalan drama centers on a young girl on the verge of an arranged marriage.

Available now on: Netflix


Little Sister (2016) 94%

This dramedy follows a novitiate nun as she returns home to see her war veteran brother.

Available now on: Netflix


The Similars (Los Parecidos) (2016) 95%

This thriller set in 1968 follows eight people headed to Mexico City on bus who begin to experience strange phenomenon that changes them and attempt to figure out what’s causing it.

Available now on: Netflix


Fatima (2016) 84%

This French drama centers on an immigrant’s struggles to support — and connect with — her children.

Available now on: Netflix


Sinister (2012) 64%

Ethan Hawke stars as a true crime writer who moves with his family into a new home with a dark past, only to be terrorized by the same evil that haunted the previous owners.

Available now on: Netflix


The Beaver (2011) 61%

Jodie Foster directs Mel Gibson (and herself) in this dramedy about a depressed man who begins communicating with the world through a beaver hand puppet.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (2017) 97%

Giovanni Ribisi and Marin Ireland star in this Amazon original drama about a con man who assumes his cellmate’s identity and lands a job with his faux-family’s bail-bond business.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

The Dead Zone (1983) 90%

Christopher Walken stars in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a teacher who awakens from a coma and discovers he has psychic powers.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Dead Ringers (1988) 82%

Jeremy Irons stars in a dual role in David Cronenberg’s thriller about a pair of twin doctors who frequently substitute for each other for kicks, until an actress comes between them and causes a rift.

Available 1/11 on: FandangoNOW


A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) 77%

This fact-based drama centers on a man’s recovery from addiction and friendship with a cat (not necessarily in that order).

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Explorers (1985) 77%

River Phoenix and a young Ethan Hawke both made their film debut in Joe Dante’s sci-fi fantasy about a trio of kids who utilize spare parts and computer know how to man their own expedition into space.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Trespass Against Us (2017) 57%

Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in this multigenerational tale of outlaws living in the British countryside.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


100 Streets (2017) 41%

Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton star in this drama that interweaves three stories in contemporary London.

Available 1/13 on: FandangoNOW


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) 38%

Tom Cruise reprises his role as author Lee Child’s wandering fixer, who attempts to clear his name after he is wrongly accused of murder, and discovers he may have a child he never met.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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