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Lethal Weapon, Carrie, Dazed and Confused, and More Certified Fresh Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | October 4, 2016 | Comments

It’s the first streaming column of the month, and you know what that means: subscription services have rolled out a ton of new selections. With that in mind, as usual, we’ve pared the list down to just the Certified Fresh options. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

Marguerite (2016) 95%

This French period drama follows a well-to-do woman with ambitions of becoming a famous singer despite a near-total lack of musical talent.

Available now on: Netflix


Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 95%

Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, and Jason Robards headline an ensemble cast in Sergio Leone’s epic western about a pair of outcasts who help defend a recent widow from a greedy railroad baron and his sadistic thugs.

Available now on: Netflix


Patton (1970) 94%

George C. Scott delivers an iconic Oscar-winning performance as the titular general, who goes toe-to-toe with a British field marshal while working together to thwart German forces in World War II.

Available now on: Netflix


Quiz Show (1994) 96%

Based on true events, this Robert Redford drama set in the late 1950s centers on the scandals that emerged when it was discovered that a popular television quiz show had rigged its results.

Available now on: Netflix


Unforgiven (1992) 96%

In this Best Picture-winning western, Clint Eastwood stars as an aging gunslinger whose soul has been irrevocably stained by the violence of his past; Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman lend sturdy support.

Available now on: Netflix


Dazed and Confused (1993) 92%

Richard Linklater’s affectionately nostalgic look at the 1970s centers on a group of high school friends in Texas as they celebrate the last days of the school year.

Available now on: Netflix


Three Kings (1999) 94%

George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube star in David O. Russell’s Certified Fresh war satire about a trio of Gulf War soldiers who embark on a gold heist and end up witnessing the repercussions of the war firsthand.

Available now on: Netflix


Grizzly Man (2005) 92%

Werner Herzog’s engrossing documentary tells the strange, fascinating, and ultimately ill-fated story of adventurer and amateur bear expert Timothy Treadwell.

Available now on: Netflix


Barton Fink (1991) 90%

John Turturro and John Goodman star in the Coen brothers’ dark comedy about a playwright with writer’s block who moves into a Los Angeles hotel that may not be all it seems.

Available now on: Netflix


The Imitation Game (2014) 90%

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this Oscar-winning drama about pioneering scientist Alan Turing, who is recruited by the British government to help break a Nazi code during World War II.

Available now on: Netflix


Dheepan (2016) 87%

This Palme d’Or-winning drama follows a Sri Lankan refugee who experiences difficulty acclimating to Paris.

Available now on: Netflix


Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 88%

Arguably the most celebrated — surely the most widely recognized — Audrey Hepburn film. We just prefer to pretend all the Mickey Rooney stuff doesn’t exist.

Available now on: Netflix


The Commitments (1991) 89%

This musical comedy based on the novel of the same name tells the story of a group of working-class musicians in Ireland who decide to form a soul band.

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 now on: Netflix


Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) 88%

This Certified Fresh documentary from Werner Herzog depicts everyday life in a village in Siberia.

Available now on: Netflix


Ghost Town (2008) 85%

Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear star in this comedy about a man who wakes up from a near-death experience and discovers he can see ghosts… all of whom want a favor from him.

Available now on: Netflix


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 81%

Matthew Broderick stars in John Hughes’ 1980s classic about a teenage iconoclast who takes his best pal on a wild tour of Chicago in an effort to cheer him up.

Available now on: Netflix


Viva (2016) 83%

This drama centers on a Cuban drag performer who clashes with his estranged boxer father when he returns from a 15-year absence.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Chinatown (1974) 99%

Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway star in this classic Roman Polanski noir about a private detective who stumbles into a vast conspiracy involving the privatization of water rights in California.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Last Waltz (1978) 98%

Martin Scorsese’s music documentary focuses on the 1976 farewell concert for The Band, where artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell all performed.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Let the Right One In (2008) 98%

This 2008 thriller from Sweden gave the seemingly tired vampire genre a much needed shot in the arm by effectively mixing scares with intelligent storytelling.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Bowling for Columbine (2002) 95%

Michael Moore’s provocative documentary is a pointed examination of America’s rocky relationship with firearms.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Before Sunset (2004) 95%

The second entry in Richard Linklater’s painfully romantic Before trilogy, Sunset catches up with Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years after the two first met and spent a night together in Vienna.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Host (2007) 93%

A breakout film for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, this sci-fi monster flick that combines scares, laughs, and satire in service of a popcorn flick as entertaining as it is intellectually satisfying.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007) 89%

This sci-fi thriller centers on a man who finds himself in a time loop when he inadvertently witnesses the death of a woman outside his new country home.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Roger Dodger (2002) 88%

Campbell Scott and Jesse Eisenberg star in this dramedy about a proud womanizer who takes his teenage nephew under his wing, only to discover they are nothing alike.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Pride and Prejudice (2005) 86%

Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFayden star in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a woman struggling to choose between a number of suitors.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Lethal Weapon (1987) 81%

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover star as mismatched partners in this comedy about a pair of cops trying to take down a dangerous drug dealer.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Trollhunter (2011) 81%

This Norwegian found footage horror comedy follows a group of college students in pursuit of a suspected bear poacher who instead stumble upon an unexpected discovery.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


I Saw the Devil (2011) 81%

This dark thriller from South Korean director Kim Jee-woon centers on a desperate man on the hunt for his daughter’s murderer.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Hulu

 

Carrie (1976) 93%

Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and John Travolta star in Brian DePalma’s horror classic, the tale of a lonely teenager with telekinetic powers.

Available now on: Hulu


The Blair Witch Project (1999) 86%

Full of creepy campfire scares, this 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: Hulu


Available to Purchase

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 96%

Sam Neill and Julian Dennison star in Taika Waititi’s dramedy about a 13-year-old and his curmudgeonly uncle who are forced to flee the authorities and hide out in the woods.

Available now on: Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes

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