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Lion, Night of the Living Dead, The Salesman, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | July 11, 2017 | Comments

There’s a rather unusual assortment of new titles available to stream this week, from a pair of recent Oscar nominees to a bona fide horror classic, as well as a sci-fi thriller from the 1930s, a famous cult favorite, and more. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

iZombie: Season 3 (2017) 100%

In this CW series loosely based on the DC comic, Rose McIver stars as Liv, a zombie who helps police solve murders by eating dead victims’ brains and absorbing their memories.

Available now on: Netflix


Lion (2016) 84%

Dev Patel stars in this true story about a man, adopted by an Australian family as a boy, who uses Google Earth to track down the small Indian village from which he disappeared as a child.

Available now on: Netflix


Castlevania: Season 1 (2017) 83%

This Netflix animated series based on the classic video game franchise centers on the last in a long line of monster hunters, who attempts to keep his country safe from a vengeful vampire.

Available now on: Netflix


The Void (2016) 78%

This horror film centers on the supernatural chaos that erupts after a policeman discovers a dying man and rushes him to treatment at a nearby hospital.

Available 6/28 on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

The Salesman (2016) 96%

Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama centers on a young Iranian couple whose relationship is tested when they are forced to move out from their apartment to the center of Tehran.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Night of the Living Dead (1968) 96%

George A. Romero’s iconic debut set the template for the modern zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Things to Come (1936) 90%

Raymond Massey stars in this classic sci-fi film, scripted by and based on an essay by H.G. Wells, that chronicles a devastating war and the broken society left in its aftermath.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) 66%

Ed Wood’s famously “bad” movie stars Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson in a campy, low-budget sci-fi thriller about a detective and airline pilot who attempt to thwart and alien invasion. A colorized version is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) 97%

Alex Gibney’s documentary details the rise and notorious fall of the energy corporation, profiling the rampant corruption that led to its undoing.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Food, Inc. (2008) 95%

This incisive documentary focuses on corporate control (and the lack of governmental oversight) over the food industry.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Mother (2009) 96%

Kim Hye-Ja and Won Bin star in South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s mystery about a developmentally challenged man, accused of murdering a young girl, and his doting mother who goes to extreme lengths to prove his innocence.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Queen of Versailles (2012) 95%

This fascinating documentary from Lauren Greenfield follows Jackie Siegel, wife of real estate mogul David Siegel, who struggles with a new normal after her family feels the effects of the 2008 economic crisis.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Jesus Camp (2006) 87%

This eye-opening documentary provides an inside look at a summer camp for evangelical Christian children in North Dakota.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The World's Fastest Indian (2005) 82%

Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd star in Roger Donaldson’s lighthearted drama about a New Zealand man who travels to the US with his trusty motorcycle in hopes of breaking the land speed record.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Gifted (2017) 73%

Chris Evans and McKenna Grace star in Marc Webb’s drama about a man who comes into conflict with his mother over who should raise his young niece, a math prodigy.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Going in Style (2017) 47%

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret star in Zach Braff’s comedy about a trio of old friends who plan a heist to take back the money they feel the bank has stolen from them.

Available now on: FandangoNOW