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Memento, The Iron Giant, Blazing Saddles and More Certified Fresh Picks on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | March 7, 2017 | Comments

As usual, Netflix and Amazon Prime released a whole bunch of new titles at the beginning of the month, so we’ve combed through them to bring you the best of the bunch, from a Christopher Nolan thriller and an animated treat to a horror classic, a modern Woody Allen triumph, and the first three Jurassic Park movies. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

The Iron Giant (1999) 96%

Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, and Harry Connick Jr. lend their voices to Brad Bird’s animated feature debut, about a large sentient robot who finds himself lost in a small Maine town in 1958 and befriends a young boy.

Available now on: Netflix


This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 95%

Another acclaimed directorial debut, this genre-defining Rob Reiner mockumentary follows an aging British metal band as they embark on a US tour.

Available now on: Netflix


Midnight in Paris (2011) 93%

Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and a slew of stars breathe life into Woody Allen’s dreamy romantic comedy about an aspiring novelist who, on a trip to Paris with his fiancée, is transported back to an idealized version of the city in the 1920s.

Available now on: Netflix


Jurassic Park (1993) 92%

Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur extravaganza blew audiences away back in 1993, and Netflix is streaming it now, in addition to its two non-Jurassic World sequels.

Available now on Netflix: Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park III


Memento (2000) 93%

Guy Pearce and Carrie-Anne Moss star in Christopher Nolan’s breakout thriller about a man with short-term memory loss trying desperately to piece together the details of his wife’s murder.

Available now on: Netflix


Blazing Saddles (1974) 89%

Mel Brooks’ iconic western spoof stars Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder as a sheriff and gunslinger who work together to save a small town from a greedy opportunist.

Available now on: Netflix


Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (2016) 88%

James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams star in this Sundance drama about the friendship between a draft dodger and a gay, black Vietnam vet during the 1980s.

Available now on: Netflix


Kung Fu Panda (2008) 87%

Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman lead an all-star voice cast in Dreamworks’ wildly successful animated tale about a lowly panda who becomes a martial arts master.

Available now on: Netflix


Chicago (2002) 86%

Rob Marshall’s Best Picture winner stars Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones in an adaptation of the Broadway musical about a pair of dancers who meet in prison and utilize scandal for their own benefit.

Available now on: Netflix


The Omen (1976) 86%

Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this classic horror film about an upstanding London couple who discover their young son may be the Anti-Christ.

Available now on: Netflix


Anastasia (1997) 86%

Meg Ryan and John Cusack provide the voices for this animated take on the legend about a Russian duchess who escaped the massacre of her family and grew up as an orphan.

Available now on: Netflix


Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) 81%

Yet another remarkable directorial debut, Tamara Jenkins indie comedy stars Natasha Lyonne as a teen living in Los Angeles during the 1970s who bonds with her sexually liberated older cousin (Marisa Tomei).

Available now on: Netflix


Frailty (2002) 75%

The late Bill Paxton starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in his own directorial debut, a psychological thriller about two brothers who respond very differently to their serial killer father.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 96%

Jemain Clement and Taika Waititi co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious Certified Fresh, Golden Tomato Award-winning mockumentary centered on four vampire roommates and their eccentric lifestyles.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Emma (1996) 85%

Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about a well-meaning woman who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker to those in her life, unaware that she has an admirer of her own.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Ida (2013) 96%

This stunning, Oscar-nominated black and white drama is the story a young woman on the verge of joining a convent who discovers a dark family secret.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Lore (2012) 94%

This drama follows a group of German children who undertake a perilous escape after their Nazi-affiliated parents are arrested by Allied troops.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Weekend (2013) 89%

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in this Certified Fresh drama about a feuding married couple who spend an eventful weekend in Paris.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) 88%

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

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Omen (1976) 86%

Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in this classic horror film about an upstanding London couple who discover their young son may be the Anti-Christ.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Mesrine: Part II - Public Enemy 1 (2008) 81%

Vincent Cassel returns as the titular gangster, now in police custody and facing prison, who escapes and reinvents himself as public anti-hero with celebrity status.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Mesrine: Part 1 - Death Instinct (2008) 82%

Vincent Cassel stars in the first of two films about Jacques Mesrine, a former soldier in 1960s Paris who embraces the criminal lifestyle and quickly moves up the ladder.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Deep Blue Sea (2011) 80%

Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston star in Terence Davies romantic drama about a judge’s wife who begins an affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 74%

Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston star in this spinoff of the Harry Potter series about wizard Newt Scamander’s efforts to recapture mythical creatures let loose in 1920s New York as a greater threat looms on the horizon.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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