Now Streaming

New Certified Fresh Films on Netflix: The Shawshank Redemption, Boogie Nights, 2001, and More

by | April 5, 2016 | Comments

Netflix decided to unleash a veritable buttload of new movies this week, several of which are Certified Fresh. Choices range from Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey to P.T. Anderson’s ensemble drama Boogie Nights to perennial fan favorite The Shawshank Redemption, plus a whole lot more. Read on for the full list.

New on Netflix


Sunset Boulevard (1950) 98%

One of the best movies ever made about movies, Billy Wilder’s portrait of a delusional Hollywood has-been holed up in a decaying mansion is both darkly funny and deeply poignant, and features terrific performances from Gloria Swanson, William Holden, and Erich von Stroheim.

Available now on: Netflix

The Right Stuff (1983) 98%

Philip Kaufman’s Oscar-winning look at the origins of the United States’ manned space flight program stars Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Quaid.

Available now on: Netflix

The Princess Bride (1987) 97%

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright star in Rob Reiner’s witty and heartfelt fairy tale comedy about a pirate on a quest to rescue his long-lost love from an evil prince

Available now on: Netflix

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 93%

Stanley Kubrick’s thought-provoking space opus is a beautifully shot meditation on morality, mortality, and mankind’s search for truth. It’ll probably blow your mind.

Available now on: Netflix

Best in Show (2000) 94%

A fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest’s gift for improv comedy, this mockumentary about comptetitive dog shows boasts brilliantly talented cast.

Available now on: Netflix

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 92%

Through a series of real-life trials that might test the patience of any normal person, the effervescent Poppy (Sally Hawkins) maintains a smile no matter how rough life gets, to the consternation of her grumpy driving instructor Scott (Eddie Marsan) in Mike Leigh’s enseble comedy.

Available now on: Netflix

Boogie Nights (1997) 93%

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ensemble drama 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: Netflix

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 91%

Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King novella stars Tim Robbins as a wrongly convicted accountant who befriends another inmate while serving his sentence.

Available now on: Netflix

Water (2005) 90%

This period drama from Deepa Mehta centers on a group of oppressed widows, one of whom struggles against societal norms when she falls in love with a young priest.

Available now on: Netflix

A Clockwork Orange (1971) 89%

Stanley Kubrick’s pitch-black satire, set in a brightly-colored but antiseptic futuristic England, features eye popping production design and a terrifically maniacal lead performance from Malcolm McDowell.

Available now on: Netflix

Mystic River (2003) 88%

Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, and Marcia Gay Harden star in Clint Eastwood’s drama about a Boston gangster whose life is upended when his daughter is murdered — a crime with echoes of another traumatic moment in the lives of three childhood friends on various sides of the law.

Available now on: Netflix

Inside Man (2006) 86%

Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen star in Spike Lee’s heist thriller about a New York cop who faces off with a clever bank robber who manages to stay a step ahead of the police.

Available now on: Netflix

Erin Brockovich (2000) 84%

Julia Roberts stars in Steven Soderbergh’s drama as the real-life single mother who discovered a utility company’s efforts to cover up water poisoning and took the case to court.

Available now on: Netflix

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) 82%

Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl novel about an eccentric confectioner who invites five children to his mysterious chocolate factory for a tour.

Available now on: Netflix

Dolphin Tale (2011) 81%

Based upon a true story, Dolphin Tale stars Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, and Ashley Judd in the — ahem — tale of an injured seafaring mammal who damages her tail in a crab trap. A team of specialists and a lonely youngster band together to help our aquatic heroine — now sporting a prosthetic tail — to swim again.

Available now on: Netflix

Elizabeth (1998) 82%

Cate Blanchett earned accolades for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I of England, who is crowned queen after being imprisoned by her half sister for several years.

Available now on: Netflix

Looking for Richard (1996) 81%

Al Pacino steps behind the camera for this documentary of one production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, with actors such as Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, and Winona Ryder in the cast.

Available now on: Netflix

Bowfinger (1999) 81%

Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy (in a dual role) star in Frank Oz’s Hollywood satire about a struggling film producer who enlists the help of a celebrity lookalike to complete a movie on the sly.

Available now on: Netflix

V for Vendetta (2006) 72%

V for Vendetta tells the story of a near-future dystopia, where a lone freedom fighter named V (Hugo Weaving) plots a series of revolutionary bombings to bring down a shady, secretly policed government. Along the way, V recruits young, frightened Evey (Natalie Portman ), shaves her head, and turns her into a proper young revolutionary.

Available now on: Netflix

  • xDynazty

    But unwatchable if you are not from the US. Thanks netflix!!!

    • Kevin Menke

      Learn 2 vpn

      • xDynazty

        netflix are blocking vpn now.

  • Sorten Borten

    Boogie Nights has been available for a while. I watched it on Netflix more than a month ago.

Tag Cloud

golden globes zombie SDCC CBS All Access NYCC streaming hist ABC Family Columbia Pictures E3 VICE Showtime Lionsgate comiccon ESPN YA IFC Oscars Mary poppins 21st Century Fox thriller ITV Polls and Games cults Trailer Shudder Spring TV Disney Channel supernatural Trophy Talk Western Creative Arts Emmys biography GLAAD Pixar USA Network Toys justice league Ghostbusters President television composers anime cats WGN romance what to watch TLC Mindy Kaling finale Walt Disney Pictures Awards Country Podcast cops BBC crime Music TCA 2017 diversity Paramount Network Dark Horse Comics Super Bowl Shondaland Interview Pop political drama History Summer Quiz Election SundanceTV Disney NBC National Geographic FX PBS Comedy Central A&E Lifetime Food Network harry potter DC Comics Paramount Video Games sports El Rey USA Hulu Photos New York Comic Con Superheroes Nat Geo police drama TV Comics on TV Writers Guild of America festivals Action Kids & Family Superheroe DirecTV TBS Trivia spider-man discovery science fiction Countdown DC Universe Martial Arts Character Guide Ellie Kemper comic CMT OWN 2016 doctor who Cartoon Network TNT 24 frames Nickelodeon ratings spy thriller binge Masterpiece 45 TIFF Fantasy blaxploitation Fox News Apple Winter TV Year in Review Spike Esquire Universal DC streaming service SXSW PaleyFest Sneak Peek Mary Poppins Returns green book MSNBC robots GoT Adult Swim zombies Logo Opinion Musical Epix First Look singing competition MTV YouTube Red historical drama Amazon aliens adventure Starz Mary Tyler Moore Tumblr The Arrangement TV Land sitcom Mystery TruTV BET Tomatazos GIFs Acorn TV Nominations Sundance Horror medical drama Britbox Sundance Now Box Office ABC Certified Fresh dceu vampires Sony Pictures Star Wars cinemax Emmys The CW unscripted Syfy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt social media dramedy CNN APB Animation travel psycho crime thriller Comedy 2018 Fall TV LGBTQ Set visit Premiere Dates based on movie YouTube Premium FXX Rom-Com cooking BBC America Marathons crossover Teen Biopics Sci-Fi TCA San Diego Comic-Con HBO mutant RT History war Warner Bros. Holidays Marvel jamie lee curtis Crackle Song of Ice and Fire Winners award winner Valentine's Day FOX See It Skip It period drama Christmas Rocky serial killer E! Best and Worst 2015 Awards Tour boxoffice Musicals 20th Century Fox Reality Rock CBS 2017 talk show IFC Films Bravo Extras 007 docudrama technology X-Men American Society of Cinematographers transformers Star Trek Thanksgiving Ovation AMC Calendar Cosplay VH1 crime drama Red Carpet politics Lucasfilm dc Drama Comic Book Reality Competition CW Seed Grammys Watching Series Freeform Schedule Infographic Netflix TCM 2019 Pirates Chilling Adventures of Sabrina