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by | September 8, 2015 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got a little something for everyone, whether you’re looking for award winners, horror flicks, indie hits, documentaries, or sitcoms. Read on for the full list.

New on Netflix:


Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 94%

Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif lead an all-star cast in David Lean’s historical epic based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, a British military officer who spent significant time in the Arabian peninsula during World War I and forged alliances with the desert tribes present there at the time. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Available now on: Netflix

Insomnia (2002) 92%

Christopher Nolan’s Certified Fresh remake of the Norwegian thriller of the same name stars Al Pacino as an Alaskan detective who mistakenly shoots his partner while in pursuit of a dangerous killer and Robin Williams as the killer himself, who witnesses the crime and knows the truth.

Available now on: Netflix

Up in the Air (2009) 90%

George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham, who has accumulated big frequent flyer mileage from his company, which tasks him with firing people in person. But when the corporation cuts back on travel, will Bingham still cross paths with a fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga)?

Available now on: Netflix

The Blair Witch Project (1999) 86%

Full of creepy campfire scares, mock-doc The Blair Witch Project keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain — thus proving that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen.

Available now on: Netflix

Person of Interest: Season 3 (2013) 100%

Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson star in this CBS sci-fi drama about an ex-CIA agent who teams up with a scientist to stop crimes before they take place. Seasons one through three are available to stream now.

Available now on: Netflix

Private Parts (1997) 75%

Based on the eponymous autobiography by Howard Stern, this Certified Fresh comedy looks at the shock jock’s life, beginning with childhood and recounting his budding career and private life.

Available now on: Netflix

Big Fish (2003) 75%

Tim Burton’s adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel tells the story of a father whose propensity for tall tales has driven a wedge between himself and his son.

Available now on: Netflix

Time Lapse (2014) 78%

This time travel thriller follows a painter who discovers a machine that captures images from 24 hours in the future.

Available now on: Netflix

Hamlet (1990) 76%

Franco Zeffirelli’s take on the classic Shakespearean tragedy stars Mel Gibson as the titular Prince of Denmark, Alan Bates as the evil Claudius, Ian Holm as Polonius, and Helena Bonham-Carter as the ill-fated Ophelia.

Available now on: Netflix

Zathura (2005) 76%

Zathura tells the tale of a pair of squabbling brothers who must learn to work together after they are transported into space while playing the titular board game; Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutcherson, and Tim Robbins star.

Available now on: Netflix

The League: Season 6 (2014) 100%

The sixth season of FX’s popular ensemble sitcom about fantasy football, starring Mark Duplass, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll arrives on Netflix this week.

Available now on: Netflix

Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) 70%

Uh huh-huh-huh, they said “do.” Uh huh-huh-huh.

Available now on: Netflix

Fido (2007) 73%

A sly mash-up of Lassie and Night of the Living Dead, Fido is a goofy, gory zombie spoof that stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Available now on: Netflix

Hitch (2005) 69%

Will Smith stars as a legendary “date doctor” who’s playing matchmaker for a schlub (Kevin James) and his celebrity crush (Amber Valletta) while wooing a gossip columnist (Eva Mendes).

Available now on: Netflix

The Crucible (1996) 69%

Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder star in this adaptation of the Arthur Miller play about a woman accused of witchcraft in 1690s Salem, Massachusetts, who then levels charges of her own against her accusers.

Available now on: Netflix

Sleepy Hollow (1999) 70%

Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Walken star in Tim Burton’s take on the classic tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime:


Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) 88%

Rinko Kikuchi stars in this Certified Fresh drama about a woman who leaves behind her life in Japan to search for the buried cash in Fargo.

Available Thursday (9/10) on: Amazon Prime

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014) 84%

This documentary looks at the man behind two of Sesame Street‘s most beloved characters: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Deli Man (2014) 82%

This documentary about an innovative delicatessen in Houston explores the history and importance of Jewish delis.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

New on HBO Now:


Wild (2014) 88%

Wild stars Reese Witherspoon in the story of a woman reeling from the death of her mother and her recent divorce who decides to walk the entire Pacific Crest Trail by herself in an attempt to get back on track.

Available now on: HBO Now

New on Fandor


Madadayo (1993) 87%

Legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s final film, Madadayo recounts the final years in the life of a beloved professor, whose students help take care of him and celebrate his birthdays with him.

Available now on: Fandor

New on Hulu


The Awesomes: Season 3 (2015)

This Hulu original animated comedy centers on a young group of superheroes who attempt to fill the shoes of a legendary team after they call it quits. Seth Meyers, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson and more lend their voices.

Available now on: Hulu

Available for Purchase


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 76%

This time out, the Avengers — whose ranks include Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) — are pitted against Ultron (voiced by James Spader), a powerful robot with dangerous beliefs about the best way to achieve world peace.

Available now on: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu

The Mend (2014) 78%

Josh Lucas stars in a dartk comedy about a man who stirs up dysfunction when he crashes on his brother’s couch.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

The Overnight (2015) 82%

Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman star in this Certified Fresh comedy about a young couple who get more than they bargain for when they accept a dinner invitation from married swingers.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Paper Planes (2014) 85%

Sam Worthington stars in this drama about a young Australian boy who strives to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships competition in Japan.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Nightmare (2015) 67%

This documentary/horror film features interviews with people who suffer from sleep paralysis.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

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