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by | November 3, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a ton of great selections, ranging from acclaimed television shows and classics from decades past to Certified Fresh foreign films and more recent hits. Read on for the best choices to stream this week.


New on Netflix:

 

Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3 (2015) 100%

In this touching British comedy-drama, Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid play school-day sweethearts who fall in love 60 years later, after the spouses of each have passed.

Available now on: Netflix


Güeros (2015) 92%

Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios made quite an impression with his debut film, which centers on three disaffected youths who attempt to track down a folk rock singer on his deathbed in their town so they can pay their respects to him.

Available now on: Netflix


Rain Man (1988) 89%

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman star in this Best Picture-winning road comedy about a greedy hotshot and his autistic brother.

Available now on: Netflix


Saturday Night Fever (1977) 85%

It’s got a killer soundtrack, a star-making performance from John Travolta… and a narrative that’s far grittier and sadder than decades of parodies would suggest.

Available now on: Netflix


Starlet (2012) 88%

This Certified Fresh a dramedy tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an aspiring actress and a widowed octogenarian.

Available now on: Netflix


Major League (1989) 83%

Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, and Wesley Snipes star in this baseball comedy, a perennial favorite about a team of loveable losers who suddenly find a way to win.

Available now on: Netflix


Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 1 (2014) 81%

In this Certified Fresh comedy series, a famous self-help author (Lisa Edelstein) faces single life with the help of her divorced friends.

Available now on: Netflix


Addams Family Values (1993) 74%

A big step up from its predecessor, Addams Family Values is also noteworthy for containing one of the most hysterical Thanksgiving pageants in movie history.

Available now on: Netflix


Léon: The Professional (1994) 72%

Luc Besson hit his groove with this cult favorite, starring Jean Reno as a withdrawn hitman saddled with an orphaned 12-year-old (Natalie Portman) after her family is slaughtered by a corrupt cop (Gary Oldman).

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Gods and Monsters (1998) 95%

Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser star in this Certified Fresh drama about Hollywood director James Whale in the twilight years of his life as he befriends the handsome young gardener who tends his home.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Blancanieves (2013) 94%

This well-regarded Spanish tribute to the silent film era retells the fairy tale Snow White in black and white, focusing on a little girl in 1920s Andalucia who runs away with a troupe of traveling dwarfs.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Delicatessen (1992) 89%

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s fantastical dark comedy centers on an apartment complex whose landlord is also a butcher who serves fresh — and rather unusual — meat; when a new tenant moves in and discovers the secret, he finds himself in imminent danger.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Descent (2006) 85%

This Scottish horror film tells the tale of six female spelunkers whose weekend cave-diving adventure turns deadly.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Batman Returns (1992) 78%

For his cold, dark sequel to Batman, Tim Burton gave audiences not one, but two empathetic, pitiable villains: The Penguin (Danny DeVito) and the Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Buffalo '66 (1998) 76%

Vincent Gallo’s moody, bizarre drama follows an obsessed Buffalo Bills fan who coerces a young woman (played by Christina Ricci) to join him as he examines the ruins of his life.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Crash (2004) 74%

Paul Haggis’ Best Picture-winning drama examines the dangers of bigotry and xenophobia in the lives of interconnected Angelenos, whose ranks include Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, Brendan Fraser, and many more.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Batman (1989) 71%

One of the most hyped movies in Hollywood history, Batman found director Tim Burton jettisoning the plots (if not the dark tone) of Bob Kane’s original comics, and utilizing set designs reminiscent of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and freakish, brooding characters similar to… well, a Tim Burton movie.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Fandor

 

M (1931) 100%

In Fritz Lang’s influential thriller, Peter Lorre plays a child killer whose crimes have set the city on edge.

Available now on: Fandor


Eyes Without a Face (1962) 98%

Georges Franju’s classic psychological thriller is a master class in creepy atmosphere, centering on a young disfigured girl and her surgeon father’s efforts to find an appropriate replacement face for her.

Available now on: Fandor


Monsieur Verdoux (1947) 97%

One of Charlie Chaplin’s most controversial comedies, Monsiuer Verdoux stars the silent era icon as a family man who, in order to support his loved ones, takes to murdering wealthy women for their insurance money.

Available now on: Fandor


Watchers of the Sky (2015) 86%

This Certified Fresh documentary follows activists pushing for justice in the wake of mass atrocities.

Available now on: Fandor


Available for Purchase

 

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) 100%

In this 22-minute holiday-themed episode starring the Toy Story gang, Woody, Buzz, and friends are stranded in an unfamiliar home and face off against action figures they’ve never met before.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes


Mistress America (2015) 82%

Greta Gerwig stars in Noah Baumbach‘s comedy about a college freshman whose soon-to-be stepsister leads her on a series of adventures.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

 

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