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Now on Netflix: Shanghai Knights, Arabian Nights, and More

by | May 10, 2016 | Comments

When the sequel to a Jackie Chan-Owen Wilson action comedy is the headliner for a streaming column, you know there isn’t a whole lot to talk about. That said, it is a fairly enjoyable action comedy, and we’ve got some other stuff, too, including a fascinating trilogy, a western thriller, a Netflix original comedy, and a Certified Fresh animated sequel available for purchase. Read on for the full list.

New on Netflix


Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) 97%

This dramatic trilogy based on the classic folk tales and set in contemporary Portugal utilizes the source material’s story-within-a-story format to explore the lives of several everyday citizens. All three chapters are available on Netflix now.

Available now on Netflix: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Grace and Frankie: Season 2 (2016) 91%

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star in this Netflix original dramedy series about two women who become besties when their husbands reveal they’re in love with each other and plan to marry.

Available now on: Netflix

The Chosen Ones (Las elegidas) (2015) 85%

This drama from Mexico centers on a young girl in Tijuana who’s forced into prostitution by her boyfriend’s father, who will only let her go if her boyfriend finds another girl to replace her.

Available now on: Netflix

The Keeping Room (2015) 74%

Brit Marling and Hailee Steinfeld star in this western about two Southern sisters who attempt to defend their house from a pair of rogue Union soldiers intent on wreaking violence upon them.

Available now on: Netflix

Shanghai Knights (2003) 66%

Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson reunite for this sequel, which finds the action-comedy duo facing off against new enemies when Chon Wang (Chan) discovers that the Imperial Seal has been stolen and that his father was murdered in the robbery.

Available now on: Netflix

Available to Purchase


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) 87%

Jack Black returns to voice the lovable martial arts master Po, whose long lost father (Bryan Cranston) suddenly appears and takes him home to meet his panda brethren. When a new threat arises, Po must train his new friends to stand and fight for themselves.

Available May 13 on: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW

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