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Now Streaming: Unfriended, Unexpected, and More

by | July 28, 2015 | Comments

New this week to streaming video, we’ve got a horror film with an unusual take on the found footage format and an indie dramedy about pregnancy. Then, on Netflix and Fandor, we’ve got a wide variety of choices, ranging from thrillers (The Guest, Cure) to coming-of-age films (Ratcatcher, Emporte-moi) to true stories (24 Days, An Angel at My Table) and more. Read on for the full list:


Available for Purchase

Unfriended (2015) 62%

On the anniversary of a classmate’s death, a group of high schools are being hunted — via Skype — by her malevolent spirit in this found-footage horror film.

Available now on: iTunes


Unexpected (2015) 66%

Cobie Smulders stars in a dramedy about a high school teacher and a student who bond over their unplanned pregnancies.

Available now on: iTunes


 

New on Netflix

Teacher of the Year (2015) 100%

This mockumentary centers on a small, newer California high school with an eccentric staff whose English teacher (Matt Letscher) wins the titular award.

Available now on: Netflix


The Guest (2014) 90%

Dan Stevens stars in a Certified Fresh sci-fi thriller about a recently discharged soldier who moves in with the family of an old Army buddy and proceeds to turn their worlds upside down.

Available now on: Netflix


Zero Motivation (2014) 86%

This dramedy about a group of female Israeli soldiers and their monotonous professional responsibilities was a big box office hit in its native land and a critical hit abroad.

Available now on: Netflix


24 Days (2015) 79%

This French drama is based on the true story of a man who was held for ransom by religiously-motivated kidnappers.

Available now on: Netflix


Dial A Prayer (2015) 71%

Brittany Snow and William H. Macy star in this faith-based dramedy about a troubled woman who finds redemption working at a prayer call center.

Available now on: Netflix


Hercules (2014) 60%

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as Herc, who, after completing his fabled labors, assembles a crew of fighters to topple a bloodthirsty megalomaniac.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Fandor

Cure (1998) 91%

In this Japanese crime thriller, a detective investigates a series of bizarre murders perpetrated by killers exhibiting signs of amnesia.

Available now on: Fandor


An Angel at My Table (1990) 93%

Jane Campion’s biographical drama is based on the three autobiographies of Janet Frame, who grew up in a poor, rural family and spent time in a mental institution before becoming a writer.

Available now on: Fandor


Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) 91%

Nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1994, this Macedonian drama uses three interlocking storylines to explore the horrors of the Balkan conflict.

Available now on: Fandor


Ratcatcher (1999) 84%

Lynne Ramsay’s (We Need to Talk about Kevin) feature debut follows the life of a 12-year-old boy growing up in a poor Scottish neighborhood whose residents are slowly being relocated.

Available now on: Fandor


La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991) 85%

Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski’s drama follows two women (both played by Irène Jacob) who were born on the same day — one in France and the other in Poland — and ended up living eerily similar and metaphysically interconnected lives.

Available now on: Fandor


Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) (1998) 84%

Abbas Kiarostami garnered worldwide acclaim for this spare, haunting tale of a man who seeks help in burying his body after taking his own life.

Available now on: Fandor


Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2014) 80%

Set in 1976 on an Indian reservation, this thriller centers on a teenage drug dealer who runs afoul of a thuggish local government agent when her money is stolen and she is unable to pay him off.

Available now on: Fandor


Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) (1999) 80%

This period drama from Canada follows a young girl coming of age in 1960s Quebec who becomes infatuated with one of her teachers.

Available now on: Fandor


Canopy (2014) 76%

This minimalist World War II drama tells the tense story of a pilot who’s been shot down in enemy territory.

Available now on: Fandor

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