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Now Streaming: Welcome to Me, Jupiter Ascending, and More

by | May 5, 2015 | Comments

We’ve got a wide selection of stuff available to stream this week, including two films that will simultaneously be in theaters, the Wachowskis’ latest sci-fi actioner, a well-received vampire mockumentary, and more. Plus, we’ve got a few classics on Netflix, ranging from a typically creepy David Lynch film, an iconic horror film, a cult classic from John Carpenter, and even a feelgood comedy. Read on for the full list:

Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and James Marsden star in this dramedy about a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and proceeds to start her own talk show.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

5 Flights Up

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this lighthearted comedy about an aging couple who enlist their niece (Cynthia Nixon) to help sell their hip Brooklyn apartment.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

Jupiter Ascending

In the Wachowskis’ latest, Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, a sad, unlucky janitor who discovers she’s intergalactic royalty when an alien bounty hunter (Channing Tatum) swoops into her life to whisk her into space. Jupiter soon finds herself thrust in the middle of an alien sibling power struggle, with her life and the fate of the Earth hanging in the balance.

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

What We Do in the Shadows

Jemaine Clement stars in this Certified Fresh mockumentary about a quartet of vampire roommates living in New Zealand.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

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

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

Futuro Beach

This Brazilian import stars Wagner Moura (Elite Squad) as a lifeguard who falls in love with a German tourist he saves from drowning.

Available now on:
Netflix, iTunes, Vudu

Blue Velvet

David Lynch’s haunting, surreal portrait of a small town with dark secrets stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, and Dennis Hopper (in arguably his creepiest performance ever).

Available now on: Netflix

Saturday Night Fever

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

Grizzly Man

Werner Herzog’s fascinating documentary tells the strange, fascinating story of adventurer and amateur bear expert Timothy Treadwell.

Available now on: Netflix

The Animatrix

Need some backstory for the Matrix universe? Let this anthology of nine animated tales provide you with some context.

Available now on: Netflix

Internal Affairs

Richard Gere and Andy Garcia star in Mike Figgis’ 1990 crime drama as two cops set against each other when one is tasked with investigating possible corruption within the department.

Available now on: Netflix

The Exorcist

The devil’s taken plenty of forms during his various screen outings, but he’s arguably never been more terrifying than he was when he inhabited the body of 12-year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) in one of Hollywood’s scariest, most epic showdowns between good and evil.

Available now on: Netflix

The Blues Brothers

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are on a mission from God in John Landis’ action comedy musical, which features a truckload of musical legends and a junkyard’s worth of destroyed automobiles.

Available now on: Netflix

Big Trouble in Little China

Kurt Russell stars in this cult favorite from John Carpenter about a truck driver who squares off against an honest-to-goodness sorcerer (James Hong) in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Available now on: Netflix

Bus Stop

In the mood for a classic film? There’s always this 1956 adaptation of a Broadway hit, starring Marilyn Monroe as a singer trapped at a bus stop with a rodeo cowboy (Don Murray) during a blizzard.

Available now on: Netflix


Amy Morton, John Slattery, Adam Driver, Emily Meade, and Margo Martindale star in this bleak drama about a school bus driver whose careless error has major repercussions within her community.

Available now on: Netflix

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Wes Craven?s New Nightmare is a self-conscious meta deconstruction of horror films that also happens to be one of the strongest entries in the Freddy Krueger saga.

Available now on: Netflix

Legally Blonde

In one of her most beloved roles, Reese Witherspoon plays Elle Woods, a privileged, somewhat oblivious sorority girl who decides to get serious and earn a law degree in order to win back her sweetheart.

Available now on: Netflix

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