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Pete's Dragon, The Handmaiden, Iron Fist and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | March 14, 2017 | Comments

Looking for some good TV to watch this week? Maybe a few Oscar nominees? Or possibly a solid thriller or two? We’ve even got a couple of good choices for the kids. Read on for the full list of choices available on the streaming services, as well as a few options for sale and rental on FandangoNOW.


New on Netflix

 

Love: Season 2 (2017) 96%

In this Netflix original comedy series, Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust play a young couple experiencing the ups and downs of commitment in an adult relationship.

Available now on: Netflix


Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (2016) 96%

Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, and Kerry Bishé star in AMC’s drama about the wild and wooly early days of the personal computer revolution.

Available now on: Netflix


Notes on Blindness (2016) 95%

This documentary chronicles the struggles of writer John Hull, who endured decades of gradually deteriorating eyesight until he became completely blind.

Available now on: Netflix


Million Dollar Baby (2004) 90%

Clint Eastwood’s multiple Oscar-winning sports drama follows a down-on-his-luck trainer (Eastwood) who reluctantly agrees to work with an aspiring female boxer (Hilary Swank) when her tenacity wins him over.

Available now on: Netflix


Coraline (2009) 90%

Laika Entertainment’s first stop motion animated feature film is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s children’s book about a young girl who discovers a secret door in her new home that leads to an alternate dimension.

Available 3/16 on Netflix


Pete's Dragon (2016) 88%

Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Robert Redford star in this remake of the Disney film about a young orphaned boy lost in the wild who befriends a dragon and tries to keep him secret from the local townsfolk.

Available now on: Netflix


Burning Sands (2017) 88%

Trevor Jackson and Alfre Woodard star in this drama about a pre-med student at a historically black college who pledges a fraternity and endures cruel and relentless bullying from his upperclassman brothers.

Available now on: Netflix


Coming Through the Rye (2015) 70%

This small drama is a period coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy in 1969 inspired by Cather in the Rye who embarks on a journey to track down author J.D. Salinger.

Available now on: Netflix


Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (2017) 20%

The latest Netflix Marvel series centers on billionaire heir Danny Rand, who returns to New York after a long absence and fights crime with newly acquired martial arts powers.

Available 3/17 on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

The Handmaiden (2016) 96%

South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s period drama based on the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith follows a young thief who is assigned by her boss to be the handmaiden for a wealthy Japanese aristocrat, with secret plans to defraud her of her fortune.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 94%

Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce star in this comedic drama about a transsexual woman and a pair of drag performers who travel across the Australian outback in a tour bus en route to a performance in a remote casino.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 90%

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman star in this psychological thriller about a young woman who awakens after an apparent catastrophe to find herself locked in a bunker with a doomsday prophet who insists they’re in the last safe place on Earth.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


A Simple Plan (1998) 90%

Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton star in Sam Raimi’s thriller about a pair of brothers who stumble across a plane crash and millions of dollars and decide to keep the money for themselves.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) 90%

Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this drama about a young man living in a small town who looks after his obese mother and mentally disabled brother.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 89%

Tobe Hooper’s iconic chiller follows a group of friends on a road trip who are terrorized by a family of sadistic serial murderers.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Big Fan (2009) 86%

Patton Oswalt stars in this darkly comedic drama about a New York Giants superfan whose life unravels after a less than friendly public encounter with one of the team’s stars.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) 92%

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in this Oscar-winning psychological thriller about an actress who holds her paraplegic sister captive in her mansion and torments her. The film is notorious for highlighting the bitter Hollywood rivalry between its two stars.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Elle (2016) 91%

Isabelle Huppert earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her work in this Paul Verhoeven thriller as a woman who is raped by a masked assailant, manages to track him down, and engages him in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


20th Century Women (2016) 88%

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning star in Mike Mills’ semi-autobiographical Oscar-nominated drama about a bohemian single mother who raises her teenage son with the help of the eccentric tenants living in her house.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


A Monster Calls (2016) 86%

Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver star in J.A. Bayona’s adaptation of a YA novel about a boy who encounters a monstrous talking tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) outside his bedroom window when his mother falls gravely ill.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Pi (1998) 88%

Darren Aronofsky’s breakout feature follows a tortured computer genius who makes a startling discovery while trying to find a way to beat the stock market mathematically.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Silence (2016) 83%

Martin Scorsese directs this adaptation of of a 1966 Shūsaku Endō novel about two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who are sent to Japan amid anti-Christian sentiments to locate a missing member of their order.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Patriots Day (2016) 80%

Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, and John Goodman star in Peter Berg’s dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the people who helped secure the scene and bring the suspects to justice.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Chimpanzee (2012) 76%

This Disneynature documentary centers on a young chimp named Oscar who finds support from an unexpected source when things take a dark turn for him.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Dark City (1998) 76%

Rufus Sewell, Keifer Sutherland, and Jennifer Connelly star in Alex Proyas’s sci-fi noir about an amnesiac man accused of murder who attempts to clear his name. This director’s cut of the film eliminates the opening narration and adds never-before-seen footage.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Miss Sloane (2016) 76%

Jessica Chastain stars in John Madden’s political drama about a powerful Washington lobbyist who takes on the gun industry on a proposal for reform.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) 71%

This documentary takes a look at Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature renaissance during the 1980s and 1990s, when the studio produced some of its biggest hits.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Why Him? (2016) 39%

Bryan Cranston and James Franco star in this comedy about an overprotective father who panics when he learns his daughter is set to be engaged to her boyfriend, a well-intentioned but often tactless and oblivious tech billionaire.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Assassin's Creed (2016) 18%

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in this adaptation of the popular video game series about a man who uses experimental technology to relive the adventures of his ancestor, a member of a secret order of assassins.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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