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The Jungle Book, The Lobster, and More Certified Fresh Picks on Netflix and Amazon Prime

by | December 6, 2016 | Comments

It’s our first streaming column of the month, which means subscription services Netflix and Amazon Prime have released a lot of new choices. As usual, we’ve narrowed them down to the most critically acclaimed, ranging from a few well-received smaller films and one big blockbuster this year to some trusty classics. Read on for the full list.

New on Netflix


The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) 99%

This South Korean horror drama centers on a small town reeling from a series of brutal murders after the arrival of a mysterious stranger.

Available now on: Netflix

Heathers (1988) 95%

Winona Ryder and Christian Slater star in this 1980s cult favorite about a high school girl who rebels against her popular clique in rather dark fashion.

Available now on: Netflix

The Jungle Book (2016) 95%

Neel Sethi stars in this live-action remake of the Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s tale about a young boy raised by wolves who helps defend his jungle against a fearsome tiger.

Available now on: Netflix

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) 91%

John Belushi stars in this iconic comedy that takes a ribald look at the alcohol-soaked underbelly of collegiate life, laying the groundwork for dozens of subsequent “snobs vs. slobs” comedies.

Available now on: Netflix

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 84%

Eddie Murphy stars in this action comedy as Detroit transplant Axel Foley, a fast-talking detective sent on involuntary vacation who helps the Beverly Hills police take down the crime lord who killed his friend.

Available now on: Netflix

Waking Life (2001) 80%

Richard Linklater’s dazzling philosophical meditation features stunning rotoscoped visuals and several witty celebrity cameos.

Available now on: Netflix

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 2 (2015)

Season 1 of this Bravo comedy, about a newly separated self-help author (Lisa Edelstein) trying to navigate life in the face of her impending divorce, is Certified Fresh, and Netflix now has season 2.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime


Annie Hall (1977) 97%

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in this Best Picture winner, the most Woody Allen-ish of Woody Allen comedies.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Stories We Tell (2013) 95%

Sarah Polley’s rapturously reviewed documentary portrait of her family and its secrets is a feature-length exploration of the nature of memory and storytelling.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Lobster (2016) 89%

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in this Certified Fresh sci-fi dramedy about a man who must choose a mate or risk turning into a lobster.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

American Beauty (1999) 88%

Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening star in Sam Mendes’ multiple Oscar-winning drama, a dark, cynical portrait of suburban life as seen through the eyes of a forty-something father experiencing a midlife crisis.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The One I Love (2014) 80%

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss star in this dramedy about a struggling married couple who retreat to a remote cabin to rekindle their love, only to discover the guest house holds a bizarre, mysterious secret.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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Demon (2016) 91%

In this unnerving, sometimes darkly funny Polish import, a wedding in a remote country house is disrupted by a visit from an ancient dybbuk who seeks vengeance for crimes past.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes

Sully (2016) 85%

Tom Hanks stars in Robert Zemeckis’ drama about the real-life US Airways pilot who saved all 155 people aboard his plane when he was forced to attempt an emergency landing in the Hudson river.

Available now on: Amazon, FandangoNOWiTunes

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