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The Matrix Trilogy, Bad Santa, Chef, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | August 1, 2017 | Comments

This week on streaming, we’ve got the Wachowskis’ groundbreaking sci-fi series starring Keanu Reeves, a pitch black comedy of bad manners, and a feelgood road movie from Jon Favreau to kick things off. Then we’ve got a number of indie horror flicks, underseen gems from the past year, a few fan favorites, and more.

New on Netflix


The Devil's Candy (2015) 92%

This horror film follows a struggling artist who moves into a new home in the countryside, only to experience disturbing events and encounter a former resident with a dark past.

Available now on: Netflix

The Incredible Jessica James (2017) 89%

Jessica Williams and Chris O’Dowd star in this Netflix original comedy about an aspiring playwright who bonds with a man as they both attempt to deal with painful breakups.

Available now on: Netflix

The Matrix (1999) 88%

– Trilogy

All three movies — two of which are Certified Fresh — of the Wachowskis’ groundbreaking sci-fi action series starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne come to Netflix this week.

Available now on Netflix: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

Jackie Brown (1997) 87%

Pam Grier and Robert Forster lead an all-star cast in Quentin Tarantino’s crime drama about an airline stewardess who gets busted for transporting dirty cash and pits the ATF against her arms dealer boss.

Available now on: Netflix

Handsome Devil (2016) 84%

This Irish coming-of-age film set in a boarding school centers on an outcast and a popular athlete forced to room together who are encouraged to get along by their English teacher.

Available now on: Netflix

Innerspace (1987) 82%

Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan star in Joe Dante’s sci-fi comedy about a nervous hypochondriac who is injected with a serum that contains a miniaturized Navy pilot on an experimental mission.

Available now on: Netflix

Bad Santa (2003) 78%

Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac star in this riotous, vulgar yuletide comedy about a misanthropic, alcoholic shopping mall Santa.

Available now on: Netflix

Sleepy Hollow (1999) 70%

Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Walken star in Tim Burton’s take on the classic tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

Available now on: Netflix

Cloud Atlas (2012) 66%

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry lead an ensemble cast in this time-skipping sci-fi fantasy helmed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, following several interconnected stories that take place over centuries.

Available now on: Netflix

From a House on Willow Street (2016) 50%

Sharni Vinson stars in this horror film about a kidnapping gone wrong when the victim turns out to be possessed by a demon.

Available now on: Netflix

Lord of War (2005) 61%

Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto star in this dark comedy about a pair of brothers who stumble into the illegal arms business at the end of the Cold War.

Available now on: Netflix

The Addams Family (1991) 65%

Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston headline this hit adaptation of the popular 1960s TV sitcom — itself based on a series of cartoons — about a lovingly devoted but undeniably creepy family.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime


Chef (2014) 87%

Jon Favreau directs and stars in this inspirational drama about a struggling chef whose ex-wife convinces him to open a food truck, where he rediscovers his passion for food.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Holy Blood (1989) 86%

This peculiar horror film from cult maestro Alejandro Jodorowsky follows a young man raised in the circus and confined to an insane asylum who is convinced by his mother to commit acts of murder.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Our Kind of Traitor (2016) 72%

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star in this thriller about a British couple who stumble into an international plot when they encounter a Russian mobster while vacationing in Morocco.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

New on FandangoNOW


Alien: Covenant (2017) 65%

Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston star in Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus, charting the journey of a new space crew that discovers what appears to be an uncharted paradise… until they encounter a terrifying threat.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) 18%

This fourth installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise finds the Heffley’s attending their Meemaw’s 90th birthday party, but the kids have an ulterior motive for the road trip in mind.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

Everything, Everything (2017) 45%

Based on a young adult novel by Nicola Yoon, this drama centers on a young woman living with severe combined immunodeficiency who is unable to leave her house, but begins to fall in love with the boy next door.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) 39%

Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek star in this comedy about an aging gigolo who is forced to move in with his sister and attempts to woo a wealthy older widow.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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