New Netflix Instant Movies — August 2012
There’s a fantastic variety of titles hitting Netflix Instant this August, from beloved classics to modern favorites, and even some good ol’ 90′s nostalgia. We’ve got a breakdown of the best of the crop to help you cure your boredom this summer.
Please note: This information is collected from the Netflix API and is subject to change.
‘The Avengers’ (1998) — Starring Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, and Sean Connery. Two British agents join forces to stop a madman who has plans to destroy the world with a machine that controls the weather.
‘Sphere’ (1998) — Starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, a team of scientists discover a spaceship buried at the bottom of the ocean.
‘Arthur’ (1981) — Starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. This classic comedy tells the story of Arthur, a drunk with no ambitions and heir to a sizable fortune.
‘Creepshow’ (1982) — Starring Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, and Adrienne Barbeau. Stephen King and master of horror George A. Romero created this anthology of terror based on the comics of the 1950s.
‘Demolition Man’ (1993) — Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock. A cop is defrosted from his suspended animation imprisonment in a peaceful future to stop one of the most dangerous criminals who ever lived.
‘Disclosure’ (1994) — Starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. A man is sued for sexual harassment by his boss and former lover — even though he was the victim and she the harasser.
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ (1989) — Starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, and Dan Aykroyd. An elderly woman and her African American chauffeur grow to become good friends over the years.
‘Funny Farm’ (1988) — Starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith Osborne. Tired of the city life, a married couple purchase a farm and move to the country, only to hilariously find that life isn’t as easy as they thought it would be.
‘A Little Princess’ (1995) — Starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, and Liam Cunningham. A young girl’s father goes off to war and leaves her in the care of a boarding school, but when he is announced missing and presumed dead, the girl is forced to become a servant and retreats to the world of her imagination.
‘Nothing But Trouble’ (1991) — Starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd. A businessman and his friends are trapped by a cruel judge and his family at their mansion.
‘Mr. Mom’ (1983) — Starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. When Jack loses his job he must take up the duties of his stay-at-home wife in this touching comedy.
‘The Relic’ (1997) — Starring Penelope Ann Miller and Tom Sizemore. A beastly South American creature awakens and terrorizes a museum in Chicago, leaving a homicide detective and an anthropologist to team up and try to stop it.
‘Risky Business’ (1983) — Starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. When his parents go out of town for the weekend, a teenager cuts loose, but things take an unexpected turn when he hires a prostitute.
‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1967) — Starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Arthur Penn’s take on the legendary, bank-robbing criminal pair.
‘Small Soldiers’ (1998) — Starring Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, and David Cross. After the military enhances toys with weaponry, they come to life and start wreaking havoc in this film from Joe Dante.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986) — Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin. Frank Oz’s remake of the classic musical finds a nerdy florist on a quest for love and success with the help of a giant, man-eating plant.
‘The Pledge’ (2001) — Starring Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, and Patricia Clarkson. Sean Penn proves himself a successful director with this tale of a retiring police chief out to catch the killer of a child.
‘Auntie Mame’ (1958) — Starring Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, and Coral Browne. An orphaned boy goes to live with his eccentric aunt, but his father’s estate objects to her quirky lifestyle.
‘Sabrina’ (1954) — Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. A womanizer becomes smitten with the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but complications arise when it turns out his brother is better suited for her affections.
‘Charlotte Gray’ (2001) — Starring Cate Blanchett and James Fleet. A Scottish woman joins the French resistance during World War II to rescue her fighter pilot boyfriend.
‘Heartbreakers’ (2001) — Starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Gene Hackman. A scheming mother and daughter team seduce men for their money.
‘The Sweetest Thing’ (2002) — Starring Cameron Diaz, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, and Christina Applegate. A woman who’s never had to try hard for a man must learn how to properly court a suitor when she meets the perfect guy.
‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ (1964) — Starring Don Knotts and Carole Cook. This classic film pairs live action with animation to tell the story of a bookkeeper who is rejected by the Navy and wishes to become a fish — and then that wish comes true.
‘Welcome to Collinwood’ (2002) — Starring George Clooney, Sam Rockwell, and William H. Macy. A prisoner learns of the perfect heist, but he can’t get out of jail, so he sends his girlfriend on a mission to find a stand-in, with hilarious results.
‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’ (1983) — Starring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle. The infamous comedy troupe examines the various stages of life and its meaning.
‘A Dirty Shame’ (2004) — Starring Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, and Johnny Knoxville. An uptight, middle-aged woman becomes a sex addict after taking a knock to the head in this raunchy comedy from John Waters.
‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (2004) — Starring Mark Ruffalo and Laura Dern. Two friends have an affair that threatens to tear their respective marriages apart.
‘D.C. Cab’ (1983) — Starring Adam Baldwin and Mr. T. A ridiculous tale of a group of down on their luck cabbies in D.C. from director Joel Schumacher.
‘Thunder Soul’ (2010) — Starring Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, and Conrad O. Johnson. The alumni of Houston’s Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert in this joyful documentary.
‘Capote’ (2005) — Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., and Catherine Keener. While researching his classic novel ‘In Cold Blood,’ based on the murder of a family in Kansas, Truman Capote becomes friends with one of the murders.
‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ (1958) — Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. An alcoholic who has become emotionally disconnected from his wife receives an eye-opening and possibly life-changing visit from his dying father.
‘The Hunter’ (2011) — Starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. A mercenary treks through Europe on a mission from an enigmatic corporation to hunt the last Tasmanian tiger in existence.
‘God Bless America’ (2011) — Starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynne Barr. When a man with little patience for the obnoxious world around him discovers he’s dying, he lives out his final days by going on a violent rampage with a teenage girl.
‘Albert Nobbs’ (2011) — Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, and Aaron Johnson. Living in Ireland at a time when women were not encouraged to be independent, a woman pretends to be a man in order to work at an upscale hotel as a butler.
‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ (2004) — Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, and Mercedes Moran. This dramatic biopic follows a young Che Guevara on the motorcycle trip that would change his life.
‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ (2011) — Starring Jiro Ono and Yoshikazu Ono. Prolific sushi master Jiro Ono, his fascinating life, and his relationship with his son and heir to his business are followed in this wonderful documentary.
‘Traffic’ (2000) — Starring Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama follows a conservative drug who leads the war against drugs, but discovers his own daughter is an addict.
‘United’ (2011) — Starring Dean Andrews and Kate Ashfield. Based on a true story, this film chronicles the youngest Manchester United players to win the Football League and the tragic plane crash that killed eight of them.