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New Netflix Instant Movies — August 2013

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Why go to the movies when you can stay at home and stream them from the comfort of your living room? See what’s coming to Netflix Instant with our guide to the new movies hitting the streaming service in August 2013. Entertainment is just a click away!

August 1

‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ (1998) — Starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, and Tobey Maguire. An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

August 2

‘Abduction of Eden’ (2012) — Starring Jamie Chung, Matt O’Leary, and Beau Bridges. A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive.

‘Best Worst Movie’ (2009) – A look at the making of the film ‘Troll 2′ and its journey from being crowned the “worst film of all time” to a cherished cult classic.

‘Blown Away’ (1994) — Starring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, and Lloyd Bridges. An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989) — Starring Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, and Caroline Kava. The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) — Starring Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, and Anthony Michael Hall. Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ (1968) — Starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, and Lionel Jeffries. A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

‘Clockers’ (1995) — Starring Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, and Delroy Lindo. Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

‘Cousins’ (1989) — Starring Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, and Sean Young. Two couples go to a mutual friend’s wedding, and end up swapping partners.

‘Days of Thunder’ (1990) — Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Robert Duvall. A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

‘Delirious’ (1991) — Starring John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, and Raymond Burr. A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

‘Desperado’ (1995) — Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Cheech Marin. A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

‘Do the Right Thing’ (1989) – Starring Danny Aiello, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis. On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

‘Event Horizon’ (1997) — Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, and Kathleen Quinlan. A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

‘Far and Away’ (1992) — Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Thomas Gibson. A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord’s daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma circa 1893.

‘Funeral Kings’ (2012) — Starring Dylan Hartigan, Alex Maizus, and Jordan Puzzo. Two altar boys decide to play hooky after serving at a series of funerals.

‘Get Over It’ (2001) — Starring Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, and Melissa Sagemiller. When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it.

‘Piranha’ (1978) — Starring Barbara Steele, Bradford Dillman, and Kevin McCarthy. When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal.

‘The Prince of Egypt’ (1998) — Starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, and Michelle Pfeiffer. An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

‘Prozac Nation’ (2001) — Starring Christina Ricci, Michelle Williams, and Jessica Lange. A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard. Based on Elizabeth Wurtzel’s novel.

‘Saved!’ (2004) — Starring Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, and Macaulay Culkin. When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.

‘Sleepover’ (2004) — Starring Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem, and Jane Lynch. Four best friends, desperate to improve their social status, enter into an all-night scavenger hunt against the popular clique in their school.

‘Stargate’ (1994) — Starring James Spader and Kurt Russell. When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.

‘Tabloid’ (2010) – A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

‘Titanic’ (1997) — Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Bill Paxton. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

‘View from the Top’ (2003) — Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, and Mark Ruffalo. A small-town woman tries to achieve her goal of becoming a flight attendant.

‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ (2008) — Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, and Craig Robinson. Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

‘Zodiac’ (2007) — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

August 4

‘Erased’ (2012) — Starring Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato, and Olga Kurylenko. An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

‘It’s a Disaster’ (2012) — Starring Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrera. Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.

August 7

‘Antiviral’ (2012) — Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, and Douglas Smith. After becoming infected with the virus that killed superstar Hannah Geist, Syd March must unravel the mystery surrounding her death to save his own life.

‘Arbitrage’ (2012) — Starring Richard Gere, Brit Marling, and Susan Sarandon. A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

‘Fred Won’t Move Out’ (2012) — Starring Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, and Stephanie Roth Haberle. With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision of whether the older generation should stay in the house where they have lived for fifty years.

‘My Amityville Horror’ (2012) – For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today.

August 14

‘Errors of the Human Body’ (2012) — Starring Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth, and Tomas Lemarquis. When a potentially lethal virus is created within his new lab, Dr Geoff Burton is shocked to discover he is not only the unwitting cause, but also its first victim.

August 15

‘Solomon Kane’ (2009) — Starring James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, and Pete Postlethwaite. A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer’s murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.

August 16

’101 Dalmatians’ (1996) — Starring Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, and Joely Richardson. A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

’48 Hrs.’ (1982) — Starring Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, and Annette O’Toole. A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

‘Agora’ (2009) — Starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, and Oscar Isaac. A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

‘The Boondock Saints’ (1999) — Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and Willem Dafoe. Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

‘Donnie Darko’ (2001) — Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

‘Memento’ (2000) — Starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

‘See Girl Run’ (2012) — Starring Robin Tunney, Adam Scott, and Jeremy Strong. A young adult woman decides to revisit her past relationships in order to find some guidance in her current life.

August 17

‘The Dragon Pearl’ (2011) — Starring Sam Neill, Li Lin Jin, and Louis Corbett. Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they’re right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon.

‘The Rundown’ (2003) — Starring Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, and Rosario Dawson. A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster’s son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

‘Samsara’ (2011) – Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

August 22

‘A Haunted House’ (2013) – Starring Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, and Cedric the Entertainer. Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm — determined to keep his sex life on track — turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

August 24

‘Dredd’ (2012) — Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

‘Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’ (2013) — The latest stand-up special from writer and comedian Mike Birbiglia.

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