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New Netflix Instant Movies — May 2013

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Whether you’re looking for an old favorite or something new, there’s plenty of stuff hitting Netflix Instant this month to keep you occupied on your couch every weekend. Check out our breakdown of the best movies hitting Netflix Instant this month.

May 2

‘The Accused’ (1988) — Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis. After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.

‘Beowulf’ (2007) — Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone, and John Malkovich. The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel’s mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

‘Big Night’ (1996) — Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, and Marc Anthony. A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’ (1984) — Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, and Michael Chambers. A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

‘Broadway Danny Rose’ (1984) — Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

‘Child’s Play 2′ (1990) — Alex Vincent and Jenny Agutter. Chucky’s back as the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, butchering all who stand in his way of possessing the body of a boy.

‘Chinatown’ (1974) — Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’ (2002) — Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, and Kieran Culkin. A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends

‘Defiance’ (2008) — Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell. Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

‘Dirty Dancing’ (1987) — Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle.

‘Disturbing Behavior’ (1998) — James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl. The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town’s method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

‘Dumplings’ (2004) — Pauline Lau and Bai Ling. A woman’s infamous “rejuvenation dumplings,” cooked with a sinister secret ingredient, attracts a movie star desperate to retain her youth.

‘Heart and Souls’ (1993) — Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, and Alfre Woodard. A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.

‘Hoosiers’ (1986) — Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Dennis Hopper. A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

‘Housesitter’ (1992) — Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. Con artist Gwen moves into Newton’s empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

‘Igby Goes Down’ (2002) — Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, and Jeff Goldblum. A young man’s peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

‘Irreversible’ (2002) — Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

‘Ladybugs’ (1992) — Rodney Dangerfield, Jackee Harry, and Jonathan Brandis. To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company’s all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee’s son.

‘License to Drive’ (1988) — Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver’s test.

‘The Man in the Moon’ (1991) — Reese Witherspoon, Sam Waterston, and Jason London. A coming-of-age story set in 1957 rural Louisiana.

‘The Manhattan Project’ (1986) — John Lithgow and Richard Council. A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother.

‘Mercury Rising’ (1998) — Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, and Miko Hughes. Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

‘Mission: Impossible II’ (2000) — Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, and Thandie Newton. A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called “Chimera.”

‘Moment by Moment’ (1978) — John Travolta and Lily Tomlin. A young drifter has an affair with an older woman.

‘Murder by Decree’ (1979) — Christopher Plummer and James Mason. Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

‘Orca: The Killer Whale’ (1977) — Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Sampson. A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994) — John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis. The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

‘The Red Violin’ (1998) — Samuel L. Jackson, Carlo Cecchi, and Jean-Luc Bideau. A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

‘Ripe’ (1997) — Monica Keena, Daisy Eagan, and Gordon Currie. When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life.

‘Sgt. Bilko’ (1996) — Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, and Phil Hartman. An adaptation of the classic TV series with comedian Steve Martin in the title role of Sgt. Bilko, a trouble-making military man.

‘Street Fighter’ (1994) — Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, and Ming-Na Wen. Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

‘The Three Musketeers’ (1973) — Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, and Richard Chamberlain. A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

‘Tomb Raider’ (2001) — Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, and Iain Glen. Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

May 3

The Cabin in the Woods‘ (2012) — Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, and Richard Jenkins. Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

‘Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction’ (1983) — James Spader, Dennis Weaver, and Jeffrey Tambor. A real estate salesman with career and marriage problems gets hooked on cocaine, and finds that not only does it not help him cope with them, but it makes them much, much worse.

‘Daughters of Satan’ (1972) — Tom Selleck and Barra Grant. James Robertson buys a painting depicting witches being burned at the stake, one of whom bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife, Chris.

John Dies at the End‘ (2012) — Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, and Paul Giamatti. A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

‘The Lady Vanishes’ (1938) — Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, and Paul Lukas. While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

‘New Year’s Evil’ (1980) — Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, and Chris Wallace. During a New Year’s Eve celebration, a punk rock and new wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year’s strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered — and she will be the last one.

May 6

‘Interview with a Hitman’ (2012) — Luke Goss, Caroline Tillette, and Stephen Marcus. An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

May 7

‘Brooklyn Castle’ (2012) – Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school’s champion chess team.

‘Waiting for Lightning’ (2012) – A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way’s tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

May 8

‘Hit and Run’ (2012) — Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, and Bradley Cooper. Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie’s former gang chase them on the road.

May 10

‘Antichrist’ (2009) — Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe. A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

‘Cracks’ (2009) — Eva Green, Juno Temple, and Imogen Poots. A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite South African boarding school.

‘Dead Snow’ (2009) — Vegar Hoel, Charlotte Frogner, and Jeppe Beck Laursen. A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

House at the End of the Street‘ (2012) — Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot. A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

May 14

‘Freaky Deaky’ (2012) — Billy Burke, Christian Slater, and Crispin Glover. Set in 1974, a pair of ’60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

May 15

‘Darkness Falls’ (1999) — Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Winstone, and Tim Dutton. With his pregnant wife at death’s door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally.

‘Hitler’s Children’ (2011) – A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler’s command.

‘In Her Skin’ (2009) — Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, and Ruth Bradley. Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

‘Inhale’ (2010) — Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, and Sam Shepard. A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.

‘That Guy… Who Was in That Thing’ (2012) – Documentary about sixteen actors who detail their ups and downs as they struggle to forge careers in Hollywood.

May 19

‘The Dictator’ (2012) — Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, and Ben Kingsley. The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

‘The Great Magician’ (2011) — Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ching Wan Lau, and Xun Zhou. In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other.

May 21

‘Leaving Las Vegas’ (1995) — Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, and Julian Sands. Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

‘Peep World’ (2010) — Michael C. Hall, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, and Rainn Wilson. Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

May 22

‘Struck by Lightning’ (2012) — Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, and Dermot Mulroney. A young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.

May 23

‘End of Watch’ (2012) — Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, and Anna Kendrick. Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

May 26

‘The Intouchables’ (2011) — Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

May 28

‘How to Die in Oregon’ (2011) — In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. This moving documentary follows the people most affected by it, including those faced with the harrowing decision, their loved ones, and the physicians who aid them.

 

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