New Netflix Instant Movies — September 2013
September is here and fall has arrived, but even with the nice weather there’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a movie or five. Netflix has a batch of new titles heading to Instant this month — read on for our guide to the latest and greatest, and keep checking back as we add new titles every week.
‘The Brass Teapot’ (2012) — Starring Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, and Alia Shawkat. When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.
‘Forks Over Knives’ (2011) – Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
‘A Place at the Table’ (2012) – A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
’50 First Dates’ (2004) — Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Sean Astin. Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
‘Apollo 18′ (2011) — Starring Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, and Ryan Robbins. Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.
‘Arcadia’ (2012) — Starring John Hawkes, Ryan Simpkins, and Ty Simpkins. Greta’s dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that’s missing is Mom.
‘Breakin’ All the Rules’ (2004) — Starring Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, and Morris Chestnut. Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.
‘Doctor Dolittle’ (1967) — Starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, and Anthony Newley. After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.
‘Dudley Do-Right’ (1999) — Starring Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Alfred Molina. Inept Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right chases after villian Snidely Whiplash and woos girlfriend Nell Fenwick.
‘The Core’ (2003) — Starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, and Delroy Lindo. The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.
‘Electrick Children’ (2012) — Starring Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, and Liam Aiken. A teenage girl from a fundamentalist Mormon family believes that her pregnancy is due to immaculate conception and goes on a road trip in search of the truth.
‘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.
‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005) — Starring 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
‘A Guy Thing’ (2003) — Starring Jason Lee, Julia Stiles, and Selma Blair. A soon-to-be husband wakes up on the morning after his bachelor party in bed with another woman.
‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ (1988) — Starring Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, and Antonio Fargas. In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.
‘Jade’ (1998) — Starring David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, and Chazz Palminteri. A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence points to the woman he still loves.
‘McHale’s Navy’ (1997) — Starring Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, and Debra Messing. An unlikely naval crew, led by a retired lieutenant commander who spends his days playing golf and slacking off, attempt to stop a terrorist threat.
‘Men in Black’ (1997) — Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Vincent D’Onofrio. A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth.
‘Nighthawks’ (1981) — Starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, and Billy Dee Williams. Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva’s “at-home” tactics are very much put to the challenge.
‘Open Water’ (2004) — Starring Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis. Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.
‘The Panic in Needle Park’ (1971) — Starring Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, and Alan Vint. A love story set among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in New York City’s ”Needle Park.”
‘The People Under the Stairs’ (1991) — Starring Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, and Wendy Robie. Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and can’t escape.
‘The Purple Rose of Cairo’ (1985) — Starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Aiello. In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
‘Requiem for a Dream’ (2000) — Starring Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
‘Saturday Night Fever’ (1977) — Starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, and Barry Miller. The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
‘The Seven Year Itch’ (1955) — Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, and Evelyn Keyes. When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
‘The Shipping News’ (2001) — Starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and Judi Dench. An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
‘Six Degrees of Separation’ (1993) — Starring Stockard Channing, Will Smith, and Donald Sutherland. An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.
‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007) — Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, and Ciaran Hinds. A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
‘WarGames’ (1983) — Starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, and Ally Sheedy. A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
‘Zoolander’ (2001) — Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Christine Taylor. At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
‘Resolution’ (2012) — Starring Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, and Zahn McClarnan. A man, looking to save his best friend from the throes of methamphetamine addiction, ties him up in an abandoned cabin and induces withdrawal.
‘Parker’ (2013) — Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Chiklis. A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist.
‘Safe Haven’ (2013) — Starring Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, and Cobie Smulders. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
‘American Mary’ (2012) — Starring Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, and Tristan Risk. The story follows medical student, Mary Mason, as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called ‘freakish’ clientele.
‘Brawler’ (2011) — Starring Nathan Grubbs, Marc Senter, and Bryan Batt. After a devastating betrayal, two brothers return to the underground fight club scene in New Orleans and prepare to battle to the death.
‘King Kelly’ (2012) — Starring Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, and Roderick Hill. A young woman, obsessed with internet fame, films her exploits as she loses a drug stash and tries to get a state trooper to help her.
‘She Wants Me’ (2012) — Starring Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, and Charlie Sheen. A neurotic writer working on his new film gets into a tricky situation when an A-list actress shows interest in the role intended for his girlfriend.
‘To the Wonder’ (2012) — Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams. After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church’s Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
‘Aftershock’ (2012) — Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart, and Ariel Levy. In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.
‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ (2000) — Starring David Spade, John Goodman, and Eartha Kitt. Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.
‘Lilo and Stitch’ (2002) — Starring Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, and Tia Carerre. A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.
’100 Degrees Below Zero’ (2013) — Starring Jeff Fahey, John Rhys-Davies, and Sara Malakul Lane. After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.
‘Becoming Chaz’ (2010) – Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono’s gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.
‘War Witch’ (2012) — Starring Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, and Serge Kanyinda. Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (1998) — Starring Gerard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, and Jean Rochefort. The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.
‘Along Came Polly’ (2004) — Starring Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Debra Messing. A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
‘Children of a Lesser God’ (1986) — Starring William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, and Piper Laurie. A speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with his pupil.
‘Redline’ (2013) — Starring Nicole Gale Anderson, John Billingsley, and Kunal Sharma. A Los Angeles subway train is brought to a slamming stop, the tunnel partially collapsed, and several people injured. The survivors must figure out what caused it, and must deal with the greater danger that soon faces them.
‘Reel Injun’ (2009) – The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.
‘Sushi: The Global Catch’ (2012) – From humble beginnings as a simple food sold by Japanese street vendors, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in the past 30 years. ‘Sushi: The Global Catch’ is a feature-length documentary shot in five countries exploring the history, problems and future of this popular cuisine.
‘Love Actually’ (2003) — Starring Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, and Laura Linney. Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.