New Netflix Instant Releases — June 2014
Summer has arrived, which means you’re going to want to stay indoors more often, which means more time with your good ol’ friend Netflix Instant. There’s tons of new content hitting the service this month, from old classics to new favorites, and yes, the new season of ‘Orange Is the New Black‘! Read on for our guide to the best new Netflix Instant releases coming in June 2014.
‘The Adventures of Milo and Otis’ (1989) — Starring Dudley Moore. The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
‘Apocalypse Now’ (1979) — Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
‘Barbershop’ (2002) — Starring Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, and Cedric the Entertainer. A day in the life of a South Side Chicago barbershop.
‘The Believer’ (2001) — Starring Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, and Pete Meadows. A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic worldview. Based on the true story of a KKK member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.
‘Better Than Chocolate’ (1999) — Starring Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, and Christina Cox. A drama centered around the relationship between a lesbian couple that becomes exceedingly complex when the mother of one of them moves in, and another befriends a transsexual.
‘Blood and Chocolate’ (2007) — Starring Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, and Olivier Martinez. A young teenage werewolf is torn between honoring her family’s secret and her love for a man.
‘Carrie’ (1976) — Starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and Amy Irving. A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school’s prom by a humiliating prank.
‘The Chorus’ (2004) — Starring Gerard Jugnot, Francois Berleand, and Jean-Baptiste Maunier. The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to positively effect the students’ lives through music.
‘Clear and Present Danger’ (1994) — Starring Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, and Anne Archer. CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
‘Cold Mountain’ (2003) — Starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger. In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.
‘The Craft’ (1996) — Starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, and Neve Campbell. A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
‘Dance With Me’ (1998) — Starring Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, and Kris Kristofferson. After losing his mother, Rafael travels from Cuba to Houston to meet his father for the first time, where he discovers that the old man runs a dance studio, and Rafael might be the key to helping him win a championship.
‘Duplex’ (2003) — Starring Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, and Eileen Essell. A young couple has a chance to move into a gorgeous duplex in the perfect New York neighborhood. All they have to do is bump off the current tenant, a cute little old lady.
‘El Dorado’ (1966) — Starring John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan. Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
‘Ever After: A Cinderella Story’ (1998) — Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The “real” story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.
‘First Knight’ (1995) — Starring Sean Connery, Richard Gere, and Julia Ormond. Lancelot falls in love with Guinevere, who is due to be married to King Arthur. Meanwhile, a violent warlord tries to seize power from Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
‘Funny Lady’ (1975) — Starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, and Omar Sharif. Story of singer Fanny Brice’s stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.
‘Harriet the Spy’ (1996) — Starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O’Donnell, and Gregory Smith. Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet’s friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?
‘I.Q.’ (1994) — Starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. Albert Einstein helps a young man who’s in love with Einstein’s niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.
‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’ (2003) — Starring Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. A gangster comes out of retirement to investigate the mysterious death of his brother.
‘Iron Monkey’ (1993) — Starring Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, and Jean Wang. A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous Shaolin monk takes over the authorities.
‘Julia’ (1977) — Starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jason Robards. At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.
‘Lady Vengeance’ (2005) — Starring Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, and Shi-hoo Kim. After serving time in prison for the kidnap and murder of a young boy, Geum-ja Lee finds work in a bakery, orders a specially-manufactured weapon, and plots revenge against the real criminal responsible for the boy’s death.
‘Left Behind: The Movie’ (2000) — Starring Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, and Chelsea Noble. When 100 million people vanish from earth, Global News Network reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) follows the mystery as pilot Ray Steele tries to locate his wife and son. As he digs deeper, he finds that the answers may lie in the Bible. Based on the best-selling novel by Christian evangelist Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind is a chilling look at the chaos that follows Judgment Day.
‘Loser’ (2000) — Starring Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, and Zak Orth. A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.
‘The Mean Season’ (1985) — Starring Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, and Richard Jordan. Just as reporter Malcolm Anderson promises his girlfriend he’ll quit writing about murders, he receives a series of phone calls from the murder suspect in his latest article promising that the murders will continue, and giving Malcolm no choice but to keep writing.
‘Mission: Impossible 3′ (2006) — Starring Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, and Ving Rhames. Ethan Hunt comes face to face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend.
‘My Baby’s Daddy’ (2004) — Starring Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, and Michael Imperioli. A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.
‘Nanking’ (2007) — This documentary explores the invasion of China by Japanese soldiers in 1937, leaving 200,000 citizens killed and tens of thousands sexually assaulted. Amidst this terrifying ordeal, a group of Western expat soldiers came together to save 250,000 lives.
‘Oldboy’ (2003) — Starring Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, and Hye-jeong Kang. After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
‘Picture Perfect’ (1997) — Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, and Kevin Bacon. A young advertising executive’s life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.
‘Popeye’ (1980) — Starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, and Ray Walston. The sailor man travels to a seaside town called Sweethaven, falls in love with Olive Oyl, adopts Swee’pea, and makes an enemy of Bluto.
‘Reign Over Me’ (2007) — Starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, and Jada Pinkett Smith. A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
‘The Returned’ (2013) — Starring Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden-Ried, and Shawn Doyle. In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.
‘A River Runs Through It’ (1992) — Starring Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, and Tom Skerritt. Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister — one reserved, one rebellious — grow up in rural Montana.
‘Rudy’ (1993) — Starring Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, and Ned Beatty. Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
‘The Stepford Wives’ (2004) — Starring Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, and Matthew Broderick. What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who’ve created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller.
‘Swept Away’ (2002) — Starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.
‘Tetro’ (2009) — Starring Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, and Maribel Verdu. Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie’s discovery of his brother’s near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
‘Trailer Park Boys Live in F—in’ Dublin’ (2014) — Starring John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, and Mike Smith. The boys head to Ireland after winning a contest to see Rush but are arrested by immigration and must perform a community service puppet show.
‘Trailer Park Boys: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys’ (2010) — Starring John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, and John Dunsworth. It has been one year since the boys have become rich. Julian decided to keep the money safe, but when it comes time for everyone to get their share, the money is lost forever.
‘The Triplets of Belleville’ (2003) — Starring Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, and Michel Robin. When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters — an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire — to rescue him.
‘Wayne’s World’ (1992) — Starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, and Rob Lowe. Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
‘We Were Soldiers’ (2002) — Starring Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, and Greg Kinnear. The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
‘Sherlock: Season 3′ (2014) — Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Una Stubbs. A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
‘Devil’s Knot’ (2013) — Starring Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, and Colin Firth. The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
‘The Glades: Season 4′ (2013) — Starring Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, and Carlos Gomez. Abrasive homicide detective Jim Longworth hopes to massage his recently bruised ego by moving from Chicago to Florida’s Everglades, but a new romantic relationship and the unusually high murder rate thwart his plans for relaxing on the golf course.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ (2013) — Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, and Damian Lewis. Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.
‘Girl Most Likely’ (2013) — Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon. A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.
‘Luther: Season 3′ (2011) — Starring Idris Elba, Warren Brown, and Dermot Crowley. A dedicated urban detective tries to keep a grip on his personal life while dealing with the psychological factors underlying the crimes he solves.
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2 (2014) — Starring Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning. The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.
‘The Art of the Steal’ (2013) — Starring Jay Baruchel, Kurt Russell, and Matt Dillon. Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.
‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (2013) — Starring Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, and Holly Hunter. Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on one one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.
‘One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide’ (2013) — Released under the Clevver Media brand, One Direction: Clevver’s Ultimate Fan Guide provides a personal and professional look at the members. This documentary offers insight into who the members are as individuals and artists.
‘Pretty Little Liars: Season 4′ (2013) — Starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, and Lucy Hale. Rudderless without their missing leader, four formerly tight high school friends band together when a blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt.
‘World War Z’ (2013) — Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and James Badge Dale. United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
‘Toddlers and Tiaras: Season 7′ (2012) — “Cringe-worthy” or “bizarre” could describe this behind-the-scenes look at children’s pageants, where passionate stage parents push their kids to win.
‘Return to Nim’s Island’ (2013) — Starring Matthew Lillard, Bindi Irwin, and Toby Wallace. Young Nim Rusoe’s adventures continue in this sequel as she and her father take on developers planning to transform their island home. While her father is away pursuing their cause, Nim begins a search for endangered animal species.
‘The Pirate Fairy’ (2014) — Starring Mae Whitman, Tom Hiddleston, and Christina Hendricks. When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.
‘Jane Eyre’ (2011) — Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Jamie Bell. A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret.
‘Heartland: Season 5′ (2011) — Starring Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan, and Graham Wardle. Spunky teenager Amy is reeling from the sudden death of her mother when she and her grandfather are threatened with the loss of their horse ranch.
‘Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 2′ (2014) — Kevin Hart and other real-life husbands of Hollywood celebrities play fictionalized versions of themselves in this reality show spoof, which follows their ill-conceived schemes to carve out lives for themselves in the shadows of their famous wives.
‘Wilfred: Season 3′ (2013) — Starring Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, and Fiona Gubelmann. This offbeat comedy follows the experiences of a depressed man who becomes convinced that his neighbor’s dog is actually a man wearing a costume.
‘Oldboy’ (2013) — Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson. Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.
‘Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 2′ (2013) — Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television. Scott writes and stars in the series along with his co host and bandleader, Reggie Watts, while featuring celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters.
‘Copper: Season 2′ (2013) — Starring Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Kyle Schmid. Set in 1860s New York City, this gripping crime series centers on rugged Irish cop Kevin Corcoran, who works the notorious Five Points neighborhood — and who’s on a mission to learn the truth about his wife’s disappearance and his daughter’s death.
‘Tarzan’ (1999) — Starring Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, and Glenn Close. A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.
‘Tarzan 2′ (2005) — Starring Harrison Chad, Brenda Grate, and George Carlin. The tale of Tarzan’s misadventures as a boy as he searches for his true identity and the meaning of family.
‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ (2014) — Still refreshingly caustic at 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch looks back on her life and career in this feature-length portrait composed of candid reflections, rare archival footage and testimonials from her dearest friends.
‘Gambit’ (2012) — Starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, and Alan Rickman. An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
‘Wolf Creek 2′ (2013) — Starring John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, and Shannon Ashlyn. The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.
‘XXX: State of the Union’ (2005) — Starring Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, and Willem Dafoe. Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, is sent to Washington, DC to defuse a power struggle amongst national leaders.
‘Turbo FAST: Season 1′ with Five Additional Episodes (2013) — Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, “Turbo FAST” amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.
‘Lawless’ (2012) — Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clarke. Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.
‘My Girl’ (1991) — Starring Dan Aykroyd, Anna Chlumsky, and Macaulay Culkin. This coming-of-age tearjerker follows a momentous summer in the life of 11-year-old Vada Sultenfuss, who learns powerful lessons about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes — including a new woman in her widowed father’s life.
‘My Girl 2′ (1994) — Starring Dan Aykroyd, Anna Chlumsky, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Fulfilling a school assignment to write an essay about someone she admires but has never met, teenager Vada Sultenfuss makes surprising discoveries when she traverses Los Angeles to speak with her dead mother’s high school classmates and friends.
‘Sophie’s Choice’ (1982) — Starring Meryl Streep, Peter MacNicol, and Kevin Kline. Aspiring author Stingo shares a Brooklyn boarding house with winsome Polish émigré Sophie and her mercurial lover, Nathan, a union unsettled by Nathan’s violent behavior and Sophie’s disturbing recollections of her wartime experience.