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New Netflix Instant Releases — May 2014

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If you’re looking for a way to spend some time indoors now that the summer heat has arrived, look no further. Netflix is adding a wealth of new titles to their streaming service this May — from old classics to new favorites, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our guide to the best new Netflix Instant releases coming in May 2014. 

Note: these titles may not be entirely accurate until the day of release. Check back as we update the list for the most recent information. 

May 1

’100 Bloody Acres’ (2012) — Starring Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, and Anna McGahan. Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertilizer business. They need a fresh supply of their “secret ingredient” to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

‘Adventures in Babysitting’ (1987) — Starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, and Keith Coogan. Teenaged Chris agrees to babysit to avoid going on a date, but when her friend calls asking to be rescued from a bus stop, she and her young charges go on an unexpected adventure.

‘All I Want’ (2002) — Starring Elijah Wood, Franka Potente, and Mandy Moore. The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.

‘Anatomy of a Murder’ (1959) — Starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, and Ben Gazzara. In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

‘Backdraft’ (1991) — Starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, and Robert De Niro. Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don’t get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

‘Bang the Drum Slowly’ (1973) — Starring Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, and Vincent Gardenia. The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher’s terminal illness through a baseball season.

‘Bed of Roses’ (1996) — Starring Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Pamela Adlon. Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

‘Beethoven’ (1992) — Starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, and Dean Jones. A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.

‘The Big Chill’ (1983) — Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, and Jeff Goldblum. A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

‘The Big Hit’ (1998) — Starring Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Christina Applegate. A hitman takes a job to pay off his girlfriend’s debt, and winds up falling for the woman he kidnaps.

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ (1999) — Starring Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, and Peter Sarsgaard. Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1992) — Starring Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, and Winona Ryder. The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor’s fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ (2004) — Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she’s dreamed of having.

‘Broadway Idiot’ (2013) — Follow Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he goes from performing on Madison Square Garden to opening his musical ‘American Idiot’ just around the corner on Broadway.

‘The Buddy Holly Story’ (1978) — Starring Gary Busey, Don Stroud, and Charles Martin Smith. The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death.

‘Call Me Crazy: A Five Film’ (2013) — Starring Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Hyland, and Melissa Leo. A-List actresses go in front of and behind the camera to bring you five short films on the subject of mental illness.

‘Candyman’ (1992) — Starring Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, and Tony Todd. The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster’s myth.

‘The City of Lost Children’ (1995) — Starring Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, and Judith Vittet. A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

‘Cursed’ (2005) — Starring Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, and Portia de Rossi. A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.

‘Diana’ (2013) — Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, and Cas Anvar. During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

‘Diggstown’ (1992) — Starring James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., and Bruce Dern. Recently released from prison, Gabriel Caine makes a bet with a local business man that he can find a boxer to defeat 10 men in the local boxing ring known as Diggstown within 24 hours.

‘Encounters at the End of the World’ (2007) – Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent’s beauty and investigate the characters living there.

‘Entity’ (2012) — Starring Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley, and Branko Tomovic. A TV crew heads out to the remote Siberian forest to explore the mystery surrounding four unexplained deaths.

‘Fantastic Voyage’ (1966) — Starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, and Edmond O’Brien. A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

‘Fido’ (2006) — Starring Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Kesun Loder. Retro horror comedy about an alternative world in which zombies are kept as pets.

‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981) — Starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, and Julian Glover. Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

‘Forrest Gump’ (1994) — Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

‘Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood’ (1988) — Starring Jennifer Banko, John Otrin, and Susan Blu. Years after Tommy Jarvis chained him underwater at Camp Crystal Lake, the hulking killer Jason Voorhees returns to the camp grounds when he is released accidentally by a teenager with psychic powers.

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ (1996) — Starring George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, and Harvey Keitel. Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

‘Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster’ (1964) — Starring Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi. After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

‘Gladiator’ (2000) — Starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen. When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ (1956) — Starring Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, and Momoko Kochi. A 400-foot dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

‘Godzilla Raids Again’ (1955) — Starring Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

‘Godzilla vs. Monster Zero’ (1965) — Starring Nick Adams, Akira Takarada, and Jun Tazaki. Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.

‘Godzilla vs. Mothra’ (1964) — Starring Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, and Hiroshi Koizumi. A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

‘Godzilla’s Revenge’ (1969) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, and Tomonori Yazaki. A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla’s son, who is also having bully troubles.

‘Goldfinger’ (1964) — Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, and Honor Blackman. Investigating a gold magnate’s smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

‘Heavy Metal’ (1981) — Starring Richard Romanus, John Candy, and Joe Flaherty. A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

‘Hook’ (1991) — Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

‘The Human Stain’ (2003) — Starring Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, and Ed Harris. When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

‘Ichi the Killer’ (2001) — Starring Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, and Shin’ya Tsukamoto. As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

‘The Jewel of the Nile’ (1985) — Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. The sequel to ‘Romancing the Stone’ finds Jack and Joan living happily and growing bored with their relationship until Joan is kidnapped and a new adventure begins.

‘The Juror’ (1996) — Starring Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A woman is selected for the jury in a mafia trial and instructed by a mysterious man to persuade the other jurors to vote “not guilty.”

‘Kill Bill Vol. 1′ (2003) — Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, and Daryl Hannah. The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her — a team she was once part of.

‘Kill Bill Vol. 2′ (2004) — Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, and Michael Madsen. The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

‘Kiss the Girls’ (1997) — Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Cary Elwes. Police hunting for a serial killer are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

‘La Bamba’ (1987) — Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, and Rosanna DeSoto. Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

‘The Legend of Bagger Vance’ (2000) — Starring Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Charlize Theron. A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

‘The Legend of Drunken Master’ (1994) — Starring Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, and Lung Ti. A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father’s wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

‘Live and Let Die’ (1973) — Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, and Jane Seymour. 007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

‘The Living Daylights’ (1987) — Starring Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, and Jeroen Krabbé. James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

‘Maximum Overdrive’ (1986) — Starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Laura Harrington. A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ (1939) — Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Claude Rains. A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

‘Never Say Never Again’ (1983) — Starring Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, and Klaus Maria Brandauer. A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

‘The Odessa File’ (1974) — Starring Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, and Maria Schell. A freelance journalist investigates sightings of a former SS captain after reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, and soon uncovers a secret SS organization.

‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’ (2000) — Starring Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, and Peter Mullan. Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

‘Oslo, August 31st’ (2011) — Starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, and Ingrid Olava. One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

‘Paper Moon’ (1973) — Starring Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal, and Madeline Khan. During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

‘The Prince of Tides’ (1991) — Starring Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, and Blythe Danner. A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister’s psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

‘Ravenous’ (1999) — Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, and David Arquette. Captain John Boyd’s promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.

‘Return of the Dragon’ (1972) — Starring Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Nora Miao. A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

‘Revenge’ (1990) — Starring Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, and Madeleine Stowe. When Michael “Jay” Cochran leaves the Navy after 12 years, he flees to Mexico where he takes up an affair with a vindictive Mexican businessman’s wife.

‘Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip’ (1982) — The legendary comedian’s live performance from the Sunset Strip.

‘Rodan’ (1956) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, and Akihiko Hirata. Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

‘Romancing the Stone’ (1984) — Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

‘School Daze’ (1988) — Starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

‘Shopping’ (1994) — Starring Jude Law, Sadie Frost, and Sean Pertwee. A group of teens, led by a recently released delinquent and his girlfriend, enjoy the thrill of joyriding around a near-future Belfast while attempting to avoid a rival gang.

‘Single White Female’ (1992) — Starring Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Steven Weber. A woman places an ad for a female roommate and gets way more than she bargained for when she begins to discover the truth behind her new border.

‘Sneakers’ (1992) — Starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, and Sidney Poitier. Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ (1985) — Starring Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, and Andrew McCarthy. A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they’re all self-centered and obnoxious.

‘Starman’ (1984) — Starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, and Charles Martin Smith. An alien takes the form of a young widow’s husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

‘Terror of Mechagodzilla’ (1975) — Starring Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, and Akihiko Hirata. Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth’s cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

‘Thérèse’ (2012) — Starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, and Anaïs Demoustier. An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures.

‘Top Secret!’ (1984) — Starring Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, and Jeremy Kemp. Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

‘Unhung Hero’ (2013) – UnHung Hero charts a humiliated man’s fact-finding journey as he consults porn stars, doctors and anthropologists to learn whether the size of one’s manhood matters.

‘Urban Legends: Bloody Mary’ (2005) — Starring Kate Mara, Robert Vito, and Tina Lifford. On a prom night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.

‘A View to a Kill’ (1985) — Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, and Tanya Roberts. An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California’s Silicon Valley.

‘Winged Migration’ (2001) – Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967) — Starring Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, and Mie Hama. Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

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