New Netflix Instant Releases: February 2015
Another month, another batch of titles heading to Netflix Instant. This month brings the highly-anticipated third season of ‘House of Cards,’ along with some old classics and recent favorites. Get ready to queue up with our guide to the new movies and television shows hitting Netflix Instant in February.
‘Along Came Polly’ (2004): Starring Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.
‘An American Haunting’ (2006): Starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, and James D’Arcy. Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
‘And the Oscar Goes To…’ (2014): Starring Anjelica Huston, Craig Barron, and Kirk Baxter. This documentary uses archival footage and interviews to trace the history of the Academy Awards.
‘Borderland’ (2007): Starring Brian Presley, Rider Strong, and Jake Muxworthy. On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.
‘The Brothers Bloom’ (2008): Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, and Mark Ruffalo. The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job—showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
‘Bulletproof’ (1996): Starring Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, and James Caan. Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.
‘Cecil B. Demented’ (2000): Starring Stephen Dorff, Melanie Griffith, and Alicia Witt. An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
‘Coach Carter’ (2005): Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, and Rick Gonzalez. Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
‘Crazy Eights’ (2006): Starring Dina Meyer, George Newbern, and Traci Lords. Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share.
‘Danny Deckchair’ (2003): Starring Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, and Justine Clarke. An Aussie becomes a national sensation when he lifts off in his deck chair tied to balloons.
‘Dark Ride’ (2006): Starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patrick Renna, and David Clayton. A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named “Dark Ride,” unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.
‘The Deaths of Ian Stone’ (2007): Starring Mike Vogel, Christina Cole, and Michael Feast. Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.
‘Departures’ Seasons 1 and 2 (2008—2009): Documentary series following the action-packed adventures of two traveling friends.
‘Diggstown’ (1992): Starring James Woods, Heather Graham, and Louis Gossett Jr. Upon being released from prison, Gabriel Caine makes a bet with a boxing ring owner that he can find a boxer to knock out 10 of his renowned fighters in 24 hours.
‘Disneynature: Wings of Life’ (2007): A documentary that delves into the realm of flowers and their pollinators.
‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ (2002): Starring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, and James Garner. After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the “Ya-Yas”, her mother’s girlhood friends.
‘Expelled’ (2014): Starring Cameron Dallas, Matt Shively, and Lia Marie Johnson. Felix is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with the help of his friends, will stop at nothing to hide it from his parents.
‘Field of Lost Shoes’ (2014): Starring David Arquette, Keith David, and Lauren Holly. A group of unseasoned teen cadets must confront the realities of battle when they’re called upon to serve during the Civil War.
‘Fools Rush In’ (1997): Starring Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, and Jon Tenney. After a one night stand with Isabel, Alex realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one’s own cultural traditions.
‘Generation Iron’ (2013): Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, and Lou Ferrigno. A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.
‘Gimme Shelter’ (2013): Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, and Brendan Fraser. A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.
‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ (1985): Starring Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Shannen Doherty. Janey and her friend Lynne are obsessed with dance TV shows, but when the opportunity arises for them to audition for their favorite program, Janey’s father disapproves.
‘Hitch’ (2005): Starring Will Smith, Kevin James, and Eva Mendes. While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.
‘Hot Pursuit’ (1987): Starring John Cusack, Robert Loggia, and Jerry Stiller. When Danny’s plans to vacation with his girlfriend and her parents in the Caribbean are delayed, he gets caught up in a madcap adventure trying to find them.
‘Houseboat’ (1958): Starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, and Martha Hyer. A widower’s children convince him to hire a new maid, who turns out to be a socialite who’s just trying to escape her overbearing father.
‘Into the Blue 2: The Reef’ (2009): Starring Chris Carmack, Laura Vandervoort, and Marsha Thomason. A pair of professional divers are hired to find Columbus’ hidden treasure.
‘Isolated’ (2013): Starring Ryan Phillippe, Travis Potter, and Jenny Useldinger. Five world class surfers travel to New Guinea in search of undiscovered waves, but end up discovering so much more.
‘Joe’ (2013): Starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, and Gary Poulter. An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15 year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
‘King Arthur’ (2004): Starring Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, and Keira Knightley. A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
‘Lars and the Real Girl’ (2007): Starring Ryan Gosling, Paul Schneider, and Emily Mortimer. A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
‘Leaving Las Vegas’ (1995): Starring 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.
‘Magic City’ Seasons 1 and 2 (2012—2013): Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and Steven Strait. Centers on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s.
‘M.A.S.H.’ Seasons 1—5 (1972—1977): Starring Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit. The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.
‘My First Mister’ (2001): Starring Leelee Sobieski, Albert Brooks, and Desmond Harrington. A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.
‘Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult’ (1994): Starring Leslie Nielsen, George Kennedy, and Anna Nicole Smith. Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
‘Next Stop Wonderland’ (1998): Starring Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.
‘Now: In the Wings on a World Stage’ (2014): Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III.
‘The Object of Beauty’ (1991): Starring John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, and Lolita Davidovich. A scoundrel and his girlfriend search for a thief.
‘The Other End of the Line’ (2008): Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya Saran, and Larry Miller. An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.
‘Paul Williams: Still Alive’ (2011): A documentary about legendary songwriter and ‘70s icon Paul Williams.
‘Proof’ (2005): Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father’s ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.
‘Quest for Fire’ (1981): Starring Ron Perlman, Everett McGill, and Rae Dawn Chong. Men search for a new source of fire in the prehistoric period.
‘Re-Animator’ (1985): Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, and Barbara Crampton. A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
‘Showgirls’ (1995): Starring Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, and Kyle MacLachlan. A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.
‘Spartacus’ Complete Series (2010—2013): Starring Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, and Manu Bennett. Watch the story of history’s greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.
‘Starship Troopers’ (1997): Starring Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, and Denise Richards. Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
‘Steel Magnolias’ (1989): Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine. Follows the friendship of five close-knit women in a southern town.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II’ (1991): Starring Paige Turco, David Warner, and Mark Caso. The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.
‘To Be or Not To Be’ (1983): Starring Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, and Tim Matheson. A Polish actor working during World War II makes a plan to escape with his entertainer wife.
‘Ulee’s Gold’ (1997): Starring Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, and Christine Dunford. A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son’s previous dastardly cohorts.
‘Unearthed’ (2007): Starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, and Charlie Murphy. An unknown creature terrorizes an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate New Mexico town.
‘The Verdict’ (1982): Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, and Jack Warden. A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
‘We Could Be King’ (2014): Germantown and Martin Luther King High Schools were bitter rivals for over 40 years. This past year, a budget crisis caused Philadelphia to lay off over 4000 employees and close two dozen schools, including Germantown High. Now Germantown must merge with their former rival, King. Against overwhelming odds, a 27-year old first time head coach and a new principal fight to inspire young men from difficult circumstances to come together and lift each other toward a better future.
‘We’re No Angels’ (1989): Starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Demi Moore. Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
‘Wicked Little Things’ (2006): Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Geoffrey Lewis. Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there’s a problem. They’re still alive.
‘Zapped’ (2014): Starring Zendaya, Chanelle Peloso, and Spencer Boldman. When 16 year old Zoey’s mom remarries, she finds it hard adjusting to her new life as she is no longer the only kid in the family.
‘Breaking at the Edge’: Starring Andie MacDowell, Rebecca Da Costa, and Milo Ventimiglia.
‘Danger 5’ Complete Series (2011—2012): Starring David Ashby, Sean James Murphy, and Natasa Ristic. Set in a bizarre 1960's inspired version of World War II, this action comedy series follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Hitler.
‘Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead’ (2014): Starring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, and Orjan Gamst. If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
‘Elsa and Fred’ (2014): Starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, and Marcia Gay Harden. The story of two older people who meet one another and discover that it’s never too late for love.
‘Blood Ties’ (2013): Starring Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup. Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
‘Catch Hell’ (2014): Starring Ryan Phillippe, Joyful Drake, and Tig Notaro. A washed-up actor is kidnapped on the way to an acting gig in Louisiana.
‘Dwight Howard: In the Moment’ (2014): The comedian’s new stand-up special.
‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ (2014): Starring Ty Burrell, Max Charles, and Stephen Colbert. The time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
‘Scary Movie 5’ (2013): Starring Simon Rex, Ashley Tisdale, and Charlie Sheen. A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they’re being stalked by a nefarious demon.
‘The Two Faces of January’ (2014): Starring Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, and Viggo Mortensen. A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.
‘Young Ones’ (2014): Starring Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Nicholas Hoult. Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.
‘Save the Date’ (2012): Starring Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, and Mark Webber. Sarah begins to confront her shortcomings after she rejects her boyfriend’s hasty proposal and soon finds herself in a rebound romance. Meanwhile, her sister Beth is immersed in the details of her wedding.
‘The Overnighters’ (2014): Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.
‘Earth to Echo’ (2014): Starring Teo Halm, Astro, and Reese Hartwig. After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
‘The Fluffy Movie’ (2014): A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias.
‘In Secret’ (2013): Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, and Jessica Lange. Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ (2014): Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, and Christopher Meloni. In 1988, a teenage girl’s life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.
‘Richie Rich’ Season 1 (2015): Starring Jake Brennan, Joshua Carlon, and Jenna Ortega. Richie Rich is just a normal kid, except that he has a trillion dollars.Following his overnight success, he moves his father and his sister into his newly built mansion.He also shares his success with his two best friends, Darcy and Murray.
‘RoboCop’ (2014): Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton. In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy—a loving husband, father and good cop—is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
‘1,000 Times Goodnight’ (2013): Starring Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Rebecca is one of the world’s top war photographers, but her husband refuses to put up with his wife risking her life any longer.
‘Hawaii Five-O’ Seasons 1—4 (2010—2014): Starring Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, and Daniel Dae Kim. Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father’s killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve’s team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny “Danno” Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
‘Open Windows’ (2014): Starring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, and Neil Maskell. A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.
‘Russell Brand: Messiah Complex’ (2013): Russell Brand takes on icons, corporations, commercial exploitation, cult of personality, celebrity worship, sex, drugs and his own hypocrisy in a hilarious and scathing performance filmed live at London’s Historic Hammersmith Apollo.
‘House of Cards’ Season 3 (2015): Starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Michael Gill. A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.