What to Watch Now: Best New Streaming Movies & TV at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu

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  • Publish Date: July 16, 2014

Best new streaming titles added over the past month

The following lists include movies and TV series added to the various streaming services over the past four weeks with Metascores of 61 or higher, plus a few additional noteworthy titles that do not have Metascores. Movies with poor or mediocre reviews are omitted; this is just the good stuff.

Good recent additions to Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix
Movies
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
  12 Angry Men (1957) Drama Watch Now + Queue
75 After Tiller (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
76 Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
66 Alan Partridge (2014) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
65 Alone With Her (2007) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
62 Ararat (2002) Drama Watch Now + Queue
70 Bad Santa (2003) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Barefoot in the Park (1967) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
75 The Believer (2002) Drama Watch Now + Queue
64 Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
73 Boyz N the Hood (1991) Drama Watch Now + Queue
79 City of God (2003) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
66 Crimson Tide (1995) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
75 Croupier (2000) Drama Watch Now + Queue
80 Dead Man Walking (1995) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Don't Look Now (1973) Drama/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
  Eight Men Out (1988) Drama Watch Now + Queue
80 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Funny Face (1957) Musical Watch Now + Queue
  Gandhi (1982) Drama Watch Now + Queue
66 Genius on Hold (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
93 Gideon's Army (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
62 Grand Piano (2014) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
63 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
71 I Am Divine (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
76 The Immigrant (2014) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Sci-fi/Horror Watch Now + Queue
68 Journey to the West (2014) Action/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  The Karate Kid (1984) Drama Watch Now + Queue
70 Maidentrip (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
76 The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
78 Manhunter (1986) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
86 The Master (2012) Drama Watch Now + Queue
66 Mean Girls (2004) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  On Golden Pond (1981) Drama Watch Now + Queue
63 Out of the Furnace (2013) Drama/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
91 Patton (1970) Drama/War Watch Now + Queue
64 The Parent Trap (1998) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
87 Particle Fever (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
66 Philadelphia (1993) Drama Watch Now + Queue
64 Renoir (2013) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
68 Sophie's Choice (1982) Drama Watch Now + Queue
65 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Sci-fi Watch Now + Queue
76 Witness (1985) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
76 The African Americans Season 1 Documentary Watch Now + Queue
77 Appropriate Adult TV movie Drama Watch Now + Queue
76 The Birthday Boys Season 1 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
62 Cedar Cove Season 1 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Copper Season 2 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Knights of Sidonia Season 1 Anime Watch Now + Queue
Last chance to stream
Score/Title Last Day Netflix Watch Instantly
77 The Messenger (2009) Expires 7/19 Watch Now + Queue
66 Black Butterflies (2012) Expires 7/23 Watch Now + Queue
73 Dogtooth (2010) Expires 7/24 Watch Now + Queue

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video (incl. Prime)

Amazon Instant Video
Movies
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
69 21 Jump Street (2012) Action/Comedy Rent or Buy
67 As Good As It Gets (1997) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
75 Attack the Block (2011) Action/Sci-fi Rent or Buy
74 Billy Elliot (2000) Drama/Comedy Rent or Buy
  The Birds (1963) Thriller/Horror Rent or Buy
61 The Bourne Legacy (2012) Action/Thriller Rent or Buy
  Charade (1963) Comedy/Thriller Rent or Buy
66 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Animation Rent or Buy
  The Color Purple (1985) Drama Rent or Buy
64 The Congress (2014) Sci-fi/Animation Rent
76 A Dangerous Method (2011) Drama Rent or Buy
72 Easy A (2010) Comedy Rent or Buy
  Easy Rider (1969) Drama Rent or Buy
89 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Drama Rent or Buy
64 Gattaca (1997) Sci-fi Rent or Buy
71 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) Thriller Rent or Buy
61 The Good Shepherd (2006) Thriller Rent or Buy
68 Happy Christmas (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
  Here's Your Life (1966) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
87 Ilo Ilo (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent
72 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) Documentary Rent
79 Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Le Week-End (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
67 A League Of Their Own (1992) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
86 Life Itself (2014) Documentary Rent
76 The Lunchbox (2014) Foreign/Romance Rent or Buy
87 Moneyball (2011) Drama/Sports Rent or Buy
81 Mulholland Dr. (2001) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
64 Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
68 Noah (2014) Action-Adventure Buy
87 Particle Fever (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
63 A Perfect Getaway (2009) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
  Pickpocket (1959) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
73 The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012) Animation Rent or Buy
  Places in the Heart (1984) Drama Buy
71 The Raid 2 (2014) Action Rent or Buy
  Rear Window (1954) Thriller Rent or Buy
65 The Runaways (2010) Drama Rent or Buy
65 Salt (2010) Action/Thriller Rent or Buy
95 A Separation (2011) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
79 A Serious Man (2009) Drama Rent or Buy
70 The Skin I Live In (2011) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
83 Snowpiercer (2014) Sci-fi/Action Rent or Buy
95 The Social Network (2010) Drama Rent or Buy
73 Spider-Man (2002) Action Rent or Buy
89 Stop Making Sense (1984) Music/Documentary Rent or Buy
  Taxi Driver (1976) Drama Rent or Buy
78 Under the Skin (2014) Sci-fi Rent or Buy
  Vertigo (1958) Thriller Rent or Buy
74 Whitey: United States of America v James J. Bulger (2014) Documentary Rent
81 Wrinkles (2014) Foreign/Animation Rent or Buy
64 The Young Victoria (2009) Drama Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
70 24: Live Another Day Season 9 Drama Buy
68 The Bridge Season 2 (in progress) Drama Buy
  Covert Affairs Season 5 (in progress) Drama Buy
72 Downton Abbey Season 4 Drama PrimeBuy/Watch
  Drunk History Season 2 (in progress) Comedy Buy
  Endeavour Season 2 Drama Buy
68 Extant Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi PrimeBuy/Watch
64 Girl Meets World Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
69 Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
80 House of Cards Season 2 Drama Buy
61 The Last Ship Season 1 (in progress) Drama/Sci-fi Buy
  Last Tango in Halifax Season 2 Drama Buy
  Longmire Season 3 (in progress) Drama Buy
93 Louie Season 4 Comedy Buy
85 Masters of Sex Season 1 Drama Buy
68 Murder in the First Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
69 The Musketeers Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
  Nathan for You Season 2 (in progress) Comedy Buy
79 Orphan Black Season 2 Sci-fi Buy
92 Rectify Season 2 (in progress) Drama Buy
  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 (in progress) Drama Buy
72 The Strain Season 1 (in progress) Drama/Horror Buy
  Teen Wolf Season 4 (in progress) Drama Buy
  Wilfred Season 4 (in progress) Comedy Buy
New to Amazon Prime (free to stream for members) - Movies and TV
Score/Title Genre Prime Instant Video
69 The Avengers (2012) Sci-fi/Action PrimeWatch
77 A Band Called Death (2013) Documentary PrimeWatch
71 The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) Foreign/Drama PrimeWatch
72 Downton Abbey Season 4 Drama PrimeWatch
87 The English Patient (1996) Drama PrimeWatch
68 Extant Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi PrimeWatch
73 A Field in England (2014) Thriller PrimeWatch
78 Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Comedy Prime Watch
  Parks and Recreation Season 5 Comedy PrimeWatch
82 The Spectacular Now (2013) Drama PrimeWatch
88 Thelma & Louise (1991) Drama PrimeWatch
  Wallace & Gromit Complete collection Animation/Shorts PrimeWatch
63 World War Z (2013) Action/Sci-fi PrimeWatch
Last chance to stream for free for Amazon Prime Members - Movies and TV
Score/Title Last Day on Prime Prime Instant Video
  Swimming With Sharks (1995) Expires 7/31 Prime Watch
  Top Secret! (1984) Expires 7/31 PrimeWatch
  Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) Expires 7/31 PrimeWatch

Prime = Available free to Amazon Prime members. (Others may rent or buy as normal.)

Good recent additions to iTunes

iTunes Store
Movies
Score/Title Genre iTunes
  Belle de jour (1967) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
61 FrackNation (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
  A Hard Day's Night (1964) Criterion Collection Music/Comedy Rent or Buy
76 It Felt Like Love (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
79 Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Le Week-End (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
76 The Lunchbox (2014) Foreign/Romance Rent or Buy
68 Noah (2014) Action-Adventure Buy
64 Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
87 Particle Fever (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Pickpocket (1959) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
71 The Raid 2 (2014) Action Rent or Buy
  Scanners (1981) Criterion Collection Sci-fi Rent or Buy
83 Snowpiercer (2014) Sci-fi/Action Rent or Buy
  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Criterion Collection Musical Rent or Buy
78 Under the Skin (2014) Sci-fi Rent or Buy
81 Wrinkles (2014) Foreign/Animation Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre iTunes
71 Arrested Development Season 4 Comedy Buy
69 Da Vinci's Demons Season 2 Drama Buy
87 Veep Season 3 Comedy Buy
  Wilfred Season 4 (in progress) Comedy Buy

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu
Movies
Score/Title Genre Hulu
  Pickpocket (1959) Criterion Collection Drama Hulu Plus only Watch Now
78 The Saddest Music in the World (2004) Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch Now
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Hulu
70 Blue Bloods Seasons 1-3 Drama Hulu Plus only Watch Now
  East Los High Season 2 (in progress) Drama (Hulu Original) Watch Now
66 The Hotwives of Orlando Season 1 (in progress) Comedy (Hulu Original) Watch Now
  Neighbours Season 29 (in progress) Soap Watch Now
62 South Park Seasons 1-13 Comedy Watch Now

Hulu Plus only = Viewable only by Hulu Plus subscribers.

More on home video

View a list of new and upcoming DVD/Blu-ray releases, plus additional streaming releases from other months.

 

Comments (3)

  • sandinmyears  

    This is nice but it would be better if you had more for Hulu.

  • MyraHatcher  

    This is a great selection of movies. I look forward to watch Alan Partridge. For those who live outside USA like me, you can use UnoTelly or other similar tools to access Netflix overseas.

  • TheQuietGamer  

    Been meaning to check out Grand Piano for a while now. Netflix just made that easier to get around to. Another great article guys. I love seeing these.

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