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

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  • Publish Date: June 17, 2014

This month's best new streaming releases

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
74 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2014) Foreign/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
69 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) Fantasy/Adventure Watch Now + Queue
  The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989) Family/Foreign Watch Now + Queue
  Annie Hall (1977) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
90 Apocalypse Now Redux (1979/2001) Drama/Action Watch Now + Queue
66 Barbershop (2002) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
63 Big Bad Wolves (2014) Foreign/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
71 Blood Brother (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Born Free (1966) Family/Adventure Watch Now + Queue
  Carrie (1976) Horror Watch Now + Queue
77 Child's Pose (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
74 Clear and Present Danger (1994) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
65 Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
73 Cold Mountain (2003) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  El Dorado (1966) Western Watch Now + Queue
66 Ever After (1998) Fantasy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Five Easy Pieces (1970) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Fool for Love (1985) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Funny Lady (1975) Musical Watch Now + Queue
  The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Family/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
69 I Used to Be Darker (2013) Drama Watch Now + Queue
79 Iron Monkey (2001) Foreign/Action Watch Now + Queue
76 Jane Eyre (2011) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Julia (1977) Drama Watch Now + Queue
75 Lady Vengeance (2005) Foreign/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
81 Leviathan (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Major League (1989) Comedy/Sports Watch Now + Queue
  The Man From Snowy River (1982) Drama Watch Now + Queue
66 Mission: Impossible III (2006) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
69 The Muppet Movie (1979) Family/Musical Watch Now + Queue
83 Museum Hours (2013) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
75 Omar (2014) Foreign/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
61 Reign Over Me (2007) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  A River Runs Through It (1992) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Rudy (1993) Drama/Sports Watch Now + Queue
72 Run & Jump (2014) Drama Watch Now + Queue
91 Stories We Tell (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
62 The Source Family (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
65 Tetro (2009) Drama Watch Now + Queue
82 These Birds Walk (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Three Men and a Baby (1987) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
91 The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Foreign/Animation Watch Now + Queue
82 Waking Life (2001) Animation/Drama Watch Now + Queue
65 We Were Soldiers (2002) Action/Drama Watch Now + Queue
63 World War Z (2013) Action/Horror Watch Now + Queue
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
  Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 2 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Derek Season 2 Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Doctor Who Season 7 Sci-fi Watch Now + Queue
  The Glades Season 4 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Longmire Season 2 Drama Watch Now + Queue
76 Luther Season 3 Drama Watch Now + Queue
90 Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Drama/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
88 Sherlock Season 3 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Wilfred Season 3 Comedy Watch Now + Queue

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video
Movies
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
74 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2014) Foreign/Comedy Rent or Buy
62 About Last Night (2014) Drama/Comedy Rent or Buy
61 Adult World (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
66 Alan Partridge (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
73 Arbitrage (2012) Prime Drama Rent or Buy
77 A Band Called Death (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
66 The Bling Ring (2013) Prime Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
69 Brave (2012) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
68 Bullhead (2012) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
77 Child's Pose (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
86 Ernest & Celestine (2014) Foreign/Animation Rent or Buy
67 The Final Member (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Ghostbusters (1984) Comedy Buy
75 Graceland (2013) Foreign/Thriller Rent or Buy
88 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
62 Grand Piano (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
75 The Great Flood (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Gremlins (1984) Comedy/Horror Rent or Buy
  A Hard Day's Night (1964) Criterion Collection Music/Comedy Rent or Buy
  Hearts and Minds (1974) Criterion Collection Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Joe (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
62 Klown (2012) Foreign/Comedy Rent or Buy
  L'eclisse (1962) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
82 The Lego Movie (2014) Animation/Comedy Rent or Buy
  Madeleine (1950) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
  Man of Aran (1933) Criterion Collection Documentary/Drama Rent or Buy
87 The Missing Picture (2013) Foreign/Documentary Rent or Buy
65 Not Fade Away (2012) Prime Drama Buy
  The Passionate Friends (1949) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
  Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection Thriller Rent or Buy
72 Pieta (2013) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
66 Pitch Perfect (2013) Comedy Rent or Buy
73 Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
63 Rob the Mob (2014) Drama Buy
72 Run & Jump (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
85 Sound and Fury (2000) Documentary Rent
63 Spring Breakers (2013) Prime Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
62 Ted (2012) Comedy Buy
76 Tim's Vermeer (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
70 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Prime Drama Rent or Buy
63 Visitors (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
70 24: Live Another Day Season 9 (ongoing) Drama Buy
79 Damages Season 5 Prime Drama Buy
65 Inside Amy Schumer Season 1 Prime Comedy Buy
93 Louie Season 4 (ongoing) Comedy-ish Buy
  Louis C.K.: Shameless 2007 HBO special Prime Comedy Buy
  Major Crimes Season 3 (ongoing) Drama Buy
68 Murder in the First Season 1 (ongoing) Drama Buy
64 Petals on the Wind Lifetime movie Drama Buy
75 Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles 2013 HBO special Comedy Buy
85 Six by Sondheim 2013 HBO special Music Buy
  Switched at Birth Season 3 (ongoing) Drama Buy
  Warehouse 13 Season 4 Prime Sci-fi Buy
66 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Season 1 Prime Comedy Buy

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
62 About Last Night (2014) Drama/Comedy Rent or Buy
66 Alan Partridge (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
68 Anita (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
66 The Cold Lands (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
80 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) Documentary Buy
86 Ernest & Celestine (2014) Foreign/Animation Rent or Buy
75 Graceland (2013) Foreign/Thriller Rent or Buy
88 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
62 Grand Piano (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
  Hearts and Minds (1974) Criterion Collection Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Joe (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
68 Journey to the West (2014) Foreign/Action/Comedy Rent or Buy
  Judex (1963) Criterion Collection Foreign/Thriller Rent or Buy
  L'eclisse (1962) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
82 The Lego Movie (2014) Animation/Comedy Buy
74 Natural Born Killers (1994) [Director's Cut] Action/Thriller Buy
  Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection Thriller Rent or Buy
77 A River Changes Course (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
63 Rob the Mob (2014) Drama Buy
72 Run & Jump (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
76 Tim's Vermeer (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
63 Visitors (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre iTunes
68 The Escape Artist Miniseries Drama Buy
  The Fosters Season 2 (ongoing) Drama Buy
69 Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 (ongoing) Drama Buy
  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 (ongoing) Drama Buy
87 True Detective Season 1 Drama Buy

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu
Movies
Score/Title Genre Hulu
97 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2009) Foreign/Drama Watch Now
87 13 Assassins (2011) Action Hulu Plus only Watch Now
64 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) Documentary Hulu Plus only Watch Now
80 Food, Inc. (2009) Documentary Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
66 The Girlfriend Experience (2009) Drama Hulu Plus only Watch Now
  Hearts and Minds (1974) Criterion Collection Documentary Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  L'eclisse (1962) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
82 Marley (2012) Documentary/Music Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
85 The Pianist (2002) Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Criterion Collection Thriller Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
68 A Place at the Table (2013) Documentary Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
65 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2011) Horror/Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch Now
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Hulu
77 The Bridge Season 1 Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Foyle's War Seasons 1-2 Drama Watch Now
  Rev. Season 3 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Star Trek: The Animated Series Seasons 1-2 Sci-fi/Animation Watch Now

Hulu Plus only = Viewable only by Hulu Plus subscribers.

More on home video

For a list of new and upcoming DVD/Blu-ray releases, check out our June DVD/Blu-Ray Calendar.

 

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