What to Watch Now: Best Streaming Movie/TV Titles Just Added to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

  • Publish Date: May 21, 2014
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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.

Good recent additions to Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix
Movies
Score Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
61 The Big Chill (1983) Drama Watch Now + Queue
86 Boys Don't Cry (1999) Drama Watch Now + Queue
73 The City of Lost Children (1995) Foreign/Sci-fi Watch Now + Queue
66 Don Jon (2013) Dramedy Watch Now + Queue
  Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
82 Forrest Gump (1994) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  From Russia With Love (1963) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
64 Gladiator (2000) Action/Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Goldfinger (1964) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
  Heavy Metal (1981) Animation/Music Watch Now + Queue
76 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
69 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Action Watch Now + Queue
83 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Action Watch Now + Queue
74 The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) Action Watch Now + Queue
76 Like Someone in Love (2013) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
61 Metallica: Through the Never (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Drama Watch Now + Queue
78 Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 Muscle Shoals (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
71 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Romancing the Stone (1984) Comedy/Adventure Watch Now + Queue
83 The Selfish Giant (2013) Drama Watch Now + Queue
65 Spinning Plates (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
72 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Sci-fi/Action Watch Now + Queue
  Starman (1984) Sci-fi/Romance Watch Now + Queue
82 Stranger by the Lake (2013) Foreign/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
  Top Secret! (1984) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
82 Winged Migration (2003) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  You Only Live Twice (1967) Action/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
  30 Days Seasons 1-3 Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Seasons 1-2 Travel/Food Watch Now + Queue
78 Boss Seasons 1-2 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  The Inbetweeners Season 3 [UK] Comedy Watch Now + Queue
67 Lost Girl Seasons 1-2 Drama/Fantasy Watch Now + Queue
  Scandal Season 3 Drama Watch Now + Queue

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video
Movies
Score Title Genre Amazon Instant
62 About Last Night (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
74 Awakenings (1990) Drama Rent or Buy
86 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Drama/Fantasy Rent or Buy
63 Big Bad Wolves (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
77 Blue Ruin (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
72 The Cabin In The Woods (2012) Prime Horror Rent or Buy
68 The Double (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
67 Enemy of the State (1998) Thriller Rent
69 Filth (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
83 Gloria (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
67 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Prime Drama Rent or Buy
75 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Heavy Metal (1981) Animation/Music Rent or Buy
90 Her (2013) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
  In a Lonely Place (1950) Drama Buy
76 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Layer Cake (2005) Thriller Rent or Buy
77 Little Fish (2006) Prime Drama Rent or Buy
72 Magic Mike (2012) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
84 Moonrise Kingdom (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
67 Over the Hedge (2006) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
  Romancing the Stone (1984) Comedy/Adventure Rent
86 Say Anything... (1989) Comedy/Romance Rent
77 Seduced and Abandoned (2013) Documentary Buy
83 The Selfish Giant (2013) Drama Rent or Buy
81 Skyfall (2012) Prime Action/Thriller Rent or Buy
72 Still Mine (2013) Drama Rent or Buy
65 Spinning Plates (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
82 Stranger by the Lake (2013) Foreign/Thriller Rent or Buy
67 Too Big to Fail (2011) Prime HBO drama Buy
TV shows
Score Title Genre Amazon Instant
88 24 Seasons 1-8 Prime Drama Buy
88 The Americans Season 2 [in progress] Drama Buy
  Angels in America Miniseries Prime Drama Buy
  Arrow Season 2 Drama/Action Buy
86 Band of Brothers Miniseries Prime Drama Buy
68 Better Off Ted Seasons 1-2 Prime Comedy Buy
72 Big Love Seasons 1-5 Prime Drama Buy
88 Boardwalk Empire Season 1 Prime Drama Buy
80 Deadwood Seasons 1-3 Prime Western Buy
62 Eastbound & Down Seasons 1-4 Prime Comedy Buy
  Elementary Season 2 Drama Buy
75 Enlightened Seasons 1-2 Prime Comedy Buy
87 Fargo Season 1 [in progress] Drama Buy
68 Flight of the Conchords Seasons 1-2 Prime Comedy Buy
  The Good Wife Season 5 Drama Buy
88 Hannibal Season 2 [in progress] Drama Buy
78 John Adams Miniseries Prime Drama Buy
93 Louie Season 4 [in progress] Comedy Buy
85 Mad Men Season 7 [in progress] Drama Buy
79 Orphan Black Season 2 [in progress] Sci-fi Buy
87 The Pacific Miniseries Prime Drama Buy
73 Parade's End Miniseries Prime Drama Buy
75 Ray Donovan Season 1 Drama Buy
71 Rome Seasons 1-2 Prime Drama Buy
74 Six Feet Under Seasons 1-5 Prime Drama Buy
88 The Sopranos Seasons 1-6 Prime Drama Buy
  Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5
[new HD remastered version] Prime
Sci-fi Buy
87 Treme Seasons 1-3 Prime Drama Buy
64 True Blood Seasons 1-3 Prime Drama/Fantasy Buy
77 Vikings Season 2 Drama Buy
78 The Wire Seasons 1-5 Prime Drama Buy

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

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu
Movies
Score Title Genre Hulu
76 The Last Emperor (1987) Drama Watch Now
TV shows
Score Title Genre Hulu
70 24: Live Another Day Season 9 [in progress] Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Cheers Seasons 1-11 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Cybill Seasons 1-4 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
88 Everybody Hates Chris Seasons 1-4 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Happy Days Various episodes Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
63 The L Word Seasons 1-6 Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
71 Review Season 8 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch Now
  Sailor Moon Season 1 Anime Watch Now
67 United States of Tara Seasons 1-3 Comedy/Drama Hulu Plus onlyWatch 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 May DVD/Blu-Ray Calendar.

 

Comments (5)

  • TheQuietGamer  

    Great article. There are a lot of good movies that I didn't know were now streaming on Netflix. I'm definitely going to have to check them out. Looking forward to more articles like this in the future!

  • silasbodnick  

    Thanks so much for doing this Jason. I've been looking for a resource that would put this kind of information together for me in one place and you did it! I'm going to try and knock out one per day on my Netflix queue over the next several weeks, hopefully until your next article comes out.

  • MarcDoyle  

    I would highly recommend Blue Ruin, if you have Amazon Prime. Very much not like anything else I've seen in theaters over the last few years.

  • Lattocky  

    Great! I have been waiting for something like this for such a long time!

  • Jrrmn13  

    Great source. Thanks!

    Agree with MarcDoyle re Blue Ruin. Great film of 2014. It's on Netflix, as well.

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