What to Watch Now: Best New Streaming Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: April 16, 2015
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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. Titles with poor or mediocre reviews are omitted; this is just the good stuff.

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video
New to Amazon Prime (free to stream for members)
Score/Title Genre Prime Instant Video
83 Adaptation. (2002) Comedy Prime Watch
68 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Dramedy Prime Watch
63 Amistad (1997) Drama Prime Watch
90 Bloody Sunday (2002) Drama Prime Watch
  Death Wish (1974) Drama/Action Prime Watch
  Escape From Alcatraz (1979) Drama/Thriller Prime Watch
  French Connection II (1975) Drama/Thriller Prime Watch
72 Groundhog Day (1993) Comedy Prime Watch
75 Kicking & Screaming (1995) Dramedy Prime Watch
87 Little Women (1994) Drama Prime Watch
62 Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) Documentary Prime Watch
88 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History TV miniseries Prime Watch
62 Saved! (2004) Comedy Prime Watch
71 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Sci-fi Prime Watch
76 Submarine (2011) Comedy Prime Watch
64 Trekkies (1999) Documentary Prime Watch
71 Winnebago Man (2010) Documentary Prime Watch

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Movies for purchase/rental
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
86 The Babadook (2014) Horror Rent or Buy
62 Backcountry (2015) Thriller Rent
62 Big Eyes (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
78 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Sci-fi/Action Buy
81 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Foreign/Horror Rent or Buy
68 The Harvest (2015) Thriller Rent
63 Hyena (2015) Drama Rent or Buy
73 The Imitation Game (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
69 Into the Woods (2014) Musical Rent or Buy
79 Metalhead (2015) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
63 The Reconstruction of William Zero (2015) Sci-fi/Thriller Rent or Buy
68 Spring (2015) Sci-fi/Horror Rent or Buy
91 Star Wars (1977) Sci-fi/Action Buy
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Sci-fi/Action Buy
89 Two Days, One Night (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent
65 Welcome to New York (2015) Drama Rent
TV shows for purchase
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
73 Banana Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
68 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
78 Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Miniseries Documentary Buy
74 Cucumber Season 1 (in progress) Dramedy Buy
91 Louie Season 5 (in progress) Comedy Buy
83 Mad Men Season 7.5 Drama Buy
68 Turn Season 2 Drama Buy
86 Wolf Hall Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
75 Younger Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy

Good recent additions to Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix
Movies
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
  9 to 5 (1980) Comedy Watch
76 Actress (2014) Documentary Watch
  Amadeus (1984) Drama Watch
64 American Psycho (2000) Drama/Thriller Watch
  Another Woman (1988) Drama Watch
82 Approaching The Elephant (2015) Documentary Watch
86 The Babadook (2014) Horror Watch
69 The Big Lebowski (1998) Comedy/Drama Watch
90 Bloody Sunday (2002) Drama Watch
61 Bound (1996) Drama/Thriller Watch
68 Braveheart (1995) Action/Drama Watch
67 The Circle (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch
80 Dead Man Walking (1995) Drama Watch
  Death Wish (1974) Drama/Action Watch
67 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014) Drama Watch
63 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014) Drama Watch
81 Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Dramedy Watch
64 Gladiator (2000) Action-Adventure Watch
80 Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Drama Watch
75 Goodbye to Language (2014) Foreign/Experimental Watch
  The Graduate (1967) Comedy Watch
81 Hot Fuzz (2007) Action/Comedy Watch
65 The Invisible Front (2014) Documentary Watch
75 Kicking & Screaming (1995) Dramedy Watch
75 The Kingdom of Dreams And Madness (2014) Documentary Watch
67 Kink (2014) Documentary Watch
87 Life Itself (2014) Documentary Watch
74 Natural Born Killers (1994) Director's cut Action/Thriller Watch
  Racing With the Moon (1984) Drama Watch
68 Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) Documentary Watch
72 Something, Anything (2015) Drama Watch
73 Space Cowboys (2000) Adventure/Thriller Watch
72 Step into Liquid (2003) Documentary Watch
64 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Documentary Watch
76 Syriana (2005) Drama Watch
78 Thief (1981) Drama/Thriller Watch
85 This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Comedy/Music Watch
82 Three Kings (1999) Drama/Comedy Watch
74 Titanic (1997) Drama Watch
78 Tracks (2014) Drama Watch
71 Winnebago Man (2010) Documentary Watch
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
75 Bloodline Season 1 Drama Watch
  Bob's Burgers Season 4 Animation/Comedy Watch
73 Garfunkel & Oates Season 1 Comedy Watch
69 Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 Drama Watch
79 Legit Season 2 Comedy Watch
93 Louie Season 4 Comedy Watch
85 Mad Men Season 7 (first half) Drama Watch
75 Marvel's Daredevil Season 1 Action/Sci-fi Watch
  M*A*S*H Seasons 6-11 Comedy Watch
61 Turn Season 1 Drama Watch
  Wilfred [U.S.] Season 4 Comedy Watch
Last chance
Score/Title Last Day on Netflix Netflix Watch Instantly
  Airplane! (1980) Expires 4/30 Watch
86 Boys Don't Cry (1999) Expires 4/30 Watch
62 Finding Forrester (2000) Expires 4/30 Watch
  Funny Face (1957) Expires 4/30 Watch
  Hell Is for Heroes (1962) Expires 4/30 Watch
67 RoboCop (1987) Expires 4/30 Watch
  Romancing the Stone (1984) Expires 4/30 Watch
  Sabrina (1954) Expires 4/30 Watch
77 Ulee's Gold (1997) Expires 4/30 Watch
76 Flight (2012) Expires 5/1 Watch
81 Skyfall (2012) Expires 5/4 Watch

Good recent additions to iTunes

iTunes Store
Movies
Score/Title Genre iTunes
  (1963) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama/Comedy Rent or Buy
69 Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
86 The Babadook (2014) Horror Rent or Buy
62 Big Eyes (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
78 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Sci-fi/Action Buy
81 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Foreign/Horror Rent or Buy
75 Goodbye to Language (2014) Foreign/Experimental Rent or Buy
68 The Harvest (2015) Thriller Rent
63 Hyena (2015) Drama Rent or Buy
73 The Imitation Game (2014) Drama Buy
77 The Immigrant (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
69 Into the Woods (2014) Musical Rent or Buy
68 John Wick (2014) Action Rent or Buy
79 Metalhead (2015) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
68 Spring (2015) Sci-fi/Horror Rent or Buy
91 Star Wars (1977) Sci-fi/Action Buy
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Sci-fi/Action Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre iTunes
68 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
78 Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Miniseries Documentary Buy
  Childrens Hospital Season 6 (in progress) Comedy Buy
74 Cucumber Season 1 (in progress) Dramedy Buy
91 Louie Season 5 (in progress) Comedy Buy
83 Mad Men Season 7.5 Drama Buy
89 Masters of Sex Season 2 Drama Buy
68 Turn Season 2 Drama Buy
86 Wolf Hall Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
75 Younger Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy

More on home video

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

 

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