What to Watch Now: Best New Streaming Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: October 22, 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. Titles with poor or mediocre reviews are omitted; this is just the good stuff.

Good recent additions to CBS All Access

CBS All Access
TV shows
Score/Title Genre All Access
  60 Minutes Seasons 41-47 News Watch
72 The Amazing Race Seasons 1-25 Reality competition Watch
  The Andy Griffith Show Seasons 1-8 Comedy Watch
69 CSI: Miami Seasons 1-10 Drama Watch
  Cheers Seasons 1-11 Comedy Watch
88 Everybody Hates Chris Seasons 1-4 Comedy Watch
74 Everybody Loves Raymond Seasons 1-9 Comedy Watch
  Family Ties Seasons 1-7 Comedy Watch
80 Frasier Seasons 1-11 Comedy Watch
76 The Good Wife Seasons 1-6 Drama Watch
  I Love Lucy Seasons 1-6 Comedy Watch
  MacGyver Seasons 1-7 Drama/Action Watch
  Mission: Impossible Seasons 1-7 Drama/Action Watch
71 Survivor Seasons 1-29 Reality competition Watch
  Star Trek Seasons 1-3 Sci-fi Watch
74 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seasons 1-7 Sci-fi Watch
66 Star Trek: Enterprise Seasons 1-4 Sci-fi Watch
51 Star Trek: The Next Generation * Seasons 1-7
* Score is for Season 1 only; show is included here on the basis of the far
superior seasons 2-7. (Plus, we all know it's better than Enterprise and Voyager.)
Sci-fi Watch
66 Star Trek: Voyager Seasons 1-7 Sci-fi Watch
  Taxi Season 4 Comedy Watch
  The Twilight Zone Seasons 1-5 Sci-fi/Drama Watch
96 Twin Peaks Seasons 1-2 Drama Watch

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Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video
New to Amazon Prime members (free to stream)
Score/Title Genre Prime Instant Video
  An Affair to Remember (1957) Drama/Romance Prime Watch
  Alice (1990) Comedy Prime Watch
87 All Is Lost (2013) Drama Prime Watch
  Alpha House Season 2 Comedy Prime Watch
  Annie Hall (1977) Comedy Prime Watch
87 The English Patient (1996) Drama Prime Watch
69 Evil Dead II (1987) Horror Prime Watch
75 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Action-adventure Prime Watch
79 In A World… (2013) Comedy/Drama Prime Watch
69 Palo Alto (2014) Drama Prime Watch
77 Rescue Dawn (2007) Action-adventure Prime Watch
65 Scream (1996) Horror/Thriller Prime Watch
91 Transparent Season 1 Comedy/Drama Prime Watch

Not a Prime member? Start your 30-day free trial to watch all of the above titles for free today.

Movies
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
70 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Rom-com Rent or Buy
  Alice (1990) Comedy Prime Rent/Buy/Watch
  Annie Hall (1977) Comedy Prime Rent/Buy/Watch
68 Chef (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
64 Chinese Puzzle (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
73 Cold in July (2014) Thriller Rent or Buy
63 The Congress (2014) Drama/Animation/Sci-fi Rent or Buy
71 Copenhagen (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
81 District 9 (2009) Sci-fi Rent or Buy
71 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Sci-fi/Action Rent or Buy
79 For Those in Peril (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
67 Ghostbusters (1984) Comedy Rent or Buy
76 Housebound (2014) Horror/Comedy Rent or Buy
76 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Animation/Family Buy
78 The Last of the Unjust (2013) Documentary Rent or Buy
86 Lincoln (2012) Drama Rent or Buy
76 Listen Up Philip (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
65 Lucky Them (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
87 Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
72 Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) Documentary/Music Rent or Buy
68 Neighbors (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
75 Obvious Child (2014) Comedy Rent or Buy
79 Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Documentary/Music Rent or Buy
69 Venus In Fur (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
87 We Are The Best! (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
74 Whitey: United States of America
v. James J Bulger
(2014)
Documentary Rent or Buy
72 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
74 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Action-adventure Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
66 A to Z Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
69 American Horror Story: Freak Show (in progress) Horror Buy
77 black-ish Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
61 Cristela Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
73 The Flash Season 1 (in progress) Action-adventure Buy
63 Gracepoint Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
68 How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
80 Jane the Virgin Season 1 (in progress) Comedy/Drama Buy
78 Star Wars Rebels Season 1 (in progress) Animation/Sci-fi Buy
62 Town of the Living Dead Season 1 (in progress) Reality Buy
80 The Walking Dead Season 5 (in progress) Horror Buy

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

Good recent additions to Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix
Woody Allen movies
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
  Alice (1990) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Bananas (1971) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
But Were Afraid to Ask
(1971)
Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Interiors (1978) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Love and Death (1975) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Rom-com Watch Now + Queue
  Radio Days (1987) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Sleeper (1973) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Stardust Memories (1980) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Zelig (1983) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
Other movies
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
79 Affliction (1998) Drama Watch Now + Queue
67 Alive Inside (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
64 Canopy (2014) Action-adventure Watch Now + Queue
88 Chicken Run (2000) Animation/Family Watch Now + Queue
65 The Debt (2011) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
65 Dirty Dancing (1987) Drama/Romance Watch Now + Queue
68 The Double (2013) Drama/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
69 Evil Dead II (1987) Horror Watch Now + Queue
62 Finding Forrester (2000) Drama Watch Now + Queue
70 Galaxy Quest (1999) Sci-fi/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
98 Hoop Dreams (1994) Documentary/Sports Watch Now + Queue
75 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Action-adventure Watch Now + Queue
85 Ilo Ilo (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
79 In A World… (2013) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
61 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) Drama Watch Now + Queue
65 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) Animation/Family Watch Now + Queue
64 Killing Them Softly (2012) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
77 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Drama Watch Now + Queue
65 L'Auberge Espagnole (2003) Foreign/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  The Parallax View (1974) Drama/Thriller Watch Now + Queue
  Paths of Glory (1957) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  The Producers (1968) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
77 Rescue Dawn (2007) Action-adventure Watch Now + Queue
80 A Room With A View (1986) Drama/Romance Watch Now + Queue
  Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) Drama Watch Now + Queue
71 Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Horror Watch Now + Queue
  Shane (1953) Western Watch Now + Queue
62 Simon and the Oaks (2012) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
72 Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Rom-com Watch Now + Queue
  Swimming With Sharks (1994) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
64 Team America: World Police (2004) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Tombstone (1993) Western Watch Now + Queue
69 Venus In Fur (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
73 Witching and Bitching (2014) Foreign/Horror Watch Now + Queue
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
63 The 100 Season 1 Sci-fi/Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Arrow Season 2 Action-adventure Watch Now + Queue
81 Gilmore Girls Seasons 1-7 Drama/Comedy Watch Now + Queue
63 Hostages Season 1 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Parks and Recreation Season 6 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Raising Hope Season 4 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
75 The Walking Dead Season 4 Horror Watch Now + Queue
Last chance
Score/Title Last Day on Netflix Netflix Watch Instantly
63 Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl
(2003)
Expires 10/26 Watch Now + Queue
64 American Psycho (2000) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
90 Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
62 The Big Chill (1983) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
84 Broadcast News (1987) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
86 Say Anything (1989) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
74 Serenity (2005) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
71 Starman (1984) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue
88 Thelma & Louise (1991) Expires 10/31 Watch Now + Queue

Good recent additions to iTunes

iTunes Store
Movies
Score/Title Genre iTunes
  Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
64 Canopy (2014) Action-adventure Rent or Buy
64 Chinese Puzzle (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
  F for Fake (1975) Criterion Collection Documentary Rent or Buy
76 Housebound (2014) Horror/Comedy Rent or Buy
76 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Animation/Family Buy
  Jour De Fête (1949) Criterion Collection Foreign/Comedy Rent or Buy
76 Listen Up Philip (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
  Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953) Criterion Collection Foreign/Comedy Rent or Buy
81 Norte, the End of History (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
  Once Upon a Time in America (1984) Extended director's cut Drama Rent or Buy
  Playtime (1967) Criterion Collection Foreign/Comedy Rent or Buy
74 Whitey: United States of America
v. James J Bulger
(2014)
Documentary Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre iTunes
  The 100 Season 2 (in progress) Sci-fi/Drama Buy
66 A to Z Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
69 American Horror Story: Freak Show (in progress) Horror Buy
77 black-ish Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
61 Cristela Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
73 The Flash Season 1 (in progress) Action-adventure Buy
63 Gracepoint Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
68 How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 (in progress) Drama Buy
80 Jane the Virgin Season 1 (in progress) Comedy/Drama Buy
63 Marry Me Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Buy
78 Star Wars Rebels Season 1 (in progress) Animation/Sci-fi Buy
62 Town of the Living Dead Season 1 (in progress) Reality Buy
80 The Walking Dead Season 5 (in progress) Horror Buy

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu
Movies
Score/Title Genre Hulu
77 A Band Called Death (2013) Documentary/Music Watch Now
75 The Believer (2002) Drama Watch Now
69 I Used to Be Darker (2013) Drama Hulu Plus only Watch (Hulu+)
62 Klown (2012) Foreign/Comedy Watch Now
76 Shotgun Stories (2008) Drama Watch Now
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Hulu
77 black-ish Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Watch Now
70 Californication Seasons 1-7 Comedy Hulu Plus onlyWatch (Hulu+)
61 Cristela Season 1 (in progress) Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch (Hulu+)
63 Gracepoint Season 1 (in progress) Drama Watch Now
  I'm Alan Partridge Seasons 1-2 Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch (Hulu+)
  Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge Season 1 Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch (Hulu+)
  Naruto Shippuden Seasons 1-7 (dubbed or subtitled) Anime Watch Now

Hulu Plus only = Viewable only by Hulu Plus subscribers.

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