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

  • Publish Date: September 18, 2014
  • Comments: ↓ 4 user comments

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 Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix
Movies
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
87 All Is Lost (2013) Drama Watch Now + Queue
62 All The Light In The Sky (2013) Drama Watch Now + Queue
81 Beginners (2011) Drama Watch Now + Queue
77 Blue Ruin (2014) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
  Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Rom-com Watch Now + Queue
76 Chuck & Buck (2000) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Cool Runnings (1993) Comedy/Drama/Sports Watch Now + Queue
  Crocodile Dundee (1986) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
61 Dhoom 3 (2013) Bollywood/Action Watch Now + Queue
62 The Duchess (2008) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  The Elephant Man (1980) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Escape from Alcatraz (1979) Action/Drama Watch Now + Queue
78 Eve's Bayou (1997) Drama Watch Now + Queue
67 Evergreen: The Road to Legalization (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
67 The Final Member (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
70 Girlfight (2000) Drama/Sports Watch Now + Queue
  Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
76 Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  High Noon (1952) Western Watch Now + Queue
76 Horses of God (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch Now + Queue
83 Hugo (2011) Adventure/Family Watch Now + Queue
71 I Am Divine (2013) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
77 Jerry Maguire (1996) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
73 Le Week-End (2013) Rom-com Watch Now + Queue
86 Manakamana (2014) Foreign/Documentary Watch Now + Queue
75 Middle Of Nowhere (2012) Drama Watch Now + Queue
75 An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Drama Watch Now + Queue
85 Ordinary People (1980) Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Roman Holiday (1953) Rom-com Watch Now + Queue
82 School of Rock (2003) Comedy Watch Now + Queue
81 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
82 A Simple Plan (1998) Thriller Watch Now + Queue
77 A Single Man (2009) Drama Watch Now + Queue
84 Sling Blade (1996) Drama Watch Now + Queue
67 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Sci-fi Watch Now + Queue
66 Stardust (2007) Fantasy/Adventure Watch Now + Queue
72 Step Into Liquid (2003) Documentary/Sports Watch Now + Queue
  Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Adventure/Family Watch Now + Queue
92 There Will Be Blood (2007) Drama Watch Now + Queue
69 The Unknown Known (2014) Documentary Watch Now + Queue
  Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Adventure Watch Now + Queue
72 Your Sister's Sister (2012) Comedy/Drama Watch Now + Queue
TV shows (full seasons only)
Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly
67 About a Boy Season 1 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
67 Being Mary Jane Season 1 Drama Watch Now + Queue
74 The Blacklist Season 1 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Bones Season 9 Drama Watch Now + Queue
70 Californication Seasons 1-7 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
62 Doomsday Preppers Seasons 1-3 Reality Watch Now + Queue
  The Fosters Season 2 Drama Watch Now + Queue
62 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 Drama/Horror Watch Now + Queue
  The League Season 5 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  New Girl Season 3 Comedy Watch Now + Queue
  Once Upon a Time Season 3 Drama/Fantasy Watch Now + Queue
  Parenthood Season 5 Drama Watch Now + Queue
  Revenge Season 3 Drama Watch Now + Queue
Last chance
Score/Title Last Day on Netflix Netflix Watch Instantly
  Battlestar Galactica (Syfy TV series) Through 9/30 Watch Now + Queue
  Dreamscape (1984) Through 9/19 Watch Now + Queue
98 Hoop Dreams (1998) Through 9/19 Watch Now + Queue
62 Klown (2012) Through 9/24 Watch Now + Queue
63 L'Amour Fou (2011) Through 9/26 Watch Now + Queue
  My Brilliant Career (1979) Through 9/19 Watch Now + Queue
72 Nowhere in Africa (2003) Through 9/25 Watch Now + Queue
  Prime Suspect (UK TV series) Through 9/29 Watch Now + Queue
80 A Room With a View (1986) Through 9/19 Watch Now + Queue

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video
Movies
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
72 Antz (1998) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
86 Argo (2012) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
71 Bird People (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent
66 Borgman (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
68 Chef (2014) Comedy/Drama Buy
88 Chicken Run (2000) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
  Dinner at Eight (1933) Comedy Rent or Buy
68 The Double (2014) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
71 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Sci-fi/Action Buy
69 The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
71 Fed Up (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
75 Frank (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
62 Godzilla (2014) Sci-fi/Action Rent or Buy
68 Honeymoon (2014) Horror Rent
74 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
89 Ida (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
85 Ilo Ilo (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
64 Kelly & Cal (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
67 Korengal (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
73 Kung Fu Panda (2008) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
67 Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
84 Looper (2012) Sci-fi Rent or Buy
63 Megamind (2010) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
64 The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) Drama Buy
64 The Prince of Egypt (1998) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
72 Seabiscuit (2003) Drama/Sports Buy
84 Shrek (2001) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
75 Shrek 2 (2004) Animation/Family Rent or Buy
81 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
82 Starred Up (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
69 Starter For 10 (2007) Comedy/Drama Buy
64 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Documentary Buy
67 To Be Takei (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
67 The Two Faces of January (2014) Drama Rent
67 Walking and Talking (1996) Comedy/Drama Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant
66 The Almighty Johnsons Season 1 Fantasy/Comedy Buy
73 Black Jesus Season 1 * Comedy Buy
68 The Bridge Season 2 * Drama Buy
  Burning Love Seasons 2-3 Comedy Rent or Buy
  Covert Affairs Season 5 Drama Buy
72 The Divide Season 1 Drama Buy
80 Doctor Who Season 8 * Sci-fi Buy
  Drunk History Season 2 Comedy Buy
68 Extant Season 1 Sci-fi PrimeBuy/Watch
71 Finding Carter Season 1 * Drama Buy
73 Garfunkel & Oates Season 1 * Comedy Buy
64 Girl Meets World Season 1 * Comedy Buy
  Hell on Wheels Season 4 * Drama Buy
77 Homeland Season 3 Drama Buy
61 The Last Ship Season 1 Drama Buy
  The League Season 6 * Comedy Buy
78 Manhattan Season 1 * Drama Buy
69 The Musketeers Season 1 Drama Buy
92 Rectify Season 2 Drama Buy
68 Sons of Anarchy Season 7 * Drama Buy
72 The Strain Season 1 * Sci-fi/Horror Buy
  Teen Wolf Season 4 Drama Buy
65 You're the Worst Season 1 * Comedy Buy

* Season currently in progress

New to Amazon Prime members (free to stream)
Score/Title Genre Prime Instant Video
93 Amadeus (Director's Cut) (1984/2002) Drama Prime Watch
  Annie Hall (1977) Comedy Prime Watch
86 Boys Don't Cry (1999) Drama Prime Watch
68 Extant Season 1 Sci-fi PrimeWatch
76 Flight (2012) Drama Prime Watch
69 Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) Action Prime Watch
83 Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) Action Prime Watch
83 Moonstruck (1987) Rom-com Prime Watch
  Nathan for You Seasons 1-2 Comedy Prime Watch
65 Not Fade Away (2012) Drama Prime Watch
61 The Polar Express (2004) Animation/Family Prime Watch
72 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Action/Sci-fi Prime Watch
72 The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) Thriller Prime Watch

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
  An Angel at My Table (1990) Criterion Collection Drama Rent or Buy
71 Bird People (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent
66 Borgman (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
68 Chef (2014) Comedy/Drama Buy
73 Cold in July (2014) Thriller Buy
68 The Double (2014) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
71 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Sci-fi/Action Buy
81 Elena (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Eraserhead (1977) Criterion Collection Drama/Horror Rent or Buy
69 The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
71 Fed Up (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
75 Frank (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
62 Godzilla (2014) Sci-fi/Action Rent or Buy
68 Honeymoon (2014) Horror Rent
89 Ida (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
85 Ilo Ilo (2014) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
64 Kelly & Cal (2014) Comedy/Drama Rent
67 Korengal (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
  Last Year at Marienbad (1962) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
75 Night Moves (2014) Drama/Thriller Rent or Buy
68 No No: A Dockumentary (2014) Documentary Rent
86 Say Anything... (1989) Rom-com Rent or Buy
72 Seabiscuit (2003) Drama/Sports Buy
  Shoot the Piano Player (1960) Criterion Collection Foreign/Thriller Rent or Buy
82 Starred Up (2014) Drama Rent or Buy
64 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Documentary Buy
67 To Be Takei (2014) Documentary Rent or Buy
67 The Two Faces of January (2014) Drama Rent
  Umberto D. (1952) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
  A Woman Is a Woman (1962) Foreign/Drama Rent or Buy
TV shows
Score/Title Genre iTunes
  The League Season 6 * Comedy Buy
  The Mindy Project Season 3 * Comedy Buy
  New Girl Season 4 * Comedy Buy
88 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Miniseries Documentary Buy
68 Sons of Anarchy Season 7 * Drama Buy

* Season currently in progress

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu
Movies
Score/Title Genre Hulu
72 Bellflower (2011) Action/Drama Watch Now
xx Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2014) Foreign/Drama Watch Now
67 Visual Acoustics (2009) Documentary Watch Now
TV shows
Score/Title Genre Hulu
85 Party Down Seasons 1-2 Comedy Hulu Plus only Watch Now
64 Sleepy Hollow Season 1 Drama/Sci-fi Hulu Plus only 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 (4)

  • alvanorichie  

    Chef is a movie that hardly was shown in the theaters, This has a top notch cast and a fun script. It is very well done and is basically a feel good story. Good laughs, lots of foody scenes. I am glad I didn't pay to see it in the theater, but it was an entertaining evening at my trip to france. Thank you purevpn for let me access streaming.
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  • willieaames  

    Most people, myself included, really enjoyed "Argo". The story is very exciting and I love the self effacing humor Hollywood does on itself. If you love tension and excitement based on a real life story (with some fiction added) you will enjoy this movie. Thanks to purevpn netflix, they made it possible for me.
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  • MarcDoyle  

    Netflix Picks: Blue Ruin, Sling Blade, Ordinary People, School of Rock, Silver Linings Playbook, There Will Be Blood, Blacklist, Californication.

    Hulu Pick: Party Down

    Amazon: Starter for 10, Silver Linings

    iTunes: Starred Up, Ida

  • LamontRaymond  

    If you've got Hulu, Bellflower is one of my all-time faves.... Great soundtrack....

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