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Everything Netflix

 

Overview

What is Netflix? Should you use it?

Netflix is an online DVD rental service.  Instead of going to the local video store, you can have movies of your choice sent to you via the US mail.  It really is that simple.  Read on to see if it’s for you.

The Past

Originally, Netflix was a DVD only operation.  You chose the movies you wanted to watch from their online catalogue,Netflix Logo put them on your list and they would send them to you.  You could have as many as you wanted at a time (prices increased as the number increased) and you could keep them as long as you wanted.  Send one back and the next one on your list (called your queue) would be sent to you.  New movies would release on Netflix as soon as they released on DVD.

When we started, years ago, it took about 4 days to turn around a movie.  We had a 3 movie per month service plan and there were something like 11,000 movies in the Netflix catalogue.  It was heaven at a time when trying to rent a new release, a documentary or an independent film at a video store was next to impossible and late fees were omnipresent.

Times changed and Netflix changed with them.

The Present

Our original Netflix account seems quaint now.  So does the dial-up connection we used to manage it.  But the core appeal remains – I get movies I choose delivered to my mailbox, take as long as I want to watch them and drop them back in the mail (no postage needed).  A new one appears now in about 2 days.  The catalogue is now unimaginably huge – my queue is always enormous.  User interface on the site itself is super simple – you can browse movies, rate them, get recommendations, complain and report damaged and missing discs as well as manage your own account.

And there are so many more options now.  You can have DVD plans up to 8 at a time, you can have limited plans for as little as $5 a month, and the biggest change – you can now get additional content streamed to any of a couple hundred different devices.  It’s called Netflix Instant Streaming.

Netflix Instant Streaming

When this service began, you could stream movies to your computer via the Netflix site.  There were a few thousand available, most of them sucked.  We never used it – in addition to having little interest in the available content, we had no desire to watch movies on our computer.

But now, with the rise of YouTube and Hulu and any number of other services that stream video content from the internet, Netflix has upped their game.  Their instant catalogue has grown to include many thousands of movies and TV shows (including the first Netflix original series – 2013′s House of Cards, now joined by several more).  Best of all, you can stream through over 100 different devices (including computer to TV if you can reach with an HDMI cable).  We use either our Xbox 360 or our Roku Netflix Player to stream movies directly to our TV.  So in addition to the DVDs we get, we also have access to thousands of titles streamed free.

As streaming becomes more and more dominant with consumers, Netflix has acquired rights to more and more content.  One major acquisition involved streaming new releases before they go to pay TV.

We’re discovering now, in 2014,  that about 25-30% or so of the movies and TV that we want to get from Netflix is available through Netflix Instant Streaming.  Most of the movies are still either not new or are of limited general interest.  But a surprising number of little indie gems show up there.  And the TV is fabulous – we’ll often get a season the summer after it airs and be caught up for the fall premiere.  We’ve seen any number of movies and TV series via streaming on which we never would have used a DVD rental.  Some of them have been great.  Some have also sucked.  But that’s the world of movies, right?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I’m sure this seems like nothing more than a commercial for Netflix.  Let me assure you – I do not work for them.  And they have plenty of problems.  The granddaddy of all current problems is the horrid delay imposed upon Netflix by most of the major movie studios.  This problem is so big and pisses me off so bad that it gets its very own section here on Movie Rewind.  Just hop over one tab.

But let’s start with a simple rundown of the good:

  • Movies and TV on DVD delivered to your mailbox
  • Huge DVD and Instant Streaming catalogue from which to choose
  • Large number of service options
  • Excellent user interface on the site
  • 2 day DVD turnover
  • My history with them is spotless in terms of customer service

And move straight on to the bad:

  • 28 day delay for new releases
  • Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a 2 day turn around
  • DVD extras often not included on rental discs
  • No extras on streamed content
  • No captions available on streamed content (update: as of 2013, captions have become available for most content)
  • Streamed content requires the purchase of a (sometimes expensive) device in order to be truly watchable
  • Streamed content varies in picture quality (update: 2014 – most of the picture quality issues seem to have been resolved)

And the downright ugly:

  • There is no easy way to figure out when things will become available for either rental or streaming on Netflix

My Gift to You

We here at Movie Rewind are annoyed by the lack of easy access to Netflix release dates.  So I am going to provide them.  Tab over and you will find Netflix release dates for as many newly released movies and TV series as I can find, starting with January 1, 2014 (you can find the 2013 release dates here, the 2012 release dates here and the  2011 release dates here).  I will not be including old movies new to DVD or to Netflix – only new releases. When I find out that they are streaming, I’ll include that as well.

I love Netflix and have no intention of leaving them for another service or abandoning my disc subscription.  But nothing is perfect.  It’s my job to bitch about the problems I can’t control (I’m looking at you, 28 day delay) and provide solutions for the ones I can.  I love my job.

Release Delays

I hate you, 28 day delay

This is not the first time I’ve bitched about the 28 day release delay imposed on Netflix by many of the major movie studios.  But for those of you new to this particular party, I’ll go over the basics.

Beginning in January, 2010, Netflix customers (aka: ME) started noticing that some newly released DVDs were not being released by Netflix.  Hmmmm.  “What’s the deal?” the customers wondered.  Maybe just a glitch, an anomaly, an oversight.  WRONG!  It turned out that Warner Bros. and Netflix had reached a deal in which Netflix would delay release of new movies for 28 days after they became available for purchase, presumably to give people incentive to buy the DVD rather than wait to rent.  Fox and Universal soon followed suit, as did Paramount, even though their own internal study showed that delaying rental release did not increase DVD sales.

I have no idea, none at all, what Netflix gets out of this “agreement”.  I can only assume that it was forced down their throats with the threat of withdrawal of content altogether.

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Yeah, I get that the studios want more people to buy DVDs.  But I want to see concrete proof that delaying rentals achieves that.  I think that it does not – all it does is prove to someone at the studio that they have a bigger virtual penis and can force down Netflix (and Redbox – they’re affected as well) with their big powerful bully tactics.  Personally, it makes me committed to never, ever buying another DVD from one of these studios.   If I didn’t care enough to see a movie in the theater, I sure as hell don’t care enough to spend twice the price buying the stupid thing.  As I’ve pointed out before, buyers and renters are two different species and never the twain shall meet.  Or at least not very often.

Adding insult to injury, Blockbuster began running ads on TV during the 2010 holiday season boasting about how they had new releases for rent as soon as they were available for purchase.  They went so far as to specifically take a swipe at Netflix for the idiot 28 day delay.  Talk about rubbing salt in a wound.  I would venture to guess that the only reason Blockbuster had not, to that point, been forced to accept the same crappy delay “deal” as Netflix and Redbox is that everyone assumed they would be out of business by then.  Keep boasting, Blockbuster – if you look even marginally viable as a company, the big virtual penis will smack you down, too.  Oh, look, now that it’s 2014, Blockbuster is out of business.  RIP, Braggy McBraggersons.

The fallout from the 28 day delay is not just my ire (powerful though that might be).  People now have no idea when the movies they want will become available on Netflix.  It used to be easy – when it was released on DVD, it was released on Netflix.  But now there’s usually a delay – but it isn’t always 28 days.  Sometimes it’s shorter, sometimes it’s longer, sometimes there is no delay.  Who keeps track of which studios release which movies?  I know I don’t.  Even if I did, I don’t know anymore how many of them are enforcing the delay and there’s no way of knowing if they’ll enforce it on any particular movie.  BAH!!

But now you can know.  Because I’m going to tell you.  Tab over and you’ll find Netflix release dates beginning January 1, 2014.  I love you all just that much.  Almost as much as I hate that damn 28 day delay.

2014 Release Dates

2014 Netflix Releases

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So here you have it. DVD release dates for all of 2014 as they become available (you can find all of 2011 here,  all of 2012 here and all of 2013 here). I’ll add to it every week as information becomes available. One Stop Shopping for Netflix Release Dates. Gotta love it.  I’m including information about Instant Streaming availability when I have it. Almost everything is available on DVD before it becomes available through instant streaming.  Initial release dates are for DVD unless otherwise noted. Netflix does rotate its streamed content, so something that is streaming when I add it may be on streaming hiatus at some later date.  But generally, if it was streaming once, it will stream again.  With no further ado, fire up your DVD player (or your Roku), and here are your release dates!

2014 Netflix Releases

Coming Soon

Homeland Season 2 – Canada - I have no idea what is taking this so long.  If anyone with a Netflix Canada DVD subscription has info, let me know!

Glee – Season 5 (TV musical, Lea Michele, Darren Criss) – The season is over on the network, now it’s waiting time!

Warehouse 13 – season 4 (TV sci-fi, Saul Rubinek, Joanne Kelly) – This one is available on DVD, but no word on streaming.  Season 5 is out on DVD – hopefully it will all stream soon.

How I Met Your Mother – Season 9 (TV comedy, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel) – DVD is set for September release.

American Horror Story – Season 3/Coven (TV horror, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates) – DVD releases October 7th.

The Fault in Our Stars (drama, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort) – I don’t usually put movies in this section, but I bawled through this book and have been waiting for it to come out on DVD so I can bawl through the movie in the privacy of my own home.  I will be able to do so when Netflix releases it in October.

September 16th

Bones – Season 9 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – DVD release.  We missed the last few episodes last season – I hope this streams soon!

September 14th

Cinemanovels (drama, Lauren Lee Smith, Jennifer Beals) – A woman putting together a retrospective of her father’s work, which she has never before seen.  Instant Streaming Only

September 9th

Homeland – Season 3 (TV drama, Claire Danes, Damien Lewis) – I am so excited!  This one is DVD only, it will not stream.

The Vampire Diaries – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – No word on streaming yet – so for now, DVD only.  I missed all of last season, I hope it streams soon!

Supernatural – Season 9 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – This is the DVD release – no word yet on streaming (but the other seasons have, I assume this one will, too).

September 4th

The Auction (foreign drama, Gabriel Arcand, Normand Carrière) – French language story of a Canadian man selling his land to help his daughter.  Instant Streaming Only

September 2nd

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 10 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh) – DVD Only for now – will keep an eye out for streaming!

New Girl – Season 3 (TV comedy, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – Releasing to DVD Only for now – no word yet on a streaming date.

Person of Interest – Season 3 (TV drama, Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson) – This riddle/spy drama has never streamed, so will likely stay DVD Only

August 26th

The Walking Dead – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus) – DVD Only for now, but I’ll keep an eye out for a streaming date.

Sons of Anarchy – Season 6 (TV drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Release to DVD – no word on streaming.

Haven – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant) – DVD release – no word on streaming.  I hope this means the new season is coming soon!

Revenge – Season 3 (TV drama, Emily Van Camp, Madeline Stowe) – DVD release – stay tuned for streaming!

Criminal Minds – Season 9 (TV drama, Mandy Patinkin, Joe Mantegna) – This one has never streamed, so is likely to stay DVD Only

Elementary – Season 2 (TV drama, Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) – This contemporary spin on Sherlock did not go to streaming with its first season, so is likely to stay DVD Only

The Normal Heart (drama, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons) – Early 1980s gay AIDS activist.  Adapted from the stage play by Larry Kramer.

The Love Punch (comedy, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson) – A heist comedy.  Huh.  I like both leads, perhaps I’ll give this one a shot.

The Double (dark comedy, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska) – Dostoevsky adapted with Jesse Eisenberg in a double role.  I can’t handle that.  Sorry Jesse Eisenberg, you bug me.

A Promise (drama, Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman) – Love triangle period piece.  Is it wrong that I just can’t see Alan Rickman as anyone but Snape or the bad guy in Die Hard even though he’s a really accomplished actor?  Yes, it’s wrong.  But I can’t help it.

Aftermath (foreign thriller, Maciej Stuhr, Ireneusz Czop) – Polish language tale of a Polish American returning to his hometown and discovering things are amiss.  Supposedly a true story.

Young and Beautiful (foreign drama, Marine Vacth, Laurent Delbecque) – Steamy French language coming of age story.  Instant Streaming Available.

Trust Me (comedy, Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet) – Hollywood agent tries to create a young star to bolster his career.  Also starring Sam Rockwell.

Blood Glacier (foreign horror, Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic) – German language story of a blood oozing glacier and the zombified local wildlife.  I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. Instant Streaming Only

August 21st

The Girl on the Train (thriller, Stephen Lang, Henry Ian Cusick) – A film maker meets a weeping woman and ends up in a weird, weird world.  I’ll give this indie thriller a shot.

Ragamuffin (drama/biopic, Michael Koch, David Schultz) – Christian musician Rich Mullins examines his faith.

August 20th

The Amazing Catfish (foreign drama, Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala) – Spanish language story of two women thrown together by circumstance, and the bond between them.

August 19th

Once Upon a Time – Season 3 (TV fantasy, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison) – Releasing to DVD – no word yet on streaming.

NCIS – Season 11 (TV drama, Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly) – Eleven seasons!!  This one has never streamed so it will stay DVD only.

Parks and Recreation – Season 6 (comedy, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones) – DVD release – no word yet on streaming.

The Blacklist – Season 1 (TV drama, James Spader, Megan Boone) – Spader plays the fugitive turned FBI “agent”.  I have no idea why I haven’t watched this yet.  DVD Only – no idea if this one will stream.

Boardwalk Empire – Season 4 (TV drama, Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt) – This HBO drama is available on DVD Only

The Good Wife – Season 5 (TV drama, Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry) – This critically acclaimed drama is available on DVD Only

Parenthood – Season 5 (TV drama, Lauren Graham, Peter Krause) – DVD only for now, will keep an eye out for a streaming date.

The Mindy Project – Season 2 (TV comedy, Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina) – Season 1 never went to streaming, so I suspect this will remain DVD Only

Revolution – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tracy Spiradakos, Billy Burke) – This one isn’t getting a third season, which is too bad.  DVD Only for now, but look for streaming soon.

The Amazing Spiderman 2 (action, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone) – Spiderman has always been a little angsty for me, but teh two leads are adorable.

Only Lovers Left Alive (drama, Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton) – A Jim Jarmusch directed vampire love story.  I can’t resist that.

Fading Gigolo (comedy, John Turturro, Woody Allen) – Woody Allen.  I can definitely resist that.

The Quiet Ones (horror, Jared Harris, Sam Claflin) – Supposedly based on a true story about summoning a pesky poltergeist.  I may not be able to resist – especially if it starts streaming.

The Sacrament (thriller, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg) – Found footage about a cult and the journalists who go looking for it.  I suspect it isn’t all sunshine and roses.  Just a guess.

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (action, Cole Hauser, Josh Kelly) – This one is unrated, folks.  UNRATED!

Go for Sisters (drama, Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton) – Ex-con and parole officer join forces to find missing man.  Instant Streaming Available 8/22

When I Saw You (foreign drama, Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal) – Arabic language story of a boy’s journey to find his father. Instant Streaming Only

August 13th

10 Rules for Sleeping Around (comedy, Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok) – I’m going to judge this by the title alone and say…no.  Instant Streaming Available

August 12th

Transcendence (sci-fi, Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall) – It’s Johnny Depp so, yeah, I’m gonna see it.

Rio 2 (family animation, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann) – Family animation?  I’ll never see it but you all enjoy!

Anna (drama, Taissa Farmiga, Indira Varma) – Is Vera’s little sister a victim or a psycho?  I know I’m willing to find out!  Taissa Farmiga is great on American Horror Story, I look forward to seeing what she does here.

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (action, Tom Austen, Tom Harries) – Celtic raiders fight for…something.

Torment (horror, Peter DaCunha, Katharine Isabelle) – Nobody in the movies ever has a peaceful vacation.  Don’t these people know that??

12 O’Clock Boys (documentary) – Director Lotfy Nathan has a 13-year-old narrate his own story of wanting to be in a tough dirt bike gang in Baltimore.

Road to Paloma (drama, Jason Momoa,  Sarah Shahi) – Biker on the run after vigilante revenge.

The Railway Man (drama, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård) – Man deals with long ago WWII captivity.  Also starring Colin Firth.

Locke (drama, Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson) – Guy in traffic on a cell phone faces life changing decisions.

Rage (action, Nicolas Cage, Rachel Nichols) – It would be nice of the Cage movie about a man with a violent past didn’t suck.  I don’t have high hopes.

Filth (dark comedy, James McAvoy, Imogen Poots) – Detective with overblown ego gets a reality check.

A Haunted House 2 (comedy, Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly) – A spoof sequel.  Woo.

Hateship, Loveship (drama, Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce) – This is a good little indie – Wiig shows she can do more than funny.

Summer in February (drama, Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning) – This pre-WWI period piece has Matthew from Downton Abbey in it!

Dancing in Jaffa (documentary, Pierre Dulaine) – Ballroom dancer teaches Israeli and Palestinian kids to dance.  Instant Streaming Available.

Breathe In (drama, Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones) – Exchange student causes domestic turmoil.

Pete’s Christmas (family, Zachary Gordon, Bailee Madison) – Not in the least bit timely, a Groundhog Day type kids movie.

Low Winter Sun (TV drama, Mark Strong, Lennie James) – Looks like this Detroit cop drama only got one season – available on 3 discs.

William Shatner’s Get a Life (documentary, William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois) – A look at the phenomenon that is Star Trek.  Instant Streaming until September 1 Only.

Proxy (thriller, Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins) – Evil support group?  Maybe…

The Cold Lands (drama, Silas Yelich, Lili Taylor) – Runaway teen meets drifter in the mountains.  Instant Streaming Only

The Moment (suspense, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson) – Mental hospital, memories returning, NOOOOOOO!!!!  Instant Streaming Available 9/11/14

August 5th

Community – Season 5 (TV comedy, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs) – This one has never streamed, so DVD Only.

Californication – Season 7 (TV dramedy, David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone) – Another one that doesn’t stream, so DVD Only.

Divergent (sci-fi, Shailene Woodley, Theo James) – I have to admit that I’m looking forward to this.  I liked the book, and Theo James is yummy.

The Human Race (horror, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee) – Sort of like Running Man – 80 people have to race or die.

Wrinkles (foreign animation, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine) – Adult animation about elderly friends.  Spanish language.

God’s Not Dead (drama, Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper) – Proving God isn’t dead for philosophy class.  Whatever.

Ping Pong Summer (comedy, Susan Sarandon, John Hannah) – Coming of age with an amazing cast, including Amy Sedaris.

Bicycling with Moliere (foreign comedy, Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson) – French language actor tries to persuade actor to act comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

I’ll Follow You Down (drama, Gillian Anderson, Haley Joel Osment) – The disappearance of a scientist affects family.  Also with Rufus Sewell and Victor Garber.

August 4th

Drones (thriller, Eloise Mumford, Matt O’Leary) – Drone warfare political thriller.

August 1st

The Killing – Final Season (drama, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman) – The outstanding AMC/Netflix Original returns for a final short run on Instant Streaming Only.

Kid Cannabis (drama, Kenny Wormald, Jonathan Daniel Brown) – Kid drug dealers.  No thanks.

Rigor Mortis (foreign horror, Anthony Chan, Siu-hou Chin) – Cantonese language supernatural apartment building.

July 30th

The Wedding Video (comedy, Rufus Hound, Lucy Punch) – Never start taping BEFORE the wedding…

July 29th

Noah (drama, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly) – Bible action epic!  Yeah, not quite in my wheelhouse.

The French Minister (foreign comedy, Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz) – French Language political silliness.  Instant Streaming Only

Finding Vivian Maier (documentary, John Maloof) – Nanny/photographer who became famous after her death is studied.

Half of a Yellow Sun (drama, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Nigerian civil war in the 1960s is the setting for this romance/drama.

On My Way (drama, Catherine Deneuve, Nemo Schiffman) – Ever wish you could get in the car and drive away from your life?  This woman does it.

Cuban Fury (romantic comedy, Nick Frost, Rashida Jones) – Former dancer tries to regain past glory.

The Protector 2 (foreign action, Tony Jaa, JeeJa Yanin)- Thai language martial arts/animal poachers sequel.

The Den (horror, Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen) – Accidental online snuff film.  Instant Streaming Available

It Felt Like Love (drama, Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni) – Obsessed teen goes from crush to stalker.

1 Chance 2 Dance (teen drama, Lexi Giovagnoli, Justin Ray)- Romance!  Dancing!  Teenagers. Instant Streaming Only

Five Dances (drama, Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau) – Real dancers get to strut their stuff in this movie about a dance phenom trying to get his act together in New York.

July 24th

Don Peyote (comedy, Dan Fogler, Josh Duhamel) – Just another stupid stoner movie.

July 22nd

The Final Member (documentary, Sigurður Hjartarson) – Dude wants his own penis museum and only needs one more specimen.  Gotta love the world of the documentary.

The Monkey’s Paw (horror, C.J. Thomason, Stephen Lang) – That’s just never a good gift.  Never.

Heaven is for Real (drama, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly) – A tearjerker based on the true story of a little boy and his near death experience.  Vastly dissenting audience opinions based on religious affiliation.

Tyler Perry’s The Single Mom’s Club (drama, Nia Long, Amy Smart) – I hate it just because Perry has his name plastered on it.  I might actually see (and maybe even like) one of his movies if he could just be a normal director and not name everything after himself.

Sabotage (action, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington) – Thieving DEA agents.

GMO OMG (documentary, Jeremy Seifert) – Examination of the risks of genetically modified food.  Also, I respect this clever title.

Blue Ruin (thriller, Macon Blair, Devin Ratray) – Revenge, then some waiting, waiting for more revenge.

All Cheerleaders Die (horror, Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee) – Apparently, the Smit-McPhee family loves The Horror – brother Kodi was in Let Me In with Chloe Moretz.  Instant Streaming Available

The Suspect (foreign action, Yoo Gong, Jae-yun Jo) – Korean language spy actioner.

When the Iron Bird Flies (documentary, Anam Thubten, Khyentse Norbu) – Examination of Buddhism.  Instant Streaming Only

July 15th

Orphan Black – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce) – Clone conspiracies continue!  DVD Only

Hell on Wheels – Season 3 (TV drama, Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) – AMC’s post Civil War revenge drama.  The other seasons are streaming, hopefully this one will, too.  Instant Streaming Available

The Lego Movie (family animation, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks) – Oddly enough, by all accounts this is very good.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (comedy, Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham) – Wes Anderson’s between wars comedy has a terrific cast and a plot revolving around a theft, an inheritance squabble and an old European hotel.  Definitely going on my queue!

The Secret Lives of Dorks (comedy, Gaelan Connell, Charlie Stewart) – There’s no secret, I live this life every day.

Under the Skin (sci-fi, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams) – Scarlett is an man liquefying alien.  I kid you not.

A Night in Old Mexico (drama, Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine) – A road trip to Mexico predictably runs into drug dealers.

The Face of Love (drama, Annette Bening, Ed Harris) – Woman begins romance with late husband’s doppelganger.  It sounds sappy, but I love both leads, so I’ll see it.

Open Grave (horror, Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan) – Don’t you hate it when you wake up with amnesia in a pit full of corpses?

The Last Days (sci-fi, Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado) – Panicky dystopian Spanish future. Instant Streaming Only

July 11th

Hemlock Grove – Season 2 (thriller, Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård) – Netflix original about werewolves and all sorts of supernaturals.  Instant Streaming Only

July 9th

What’s in a Name (foreign comedy, Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui) – Can a baby’s name just be too hideous to bear?  French language.

July 8th

Lilyhammer – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Steven Van Zandt, Marian Saastad Ottesen) – Netflix original about a gangster in witness protection having a hard time staying clean.  Instant Streaming Available

Bad Words (comedy, Jason Bateman, Rohan Chand) – I know it looks stupid, but I’ve been looking forward to this adult-ruining-spelling-bee movie for months.

Black Out (foreign thriller, Raymond Thiry, Bas Keijzer) – Dutch language action thriller about a groom to be with a corpse in his bed.  That’s not a good bachelor party.

The Raid 2 (foreign action, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian) – The Indonesian language sequel to The Raid 1, I presume.

Nymphomaniac, Volume 1 (drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård) – Lars von Trier directs this pron-sounding tale of a woman sharing her sexual exploits with a man tending her injuries.  Instant Streaming Available

Nymphomaniac, Volume 2 (drama, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård) – Apparently von Trier just couldn’t fit it all into one movie.

Le Week-End (romance, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan) – A British couple travels to Paris in search of rekindled love.

Maidentrip (documentary, Laura Dekker) – The story of Dekker’s round the world solo sail at the tender age of 14.  Instant Streaming Available

Bad Grandpa .5 (comedy, Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll) – Sigh.  The Jackass series continues.  I have no idea why.  Instant Streaming Only

Watermark (documentary) – Yeah, it’s a documentary about water.  I’m sure it’s a lot more interesting than that sounds.

Stage Fright (horror, Minnie Driver,  Meat Loaf) – Try to wrap your mind around a teen slasher with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.  I couldn’t do it, either.

Prisoners of the Sun (action, John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet) – Archaeologists explore beneath the Pyramids.  Adventures happen.

Breath of the Gods (documentary, Jan Schmidt-Garre) – Want to learn about the history of yoga?  Now’s your chance. Instant Streaming Only.

This Ain’t California (documentary, Kai Hillebrand, David Nathan) – East German skateboarders in the 70s and 80s.  Totally not kidding.  Instant Streaming Only

July 2nd

Test (drama, Scott Marlowe, Kevin Clarke) – 1980s period piece about a gay male dancer living in San Francisco.

Parts Per Billion (sci-fi, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson) – Three couples face the apocalypse.  Also starring Frank Langella and Gena Rowlands.

July 1st

Helix – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jeri Ryan, Hiroyuki Sanada) – A SyFy original with scientists discovering a deadly virus in the arctic.  DVD Only

RoboCop (action, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman) – As much as I like Joel Kinnaman from The Killing, I’m not up for this remake.

Son of God (faith & spirituality, Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks) – The story of the life of Christ.

A Young Doctor’s Notebook (British mini-series, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm) – Harry Potter and Don Draper do comedy about doctors during the Russian revolution?  Oh, yes, I think I need to try this.  Instant Streaming Available

The Unknown Known (documentary, Donald Rumsfeld) – Filmmaker Errol Morris asks Rumsfeld to explain his own memos from his time as GW Bush’s Secretary of Defense.

Like Father Like Son (foreign drama, Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono) – Japanese language story about parents faced with a child switched at birth dilemma.

June 24th

Duck Dynasty – Season 5 (TV reality, Korie Robertson, Jase Robertson) – I’ve never watched this and feel unlikely to start.  But after getting hooked on Ink Master, I never say never.  DVD Only

The Witches of East End – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum) – Witches beget witches… Instant Streaming Available

The Bridge – Season 1 (TV thriller, Diane Kruger, Demián Bichir) – One rogue cop and one cop with Asperger’s hunt a serial killer.  This is a single disc season, but the show is an FX original – it stays on the queue.  DVD Only

Masters of Sex – Season 1 (TV drama, Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan) – A great cast for this series based on Masters & Johnson’s work.

Pandora’s Promise (documentary, Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens) – Pro-nuclear energy doc. Instant Streaming Available

A Short History of Decay (comedy, Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin) – Failed writer goes to Florida to care for parents.  Instant Streaming Available

Enemy (drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent) – Jake Gyllenhaal sees double.  I’ll take it!

Repentance (thriller, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie) – A life coach regrets firing a patient.

Wolf Creek 2 (horror, John Jarratt, Ryan Corr) – Oh, young couple, don’t go backpacking in the outback!  Instant Streaming Available

Blood Ties (drama, Clive Owen, Billy Crudup) – Cop has issues with ex-con older brother.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq (documentary, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tanaquil le Clercq) – Tragic biography of 1950′s ballet star.  Instant Streaming Available

Redwood Highway (drama, Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt) – Older woman finds a way to walk away – far away – from her retirement home. Instant Streaming Available

Some Velvet Morning (drama, Stanley Tucci, Alice Eve) – Ex-lovers meet, talk, hopes are dashed.  Directed by Neil LaBute.

FrackNation (documentary, Phelim McAleer) – A documentary about, you guessed it, fracking!

What Richard Did (drama, Jack Reynor, Roisin Murphy) – Teenager Richard definitely did not do something good.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (documentary, Anita Hill) – What happened after Anita Hill testified?  This doc will tell you.

Two Lives (foreign drama, Juliane Köhler, Sven Nordin) – German language story of a Norwegian woman dealing with her past as the cold war ends.  Instant Streaming Available

$ellebrity (documentary, Jennifer Aniston, Marc Anthony) – A look at the paparazzi and people’s fascination with celebrity.

June 18th

Way of the Wicked (thriller, Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones) – Christian Slater plays a priest.  Seriously.

June 17th

Death in Paradise – Season 1 (TV mystery, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – Quirky British TV show about cops solving crime in the Caribbean.  DVD Only

3 Days to Kill (action, Kevin Costner, Amber Heard) – Taking a risky mission to get experimental medical treatment.  I may give this one a watch.

The Outsider (action, Jason Patric, Craig Fairbrass) – Hit man searches for his daughter.

Deadly Code (drama, Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius) – Siberian mafia drama.  Also starring John Malkovich.

Joe (drama, Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan) – Ex-con Cage takes a teenager under his wing.

Walk of Shame (comedy, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden) – One night stand leads to job difficulties the next day.  This is a good cast to be involved with such a lame premise.

Authors Anonymous (comedy, Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein) – Writers’ gripe group has to deal with one of their members’ success.  Instant Streaming Available

The Machine (sci-fi, Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz) – Beware the military with a cyborg.

Almost Human (horror, Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier) – No, not the TV series.  This one is a movie about aliens and a maniac killer. Instant Streaming Available

13 Sins (thriller, Mark Webber, Rutina Wesley) – Game show turns out to be no game.  Instant Streaming Available

Jimmy P. (drama, Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric) – Native American WWII soldier returns with psychosomatic illnesses, explores with doctor. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Available.

2 Autumns, 3 Winters (foreign comedy, Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler) – French language romantic comedy. Instant Streaming Only

June 13th

Beware of Ginger Baker (documentary, Ginger Baker, John Lydon) – Life and times of a rock drummer. Instant Streaming Available

The Falls: Testament of Love (drama, Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer) – Sequel to The Falls, following up on the romance between two male Mormon missionaries.

June 10th

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey – Season 1 (TV science, Neil DeGrasse Tyson) – The 2014 PBS reboot of the Carl Sagan original is perfect for every science nerd out there. DVD Only

Graceland – Season 1 (TV drama, Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit) – Inter-agency undercover operation.  DVD Only

Rizoli & Isles – Season 4 (TV drama, Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) – The detective/medical examiner crime fighting duo is back!  DVD Only

Ray Donovan – Season 1 (TV drama, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight) – Schreiver plays a fixer in Hollywood with a messed up personal life.  How can I have missed the existence of this show?  Season 2 begins on Showtime on July 13th.  DVD Only

Major Crimes – Season 2 (TV drama, Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison) – The Closer spinoff, season two. DVD Only

Her (drama, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson) – Oscar nominated story of a man falling in love with a computer OS.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (comedy. Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney) – Recently excellent in the Oscar nominated Philomena, Steve Coogan goes back to his comedic roots and his signature character.  Instant Streaming Available.

Mr. Jones (horror, Jon Foster, Sarah Jones) – Horror movie characters have to stop moving to remote areas.

Non-Stop (action, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore) – Neeson is back in action hero mode in this thriller about an air marshal.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (action, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner) – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is reimagined for what I think is the third time, this one with Chris Pine at the acting helm.

Devil’s Knot (drama, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon) – Atom Egoyan directs this story of justice not served. Instant Streaming Available.

Klondike (TV western miniseries, Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish) – Gold rush drama, also starring Sam Shepard, Tim Roth and Tim Blake Nelson.

Haunt (horror, Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato) – Adolescent hijinks = alternate universe?  Yes, they do!  Instant Streaming Available

Adult World (comedy, Emma Roberts, John Cusack) – Aspiring poet works at adult book store and stalks famous author.  Also starring Evan Peters of American Horror Story.

The Short Game (documentary, Sky Sudberry, Allan Kournikova) – Netflix Original documentary about kids playing golf.  Instant Streaming Available

Omar (foreign drama, Adam Bakri, Iyad Hoorani) – Arabic language Romeo and Juliet in Israel and Palestine.  Instant Streaming Available

The Anonymous People (documentary, Kristen Johnston, Chris Herren) – Addiction recovery doc. Instant Streaming Only

Perfect Sisters (thriller, Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley) – Guess what?  They’re not quite perfect.

The Missing Picture (documentary, Randal Douc) – Director Rithy Panh tells his own story of living through the mass murders in Cambodia using ceramic figures.  Instant Streaming Available.

Curse of the Dragon Slayer (sci-fi/fantasy, Danielle Chuchran, Richard McWilliams) – Knights, elves, dragons, blah, blah, blah.  Instant Streaming Only

Visitors (documentary) – Experimental doc with no cast, no dialogue, in black and white, with a Philip Glass soundtrack.  That’s really all you need to know to decide if you want to see it.

Capital (foreign thriller, Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne) – French language finance thriller.  Instant Streaming Available

Bible Quiz (documentary, Mikayla Irle, J.P. O’Connor) – There’s such a thing as a Bible quiz team? Instant Streaming Only

Fractured (thriller, Callum Blue, Vinnie Jones) – Amnesiac tries to reconcile wicked past and ends up face to face with evil.  Instant Streaming Only

June 6th

Orange is the New Black – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs) – I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to binge watching this for months!  Instant Streaming Available

June 3rd

True Blood – Season 6 (TV horror, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer) – I never get tired of this show.  DVD Only

Falling Skies – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Noah Wyle, Maxim Knight) – Alien invasions suck. DVD Only

Pretty Little Liars – Season 4 (TV drama, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson) – 5 discs with 12 episodes of teen angsty goodness. DVD Only (Instant Streaming rumored on 6/10 but not confirmed)

Sherlock – Season 3 (British TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – Say it with me…Benedict Cumberbatch.  Instant Streaming Available.

Workaholics – Season 4 (TV comedy, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson) – Slacker telemarketers star in this Comedy Central series. DVD Only

Inkmaster – Season 1 (TV reality, Dave Navarro, Chris Nuñez) – Strangely captivating tattoo reality series.  Instant Streaming Only

Veronica Mars the Movie (thriller, Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring) – Fans rejoice!

Still Mine (drama, James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold) – Elderly man needs to build adequate shelter for ailing wife.

Lone Survivor (action, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch) – Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.  Also starring Emile Hirsch.

The Motel Life (drama, Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff) – A lot of Emile Hirsch this week.  This one is about a pair of down on their luck brothers.

In the Blood (action, Gina Carano, Amaury Nolasco) – Bad honeymoon.  Really bad honeymoon.

Tiny: A Story About Living Small (documentary, Christopher Smith, Daryl Gibson) – I’m fascinated by the small spaces movement.  I’ll definitely be watching this.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Time (drama, Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick) – Craving some Christopher Meloni after the untimely cancellation of Surviving Jack, I’ll give this drama about a father/son used car dealership a shot.

May 27th

Covert Affairs – Season 4 (TV drama, Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham) – CIA spy drama. DVD Only

Suits – Season 3 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – Faux-lawyer courtroom drama.  DVD Only

Devil’s Due (horror, Allison Miller, Zach Gilford) – Found footage film.

Endless Love (romance, Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde) – They actually remade this.  I have no idea how to respond to that.

Gambit (comedy, Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz) – A remake of a 1966 art heist film, with a screenplay by the Coen brothers.  Also starring Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Cloris Leachman.  I am so in. Instant Streaming available

A Birder’s Guide to Everything (comedy, Ben Kingsley, Kodi Smit-McPhee) – Coming of age.  With ducks.

Journey to the West (foreign action, Qi Shu, Zhang Wen) – Mandarin language adaptation of a Chinese classic tale.  Instant Streaming Available

Run & Jump (drama, Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam) – An indie British medical drama about a woman dealing with her husband post stroke. Instant Streaming Available

Cheap Thrills (comedy/thriller, Pat Healy, Ethan Embry) – Story of a man who does dares for cash – humiliation not an obstacle.

Child’s Pose (foreign drama, Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache) – Romanian language drama about a wealthy woman trying to protect her son from the crime he committed.  Instant Streaming Available

24 Exposures (thriller, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett) – Messed up photographer finds himself implicated in a murder.  Instant Streaming Available

May 23rd

 A Field in England (thriller, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt) – 17th Century UK period piece with military deserters force to labor for an alchemist.

Zero Charisma (comedy, Sam Eidson, Anne Gee Byrd) – RPG nerd finds real life really inconvenient.

May 20th

Warehouse 13 – Season 5 (TV adventure, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly) – The final season of this SyFy series.  DVD Only

Nikita – Season 4 (TV action, Maggie Q, Shane West) – My daughter LOVES this show – I personally think Maggie Q is awful.  But…Instant Streaming Available

Call the Midwife – Season 3 (TV drama, Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter) – 1950s London midwives.  DVD Only (though the other 2 seasons are streaming).

Scandal – Season 3 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn) – Instant Streaming Available.

The Monuments Men (drama, George Clooney, Matt Damon) – Though not critically acclaimed, this phenomenal cast including John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean DuJardin (from The Artist), Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville (from Downton Abbey) and Cate Blanchett makes me give no shits.  I’ll be seeing it.

Pompeii (drama, Emily Browning, Kit Harington) – Yep, it’s about the volcano.  It erupts!

God Loves Uganda (documentary, Lou Engle, Jo Anna Watson) – Evangelical Christian right in Africa.  Instant Streaming Available

Murder on the Home Front (drama, Patrick Kennedy, Tamzin Merchant) – UK period piece with a serial killer using WWII to cover his tracks.  Count me in!

Awful Nice (comedy, Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey) – Brothers try to fix up their inherited property.  Also starring Christopher Meloni who is currently killing it in Surviving JackInstant Streaming Available

About Last Night (comedy, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy) – Kevin Hart = Funny Guy.  But can he float an 80s rom/com remake?

In Secret (drama, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac) – This adaptation of the novel by Emile Zola also stars Jessica Lange.

Raze (thriller, Zoë Bell, Rachel Nichols) – Kidnapping and girl fights.

McCanick (drama, David Morse, Cory Monteith) – Monteith’s last role, as a teenage criminal.  Instant Streaming Available

The Jewish Cardinal (drama, Laurent Lucas, Aurélien Recoing) – The true story of a real Jewish man who, without converting, rose to prominence in the Catholic church. Instant Streaming Available

Stay (drama, Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling) – An unexpected pregnancy results in a couple re-examining their lives.

The Right Kind of Wrong (romantic comedy, Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning) – Ryan Kwanten is seriously adorable, and an Aussie.  Still can’t believe that.  Instant Streaming Available

May 13th

Longmire – Season 2 (TV drama, Robert Taylor, Katie Sackhoff) – Rural crime thriller set in Wyoming, based on novels by Craig Johnson. Instant Streaming Available

Royal Pains – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – Instant Streaming Available

I, Frankenstein (horror, Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy) – Modern day Frankenstein, with demons!

That Awkward Moment (comedy, Zac Efron, Miles Teller) – Bros make a bro-pact to stay single.  Hijinks ensue.

Special ID (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Tian Jing) – Mandarin language gang fighting cops.  Instant Streaming Available

Ride Along (comedy, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart) – I think Kevin Hart is a funny guy.  I may give this a shot.

The Nut Job (family animation, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser) – Obviously made for people who are not me.

Great Expectations (drama, Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter) – I suspect Helena Bonham Carter will have wacky hair.  Also starring Ralph Fiennes.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (comedy, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig) – I’ve been looking forward to this one.  To the top of the queue it goes!

Cowgirls n’ Angels 2 (family, Jade Pettyjohn, Haley Ramm) – Ugh.  I don’t make ‘em, I just report ‘em.

Black Nativity (drama, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett) – Based on the play by Langston Hughes.

Better Living Through Chemistry (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde) – Keep it in your pants, pharmacist.  Love the cast, though, so I’ll be giving this a try.

Mobius (foreign thriller, Jean Dujardin, Cécile De France) – The lead from The Artist stars in this French language story of love and spies.

The Suspect (thriller, Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler) – A bank robbery is more than it seems.  Instant Streaming Available 5/22

Black Coffee (romantic comedy, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christian Keyes) – A coffee shop is the setting for this romantic comedy.

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? (documentary, Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry) – Animated discussions with Chomsky.  Instant Streaming Available

Stalingrad (foreign action, Pyotr Fyodorov, Yana Studilina) – Russian language story of a group of soldiers and refugees during the 1942 Battle of Stalingrad.

After Tiller (documentary) – Stories of docs being targeted by anti-abortion movement.  Instant Streaming available.

May 8th

The Bletchley Circle – Season 2 (Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling) – This looks so good!  A Brit thriller – season 2 is only out on DVD so far, but season 1 is Available on Instant Streaming.

Bitten – Season 1 (TV sci-fi drama, Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt) – Teen Wolves. Instant Streaming Available

Crave (thriller, Josh Lawson, Emma Lung) _ Crime scene photog goes postal. Instant Streaming Available

Hawaii (foreign drama, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazon) – Spanish language story of rekindling friendships and class differences.

May 6th

Bad Ass 2 – Bad Asses (action, Danny Trejo, Danny Glover) – Is is my imagination, or has Danny Trejo made about 2,000 movies in the past year?  Instant Streaming Available

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (adventure, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan) – The second installment in the trilogy of movies made from a single book.  Seriously, someone reign in Peter Jackson.

The Art of the Steal (comedy, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon) – Heist/con artist comedy also starring Kurt Russell.  Instant Streaming available

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (drama, Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Hyland) – 5 shorts dealing with the struggles of mental illness. Instant Streaming Available

Brightest Star (drama, Chris Lowell, Rose McIver) – Psychics, break-ups and hangovers.

7 Boxes (thriller, Celso Franco, Victor Sosa) – Don’t make mystery deliveries, junior.

After the Dark (sci-fi, James D’Arcy, Sophie Lowe) – Philosophy students take on hypothetical apocalypse. Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

Psych – Season 7 (TV dramedy, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Finally!  Available on Instant Streaming!

Once Upon a Time – Season 1 (TV fantasy, Jared Gilmore, Robert Carlyle) – My daughter loves this one. Available on Instant Streaming

April 29th

Labor Day (romance, Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin) – If Josh Brolin was hitching a ride, I would pick him up, bloodied or not, Labor Day weekend or not.

Legend of Hercules (action, Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss) – Just another Hercules movie.

Gimme Shelter (drama, Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones) – A runaway turns to a priest for help.  I’ll give this indie a try – Hudgens was really good in Frozen Ground.

The Best Offer (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess) – Romance between reclusive art collector and potential mystery buyer.

Gloria (foreign drama, Paulina García, Sergio Hernández) – Spanish language story of middle aged romance.

Bad Country (drama, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon) – Southern organized crime in the 1980s.

The Rocket (foreign drama, Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam) – Thai language story about an outcast Laotian boy suspected of bringing bad luck.

The Selfish Giant (drama, Connor Chapman, Shaun Thomas) – Indie about boys stealing copper wire.  Don’t ask me, I just tell you about ‘em.  Instant Streaming Available

Locker 13 (thriller, Jason Spisak, Jon Gries) – 4 stories linked by a sinister locker.

These Birds Walk (documentary) – Profiles of Abdul Sattar Edhi, who runs orphanages in Pakistan, and a young boy living in one of them.  Instant Streaming Available

The Bag Man (thriller, John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa) – Competing hit men.

47 Ronin (sci-fi, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada) – Samurai on the warpath.  47 of ‘em.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (comedy, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis) – I can’t express how much I dislike this guy.

Bullet (action, Danny Trejo, Torsten Voges) – Cop vs. Kidnappers.  Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

Lost Girl – Season 1 (TV drama, Anna Silk, Kris Holden Reid) – Season 1 of the SyFy series. Instant Streaming Available

Psych: The Musical (TV special, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Pretty much exactly what you think.  DVD Only

April 23rd

The Phoenix Rises (sci-fi, James Black, Adam Cardon) – Climate weapons?  That’s right.

April 22nd

Barefoot (romantic comedy, Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman) – Doctor/Patient bond gets cozy.

Big Bad Wolves (foreign thriller, Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan) – Hebrew language story of vigilante justice.

Bettie Page Reveals All (documentary, Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner) – Biography of famous pin-up girl.  Instant Streaming Available

Cottage Country (comedy, Malin Ackerman, Tyler Labine) – Dark comedy about a bloody good proposal. Instant Streaming Only

A Farewell to Fools (drama, Gerard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel) – Man pressured to confess to crime he didn’t commit in WWII France.  Instant Streaming Only

The Delivery Man (comedy, Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt) – Sperm donor comedy.  Keepin’ it classy, Vince!

Paranormal Movie (spoof, Kevin Farley, Carly Craig) – I really think description is unnecessary here.

The Last Letter (thriller, Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal) – Sleep disorders and meddling in-laws.

Scavengers (sci-fi, Roark Critchlow, Jeremy London) – Good to see the London boys still paying the rent.

Do Not Disturb (horror, Stephen Geoffreys, Tiffany Sheppis) – Writing about a deranged serial killer or being one?  AHHHHHH!

Mischief Night (horror, Noell Coet, Daniel Hugh Kelly) – Psychosomatic blindness and a scary intruder is a tough mix.

Home Again (drama, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James) – Deportation is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Boys of Abu Ghraib (drama, Luke Moran, Omid Abtahi) – I’m guessing that this one has a political message of some variety.  Instant Streaming Available

April 18th

A Taste of Romance (romantic comedy, Teri Polo, James Patrick Stuart) – Restaurant romance.  I’m actually going to see this.  I’ll probably hate myself afterwards, but I’m doing it anyway.

The Bouquet (family drama, Kristy Swanson, Danny Glover) – Estranged siblings try to save family floral business.  Instant Streaming Available.

Shadow on the Mesa (western, Wes Brown, Kevin Sorbo) – Sorry, Sorbo, you’ll always be Hercules to me.

Suddenly (thriller, Ray Liotta, Erin Karpluk) – Save the president, Ray!  Directed by Uwe Boll.  Instant Streaming Available.

Dead Souls (horror, Jesse James, Magda Apanowicz) – Sandra Bullock’s crappy ex stars in crappy horror.

April 16th

Atlantis – Season 1 (TV action, Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy) – Greek mythology series.  DVD Only

They Call It Myanmar (documentary) – A look at life in Burma.  Instant Streaming Available.

Sparks (action, Chase Williamson, Ashley Bell) – Superhero, master criminal, whatever.

April 15th

Saving Mr. Banks (drama, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson) – As much as I love the actors, and the movie Mary Poppins, I could never muster much interest in this story of how the movie came to be.

Frozen (family animation, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel) – Gets rave reviews from virtually everyone.  Except me who will never see it.  I’m an animation bigot.

Philomena (drama, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan) – Oscar nominated story of a woman’s search for the child she put up for adoption.

Flowers in the Attic (drama, Heather Graham, Ellen  Burstyn) – Made for TV adaptation of the V. C. Andrews novel.

Interior. Leather Bar. (drama, Val Lauren, James Franco) – Indie about some rumored explicit gay scenes cut from the film Cruising back in 1980.  Instant Streaming Available.

Free Ride (drama, Anna Paquin, Drea De Matteo) – 7-year-old drug smuggler.  Charming.

Date and Switch (comedy, Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope) – Teenagers losing virginity comedy – with a few twists.

Wrong Cops (comedy, Mark Burnham, Eric Judor) – Bored cops gone wild.

In the Name Of (foreign drama, Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz) – Polish language story of a gay priest.  Instant Streaming Available 5/9

Trap for Cinderella (thriller, Tuppence Middleton, Alexandra Roach) – Death and amnesia in France.  Instant Streaming Only

Excuse Me for Living (comedy, Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd) – Former med student is given unusual rehab choice.

Beneath (horror, Daniel Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison) – Don’t piss off the big fish, young people.

Scorned (thriller, Billy Zane, AnnaLynne McCord) – Cheating on the crazy woman turns out to be a bad idea.

Force of Execution (action, Steven Seagal, Ving Rhames) – I wonder if there’s martial arts.  Do you think there’s martial arts?!? Instant Streaming Available.

Ambushed (action, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones) -  DEA thriller.  Instant Streaming Available.

April 11th

In the Flesh – Season 1 (British TV drama, Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains) – BBC zombies!!

Men to Kiss (comedy, Frank Christian Marx, Udo Lutz) – Guess what?  This is a gay comedy.  I bet you never guessed!

Angels in Stardust (fantasy, Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke) – Girl tries to escape crappy life.

The Mark 2: Redemption (drama, Craig Sheffer, Sonia Couling) – Another God thing about people parachuting out of an airplane.  Don’t look at me – I don’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming Available.

Wicked Blood (action, Abigail Breslin, Sean Bean) – Well, that’s an interesting casting pair.  Boromir plays Little Miss Sunshine’s junkie uncle.

California Scheming (thriller, Gia Mantegna, Devon Werkheiser) – Surfers and East Coast boys should watch out for that pretty new girl…

April 10th

This is Our Time (drama, Shawn-Caulin Young, Dawn Wells) – A God thing about high school graduates.  Also starring Erik Estrada.  Are Faith & Spirituality movies like the new Love Boat or Hollywood Squares, where old stars go to make the rent? Instant Streaming Available

April 9th

The Invoking (horror, Josh Truax, Trin Miller) – That inherited house is going to be trouble, missy.

Triple Crossed (drama, Jack Brockett, JeanPaul Lockhart) – Former soldier turned hit man gets uncomfortable assignment.

When Jews Were Funny (documentary, Aaron Berg, Gilbert Gottfried) – History of Jewish comedy in America. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Crossing Lines – Season 1 (TV drama, William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland) – This international court/crime fighting drama has been Available on Instant Streaming for a while, now it’s also out on DVD.

Legit – Season 1 (TV comedy, Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl) – Comedian Jeffries plays himself in a fictional world where his mother wants hi to get a real job. Instant Streaming Available.

August: Osage County (drama, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts) – This one netted several Oscar nominations, including for both Strep and Roberts.  I love Meryl Streep so this is going to the top of my queue.

The Book Thief (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson) – Based on the popular novel, the story of a little girl living in Nazi Germany.  Very well adapted.

Grudge Match (comedy, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone) – Also starring Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal (Shane from the first seasons of The Walking Dead), Alan Arkin and Kim Basinger.  And yet I still have zero interest in watching these two guys box.  Zero.

In the Name of the King 3 (action, Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva) – Hit man transported to medieval times.  There was enough interest in the first two to make another one?  Wonders never cease.

Out of the Furnace (thriller, Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson) – I hope they didn’t make Christian Bale lose or gain any more weight for this one.  That’s just getting creepy.  Instant Streaming Available.

Home Front (action, Jason Statham, James Franco) – Widower looking for quiet life post DEA does not get his wish.  Instant Streaming Available.

Thérèse Desqueyroux (foreign drama, Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche) – French language story of an arranged marriage in 1920s France.

Battle of the Damned (action, Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti) – Dolph gets rich kid out of quarantined city.  I hope there are zombies.

Things Never Said (romance, Shanola Hampton, Omari Hardwick) – Poet and poetry fan romance.

Dark House (horror, Luke Kleintank, Alex McKenna) – Spooky houses, mysterious parents, dark secrets. BOO!

SEAL Patrol (action, Eric Roberts, Josh Daugherty) – Businessman hires soldiers to capture physicist.  I know – don’t ask.

Snake & Mongoose (drama, Jesse Williams, Richard Blake) – Biopic about real life drag racers from the 1960s.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (horror, Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz) – Oh, goody, a spin-off!  But you never know, it could not suck!

I Am Divine (documentary, John Waters, Ricki Lake) – Story of the life of drag queen Divine.  Instant Streaming Available.

Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (drama, Christina Ricci, Clea Duvall) – The story of Lizzie Borden gets the Lifetime network treatment.  It’s almost worth renting just to see how bad it is.

Murph: The Protector (documentary) – Um, I’m deeply torn here.  Find out why in my full review here.

Nurse (thriller, Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden) – Nurse gets naughty at night.  Not like that, perv.

Back in the Day (comedy, Morena Baccarin, Danielle Bisutti) – High school reunion hijinks.  Instant Streaming Available

Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded (documentary, Jon Roberts, Mickey Munday) – Cocaine trafficking in 1970s Miami.

Holy Ghost People (thriller, Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender) – It’s probably a bad idea to join that cult, young lady.

Bastards (foreign thriller, Vincent London, Chiarra Mastroianni) – French language story of family, corruption and revenge.  Instant Streaming Available

Best Night Ever (comedy, Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn) – Bachelorette party in Vegas.  That isn’t going to turn out well.  Instant Streaming Available

Everyday (drama, Shirley Henderson, John Simm) – Documentary style account of a woman raising her kids while she waits for her husband to get out of prison.

Cavemen (comedy, Skylar Astin, Camilla Belle) – Playboy wants to settle down.  Also starring Chad Michael Murray.

April 4th

The Truth About Emanuel (drama, Kaya Scodelario, Jeccisa Biel) – Neighbor lives in weird fantasy world.  I’ll give this indie a shot.

In Fear (thriller, Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert) – You know, young movie couples just shouldn’t ever, ever take road trips.  Nothing good ever comes of that.

April 3rd

Inbred (horror, Jo Hartley, Seamus O’Neill) – Remote villages always spell slasher trouble.

Storm Surfers (documentary, Tom Carroll, Ross Clarke-Jones) – Surfers and meteorologists look for giant waves.  Maniacs.  Instant Streaming Available

April 2nd

The Great Divide (comedy, Tachina Arnold, Darrin Dewitt Henson) – Kama sutra party games?

April 1st

Psych – Season 8 (TV dramedy, James Roday, Dule Hill) – The psychic detective is back, bu on DVD Only

Mad Men – Season 6 (TV drama) – Finally – Instant Streaming Available!

Broadchurch – Season 1 (TV drama, David Tennant, Olivia Coleman) – Small English town is the site of a grisly murder.  Definitely going on my queue.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (comedy, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd) – It’s more of the same – if you liked one, you’ll like two.

The Happy Sad (drama, Leroy McClain, Sorel Carradine) – Bunches of couples, figuring out that relationships aren’t easy.  Duh.  Instant Streaming Available

Mademoiselle C (documentary, Carine Roitfeld) – French language doc about a fashion magazine launch.

Knights of Badassdom (comedy, Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten) – Ren Faire comes to life!

At Middleton (romantic comedy, Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga) – Parents hook up on college visit with teenagers.

The Moleman of Belmont Avenue (comedy, Justin DiGiacomo, Mike Bradecich) – Slumlords meet basement monster.  Instant Streaming available

March 28th

Armistice (thriller, Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan) – A soldier finds himself in a bizarre world where he must kill endlessly to survive.

The Conspiracy (thriller, Aaron Poole, James Gilbert) – Documentarians making film about conspiracy theorists become conspiracy theorists.

March 27th

The Unbroken (horror, Daniel Baldwin, Aurelia Riley) – Never trust a Baldwin.

Dark Tourist (thriller, Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith) – I haven’t seen her in anything in a while.  This one is about a serial killer tourist.

March 25th

Californication – Season 6 (TV dramedy, David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone) – Finally!  This has been delayed forever.  DVD only

Continuum, Season 2 (TV drama, Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster) – I don’t know when this started streaming, but it is!  Instant Streaming Only

Veep – Season 2 (TV comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky) – In her third consecutive successful TV series, Julia Louis Dreyfus stars as the U.S. Vice President.  DVD Only

Gravity (drama, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney) – Multiple Oscar winner about 2 people literally lost in space.  Definitely going to the top of my queue.

The Wolf of Wall Street (crime drama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill) – Martin Scorsese directed this Wall street greed Oscar nominee.

Camille Claudel 1915 (foreign drama, Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent) – Biopic about the sculptor set in a psychiatric clinic.  French language. Instant Streaming Available

Khumba (family animation, Jake T. Auston, Liam Neesan) – Animated?  No thanks.  Instant Streaming Available

Odd Thomas (thriller, Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin) – Based on the bestseling novel by Dean Koontz, I had no idea this had been made into a movie.  Top of the queue!  Instant Streaming Available

The Great Beauty (foreign drama, Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone) – Italian language story of an aging journalist reflecting on life as he writes about Rome.

Geography Club (dramedy, Cameron Deane Stewart, Meaghan Martin) – It’s fun to form a club no one else will join, I suppose.  Instant Streaming Only

Welcome to the Jungle (action comedy, Adam Brody, Jean-Claude Van Damme) – Van Damme seems to be everywhere lately.  This time he’s on a company retreat that goes wrong.

Beast of the Bering Sea (sci-fi, Cassie Scerbo, Brandon Beemer) – Oh, don’t disturb the beast with your treasure hunting, siblings!

Let the Fire Burn (documentary, Michael Moses Ward, Ramona Africa) – A 1985 clash between Philadelphia protesters and authorities.

The Punk Singer (documentary, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz) – Bio of Kathleen Hanna.  Instant Streaming Available

Girl on a Bicycle (romantic comedy, Vincenzo Amato, Nora Tschirner) – Tour bus driver obsessed with girl he sees riding her bicycle. Instant Streaming Available

HairBrained (comedy, Alex Wolff Brendan Fraser) – Am I the only one who still like Brendan Fraser? Yes?  I don;t care 0 I’m seeing this goofy comedy anyway.

Stalled (dark comedy, Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath) – Janitor takes on zombie apocalypse. Instant Streaming Only

Viola (foreign drama, Maria Villar, Augustina Munoz) – Spanish language story of a bike messenger turned actress.

March 18th

Devious Maids – Season 1 (TV comedy, Susan Lucci, Ana Ortiz) – I never heard of this one – but it stars Susan Lucci from All My Children in a campy Lifetime series about cliquey maids trying to solve a murder among their ranks.  DVD only

American Hustle (drama, Christian Bale, Amy Adams) – Oscar nominated heist/sting flick.  I’ll definitely be seeing this one.

Monster Pies (drama, Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan) – Gay classmates drama.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (drama, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris) – Biopic from childhood through president.

Reasonable Doubt (thriller, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper) – Guilt ridden DA tries to right his own wrong – without getting caught.

Contracted (horror, Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams) – What did she catch from that one night stand???  Instant Streaming Available

Here Comes the Devil (foreign horror, Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro) – Spanish language creeper about missing children returning…different.  Instant Streaming available.

March 12th

Breaking Amish – Season 1 (TV reality) – I have to admit, I’m a little curious.  And a lot embarrassed by that. Instant Streaming Only

Stand (documentary, Raph Bruhwiler, Norm Hann) – Oil pipeline doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Taken by Grace (faith and spirituality, Roger Lindley, Angus Macfadyen) – Ex-con hunts son’s murderer.  Instant Streaming Only

March 11th

Inside Llewyn Davis (drama, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan) – The Coen breothers direct this period comedy/drama about a 1960s folk singer.

The Broken Circle Breakdown (foreign drama, Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh) – Belgian tearjerker about an unconventional couple.

The Best Man Holiday (romantic comedy, Taye Diggs, Nia Long) – Sequel to The Best Man

The Counselor (thriller, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt) – Lawyer wants to do some drug dabbling.  Did no one learn anything from Breaking Bad?

Killing Kennedy (TV thriller, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ginnifer Goodwin) – Made for TV Kennedy assassination thriller.

Enemies Closer (action, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tom Everett Scott) – I have to admit, I’m impressed the dude is still making action movies.  That doesn’t mean I’ll see them, but I’m impressed.

The Hungover Games (comedy, Ross Nathan, Ben Begley) – Tara Reid is also in this.  Why am I not surprised?

The Patience Stone (foreign drama, Golshifteh Farahani, Massi Mrowat) – Persian language allegory of a modern Muslim woman.  Adapted from his own book by Atiq Rahimi.

The Time Being (drama, Wes Bentley, Frank Langella) – Story of an artist and his aging mentor.  Also starring Sarah Paulson.  I loved Langella in Robot & Frank – I’ll give this indie a shot.

March 7th

Archer – Season 4 (TV animation) – Instant Streaming Now Available!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (sci-fi action, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson) – Second installment in the series – perhaps stronger even than the first.

March 5th

Richard the Lionheart (thriller, Chandler Maness, Malcolm McDowell) – England fights France, royalty tests each other, etc.

March 4th

Dallas Buyers Club (drama, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto) – So much buzz about the performances of both leads – I’ll need to see this one.  Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor.

About Time (comedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams) – Time travel rom/com – I like McAdams, I’ll give it a shot.

Baggage Claim (romantic comedy, Paula Patton, Derek Luke) – Flight attendant looks for marriage.

Romeo & Juliet (drama, Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld) – The latest film version of the Shakespeare play – screenplay by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. Instant Streaming Available

Free Birds (family animation, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson) – Animated.  I will never see it.  Instant Streaming available

Collision (thriller, Frank Grillo, Jaimie Alexander) – Stranded in the desert on your honeymoon.  Damn!

Hours (thriller, Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez) – Disaster thriller set in a hospital during Hurricane Katrina.  One of Walker’s last movies. Instant Streaming Only

Girl Rising (documentary, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett) – Nine girls froj around the world are profiled, each by a different filmmaker.

Oldboy (thriller, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen) – Remake of a Korean film.  Captive for 20 years, a man seeks revenge.  I like Brolin, I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming available

The Last Days on Mars (thriller, Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas) – Astronauts getting ready to go back to Earth from Mars discover deadly secret.

Free Fall (foreign drama, Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt) – A man questions his sexual orientation.  German language.  Instant Streaming Available.

Cold Comes the Night (thriller, Bryan Cranston, Alice Eve) – I’ll watch Walter White in anything right now.

The Iran Job (sports documentary, Kevin Sheppard) – American basketball player plays for a season in Iran. Instant Streaming Available.

February 25th

Breaking Bad – Season 5.2 (TV drama, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul) – FINALLY!  The last half of the final season in now Available on Instant Streaming!

Thor: The Dark World (sci-fi action, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman) – Better known as Thor 2.  I will definitely be seeing this.

Nebraska (drama, Bruce Dern, Will Forte) – Father/son road trip directed by Alexander Payne. Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress.

The Fifth Estate (drama, Benedict Cunberbatch, Daniel Bruhl) – WikiLeaks drama.

Rush (drama, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl) – Thor plays a race car driver in this biopic.

Freezer (thriller, Dylan McDermott, Peter Facinelli) – Dude stuck in a freezer.  Totally serious.

On the Job (foreign thriller, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre) – Filipino language crime thriller about prisoner assassins.  Instant Streaming available.

Blue is the Warmest Color (foreign drama, Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos) – French language lesbian coming of age drama. Instant Streaming Available.

Muscle Shoals (documentary) – Doc about a music studio, featuring Bono and Keith Richards.

Pulling Strings (comedy, Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil) – Diplomatic consuls, mariachi singers and drinking until unconscious.  Whoo.  Instant Streaming Available

Twice Born (foreign drama, Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch) – Italian language drama set in Bosnia.

Narco Cultura (foreign documentary) – Spanish language look at the drug trafficking culture of Mexico.  Instant Streaming Available

You Will Be My Son (foreign drama, Niels Arestrup, Lorant Deutsche) – French language drama about the passing of the family vineyard.

Ice Soldiers (action, Dominic Purcell, Michael Ironside) – Don’t ever thaw frozen Super-Russians.

The Wait (drama, Jena Malone, Chloe Sevigny) – Supernaturalness?  Sign me up! Instant Streaming Only

February 20th

The Hunters (family, Robbie Amell, Alexa PenaVega) – Fictional artifacts exist in the real world – sounds like Warehouse 13.

An American Ghost Story (horror, Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp) – A ghost story.  Set in America.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (thriller, Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold) – No, no I will not Mischa Barton.

February 18th

Game of Thrones – Season 3 (fantasy, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey) – I still haven’t started watching this.  What’s wrong with me?  DVD only

Nurse Jackie – Season 5 (TV Dramedy, Edie Falco, Merritt Weaver) – As with most HBO shows, this one is DVD Only

Machete Kills (action, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez) – I think Danny Trejo gets recruited to track down a psycho.  How the hell scary is the psycho???

Random Acts of Violence (comedy, Rebecca Dayan, Jennifer Murray) – Dark comedy about a man nostalgic for the violent NYC of his youth. Instant Streaming Only

Hellbenders (horror, Clifton Collins, Jr., Clancy Brown) – Dark comedy/horror about a group of people committing sins in preparation for hell.

Afternoon Delight (comedy, Juno Temple, Jane Lynch) – Bored housewife makes friends with stripper.

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (documentary, Slavoj Zizek) – Movie interpretation/ideology something or other.  I like the title though.  Instant Streaming Available.

Zaytoun (drama, Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal) – Downed Israeli fighter pilot and Palestinian refugee child bond.

February 12th

Among Friends (horror, Danielle Harris, Christopher Backus) – Murder mystery party BECOMES REAL!

February 11th

Sherlock – Season 3 (British TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – Say it with me…Benedict Cumberbatch.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Americans – Season 1 (TV drama, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) – Just in time for season2 to start on FX!  This is a cold war era spy drama/thriller series.

Enough Said (comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini) – Directed by Nicole Holofcener who has a nice indie touch with romantic comedy.  I’ll give this a shot.  One of Gandolfini’s final three movies.

Riddick (action, Vin Diesel, Karl Urban) – Even though I love Karl Urban, this is a tough sell.

Carrie (horror, Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore) – If I wasn’t sure that a remake would pale in the face of the original, I would be intrigued by the cast.

Ender’s Game (action, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin) – Lots of recent controversy about the author of the book – but it’s a pretty classic story and a decent cast for the movie.

All Is Lost (action, Robert Redford) – One man cast and no dialogue in this seafaring battle with the elements.

Austenland (romantic comedy, Keri Russell, JJ Feild) – Jane Austen obsessed woman goes to Austen theme park sort of place in England.

Grace Unplugged (faith & spirituality, AJ Michalka, James Denton) – I’m just really not into the whole church movie thing.

Diana (biopic, Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews) – Great cast for this look at the last two years of the life of Princess Di.  Instant Streaming Available.

How I Live Now (drama Saorise Ronan, Tom Holland) – Coming of age at the dawn of World War III.  I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Armstrong Lie (documentary, Lance Armstrong) – A documentary team goes from the high of filming prep for the 2009 Tour de France to the cyclist’s admission of doping.

Haunter (thriller, Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge) – Haunted house with a twist.  I’ll definitely give it a try. Instant Streaming Available

Life of a King (biopic, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Dennis Haysbert) – Ex-con founds Big Chair Chess Club.  Instant Streaming available

G.B.F. (comedy, Michael J. Willett, Paul Iocono) – Bitchy girls fight over being friend with the one gay guy in school.

The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (family action, Michael Sheen, Lena Headey) – Steampunk for the young’uns!  Instant Streaming Available

Reaching for the Moon (drama, Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires) – Woman goes on vacation, meets intriguing woman. Instant Streaming Available.

Spinning Plates (documentary, Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach) – 3 restaurants are profiled.  Instant Streaming available

The Summit (documentary, Nick Ryan) – A look at a deadly day on K2, on which 11 people died.  Instant Streaming Available.

Jewtopia (comedy, Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore) – Guy tries to pass as Jewish.  Hilarity presumably ensues.

The Artist and the Model (foreign drama, Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch) – French language about a retired artist inspired by a refugee in 1943.

February 6th

Vikingdom (fantasy, Dominic Purcell, Natassia Malthe) – A Thor movie without Chris Hemsworth.  That is just not worth my time at all.

February 5th

Sanitarium (horror, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips) – What an odd cast.  But McDowell is always scary, so if horror’s your thing, go for it.

February 4th

The White Queen – Season 1 (British TV drama, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale) – 15th century historical drama intrigue.

Cutie and the Boxer (documentary, Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara) – About a Japanese couple, artists who came to the US.  Nominated for Oscar in 2014. Instant Streaming Only

Runner Runner (thriller, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton) – Ben plays a shady CEO.  I’ll watch that.

Closed Circuit (thriller, Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall) – Good cast for this lawyer/terrorism thriller.

Escape Plan (thriller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone) – Seriously, I wish these two would stop.  Just.  Stop.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (drama, Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon) – Kids living on the streets of Brooklyn.

Blood Brother (documentary, Rocky Braat, Steve Hoover) – American tourist finds new life in India.

A Case of You (comedy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood) – Even though Wood sort of gives me the creeps, I’ll give this indie rom/com a try.

Pit Stop (drama, Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda) – A look at gay men in small towns. Instant Streaming Available.

Banshee Chapter (horror, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian) – Murder and government corruption.  Also starring Ted Levine.  Instant Streaming available.

Mother of George (drama, Isaach De Bankole, Danai Gurira) – Nigerian-Americans try to adapt to life in the US.  Instant Streaming available.

January 31st

Unhung Hero (documentary, Patrick Moote) – Penis documentary.

January 28th

Downton Abbey – Season 4 (drama, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern) – It’s still running on TV in the US, but has been over for ages in the UK.  You can get it all now on DVD only.

Don Jon (comedy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson) – Gordon-Levitt directs this comedy about online porn.  I love him, I’ll see it.  Instant Streaming Available

Shepard and Dark (documentary, Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark) – Shepard chronicles his relationship with Dark.  Instant Streaming Only

Home Invasion (thriller, Haylie Duff, Lisa Sheridan) – Revenge of the robber’s girlfriend.

The Sound of Music Live (musical, Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer) – I;m sorry, there’s only one Sound of Music and this is not it, even if it does have Bill from True Blood as Capt. Vin Trapp.  I’m not that easily wooed.

Line of Duty (Jeremy Ray Valdez, Walter Perez) – Feds vs. Criminals – all of whom are childhood friends.

Last Vegas (comedy, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman) – Old dudes party in Vegas, which has changed since their younger days.  Instant Streaming available January 31st

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (comedy, Johnny Knoville, Jackson Nicoll) – I can’t even imagine.  And I don’t want to.

Bonnie & Clyde (TV miniseries drama, Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger) – Even though I really like Emile Hirsch, I have no interest in seeing this tired story hashed out yet again. Instant Streaming available 6/10

Concussion (drama, Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff) – Concussion causes prostitution in bored lesbian housewife.  Huh. Instant Streaming available

Ass Backwards (comedy, June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson) – Two women get up to shenanigans while going back to their hometown. Instant Streaming available

A Perfect Man (drama, Jeanne Triplehorn, Liev Schreiber) – Don’t try to tempt your husband to cheat on you, lady.

I Used to Be Darker (drama, Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross) – Runaway seeking refuge with family members finds chaos. I’ll give this indie a shot.

Dark Touch (horror, Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett) – Haunted house, haunted house!

January 23rd

Paradise: Hope (foreign drama, Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer) – There are several of these German language Paradise: Something movies.  This one is about fat camp.

January 22nd

Four (drama, Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King) – Father and daughter struggle with complicated love lives.

January 21st

Captain Phillips (drama, Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi) – Hanks stars as a cargo ship captain taken hostage by Somali pirates. Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Supporting Actor.

The Starving Games (spoof, Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian) – Ha. Ha. Ha. No.

Blue Jasmine (comedy, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett) – Directed by Woody Allen.  I will never see it.

In a World… (comedy, Lake Bell, Demetri Martin) – About movie trailer voicing.  Bell directs.

The Seasoning House (thriller, Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee) – Forced prostitution and an enslaved mute girl.  Sounds gruesome.  Instant Streaming available 

Rising From Ashes (documentary, Forest Whitaker) – A look at Rwanda’s first road cycling team.

Birth of the Living Dead (documentary, George A. Romero, Larry Fessenden) – I think you can guess what this is about.

Instructions Not Included (foreign comedy, Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey) – Spanish language one man and a baby comedy.  Instant Streaming Available

Charlie Countryman (drama, Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood) – Man goes to Romania because of visions, finds trouble.  Also features Melissa Leo, Vincent D’Onofrio and Rupert Grint.  Instant Streaming Available

Sunlight Jr. (drama, Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus) – That’s Daryl from The Walking Dead! But this drama about a woman struggling to make ends meet sounds pretty depressing.

Best Man Down (drama, Justin Long, Tyler Labine) – I’ll give this indie about an obnoxious best man a shot. Instant Streaming Available

Bad Milo! (comedy, Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs) – Stress kills.  Literally.

The Prey (foreign thriller, Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni) – French language thief thriller.

January 16th

Tiger Eyes (drama, Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson) – Mother and daughter move to try and grieve father’s murder.

The Bates Haunting (horror, Jean Louise O’Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher) – Who the hell is Jean Louise O’Sullivan and why is she showing up in 2 crappy movies in one week?

January 14th

Being Human – Season 3 (TV drama, Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington) – Wow, this is taking forever! Instant Streaming Available

Prisoners (thriller, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal) – Dude goes after kidnapped child.  I like the cast – this one is going to the top of the queue.

Kick-Ass 2 (action, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz) – Lame sequel, but at least Chloe Moretz is back.

20 Feet From Stardom (documentary, Bruce Springsteen, Sting) – Doc about back-up singers. Instant Streaming Available

Percy Jackson: Seas of Monsters (family sci-fi, Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion) – Normally I would watch it because Nathan Fillion is in it – but I don’t care for the books so I’ll take a pass.

The Spectacular Now (drama, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley) – Oooh!  An unlikely friendship!  Really, I can’t take any more of these.

The Family (action, Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones) – Mob family in witness protection.  Snore.  Instant Streaming available.

The Lone Ranger (western, Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer) – Troubled production, mixed reviews and muddled release dates.  I want to see what all the fuss is about.

Bonnie and Clyde Justified (action, Jim Poole, Jean Louise O’Sullivan) – Just another Bonnie and Clyde movie.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (drama, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey) – Story of a long time White House butler.  And Oprah.

Fruitvale Station (drama, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer) – Love Octavia Spencer.  This is the story of a young man shot by transit police in 2009.

Short Term 12 (drama, Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr.) – Woman who works with troubled kids has to deal with her own troubled past.

You’re Next (horror, Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg) – Anniversary Party Massacre!

I’m in Love With a Church Girl (drama, Ja Rule, Adrienne Bailon) – Bad Boy loves Good Girl.

Gasland Part II (documentary, Josh Fox, Dennis Kucinich) – Fracking sucks, continued.

Big Sur (drama, Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth) – Based on part of the life of Jack Kerouac.  Instant Streaming available.

A Single Shot (thriller, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy) – A hunting nightmare.  This is a great cast – I’ll give this indie crime thriller s chance.

Blue Caprice (drama, Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond) – Examines the 2002 DC snipers.

A.C.O.D. (comedy, Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins) – Dysfunctional family comedy.  Sign me up!

Run (action, William Moselely, Eric Roberts) – Running from the mob using parkour to pull robberies.  I wish I was kidding.  Instant Streaming Only

Plus One (thriller, Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller) – Doppelganger college party! Instant Streaming Available.

Underdogs (sports drama, D.B. Sweeney, William Mapother) – Blah, blah, blah, inspirational football movie.  But that’s Tom Cruise’s brother!  Instant Streaming available.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs (documentary, 50 Cent, Eminem) – Exactly what the title says.

January 10th

All Hallows’ Eve (horror, Katie Maguire, Mark Giannelli) -  I have to say, not a timely release.

January 7th

Archer – Season 4 (TV animation, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer) – Devotees rejoice!

Duck Dynasty – Season 4 (TV reality, Jase Robertson, Kay Robertson) – Controversial, controversial!  Whatever, I’ve never seen it.  Disc Only.

House of Lies – Season 2 (TV comedy, Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell) – Showtime series about competing consulting firms.  Why am I not watching this?  It goes on the queue right now.  Disc Only.

Despicable Me 2 (family, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig) – I don’t usually watch anything animated, so I probably won’t watch this.

Big Ass Spider! (sci-fi, Greg Grunberg Clare Kramer) – Bonus points for the title.

The Ultimate Life (drama, Drew Waters, Bill Cobbs) – Apparently based on something called The Ultimate Gift – supposedly inspiring and directed by Michael Landon, Jr.  You can draw your own conclusions.

Fast and Furious 6 (action, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker) – RIP, Paul Walker – his last appearance in the series that made him famous.

The Act of Killing (foreign documentary, Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin) – Indonesian language doc about death squads and mass killings – re-enacted by the men who carried them out (now in power).  That’s seriously horrifying.  Instant Streaming available

We Are What We Are (horror, Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers) – Cannibals!  They are what they are, I guess. Instant Streaming Available

Inequality for All (documentary, Robert Reich) – Economic gap doc.  Instant Streaming Available.

Thanks for Sharing (romantic comedy, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow) -  Sex addict rom/com.  Seriously.  Also starring Tim Robbins and Pink.  I have to see this.  Have. To.

Linsanity (documentary, Jeremy Lin) – A look at the life of basketball player Jeremy Lin.  I have no idea who that is. Instant Streaming Available.

January 2nd

Dexter, Seasons 1-8 (TV drama, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter) – Not sure when this happened, but ALL SEASONS, including season 8, are now available on Instant Streaming.

A Few 2013 Dates for Posterity

December 17th

Justified – Season 4 (TV drama, Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy) – Season 5 starts on FX in January – this gives you time to catch up! Disc Only

Burn Notice – Season 7 (TV crime drama, Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar) – I’ve never watched this because he inexplicably annoys me, but fans, here you go!  Instant Streaming Available

Shameless – Season 3 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rosum) – I haven’t seen this Showtime adaptation of a British comedy – but I love Macy, so I just put the first season on my queue.

December 7th

White Collar – Season 4 (crime drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Criminal catches criminal. Instant Streaming available

American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) (horror, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto) – Such a creepy season!  Instant Streaming available

The Following – Season 1 (TV drama, Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy) – I don’t know when this happened, but in time for season 2 to begin broadcasting in January, season 1 is Available for Instant Streaming!

November 30th

Glee – Season 4 (TV, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch) – Finally, season 4 will be Available on Instant Streaming on November 30th!

November 26th

Breaking Bad – Season 5.2 (TV, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn) – The last episodes of the best series on television. Disc Only

November 12th

Dexter – Season 8 (thriller, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter) – The final season – SO EXCITED! Disc Only (Seasons 1-4 now available on Instant Streaming!)

November 5th

Chuck – Seasons 1-5 (TV, Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) – Not sure when it happened, but all 5 seasons of Chuck are now available on Instant Streaming.

Mad Men – Season 6 (drama, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss) – I grew tired of Don Draper after 4 seasons, but I may still go back to him. Disc Only

Under the Dome – Season 1 (thriller, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris) – Just in case you missed it this summer…Disc Only

October 26th

Sons of Anarchy – Season 5 (crime drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Instant Streaming available

October 15th

The Fall – Series 1 (British drama, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan) – She may not be Agent Scully, but I’ll definitely be watching Anderson in her new role as a British detective hunting a murderer.  Disc and Instant Streaming Available.

Defiance – Season 1 (sci-fi, Grant Bower, Julie Benz) – If you missed this SyFy original you can catch up before the new season starts. Disc only.

October 8th

Bones – Season 8 (drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – I never get tired of these guys.  This one should stream pretty quickly. Instant Streaming available.

White Collar, Season 4 (crime drama, Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay) – Criminal catches criminal. Disc Only.

American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2) (horror, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto) – This got pushed back from September 24th.  I wish they’d stop doing that! Disc Only.

Psych – Season 7 (comedy/mystery, James Roday, Dule Hill) – Shawn and Gus are at it again.  Disc Only, but streaming should come pretty quickly.

The Middle – Season 3 (comedy, Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn) – People keep telling me to watch this…Disc Only.

90210 – Season 5 (drama, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds) – I can’t watch this, it has no Brandon Walsh. Instant Streaming Available.

October 3rd

The Vampire Diaries – Season 4 (sci-fi, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley) – Already out on DVD, Instant Streaming available.

October 1st

Glee – Season 4 (musical, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch) – Catch up with the Glee kids before the series returns and has to deal with the death of star Cory Monteith. (This was pushed back from September 17th). Disc Only at this point.

30 Rock – Season 7 (comedy, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin) – This one is already our on disc but becomes available for Instant Streaming October 1st. Thanks to commenter Adam for requesting a date on this one!

September 10th

Homeland, Season 2 (drama, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis) – I got hooked on Danes’ character in season 1. Disc Only

The Big Bang Theory – Season 6 (comedy, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki) – I love these guys.

Castle – Season 5 (dramedy, Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) – I never got into this one, but do love Nathan Fillion.

Supernatural – Season 8 (sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – There’s 8 seasons of this? I should probably give it another shot. Instant Streaming available.

September 3rd

Haven – Season 3 (sci-fi, Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant) – One of the SyFy channels better offerings, season 3 becomes available on disc just as season 4 is about to kick off on the network. Instant Streaming available.

The Office – Season 9 (comedy, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer) – Once you were great, then you sucked, then you ended.  I’m actually looking forward to seeing this final season of my once-favorite TV comedy. Instant Streaming available.

Revolution – Season 1 (sci-fi, Tracey Spiradakos, Billy Burke) – Already available on Instant Streaming, last year’s popular dystopian future action drama is now available on disc as well.

August 27th

The Walking Dead – Season 3 (horror, Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies) – Trust me, if you suffered all the way through season 2, you’re in for a treat as things pick up in the zombie apocalypse.  Instant Streaming available.

Sons of Anarchy – Season 5 (crime drama, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal) – Bikers…and more revenge! Coming out on disc on August 27th.

August 20th

Revenge – Season 2 (drama, Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe) – Revenge is best served in multiple seasons. Instant Streaming available.

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  • Reginald Codswallop

    Netflix streaming only available via very expensive streaming devices? Roku boxes can be had for $49. That’s not very expensive in my book. I’d spend more than that to take my family of four to the movie theater (ticket prices are *ridiculous*!)

  • http://the-han-man.tumblr.com/ Jordan Mychal Hanley

    You need to add the year on these because you go from october then back to september. So I’m not quite sure if you mean september 2013 or september 2014.

  • suemillinocket

    Thanks for stopping to comment, Jordan. These are all 2013 release dates – I never mix years. Come January I will move these to their own separate page and start fresh here. So everything you see here is 2013.

  • SB90

    half the shows on this release date thing are not even on netflix yet. Not on the date they say atleast. Not on disc or streaming. I need more accuracy!!!!

  • suemillinocket

    Hi and thanks for commenting. Sorry you aren’t finding what you’re looking for. The dates here are those given by Netflix – you’ll note that I’ve gone ahead in the dating so you know what is coming up in the next few weeks so you can put it on your queue. Sometimes a movie becomes available to stream for a limited time, often they will stream again at some point. Sometimes not – those are things I can’t keep track of. When I add something to the streaming availability it is with the understanding that Netflix streaming is a constantly evolving thing.

    Is there something in particular that you noticed was in error? I’m happy to fix anything that is incorrect. I want you all to have the most accurate information I can provide!

  • Heather

    Where is homeland season 2?? I can’t see it available yet.

  • StevieG

    Are these Canadian release dates? Homeland season 2 is not on my device but it says it was supposed to be released yesterday.

  • MC

    I still dont find Homeland season 2 which was supposed to be there yesterday…. Any new date?

  • suemillinocket

    Homeland Season 2 was released to Netflix on Tuesday, September 10 – it’s in my queue as it should be.Are you looking for a Canadian release date? I do not have access to those, these are all US release dates. If you’re in the US, double check – it should be there.

  • suemillinocket

    It was released yesterday in the US – I don’t have access to Canadian release dates and I don’t know how much difference there is. I’m sorry I can’t provide you with that information!

  • suemillinocket

    It’s there! Double check the listing in Netflix – it’s only available on disc (I don’t think HBO shows usually stream, ever).

  • Liz Tutor

    When is season 8 of supernatural going to be on Netflix I’ve been waiting forever!?!

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for commenting! Supernatural came out on disc on September 10th and will go to Instant Streaming on October 3rd!

    Sue

  • Adam Marsh

    Anyone hear when season 7 of 30 Rock will be out? I need me some Liz Lemon!

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Adam,

    Season 7 is already out on disc – it will be available on Instant Streaming on October 1st. Soon you will have your Liz Lemon!

  • Weston

    When will Glee season four come out? Thanks!

  • Leslie

    So excited about Bones! I binge-watched 1-7 and have been wondering when 8 was coming out. Thank you for the info! I even checked iTunes to see how much it would cost.

    Also give Nashville a try! I love it but I am a country girl, so it’s right up my alley.

  • suemillinocket

    Glee Season 4 was set to be released on September 17th but it’s been pushed back to October 1st.

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Leslie,

    Thanks for commenting! We love Bones – it’s gross, but we love it. Don’t buy it quite yet though – it’s going to be streaming October 8th!

    I like Connie Briton a lot, so I’m definitely thinking of adding Nashville to the queue!

  • Kyle Crispen

    Is the show the neighbors gonna be added to streaming

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Kyle. So far it looks like there’s no scheduled release date for The Neighbors on either disc or streaming. I’ll keep a watch out though!

  • MBags

    Will Chuck ever be released for streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    So far none of the seasons of Chuck have been released to streaming. There are actually a lot of shows like that. Maybe after it’s been off the air for a few more years?

  • Amanda

    I just checked for season 2 of American Horror Story and it’s not there! :( Any news?

  • suemillinocket

    Yep! It’s coming to disc on October 8th! No streaming date yet – I’ll keep an eye out though.

  • Jaimie

    No 2 broke girls. I stream over my LG TV. Do I need something different?

  • suemillinocket

    I’m seeing Season 2 as available on disc – it doesn’t look like either season is going to stream, though. If you can stream other content from Netflix with your system, you don’t need anything different for a different show. Some shows just remain available only on disc, forever. Which is sad.

  • krittle

    When will Glee season 4 be avaliable for instant streaming. I see that its avaliable October 1st for DVD I am assuming considering it doesnt say avaliable for instant streaming on … date.
    With that being said how long is it normally before things wil be avaliable for instant streaming once it comes out on dvd through netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Krittle. No streaming date has been announced (yet) but I wouldn’t be too surprised if it takes a while since the DVD date was pushed back. There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to what streams quickly, what takes forever and what never streams. At least, since past seasons have gone to streaming, it seems more than likely that it *will* stream at some point. They just haven’t announced when quite yet. I’ll keep you posted, though!

  • Waterangel31987

    Do you have any idea when season 2 of “Hart of Dixie” coming to Netflix and season 8 “Supernatural”?

  • Rpmettam

    Epic isn’t out on Netflix and neither World War Z.

  • HIMYMfan

    When does season 8 of how I met your mother come on netflix?

  • Gleek

    Hi your site said that glee season 4 would be added today, but I just got on and it wasn’t on there? So when will it be on there?

  • Sarah

    It says that Glee season 4 was supposed to come out 4 days ago… any word on why that was moved back again?

  • Meagan Kohrs-Rizzi

    Hey so thank you so much for showing that how I met your mother season 8 was coming out oct.1st; that gave me something to look forward to and be super excited about!however I am more then a little disappointed that it is now oct.3 and still glee season 4 has not been posted as you had said it would on oct.1..do you know why this is or when the real release date will be?i’m dying for it!thanks! -Meagan

  • suemillinocket

    Season 2 of Hart of Dixie is out on Instant Streaming now and will be available on disc on October 15th. Season 8 of Supernatural is out now on both disc and streaming. Have fun watching!

  • suemillinocket

    It’s available now! Both DVD and streaming.

  • suemillinocket

    It became available on disc on October 1st. So far there’s no information on a date for Instant Streaming, but I’ll definitely keep you updated!

  • suemillinocket

    Hi Kate – I’m so glad you like the page! I do love my Netflix. I’m seeing all sorts of interesting things as far as Dark Shadows. They appear to have 6 “volumes” and 26 (!) “collections”. The first 4 collections that you noted are all streaming, but that appears to be it. There is a LOT more available on disc – it looks like only volume 3 and collection 15 are not out on disc. I’m guessing that the volumes are probably season one, the collections make up the later seasons. There isn’t any info available on when anything else might go to streaming, sadly. Right now you can add a disc plan to your streaming for an additional $7.99 a month (that’s for one disc out at a time, no monthly limit – 2 discs at a time is $11.99). Depending on how fast you watch them, that might be much cheaper than buying the set!

  • suemillinocket

    There’s no info posted yet for Flashpoint Season 5′s Instant Streaming date. Since the other 4 seasons are streaming hopefully it won’t be too long!

  • suemillinocket

    It’s out, but only on disc. No word on a Streaming date yet!

  • suemillinocket

    I’ve not heard good things. That makes me sad, but there are so many other things to watch!

  • suemillinocket

    It’s out only on disc. No information yet on Instant Streaming dates. I’ll keep you all posted!

  • suemillinocket

    It did come out, on disc. No news yet on Streaming dates.

  • suemillinocket

    It is out, but only on disc at this point. There’s no info on the Instant Streaming date, but I’ll be keeping a close eye out! Thanks for stopping to comment Meagan!

  • suemillinocket

    Both are out, but only on disc.

  • suemillinocket

    Just disc for now.

  • suemillinocket

    Not yet – I’ll let you know!

  • suemillinocket

    As far as I can tell, none of the seasons of Chuck have information on Instant Streaming release dates, only disc. Sorry. :(

  • Ally gape

    When does glee season four come onto glee? The exact date.

  • Ally gape

    Seriously!!! I am so siked for it!!! I can;t find a place to watch it anywhere!

  • jessica

    im very impatient when does season 4 of glee come out on netflix ive heard different answers do you have an exact answer? its past october 1st when does it come out?????

  • suemillinocket

    Disc only is out now – no info on streaming yet!

  • suemillinocket

    It came out Oct. 1 on disc – no info on streaming yet.

  • suemillinocket

    Only on disc for now – hopefully streaming soon!

  • Dianna

    Will instant streaming of Glee season 4 be available soon?

  • MJ

    When will Netflix upload seasons 13-14 of law and order SVU and Being Human Season 3?

  • suemillinocket

    No info yet on streaming for season 4 – it’s only out on disc so far.

  • suemillinocket

    Seasons 13-14 of SVU are available now on disc – no info on streaming. Being Human season 3 isn’t even out on disc yet – hopefully once it is, streaming will follow shortly.

  • Big Al

    When does American Horror Story Season 2 come out for streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    I don’t know yet – there’s no information out except for disc. The first season streamed though, so it’s a safe bet that season 2 will at some point. I’ll keep you posted!

  • tiffasaurousrex

    When will the 4 and 5th season of glee be on Netflix? Do you know?

  • Chris

    season 1 of arrow has been added to instant streaming

  • suemillinocket

    Season 4 is out now on disc – no word yet on a streaming date. Season 5 just started on TV, so it won’t be out for awhile!

  • suemillinocket

    Thanks for the info, Chris!

  • Cole

    I found a site that listed the release date around December 21st but im not sure how reliable it was

  • suemillinocket

    That would be great! No info here yet, but I’ll keep an eye out. Usually I’ll see it about a month beforehand.

  • RockStar

    When is season 3 of revenge coming out for streaming??

  • suemillinocket

    Season 3 is only broadcasting right now – it is very unlikely to come out at all before the end of the season. I’ll let you know when it’s on its way!

  • Anna Parry

    When will Haven season 4 be available on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    Season 4 just started its broadcast run on SyFy, so won’t be available until the end of the season. I’ll keep an eye out and let you know when!

  • Javagirl65

    Please can someone tell me when Season 4 of White Collar will be released on Netflix. The dvd’s are out and season 5 has started.

  • suemillinocket

    You can get it on disc from Netflix, but there still isn’t an announced date for Instant Streaming. I’m keeping an eye out – I’ll let you know!

  • Sarah Freeman

    Any word if ER will ever stream on netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    Nope, sorry. It’s all out, but only on disc. :(

  • Kendel

    any idea when they will add the last episodes of Breaking Bad Season 6??

  • suemillinocket

    Right now the disc release is showing up for sometime in November (no dates announced), with no information on Streaming. I’ll keep you posted!

  • Bogorass

    Any word on Warehouse 13 season 4?

  • suemillinocket

    It’s available on disc – not a peep yet on streaming.

  • MichaelC

    Ok.. I use the USA version of Netflix.. Using the unblock us service.. but can’t see Homeland.. It says its unavailable… Is it just me or is it not available any longer on the USA Netflix? Thanks in advance!

  • suemillinocket

    I’m seeing it as available on disc from the US. Could it be the service you’re using? Since it’s still available here, keep checking!

  • JulianaBerczely

    Hi! I have been watching Revenge on Netflix for the past month and suddenly the series are not there anymore. Any ideas why is that happening? I am midway through season 2 and I do not know where to keep watching it. Thanks a lot,

  • suemillinocket

    I am able to pull up all of season 1 and 2 on Instant Streaming, so I’m not sure where your troubles are coming from. If you’re watching on your TV, try going in through your computer and re-adding the series to your Watch Instantly queue. I’ve had a couple of things we were in the middle of watching disappear from our “recently watched” section and we had to re-queue them. Let me know if that works!

  • BMF

    When Will Season 4 Of Glee Come Out? It Is Past Oct. 1st and I Don’t See Season 4..

  • BMF

    Suemillinocket do you know if Dance Moms will ever be on Netflix?

  • Brandon

    I heard November 1st, but not sure if that is credible info. Hear anything yet?

  • suemillinocket

    It’s out on disc – no word yet on a streaming date!

  • suemillinocket

    So far it isn’t out at all on either disc or streaming – but you are able to save it. So hopefully that means they do intend to carry it. I’ll keep an eye out for it for you!

  • suemillinocket

    November 1st streaming it is! Your info is right! I’ll put it in the main list up top.

  • Dañiela

    Hi! Do you know if netflix took off Revenge season 2? Doesn’t seem to be there!

  • suemillinocket

    I don’t know why this is happening to people! It’s showing for me both on my computer and on the TV through the Roku – both full seasons. Are you in the US?

  • ken

    im noticing that many of my favorite shows that have been on netflix streaming are being cut or having their episodes numbers and seasons cut way back. I recently noticed that law & order SVU and criminal intent lost all the early seasons and that the “that 70′s show” was removed altogether. whats going on? is it time to bail on netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    I’m just guessing, but I think it’s contract issues and decisions about what content is worth the current asking price. They’ve always shuffled streamed content, i would assume this is more of the same. They seem to add more than they remove, so I’m sticking in.

  • Mandy

    Should I hold out any hope of Doctor Who Season 7 being available for Instant Streaming anytime soon?

  • suemillinocket

    No indication right now, but the others are streaming, so hopefully this one will as well. I’ll keep you posted on the main list when I find out!

  • suemillinocket

    Good news! All 5 seasons of Chuck are now available on Instant Streaming!

  • suemillinocket

    Yep! Coming to Instant Streaming on November 30th!

  • Jenny

    When will now you see me be on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    It’s already out on disc, but it isn’t showing a streaming date at the moment. It’s really hard to predict with movies – some of them never stream. But I’ll keep an eye out!

  • Me

    Is warehouse 13 season 4 ever going to be on streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    So far there’s no date for streaming for season 4. But since seasons 1-3 did eventually stream, it’s a good bet 4 will, too. I’ve got my eye on it – I’ll keep you posted!

  • franchesca

    when does Haven season 4 come onto netflix

  • suemillinocket

    George tells me:

    Amazon instant prime video has the first half of the season free. You can buy the others at two bucks each.

  • suemillinocket

    There’s no information yet – season 4 is still running on TV though. Try Hulu, Syfy or DVR the reruns.

  • tdr75

    Awesome. As a late-comer to Chuck i only saw the last two broadcast seasons…it’ll be fun diving back into the early seasons now :)

  • suemillinocket

    I haven’t seen any of it! I love being able to binge on a whole series – this is on my instant queue now.

  • cindi

    why isn’t OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL on netflix “stream”??

  • suemillinocket

    Movies are really tricky. Some never stream. Indies are more likely than big budget ones, but the pattern is never reliable. This one has been out on DVD for awhile, was a big budget but not really a critical success, so it may well stream at some point – I really have no idea. I’ll watch for it, but it’s a complete crap shoot undoubtedly involving licensing, contracts and a whole lot of other nebulous variables.

  • yeates2011

    why hasn’t the first season of Tyler Perry’s The Haves And the Have Nots been able to stream?

  • suemillinocket

    They don’t have it listed as a series, just a movie. A lot of his stuff either doesn’t stream or takes quite a long time from DVD release to streaming release.

  • Daniel

    you lied it has not come out yet and it is November but I have seen it will come out November 30th

  • suemillinocket

    Uhhh….no. I didn’t lie. It came out on disc a long time ago, and if you actually look at the post – where all the dates are – you’ll see that I have it clearly stated (and have for some time) that it will start streaming on November 30th. You’re welcome for posting the information you couldn’t even be bothered to actually read.

  • Manon

    Hi.sitting here in canada..hoping for season 4 of glee to start on streaming ..nothing yet and it dec 2 so i guess there is a difference with the us..thx tho :)

  • suemillinocket

    Yeah, I don’t have access to Netflix Canada. Let me see if I can hunt up somebody who might know!

  • Matthew

    Any news on White Collar Season 4 yet? Everywhere I look, it says it’ll be available for Instant Streaming on December 7th. Well, December 7th is here and everything that was scheduled to be released today for instant streaming has been released except for While Collar. Any news you can give me is much appreciated! Thank you.

  • mwro06

    Does anyone have any information on White Collar Season 4 for Netflix? I’ve read this as saying it should be available for streaming as of December 7…but it isn’t as of yet. Just a delay or is it not likely to become available?

  • suemillinocket

    I’m showing 16 episodes from season 4 streaming on both my computer and my Roku. Are you in the US? Sometimes Canadian dates are different.

  • Emily _handreka2003

    When does glee season 4 come out!!! Please help my daughter is going nuts!???

  • suemillinocket

    It’s out! Check the site or search using whatever streaming device you have. It’s available both on disc and streaming in the US.

  • Nathan Ramirez

    Why are movies like This Is The End and Pineapple Express aren’t on Netflix!! Seriously, Pineapple Express has been out since 2008 and it isn’t on Netflix! Please put either This is the End or Pineapple Express on Netflix! What am I paying $8 a month for!! Please reply!

  • suemillinocket

    Well, first of all, I can’t put anything anywhere. I can only tell you what’s available, Both of those movies are available through Netflix if you have a disc subscription. As for why they aren’t on Instant Streaming – I don’t know. I can only guess that it’s contracts and licensing and all variety of other complexities that I can’t begin to understand. Some movies stream a month after they are released, others never do. I don’t have any way to predict when a particular film will stream. Sorry I can’t be more helpful on this one!

  • Ashley c

    Any idea when golden girls will b streaming

  • suemillinocket

    No idea, sorry. All seasons are available on disc, but nothing is streaming and no dates are are available.

  • ignotuber

    Are there any alerts we can subscribe to for new releases and premieres?

  • emilia simental

    When exactly is Dexter season 7-8 coming to Netflix??

  • suemillinocket

    On Netflix, no. On Movie Rewind, you can like us on Facebook and we’ll hook you into this page each week when it’s updated.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie-Rewind/165442773517838

  • suemillinocket

    That is an excellent question. Netflix shows that everything is streaming now – including seasons 7 and 8. I was able to pull up episodes from season 8 on my computer, but I have them in my DVD queue and they aren’t marked as streaming, even though they are. I guess the short answer is – they’re available now!

  • MJD

    I don’t understand why the release date are differents for Canadian. With all the illegal download that is going on now, I also don’t understand why the legal content is not accessible quicker. They could be an extra fee for a premium access let say; Pay a 1$ per episode to be able to watch them quicker. I am sure a lot of people would pay it and that would eliminate a lot of illegal downloading. Anyways, I just throwing ideas…. I am not sure it will change something. It’s just frustrating to watch a show and not be able to see the next season when you know it’s available.

  • suemillinocket

    I have no idea why Canadian releases are sometimes different. But I think that Netflix is stuck as far as when they can make legal content available. For TV series, their DVD rental date is almost always the same as the DVD sale availability, but streaming takes longer. I assume it’s part of the contracts they have with various studios. You’re right, but it’s the studios that need to hear your message.

  • Jessica

    Would you happen to know whwn season 3 of Scandal and Revenge would be available on Netflix streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    Not yet – there’s no availability date for either DVD or streaming. But I’ll let you know when there is!

  • djjerber

    When will Psych season 7 go on netflix? It said October 8th but it way past that date now and it’s still not on there.

  • suemillinocket

    Season 7 is available now but only on DVD – it hasn’t gone to streaming yet. I keep checking every week for a streaming date and will put it in the main list of release dates when it comes out!

  • djjerber

    Is there any new news on psych season 7, and so I can stop bothering you about, what website should I go to check?

  • suemillinocket

    Still no news, though I still think it will stream pretty soon (based on the other seasons). Not sure why the delay this time. The only place I know of that you can find it is on the Netflix site itself – and I’ll post it as soon as I find out. I update this list once a week and will definitely be sure to put it right at the top when it comes out!

  • Ashlyn

    When will Season 3 of Revenge be released on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    Since it’s the current season, I suspect it’s going to be a while. No date information is available yet.

  • ciara

    when is season 5 white collar coming on netflix

  • suemillinocket

    No news yet – I think it’s going to be awhile!

  • Areli

    Thor 2 is not
    even on netflix yet -.-

  • fstybrat

    Any Idea when Sons of Anarchy season 6 will be out?

  • suemillinocket

    It surely is – I watched it last night! It isn’t streaming, but is available on DVD.

  • suemillinocket

    No info yet – but I’ll keep you posted!

  • fstybrat

    Thank you dear :)

  • Weston

    When will series seven come out for doctor who? Thanks!

  • suemillinocket

    We’re still waiting for it to be available on instant streaming (no date has been posted yet). You can get it now if you have a DVD subscription.

  • Megan

    When will season 4 of Haven be available on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    It’s the most recent season – and I don’t think it’s over yet. So it’s going to be a while.

  • Arlaya

    When was this last updated ?

  • suemillinocket

    Last update was Sunday, March 2.

  • Chelsie

    Hi, do you have any idea when Revenge season 3 will be added to Netflix? Also season 4 and 5 of Drop Dead Diva

  • suemillinocket

    Good questions! I think it’s going to be a while for Revenge. It’s still running on the network, so my guess is that it won’t start streaming until late summer or early fall. But that’s just a guess! Sometimes thing become available more quickly.

    I checked Drop Dead Diva and it looks like Season 4 is available on streaming (and DVD) now, and Season 5 isn’t out yet on either DVD or streaming. I’ll keep an eye out for it!

  • Shelbie Celania

    When does revenge season three come out??

  • suemillinocket

    I suspect it’s going to be quite a while. There’s no information at all on it yet, and they tend to wait until a while past the end of the season. My guess is late summer.

  • Shelbie Celania

    Thank you (: I totally fell in love with this show it is awesome!

  • suemillinocket

    I haven’t watched it yet! It’s on my list for the summer – I hope to catch up in time for the next season.

  • Carol J

    Is homeland season 3 available?

  • suemillinocket

    Not yet! I’m really looking forward to it though – I’ll keep you posted!

  • jane

    when will season 3 of revenge be on netflix

  • suemillinocket

    No information quite yet. I;m guessing late summer, early fall.

  • http://www.biteme.com Charity Jordan

    When will season 5 of White Collar be out on Netflix? Also, what about season 3 of Hart of Dixie?

  • suemillinocket

    No information yet on White Collar season 5 or Hart of Dixie season 3, on either DVD or streaming. I’ll keep an eye out for both!

  • Mia

    I see that season 3 of Scandal started streaming pretty quickly after the season ended….Any news on when the recent season of Grey’s Anatomy (season 10) will premiere on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    It did – which was great! GA 10 comes out on DVD (for sale) on September 2nd. TV shows are often available on DVD through Netflix at the same time they come out for sale, but Instant Streaming is another beast altogether. But certainly not before fall. You can get the entire season on Amazon Instant now if you’re willing to pay for it.

  • http://www.veryhelpful.net Naim Andy Hilal

    Speaking of “downright ugly” I can barely read the text on this article. Black text on a dark gray background with a white text shadow on the entire body text? Do your readers a favor and change this design.

  • suemillinocket

    Thanks for the input – we’re getting an overhaul next month.

  • vanna

    when is season 5 of glee coming to netflix

  • suemillinocket

    Good question. No dates have been announced yet, and it will be available on DVD before it comes to Instant Streaming. If I have to guess, I’d say late summer for the DVD, right before the new season for streaming.

  • Kat

    They dont stream many TV shows and movies very quickly, for instance, seasons 1-4 for the TV show “Glee” has been out, but it has taken over a year for season 5 to be on netflix, even though it is airing on TV. JUST GET CABLE!

  • suemillinocket

    Glee season 5 isn’t on cable, either. Most Netflix users know there’s a lag time between the end of a season airing on TV and Netflix streaming (some TV shows never stream and are only available on DVD). To each his own when it comes to media consumption!

  • unicornisme

    anybody know about American Horror Story: Coven?

  • Jordan Dawson

    Season 3 of New Girl. Do you know when that will be out for streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    Now word yet, on either DVD or streaming.

  • suemillinocket

    No word yet on either DVD or streaming. I’ll keep you posted!

  • david

    nikita season 4 still not released yet for instant streaming but your site says it should have in May…please help

  • suemillinocket

    That’s weird. It says it’s supposed to be streaming but it isn’t. And I’m pretty sure my daughter watched it. Let me keep an eye on it and see if it shows back up – it is available on DVD from Netflix, if that’s any help.

  • Sami Gaines

    When does the next season of Bones start streaming?
    &&
    When does season 5 of The Vampire Diaries start streaming?

  • zeljko

    When is supernatural 9 gonna be out?

  • suemillinocket

    No word on streaming for either one. Vampire Diaries Season 5 is set to come out on DVD in September, Bones Season 9 is still listed as Unknown even for DVD. My guess for both is mid fall, a lot of networks start streaming seasons right before the new season begins to air.

  • suemillinocket

    No word yet, even for the DVD release. I’ll keep you posted!

  • Paul

    my kids are pokemon fans and were very happy it was added to the streaming library, is there any word as to the release schedule of new seasons and movies?

  • Leticia

    they have just released season 2 of homeland for streaming

  • suemillinocket

    Are you in Canada? They haven’t released any of the seasons for streaming here – maybe this is how they make up for your DVD release taking forever!

  • suemillinocket

    Right now I’m showing Pokemon: Indigo League, Pokemon: Black & White (both series), Pokemon: White: Victini and Zekrom (movie), Pokemon: Black: Victini and Reshiram (movie), Pokemon the Movie: Kyrurem Vs. The Sword (movie) all as streaming. There are a lot more available on DVD as well. There doesn’t seem to be any information about additional seasons of the two series as of right now, but I’ll keep my eye out! My kid is also a big fan (and he’s 20 years old!)

  • Rhimereason;*

    Does anyone know when Glee season 5 is out on Netflix? Or Revenge season 3? Please answer me if you know how to find out or already do know!<3

  • suemillinocket

    Revenge Season 3 is coming out on DVD in August (no word on streaming), but no word yet on Glee. Their TV season starts a little later, so maybe in September?

  • Rhimereason;*

    Thanks;)

  • Johnny

    WHEN WILL NETFLIX PUT SEASON 3 OF REVENGE

  • suemillinocket

    DVD will be released on Netflix in August. No word yet on streaming – I’ll keep you posted!

  • Carlos

    When is Revenge season 3 going to be in Netflix? exact date?

  • suemillinocket

    It’s releasing on DVD in August – no exact date available yet. No streaming date yet, either.

  • Lisa Brown

    When do you think we will see glee season 5. And American horror story 3

  • Lisa Brown

    I really really love you netflix I would be lost without you.

  • suemillinocket

    Neither one currently has a release date. But I’m guessing it will be shortly before their new seasons begin on TV – so maybe October? I’ll keep you posted!

  • suemillinocket

    LOL, I know what you mean! We watch a truly staggering amount of Netflix in our house every day.

  • Gina

    When will season 6 of Parks and Recreation and season 3 of New Girl be available on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    New Girl is set to come out on DVD in September (no date available yet) and Parks & Rec will be out on DVD on August 19th.

  • Hex123ish

    there’s a problem with the “September 2014″ part in your comment since, well, it hasn’t happened yet.

  • suemillinocket

    Haha. True enough, my friend. But the basic set up remains the same – this list is for the current year. Come January it will roll over and be for next year. All previous years get their own pages with streaming updates.

  • SHANE

    What the *&%*! I just finished 44 episodes of ‘REVENGE,’–the first two seasons…ending with a cliffhanger and there is NO season three?????? WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?

  • SHANE

    Nemmine, i see it has an august release. Phew!!!! Happy camper here. :)

  • suemillinocket

    Oooh, that hurts! But you don’t have too long to wait. Netflix will have season 3 on DVD on August 26th, which should give you time to catch all the way up before the 4th season starts on TV! (No word yet on streaming, if you don’t have a DVD subscription you might have to bit the bullet for a month and get one!)

  • Rhimereason;*

    Do you know when they will release The Carrie Diaries season 2?

  • suemillinocket

    No information yet – I’ll keep an eye out!

  • katateochi

    Thanks for taking the time to make this list. Do you know if this applies to netflix in the UK? I see you’ve got Castle S05 listed as coming soon, but in the UK S03 isn’t on netflix yet. Do you know where I can get more UK specific date? Thanks.

  • suemillinocket

    I’m sorry to say that I do not have UK specific Netflix information. It seems like Netflix UK and Canada are sometimes on the same schedule as the US and sometimes not. I wish I could help more!

  • katateochi

    thanks anyway! I just can’t wait to see the next season of Castle, its sooooo good!

  • Jose Resendiz

    I’ve been waiting for Switched at Birth Season 3 & Episode 12 to 21… When it will release in the Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    I’m showing all three seasons as currently streaming in full. Are you in the US?

  • Jose Resendiz

    Yep, I live US in California. When it will release of switched at birth season 3 episode 12 to 21 on Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    Ah, I see it now – only the first half of that season has been released. Right now, the only information available is that those episodes are “coming soon”. I’m not sure what that means to Netflix. Maybe in the next month or so?

  • suemillinocket

    August 26th on DVD – no word yet on streaming, though.

  • Wes

    Will Netflix get Oculus on streaming do you know? Thank you!

  • suemillinocket

    It comes out on DVD on Netflix on September 2nd, no word on streaming. Some movies never do, sadly.

  • Nick

    Any idea when It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 9 will be streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    Good question! The DVD comes out September 2nd. My guess is late fall for streaming.

  • yadleis

    When is season 3 of american horror story coming to netflixs

  • suemillinocket

    It’s set to release on DVD in October. No idea yet about streaming.

  • Brittany

    When is the season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” coming to Netflix?

  • suemillinocket

    September 9th on DVD, no word yet on streaming. Hopefully not too long after – I missed the whole season!

  • Steve R

    Do you know when How I Met Your Mother season 9 will be available for streaming?

  • suemillinocket

    The DVDs are releasing in September – no word yet on streaming.

  • Ary

    Glee season 5, any estimated dates? Like after it comes out on disc how long does it take for it to come out on Netflix? I’m so confused! Help?

  • suemillinocket

    A lot of people only use Netflix Streaming, but they also have DVD subscriptions – and the release dates for the two are generally different. First DVDs for rent, then later, streaming.

    TV shows are usually available on DVD through Netflix at the same time as the purchase release (not always – sometimes there’s a delay – but TV is more reliable than movies). There isn’t a date yet for the release of the DVDs for rent to Netflix subscribers who have a disc subscription for Glee season 5. If I had to guess, I would say early October for the DVDs.

    Instant Streaming, however, is very difficult to predict. The other seasons are all available on streaming so it’s a safe bet that season 5 will also stream at some point, but when that will happen is a mystery at this point. Hopefully it won’t be too long after the DVDs are available.

    I hope that helps! If not, feel free to ask further.