All the Dates That Are Fit to Print

Netflix logoHere you have it! 2017 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here, 2015 here and 2016 here).  I’ll add to it every week as information becomes available. One Stop Shopping for Netflix Release Dates. Gotta love it.

You can tell at a glance which content is available on DVD, which is streaming, and which is both.  If you’re only interested in streaming, toggle over (or scroll down if you’re on mobile) and see only Instant Streaming releases (beginning January 1, 2017).   Here’s how you can tell which content is available on your plan:

DVD Only = Available to rent only for those with a DVD subscription.  This is going to be most new movies.  Quite a bit of TV starts out this way and streams later (and some movies).

Instant Streaming Only = Available only for those with an Instant Streaming subscription.  Netflix Exclusives tend to start out here and maybe become available on DVD later.

Instant Streaming Available = Available for all subscription types!  This is content that you can rent on a DVD or stream instantly.  The Holy Grail of Netflix content.

With no further ado, fire up your DVD player (or your Roku 3, Fire Stick or Xbox), and here are your release dates! 

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2017 Netflix Releases

Coming in August

The Walking Dead – Season 7

Ash vs Evil Dead – Season 2

Lucifer – Season 2

Chicago Med – Season 2

Chicago Fire – Season 5

Gotham – Season 3

Black Sails – Season 4

Blindspot – Season 2

Billions – Season 2

NCIS: New Orleans – Season 3

July 31st

After The Reality (dramedy, Matthew Morrison, Sarah Chalke) – That’s Mr. Shu from Glee as a Bachelorette contestant thrown a life twist. Instant Streaming Only

Dark Night (drama, Robert Jumper, Anna Rose Hopkins) – A sort of documentary style look at the day of a mass shooting.  Instant Streaming Only

Taking Earth (sci-fi, Ronan Quarmbey, Brad Richards) – Some sort of outbreak turns Earth into the hunters and the hunted – a pair of survivors with secrets team up.  Instant Streaming Available.

July 28th

Daughters of Destiny – Season 1 (documentary) – This series looks at a group of girls from an impoverished area of India going to boarding school.  Instant Streaming Only

The Incredible Jessica James (drama, Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd) – I like O’Dowd, I’ll give this story of a blind date between an app designer and a play write a chance.  Instant Streaming Only

July 25th

Girls – Season 6 (TV dramedy, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams) – Lena Dunham, et. al., are done with this sixth and final season.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

The Belko Experiment (horror, John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn) – Kill or be killed…in your office cubicle.  DVD Only

Absolutely Anything (comedy, Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale) – Sci-fi spoof about a suddenly all-powerful school teacher.  I will definitely see this.  DVD Only

Money (thriller, Jesse Williams, Kellan Lutz ) – Scammers getting scammed by a better scammer.  Sweet.  DVD Only

Correspondence (drama, Olga Kurylenko, Jeremy Irons) – A romance between professor and student.  DVD Only

Ghost in the Shell (sci-fi, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano) – Scarlett is a cyborg cop hunting hackers and other bad guys.  DVD Only

Black Butterfly (thriller, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers) – Writer’s block leads to bad decisions and the loss of the luxury of writer’s block.  DVD Only

Alien Arrival (sci-fi, Dan Mor, Aleisha Rose) – Crisis of identity on a distant world.  DVD Only

Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special (comedy special) – Nope, don’t know him.  Someone tell me if he’s funny.  Instant Streaming Only

July 23rd

Victor (drama, Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal) – 1960s period piece about a teenager finding his way out of gangs and drugs. Instant Streaming Only

July 22nd

Railroad Tigers (foreign action, Jackie Chan, Edison Huang) – This Mandarin language WWII period piece has been out on DVD since June, now is Instant Streaming Available.

July 21st

Last Chance U – Season 2 (documentary, John Franklin III, D.J. Law) – A docu-series about college football recruiting.  Instant Streaming Only

Ozark – Season 1 (TV drama, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney) – Great cast for this dark Netflix original about a resort community with a lot of dirty secrets.  Instant Streaming Only

The Worst Witch – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Bella Ramsey, Clare Higgins) – I’m not completely sure if this is comedy or drama.  It’s about a girl who comes upon a school for witches, only to discover that she’s a witch. Instant Streaming Only

July 19th

Mifune: The Last Samurai (foreign documentary, Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese) – Japanese language doc about actor Toshirô Mifune. Instant Streaming Available

Detour (thriller, Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley) – Vengeance will be had by the college kid whose step father crossed a line. Instant Streaming Available

Bokeh (fantasy, Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary) – Americans in Iceland find themselves alone after mystical lights appear in the sky. Instant Streaming Available

Bigger Fatter Liar (comedy, Ricky Garcia, Jodelle Ferland) – Apparently a follow up to a movie from 2002 about a teenage pathological liar. Nope. Instant Streaming Available

Lavender (thriller, Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff) – Post-accident amnesia patient recovering troubling past. Instant Streaming Available

Blue Gold (documentary) – The history of blue jeans – with a vintage jeans guru. Who knew there was such a thing? This looks kind of fun. Instant Streaming Only

July 18th

The 100 – Season 4  (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – This has been out on Instant Streaming since June 1st, now it’s available on DVD as well.

Teen Wolf – Season 6, Part 1 (TV sci-fi, Tyler Posey Dylan O’Brien) – This is the last season for this angsty wolf.  Not sure when Part 2 will arrive.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce – Season 3 (TV drama, Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett) – The cast continues with life post-divorce.  This one has been renewed for both fourth and fifth season.  Instant Streaming Only

The Expanse – Season 2 (TV drama, Thomas Jane, Shohreh Aghdashloo) – Sci-fi series about interplanetary societies – and mysteries.  This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only.  It has been renewed for a third season.

Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester – Season 3 (TV drama, James Norton, Robson Green) – Small village pastor gets involved in mysteries (probably way too many for the size of his town).  This isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Wilson (comedy, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern) – Based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes about a neurotic guy trying to bond with his daughter.  DVD Only

This Beautiful Fantastic (drama, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson) – Untidy librarian becomes friend with grumpy horticulturist neighbor.  DVD Only

The Belko Experiment (horror, John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn) – Kill or be killed…in your office cubicle.  DVD Only

Another Evil (comedy, Steve Zissis, Mark Proksch) – A comedy/horror about an Extreme Exorcist.  DVD Only

Alive and Kicking (documentary) – A look at sing dancing, history and present.  DVD Only

The Promise (drama, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon) – WWI period piece/love triangle.  Also stars Christian Bale.  DVD Only

Tommy’s Honour (drama, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden) – Period piece about world’s first pro golfer.  DVD Only

Free Fire (action, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer) – Illegal gun trafficking results in shoot-out.  Shocking.  DVD Only

Pray for Rain (drama, Jane Seymour, Annabelle Stephenson) – Young journalist returns to her home town and ends up investigating her father’s death.  DVD Only

Resident Evil: Vendetta (animation) – Resident Evil: Damnation sequel, all CGI.  DVD Only

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna) – This just came out on DVD in May – love how fast it’s Instant Streaming Available!

Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say (comedy special) – Man, they do a lot of these.  Instant Streaming Only

Ari Shaffir: Double Negative (comedy special) – This is a collection of two episodes of stand-up comedy.  Instant Streaming Only

July 17th

A Cowgirl’s Story (family, Bailee Madison, Chloe Lukasiak) – A movie about a “cowgirl” with the name Dusty Rhodes.  I can’t make myself watch this. Instant Streaming Available

Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (documentary) – A look at the athletes competing in the Reebok CrossFit Games. Instant Streaming Only

July 15th

Rake – Season 4 (TV drama, Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day) – Messed up attorney Cleaver Greene is back for a 4th season of this Australian show. No info on a fifth season. Instant Streaming Only

July 14th

Friends From College – Season 1 (TV comedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders) – College friends twenty years later, doing hijinks.  Yes, please!  Instant Streaming Only

Chasing Coral (documentary) – Photographers documenting vanishing coral reefs.  Instant Streaming Only

To the Bone (dramedy, Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves) – Anorexia patient begins finding herself in a group home.  Instant Streaming Only

July 11th

The Missing – Season 2 (TV drama, James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor) – Couple traveling in France’s child goes missing.  This has not been a streamer so far so DVD Only.

The Magicians – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley) – I really enjoyed this second season, but it does get pretty complicated and fantasy-ish.  It is a streamer, but DVD Only for now.

Underground – Season 2 (TV drama, Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge) – A group of escaped slaves makes its way north.  DVD Only

Being Mary Jane: The Series – Season 4 (TV drama, Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal) – TV journalist balancing her crazy life. There is a fifth season coming.  Instant Streaming Only

American Fable (thriller, Kip Pardue, Peyton Kennedy) – Girl discovers kidnapped man in her silo.  What will she do?  DVD Only

The Lost City of Z (action, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson) – Story of a real man who left to explore the Amazon on the 1920s and never came back.  DVD Only

Their Finest (dramedy, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin) – Period piece about writing movies in WWII London.  DVD Only

A Quiet Passion (drama, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle) – Biographical drama about Emily Dickinson.  DVD Only

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (drama, Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi) – A witty look at a small time fixer in over his head.  DVD Only

London Heist (thriller, Craig Fairbrass, James Cosmo) – “One final job” is never going to either go well or be the final job.  DVD Only

Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha (comedy special) – I really have to start watching some of these. Instant Streaming Only

July 9th

Lion (drama, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara) – This is a terrific movie – Dev Patel is amazing as a man returning to India to find his lost family. Instant Streaming Available

July 8th

Bad Santa 2 (comedy, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates) – I’m torn, but…Kathy Bates. I think I have to. Instant Streaming Available

Horse Dancer (family, Jason London, Sophie Bolen) – Gymnast turns horse dancer. I don’t know, people, I just report it. Instant Streaming Only.

July 7th

1 Mile to You (drama, Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers) – Kid who’s grieving friends finds running to be therapy. Instant Streaming Only

July 6th

Speech & Debate (comedy, Liam James, Austin McKenzie) – High Schoolers being kept down by The Man revive debate club.  Instant Streaming Only

The Void (horror, Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong) – Horror in the hospital!  Instant Streaming Available

July 5th

iZombie – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – I’m still really enjoying this combination zombie/police procedural. I don’t know why. Instant Streaming Only for now and it has been renewed for a fourth season.

July 4th

The Stand-Ups – Season 1 (TV comedy, Nate Bargatze, Deon Cole) – Up and coming comedians perform. Instant Streaming Only

A United Kingdom (drama, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike) – 1940s period piece about the romance between an African prince and English office worker.  DVD Only

A Cure for Wellness (thriller, Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs) – That wellness spa is not what it promises.  My daughter says this is terrible,  I don’t know if anyone should trust that.  DVD Only

All Nighter (comedy,  J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch) – Love both leads, so I’ll take a chance on this comedy about a dad and boyfriend looking for a missing young woman.  DVD Only

CHiPS (comedy, Michael Peña, Dax Shepard) – I’m not sure if I should be horrified or delighted that this exists.  I should probably see it to find out.  DVD Only

Drone (thriller, Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui) – Seriously, when are these people going to figure out that you can’t retire from the CIA in the movies??  DVD Only

The Zookeeper’s Wife (drama, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl) – Polish zoo workers join the resistence during WWII.  DVD Only

Song to Song (drama, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling) – Directed by Terrence Malick, the story of love triangle in Austin, TX.  Also with Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett.  DVD Only

Vincent N Roxxy (thriller, Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz) – More Emile Hirsch!  This time with Zoe Kravitz, who is also awesome.  I’ll check out this thriller about a couple who can’t seem to escape violence.  DVD Only

King Arthur: Excalibur Rising (action, Simon Armstrong) – Illegitimate son Owain takes the forefront in this Arthurian tale.  DVD Only

July 3rd

Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story (documentary) – Alien abduction doc. From the reviews, it’s apparently horrible. Instant Streaming Only

July 2nd

El Chema – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Mauricio Ochmann, Mariana Seoane) – Kid smuggler becomes cartel leader. Spanish language, Instant Streaming Only

July 1st

The Originals – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies) – This Vampire Diaries spin-off has been renewed for a fifth season.  Instant Streaming only for now.

Witnesses – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Thierry Lhermitte, Marie Dompnier) – French language crime drama.  Instant Streaming Only

Deep Water – Season 1 (TV crime drama, Noah Taylor, Yael Stone) – Australian show about the possible serial murder of gay men. I believe this is a 4 part mini-series, so no further seasons are likely. Instant Streaming Available

Offspring – Season 6 (TV dramedy, Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart) – Australian show about an obstetrician and her hectic life.  Instant Streaming Only

Criminal Minds – Season 12 (TV drama, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna) – This grisly crime procedural is one of our faves.  It has been renewed for a 13th season.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

Blue Bloods – Season 7 (TV drama, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg) – Tom Selleck and the gang have been renewed for an eighth season – season 7 is Instant Streaming Only for now

NCIS – Season 14 (TV drama, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette) – I love that these are coming out on Streaming before DVD!  There is a season 15 in the works.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

Capo El amo del tunel – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Irineo Alvarez, Jose Sefami) – Police hunt for an escaped drug lord.  No idea about a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Spanish language.

Hostages – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Jonah Lotan, Ayelet Zurer) – Israeli series (Hebrew language) about a surgeon being held hostage. Doesn’t look like there’s a third season. Instant Streaming Only

World at Your Feet – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Ha Yu, Tai Ping Hui) – Rag tag soccer team forms around coach who needs a second chance. Mandarin language. I don’t see anything about a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (family, Daniel Sharman, Jennifer Morrison) – Good cast for this fantasy about a magical horse and a kingdom that needs saving. Instant Streaming Only

The Truth Is in the Stars (documentary, WIlliam Shatner) – Shatner talks with folks about the optimism of Star Trek. Instant Streaming Only

Here Alone (horror, Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti) – Band of dystopian survivors begin to crack apart.  Instant Streaming Available (DVD release July 4th)

The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) (foreign thriller, Mario Casas, Ana Wagener) – Spanish language story of a successful businessman caught up in a murder.  Instant Streaming Only

June 30th

Gypsy – Season 1 (thriller, Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup) – A therapist gets far too close to her patients’ lives. This looks awesome, I will certainly binge it. Instant Streaming Only

It’s Only the End of the World (foreign drama, Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel) – French language story of an ill man visiting his estranged family of origin. Instant Streaming Only

The Weekend (comedy, Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascot) – Do not spend the gangster money you find, people! COME ON! Instant Streaming Only

June 28th

Okja (action, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal) – A little girl faces losing her gentle animal friend to a greedy corporation. This looks really cute. Instant Streaming Only

A Tale of Love and Darkness (foreign drama, Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana) – Hebrew language post WWII period piece about the life of author Amos Oz. Instant Streaming Available

Sophie and the Rising Sun (drama, Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale) – 1940s period piece set in North Carolina, where a Japanese-American man is new to a small town, creating tension. Instant Streaming Available

Tower (animated documentary) – Animated look at the 1966 clock tower shooting in Texas.  Instant Streaming Available

Being 17 (foreign drama, Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein) – French language about high school enemies forced to share a household. Instant Streaming Available

The Eyes of My Mother (horror, Kika Magalhães, Will Brill) – Memories from childhood lead to violent adulthood. In black and white without much dialogue. Instant Streaming Available

The Matchbreaker (romantic comedy, Wesley Elder, Christina Grimmie) – Guy hired by desperate parents to break up their daughters’ romances. Instant Streaming Available

100 Streets (drama, Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton) – London stories connect in the same one square mile. I love Idris Elba, I’ll check this one out. Instant Streaming Available

Savannah Sunrise (comedy, Shawnee Smith, Pamela Reed) – Mother and daughter in law take a road trip. Instant Streaming Only

June 27th

The Strain – Season 3 (TV drama, Corey Stoll, David Bradley) – VAMPIRES!  This is DVD Only (it’s not a streamer), and there is a fourth season.

Prison Break – Season 1 (TV drama, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell) – A continuation of the series – I have no idea how many seasons they plan or whether it will stream.  DVD Only for now.

Before I Fall (drama, Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage) – Sort of a Groundhog Day, but a teenager’s last day alive – she gets to relive it until she figures out what happens to her.  DVD Only

Collide (action, Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones) – American backpackers, don’t become cartel drivers.  Just don’t do it.  DVD Only

T2: Trainspotting (drama, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner) – Danny Boyle brings his characters back 20 years later to see if they’re still heroin addicted crazy people.  DVD Only

Power Rangers (action, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott) – I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but the commercials for this looked sort of cool.  Go ahead, you can judge me.  DVD Only.

Dirty Dancing (TV Musical, Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes) – I can’t even.  Nobody puts Baby in a remake.  DVD Only

Berlin Syndrome (thriller, Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt) – One night stand leads to bad things.  Worse than the walk of shame.  DVD Only

Gray Lady (thriller, Eric Dane, Natalie Zea) – Hunting for a killer leads to family secrets.  DVD Only

Pirates (drama, James Purefoy, James Heller) – BBC period piece about true life pirates including Blackbeard and Captain Kidd.  DVD Only

Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire (comedy special) – Heard of him?  No?  Me either, but he talks about buying pants, so how bad could it be?  Instant Streaming Only

Legion of Brothers (documentary) – Green Beret units sent to Afghanistan after 9/11.  DVD Only

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (documentary, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison) – Found footage and interviews document the band on tour.  DVD Only

June 26th

No Escape (action, Owen Wilson, Lake Bell) – Having moved to Southeast Asia, a family gets caught up in a coup. Instant Streaming Only

June 23rd

Free Rein – Season 1 (TV drama, Jaylen Barron, Freddy Carter) – Teen drama about a girl who spend a summers bonding with a horse.  Instant Streaming Only

GLOW – Season 1 (TV comedy, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin) – Series set in the 1980s about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.  Instant Streaming Only

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (ducumentary) – Story of Hulk Hogan suing Gawker.  Instant Streaming Only

American Anarchist (documentary, William Powell) – The man who wrote a book detailing how to make a bomb in 1970 talks about his regrets.  Instant Streaming Only

You Get Me (drama, Bella Thorne, Halston Sage) – One night stand develops into an obsession.  Instant Streaming Only

June 21st

Shameless – Season 7 (TV dramedy, WIlliam H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – Wheeee!  I’m so excited.  Instant Streaming Only for the Gallaghers for now.

Supergirl – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks) – Is Kara going to have a wee bit of romance this season? We shall see… Instant Streaming Only (for now)

Baby Daddy – Season 6 (TV comedy, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chelsea Kane) – Daddy is getting used to being a daddy. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only

Young & Hungry – Season 5 (TV comedy, Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski) – Food blogger turned personal chef back for another season. This is apparently the first half of season 5 – the second will be out next year. Instant Streaming Only

Admiral (foreign action, Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar) – Dutch language 17th century period piece about the Netherlands at war. Instant Streaming Only

Alone in Berlin (drama, Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson) – German couple stage small resistance in Berlin during WWII. DVD Only

The Son of Joseph (foreign comedy, Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier) – French language stroy of a teenager in search of his father. Instant Streaming Only

June 20th

Logan (sci-fi, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart) – I’ve heard this is really good – I’m in for the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine.  DVD Only

Get Out (thriller, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams) – I am totally in for this thriller about young African American men disappearing from a wealthy suburb.  DVD Only

Life (sci-fi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds) – Tiny intelligent life on Mars.  Yes please.  DVD Only

Everybody Loves Somebody (romantic comedy, Karla Souza, José María Yazpik) – Woman brings co-worker to family wedding in Mexico, ex-boyfriend shows up.  DVD Only

Altitude (action, Denise Richards, Chuck Liddell) – Demoted FBI agent has to save seatmate on plane from hijackers.  DVD Only

Railroad Tigers (foreign action, Jackie Chan, Edison Huang) – Mandarin language WWII period piece about the Chinese resistance.  DVD Only

Moana (family animation, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson) – Disney’s newest princess is now Available on Instant Streaming!

Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time (comedy special) – Stand up comedy with Rory Scovel. Instant Streaming Only

Amar Akbar & Tony (comedy, Rez Kempton, Sam Vincenti) – Three guys, three religions, friends since childhood, adult hijinks. Instant Streaming Only

June 17th

Scandal – Season 6 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz) – My daughter LOVES this show – she’s going to be happy to binge it, as it is coming out Instant Streaming Only (for now).  There will be only one more season.

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 13 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers) – I can’t believe it’s still on, either, and it has been renewed for a 14th season.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (drama, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby) – True story of subjects assigned to be prison guards or prisoners devolving into violence when the “guards” began to abuse their authority.  Instant Streaming Available.

June 16th

The Ranch – Part 3 (TV comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson) – People do not love this, despite the presence of Sam Elliott. Instant Streaming Only

Aquarius – Season 2 (TV drama, David Duchovny, Grey Damon) – 1960s period series about the Manson murders and investigation.  Instant Streaming Only (for now)

El Chapo – Season 1 (TV crime, Marco de la O, Humberto Busto) – Soanish language series about a Mexican drug lord. Instant Streaming Only

Counterpunch (documentary) – Boxing doc. Instant Streaming Only

June 15th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen) – I have to admit, I haven’t quite finished season 3.  I need to get on this!  Instant Streaming Only for now. Season 5 airs in January, 2018.

Marco Luque: Tamo Junto (comedy special) – As usual I haven’t heard of this comedian, but who knows?  Maybe he’s hilarious.  Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (documentary, Ohad Naharin) – Bio-doc about a choreographer. Instant Streaming Only

June 14th

Quantico – Season 2 (TV drama, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin) – Season 2 has a main character taking a job at the CIA, continuing to investigate former colleagues. Instant Streaming Only (for now) and it has been renewed for another season.

American Violence (thriller, Bruce Dern, Denise Richards) – A psychologist tries to get into the mind of a killer on death row. Instant Streaming Only

June 13th

Grimm – Season 6 (TV sci-fi, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) – This is the final season for this one.  It isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only – this is one I want to watch now that the series s finished.

Shooter – Season 1 (TV action, Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps) – Ex-sniper called back to action.  Based on the book.  Instant Streaming June 18th.  There is a season 2 coming.

Bones – Season 12 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – The final season for Brennan and Booth.  DVD only, but should stream.

Growing Up Smith (comedy, Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam) – Coming of age/fish out of water story about a kid balancing traditional Indian and American cultures.  DVD Only

The Space Between Us (drama, Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield) – A Mars bred boy comes to Earth!  I will so totally see this.  DVD Only

Bitter Harvest (drama, Max Irons, Samantha Barks) – Young couple tries to survive Stalin in 1930s Ukraine.  DVD Only

Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire (sci-fi, Tom Harries, Jessamine-Bliss Bell) – I’m not sure how many of these there are, maybe four?  The dragon is voiced by Patrick Stewart.  DVD Only

Frantz (foreign drama, Pierre Niney, Paula Beer) – French language story of a post WWI widow.  DVD Only

3 Generations (drama, Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning) – Transgender teen, hetero mom, lesbian grandma.  They cope.  DVD Only

Neruda (foreign drama, Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco) – Spanish language period piece about Pablo Neruda set in 1948 Chile.  DVD Only

Mine (thriller, Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis) – Soldier stranded in desert must survive elements after failed mission.  DVD Only

1 Mile to You (drama, Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers) – Running as grief therapy.  I love Billy Cruddup, so I’ll take a shot with this.  DVD Only

Suntan (foreign drama, Efthymis Papadimitriou, Elli Triggou) – Greek language story of a middle aged doctor falling for an injured young woman.  Instant Streaming Available

John Wick: Chapter 2 (action, Keanu Reeves, Common) – Hit men can never retire, doesn’t everyone know that by now??  DVD Only

Oh, Hello On Broadway (comedy special, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney) – A taping of a popular Broadway show with two actors dressed as old men doing stand-up. That sounds stupid, but I’ll totally watch it. Instant Streaming Only

Sour Grapes (documentary) – Fake wine con right before the 2008 market crash.  Instant Streaming Only

Sun Choke (horror, Sarah Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane) – Woman develops obsession post-breakdown.  Instant Streaming Only

Crossing Point (action, Shawn Lock, Jacob Vargas) – Vacationers forced to become smugglers.  Instant Streaming Only

Paradox (action, Zoë Bell, Malik Yoba) – Time machine hijinks – one hour can make a lot of difference.  Instant Streaming Only

The Similars (foreign sci-fi, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Cassandra Ciangherotti) – Spanish language story of a group of people having seizures at a bus stop.  Instant Streaming Only

Rainbow Time (comedy, Melanie Lynskey, Linas Phillips) – Couple tries to have a relationship while cohabiting with man’s mentally disabled brother.  Instant Streaming Only

June 10th

Black Snow (foreign drama, Ricardo Darin, Leonardo Sparaglia) – Spanish language story about estranged brothers squabbling over property.  Instant Streaming Only

Havenhurst (horror, Julie Benz, Josh Stamberg) – Not good to begin your life after rehab in a haunted building.  Instant Streaming Only

Sword Master (foreign action, Kenny Lin, Peter Ho) – Mandarin language story of a swordsman hiding as a janitor.  It doesn’t go smoothly.  Instant Streaming Available

June 9th

Orange is the New Black – Season 5 (TV drama, Taylor Schilling, Michael Harney) – The ladies return for a fifth season. There will also be a sixth and seventh. Instant Streaming Only

My Only Love Song – Season 1 (foreign TV fantasy, Seung-yeon Gong, Jong-hyun Lee) – Korean language series about a time traveling actress.  Instant Streaming Only

Shimmer Lake (thriller, Rob Corddry, Rainn Wilson) – Hunting down bank robbers – this thriller is a dark comedy.  I am so in.  Instant Streaming Only

June 7th

Disturbing the Peace (documentary) – Palestinian and Israeli activists working together to promote peace.  Instant Streaming Only

Dreamworks’ Trolls (family animation, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake) – Troll dolls do doll things, this one is for the kiddos.  Instant Streaming Available

The Axe Murders of Villisca (horror, Robert Adamson, Alex Frnka) – Why are these high schoolers ghost hunting? What happened to good clean fun like drinking milkshakes at the soda shop?? Instant Streaming Only

June 6th

The Young Pope – Season 1 (TV drama, Jude Law, Diane Keaton) – YESSSSSS!  I’ve been waiting for this HBO series to come out.  DVD Only, and will probably stay that way.  There is a second season planned.  Oh, come on, Netflix!  This is now listed as Unknown, but remains at the top of my queue.  I’ll let you know if I get it.

Power – Season 3 (TV drama, Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren) – Drug dealer struggles to go legit.  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only

Fifty Shades Darker (drama, Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson) – Do people really watch these?  And then admit it?  DVD Only

Fist Fight (comedy, Ice Cube, Charlie Day) – Can’t quite bring myself to think beating someone up is funny these days.  DVD Only

Land of Mine (foreign drama, Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) – German language story of German POWs defusing landmines in Denmark after WWII.  DVD Only

The Last Word (comedy, Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried) – Demanding woman hires someone to write her obituary.  DVD Only

Aftermath (thriller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy) – Revenge on an air traffic controller who caused a fatal accident.  DVD Only

The Sense of and Ending (drama, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter) – This looks good – a man realizes that his memories aren’t as acurate as he thought.  DVD Only

The Assignment (thriller, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver) – Gender reassignment surgery as revenge.  I swear I didn’t make that up.  DVD Only

The Ticket (drama, Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman) – Dan Stevens is *everywhere* these days!  This time as a man who regains his sight.  DVD Only

A Good American (documentary, Bill Binney) – Oliver Stone exec produced 9/11 doc.  DVD Only

Political Animals (documentary) – Lesbian women in politics.  DVD Only

Enter the Warriors Gate (action, Mark Chao, Ni Ni) – Video game playing bullied teen transported to ancient China becomes martial arts genius and saves damsel.  I’m totally not kidding.  DVD Only

Prisoner X (thriller, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings) – Time traveling terrorist!  I may have to see this even though it isn’t getting great reviews.  DVD Only

Aaron’s Blood (horror, James Martinez, Trevor Stovall) – A bullied hemophiliac child begins to change after a transfusion.  I smell vampire!  DVD Only

June 4th

TURN: Washington’s Spies – Season 3 (TV drama, Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich) – This one has been out on DVD for a while, now it is Available on Instant Streaming

June 3rd

Acapulco La vida va (foreign comedy, Patricio Castillo, Sergio Bustamante) – Three older men travel to Acapulco.  This one is in Spanish.  Instant Streaming Only

Blue Gold: American Jeans (documentary, Edward Burns, Brooke Shields) – The history of blue jeans.  Instant Streaming Only

Headshot (foreign action, Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan) – Indonesian language story of amnesiac with dark past.  Instant Streaming Only until DVD release June 13th

Three (foreign action, Wei Zhao, Louis Koo) – Cantonese crime story about a criminal and a cop playing cat and mouse.  Instant Streaming Only

Tunnel (foreign action, Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae) – Korean language story of a man trapped in a …tunnel.  Instant Streaming Only

War on Everyone (comedy, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña) – Corrupt cops try to shake down someone tougher than they are.  Instant Streaming Available

June 2nd

The Flash – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – Romance and superpowers in season 3. Instant Streaming Only for now. There will be a season 4.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Season 5, Part 2 (TV comedy, Scott Aukerman, Weird Al Yankovic ) – Sketch comedy talk show.  Instant Streaming Only

Flaked – Season 2 (TV comedy, Will Arnett, David Sullivan) – Venice guru Chip is a fraud, but I bet he’s a funny fraud.  Instant Streaming Only

Chronic (drama, Tim Roth, Sarah Sutherland) – I love Tim Roth – I’ll take a gamble on this one.  Instant Streaming Available.

Saving Banksy (documentary) – Controversial graffiti artist bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Los Últimos de Filipinas (foreign action, Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez) – Spanish language period piece set in a Spanish colony in the Philippines in 1898.  Instant Streaming Only

Lucid Dream (foreign sci-fi, Ko Soo, Sul Kyung-gu) – Korean language story about a man searching for his missing son through dreams.  Instant Streaming Only

June 1st

Arrow – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland) – Thanks for going to streaming before you even hit DVD, Arrow!  Instant Streaming Only

Intersection – Season 2 (foreign TV, Ibrahim Celikkol, Belcim Bilgin) – Turkish language romance between an doctor and some car enthusiasts.  Instant Streaming Only

The 100 – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – The intrepid teens return to repopulate the earth.  Instant Streaming Only

1 Night (drama, Anna Camp, Justin Chatwin) – Two couples work out their relationships at the same hotel. And yes! That is Jimmy Steve from Shameless! Instant Streaming Only

Catfight (comedy, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche) – This story of college rivals just came out on DVD at the end of April, and is already Available on Instant Streaming.

Little Boxes (comedy, Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis) – An interracial couple tackles a small town after living in New York. Instant Streaming Only

Vice (sci-fi, Thomas Jane, Bruce Willis) – Fantasy Island with robots – what could go wrong? Instant Streaming Available

Yarn (foreign documentary) – Stories of knitters and crocheters from around the world. This is in English. Instant Streaming Only

May 31st

Suits – Season 6 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – Finally! This courtroon drama does not stream in the US, so this release will be DVD Only here. If it streams in your country, let me know when it shows up! It has been renewed for a seventh season.  Kind reader James tells me that season 5 is now streaming in Ireland!  And that season 6 looks to be coming in May.  Thanks James!

Major Crimes – Season 5 (TV drama, Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison) – Spin-off of The Closer is doing darn well for itself!  Five seasons and counting (it has been renewed for a sixth).  This crime/court room drama is not a streamer, so DVD Only.

Dark Matter – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil) – The Crew finds themselves in prison as season 2 opens. Instant Streaming Only – DVD releases June 13th. There will be a third season

Rupture (sci-fi, Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare) – Kidnapping, genetic anomalies, transformation, oh my!  DVD Only

A Dog’s Purpose (drama, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid) – A dog learns the meaning of life through his owners.  DVD Only

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (comedy, Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson) – Smarmy dude pretends to be Christian to serve his community service in a church play.  DVD Only

The Shack (drama, Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer) – Lots of religion today – this one is about a grieving man and his contact with the spirit world.  DVD Only

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (horror, Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka) – Super not fun to be stranded in an empty boarding school over winter break.  Like, super not fun.  DVD Only

Golden Years (action, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Hill) – A group of pensioners seeks to regain their pensions through bank robberies.  DVD Only

Staying Vertical (foreign drama, Damien Bonnard, India Hair) – French language story of a shepherdess, a filmmaker, and a baby.  DVD Only

They Call Us Monsters (documentary) – A look at three violent teen offenders in a California facility. Instant Streaming Only

May 30th

House of Cards – Season 5 (TV drama, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright) – If you can stand more politics in your life, House of Cards is back!  You can check out the season 5 trailer now if you don’t want to wait until the 30th for a little taste.  Instant Streaming Only

Teen Wolf – Season 5, Part 2 (TV sci-fi, Tyler Posey Dylan O’Brien) – Not really sure why they release these on two parts, but here you go. It isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only. There will be one more season.

Doctor Strange (action, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – This hasn’t been out long on DVD at all – exciting to see it coming to Instant Streaming already!

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (comedy special) – I like her – I’ll definitely check this out. Instant Streaming Only

Masterminds (action comedy, Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson) – Also with Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Jason Sudekis. I can’t possibly resist these goofballs as wannabe theives in a based on true events story. Instant Streaming Available

The Salesman (foreign drama, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti) – Persian language husband avenging wife’s attack. DVD Only

May 29th

Forever Pure (documentary) – Muslim players on an Israeli soccer team not welcomed.  A look at institutionalized racism.  Instant Streaming Only

A New High (documentary) – Drug rehab residents train to climb a mountain.  Instant Streaming Only

May 26th

Bloodline – Season 3 (TV drama, Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini) – Dysfunctional family drama – the last season. Oh, yes. Instant Streaming Only

Supernatural – Season 12 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles ) – True to their word, CW makes their shows available, Instant Streaming Only, days after the end of the season. Yay CW!

War Machine (action, Brad Pitt, Topher Grace) – General with big ego must win unpopular war.  Instant Streaming Only

Believe (drama, Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith) – Christmas pageant in jeopardy!  Exemplary timing for this to go to Instant Streaming Available.

I Am Jane Doe (documentary,  Jessica Chastain) – True stories of girls from the U.S. enslaved in the child sex trade via newspaper ads.  Instant Streaming Only

May 24th

Southpaw (sports drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker) – A boxer has to start over after tragedy. Instant Streaming Available

May 23rd

Outsiders – Season 2 (TV drama, Joe Anderson, David Morse) – Appalachian family fighting to stay off the grid.  DVD Only

Call the Midwife – Season 6 (TV drama, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt) – I really need to watch this 1950s British period piece.  So much TV out there!  This one is a streamer, I’ll let you know when.  For now, DVD Only

Thirteen – Season 1 (TV mystery, Jodie Comer, Natasha Little) – I believe this is actually a mini-series. A woman escapes after being held hostage for 13 years, only to have her family try and pretend everything is okay. It’s not. DVD Only

The Great Wall (sci-fi, Matt Damon, Tian Jing) – This got panned pretty hard by critics, but I sort of want to see Matt Damon fight 15th century Chinese monsters.  DVD Only

My Life as a Zucchini (family animation, Will Forte, Nick Offerman) – A little boy tries to fit in at his new home – an orphanage.  DVD Only

I Am Heath Ledger (documentary, Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts) – Heath Ledger bio-doc.  DVD Only

XX (horror, Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey) – Female directors and female leads in this collection of short horror films.  DVD Only

Unlocking the Cage (documentary) – The story of an animal rights lawyer seeking protections for Chimps, dolphins and more.  DVD Only

Dheepan (foreign drama, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan) – Tamil language story of a Sri Lankan resistance fighter.  Instant Streaming Available

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (comedy special) – Daily Show cast member stand up special. Instant Streaming Only

A Mermaid’s Tale (family, Jerry O’Connell, Caitlin Carmichael) – Is it weird if your bestie is a mermaid?  DVD Only

Extortion (action, Eion Bailey, Bethany Joy Lenz) – It’s not much of a vacation when you get stranded, then blackmailed.  That’s not what they mean by “all-inclusive”.  DVD Only

Christine (drama, Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall) – Based on the true story of a journalist trying to do fact based news in the face of pressure for tabloid fodder.  Instant Streaming Only

May 22nd

Velvet – Season 4 (TV drama, Paula Echevarria, Miguel Angel Silvestre) – Spanish language series about an heir and his romance with a commoner. Instant Streaming Only

May 21st

What’s With Wheat (documentary) – Gluten intolerance doc. Instant Streaming Only

May 19th

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 (TV comedy, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess) – I lost track of Kimmy about half way through the first season. I should probably catch up! Instant Streaming Only

The Keepers – Season 1 (documentary) – A cold case murder of a nun is examined. Instant Streaming Only

Blame (anime, Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa) – Technology has taken over and a small group of humans try to survive. Instant Streaming Only

May 18th

Royal Pains – Season 8 (TV dramedy, Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo) – The last season for treating the maladies of the rich and famous. Instant Streaming Available – finally!

May 16th

Split (thriller, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy) – I’ve been looking forward to this multiple personality thriller.  DVD Only

Sleepless (thriller, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan) – Dirty cop’s misdeeds threaten his son.  DVD Only

Between Us (drama, Olivia Thirlby, Ben Feldman) – Longtime couple finally gets married and finds it harder than they thought.  DVD Only

Keep Quiet (documentary) – Nazi Hungarian politician finds out he’s Jewish.  Forgive my lack of sympathy for his angst.  DVD Only

The Free Man (documentary, Jossi Wells) – Extreme sports doc.  DVD Only

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (horror, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter) – I’m ready for this to end and I haven’t even seen any of them.  DVD Only

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (action, Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen) – Xander comes out of exile!  That means nothing to me – I’ve never seen one of these. DVD Only

The Levelling (drama, Ellie Kendrick, Jack Holden) – A woman returns to her family home after her brother’s suicide.  DVD Only

Welcome to Happiness (drama, Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby) – What do you do when you become the guardian of an agony door?  How do you prove you’re in enough agony to open it?  DVD Only

Strike a Pose (documentary) – a 25-years-later look at the seven male dancers from Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour.  Instant Streaming Only

Tag (foreign action, Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda) – Lone survivor of a school bus accident makes her way back to school…to find all her classmates alive and well.  Well that’s weird.  Japanese language.  Instant Streaming Only

Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (comedy special) – Morgan’s first show since a serious accident.  Instant Streaming Only

May 15th

Sherlock – Series 4 (TV drama, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – This has been out on DVD for a while, and now the sleuth is Available on Instant Streaming.  There may or may not be a fifth season – I definitely hope there is!

Command and Control (documentary) – A look at how to manage weapons of mass destruction.  Instant Streaming Available

Lovesong (drama, Jena Malone, Riley Keough) – The story of a mother, daughter and best friend road trip.  Instant Streaming Only

The Intent (drama, Dylan Duffus, Scorcher) – Gang drama. Instant Streaming Only

May 12th

Master of None – Season 2 (TV comedy, Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells) – This Netflix original is the story of an immigrant actor in NYC. No news yet on a season 3.  Instant Streaming Only

Anne With an E – Season 1 (TV drama, Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James) – Based on the Anne of Green Gables novels, this is a Netflix original series.  Instant Streaming Only

Get Me Roger Stone (documentary) – About a Trump political operative.  Instant Streaming Only

Mindhorn (comedy, Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough) – British comedy/mystery about a serial killer who will only talk to a fictional detective.  Instant Streaming Only

May 11th

Switched at Birth – Season 5 (TV drama, Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc) – I had absolutely no idea this ABC Family show was still running!  But her is it with season 5.  Instant Streaming Only

The Fosters – Season 4 (TV drama, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) – I’ve heard some good things about this family drama, at some point I need to check it out.  Instant Streaming Only

May 10th

The Adventure Club (family, Dalila Bela, Sam Ashe Arnold) – A box that grants wishes is never without its drawbacks, kiddos. Instant Streaming Only

Departure (foreign drama, Juliet Stevenson, Alex Lawther) – Mother and teenage son dealing with the end of a marriage and the son’s sexuality.  I’m not sure, but I think this is in both English and French.  DVD Only

Junction 48 (foreign drama, Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty) – Arabic language story of Palestinian rappers in Tel Aviv.  DVD Only

The Apostate (foreign comedy, Marta Larralde, Bárbara Lennie) – Spanish language story of a man trying to renounce his catholic faith.  Instant Streaming Only

National Bird (documentary) – U.S. drones killing foreign civilians.  Instant Streaming Only

May 9th

Hidden Figures (drama, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer) – I’ve been looking forward to seeing this 1960s period piece about three black female mathematicians during the space race.  DVD Only

The Bye Bye Man (horror, Doug Jones, Douglas Smith) – Bummer when your college party house is haunted, dudes.  DVD Only

A Street Cat Named Bob (drama, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas) – A street musician bonds with a stray cat.  Based on the bestselling book.  Instant Streaming Available

The Void (horror, Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong) – Cop takes bloody man to hospital, horror ensues.  DVD Only

Things to Come (foreign drama, Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon) – French language story of midlife crisis and an ending marriage.  Instant Streaming Available

Tall Men (horror, Jonathan Holbrook) – Be careful about applying for shady credit cards, men in horror movies.  DVD Only

Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery (comedy special) – I definitely remember MacDonald from SNL, but not quite fondly enough to watch him do stand-up.  Instant Streaming Only

All We Had (drama, Katie Holmes, Stefania Owen) – Directed by Holmes, this is the story of a mother and daughter is based on the book. Instant Streaming Available

May 8th

Beyond the Gates (horror, Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant) – That old VHS player comes in handy when you want to save your dad with instructions from a ghost.  Instant Streaming Only

Hunter Gatherer (drama, Andre Royo, George Sample III) – Ex-con makes a new friend with a plan to make some cash.  Instant Streaming Only

May 7th

LoveTrue (documentary) – Looking for love in ALL the places.  Combination doc and drama about finding true love.  Instant Streaming Only

Stake Land 2 (sci-fi, Connor Paolo, Nick Damici) – This SyFy movie sequel has been out on DVD for a while, now it’s Instant Streaming Available

May 6th

Cold War 2 (foreign action, Tony Yang, Eddie Peng) – Cantonese language sequel about Hong Kong police politics.  Instant Streaming Only

When the Bough Breaks (thriller, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall) – Surrogate goes all Single-White-Female on family she’s carrying baby for. Yikes. Instant Streaming Available

May 5th

Sense8 – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith) – YES!!  I’ve been waiting and waiting for this new season of the Netflix mind-bending, body-sharing, all around trippy Sense8Instant Streaming Only

The Last Kingdom – Season 2 (TV drama, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – 9th century Englishman looking to reclaim legacy from Vikings. This is based on a series of novels and the second season covers the last two, so I don’t know if there will be a third season. Instant Streaming Available.

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (mystery, Jeff Garlin, Natasha Lyonne) – This looks good – a crime drama/mystery with a liberal dash of humor.  Instant Streaming Only

Simplemente Manu NNa (comedy special) – Spanish language stand-up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only

The Mars Generation (documentary, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye) – Teenagers at Space Camp want to go to Mars, experts talk about space travel, past and present.  Instant Streaming Only

May 3rd

Officer Downe (sci-fi, Kim Coates, Tyler Ross) – LA cop who gets killed, gets up, repeats. Instant Streaming Available

Embrace (documentary, Taryn Brumfitt, Ricki Lake) – A look at body image – and body loathing. I hoped that this would stream, and it is!  Instant Streaming Only.

Abattoir (horror, Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson) – A murdered sibling, a torn up house, an evil old man. Instant Streaming Available

The Bronx Bull (drama, William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna) – Jake LaMotta biopic. Instant Streaming Available

Come What May (foreign drama, August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet) – French language story of fleeing the Germans in France during WWII. Instant Streaming Available

The Disappointments Room (thriller, Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido) – If there’s a locked door in your attic, maybe you should leave it be, no? Instant Streaming Available

The Hollow Point (thriller, Patrick Wilson, Lynn Collins) – Being sheriff of a town on the Mexican border automatically leads to drug cartel wars, right? Instant Streaming Available

Train to Busan (foreign sci-fi, Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jeong) – Korean language zombies on a train. Instant Streaming Available

Bridget Jones’s Baby (comedy, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth) – I’m divided about this. On one hand it’s been far too long for a successful sequel. On the other hand I liked the original and this one has both Colin firth AND Dr. McDreamy. I just don’t know. Instant Streaming Available

The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (foreign thriller, Burghart Klaussner, Ronald Zehrfeld) – German language story of a post-war hunt for Adolf Eichmann. Instant Streaming Available

The Monkey King 2 (foreign action, Brenda Li, Aaron Kwok) – Cantonese language story of a young monk on a sacred mission. Instant Streaming Available

Danny Says (documentary, Danny Fields, Iggy Pop) – 1960s music promoter doc. Instant Streaming Available

May 2nd

Pretty Little Liars – Season 7 (TV drama, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson) – The final season of this super popular teen series is finally available! Instant Streaming Only

The Last Ship – Season 3 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra) – Michael Bay dystopian future series. There are both a fourth and fifth season, but this one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Divorce – Season 1 (TV comedy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church) – Midlife crisis, messy divorce. DVD Only

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna) – You might have heard of this little picture.  DVD Only

The Age of Shadows (foreign drama, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong) – Korean language period piece set during the Japanese occupation of Korea about a former resistance fighter tasked with going undercover in a resistance group.  DVD Only

The Bounce Back (comedy, Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez) – Relationship experts don’t get along, but then they do.  Awwww.  DVD Only

Silver Skies (drama, George Hamilton, Mariette Hartley) – Working class seniors facing eviction.  DVD Only

I Am Not Your Negro (documentary, Samuel L. Jackson) – This doc uses an unfinished book about civil rights pioneers to talk about race in America.  DVD Only

Gold (drama, Matthew McConaughey, Édgar Ramírez) – True crime gold heist flick.  DVD Only

The Red Turtle (animation) – Dialogue free story about a man on a desert island and his turtle assisted escape.  DVD Only

Rings (horror, Alex Roe-Brown, Matilda Lutz) – A prequel/origin story to the Ring franchise.  I’m not really sure this needed to be made.  Okay, I’m quite sure it didn’t need to be made.  DVD Only

The Comedian (comedy, Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann) – Angry stand-up comedian vs. heckler = community service.  DVD Only

MindGamers (sci-fi, Tom Payne, Melia Kreiling) – When will we learn that technological breakthroughs will always be used by supervillains to control everyone’s minds?  DVD Only

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (documentary) – Taking a look at the lives of celebrity bodyguards. This has been out for a while on DVD, now it’s Instant Streaming Available.

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (comedy special) – Have you heard of her?  I haven’t.  But who knows, maybe she’s funny.  Instant Streaming Only

Two Lovers and a Bear (romance, Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany) – This story about a young couple heading for the wilds has been out on DVD since March, now it is Instant Streaming Available

A Kind of Murder (thriller, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel) – This whodunit one has been out on DVD since March, now it is Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (documentary) – The story of the US rowing team at the 1936 Olympic games.  Instant Streaming Only

Blood on the Mountain (documentary) – Available now for a while on DVD, this documentary looks a the industry that has exploited West Virginia’s natural resources at the expense of its people.  Instant Streaming Available

Decanted (documentary,  Steve Reynolds, Julien Fayard) – A look at Napa Valley.  Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Think Twice (comedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs) – A stand-up comedian comedy about an improv cast at odds when one member succeeds. Instant Streaming Available

Drifter (horror, Aria Emory, Andrew Harwood Mills) – Brothers out for revenge run into cannibals.  Of course they do.  Instant Streaming Only

In the Shadow of Iris (foreign thriller, Romain Duris, Charlotte Le Bon) – French language story of wealth, deception and fetishes.  Instant Streaming Only

Losing Sight of the Shore (documentary) – 4 women row across the Pacific ocean, unsupported.  Instant Streaming Only

Nerdland (anime, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt) – Looking for fame in all the wrong places.  Instant Streaming Only

To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters (drama, Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy) – This Masterpiece drama is a biopic based on the lives of the three Bronte sisters. DVD Only

 

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Welcome to Streaming Central.  Many of you requested a place where you could find just Instant Streaming Netflix release dates, and your wish is my command.  Beginning with January 1, 2017, you’ll find new content released to Instant Streaming in this section.  It will include movies, TV series and specials – anything made in the past two years that is new to streaming.  Cool?  Very cool.  You’ll also be able to see here what content you can download.  Also very cool.  Enjoy!

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Instant Streaming Only = You can’t.  Streamers Only

Downloadable = At the time the list was compiled, the title was available to be downloaded

 

July 31st

After The Reality (downloadable) – A contestant on a reality dating show has to leave to take care of a family emergency. Instant Streaming Only

Dark Night (downloadable) – A fictional look at the lives of those about to be changed by a mass shooting in the hours before.  Instant Streaming Only

Taking Earth (downloadable) – Alien attack masquerading as mysterious outbreak.  Instant Streaming Only

July 28th

Daughters of Destiny – Season 1 (downloadable) – This documentary series sees five girls going to boarding school after growing up in poverty in India.  Instant Streaming Only

The Incredible Jessica James (downloadable) – A Netflix original movie about a playwrite and a blind date.  Instant Streaming Only

July 25th

Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special (downloadable) – Another Netflix original stand-up special. I wonder if I’ll ever get around to one of these? Instant Streaming Only

July 23rd

Victor (downloadable) – Based on the true story of a Puerto Rican immigrant teenager in 1962 Brooklyn facing a world of drugs and gangs. Instant Streaming Only

July 22nd

Railroad Tigers (downloadable) – Jackie Chan stars in this actioner about Chinese resistance during WWII. Instant Streaming Available, Mandarin language.

July 21st

Last Chance U – Season 2 (downloadable) – Thie Netflix original documentary series is about college football recruiting.  Instant Streaming Only

Ozark – Season 1 (downloadable) Jason Bateman stars in this gritty series about a family who moves to a community with dark secrets in the Ozarks.  Instant Streaming Only

The Worst Witch – Season 1 (downloadable) – A Netflix original series about a girl who happens across a school for witches.  Based on the books by Jill Murphy.  Instant Streaming Only

July 19th

Mifune: The Last Samurai – Documentary about actor Toshirô Mifune. Japanese language. Instant Streaming Available

Detour (downloadable) – Watch out stepdaddy, vengeance is coming from your college kid in this thriller.  Instant Streaming Available

Bokeh (downloadable) – The Iceland sky lights up and an American couple finds themselves alone in this fantasy. Instant Streaming Available

Bigger Fatter Liar (downloadable) – A 15 years later sequel to a movie about a chronic teenage liar.  I think I can live without that. Instant Streaming Available

Lavender (downloadable) – Abbie Cornish stars as an amnesia patient recovering troubling past. Instant Streaming Available

Blue Gold (downloadable) – A documentary about the history of jeans – with a vintage jeans expert.  Instant Streaming Only

July 18th

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce – Season 3 (downloadable) – Lisa Edelstein continues to head this ensemble cast. It has been renewed for seasons 4 and 5. Instant Streaming Only

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – If you’re a Star Wars fan, this one’s for you! Instant Streaming Available.

Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say – Stand-up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only

Ari Shaffir: Double Negative – Two 45-ish minute stand-up routines.  Instant Streaming Only

July 17th

A Cowgirl’s Story (downloadable) – Fish out of water in this teen/family drama. Instant Streaming Available

Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (downloadable) – Documentary focused on a 15-day fitness challenge. Instant Streaming Only

July 15th

Rake – Season 4 (downloadable) – This is the Australian version of the show (the US version only lasted one season). No word yet on a 5th season for the troubled attorney. Instant Streaming Only

July 14th

Friends From College – Season 1 (downloadable) – A Netflix original series about adulting with old college friends.  It looks really funny.  Instant Streaming Only

Chasing Coral (downloadable) – This documentary has photographers teaming with scientists to chronicle disappearing coral reefs.  Instant Streaming Only

To the Bone (downloadable) – A Netflix original movie about a young woman with anorexia and her group home experience.   Instant Streaming Only

July 11th

Being Mary Jane: The Series – Season 4 (downloadable) – Gabrielle Union plays a TV journalist balancing career and life. Renewed for a 5th season. Instant Streaming Only

Gabriel Iglesias Presents The Gentleman Jerry Rocha (downloadable) – Another stand-up special. These people are legit brave. Instant Streaming Only

July 9th

Lion (downloadable) – Academy Award nominated for a reason! This is a great movie – a young man returning to India to find his lost family. Instant Streaming Available.

July 8th

Bad Santa 2 (downloadable) – I know it’s a Christmas movie. I’m going to watch it anyway.  Instant Streaming Available

Horse Dancer (downloadable) – If you can’t be a gymnast, why not save a horse dancing camp?!? Makes perfect sense. Instant Streaming Only

July 7th

1 Mile to You (downloadable) – Billy Crudup stars in this drama about a track coach helping a kid deal with a trauma. Instant Streaming Only

July 6th

Speech & Debate (downloadable) – High school kids feeling persecuted bring back the debate team.  Instant Streaming Only

The Void (downloadable) – People in a hospital undergoing paranormal transformation.  Instant Streaming Available

July 5th

iZombie – Season 3 (downloadable) – The whole gang is back for season 3 – and there will be a season 4! Instant Streaming Only for now.

July 4th

The Stand-Ups – Season 1 (downloadable) – Stand up comedy series with new comedians performing. Instant Streaming Only

July 3rd

Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story (downloadable) – ABDUCTED BY ALIENS! No, really. Supposedly. Maybe. Probably not. Instant Streaming Only

July 2nd

El Chema – Season 1 (downloadable) – A Spanish language series about a kid going from smuggler to drug lord. Instant Streaming Only

July 1st

The Originals – Season 4 (downloadable) – The Vampire Diaries may be over, but this spin-off will return for a 5th season.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

Witnesses – Season 2 (downloadable) – This dark French language crime drama doesn’t appear to have a third season yet – I’ll keep an eye out for any news.  Instant Streaming Only

Deep Water – Season 1 (downloadable) – Four part mini-series about a serial killer in Australia targeting gay men.  Instant Streaming Available.

Offspring – Season 6 (downloadable) – An obstetrician in Melbourne deals her practice, her family and her romantic life.  Instant Streaming Only

Criminal Minds – Season 12 (downloadable) – Even without Shemar Moore I still really like this one.  There is another season coming.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

Blue Bloods – Season 7 (downloadable) – Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg are still going strong – ther is an 8th season in the works.  Instant Streaming Only for season 7 for now.

NCIS – Season 14 (downloadable) – This one is still going strong, with another season coming.  Instant Streaming Only for now.

Capo El amo del tunel – Season 1 (downloadable) – A drug lord escapes from prison, cops hunt him in this Spanish language series. Instant Streaming Only

Hostages – Season 2 – Hebrew language series about kidnappers trying to force a surgeon to kill her patient. No info about a third season. Instant Streaming Only

World at Your Feet – Season 1 (downloadable) – Mandarin language series about a soccer team. No word on a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (downloadable) – Lots of good actors for this family film about magical horses and fantasy kingdoms including John Cleese, Debra Messing and Stephen Dorff. Instant Streaming Only

The Truth Is in the Stars (downloadable) – The original Captain Kirk takes a look a tthe optimism of the Star Trek franchise. Instant Streaming Only

Here Alone (downloadable) – Post apocalypse girl joins to others, bonds are tested.  Instant Streaming Available

Out of Thin Air (downloadable) – Out of the park strange Icelandic murder case.  Instant Streaming Only

The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) (downloadable) – Young businessman has to prove to his lawyer that he didn’t kill his girlfriend.  Instant Streaming Only

June 30th

Gypsy: Season 1 (downloadable) – A series about a psychologist who doesn’t observe appropriate boundaries. Great cast including Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts. Instant Streaming Only

It’s Only the End of the World (downloadable) – Vincent Cassel stars in this French language Canadian adaptation of a play about a bickering, dysfunctional family. Instant Streaming Only

The Weekend (downloadable) – When will people learn that finding money is not a good thing? Instant Streaming Only

June 28th

Okja (downloadable) – A terrific cast for this sci-fi action movie about a little girl, her gentle pet, and people who want to eat it. Includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano. Instant Streaming Only

A Tale of Love and Darkness (downloadable) – Hebrew language post WWII period piece, starring Natalie Portman.  Instant Streaming Available

Sophie and the Rising Sun (downloadable) – A Japanese man is causing issues in a North Carolina town in the 40s.  Starring Julianne Nicholson and Margo Martindale.  Instant Streaming Available

Tower (downloadable) – An animated documentary about the Texas clock tower shooting. Instant Streaming Available

Being 17 – French language drama about high school enemies sharing a house. Instant Streaming Available

The Eyes of My Mother (downloadable) – B&W with almost no dialogue – a story of a tragic childhood. Instant Streaming Available

The Matchbreaker (downloadable) – When your parents hire someone to break up your relationships. Instant Streaming Available

100 Streets (downloadable) – This Idris Elba drama is hard to find in the system – just put in “Streets”, the “100” seems to cause issues. Instant Streaming Available

Savannah Sunrise (downloadable) – Woman takes a road trip with her mother-in-law with surprising results. Instant Streaming Only

June 27th

Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire (downloadable) – Stand up comedy with a guy I never heard of. Maybe he’s funny. Instant Streaming Only

June 26th

No Escape (downloadable) – Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star in this thriller about an American family caught up in violence in Southeast Asia. Instant Streaming Only

June 23rd

Free Rein – Season 1 (downloadable) – Teen from LA spends summer on English island, getting attached to a mysterious horse.  Instant Streaming Only

GLOW – Season 1 (downloadable) – This Netflix original comedy series about women wrestlers in the 80s is from the folks behind Orange is the New Black.  Instant Streaming Only

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (downloadable) – Documentary about Hulk Hogan and his lawsuit against Gawker.  Instant Streaming Only

American Anarchist (downloadable) – William Powell, who in 1970 wrote a book about making a bomb, talks about his regrets in this documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

You Get Me (downloadable) – Girl develops obsession after one night stand, going too far to save this “romance”.  Instant Streaming Only

June 21st

Shameless – Season 7 – The Gallaghers return! I will absolutely binge watch this. Instant Streaming Only

Supergirl – Season 2 (downloadable) – Love seeing TV coming to Instant Streaming so fast!

Baby Daddy – Season 6 – This ABC Family series about a single dad ends with this season. Instant Streaming Only

Young & Hungry – Season 5 – Ex-food blogger, now personal chef Gabi Diamond is back for a fifth season. Well, part of season. This is the first half – the second half will be out in 2018. Instant Streaming Only

Admiral – The Netherlands fights England, France and Germany in the 17th century in this Dutch language war at sea drama. Instant Streaming Only

The Son of Joseph (downloadable) – A teenager goes looking for his biological father, who is not a great guy, in this French language comedy. Instant Streaming Only

June 20th

Moana – Disney’s Polynesian princess is now Available on Instant Streaming

Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time (downloadable) – Yeah, I don’t know who this is (not a surprise). Somebody let me know if he’s funny. Instant Streaming Only

Amar Akbar & Tony (downloadable) – Childhood friends with differing religious beliefs face (presumably) funny situations as adults. Instant Streaming Only

June 18th

Shooter – Season 1 (downloadable) – This action series starring Ryan Phillippe as a former sniper came out on DVD on the 13th, and is already Available on Instant Streaming!

June 17th

Scandal – Season 6 – Olivia Pope is back, managing D.C crises.  Instant Streaming Only, for now.  Season 7 will be the last.

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 13 – Why yes, it is still running!  Insatnt Streaming Only for now.  And there’s another season coming up!  Instant Streaming Only for now

The Stanford Prison Experiment (downloadable) – Horrifying true story of a study gone bad when assigned “prison guards” began to abuse their “prisoners” in a mock jail.  Instant Streaming Available

June 16th

The Ranch – Part 3 (downloadable) – Even Ashton Kutcher and Sam Elliott apparently can’t save this Netflix comedy from sucking. Instant Streaming Only

Aquarius – Season 2 (downloadable) – David Duchovny stars in this series about 1960s counterculture and the Manson murders.  Instant Streaming Only

El Chapo – Season 1 (downloadable) – Spanish language true story of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman. Instant Streaming Only

Counterpunch (downloadable) – Documentary about three boxers.  Instant Streaming Only

June 15th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 4 – Keep protecting the planet, Agent Coulsen!  Instant Streaming Only for now.  Season 5 premieres in January, 2018.

Marco Luque: Tamo Junto (downloadable) – No idea if this stand-up comedian is funny, but you never know!  Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (downloadable) – Documentary about choreographer Ohad Naharin. Instant Streaming Only

June 14th

Quantico – Season 2 – This one is going to Instant Streaming before its DVD release, so that’s fun! A main character goes to work at the CIA in this season. It has been renewed for a third season.

American Violence – I think Denise Richards plays a psychologist here, trying to understand a death row killer. Not sure I understand that casting… Instant Streaming Only

June 13th

Oh, Hello On Broadway (downloadable) – Two young-ish men dressed as old men do stand up on Broadway. Instant Streaming Only

Suntan (downloadable) – Injured young woman becomes object of obsession for middle aged doctor. Greek language, Instant Streaming Available

Sour Grapes (downloadable) – Wine worth millions!  Or maybe not – this documentary tells the tale of an elaborate con.  Instant Streaming Only

Sun Choke – After a psychotic break, a convalescing woman develops an obsession.  Instant Streaming Only

Crossing Point – Man forced to smuggle cocaine to save his wife.  Instant Streaming Only

Paradox – What if your time machine tells you one hour in the future is seriously messed up?  Instant Streaming Only

The Similars – A thunderstorm strands a group of people in a bus station, where they fall prey to seizures.  Instant Streaming Only

Rainbow Time (downloadable) – A cognitively disabled brother causes challenges for a new couple.  Instant Streaming Only

June 10th

Black Snow (downloadable) – A man returns to his family home to convince estranged brother to sell.  Instant Streaming Only

Havenhurst (downloadable) – Julie Benz in a haunted house, not a good place for a character trying out her newly sober life.  Instant Streaming Only

Sword Master (downloadable) – Hiding from his haunting past, this Mandarin language swordsman won’t stay a janitor for long.  Instant Streaming Available

June 9th

Orange is the New Black – Season 5 (downloadable) – Both seasons 6 and 7 have already been announced – Instant Streaming Only

My Only Love Song – Season 1 (downloadable) – Korean language series about an upset actress who stumbles on some time travel while trying to run from the set.  Instant Streaming Only

Shimmer Lake – A Netflix original movie with Rainn Wilson and Ron Livingston in a dark comedy crime drama.  Instant Streaming Only

June 7th

Disturbing the Peace (downloadable) – Israeli and Palestinian ex-soldiers join forces to promote non-violent protest.  Instant Streaming Only

Dreamworks’ Trolls (downloadable) – Animated voices provided by the likes of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, this kids’ movie is about the old fashioned troll dolls we grown-ups used to play with.  Instant Streaming Available.

The Axe Murders of Villisca (downloadable) – If you’re a ghost hunting teenager in a horror movie, you know things aren’t going to turn out well for you. Instant Streaming Only

June 4th

TURN: Washington’s Spies – Season 3 – Now you can get your fix of Revolutionary War spies on Instant Streaming!

June 3rd

Acapulco La vida va (downloadable) – Spanish language story of three friends going to Acapulco, supposedly to find a lost love.  Instant Streaming Only

Blue Gold: American Jeans (downloadable) – A documentary about the history of jeans with a jeans expert.  Really.  Instant Streaming Only

Headshot (downloadable) – Indonesian amnesia martial arts action.  Instant Streaming Only until DVD release June 13th

Three (downloadable) – A cop and a criminal face off in a hospital as one refuses treatment.  Cantonese language, Instant Streaming Only

Tunnel (downloadable) – A man gets trapped in a collapsed tunnel and rescue efforts get complicated.  Korean language, Instant Streaming Only

War on Everyone (downloadable) – Though I love Alexander Skarsgård, I’ll take a pass on this corrupt cop dark comedy. Instant Streaming Available

June 2nd

The Flash – Season 3 (downloadable) – Right on time, CW! Instant Streaming Only for now, it has been renewed for a fourth season.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Season 5, Part 2 – People love this talk show/skit show/sketch show. I’ve never actually seen it.  Instant Streaming Only

Flaked – Season 2 (downloadable) – I do love Will Arnett, I should probably start watching this fraudulent life guru comedy.  Instant Streaming Only

Chronic (downloadable) – Tim Roth as a hospice care nurse.  Instant Streaming Available

Saving Banksy (downloadable) – Documentary about 2010 graffiti on a San Francisco building.  Instant Streaming Only

Los Últimos de Filipinas (downloadable) – A Spanish language historical drama about the last Spanish colony in the Philippines in 1898.  Instant Streaming Only

Lucid Dream – A Netflix original Korean language drama about lucid dreaming used to find a missing child.  Instant Streaming Only

June 1st

Arrow – Season 5 (downloadable) – This is one of the CW shows that is going to streaming lickety split after it finishes on the network.  Love it!  Instant Streaming Only

Intersection – Season 2 (downloadable) – A Turkish show about an M.D. and some guys who love cars, and some romance.  Instant Streaming Only

The 100 – Season 4 (downloadable) – The popular CW show gets a boost into streaming just days after the season finale!  Instant Streaming Only

1 Night (downloadable) – 2 couples, 1 hotel, lots of angst.  Starring Justin Chatwin from Shameless Instant Streaming Only

Catfight (downloadable) – Anne Heche and Sandra Oh are bitter rivals.  Instant Streaming Available.

Chingo Bling: They Can’t Deport Us All (downloadable) – Stand-up comedy about Tex-Mex culture.  Instant Streaming Only

Devil’s Bride (downloadable) – 1960s period piece about a power struggle on a Finnish island involving a young girl and a married man.  Instant Streaming Only

Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson (downloadable) – A documentary look at the possibility of destroyed evidence in the Simpson case.  Instant Streaming Only

Little Boxes (downloadable) – An interracial family moves from NYC to a small town in Washington.  Instant Streaming Only

Vice (downloadable) – Robot apocalypse meets fantasy resort.  Starring Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane.  Instant Streaming Available

Yarn (downloadable) – A documentary about knitting and crocheting in several different countries.  Instant Streaming Only

May 31st

Dark Matter – Season 2 – The amnesiac crew of a sketchy spaceship are back for a second season (and has been renewed for a third). Instant Streaming Only until June 13th DVD release.

They Call Us Monsters (downloadable) – This was supposed to show up a while back and didn’t. But it’s a documentary about some violent juveniles in a California facility.  Instant Streaming Only

May 30th

House of Cards – Season 5 – I still haven’t watched any of this. I’m not sure I can handle it.  But I did watch the season 5 trailer – and so should you if you’re eagerly awaiting May 30th! Instant Streaming Only

Doctor Strange – Benedict Cumberbatch is really fun in this Marvel universe movie.  It’s been out on DVD for a little while, now it’s Instant Streaming Available.

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust – What promises to be a snark filled comedy special. Instant Streaming Only

Masterminds (downloadable) – Hard to resist Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. So I won’t. Instant Streaming Available.

May 29th

Forever Pure (downloadable) – Documentary about racism in Israel, focusing on the uproar over two Muslim soccer players.  Instant Streaming Only

A New High (downloadable) – A Seasttle drug rehab program trains people to climb Mount Ranier.  Instant Streaming Only

May 26th

Bloodline – Season 3 – This Netflix original series has lots of family secrets. Who doesn’t like that? This is its final season. Instant Streaming Only

Supernatural – Season 12 (downloadable) – Right on time! And Instant Streaming Only for now.

War Machine – A Netflix original about an egotistical general trying to win an unpopular war. Starring Brad Pitt.  Instant Streaming Only

Believe (downloadable) – It’s a Christmas movie.  Released in May.  Instant Streaming Available.

I Am Jane Doe (downloadable) – Families fight against a website that traffics American girls into the child sex trade in this documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

May 24th

Southpaw (downloadable) – Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in a boxing underdog story. Instant Streaming Available

May 23rd

Dheepan (downloadable) – The story of a resistance fighter from Sri Lanka, exiled to Paris. Tamil language. Instant Streaming Available

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King – Netflix original stand-up with a guy who is apparently on the Daily Show. Instant Streaming Only.

Christine – Fact based story about the emotional toll on a journalist from constant pressure for sensational stories. Instant Streaming Only

May 22nd

Velvet – Season 4 – This popular Spanish language series is a period piece about a romance in the 1950s between an heir and a seamstress. Instant Streaming Only

May 21st

What’s With Wheat (downloadable) – Documentary about the gluten intolerance phenomenon. Instant Streaming Only

May 19th

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 3 – This Netflix original is back with new episodes. I learned early on that this one is best if not binge watched – Kimmy gets to be too much. Instant Streaming Only

The Keepers – Season 1 – A Netflix original documentary series about the cold case murder of a nun, and the connection to an abusive priest. Instant Streaming Only

Blame – A Netflix original anime about humanity trying to survive technology. Instant Streaming Only

May 18th

Royal Pains – Season 8 (downloadable) – It has take a really long time for this to stream! Enjoy this final season. Instant Streaming Avaialable.

May 16th

Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive – This stand-up comedy special is the first since Morgan was in a car accident. Instant Streaming Only

Strike a Pose (downloadable) – Madonna back-up dancer documentary, 25 years later. Instant Streaming Only

Tag (downloadable) – Japanese language story of a girl who survives and accident, only to return to a surreal world where nothing has changed. Instant Streaming Only

May 15th

Sherlock – Season 4 – Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return, and are now Available on Instant Streaming.  A fifth season is possiblem but up in the air.

Command and Control (downloadable) – This documentary looks at an incident in Arkansas that highlights the dangers of trying to manage weapons arsenals.  Instant Streaming Available

Lovesong (downloadable) – Jena Malone stars in this story of a road trip complicated by the departure of one of the participants.  Instant Streaming Only

The Intent (downloadable) – A gang finds itself facing violent threats. Shocker. Instant Streaming Only

May 12th

Master of None – Season 2 – Aziz Ansari is back for a second season of trying to navigate the trials and tribulations of an actor in New York.  Instant Streaming Only, and no word on a possible season 3.

Anne With an E – Season 1 – Live action series based on Anne of Green Gables.  Instant Streaming Only

Get Me Roger Stone – Documentary about a Trump poilitical operative.  Instant Streaming Only

Mindhorn – Netflix original about a washed up actor called on by the police becasue a serial killer will only talk to the detective he played on TV.  Instant Streaming Only

May 11th

Switched at Birth – Season 5 – The girls are presumably still mired in teen angst on this ABC Family drama.  Instant Streaming Only

The Fosters – Season 4 – This story of a modern family doesn’t seem to come to DVD, so the ABC Family drama is Instant Streaming Only

May 10th

The Adventure Club (downloadable) – This family sci-fi adventure has kids making wishes with a magic box. Instant Streaming Only

The Apostate (downloadable) – Spanish language comedy about attempting to leave the catholic church. Instant Streaming Only

National Bird (downloadable) – This documentary takes a look at American drones killing civilians abroad, with interviews with Air Force veterans. Instant Streaming Only

May 9th

A Street Cat Named Bob (downloadable) – A stray cat becomes part of an ex-addicts street act.  Instant Streaming Available

Things to Come (downloadable) – French language, a woman whose husband is leaving her must find a way to move on.  Instant Streaming Available

Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery – A Netflix original stand-up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only

All We Had (downloadable) – Katie Holmes stars and directs in this story of a homeless mother and daughter.  Instant Streaming Available

May 8th

Beyond the Gates (downloadable) – A horror/comedy about brothers searching for their missing dad in a supernatural type way.  Instant Streaming Only

Hunter Gatherer (downloadable) – Finding himself without friends after prison, a man goes in on a scheme with a new pal.  Instant Streaming Only

May 7th

LoveTrue (downloadable) – Combo documentary/drama about finding love and how that changes as we age.  Instant Streaming Only

Stake Land 2 (downloadable) – Zombie revenge is the coldest revenge of all.  Instant Streaming Available

May 6th

Cold War 2 (downloadable) – Internal police politics in Hong Kong.  Cantonese language.  Instant Streaming Only

When the Bough Breaks – A couple is terrorized by their surrogate.  Instant Streaming Available

May 5th

Sense8 – Season 2 – Have you been waiting as impatiently as I have for the return of this Netflix original sci-fi mend-bender?  It’s finally here!  Instant Streaming Only

The Last Kingdom – Season 2 – This is apparently a Netflix original.  It’s based on novels set in 9th century England.  No word yet on a third season.  Instant Streaming Available

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie – This one looks good, with Jeff Garlin (from Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Natasha Lyonne (fro Orange is the New Black) as detectives.  Instant Streaming Only

Simplemente Manu NNa – Netflix original comedy.  This time it’s a Spanish language special from a Mexican comedian.  Instant Streaming Only

The Mars Generation – Teenagers who want to travel to Mars, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye talking about space travel in this timely documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

May 3rd

Officer Downe (downloadable) – Sci-fi flick about a cop who keeps resurrecting.  Instant Streaming Available

Embrace (downloadable) – A documentary about body image, body shaming, and body loathing.  Instant Streaming Only

Abattoir (downloadable) – Murdered siblings and creepy old men.  That’s suitably alarming.  Instant Streaming Available

The Bronx Bull (downloadable) – William Forsythe in a biographical drama about boxer Jake LaMotta.  Instant Streaming Available

Come What May – French villagers flee Nazis during WWII.  French language.  Instant Streaming Available

The Disappointments Room (downloadable) – Just the name of that room indicates that you should just stay away.  Instant Streaming Available

The Hollow Point (downloadable) – Patrick Wilson is a sheriff in a border town.  Which obviously means drugs in Hollywood.  Instant Streaming Available

Train to Busan (downloadable) – Zombies on the train!  Korean language.  Instant Streaming Available

Bridget Jones’s Baby (downloadable) – Now that this is streaming, I might actually watch it.  Instant Streaming Available

The People Vs. Fritz Bauer – German language Nazi hunting directly post WWII.  Instant Streaming Available

The Monkey King 2 (downloadable) – A monk and a monkey king go on an adventure!  Cantonese language, Instant Streaming Available

Danny Says – A documentary about Danny Fields, a rock promoter in the 60s and 70s.  Instant Streaming Available.

May 2nd

Pretty Little Liars – Season 7 – The final season! Se how it all wraps up. Instant Streaming Only

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (downloadable) – This documentary looks at the unenviable lives of celebrity bodyguards.  Instant Streaming Only

Maria Bamford: Old Baby – A Netflix original stand-up special.  Instant Streaming Only

Two Lovers and a Bear – This romance has a couple looking to the wilds to escape their pasts.  Instant Streaming Available

A Kind of Murder (downloadable) – Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel star in this mystery about a novelist and his murdered wife. Instant Streaming Available

May 1st

American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (downloadable) – The 1936 Olympics featured a green rowing team from the University of Washington.  This is their story.  Instant Streaming Only

Blood on the Mountain (downloadable) – This documentary about West Virginia looks at its resources, and how they have been used by industry and not for the good of the populace.  Instant Streaming Available

Decanted – This 2016 documentary takes a look at Napa Valley and its vineyards.  Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Think Twice (downloadable) – This comedy focuses on stand-up and improv groups.  Instant Streaming Available

Drifter – Vengeance is best when served cold with a side of cannibals.  Instant Streaming Only

In the Shadow of Iris – This Netflix original is a French language thriller about the disappearance of a wealthy woman and the secrets it reveals.  Instant Streaming Only

Losing Sight of the Shore – This documentary follows the 8,000 mile journey of 4 women rowing from the US to Australia.  Instant Streaming Only

Nerdland (downloadable) – Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt supply the voice talent for this animated feature about a pair of friends seeking fame.  Instant Streaming Only

April 28th

Dear White People – Season 1 (downloadable) – Based on the 2014 movie of the same name, this dramedy series takes a look at life on an Ivy League campus for people of color.  Instant Streaming Only

Rodney King – A Spike Lee directed one man show about Rodney King starring Roger Guenveur.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Crimes – This Netflix original movie has Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones starring as a cop getting out of prison and trying to regain his life.  Instant Streaming Only

Casting JonBenet – A Netlfix original documentary in which people reflect on the 1996 murder while trying to get parts in a dramatization of the events.  That’s just creepy.  Instant Streaming Only

April 27th

Cable Girls – Season 1 (aka: Las Chicas del Cable) (downloadable) – Netflix original Spanish language series about four women working at the 1920s Madrid phone company.  Instant Streaming Only

April 26th

The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (downloadable) – Steve Coogan stars as an attorney defending a young man who worked on death row and is now an inmate. Based on real events. Instant Streaming Only

The Daughter (downloadable) – Great cast including Geoffrey Rush for this Ibsen adaptation about a prodigal son and devastating secrets at a wedding. Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

Queen of Katwe – Lupita Nyong’o stars in the true story of a chess prodigy in Uganda.  Instant Streaming Available

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – Brush up on your Swedish for this dark comedy about an elderly man in need of money looking for a secret formula.  Instant Streaming Only

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding – A Netflix original stand-up show in both New Delhi and New York.  Instant Streaming Only

April 24th

Long Nights Short Mornings (downloadable) – No strings romance is where it’s at for this NYC playboy. Instant Streaming Only

April 22nd

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Seasons 1-3 (downloadable) – Do you love these British baking shows? Then we have a binge for you! Instant Streaming Only

The Secret Life of Pets – Despite a terrific voice cast I will never see this animated family movie. I’m an old grouch. Instant Streaming Available.

April 21st

Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 1 (downloadable) – Yay for Bill Nye!  Bringing science into our homes once again.  Instant Streaming Only.

Girlboss – Season 1 (downloadable) – Netflix original series based on a memoir about a woman fumbling along with her company, learning as she goes.  Instant Streaming Only

Tales By Light – Season 2 – This Netflix original series has photographers bring natural and cultural wonders into our living rooms.  No news about a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandcastle (downloadable) – This Netflix original movie has Nicholas Hoult leading a platoon to fix infrastructure in 2003 Iraq.  Instant Streaming Only

Tramps – A Netflix original movie about a briefcase swap gone wrong.  Has any movie ever featured a briefcase swap gone right?  Instant Streaming Only

April 19th

A Plastic Ocean (downloadable) – A documentary crew finds a terribly polluted Sri Lankan coast while searching for a whale. Instant Streaming Only

The Windmill – You can make anything scary if you put a slasher killer inside it.  Instant Streaming Only

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty – Beware that old mansion you mysteriously inherited, Prince Charming.  Instant Streaming Only

Camino – Journalist in Colombia gets in too deep and finds herself on the run.  Instant Streaming Only

April 18th

Lucas Bros.: On Drugs – Netflix original stand up comedy – this time with twins! Instant Streaming Only

Green Is Gold (downloadable) – It’s good for a kid to learn the family business…of growing pot illegally. Instant Streaming Only

April 15th

Slam – Italian language Netflix original movie about a teenage skateboarder about to be a father. Instant Streaming Only

April 14th

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Season 1 – Yep, Netflix is airing a full season’s worth of new episodes of this decades old but still relevant series.  Creator Joel Hodgson raised most of the money for the series through the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandy Wexler (downloadable) – Adam Sandler is a talent manager who somehow signs an actual talent.  This looks terrible.  Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Father Brown – Season 4 (downloadable) – A mild-mannered British priest and his secretary solve crimes in their small village.  Instant Streaming Only – there is a fifth season coming.

The Night Shift – Season 2 (downloadable) – Former army doctor deals with the medical and interpersonal crises of the night time ER.  Instant Streaming Only

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 – DC comics looks to compete with the Marvel juggernaut of TV series.  It has been renewed for a third season.   Instant Streaming Only

London Spy (downloadable) – This British miniseries is about a young man getting caught up in espionage despite really only wanting to be a club boy.  Instant Streaming Only

Pandemic – What do you suppose happens after a viral apocalypse?  If you guessed zombies, you get a cookie!  Instant Streaming Only

The Last Heist – Bank robbers get more than they bargained for with a maniac victim.  Instant Streaming Only

Among the Believers (downloadable) – A documentary about the struggle between Islamic fundamentalism and secularism in Pakistani schools.  I believe it is in both English and Urdu.  Instant Streaming Only

The Standoff (dowloadable) – Trying to win a car, to young people hate each other, but then don’t.  Yawn.  Instant Streaming Only

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (downloadable) – Trace Adkins stars in this western about an outlaw forced to return to his nefarious ways.  Instant Streaming Only

Dead West (downloadable) – If you kill your girlfriends, eventually someone is going to come looking for you, pal. Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Look Down (downloadable) – Richard Branson bio-doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Like Cotton Twines (downloadable) – A girl in Ghana finds a champion in an American teacher who wants to help her escape hostile traditions.  Instant Streaming Only

Newtown (downloadable) – This documentary takes us back to the community that suffered the dealiest school shooting in US history three years later.  Instant Streaming Only

Tank 432 (downloadable) – The enemies that drove a group of mercenaries to hide in a tank aren’t the ones they really need to worry about.  Instant Streaming Only

April 11th

Kevin Hart: What Now? – Kevin Hart’s comedy special is now Available on Instant Streaming. It’s definitely on my list!

April 10th

Documentary Now! – Season 2 – Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Fred Armison are back for a second season of documentary parodies. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Kubo and the Two Strings (downloadable) – This animated feature with voice acting by Charlize Theron has been out on DVD for quite a while, now it is Instant Streaming Available

April 7th

Lighthouse of the Orcas – Also known as Lighthouse of the Whales.  Spanish language story of a mother and son traveling to Patagonia to commune with the whales.  Instant Streaming Only

The Get Down: Part 2 – A Netflix original period piece musical about NYC in the 70s.  Instant Streaming Only

Win It All – A Netflix original comedy about a guy with a gambling problem having a tough time shaking it.  Instant Streaming Only

April 6th

The BFG – Yes, this was supposed to be Available on Instant Streaming last month and was not. Netflix says it will be out on the 6th. Fingers crossed!

April 5th

Death in Paradise – Season 5 – This British crime dramedy has been out on DVD for quite some time, but no it’s finally Available on Instant Streaming!

April 4th

Chewing Gum – Season 2 – This Netflix original series has virginal Tracey looking to shake things up in her life. No info yet about a third season. Instant Streaming Only

Louis C.K. 2017 (downloadable) – A new Louis special, YAY! Totally looking forward to this – his stand-up is hilarious. Instant Streaming Only

April 2nd

The D Train (downloadable) Jack Black and James Marsden star in this high school reunion comedy/drama. I have a feeling Jack Black gets picked on. Instant Streaming Available

April 1st

Good Witch – Season 2 (downloadable) – I’m not alone in being glad to see this magical romance drama finally stream!  There’s a 3rd season, but I don’t know when it will release.  Instant Streaming Available

Wynonna Earp – Season 1 (downloadable) – The title of this SyFy series makes me cringe, but apparently it’s based on a comic series of the same name.  It has been renewed for a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

A Weekend With the Family (downloadable) – Trying to get a job at a big shot law firm is hard enough – maybe you should forego dating the boss’s daughter.  Instant Streaming Only

The Tenth Man – It ain’t easy to connect with your dad in Argentina after living your life in NYC.  Hebrew language, Instant Streaming Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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