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 July

Underground – Season 2

The Magicians – Season 2

Teen Wolf – Season 6: Part 1

The Expanse – Season 2

June 30th

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

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

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

April 28th

Dear White People – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell) – This series caused plenty of controversy already, with some people calling the trailer racist.  You bet I’m going to watch it.  Instant Streaming Only

Rodney King (Roger Guenveur) – I have no idea what genre to put this Spike Lee directed one man show into.  It’s a spoken word look inside the man beaten by police in 1992.  Instant Streaming Only

Small Crimes (drama, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole) – For those who don’t recognize the name, Coster-Waldau is Jaime from Game of Thrones.  Here he is an ex-con cop trying to get on with his life.  Instant Streaming Only

Casting JonBenet (documentary) – This macabre little doc has people in JonBenet Ramsey’s hometown recalling the events surrounding her death while trying out for parts in a dramatization.  Instant Streaming Only

April 27th

Cable Girls – Season 1 (aka: Las Chicas del Cable) (foreign TV, Blanca Suarez, Nadia del Santiago) – Spanish language period piece set in 1920s Madrid, focusing on four women who work at the phone company. Instant Streaming Only

April 26th

Shared Rooms (romantic comedy, Christopher Grant Pearson, Alec Manley Wilson) – Holiday movie about three gay couples. DVD Only

Antarctica: Ice and Sky (foreign documentary) – French language doc about Claude Lorius, an explorer who connected greenhouse gases and global warming. DVD Only

The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (drama, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan) – South African period piece about a man who worked on death row and eventually ended up an inmate there. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Only

The Daughter (drama, Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie) – An adaptation of an Ibsen play about fathers and sons, families and secrets. Instant Streaming Only

April 25th

The Affair – Season 3 (TV drama, Dominic West, Ruth Wilson) – Three seasons of infidelity. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only

La La Land (musical, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone) – This multi-Oscar winner is a really fun watch and both leads are terrific.  Definitely recommended!  DVD Only

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (fantasy, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston) – Ooooh, I’m looking forward to this one!  It makes me wish we had a bigger TV to watch the pre-Potter wizarding world come to life.  DVD Only

Why Him (comedy, Bryan Cranston, James Franco) – Two in a row that I’m excited for!  Love Bryan Cranston, can’t wait to see him as the beleaguered dad.  DVD Only

We Are X (documentary, Yoshiki, Gene Simmons) – A look at the Japanese rock band X Japan, and their 2014 concert at Madison Square Garden.  I’m not sure how much of this is in English and how much in Japanese.  DVD Only

A Monster Calls (fantasy, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones) – A visiting monster helps a young boy deal with his mother’s illness.  Based on the book.  DVD Only

The Girl With All the Gifts (sci-fi, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine) – I read this book and it’s great – zombies but so much more.  I hope the movie captures the essence – I’m definitely going to see it.  DVD Only

Catfight (comedy, Sandra Oh, Anne Heche) – College rivals renew their conflict years later.  DVD Only

Underworld: Blood Wars (action, Kate Beckinsale, Theo James) – This is the fifth installment in this vampire/werewolf franchise. I haven’t seen a single one of them, but might be willing to watch this one just to see Theo James.  DVD Only

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

Mean Dreams (thriller, Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins) – Also with the late Bill Paxton.  The story of a boy and girl on the run from an abusive and corrupt lawman, who happens to be the girl’s father.  DVD Only

The Marine 5: The Battleground (action, Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin , Heath Slater) – The marine is back in the US, working as an EMT, protecting someone from a biker gang.  DVD Only

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution (TV drama, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough) – 2 part courtroom drama period piece set in London in the 1920s.  DVD Only

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

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

Right Now, Wrong Then (foreign comedy, Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hie Kim) – Korean language sort of Lost in Translation/Groundhog Day mash-up?  DVD Only

Queen of Katwe (drama, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o) – Female chess star in Uganda.  This one has been available on DVD since February and is now Instant Streaming Available

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (foreign comedy, Robert Gustafsson, Jens Hultén) – Swedish language comedy about an elderly ex-spy searching for a secret soda formula.  Instant Streaming Only

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (comedy special) – Indian comedian Vir Das in New Delhi and NYC.  The trailer looks pretty funny.  Instant Streaming Only

April 24th

Long Nights Short Mornings (drama, Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck) – Story of a guy who never attaches to one woman. Instant Streaming Only

April 22nd

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass – Seasons 1-3 (TV reality) – I don’t know a thing about this series, except that people love the British Baking Show. So I assume they’ll love this! Instant Streaming Only

The Secret Life of Pets (family animation, Eric Stonestreet, Louis C.K.) – This family movie with a great voice cast has been out on DVD for a while, not it’s Available on Instant Streaming

April 21st

Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 1 (TV reality, Bill Nye, Karlie Kloss) – All around environmental good guy brings science into the real world.  Instant Streaming Only

Girlboss – Season 1 (comedy, Britt Robertson, Ellis Reed) – Woman starts business, must learn how to be a boss,  Instant Streaming Only

Tales By Light – Season 2 (TV documentary, Darren Jew, Art Wolfe) – The photographer are back!  Showing us the world in new ways.  I’m not seeing any information at this point about a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

Sandcastle (drama, Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green) – 2003 Iraq – a platoon goes to fix a water system in an unfriendly area.  Instant Streaming Only

Tramps (action, Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten) – Don’t swap that briefcase, attractive young people!  Instant Streaming Only

April 19th

A Plastic Ocean (documentary) – A documentary maker looking for a rare whale instead finds horrible plastic pollution. Instant Streaming Only

The Windmill (horror, Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont) – That little Dutch windmill is not so picturesque whrn there’s a PSYCHO KILLER INSIDE  Instant Streaming Only

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (fantasy, Ethan Peck, Natalie Hall) – Not only does the prince have to wake the beauty, he has to fend off his haunted house to do it.  Instant Streaming Only

Camino (action, Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo) – Documentary film maker gets a little too close to some dangerous subjects.  Instant Streaming Only

April 18th

Silicon Valley – Season 3 (TV comedy, Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller) – This HBO series is about a start-up that is funded by a wealthy eccentric. I’m really starting to think I need to get HBO. DVD Only

Six – Season 1 (TV drama, Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane) – A SEAL team in Afghanistan discovers an American among the terrorists.  Walton Goggins was fantastic in Justified, hopefully as good here.  There is a season 2 coming, and I have no idea if it will stream.  For now it’s DVD Only.

Mars – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Anamaria Marinca, Alberto Ammann) – This National Geographic mini-series about a manned mission to Mars got picked up for a second season.  No idea if it will stream, for now it’s DVD Only

Masterpiece: Home Fires – Season 2 (TV drama, Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher) – This British drama about women in England during WWII is not a streamer, so DVD Only. This is the final season.

Killjoys – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane) – These interplanetary bounty hunters are back for a second season. This one is not a streamer, so DVD Only. There is a third season coming.

The Founder (drama, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman) – McDonald’s/Ray Kroc biography period piece.  DVD Only

Assassin’s Creed (action, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard) – Video game franchise movie.  Meh.  DVD Only

Live By Night (drama, Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning) – Prohibition period piece about a bootlegger who goes further into the underground.  DVD Only

Miss Sloane (thriller, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong) – Political lobbyists.  I can’t do it.  DVD Only

Before the Flood (documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio) – Climate change (yes, it is real) documentary.  DVD Only

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

A Cowgirl’s Story (family, Bailee Madison, Chloe Lukasiak) – Two high schoolers who don’t fit in stick together.  DVD Only

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank (documentary, Robert Frank) – Photographer bio-doc.  DVD Only

The Duelist (foreign drama, Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov) – Russian language period piece about a dude who stands in for other dudes in duels.  DVD Only

Blood, Sand & Gold (action, Monica West, Aaron Costa Ganis) – If you steal my treasure, I’ll hire a gangster to get it back from you.  I’m not kidding, man!  DVD Only

Arbor Demon (horror, Rob Bouton, Jake Busey) – Three people in a tent that is somehow safe haven from a supernatural forest demon.  Those three people are going to get on each other’s nerves.  DVD Only

Ocean Waves (anime) – A coming-of-age Japanese language anime from Studio Ghibli. DVD Only

Chosen (action, Harvey Keitel, Ana Ularu) – Story of a Hungarian resistance leader during WWII.  DVD Only

Milton’s Secret (drama, Donald Sutherland, William Ainscough) – Bullied middle-schooler bonds with his grandfather.  DVD Only

Door to the Other Side (thriller,  Nicholas Bianchi, Robin De Lano) – Shut-in experiences trauma when forced out of his comfort zone – but is it in his head or supernatural?  DVD Only

Art Bastard (documentary, Robert Cenedella) – Bio-doc about a rebellious artist.  DVD Only

Lucas Bros.: On Drugs (comedy special) – Twins doing stand up.  Want to guess if I’ve ever heard of them?  Instant Streaming Only.

Green Is Gold (drama, Jimmy Baxter, Ryon Baxter) – Teenager goes to live with pot grower brother after his father goes to prison. Instant Streaming Only

April 15th

Slam (foreign drama, Ludovico Tersigni, Jasmine Trinca) – Italian skate bro becomes teen dad. Instant Streaming Only

April 14th

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Season 1 (TV comedy, Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt) – 30 years later the iconic show returns with 13 new episodes! Instant Streaming Only

Sandy Wexler (comedy, Millie Wynn, Adam Sandler) – Talentless talent manager actually signs someone with talent. Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Father Brown – Season 4 (TV drama, Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack) – Bicycling priest is the Jessica Fletcher of his small English village, where more crimes are committed than one might think.  Instant Streaming Only.  There is a Season 5.

The Night Shift – Season 2 (TV drama, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez) – Ex-Army doctor works the ER night shift.  Instant Streaming Only

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 2 (TV action, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh) – DC’s entry into the fray of TV superhero series is back for a second season (and has been renewed for a third).  Instant Streaming Only

London Spy – Season 1 (TV thriller, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent) – I think this is more of a mini-series – about a young partier that gets caught up in international intrigue.  Instant Streaming Only

Pandemic (action, Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen) – Viral apocalypse and a band of plucky survivors. Instant Streaming Only

The Last Heist (action, Henry Rollins, Torrance Coombs) – It’s never good when you try to rob a sociopath.  Instant Streaming Only

Among the Believers (foreign documentary) – This English and Urdu language documentary looks at a schools in Pakistan torn between secularism and Islamic fundamentalism.  Instant Streaming Only

The Standoff (comedy, Ryan McCartan, Alex Wolff) – Attractive young people who hate each other presumably falling in love during a contest.  Instant Streaming Only

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story (western, Trace Adkins, Kim Coates) – Period piece about a former outlaw forced to become an outlaw once again.  Instant Streaming Only

Dead West (thriller, Brian Sutherland, Meagan Karimi-Naser) – Outlaws shouldn’t look for love, it just ends badly.  Instant Streaming Only

Don’t Look Down (documentary, Richard Branson) – Hot air balloon daredevil Branson doc.  Instant Streaming Only

Like Cotton Twines (drama, Jay Ellis, Ophelia Dzidzornu) – A volunteer teacher in Africa tries to break a girl out of a brutal tradition.  Instant Streaming Only

Newtown (documentary) – A look at the small town three years after the devastation school shooting. Instant Streaming Only

Tank 432 (thriller, Rupert Evans, Steve Garry) – Mercenaries hiding in a tank find that the worst enemies are those within.  Instant Streaming Only

April 11th

Lion (drama, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara) – Fantastic cast and a heap of Oscar noms for this adopted man searching for his Indian birth family story.  I’ll definitely be seeing this one.  DVD Only

Collateral Beauty (drama, Will Smith, Edward Norton) – Tackling disabling depression.  I’ll see this – I like the leads.  DVD Only

Tony Erdmann (foreign comedy, Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller) – German language story of a practical joker and his estranged daughter.  Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.  DVD Only

Believe (drama, Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith) – The Christmas pageant, it must be saved!  Nope, I don’t believe…in this horrible timing.  DVD Only

Claire in Motion (thriller, Betsy Brandt, Chris Beetem) – Woman searches for missing husband, unearths unwelcome secrets.  Isn’t that always the way?  DVD Only

Monster Trucks (animated action, Lucas Till, Jane Levy) – As in actual monsters, masquerading as trucks!  But it’s animated, so I won’t see it.  DVD Only

Brimstone (thriller, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning) – Another great cast (including Kit Harrington) for this western about a mute midwife.  DVD Only

War on Everyone (comedy, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña) – Make that a dark comedy, about dirty cops and the crooks they shake down.  I love Alexander Skarsgård, so I might have to see it.  DVD Only

Kaili Blues (foreign drama, Chen Yongzhong, Xie Lixun) – Mandarin language trippy time warp drama.  DVD Only

Sword Master (foreign action, Kenny Lin, Peter Ho) – Mandarin language martial arts.  DVD Only

Kevin Hart: What Now? (comedy special, Kevin Hart) – Yay! I’m looking forward to this. It’s been out for a while on DVD, now it’s Instant Streaming Available.

April 10th

Documentary Now! – Season 2 (TV mockumentary, Fred Armison, Bill Hader) – The boys are back with another season of spoof documentaries. Instant Streaming Only

April 8th

Kubo and the Two Strings (family animation, Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson) – Conjuring that spirit was a bad idea, Kubo. Even if it was an accident. Instant Streaming Available

April 7th

Lighthouse of the Orcas (foreign drama,  Maribel Verdú, Joaquín Furriel) – Spanish language story of a mother trying to help her son with autism connect with whales.  Instant Streaming Only

The Get Down: Part 2 (musical, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore) – 1970s period piece NYC musical.  Instant Streaming Only

Win It All (comedy,  Keegan-Michael Key, Jake Johnson) – Gambler has a hard time quitting the games.  Instant Streaming Only

April 6th

The BFG (family, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) – I know, we’ve been fooled before. But Netflix says this will be Instant Streaming Available on the 6th.

April 5th

Death in Paradise – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Ben Miller, Sara Martins) – This fish out of water story of a Scotland Yard detective relocated to the Caribbean is finally Available on Instant Streaming. It has been renewed for a sixth season.

April 4th

DCI Banks – Season 5 (TV drama, Stephen Tompkinson, Andrea Lowe) – British murder mystery crime drama series. This is the final season. DVD Only

Chewing Gum – Season 2 (TV comedy, Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale) – 20-something tries to no longer be a virgin.  Instant Streaming Only, no news about a possible 3rd season

Moana (family animation, Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson) – Disney’s newest princess.  DVD Only

Jackie (drama, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard) – Jackie Kennedy after the assassination of JFK.  DVD Only

Incarnate (horror, Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten) – Things get personal for an exorcist.  I will totally see this.  DVD Only

Office Christmas Party (comedy, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn) – This is decent Big Dumb Fun.  Nothing extraordinary, but fine for a brainless evening.  DVD Only

Paterson (drama, Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani) – Slice of life of a bus driver and his wife over a week’s time.  DVD Only

The Book of Love (drama, Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams) – Grieving widower helps troubled teen.  Maisie Williams rocks – I will absolutely see this.  DVD Only

Running Wild (western, Sharon Stone, Tommy Flanagan) – Widow rancher and convicts work with a group of wild horses to try and save ranch.  DVD Only

Don’t Hang Up (horror, Gregg Sulkin, Garrett Clayton) – Prank calls can backfire, obnoxious teenagers.  DVD Only

Lavender (thriller, Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff) – Post-accident amnesia patient recovering troubling past.  DVD Only

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.  DVD Only

Youth in Oregon (drama, Frank Langella, Billy Crudup) – Cruddup driving cranky father Langella to Oregon to be euthanized.  Oh, yes, I’ll be seeing this.  DVD Only

Lucky’s Treasure (action, Michael Ironside, Delaney) – Adapting to college and searching for hidden treasure.  DVD Only

Louis C.K. 2017 (comedy special) – Louis, I know you’re funny.  I’m so excited for this!  Instant Streaming Only

April 2nd

The D Train (dramedy, Jack Black, James Marsden) – High school reunion hijinks. I like both leads, so this will go on my list. Instant Streaming Available

April 1st

Good Witch – Season 2 (TV drama, Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison) – Yay!  I’ve been waiting for the second season of this witchly romance to come out on streaming.  There is a third season.  Instant Streaming Available

Wynonna Earp – Season 1 (TV western, Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon) – SyFY channel original based on a comic book about the grand daughter of Wyatt Earp.  There is a season 2 coming.  Instant Streaming Only

A Weekend With the Family (comedy, Marques Houston, Karrueche Tran) – Dating your boss’s daughter?  Not always a good idea.  Instant Streaming Only

The Tenth Man (foreign comedy, Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg) – This Hebrew language fish out of water comedy has been out on DVD since early February – now it’s Available on Instant Streaming.

 

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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

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June 30th

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

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

March 31st

13 Reasons Why – Season 1 – Teen girl commits suicide and leaves messages behind.  This Netflix Original is Instant Streaming Only

Bordertown – Season 1 – An animated comedy from the Family Guy creators about a border agent.   Instant Streaming Only

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life – Season 1 – Comedy about a 20 something learning from his own (presumably funny) mistakes as he tackles life post-college.  Instant Streaming Only

Five Came Back – Season 1 (downloadable) – This Netflix original is a documentary mini-series starring eminent current directors like Coppola and Speilberg discussing their 1940s compatriots who documented WWII.  Instant Streaming Only

Rosewood – Season 1 – Morris Chestnut stars as a super-pathologist who helps the local police solve crimes.  This looks sort of Bones-like.  I’ll watch it.  There is a Season 2.  Instant Streaming Only

The Carmichael Show – Seasons 1 and 2 – I love it when they release two seasons at once!  There’s also a third season of this meddling family comedy, but no idea when iit will release.  Instant Streaming Only

The Discovery – Jason Segel stars in this Netflx original film about the results of finding difinitive proof of the afterlife.  Also with Rooney Mara and Robert Redford.  Instant Streaming Only

Firstborn (downloadable) – Well, whatever it is, you can download it.  Hopefully it will show up and I can fill in some details.  Instant Streaming Only

March 30th

Life in Pieces – Season 1 – James Brolin and Dianne Wiest are the parents watching their children enter adulthood. There is a second season. Instant Streaming Only

March 29th

Evolution (downloadable) – No girls or men? Only boys and women? Creepy medical experiments? Don’t know why anyone might think there’s something wrong in this French village. French language. Instant Streaming Available

The C Word (downloadable) – A cancer survivor filmmaker looks at treatment options to fight the disease in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 28th

Archer – Season 7 – This one is going strong. Instant Streaming Available and series renewed through season 10.

For Grace (downloadable) – Documentary about the personal costs of a chef’s ambition to be the best. Instant Streaming Available

Jo Koy: Live from Seattle – Are you funny, Jo Koy? Only one way to find out.  Netflix Original stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only

March 27th

Better Call Saul – Season 2 – Binge watching time! Catch up with Saul and friends before the new season starts airing on AMC. Instant Streaming Available.

March 25th

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (downloadable) – Nicolas Cage in an action/disaster movie about a men trying to survive after their ship goes down during WWII. Instant Streaming Available

The Student Body (downloadable) – BMI testing in a high school? Talk abot body shaming! One student resists in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 24th

Grace and Frankie – Season 3 – FOnda and Tomlin are a powerful pair in this relationship comedy.  A Netflix original – Instant Streaming Only

Ingobernable – Season 1 – A Netflix original Spanish language series about the beleaguered first lady of Mexico. Instant Streaming Only

Filipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense – Netflix original stand up comedy. Instant Streaming Only

The Most Hated Woman in America – This Netflix original movie stars Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the infamous atheist activist.  Instant Streaming Only

March 23rd

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 3 (downloadable) – Luck streamers! This season is not out yet for DVD subscribers, it’s Instant Streaming Only for now.

March 21st

Fire at Sea – An Italian documentary about a small island caught in the middle of immigration disputes between Africa and Europe. Instant Streaming Available

Ali & Nino (downloadable) – Period piece set in Azerbaijan during WWI, it’s a romance about a Muslim boy and a Christian girl. Instant Streaming Available

March 18th

The Vampire Diaries – Season 8 (downloadable) – The hottest vampires in town are back for another season on Instant Streaming Only.

Come and Find Me (downloadable) – A thriller about a man searching for his girlfrined and not liking the things he finds. Instant Streaming Only

Sunrise (downloadable) – A personally tortured cop hunts down kidnappers in this Marathi language drama. Instant Streaming Only

Look At Us Now, Mother! (downloadable) – Trying to learn lessons from an unhappy childhood. Instant Streaming Only

March 17th

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1 – Like we told you in our backstory, Iron Fist should not be taken lightly.  Instant Streaming Only

Samurai Gourmet – Season 1 – Japanese mini-series based on a manga about a retiree who discovers his inner samurai and wanders the countryside in search of delicious meals.  Instant Streaming Only.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train – What do you do when your moms are in jail?  Why, train robbing sounds good!  Netflix Original movie, Instant Streaming Only

Pandora (downloadable) – This Korean movie has a man racing to deal with a nuclear power plant following an earthquake.  Instant Streaming Only

March 16th

Beau Sejour – Season 1 – French language series about a young woman investigating her death from the beyond and finding secrets in her small village. I don’t know if there is a second season or not. Instant Streaming Only

March 15th

The BFG 2016 – Live action/CGI version of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story. Instant Streaming Available

Notes on Blindness (downloadable) – A young man who loses his sight at age 43 has his audio tapes made into a video diary in this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

March 14th

Pete’s Dragon 2016 – Bryce Dallas Howard stars in this live action version. Do we like those? I can’t really decide. Instant Streaming Available.

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame – Netflix original stand-up comedy. Not surprisingly, it looks to be a wee bit dirty. Instant Streaming Only

March 10th

Love – Season 2 – Judd Apatow co-created this comedy about relationships.  It has been renewed for a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

One More Time – Season 1 – Netflix original Korean language series about an indie musician living the same day over and over trying to prevent something bad from happening to his girlfriend.  Instant Streaming Only

Burning Sands – This Netflix original movie is about a college student and fraternity hazing.  Instant Streaming Only

March 8th

Hands of Stone (downloadable) – Roberto Duran biography/drama with Robert De Niro. Instant Streaming Available

March 7th

Into the Badlands – Season 1 – The apocalypse just got a lot more feudal. Instant Streaming Available. The Second season premieres soon on AMC.

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special – Would it surprise you to find out that she doesn’t censor herself much in this stand-up special? Me neither. Instant Streaming Only

March 5th

Senora Acero – Season 3 – I know some of you have been waiting for this Spanish language crime drama to add a third season – and here it is!! Instant Streaming Only

Rectify – Season 4 – I watched the first season of this and it’s intense. I need to catch up. This fourth (and final) season is coming out on Instant Streaming Only for now.

Z Nation – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is actually pretty good for a SyFy series – I need to catch up with the second and third seasons.  It has been renewed for a fourth.  Instant Streaming Only

Hap & Leonard – Season 1 – I thought this one was going to be a DVD release, but it’s Instant Streaming Only.  The bounty hunter drama is set to have a second season.

The Man in 3B (downloadable) – A thriller about a new male tenant stirring up discord.  Instant Streaming Only

Dr. Feelgood (downloadable) – A documentary about prescription painkillers and one doctor who ended up in prison for overprescribing.  Instant Streaming Only

Beyond Redemption (downloadable) – Loads of stunts and a sting gone wrong.  Instant Streaming Only

The Parrot Heads (downloadable) – The world of Jimmy Buffett superfans is explored in this documentary.  Instant Streaming Only

Magnus (downloadable) – This documentary focuses on the determination of young chess genius Magnus Carlson.  Instant Streaming Only

March 3rd

Greenleaf – Season 1 – The personal lives of a family-run church are a mess. Instant Streaming Only

March 1st

Deep Run (downloadable) – This documentary focuses on one transgender young man and his Christian community.  Instant Streaming Only

Impossible Dreamers (downloadable) – Older athletes in training, including golfer Gary Player and boxer Ann Schranz.  Instant Streaming Only

Singing With Angels (downloadable) – Mormon church feel good drama.  Instant Streaming Only

Sustainable (downloadable) – A chef, farmers and more discuss the sustainable food movement.  Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (downloadable) – So your training exercise just got evil? Get on that, elite army unit. Instant Streaming Available

February 28th

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (downloadable) – I enjoy his stuff – even liked his movie Sleepwalk With Me. I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only

Be Here Now (downloadable) – Actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer while starring in a new series. Here he shares his story. Instant Streaming Only

February 24th

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (downloadable) – Netflix original movie about a burglarized homeowner searching for the thieves. Instant Streaming Only

February 23rd

Sausage Party (downloadable) – Seth Rogen. Kristen Wiig. Animation. Wiener jokes. Only one of those things sounds good to me and I don’t think Kristen is enough to make me see it. Instant Streaming Available

February 22nd

Waffle Street (downloadable) – Don’t you sort of wish every hedge fund manager ended up working in a diner with Danny Glover teaching him how to be a person? Instant Streaming Available

Holy Hell – Documentarian Will Allen examines a cult, after leaving it as a member.  Instant Streaming Only

February 21st

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark – I’ve actually heard of this guy! He is the host of the Daily Show, so I’m not too brimming with pride at my knowledge, but still. This stand-up special is a Netflix original. Instant Streaming Only

February 19th

Girl Meets World – Season 3 – Cory and Topanga’s daughter got herself cancelled. The show is looking for a new home, but this is the last season for now. Instant Streaming Only

When Calls the Heart – Season 3 – A lot of people have been waiting for this one to stream, and now it is! The old west romance has been renewed for a fourth season. Instant Streaming Available

February 17th

Chef’s Table – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is an Emmy nominated documentary series about international chefs. Instant Streaming Only

Kill Ratio – Lone US operative saving a new democracy from the evil dudes. Instant Streaming Only

February 16th

Sundown (downloadable) – Maybe you want to download this and watch it as you fly off to your own Mexican spring break! Or maybe not, if you aren’t in high school. Instant Streaming Available

February 15th

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Season 3 (downloadable) – This is the final season for the lady detective in 1920s Australia, though there is some talk of a movie.  Instant Streaming Only

Fire Song (downloadable) – A young man in an Aboriginal community in Canada is devastated by his sister’s suicide and struggles to keep his male partner a secret.  Instant Streaming Only

February 14th

Girlfriend’s Day – a Netflix original movie with Bob Odenkirk as a greeting card writer. How can I not watch this?? Instant Streaming Only

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (downloadable) – A stand up comedy special. If anyone knows which of these comedians is actually funny, drop me a note in the comments!  Instant Streaming Only

King Cobra (downloadable) – Christian Slater and James Franco can’t make up for this being a crime drama about porn. Instant Streaming Only

February 13th

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap (downloadable) – This documentary addresses sexism and racism in the computer science field.  Instant Streaming Only

Magicians: Life in the Impossible (downloadable) – Ever wonder what it would be like to be an illusionist? This documentary lets you into the lives of four magicians.  Instant Streaming Only

February 11th

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Season 2 (downloadable) – Rachel Bloom won a Golden Globe for her quirky, pining adult fixated on her high school boyfriend.  Instant Streaming Only

Stronger Than the World (downloadable) – No details yet, but maybe a bio-doc or bio-pic about a MMA fighter named Jose Aldo? Instant Streaming Only

February 10th

Abstract: The Art of Design – Season 1 (downloadable) – This seems like a GREAT way to feel like my house, clothes, and life are devoid of any positive aesthetic. Instant Streaming Only

David Brent: Life on the Road (downloadable) – He was a terrible boss in The Office, imagine what a nightmare he is on tour with a band. Instant Streaming Only

February 8th

Girl Asleep – Is adolescence easier or harder when you do it in your dreams? Instant Streaming Available

Closet Monster – Come of age. Come out. It’s a horror. Instant Streaming Available

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (downloadable) – Ian and Tara return!  Also, sharks. Instant Streaming Available

Full of Grace (downloadable) – Mary gets her own movie. Instant Streaming Available

Like You Mean It (downloadable) – A death in the family strains a relationship. Instant Streaming Available

Hyena Road (downloadable) – War movie set in Afghanistan. Instant Streaming Available

Trash Fire (downloadable) – Sister and Granny don’t like you, girlfriend interloper.  Instant Streaming Only

Call of Heroes (downloadable) – 1914 martial arts epic.  In Cantonese. Instant Streaming Only

Girls Lost (downloadable) – Bulied at school?  Maybe it would be easier to be a boy.  Maybe magc can help you find out.  Instant Streaming Only

37 (downloadable) – The true story of the rape and murder of a young woman in 1964, and the neighborhood that stood by and let it happen.  Instant Streaming Only

February 7th

Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (downloadable) – You have to see the description of this to believe it – but it involves Santa and lovemaking. LOL Instant Streaming Only

Little Sister (downloadable) – Who doesn’t like a good nun-out-of water story? And it has Ally Sheedy in it, so I can’t pass it up. Instant Streaming Available

Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (downloadable) – Can the guy who sights UFOs convince the documentary maker? Instant Streaming Only

February 6th

Me, Myself and Her (downloadable) – Italian sexual identity crisis comedy.  Instant Streaming Only

February 3rd

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 1 (downloadable) – Terrific cast including Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant for this comedy about a, um, lifestyle change that leaves a family in chaos. No word on a second season yet.  Instant Streaming Only

Daniel Sosa: Sosafado (downloadable) – I wonder if I will ever get around to watching any of these comedy specials.  Instant Streaming Only

Imperial Dreams (downloadbale) – Wanting to take care of his son and become a writer, a young ex-con finds the system blocking his plans.  Instant Streaming Only

February 2nd

American Crime Story – Season 1: The People v. O.J. Simpson – The first seaosn of a new anthology series looking at true events in recent American history.  This one stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.  Instant Streaming Available.

Frequency – Season 1 (downloadable) – Like the Dennis Quaid/Jim Cavielzel movie from 2000, this CW series is about contact between adult child and late parent by way of ham radio.  Instant Streaming Only

February 1st

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies, and Cyber Attacks (downloadable) – Another comedian I’ve never heard of?  Seems Likely.  Instant Streaming Only

Finding Dory – That’s right – already Available on Instant Streaming.  It’s not downloadable, though.

From This Day Forward: A Trans Love Story (downloadable) – This documentary looks back at the family life of a man who came out as trans when his daughter was a young teenager.  Instant Streaming Only

January 31st

Bill Burr Stand Up Special – The title seems pretty self-explanatory here. Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

January 30th

Antibirth (downloadable) – Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny are pretty big names for a horror flick about a strange, unplanned, mysterious pregnancy. I love Lyonne, but Sevigny is not my fave – I’ll probably take a pass on this one. Instant Streaming Only

Swing State (downloadable) – Liberal pretends to be conservative radio host, becomes super popular in this comedy. Instant Streaming Only

January 28th

Ripper Street – Season 4 (downloadable) – This show has been out on DVD for some time, but is just now coming to Instant Streaming.

January 27th

iBOY – This sci-fi flick has an accident leaving kid with cell phones bits in his brain and superpowers. Okay then. But Maisie Williams is awesome – I love her as Arya Stark. Instant Streaming Only

Shadows of Truth (downloadable) – Murder case documentary series. Instant Streaming Only

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (downloadable) – I know you’ve all been waiting eagerly for more Ian Ziering! And Tara Reid, I suppose. This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s Instant Streaming Available

January 25th

Schitt’s Creek – Season 1 and 2 (downloadable) – I love it when Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara team up – this riches to rags show could be funny. Instant Streaming Only

Dog Eat Dog (downloadable) – This one went to streaming like lightning. Maybe now I’ll see it just to watch Willem Dafoe chew scenery. Instant Streaming Available

Little Men (downloadable) – Greg Kinnear stars in this coming of age story revolving around contentious parents. Instant Streaming Available

In Order of Disappearance (downloadable) – This Norwegian language dark comedy has murder, mayhem and Stellan Skarsgård. Instant Streaming Available

Harry and Snowman (downloadable) – Documentary about a show jumping horse. Instant Streaming Available

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (downloadable) – Good cast for this Hemingway flick, including Giovanni Ribisi and Joely Richardson. Instant Streaming Available

Skiptrace (downloadable) – An action comedy pairing Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. Instant Streaming Available

January 23rd

My Best Friend (downloadable) – You know when there’s a horse on the cover it’s a tween coming of age movie. Instant Streaming Only

Elstree 1976 (downloadable) – Star Wars extras- what are they doing now? I’m not sure I want to know, honestly. Instant Streaming Available

The Finest Hours – This story of heroic coast guard rescues has a good cast including CAsey Affleck and Chris Pine. I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The Wave (downloadable) – Norwegian and English language, this is a story of people who have 10 minutes to get to safety in the face of a tsunami. Instant Streaming Available

Those People – Can a man give up his longtime crush for a new love? Instant Streaming Available

Sniper: Special Ops (downloadable) – Another in the endless stream of Steven Seagal. Instant Streaming Available

Adulterers (downloadable) – Cheating wife, jealous husband. Instant Streaming Available

Kill or Be Killed (downloadable) – Stolen loot, outlaw killers, merciless bounty hunters. Yup, it’s a western. Instant Streaming Available

A Royal Night Out – It’s V.E. Day and the princesses want to celebrate! Instant Streaming Available

Countdown (action, Kane, Dolph Ziggler) – Kidnapped kids, WWE rescuers. Instant Streaming Available

Natural Born Pranksters (downloadable) – Why is there such a thing as YouTube celebrities? Peh. Instant Streaming Available

January 21st

Bates Motel – Season 4 (downloadable) – This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s Instant Streaming Available. Even though I like Vera Farmiga, I didn’t stick with this one. Freddie Highmore seems to be in an awkward phase.

Terrace House – Aloha State – Season 1, Part 1 (downloadable) – Oahu Big Brother, with no one you’ve ever heard of. Instant Streaming Only

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (downloadable) – Stand up comedy special, I’ve never heard of the comedian. Instant Streaming Only

Gad Gone Wild – French language stand up special with Gad Elmaleh. I think you really need to speak fluent French to be entertained here. Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil – Dutch language doc about the methods used by the medieval painter. Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (downloadable) – This action flick came out on DVD in December, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

January 20th

Take the 10 – Josh Peck in a comedy about getting to a concert from your crappy job. Instant Streaming Only

January 17th

Frontier – Season 1 (downloadable)- 18th century fur trade action series. I like Jason Momoa, who stars, so maybe I’ll binge this one. Instant Streaming Only

Fatima – French/Arabic language drama about an injured immigrant worker writing a diary of her story for her daughters. If I did subtitles, I might actually see this. Instant Streaming Only

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (downloadable) – Stand up comedy special with a guy I’ve never heard of. I really need to start watchinbg some of these. Instant Streaming Only

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (downloadable) – Reboot of Death Race 2000, with Malcolm MacDowell as the evil overlord. Of course he’s the evil overlord! Instant Streaming Available

Good Kids (downloadable) – The story of “good kids” who decide they spent too much time in high school actually going to school. Obviously they need to fix that. Instant Streaming Available

Papa (downloadable) – Mandarin language comedy about an incompetent talent manager who somehow winds up looking after a group of orphans. Instant Streaming Only

Ixcanul – Named for the volcano on which a teenage girl’s Guatemalan village sits. She gets a bitter taste of civilization after becoming pregnant.  Instant Streaming Only

Sing Street (downloadable) – We’re certainly seeing a lot more musicals lately! Instant Streaming Available

River (downloadable) – Preventing a crime does not endear American M.D. to Laotian police. Instant Streaming Available

Kill Zone 2 (downloadable) – It never fails that the undercover cop needs to become a drug addict to complete his mission. I’m glad I’m not an undercover cop. Instant Streaming Available

Kung Fu Panda 3 (downloadable) – Even with the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, I won’t see it. Instant Streaming Available

Back in the Day (downloadable) – Love 1980s boxing? Then you’ll like this. Instant Streaming Available

London Has Fallen (downloadable) – I’m surprised to see this sequel streaming. I guess Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart aren’t as compelling the second time around. Instant Streaming Available

Sworn Virgin – This Albanian/Italian language story has a woman going off the grid and living as a man. Instant Streaming Available

My Golden Days (downloadable) – Three segment French language drama about a man recalls his youth and first love. Instant Streaming Available

My Big Night (downloadable) – New Year’s Eve comedy about a variety show. In Castilian Spanish. Instant Streaming Available

Code of Honor (downloadable) – Sigh. Steven Seagal. Will never stop. Instant Streaming Available

Mothers and Daughters (downloadable) – Stories of mothers and daughters (surprise!). Good cast including Courteney Cox and Susan Sarandon – I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

January 16th

Halloweed (downloadable) – A black comedy/horror movie about serial killers and stoners. Honestly, it could be funny in a Shaun of the Dead kind of oblivious way. Instant Streaming Only

The Rezort (downloadable) – Post zombie apocalypse, and the survivors must do something with the left-over zombies. Instant Streaming Only

January 15th

Wartime Portraits – Season 1 (downloadable) – WWII heroes movie using a combination of live action and animation. No indication of a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Señora Acero – Season 3 (downloadable) – Spanish language story about a woman helming her dead husband’s drug running business. No word yet on a season 4. Instant Streaming Only (update – this has not shown up, I’ll keep an eye out for it, but for now there are only 2 seasons streaming).

A Beautiful Now – Drama about a group who tries to talk down suicidal friend. Instant Streaming Only

Hostage to the Devil (downloadable) – Story of Father Malachi Martin, who seems to be a real exorcist. Instant Streaming Only

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (downloadable) – I don’t have a whole lot of information about this one yet – it involves a bomb in a toy that’s being passed from child to child. Instant Streaming Only

January 14th

Cardboard Boxer (downloadable) – Homeless man exploited and convinced to participate in brutal fights. Instant Streaming Available

Estar O No Estar (downloadable) – Spanish language. A man, during a sickness, looks back at his romantic past. Instant Streaming Only

January 13th

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 (downloadable) – I never read the books and what a cast! BINGE! Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Season 1 (downloadable) – Cold case gets new examination. I think this is really a mini-series – I don’t see any indication of a second season. Instant Streaming Only

Aquarius (downloadable) – Maybe the second season of the TV show with David Duchovny? Maybe a Brazilian movie with Sonia Braga? I don’t know yet, but I’ll let you know when I find out. Instant Streaming Available

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women (downloadable) – This guy founded the Elite modeling agency. Instant Streaming Only

Clinical – A psychiatrist with his own mental health issues is treating patient post car accident in this thriller starring Vinessa Shaw. Instant Streaming Only

Historia de un clan (downloadable) – Spanish language mini-series about a real life Argentinian family of kidnappers and murderers. 1980s period series – as if I want to relive that era. Instant Streaming Only

January 11th

Alice Through the Looking Glass – Not all things need a sequel, Johnny Depp. It’s been out for quite a while on DVD, lucky us.  Now it’s Available on Instant Streaming

From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series – Season 3 (downloadable) – I never saw the movie, and didn’t know this series existed. It won’t be on my short list, but maybe someday – I do love me a good vampire. Instant Streaming Only

The Phenom (downloadable) – I don’t watch a lot of sports movies, but if I do I just might choose the one with Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke. Instant Streaming Available

Sky (downloadable) – I really like the leads here – Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger. I may give this romance a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The Angry Birds Movie (downloadable) – Both animated and originating from a video game. Somehow I doubt this one will make it to my list. Instant Streaming Available

Sunset Song (downloadable) – Early 20th century Scotland is a rough place to be a woman. Instant Streaming Available

Our Last Tango – Tango dancers do their thing in this documentary. This one is in Spanish. Instant Streaming Available

11 Minutes (downloadable) – Lives collide. In Polish. Instant Streaming Available

Sweet Bean – A bakery hires and elderly woman. This one is in Japanese. Instant Streaming Available

Songs My Brothers Taught Me – A man fears for his young sibling as he contemplates leaving the reservation. Instant Streaming Available

The Trust (downloadable) – A crime drama with Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage. An interesting role for Wood – I might give it a shot. Instant Streaming Available

The First Monday in May (downloadable) – Not quite sure what the annual Met Gala is. If I cared, I could watch this documentary and find out. Instant Streaming Available

Carter High (downloadable) – High school football in the 80s. If I went to high school int eh 80s am I exempt from having to watch this? Instant Streaming Available

Septembers of Shiraz (downloadable) – Iranian revolution, Jewish family. That could not have been easy or pleasant. Instant Streaming Available

Marguerite – Period piece set in the 20s in France, about a woman who thinks she can be an opera singer. This one is in French. Instant Streaming Available

January 10th

Legends: Season 2 – Sean Bean is back for another season of CIA operativing. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only

As I Open My Eyes – Arabic language story of a young woman coming of age in Tunisia.  Instant Streaming Only

Happily Married (downloadable) – This is a romantic comedy about a guy who videos weddings.   It’s in Portuguese.  Instant Streaming Only

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (downloadable) – At least I’ve heard of Jim Gaffigan.  I need to watch some of these things!! Or do I?  Instant Streaming Only

Tales of Halloween (downloadable) – 10 short Halloween themed movies. Not particularly timely, but there you go. Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Pig – Heading south to save his prize pig, Danny Glover teams up with estranged daughter Maya Rudolph. Instant Streaming Only

(Dis) Honesty: The Truth About Lies (downloadable) – This doc is pretty self explanatory from the title. Instant Streaming Only

News From the Planet Mars – It’s not easy to be a people pleaser, even in French. Instant Streaming Only

January 7th

Miss Sharon Jones! – A year in the life of singer Sharon Jones in which she battles personal and professional obstacles. Instant Streaming Only

Under the Shadow (downloadable) – Persian language.  Horror on top of the war between Iran and Iraq – like evil spirit horror.  Instant Streaming Only

Best and Most Beautiful Things (downloadable) – A blind woman with Asperger’s syndrome has some interesting quirks and kinks.  Interestingly, this is from the executive producer of FriendsInstant Streaming Only

January 6th

Tarzan and Jane – Season 1 (downloadable) – In this live action Netflix version, Tarzan has supernatural powers. I kind of like that idea.  Instant Streaming Only

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3 (downloadable) – Oh, you angsty teens, in the same show forever.  Instant Streaming Only

Mar de Plastico – Season 1 – Spanish language series about a detective investigating a murder.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

One Day at a Time – Season 1 (downloadable) – This actually is a remake of the old Bonnie Franklin/Valerie Bertanelli show from the 70s.  This one has a son and daughter instead of two girls and a helpful mom (who I think is played by Rita Moreno) instead of a snoopy super.  Instant Streaming Only

Coin Heist (downloadable) – Teens plan a heist to save their school.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only

Growing Up Coy (downloadable) – Ever wonder where the transgender bathroom controversy began? Find out with this documentary. Instant Streaming Only

January 4th

Natural Selection – New kid gets bullied, finds ally in strange girl.  Instant Streaming Available

Maximum Ride – If I was a human with wings, I would probably run away from the human wolves, too. This is based on a book, but the movie is running under 2 stars. Instant Streaming Available

The Idol – Spanish (and Arabic) language real life story of Arabic Idol singer Mohammad Assaf. Instant Streaming Available

Zoom (downloadable) – Animation mixed with live action, more than one reality, three people telling stories about each other.  I can’t handle the pretension.  Instant Streaming Available

Hurricane Bianca (downloadable) – Fired for being gay, a man returns to the small minded small town as his drag queen self to make some mischief.  Instant Streaming Available

Front Cover (downloadable) – Two men hiding important parts of themselves from the world form a bond.  Instant Streaming Available

Les Cowboys  – Child goes missing at a country western festival in France.  The movie is in English.  Instant Streaming Available

Len & Company (downloadable) – Music producer drops out of the industry to go rustic, but is followed by his son and a pop star.  Instant Streaming Only

The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success? (downloadable) – The story of a Manhattan restaurant and its giraffe wallpaper.  Instant Streaming Only

Chevalier – Greek language story of a bunch of men on a yacht doing random competitions to prove their manliness.  Instant Streaming Available

Being Charlie – Directed by Rob Reiner, the story of a teenager not at all excited about the rehab he needs.  Good cast including Cary Elwes, I’ll give this a shot.  Instant Streaming Available

The Wailing (downloadable) – Korean language story of a stranger showing up in a small village, where people then begin dying.  Instant Streaming Available

The Last King (downloadable) – Norwegian language period piece about a 13th century duo protecting an infant prince.  Instant Streaming Available

Satanic (downloadable) – Haley from Modern Family needs to stop looking for creepy thrills during the show’s hiatus. It just isn’t going to end well.  Instant Streaming Available

Ghost Team (downloadable) – Pretty good cast, including David Krumholz and John Heder, for a spoofy Scooby Doo-ish comedy about ghost hunting. Also with Amy Sedaris and Justin Long.  Instant Streaming Available

The Jungle Book (2016) – Live action Jungle Book!  Fun!  Well, maybe.  But you can’t argue when it’s Instant Streaming Available

Under the Sun (downloadable) – Korean language documentary about a family whose child is taking part in a North Korean political festival.  Instant Streaming Available

Colliding Dreams – Exploration of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Instant Streaming Available

Wedding Doll  – Hebrew language story about a cognitively disabled girl looking for romance.  Instant Streaming Available

Presenting Princess Shaw (downloadable) – How a singer becomes a viral sensation.  Instant Streaming Available

The Measure of a Man – French language story of a man who needs a job and finds one catching shoplifters, with whom he begins to relate.  Instant Streaming Available

The Dwarvenaut (downloadable) – About a Dungeons & Dragons super-fan.  Instant Streaming Only

From Afar – Spanish language story of a man and a teenage street kid in an unusual sexual arrangement.  Instant Streaming Available

Hard Target 2 (downloadable) – Sequel to…Hard Target.  Martial arts, guns, beautiful women, you know the drill.  Instant Streaming Available

Take Me to the River – Worst. Family. Reunion. Ever.  Yeah, I’ll see it.  Instant Streaming Available

Neon Bull – Portuguese language story the sport vaquejada, and one man who doesn’t want to be there.  Instant Streaming Available

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (downloadable) – French language story of teenagers experimenting with casual sex and ending up emotionally involved.  Instant Streaming Available

January 3rd

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 11  – Everyone is back at the Irish Pub.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 11 seasons!  Danny DeVito looks the same as he did 20 years ago.  Instant Streaming Only

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (downloadable) – I never heard of her.  Should I have?  Is she funny? Instant Streaming Only

January 1st, 2017

Real Detective – Season 1 (downloadable) – This is an 8 part series of real crime narratives with reenactments.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

The Perfect Physique (downloadable) – Bodybuilders documentary. Instant Streaming Only

To Be a Miss (downloadable) – Hopefully we’ll have some information on this soon, but not yet!  Instant Streaming Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

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