All the Dates That Are Fit to Print

Netflix LogoHere you have it! 2016/2017 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here and 2015 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 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! 

Want to be notified by email when we update our list? Want in on some great giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter here:

2017 Netflix Releases

January 31st

Ballers – Season 2 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry) – I haven’t seen any of this HBO show, but I really do love The Rock. It’s DVD Only, but I think it’s probably worth the rental.

Bill Burr Stand Up Special (comedy special) – I’m guessing this is a Bill Burr comedy special.  Just a guess.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

January 30th

Antibirth (horror,  Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny) – That’s a nasty title, but then again, it sounds like an nasty movie about a sinister pregnancy.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Swing State (comedy,  Alex Beh, Taryn Manning) – Pretending to be conservative to be popular.  There are so many thing I could say here, but I won’t.   Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 28th

Ripper Street – Season 4 (TV drama, Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn) – If you haven’t caught it on DVD (it has been out there for a while) – now Available on Instant Streaming

January 27th

iBOY (sci-fi,  Maisie Williams, Rory Kinnear) – Kid with cell phones bits in his brain after an accident gets superpowers!  We won’t be trying *that* at home.  But I love Maisie Williams – she’s Arya on Game of ThronesInstant Streaming Only

Shadows of Truth (??) – Shadows of almost anything – because there’s no information yet.  I’ll update it when I have something to add.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (creature feature,  Ian Ziering, Tara Reid) – Oh, Ian, the world can’t get enough of you and your sharks.  Or can it?  This has been out on DVD for awhile, now it’s  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

January 24th

Sherlock – Season 4 (TV mystery, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman) – I adore this modern Sherlock Holmes series. It’s actually hard to see Cumberbatch as anyone else. Or anyone else as Sherlock. This is DVD Only for now, but it is a streamer – I’ll let you know when.

The Code – Season 2 (TV mystery, Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman) – Crash in the Australian outback leads to conspiracy revelations. This looks pretty good, I might have to check it out. DVD Only for now, but it’s a streamer. I’ll let you know when it comes out.

Snowden (drama, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley) – I’m sick of hearing the name Snowden, but my love for JGL is more powerful than my weariness. This goes on the queue. DVD Only

Inferno (thriller, Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones) – Yet another installment in the Robert Langdon series based on books by Dan Brown. A lot of people hate these, I think they’re kind of fun. DVD Only

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (action, Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore) – WWII period piece about a downed ship and the men trying to survive. DVD Only

The Vessel (drama, Martin Sheen, Lucas Quintana) – Tsunami washes school away with kids in it – survivor seen as miracle. DVD Only

The Monster (horror, Zoe Kazan, Scott Speedman) – If your car breaks down in a creepy, deserted area – be afraid. Very afraid. DVD Only

January 21st

Bates Motel: Season 4 (TV drama, Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) – We gave up on this one after the first season, it just didn’t float our boats.  Out on DVD for quite some time, but now it’s Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Terrace House: Aloha State – Season 1, Part 1 (reality TV, Reina Triendl, Ryota Yamasato) – If I HAD to be stuck living with strangers, I guess I would want it to be in Hawaii.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (comedy special) – Netflix does love its comedy specials.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Gad Gone Wild (foreign comedy special) – French language stand up special with Gad Elmaleh.  I guess he’s a big deal in France.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (foreign documentary) – Dutch language examination the methods of the medieval painter.  Instant Streaming Only

Kill Command (action, Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhart) – This one just came out recently on DVD, now it’s also Available on Instant Streaming and Downloadable

January 20th

Take the 10 (comedy, Josh Peck, Tony Revolori) – Cashiers encounter obstacles getting to a hip-hop show.  Instant Streaming Only

January 18th

12 Monkeys – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull) – SyFy channel time travelers are back. This one is not a streamer – but SyFy series can be tricky with their streaming, so I’ll keep an eye on it. DVD Only

Rizzoli & Isles – Season 7 (TV drama, Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) – I believe this is the last seaosn for this pair of detectives. It’s DVD Only

Hillsong: Let Hopes Rise (documentary) – Christian rock band concert tour. We don’t see a lot of concert DVDs on Netflix, so this is a little unusual. DVD Only

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

The Whole Truth (thriller, Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger) – Kid kills wealthy father. Lawyer finds out father is a dick. Investigation ensues. DVD Only

Dancer (documentary, Sergei Polunin) – The story of the dancer who did that great video to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” leaving professional dance. DVD Only

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

Long Way North (family animation, Chloé Dunn, Geoffrey Greenhill) – Girl sets out to find her grandfather. I won’t see it, but you all enjoy! DVD Only

Come and Find Me (thriller, Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis) – Lots of thrillers this week. This one has Jesse Pinkman looking for his girlfriend and finding a lot of mystery. I’ll see it. DVD Only

The Handmaiden (foreign thriller, Min-hie Kim, Kim Tae-ri) – Korean language story of a heist complicated by a romance. DVD Only

The Free World (drama, Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss) – Innocent ex-con has trouble adjusting after his release. DVD Only

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

January 17th

Frontier – Season 1 (TV adventure, Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron) – 18th century fur trade period series.  I like Jason Momoa (he was awesome as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones), perhaps it’s worth a binge.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Fatima (foreign drama, Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot) – French/Arabic language tale of an injured immigrant mother journaling her story for her daughters.  Instant Streaming Only

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (comedy special) – Stand-up comedian Neal Brennan, standing up and telling jokes!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (action, Malcolm McDowell, Manu Bennett) – Reboot of Death Race 2000, with Malcolm MacDowell as the evil overlord.  If you love Roger Corman, this is probably for you.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Good Kids (comedy, Nicholas Braun, Zoey Deutch) – A group of “good kids” decides they missed out on too much during high school.  But did they really? Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Papa (foreign comedy, Xia Yu, David Wu) – Mandarin language story of an incompetent talent manager ending up looking after a group of orphans.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Sing Street (musical, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy) – Transferring schools made easier by forming a band. Instant Streaming Available

River (thriller, Rossif Sutherland, Douangmany Soliphanh) – An American doctor intervenes in a sexual assault in Laos and finds himself in big trouble. Instant Streaming Available

Kill Zone 2 (action, Tony Jaa, Andy On) – Undercover cop goes junkie to make his bust. That, surprisingly, doesn’t work out for him. Instant Streaming Available

Kung Fu Panda 3 (family animation, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie) – I won’t see it, but if you dig these, here you go! Instant Streaming Available

Back in the Day (sports drama, Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty) – Also with Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. 1980s period piece about boxing. Instant Streaming Available

London Has Fallen (action, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart) – Olympus Has Fallen sequel. Instant Streaming Available

Sworn Virgin (foreign drama, Alba Rohrwacher, Flonja Kodheli) – Albanian/Italian language story of a woman running from social constraints in Albania and living as a man in the wilderness. Instant Streaming Available

My Golden Days (foreign drama, Clémence Le Gall, Pierre Andrau) – French language story in three parts about a man, his career change and his youth. Instant Streaming Available

My Big Night (foreign comedy, Rafael Martos Sánchez, Mario Casas) – Castilian language story of hijinks and shenanigans at the New Year’s Eve taping of a variety show. Instant Streaming Available

Code of Honor (action, James Russo, Helena Mattsson) – Don’t let the listed stars fool you – this is a Steven Seagal movie. They are ENDLESS. Instant Streaming Available

Mothers and Daughters (drama, Selma Blair, Courteney Cox) – Photographer’s jet setting career shifts focus after she becomes pregnant. Instant Streaming Available

Ixcanul (foreign drama, María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón) – Maya/Spanish language story of a girl from a small village getting to see the modern world. Instant Streaming Only

January 16th

Halloweed (comedy/horror,  Simon Rex, Shannon Brown) – Stoner serial killer black comedy.  What’s not to love?  Everything?  Maybe.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Rezort (horror,  Jessica De Gouw, Dougray Scott) – Post zombie apocalypse.  What do you do with the left over zombies?  That’s not a question that gets answered (except in Shaun of the Dead – and here).  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 15th

Wartime Portraits – Season 1 (TV documentary) – WWII heroes examined via live action/animation combo, which seems both weird and intriguing.  No indication of a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Señora Acero – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Blanca Soto, Litzy) – Spanish language story of a woman who takes over her late husband’s drug trafficking business. No word about a fourth season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

A Beautiful Now (drama, Abigail Spencer, Cheyenne Jackson) – Friends try to talk suicidal member of their group out of the locked bathroom.  Instant Streaming Only

Hostage to the Devil (documentary,  Ali Lyons, John Zaffis) – Story of Father Malachi Martin, real life exorcist.  And apparently either hostage to the devil or saving hostages to the devil.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (drama) – Not much information about this one yet – something with a bomb in a toy  being passed from child to child.  And it has a super weird name.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 14th

Cardboard Boxer (drama, Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard) – Homeless man forced to street fight even after he wants to stop.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Estar O No Estar (foreign drama,  Flavio Medina, Aislinn Derbez) – Spanish language story about an ill man revisiting his love life.  Instant Streaming Only

January 13th

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1 (fantasy, Neil Patrick Harris, Joan Cusack) – I’m looking forward to this – what a cast!  I’m told I will love it, but the source is unreliable, since they didn’t finish the books any more than I did.  Netflix Original, Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Investigator: A British Crime Story – Season 1 (documentary,  Mark Williams-Thomas, Sam Gillingham) – Examination of a real life murder case to see if the convicted man is innocent.  This looks like a mini-series – I don’t see any indication of a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Aquarius – I don’t know if this is the second season of the TV show with David Duchovny or the Brazilian movie with Sonia Braga.  We’ll find out as the date gets closer.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women (documentary, John Casablancas, Cindy Crawford) – Story of the founder of the Elite modeling agency.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Clinical (thriller, Vinessa Shaw, William Atherton) – Psychiatrist with PTSD treating car accident survivor.  That seems less than optimal.  Instant Streaming Only

Historia de un clan (foreign TV drama,  Chino Darín, Alejandro Awada) – Spanish language mini-series based on an Argentinian family of kidnappers and murderers in the 1980s.  Lovely.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 11th

Alice Through the Looking Glass (fantasy,  Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway) – Nobody seems to have loved this, and it’s been out for awhile on DVD.  Maybe now is the time to take a chance on it since it’s Available on Instant Streaming

From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series – Season 3 (TV sc-fi, D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz) – To be honest, I didn’t know this WAS a series.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Phenom (sports drama, Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke) – Baseball player sees psychologist after being sent down from the majors.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Sunset Song (drama, Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan) – Period piece about a woman facing extreme challenges in early 1900s Scotland.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

The Angry Birds Movie (family animation, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad) – Animated movie made from a video game?  Yeah, no.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Sky (drama, Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus) – French woman in bad marriage vacationing in the U.S., somehow connects with Darryl from Walking DeadInstant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Our Last Tango (foreign documentary, Maria Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes) – Spanish language doc about a pair of tango dancers.  Instant Streaming Available

11 Minutes (foreign thriller, Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko) – Polish language intertwining lives story.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Sweet Bean (foreign drama, Masatoshi Nagase, Kirin Kiki) – Japanese language story of a bakery and its newest employee – a 76-year-old woman.  Instant Streaming Available

Songs My Brothers Taught Me (drama, John Reddy, Jashaun St. John) – A man considers leaving the reservation where he grew up but is concerned for his younger sister.  Instant Streaming Available

The Trust (drama, Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood) – Police corruption with Nicolas Cage and…Frodo?  I might have to see this just to see if Wood can pull it off.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

The First Monday in May (documentary, Andrew Bolton, John Galliano) – About the annual Met Gala.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Carter High (drama, David Banner, Vivica A. Fox) – 1980s period piece about a high school football team.  Based on a true story.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Septembers of Shiraz (drama, Armin Amiri, Shohreh Aghdashloo) – Story of a Jewish family during the Iranian revolution.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Marguerite (foreign drama, Sophia Leboutte, André Marcon) – French language period piece set in 1920s Paris about a young woman who (wrongly) believes herself a talented singer.  Instant Streaming Available

January 10th

Homeland – Season 5 (TV drama, Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin) – I’ve been waiting for this! It does not stream in the U.S., so we’ll have to get our covert ops fix on DVD Only

Mr. Robot – Season 2 (TV drama, Rami Malek, Christian Slater) – Hacker anarchy. I’m looking forward to this one, especially now that there are two seasons to binge on. It’s DVD Only.

Broad City – Season 3 (TV comedy, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer ) – I don’t know much about this one, but it’s about two 20 something women in NYC. DVD Only

Legends: Season 2 (TV drama, Sean Bean, Morris Chestnut) – A CIA agant in danger of losing himself in the job. Season 2 is the last. Instant Streaming Only

As I Open My Eyes (foreign drama, Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali) – Arabic language story of a young woman coming of age in Tunisia.  Instant Streaming Only

Happily Married (comedy, Alexandre Borges, Camila Morgado) – Portuguese language wedding videographer rom/com.   Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (comedy special) – Jim Gaffigan stand-up.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (sci-fi, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield) – Another one that I’m looking forward to because I never got around to the book! Tim Burton directs. DVD Only

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. DVD Only

Morgan (sci-fi, Kate Mara, Anya Taylor Joy) – Turns out that risk management is really very, very risky. DVD Only

Closet Monster (drama, Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams) – A horror story about coming out and coming of age. DVD Only

Deepwater Horizon (drama, Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell) – Story of the people aboard the Deepwater Horizon when it exploded in the Gulf. DVD Only

Lost & Found (action, Benjamin Stockham, Jason Patric) – Teens look for treasure on mysterious island. DVD Only

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

Tales of Halloween (horror, Keir Gilchrist, Booboo Stewart) – Horror anthology that would have been more suitable for October. Oh well. Instant Streaming Only

Mr. Pig (drama, Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph) – A pig farmer goes to Mexico to save his prize hog. It sounds terrible, but with these two actors, it could actually be sweet. Instant Streaming Only

(Dis) Honesty: The Truth About Lies (documentary) – From little lies to whoppers, this is a pretty timely documentary. Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

News From the Planet Mars (foreign comedy, François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne) – French language story of a man who just wants to make people happy. Instant Streaming Only

January 7th

Miss Sharon Jones! (documentary) – Follows the late singer Sharon Jones through a year of battles both personal and professional.  Instant Streaming Only

Under the Shadow (foreign horror, Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi) – Persian language story of war and evil entities.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Best and Most Beautiful Things (documentary) – Follows the story of a quirky woman with Asperger’s Syndrome who is legally blind.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 6th

Tarzan and Jane – Season 1 (TV action, Marci T. House, Michael Dobson) – Live action Tarzan who has supernatural powers and his Jane is a “brave city girl”.  I’m sure a real Jane would love that description.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Degrassi: Next Class – Season 3 (TV drama, Amanda Arcuri, Amir Bageria) – Angsty teens, everywhere.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Mar de Plastico – Season 1 (foreign TV drama,  Rodolfo Sancho, Pedro Casablan) – Spanish language series about a detective investigating a murder.  There is a second season.  Instant Streaming Only

One Day at a Time – Season 1 (TV comedy, Justin Machado, Rita Moreno) – Sort of a remake of the old Bonnie Franklin/Valerie Bertinelli/McKenzie Phillips show from the 70s.  This one has a son and daughter and a (questionably) helpful grandma.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Coin Heist (drama, Sasha Pieterse, Alex Saxon) – Teens want to steal rare coins to keep their school open.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Growing Up Coy (documentary) – A look at the beginning of the transgender bathroom debate.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 4th, 2017

The Librarians – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane) – Guardians of magical objects show.  I really should check this out, the commercials look good.  There is a third season.  This one isn’t a streamer so DVD Only

Sleepy Hollow – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) – Ichabod is back!  There is a fourth season coming as well.  This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Bones – Season 11 (TV drama, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) – This has been streaming for awhile, and is now Available on DVD

Girls – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams) – The girls are back in town, still in their 20s and filled with angst.  There is a sixth season.  This one isn’t a streamer so DVD Only

The Secret Life of Pets (family animation, Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet) – Despite a really impressive voice cast, it’s still animated, so I won’t be seeing it.  DVD Only

Jason Bourne (action, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles) – This, on the other hand, has both a talented and beautiful cast and I will be seeing it.  Heart you, Matt Damon.  DVD 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.  DVD Only

My King (foreign romance, Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot) – Was her accident an accident?  French language.  DVD Only

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (family comedy, Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham) – I know, dude.  I know.  DVD Only

Blair Witch (horror, James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez) – Did this need a sequel?  I don’t really know.  Anyone who sees it, let me know if it’s any good.  DVD Only

Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (foreign action, Takeru Satô, Emi Takei) – Third installment of Japanese language samurai saga.  DVD Only

Operation Avalanche (thriller, Matt Johnson, Owen Williams) – Fake moon landing/Russian spy thriller.  DVD Only

Run the Tide (drama, Johanna Braddy, Taylor Lautner) – Dysfunctional family drama with an unnecessarily long description on Netflix.  DVD Only

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

Natural Selection (drama, Mayson Dye, Katherine McNamara) – Bullied kid begins friendship with unusual girl.  Instant Streaming Only

Mississippi Murder (thriller, Luke Goss, Malcolm McDowell) – Do you suppose Malcolm McDowell gets to play a good guy in this murder mystery?  I doubt it, but he must want to sometimes.  DVD Only

The Girl (horror, Tia Carrere, Michael Biehn) – Mom’s a hoarder, Dad’s a torturer. Bummer, kid. DVD Only

Danny Says (documentary, Danny Fields, Iggy Pop) – 1960s music promoter doc. DVD Only

Rurouni Kenshin: Origins (foreign action, Takeru Satô, Emi Takei) – Japanese language story of masterless samurai avenger. DVD Only

Lazy Eye (drama, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis) – Man has to decide if he wants to give his ex another chance. DVD Only

January 3rd

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Season 11 (TV comedy, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton) – There’s been 11 seasons of this?  Crazy!  Instant Streaming Only

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’? (comedy special) – Jen Kirkman doing stand-up.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

January 1st, 2017

Real Detective – Season 1 (TV documentary series) – This is real crime narratives with reenactments, not to be confused with True Detective, which is all fiction (and all awesome).  There is a season two.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Perfect Physique (documentary) – Men’s bodybuilding doc.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

To Be a Miss (documentary) – Venezuelan beauty pageant doc. Instant Streaming Only and Downloadable

December 30th

The Eighties (documentary) – A CNN original documentary mini-series about…the 1980s.  I lived it once, do I really need a revisit?  Instant Streaming Only

December 29th

The Hollywood Shorties (documentary, Tony Cox, Kevin Thompson) – Story of a basketball team made up of all little people.  Instant Streaming Only

December 28th

Ray Donovan – Season 4 (TV drama, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight) – The L.A fixer returns (and will be back for a fifth season).  This one isn’t a streamer, so DVD Only.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Season 5 (comedy, Scott Aukerman, Weird Al Yankovic ) – To be honest, I don’t really know what this show is.  Variety?  It was originally a podcast and has celebrities.  Instant Streaming Only

Sully (drama, Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart) – I’m really looking forward to this.  Top of the queue!  DVD Only

The BFG (family, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill) – My kids loved this when they were little.  I don’t even know the story.  Maybe one to rent over winter break.  DVD Only

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (comedy, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley) – I don’t know a lot about this British pair, but they now have a movie updating fans on their shenanigans long after the show went off the air.  DVD Only

Pete’s Dragon (family, Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley) – Another live action Disney cartoon remake.  I can’t decide if this is using technology for good or evil.  DVD Only

Storks (family animation, Kelsey Grammer, Andy Samberg) – See that genre?  This will never hit my screen.  But enjoy, everyone else!  DVD Only

A Man Called Ove (foreign drama, Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars) – I’m actually glad this is in Swedish.  I want to read the book (I love cranky old man stories) and the subtitles will keep me from giving into the temptation to see the movie first.  DVD Only

The Dressmaker (drama, Kate Winslet, Judy Davis) – Set in Australia in the 50s, a story of a woman making waves in her small town after living in Paris.  DVD Only

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

In a Valley of Violence (western, Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga) – Good cast for this story of vengeance in the wild west.  DVD Only

No Manches Frida (foreign comedy, Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda) – Spanish language Mexican remake of a German comedy.  It isn’t only Hollywood that can’t come up with a new story!  DVD Only

American Honey (drama, Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf) – Shia LeBoeuf in a movie about drunken miscreants.  Huh.  DVD Only

Dog Eat Dog (drama, Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe) – Ex-cons looking to pull one more job.  Yawwwwwn.  DVD Only

Kill Command (action, Vanessa Kirby, Thure Lindhart) – Army training isn’t as fun when there are evil creatures involved.  DVD Only – Instant Streaming 1/21

Pet (thriller, Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo) – Be careful about reconnecting with that old crush, young lady.  DVD Only

Coming Through the Rye (drama, Alex Wolff, Stefania Owen) – Not “Catcher in the Rye”, but about “Catcher in the Rye”.  1960s period piece.  DVD Only

December 27th

Chasing Cameron – Season 1 (reality TV, Cameron Dallas) – I have no idea who this person is – apparently some sort of “social media sensation”.  Which guarantees I have no interest in following his life.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Ajin – Season 2 (anime, Mamoru Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya) – Good vs. Evil, teenagers with powers, I don’t really know.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 26th

The Magicians – Season 1 (TV drama, Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley) – Sort of an American Hogwarts type thing, with a school for magic.  But with a dark side where the students who don’t get in try to learn on their own.  I’ve watched a couple episodes – it’s pretty good.  Been out on DVD for a while, now Available on Instant Streaming and Downloadable

December 25th

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (sci-fi action, Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr.) – Sweet!  I just saw this on DVD – it’s coming to streaming really quickly.  Merry Christmas to us!  Instant Streaming Available

December 24th

Superstore – Season 1 (TV comedy, America Ferrera, Ben Feldman) – I really want to see this – it reminds me of the comic strip Retail, which I love.  DVD Only

Neither Heaven Nor Earth (foreign thriller, Jérémie Renier, Swann Arlaud) – French language story of soldiers disappearing in Afghanistan.  DVD Only

Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (family, Gerald McRaney, Dolly Parton) – Christmas sequel to Parton’s Coat of Many colors, this time with the family farm threatened and the kids trying to buy a wedding ring for Mom.  DVD Only

December 23rd

Sense8 – Christmas Special (TV sci-fi, Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith) – I know it seems weird, but I’m going to be watching this ASAP.  I need a Sense8 fix.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Travelers – Season 1 (sci-fi, Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter) – They look like us, but they’re from….the future….  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable for this Netflix Original, and no information about a possible second season.

Trollhunters – Season 1 (animation, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman) – Friends discover new world.  From Guillermo del Toro.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 20th

Call My Agent – Season 1 (foreign TV comedy, Camille Cottin, Fanny Sidney) – Originally listed as Ten Percent, this is a French language show about a Paris talent agency.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Break – Season 1 (TV drama, Yoann Blanc, Guillaume Kerbush) – Detective in mourning gets pulled into a case when he goes back to his hometown.  Instant Streaming Only

Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (comedy special) – No specific information yet, but presumably a stand-up special.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Disorder (foreign thriller, Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger) – The DVD for this French language thriller came out on the 13th, now it also  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Suicide Squad (action, Will Smith, Margot Robbie) – Another superhero/supervillain movie!  But these guys are a little different.  Check out our Movie Rewind Backstory to see what they’re about.  DVD Only

War Dogs (dramedy, Jonah Hill, Miles Teller) – Becoming good natured arms dealers doesn’t always work out that well.  DVD Only

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.  DVD Only

The Magnificent Seven (western, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt) – These here gunslingers are gonna protect this here town.  Remake of the 1960 original.  DVD Only

Greater (drama, Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook) – Football walk-on makes good at the University of Arkansas.  DVD Only

31 (horror, Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips) – Directed by Rob Zombie – carnies kidnapped on Halloween and force dto play terrifying game.  DVD Only

Maximum Ride (sci-fi, Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson) – Bird/human hybrids running from wolf/human hybrids.  Cool!  This appears to be based on a book.  I think I should read that book, then see this movie.  Instant Streaming Available

Goat (drama, Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas) – Frat hazing, with Nick Jonas.  And James Franco.  Weirdly enough, I think I’ll pass on this one.  DVD Only

Dad’s Army (comedy, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones) – Apparently these are characters from a TV show from the 1970s about a bumbling British army base.  DVD Only

Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (foreign thriller, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares) – Danish language story of a detective investigating a cold case.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

It Had to Be You (romantic comedy, Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder) – Jingle writer doesn’t know whether to accept proposal or not.  Oh, no.  DVD Only

The Seventh Fire (documentary) – Native American drug culture doc.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 19th

Miss Stevens (drama, Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet) – Don’t flirt with your student, Miss Stevens!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 16th

No Second Chance – Season 1 (TV drama, Alexandra Lamy, Pascal Elbe) – Doctor searches for missing infant daughter, finds even more crappy crap than one might expect.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Call Me Francis – Season 1 (foreign drama, Rodrigo de la Serna, Sergio Hernandez) – Spanish language Pope Francis bio-series.  Instant Streaming Only

The OA – Season 1 (TV drama, Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs) – A woman disappears and returns years later, no longer blind.  Mystery ensues.  I am SO watching this.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Crazyhead – Season 1 (sci-fi, Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma) – Demon hunters who work in a bowling alley while finding themselves?  Okay.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Barry (drama, Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor Joy) – Barack Obama biopic.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Rats (documentary) – Morgan Spurlock looks at the world of rats.  Ew.  Instant Streaming Only

December 14th

Versailles – Season 1 (TV drama, George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos) – Louis XIV period drama.  This one is getting a second season.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Asperger’s Are Us (documentary, Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan) – Friends on the autism spectrum for a comedy troupe.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 13th

American Gothic – Season 1 (TV thriller, Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr) – This was a one season and done series – but it’s satisfying as a stand alone mini-series. DVD Only at the moment, I have no idea if it will stream.

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 2 (TV horror, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis) – I gave up on this Walking Dead prequel – just could not get into the characters.  For some reason it is not a streamer, so DVD Only

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 a streamer, so I’ll watch for it.  It has been renewed for a sixth season.  DVD Only for now

Colony – Season 1 (sci-fi,  Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies ) – Dystopian alien invasion future starring Sawyer from Lost and Lori from The Walking Dead.  There will be a second season.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Nobel – Season 1 (foreign TV thriller,  Aksel Hennie, Atheer Adel) – Norwegian language series about a soldier who returns home and gets caught up in intrigue. Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Dr. Blake Mysteries – Season 2 (TV mystery, Craig McLachlan) – Australian show set in the late 1950s, with a war vet M.D. who solves murders.  This one is DVD Only and there is a third season coming.

Finding Dory (family animation, Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks) – If I tell my college age daughter this is out, she will insist that I rent it and watch it with her over and over and over during Christmas break.  I must keep this secret.  DVD Only

I Am Not a Serial Killer (thriller, Max Records, Laura Fraser) – Potential teenage serial killer hunts down actual serial killer.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Kill Switch (documentary) – A 2014 documentary about control of the Internet.    Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Disorder (foreign thriller, Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger) – French language story of a veteran with PTSD becoming paranoid on his new job. Instant Streaming Available

Barney Thomsen (comedy,  Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone) – Also with Emma Thompson.  Robert Carlisle is an accidental serial killer.  I need to see this.  DVD Only

Florence Foster Jenkins (drama, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant) – Stephen Frears directs a great cast in the story of a wealthy woman in the 1940s with a horrible singing voice who thinks she’s a fabulous opera star.  Based on a true story.  DVD Only

Ben-Hur 2016 (action, Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman) – Because we really needed a remake of this.  Peh.  DVD Only

Southside With You (romance, Parker Sawyers, Tika Sumpter) – 1989 period piece about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.  I’m not kidding.  And it actually looks kind of cute. DVD Only

Little Men (drama, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle) – Teenagers with parents in a financial dispute try to remain friends.  DVD Only

End of a Gun (action, Steven Seagal, Florin Piersic Jr.) – He’s never going to stop.  Ever.  DVD Only

Equity (thriller,  Anna Gunn, James Purefoy) – Woman-in-finance thriller starring Skyler from Breaking Bad.  DVD Only

Brother Nature (comedy, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan) – Man thinking about running for office sees a land mine in his (maybe) future brother-in-law.  DVD Only

The Land (drama, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias) – Teens, skateboards, dreams, and drugs.  Aw, man.  DVD Only

Other People (drama, Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon) – Comedy writer moves from New York to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

December 12th

Ricardo O’Farrill: Christmas Special (comedy special) – This Netflix Original appears to be a Spanish language stand-up special.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Bare (drama, Dianna Agron, Chris Zylka) – Don’t hang out with that bad influence, small town girl!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 11th

Breaking a Monster (documentary) – Story of the band Unlocking the Truth, made up of 13-year-olds.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 10th

Phantom of the Theatre (foreign fantasy,  Ruby Lin, Tony Yo-ning Yang) – Mandarin language story of a haunted theater.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 9th

Fuller House – Season 2 (TV comedy, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin) – I’ll only watch episodes with Uncle Jesse.  Instant Streaming Only

Club de Cuervos – Season 2 (foreign TV comedy, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Mariana Trevino) – Spanish language series about a brother and sister who inherit a soccer team.  At this point there is no information about a third season.  Instant Streaming Only

White Rabbit Project – Season 1 (reality TV, Kari Byron, Tory Bellecci) – Looks like a reality series about ranking great things – in history, inventions, etc.  Netflix Original.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Medici: Masters of Florence – Season 1 (TV drama,  Richard Madden, Stuart Martin) – 15th century period drama about a powerful family, with murder and intrigue.  I see no evidence of a second season, so maybe this is more of a mini-series.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Four Seasons in Havana – Season 1 (foreign TV thriller, Jorge Perugorria) – Spanish language series set in 1990s Cuba, based on novels by Leonardo Pedura.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Captive – Season 1 (documentary) – Netflix original series reconstructs high profile kidnappings and hostage situations.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Spectral (sci-fi, James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer) – Also with Bruce Greenwood.  Aliens in Europe and the people who fight them.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 8th

The Cuba Libre Story – Season 1 (documentary) – I think this is an 8 episode Cuban history documentary series without a second season.  I’m not sure – will know more as the date gets closer.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 6th

The Bureau – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin) – There are 2 seasons of this French secret service drama, with a third on the way, but this is the first to be released on Netflix.  Apparently it was first released on iTunes.  It’s supposed to be pretty amazing.  DVD Only

BrainDead (TV dramedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino) – I believe (and hope with all my heart) that this is a single season mini-series.  It’s great as is – definitely recommended for those who enjoy the absurd.  DVD Only

Scream Queens – Season 1 (camp horror, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis) – What an incredible cast for this campy horror Fox show!  Created by the twisted minds of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (who are also responsible for the impossibly divergent Glee and American Horror Story), I think this could be a winner.  I have no idea if it will stream, so DVD Only for now.  It does have a second season.

Zoo – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, James Wolk, Kristen Connolly) – The animals keep attacking in season 2 of this summer blockbuster.  This is the DVD release – it’s been Available on Instant Streaming for some time.  Downloadable

Family Guy – Season 14 (adult animation, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein) – This many years in, you already know if you like Peter Griffin and Co.  Instant Streaming Only

Attack on Titan: Part 2 (foreign sci-fi, Haruma Miura, Hiroki Hasegawa) – Japanese language manga adaptation.  Part 2.  DVD Only

The Hollars (comedy, Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski) – Krasinski directed this dysfunctional family comedy, which also stars the wonderful Richard Jenkins and Mago Martindale.  Goes on my queue for sure.  DVD Only.

White Girl (drama, Chris Noth, Justin Bartha) – Trying to figure out what to do with your boyfriend’s cocaine after he gets busted is a struggle.  Poor college girl.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

The Great Gilly Hopkins (family, Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates) – Sophie Nélisse from The Book Thief stars in this story of a young girl finally finding a place in a foster home.  Based on the book by Katherine PatersonDVD Only

Phantasm: Ravager (horror, A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm) – Final installment in the franchise – more fighting the Tall Man (I have no idea what that means).  This is the sixth movie in this series, spanning over 30 years.  DVD Only.

Heart of a Dog (experimental) – Filmmaker Laurie Anderson uses meditations on her dog to reflect on a wide ranging set of ideas, topics and concepts.  DVD Only

Kicks (drama, Jahking Guillory, Mahershala Ali) – A teenager braves the streets to retrieve stolen sneakers.  DVD Only

The Remains (horror, Todd Lowe, Ashley Crow) – Leave the stuff in the attic of the old house alone, people.  DVD Only

In Order of Disappearance (foreign comedy, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz) – Murder, vengeance and drug lords?  I’m guessing this Norwegian language film is a dark comedy.  DVD Only

Better Off Single (comedy, Aaron Tveit, Abby Elliott) – Man breaks up with his girlfriend, quits his job, and spirals into hallucinations and other horrors.  Hijinks ensue?  DVD Only

Siren (horror,  Hannah Fierman, Justin Welborn) – A bachelor part gone seriously wrong.  DVD Only

Jack Goes Home (horror, Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye) – Hey, I haven’t seen a Culkin in a while!  This one unfortunately finds out that his family is all lies.  Bummer.  DVD Only

The Unspoken (thriller, Jodelle Ferland, Neal McDonough) – A family moves into ahouse where that another family disappeared from years ago.  Are they really surprised that things go badly?  COME ON PEOPLE!  DVD Only

I Am Bolt (documentary, Usain Bolt) – Can anyone guess what this is about?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Anyone?  DVD Only

The Late Bloomer (comedy, Johnny Simmons, Maria Bello) – Holy cow – based on the true story of a sex theerapist who goes through puberty in his late 20s after having a tumor removed.  I might actually have to see this.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Spa Night (foreign drama, Joe Seo, Haerry Kim) – Closeted gay teen gets a job at Korean spa in L.A. and has lots of sex.  Drama probably ensues for this son of immigrants.  I think this is in both Korean and English. Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Eliminators (action, Scott Adkins, Wade Barrett) – Getting outed from witness protection because of an address mix up sucks, man.  DVD Only

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (documentary, Laura Albert) – Interesting.  This is about a woman who wrote a series of well received books posing as a transgender teenage boy, resulting in outrage when she was found out.  Here she explains why she did it.  DVD Only

Harry and Snowman (documentary) – Story of a man who turned an unwanted horse into a champion show jumper.  DVD Only

Yoga Hosers (comedy, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp) – This Kevin Smith directed comedy is about two typical teenagers enlisted to fight Nazi monsters.  Kudos on the name of the movie, Mr. Smith.  It makes me LOL.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Dead Rising 2: End Game (action, Jessica Harmon, Marie Avgeropoulos) – Zombies!  And government conspiracies, of course.  DVD Only

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (documentary) – A look at life in Iraq before and after the invasion by the US.  This looks to be more of a miniseries than an ongoing series – it’s two parts, each about three hours long.  Instant Streaming Only

Reggie Watts: Spatial (comedy special, Reggie Watts) – A Netflix Original stand-up comedy special.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Devil Dolls (horror,  Christopher Wiehl, Kym Jackson) – I think this is actually The Devil’s Dolls, a horror movie about a serial killer and an ancient curse.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Model (thriller,  Maria Palm, Ed Skrein) – Young model becomes obsessed with older lover.  Instant Streaming Only

Five Nights in Maine (drama, David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest) – A man goes to visit his late wife’s mother, who he has never met before.  DVD Only

Masterpiece: Churchill’s Secret (drama, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai) – 1950s British period piece about an ailing Churchill and his family secrets.  DVD Only

Traded (western, Trace Adkins, Michael Paré) – I had no idea 1880s Kansas was such a hotbed of murder and kidnapping.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Diary of a Chambermaid (foreign drama, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon) – French language early 1900s period piece about the trials and tribulations of a chambermaid in a wealthy household.  Instant Streaming Only

The Frontier (thriller, Jocelin Donahue, Izabella Miko) – Shady lady runs into shady guys, shady things ensue.  In the desert.  Instant Streaming Only

1000 Rupee Note (foreign drama, Usha Naik, Sandeep Pathak) – Marathi language story of a woman given a large amount of money by a politician, which turns out to be a mixed blessing.  Instant Streaming Only

On Meditation (documentary, David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito) – A documentary about famous people meditating.  Instant Streaming Only

December 5th

Mad (dramedy,  Jennifer Lafleur, Maryann Plunkett) – Oooh, dysfunctional family dramedy!  YES!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Good Neighbor (thriller,  James Caan, Logan Miller) – Shitty teenagers choose the wrong old man to pick on.  Heheheheheheheh.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 2nd

Pacific Heat – Season 1 (adult animation, Rob Stitch, Santo Cilauro) – Netflix Original.  Animated series about less than brilliant detectives in Australia.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Fauda – Season 1 (TV crime drama) – This 2015 series is a Hebrew/Arabic language look at the Israeli Palestinian conflict.  It looks like there’s only this single season at this point, but there seems to be a second planned for 2017.  Instant Streaming Only

Hip-Hop Evolution – Season 2 (documentary,  Sal Abbatiello, Paul Ackerley) – Weirdly, I cannot find season one of this music documentary series on Netflix at the moment.  But here’s season 2!  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

December 1st

Merli – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Francesc Orella, David Solans) – An Italian language TV show about a high school teacher with angst and a gay son – maybe in one of his classes?  Two seasons seem to exist at this point.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Girlfriends Guide to Divorce – Season 2 (TV comedy, Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett) – This series about a self-help author going through a divorce is back for a second season.  It airs on TV on Bravo and has been renewed through season 5.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (documentary,  Michael Alig, Noel Ashman) – Doc about NYC club kids in the 90s.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

The Angry Birds Movie (family animation, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad) – Animated movie made from a video game?  Yeah, no.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Angels in the Snow (family,  Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter) – A dysfunctional family Christmas miracle movie!  Who doesn’t love those?  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

For the Love of Spock (documentary, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner) – A look back at the iconic Star Trek character.  Bittersweet in light of Nimoy’s death this year.  Instant Streaming Available, Downloadable

Merry Kissmas (romance,  Karissa Lee Staples, Brant Daugherty) – Sappy holiday love triangle.  Awww.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Rainbow Time (comedy, Melanie Lynskey, Linas Phillips) – Man’s cognitively disabled brother moves in with him and his girlfriend.  Hijinks ensue.  This is from the Duplass brothers, who I really like – I’ll give it a shot.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

National Lampoon’s Animal House (comedy, John Belushi, Tim Matheson) – I haven’t seen this in ages!  But I will now, because it’s Available on Instant Streaming and Downloadable!

Rodeo & Juliet (romance,  Stephen Beck, Harry Cason) – I hope these cowgirls and cowboys fare better than the original pair.   And now you can find out with a click of a button because it’s Available on Instant Streaming, Downloadable.

Swept Under (thriller,  Devin Kelley, Aaron Ashmore) – The story of a crime scene cleaner who discovers evidence.  It is also – I kid you not – known as Maid for Murder, which is clearly the mark of a cozy mystery on film.  Instant Streaming Only

The Spirit of Christmas (romance, Jen Lilley, Kati Salowsky) – I think I saw this on Lifetime last year!  It’s about a woman who has a romance with a ghost.  Yes, I’m sure I watched it.  I don’t remember a single detail, but whatever.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Wildflower (drama,  Nathalia Ramos, Cody Longo) – A college student with nightmares must dig into her past.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable

Zero Point (foreign drama, Mart Pius, Tambet Tuisk ) – I’m not 100% sure of this one – but I think it’s a documentary about virtual reality.  Nope!  I was wrong, it’s an Estonian drama about a kid who is miserable and wants a new start.  Instant Streaming Only, Downloadable


See All 2017 Netflix DVD and Streaming Dates


New On Instant StreamingNetflix Logo

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!

Instant Streaming Available = You can also get this title on DVD if you have a disc subscription

Instant Streaming Only = You can’t.  Streamers Only

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

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) – Not much out there yet about this – will update as info becomes available. 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 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

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