Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD Release Dates

Netflix logoHere you have it! 2018 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here, 2015 here 2016 here, and 2017 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 to you, depending on your subscription plan.  Red Subheadings tell you if the titles are DVD or Instant Streaming, U.S. or Canada. Green Subheadings are for Amazon Prime Instant Streaming titles. You’ll find some TV series Hulu information in Pink. I can only include selected Canadian Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu titles – TV series and hot new movies. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to put in more! If you’re wondering about something, leave a comment and I’ll try to dig it up.  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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2018 Netflix Releases

TV Leaving Soon:

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Seasons 1-8 (UPDATE: Netflix is keeping this running indefinitely); Baby Daddy – Seasons 1-6 (6/21)

Binge while you can!

Coming in July

The Magicians – Season 3 (DVD  7/10)

Keeping Faith – Series 1 (DVD  7/10)

Comicstaan – Season 1 (Amazon Prime Streaming 7/13)

The Good Place – Season 2 (DVD 7/17)

The Expanse – Season 3 (DVD 7/17 – Hey, this got picked up for a fourth season by Amazon after being canceled by Syfy!)

Tumble Leaf – Season 1 (Amazon Prime Streaming 7/24)

Eat. Race. Win. – Season 1 (Amazon Prime Streaming 7/27)

The Americans – Season 6 (Amazon Prime Streaming 7/29)

Coming in June

Supergirl – Season 3 (Streaming)

Life Sentence – Season 1 (Streaming)

Will and Grace The Revival – Season 1 (Update: It did not appear. No idea when it will, it’s now listed as Unknown)

June 30th


Mohawk (action, Kaniehtiio Horn, Eamon Farren) – War of 1812 period piece that follows three Mohawk teenagers on the run from soldiers. This one has been out on DVD since April, now it is Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

June 29th


Glow – Season 2 (TV comedy, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin) – The wrestling ladies are back! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nailed It – Season 2 (TV reality, Nicole Byer, Jaques Torres) – I didn’t like the first season of this show – too mean spirited when there’s the wonderful Great British Baking Show to watch instead of these people being set up to fail. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paquita Salas – Season 2 (foreign TV comedy, Brays Efe, Belen Cuesta) Spanish language show about a talent agent searching for new clients. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits – Season 1 (TV reality) – Contestants on this show go through a spy selection process like the one from WWII Britain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kiss Me First – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown) – A girl and her new friend explore the underworld of a virtual reality game. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

La Foret – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Samuel Labarthe, Suzanne Clément) – French language mini-series about a girl who goes missing in the forest. Mysteries and secrets abound! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

La Pena Maxima (foeign comedy, Gerardo Bosco, Alejandro de la Rosa) – Spanish language story of a soccer superfan. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Recovery Boys (documentary) – Trying to recover from opioid addiction in a farm based program. This doc follows four young men. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

TAU (thriller, Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein) – Kidnapping, AI, and street smarts clash. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 26th


Secret City – Season 1 (TV drama, Anna Torv, Jacki Weaver) – A journalist gets caught up in a scandal. I like Anna Torv, I’ll give this one a shot. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (sci-fi, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher) – If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve likely already seen it. But now you can watch it over and over because it’s Available on Instant Streaming!

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (comedy special) – Stand up comedy from an activist comedian. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

In Darkness (thriller, Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein) – A blind pianist hears a murder. DVD Only

The Escape of Prisoner 614 (western, Ron Perlman, Martin Starr) – This is listed as a comedy, a western, and a thriller. Go figure. It’s about fired deputies looking to get their jobs back by finding an escaped prisoner. DVD Only

Alex and Me (family, Alex Morgan, Siena Agudong) – A fantasy about a middle schooler being down and out and getting help from her soccer hero. DVD Only

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (thriller, Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent) – I love Henson, but why does Perry have to put his name in the title of everything he does? It annoys me enough to see none of it. DVD Only

Escape Plan 2: Hades (action, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista) – Hades is plan 2? It seems like that should be further down the list of possible routes. DVD Only

The Endless (horror, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson) – The stars are also the filmmakers in this UFO cult thriller. DVD Only

Terminal (thriller, Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg) – Neonoir revenge thriller. Good cast but noir is a genre I really don’t care for. DVD Only

Spinning Man (thriller, Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan) – A professor is suspect when a student is murdered. Also with Minnie Driver. I like this cast, I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Gemini (thriller, Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz) – Lots of thriller this week! This one is about the complexities of celebrity as an assistant tries to solve a crime. DVD Only

Back to Burgundy (foreign drama, Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot) – French language story of siblings returning home to their ailing father. DVD Only

China Salesman (action, Mike Tyson, Steven Seagal) – That’s um, some cast. I think I’ll pass though…DVD Only

Madame (comedy, Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel) – Superstitious hostess creates problems by disguising maid as dinner guest.

Zoo (family, Art Parkinson, Toby Jones) – WWII period piece about a boy protecting a baby elephant from bombing in London. Based on a true story. DVD Only

June 24th


To Each, Her Own (foreign comedy, Sarah Stern, Jean-Christophe Folly) – Woman has confusing attraction to a man after deciding to come out to her conservative family as a lesbian. French language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 22nd


Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 2 (TV action, Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard) – Are you like me and haven’t quite gotten around to season 1? Check out Jared’s review to see if it’s for you. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Cooking On High – Season 1 (TV reality) – A marijuana cooking competition. Oh, yes I will watch this. I wonder if there will be full bags of Doritos? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Derren Brown: Miracle (comedy special) – This is an illusionist taking a shot at faith healing. Strange? Yes. Will I watch it? Of course. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Us and Them (foreign drama, Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu) – Mandarin language story of a love story that begins on a train. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Brain on Fire (drama, Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann) – This is a biographical drama about a reporter with mysterious symptoms looking for a diagnosis. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 19th


Hannah Gadsby: Nannette (comedy special) – Australian stand-up comic. I need to watch more of these – the last few have been fantastic. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Dark Matter – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil) – Syfy’s space drama is a streamer, but I don’t know when yet so DVD Only for now. This is the final season.

The Tunnel – Season 2 (TV drama, Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy) – Another crime is committed in the Eurotunnel, reuniting characters from the first season of this British crime drama. There is a third season. This is DVD Only on Netflix, but it is a PBS series, so you might be able to catch it on their site.

Love, Simon (drama, Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel) – Gay teenager turns matchmaker to avoid being outed. Yikes. Also starring Jennifer Garner. DVD Only

Unsane (thriller, Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard) – Stalking victim struggles with PTSD in a psychiatric hospital. DVD Only

Furious (foreign action, Ilya Malakov, Aleksei Serebryakov) – Russian language story of battles against Mongol invaders in the 13th century. DVD Only

Pacific Rim Uprising (sci-fi, John Boyega, Scott Eastwood) – Space adventure! DVD Only

Midnight Sun (drama, Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger) – This is Arnold’s son as the love interest of a girl with a condition that makes sunlight deadly (no, she is not a vampire). DVD Only

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (comedy, Roy Haylock, Rachel Dratch) – This is listed as a drama on Netflix – it isn’t. It’s a sequel revenge comedy in which principal Dratch lures evil teacher Bianca to Russia. DVD Only

Flower (comedy, Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn) – Dark comedy about a teenage girl looking to get back at someone who molested her friend. Also starring Adam Scott. DVD Only

Class Rank (comedy, Skyler Gisondo, Olivia Holt) – Directed by Eric Stoltz, the story of high schoolers taking on the class ranking system. I’ll see this. DVD Only

Double Lover (foreign thriller, Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier) – French language erotic thriller about a patient falling in love with her therapist. DVD Only

The Workshop (foreign thriller, Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci) – French language story of a teenager attending a summer writing workshop and clashing with the teacher and other students. DVD Only

Mrs. Hyde (foreign comedy, Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris) – Another French language movie! This one a dark comedy modern telling of the Jekyll and Hyde story with a teacher who gets struck by lightning. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Kim’s Convenience – Season 2 (TV comedy, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon) – Korean convenience store owners in Canada. There is a third season of this one. Instant Streaming Only, Canada Only

June 18th

Amazon Prime Streaming

Suits – Season 7 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – This does not stream on Netflix, but it does on Amazon Prime!

June 17th


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 5 (TV action, Clark Gregg, Ming-na Wen) – I lost track of this series sometime during season 3, but having seen the new Avengers movie feel like catching up. It has been renewed for a sixth season. Instant Streaming Only

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez (foreign TV comedy, Jesus Zavala, Ianis Guerrero) – A young assistant is put in charge of bringing a soccer team to Nicaragua for a tournament. Spanish language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 16th


Grey’s Anatomy – Season 14 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers) – Yep, it’s still going. And there’s a 15th season coming! Instant Streaming Only (for now)

June 15th


Queer Eye – Season 2 (TV reality, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France) – I love this show so much! I didn’t think I would, but I DOOOO! No word yet on a season 3. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (Canada, I don’t know if you’re getting this – someone let me know!)

The Ranch – Part 5 (comedy, Aston Kutcher, Sam Elliott) – Athlete turned ranch-hand, this comedy continues despite dismal ratings. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sunday’s Illness (foreign drama, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez) – Spanish language story of a woman who finds the mother who abandoned her and asks her to spend 10 days together. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lust Stories (foreign drama, Kiara Advani, Jaideep Ahlawat) – Hindi language, four short films about love and sex. It’s a sequel to Bombay Talkies. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Maktub (foreign comedy, Guy Amir, Hanan Savyon) – Hebrew language story of two criminals who want to change their ways after surviving a bombing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Set It Up (comedy, Zoey Deutch, Pete Davidson) – Assistants match-make their bosses. It looks like the bosses are Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Streaming

Goliath – Season 2 (TV drama, Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda) – I’m glad this series is back, I enjoyed Season 1. This season McBride’s young client is charged in a double murder. Amazon Prime Streaming Only

June 14th


Marlon – Season 1 (TV comedy, Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins) – Immature internet star dad co-parents two kids with his ex-wife. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 12th

DVD Subscribers

Suits – Season 7 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – This courtroom drama does not stream on Netflix, so DVD Only here, but in less than a week it’s set to come out on Amazon Prime Streaming. There is a season 8 coming, as well as a spin-off show set in Chicago starring Gina Torres.

Power – Season 4 (TV drama, Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren) – NYC club owner trying to get out of the drug dealing game continues to hit obstacles. The series has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons. It doesn’t stream on Netflix, so DVD Only here, but it does stream on Hulu.

Black Panther (action, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan) – This came out quickly! I saw it in the theater and it’s great. DVD Only (you can also buy it on a bunch of digital platforms)

I Can Only Imagine (drama, J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll) – Movie about a Christian rock song. DVD Only

The Humanity Bureau (sci-fi, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind) – An Ayd Rand-ian society where the “unproductive” are banished. DVD Only

An Ordinary Man (thriller, Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar) – War criminal bonds with his maid. I hope this is more nuanced than this sounds. DVD Only

Destination Wedding (romantic comedy, Alexa PenaVega, Jeremy Guilbaut) – A made-for-TV Hallmark movie about a woman planning her sister’s wedding and finding love. Yikes. DVD Only

My Letter to the World (documentary, Cynthia Nixon) – Bio-doc about Emily Dickinson. DVD Only

Juggernaut (thriller, Jack Kesy, Amanda Crew) – Did criminal’s mother commit suicide or was she murdered? DVD Only

The Strangers: Prey at Night (horror, Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson) – Oh, family vacations, so often you turn deadly at trailer parks. In horror movies. DVD Only

The Cage Fighter (documentary, Joe Carman) – 40-year-old guy decides to resume MMA fighting. YIKES. DVD Only

Paul, Apostle of Christ (drama, Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner) – Bible story. DVD Only

Beauty Mark (drama, Auden Thornton, Catherine Curtain) – In need of a place to live a woman goes to her childhood abuser. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Champions – Season 1 (TV comedy, Anders Holm, Andy Favreau) – Two brothers forced to raise the teenage son of one of them. A son who is apparently into show tunes. Okay. Instant Streaming Only, Canada Only

June 10th


Portlandia – Season 8 (sketch comedy, Fred Armison, Carrie Brownstein) – The last couple of seasons of this one have come only to streaming and haven’t made it to DVD. Season 8 is the last of the series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 9th


Wynnona Earp – Season 2 (TV action, Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson) – Demon hunter, outcast, descendant of Wyatt Earp. That’s a heavy load. I didn’t know this was a supernatural-y show, I may give it a try. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 8th


Sense8 – The Series Finale (TV drama, Tuppence Middleton, Brian J. Smith) – Fans have been both looking forward to this movie style series finale, while still mourning the lack of a third season. If you’re a fan of this trippy series (I am) you won’t want to miss seeing how the cluster fares. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Marcella – Season 2 (TV drama, Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock) – I really liked the first season of this British drama series about a detective who has been through a hard divorce and is having memory issues. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable. It is very likely that I will binge this.

The Staircase – Season 1 (TV docuseries) – Author Michael Peterson on trial for murder. It isn’t clear if this is a single season mini-series or if there will be more. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ali’s Wedding (comedy, Osamah Sami, Don Hany) – Culture and romance clash. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Alex Strangelove (teen comedy, Daniel David Doheny, Madeline Weinstein) – Alex wants to lose his virginity – but to a girl or a boy? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Streaming

Lost in Oz – Season 1B (family animation, Ashley Boettcher, Grey Griffin) – Oz beyond the movie. This is an Amazon Original. Amazon Prime Streaming Only

June 7th


The Night Shift – Season 4 (TV drama, Eoin Macken, Jill Flint) – Army veteran doctor works the night shift at a Texas hospital. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 5th


iZombie – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – I really enjoyed this season – and there will be one more. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Thor: Ragnorak (action, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston) – This is such fun! May be my fave Marvel movie to date. And now it’s Available on Instant Streaming. YAY!

DVD Subscribers

The Last Ship – Season 4 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin) – Michael Bay executive produces this dystopian future series about pandemic survivors at sea. There will be just one more season. This is not a streamer on Netflix so DVD Only here, but it does stream on Hulu

The Hurricane Heist (action, Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace) – Hackers, a hurricane and a U.S. mint. What could go wrong? Also starring Ryan Kwanten. DVD Only

Gringo (thriller, David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron) – This dark comedy thriller is about a business man whose trip to Mexico faces one disaster after another until he is a wanted fugitive. I’ll give this a shot. DVD Only

Thoroughbreds (comedy, Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor Joy) – A dark comedy about a pair of teenage girls looking to fix their unsatisfactory lives. One of Anton Yelchin’s final movies. DVD Only

Freak Show (comedy, Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin) – Teenager with a fashion flare goes to live with his father and faces less than tolerant classmates. DVD Only

Delirium (horror, Topher Grace, Patricia Clarkson) – After being released from a psychiatric facility, under house arrest, man has to figure out if mysterious happenings in his house are real. This is a good cast for a horror movie, I’ll see it. DVD Only

The Dating Project (documentary) – Examination of the new dating culture through the eperience of five individuals. DVD Only

The Debt Collector (action, Scott Adkins, Louis Mandylor) – Gym owner becomes mob enforcer to pay the bills. DVD Only

Death Wish (2018) (action, Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio) – Revenge story – reboot of the 1974 original starring Charles Bronson. DVD Only

The Outsider (foreign drama, Arthur Dupont, Sabrina Ouazami) – French language story of a failing French bank before the 2008 financial crisis. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Mr. D – Season 7 (comedy, Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens) – Trials and tribulations of a school teacher. Never heard of this Canadian TV show, but it’s 7 seasons strong! Instant Streaming Only, Canada

June 3rd

Amazon Prime Streaming

Lady Bird (dramedy, Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf) – Laurie Metcalf alone is enough reason to see this coming of age Oscar nominated dramedy. Amazon Prime Instant Streaming (also available for Netflix DVD subscribers)

June 2nd


The Break With Michelle Wolf (comedy special) – I didn’t realize that this was an ongoing series, one per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 1st


The Flash – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – The CW’s The Flash is here on streaming, just a week after it finished airing. It has been renewed for a fifth season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Busted! – Season 1 Finale (foreign TV game show, Yoo Jae-suk, Ahn Jae-wook) – The final episode of this Korean TV series inaugural season. It’s a mystery game show, so presumably we find out the answer to the mystery in this episode. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

November 13: Attack on Paris – Season 1 (docuseries) – Stories of the 2015 terror attack on Paris, told by survivors and first responders. It isn’t clear if this is a first season or a mini-series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Outside In (drama, Jay Duplass, Edie Falco) – Terrific cast for this story of an ex-con trying to adjust to the outside world. This has been out on DVD for a couple of months, now it’s Instant Streaming Available, downloadable.

Singularity (sci-fi, John Cusack, Julian Schaffner) – I would usually be all in for John Cusack in the robot apocalypse, but it’s currently running a little over 2 stars. But maybe, since it’s now Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable.

The Boy (thriller, Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans) – I’ve seen this creeper about a couple who hires a nanny for their boy sized doll. It’s weird, but good. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Canada Streaming

The Indian Detective – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher) – Suspended cop visiting family in Mumbai ends up working a case. This one has been available in the U.S. for a while, now it’s also on Instant Streaming Canada

W1A – Season 3 (comedy, Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan) – I’ve never heard of this British comedy about the BBC Head of Values (I also have no idea what that might be). But it’s streaming in Canada!

Amazon Prime Streaming

The Disaster Artist (dramedy, Dave Franco, James Franco) – I’m looking forward to seeing this one! I saw The Room, and it’s horrible, so I expect this to be quite funny. Amazon Prime Streaming (also available for Netflix DVD subscribers)

May 31st


My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Howard Stern (TV talk) – This is the first guest in whom I have absolutely no interest whatsoever. Hard pass. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (documentary, Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks) – Doc highlighting the film star’s side gig as an inventor of wireless communication forms. This has been available on DVD for a month or so, now it’s Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

May 30th


The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4 (comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski) – I made the mistake of binge watching too many episodes of season 1 in a row, and now I can’t go back. Sigh. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Miss Stevens (drama, Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet) – A young teacher in emotional turmoil begins an unwise flirtation with a student. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Swing State (comedy, Alex Beh, Taryn Manning) – Liberal pretends to be conservative radio host. Presumably hilarity ensues. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Suits – Season 7 (TV dramedy, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – This legal dramedy is losing Meghan Markle to the British royal family, but it will be back for an 8th season. This one does not stream on Netflix U.S., but it does in Canada. I’ll keep an eye out for that. DVD Only for now (It also streams on Amazon Prime)

Detectorists – Season 3 (TV comedy, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones) – These quirky British treasure hunters seem to be available in 2 different Netflix locales. Seasons 1 and 2 are only available on Instant Streaming (also on Hulu), and for the time being, Season 3 is DVD Only. Hopefully it will stream – I’ll keep an eye on it!

Red Sparrow (thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton) – Ballerina turned spy considers adding double agent to her resume. DVD Only

Agenda: Payback (thriller, Eric Balfour, Sean Patrick Flanery) – Chronic bad guy gets a taste of his own medicine, DVD Only

Annihilation (sci-fi, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh) – Oooh, this looks good! A group of women explore a region sealed by the government. Weird things are happening in those woods. DVD Only

West of the Jordan River (documentary) – This is a follow-up to a 1982 look at Israeli-Palestinian politics from the perspective of everyday people from director Amos Gitai. DVD Only

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (sci-fi, Julia Garner, Joseph Cross) – Sci-fi drama about a group of three looking for water in a desert. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Animal Kingdom – Season 2 (TV drama, Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman) – This TNT crime drama does not stream on U.S. Netflix, but it does in Canada! There is a third season coming. Instant Streaming Only, Canada

May 29th


Arrested Development – Season 5 (TV comedy, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi) – It’s back! The Bluth’s make their return to Netflix, and I can’t wait. Instant Streaming Only, it does not appear to be downloadable.

Disney Pixar’s Coco (family animation, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal) – Can you believe I had never heard of this until recently? Where have I been hiding? Anyway, enjoy while you can – Disney will be pulling everything pretty soon. Instant Streaming Available

May 28th


Good Witch – Season 3 (TV drama, Catherine Bell, James Denton) – People have been waiting for this one! There is a fourth season. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Supernatural – Season 13 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – The Supernatural sibs return! There is a 14th season coming. Instant Streaming Only (for now), downloadable

Arrow – Season 6 (TV sci-fi, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – The sixth season of the CW version of the Green Arrow has arrived! There is a seventh season in the works. Instant Streaming Only (for now), downloadable

Riverdale – Season 2 (TV drama, K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart) – The Archie comics done by the CW will continue for a third season. I’m not sure how I feel about this show – the names are so ridiculous it’s hard to watch. Instant Streaming Only (for now), downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Atlanta – Season 1 (TV comedy, Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry) – Rapper and his cousin try to jumpstart his career. There is a second season. I have no idea if this one will stream, so DVD Only

Jane (documentary) – New footage provides insight into Jane Goodall in this biodoc. DVD Only

May 27th


The Break With Michelle Wolf (comedy special) – Yes, I will be watching this. Oh yes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 26th


Sara’s Notebook (foreign drama, Belen Rueda, Marian Alvarez) – Spanish language story of a woman from Madrid looking for her missing sister in the Congo. Instant Streaming Only

May 25th


The Toys That Made Us – Season 2 (TV docuseries) – Classic toys featured this season include Lego and Star Trek. I can relate. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (comedy special) – I love both of them. I will definitely watch them be silly. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ibiza (comedy, Jillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer) – Don’t bring your party friends along to your international work meeting, ladies. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 24th


Fauda – Season 2 (foreign TV action, Lior Raz, Hisham Suliman) – This show about an Israeli agent on the trail of a Palestinian can be watched in either Hebrew or English. I believe the English is dubbed. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Survivors Guide to Prison (documentary, Jesse Williams, Danny Trejo) – An examination of criminal justice system failures through the stories of two wrongly convicted men. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 23rd


Explained – Season 1 (TV docuseries) – It’s a show explaining stuff! Like crypto-currency, and K-Pop. It’s unclear if the whole season drops at once or if it’s one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only

DVD Subscribers

No Home Movie (documentary) – Filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s memorial to her mother, a holocaust survivor, in this film made using conversations from the end of her life. DVD Only

May 22nd


Dynasty – Season 1 (TV drama, Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies) – This CW remake of the popular 1980s show has been renewed for a second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Shooter – Season 2 (TV action, Ryan Phillipe, Omar Epps) – I’d like to catch up on this series about a former sniper framed for murder – the cast is great. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mob Psycho 100 – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Tatsuomi Hamada, Kazuki Namioka) – Japanese language show about a psychic teenager just trying to keep it real, man. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tog Notaro: Happy to Be Here (comedy special) – Stand-up with parenting confessions – I’ll take it! Instant Streaming Only

Graduation (foreign drama, Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus) – Romanian language story of a father wrestling with what to do about an assault on his daughter as she prepares for her exams. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Call the Midwife – Season 7 (TV drama, Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie) – This period series has been renewed for both a season 8 and 9, which brings it all the way up to 1965. It is a streamer, but I don’t know when, so DVD Only for now (except in Canada, where they have it already!)

Vazante (foreign drama, Adriano Carvalho, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha) – Portuguese language story of a slave trader, his child bride, and what she does while he’s away. DVD Only

The Party (comedy, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz) – Dark comedy about a politician who chooses to make some announcements at a dinner party. There’s no way it’s as funny as the 1968 The Party, starring Peter Sellers, but I’ll give it a shot. DVD Only

Early Man (family animation, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston) – Claymation cavemen. I don;t usually do animation, but this looks cute and has a great voice cast. DVD Only

Wonderstruck (drama, Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore) – Based on the book – a double period piece, taking place in 1927 and 1977. Follows two kids who travel to NYC. DVD Only

I Kill Giants (drama, Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe) – When reality begins to crack into a young girl’s compensatory fantasy life. DVD Only

Daphne & Velma (family, Sarah Jeffery, Sarah Gilman) – Scooby ladies origin story – how fun! DVD Only

Souvenir (foreign drama, Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs) – French language story of friendship blossoming in a pate factory. It is French, after all. DVD Only

Genesis (sci-fi, John Hannah, Chike’ Okonkwo) – I’ve always liked John Hannah. Here he stars in a robot apocalypse drama. I’ll totally see it. DVD Only

Black Hollow Cage (sci-fi, Lowena McDonell, Julian Nicholson) – Time traveling girl tries to change the past. Oh, that never turns out quite right…DVD Only

Troll Inc. (documentary, Andrew Auernheimer) – An actual examination of internet troll culture. I had no idea there was any unifying theme there. DVD Only

On the Beach at Night Alone (foreign drama, Min-hie Kim, Seo Young-hwa) – Korean language story of a woman trying to leave a failed relationship behind by traveling to Germany. DVD Only

May 21st


Senora Acero – Season 4 (TV drama, Blanca Soto, Litzy) – Spanish language show about a woman taking over her late husband’s drug business to care for her son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable. It has been renewed for a fifth season

Canada Streaming

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 5 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – This series just got a reprieve after being canceled by Fox – NBC picked it up for a sixth season. This one is not a streamer in the U.S., but you guys get it! Instant Streaming Only, Canada

May 19th


Scandal – Season 7 (TV drama, Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz) – Over and out Olivia Pope – this is the last season of the hit ABC show. Instant Streaming Only (for now)Canada, it doesn’t look like you’re getting this one yet

Small Town Crime (thriller, John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson) – Ex-cop alcoholic finds purpose after finding a body. This one has been available on DVD since March, now it is Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

May 18th


13 Reasons Why – Season 2 (TV drama, Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford) – I hate that this is even a thing. The first season was awful in so many ways – I can’t imagine them somehow making up for that with this ratings grab. Boooooooo, Netflix. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Cargo (horror, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes) – Oh, yes, please! Australian zombies with Martin Freeman – I am ALL IN. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Catching Feelings (comedy, Kagiso Lediga, Pearl Thusi) – Set in South Africa, a couple’s life is turned upside down by a famous author. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Beuys (foreign documentary, Joseph Beuys) – German language documentary about German performance artist and sculptor Joseph Beuys. DVD Only

May 15th


Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett) – She’s still guiding! This Bravo show has been renewed for a fifth and last season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (Canada, it looks like you aren’t getting this one)

DVD Subscribers

Rick and Morty – Season 3 (adult animation, Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell) – Adult Swim comedy about a mad scientist and his family. DVD Only here, but it does Stream on Hulu. There may or may not be a season 4.

The Shannara Chronicles – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko) – More teenagers saving the dystopian future. It looks like this is the last season unless another network saves the show. It is a streamer but I don’t know when – so DVD Only for now.

The Brokenwood Mysteries – Season 4 (TV drama, Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland) – New Zealand crime series about an eccentric detective. There will be a fifth season. DVD Only on Netflix, it is part of an Acorn TV subscription on Amazon.

L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (foreign sci-fi anime, Bingbing Fan, Kris Wu) – Mandarin language motion captured animated story of a warring kingdom. DVD Only

Samson (drama, Taylor James, Jackson Rathbone) – Samson and Delilah. DVD Only

Submergence (drama, James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander) – Spy/scientist couple must part. DVD Only

The Monkey King 3 (foreign sci-fi, Aaron Kwok, Shaofeng Feng) – Mandarin language story that’s clearly an installment in an ongoing plotline – this time taking place in a kingdom run by evil women. DVD Only

The Other Side of Hope (foreign dramedy, Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen) – French language story of a friendship between a Syrian refugee and a restaurant owner. DVD Only

The Forgiven (drama, Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana) – Good cast for this political drama about Desmond Tutu meeting a convicted murderer. DVD Only

Bent (thriller, Karl Urban, Sofía Vergara) – Ex-cop looks for the person who framed him and sent him to prison. DVD Only

I Am MLK Jr. (documentary, Martin Luther King Jr., Nick Cannon) – MLK bio-doc. DVD Only

Cocaine Godmother (drama, Catherine Zeta-Jones) – Bio-pic about Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco. Made-for-TV. DVD Only

The Honor List (drama, Meghan Rienks, Sasha Pieterse) – A high school friend group reunites after one dies to honor her by doing things they always promised. DVD Only

10 x 10 (thriller, Luke Evans, Kelly Reilly) – Creep kidnaps woman to get her to tell him a secret. She won’t do it. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

Call the Midwife – Season 7 (TV drama, Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie) – It looks like you all are getting this before we get it in the U.S.! Instant Streaming Available, Canada

May 13th


Ali Wong: Hard Knock Life (comedy special) – Pregnant comedian does stand-up about marriage and parenthood. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 11th


Bill Nye Saves the World – Season 3 (TV talk, Bill Nye) – The science crusader and his guests bring you more science for your daily life. He snagged an Emmy nom for this show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Who Was? Show – Season 1 (TV comedy, Haley Tju, Adam Hochstetter) – A sketch comedy show for tweens based on a series of books. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist – Season 1 (docuseries) – True crime series (looks like maybe a mini-series) about a bizarre bank robbery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Kissing Booth (comedy, Joey King, Joel Courtney) – Teen comedy about a first kiss, a forbidden romance, and a strained friendship. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 10th


Safe – Season 1 (TV drama, Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington) – Another Netflix series created by Harlan Coben! I am VERY excited for this story of a grieving widower whose daughter goes missing. If The Five was any indication, this could be fantastic. Instant Streaming Only

May 8th


Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (comedy special) – Stand up comedy, Netflix original. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Odyssey (foreign action, Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou) – This French language Jacques Cousteau biopic covers about 30 years of his adult life. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kaleidoscope (thriller, Toby Jones, Anne Reid) – This ex-con has issues with his mother. This could be creepy- good, because Toby Jones can be so creepy-good. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Desolation (thriller, Jaimi Paige, Alyshia Ochse) – Grieving woman goes into the woods to scatter her husband’s ashes, and finds herself being stalked. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

12 Strong (action, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon) – I wouldn’t usually pass up a Hemsworth opportunity, but I’m not sure how interested I am in this Afghanistan military drama. DVD Only

50 Shades Freed (drama, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan) – Final installment of the 50 shades trilogy. If you dig them, I suspect you already know. DVD Only

Paradox (foreign action, Tony Jaa, Louis Koo) – Cantonese language story of a cop trying to find his kidnapped daughter only to find massive corruption. DVD Only

7 Guardians of the Tomb (action, Bingbing Li, Kellan Lutz) – Also starring, oddly, Kelsey Grammar, in a story about fighting mutant spiders. Really Frasier? DVD Only

Almost Friends (comedy, Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush) – Former chef gets a kick in the butt when he meets a new girl and his father shows back up in his life. DVD Only

May 5th


Faces Places (foreign documentary) – French language look at French New Wave director Agnès Varda. Available since March to DVD subscribers it is now Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

May 4th


The Rain – Season 1 (foreign TV thriller, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen) – Danish language dystopian future series about young survivors looking for answers. Instant Streaming Only

Dear White People – Season 2 (TV comedy, Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell) – A second season of the sort-of-controversial series. No word yet on a third season. Instant Streaming Only

Busted – Season 1 (foreign TV variety, Yoo Jae Suk, Ahn Jae Wook) – Korean language show with seven K-Pop stars solving mysteries. Instant Streaming Only

A Little Help With Carol Burnett (TV comedy, Carol Burnett, Russell Peters) – The fabulous Carol Burnett returns to TV! This time she’s joined by a group of kids to answer questions and solve problems for the audience. Oh, yes, I will be watching! Instant Streaming Only

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: Tina Fay (TV talk) – This month’s installment of David Letterman’s extended interview series. Instant Streaming Only

Manhunt (foreign action, Hanyu Zhang, Masaharu Fukuyama) – Mandarin language story of a prosecutor trying to clear his name. Instant Streaming Only

No Estoy Loca (foreign dramedy, Ignacia Allamand, Ramón Llao) – Spanish language story of a woman who is hospitalized after a series of traumatic events. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Forgive Us Our Debts (foreign drama, Marco Giallini, Claudio Santamaria) – Italian language story of an unemployed man goes to work for a debt collector. It does not go well.

End Game (documentary) – Examining the lives of people with terminal illnesses and people in medical fields trying to help them. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Anon (drama, Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried) – Techno-drama about a society without privacy and a stealthy assassin. I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 2nd

DVD Subscribers

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 4 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – I know it would be worth it for Braugher, but I can’t seem to get past Samberg to start this series. It is not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only here, but it is streaming on Hulu and you can catch episodes of the 5th (current) season on the Fox site.

Chicago Med – Season 2 (TV drama, Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson) – Oh, Chicago. So many series, so many spin-offs. This one has a good cast, though. It does not stream on Netflix, so DVD Only here. But it does stream on Hulu. There is a third season.

Agatha Christie’s The Witness For the Prosecution (TV drama, Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough) – BBC movie about the murder of a wealthy woman in London in the 1920s. DVD Only

The Other Half (drama, Tom Cullen, Tatiana Maslany) – You’ll recognize Maslany from Orphan Black. Here she stars as a bipolar woman in a new relationship. DVD Only


Black Lightning – Season 1 (TV action, Cress Williams, James Remar) – And the CW shows have begun! This one is about a retired vigilante getting back into the crime fighting game. It has been renewed for a second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Jailbreak (foreign action, Celine Tran, Jean-Paul Ly) – Khmer language action comedy about a prison riot? I don’t know. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dayveon (drama, Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright) – Left by violence without a family, a young boy ends up in a gang. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

The 100 – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – I think this is one you all are getting week by week as it airs on the CW in the states. Instant Streaming Only. Canada

May 1st


Queens of Comedy – Season 1 (reality TV competition) – I think this is an Indian comedian competition aired by TLC India. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

27: Gone Too Soon (documentary) – A look at the large number of musicians who have died at the age of 27. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana (documentary) – An examination of the status, stigma, and controversy surrounding medical marijuana. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Darc (action, Tony Schiena, Armand Assante) – Interpol works with the yakuza to stop human trafficking. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

God’s Own Country (drama, Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu) – A young man reluctantly working his family’s farm after his father has an accident finds a new attitude when friendship and romance blooms with a Romanian seasonal worker. This came out on DVD in January, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (comedy special) – I’ve seen one of his stand-up specials before and I think I liked it. I don’t really remember, which probably isn’t the best sign in the world… Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

My Perfect Romance (romance, Lauren Holly, Jodie Sweetin) – A Canadian rom/com about a dating service. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sometimes (foreign drama, Prakash Raj, Shreya Reddy) – Tamil language drama about a group of strangers all waiting for their HIV test results. Instant Streaming Only

The Carter Effect (documentary, Vince Carter, Drake) – Sports doc about NBA star Vince Carter. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Clapper (comedy, Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried) – A paid audience member becomes a star. This just came out for DVD subscribers in March and now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

The Strange Name Movie (documentary) – A look at the lives of people who have…strange names. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (sci-fi, Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster) – I’ve only seen the first movie in this trilogy. I liked it, so I should probably catch up with the second and this, the final installment. DVD Only

Paddington 2 (family, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins) – People loved the first Paddington (which is Available on Instant Streaming, by the way) and it seems were just as charmed by this sequel. DVD Only

Nostalgia (drama, Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener) – Oooh, great cast for this story about grieving people looking fro comfort. I’ll definitely see this. DVD Only

Broken (drama, Sean Bean, Adrian Dunbar) – This BBC movie stars Sean Bean as a priest with a challenging parish in Northern England. DVD Only

Taco Shop (comedy, Tyler Posey, Paula Jai Parker) – Taco shop vs. taco truck. Presumably hilarity ensues. DVD Only

All I Wish (comedy, Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn) – Middle aged rom/com. DVD Only

Peter Rabbit (family, James Corden, Rose Byrne) – Combo of live action and animation for this reboot of a classic. DVD Only

Winchester (thriller, Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke) – Oh, this looks awesome! Bio-drama about Winchester heiress convinced she’s haunted by those the rifle harmed. I’ve heard about the bizarre mansion she built, now I need to see the movie. DVD Only

Wait for Your Laugh (documentary, Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke) – The late Rose Marie looks at her decades long career shortly before she died. DVD Only

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (horror, Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy) – I can’t believe they’re still making these – and Michael Gross is still in them! Awesome. DVD Only

Please Stand By (dramedy, Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette) – Girl with autism heads to Hollywood to sell her writing, caregiver follows. I’ll totally see this. DVD Only

The Insult (foreign drama, Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha) – Arabic language story about a street conflict that could end up causing a political crisis. DVD Only

In the Fade (foreign drama, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto) – German language story of a grieving woman set on hunting down the neo-Nazis that killed her family. DVD Only

God’s Best Friend (romance, Kris Kristofferson, Will King) – A dog dies, a wedding is canceled, there is some sort of divine intervention, I don’t even know. DVD Only

First We Take Brooklyn (drama, Danny A. Abeckaser, AnnaLynne McCord) – Ex-com goes back to old neighborhood, life of crime starts to pull him back in. Shocker. DVD Only

The Unwilling (horror, Dina Meyer, David Lipper) – Pandora’s box shows up at a will reading. DVD Only

Stephanie (horror, Shree Cooks, Anna Torv) – Things don’t turn out well for parent who abandon their child with a bunch of supernatural tomfoolery afoot. DVD Only

In Between (foreign drama, Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh) – Hebrew language story of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv. DVD Only

Canada Streaming

iZombie – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – Wow, you guys are getting the zombies right away! I hope we do, too. Canada

April 29th

Canada Streaming

Superstition – Season 1 (TV drama, Mario Van Peebles, Robinne Lee) – Morticians with supernatural otherworldly powers! I hope this also comes to the US! Instant Streaming Only, Canada Only

April 27th


3% – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Joao Miguel, Bianca Comparato) – Portuguese language series about a future in which you get one shot at being part of the small percentage of people who get to live in something other than squalor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Week Of (comedy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock) – I don’t like either Sandler or Rock, so I’m not terribly interested in this comedy about the wedding of their kids. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Man Who Knew Infinity (drama, Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons) – Biopic about an early 20th century Indian mathematician. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Candy Jar (family, Christina Hendricks, Helen Hunt) – High school debate rivals apply to college. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bobby Kennedy for President (TV docuseries) – A look at the 1060s and Robert F. Kennedy using archival footage and interviews. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 26th

Canada Streaming

The 100 – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – Earth is still in big trouble as this series heads into its fifth season. No word yet on a sixth – also no word on a US streaming date. Instant Streaming Only – Canada

April 25th


Bill Nye: Science Guy (documentary, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson) – He used to just be for kids – now he’s taking on climate change. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Psychokinesis (foreign action, Ryo Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung) – Korean language story of a man trying to use newfound superpowers to help his daughter. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 24th


Call the Midwife – Season 6 Christmas Special (TV drama, Vanessa Redgrave, Bryony Hannah) – Just a one-shot special. I believe this has been renewed for three more seasons. Sorry Canada, it looks like you aren’t getting this special. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up (comedy special) – I find him funny at times, will be interested to see his stand-up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Shameless – Season 8 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – I love this show. It is a streamer, but I don’t have a date yet. Until then, DVD Only. It has been renewed for a ninth season.

Archer – Season 8 (TV adult animation, H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer) – This animated spy comedy does not stream on Netflix, so DVD Only here. But it is on Hulu, if you subscribe there!

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (sci-fi, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher) – If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve likely already seen it. If not, you probably won’t. Is there anyone in the middle? DVD Only

Backstabbing for Beginners (thriller, Theo James, Ben Kingsley) – Well, I do like this title. And the lead actors. So perhaps I will see this political thriller based on real events. DVD Only

Hostiles (western, Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike) – 1892 period piece about an Army captain escorting a Cheyenne family to their homeland in Montana. DVD Only

Forever My Girl (drama, Alex Roe-Brown, Jessica Rothe) – Football star flees hometown only to return years later as a star to “claim his woman.” Yuck. DVD Only

Den of Thieves (action, Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber) – Bank robbers trying to steal currency set to be destroyed. DVD Only

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (drama, Annette Bening, Jamie Bell) – Oh, I do love Annette Bening. Here she plays a movie star having an affair with a younger man. Based on the life of actress Gloria Grahame. DVD Only

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (documentary, Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks) – This doc highlights the film star’s side gig as an inventor of wireless communication forms. DVD Only

The Strange Ones (thriller, Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson) – Brothers mourning the murder of their father find some twists in their story during a road trip. DVD Only

The Final Year (documentary, John Kerry, Samantha Power) – A look at Barack Obama’s last year in office. DVD Only

The Devil and Father Amorth (documentary, Gabriele Amorth) – William Friedkin films an elderly priest performing an exorcism in Italy. DVD Only

Last Seen in Idaho (action, Casper Van Dien, Hallie Shepherd) – Murder, amnesia, visions of her future death. This is one seriously unlucky woman. DVD Only

Have a Nice Day (foreign anime, Zhu Changlong, Cao Kai) – Mandarin language satire about greed. DVD Only

A Violent Life (foreign drama, Jean Michelangeli, Henri-Noël Tabary) – French language story of a young man returning to danger in Corsica for the funeral of a friend. DVD Only

Sweet Virginia (thriller, Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott) – Motel owner is not hearly wary enough about his guests after a triple murder in his town. DVD Only

The Tribes of Palos Verde (drama, Jennifer Garner, Justin Kirk) – Coming of age story about a girl whose family changes after moving to California. DVD Only

Outside In (drama, Jay Duplass, Edie Falco) – Terrific cast for this story of an ex-con trying to adjust to the outside world. This was supposed to release a while back, but got delayed. DVD Only

April 21st


The Letdown – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Alison Bell, Duncan Fellows) – Follows the quirky members of a new parents support group. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 20th

DVD Subscribers

Allure (thriller, Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone) – Thirty year old woman becomes obsessed with teenage girl. DVD Only


Aggretsuko – Season 1 (foreign anime, Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki) – Japanese language series about a dissatisfied office worker and the karaoke that keeps her sane. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dope – Season 2 (TV docuseries) – Focuses on drugs from various perspectives – cops, users, dealers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dude (dramedy, Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott) – A group of girls smoking weed during their last weeks of high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kodachrome (dramedy, Ed Harris, Jason Sudekis) – Love Ed Harris! Here he is a dying dad on a road trip with his son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mercury 13 (documentary) – Female astronauts replaced by men in 1961. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 19th


Charite – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Alicia von Rittberg, Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider) – German language series set in a Berlin hospital in 1888. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey – Season 1 (foreign TV romance, Mayuko Kawakita) – Japanese language series about a group of people traveling through Asia looking for love. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chasing the Dragon (foreign action, Donnie Yen, Andy Lau) – Cantonese language story of an undocumented immigrant drug lord in Hong Kong. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

It’s Not Yet Dark (documentary, Colin Farrell) – A filmmaker with ALS refuses to be deterred by his increasing disability. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Canada Streaming

The Alienist – Season 1 (TV drama, Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans) – I think this is a mini-series. Late 19th century period piece about a serial killer in NYC. I hope this one comes to US Streaming! Instant Streaming Only, Canada Only

April 18th


How to Get Away With Murder – Season 4 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – This 4th season is coming to streaming before DVD – I love that! No word yet on a fifth season. Instant Streaming Only

Friend Request (thriller, Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley) – Is that social media friend a friend or a murderous demon? I think you know the answer. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Pele (drama, Leonardo Lima Carvalho, Kevin de Paula) – A biographical drama about the childhood of a soccer great. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 17th


The Chalet – Season 1 (foreign TV crime drama, Chloe Lambert, Philippe Dusseau) – French language series about a group of friends finding danger on a remote vacation. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special – Collection 1 (comedy special, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher) – Three stand-up specials from this pair. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Greatest Showman (musical, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron) – Oh, I’m definitely going to be seeing this! I love Hugh Jackman and can’t resist a good production number. DVD Only

The Post (drama, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep) – Government vs. the press during Nixon administration. Timely. DVD Only

In Her Name (foreign drama, Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch) – French language film based on teh true story of a father looking for justice for his murdered child. DVD Only

The Commuter (thriller, Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga) – Average guy insurance salesman gets pulled into train ride terror. Who would look at Liam Neeson and think he’s average? COME ON! DVD Only

Deep Blue Sea 2 (horror, Danielle Savre, Michael Beach) – Don’t test drugs on sharks. Seriously. DVD Only

Humor Me (comedy, Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould) – Playwright hits the skids and ends up living in his father’s retirement community. DVD Only

Honor Up (action, Damon Dash, Cam’ron) – Drug/crime drama executive produced by Kanye West. DVD Only

American Folk (drama, Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth) – Music brings strangers together after 9/11. DVD Only

Killing for Love (documentary, Imogen Poots, Daniel Brühl) – Examination of a 1985 double murder. DVD Only

A Demon Within (horror, Charlene Amoia, Clint Glenn Hummel) – Dude knows there’s a demon in his childhood home. He should let the people who buy it know that. DVD Only

April 15th

Canada Streaming

Monty Python – a whole lot of everything! The U.S. isn’t getting this treasure trove including The Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Flying Circus and much, much more. Canada

April 13th


Lost in Space – Season 1 (action, Molly Parker, Toby Stephens) – Reboot! I will definitely watch as the Robinson’s tackle space nemeses after their space ship crashes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The New Girl – Season 6 (TV comedy, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – A new season available on Instant Streaming!

Death in Paradise – Season 6 (TV dramedy, Danny John-Jules, Elisabeth Bourgine) – Scotland Yard detective finds himself working in the laid back Caribbean. Instant Streaming Available

Chef’s Table – Season 4 – Pastry (reality) – Gourmet desserts from around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

I Am Not an Easy Man (foreign comedy, Vincent Elbaz, Marie-Sophie Ferdane) – French language rom/com about a chauvinist who wakes to a world controlled by women. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Come Sunday (drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen) – Preacher Carlton Pearson has a crisis of faith in this bio-drama. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Love Beats Rhymes (musical, Azealia Banks, Jill Scott) – College rapper discovers poetry. Was out on DVD, now Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nails (horror, Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble) – A badly injured woman unfortunately shares her room with something inhuman. Bummer. Was DVD Only, Now Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Legend of the Naga Pearls (foreign action, Darren Wang, Simon Yam) – Mandarin language action fantasy about a winged species looking for long sought revenge on humans. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Bitch (comedy, Jason Ritter, Jaime King) – I really like Jason Ritter, and I really like dark comedy. But I don’t know about this movie about a woman who takes on the persona of a dog. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Bullet Head (thriller, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas) – Criminals trapped in a warehouse hang out and reflect on their life choices. I think this is probably a lot more tense than the description sounds. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

100 Men (documentary) – Filmmaker’s former lovers talk about gay men and social change. No longer available on DVD – Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Kills on Wheels (foreign comedy, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi) – Hungarian language black comedy about a disabled crew of hit-men for hire. No longer available on DVD, Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Revolt (sci-fi, Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe) – Alien invasion leaves two guys wandering across Kenya looking for refuge. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

The Journey (drama, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney) – A fictional account of a real meeting between opponents in Ireland that led to 2006 St. Andrews Agreement. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

From the Land of the Moon (foreign drama, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel) – French language adaptation of the book Mal de Pierres, by Milena Agus – a story of a woman torn between two men. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Leap (family animation, Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff) – Story of an aspiring ballerina in late 1800s Paris. Looks like stop motion animation. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Super Dark Times (thriller, Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan) – Teenagers respond stupidly to unfortunate accident. That certainly isn’t going to go well. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Unleashed (comedy, Kate Micucci, Justin Chatwin) – Pets transform into male suitors. Seriously? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Acts of Vengeance (action, Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban) – Lawyer wants vengeance for the murder of his family. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Tulip Fever (drama, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander) – 17th century tulip themed romantic period piece set in Amsterdam. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Princess Cyd (drama, Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick) – Coming of age while spending the summer visiting an aunt in Chicago. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Dream Boat (documentary) – A look at five men on a week-long yearly cruise exclusively for gay men. No longer available on DVD – Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Women’s Balcony (foreign comedy, Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor) – Hebrew language story about a collapsing balcony leading to trouble in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

A Gray State (documentary) – A documentary looking into the deaths of a documentary film maker and his family. No longer available on DVD – Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 12th


Pickpockets (foreign drama, Carlos Bardem, Natalia Reyes) – Spanish language story of Colombian teenagers learning to become successful petty thieves. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 10th


Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (comedy special) – British stand-up comedy special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tale of Tales (sci-fi, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel) – Three part anthology filled with magic and monsters and weirdness galore. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Swim Team (documentary) – A look at three high school swimmer with autism. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Outlander – Season 3 (TV drama, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) – This Starz original time travel romance drama series is based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. And I really want to see it. It’s not a streamer on Netflix so DVD Only, you can get it on the Starz app (which you can also buy and watch through Amazon)

Secrets and Lies – Season 1 (TV drama, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Phillippe) – This ABC crime drama about a man uncovering secrets in his town was cancelled after 2 seasons. The second is not available yet and I have no idea if it will stream. DVD Only

Looking Glass (thriller, Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney) – What happens when you buy a cheap motel? Nothing good, my friends. I like Robin Tunney a lot, I’ll see this one. This was originally scheduled to come out the 3rd, and got pushed back a week. DVD Only

Phantom Thread (drama, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville) – Oscar nominated and Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film before retiring. It’s a period piece set in London in the 1950s, about a fashion designer. DVD Only

All the Money in the World (thriller, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg) – This biopic about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III snagged an Oscar Nom for Christopher Plummer, who replaced the literally erased from the film Kevin Spacey. DVD Only

Molly’s Game (drama, Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba) – Fantastic cast for this story of a former skier turned gambling hostess. The screenplay was nominated for an Oscar. DVD Only

The Young Karl Marx (drama, August Diehl, Stefan Konarske) – Karl Marx bio-pic. DVD Only

For Ahkeem (documentary) – Follows the life of a teenager at an alternative school who is determined to succeed in a post Ferguson world. DVD Only

Proud Mary (thriller, Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown) – Travails of an assassin. I love Taraji P. Henson, I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Braven (action, Jason Momoa, Jill Wagner) – Jason Momoa vs. drug dealers? Yes please! DVD Only

Gone Are the Days (western, Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger) – Aging outlaw wants to go out with a bang. DVD Only

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (foreign action, Tae-hyun Cha, Ju Ji-hoon) – Korean language action fantasy about a fireman making his way to the afterlife. Based on a web comic. DVD Only

The Price of Fame (documentary, Ted DiBiase, Ted DiBiase Jr.) – The life of wrestler Ted DiBiase. DVD Only

Rave Party Massacre (horror, Sara Bess, Evan Taylor Williams) – Don’t have your rave in an old abandoned hospital, youths. It won’t end well for anyone. DVD Only

Mohawk (action, Kaniehtiio Horn, Eamon Farren) – Period action piece set during the War of 1812, follows three Mohawk teenagers on the run from soldiers. DVD Only

Us and Them (thriller, Jack Roth, Tim Bentinck) – British film about working class guys cook up terrible idea to even the playing field. DVD Only

Tales of Mexico (foreign drama, Irène Jacob, Kaori Momoi) – Spanish language anthology of eight stories all taking place in the same room over a 100 year time period. DVD Only

Family Games (drama, Megan Boone, Larry Bryggman) – Dysfunctional family wedding drama. DVD Only

The Perfect Catch (TV movie, Nikki Deloach, Andrew W. Walker) – Hallmark movie about reconnecting with a high school sweetheart. I WONDER HOW IT WILL END???? DVD Only

April 9th


AMO – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Apollo Abraham, Elijah Filamor) – Filipino language series about drug dealing and police corruption. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 7th


24 Hours to Live (thriller, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer) – Dead assassin who is not dead, but only for one day to get redemption. I like Ethan Hawke, but I really? Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Canada Streaming

Dynasty – Season 1 (TV drama, Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies) – Reboot of the 80-est of all the 80s shows. I don’t see this one coming to U.S. streaming anywhere, so it’s all you, Canada! Canada.

April 6th


Money Heist – Season 2 (foreign TV action, Ursula Corbero, Itziar Ituno) – Spanish language series about a group of bank robbers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Troy: Fall of a City – Season 1 (action, Louis Hunter, Christiaan Schoombie) – A British show about the beginning of the Trojan War. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Boss Baby: Back in Business – Season 1 (children’s animation, JP Karliak, Kevin Michael Richardson) – Seriously Netflix? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente (comedy special) – Spanish language stand-up comedy special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The 4th Company (foreign action, Adrian Ladron, Andoni Gracia) – Spanish language story of a prison football team. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Orbiter 9 (foreign sc-fi, Clara Lago, Álex González) – How long would it take you to fall in love withe the first guy you meet after spending your whole life alone on a space ship? Spanish language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ram Dass: Going Home (documentary, Ram Dass) – Spiritual teacher and author Dass on life and death. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

My Next Guest Needs No Instroduction – Jay-Z (talk) – April Installment of David Letterman’s extended interview series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

6 Balloons (drama, Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco) – Sister tries to help heroin addict brother. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amateur (drama, Michael Rainey Jr., Josh Charles) – 14 year old basketballer discovers corruption in sport at his new prep school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 5th


Despicable Me 3 (family animation, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig) – If you dig these movies, this one is coming to streaming! Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall (documentary, Todrick Hall, Wayne Brady) – American Idol contestant tries to launch his own musical after achieving success on Broadway. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 4th

Canada Streaming

Prison Break 2017 (TV mini-series, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell) – This is a single series continuation of the original series. Lucky Canadians get to see it streaming! It’s available only on DVD in the U.S., Available on Instant Streaming in Canada. Canada.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2 (TV drama, Matthew Daddario, Katherine McNamara) – This series, based on the book about a human-angel hybrid, is only available in Canada – it isn’t even on Netflix DVD in the U.S. It streams a single episode a week. Canada.

April 3rd


Fary is the New Black (foreign comedy special) – French language stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Una (drama, Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn) – Girl who was abducted as a teen seeks to confront her attacker years later. This one has been available on DVD since January, now it’s Available on Instant Streaming, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Ballers – Season 3 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, Andy Garcia) – Someday I’m going to just susbscribe to HBO so I can see all of these things when they debut. But not today – it only streams on HBO, it’s DVD Only on Netflix.

A Place to Call Home – Season 5 (TV drama, Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst) – This 1950s Australian period series has one more season coming in August. It streams on something called Acorn TV, which (with a subscription) you can get through Amazon. It’s DVD Only on Netflix.

Thor: Ragnorak (action, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston) – Yay! I’ve been waiting for this one, because I was too lazy to see it in the theaters. Top of the queue! DVD Only

Looking Glass (thriller, Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney) – What happens when you buy a cheap motel? Nothing good, my friends. I like Robin Tunney a lot, I’ll see this one. DVD Only

Permanent (comedy, Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson) – The story of a teenager and a perm. Oh, I will absolutely see this. DVD Only

Insideous: The Last Key (horror, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell) – This is the fourth installment in this series. I saw the first one and it was scary – don’t know after that. DVD Only

Beast of Burden (thriller, Daniel Radcliffe, Grace Gummer) – Good cast for this drug dealer drama/thriller. DVD Only

Father Figures (comedy, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms) – Twins set out to find their dad. Owen Wilson is not my fave, so I’ll pass. DVD Only

Thelma (foreign thriller, Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins) – Norwegian language story of love, the paranormal, and parental disapproval. DVD Only

Boston: The Documentary (documentary, Matt Damon, Dave McGillivary) – Boston Marathon doc. DVD Only

Half Magic (comedy, Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey) – Looking for sex, finding sister friend empowerment. Cool, I’ll see it. DVD Only

Dead on Arrival (thriller, Billy Flynn, Chris Mulkey) – Bummer to be poisoned and on the run when you’re just trying to be a traveling salesman. DVD Only

Honey: Rise Up and Dance (drama, Teyana Taylor, Bryshere Gray) – Street dancer hoping for a scholarship. DVD Only

Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride (documentary) – This is fascinating. A guy dresses as a woman to evade the police, ends up wanting a sex change. I have to see this. DVD Only

Like Me (thriller, Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson) – Kid looking for fame records ugly real life and finds out fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. DVD Only

Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio (documentary, Lou DiMaggio, Larry David) – TV writer who misses doing stand-up goes back to the stage. DVD Only

Dominion: The Last Star Warrior (sci-fi, Travis Hammer, Barry Lynch) – Alien invasion, alien looking for human woman he loves, you know the drill. DVD Only

Destined (drama, Cory Hardrict, Hill Harper) – Oh, this looks good. A look, from the POV of one event, of two very different ways a young man’s life could go. DVD Only

April 2nd

Canada Streaming

Ash vs. Evil Dead – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless) – This one has been available for a while in the U.S., now it’s available on Instant Streaming in Canada as well. Canada.

April 1st


A Sort of Family (foreign drama, Barbara Lennie, Daniel Arioz) – Spanish language story of a woman traveling in Argentina to adopt a baby. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


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