New Netflix Streaming Movies and Television Shows of 2015
Ever since Netflix stopped letting people know what’s been subtracted from their Instant streaming lineup, it’s been a little difficult to keep track of what’s coming and going in their library.
So the purpose of this post – which will be continually updated on this site as new movies and television shows are added to the Netflix Instant streaming lineup – is to keep you, the dedicated Netflix Instant streamer, apprised of what new additions should be watched immediately, or should go on your queue but not be considered a top viewing priority.
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Best New Netflix Instant Streaming Videos (May 2015 Update)
New to Netflix (May 2015)
We’re not gonna lie; it’s a pretty underwhelming batch of new material coming to Netflix Instant in May 2015, but there are some gems, even in this limited selection:
Legally Blonde – If you need more convincing that Reese Witherspoon is an underrated comic actress, just watch Legally Blonde and Election back-to-back, and marvel at her range. In the former, which is coming to Netflix Instant, Witherspoon plays a sorority queen who follows her ex-boyfriend to law school and finds out that she’s a savvier lawyer than she (or anyone else) might have expected.
The Last Waltz – Possibly the most beloved concert film of all time, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and too many more to name, help The Band play their final show in The Last Waltz. Martin Scorsese’s deathless film is positively overflowing with fantastic music and compelling interviews with now-legendary musicians.
No No: A Documentary – Famously, ’70s-era Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter while hallucinating on LSD. That story alone deserves its own documentary, but the outspoken, unconventional Ellis is a compelling enough figure to merit a fuller documentary covering the later years of his life, which Ellis spent battling addiction and helping other addicts.
Inglourious Basterds (May 22) – WWII ended in its own time, but one of the great things the medium of film has to offer is that you can rewrite history however you want. And if you have the imagination to turn the horrors of WWII into an audaciously entertaining revenge thriller the way Quentin Tarantino did in Inglourious Basterds, why wouldn’t you?
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (May 22) – The always-sharp stand-up comic, who will be familiar to fans of Chelsea Lately, her I Seem Fun podcast, and the sadly defunct Pod F. Tompkast, brings her formidable talents to bear on her newest comedy special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine).
Other Great Streaming Movies & TV Shows
Since other streaming sites are stepping up their games to compete with Netflix Instant, we thought we’d highlight some of their best options. Everything you’ll see in this section is available from Amazon Prime Instant.
Big Trouble in Little China – We’ve made no secret of our love for John Carpenter around here, and when he teams up with Kurt Russell, we’re all the happier. We’re not sure if this places higher than The Thing on our list of Carpenter/Russell favorites, but Big Trouble in Little China – about a truck-driver who gets sucked into a supernatural battle in Chinatown – is certainly a contender for the top spot.
Grizzly Man – Werner Herzog’s obsessive work on the subject of man vs. nature may have peaked with Grizzly Man, the story of bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were mauled to death while living among the grizzly bears they were looking to save in Alaska. Thanks to the hours of footage Treadwell himself filmed, Herzog is able to piece together a document that is both fascinating and sad.
The Professional – Leon, Jean Reno’s unforgettable assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold, takes in a young Natalie Portman after her whole family is murdered. Come for the spectacularly thrilling action sequences. Stay for the operatically-pitched performance from villain Gary Oldman.
Ravenous – A horror movie with dark, dark comic overtones about cannibalism set in the post-Civil War, westward expansion years, starring an Australian (Guy Pearce) and a Scotsman (Robert Carlyle), featuring a bonkers score from Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman, and the whole thing is basically a metaphor for the destructive nature of manifest destiny? That’s right, and we’re recommending it.
The Aviator (May 18) – When Leonardo Dicaprio teams up with Martin Scorsese, you can count of the results to be grand, ambitious, maybe a little flawed, and ultimately captivating, and that certainly holds true for The Aviator. The story of the rise, fall, rise again, and implied fall of aviation maverick, titan of industry, and eventually phobic recluse Howard Hughes, The Aviator works hard to cram a lot of Hughes’ fascinating life into the picture (even with the luxury of a 170-minute runtime), and it feels a little rushed for it, but what makes it in is mesmerizing.