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Now Streaming: The Shining, Galaxy Quest, Dazed and Confused, And More

by | January 5, 2016 | Comments

Netflix and Amazon Prime added a bunch of fun titles this week, including a handful of Star Trek movies, a hilarious sendup of Star Trek movies, Stanley Kubrick’s classic Stephen King adaptation, and a whole lot more. Read on for details:

New on Netflix


Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986) 85%

Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and the crew of the Enterprise return to Earth from a self-imposed exile on Vulcan, only to find a new threat awaiting them. In order to save the planet, they must travel back in time to the 20th century and bring back a pod of humpback whales. Yeah, this is the one with the whales.

Available now on: Netflix

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991) 81%

The final film to feature the original crew of the USS Enterprise finds the crew in the midst of a conspiracy when a Klingon ship is attacked en route to a peace negotiation.

Available now on: Netflix

Star Trek Generations (1994) 47%

Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the cast of Stark Trek: The Next Generation make their feature film debut here, in a story that finds the new crew teaming up with Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to stop a mad scientist seeking immortality.

Available now on: Netflix

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) 55%

Picard and pals uncover a conspiracy to exploit a planet for its age-defying atmosphere and set about trying to stop the nefarious plan in this third film featuring the TNG crew.

Available now on: Netflix

Amadeus (1984) 93%

Tom Hulce plays the titular virtuoso in Milos Forman’s Certified Fresh Best Picture winner, in which a haunted, aging Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) recalls the life and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from his cell in an insane asylum.

Available now on: Netflix

Three Kings (1999) 94%

George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube star in David O. Russell’s Certified Fresh war satire about a trio of Gulf War soldiers who embark on a gold heist and end up witnessing the repercussions of the war firsthand.

Available now on: Netflix

The Shining (1980) 85%

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel was famously dismissed by King himself, but it remains one of the most iconic pieces of horror cinema, highlighted by a particularly creepy performance from Jack Nicholson as a struggling writer who relocates his family to an empty hotel during a harsh winter season and slowly goes mad.

Available now on: Netflix

Galaxy Quest (1999) 89%

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman headline an ensemble cast in this gleeful sendup of space nerd culture as a group of washed-up actors from a popular Star Trek-like show who are recruited by misguided aliens to help defend them against an intergalactic threat.

Available now on: Netflix

Meet the Parents (2000) 84%

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro star in Jay Roach’s Certified Fresh comedy about an easily frazzled male nurse who struggles to impress his fiance’s father, a hard-nosed former CIA operative who almost immediately dislikes his future son-in-law.

Available now on: Netflix

Notting Hill (1999) 83%

Roger Michell’s romantic comedy stars Julia Roberts as a famous actress who falls in love with bookstore cashier in London when a chance encounter leads to romance.

Available now on: Netflix

Rumble in the Bronx (1995) 80%

Jackie Chan made his American debut with this lighthearted — and slightly off-kilter — action comedy, which was redubbed and ported over from Hong Kong after its successful 1995 premiere there. A familiar storyline is elevated by Chan’s typically stellar stunt work and  several elegant displays of his trademark prop-fueled fighting style.

Available now on: Netflix

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) 75%

Lynne Ramsay’s Certified Fresh psychological thriller stars Tilda Swinton as the mother of a troubled teenage boy (Ezra Miller), who increasingly exhibits dangerous tendencies.

Available now on: Netflix

Nanny McPhee (2006) 73%

Emma Thompson sports a prosthetic nose and a rogue tooth as the magical nanny who moves in with a widower (Colin Firth) and promptly whips his seven naughty children into shape.

Available now on: Netflix

Something New (2006) 61%

Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker star in this romantic comedy about a career woman who agrees to a blind date and begins to fall for him… until another man enters her life and stirs things up.

Available now on: Netflix

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10 (2015) 100%

With its eleventh season set to premiere this week, you’ll be happy to know that the addition of season ten means that the entire show is now available to watch on Netflix. Perfect viewing for the next time you’re enjoying a fine milksteak.

Available now on: Netflix

New Girl: Season 4 (2014) 100%

Another show premiering this week is Fox’s New Girl, and with that in mind, Netflix has added season four, which means, like, over 90 episodes of Zooey Deschanel being adorkable with her bro-friends.

Available now on: Netflix

Nurse Jackie: Season 7 (2015) 94%

– Seasons 1-7

And lastly, Netflix also added all seven seasons of Nurse Jackie, so you don’t need Showtime to watch Edie Falco’s Emmy-winning performance as the drug-addicted nurse trying to make her way in New York City.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Amazon Prime


Dazed and Confused (1993) 91%

Richard Linklater’s affectionately nostalgic look at the 1970s centers on a group of high school friends in Texas as they celebrate the last days of the school year.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 88%

Arguably the most celebrated — surely the most widely recognized — Audrey Hepburn film. We just prefer to pretend all the Mickey Rooney stuff doesn’t exist.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Django (1966) 92%

Before he was unchained, Django was a man named Franco Nero in a Sergio Corbucci western, which follows a gunslinger as he pits a gang of racists against a group of Mexican revolutionaries, Yojimbo style.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Elizabeth (1998) 82%

Cate Blanchett is Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was imprisoned by Queen Mary as a teen and became queen herself at 23. The film recounts the early years of her reign, when she struggled to uncover conspiracies against her.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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Straight Outta Compton (2015) 88%

F. Gary Gray’s Certified Fresh music drama tells the story of legendary rap group N.W.A., chronicling its formation, dissolution, and all the drama between members Eazy E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes

Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) 81%

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana star in this Certified Fresh drama about a man suffering from bipolar disorder who attempts to rebuild his relationship with his family.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Memories of the Sword (2015) 75%

This lavishly shot martial arts epic from South Korea tells the tale of a young woman who vows revenge upon a warrior whose betrayal lead to her own father’s death.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Jem and the Holograms (2015) 22%

Inspired by the 1980s cartoon of the same name, this truly outrageous musical film follows an unlikely YouTube star who agrees to a record deal in order to help keep her aunt’s house from being auctioned off. There’s also a robot.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

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