Upcoming to Netflix Watch Instantly: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘Django Unchained’ and More
Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix.
Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows.
Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder
Based on the Depression-era comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America’s favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks’ (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett). Directed by John Huston, Annie features the hit song “Tomorrow.”
Annie: A Royal Adventure (1995)
Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid, Emily Ann Lloyd, Camilla Belle
Annie, the charming orphan with a head full of red curls, and her beloved dog, Sandy, join her darling Daddy Warbucks for a trip to England to meet the queen. But will a little girl used to a hard-knock life make a good impression on royalty?
Bad Johnson (2014)
Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung, Katherine Cunningham, Nick Thune, Kevin Miller
Chronic philanderer Rich Johnson faces a major life crisis when he discovers that his penis has detached itself and taken human shape, forcing him to contend with the unenviable task of trying to control his wayward genitalia.
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore, Rodrigo Santoro, Shia LaBeouf, Matt LeBlanc, Luke Wilson, John Cleese, Ja’Net DuBois
In this reboot of the TV classic, the Angels are tasked with finding a pair of missing rings encoded with the personal information of people in witness protection. As informants are bumped off, the trio targets a rogue agent who may be responsible.
Chicken Run (2000)
Mel Gibson, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson, Tony Haygarth, Jane Horrocks, Miranda Richardson
Facing mortal peril, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the hen decide to rebel against evil farmers Mr. and Ms. Tweedy and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the farm where they are being held captive.
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matt O’Leary, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Susan Floyd,
This tidy psychological thriller stars John Travolta as recovering alcoholic Frank Morrison, who’s dubious when his often-deceitful son alleges that his new stepfather is a callous killer. But Frank soon begins to sense the boy is telling the truth.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Noelle Parker, Billie Bird
When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new St. Nick, A perky teen runaway and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell must convince a skeptical kids-show host to take over the post of Father Christmas.
Finding Forrester (2000)
Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt
After recognizing a high school basketball star’s exceptional writing talent, award-winning novelist William Forrester decides to mentor the youngster, who harbors a passion not usually associated with jocks: He’s obsessed with words.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series “Galaxy Quest,” the show’s washed-up stars — Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) — are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so- called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they’re working with real-life extraterrestrials.
Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles, Warren J. Kemmerling, Janet Brandt
A federal agent whose daughter died of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He organizes a task force of mercenaries to travel to France in order to kill the nine leaders of a Marseilles drug syndicate.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Carolyn Lawrence When gooey green aliens kidnap all the adults in Retroville, it’s up to Jimmy Neutron to come up with a plan to rescue them. The 11-year-old genius and his pals blast off in homemade rocket ships on an intergalactic mission.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams
Ted (Dustin Hoffman) is a career-driven yuppie — until he finds out his dissatisfied wife (Meryl Streep) is leaving him and their 6-year-old son. But just as Ted begins to love being a full-time parent, his wife reappears to reclaim the boy. Poignant and beautifully acted, this cinematic tearjerker swept the 1979 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for Hoffman and Streep in addition to Best Picture, Best Director andBest Screenplay honors.
My Father the Hero (1994)
Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton, Faith Prince, Stephen Tobolowsky
When Frenchman Andre (Gérard Depardieu) takes his 14-year-old daughter Nicole (Katherine Heigl) on a Caribbean vacation, she develops a crush on hunky Ben (Dalton James). To impress Ben, Nicole pretends Andre is her lover — which has the rest of the resort crowd loathing his cradle-snatching ways. But when the police threaten to arrest Andre for consorting with a minor, Nicole must tell all and risk alienating Ben.
Paths of Glory (1957)
Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Wayne Morris, George Macready, Ralph Meeker, Richard Anderson
Col. Dax leads a weary regiment of French army soldiers during World War I. When French generals order the regiment to carry out what amounts to a suicide mission against German fire, some of the men refuse and are tried on charges of cowardice.
Please Subscribe: A Documentary About YouTubers (2013)
Grace Helbig, Dan Brown, Hannah Hart, Mitchell Davis, Joe Penna, Adam Montoya, Will Hyde
They are the first to make a living creating content for the Web’s most popular video site. They are YouTubers, and this film tells their story. Through a series of vignettes, the YouTubers relay their personal journeys and struggle to stay relevant.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Toby Huss, James Oliver, Evan Jones, Zach Grenier
Captured by the enemy and held in a Laotian torture camp after his plane is shot down during a bombing mission, fighter pilot Dieter Dengler defies death by organizing one of the most daring escapes of the Vietnam conflict.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino
In this contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s tragedy, two families feud as their children, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love. Though the film is modern, the bard’s dialogue remains intact as the couple pay a disastrous cost for their affection.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard
A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe’s Oscar-nominated performance. Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) yearns to create the most terrifying vampire tale imaginable. Unknown actor Max Schreck (Dafoe), cast as the vampire Count Orlock, makes an impressive debut as filming begins, even as he hides an unearthly secret.
Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon de Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan
Amid stunning vistas, this Oscar-winning Western from director George Stevens follows a reformed gunslinger whose determination to avoid a fight is tested when greedy cattle barons threaten the community of homesteaders he’s joined.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner, Bill Pullman, Rita Wilson, Ross Malinger, Rosie O’Donnell
Fate and a tenacious 8-year-old boy conspire to unite lovelorn widower Sam Baldwin and unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember.
Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik
Director David Cronenberg’s film debut revels in his pet theme: deep-rooted fears of our bodies and sexuality. A scientist’s neighbors fall to primal urges after he unleashes a sexually transmitted parasite that destroys inhibitions in its host body. This terrifying thriller tests nerves with its bloodthirsty, wormlike parasites — in one gruesome and memorable sequence, they attack a woman in a bathtub.
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Bill Nighy, Alex Hyde-White, Stephanie Lawrence, Terence Harvey
An emotionally and physically scarred man known as the Phantom — once an enormously talented composer — haunts a contemporary opera house in search of a maiden he can groom to be a diva.
Team America: World Police (2004)
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche
“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone apply their acerbic wit to global crime-fighting in this musical satire about an all-marionette police force that takes on the challenging role of keeping the peace on a troubled planet.
Three Fugitives (1989)
Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones, Alan Ruck, Kenneth McMillan
Fresh out of prison, former stickup man Daniel Lucas (Nick Nolte) finds himself taken hostage at a bank by would-be robber Ned Perry (Martin Short), and the cops — aware of Lucas’s history — naturally assume the two are a team. Before you can say “getaway,” Lucas and Perry are on the run with Perry’s 6-year-old daughter (Sarah Rowland Doroff) along for the ride in director Francis Veber’s fast-paced remake of his French crime caper.
Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Dana Delany, Sam Elliott, Powers Boothe
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp joins his brothers to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. Earp and his notorious pal Doc Holliday are called into action when a gang of rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer
San Francisco’s premier wedding planner, Mary Fiore, is saved from an accident by the man of her dreams — only to discover that he happens to be her latest client’s fiancé in this old-fashioned romantic comedy.
Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Gabriella Wilde, Michelle Nolden, Alex Russell
In this remake of the high school horror flick based on Stephen King’s novel, misfit teenager Carrie gets back at the classmates who’ve bullied her by unleashing her newfound supernatural powers and creating havoc at the prom.
Under the Electric Sky: EDC 2013 (2014)
Get a free pass to America’s largest music festival and uber-party, the Electric Daisy Carnival, where attendees shed their inhibitions and enter a vivid world of incredible music, interactive art and stunning pyrotechnics.
The Boxcar Children (2013)
Jadon Sand, JK Simmons, Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Martin Sheen, Zachary Gordon
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, they furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with their grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret.
Little Man (2006)
Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon, Tracy Morgan, Lochlyn Munro
A man is so eager to become a dad that he’ll believe anything, including the notion that a baby-faced thief on the lam is really an abandoned toddler. Toting the “boy” home, the proud papa unwittingly serves as an accomplice to his new son’s crimes.
In a World… (2013)
Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Fred Melamed, Alexandra Holden, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Geena Davis
Vocal coach Carol Solomon lives in the shadow of her father Sam, Hollywood’s go-to movie trailer voice, as she tries to break into the field herself. Aided by her sister and a sound whiz friend, Carol jumps into an unexpectedly strange new career.
A Long Way Down (2014)
Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill
When faded TV personality Martin Sharp decides to end his life on New Year’s Eve by jumping off a London skyscraper, he meets three strangers who had the exact same plan. But instead of taking the leap, the four lost souls vow to stick together.
Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me (2014)
UGANDA BE KIDDING ME LIVE is the culmination of Handler’s wildly popular international stand-up comedy tour in support of her fourth New York Times #1 Bestseller, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Using personal photos to enrich her stories and comedy, Handler regales the audience with absurd tales of her global travels and the ridiculous characters in her life, all the while offering her signature unabashed opinions on subjects ranging from her expectations of sexual partners, to the very real problem of dolphin rape.
Breathe In (2013)
Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan, Mackenzie Davis, Matthew Daddario, Ben Shenkman
Music teacher Keith has his mind focused on the past when he and his wife agree to welcome a foreign exchange student into their household. But the arrival of a British girl who’s the same age as their daughter has a way of shaking up the present.
Stephen Dorff, Svetlana Metkina, Maisie Williams, Peter Stormare
On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his teenage daughter.
Lennie James, Grant Bowler, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alfred Molina, Josh Henderson, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Freya Tingley
Bishop is a small-town sheriff, making an honest living, with no memory of his criminal past. But when his old crew rolls into town looking for their loot, the perfect getaway threatens to turn into a nightmare of greed, revenge, and retribution.
Why Stop Now (2012)
Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Emma Rayne Lyle, Sarah Ramos
On the day piano prodigy Eli is to audition for a famous conservatory, he gets sidetracked by an attempt to stash his cocaine-addled mother, Penny, in rehab. When Penny is denied admittance, Eli enters into a bizarre partnership with her dealer.
Witching & Bitching (2013)
Javier Botet, Mario Casas, Santiago Segura, Hugo Silva, Carolina Bang, Carmen Maura
In this heist film turned horror fest, director Álex de la Iglesia’s love of mayhem is on full display as a gang of gold thieves lands in a coven of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual — and in need of a sacrifice.
Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem, Brian Gleeson
Ex-professor Dermot and his girlfriend, Abbey, are forced to reevaluate their feelings about family when she becomes pregnant. Facing an uncertain future, Abbey revisits her roots in Canada, while Dermot forges a tentative bond with a local boy.
Tim Minchin And The Heritage Orchestra Live (2011)
Flanked by a full orchestra, Tim Minchin takes the Royal Albert Hall by storm with a wonderfully witty evening of satirical musical comedy.
Cowgirls n’Angels (2012)
Bailee Madison, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone, Alicia Witt, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Frankie Faison
Feisty youngster Ida longs for adventure and hopes to find her father, a rodeo performer. When she seeks refuge with a troupe of female trick riders and their ornery leader, an ex-rodeo star, she finds a new family and an all-encompassing passion.
Liberal Arts (2012)
Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Reaser, Zac Efron
A speaking engagement brings 35-year-old Jesse back to his college alma mater, where he’s blindsided by nostalgia and a plucky sophomore named Zibby. Newly single and unfulfilled by his job, Jesse finds Zibby pulling him out of his disillusionment.
Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
In his second full length special WyattCenac discusses his thoughts on everything from adults giving each other hickeys to the vast changes in Brooklyn.
This arresting documentary profiles four human rights investigators who’ve dedicated themselves to combating criminal abuses around the globe. The team’s challenges include the atrocities committed by oppressive regimes in Syria and Libya.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen After her triumph in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen begins a new life and confronts more danger in this sequel to the postapocalyptic fable. As Katniss travels through the districts on a “Victor’s Tour,” a rebellion gathers steam around her.
Django Unchained (2012)
Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. Quentin Tarantino directs this modern-day spaghetti Western.
Bound by Flesh (2012)
Lea Thompson, Nancy Allen, Timothy Stack, Blake Boyd
Perhaps the most famous conjoined twins of all time, the Hiltons became a vaudeville sensation before falling on hard times and dying in poverty. This absorbing documentary follows their unique life, which was fraught with exploitation and hardship.
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
After surviving a brutal assault, Christine Lucas awakens each morning incapable of remembering anything about her past, including the previous day. Little by little, however, she begins to suspect that her husband played a role in her misfortune.
Rain Man (1988)
Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts
Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross- country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond who’s spent most of his life in an institution.
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