Streaming Christmas Movies on Netflix Instant!

I know a lot of you have been spending a lot of time trying to find decent Christmas movies to watch on Netflix. I can't promise all these movies are fantastic (in fact, I can basically guarantee that most of these are probably pretty cheesy) but nonetheless, here is what I believe to be is almost a full list of streaming Christmas movies available on Netflix Instant!

12 Dates of Christmas
All I Want for Christmas
Alpha Bots Christmas
Angel Doll, The
Angelina Ballerina: The Nutcracker Sweet
Angelina Ballerina
Babes in Toyland
Bear Who Slept Through Christmas, The - Like "Snakes on a Plane"
Becoming Santa
Bells of St. Mary's, The
Black Adder's A Christmas Carol
Bob the Builder: Christmas to Remember
Bob the Builder: White Christmas
Bush Christmas
Carried Away
Casper's Haunted Christmas
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales
Children’s Favorites: Christmas Treasure
Christmas Angel
Christmas Bunny, The
Christmas Carol, A
Christmas Classics: Vol 1
Christmas Cupid
Christmas Kiss, A
Christmas Lodge
Christmas Memory, A
Christmas Orange, The
Christmas Puppy
Christmas Too Many, A
Christmas Town
Christmas with a Capital C
Cinnamon; My Dog's Christmas Miracle
Crazy for Christmas
Dear Santa
Dennis the Menace Christmas, A
Desperately Seeking Santa
Dreamworks Shrek's Swamp Stories
Exit Speed
Fat Albert's Christmas Special
Fireman Sam, Holiday Heroes
Fireplace for Your Home, Holiday Edition
For the Love of a Dog
From Time to Time
Gift of the Magi, The
Golden Christmas, A
Golden Christmas 2, A: The Second Tail
Golden Winter
Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas
Happy, Happy
Heart of Christmas, The
Hercules Saves Christmas
Holiday Engagement
Holiday Favorites: Volume 1
Holiday Favorites: Volume 2
Holiday Favorites: Volume 3
Holiday Favorites: Volume 4
Holiday Favorites: Volume 5
Holiday in Handcuffs
How About You
How the Toys Saved Christmas
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
In Search of Santa
Jack Frost
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special
Kipper: Let it Snow
Kung Fu Panda: Holiday
Last Holiday Littlest Angel, The Magical Cartoon Christmas, A Midnight Clear
Miracle on 34th Street
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture
One Christmas
One Magic Christmas
Perfect Gift, The
Polar Express, The
Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Reindeer Games
Reindeer Spotting: Escape From Santaland!
Saint Nick
Santa and the Three Bears
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
Santa Claus (1959)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus: The Movie
Search for Santa Paws, The
Shadow Island Mysteries
Snow 2: Brain Freeze
Snow Days
Tangerine Bear, The: Home in Time for Christmas
Traveler, The
Veggietales: St. Nicholas, a Story of Joyful Giving
Velveteen Rabbit, The
Walk a Mile in my Pradas
War Game
What Would Jesus Buy?
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Yes, Virginia

Christmas Episodes on Netflix Streaming!

One of the things that everyone (I think, most people) loves are themed episodes of their favorite TV shows, based on the coinciding holiday of that time. Well, I was going about my everyday Internet surfing today when I came across this list made by reddit user PROFESSIONAL_FART. Thanks to him, we have a great list of available Christmas episodes to watch! Check it out:
  • 30 Rock
s02e09 Ludachristmas
s03e06 Christmas Special
s04e08 Secret Santa
s05e10 Christmas Attack Zone
  • Arrested Development
s01e07 In God We Trust
s02e06 Afternoon Delight
  • The Bernie Mac Show
s01e07 A Christmas Story
s03e03 Road to Tradition
  • Cheers
s01e12 The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One
s06e12 Christmas Cheers
s11e11 Love Me, Love My Car
  • Coach
s03e12 Christmas Brains
s05e12 My True Love Gave to Me
s06e12 Christmas of the Van Damned
s09e08 You Win Some, You Lose Some
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
s01e13 The Ball
s02e13 All I Want for Christmas
s03e12 The Toaster
s04e11 The Christmas Picture
205e11 Christmas Present
s06e12 Season's Greetings
s07e11 The Thought That Counts
s08e10 Jazz Records
  • Frasier
s01e12 Miracle on Third or Fourth Street
s03e09 Frasier Grinch
s05e09 Perspectives on Christmas
s06e10 Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz
s07e11 The Fight Before Christmas
s08e08 Mary Christmas
s10e10 We Two Kings
s11e11 High Holidays
  • How I Met Your Mother
s02e11 How Lily Stole Christmas
s04e11 Little Minnesota
s06e12 False Positive
s07e12 Symphony of Illumination
  • The Inbetweeners
s01e06 Xmas Party
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
s06e13 A Very Sunny Christmas
  • The League
s01e05 The Usual Bet
s02e12 Kegel the Elf
  • Malcolm in the Middle
s03e07 Christmas
s05e07 Christmas Trees
s06e06 Hal's Christmas Gift
  • My Name Is Earl
s01e10 White Lie Christmas
s02e09 Born To Be A Gamblin' Man
s03e13 Bad Earl
s04e13 Orphan Earl
  • The Office (U.K.)
s02e07&08 The Christmas Special
  • The Office (U.S.)
s02e10 Christmas Party
s03e10 A Benihana Christmas
s05e11 Moroccan Christmas
s06e13 Secret Santa
s07e11&12 Classy Christmas
s08e10 Christmas Wishes
  • Parks and Recreation
s02e12 Christmas Scandal
s04e10 Citizen Knope
  • Raising Hope
s01e11 Toy Story
s02e10 It's a Hopeful Life
  • Scrubs
s01e11 My Own Personal Jesus
s02e10 My Monster
s04e12 My Best Moment
  • That 70s Show
s01e12 The Best Christmas Ever
s03e09 Hyde's Christmas Rager
s04e12 An Eric Forman Christmas
s06e07 Christmas
s07e11 Winter
  • Ugly Betty
s01e10 Fake Plastic Snow
s02e09 Giving Up The Ghost
s04e09 Be-Shure
  • Wings
s02e11 A Terminal Christmas
s04e10 The Customer's Usually Right
s05e11 Happy Holidays
s06e11 Insanity Claus
s07e10 Twas the Heist Before Christmas
s08e11 All About Christmas Eve
Animated Comedy
  • American Dad
s02e09 The Best Christmas Story Never Told
s03e08 The Most Adequate Christmas Ever
s05e09 Rapture's Delight
s06e08 For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls
  • Family Guy
s03e16 A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas
s09e08&09 Road to the North Pole
  • Futurama
Volume 2 episode 4 Xmas Story
Volume 3 episode 5 A Tale of Two Santas
Volume 5 epusode 13 Holiday Spectacular
  • King of the Hill
s02e11 The Unbearable Blindness of Laying
s03e09 Pretty, Pretty Dresses
s04e10 Hillennium
s05e08 'Twas the Nut Before Christmas
s06e04 The Father, the Son, and J.C.
s08e07 Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane
s09e02 Ms. Wakefield
  • Christmas Time in South Park
(contains 7 episodes)
Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo
Merry Christmas Charlie Manson
Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics
A Very Crappy Christmas
Red Sleigh Down
It's Christmas in Canada
Woodland Critter Christmas
  • Doctor Who
s02e01 The Christmas Invasion
s03e01 The Runaway Bride
s04e01 Voyage of The Damned
s04e15 The Next Doctor
s06e14 The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

More Arrested Development Episodes on Netflix!

Great news, Arrested Development fans! If the news of Arrested Development coming exclusively to Netflix Instant wasn't big enough news for you, this should even sweeten the deal.

It has been announced that what was originally thought to be 10 episodes coming to Netflix streaming, will be extended to 12 to 15 episodes!

Apparently, so much footage was shot for all the episodes that were planned, that they simply have the ability to extend it into several more episodes. This is great news for people like me who have been so excited for the continuation of the story.

We can only hope that Netflix begins to take old shows that were canceled before they ought to have been like this (I hear a lot of you like a show called Jericho) and brings them back for lots more episodes!

Indie Game: The Movie - Netflix Hidden Gem Surprises

I'm usually not someone who regularly seeks out documentaries. I wish I was, but the sad truth is that I just don't have the patience to deal with many of them. This is a problem I have, and it's something I should work on, because I feel like I could really learn a lot if I would just learn to appreciate the entertainment value of documentaries.

That being said, I watched Indie Game: The Movie once I saw it had been put on Netflix, because I'm a gamer, and I've always been fascinated about the ins and outs of how the video game development industry works. In this case, the movie focuses on the indie side of the industry.

Instead of seeing thousands of people working on games, in this movie we see the artistic qualities of one or two people working on games. This means that these people are required to put their heart and souls into these games, and you can definitely see the toll it takes on them.

This movie is so much more than a movie about video games. It's a movie on the artistic process, and the idea that when you're truly, truly committed to something, you really have to do everything you can in life to make sure that it's completed.

Add it to your queue if you've ever played a video game before, as this is something you're going to want to see. I really think this made me appreciate video games that much more.

Watch the movie on Netflix Instant, streaming here!

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Netflix Streaming Surprises

It has finally happened! It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has finally made its way onto Netflix Streaming!

I'm seriously so excited about this, because It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is straight up, basically one of the funniest shows ever. It may not absolutely top my list of favorite comedies ever, but it's very close.

I honestly don't know if I've laughed out loud at a comedy television show as much as I've laughed at certain episodes of Always Sunny. There are honestly times, especially when an episode hits its climax and everything that has been building up comes together, where I honestly sit back and laugh till I cry. Hopefully I'm not getting your expectations too high or anything...

This show is about a group of friends who own and work in a bar. They're all raging alcoholics, and because they're constantly drunk and horrible (HORRIBLE) people, they get themselves into some absolutely absurd situations.

I love all the characters on the show, and I'm so excited to re-watch all the seasons. I'm especially intrigued to go back and watch the very first season, because Danny DeVito was actually not in the cast in that season. I'm curious to go back and see how the dynamic of the group worked way back then.

Add it to your queue and get ready to laugh! Stream it on Netflix here!

Disney Movies on Netflix Streaming!

Guess what everybody! The news has finally broken that a great business partnership between Netflix and Disney has finally been reached! This has been something that's been in the works for quite awhile, and we're happy to say that we can finally confirm that it's happened!

Yes, that means Disney films, including Pixar and Marvel movies, will be coming to Netflix Instant Watch very soon!

If you're like me, this is absolutely fantastic news. Disney movies are the kind of movies you can always watch, no matter what age you are, and have a great time.

So what kind of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies should we be expecting? Well, according to the official Netflix blog, we can expect: 

...such beloved Disney theatrical classics as “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” and “Pocahontas” and new favorites like “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” and the “Air Bud/Buddies” franchise on top of the incredible range of Disney Channel, ABC Family and Disney XD shows already available to stream on Netflix. 
For the older set, later today we'll have Tim Burton’s incredible holiday favorite “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and in the months and years to come, the epic “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,” an array of M. Night Shayamalan movies, including the supernatural thriller “The Sixth Sense” and other really great Disney movies including “National Treasure,” “Phenomenon” and “Quiz Show.”
That's not all, though. There's plenty more to come! What are YOU excited to stream?

Coming to Netflix Streaming - December 2012

Hey everybody! Next month it looks like the world is probably going to end (haha) but just in case it doesn't, here is the list of movies you can look forward to in the month of December 2012! Some cool stuff here, leave us a comment to let us know if there's anything you're really excited about!

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Redux Bad Boys II
Bowling for Columbine
Garfield and Friends 
Half Baked 
How I Met Your Mother: Season 7
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Jeepers Creepers 
Jeff, Who Lives at Home 
Little Black Book Portlandia: Season 2 
Red Dawn 
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
Star Trek: Insurrection Stuart Little 2 
The English Patient 
The Last of the Mohicans 
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 
Young Adult

American Horror Story: Netflix Streaming Surprises

American Horror Story is the first "mystery" type of TV show I've allowed myself to get into since the end of Lost. If you know me, you know how much Lost affected me in a detrimental way. That being, I was so disappointed in the way that it turned out (meaning, the lack of answering questions) that I basically decided to not let myself get into another similar type show again.

If you know me you also know that I'm a pretty avid horror fan, and the concept of a TV show following some sort of horror theme was very intriguing to me. I can't really think of a time that this has been successfully done off the top of my head. So I gave American Horror Story a chance.

And I loved it. I loved almost everything about this show, and I could never wait to watch the next episode. Yes, the mythos of the 'haunted house' might not have answered all my questions by the end of the first season (the show is an anthology - every season is a new 'American Horror Story') but I thought the acting, plot development, and overall story arch were just phenomenal for a horror-based TV show.

Not to mention, this show had some very scary sequences. Season 1 had some exceptionally thrilling sequences, and some that were simply disturbing. Either way, a lot of things happen that will keep you unsettled when you're going to bed at night (in a good way).

I started this blog post talking about Lost because that's the only show I can think to really capably compare this to. It's a show that's centered around one setting (house vs. island), with many mysteries involved in that setting, with great acting. Things happen so fast that you're glued to your TV (or computer) and want to just continue watching.

This is one of those TV shows that I definitely recommend watching with a friend, because it's certainly fun to talk about what YOU think is happening.

Add it to your queue here!

Netflix's Original Series 'House of Cards' Trailer is Here!

A while back when we heard that Netflix was going to be putting together a show with Kevin Spacey, directed by David Fincher, we were incredibly excited. Now, the day is finally here that we're able to see the trailer to actually see how reasonable our excitement is! This looks like it's going to be absolutely fantastic!

Watch the trailer!

Top 10 Scary Horror Movies on Netflix - October 2012

Halloween is very close now, and if you're like me, you've been overloading on all sorts of scary movies and horror films to get the most out of your Netflix Instant experience. I just realized that the month is almost over and we've yet to put out a Top 10 Scary Movies on Netflix Streaming list for the month. So here we go!

10. Slither

9. From Dusk till Dawn 
8. Trollhunter
7. Dead Snow
6. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
5. House of the Devil
4. Pontypool
3. Insidious
2. The Tall Man
1. The Last Exorcism

The Tall Man: Netflix Hidden Gem Surprises

I went into The Tall Man knowing nothing about it, short of the fact that Jessic Biel was in it, and the cover was kind of creepy. Little did I know that this would end up being one of the more creative horror/thrillers I'd seen in years.

One thing that I can safely say about this movie, is that it kept me guessing until the very end. Most of the time when I'm watching a movie, I'm pretty sure I know what's going on. I can usually follow the beats of the plot line, and kind of at least have an idea of where everything is going on every turn.

For whatever reason, this movie just kept catching me off-guard, and because of that, I'm very confident in recommending this one as a Netflix hidden gem.

Especially considering it's Halloween season, if you're looking for a good scary movie to watch that you haven't seen, this is a great choice!

Click to add it to your Netflix streaming queue here!

Slither: Netflix Hidden Gem Surprises

It's October, and it's scary movie season! I'm constantly on the lookout for great horror films, so whenever anything intriguing comes on Netflix that I feel might satisfy my horror craving, I'm usually pretty quick to jump on it!

I checked out Slither because it stars Nathon Fillion, who, if you don't know by now, is awesome. Pretty much everything he's involved in has a rather 'awesome' element to it. And this movie follows suit.

The movie itself is about an alien invasion, which kind of envelopes into a zombie movie to a certain extent. It's kind of a mixture between the two, but I think getting too detailed about it might ruin the experience for some of you.

The thing that's great about this movie though is how it's able to splice horror and comedy elements together to really work in a genuine and organic way. In that regard, it's a very fun film, and definitely worth watching - especially since it's Halloween season.

If you're willing to go into this movie realizing you're about to have fun, you're going to have fun. This isn't the type of movie that takes itself too seriously, so just go along for the ride and I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Add it to your queue and let me know what you think of it in the comments! Stream it here!

Mouse Hunt: Netflix Hidden Gem Surprises

Mouse Hunt is one of my favorite movies from childhood. It's one of those movies that, even today, I can put it in (or in this case, click to watch it) and still laugh at the simple way it's able to be funny in all the ways it needs to be.

Mouse Hunt is one of my favorite comedy movies that's heavily based in physical humor. A lot of the time (all the time?) I'm never really a fan of it. I guess I'm one of those types of people who's kind of cynical on physical humor, because a lot of the time to me it just seems either heavily forced or just too-over-the-top (in all the wrong ways).

But Mouse Hunt hits the spot. I really love everything about this movie, cast, story, and all. It's so fun to me, and I've never found anyone who actually didn't like this movie.

I don't really know how much I can really say about this movie that needs to be said. It's about two guys who find out that they've inherited a house (that happens to be worth quite a lot of money). The only problem is that the house has a mouse. Yeah, that's pretty much the story.

Go into it expecting something silly and fun and that's what you're going to get. Add it to your queue because this is a fantastic comedy that can be watched by just about anybody.

Click to watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!

South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut: Netflix Streaming Surprises

When South Park first hit theaters, no one really knew what to expect. You didn't know if you were going to get basically an extended episode of South Park, whether you were going to get something substantially more raunchy, or something bland & unworthy of actually being in theaters.

Basically, this movie showed HOW to make a TV show series into a movie, with the icing on the icing on the top being that it's a musical, and absolutely full of memorable songs you'll likely never forget (you can't tell me you'll ever forget 'Blame Canada').

South Park has turned the page on what's expected from a comedy show, and with this movie they turned the page as to what's expected from an animated movie in terms of the level of hilarity that's expected to ensue.

If you're unable to laugh at this movie, you're doing it wrong. South Park writers and creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are unlike any other comedy-writing duo I think Hollywood's ever seen (even though they're in Colorado). The fact that they're willing and able to constantly step over boundaries in ways that no one's ever seen before is a constant reminder to everyone that art is still possible within the confounds of the media we have today.

If you haven't seen this movie, or at least haven't seen this movie in a decade or so, you need to do yourself a favor and stream it. It's amazing.

Click to watch South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut on Netflix streaming here!

Top 10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films on Netflix - September 2012

We've put together a list of our Top 10 favorite sci-fi and fantasy films that are currently streaming on Netflix Instant. Check it out!

10. Thor
9. Deep Impact
8. Super 8
7. TiMER
6. Donnie Darko
5. The Terminator
4. Serenity
3. Vanilla Sky
2. 12 Monkeys
1. The Thing

The Grey - Netflix Streaming Surprises

They Grey was absolutely a surprise to me. I couldn't fathom it being good, knowing how hyperbolic so many of Liam Neeson's characters are in movies, but this movie was fascinatingly awesome in all the right ways.

First and foremost, I think a lot of people look at this movie in the wrong light. I think a lot of people view this movie in the realm of natural reality, and I think those people are doing it wrong.

This is a monster movie, and there's no other way I can put it.

It's a monster movie in all the right ways, too. If you take a step back while you're watching this movie, and for even just a brief moment tell your brain to stop thinking of the wolves as wolves, but instead monsters (or aliens, etc.) all of a sudden you're watching an entirely different movie.

What I love about this is that it brings the monster movie genre into the scope of reality, and follows so many of the rules that I don't see how you can dislike this movie if you're a fan of the genre.

This movie, for all intents and purposes, is a scary movie. There's a lot that goes on, and the drama will definitely strike your emotions, but I think that this movie has enough high-end thrills that would make this a great movie to watch if you're in the mood to watch something terrifying.

I really enjoyed it, and I think you will too. Check it out on Netflix streaming here!

The Thing: Netflix Streaming Surprises

I don't care that many of you have heard, seen, and watched this movie. Many of you, many times. With the weather changing to become more and more Autumn-y, I can't help but become more and more excited for October and Halloween season, and I'm already really getting for the time of year when it's socially-expected to be obsessed with horror films. It's the best time of the year!

The Thing was "re-made" about a year ago. Now, I know it was supposed to be a "prequel," but for all intents and purposes it was trying its best to be a remake of the John Carpenter version of The Thing.

My problem with this new version, is that the entire time I was watching the movie, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I'd simply rather be watching the John Carpenter version. I literally almost stopped watching the movie and started watching this version instead because I actually enjoy it so much.

The Thing might be the perfect horror film. It unites all sorts of genres together (most notably sci-fi and horror) and really knows how to build the tension in all the right ways. It also doesn't have any corny/cheesy CGI that just comes off so badly in so many science fiction movies today - instead Carpenter decided to use a form of real-life animatronics that just comes off as more 'real' that anything I really see in film today.

This version of The Thing has literally my favorite scene in any movie ever (if you're a fan of the movie, you probably know exactly which scene I'm talking about) and that scene alone (it's high-tension), is often one of the only reasons I need to get out the movie and watch it again.

I love it, and I know you will too, if you're a fan of science fiction and/or horror movies. Watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!

Haywire: Netflix Streaming Surprises

I went into Haywire not really knowing anything about it, short of knowing that it was a Steven Soderbergh film (who, at least in my opinion, can be pretty hit or miss).

The movie itself starts off rather slowly for the first couple of minutes. There are a lot of establishing shots that I wasn't really sure about. Very quickly, you realize that it was trying to set a mood of solemnity, as before you know it, the action begins to pulsate.

What I love about this movie is the fact that it was able to have very real action scenes (or, more accurately described, fight scenes) that didn't seem forced and you could actually tell what was going on.

I've never really been a fan of Kung Fu type movies because to me, I've always found myself finding the fighting to be a little hyperbolic and generally filled with a sort of sense of humor about itself. I liked that this movie never at any point in time drew a level of comedy, and was able to stick to a serious tone in every element.

There are a lot of lulls in the movie on a first run-through, but I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that I was pretty confused as to what was actually going on in the story. I think that if I watched it again, I'd understand a lot more and it would probably run a lot more fluidly.

Either way, if you're a fan of fighting movies, I couldn't really recommend a better film to watch right now. If you're a fan of the Bourne movies, you'll probably really enjoy this as well, as it gives off a very similar vibe.

Click to watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!

Coming to Netflix Instant - September 2012 Streaming

Here's a list of some of the movies coming in September 2012 to Netflix streaming!

A Gifted Man
A Night at the Roxbury
Analyze This
Angel Eyes
Basic Instinct
Beavis and Butt-head Do America
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop II
Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This?
Charlie Bartlett
Coming to America
Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?
Deep Impact
Dog Day Afternoon
Double Jeopardy
Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everything Is Illuminated
Failure to Launch
Hey Arnold! The Movie
Hot Rod
Jackass: Number Two
Letters from Iwo Jima
Mean Girls
Mean Girls 2
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible III
Private Parts
Rat Race
Rules of Engagement
Runaway Bride
Something's Gotta Give
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Star Trek: Insurrection
Team America: World Police
Terra Nova
The Descent: Part 2
The Grey
The Longest Yard
The Musketeer
The Omen
The Thing
Titan A.E.
Tommy Boy
Vanilla Sky
We Were Soldiers
What Women Want
White Chicks
Without A Paddle
Yours, Mine, and Ours

Top 10 Horror Films on Netflix Streaming - August 2012

Posted below are our current Top 10 favorite horror films that are currently streaming on Netflix... currently!

Check 'em out, is there something you think we missed?

Pontypool - Netflix Streaming Hidden Gem Surprises

As I've said repeatedly on this blog, one of my favorite types of movies is where you put a group of characters in a room, and see what happens when chaos tears society apart (or just makes it so that the characters themselves are, in seclusion, forced to interact only with one another).

I think this genre is fascinating in the way it forces actors to actually act without any sort of action getting in the way. This might make me sound a little artsy-fartsy, but I don't care. I really do enjoy good acting.

Pontypool is a take on this type of movie in a way I've really never seen before. The movie is about a talk radio host, whom, in the midst of the chaos outside the building, stays on the air, and reports the goings-on of... what's happening.

I don't want to give too much away, but this is the kind of movie that you really have to have a sort of imagination to watch. The storytelling is phenomenal, and it's such an exciting new direction for this genre to go.

Go into it not really expecting a lot of action, and you'll be thrilled by the way in which you're actually thrilled. I really did enjoy it and I think, if you're a horror fan, you will too. Go add it to your queue!

Watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!

Rango: Netflix Streaming Surprises

If you're generally not a fan of computer animated films, have no fear, you shouldn't be dissuaded by Rango.

Because Rango, to me, never really felt like a kids movie. Sure, it had all the right elements: computer animation, cartoony characters, a backdrop of outrageous proportions, but to be honest, the tone never really feels childish in any way throughout the film.

In fact, I would go so far as to say that this isn't a kids movie at all, and I'm not entirely sure if kids would even enjoy the movie.

The movie is basically a western done in the animated realm, with Johnny Depp voicing the main character playing homage to all sorts of previous films. The design and scope of the plot is also a little more complicated than a general children's film, and the action itself is a little outside the boundaries of what you'd expect from a film that 'looks' like this.

The animation is simply fantastic, to say the least. It's unsurprising how much credit the animation studio of this film has received for really embarking on a quest to make this film look amazing.

I'm curious as to what other people thought of this movie, as it really is kind of a film that I'd expect to have a lot of polarized reactions to, basically depending on the type of expectations you had for it going into the film. Leave a comment if you've seen it, and let me know what you think of it.

Click to watch the movie on Netflix streaming here!
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