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This month's best new streaming releases

The following lists include movies and TV series added to the various streaming services over the past four weeks with Metascores of 61 or higher, plus a few additional noteworthy titles that do not have Metascores. Titles with poor or mediocre reviews are omitted; this is just the good stuff.

Good recent additions to Netflix (Watch Instantly)

Netflix

Movies

Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly

  Bad Boys (1983) Drama

64 Bicycling with Molière (2014) Foreign/Comedy

72 The Birdcage (1996) Comedy

75 Dancing in Jaffa (2014) Documentary

75 Detective Dee/Mystery... Phantom Flame (2011) Foreign/Action

82 Face/Off (1997) Action/Thriller

61 FrackNation (2013) Documentary

70 Freaky Friday (2003) Family/Comedy

65 The French Minister (2014) Foreign/Comedy

76 It Felt Like Love (2014) Drama

  Johnny Suede (1992) New director's cut Comedy

  The Longest Day (1962) Drama/War

  Mad Max (1979) Action/Sci-fi

74 Mean Creek (2004) Drama

75 Middle of Nowhere (2012) Drama

77 Mission Blue (2014) Documentary

64 Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) Drama

  Pumping Iron (1977) Documentary

  Rocky (1976) Drama/Sports

  Rocky II (1979) Drama/Sports

  Rocky III (1982) Drama/Sports

72 Sabrina (1954) Rom-com

64 Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow (2004) Sci-fi/Adventure

67 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Sci-fi/Whales

66 The Way Back (2011) Drama

63 Weekend of a Champion (2013) Documentary

TV shows (full seasons only)

Score/Title Genre Netflix Watch Instantly

82 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Science

  Foyle's War Sets 1-6 [UK] Drama

62 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 Drama

79 Happy Valley Series 1 [UK] Drama

  Secrets & Lies Season 1 [Australia] Drama

  Southcliffe Series 1 [UK] Drama

69 The Spoils of Babylon Miniseries Comedy

Last chance

Score/Title Last Day on Netflix Netflix Watch Instantly

70 Blank City (2011) Through 8/20

75 House of Pleasures (2011) Through 8/20

64 The Road (2009) Through 8/24

86 Traffic (2000) Through 8/26

Good recent additions to Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video

Movies

Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant

83 Amores Perros (2001) Foreign/Drama

68 Bears (2014) Documentary

64 Belle (2014) Drama

  Belle de jour (1967) Criterion Colllection Foreign/Drma

78 Best in Show (2000) Comedy

64 Bicycling with Molière (2014) Foreign/Comedy

  Blazing Saddles (1974) Comedy

70 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Action/Sci-fi

64 Coherence (2014) Sci-fi/Thriller

71 Colalteral (2004) Thriller

75 Dancing in Jaffa (2014) Documentary

67 Dinosaur 13 (2014) Documentary

77 The Dog (2014) Documentary

  The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) Foreign/Drama

75 Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Documentary

74 Frankenweenie (2012) Animation/Horror

  High and Low (1963) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama

65 Hope Springs (2012) Dramedy

67 The Ides Of March (2011) Drama

81 Locke (2014) Drama

81 A Mighty Wind (2003) Comedy

61 Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Family/Comedy

  My Best Fiend (1999) Documentary

68 Neighbors (2014) Comedy

66 No Impact Man (2009) Documentary

61 Oculus (2014) Horror

66 The One I Love (2014) in theaters Friday Dramedy

77 Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Drama

69 Palo Alto (2014) Drama

76 Rich Hill (2014) Documentary

86 Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) Documentary

69 Sunshine State (2002) Drama

  Three Colors: Blue (1993) Foreign/Drama

  Three Colors: White (1994) Foreign/Comedy

  Three Colors: Red (1994) Foreign/Drama

86 (2000) Foreign/Drama

73 Zombieland (2009) Horror/Comedy

TV shows

Score/Title Genre Amazon Instant

66 The Almighty Johnsons Season 1 (in progress) Fantasy/Comedy

73 Black Jesus Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

74 The Blacklist Season 1 Drama

77 Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Drama

68 The Bridge Season 2 (in progress) Drama

  Covert Affairs Season 5 (in progress) Drama

72 The Divide Season 1 (in progress) Drama

  Drunk History Season 2 (in progress) Comedy

68 Extant Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi

71 Finding Carter Season 1 (in progress) Drama

73 Garfunkel & Oates Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

64 Girl Meets World Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

  Going Deep with David Rees Season 1 (in progress) Reality

69 Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 Drama

88 Hannibal Season 2 Drama

82 The Honorable Woman Miniseries Drama

61 The Last Ship Season 1 Drama

  Last Tango in Halifax Season 2 Drama

  Longmire Season 3 Drama

78 Manhattan Season 1 (in progress) Drama

68 Murder in the First Season 1 Drama

69 The Musketeers Season 1 (in progress) Drama

  Nathan for You Season 2 (in progress) Comedy

85 The Normal Heart HBO movie Drama

  Please Like Me Season 2 (in progress) Comedy

92 Rectify Season 2 (in progress) Drama

  Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 (in progress) Drama

72 The Strain Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi

  Teen Wolf Season 4 (in progress) Drama

  Wilfred Season 4 Comedy

79 Toy Story of Terror ABC special Family/Animation

New to Amazon Prime members (free to stream)

Score/Title Genre Prime Instant Video

72 The Amazing Race Season 1 Reality competition

72 The Birdcage (1996) Comedy

75 The Cider House Rules (1999) Drama

67 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Comedy

68 Extant Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi

65 The Great Debaters (2007) Drama

73 Layer Cake (2005) Thriller

  Mad Max (1979) Action/Sci-fi

76 Mud (2013) Drama

  Rocky (1976) Drama/Sports

  Rocky II (1979) Drama/Sports

  Rocky III (1982) Drama/Sports

71 Waking Ned Devine (1998) Comedy

62 The Woman in Black (2012) Horror/Thriller

= Available free to Amazon Prime members. (Others may rent or buy as normal.)

Good recent additions to iTunes

iTunes Store

Movies

Score/Title Genre iTunes

  Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Foreign/Drama

68 Bears (2014) Documentary

64 Belle (2014) Drama

  Blackmail (1929) Thriller

70 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Action/Sci-fi

  Children of Paradise (1945) Foreign/Drama

64 Coherence (2014) Sci-fi/Thriller

67 Dinosaur 13 (2014) Documentary

77 The Dog (2014) Documentary

75 Finding Vivian Maier (2014) Documentary

  Fitzcarraldo (1982) Foreign/Drama

  Harakiri (1962) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama

  High and Low (1963) Criterion Collection Foreign/Drama

68 Jealousy (2014) Foreign/Drama

  The King of Comedy (1983) Drama/Comedy

81 Locke (2014) Drama

61 Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Family/Comedy

68 Neighbors (2014) Comedy

61 Oculus (2014) Horror

66 The One I Love (2014) in theaters Friday Dramedy

77 Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Drama

69 Palo Alto (2014) Drama

76 Philomena (2013) Drama

76 Rich Hill (2014) Documentary

74 Sin CIty (2005) Action

  Three Colors bundle (Blue/White/Red) (1993-94) Foreign/Drama

  Watership Down (1978) Criterion Collection Animation/Drama

TV shows

Score/Title Genre iTunes

63 The Approval Matrix Season 1 (in progress) Talk

73 Black Jesus Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

77 Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Drama

68 The Bridge Season 2 (in progress) Drama

73 Garfunkel & Oates Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

76 House of Cards Season 1 Drama

80 House of Cards Season 2 Drama

61 The Last Ship Season 1 Drama

78 Manhattan Season 1 (in progress) Drama

  The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

69 The Musketeers Season 1 (in progress) Drama

  Please Like Me Season 2 (in progress) Comedy

92 Rectify Season 2 (in progress) Drama

72 The Strain Season 1 (in progress) Sci-fi

  Teen Wolf Season 4 (in progress) Drama

79 Toy Story of Terror ABC special Family/Animation

72 Welcome to Sweden Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

Good recent additions to Hulu / Hulu Plus

Hulu

Movies

Score/Title Genre Hulu

71 Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) Documentary

  Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) Drama

96 A Hard Day's Night (1964) Music/Comedy

  Love is Colder Than Death (1969) Foreign/Drama

72 The Oath (2010) Documentary

TV shows

Score/Title Genre Hulu

  Gavin & Stacey Seasons 1-3 [UK] Comedy

  Going Deep with David Rees Season 1 (in progress) Reality

78 Manhattan Season 1 (in progress) Drama

  People Like Us Series 1 [UK] Comedy Watch Now

72 Welcome to Sweden Season 1 (in progress) Comedy

= Viewable only by Hulu Plus subscribers.

More on home video

View a list of new and upcoming DVD/Blu-ray releases, plus additional streaming releases from other months.

 

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