New Netflix Instant Streaming for August 4th, 2012

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After a long drought (my last Netflix update was a month ago), several classic films are newly available for streaming, including some of my favorites, Sunset Blvd., Night of the Hunter, and King Kong (1976).

  • The African Queen (1951) Great tale from John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.
  • Barbarella (1968)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Very funny Eddie Murphy movie.
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Never seen it.
  • Boccaccio ’70 (1962) Why is it called ’70 when it came out in ’62?
  • The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) This is not my type of movie.
  • The Bridge at Remagen (1969) Directed by John Guillermin who directed King Kong and The Blue Max. George Segal, Robert Vaughn and the great Ben Gazzara.
  • Clue (1985) I have friends who love this movie, but it’s never quite hit me right.
  • Coming to America (1988) Eddie Murphy again.
  • The Conversation (1974) I’ve been dying to see this Francis Ford Coppola film starring Gene Hackman.
  • The Cotton Club (1984) Francis Ford Coppola again, this time with Richard Gere.
  • Days of Heaven (1978) Richard Gere again, this time with Terrence Malick.
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975) A bank robbery gone wrong with Al Pacino directed by Sidney Lumet.
  • The Eiger Sanction (1975) Pretty decent Clint Eastwood movie, but with a lot of plot holes. I watched this just before it rolled off of instant not too long ago. It’s hard for me to believe that George Kennedy was in so many movies. He must have been in 200 just in the 1970s alone.
  • Explorers (1985) Never heard of it.
  • Footloose (1984) Kevin Bacon dances in a small town.
  • Ghost (1990)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974) Robert Redford in this version. Leonardo DiCaprio is in a new version comming out soon.
  • The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) Directed by Phillip Kaufman, stars Robert Duvall and Cliff Robertson as Jesse James and Cole Younger.
  • Highlander (1986) Some Scottish immortals battle with gigantic swords.
  • Highlander 2: Renegade Version (1990)
  • King Kong (1976) I like Charles Grodin, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and giant apes, so of course I love this movie.
  • The Mummy (1932) The Boris Karloff classic!
  • Network (1976) William Holden in a cynical take on network news. Another Sidney Lumet film with an all-star cast: Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, Ned Betty, and Peter Finch.
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955) Half dream, half nighmare, Robert Mitchum is evil. Do a double billing of this with Cape Fear (1962) and you’ll be freaked out for a month. Night of the Hunter is unfortunately the only movie directed by Charles Laughton.
  • Nine to Five (1980) Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda give Dabney Coleman his just deserts.
  • North Dallas Forty (1979) Nick Nolte and Mac Davis. I always get this confused with Semi-Tough with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson. Haven’t seen either since I saw them on HBO in about 8th grade.
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  • Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (1985) Never heard of it!
  • Raw (1987) Eddie Murphy uncensored.
  • Serpico (1973) Al Pacino plays a clean cop in a dirty time. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden in a cynical take on Hollywood. LOVE this movie!
  • The Thing (1982) not to be confused with The Thing from Another World (1952).
  • The Clowns (1970) Fellini.
  • Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica directed.
  • The Final Countdown (1980)
  • Fire and Ice (1983) I’m sure I’ve posted this one before.
  • Marilyn in Manhattan (2012) Marilyn Monroe in Manhattan.
  • The Doors (1991) I’m still waiting for a great movie about The Doors. Val Kilmer was perfect, it’s too bad Stone directed.
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