Apr 01, 2013 03:29 pm | melissa
Ranked by year (not by enjoyability), there's a TON of movies coming out today on Netflix. Here's the ones I find the most interesting.
- The Hunger Games (2012) - AVAILABLE NOW Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci In a dystopian future ruled by a totalitarian regime, resourceful Katniss and her partner, Peeta, represent their district in the lethal Hunger Games, a televised survival competition in which teenage contestants fight each other to the death.
- Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Mia Farrow, Robert De Niro, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie
Ten-year-old Arthur discovers a world of tiny people living in the backyard of his home, which is slated for demolition. A cryptic message leads Arthur to the mini community, where he searches for a rumored treasure in an effort to save his house.
- The Rules of Attraction (2002) James Van Der Beek
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
- Along Came a Spider (2001) Morgan Freeman
A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.
- Shaft (2000) - Samuel L Jackson, Christian Bale (pre-Batman), Toni Colette
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
- Man on the Moon (1999) Jim Carrey in one of his finest performances
A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
- Pi (1998) Darren Arnofsky
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
- The Devil’s Own (1997) Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt
A police officer uncovers the real identity of his houseguest, an IRA terrorist in hiding.
- Eye for an Eye (1996) Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland - tears your heart out.
After her daughter Julie is brutally raped and murdered, Karen McCann is turned down by the LAPD after she requests they keep suspect Robert Doob in jail for good instead of paroling him.
- Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist.
- Nell (1994) Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson
In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
- Cool World (1992) Brad Pitt - Terrible, but funny to see Pitt.
A comic strip vamp seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world.
- Dead Again (1991) Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson - Twisty thriller.
In 1949, composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder.
- Harlem Nights (1989) Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business.
- Rain Man (1988) Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman - Academy anyone?
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
- Fatal Attraction (1987) Michael Douglas, Glenn Close - The is the original women's revenge flick.
A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
- Over the Top (1987) Sylvester Stallone
Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who's trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with his son who he left behind years earlier.
- Overboard (1987) Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell
A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.
- Silver Bullet (1985) - Corey Haim - The first scary movie I saw that gave me nightmares. EEP!
Werewolf terrorizes small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.
- Witness (1985) - Harrison Ford
A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
- 48 Hrs. (1983) Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy - Another 48 Hrs is also in Instant.
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
- Max Dugan Returns (1983) Jason Robards, Marsha Mason and pre-Ferris Matthew Broderick
An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
- Play It Again, Sam (1972) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton - This is the movie that made me fall in love with Woody Allen.
A neurotic film critic tries to get over his wife leaving him by dating again, much by the help of a married couple and his alter ego, Humphrey Bogart.
- How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
- Roman Holiday (1953) Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
Melissa Hanson, Cinemit Content Editor, also known as Dial M For Melissa, has been a Cinemit member since 8/29/10, and is a member of Criticwire. Follow me on Twitter @DialMForMelissa or Like Me on Facebook facebook.com/DialMForMelissa