The beginning of every month sees additions to Netflix Streaming’s library. Here is a quick list of new movies that you might be interested in. (Some of these were added at the very end of August, but we’re going to include them in this roundup anyway.) Feel free to note anything we’ve left out in the comments below.
The 4400: All four seasons of this TV show about alien abductees are now available.
50 First Dates: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite in this Hawaii-set romantic comedy.
Carrie: The 1976 Brian De Palma film of the Stephen King novel. Prom, blood, fire.
Doctor Dolittle: The 1967 movie in which Rex Harrison talks to animals.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Johnny Depp playing wacky before it was all that he did.
Frenzy: Alfred Hitchcock’s second to last film — a tense, nasty thriller about a serial killer in London.
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster: The last twenty minutes of this 1964 movie has a giant monster battle royale. You might have to search under the title San Daikaijû: Chikyu Saidai no Kessen.
Godzilla vs. Mothra: The 1964 giant lizard fights giant moth movie. You might have to search under the title Mosura tai Gojira.
I’m Gonna Git You Sucka: The 1988 blaxploitation spoof starring and directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans.
Jade: The 1995 erotic thriller that is perhaps now best known as a joke in The 40-Year Old Virgin: “There are three rules when it comes talking to women. Number one, ask questions … Two, be cool and three, be kind of a dick. Look, be like David Caruso in Jade.”
Men in Black: The 1997 hit movie starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as guys who dress like morticians and wrangle aliens. The inspiration for this summer’s R.I.P.D.
Open Water: The 2003 thriller about two scuba divers who must defend themselves against sharks after being left behind in the middle of the ocean.
The Panic in Needle Park: The 1971 film in which Al Pacino plays a junkie. This is good pre-Godfather Pacino stuff.
The People Under the Stairs: The 1991 oddball Wes Craven horror movie.
The Purple Rose of Cairo: The 1985 Woody Allen movie starring Mia Farrow as a movie-obsessed housewife and Jeff Daniels as the object of her screen affection.
Requiem for a Dream: The 2000 Darren Aronofsky film about drug addiction that is among the most depressing American movies ever made. Still, worth seeing. It’ll ruin your night. Regardless, check it out.
Rodan: The 1956 Japanese monster movie about a giant pterodactyl.
Saturday Night Fever: You can tell by the way John Travolta uses his walk that he’s a woman’s man, with no time to talk.
Scandal, season two: Catch up before the season-three premiere on October 3.
The Seven Year Itch: The 1955 film in which Marilyn Monroe stands on a subway grate.
Six Degrees of Separation: Will Smith stars alongside Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland as a young gay con artist in one of his most interesting and little seen performances.
There Will Be Blood: One of the best movies of the millennium so far. Not to oversell it or anything.
Wargames: The 1983 computer thriller starring a young Ally Sheedy and Matthew Broderick. Shall we play a game?
Zoolander: Orange Mocha Frappuccino!