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Now Streaming: Frank, The Skeleton Twins, and Tons of Classics on Netflix

by | December 2, 2014 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a couple of acclaimed indies and a feelgood culinary drama from Lasse Hallström. On Netflix, there is a treasure trove of newly available films, ranging from a couple of bona fide masterpieces to cult favorites to horror films and even a few James Bond flicks for good measure. Read on for the full list:

Frank

92%

Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson star in this Certified Fresh dramedy about an artsy rock group whose eccentric leader wears a giant papier-mâché mask.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

The Skeleton Twins

86%

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star in this Certified Fresh dramedy about estranged twins who reunite as both are in the midst of personal problems.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

The Hundred-Foot Journey

68%

Escaping political turmoil in India, the Kadam family moves to a small town in France and starts a restaurant. However, they immediately run afoul of Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), a local practitioner of French cuisine.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now Redux

98%

Francis Ford Coppola reimagined Conrad’s Heart of Darkness for the Vietnam War, and the result is one of cinema’s most hallucinatory depictions of the horrors of war. Coppola’s longer director’s cut is also available this week.

Available now on Netflix: Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Now Redux

The Hustler

94%

Pool hustlers Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason go mano a mano in this macho masterpiece from underrated director Robert Rossen.

Available now on: Netflix

Goldfinger

99%

Sean Connery dons the tux for the third time in one of the most iconic James Bond films, wherein 007 faces off against a nemesis with a penchant for gold.

Available now on: Netflix

The Truman Show

95%

Jim Carrey stars as the titular everyman who discovers his entire life is a lie, orchestrated as an ongoing reality show by a ratings-hungry producer (Ed Harris).

Available now on: Netflix

The Dark Crystal

77%

Jim Henson’s fantasy film, which follows a pair of “Gelflings” on a perilous journey to heal their planet, was decidedly darker than his previous work, but it amassed a cult following nonetheless.

Available now on: Netflix

Saturday Night Fever

83%

It’s got a killer soundtrack, a star-making performance from John Travolta…. and a narrative that’s far grittier and sadder that decades of parodies would suggest.

Available now on: Netflix

Almost Famous

89%

Cameron Crowe’s idealized self-portrait of his time as a young Rolling Stone correspondent is a funny, insightful look at the excitement and chaos surrounding a successful rock band.

Available now on: Netflix

American Beauty

87%

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, and many more star in this Best Picture-winning portrait of suburban ennui and subsumed passions.

Available now on: Netflix

The Omen

84%

It seems like very other kid in the 1970s was possessed by the devil. The creepy and well-acted The Omen raised the stakes: its demonic tot was the honest-to-God spawn of Satan himself.

Available now on: Netflix

You Only Live Twice

74%

One of the last (and weakest) of the Connery Bonds, You Only Live Twice is still a reasonably good time thanks to its scenic locales and ninja battles (you read that right).

Available now on: Netflix

Ali

68%

Michael Mann’s biopic of boxer Muhammad Ali earned Will Smith an Oscar nomination, among a number of other accolades.

Available now on: Netflix

Labyrinth

75%

Another Jim Henson film that earned a huge following, Labyrinth stars a young Jennifer Connelly and a freakishly flambouyant David Bowie in a tale about a girl trying to save her brother from a devious goblin king.

Available now on: Netflix

Live and Let Die

65%

Roger Moore makes his debut as a lighter, more playful 007 in the eighth installment of the Bond franchise, which features a killer theme song by Paul McCartney and Wings.

Available now on: Netflix

Mission: Impossible

66%

Brian DePalma kicked off the M:I franchise with an explosive first installment full of double crosses and high tech gadgetry.

Available now on: Netflix

Batman Forever

39%

Switching out director Tim Burton for Joel Schumacher and star Michael Keaton for Val Kilmer didn’t do the Batman franchise any favors, but you have to respect the vision it took to cast Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler.

Available now on: Netflix

Friday the 13th, Parts 1 through 8

63%

Ever wanted to binge on the saga of Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake? Netflix has you covered, with the first eight chapters of the franchise available to stream now.

Available now on Netflix: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8