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Now Streaming: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Foxcatcher and More

by | March 3, 2015 | Comments

The biggest titles new to streaming services this week include the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s journey through Middle-earth, an Oscar-nominated thriller, and a little-seen but highly acclaimed comedy starring Chris Rock. After that, we’ve got some excellent choices on Netflix, including the latest season of its original drama House of Cards and old favorites like Donnie Brasco and Ground hog Day. Read on for the full list:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

59%

After going up against the fire-breathing dragon Smaug, Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and makeshift battalions of men, elves, and dwarfs must join forces to fight off an onslaught of orcs and restore order to Middle-earth.

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

Foxcatcher

87%

Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo star in this Certified Fresh drama about an Olympic wrestling hopeful who falls under the influence of a questionable patron.

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

Top Five

86%

Chris Rock (who also directed) plays Andre Allen, a popular comic actor who’s about to be married to a famous reality TV star. He agrees to be profiled by a New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson), and as they stroll about the city, Allen begins to question the decisions he’s made in his life and career.

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

House of Cards: Season Three

In the third season of Netflix’s acclaimed political drama, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) attempt to maintain the powerful positions to which they’ve risen, even in the face of troubling global events and adversaries much closer to home.

Available now on: Netflix

A Summer’s Tale

98%

Eric Rohmer’s naturalistic, low-key dramedy follows the lives and loves of young people over the course of a summer.

Available now on: Netflix

Groundhog Day

97%

Bill Murray stars in Harold Ramis’s classic comedy about a jaded reporter whose bitter outlook on life changes when he’s caught in a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again.

Available now on: Netflix

Donnie Brasco

88%

Johnny Depp goes undercover to bring down mob boss Al Pacino — and finds himself taking something of a shine to the old man — in this Certified Fresh gangster drama.

Available now on: Netflix

Finding Neverland

83%

Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Dustin Hoffman star in Marc Forster’s warm, heartfelt biopic of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie.

Available now on: Netflix

Bridget Jones’s Diary

80%

Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant star in this comedy about a brash thirtysomething woman who decides to shape up and meets a couple of eligible bachelors.

Available now on: Netflix

Hawaii Five-0: Season Four

The fourth season of CBS’s cop show reboot starring Alex O’Laughlin and Scott Caan focuses on McGarrett and Co. facing new adversaries and playing both sides of the law.

Available now on: Netflix