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Dave Chappelle Specials, Orphan Black, Train to Busan, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | March 21, 2017 | Comments

Whether you need a good laugh, some sci-fi thrills, or a zombie scare, we’ve got you covered with this week’s choices, which also include a few smaller Certified Fresh choices you might have missed, the final season of a popular supernatural drama that just ended, and even an Oscar nominee. Read on for details.


New on Netflix

 

Dave Chappelle: Collection 1 (2017) 92%

The first two comedy specials Netflix picked up from Dave Chappelle, filmed separately in Hollywood and at Austin City Limits, cover topics on race, celebrity, fatherhood, and his own brushes with controversy.

Available now on: Netflix


The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (2016) 100%

The popular supernatural CW drama just ended its series run a week and a half ago, but Netflix already has its final season available to stream for those who might have missed out. Now you can watch the entire series in your jammies.

Available now on: Netflix


Train to Busan (2016) 94%

This apocalyptic action-horror film from South Korea follows a group of passengers on a commuter train fighting to survive a zombie outbreak.

Available now on: Netflix


Fire at Sea (2016) 95%

This Italian documentary, which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars, centers on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in and around the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

Available now on: Netflix


Howards End (1992) 94%

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson star in this adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel about a couple whose love affair blooms against the backdrop of upheaval in the British class system during the early 20th century.

Available now on: Netflix


Evolution (2015) 83%

This French drama-thriller follows a young boy who discovers that the matriarchal society on the island where he lives may hide deep secrets after he discovers a body floating in the ocean.

Available now on: Netflix


5 to 7 (2014) 70%

Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Glenn Close, Eric Stoltz, and Frank Langella star in a romantic comedy about a passionate affair between a married woman and an aspiring writer.

Available now on: Netflix


Batched (2014) 67%

Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, and Natalie Dormer star in this drama about an exclusive Oxford University fraternity for the super wealthy.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Orphan Black: Season 4 (2016) 97%

Tatiana Maslany stars in this sci-fi drama series about a group of clones who fall into a conspiratorial whirlwind of mystery and deception.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) 87%

Richard Linklater‘s latest is a nearly plotless, freewheeling comedy about a party-hearty college baseball team in the early 1980s.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Big Ass Spider! (2013) 78%

This gleeful throwback to creature features of old is the story of two guys trying to stop a huge arachnid from destroying Los Angeles.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

Paterson (2016) 96%

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani star in Jim Jarmusch’s slice-of-life tale about a bus driver and aspiring poet whose daily routine brings him into contact with his town’s colorful characters.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Neruda (2016) 93%

The first of director Pablo Larraín’s acclaimed biopics last year, this homage to the Nobel Prize-winning poet focuses on a search for him during the 1940s after his Communist leanings made him a fugitive in Chile.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Secret of NIMH (1982) 93%

Based on an acclaimed children’s book by Robert C. O’Brien, this animated tale follows a widowed mouse trying to save her home who encounters a secret society of ultra-intelligent lab rats who have escaped from a nearby facility.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


What's Up, Doc? (1972) 89%

Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal star in Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to classic screwball comedies, about a young woman whose efforts to attract the attention of a timid musicologist lead to a series of misunderstandings.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Club (2015) 88%

This drama from Chile — another treat from Pablo Larraín — is the story of four exiled priests and a nun who are confronted by their past secrets when another priest appears and causes a stir.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) 85%

Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace star in the the original Swedish trilogy, based upon Stieg Larsson’s bestselling novels. All three are available on FandangoNOW.

Available now on FandangoNOW: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest


Francofonia (2015) 87%

This Certified Fresh documentary is a meditation on art that offers a unique tour of Paris’s famous Louvre museum through the lens of historical events.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Julieta (2016) 83%

The great writer-director Pedro Almodóvar‘s latest is a drama about a woman whose life is upended after her estranged daughter returns.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Brand New Testament (2015) 82%

This dark comedy imagines that God is a petulant Belgian slacker with a rebellious young daughter.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) 75%

Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino star in this follow-up to Robert Rodriguez’s popular kid-friendly action film, about a family of super spies who take on a double agent and a mad scientist.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Last House on the Left (1972) 62%

Wes Craven’s original horror exploitation classic follows a band of rapists and murderers who are hunted by the parents of one of their victims.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


Office Christmas Party (2016) 40%

Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, and Jennifer Aniston star in this comedy about a company CTO and branch manager who set out to throw an epic holiday party in hopes of impressing a big client.

Available now on: FandangoNOW

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