New Netflix Instant Releases — November 2014
The time has come once again -- the beginning of a new month brings lots of new streaming content to Netflix Instant, giving you plenty of options when you just feel like staying in. The service offers new favorites, old classics, and even a few under the radar gems for you to discover. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant this November.
'Addams Family Values' (1993) -- Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd. A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.
'Airplane!' (1980) -- Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, and Leslie Nielsen. An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.
'Artifact' (2012) -- Directed by Jared Leto. This documentary gives unprecedented access to actor and musician Jared Leto.
'The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi' (2003) -- Starring Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, and Yui Natsukawa. The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.
'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (1992) -- Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Keanu Reeves. The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
'Braveheart' (1995) -- Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, and Patrick McGoohan. When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallce begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
'Breakheart Pass' (1975) -- Starring Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, and Richard Crenna. A U.S. Marshal and his prisoner are on board a train with medical supplies and an army unit, headed through the Rocky mountains. No one is to be trusted, and nothing is what it seems.
'Cleopatra' (1963) -- Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison. This historical epic covers the life, love, and the tragic undoing of the Egyptian queen.
'The Core' (2003) -- Starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, and Delroy Lindo. The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.
'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' (1988) -- Starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine, and Glenne Headly. Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.
'Fatal Attraction' (1987) -- Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
'Hart's War' (2002) -- Starring Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, and Terrence Howard. A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.
'The Haunting' (1999) -- Starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Owen Wilson. When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.
'Heartburn' (1986) -- Starring Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Jeff Daniels. Based on Nora Ephron's novel of the same name, this film takes an autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to a fellow writer, after discovering he's having an affair while she's pregnant with their second child.
'Hell Is For Heroes' (1962) -- Starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, and Fess Parker. Small squad must hold off German attack.
'How to Steal a Million' (1996) -- Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, and Eli Wallach. Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Season 9 (2013) -- Starring Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney. Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.
'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' (2001) -- Starring Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, and Ben Affleck. The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.
'Kingpin' (1996) -- Starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, and Bill Murray. A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.
'Portlandia' Season 4 (2014) -- Starring Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Kyle MacLachlan. A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.
'The Preacher's Wife' (1996) -- Starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. When a reverend who devotes his free time to his struggling community finds that his marriage is on the rocks, God sends him an angel who seems to complicate matters even more.
'The Quick and the Dead' (1995) -- Starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, and Russell Crowe. Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.
'Road Trip: Beer Pong' (2009) -- Starring DJ Qualls, Rhoda Griffis, and Mary Cobb. Three college roommates join a bus full of gorgeous models and travel the country to compete in a National Beer Pong Championship.
'The Rocketeer' (1991) -- Starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Alan Arkin. A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.
'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' (1991) -- Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley. On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
'Total Recall' (1990) -- Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, and Michael Ironside. When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
'Trading Mom' (1994) -- Starring Sissy Spacek, Anna Chlumsky, and Aaron Michael Metchik. Tired of their workaholic and absent mother, three siblings use an ancient spell to trade her in for a new one.
'The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement' (2004) -- Starring Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, and Julie Andrews. Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.
'Altman' (2014) -- A look at the life and work of American filmmaker Robert Altman.
'Fading Gigolo' (2014) -- Starring John Turturro, Woody Allen, and Sharon Stone. Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager," the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.
'Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty' (2014) -- The comedian's new special for Netflix.
'Scream 4' (2011) -- Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
'Virunga' (2014) -- A group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo's natural resources.
'Louder Than Words' (2014) -- Starring Adelaide Kane, David Duchovny, and Scott Cohen. After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
'Nebraska' (2013) -- Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb. An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
'Helix' Season 1 (2014) -- Starring Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, and Jordan Hayes. A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.
'Quartet' (2012) -- Starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
'La Bare' (2014) -- An insider's look at the history, lives and culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.
'Small Town Santa' (2013) -- Starring Christine Lakin, Dean Cain, and Derek Brandon. A local sheriff has lost his holiday spirit, but finds his life turned upside down when he arrests a home intruder who turns out to be Santa.
'Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats' (2014) -- Writer/actress/comedienne Chelsea Peretti presents a re-imagining of the hour-long special.
'Doc Martin' Season 6 (2013) -- Starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, and Ian McNeice. Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England
'Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage' (2014) -- Starring Patrick Stewart, Lorna Raver, and Marco Khan. When the Sultan's first born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling to a desert of magic and creatures to save her.
'Dream House' (2011) -- Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts. Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
'Donald Glover: Weirdo' (2012) -- With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special 'Weirdo.'
'Sabotage' (2014) -- Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, and Terrence Howard. Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
'Lilyhammer' Season 3 (2014) -- Starring Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, and Steinar Sagen. A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.
'Ida' (2014) -- Starring Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, and Dawid Ogrodnik. Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
'Nikita' Season 4 (2013) -- Starring Maggie Q., Shane West, and Lyndsy Fonseca. A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.
'Happy Christmas' (2014) -- Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, and Mark Webber. After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.
'Beyond the Edge' (2013) -- Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 -- an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.
'Running From Crazy' (2013) -- An examination of the life of actress and model Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she struggles to understand her family's history of mental illness and suicide in an effort to make peace.
'War Story' (2014) -- Starring Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, and Ben Kingsley. A war photographer who recently endured a brutal detainment in Libya holes up in Sicily to come to terms with her ordeal, not far from the home of her former lover and mentor. Soon she crosses paths with a Tunisian migrant in need of an abortion and safe passage to France, who bears a striking resemblance to a Libyan girl Lee photographed just before her capture.
'Bomb Girls' Season 3 (2014) -- Starring Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, and Charlotte Hegele. A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory.
'The One I Love' (2014) -- Starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson. Struggling with a marriage on the brink of falling apart, a couple escapes for a weekend in pursuit of their better selves, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.
'About Cherry' (2012) -- Starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, and Heather Graham. A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
'The Grand Seduction' (2013) -- Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, and Liane Balaban. To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.