After last week’s massive upload of new movies to Netflix instant stream, this week seems a bit underwhelming. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some good new titles to look through. As a matter of fact, there’s even a possible Oscar contender in there, foreign as it may be. Check out what else is new to Netflix this weekend.
Fans of foreign dramas may be drawn to this Danish film about a man who is wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting a child and becomes a victim of mass hysteria. The film is its country’s entry for best foreign language film at this year’s Academy Awards, and main actor Mads Mikkelsen won best actor at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
This “self-improved comedy” starring Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page tells the story of a massage therapist who suddenly develops an intense aversion to bodily contact. Talk about being in the wrong profession, right? The movie wasn’t necessarily raved about by critics, but could be good for some offbeat humor.
“Beautiful Darling” (2010)
This documentary explores the life of Candy Darling, who was a a transgender pioneer and famous actress in the ’70s, as well as symbol brought to light by the works of Andy Warhol. The film features reading of private diary entries and letters from Warhol, Truman Capote, and Darling.
“Stuck In Love” (2012)
Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly star in this romantic indie that focuses on the relationships between a novelist, his ex-wife, a college-aged daughter, and a teenage son. Its indie vibe is only heightened by a cool soundtrack that includes tracks from Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith.
This French drama follows a 10-year-old girl who moves to a new town and decides to reinvent herself, wearing boys clothes and introducing herself as Mickael. The confusing aspects of childhood are only heightened by the lead character’s search for a true identity.
Nostalgia and regret are the keys to this movie about a group of 30-somethings who used to be part of a promising rap group in their youth. Now, on election night 2008, they look band and share thoughts of disappointment, but look to comprehend change.
“The Last Stand” (2013)
The only thing sillier than Arnold Schwarzenegger is modern day Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the only thing sillier than modern day Arnold Schwarzenegger is modern day Arnold Schwarzenegger alongside Johnny Knoxville. The former Governator stars as a town sheriff aiming to stop a notorious drug lord.