While we’re all being responsible and hunkering down in our houses during COVID-19’s second wave, Netflix is here to keep us all from going Jack Torrance while staying indoors. Here are ten movies that Netflix is adding to its catalog in the month of August:
- Les Misérables (2012): Do you hear the people sing? Well, you will when you watch this stage musical adapted for the screen. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried, Les Mis is the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean as he runs from the law with his adopted daughter, and finds himself involved in a revolution.
- The Addams Family (1991): Arguably the most iconic TV family that ever lived – certainly the most fun. The Addams family are a group of odd eclectics who revel in the macabre and the bizarre. When long-lost Uncle Fester returns home having lost his memory, a scheming fortune hunter will throw the family into even more chaos than usual.
- The Jurassic Park trilogy: Get a triple dose of nostalgia as you revisit this unforgettable franchise. Join Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Sattler once again as they are dropped in the middle of Jon Hammond’s Jurassic Park, a place where the impossible becomes possible and dinosaurs once again walk the earth. You know what they say: life finds a way.
- Mad Max (1979): Before Fury Road, there was this classic dystopian film. In a world of societal collapse, unhinged ex-police officer Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) becomes embroiled in a violent feud with a savage motorcycle gang.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): You know the old story – boy meets girl, boy loves girl, boy fights with girl, girl has her memories of boy erased by a corporation, boy meets girl again…Eternal Sunshine flawlessly combines drama, romance, and science fiction into one movie, exploring what makes a relationship, and asks the question, “Is love worth taking a chance on? Or are we better off forgetting?”
- Nightcrawler (2014): Having nothing to do with the fuzzy blue X-Men character, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) makes his money capturing violent events like car accidents on film and selling the footage to local news stations. The film explores the relationship between unethical journalism and consumer demand.
- Seabiscuit (2003): Who doesn’t love an underdog story? Or in this case, underhorse. Based on a true story, this film tells the story of a racehorse and the three men who help him become a champion.
- Being John Malkovich (1999): Have you ever looked at someone and wondered what is going on inside their head? Unemployed puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) gets the chance to find out when he discover a door that is a portal to the inside of actor John Malkovich’s mind. Along with his wife Lotte (Cameron) and co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener), the puppeteer takes ahold of Malkovich’s life and hijinks ensue.
- Mr. Deeds (2002): Humble pizzeria owner Longfellow Deeds, the long lost nephew of a recently deceased billionaire, suddenly finds himself the inheritor of the enormous fortune.
- The Never Ending Story (1984): While hiding in a bookstore from bullies, Bastien discovers a book wherein a young warrior named Atreyu is on a quest to save the kingdom of Fantasia from “The Nothing”, and Atreyu needs Bastien’s help.
So don’t sink into the Swamp of Sadness. New content will be available on Netflix soon!