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New on Netflix Instant Streaming: August 2013

August has begun which means, at minimum, two things: The summer is very close to peaking and Netflix has added new movies to their streaming service.

I wanted to get this up ASAP so there is currently no Why You Should Watch It for each movie. These may or may not be added throughout the next week. EDIT: I will be adding them but they will be short and sweet.

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael hall, Ally Sheedy
Genre: Comedy, High School, Drama

Why You Should Watch It: An 80's John Hughes movie, if you haven't seen it already, just watch it. If you have seen it, you understand why. A high school classic.





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Days of Thunder (1990)

Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Robert Towne, Tom Cruise
Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance

Why You Should Watch It: T. Cruise pre-crazy. Wait, was there actually a pre-crazy Tom Cruise? Maybe not. Either way, it's a quality drama. I believe it was the first time I heard "fuck" in a movie.




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Titanic (1997)

Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton
Genre: Drama, Romance, The High Seas

Why You Should Watch It: "Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls." It may be a a little heavy on the romance side, but damn if I don't enjoy this Cameron masterpiece.





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Zodiac (2007)

Director: David Fincher
Writer: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith
Starring: Jake Gyllenhall, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Why You Should Watch It: Have not yet watch but a movie directed by David Fincher is bound to have some redeemable qualities.





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Best Worst Movie (2009)

Director: Michael Stephenson

Starring: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray
Genre: Documentary, Showbiz

Why You Should Watch It: A movie about the movie, Troll 2. I'm guessing the watching of Troll 2 would make this documentary more enjoyable. Sadly that is not currently on Netflix Instant.





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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Why You Should Watch It: A standard Kevin Smith movie. Dick and fart jokes with heart. It's a funny movie and worth a watch if you like comedy.





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Event Horizon (1997)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Philip Eisner
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Why You Should Watch It: Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill on the big screen?!?! In space?!?! With chills AND thrills?!?! Count me in!

Update: I just watched this thanks to the comment below from 3Guys1Movie. It actually was a pretty decent space thriller movie despite my sarcastic comments above. If you like sci-fi 90's thrillers, it's worth the 1.5 hours.



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Desperado (1995)

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Why You Should Watch It: I'm only guessing but this is probably one sexy, latin, drug trade plot based movie.





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Clockers (1995)

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Richard Price
Starring: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery

Why You Should Watch It: I'm not sure...





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Saved! (2004)

Director: Brian Dannelly
Writer: Brian Dannelly, Michael Urban
Starring: Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Macaulay Culkin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Jesus

Why You Should Watch It: It's a fun high school movie with teenagers trying to traverse their very Christian lives while doing their best to be hypocritical along the way. It has some laughs and people learn lessons. Not a bad way to waste an hour and a half.







Posted by on August 2nd 2013

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  • http://3guys1movie.com/ 3guys1movie

    Event Horizon is some scary sheet!! I have not watched the Breakfast Club in a long time, Might check that out as well.

  • Dan O’Neill

    All pretty good picks, especially Clockers. It’s one of Lee’s best, and definitely his most underrated of all.