Netflix continues to outdo itself with new movies and other viewing options available for streaming in July 2014. In July, the streaming media giant will continue adding to its extensive library and offering members an impressive selection of viewing options from its own cutting-edge, original programming, new movie and TV show releases, as well as classic programming just made available via streaming. Here are some of the new streaming options available for viewing on Netflix in July 2014.
On July 1, Tom Hanks’ Oscar-winning turn as a homosexual lawyer stricken with AIDS and fired from his firm in 1993′s Philadelphia will become available for streaming on Netflix. Additional viewing options on this date include 1995’s Dead Man Walking, which garnered several Oscar nods and starred Thelma & Louise‘s Susan Sarandon as a crusading nun trying to help redeem a convicted murderer (Sean Penn of Mystic River fame) before his execution. 1996′s courtroom drama, Primal Fear, which starred An Officer and a Gentleman’s Richard Gere and The Big C‘s Laura Linney, was the first critically acclaimed role for relatively unknown actor Edward Norton. The 2004 remake of the 1962 classic, The Manchurian Candidate, which starred Silkwood‘s Meryl Streep and Flight‘s Denzel Washington, was well-received, in particular for Streep’s performance as Sen. Eleanor Prentiss. Finally, one of the most well-received Star Trek films, 1991′s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, is featured as the final installment of the Star Trek franchise with its original cast comes to Netflix.
Other new streaming options available for viewing on Netflix in July 2014 include film classics such as 1957’s 12 Angry Men, which starred On Golden Pond‘s Henry Fonda and will begin streaming on July 1. The courtroom drama is considered to be among the best movies of all time by the American Film Institute (AFI). Additionally, the classic romantic comedy Funny Face, which featured Breakfast at Tiffany‘s Audrey Hepburn in her iconic role as a bookstore clerk-turned-model by iconic actor-dancer Fred Astaire (Easter Parade), who plays a fashion photographer. Along with the 1992 exotic film-noir classic Basic Instinct, which showcased Casino‘s Sharon Stone and Romancing the Stone‘s Michael Douglas, are all also set to hit Netflix on July 1.
If a viewer is in the mood for a romantic comedy, the Farrelly brothers’ 2005 baseball-based Fever Pitch might be the ticket. The film teamed actress-producer-director, Drew Barrymore, and TV funnyman-Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Given its combined sports and romance themes, it could serve as a perfect date night movie when it becomes available for streaming on July 14. On the other end of the spectrum, if intense drama is what viewers seek, The Master, starring Hollywood heavyweights Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Savages), and Amy Adams (The Fighter), will also be available to stream on July 14. The film featured Phoenix as a WW II vet struggling to adjust after he returns home. He subsequently falls victim to a religious cult led by Hoffman’s character, and all three of the aforementioned lead actors received Academy Award nominations for their performances.
For history buffs out there, Netflix is also offering an array of new streaming options available for viewing in July 2014. The historical period films include such classics as the 1982 biopic of Indian pacifist independence movement leader, Mahatma Gandhi, in the film Gandhi. This is a role for which British actor Ben Kingsley (A Common Man) won an Oscar for his portrayal of the titular world leader. Additionally, the 1970 biopic about World War II Gen. George S. Patton and the winner of seven Oscars, Patton, will also become available for streaming on July 1. This role earned lead actor George C. Scott (They Might Be Giants) an Oscar, which he notoriously refused to accept. While the other biopics hit Netflix at the start of the month, the 2012 biopic Renoir, which depicts the story about the muse of famed French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his filmmaker son Jean Renoir, debuts on July 6.
Other new streaming options available for viewing on Netflix in July 2014 include several family friendly additions to its extensive library this month. Some options include the original three 1980s Karate Kid movies, as well as 1989′s popular Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Additional family fare selections include a pre-‘LiLo’ Lindsay Lohan (Georgia Rules) portraying separated twins in the 1998 remake of the 1961 classic film, Parent Trap. No matter what a viewer’s age range or tastes, Netflix remains committed to offering its members new movies and other viewing options available for streaming in July 2014, as well as every month of the year.
By Leigh Haugh
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