This week’s Netflix Streaming releases kick off today with the premiere of the 2013 comedy “The Big Wedding”, featuring a stellar cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton and many more. It’s just the beginning of a jam-packed week of debuts on Netflix Streaming.
March 30th brings the long-awaited debut of season 6 of “Mad Men,” encouraging fans to catch up with the award-winning show ahead of the seventh season premiere in a couple of weeks.
April 1st brings dozens of classic films to Netflix Streaming, including “A League of Their Own,” “Chinatown,” “Mean Girls, “Titanic,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and much, much more. View the slideshow above for the full list of great films coming to Netflix on the first of the month.
Also premiering this week, on April 3rd, is “Short Poppies,” a Netflix original comedy series starring New Zealand comic actor Rhys Darby. The show will feature Darby playing a variety of character.
To learn more about this week’s dozens of release, including several beloved animated series including “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” view the slideshow above. Keep track of the latest Netflix Streaming releases by subscribing to the Netflix Instant Examiner today.
'The Big Wedding' (2013)
Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon
A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedded bliss to please a special guest at their son's nuptials: his birth mother. As the hoax spins out of control among family and friends, it leaves behind a poignant and funny tale about the ties that bind.
'Adventure Time: Season 2'
Young Finn and his shape-shifting dog buddy, Jake, have a series of surreal adventures as they journey through the postapocalyptic Land of Ooo, encountering odd situations that involve even odder characters in this quirky animated series.
'Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 2'
In this popular Adult Swim show, Smart-mouthed fast-food superheroes Master Shake, Meatwad and Frylock take on monsters, aliens and their neighbor, Carl.
'Batman: The Brave and the Bold'
Batman travels both time and space to fight crime in this animated series, which finds the Caped Crusader teaming up with his fellow superheroes.
'Ed, Edd and Eddy: Seasons 3 and 4'
This animated series follows the misadventures of three conniving pals who hang around the neighborhood dreaming up wacky new schemes to make money.
'Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Season 1'
In the farthest reaches of deep space, Earth's Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, patrols the Guardian Frontier, where he must face invasions from the evil Red Lantern Corps, which has sworn to destroy the Green Lanterns and everything they stand for.
'Johnny Bravo: Season 2'
Dim-witted, tall-haired Johnny Bravo finds a foul-mouthed mermaid, summons the devil and gets thrown into a women's prison in Season 2. But the self-proclaimed ladies man will have to confront his greatest fear: a styling gel shortage.
'Mad Men: Season 6'
Set in 1960s New York, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency in an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure. When the cigarette smoke clears and the martinis are set down, at the center of it all is womanizing ad man Don Draper.
'The Boondocks: Season 2'
This satirical series follows the socially conscious misadventures of Huey Freeman, a smart 10-year-old who relocates from Chicago to the suburbs.
'The Writers' Room'
Screenwriter Jim Rash hosts this talk show that goes behind the scenes with some of TV's greatest scribes, including the teams who brought us "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead."
'Bob's Burgers: Season 3'
In this animated series, hamburger restaurant owner Bob Belcher, his happy-go-lucky wife, Linda, and their three rambunctious kids try to outwit a rival eatery and overcome their own family dysfunction to get their greasy spoon off the ground.
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman, Darrell Zwerling, Diane Ladd
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski's complex neonoir classic.
'Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition'
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara
The 1977, 1980 and 1998 versions of Steven Spielberg's seminal sci-fi hit are collected in this exhaustive 30th anniversary edition, which also includes a 20-minute interview with the director as well as a feature documentary on the film. Richard Dreyfuss still shines as Roy Neary, a cable worker who investigates a power outage and encounters a mysterious light from above. Teri Garr and beloved French auteur Francois Truffaut co-star.
Ang Lee's articulate direction and Woo-Ping Yuen's balletic martial arts choreography elevate this story about a young woman in ancient China who longs for an adventurous life rather than a dull arranged marriage.
'The Odd Couple' (1968)
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Larry Haines
Tossed out of the house by his wife, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within days, the slovenly Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving each other bonkers.
'The Yards' (2000)
Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway
Fresh out of the joint, Leo Handler tries to get himself on the right track with help from his shady Uncle Frank who runs a business that repairs New York City's subway trains. But Leo soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law once again.
'The Muppets Take Manhattan' (1984)
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig.
'Steel Magnolias' (2012)
In this contemporary re-imagining of the beloved classic film, Steel Magnolias chronicles the extraordinary friendship of six remarkable Southern women, there for each other through life's triumphs and tragedies.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton
This cinematic spectacle -- winner of 11 Oscars -- follows society girl Rose and penniless artist Jack as they fall in love just as tragedy strikes. Rereleased for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, the stirring romance remains timeless.
'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' (2007)
Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby in this adaptation of Bauby's autobiography, which he dictated by blinking his left eye after a stroke rendered him mute and paralyzed.
'The English Patient' (1996)
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this Oscar-winning drama stars Ralph Fiennes as a badly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending him. As his story spills out via flashback, so do secrets about his identity.
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell
When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed announces he'll give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
'Royal Pains: Season 1-4'
Dr. Hank Lawson, an unfairly maligned Manhattan physician, unexpectedly gets a career upgrade as a freelance doctor treating New York's aristocratic upper crust in their posh Hamptons homes.
'Short Poppies: Season 1'
Available 4/3 - Global debut on Netflix
TV journalist David Farrier takes on the job of documenting what everyday life is like for a collection of eccentric nobodies from small-town New Zealand, but the network plans to make a comedy out of the reporter's odd findings.
'The Last Days on Mars' (2013)
Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas, Romola Garai, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic, Tom Cullen
Eight astronauts on Mars are counting the days before the arrival of the spaceship that will ferry them back to Earth. While they're preparing to return, one crew member discovers a strain of bacteria that turns humans into killers.