Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Classic Movies Streaming Netflix Update 4/26

Each week I check out FeedFliks to see which classic films will be on Netflix's Watch Instantly feature, which I love! FeedFliks (which is free) tells you what has just arrived on Watch It Now, what is coming soon (and when) and what will be expiring soon. This means you can be sure to see things before they go back to the DVD only option. What a great tool!

Once per week, I like to take the extensive list provided by FeedFliks and pull out the classic films and other notable films from those three categories. This makes it even easier for you classic movie buffs to find the good stuff on Netflix.

Coming Soon:
The Navigator, with Buster Keaton (1924) coming 5/15
Seven Chances, with Buster Keaton (1925) coming 5/15
The Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve McQueen (1968) coming 5/1
Shoot Out, with Gregory Peck (1971) coming 5/1
Mary, Queen of Scots, with Vanessa Redgrave (1971) coming 5/1
Family Plot, (Hitchcock's final film) (1976) coming 5/1
Raging Bull, with Robert DeNiro (1980) coming 5/1
The Secret of NIMH, animated (1982) coming 5/1
My Best Friend's Wedding, with Julie Roberts (some Kate Hepburn style outfits here) (1997), coming 5/6
Original Sin, with Angelina Jolie (2001) coming 5/1
Pinocchio, with Roberto Benigni (2002) coming 5/14

Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio

Expiring Soon:
Way Down East, with Henry Fonda (1935) expiring 4/30
Lynch 2 (about David Lynch's filmmaking) (2007) expiring 5/1
Short Films of David Lynch (2002) expiring 5/1
Broadway: The American Musical, hosted by Julie Andrews (2004) expiring 5/1

I also happen to be a big documentary buff and one of my favorite host is Michael Wood. Several of his films will be expiring soon, so check him out while you have a chance!

Michael Wood Documentaries - All expiring on 5/1/11
In Search of Shakespeare
In Search of Myths and Heroes
Conquistadors

Yet another passion of mine is learning about food and our food system here in the U.S. Several food documentaries are expiring soon, so again, if you have an interest check them out this weekend.

Food Documentaries
Fed Up! (2002) expiring 4/27
The Meaning of Food (2004) expiring 5/1
The Natural History of the Chicken (2001) expiring 5/1
To Market, To Market to Buy a Fat Pig (2007) expiring 5/1
Fat: What No One is Telling You (2006) expiring 5/1

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