Happy weekend! There are lots and lots of fun new titles on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. In the mood for a laugh? Go with Bad Grandpa. Want to cry? Try either My Girl movie. And have a great two days off!
Available June 27
Turbo FAST: Season 1
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, “Turbo FAST” amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.
Available June 29
Bad Grandpa 0.5
Drawing on unseen footage from its predecessor, this edition of the film franchise charts the hidden-camera high jinks of Irving Zisman and his 8-year-old grandson as they continue their cross-country prank-fest.
This true-to-life action saga profiles Virginia’s bootlegging Bondurant gang, whose exploits during the Prohibition era made them outlaw heroes. The three Bondurant brothers tussle with the law and each other as they try to survive changing times.
Available June 30
This coming-of-age tearjerker follows a momentous summer in the life of 11-year-old Vada Sultenfuss, who learns powerful lessons about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes—including a new woman in her widowed father’s life.
My Girl 2
Fulfilling a school assignment to write an essay about someone she admires but has never met, teenager Vada Sultenfuss makes surprising discoveries when she traverses Los Angeles to speak with her dead mother’s high school classmates and friends.
Aspiring author Stingo shares a Brooklyn boarding house with winsome Polish émigré Sophie and her mercurial lover, Nathan, a union unsettled by Nathan’s violent behavior and Sophie’s disturbing recollections of her wartime experience.
Available July 1
12 Angry Men
Knowing full well that a guilty verdict means death, a jury of 12 men (including Jack Warden and Jack Klugman) must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. But only one juror (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (Network) made his directorial debut with this Oscar-nominated drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.
A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
In a crumbling Chicago tenement, a strong-willed widow and her grown children struggle to scratch out a living—until a $10,000 life insurance check arrives. Before long, all the family members begin making their own plans for the money.
Animorphs: Seasons 1 & 2
Five teenagers and one benevolent alien are given the power to morph into any animal they touch as part of a plan to defeat a nefarious alien race.
Criminals Willie and Marcus disguise themselves as Santa Claus and an elf and travel the country to major malls, using the goodwill people have toward Santa to rob the mall stores blind. The problem is, Willie can’t stand kids.
Facing internal inquiry, Det. Curran doggedly pursues a case involving Catherine, a writer and temptress who is suspected in a murder reminiscent of a crime detailed in her book. As the body count rises, so does Curran’s obsession with Catherine.
Boyz N the Hood
In this thoughtful drama, a South Central Los Angeles high schooler struggles to stay straight in a community polluted by drugs, violence and racism—and his cynical but devoted father will accept nothing less than the best from him.
City of God
Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum’s colorful residents unfold.
Dead Man Walking
On death row for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of activist nun Helen, a death penalty opponent. She becomes Matthew’s spiritual adviser and tries to halt the execution, even though Matthew’s professed innocence is dubious.
With the football championships around the corner, an English literature teacher at a British high school who’s a loyal Arsenal soccer fan doesn’t have time for love—or so he thinks until he meets a woman whose devotion lies elsewhere.
Fred Astaire’s inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin’s airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.
This awe-inspiring biopic about Mahatma Gandhi—the diminutive lawyer who stood up against British rule in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding—brilliantly underscores the difference one person can make.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Wayne Szalinski spends many days and nights trying to get his wacky miniaturization machine to work. No such luck—until one day, he unknowingly shrinks his children down to microscopic size and tosses them outside in the trash.
Legends of the Fall
The Ludlow clan—father William and brothers Alfred, Tristan and Samuel—splinters when Sam goes off to fight in World War I against his father’s wishes. To protect Sam, his siblings follow suit, but tragedy ensues when their efforts fall short.
Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname “Blood and Guts” for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.
In this heartfelt drama, Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett launches a wrongful termination suit against the hand that feeds him when his law firm finds out about his HIV-positive status—and his homosexuality—and fires him.
When a blood-spattered altar boy is found running from a murder scene, his conviction seems certain. But when an arrogant defense attorney steps in, the issue of the boy’s possible guilt may be less important than winning the case.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) must face his prejudices when his sworn enemies the Klingons lurch perilously close to economic deprivation and environmental ruin. Obeying Star Fleet orders, Kirk reluctantly begins peace negotiations with Klingon chancellor Gorkon (David Warner). But peace has many foes: Gorkon is soon dead, and Kirk is imprisoned in a Klingon gulag as the galaxy edges toward all-out war.
The Karate Kid
Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel—and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense.
The Karate Kid II
In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame—which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival.
The Karate Kid III
Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi are forced to defend themselves against an old rival, the sinister Cobra Kai sensei they defeated in the first film.
The Manchurian Candidate
In this remake of the 1962 political thriller, two U.S. soldiers are taken captive during the first Gulf War and brainwashed so they’re programmed to rebel once they return home. Several years later, one of them lands on the vice presidential ticket.
The Parent Trap
When Hallie Parker and Annie James meet at summer camp, they think they have nothing in common—only to discover that they’re identical twins. Soon, they’re up to their freckles in a scheme to switch places and get their parents back together.
Under the Tuscan Sun
After divorcing her cheating husband, Frances Mayes tries to overcome her depression and writer’s block by taking a vacation to Tuscany. Charmed by the location, she impulsively decides to buy a villa there.
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Spring has sprung, and baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and make new friends. But Rabbit seems preoccupied with spring cleaning, instead of embracing his usual role of playing Easter Bunny. Leave it to Roo to show Rabbit—through love—that it’s more important who you love and not who’s in charge. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and all of A.A. Milne’s cherished characters are on hand to celebrate the season and the blessings of friendship.
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