Ahh, the new year — a time when Netflix content licenses expire and new titles take their place.
Here are some of the notable new titles in 2014. There are too many to elaborate upon, but this should give you a sample of some good ones. Click each title for a link to the screenplay!
The funniest serial killer movie you’ll ever see, this modern classic satirizes capitalistic excess. Adapted from the Bret Easton Ellis novel by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner, it features tons of memorable lines and scenes. Guinevere also makes a cameo as one of Patrick Bateman’s victims in the Whitney Houston scene.
Another classic, this time from 1940. Adapted from the John Steinbeck novel by Nunnally Johnson, who also wrote The Dirty Dozen and The Three Faces of Eve.
Big Trouble in Little China (I could only find a partial screenplay for this; throw a link in the comments if you know of a complete one)
Screenplay by Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, and W.D. Richter. Goldman and Weinstein first imagined this zany action movie as a western set in the 1880s. The studio brought in Richter–director of the cult favorite Buckaroo Banzai–to rewrite it in the modern day.
Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin, based on the autobiography of Jake LaMotta. Mardik Martin, one of the writers of Mean Streets, wrote the first draft of the script, but star Robert De Niro was unimpressed. He brought in Paul Schrader for rewrites, and the rest is history.
Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides. This is Sophia Coppola’s first feature film. She would later win Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation.
Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. Rubin won Best Original Screenplay for this hit, which is the 91st highest grossing movie of all time (adjusted for inflation).
Another screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, this one is more of a cult favorite. Since this film came out, Rubin has written Stuart Little 2 and The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Here are the other TV and film additions:
New Seasons of TV:
- Dexter (Season 5–8)
- Murder, She Wrote (Seasons 1–12)
- Maron (Season 1)
- Torchwood: Miracle Day
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Season 1)
- Turbo FAST (Season 1, Netflix exclusive)
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
- 3 Women (Robert Altman film)
- Hotel Rwanda
- Akeelah and the Bee
- The Amityville Horror (1979)
- As I Lay Dying
- Beverly Hills Cop III
- Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
- The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Bull Durham
- Bulletproof Monk
- Changing Lanes
- Children of a Lesser God
- Control Room
- The Day the Earth Stood Still
- Days of Thunder
- Drinking Buddies
- Escape from Alcatraz
- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
- Good Burger
- The Guilt Trip
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
- Harlem Nights
- The Haunting in Connecticut
- The Iron Lady
- Jack Reacher
- The Last Stand
- Mommie Dearest
- Mouse Hunt
- Ninja 2
- The Ninth Gate
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
- Play It Again, Sam
- Red Dawn (1984)
- Reindeer Games
- Some Like It Hot
- Stand Up Guys
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
- Thelma and Louise
- Tora! Tora! Tora!
- Una Noche
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
- West Side Story