Top 9 new releases on Netflix UK — August 2014
James R | On 01, Aug 2014
It’s the start of a new month, which means a bunch of new releases on Netflix UK. Here are our pick of the bunch:
Director Jim Mickle’s all-fangs-and-no-frills approach gives this vampire flick an effective low-budget edge.
Big Bad Wolves
In what scenario is torture ok? It isn’t. That’s it. It’s an easy question to answer. But Big Bad Wolves asks more difficult questions. What if the victim is a pedophile? What if you think they’ve captured your daughter? That a film can even make you consider an alternative is chilling. The fact that it’s gripping and funny too is scarily impressive.
The Muppet Movie
Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Perfect, fuzzy family fun.
Seven Samurai with attitude? Home Alone with swords? Takashi Miike’s violent film is bloody fantastic.
And Now for Something Completely Different
If the Monty Python Live reunion left you craving more surreal sketches, this feature-length anthology of the best from the Flying Circus TV series is a treat.
Murder by Death
What do Truman Capote, Peter Falk and Alec Guinness have in common? How did they all end up in a mysterious mansion where a murder has taken place? The answer is Robert Moore’s inspired murder mystery spoof.
If you’ve already howled at Murder by Death, try this Cluedo send-up from 1985. Featuring Tim Curry as a straight-faced butler, the farce flies thick and funny.
Harold and Maude
Hal Ashby’s seminal 1972 comedy about a young man who gets off with 79-year-old woman is warped, humourous stuff.
Doug’s 1st Movie
Everyone’s favourite animated character gets a big screen spin-off.
For a full list of new Netflix UK releases, click here – or head this way for our highlights of what’s coming soon in August.