New Movies on Netflix in August 2014

A list of movies you’ve heard of that are new on Netflix in August is below.  But first, here are my recommendations:

ChocolatOne of those feel-good movies that celebrates life and can’t help but bring a smile to your face.

Cosmos (2014 Miniseries): Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s update on the classic Carl Sagan series.  Explains the current state of cosmology in an engaging way, by wrapping up the science in compelling stories about people.

Face/Off: One of the most ridiculous over-the-top movies ever made.  It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but if you’re pointing out logic problems in a movie where a super-cop and super-criminal literally swap faces and proceed to kill/exploder everyone and everything, you’ve kind of missed the point.  If you enjoy dumb action, this movie is a lot of fun.

Rounders: One of those movies that failed in theaters but found a cult following on video. Follows the adventures of an underground poker player, and does an excellent job of making poker compelling.  Quite a few real-life poker pros were inspired to get into poker because of this movie.

Rocky: The classic American underdog story.  A bit slow for modern audiences, but an excellent story of a man proving his self-worth through sheer determination.

Rocky IV: (see my write-up in Movies We Still Care About.)

Complete List

  • Air Bud
  • The Birdcage
  • Brian’s Song
  • The Cable Guy
  • Chinatown
  • Chocolat
  • Cosmos (2014 Neil DeGrasse Tyson version)
  • Evita
  • Face/Off
  • Kinky Boots
  • Mad Max
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Red Dawn (1984)
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rounders
  • Sabrina (1995)
  • Shooter
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • Spice World
  • Turner and Hooch
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