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A Load Of New Films Have Just Dropped On Netflix

A Load Of New Films Have Just Dropped On Netflix

It's the start of a new month and that can only mean one thing: a load of new Netflix films!

The streaming site tends to release most of their new content at the beginning of each month, with July being no exception. A ridiculous amount of movies has just been uploaded and there are some crackers included.

Here are some of the highlights:

The Good:

About a Boy

Year: 2002

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Cast: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette

Plot: A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Rating: 93% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Gladiator

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Year: 2000

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Plot: Commodus takes over power and demotes Maximus, one of the preferred generals of his father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. As a result, Maximus is relegated to fighting till death as a gladiator.

Rating: 77% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Hot Fuzz

Year: 2007

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

Plot: Police officer Nicholas Angel is known to be the best across London. His seniors, who are jealous of his achievements, transfer him to a remote village where he encounters various challenges.

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Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Atonement

Year: 2007

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Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan.

Plot: Briony Tallis falsely accuses her sister's lover, Robbie, of a crime, after she catches them in a compromising position.

Rating: 83% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Knocked Up

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Year: 2007

Cast: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd

Plot: Alison, a TV Host, and Ben, a jobless man, end up having a one-night stand. Alison soon discovers that she is pregnant with Ben's child and they must decide on their priorities and make a choice.

Rating: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Schindler's List

Year: 1994

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Plot: Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party, tries to save his Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Poland.

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Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Jurassic Park

Year: 1993

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Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

Plot: A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Rating: 91% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Truman Show

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Year: 1998

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Plot: An insurance salesman is oblivious of the fact that his entire life is a TV show and his family members are mere actors. As he starts noticing things and uncovers the truth, he decides to escape.

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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BlackKklansman

Year: 2018

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier

Plot: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

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Rating: 96% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Behind the Candelabra

Year: 2013

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Cast: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe.

Plot:World-famous pianist Liberace takes much-younger Scott Thorson as a lover, but the relationship deteriorates when Liberace takes other bedmates and Thorson becomes addicted to drugs.

Rating: 95% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Year: 2018

Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames

Plot: A group of terrorists plans to detonate three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on different cities. Ethan Hunt, along with his IMF team, sets out to stop the carnage.

Rating: 97% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Field of Dreams

Year: 1989

Cast: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

Plot: An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

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Rating: 87% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Fine:

Burn After Reading

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Year: 2008

Cast: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney

Plot: Two gym employees chance upon a CD containing the memoirs of a CIA agent. They then decide to sell it back to him, failing which they plan to sell it to the Russian embassy.

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Angela's Ashes

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Year: 1999

Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen

Plot: Based on the autobiography of Frank McCourt, the film follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick.

Rating: 52% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Lorax

Year: 2012

Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen

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Plot: Ted, a 12-year-old boy, sets out to search the long-extinct Truffula tree to impress the girl of his dreams. However, in his journey, he has to overcome a number of obstacles.

Rating: 55% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Joy

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Year: 2015

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Plot: Despite facing several hardships, Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two, rises against all odds and sets up a successful business empire.

Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Mamma Mia!

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Year: 2008

Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried

Plot: As Sophie and her family are busy preparing for her wedding, she secretly invites three men, who were her mother's lovers in the past, with the hope that one of them is her father.

Rating: 54% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Spring Breakers

Year: 2013

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson

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Plot: Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

O'Brother, Where Art Thou?

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Year: 2000

Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson

Plot: Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete, escape from prison to find a treasure Ulysses had buried before getting caught.

Rating: 77% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Pitch Perfect

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Year: 2012

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

Plot: Beca, a college fresher, reluctantly joins an all-girls a cappella group and later infuses freshness into their repertoire. They then take on a male a cappella group in a competition.

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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The Green Mile

Year: 1999

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

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Plot: Paul Edgecomb, the head guard of a prison, meets an inmate, John Coffey, a black man who is accused of murdering two girls. His life changes drastically when he discovers that John has a special gift.

Rating: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Revolutionary Road

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Year: 2008

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald

Plot: Frank and April are an ideal couple who live with their two children in the suburbs of Connecticut. However, when they start facing issues in their marriage, April decides to move to Paris.

Rating: 67% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

Panic Room

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Year: 2002

Cast: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker

Plot: Meg and Sarah hide in a panic room in their house when intruders break in. Unfortunately for them, the intruders want something that is hidden inside the room and will stop at nothing to claim it.

Rating: 75% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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RocknRolla

Year: 2008

Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Idris Elba

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Plot: A real-estate scam worth millions grabs the attention of the city's delinquents. A trio called the Wild Bunch try to steal the cash, while an unexpected man too tries to get his share of the loot.

Rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

 

Look, maybe it's for you:

Twins

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Year: 1988

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston

Plot: A pair of twins emerges from an experiment wherein one twin is gnomish while the other is king-sized. Separated at birth, they only meet as adults when Julius comes looking for his much shorter twin.

Rating: 44% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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You, Me And Dupree

Year: 2006

Cast: Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon

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Plot: Carl and Molly let Dupree, Carl's happy-go-lucky friend, to move in with them for a few days when he loses his job. However, they soon realise that Dupree has no intention of leaving the house.

Rating: 20% (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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Year: 1997

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Plot: John Hammond along with few other members try to explore the Jurassic Park's second site. However, things get complicated when the dinosaurs go wild and everyone is forced to run for their lives.

Rating: 51% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Jurassic Park III

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Year: 2001

Cast: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni

Plot: Paul and Amanda Kirby, a wealthy couple, offer research funding to Alan Grant, a doctor, on the condition that he accompanies them to find their missing son on a deadly island.

Rating: 49% (Rotten Tomatoes)

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Gary Connaughton

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