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Netflix Have Added A Host Of Great Films and TV Shows Into Their Library

Netflix Have Added A Host Of Great Films and TV Shows Into Their Library

With a new month upon us, the good people at Netflix have decided to have a little spring cleaning of their library and in doing so, they've added a few very decent TV shows and movies for viewers to enjoy.

As always, the online streaming giant consistently add new titles to their library throughout the month, but they've started September on a very solid footing.

Here are some of the titles that piqued our interest.

Zoolander

Plot: Ben Stiller is Derek Zoolander, an intellectually challenged but bone structure-blessed male model who's despondent after being eclipsed in popularity by an equally vacuous rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson). Upon his reluctant retirement, Derek is invited to a day spa by previously standoffish fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), where the befuddled model is brainwashed by the mysterious Katinka (Milla Jovovich) into assassinating the prime minister of Malaysia.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 64% (yep, it's that low)

Watch it because : The petrol fight. Genius.

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Sudden Death

Plot: A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 51% (Ignore it, they're all wrong)

Watch it because: It's Die Hard at the Stanley Cup with Van Damme. It's as great/terrible as you'd imagine.

Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood

Plot: A parody of several U.S. films about being in the 'Hood', for instance Boyz n the Hood, South Central, Menace II Society, Higher Learning and Juice.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 31% (I'm starting to think these scores are meaningless?)

Watch it because: Message! Yes, it's stupid but it's also endlessly quotable.

Zodiac

Plot: In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%

Watch it because: It's one of the best films about police work and the efforts to catch a killer that you'll see

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The Sum Of All Fears

Plot: CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 60%

Watch it because: While not the best Jack Ryan film ever made, it's not the worst.

Watchmen

Plot: In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 65%

Watch it because: The TV show is better but Snyder's adaptation of the iconic graphic novel still packs a punch. The opening montage that's set to Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A Changing' is fantastic.

Demolition Man

Plot: A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 60%

Watch it because: Cheesy 90's action has rarely been better.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Plot: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%

Watch it because: Burton's remake lacks the nostalgia of the original, but it's still pretty weird and fun.

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Plot: A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%

Watch it because: It still holds up and it's still as weird as ever.

A Beautiful Mind

Plot: After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 74%

Watch it because: Crowe gives a tour-de-force in the leading role.

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Mr Bean

Plot: The beloved man-child returns to Netflix as he solves various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causes disruption in the process

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Watch it because: If you're into this sort of thing.

Black Books

Plot: Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them, many adventures ensue.

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Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

Watch it because: It's impossible not to love and admire Dylan Moran's sheer contempt for everything and everyone.

Blow

Plot: The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 55%

Watch it because: A reminder of how good Depp can be.

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Borgen

Plot: A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Watch it because: It's excellent and strangely similar to the trend that UK politics took.

Darkman

Plot: A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 84%

Watch it because: A gem from Sam Raimi that was before its time.

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Paul Moore

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