Netflix Now: Grover is Super Grover Edition


While there aren’t as many new things on Netflix Instant this week as there were last week, there’s some good stuff to check out. The biggest additions are Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech, and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz. And while Alec didn’t care much for Sacrifice, I’m willing to give something by Chen Kaige a shot.

For all you Team Edward types, the critically maligned Bel Ami with Robert Pattinson is waiting for you with shimmering quartz-like skin and comely eyes. Team Jacob, you’ll have to settle for Strippers vs. Werewolves. Do not fret — it’s probably just as good as Bel Ami.

Also new: boxer’s from China (Queensbury rules, not Shaolin or that mysterious chess stuff), Ice-T’s directorial debut, prehistoric sharks who can swim through sand (!), and much more. Okay, not that much more, but still. And hell, The Northerners sounds cool to me.

See what’s new on Netflix Instant after the cut.

New additions to Netflix Watch Instantly apply only to readers in the United States. For those in other parts of the world, your choices may vary.

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First


Honorable mention: The Northerners

Movie I’ve Been Meaning to See That I’ll Finally See

Take This Waltz

Documentary I’m Most Interested In

China Heavyweight

Honorable mention: Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perverse Curiosity

Sand Sharks

Most Likely to Be Watched Out of Perversity

Take This Waltz

Wide-Release Movie Made to Be Seen via Netflix Instant

Bel Ami

Best Summation of Contemporary Global Politics

Strippers vs. Werewolves

Best Title

Snowman’s Land

Best Title That Almost Works as an Adjective


Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.