Netflix Now: Smurfs Fan Fiction Edition


Oh brother. The Smurfs 2 comes out today because… oh, let’s be frank, it’s because of a bunch of no-good dumb-dumbs who probably also watched the two (TWO!) live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks movies. I’m not bitter because these things are making money while my Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks fan fiction remains unread. (I understand that politically-charged interspecies erotica with extensive footnotes alienates much of the reading public.) No, I’m bitter because there’s way better children’s entertainment out there than this rotgut.

So you may have guessed from that non sequitur intro there’s not much on Netflix Instant this week. The two things that really stand out for me are Cate Shortland’s Lore, a film about Germany in the immediate aftermath of WWII, and WWE for All Mankind: The Life & Career of Mick Foley. High school me and adult me agree that Mick Foley’s awesome.

After the cut, check out the handful of offerings on Netflix Watch Instantly. Also enjoy some fine children’s entertainments from some of the first movies I remember watching as a very young boy.

Hey a Movie! - The Great Muppet Caper

  • AE: Apocalypse Earth
  • Barrymore
  • The Collection
  • Hell on Wheels: Season 2
  • Hetalia: Paint It, White
  • Hetalia World Series: Season 3
  • I Am
  • Journey to Planet X
  • Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh
  • Lore
  • Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure: Season 1
  • My Awkward Sexual Adventure
  • Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings: Season 2
  • Sistas
  • Woochi
  • WWE for All Mankind: The Life & Career of Mick Foley

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.

"Substitutiary Locomotion" scene from "Bedknobs & Broomsticks" 1080p

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likley to Be Watched First


Chris Smith’s American Movie Lite

Journey to Planet X

Genuinely Want to See This Without Irony

WWE for All Mankind: The Life & Career of Mick Foley

Asylum Movie That’s Probably as Good as the Movie it Ripped-Off

AE: Apocalypse Earth

Potential Title for My Memoir

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

I Bent My…


Smelling Like the Roses That Somebody Gave Me on My Birthday Deathbed

I Am

Not Gonna Lie, I Originally Misead This as “Hentai”

Hetalia: Paint It, White

Best Title

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

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