10 Best Lesbian Movies on Netflix Streaming

We rounded up some of our favorite lesbian movies on Netflix Instant Streaming, adding in each of their Rotten Tomatoes scores to back up our claims. We’ve included some well-known films, like the much-talked-about Blue is the Warmest Color and the Meryl Streep-starring The Hours to some under-the-radar picks that we think you might enjoy. Lesbian aliens, anyone?

A Marine Story: “A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp.” While working with the teenager, the Marine officer struggles with accepting herself.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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5 Best New Movies On Netflix Instant Streaming

Still trying to figure out whether you’ll need to wear hiking boots, snow shoes, or Wellingtons before venturing outside? Weather is for suckers! Stay inside and fire up the TV for some home entertainment instead. Here are some of our picks for the best and most interesting offerings from Netflix streaming this month.

Finding Neverland (2004)
Before he became a weird, self-conscious parody of himself, Johnny Depp was a spry, sublimely talented actor who would seek out roles that were genuinely interesting to him. Playing Scottish author J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was just such an opportunity. The film posits Barrie’s first meeting the Davies family, four children and a stunning widow (played by Kate Winslet), whom he would go on to befriend. Later, of course, he would be inspired by them to write his seminal children’s novel about a group of kids who don’t want to have to grow up. The performances are rich and nuanced and Marc Forster’s direction is steady and sound. It might not be a homerun, but it’s a solid base hit.

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9 Best New Gay Movies On Netflix Streaming

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We round up the newest and best gay movies to hit Netflix instant streaming since the last time we did this, in January. We narrowed down the selections according to Rotten Tomatoes scores, nixing ones that got one of those green-spooge ratings. This does not apply to Sordid Lives, however, which is an amazingly hilarious film—a gay classic!—which only pulled in a critic rating of 37 percent. Blasphemy!

Check out the full list below. Hopefully it’ll keep you entertained as we eek through these last few weeks of winter.

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5 Best New Movies on Netflix Instant: Gems From Shailene Woodley, Kirsten Dunst and—Believe It or Not—Nicolas Cage

The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Between making the shatteringly brilliant high-school noir Brick (2005), and the perplexingly dense Looper (2012), writer/director Rian Johnson made this twisty big-con caper flick, starring Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo. The pair star as brothers involved in a giant, multi-leveled gambit—yes, the last one of their careers—trying to scam a beautiful heiress (played by Rachel Weisz) out of a fortune.

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18 Movies and TV Shows to Stream On Your Snow Day

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Snowstorm duds are the best kind of duds: Many of us still get a snow day from work and we don’t have to worry about shoveling our sidewalks. What you can do, however, is stay in your PJs all day and watch movies. To help you take advantage of your day off, I asked Philly Mag staffers to share their favorite snow-day movies and TV shows that you can watch for free on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Here’s what I got:

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WATCH: Trailer to Tina Fey Netflix Comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix has released the first trailer for Tina Fey’s upcoming Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The series, created by Fey and Robert Carlock, concerns a woman (Ellie Kemper) who is looking to get back on her feet after escaping a cult. It also stars Tituss Burgess as her roommate and 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski, who will play a recurring role as a wealthy Manhattanite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.

Thirteen episodes of the series will premiere on Netflix on March 6th, and it’s already guaranteed to have a second season.

12 Best New Gay Movies on Netflix Streaming: La Bare, La Mission, Priest and More.

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Netflix continues to add to the LGBT movies available on its streaming service, and giving viewers more of a variety to choose from. Today, we take a look at some of the best gay films to pop up over the past few months. If you’re a fan of Magic Mike, you’ll enjoy La Bare‘s provocative glimpse at the world of male stripping. The film offers a unique perspective on the demands male strippers have to go through to keep their bodies in shape and the dollars flowing. One of my favorites on the list, however, is Out Late, which concerns five senior citizens who come out after the age of 55. The subjects explain why it took them so long to come out and the reactions they got from their families, spouses, and friends.

There’s 10 more where that came from. Check out our list of the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming below:

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Bradley Cooper to Reprise Gay Role in Wet Hot American Summer

Netflix announced recently that it is bringing back 2001 satirical teen-sex comedy Wet Hot American Summer in eight brand new episodes that will be released on the streaming service.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Net Now Next reports that it will feature most of the original cast—lots of greats like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Philly’s own Bradley Cooper, who, are you sitting, will reprise his role as a gay camp counselor.

If you’ve seen the original, you no doubt have the steamy sex scene between Cooper and co-star Michael Ian Black in the camp’s tool shed etched in your brain. If you haven’t, well here you go (and you’re welcome):

So far there’s not official release date for the series, but you can bet we’ll be waiting impatiently.

 

Doctor Who, Luther and Most BBC Shows May Disappear From Netflix Streaming Soon

Doctor Who | Photo courtesy of BBC

Doctor Who | Photo courtesy of BBC

Fans of BBC shows like Doctor Who and Luther better get your binge-watching in while you can. The Wrap reports that, if a new deal isn’t reached with BBC by the end of January, Netflix will be forced to eliminate most of its lineup of BBC series.

That includes the aforementioned Doctor Who and Luther, and a host of other streaming shows, like Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Coupling, Top Gear and the British version of House of Cards. Check out the full list below, courtesy of What’s On Netflix Now?:

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