A slew of crisp new movies have landed on Netflix

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A former Puerto Rican inmate, who has just been released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and to lead a better life outside New York (IMDB)

Evaluation: 82% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Distraught

Year: 1995

To throw: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy

Ground:

Shallow, wealthy, and socially successful, Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school ladder. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first gets two teachers on a date. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 81% (Rotten tomatoes)

Contagion

Year: 2011

To throw: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law

Ground:

Healthcare professionals, government officials and ordinary citizens find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC struggles to find a cure. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 85% (rotten tomatoes)

Dawn of the Dead

Year: 2004

To throw: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phier

Ground:

A nurse, a police officer, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a global plague that produces aggressive, flesh-eating zombies take refuge in a mega-mall in the Midwest. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 76% (Rotten tomatoes)

Fight Club

Year: 1999

To throw: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meatloaf

Ground:

An insomniac office worker and a carefree soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 79% (rotten tomatoes)

Halloween

Year: 1978

To throw: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran

Ground:

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, to kill again. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 96% (rotten tomatoes)

Heat

Year: 1995

To throw: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Ground:

A group of high-end professional thieves begin to feel the heat of LAPD when they unknowingly leave a clue about their latest heist. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 87% (rotten tomatoes)

Marley and I

Year: 2008

To throw: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane

Ground:

A family learns important life lessons from their lovable, yet mean and neurotic dog. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 62% (rotten tomatoes)

Save Private Ryan

Year: 1998

To throw: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Ground:

After the Normandy landings, a group of American soldiers went behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers were killed in action. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 93% (rotten tomatoes)

Shaun of the Dead

Year: 2004

To throw: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

Ground:

A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Shutter island

Year: 2010

To throw: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo

Ground:

In 1954, an American Marshal investigated the disappearance of a murderer escaped from a hospital for insane criminals. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 68% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Spider Man

Year: 2002

To throw: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe

Ground:

When bitten by a genetically engineered spider, a nerdy, shy, and goofy high school student gains spider-like abilities that he must ultimately use to fight evil as a superhero after the tragedy befalls his. family. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 90% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The green Line

Year: 1999

To throw: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

Ground:

The lives of death row guards are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of murder and rape of children, yet endowed with a mysterious gift. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 78% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The terminal

Year: 2004

To throw: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride

Ground:

An Eastern European tourist finds himself unexpectedly stranded at JFK Airport and has to stay there temporarily. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 61% (Rotten tomatoes)

The city

Year: 2010

To throw: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm

Ground:

A group of capable thieves rob a bank and take Claire, the deputy manager, hostage. Things start to get complicated when one of the crew falls in love with Claire. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 92% (rotten tomatoes)

V for Vendetta

Year: 2005

To throw: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves

Ground:

In a future British tyranny, a dark freedom fighter, known only by the pseudonym “V”, plots to topple him with the help of a young woman. (IMDB)

Evaluation: 73% (Rotten tomatoes)

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