Best of Netflix: Great Soundtracks

Sometimes a good movie can be made even better by a good soundtrack — and sometimes a really bad movie can be redeemed by its music. Here are a few flicks available for your instant viewing (and listening) pleasure that may sound better than they look.

Best of Netflix: Dysfunctional Thanksgivings

Thanksgiving is, in theory if not in practice, a time when families come together and celebrate the ties that bind. For some, however, those ties serve to keep one “captive, bound and double-chained,” to quote ol’ Jacob Marley (is it too early for Christmas?). Here are a few cinematic Thanksgiving celebrations that are more combative than “traditional.”

Best Of Netflix: Biopics

Nothing can raise Oscar’s golden eyebrows quite like a good biopic. In celebration of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, which features Leonardo DiCaprio as the first director of the FBI, here are a few biography films featuring other fiery, passionate men available as instant history lessons on Netflix.

Best Of Netflix: Honorary Tricks And Treats

Happy Halloween! Here are a handful of cinematic ghouls that didn’t quite make our Top 20 list from last week that nonetheless will do the trick if you’re looking for a treat on Netflix tonight.

Best Of Netflix: Top 20 Movies For Halloween

Staying in on Halloween night with a good scary movie? We’ve compiled a bag of 20 cinematic tricks and treats for you to choose from. Turn off the lights, grab some candy and celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with Netflix.

Best Of Netflix: What’s Your Poison?

“I like my town / With a little bit of poiiiiison…” So goes a bit of lyrical philosophizing from the inimitable Tom Waits. Well, replace “town” with “movies,” and we’re right there with you, Tom. Here are few deadly examples available for immediate ingesting on Netflix.

Best Of Netflix: Super Computers

As AC/DC once asked in the immortal classic, Maximum Overdrive, “Who Made Who?” In honor of our fallen friend, Steve Jobs, here are a few films available on Netflix that feature technology that got a little too smart for its circuits.

Best Of Netflix: Grindhouse Delights

Sometimes, the sex and violence just needs to be as over-the-top as possible. Here are a few exploitation films available for your lurid pleasure on Netflix that will have you wishing for the days of drive-in movie theaters.

Best Of Netflix: Movies About Movies

Like any other kind of artist, filmmakers often struggle to come to terms with just what in the hell it is they’re doing. A life of creating fantasies (and, some might argue, of telling lies) can be a strange and unsettling one that sometimes inspires a session of cinematic self-examination. Here are a few accounts of what happens when Hollywood gazes into its own abyss.

Best Of Netflix: Psychic Powers

We saw in a dream that you wanted a list of movies that feature guys and girls with telepathy and other psychic powers, so we thought we’d oblige as soon as possible lest we become tormented with more visions of your intense wanting. Develop your sixth sense on Netflix.

Best Of Netflix: Kidnapped Kids

Child abduction will always be a hot-button issue, and the subject often makes for compelling cinema in all different kinds of genres and settings. Here are a few kidnapping cases you might want to investigate.