The new year is rapidly approaching, which means major changes are happening with Netflix. New films and TV shows will be added, but a few will get the ax. Earlier this month, among many others, Top Gun, 50 First Dates, Thor: Hammer of the Gods, World Trade Center, and Sling Blade were removed. Through the rest of this month, Netflix plans on removing another chunk of series and flicks.
This 2006 drama stars Tom Hanks as a Harvard professor of symbology who is selected by the Parisian police to help solve the murder of a museum curator. Audrey Tautou plays Sophie, a French cryptologist, that helps Robert find clues to decode the symbols that surrounded the dead body. The two eventually uncover a conspiracy that involves a secret society, with members like Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, and Victor Hugo. If you're into dramas, sci-fi fantasies, mysteries, and action flicks then this is your go to!
This is a popular Japanese manga series that is written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. The show follows a teenage girl who travels back in time to feudal Japan in order to help a half demon recover pieces of a sacred jewel.
In this animated series by LEGO, the world of Chima is introduced as a magical land ruled by animals who live in castles. They can talk, walk, drive, and even use machinery. After its paradise-like state crumbles, it turns into a place of battle where even the closest of friends become targets.
Sometimes the title says it all. This documentary style series basically highlights and recounts the events that went on during World War 2...in color. Viewers can witness the most dramatic moments during this war like never before. Newly discovered footage and computer-enhanced images of the war has been gathered for your viewing pleasure.
Another great Japanese manga series you should watch this year is Nana, written and illustrated byAi Yazawa. This series follows two girls, Nana OsakiandNana Komatsu, who meet on a train to Tokyo. They end up becoming roommates and eventually best friends.
An arthouse drama visits rural Romania while Alina pays a visit to an old friend, Voichita. Alina finds that her friend is now living at an Orthodox convent where she is living her life as a devout Christian. Having had intimate moments with each other in the past, Alina tries to convince Voichita to run away with her. However, Voichita's new beliefs won't allow her to leave and only cause her to treat their past as a sinful mistake.
This AFI and Logie award-winning Australian TV series revolves around three regular women who turn into mermaids. Emma, Cleo, and Rikki discover an island on Mako with a moon pool that transformed them into mermaids with special water specific abilities. Cleo controls the shape and volume of water, Emma can freeze it, and Rikki can boil it. The girls face normal teenage problems as wells as mermaid ones!
A supernatural horror flick centers on the Barret family as bizarre and disturbing events begin to happen to them. The young family slowly realizes they are being targeted by a deadly force. Daniel and Lacey as husband and wife, must take matters into their own hands to save their family.
When Chris, a typical high-school loser, musters up enough courage to tell Jamie he loves with her, she tells him she just wants to be friends. Embarrassed and rejected, he moves to Los Angeles and becomes a selfish, yet successful music executive. Even as an attractive man who can get any woman, he sets out once again to conquer Jamie's heart. This classic is filled with the perfect combination of comedy, drama, and romance.
The '90s classic TV series follows the remarkable Hercules through multiple adventures of fighting evil as well as the hardship of overcoming the loss of his wife and children. As the son of Zeus, this half-man, half-god uses his strength to help countless people alongside his best friend, Iolaus.