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The Best Documentaries on Netflix (September 2017)

The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir

Netflix is a nearly endless source of entertainment. Its vast library is full of TV shows and movies for every occasion, from intense dramas to late-night stoner comedies (it’s so much choice that you might need our help to find the best dramas on Netflix or the best comedies on Netflix – you’re welcome). So

The Best Science Fiction Movies on Netflix (September 2017)

Metropolis

Science fiction is one of fiction’s most compelling genres. It has excitement, of course: space missions, laser battles, alien invasions are all possible in science fiction. But it also has the power to help us see ourselves in a new way. Science fiction has long been fertile ground for satire and allegory, and that tradition

The Best Horror Movies on Netflix (September 2017)

The Shining

There’s nothing like a good horror movie to make you feel alive (and to make you worry that you won’t be for much longer). Good horror comes in all types: sneaky and suspenseful, eerie and upsetting, grisly and gross, loud and surprising, campy and goofy. There’s a bit of all of those types of great

The Best Dramas on Netflix (September 2017)

Sunset Boulevard

We watch movies because of the stories. A good story shows us something about what it means to be us – it takes a feeling or a thought that we may or may not have even known that we had, and it presents it in a way that makes us think about that feeling or

The Best Comedies on Netflix (September 2017)

Superbad

Netflix is the perfect service for a relaxing night in – and when it’s time for a relaxing night in, Schindler’s List doesn’t really fit the bill. No, you’re going to want a comedy tonight: maybe something raunchy, maybe something sweet, but definitely something funny, because work is stressful and you’ll watch the Oscar nominees some other

The Best Action Movies on Netflix (September 2017)

Inglourious Basterds

Netflix has an incredible selection of movies and TV shows in a wide variety of genres: romance, tragedy, science fiction, comedy, and much, much more. All of those genres are great, I guess, and you’re welcome to watch them if you want, but it’s very important to note that none of those genres have as

Netflix Now Has More Movies Available in Japan Than in the U.S.

Netflix started in the United States and began life as the internet’s answer to Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. Netflix was all about the movies, and all about its U.S. catalog – which is why it’s surprising that Netflix’s movie selection is now smaller in the United States than it is in Japan. Netflix’s foreign libraries

People Like Netflix’s Original Content More Than Its Other Content

Today’s Netflix looks very different than the company that was founded in 1997 – or, for that matter, the one that existed just a few years ago. Netflix went from being a movie rental service to the industry’s first true movie streaming service, and it created a market space that has attracted a lot of

Netflix Beats Amazon and Hulu in Number of Good Movies

When it comes to streaming libraries, it’s not all about quantity – quality is important, too! We know how Netflix and Hulu stack up when it comes to library size, but how will movie buffs find the selection on each service? It’s impossible to objectively measure the quality of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video’s entire

Pennsylvania to Apply 6% “Netflix Tax”

If you’re a Netflix user in Pennsylvania, we have some bad news: your Netflix subscription is about the start costing more, thanks to a change in tax laws in your state. Pennsylvania has a 6% sales tax, but that tax did not previously cover digital downloads and streaming services. That’s changed, thanks to a new