What Are Some Good Movies on Netflix Instant Play?

Good Movies on Netflix Instant Play

The question “What are some good movies on Netflix instant play” was a lot harder to answer than it is now. That’s because the selection has grown to include many of the first-run blockbusters and new releases on the video rental market. I even know one person who chose the cheapest of the Netflix plans available because he ONLY uses their instant watch capability.

Most people looking for good movies on Netflix already have their by-mail Netflix queue filled up. But with the many new instant viewing options on Netflix, your instant watch queue might be a little limited.

In fact, if you have haven’t watched Netflix streaming videos since their inclusion of Starz Play in late 2008, you may have given up the idea altogether, or you might only have B-movies and bad movies on your viewing list. So I wanted to talk about the latest good movies from Netflix you can find to watch instantly, since the selection is so much better than it used to be.

You might be asking yourself what’s changed so radically in a couple of years. I’ll give you the answer: Starz Play on Netflix.

Watch Instantly

Good Movies on Netflix Instant PlayUsing Starz Play, a partnership of Netflix and Starz Entertainment, you can watch over 1,000 first-run movies instantly on your tv or home theater system. When you get on the Netflix homepage, click on the link at the top of the page called “Starz Play” to see what’s available. You can use your Wii or XBOX 360 to sync the Starz Play with your tv, or hook up directly to your television set or computer. You might have to click on the link “Instantly to Your TV” and follow the instructions to know what’s required to set up the instant watch option.

Good Movies on Netflix – Instant Queue

Just like you have a Netflix queue for movies you want sent to you through the mail, you can browse the Netflix instant queue library to see what to add to your Netflix Instant Watch Queue.

If you haven’t streamed movies from Netflix in the last couple of years because you thought their selection wasn’t so hot, check out the latest selection through Starz Play. The purpose of this deal was to allow Netflix to show new releases, blockbusters, and A-list movies in their first-run, instead of less mainstream selections. These are big name movies and critically-acclaimed movies from the big studios–not just B-list productions and niche films.

Good Movies on Netflix Instant Watch

This lets you plan a movie watching schedule with your entire family without taking the time to go to the movie rental store or you forgot to put the right movie at the top of your queue, all you have to do is use the instant watching option accessed through your television screen. Here are examples of good family entertainment movies you could choose on Netflix instant watch

  • Up (Disney & Pixar)
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Boy
  • Planet 51
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Dragon Hunters

If you want viewing for your children that the entire family might not actually watch, you can choose from selections like Strawberry Shortcake: The Sky’s the Limit, G-Force, Ponyo, and Care Bears: Big Wish Movie.

Good Movies on Netflix to Watch Instantly

But don’t think Netflix Instant Watching and Starz Play is just about good kids movies. There are hundreds of mainstream films for an adult audience, always entertainment at the top of the mind of a contemporary audience. Below are some good movies on Netflix available for instant viewing.

  • Zombieland
  • The Proposal
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • Dear John
  • The Ugly Truth
  • The Crazies
  • Surrogates
  • Year One
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 (remake)
  • District 9
  • Young Victoria

Looking through the list of current instant watch DVDs on Netflix, there are still plenty of lousy movies. I saw a few Rob Schneider films on the list–always a sign of a bad movie. But the bulk of these films are going to be the selections you would be seeing in the new releases section at your local video rental outlet.

Good Movies on Netflix Streaming

You’ll also find many classic films available for streaming on Netflix. Starz Play can interface with televisions, desktop PCs, laptops, Mac computers, iPads, Wii consoles, and XBox consoles. Name just about any standard electronics able to view movies and you can watch excellent movies through Netflix streaming with it.

See also:

  1. Netflix Plans and Pricing 2011
  2. What Is Starz Play?
  3. Netflix VS. Blockbuster
  4. What Is Blockbuster Video?
  5. Where to Rent Movies
  6. DVD Kiosks
  7. Watch Movies Online

2 thoughts on “What Are Some Good Movies on Netflix Instant Play?

  1. Guest

    Netflix is great, in fact i hardly ever watch cable anymore, but… it does have some drawbacks, such as limited instant streaming content, almost everytime i have an idea i search for the movie and 9.9 times out of ten its “dvd only”, very frustrating. i don’t bother with the dvds by mail too much hassle.

  2. Marc

    Am i missing something here, none of the movies you list on “instant play” are available on NetFlix? There are NO Disney/Pixar movies for instant, only via DVD mail.

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