We lost a lot of titles from Netflix (good-bye, You’ve Got Mail), but we’re getting 22 great new titles to make up for it.
This month is especially great for nostalgia. There are several titles you probably remember watching as a kid (101 Dalmatians, Wayne’s World 2), whether your parents allowed you to or not. Others you probably caught in theaters as a teen (Bruce Almighty, Mean Girls) and could still watch on any given day.
There are around 30 new titles we’re aware of, but we’ve pared the list down to the 22 that we think Feather Girls will enjoy.
Bad Boys II – Available Jan. 1
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite in this sequel, featuring one of our all-time crushes, Gabrielle Union. The trio of law enforcement officers set out to dismantle the empire of a wealthy drug lord in Miami. There’s plenty of action and director Michael Bay’s signature explosions, but also a lot of comedy. The scene in which Marcus (Lawrence) greets his daughter’s first date with threats, only to be backed up by Mike (Smith), is still one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen. (Warning: there’s bad language in the video, so don’t watch it at work with the speakers up too high.)
Bruce Almighty – Available Jan. 1
Odds are, you’ve been in love with Jim Carrey since you were a kid. (Maybe even back as far as his days on In Living Color?) After some time spent going a more dramatic route, he made a comedy comeback with a film about a guy who’s given the powers of God. What’s a selfish news reporter to do when given ultimate power? Make his girlfriends breasts bigger and sabotage the guy who took his dream job, of course.
Mean Girls – Available Jan. 1
While we’ve had to deal with mean girls since kindergarten, teenager Cady Heron is thrust into their world when her family moves back to the U.S. from Africa. Along with a couple of classmates who hate the so-called Plastics, she becomes involved in a plan to overthrow the Queen Bee—Regina George. But immersing herself in their world without losing herself in the hype becomes more and more difficult. If you’re wondering why this movie is so great, remember it was written by Tina Fey, who also has a supporting role in the film.
Election – Available Jan. 1
If you ever ran for student government, you probably felt some pressure to win, but it was nothing compared to this. Overachiever Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) will do anything to win class president and teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) will do anything to make sure she doesn’t. Add in the usual group of students who run (the jock, the “so over this” black sheep), along with Mr. McAllister’s marriage woes, and you get a hilarious movie with a talented ensemble cast. They tell you a high school election doesn’t really mean anything in the long run, but this one changes everything.
Friends – Available Jan. 1
We’ve been waiting for what seems like years between the announcement Friends would be available until we could start watching. Now, all 10 seasons are available for you watch, so you can see the friends start as broke and aimless New Yorkers and turn into successful (but still hilariously dysfunctional) “real” adults. (Before you binge, read our story on the best guest stars to ever appear on the show.)
Batman & Robin
Wayne’s World 2
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Shall We Dance?
To Be Takei
Dallas (TV Series, Season 3)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
White Collar (TV Series, Season 5)
Psych (TV Series, Season 8)
Being Human (TV Series, Season 4)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
The Fall (Season 2)
Beauty and the Beast (Season 2)