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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know are Available and May Want to Check Out (6/20/14)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 20, 2014 at 1:33PM

Add them to your watch-list for the weekend...
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Oldboy

Reiterating a suggestion I previously made... if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.

But as usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films and TV shows we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.

Without further ado, here is this week's list of 5:

1 - Given how poorly the film performed at the box office, while it was in theaters last fall (it earned a dismal $2.2 million on a $30 million budget), I can only assume that a lot of you skipped it - some in favor of waiting for it to be available on home video platforms, like streaming on Netflix.

If you're one of those people, you're in luck because it's not available. 

Spike Lee's "Oldboy" adaptation (which many felt was doomed from the moment it was announced that it would be made, given the cult nature of the first film) stars Josh Brolin, along with Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson. Spike Lee directed from a script penned by Mark Protosevich, who also co-produced.

Now more of you can see for yourselves what Spike did with the source material, how he incorporated the usual Spike-isms, and put his own stamp on the beloved classic.

Those who've seen Park Chan-wook's original adaptation of the manga, will certainly recognize scenes in Spike's version, that were in Park's first film. To say anymore about plot would be to ruin the film for those unfamiliar with the original.

Watch for a glimpse at what to expect via the trailer below:

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