Netflix has reached a deal to stream hundreds of titles from Miramax. Thank you, Netflix. You were already the Number One guilty pleasure in my household, beloved by kids and adults alike. Now my options for weekend movie watching just got a whole lot better.
Some of the new films becoming available include Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, which are my cinematic comfort food; movies that came out during my film buff college years, when I worked at an independent movie theater and actually cared about cinema. I’ll be watching them on rainy days for the rest of time, just like I’ll never give up re-reading Bronte novels as the weather turns towards winter.
Having more streaming movies available is awesome because, let’s be clear, I am not the type to plan ahead and get the DVDs I want in the mail. The last movie we got on DVD was Kim Possible for the kids, and I’ve had it out for a month because I can’t find the return envelope.
We pretty much live on Netflix streaming video. It’s the source of my kids’ Saturday morning cartoons, my late-night Dr. Who binges, and our weekend movie nights. We’re fairly recent converts to Netflix, but it’s probably not an exaggeration to say we’ve used it every day since we signed up in February. I can’t wait to watch some of my favorite Miramax movies on Netflix. There may not be a lot of kid-friendly options in the deal, but my husband and I will make good use of it after the little ones go to bed.
Here’s some other stuff I wish Netflix would add to their streaming content:
- More classic family movies – I never thought I’d be wishing for more Disney movies in our lives, but I’d love to see more of Disney’s family features available as instant play options. Family movie night gets a little dull watching the same few features over and over.
- More science fiction and fantasy classics – I love these movies, and I want to share them with my kids. Bring on The Princess Bride and Willow, please.
- More high-quality kids’ programming – I’d love for my kids to be able to watch Kim Possible instantly. Though I will say that Netflix has some pretty awesome kids’ shows already. Our best discovery yet has been Liberty’s Kids, a PBS show about the American Revolution.
Are you excited about the Netflix-Miramax deal? What else do you wish Netflix would make available on instant play?
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