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Are you looking for the best movies available on Netflix Instant Streaming?  There are so many great movies playing right now!  I have a ridiculous amount of choices in my Instant Queue… if you don’t, here are a few suggestions:

If you are logged into your Netflix account you can click the links below to be taken directly to that movies page. And remember, all of these films were available in July 2011, but that may change.

21 Grams: 2003, Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro: A teacher, a drug addict, and an ex-con cross paths, forcing each of them to face some scary truths.  This is an emotional, dark drama that leaves you pondering your own redemption.

Being John Malkovich: 1999, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and of course John Malkovich: A quirky comedy about a man that discovers a portal into the brain of John Malkovich, and begins selling tickets for the trip.

The Birdcage: 1996, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane: A gay couple decide to fake being a straight couple while the parents of their son’s fiance are visiting.  Laugh out loud hilarious!

The Black Dahlia: 2006, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank: LA cops uncover disturbing secrets while trying to solve the high-profile murder of Elizabeth Short.

Chasing 3000: 2007: This is a great family movie my boys loved, about two brothers that travel across the country to see Roberto Clemente get his 3,000th hit.

Contact: 1997, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt: One of my personal favorites, this is science fiction drama about a woman that hears a message from space, and has to fight to be included in everything that happens after her discovery.

The Crow: 1994, Brandon Lee: A dark, gritty, gothic flick about a man returned from the dead to avenge the murder of his wife and himself.  This one is  haunting and vivid, I remember loving it back in my gothic days…

Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: 2007: Need a laugh?  Dane Cook does the job in this live stand up comedy.

Dangerous Beauty: 1998, Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell: When a commoner is rejected by her lover because of her social status, she decides to become a courtesan.  This is a fabulous, steamy, witty romance.

Dial M For Murder: 1954, Ray Milland, Grace Kelly: A tennis champ comes up with a plot to murder his unfaithful wife.  Things get messy when all does not go according to plan.  This is a fantastic Alfred Hitchcock flick I remember watching with my mom long, long ago.

Dolores Claiborne: 1995, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh: This is a psychological thriller based on a Stephen King novel, about a housekeeper accused of murdering her elderly employer, and the secrets her daughter uncovers when she comes to visit.

The Edge: 1997, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin: Two men must fight for survival when their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness.  While running from a ravenous bear, many secrets come out that keep you on The Edge of your seat!

Fear: 1996, Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon: A dark thriller about a jilted boyfriend that goes to unnerving extremes to get back the girl that dumped him.

Forever Strong: 2008, Sean Faris, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin: An inspiring family movie based on true events about a young rugby player that gets a DUI and is sent to Wasatch Detention Center.  While there, the rugby coach at Highland lets him play on the team.  I watched this one because it was filmed right here in Salt Lake City, where the actual events took place.  And… we have a friend in the movie… for about 13 seconds.

The Good Son: 1993, Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood: A scary movie about an evil child who tries to kill his own family members, and that is not the least of his many disturbing actions.

Hackers: 1995, Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller : A former child computer prodigy rejoins the computer-crime underworld.

The Heavenly Kid: 1985, Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick: A rebel teen dies in a drag race, and is sent back to earth as an angel to help a geeky kid transform into an irresistible hunk.  I loved this movie when I was a pre-teen!

The Hunt For Red October: 1990, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin: A Soviet nuclear submarine drops off the scanners and all hell breaks loose in this white knuckle suspense.

Interview With The Vampire: 1994, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt: Although it does no justice to the book, it’s a pretty good movie.  About the adventures of vampires Lestat and Louis.

The Man Who Knew Too Little: 1997: A great Bill Murray flick about a man who mistakenly thinks he is in an audience participation show, and gets mixed up with some bad guys.  This one is a laugh out loud slapstick!

Nick of Time: 1997, Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken: A man is unwillingly drawn into an assassination conspiracy.  This is a thriller with a stop watch.

Pay It Forward: 2000, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment: For a class project a boy helps three people, who in turn must help three other people, and so forth.  Pay It Forward is inspiring and sad at the same time.

Poltergeist: 1982,  Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke: Poltergeists invade a family’s home and take their youngest daughter.  This movie scared the crap out of me when I was little, so why did I let my kids watch it with me?  We’ve all been sleeping together in my bed since then…

Pulp Fiction: 1994, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis: Quentin Tarantino brings three stories together in this dark, quirky film that has become a cult classic.

Shutter Island: 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo: A psychological thriller about a US Marshall investigating the disappearance of a patient from a mental hospital.  Creepy, suspenseful and fabulous!

Sleeping With The Enemy: 1991, Julia Roberts: An abused wife fakes her own death and starts over in a quiet town with a friendly neighbor.

Space Cowboys: 2000, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner: Four aging test pilots get a second chance to become astronauts.  This one was funny, action packed, and my kids loved it as much as I did.

Stone: 2010, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich: A convicted arsonist and his beautiful wife play mind games with the prison psychologist in hopes of getting an early parole.  Steamy, dark, twisted, excellent!

Toy Story 3: 2010, Animated: Woody, Buzz Lightyear and friends have an adventure at a day care center.

X-Men: 2000, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen: Mutants fight for their freedom is this comic book movie that is one of my family’s favorites.

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