With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases.
Looking to The Other Woman, The Quiet Ones and Bears for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted comedies, haunted horror, and animal docs.
The Other WomanCameron Diaz stars as a single woman who swears revenge on her boyfriend when she finds out he's married. Revenge is sweeter shared, so she teams up with his wife, and his other mistress. Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau co-star; Nick Cassavetes directs. Read our review here.
The Other Woman finds humor in the unexpected friendship that forms between a trio of spurned women. For more comedies about female friendship, check out this trio featuring mean girls, clueless teens, and raunchy gal pals.
Mean Girls (2004) Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady Heron, a bright homeschooler who knows far more about the animal kingdom than she does the perils of girl world. But when she finally gets to go to a public high school she gets a crash course in cliques, coolness, romance and loyalty at the hands of The Plastics. Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Lizzy Caplan star; Mark Waters directs.
Clueless (1995) Alicia Silverstone stars in the adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma that defined the '90s. Cher is the queen of her Beverly Hills high school, and she's a self-proclaimed matchmaker. But when it comes to making a match of her own, this fashion forward teen is totally clueless. Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd co-star; Amy Heckerling directs.
The Sweetest Thing (2002) Before The Other Woman, Cameron Diaz was looking for love and finding friendship in this raunchy rom-com. After meeting the man of her dreams in a night club, one party girl sets off on a road trip with her best gal pal to track the guy down. Christina Applegate and Selma Blair co-star; Roger Kumble directs.