Note: We update this list each week to add the best new titles Netflix has to offer. These picks are fresh as of April 25, 2014. You’re welcome.
Who has time to wait on the postal service? In our give-it-to-me-now society, the need for instant trickles into every area of self-indulgence, from the dating scene (smashing on a first date, for the win) to experiencing new music (bow down to the altars of Hulkshare and Multiupload). And when it comes to Netflix, the addictive online service inherently designed to make the video rental process ten times quicker and easier than before, as is, it’s all about the “Watch Instantly” option. Screw sitting around and counting the minutes until the mailman shows up with the latest shipped-out Netflix DVD—we want to watch movies immediately.
That’s why it’s often disheartening to sift through the Watch Instantly library and learn that the oneflick you’ve been dying see is only available via hard-copy disc. Such reoccurring disappointment has led many to criticize the website’s streaming service as a “slim pickings” letdown, but, truth be told, that reputation isn’t fair.
Having combed through the site’s entire Watch Instantly catalog, we’ve made wait-less gratification infinitely easier with this list of The 100 Best Movies Streaming On Netflix Right Now. Now go forth, budding film junkies, and step your movie knowledge games up.