Jiro Dreams of Sushi
You won’t find any California Rolls here. This documentary follows Jiro Ono, widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best, sushi chef in the world as he pursues perfection in his craft and passes on his legacy to his sons. How hard is it to be the best? It took one of his apprentices four months before he was able to make one of their simplest dishes, an egg sushi.
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The aptly named Too Cute follows litters of kittens, puppies and a host of other fuzzy animals from birth to adolescence. Need we say more?
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If you like Star Wars, you’ll love Spaceballs (if you haven’t already seen it). The Star Wars spoof stars Bill Pullman as Captain Lone Starr, a spoof of Han Solo, as he and his trusted companion, Barf (John Candy), save Princess Vespa from the comically evil Lord Dark Helmet. May the Schwartz be with you.
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Top Gear UK
Despite being a show about cars, Top Gear UK is more about the humorous interactions between its trio of hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, than it is about the vehicles that they are ostensibly reviewing. The 19 seasons on Netflix seem rather intimidating, so we suggest starting out with their specials, like their East Coast Road Trip in Season 15, just to get a sample for the hilarity that awaits you.
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Before they were a dragon and a hobbit, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were Sherlock and Watson respectively in the latest BBC remake of the classic detective story. The first two seasons are on Netflix, while the third season is currently airing on PBS’ MASTERPIECE.
Robert Viglasky—Hartswood Films/MASTERPIECE
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The critically acclaimed and controversial documentary looks at Tilikum, a SeaWorld orca who has been involved in the deaths of three people and the effects of captivity on wild animals. The documentary has already caused musicians like Willie Nelson and Barenaked Ladies to cancel scheduled concerts at SeaWorld.
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Big Trouble In Little China
What do you do when your future bride is kidnapped by a sorcerer who wears way too much foundation? You call Kurt Russell. This cult classic follows Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) as he helps his friend Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) save his green-eyed fiancee from the sorcerer Lo Pan (James Hong) who intends to sacrifice her to break an ancient curse.
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This French romantic comedy follows Amélie (Audrey Tautou), a shy waitress who decides to improve the lives of those around her. The film holds the record of being the highest grossing French film to be released in the US.
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The Truman Show
Ever have the feeling that you were being watched? The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey follows the life of Truman Burbank, whose every moment, unbeknownst to him, is literally broadcast for the entire world to see.
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If you ever thought ballet was just about wearing tutus and pink slippers you’d be terribly wrong. This documentary follows six young dancers as they go through rigorous training to prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, a highly competitive annual competition which could earn them positions in prestigious ballet companies or schools.
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