Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. Last time, we walked you though a mass exodus of titles at the end of July, but as Netflix taketh away, it giveth; a ton of new (and catalog) titles were added at the beginning of August, so we’ll walk you though the best of those, and a few other films worth seeking out as well. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Much hullabaloo ensued when the once-a-decade Sight & Sound poll came out last week, in which Vertigo displaced long-time favorite Citizen Kane at the top of the critics’ poll. Less commented on was the equally-intriguing filmmakers’ poll, which gave the top slot to neither Kane nor Vertigo but Yasujiro Ozu’s classic Tokyo Story. Lucky for you, that film — and, in fact, much of the Criterion Collection — is streaming over at Hulu Plus, so go see the movie that the filmmakers endorse; while you’re at it, bookmark this handy tool from our friends over at Watch It, which tells you how to get your eyes on all of the high-ranking films in the S&S poll.