Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’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. This week, we’ve got titles from Liam Neeson, Richard Gere, Ben Stiller, Juliette Binoche, Adrian Brody, Josh Brolin, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Mary Tyler Moore, and Adam Sandler, a must-see documentary, and comedy from Patton Oswalt and Zach Galifianakis; check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.

The Grey

There wasn’t reason to expect much from this frozen survival tale: it had a downright goofy trailer, director Joe Carnahan’s last film was the woeful big-screen adaptation of The A Team (which also starred the increasingly unreliable Liam Neeson), and it was released in January, traditionally the home of terrible motion pictures. And that’s why The Grey was such an incredible surprise: a tough nail-biter with a surprising existential streak, this is still one of the best movies we’ve seen in 2012.