A Bunch of Albert Brooks Movies Are Coming to Netflix This Weekend

By July 1, 2016

Well, this is a nice surprise.

Usually, when Netflix is adding new films or TV shows to their library, they announce it a few weeks or even a month in advance, so users can know what new content they can look forward to getting, and also what content they should be aware is leaving the streaming service in the nearby future. Just ahead of the 4th of July weekend though, the streaming service has made a surprise announcement that should make all of you Albert Brooks fans out there (myself included) very, very happy.

The streaming service will officially be adding all of the movies that Brooks has written and directed to its library this weekend, Netflix announced, which will including Modern Romance, Lost in America, Looking For Comedy in the Muslim World, Mother, Muse, Real Life, and my personal favorite and one of Brooks’ most underrated films, Defending Your Life. Which basically means that instead of watching the fireworks this weekend, I’ll be staying home, watching Albert Brooks conquer anxiety and self-neuroses onscreen better than almost any other writer/director ever has.

Check out the announcement video from Brooks himself below:

As someone who’s spent too many minutes of his life explaining, in detail, to my friends and peers why they need to go and watch movies like Defending Your Life and Modern Romance too, this is about the best news I could have asked for.

For those of you out there that have been quoting Brooks’ movies ever since you saw them though, this’ll give you a chance to revisit them once again, and for those of you out there who have yet to take a deep dive into his filmography, this will take away any excuses you might have had before. Time to look at your life in a whole new way (that might be hyperbolic on my part, but you should still watch them all anyway).

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable