The holidays are upon us! There’s never been a better time to cuddle up with friends and family for a cocoa-fueled streaming session. As always, if you have a suggestion on the perfect lazy Sunday flick, please post ‘em in the comments. Happy streaming!

Netflix New Releases:

  • That Thing You Do– Tom Hanks wrote and directed this rockin’ tribute to American bubblegum pop in the wake of the British Invasion  (1996)
  • Cosmos: The Complete Collection– Renowned astronomer Carl Sagan explores the mysteries of the universe in his award-winning series, now available for streaming (1980)
  • Norm MacDonald: Me Doing Stand-up- The creator of the original “Saturday Night Live” Jeopardy sketch reclaims the stand-up stage in a hilarious one-hour special (2011)

Hulu Plus New Releases:

  • Who’s Still Standing– Contestants compete to be the last one standing in a heated trivia battle where losers are dropped through the floor (2011)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon– Comedian Louis CK and the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, pay Jimmy a visit (2011)
  • Community– A choir director convinces the study group to sing and dance for the holidays (2011)

Crackle New Releases:

  • Bewitched– Samantha and Darrin Stephens are a normal couple, except for one small detail – she’s a witch  (1964)
  • Nowhere to Run– Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rosanna Arquette star in this action thriller about an escaped convict (1993)
  • The International– A dogged Interpol agent (Clive Owen) attempts to bring down a powerful international arms dealing ring (2009)

Amazon Instant Video New Releases:

  • Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid– Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the “buddy film” in this classic western (1969)
  • Super Troopers– The snozzberries taste like… snozzberries! Five Vermont state troopers screw up on the job (2002)
  • Mallrats– Two brokenhearted college kids seek solace at the mall in this cult classic starring Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty and Ben Affleck (1995)
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  • Fenwick1

    I would like to see SIRIUS channel on Roku. !

  • Jenniferbrooks

    I cant …for the life of me…understand why we cannot stream any of the Harry Potter movies…..seems that the new releases on DVD…are never available to stream……..I am an older person and have seen pretty much all the old movies that are available to stream…i get the Harry potter movies and new releases at my local library for free….please step it up a little…

    • It’s the movie studios and MPAA that you can thank for that. They are all still living in the past and absolutely hate new technology like this because they can’t control it the way they want to. And they can’t price gouge it. Kind of like why you can’t buy gas super cheap at Wal-Mart because Big Oil is too greedy to let that happen. Roku/Netflix/Hulu are not to blame for this…

      • Morrison

        You can’t buy gas cheap at Walmart because it is not made in China!!

        • guest

          china makes so much of what we use. thank you chinese people.

    • Jake

      You can stream Harry Potter movies off Amazon’s Roku Channel (at least I can).

  • Hi Jennifer—-
    Have you checked out the private channels

    I think you would be pleased with what you can find

  • Just got our 1st Roku a few weeks back and loving it. A second one is in the near future, It takes a bit of learning but I am learning real fast how nice it is to see off the wall can’t find anywhere else entertainment.

  • jo hollabaugh

    I like all the movie on the roku 2.

  • altech2020

    I love my ROKU, but I cancelled Netflix due to the endless stream of mindless violent sick inane movies, most of which are ones that have been out for years, others you have seen 12 times. ROKU is excellent, I can go to Amazon video and others and choose intelligent, educational or informative movies or documentaries. I also like material based in and on reality, not the jaded sick movies carried by Netflix.

  • Don Pritchard

    I would like to see regular Hulu on Roku. I can watch my favorite shows from the 50s on my computer, but it would be much better on Roku.

    • gretzil

      I am with you on this!! I didn’t do enough homework and thought I could watch HULU on Roku. Boy am I wrong! sitting in front of a computer to watch a show, just isn’t the same as watching on a decent tv from the couch.

  • spike

    I’ve had my roku for last 5 years .. i realy wish they would put the blockbuster channel on it , you can get the magnavox steaming box for less money and it has blockbuster and netflix .. whats the deal ???

  • Trex

    The new roku policy requiring a credit card number to activate is a disaster. I gave one as a gift and am embarrassed, the recipient has neither a credit card or a paypal account, so the roku is junk.
    As a long time roku owner I am revolted.

  • Shanowa

    I have both a roku 2 xd and a roku 2 sd. I also have a seagate flex pro. I have hooked it all up to work with my computer. I have down loaded some movies and saved them to my hard drive to play on my roku player. From my roku player I have down loaded the channel hipster to play my files for my hard drive. Here’s my problem. I can watch some of my movies on there perfectly. Some of my movies come up and say that roku does not support the format. Some play for a few seconds, then form “pixels”, and freezes, although the audio still plays. And some stay dark and only play the audio with no picture. All the movie files are of the exact format, from the same exact place. What’s going on, does any one know?