New on Netflix Instant | June 2013

It doesn't happen this way, ususally, but it's Danny DeVito and Francis Ford Coppola's month on Netflix.

Hercules and Hoffa, both start with H's, and they both feature Danny DeVito in a supporting role. Hoffa, as you all know, was also directed by DeVito.

Then there's Apocalypse Now and The Rainmaker from Coppola. All are quality choices this month.

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Super Troopers

Four bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan

 

The Score

Ready-to-retire safecracker Nick, flamboyant fence Max and talented but volatile thief Jackie team up to rob the Montreal Customs House. The score could put them all on easy street, but Nick is growing increasingly uncomfortable with the operation.

Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton

 

Platoon

Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor, whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots.

Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

 

Apocalypse Now

During the Vietnam War, Capt. Willard is sent to Cambodia on a top-secret mission, where he journeys upriver in search of the mysterious Col. Kurtz. His instructions: terminate Kurtz, who's gone completely insane.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando

 

Hoffa

Jack Nicholson stars as infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa in this biopic that traces Hoffa's rise through labor's ranks to create the most powerful union in the country and posits a guess as to what happened to him when he vanished without a trace.

Director: Danny DeVito
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

 

Hercules

In Disney's animated take on Greek mythology, the heavenly Hercules is stripped of his immortality and raised on Earth instead of Olympus, where he's forced to take on Hades and assorted monsters.

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Starring: Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito

 

Escape from L.A.

Kurt Russell reprises his role as antihero Snake Plissken. This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president (Cliff Robertson) views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi

 

Daylight

When an explosion traps a group of commuters, including outdoorsman Roy Nord (Viggo Mortensen), in a tunnel 72 feet beneath the Hudson River, former medical services chief Kit Latura (Sylvester Stallone) races to save the trapped survivors before they drown in the flooding passageway. In a thrilling tale that earned an Oscar nod for its effects, Latura traverses the maze of the tunnel's exhaust fans, pulling out all the stops.

Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen

 

The Rainmaker

When young attorney Rudy Baylor goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy sue their insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito 

 

In & Out

When dim-bulb actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) wins an Oscar for playing a gay Marine, he outs his high school drama teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), in his acceptance speech. It all comes as a surprise to Howard -- not to mention to his long-suffering fiancée, Emily (Joan Cusack). With his wedding just days away and national media descending on his town, Howard's under the gun to prove just how much of a man he is.

Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack

 

Planet of the Apes

Bewildered astronaut George Taylor crash-lands on a strange planet ruled by intelligent apes who use primitive humans for experimentation and sport. Taylor finds himself among the hunted as he tries to escape the apes and uncover their dark secret.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Charlton Heston