Albert Brooks Films Coming to Netflix July 1st

Albert Brooks is a name you may know for several reasons. He has a robust career as an actor, including the voice of Marlin in Finding Dory or his equally impressive voicework on The Simpsons. You might know some fun trivia, like the fact that his real last name is Einstein (he did not, however, come up with the theory of relativity), or, speaking of relatives, that his brother is the man behind "Super Dave" Osbourne.

But Albert Brooks is also an accomplished director, with seven feature films to his name, and those are all coming to Netflix on July 1, 2016.

Now, we don't think, as implied in the announcement video above, that Albert Brooks actually kidnapped any Netflix executives, but if he did, know that he did it for comedy. The full list of his films coming to the streaming service are:


Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) - Starring Brooks, Amy Ryan, Penny Marshall. "To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh."

The Muse (1999) - Starring Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges. "With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience."

Mother (1996) - Starring Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, John C.McGinley, Laura Weekes. "A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to solve his personal problems."

Defending Your Life (1991) - Starring Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn. "In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting."

Lost in America (1985) - Starring Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel. "A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago."

Modern Romance (1981) - Starring Brooks, Kathryn Harrold. "Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend."

Real Life (1979) - Starring Brooks, Dick Haynes, Matthew Tobin. "A spoof of the TV show 'An American Family' Stars Brooks as a documentary filmmaker who shares his name who attempts to live with a dysfunctional family for a full year.


Check them out as you will starting July 1!