More movies to your Netflix queue, this time from Miramax

For those who didn’t figure out yet, Netflix is getting better and better and it is a real bargain at $7.99 / month. It helped us cut the cable cord and it is used extensively on all our Netflix capable media streamers. The good news for today is the deal signed with Miramax to add hundreds of movies previously unavailable to Netflix, like “Pulp Fiction”, “Sky Kids”, “Kill Bill”, “Cold Mountain”, etc. The new movies will be available starting in June and some titles will also available via a rotating basis.

It is the first time Miramax movies are available on a digital subscription service and I am personally thrilled they went with Netflix and not Hulu Plus. Now if only Netflix would add newer TV shows (House, Fringe, Bones to name a few), even for an additional $5-$10 / month and I would be quick to dump my Hulu Plus subscription with their embedded non-skippable commercials and weird licensing agreements where most of the good stuff is available web only and not on the good old TV connected media streamer.

Read full press release after the break.

Netflix Announces Strategic Multi-Year Agreement With Miramax

Netflix Members Can Instantly Watch Hundreds of Iconic Miramax films, Including such classics as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Bad Santa,” “Scream,” “Spy Kids,” “The Piano” and “Kill Bill”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Miramax today announced a multi-year agreement under which Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch some of the world’s most loved and acclaimed motion pictures from the Miramax film library. It is the first time Miramax titles have become available through a digital subscription service.

Beginning in June, Netflix members in the U.S. will be able to instantly watch several hundred Miramax movies, with dozens of titles being added on a rotating basis. The movies can be watched on multiple platforms, including TV, tablet, computer and mobile phones. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

“Netflix is thrilled to enter into this deal with the new team at Miramax,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Existing relationships with management and a shared affinity for these great films make this an important deal for both companies and for our members, who will enjoy instantly watching movies from one of the truly great film libraries for many years to come.”

“From day one, we’ve been very clear about the importance of digital and our desire to respond to the significant pent-up demand for our films — delivering to consumers whenever and wherever they want,” said Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax. “This agreement is an important first step in our digital strategy. Netflix has always been a trailblazer, with a tremendous track record of innovation and quality customer service. We’re thrilled to now be in business with them as we build and revitalize the proud Miramax brand.”

Through this partnership, the Netflix library gains a variety of films which collectively have 284 Academy Award nominations, across 83 films, with 68 wins, including the Best Picture winners “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love.” Iconic titles such as “Bad Santa,” “Chasing Amy,” “Cinema Paradiso,” “Clerks,” “Cold Mountain,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Kill Bill” Volumes I and II, “Muriel’s Wedding,” “The Piano,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Reindeer Games” and many of the “Halloween,” “Scary Movie,” “Scream” and “Spy Kids” movies will be available over time.