Another month, another tasty serving of new movies on Netflix. You may need it, too. Everyone knows that the weather doesn’t really get nicer until June anyway.
Next month, look forward to an acclaimed modern horror film, a British comedy standout, and quite literally a national treasure. We’ll be losing a lot of great Netflix titles on April 1, but luckily we have these favorites arriving on the streaming library starting next month.
Jason Statham has become one of modern film’s beloved tough guys, similar to a Jean-Claude Van Damme or The Rock. In Crank, Statham must keep his heart rate above a certain level or else he’ll die (think Speed, but with an incredibly jacked human body instead). Also, the guy who plays Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite is in it, so it’s good to see he wasn’t typecast. Crank will hit Netflix on April 9.
The Babadook (2014)
Even heralded film critic Richard Roeper says, “I was genuinely freaked out by some of the passages in The Badabook.” He’s not alone. Last year’s scariest movie has been lauded as one of the most terrifying films of the past decade. If you’re looking to get a bit rattled, give this one a go late at night. You can do so starting on April 14.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
From the creators of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz reunited Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as small-town cops investigating a series of grisly murders. It may sound terrifying, but Hot Fuzz is to buddy cop films what Shaun of the Dead is to zombie movies: a hilarious genre spoof that doesn’t skimp on fight scenes or gore. Check it out starting April 16.
Darren Aronofsky (The Fighter, Black Swan) tries his hand at the Biblical hero, enlisting Russell Crowe to put an action-filled but balanced interpretation of one man’s attempt to save humanity ahead of a catastrophic flood. Noah hits Netflix on April 18.
National Treasure (2004)
Netflix was created for actors like Nicolas Cage, with fans tuning in to marvel at his action pedigree or laugh at his absurd overacting in equal numbers. National Treasure is one of Cage’s best later roles, despite a somewhat outlandish plot. A very solid action film for a lazy Sunday, you can give it a go starting April 27.
Those are just a few films to look forward to. Here’s the rest of what to check out next month on Netflix:
– The Beautician and the Beast
– Life Partners
– All Hail King Julien (Season 1)
– Derek: Special
– Starry Eyes
– The Quiet Ones
– Delta Farce
– Wilfred (Season 4)
– Halt and Catch Fire (Season 1)
– Confusion Na Wa
– Finding Mercy
– Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 1)
– October 1
– Onye Ozi
– Video Game High School (Season 3)
– Goodbye to Language