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The best new movies on Netflix in April 2015

The Wachowskis’ Bound, Hot Fuzz, The Babadook and much more coming to the streaming service in April

Sometimes life gives you lemons, other times, it gives you Jean-Luc Godard: Netflix announced a new batch of titles for the month of April, including the French legend’s most recent sensation, Goodbye to Language. (Netflix won’t be broadcasting the film in Godard’s original 3-D, but it’s still worth a peek.) Elsewhere on the menu: an early triumph from The Matrix’s Wachowskis, and 2014’s horror hit The Babadook. Here are five picks worth thumbing your remote for.

Our top five new movies on Netflix

The Babadook (2014)

Aussie Jennifer Kent’s supremely confident debut already feels like a horror classic, restoring the genre to its psychological prestige while turning the monstrous-mommy gimmick on its head. Inventive, recognizably real and scary as fuck, the film stakes out a shadowy domestic terrain last dominated by Roman Polanski.

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Bound (1996)

A convicted thief (Gina Gershon) and a mobster’s wife (Jennifer Tilly) unite in pursuit of $2 million and a new life together in the Wachowskis’ lusty debut. Given their latest bomb, Jupiter Ascending, we’d love to see the sibling filmmakers return to this kind of concentrated craft.

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Goodbye to Language (2014)

A boat sails into port. A naked woman pontificates while her male lover takes a loud shit that would shame Austin Powers’ Fat Bastard. A dog runs into a forest, then back out. Those are some of the images and sounds you’ll experience in Jean-Luc Godard’s playful, provocative latest. Just let it flow over you.

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

From the inspired team of silly Brits behind Shaun of the Dead, this is a delirious confection of cop clichés, intentionally deployed at breakneck pace. Ever wanted to see a supercop engage in a high-speed pursuit with a swan, or a chubby constable jump through the air, guns a-blazin’ like Chow Yun-Fat? This is your movie.

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And here’s the full list of what’s coming to Netflix streaming in April, by date:

Available April 1
And Now...Ladies and Gentlemen...
Bandolero
Barnyard
The Beautician and the Beast
Bound
Buffalo Soldiers
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Down to Earth
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood
Suicide Kings
Sunset Strip
Underworld
Whiteboyz
Wrong Turn at Tahoe


Available April 2
Life Partners
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage


Available April 3
All Hail King Julien: Season 1
Derek: Special
Starry Eyes
The Quiet Ones


Available April 4
Delta Farce

Available April 7
Preservation
Wilfred: Season 4


Available April 8
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1

Available April 9
Crank
Pioneer


Available April 10
The Awakening
Broken
Burning Bridges
Confusion Na Wa
Finding Mercy
Finding Mercy 2
Flower Girl
Forgetting June
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Lagos Cougars
Lies Men Tell
Mad Couple
Mad Couple 2
Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1
Matters Arising
Onye Ozi
Ties That Bind


Available April 12
The Identical

Available April 13
Video Game High School: Season 3

Available April 14
The Babadook
Goodbye to Language
Kink


Available April 16
Hot Fuzz

Available April 17
Baby Daddy: Season 4
They Came Together


Available April 18
Noah

Available April 21
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Available April 25
Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Available April 26
The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

Available April 27
National Treasure

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