New on Netflix: Kevin McCarthy's top 5 picks for April 2015

They say April showers bring May flowers, so we're helping you make plans for those rainy nights at home. Every month, Netflix releases its list of movies that will be added to the service. 

The full list for April 2015 is below, but first here are the top 5 picks from our movie guy, Kevin McCarthy

#1) Bound (1996): Before "The Matrix," The Wachowskis directed this classic drama/romance starring Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly and Joe Pantoliano. The film is incredibly directed and was made for under $5 million. 

#2) Hot Fuzz (2007):  Ever since "Shaun of the Dead," Edgar Wright has proven he is one of the best directors working today. Wright still shoots on 35mm film, which is very rare in the film business-- ironically. The film really captures Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's love for great action flicks like "Bad Boys 2" and "Point Break."

#3) Noah (2014): An incredible, intense, well-acted and beautifully directed film. Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" sparked a ton of controversy that had the world talking.  Clint Mansell's score is haunting and beautiful.  Russell Crowe delivers one of the best performances of his career. 

#4) Underworld (2003): I always LOVED the color tone of the "Underworld" films. The films always had a blue tint and the action was so much fun.  Who doesn't want to see vampires versus werewolves? Kate Beckinsale proves that she is a fantastic action star.  Plus, the singer from "Love Actually" plays a great villain! Bill Nighy is awesome! 

#5) National Treasure (2004): A clever, fun, action-packed adventure that is great for the entire family. I grew up watching Nicolas Cage flicks like "Face/Off," "Con-Air," "Raising Arizona," and  "The Rock."  Recently, Cage really did fantastic work in Matthew Vaughn's "Kick-Ass."

FULL LIST OF NETFLIX'S APRIL RELEASES:

April 1st

  • And Now … Ladies and Gentlemen.. (2002)
  • Bandolero (2000)
  • Barnyard (2006)
  • Bound (1996)
  • Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
  • Down to Earth (2001)
  • Leprechaun 3 (1995)
  • The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
  • The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
  • Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
  • Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)
  • Suicide Kings (1997)
  • Sunset Strip (2000)
  • Underworld (2003)
  • Whiteboyz (1999)
  • Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
April 2
  • Life Partners (2014)
  • Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (2014)
April 3
  • All Hail King Julien: Season 1 (5 New Episodes)
  • Derek: Special
  • Starry Eyes (2014)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
April 7
  • Preservation (2014)
  • Wilfred, Season 4
April 8
  • Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (2014)
April 9
  • Pioneer (2013)
April 10
  • Broken (2013)
  • Burning Bridges (2014)
  • Confusion Na Wa (2013)
  • Finding Mercy (2012)
  • Finding Mercy 2 (2014)
  • Flower Girl (2013)
  • Forgetting June (2013)
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door (2014)
  • Lagos Cougars (2013)
  • Lies Men Tell (2013)
  • Mad Couple (2014)
  • Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1
  • Mad Couple 2 (2014)
  • Matters Arising (2014)
  • October 1* (2014)
  • Onye Ozi (2013)
  • The Awakening (2013)
  • Ties That Bind (2011)
April 12
  • The Identical (2014)
April 13
  • Video Game High School: Season 3
April 14
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Goodbye to Language (2014)
  • Kink (2013)
April 16
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
April 17
  • Baby Daddy: Season 4
  • Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible
  • They Came Together (2014)
April 18
  • Noah (2014)
April 21
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
April 25
  • Sons of Anarchy, Season 7
April 26
  • The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear (2008)
April 27
  • National Treasure (2004)

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