Netflix is a wonderful resource we all love but with its seemingly infinite library, trying to figure out what to watch on any given night can quickly become overwhelming. Instead of getting distracted by every single new title that you scroll by, we are here to deliver some quality picks to save yourself some time and keep you from experiencing too much anxiety. After all, your free time is a precious resource, so picking what to binge and what to skip shouldn’t feel like a chore. With that in mind, consider the following a curated watch-list that will save you time. This isn’t a comprehensive roundup of everything that’s new to Netflix, just the best stuff busy guys won’t want to miss on their downtime.
All the President’s Men (April 1)
These days, the ‘news team uncovers massive scandal’ is one of the most reliable movie genres around, to the point where one journalism movie is pretty much guaranteed to earn a few major award nominations every year. But the formula was created (and perfected) in this 1976 film about The Washington Post team that unearthed the biggest political scandal in American history.
I Am Legend (April 1)
Will Smith delivers one of his most underrated performance in this creepy post-apocalyptic film. Robert Neville (Smith) tries to survive as the only living man in Manhattan while avoiding hoards of infected vampire-zombie hybrids. Just make sure you have your tissues ready because it features one of the most tragic pet deaths in movie history.
Pineapple Express (April 1)
Pineapples Express is the best stoner comedy since Half-Baked and with all due respect to 127 Hours or The Disaster Artist, James Franco is never better than as Saul Silver, the clueless drug dealer who ends up on the run after his client-turned-friend Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) witnesses a murder. It’s the perfect movie to put on the next time you just want to chill out, roll a joint, and laugh your ass off.
Snatch (April 1)
Proper good movie, innit? This is Guy Ritchie’s masterpiece and almost 20 years later, it remains fun as hell. Honestly, what’s not to love about Snatch? Over-the-top violence? Check. Cheeky nicknames? Check. Brad Pitt doing an insane Irish accent that’s actually good? Resounding check!
Ultraman (April 1)
Netflix’s upcoming CG anime series tells the story of Shinjiro Hayata, a high school student and the son of Ultraman, a superhero who mysteriously disappeared. Now, 12 years later, Shinjiro must take his father’s place after dark forces begin to arise. Ultraman looks totally awesome and we can’t wait to binge the entire first season over the course of a lazy Sunday.
Bonnie and Clyde (April 1)
Based on the real-life partners in crime, this 1967 crime-romance caper is driven by perfect performances by Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway, who bring an alluring recklessness to their portrayal of these infamous outlaws.
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (April 2)
Hart may not have hosted the Oscars but the controversial stand-up remains as popular as ever and his newest special hits Netflix early next month. Based on the trailer, Hart is bringing his trademark combination of energy and honesty onstage, as he discusses his difficulty with relationships and how he struggles to curb his kids’ screentime.
Unicorn Store (April 5)
Captain Marvel and Nick Fury are back together! Well, sort of. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are once again teaming up for Unicorn Store, which tells the story of Kit (Larson), a down-on-her-luck artist who is approached by a mysterious salesman (Jackson) who offers to sell her the one thing she’s always wanted: a unicorn. This also marks Larson’s directorial debut and we’re excited to see how the Oscar-winning actress does behind the camera.
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (April 30)
His stand up is certainly not for everyone but nobody does gleefully offensive jokes quite like Jeselnik. And whether you are laughing out loud or filled with outraged, the controversial comedian will keep telling shocking jokes with a maniacal grin. So if you and your spouse share a dark sense of humor, tune in for a night of extremely grim laughter.