Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For April 2016

A quarter of the way through 2016 and another month down. This means it’s time for more new releases from Netflix. Though many of these titles are coming out on April 1st, we can safely say these shows will definitely be on their after March 31st without any worry of an April Fool’s Day prank.


 2001: A Space Odyssey (April 1st)

The film which has been parodied eight ways from Sunday is coming back to Netflix. If you are a fan of Science Fiction, this movie has to be watched simply for scenes involving HAL, the evil super computer. It is one of director Stanley Kubrick’s finest films. Speaking of Kubrick…


A Clockwork Orange (April 1st)

A film about a sociopath who drinks milk and loves Beethoven and gets reprogrammed in an effort to cure him of these evil tendencies. What’s not to love? Probably the intense scenes of sex and violence. Still, this was another film which was parodied time and time again and is a necessary watch for all film buffs.


Bob’s Burgers: Season 5 (April 1st)

The 5th installment of this prime time animated darling opens with an episode featuring a Die Hard Musical. Basically if you haven’t sold your friends on this show yet, showing them the first episode of season 5 will definitely have them becoming fans. If it doesn’t you should probably give up because they are just beyond reason.


The Princess Bride (April 1st)

Featuring one of the best sword fights in the history of cinema, this film is the titular geeky romantic comedy. You owe it to yourself and your geeky partner to sit down and use this classic film to ward off those rainy April days. So have fun storming the castle.

The Running Man (April 1st)

This movie is an over the top spectacle of a dystopian future obsessed with television and featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger at his finest. If you are an action movie fan who hasn’t taken the time to watch this media gem, then now is the time. If not, then how will you know how to survive when the Stalkers come for you?


The Shawshank Redemption (April 1st)

This film is never far from the top of most “Top (Fill in the number) films of all time” lists and it shows. Featuring Morgan Freeman giving one of his finest performances as Red, a prisoner in Shawshank Prison who befriends a new arrival named Andy Dufresne. Together the two of them will come to understand the importance of never losing hope, especially while in prison.  


V for Vendetta (April 1st)

Viola! Viewing this Very Vindicating Version of the V for Vendetta graphic novel will Verify Value and Vanquish boredom. The Verdict is the Vengeful Vigilante V, serving Visitation on Vanguards of liberty while they paint him as a Villain. Watch the movie and you’ll understand this description. It really is a fine adaptation of the original book by Alan Moore.  


Ajin: Season 1 (April 12th)

Thought to be one of the best anime titles to come out of Japan this year, Ajin showcases the downside to being immortal. Those who cannot die are called Ajin and are regularly hunted for experimentation to see what makes them tick. But they have a dark power which may allow them to turn the tide.


Kong: King of the Apes:Season 1 (April 15th)

There have been previous animated series featuring King Kong but none of them are really worth tracking down, even the monster’s diehard fans don’t defend them. This show may prove to break the trend and become a must watch as it has Kong fighting against cybernetic dinosaurs and who doesn’t love cybernetic dinosaurs.


The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt: Season 2 (April 15th)

The story of a girl who was locked in a bunker and had to adjust to modern day New York was an instant comedy classic for many viewers. Now in the second season, Kimmie will have to deal with the fallout of the season finale, including helping Titus deal with his estranged wife finding out he is still alive and dealing with her crush, Dong getting married to stay in the country.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.