Geekflix – Top ‘Netflix’ Picks For May 2016

Another month comes and goes in 2016. This means new releases are coming to Netflix. Strap yourselves in and find out what geeky shows and movies you should be watching this month.

1. Lolirock Season 1 (May 1st)

Did you binge Glitter Force and now need more magical girl in your diet? Then check this French animated series out. Looks to be a combination of Jem and The Holograms and Sailor Moon. Since it’s about a group of girls who also sing in a band, it will no doubt be filled with the sugary pop songs much like Glitter Force was.

2. The Nutty Professor (May 1st)


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There was a time when movie fans actually looked forward to Eddie Murphy films. Want to know why people enjoyed them so much? Then look no further than the Nutty Professor, a comedy where Murphy plays multiple characters and drops so many one liners you’ll find yourself quoting them for days to come.

3. Sixteen Candles (May 1st)


The classic John Hughes film which showed how hard it is being a teenager. For those who are tired of My Super Sweet 16, check out this movie, where Sam’s (Molly Ringwald) family actually forgets her birthday and she has no choice but to deal with it. Combine this heartbreak with a day which just won’t end and you have a film you need to check out.

4.Pleasantville (May 1st)


Every wanted to live in the perfect sitcom world you used to watch on TV? No, of course not. You’re a geek; you want to live in a world where it’s possible to get bitten by a radioactive spider and take a ride in the TARDIS. Still, this film explores how the perfect worlds presented in TV just wouldn’t hold up when real world thinking is added to them and how a little emotion can go a long way.

5. The Replacements (May 2nd)


This is a sports movie for those who don’t like sports movies. Picture this, a group of former athletes including a SWAT team member, some bouncers, a soccer star are recruited to play football with Keanu Reeves as the quarterback and Gene Hackman as the coach. Sound entertaining? You have no idea and you owe it to yourself to check this gem out.

6. Shanghai Knights (May 4th)


Even Jackie Chan’s more hardcore fans will agree some of his films are hit or miss. Still, this one is definitely one to check out. The sequel to Shanghai Noon, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson must team up once again to journey to London to find a missing Imperial seal and stop a plot to assassinate the royal family. Oh Jackie, how do you get into these situations?

7. Goosebumps (May 11th)


The surprisingly entertaining film about the classic scary novel series finally makes its way to Netflix. Watch as Jack Black plays R.L. Stine who has to go up against all the classic creatures he wrote about. It will make you want to go back and read some of your classic stories. Or at least watch the old TV series. All five season are on Netflix by the way.

8. American Dad: Season 10 (May 17th)


Despite the fact it had to switch networks, American Dad didn’t lose any of its charm in the transition. In the season, Hayley goes blond, Stan becomes a campus security guard, and Wheels and the Legman are once again on the case. This is definitely one you’ll want to binge on.

9. Lady Dynamite (May 20th)


A new series from the guy who created Arrested Development….what? You need more? This is a comedy from the guy who gave us Arrested Development. You owe it to him to check it out…wait? You’ve never seen Arrested Development? *Sigh* Okay. Then you have two things to watch this month.

10. The Do-Over (May 27th)

It’s an Adam Sandler movie…Wait, wait! This one looks like people are going to be shooting guns at him…Thanks for coming back. Anyways, this is the second of Sandlers “made for netflix” films. Though we prefer not to talk about the racial offensive Ridiculous 6, this new film has him starring with David Spade. So hopefully it will be entertaining at the very least.

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.