Top 6 new releases on Netflix UK – April 2014
Staff Reporter | On 01, Apr 2014
It’s the start of a new month, which, as always, means a wave of new releases on Netflix UK. Lots have been added to the service today – in fact, we’re still counting – but our new on Netflix page will be updated later this evening with the latest line-up.
Until then, here are our quick picks of the latest additions. Here are the top six new releases on Netflix UK at the start of April 2014.
The film that made John Travolta evil, roll-neck jumpers cool and Christian Slater, Broken Arrow is something of an underrated 1990s action flick. Two US pilots fight each other over a stolen nuclear warhead in the on-rails thriller, which races along like a train full of cheese. Travolta’s evil cackle keeps you entertained between the set pieces, which director John Woo orchestrates with typically over-the-top flair. It’s overshadowed by the Nic Cage/John Travolta masterpiece, but it’s this simple: no Broken Arrow, no Face/Off.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Just in time for The Grand Budapest Hotel in cinemas, arguably Wes Anderson’s best film is finally available to stream on Netflix – taking the service’s collection of Bill Murray and Owen Wilson-starring quirk fests to three. Alongside Rushmore and The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenanbaums’ addition turns a fun double-bill into a full-on Wes evening.
The Fisher King
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen must have done well, because hot on the heels of that addition this year, another Terry Gilliam film has arrived on Netflix. Starring Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams, the comedy-drama combines everything from radio talk shows and depression to hallucinations and a quest for the Holy Grail.
There are now 21 Nic Cage films on Netflix UK, including everything from Adaptation to The Rock. The fact that the Coen Brothers’ screwball classic is one of his best says a lot – after all, Face/Off exists. The fact that its one of the auteur duo’s funniest says even more.
The Thin Red Line
Terrence Malick’s 1998 action movie is, quite simply, one of the greatest war movies ever made.
Boys Don’t Cry
Hilary Swank won an Oscar for her performance in Kimberly Pierce’s seminal 1990s drama. You won’t be surprised after you reach the end credits. This is moving, shocking stuff.