As the summer begins for college students, so does Netflix binging season.
With an extended amount of free time and the baggage from stressful classes lifted off their shoulders, students have the ability to sit back, relax and binge.
This May, many new television shows, movies and documentaries will be entering, as well as exiting Netflix.
Coming to Netflix:
“Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”
The first two crudely humorous Austin Powers trilogy movies will be available on the streaming app and killing students’ last remaining brain cells as finals week ends and summer begin.
The movies focus on British spy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) during the ‘60s and are parodies of other films like James Bond and Jason King. In the movies, Powers faces off against his nemesis, Dr. Evil (also played by Mike Myers). Both films contain many sexual innuendos, cliche 1960s stereotypes and hilarious storylines.
“The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”
Get ready to binge this 1990s sci-fi film franchise as classes are ending.
These three films depict a dystopian future where all of mankind is trapped in an alternate reality, known as “The Matrix.” The main character, Thomas Anderson, who is a computer hacker that goes by the alias “Neo,” rebels against the robot creators of “The Matrix.”
The sequel films follow the same characters through new adventures revolving around the events after the first movie.
“Outlander” seasons 1-2
STARZ historical time-travel television show “Outlander” will be “traveling” onto Netflix in late May.
The show is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series following the lives of World War II nurse Claire Randall and Highlander Jamie Fraser. Randall accidentally travels back in time from 1945 to 1743, where she finds herself in the midst of rebel Scottish Highlanders being hunted by English redcoats.
Leaving Netflix this May:
This classic 1984 rom-com film, starring Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling, will sadly be departing from the streaming app.
The movie revolves around a high school girl, Sam Baker, on her 16th birthday. The film is a typical “coming-of-age” movie in which a high school girl has a crush, and her birthday wish is for her crush to finally notice her.
The movie is a total classic and many will feel the loss of its absence on Netflix.
“Jaws,” “Jaws 2,” “Jaws 3” and “Jaws: The Revenge”
All four “Jaws” films will no longer be swimming across our screens.
The first film, directed by Steven Spielberg, is known as the movie that began “summer blockbuster” films and is one of the first “high concept films.” The following three films are less known by movie watchers and did not have as big of an impact as the original.
The first movie is based on a novel written by Peter Benchley and focuses on a great white shark that searches the water looking for unsuspecting victims. The shark is combated by the members of the Brody family, who live on Amity Island.
This one is a big loss for all of the Nicholas Sparks’ fans who stream on Netflix.
The movie is based on one of Sparks’ most popular books, also titled “The Notebook.” It is about a couple, Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling), in the 1940s who fall in love despite their different social standings. The couple battles disapproving parents, breakups, distance and World War II.