Unless you're burning through an X-Files
binge, end of the month scrolls through unseen Netflix options can become pretty monotonous. But every new month comes with a new set of streaming contracts, and a new list of virgin vids. As April came to a close, we waved goodbye to disappeared greats like Into the Wild
, The Doors
, and A Very Brady Sequel
, but with May we're welcoming a pretty stalwart set. And scrolling through the lengthy list of additions, we noticed a few stand-out features that have some musical flare in their stories and soundtracks.
The Big Chill (1983)
The Lawrence Kasdan film that brought us the incredible ensemble of Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, William Hurt and others, also brought us an incredible soundtrack led by the iconic household dance scene featuring The Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg".
Heavy Metal (1981)
Sexy, naked cartoon babes with rocking boobage fighting evil to music by Sammy Hagar, Devo, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Journey, Black Sabbath, Stevie Nicks, and more. If you were looking for a reason to get stoned on a Wednesday night...
Forrest Gump (1994)
Some might argue that Forrest Gump
is a little overrated and overplayed on AMC, TBS, etc., but it's hard to dispute that it holds one of the greatest soundtracks of all time as it captured popular music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. And anyone who wasn't spooked when Robin Wright met "Freebird" on the balcony is just a nihilist.
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Similar set up to The Big Chill
, but with Rob Lowe wielding a sexy saxophone. The only movie with a better sax scene is The Lost Boys
, but that's not on Netflix...yet.
La Bamba (1987)
Nobody has watched La Bamba
in 20 years. So why not?
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Gary Busey might be a complete whack-job, but you can't deny his performance as Buddy Holly. Fun fact: the crazy bastard and his band were actually playing and singing during the performances.
For the complete list of May Netflix additions, click here