TRAFFIC, Topher Grace, 2000. ph: Bob Marshak / © USA Films / Courtesy Everett Collection
©USA Films/Courtesy Everett Collection

Summer is just around the corner, so nobody would blame you if you want to spend less time watching Netflix and more time outside this month — but then again, we haven’t quite hit the heart of the summer movie season, so you might need a new slate of classic films to tide you over until then. Fortunately, Netflix’s latest slate of additions to its film library is enough to keep any cinephile satisfied for quite some time.

Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away, but Netflix has gone all in on “dad cinema” with some of its new inclusions.  It’s a big month for war movies, with both the misunderstood anti-war satire “Starship Troopers” and the considerably less anti-war “Black Hawk Down” both hitting the streaming service this month. Fans of Ridley Scott will have plenty to feast on, as his Denzel Washington-led “American Gangster” is also joining the Netflix library. There are also some excellent crime flicks from the likes of Stephen Soderbergh (“Traffic”) and Luc Besson (“Léon: The Professional”) that are now available on the streamer.

But per usual, there’s a little something for everyone this month. Wildly divergent classics “American Graffiti” and “This Is the End” round out the highlights of this month’s new Netflix offerings. If you’re not headed out to the multiplexes to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” this weekend, Netflix has you covered with an embarrassment of riches to watch at home. Keep reading for seven of our picks.

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