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Netflix is bringing back a bunch of nostalgic classics for April this year, and your inner child is going to be delighted!

Netflix seems to have all the content your adult self could want to stream and more. Well, their list of newcomers for April this year will delight your inner child as well! They’re bringing out a bunch of nostalgic classics like Homeward BoundGremlinsand the American Tail series. The benefit to being an adult is that you can do what you want when you want, even if that means blowing off your responsibilities for a day and spending some quality time with some old favorites.

April 1st

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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It’s always a good bet to start the month off with a scary movie! This blast from the past is sure to give you a scare – Freddy Kruger is always spooky!

Across the Universe

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No one will judge you for singing along with this flick in your living room! No other music gives you nostalgia quite like the Beatles.

An American Tail, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

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This sweet story about a family of Russian mice emigrating to the US and having to relocate each other after getting separated will hit you right in the heart every time. Keep following the tale of Fievel and his family as the move to the Wild West in the sequel! And since you’ve already watched the other two, you may as well finish off the series! Watch Fievel and his friends team up with a reporter to chase the scoop of the century in this fun adventure.

Cool Runnings

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This heartfelt classic comedy about the Jamaican bobsled team is sure to pick up your spirits when you’re down.

Gremlins

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Now that you’re an adult, you can watch this dark comedy whenever you want! Just be sure not to feed them after midnight or get them wet!

Scooby-Doo

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There’s no good reason why this hasn’t been on Netflix before now, but at least they finally added it! Live-action Scooby-Doo is just the right amount of campy for a bad day, so buckle up for some laughs!

Schindler’s List

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So this one is definitely not as feel-good as the rest of the list, but it’s still a fantastic movie. It’s perfect for a night when you’re looking for something serious rather than a comedy.

Thunderstruck

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There’s something really satisfying for your inner child about watching a little kid realize his dream of becoming a basketball star, even if it happens via some magical talent-trading between him and a famous basketball player.

Trouble with the Curve

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A heartfelt story about an aging baseball scout and his daughter, you’ll definitely want a box of tissues next to you when you watch this one!

April 6th

The BFG

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Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors as a kid, and seeing his BFG brought to (CGI) life in this movie takes me back to reading his books in elementary school!

April 8th

Kubo and the Two Strings

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The story is heartwarming and intense, the stop motion is absolutely jaw-dropping, and the characters are funny and as realistic as a (SPOILERS) statue monkey brought to life through magic and a samurai who’s basically a human-sized beetle can be. This tale is sweet, heartfelt, intense, and emotional.

April 12th

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 2

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It’s a cartoon about DC’s superheroes and time travel. Does it really get any better than that?

April 14th

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

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The TV show was a cult hit in the 80’s, and it’s finally making its grand return! Curl up with some lousy movies and some great commentary courtesy of Jonah Ray, Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount.

April 15th

Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

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Get ready to be a sobbing mess all over again as you follow Chance, Shadow and Sassy on their quest to find their owners again. Seriously, if you’re an animal lover, make sure you have tissues nearby for this one.

April 21st

Bill Nye Saves the World Season 1

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Watching Bill Nye was the best part of elementary school science class, and his new show is sure to be just good as the classics.

April 22nd

The Secret Life of Pets

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The latest in a long line of feel-good animated talking animal movies, The Secret Life of Pets is just the right sort of cutesy optimism you need after a bad day.

Whether you’re looking for something funny, something animated, something serious, or something a bit scary, your inner child is going to love April’s lineup of new additions to Netflix! Get ready to curl up and binge to your heart’s content!

Looking to get outside after binging Netflix all week? Check out the Botanic Gardens summer concert series!

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