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Vehicular Viewing: New on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu for April 2019

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What do the major streaming services have in store for car lovers in April? Here’s a look at some of the month’s significant new additions on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu — not much of note on the TV front, but plenty of relevant movies.

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Bonnie and Clyde (4/1)

The legendary outlaw duo is constantly on the go (mostly inside stolen vintage Fords) in this classic 1967 movie. Careening from carefree humor to shocking violence, Bonnie and Clyde contains a series of car-centric setpieces, from a wild bluegrass-soundtracked chase scene to the inevitably bloody roadside climax.

I Am Legend (3/1)

Will Smith’s character has to face the vampire apocalypse on his own in this 2007 thriller, but at least he gets to drive a sweet Ford Shelby GT500 and customized Ford Expedition.

Pineapple Express (3/1)

“You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos, motherf*****!”

Amazon Prime

Days of Thunder (4/1)

Tom Cruise plays a hotshot young NASCAR driver in this blockbuster from 1990. Is it a forgotten classic? Not at all, but if you have two hours to kill, it’s still an enjoyably cheesy, action-packed watch.

Starsky and Hutch (4/1)

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, and a red Ford Gran Torino star in this pleasantly silly 2004 movie based on the 1970s buddy cop show.

Bond Binge: Die Another Day, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice (4/1)

James Bond movies come and go with regularity from Amazon and Hulu. A bunch of them are showing up again on both services in April. Here are three with great car scenes: Die Another Day (2002), featuring an Aston Martin V12 “Vanish,” a Jaguar XKR, and a chase across the ice; The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), starring a Lotus Esprit S1 that can turn into a submarine; and You Only Live Twice (1967), spotlighting one of the only two Toyota 2000 GT Convertibles ever made.


License to Drive (4/1)

The Two Coreys (Haim and Feldman) star in this very ’80s comedy about a teen who fails his driver’s test and proceeds to swipe his grandfather’s Cadillac for a night on the town (and a date with a girl named Mercedes).

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