At the beginning of each month, Netflix adds a few dozen new and old movies and TV shows to its catalog. We perused the February list and found six additions fit for geeks.

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 4.49.04 PMBates Motel

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With season 2 about to air next month, you can now catch up on the creepy first season of Bates Motel. Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho franchise, Bates Motel tells the early tales of Norman Bates and his uneasy relationship with his mother as they open the Bates Motel for business.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 4.40.25 PMBubba Ho-Tep

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Listen to this plot: An elderly—and still living—Elvis (played by Bruce Campbell) resides in a retirement home in Texas. He joins forces with fellow retiree Jack, a black man who believes he’s John F. Kennedy, and together the two battle a re-animated mummy named Bubba Ho-Tep, who is terrorizing the duo’s retirement home. Words cannot describe how amazingly campy this movie is. If you’re a Campbell fan, it’s truly a must watch!

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Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 5.12.01 PMMarathon Man

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This classic 1976 film is the reason why we have filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. A very young Dustin Hoffman plays Thomas Levy, a graduate student who is in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. Marathon Man is cited as being the first dramatic action thriller that set off a whole new genre. Don’t miss the torture scene that involves Hoffman, a dentist, a drill, and no Novocain.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 5.44.54 PMThe Real Story: Indiana Jones

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Produced by the Smithsonian Channel, this TV documentary takes a look at real-life explorative archeologists from World War II and how they may have influenced Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones movies. While this is not groundbreaking material, it’s a fun watch.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 4.53.05 PMSoldiers of Paint

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Every year, more than 5,000 paintballers converge in Oklahoma to reenact the Invasion of Normandy, otherwise known as D-Day. This documentary follows D-Day’s organizers and the teams as they plan for the largest paintball tournament to date.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 6.29.13 PMCockneys vs. Zombies

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Love Shaun of the Dead? Did Attack the Block turn you on? Then Cockneys vs. Zombies is right up your alley! Cockney brothers Terry and Andy are planning a bank robbery so they can save their ex-gangster grandfather Ray’s retirement home when the zombie apocalypse breaks out! Unlike most zombie movies, this one mainly takes place at a retirement center.

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