Netflix showers it’s ride-or-die audience this April with a plethora of returning teen witches, Oscar winners, rejected Oscar hosts, dark magic beings, and all the anime you can possibly hope for.
Big name projects include Unicorn Store, starring and directed by Captain Marvel Brie Larson. Part of a two-pic deal with the Oscar winner and producer Lynette Howell Taylor, this Toronto International Film Festival entry follows the adventures of a young woman, who after moving back with her parental units, gets a mysterious invite for a unique store. The pic also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, and Bradley Whitford.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina continues to praise the Dark Lord with part two of the episodic run. The series picks up from its holiday special as the teen witch attempts to find a balance between school, life and black magic after selling her soul to Satan.
In addition to Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka also stars in The Silence. Part Quiet Place and part Helter Skelter, Shipka stars as Ally Andrews, a deaf teen who is targeted by a cult looking to exploit her. The Netflix original film is directed by Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti and stars Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, and John Corbett.
Speaking of teen witches, the original Sabrina makes her Netflix debut in the comedy No Good Nick; Melissa Joan Hart is joined by Sean Astin in this family laffer about a middle classic clan who adopts a street hustler. Hijinks ensue.
Also this month, Black Summer will makes its debut on April 11. Set in the Z Nation universe, the story follows the start of a zombie apocalypse. The eight-episode series stars Jaime King as a mother separated from her daughter during the early days of the undead rising.
And following in the footsteps of Black Mirror, Netflix’s latest techno innovation series You vs. Wild is a choose your own adventure using wildman/adventurer/guy who drinks his own urine Bear Grylls in a series of potential dangerous scenarios that allows the view to pick and choose Bear’s next steps.
On the comedy front, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible is set for a April 2 debut. Fresh off his un-hosting duties from the Oscars, Hart takes the time to chat about fatherhood, marriage, American politics and pop culture.
For audiophiles, ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads takes a deep dig into the live of Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman who supposedly sold his soul to the devil to learn how to play the guitar.
As for the film catalogue, a handful of film classics, comedies and terrible movies that can be considered comedies will be added to Netflix this April. Classics films such as All the President’s Men, Bonnie and Clyde, Deliverance, and The Fifth Element will make their way to the streaming service this month. Also joining the Oscar line-up are feel-good laffers like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, the charming Penelope, and Snatch. Unintentional comedies include Valkyrie, Obsessed, and the truly terrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
All movie, series and special descriptions are pulled from Netflix’s official site.
- Ultraman (Netflix Original Series): With aliens once again threatening Earth, young Shinjiro must now don the metallic ultra-suit to become Ultraman — like his father before him.
- Across The Line
- All the President’s Men
- Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
- Freddy vs. Jason
- Friday the 13th (2009)
- I Am Legend
- Lakeview Terrace
- Monster House
- Pineapple Express
- Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2
- P.S. I Love You
- Spy Kids
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
- The Bone Collector
- The Fifth Element
- The Golden Compass
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
- Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (Netflix Original Special): Kevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel, … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
- Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Netflix Original Film): After a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 2; Netflix Original): Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night.
- In The Shadows
- Legacies (Season 1)
- Our Planet (Netflix Original Special): Exhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species.
- Persona: Collection (Netflix Original Special): An eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors.
- Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (Netflix Original): Once beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous.
- Spirit Riding Free (Season 8; Netflix Original Series): Big changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school.
- Tijuana (Netflix Original): When a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth.
- Unicorn Store (Netflix Film): Kit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (Season 6; Netflix Original Series): The trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a glamping trip.
- New Girl (Season 7)
- You vs. Wild (Netflix Original Series): In this interactive series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
- Black Summer (Netflix Original Series): In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
- A Land Imagined (Netflix Original Film): A cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game.
- Band Aid
- Huge in France (Netflix Original): After moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France.
- Mighty Little Bheem (Netflix Original): An innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
- The Perfect Date (Netflix Film): To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
- The Silence (Netflix Film): When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.
- Special (Netflix Original): A young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.
- Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (Netflix Film): On their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration.
- Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)
- No Good Nick (Netflix Original): A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.
- The New Romantic
- Super Monsters Furever Friends (Netflix Original): On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!
- My First First Love (Netflix Original): Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
- A Fortunate Man (Netflix Film): A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.
- Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (Netflix Original): Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
- Cuckoo (Season 5; Netflix Original): Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed.
- I, Daniel Blake
- Music Teacher (Netflix Film): Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.
- Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Netflix Original Series)
- Samantha! (Season 2; Netflix Original): The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
- Someone Great (Netflix Film): Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
- Grass is Greener (Netflix Original): It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
- Pinky Malinky (Part 2; Netflix Original): Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ.
- Selection Day (Netflix Original): Two teen cricket prodigies struggle against their overbearing father and a system stacked against them to realize their own ambitions and identities.
- I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix Original): In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave.
- Bonding (Netflix Original): A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
- The Hateful Eight (Extended Version)
- The Ugly Truth
- The Protector (Season 2; Netflix Original): Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans.
- ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (Netflix Original): Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil.
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 2; Netflix Original)
- Street Food (Netflix Original): From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine.
- The Sapphires
- Yankee (Netflix Original): A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord.
- American Honey
- Señora Acero: Season 5
- The Imitation Game
- Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (Netflix Original Special): Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation.
- Baki: Part 2 (Netflix Original Series): A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos.
- Ingress: The Animation (Netflix Original Series): After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power.
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- American Pie
- Billy Madison
- Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3
- Casino Royale
- Diamonds Are Forever
- Die Another Day
- Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
- Happy Feet
- Happy Gilmore
- I Love You, Man
- L.A. Confidential
- Live and Let Die
- Luther (Series 1-4)
- Pokémon: XY (Seasons 1-2)
- Sex and the City: The Movie
- The Living Daylights
- The Man with the Golden Gun
- The Spy Who Loved Me
- The World Is Not Enough
- Wallander (Series 1-4)
- You Only Live Twice
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- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Seasons 1-5)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions
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- Video Game High School (Seasons 1-3)
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- Silver Linings Playbook