There is an abundance of new TV shows and films to watch on Netflix this April, including Thunder Force, Shadow And Bone, Snabba Cash, Run, and The World’s Biggest Art Heist
April is basically in the building, which means we have an abundance of new films and TV shows coming to Netflix.
Thunder Force, starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, promises to inject some much-needed fun into the superhero genre. Sarah Paulson’s dark psychological thriller, Run, though, promises to send shivers down your spine throughout its tidy 90-minute runtime.
True crime fans will definitely want to check out This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, while Worn Stories promises to be a joyful docuseries about the relationships people have with their clothes.
There’s a new Harlan Coben adaptation in the mix, for all those who were obsessed with The Stranger. And Shadow And Bone just looks… well, it looks like it might be the best fantasy series since Game Of Thrones. Maybe even better than Game Of Thrones, actually.
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Throw in Scandi thriller series Snabba Cash, a film about a French brothel keeper, and a heartwarming documentary about true love, and you genuinely have something for everyone to enjoy.
With all that to enjoy and more, here’s our pick of what’s new on Netflix this month.
Please note that this article will be updated regularly to include new titles.
Esio Trot – 1 April
As in, yes, the live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel starring Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judi Dench.
Baarìa – 1 April
This is a feel-good comedy disguised as an Italian period drama, all about three generations of family growing up in a Sicilian village.
Beneath – 1 April
Hot on the heels of Seaspiracy comes a very fishy horror, which pits a group of trapped high-school seniors against a giant man-eating fish.
Worn Stories – 1 April
The official synopsis for Worn Stories promises: “Be it a pair of boots symbolising survival, a dress that’s come to stand for recovery, or a uniform that reaffirms an identity, the series illuminates the lives of the wearers through stories about cherished articles of clothing.”
Cast Away – 1 April
This drama stars Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a FedEx executive that is left stranded on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash.
Shrek – 1 April
An oldie but a goodie, this animated classic sees Shrek head off on a quest (with help from a talking Donkey, obviously) to free the beautiful Princess Fiona from a dragon-guarded castle.
Just Say Yes – 2 April
Essentially a cross between Runaway Bride and Bridesmaids, this Dutch romantic comedy tells the story of incurable romantic Lotte, a woman whose life is upended after years of planning her wedding only for the groom to cancel last minute.
Concrete Cowboy – 2 April
While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture. Starring Caleb McLaughlin and Idris Elba.
Madame Claude – 2 April
Taking us back in time to 1960s Paris, Madame Claude is the head of a French network of call girls who work especially for dignitaries and civil servants. As such, her influence extends beyond the world of sex work — until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything…
Run – 2 April
Sarah Paulson’s new psychological thriller, Run, sees her take on the role of Diane, a dangerously overprotective mum hiding a truly sinister secret.
Sky High– 2 April
After falling for Estrella, Ángel, a mechanic from the Madrid suburbs, dives into a world of heists and becomes the target of a relentless detective.
Snabba Cash – 7 April
Set in Stockholm a decade after the events depicted in the film trilogy, this Swedish thriller series centres on Leya, a young single mother trying to make it as an entrepreneur. Her never-ending quest for easy money, however, soon sends her spiraling into the brutal chaos of the criminal world. Will she make it back out with her integrity in tact?
This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist – 7 April
As per the official Netflix synopsis, this must-watch true crime documentary tells the story of “the biggest art heist in history.”
“Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 1990, legendary works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others worth over half a billion dollars today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston,” it reads.
“This four-part documentary series from director Colin Barnicle covers the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks and speculations that characterised the investigation of this still unsolved mystery.”
Night In Paradise – 9 April
This K-Drama film has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but its finally set to get its worldwide premiere via Netflix. All about a wronged South Korean mobster, it sees Tae-Soo flee to Jeju Island after the death of his sister and nephew. There, though, he meets Jae-Yoon, a terminally ill woman… and his life is turned upside down in the process.
Thunder Force – 9 April
Thunder Force delivers the goods (and laughs) in its tale of a scientist and her estranged best friend Lydia accidentally powering themselves up with new, incredible abilities. But how will the newly-formed Thunder Force – a superhero duo that fights crime – fare when they do battle against the so-called ‘Miscreants’ and their leader, The King?
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A Star Is Born – 11 April
Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born sees country music star Jackson Maine fall in love with talented singer-songwriter Ally (Gaga) after a chance encounter at a bar. He soon takes her on as his protégé, pushing her to write more, sing more, and believe in herself. But, as her star shines all the brighter, his soon begins to fade…
My Love: Six Stories of True Love – 13 April
In this heartwarming documentary, we follow six elderly couples from around the world – all of whom have been together for anywhere from 43 to 60 years – through a year in their lives. And, in the process, we learn the secrets of their long-lasting love.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me – 14 April
This new sitcom stars Jamie Foxx as the successful cosmetics brand owner who gets an unexpected crash course in fatherhood when his teenage daughter movies in with him.
Ride High – 15 April
A tale of two women; one who kills for a love, and the other who made her kill. This movie depicts their escape, and the chaotic journey that will surprisingly bring them closer to each other.
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Stowaway – 22 April
The official synopsis for Stowaway reads: “On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems.
“Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander and the ship’s biologist.”
Searching For Sheela – 22 April
If you watched Netflix’s documentary Wild Wild Country in 2018, you’ll definitely want to watch Searching For Sheela. All about the later years of the controversial Ma Anand Sheela, aka Rajneesh’s most trusted advisor and vocal supporter, it sees her return to India after decades for an interview tour.
Shadow And Bone – 23 April
Set in a war-torn world, Shadow And Bone (aka the fantasy TV series of our dreams) is all about a lowly soldier and orphan named Alina Starkov who unleashes an extraordinary power that could prove the key to setting her country free.
“With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha,” promises the official synopsis.
“But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems.”
Things Heard and Seen – 30 April
In Things Heard and Seen, Amanda Seyfried and James Norton star as the Manhattan couple who move to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley. There, they discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.
Rocketman – 30 April
This musical biographical drama stars Taron Egerton as larger-than-life artist Elton John.
The Innocent – 30 April
As in, yes, the much-anticipated adaptation of Harlan Coben’s bestseller of the same name!
One night, nine years ago, Mateo innocently interceded in a fight and ended up becoming a murderer. Now he’s an ex-con who takes nothing for granted.
His wife, Olivia, is pregnant, and the two of them are about to get the house of their dreams. But a shocking and inexplicable call from Olivia’s cell phone destroys Mateo’s life for the second time…
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