Spring is here! April showers bring a flurry of digestible flicks that you can watch on a Friday night with friends or on a weekday evening when you’re simply allergic to people. Been there, done that. Here’s your monthly Netflix guide of the highlights to watch!
Lost in Space (April 13) is a modern re-imagining of the classic 1960s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, where colonization in space is now a reality, we are introduced to the Robinsons, who are selected to make their home on a new planet.
A period drama that’s getting a lot of buzz is The Alienist (April 19). Season 1 will satisfy your appetite for a haunting psychological thriller. Set in 1896 New York, criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) joins crime reporter John Moore (Luke Evans), police clerk Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) and forensics experts to catch a serial killer who is hunting down and murdering boy prostitutes.
If you’d prefer a comedy, the new series The Letdown (April 21) follows the adventures of a new mom in a new-parents support group. It’s a quirky depiction of motherhood.
When a woman (Abbi Jacobson) learns that her brother (Dave Franco) has relapsed on heroin, she drives him across Los Angeles in search of a detox center in the drama film 6 Balloons (April 6).
Four BFFs live the last two weeks of high school contemplating major life changes in the coming-of-age comedy film titled Dude (April 20). Ah, the dramatic high school days. Who doesn’t miss those?!
An indie favorite is The Florida Project (April 6), which follows the adventures of six-year-old Moonee. With critics loving this movie, this one’s worth a watch.
Fans of Prison Break can binge on season 5 (April 4), which picks up seven years after Michael is presumed dead. This season reveals he is very much alive and a family reunion is to be expected.
If you watched Jumanji in theaters recently and are looking for more laughs and heart (or Hart — see what I did there?), Ride Along 2 will be available for streaming on April 1. Starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, this film promises double the dose of humor and action as the soon-to-be brothers-in-law head to Miami.
Another comedy to watch is The Best Man Holiday (April 1), which follows a group of college friends who reunite after 15 years. You’ll find drama, romance and a few tears in this one.
Horror fanatics can rejoice as The Conjuring 2 (April 30) hits Netflix. Renowned demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) return to rid a demon from an 11-year-old girl in this film. Of course, it’s filled with jump scares, and watch out for the nun (who is getting her own spinoff movie soon).
A rather odd, but interesting film to watch if you love thrillers is The Killing of a Sacred Deer (April 5). It follows Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell), who takes Martin (Barry Keoghan) under his wing since the teen lost his father in an accident. Once Dr. Murphy introduces him to his family, Martin’s unsettling behavior becomes frightening.
You can watch Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) fall in love in the Jane Austen-inspired classic movie Pride & Prejudice (April 1), or bring out the tissues to watch young love in Kiss & Cry (April 1).
Click here to view our photo gallery of Netflix April Originals and happy streaming! ~Marriska Fernandes
Batman: The Killing Joke
Batteries Not Included
Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool
By The Sea
Dare to Be Wild
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Fried Green Tomatoes
Kiss & Cry
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Ride Along 2
Pride & Prejudice
The Best Man Holiday
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Season 1 – Weekly Episodes every Sunday- Netflix Original Series
The Search for Life in Space
Wakfu: Season 3 – Netflix Original Anime
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 2
Black Lighting – Season 1, Weekly Episodes from March 6 – Netflix Original Series
Fary Is the New Black – Netflix Original Comedy
Prison Break Event Series: Season 5
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 3, Weekly Episodes from April 4 – Netflix Original Series
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
6 Balloons – Netflix Original Film
Amateur – Netflix Original Film
Fastest Car: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Money Heist: Part 2 – Netflix Original Series
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: JAY-Z – Netflix Original Series
Orbiter 9 – Netflix Original Film
Ram Dass, Going Home – Netflix Original Documentary
The 4th Company – Netflix Original Film
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series For Kids
The Florida Project
Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente – Netflix Original Comedy
Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Dynasty Season 1, Weekly Episodes from April 7 – Netflix Original Series
AMO: Season 1- Netflix Original Series
The Nice Guys
Greg Davies: you Magnificent Beast – Netflix Original Comedy
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
Pickpockets – Netflix Original Film
Chef’s Table: Pastry – Netflix Original Documentary
Come Sunday – Netflix Original Film
I Am Not An Easy Man – Netflix Original Film
Lost in Space: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series For Kids
Eric ldle’s What About Dick?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python’s Almost the Truth
Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus
Monty Python Conquers America
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus: Season 1
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Monty Python: Live at Aspen
Monty Python: Live at The Hollywood Bowl
Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go
Monty Python’s Personal Best: Season 1
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python
The Meaning of Monty Python
The Chalet: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection – Netflix Original Series
Lockup: Chain Linked: Collection 1
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Charité: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Riverdale – Season 2 – Weekly Episodes from April 19 – Netflix Original Series
The Alienist: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Aggretsuko: Season 1 – Netflix Original Anime
Dope: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Dude – Netflix Original Film
Kodachrome – Netflix Original Film
Mercury 13 – Netflix Original Documentary
Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series For Kids
The Letdown: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up – Netflix Original Comedy
Bill Nye: Science Guy
Psychokinesis – Netflix Original Film
The 100: Season 5
3%: Season 2 – Netflix Original Series
Bobby Kennedy for President – Netflix Original Documentary
Candy Jar – Netflix Original Film
The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series for Kids
The Week Of – Netflix Original Film
Superstition: Season 1 – Netflix Original Series
The Conjuring 2
Men in Black
Our Brand is Crisis
American Dad! Seasons 1-6