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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in April 2021

Here's our top picks for the month ahead

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With April just around the corner, Netflix are adding a host of new TV shows and films to their platform.

From beloved romantic flicks, to easy-watching sitcoms and brand new reality shows, there’s plenty to add to your ‘Watch List’ in the month ahead.

Here’s our top picks joining Netflix in April:

April 1 

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) – Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams star in this 2009 sci-fi romance about a librarian who goes back in time to various points in his lover’s life.
  • Prank Encounters (Season 2)  – Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo returns for a second season of his prank show.
  • Worn Stories (Season 1)  – Based on a bestselling book, Worn Stories opens the closets of a diverse group of people to reveal a treasure-trove of tales about the meaning behind articles of clothing.
  • Cast Away (2000) – Drama starring Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a FedEx executive that is left stranded on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash.
  • Mrs. Brown’s Boy’s D’Movie (2014) – Mrs Brown faces off against a company that tries to shut down her fruit and veg stall.
  • Out of Time (2003) – A Police Chief is left in hot water when money from a drug raid is stolen, and his mistress is found dead. It’s a race against time to prove his innocence before the FBI can catch him.
  • Shrek The Musical – Based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek: The Musical brings the beloved film to Broadway.
  • Death Becomes Her – Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn star in this 1992 black comedy fantasy film about a writer and an actress who hate each other for years as they have a crush on the same man.
  • Sleepers (1996) – Crime-thriller with an all-star male cast including Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt.

April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy (2021)  – Idris Elba stars in this drama about a 15-year-old troubled teen from Detroit sent to live with his father in Philadelphia.
  • The Serpent (Limited Series)  – This BBC and Netflix co-production is based on the true story of the notorious killer during the 70s, who became the world’s most-wanted man.

April 5

  • Coded Bias (2020) – Documentary on Joy Buolamwini’s discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms.
  • Family Reunion (Part 3)  – When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to small-town Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their big-city ways.

April 7 

  • The Big Day (Collection 2) – For six engaged couples, happily ever after begins on a spectacular note in this eye-popping look at India’s multibillion-dollar wedding industry.
  • The Wedding Coach (Season 1) – This reality series sees comedian Jamie Lee help couples survive the craziness of planning a wedding, with the help of some special guests.
  • This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (Limited Series) –Investigators revisit the cold case that saw two thieves steal millions of dollars worth of art from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (2021) – Musical documentary from famous country artist Dolly Parton.

April 9 

  • Thunder Force (2021) – Superhero comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

April 10 

  • The Stand In (2020) – Drew Barrymore stars in this comedy about an actress employing a lookalike to take her place while she’s in rehab.

April 11

  • A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga makes her acting debut in this romance musical alongside Bradley Cooper.

April 13

  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love (Limited Series) – Docu-series that documents a year in the lives of six elderly couples from around the world.

April 14

  • The Circle USA (Season 2) N – First four episodes of the new season of the reality series based on the Channel 4 one of the same name.

April 15

  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Multiple Seasons) – Reality series.

April 16 

  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017) – The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (Season 1) – New sitcom starring Jamie Foxx.

April 23

  • Shadow and Bone (Season 1)  – Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world.

April 30 

  • Things Heard and Seen (2021) – Horror starring Amanda Seyfried and James Norton based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear.
  • Rocketman (2019) – Musical biographical-drama starring Taron Egerton as larger-than-life artist Elton John.
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