Netflix New Releases in April 2016
Netflix will be adding a slew of new movies and television shows to its instant streaming collection throughout the coming month. From classic comedies to acclaimed dramas to more Netflix originals, here are all of the new titles hitting the streaming service in April.
1. A Clockwork Orange, April 1
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem — but not all goes according to plan. Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Michael Bates star.
2. Boogie Nights, April 1
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds, this film tells the story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
3. Breathe, April 1
Charlie is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there’s nothing average about how she feels in Melanie Laurent’s sexy sophomore film.
4. Chaplin, April 1
Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, and Paul Rhys star in a film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.
5. Erin Brockovich, April 1
Julia Roberts stars as an unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply.
6. Dolphin Tale, April 1
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr. star.
7. Looking for Richard, April 1
Al Pacino’s deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare’s significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of Richard III.
8. Morituri, April 1
Starring Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner and Janet Margolin, this film is about a war pacifist who is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.
9. My Girl, April 1
A young girl on the threshold of her teen years finds her life turning upside down when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.
10. Mystic River, April 1
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon star.
11. The Next Best Thing, April 1
Madonna, Rupert Everett, and Benjamin Bratt star in this comedy drama. It centers on Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.
12. The Perfect Storm, April 1
Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane, an unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
13. The Right Stuff, April 1
Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, and Ed Harris, this is the story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
14. Running Man, April 1
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Yaphet Kotto, a wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
15. The Shawshank Redemption, April 1
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton star.
16. Sunset Boulevard, April 1
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
17. Under the Same Moon, April 1
A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, and Adrian Alonso star.
18. Walt Before Mickey, April 5
In the 10 years before the creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney struggles to master the art and business of animation.
19. God’s Pocket, April 8
A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something’s amiss.
20. Belgica, April 15
The drama follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium’s nightlife scene. Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, and Stefaan De Winter star.
21. Begin Again, April 27
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
22. Helion, April 29
A troubled teen tries to reconnect with his absentee father. Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, and Josh Wiggins star.
23. Best in Show, April 1
A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, and Eugene Levy star.
24. Frank and Cindy, April 1
Starring Rene Russo, Oliver Platt, and Johnny Simmons, a former one-hit wonder recounts his relationship with his parents.
25. Say It Isn’t So, April 1
A man discovers his girlfriend might be his biological sister. Chris Klein, Heather Graham, and Orlando Jones star.
26. Scrooged, April 1
A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and John Forsythe star.
27. Something’s Gotta Give, April 1
Jack Keaton and Diane Keaton stars in this romantic comedy as a swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women, who falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
28. Look Who’s Back, April 9
Adolf Hitler wakes up to find himself in the 21st century. From there he pursues a career as a standup comedian. Oliver Masucci, Fabian Busch, and Christoph Maria Herbs star.
29. Moonwalkers, April 14
After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing.
30. Minions, April 24
Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
31. 16 Blocks, April 1
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece
32. Rising Sun, April 1
Starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, and Harvey Keitel, an ex-investigator teams up with a detective to solve the murder of a call girl in Tokyo.
33. Transporter 3, April 1
Starring Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, and Natalya Rudakova, Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina’s safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
34. Uncommon Valor, April 1
Ten years after his son went MIA in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in POW camps in Laos. Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, and Robert Stack star.
35. V for Vendetta, April 1
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of “V,” plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, and Rupert Graves star.
36. Hush, April 8
A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home. John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, and Michael Trucco star.
37. 2001: A Space Odyssey, April 1
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester star.
38. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, April 1
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore and David Kelly star.
39. Explorers, April 1
Starring Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, and Bobby Hite. A boy obsessed with ’50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
40. The Phantom, April 1
Starring Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, and Treat Williams. The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power.
41. The Princess Bride, April 1
Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
42. The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story, April 1
This four-part BBC2 documentary series explores the evolution and importance of woman over the course of 10,000 years.
43. CodeGirl, April 1
Join high school aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.
44. Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang, April 1
This documentary follows Dennis Rodman’s efforts to stage a basketball game in North Korea and his unlikely friendship with Kim Jong-Un.
45. The Mask You Live In, April 1
Explores how our culture’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.
46. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, April 14
A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.
47. Catching The Sun, April 22
An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?
48. Lost & Found Music Studios Season 1, April 1
Lost & Found Music Studios is a half-hour tween series following the lives of a group of musicians who are members of an after-school music program where they explore and discover their musical identities.
49. The Ranch Part 1, April 1
The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business. Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, and Sam Elliott star.
50. AJIN Season 1, April 12
Starring Yoshimasa Hosoya, Mamoru Miyano, and Ryota Osaka, a 17-year-old boy is revived from death to discover that he is one of a rare species of immortal demi-humans in Netflix’s first anime series.
51. Cuckoo Season 3, April 15
Cuckoo is every parent’s worst nightmare — a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, and Tyger-Drew Honey star.
52. Kong: King of the Apes Season 1, April 15
The animated series takes place in a not-too-distant future, when Kong is framed by a villain and escapes his natural preserve to become the world’s most hunted fugitive.
53. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2, April 15
Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, and Jane Krakowski star in this Netflix comedy about a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
54. Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, April 22
The beloved comedian and actor delivers a new hour of standup material exclusively for Netflix.
55. Danger Mouse Season 1, April 29
Starring Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, and Dave Lamb and based on the classic ’80s television show, this animated series centers on a British spy — who just so happens to be a mouse.
56. Team Foxcatcher, April 29
Using never-before-seen footage, this documentary explores the increasingly troubled life of the wealthy John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
57. Special Correspondents, April 29
A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead. Ricky Gervais, Vera Farmiga, and Kelly Macdonald star.
58. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Season 5, April 1
Anthony Bourdain visits countries and delves into political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.
59. Beat Bobby Flay Season 1, April 1
Two contestants battle it out to face Bobby Flay. The victor faces Bobby Flay with their own signature dish. Who can beat the Flayster?
60. Bob’s Burgers Season 5, April 1
Bob Belcher, along with his wife and three children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob’s dream restaurant. H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, and Eugene Mirma star.
61. Kids Baking Championship Season 1, April 1
Pre-teen bakers compete in a series of cooking challenges.
62. Girl Meets World Season 2, April 10
More than a decade after Boy Meets World, Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school — where her father is her history teacher — as her parents did when they were younger.
63. Turn: Washington’s Spies Season 2, April 11
Angus Macfayden, Jamie Bell, and Seth Numrich star in the show, which follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, as he bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
64. How to Get Away with Murder Season 2, April 16
Starring Viola Davis, Billy Brown, and Alfred Enoch, a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.
65. Lost Girl Season 5, April 17
After discovering she’s a succubus who must feed on humans to survive, a woman rebels against her supernatural clan and sets out to discover her origins. Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, and Zoie Palmer star.
66. The Messengers Season 1, April 17
A mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse.
67. The Fosters Season 3, April 27
Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children. Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, and Hayden Byerly star.
68. Sensitive Skin Season 2, April 30
Davina and Al try to revamp their lives as they struggle with the uncertainties of middle age. Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, and Nicolas Wright star.