Netflix New Releases Coming in April 2017
The start of a new month also means the arrival of a whole new batch of movies and TV shows to Netflix. The streamer is adding a slew of titles to its instant streaming collection over the coming weeks. From the latest Adam Sandler comedy to a buzzy Sundance-selected documentary to a bunch of new original series, audiences will have plenty of binge-watching options to choose from over the next month.
Here’s a look at all the new Netflix releases coming this April, broken down by genre.
A Weekend with the Family (2016): A young attorney secretly starts dating his boss’s daughter.
Cool Runnings (1993): A team of Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow.
Scooby-Doo (2002): Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang are brought to an island to investigate strange happenings at a resort.
Something’s Gotta Give (2003): An aging womanizer falls in love with his young girlfriend’s mom.
Thunderstruck (2012): A teenage magically acquires the skills of NBA pro Kevin Durant to become the star of his high school basketball team.
Tropic Thunder (2008): A group of pampered action stars mst become real soldiers when fighting breaks out in the jungle where they’re filming.
The Tenth Man (2016): A man trying to reconnect with his father ends up spending time with a woman who works for his dad’s charitable foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The D Train (2015): A man travels to California to try to convince the coolest guy from his high school to attend their high school reunion.
Only for One Night (2016): A married woman faces betrayal after her sister drugs her husband and sleeps with him.
Schindler’s List (1993): A German businessman save the lives of a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.
Trouble with the Curve (2012): An ailing baseball scout must accept help from his estranged daughter to nab the country’s hottest batting prospect.
The Prestige (2006): An illusion gone horribly wrong pits two 19th-century magicians against each other in a battle to be the best.
Phantom (2013): A Soviet submarine captain agrees to lead one final mission aboard the B-67, despite being haunted by a past catastrophic event that he took part in.
Long Nights Short Mornings (2016): The examination of the various romances of a young New York man.
Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016): · A Ugandan girl’s world is changed after she is introduced to the game of chess.
Trust (2010): A 14-year-old is assaulted by a sexual predator she met in an online chat room.
An American Tail (1986): A young mouse and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States after their home is ruined by cats.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991): A mouse and his family head West in their continued pursuit of the American dream.
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999): The mice in Manhattan are frightened by stories of a mouse-napper.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016): A terrier’s life is turned upside down when his owner bring home another dog.
Disney’s The BFG (2016): A young girl befriends a giant who turns out to be much friendly than he seems.
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016): A young boy heads on a mission to find a magical suit of armor worn by his late father that will help him defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993): Three beloved pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): A cruel serial killer kills his victims in their dreams.
Gremlins (1984): A young boy receives a strange creature as a pet, which then spawns other creatures that transform into evil monsters.
Born To Be Free (2016): A documentary showcasing the plight of 18 belugas bound for U.S. aquariums.
A Plastic Ocean (2016): Journalist Craig Leeson discovers a startling amount of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
A Murder in the Park (2014): Documentary filmmakers assert that a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty was actually guilty.
Good Witch: Season 2 (2016): The Hallmark comedy drama following the spirited life of Cassie Nightingale, the good-hearted enchantress of Middleton, USA.
Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016): SyFy’s supernatural horror based on the comic book series of the same name.
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016): The sophomore season of the IFC comedy that lovingly parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016): An unlikely group of heroes and villains work to prevent the world’s destruction.
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3: Twelve amateur bakers are on a quest to be named the U.K.’s best baker.
Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016): Dove Cameron stars as identical twins with entirely different personalities
Real Rescues: Season 6-7: The dramatic day-to-day work of the emergency services.
Sofia the First: Season 3: Follow the adventures of a young princess.
Netflix Original Movies
El Faro De Las Orcas: A mother travels from Spain to Argentina in search of treatment for her autistic son.
Win It All: A small time gambler uses someone else’s money to play and must figure out how to win it back after he loses.
Sandy Wexler: A talent manager working in LA in the 1990s is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client.
Slam: A boy with a passion for skateboarding and a plan to travel to the US has his life turned upside down when he meets a girl named Alice.
Sand Castle: After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a soldier’s platoon is sent on a dangerous mission to repair a hostile village’s water system.
Tramps: Young strangers Danny and Ellie spend an eventful night together after a shady briefcase swap goes wrong.
101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared: The follow-up to The 100-Year-Old Man introduces another chapter in the centenarian’s improbable life.
Casting JonBenet: A documentary film exploring the legacy of the world’s most famous unsolved child-murder case.
Rodney King: A one-man show chronicling the life of King by Roger Guenveur Smith and directed by Spike Lee.
Small Crimes: A disgraced former cop comes home after finishing a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder, only to get caught up in the mess he left behind.
Netflix Original TV Shows
Chewing Gum: Season 2: A British comedy following the story of her character Tracy, a virgin and Pentecostal christian determined to lose her v-card.
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3: The world’s first family is back for more laughs as they discover sports, sleepovers, and other wonders.
The Get Down: Part 2: A musical drama following the rise of hip-hop as told through the lives of a group of young people in the South Bronx.
Chelsea: Season 2: Chelsea Handler returns to host Netflix’s first ever talk show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: New host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals.
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1: Emmy- winning host Bill Nye brings experts and famous guests to his lab for a new talk show.
Girlboss: Season 1: The rebellious and broke Sophia stumbles into creating a fashion empire and must learn how to be the boss.
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1: A six-part docuseries following people whose lives are affected by the explosion of the Internet where social media, pornography and virtual relationships are just a click away.
Tales by Light: Season 2: Follow renowned photographers as they explore exotic locales.
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4: Mr. Peabody and Sherman host a zany late-night comedy show with time-traveling guests.
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1: In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Dear White People: Season 1: An original series that satirizes “post-racial” America as students of color navigate a predominantly white Ivy League college.
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin‘ (1971): The first stand-up act of Richard Pryor to be filmed out of the four total specials.
Louis C.K. 2017: Comedy star Louis C.K. returns with his take on the misery and hilarity of life in this Netflix exclusive.
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016): Comedian Kevin Hart delivers a record-setting performance at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs: An original Netflix special from the comedy duo The Lucas Brothers.
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding: An original Netflix comedy special from comedian Via Das.