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.


Amanda Peet, Jack Nicholson, and Diane Keaton star in Something's Gotta Give

Something’s Gotta Give | Columbia Pictures


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.


Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige

The Prestige | Touchstone Pictures


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.

Animated Flicks

The Secret Life of Pets film

The Secret Life of Pets | Universal


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.



The BFG | Disney


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.


An image still from Wes Craven's Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street | New Line Cinema


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.


A Plastic Ocean documentary

A Plastic Ocean | Plastic Oceans Ltd.


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.

TV Shows

The cast of The CW's Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow | The CW


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

A photo from Netflix's new documentary Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet | Netflix


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

The cast of Netflix's The Get Down

The Get Down | Netflix


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.

Comedy Specials

Louis CK performs on stage

Louis CK | Comedy Central


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.