Even with Netflix’s recommendation algorithm serving you new movies, new TV shows, and original programming tailored to your viewing habits, the streaming service’s fire hose of content makes what’s coming and going difficult to parse.
This month, Netflix’s adaptation of Shadow and Bone brings an epic fantasy world to life. The Mitchells vs. the Machines finds a home on the streaming service, pitting a dysfunctional family against the robot apocalypse. Popular reality show The Circle gets a second season. From the library, titles like Legally Blonde, Crimson Peak, and Yes Man land.
Available in April
The Disciple (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Self-doubt, sacrifice and struggle converge into an existential crisis for a devoted classical vocalist as the mastery he strives for remains elusive.
Searching For Sheela (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Journalists and fans await Ma Anand Sheela as the infamous former Rajneesh commune’s spokesperson returns to India after decades for an interview tour.
Available April 1
Magical Andes: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Crossing and uniting seven countries in South America, the Andes always have another landscape, adventure and story to tell. Discover them all.
Prank Encounters: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Host Gaten Matarazzo pulls the strings on a new season of elaborate pranks involving everything from haunted mansions to ancient burial grounds. Yikes!
Tersanjung the Movie (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After growing up in a tumultuous household, Yura finds herself in a love triangle with two close friends as she faces a personal and financial crisis.
Worn Stories (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In this funny, heartfelt and moving docuseries, real people unpack the fascinating and quirky stories around their most meaningful pieces of clothing.
Friends with Benefits
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
Available in April 2
Concrete Cowboy (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.
Just Say Yes (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Incurable romantic Lotte finds her life upended when her plans for a picture-perfect wedding unravel — just as her self-absorbed sister gets engaged.
Madame Claude (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: In 1960s Paris, Madame Claude’s influence extends beyond the world of sex work – until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything.
The Serpent (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: In the 1970s, merciless killer Charles Sobhraj preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of South Asia. Based on shocking true events.
Sky High (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: After falling for Estrella, Ángel, a mechanic from the Madrid suburbs, dives into a world of heists and becomes the target of a relentless detective.
Available in April 3
Escape from Planet Earth
Available April 4
What Lies Below
Available April 5
Family Reunion: Part 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The McKellans may be tight on funds, but the family’s never lacking in love as they power through heartache, loss and adversity of all kinds this season.
Available April 6
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Help Jack and his monster-battling friends make choices to stay alive — and have some fun — in this interactive “Last Kids on Earth” adventure!
Available April 7
The Big Day: Collection 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Time-honored customs marry with contemporary values — and of course, couture outfits — in this celebration of six more larger-than-life Indian weddings.
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
Snabba Cash (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer and a troubled teen collide amidst a desperate — and sinister — pursuit of wealth.
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Take a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime.
The Wedding Coach (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Bridesmaids and in-laws and mason jars, oh my! Weddings are a beautiful cause for celebration, but planning one is far from a party. After barely making it down the aisle of her own wedding, comedian Jamie Lee is on a hilarious, heartwarming mission to help six engaged couples overcome the stressful real-life challenges that pop up before and on The Big Day.
Available April 8
The Way of the Househusband (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: After disappearing from the underworld, the legendary yakuza Tatsu, “the Immortal Dragon,” resurfaces — as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband.
Available April 9
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Rebellious, irreverent wunderkind Gülseren navigates loneliness, love and loss against the current of political turmoil and social change.
Night in Paradise (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Hiding out in Jeju Island following a brutal tragedy, a wronged mobster with a target on his back connects with a woman who has her own demons.
Thunder Force (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.
Available April 10
Available April 11
Diana: The Interview that Shook the World
Available April 12
New Gods: Nezha Reborn (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: While living as an ordinary deliveryman and motor racing fan, Ne Zha encounters old nemeses and must rediscover his powers to protect his loved ones.
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4
Available April 13
The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: The strong and fast Mighty Express trains are always ready to save the day with more heroic rescues and thrilling stunts throughout Tracksville!
My Love: Six Stories of True Love (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Six longtime couples in different parts of the world share their decades-long love in these tender portraits filmed over the course of one year.
Available April 14
The Circle: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Ready for more strategic shenanigans? A new cast of allies, enemies and not-so-subtle catfish connect and compete for a major cash prize.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Brian Dixon knows how important family is. When his teenage daughter comes to live with him, he enlists the help of his Pops, sister, and best friend to tackle teenage boys, TikTok, and the family business.
Law School (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: When a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school, justice through law is put to a test by a tough law professor and his ambitious students.
The Soul (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: While investigating the death of a businessman, a prosecutor and his wife uncover occult secrets as they face their own life-and-death dilemma.
Why Did You Kill Me? (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.
Available April 15
Dark City Beneath the Beat
Ride or Die (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Rei helps the woman she’s been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.
Available April 16
Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: To find the father he never knew, optimistic Arlo leaves his swampy Southern home for New York City, making friends and dodging trappers along the way.
Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Four shorts explore the surprising ways in which unexpected catalysts inflame the uncomfortable emotions simmering under fractured relationships.
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When the Spy Racers are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they flee to Mexico to clear their name and uncover a new evil scheme.
Into the Beat (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A teen ballerina discovers hip-hop by chance and is faced with an impossible choice: Does she follow her parents’ footsteps… or her newfound passion?
Why Are You Like This (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Three best friends negotiate work, fun, identity politics, hookups and wild nights out in this razor-sharp satire of millennial life in Melbourne.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Available April 18
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: As his career skyrockets, Luis Miguel struggles with his family life amidst a string of betrayals, heartbreaking revelations and a crushing loss.
Available April 19
PJ Masks: Season 3
Available April 20
Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: When a koala needs help, Izzy Bee and her family are there — and with Australia’s extreme fires taking a toll, their care is needed now more than ever!
Available April 21
Zero (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: A shy teen with the extraordinary power to turn invisible joins the fight to defend his neighborhood despite wanting to escape to pursue his dream.
Available April 22
Life in Color with David Attenborough (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Premiering this Earth Day, in a stunning new three-part series, David Attenborough travels the world from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary and never-before-seen ways animals use color. Using revolutionary camera technology created specifically for this series, viewers will experience how colors invisible to the human eye play a vital role in animal interactions. From the seemingly magical ultraviolet signals on a butterfly’s wings to the surprising yet crucial purpose behind a Bengal tiger’s stripes, a hidden world of color is waiting to be discovered.
Stowaway (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.
Available April 23
Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.
Tell Me When (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: Workaholic Will puts his humdrum life in LA on hold to fulfill his grandpa’s last wish: visiting Mexico City’s most iconic sights and falling in love.
Available April 27
August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Fatma (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Fatma (35), an ordinary cleaning lady, commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer, who was just released from jail. Zafer’s dodgy underground associates soon find out what she did, and the only way for her to survive in this man’s world is to continue killing. She gets away with it too – since no one takes her to be more than an ordinary cleaner, she becomes an invisible killer. In the end, murder becomes a release for the years of struggle and grief that she had repressed, and a new part of her identity she must confront.
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: Whether helping out his friends or making new ones with sister Chrissy, Cory is always on the move and ready for any adventure that comes his way!
Available April 28
Sexify (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: While working to create a sex app, a young woman and her friends set out to explore the world of intimacy and learn about themselves in the process.
Headspace Guide to Sleep (Netflix Documentary)
From Netflix: Learn all about sleep, your relationship with it, and how to build healthy habits for a more restful night in Headspace Guide to Sleep. Over the course of seven animated episodes, Headspace Director of Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, Eve Lewis Prieto, reveals the science behind a healthy night’s sleep and provides tips on how to get the best sleep you’ve ever had. Each fifteen minute episode explores a different aspect of our relationship with sleep—such as insomnia, stress, our phones, and even sleeping pills—followed by a guided wind down designed to help you on your journey to a better sleep. Headspace Guide to Sleep is the second of three series with Headspace and Vox Media Studios including Headspace Guide to Meditation, which is now streaming, and an upcoming interactive experience.
Available April 29
Things Heard & Seen (Netflix Film)
From Netflix: A Manhattan couple moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.
Yasuke (Netflix Anime)
From Netflix: He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.
Available April 30
The Innocent (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Family)
From Netflix: From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.
Pet Stars (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: Follow talent management company Pets on Q as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media in this reality series.
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
From Netflix: The Morales and the Orduz families are in a sticky situation under the same roof. But Captain González is on to them, no matter where they hide.