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New Arrivals for Netflix April 2021

by Yasmine Kandil
The poster for Concrete Cowboy starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin coming to Netflix April 2021.

April is nearly upon us and with a new month brings a plethora of fresh content from Netflix. This time we will be seeing an extraordinary amount of new originals from the streaming service, many just within the very first days of the month. As usual, we are here to keep you in the loop with all the hot releases and even pick out some recommendations for you!

Starting with the first day, we have some classic movies like Reese Witherspoon’s iconic rom-com Legally Blonde as well as a real tearjerker, The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and Captain America’s very own Zemo, Daniel Brühl. However, judging by all the online buzz coming from the fans of the books, it seems likely that the fantasy series Shadow and Bone could be the talk of the month. With a great variety of new shows and films, featuring the likes of big names such as Idris Elba and Octavia Spencer, Netflix will have something for you, no matter what kind of content you are looking for in April.

Check out more of our recs below along with everything coming to and leaving Netflix in April. See what’s also in store for Disney+ and HBO Max!

Our Recs:

Shadow and Bone

Based on the 2012 book by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is a fantasy adventure that follows the journey of protagonist Alina Starkov learning to use her powers to manipulate the elements of her world, a power that belongs to the Grisha people. If you enjoy fantasy, magic, and monsters, this latest YA novel adaptation is one not to miss.

Shadow and Bone hits Netflix April 23!

Concrete Cowboy

15 year old Cole, played by Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin, moves to Philadelphia to live with his estranged father and begins learning about the local cowboy culture. The Western-Drama is adapted from the novel ‘Ghetto Cowboy’ by Greg Neri and also stars the incredible Idris Elba.

Concrete Cowboy hits Netflix April 2!

The Serpent

Commissioned by the BBC, The Serpent aired in the UK in January and February this year, however, it will be available in April to global audiences as a Netflix Original. The series tells the true story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who murdered several tourists in the 1970s on the ‘Hippie Trail’ of Southeast Asia. Off the back of his Golden Globe nomination for The Mauritanian, Tahir Rahim plays the infamous killer alongside Victoria and Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman.

The Serpent hits Netflix April 2!

Thunder Force

With a stellar cast featuring Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman and Pom Klementieff, Thunder Force is anticipated to be the perfect action-packed and family-friendly movie night. Set in a world that is filled with supervillans, a scientist learns how to give ordinary people superpowers.

Thunder Force hits Netflix April 9!

Netflix’s Arrivals for April 2021:

Coming April 1

Magical Andes: Season 2 – Netflix Documentary
Prank Encounters: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Tersanjung the Movie – Netflix Film
Worn Stories – Netflix Documentary
2012
Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Insidious
Legally Blonde
Leprechaun
The Pianist
The Possession
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
White Boy
Yes Man

Coming April 2

Concrete Cowboy – Netflix Film
Just Say Yes – Netflix Film
Madame Claude – Netflix Film
The Serpent – Netflix Original
Sky High – Netflix Film

Coming April 3

Escape From Planet Earth

Coming April 4

What Lies Below

Coming April 5

Coded Bias
Family Reunion: Part 3 – Netflix Family

Coming April 6

The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You – Netflix Family

Coming April 7

The Big Day: Collection 2 – Netflix Original
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute – Netflix Documentary
Snabba Cash – Netflix Original
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist – Netflix Documentary
The Wedding Coach – Netflix Original

Coming April 8

The Way of the House Husband – Netflix Anime

Coming April 9

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? – Netflix Film
Night in Paradise – Netflix Film
Thunder Force – Netflix Film

Coming April 10

The Stand-In

Coming April 11

Diana: The Interview That Shook the World

Coming April 12

New Gods: Nezha Reborn – Netflix Film
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

Coming April 13

The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3 – Netflix Family
My Love: Six Stories of True Love – Netflix Documentary

Coming April 14

The Circle: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! – Netflix Original
Law School – Netflix Original
The Soul – Netflix Film
Why Did You Kill Me? – Netflix Documentary

Coming April 15

Dark City Beneath the Beat
The Master
Ride or Die – Netflix Film

Coming April 16

Arlo the Alligator Boy – Netflix Family
Ajeeb Daastaans – Netflix Film
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Crimson Peak
Fast and Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico – Netflix Family
Into the Beat – Netflix Film
Rush
Synchronic
Why Are You Like This – Netflix Original
The Zookeeper’s Wife

Coming April 18

Luis Miguel: The Series: Season 2 – Netflix Original

Coming April 19

Miss Sloane
PJ Masks: Season 3

Coming April 20

Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 – Netflix Family

Coming April 21

Zero -Netflix Original

Coming April 22

Life in Color with David Attenborough – Netflix Documentary
Stowaway – Netflix Film

Coming April 23

Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Shadow and Bone – Netflix Original
Tell Me When – Netflix Film

Coming April 27

August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Fatma – Netflix Original
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 – Netflix Family

Coming April 28

Sexify – Netflix Original
Headspace Guide to Sleep – Netflix Documentary

Coming April 29

Things Heard and Seen – Netflix Film
Yasuke – Netflix Anime

Coming April 30

The Innocent – Netflix Original
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Netflix Family
Pet Stars – Netflix Original
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 – Netflix Original

Leaving Netflix in April

There are some notable titles leaving Netflix this month, films you have to absolutely see like Snowpiecer, Django Unchained, and I Am Legend. If you’re in the mood for a classic rom-com though, make sure to catch 17 Again before it leaves. You win some and you lose some.

Leaving April 1

Honey: Rise Up and Dance

Leaving April 4

Backfire

Leaving April 11

Time Trap

Leaving April 12

Married at First Sight, season 9
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning, season 1

Leaving April 13

Antidote

Leaving April 14

Eddie Murphy: Delirious
The New Romantic
Once Upon a Time in London
Thor: Tales of Asgard

Leaving April 15

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Leaving April 19

Carol
The Vatican Tapes

Leaving April 20

The Last Resort

Leaving April 21

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, seasons 1–3

Leaving April 22

Liv and Maddie, seasons 1–4

Leaving April 23

Mirror Mirror

Leaving April 24

Django Unchained

Leaving April 26

The Sapphires

Leaving April 27

The Car
Doom

Leaving April 28

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Leaving April 30

17 Again
Blackfish
Can’t Hardly Wait
Den of Thieves
How to Be a Latin Lover
I Am Legend
Jumping the Broom
Kingdom, seasons 1–3
Knock Knock
Palm Trees in the Snow
Platoon
Runaway Bride
Snowpiercer
The Green Hornet
The Indian in the Cupboard
Waiting

Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout April 2021:

Follow writer Yasmine Kandil on Twitter: @byebyebucky

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