Looking for something to do while ducking all the family members for Easter egg hunts and spring picnics? Look no further than Netflix’s upcoming roster for April. It’s jam-packed with lots of crowd-pleasing hits, binge-worthy new Netflix originals, and a couple of classics. April will also herald some losses. Make sure to catch your favorites before they disappear!

Anticipated Additions

The first Mortal Kombat (1995) is arriving and sure to scratch that nostalgic itch. All you nineties kids out there, I’m looking at you. Mortal Kombat stands the test of time as one of those so-bad-they’re-great movies. Definitely worth putting on with some friends over some beers. I can just hear Scorpion’s catchphrase, get over here! Should be fun to revisit this one.

Next in the nostalgia department is The Iron Giant (1999). Directed by Brad Bird (Pixar legend), this excellent take on the “it-came-from-outer-space” genre was a childhood favorite.  For some odd reason, the scene where The Iron Giant starts eating scrap metal sticks in my brain to this day. It is a great movie which is sure to give a few good punches to the feels.

Hogarth Hughes (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and The Iron Giant (1999).

I know. I know. It’s weird, but I have a soft spot for 2004’s Along Came Polly. I was in high school, therefore cable boxes were still a thing for me, so this movie was always on TV somewhere. I remember it fondly. The Ethiopian restaurant. Jennifer Aniston’s ferret. The towels. Ben Stiller’s sweating. This one is worth checking out just for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s silly and heartfelt performance as Sandy Lyle. Trust me! An excellent fit for a date night and a glass of wine (or two…or three!)

Netflix Exclusives

Other notable additions include Netflix Presents: Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity (April 6), Ram Dass, Going Home (April 6), Lost in Space Season 1 (April 13), and Bobby Kennedy for President (April 27). Hilarity for Charity promises an all-star roster, featuring Rogen himself, Craig Robinson, and the Nasty Delicious, Post Malone, The Muppets, Tiffany Haddish and Sarah Silverman. The comedy special will be raising money for Alzheimer’s research.  The documentary Ram Dass, Going Home focuses on American spiritual guru, Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now.  Going Home will be a portrait of his life up to this point.

Bobby Kennedy for President documentary series will document Kennedy’s political legacy. It spans about four hours in length and contains new, previously unreleased archival footage. The film’s release is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s 83-day presidential run.  

Lost in Space (2018) is a reboot of the time-honored series which aired between 1965 and 1968. It looks to pay homage to the original and pave new ground itself. Science fiction fans, young and old, will definitely find something to love in Lost in Space. Netflix is proving that it has plenty of nostalgia bombs to lob, and lob it shall.

Depressing Departures

caddyshack leaving netflix 

We are losing a lot of awesome films in April.  Caddyshack (1980) spouts loads of comedy legends, such as Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and the late Rodney Dangerfield  Be sure to watch this one before it leaves April 1. 

Christopher Nolan’s period piece about magicians, The Prestige, departs on April 21. It stars Nolan mainstays Christian Bale and Michael Caine, as well as Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. The movie is extremely engaging combined with enough twists to keep you reeled in. Don’t sleep on it!

Finally, April 22 sees Exit Through The Gift Shop’s (2010) exit, a tome for street art, graffiti and the totemic Banksy.  Simultaneously gripping and educational, this is a must-watch. This film is monumental for art, creativity, and rebellion.  

Below, we have included a complementary and comprehensive list of what’s coming and going from Netflix this April.  Be sure to stay posted for our next Netflix update next month.  Thanks for reading and geek on!

Arriving

April 1 

  • A Sort of Family
  • Along Came Polly
  • Bad Boys
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Big Time
  • Body of Lies
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Cold Mountain
  • Dare to Be Wild
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Fish People
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Jackass 2.5
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Nancy Drew
  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Scarface
  • Seven
  • Sin City
  • Speed Racer
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Duchess
  • The Family Man
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • The Spy Next Door
  • Wakfu (Season 3, Netflix Original) 

April 2

  • La Piloto (Season 1)

April 3

  • Fary Is the New Black (Netflix Original)

April 5

  • Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall
  • Despicable Me 3

April 6

  • 6 Balloons (Netflix Film)
  • Amateur ― (Netflix Film)
  • Fastest Car (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • Money Heist (Part 2, Netflix Original)
  • Orbiter 9 (Netflix Film) 
  • Ram Dass, Going Home (Netflix Original)
  • Sun Dogs
  • The 4th Company (Netflix Film)
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Season 1, Netflix Original) 
  • Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente (Netflix Original) 
  • Troy: Fall of a City (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity

April 7

  • 24 Hours to Live 

April 9

  • AMO (Season 1, Netflix Original)

April 10

  • Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast (Netflix Original) 

April 12

  • Pickpockets (Netflix Film)

April 13

  • Chef’s Table: Pastry (Netflix Original)
  • Come Sunday (Netflix Film)
  • I Am Not An Easy Man (Netflix Film)
  • Lost in Space (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Season 2, Netflix Original)

April 15

  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Seven Pounds

April 17

  • The Chalet (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection (Netflix Original)

April 18

  • Friend Request
  • Pelé 

April 19

  • Charité (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • Chasing The Dragon 

April 20

  • Aggretsuko (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • Dope (Season 2, Netflix Original)
  • Dude (Netflix Film)
  • Kodachrome (Netflix Film)
  • Mercury 13 (Netflix Original)
  • Spy Kids: Mission Critical (Season 1, Netflix Original) 

April 21

  • The Letdown (Season 1, Netflix Original)

April 24

  • Call the Midwife (Series 6, Christmas Special 2017)
  • Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up (Netflix Original) 

April 25

  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
  • Psychokinesis (Netflix Film)

April 27

  • 3% (Season 2, Netflix Original)
  • Bobby Kennedy for President (Netflix Original)
  • Candy Jar (Netflix Film)
  • Holy Goalie
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • The New Legends of Monkey (Season 1, Netflix Original)
  • The Week Of ― (Netflix Film)
  • Jane The Virgin (Season 4)

Departing

April 1

  • 30 Days of Night
  • 88 Minutes
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • Apollo 13
  • Batman
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Caddyshack
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cool Runnings
  • Death Sentence
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • John Mulaney: New in Town
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Set Up
  • Small Soldiers
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Wild Wild West

April 3

  • Starry Eyes

April 5

  • The Hallow
  • The Nightingale

April 12

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes 

April 15

  • Happy Tree Friends
  • Leap Year

April 16

  • Son of God

April 17

  • Z Storm

April 20

  • The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

April 21

  • The Prestige

April 22

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

April 26

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

April 27

  • Begin Again

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