Idris Elba, Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer and Anna Kendrick are just some of the big stars with new films hitting Netflix next month.
At the beginning of the month, Elba saddles up for Concrete Cowboy, which Netflix acquired after the movie premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. A week later, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer join forces as crime-fighting superheroes in Thunder Force.
Later in the month, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim and Toni Collette deal with an unexpected passenger on a trip to space in Stowaway.
The month ends with the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph as ordinary family members who embark on a road trip and end up trying to save humanity from a robot uprising in the animated The Mitchells vs. The Machines, produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, The Lego Movie). The film, previously titled Connected, was sold by Sony Pictures to Netflix in January.
Other noteworthy movies hitting Netflix in April include Legally Blonde, Friends With Benefits, Insidious, The Pianist, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Yes Man, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Miss Sloane and August: Osage County.
On the TV side, Netflix is premiering Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels, on April 23 as well as the third installment of Family Reunion and the Jamie Foxx-starrer Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! earlier in the month. The streamer is also adding new seasons of reality series The Circle, The Wedding Coach and the Gaten Matarazzo-hosted Prank Encounters.
Other TV shows being added to Netflix include the third season of PJ Masks and the first (and only) season of ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty.
- Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Magical Andes: Season 2
Prank Encounters: Season 2
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
Tersanjung the Movie
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
- April 2Courtesy of TIFFFrom left: Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin in ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Concrete Cowboy
Just Say Yes
- April 3 Escape from Planet Earth
- April 4 What Lies Below
- April 5 Coded Bias
Family Reunion: Part 3
- April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You
- April 7Taylor Hill/Getty Images The Big Day: Collection 2
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
The Wedding Coach
- April 8 The Way of the Househusband
- April 9 Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?
Night in Paradise
- April 10Courtesy of Saban Films The Stand-In
- April 11 Diana: The Interview that Shook the World
- April 12 New Gods: Nezha Reborn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4
- April 13Kenneth Rexach/ABC The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3
My Love: Six Stories of True Love
- April 14Courtesy of Netflix The Circle: Season 2
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
Why Did You Kill Me?
- April 15 Dark City Beneath the Beat
Ride or Die
- April 16Courtesy of TIFF Arlo the Alligator Boy
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico
Into the Beat
Why Are You Like This
The Zookeeper’s Wife
- April 18 Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2
- April 19Kerry Hayes/Europa Corp Miss Sloane
PJ Masks: Season 3
- April 20 Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2
- April 21 Zero
- April 22 Life in Color with David Attenborough
- April 23 Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
Shadow and Bone
Tell Me When
- April 27 August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4
- April 28 Headspace Guide to Sleep
- April 29 Things Heard & Seen
- April 30Courtesy of Netflix The Innocent
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2
Happy viewing to you !
Article by Hilary Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter©