Continuing lockdown measures will keep many of us glued to our streaming platforms of choice in the coming weeks and months. Powering through Netflix's colossal library of films and TV shows can be a perfect way of distracting yourself until the vaccine rollout is complete. If you’re in search of some much-needed escapism, you're in luck, because the streaming service is set to introduce a lineup of exciting new additions throughout the next month. And, to give you a nudge in the right direction of what to look out for, here are all the new
TV shows and movies coming to Netflix UK in April.
Over the next few weeks, Netflix UK’s freshly updated library is sure to brighten up your mood, and leading this month’s lineup are the first two instalments of DreamWorks’
Shrek, Lady Gaga’s big-screen A Star is Born debut, the Netflix original horror starring Amanda Seyfriend, and much, much more.
So, it appears users can once again look forward to a tonne of thrilling new options throughout April, and as many of us face continued lockdown restrictions in the run-up to Easter, the platform's updated catalogue could not be arriving at a better time.
Alleycats — Coming April 1 Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson stars in this action-thriller set in a world of corruption, political power, and illegal bike racing. Beneath — Coming April 1
A group of trapped high-school students are forced to fight for their lives against a giant man-eating catfish in this 2013 horror.
Cast Away — Coming April 1
FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is faced with the ultimate test of survival when he becomes stranded on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash.
Collateral — Coming April 1
This 2004 crime-thriller follows an LA cab driver (Tom Cruise) who is held hostage by his assassin passenger.
Death Becomes Her — Coming April 1
Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn, this 1992 comedy-horror centres on two rivals who begin experiencing the horrifying side-effects of a magic potion that promises eternal youth.
In the Name of the Father — Coming April 1
Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson star in this 1993 biopic of the man wrongfully sentenced for an I.R.A. bombing.
Shrek — Coming April 1
This 2001 animated-adventure follows one grumpy ogre’s mission to free a beautiful princess from a dragon-guarded castle with the help of his talking donkey sidekick.
Shrek the Musical — Coming April 1
Bring the magic of The West End into the comfort of your living room with this 2013 theatre adaptation of DreamWorks’ beloved animated movie franchise
They Live — Coming April 1
This 1988 cult-classic follows the story of a lone wanderer with a special pair of sunglasses that reveal the world is in fact dominated by mind-controlling aliens.
Turks & Caicos — Coming April 1
Winona Ryder and Bill Nighy star in this 2014 thriller which revolves around a retired spy living in the Caribbean, who winds up in trouble when four supposed businessmen show up out of the blue.
The Time Traveller’s Wife — Coming April 1
One man’s marriage is put to the test when his involuntary ability to travel through time becomes too much for his wife to bear.
Twister — Coming April 1
Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt star in this hit 1996 disaster thriller, which follows the windy adventures of a group of tornado chasers.
Madame Claude — Coming April 2
This Netflix original biographical drama delves into the story of the famed french brothel owner, Madame Claude.
Coded Bias — Coming April 6
Inspired by the research of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini, this in-depth documentary explores a discovery that suggests current facial recognition technology fails to accurately process dark-skinned faces.
This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist — Coming April 7
This Netflix original docuseries delves into one of the word’s biggest ever art heists that occurred in the 1990s.
Thunder Force — Coming April 9
Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer and
Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of this Netflix original superhero comedy. A Star Is Born — Coming April 11
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star in this Oscar-nominated remake of the original 1937 romantic-drama.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me — Coming April 16
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner (Jamie Foxx) gets a crash course in fatherhood when his strong-minded teenage daughter moves in with him.
Why Are You Like This — Coming April 16
A transfer from ABC Australia,
Why Are You Like This – written by Naomi Higgins , Humyara Mahbub, and Mark Samual Bonanno – follows three twenty-somethings as they fumble through life in Melbourne. The events in this six-part comedy series are loosely based on anecdotes from the writers’ own friendship. Shadow and Bone — Coming April 23
This Netflix Original 2021 fantasy-drama is based on the best-selling Grishaverse novels penned by Leigh Bardugo.
Things Heard and Seen — Coming April 30
Starring Amanda Seyfriend and Natalia Dyer, this Netflix original horror follows the story of an artist who begins to suspect sinister darkness within her marriage.