All The New Movies & TV Shows On HBO This Month
With many Americans practicing social distancing in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the new movies and TV shows on HBO in April 2020 offer plenty of at-home entertainment options. If you're seeking comfort in the form of old favorites, the premium network will offer a little something for everyone, including Slumdog Millionaire and The Family Stone to multiple American Pie and Die Hard movies. For those more interested in newer releases, the April lineup also includes the theatrical premieres of such movies as It: Chapter 2, Good Boys, and Stuber, throughout the month.
In the TV series department, the highly anticipated fourth season of Issa Rae's Insecure will premiere on April 12, followed by the debut of the new action rom-com, Run. Other new show include the Mark Ruffalo-led drama I Know This Much Is True, as well as the lighter We're Here, which features a trio of past RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants.
Among the documentary options: Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children and Autism: The Sequel.
There's much more to choose from across genres, though, and all are generally available for subscribers to stream as soon as they air on HBO. Check out more highlights, as well as the full April list below.
'American Pie' (1999) — April 1
The raunchy comedy centered on the trials and tribulations of losing one's virginity features an ensemble cast, which includes Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Jennifer Coolidge, and Schitt's Creek's Eugene Levy. Two of the film's sequels — American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003) will also be available on HBO the same day.
'Becoming Jane' (2007) — April 1
Anne Hathaway stars as famed Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen in the romantic biographical drama based, in part, on Jon Hunter Spence's 2003 book Becoming Jane Austen. The film examines how a romance with struggling lawyer Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy) influenced Austen's future writings.
'Die Hard' (1988) — April 1
The first movie in the Die Hard franchise centers on New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he attempts to take down a terrorist group and rescue the hostages they took during a Japanese-owned company's holiday party in its fancy high-rise headquarters. Die Hard 2 (1990) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) will also be available on HBO.
'Dragged Across Concrete' (2018) — April 1
In the action thriller, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play a pair of police detectives who are suspended after they're caught on camera assaulting a suspect. Strapped for cash, the partners get more than they bargained for when they descend into the criminal underworld.
'The Family Stone' (2005) — April 1
Dramatic comedy The Family Stone begins with Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney), bringing his girlfriend Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) home to meet his family over the holidays, with the intention of proposing to her. Uptight However, Meredith doesn't quite fit in with Everett's New England-based clan, which includes his parents (Diane Keaton and Craig T. Nelson) and his younger siblings (including Rachel McAdams and Luke Wilson).
'Galveston' (2018) — April 1
Elle Fanning fronts the thriller as Rocky, a young captive on the run with a mob hit man named Roy (Ben Foster) whom he helps escape after killing his own would-be assassins. Lili Reinhart also appears in the film the follows Rocky and Roy attempting to find refuge in Galveston, Texas.
'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie' (Extended Version) (2011) — April 1
Filmed during a 2011 concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the musical documentary features the cast of Glee — including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, and Naya Rivera — performing songs from the Fox series' first two seasons. The film also included behind-the-scenes footage and fan testimonials about how the show influenced their lives.
'The Kids Are All Right' (2010) — April 1
Same-sex couple Nic and Jules (Julianne Moore and Annette Bening) are raising their two teenage children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) who set off a train reaction after tracking down Paul (Mark Ruffalo), their biological sperm donor father, in the Oscar-nominated comedy-drama.
'The Lovely Bones' (2009) — April 1
Based on Alice Sebold's 2002 novel, the dramatic thriller stars Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old who's watching her grief-stricken family (Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz) from heaven, following her brutal rape and murder at the hands of a serial killer (Stanley Tucci).
'Loving' (2016) — April 1
The biographical romantic drama follows real-life interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court Loving v. Virginia case, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
'Monte Carlo' (2011) — April 1
Selena Gomez and Katie Cassidy play best friends Grace and Emma, a pair of small-town Texas waitresses who quit their jobs and travel to Paris for a summer adventure with Grace's stepsister, Meg (Leighton Meester). After Grace is mistaken for a British socialite named Cordelia, the group heads to Monte Carlo for a week of luxury — until the real Cordelia shows up.
'The Nice Guys' (2016) — April 1
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the dark comedy stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as a private eye and enforcer who team up to investigate the disappearance of a teenager named Amelia (Margaret Qualley). Their investigation leads the men into a dangerous hunt where those looking for the young woman tend to end up dead.
'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008) — April 1
The 2009 Academy Award Best Picture winner starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto centers on Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, who's accused of cheating after answering all of the questions correctly on the quiz show. Through flashbacks, Jamal recalls how his upbringing in the slums of Mumbai led him to know all the answers.
'Sophie's Choice' (1982) — April 1
Meryl Streep won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Sophie, a Polish immigrant and Holocaust survivor in 1940s Brooklyn. The drama uses flashbacks to follow Sophie's journey from prosperous pre-war life to the horrors of Auschwitz, where she was forces to make a painfully impossible decision.
'Water for Elephants' (2011) — April 1
Author Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name is the basis for the romantic drama which stars Robert Pattinson as former veterinary student Jacob Jankowski. After taking a job as an animal caretaker, Jacob bonds with a performer named Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) over their compassion for an elephant named Rosie. Christoph Waltz plays Marlena's cruel husband August, who comes between Jacob and Marlena's budding romance.
'Good Boys' (2019) — April 4
Seth Rogen's R-rated coming-of-age comedy stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith Williams, and Brady Noon as a trio of sixth-graders who engage in a series of raucous misadventures while trying to prepare for a popular classmate's "kissing party" they're trying to attend.
'Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children,' Docuseries Premiere — April 5
HBO's five-part docuseries examines the disappearances and murders of at least 30 African-American children and young adults between 1979 to 1981 in Atlanta. Despite the cases being closed after 23-year-old Wayne Williams' conviction of two crimes in 1982, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reopened the case forty years later. The documentary uses archival footage, unseen court documents and interviews to shed light on the horrific killings.
'It: Chapter 2' (2019) — April 11
The second part of the latest adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 horror novel stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Isaiah Mustafa, among others, as the now-adult members of the Losers' Club. Set 27 years after 2017's It, the group reunites to once again battle the presumed-dead evil clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) who's back to terrorize the residents of Derry, Maine.
'Insecure,' Season 4 Premiere — April 12
Creator Issa Rae returns as Issa Dee, who's continuing the struggles of navigating "the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji)." Following a brief absence last season, actor Jay Ellis also makes a comeback as Issa's ex Lawrence.
'Run,' Series Premiere — April 12
HBO's new rom-com thriller series from the team behind Fleabag stars Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Weaver as former college sweethearts who reunite 17 years later to fulfill and old pact. Their deal: if either of them sent the other a text that says "RUN," they would meet at New York City's Grand Central Station and embark on a cross-country train journey together.
'Stuber' (2019) — April 18
The buddy cop action comedy stars Kumail Nanjiani as mild-mannered Uber driver Stu, whose passenger (Dave Bautista) turns out to be a a quick-tempered cop in pursuit of violent criminals. Hijinks ensue when the mismatched pair engage in stakeouts and shootouts in the seedy Los Angeles streets.
'We're Here,' Series Premiere — April 23
HBO's six-part unscripted drag series features past RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley "as mentors for people looking to express themselves through drag," per the network. Small-town residents ("drag daughters") are recruited and trained to participate in a one-night only performance.
'Bad Education' — April 25
Based on real-life events at writer and co-producer Mike Makowsky's Roslyn, New York high school, the drama follows an $11.2 million public school embezzlement scandal that rocked the United Stated education system. Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and Ray Romano all star in the film.
'I Know This Much Is True,' Limited Series Premiere — April 27
Mark Ruffalo plays identical twin brothers in the limited drama series based of Wally Lamb's 1998 novel of the same name. Ruffalo's characters, Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, are at the center of the family saga that encompasses an "epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America," according to HBO.
'Autism: The Sequel' — April 28
This Sasha Alpert-directed documentary "follows five young adults on the spectrum as they navigate their early 20's," per Deadline. Present day interviews are intercut with footage of the same youth and their families at the center of Tricia Regan's 2007 Emmy-winning indie film Autism: The Musical.
Here's the full list of what's coming in April:
Alpha and Omega (2010)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
American Pie (1999)
American Pie 2 (2001)
American Wedding (2003)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Dragged Across Concrete (2018)
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
The Family Stone (2005)
The Flintstones (1994)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Extended Version) (2011)
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
The Judge (2014)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Monte Carlo (2011)
The Nice Guys (2016)
The Predator (2018)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Something Wild (1986)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Ulee’s Gold (1997)
War Dogs (2016)
Water for Elephants (2011)
Ola De Crimenes (aka Crime Wave) (2020)
Slipping Into Darkness (2019)
The Serenade (aka La Serenata) (2019)
Good Boys (2019)
Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, Docuseries Premiere
It: Chapter 2 (2019)
Insecure, Season 4 Premiere
Run, Series Premiere
Las Herederas (aka The Heiresses) (2020)
Entre Hombre, Series Premiere
Shadows, Season 3
We're Here, Series Premiere
I Know This Much Is True, Limited Series Premiere
Autism: The Sequel
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