New TV Shows & Movies On Netflix This Month

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Liz Minch

With the new coronavirus pandemic growing, people are being encouraged to stay home as much as possible. And that means we need all the best movies & TV shows on Netflix more than ever. Here's everything leaving and coming to Netflix in April 2020 that will help keep your mind off the growing crisis. And, if even Netflix can't lessen your stress, at the very least it will help pass the time.

The CDC has advised Americans to stay home and avoid any group gatherings of 10 people or more, if possible. Already, this new era has ushered in new variations on the traditional Netflix and Chill — Netflix and Quarantine, anybody? Which has made fans more hungry for new content than ever. Luckily there's plenty coming in April, with tons of original content to keep us busy. Like, Extraction, a new Chris Hemsworth action movie, and a new installment of Terrace House: Tokyo. Not to mention, a new season of Kim's Convenience, aka family sitcom comfort food, and Nailed It!, aka comfort food.

Of course, there are some titles fans will have to say goodbye to, but, for the most part, the best movies and TV shows on Netflix will only get a boost form what's coming to Netflix in April 2020.

Here's a closer look at some titles coming in April you really won't want to miss:

'Nailed It!' Season 4 — Coming April 1

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Nailed It! Season 4 premieres on Netfli on April 1, and it could not come at a better time. Everyone could use some more Nicole Byer in their lives always, but especially right now.

'Kim's Convenience' Season 4 — Coming April 1

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The Canadian family sitcom, Kim's Convenience, will be back with brand new episodes on April 1. Forget about your quarantine woes, and dive into this sweet, and, yes, funny, family dynamic.

'Community' Seasons 1-6 — Coming April 1

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All six seasons of Community will hit Netflix this month. So you can pretend that you're attending community college with a bunch of lovable weirdos, instead of being stuck at home.

'40 Days & 40 Nights' — Coming April 1

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Travel back to 2002, a time when COVID-19 didn't exist and Josh Hartnett was the hottest man in Hollywood. He played a guy who pledges not to have sex for, you guessed it, 40 days and 40 nights. It's kind of the perfect social distancing movie, especially if you're single.

'The Matrix' Trilogy — Coming April 1

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Escape our reality with The Matrix trilogy. Because what could be more comforting than watching Keanu Reeves say "whoa"?

'Salt' — Coming April 1

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Angelina Jolie plays a spy who goes on the run when she's accused of being a double agent. The movie made headlines in 2010 because the script was originally written with a man as the lead, making Salt ahead of the feminist action movie curve.

'The Social Network' — coming April 1

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As social networks like Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and, yes, Facebook, become our main source of social interaction, it's a good time to go back to how it all came to be with The Social Network. It may not be totally factually accurate, but the Oscar-winning film sure is entertaining.

'The Perks of Being A Wallflower' — Coming April 1

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Sometimes a good high school drama is just what the doctor ordered. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, based on the book of the same name, is probably one of the most honest portrayals of high school out there, and will *almost* make you wish you could go back — almost.

'Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020' — Coming April 7

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Self-isolation can be hard, but at least you're stuck with friends or family, or at least pets. The young people in Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 have to be stuck in one house with total strangers.

'Love Wedding Repeat' — Coming April 10

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It's been a while since we've had a good Netflix romcom. Enter Love Wedding Repeat, a romantic movie starring Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn. Claflin plays Jack, a man who reunites with his ex at his sister's wedding.

'Tigertail' — Coming April 10

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Fresh off the success of The Farewell, and the unfortunately delayed Mulan, Tzi Ma is taking on his next Asian father role in Tigertail, a original film from Master of None co-creator Alan Yang. In the film, he plays Pin-Jui, a Taiwanese immigrant who visits Taiwan with his grown-up daughter.

'Despicable Me' — Coming April 16

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Watch a semi-successful super villain become a foster dad to three adorable little girls in Despicable Me. Because sometimes, you need some family-friendly animation to reset and destress.

'#blackAF' — Coming April 17

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Netflix's newest family sitcom, #blackAF, is perfect for fans of black-ish, grown-ish, and mixed-ish. The series will star Rshida Jones and Kenya Barris, creator of the above trilogy of shows, and is based on his life.

'Middleditch & Schwartz' — Coming April 21

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Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) are bringing their comedy show to Netflix. This one major special will consist of three improv shows, based on suggestions from three audiences.

'Absurd Planet' — Coming April 22

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Since you can't leave your house while practicing social distancing, let Netflix bring the outdoors to you! Absurd Planet is a new Netflix original described as a show narrated by "Mother Nature herself" about the "lives of Earth's most incredible animals."

'Extraction' — Coming April 24

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Chris Hemsworth stars in Extraction, a new action movie about Tyler Rake, a mercenary hired by a crime lord to rescue his kidnapped son.

'Never Have I Ever' — Coming April 27

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Mindy Kaling's new show, Never Have I Ever, is finally here! The series will follow the adventures of an Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling's life, but taking place in modern day. It's a welcome addition to the streaming world, especially for fans who have already watched every single episode of The Mindy Project.

'A Secret Love' — Coming April 29

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If you're a fan of A League of Their Own, then A Secret Love is an absolute must-watch. The documentary will tell the love story of Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, two women who played in the women's professional baseball league, which was the inspiration for A League of Their Own.

'Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story' — Coming April 29

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Recently released from prison after 15 years behind bars, Cyntoia Brown is finally getting to tell her story. This Netflix documentary will take a look at her case, which originally found her guilty of murdering a man in what she claims was self defense. She was 16 years old at the time, and in recent years, her case became a nationwide story, with celebrities lobbying for her release.

'Dangerous Lies — Coming April 30

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Camila Mendes stars in Dangerous Lies, a Netflix original movie that seems to be a Knives Out 2.0. Mendes plays Katie, a caretaker who inherits her wealthy boss' entire estate when he dies. Sound familiar?

Those are just some of the exciting titles hitting Netflix in April, but there are also some fans will have to say goodbye to before the month is up. Here are the movies you should watch before they leave for good!

'A Cinderella Story' — Leaving April 30

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Hilary Duff's iconic early 2000s movie, A Cinderella Story, is leaving Netflix in April. This is the opposite of what dreams are made of.

'A Little Princess' — Leaving April 30

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A Little Princess is all about imagination, and how stories can help you disappear from harsh realities, or even make you brave enough to face them. In other words, it's exactly what we need to be streaming right now.

'Spy Kids' — Leaving April 30

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Spy Kids may be creepy as hell, but it's also fun and nostalgic. Face your fears, and take a look back at those terrifying thumb people before it's too late!

'Space Jam' — Leaving April 30

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Space Jam is one of the purest films ever made — it's literally exactly what you think it is: basketball, cartoons, and alien monsters. Unfortunately, it's leaving Netflix at the end of the month, and it might not be back for a while.

'Step Brothers' — Leaving April 30

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If you were saving Step Brothers for a rainy day, now would be the time to press play on the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly classic.

Here's a full list of everything leaving and coming to Netflix in April, so you can really start to plan your Netflix and quarantine appropriately:

What's Coming

April 1

  • David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet
  • How To Fix A Drug Scandal
  • The Illiza Shlesinge Sketch Show
  • Nailed It! — Season 4
  • Sunderland 'Til I Die — Season 2
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Bloodsport
  • Cadillac Records
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke
  • Community — Seasons 1-6
  • Deep Impact
  • God's Not Dead
  • Just Friends
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Kim's Convenience — Seaosn 4
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Minority Report
  • Molly's Game
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mud
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — S3: Sun & Moon — Ultra Legends
  • Promised Land
  • Road to Perdition
  • Salt
  • School Daze
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Soul Plane
  • Sunrise in Heaven
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • The Hangover
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Roommate
  • The Runaways
  • The Social Network
  • Wildling

April 2

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

April 3

  • Coffee & Kareem
  • La casa de papel: Part 4
  • Money Heist: The Phenomenon
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy
  • StarBeam

April 4

  • Angel Has Fallen

April 5

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

April 6

  • The Big Show Show

April 7

  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 — Part 3

April 9

  • Hi Score Girl — Season 2

April 10

  • Brews Brothers
  • LA Originals
  • La vie scolaire
  • Love Wedding Repeat
  • The Main Event
  • Tigertail

April 14

  • Chris D'Elia: No Pain

Apri. 15

  • The Innocence Files
  • Outer Banks

April 16

  • Despicable Me
  • Fary: Hexagone — Season 2
  • Fauda — Season 3
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos
  • Jem and the Holograms

April 17

  • Betonrausch
  • #blackAF
  • Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang)
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2
  • Legado en los huesos
  • Sergio
  • Too Hot to Handle

April 18

  • The Green Hornet

April 20

  • Cooked with Cannabis
  • The Midnight Gospel
  • The Vatican Tapes

April 21

  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz

April 22

  • Absurd Planet
  • Circus of Books
  • El cilencio del pantano
  • The Plagues of Bresiau
  • The Willoughbys
  • Win the Wilderness

April 23

  • The House of Flowers — Season 3

April 24

  • After Life — Season 2
  • Extraction
  • Hello Ninja — Season 2
  • Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill

April 25

  • The Artist
  • Django Unchained

April 26

  • The Last Kingdom — Season 4

April 27

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Never Have I Ever

April 29

  • A Secret Love
  • Extracurricular
  • Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
  • Nadiya's Time to Eat
  • Summertime

April 30

  • Dangerous Lies
  • Drifting Dragons
  • The Forest of Love: Deep Cut
  • Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor)
  • The Victims' Game

What's Leaving

April 4

  • American Odyssey — Season 1

April 8

  • Movie 43

April 15

  • 21 & Over

April 16

  • Lost Girl — Season 1-5

April 17

  • Big Fat Liar

April 18

  • The Longest Yard

April 24

  • The Ugly Truth

April 29

  • National Treasure

April 30

  • A Cinderella Story
  • A Little Princess
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • The Craft
  • Crash
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Dirty Harry
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Friday the 13th
  • Good Burger
  • GoodFellas
  • The Hangover
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
  • Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Rosemary's baby
  • Rounders
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • the Shawshank Redemption
  • Space Jam
  • Spy Kids
  • Step Brothers
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • True Grit

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