What's Coming To Netflix In April 2017 Will Make You Wish There Were More Hours In The Day
Spring has sprung, and so has the list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in April. Let's just say that, if the month's showers keep you inside, Netflix is going to make it worth your while. The streaming service is debuting a whole roster of original programming that you can chill to, including a new show about a real life girl boss and a series that has a trusted science guy here to give you real facts — not alternative ones.
Some other real things you you may want to check out are the documentaries, which are delving into the porn industry, pollution in our waters, and JonBenét Ramsey. Since that's a lot to take in, you can mellow out with a few of the funnier listings, like the second season of the hilarious British series Chewing Gum, and Documentary Now, which pokes fun at documentaries with spot-on parodies.
If you need a good scare, Freddy Krueger is more than happy to help you with that, while Mary and Paul are here to help you bake the most delicious cake you could ever imagine. See, April's list of what's coming to Netflix gives you a little bit of everything. Now, if they could only give you more time in the day to watch them all.
1'A Nightmare On Elm Street'
1, 2, Freddy's coming for you. But don't worry — he's only coming on Netflix. (April 1)
2'Chewing Gum' Season 2
In the first season of this British comedy, we were introduced to Tracey, a Pentecostal Christian who is determined to lose her virginity. Expect Season 2 to be just as funny, but possibly even more filthy. (April 4)
3'The Get Down' Part 2
The second half of The Get Down's first season will continue to tell the story of Bronx's hip-hop and disco scene in the '70s but, as Baz Luhrman told Vulture, this isn't a documentary. The focus will be on human stories, not real people. (April 7)
4'Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return'
In the not so distant future, you'll be able to hang out and make fun of B movies with the old Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang, Tom Servo and Crowe T. Robot — not to mention a few newbies, including Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt. May the camp be with you. (April 14)
Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso's real life is the inspiration behind this Netflix original series starring Britt Robertson. Watching this may inspire you to be the boss of your own life. (April 21)
6'Dear White People'
This satirical series based on the 2014 film of the same name is already making (white) people angry, which is a sign that the show's tongue-in-cheek approach is working. (April 28)
7'Las Chicas Del Cable'
Translated to mean "Girls of the Cable," Netflix's first original Spanish language series focuses on four telephone operators in 1920s Madrid. (April 27)
8'Bill Nye Saves The World'
Bill Nye is making science fun again on his new show that looks at a different topic every week, with special guests like Karlie Kloss, Zach Braff, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom. (April 21)
9'Chelsea' Season 2
Chelsea Handler kicks off the second season of her now weekly talk show with new hour-long episodes every Friday that promise to go a little deeper on the topics she's most interested in. So, yes, expect more traveling and more Trump talk. (April 14)
10'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On' Season 1
This six-episode documentary series based on the Netflix doc Hot Girl Wanted takes a closer look at the porn industry and the women in it. (April 21)
Mixing fiction with fact, this movie explores the lasting legacy of the tragic young beauty queen. (April 28)
12'The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass' Seasons 1-3
With all the craziness in the world, let Mary and Paul put you in a delicious dessert coma with this Great British Baking Show spin-off that teaches you how to make some of the original show's best recipes. (April 22)
13'Disney's Queen Of Katwe'
After watching this movie that tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion, you may want to start playing chess yourself. (April 25)
14'An American Tail'
Watching Fievel's heartbreaking immigration journey from Russia to America may mean a bit more to you now than it ever did when you were a kid. (April 1)
The weather may be getting warmer, but the Jamaican bobsled team will make things a little cooler. (April 1)
16'Only For One Night'
Taking a page from Fatal Attraction, this thriller shows what happens when William sleeps with his wife's sister Caroline, only to find out she wasn't looking for a one-night stand. (April 1)
Sit back and relax with your Scooby snacks as Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar solve some mysteries. Score another one for those meddling kids. (April 1)
18'Wyonna Earp' Season 1
Turns out, the great-granddaughter of gunslinger Wyatt Earp is a demon hunter. Who knew? (April 1)
19'Disney's The BFG'
The BFG would be the big friendly giant, Roald Dahl's creation that really doesn't want to be seen. Sophie learns that the hard way. (April 6)
20'Win It All'
New Girl's Jake Johnson is a gambler with a penchant for losing, who is asked to look after a duffel bag. When he finds out that bag is filled with money is when his little problem gets much worse. (April 7)
21'Kubo And The Two Strings'
After accidentally summoning a spirit with a taste for vengeance, Kubo embarks on an adventure to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, who happens to be the greatest samurai warrior in the world.(April 8)
22'Documentary Now' Season 2
Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers team up for another round of documentary mockery. This time parodying Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Kid Stays in The Picture, and the Talking Heads. (April 10)
A case of mistaken identity leads to romance in this indie. (April 21)
Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a former cop looking for redemption after being released from prison. He plans on trying to make good with his life, but unfortunately no one wants to believe he can. (April 28)
25'A Plastic Ocean'
This 2016 documentary, which looks at the plastic in our oceans, will inspire you to go out and buy a reusable water bottle. (April 19)
26'A Weekend With The Family'
Travis (Marques Houston) wants to propose to his girlfriend Courtney (Karrueche Tran), but first he has to bring together their respective families. Oh, did I mention that Travis is dating his boss' daughter? Yeah, that definitely complicates things. (April 1)
27'Across The Universe'
Watch Evan Rachel Wood and her perfect teeth sing The Beatles in this fantastical musical film that takes you through the Fab Four's discography. (April 1)
28'An American Tail: Fievel Goes West'
Join Fievel for another journey with his family where he heads out to the old west, cowboy hats and all. (April 1)
29'An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster'
This 1999 direct-to-video release has us catching up with Fievel, who has made friends with a reporter and is now solving mysteries about strange monsters stealing mice. (April 1)
No, this 2016 rom-com isn't based on Beyoncé's "Sorry," but it does focus on a woman who isn't interested in long-term relationships. Hey, who knows? Maybe this time it will be different. (April 1)
31'Born To Be Free'
If you liked Blackfish, you may want to check out this 2016 documentary about beluga whales that looks at how inhumanely they're treated all over the world. (April 1)
32'Good Witch' Season 2
This Bewitched update focuses on a single mom, who also happens to also be a kindly enchantress and is trying to fit in. But her new neighbors seem to be on to her. (April 1)
Never feed these little furry guys after midnight, but definitely feel free to watch this 1984 movie whenever you please. (April 1)
34'Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin''
The legendary comedian's 1971 special — his first stand-up act to be filmed — has him talking about nothing. Well, nothing that's safe for work. (April 1)
Steven Spielberg's historical drama tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, businessman, and spy, who was credited with saving 1,200 Jewish lives during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. (April 1)
36'Something's Gotta Give'
Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson are trying to figure out how love works when you're a certain age. Turns out, it's not that much different than when you're younger. (April 1)
Before Kevin Durant was in the Golden State, he was starring in this 2012 movie that had a young fan magically stealing his powers and leaving him unable to score. (April 1)
38'Trouble With The Curve'
The real trouble is with Clint Eastwood's eyesight, which makes it hard for him to do his job of scouting new baseball players well. Luckily, his daughter, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake are there to help him. (April 1)
When a group of actors with very large egos are dropped into a very real battle in the jungle to make a fictional Vietnam War movie, they're forced to rely on their acting chops, which is as funny as it sounds. (April 1)
40'The Tenth Man'
This comedy focuses on a guy who is struggling with his identity. And it may have a little bit to do with the relationship he has with his father. (April 1)
41'The D Train'
James Marsden and Jack Black team up for this high school reunion movie that has nothing to do with Post-its, but, like Romy and Michelle, has a lot to do with lying. (April 2)
42'Louis C.K. 2017'
Louis C.K. is coming to Netflix with his first of two comedy specials that we can guess will be awkward and very funny. (April 4)
43'El Faro De Las Orcas'
This Argentinian drama is about a mom for whom the sight of orcas could be a key to understanding what her autistic son is going through. (April 7)
44'Dawn of the Croods' Season 3
The world's first family is back to deal with modern life in a very prehistoric way. Yep, there were apparently sleepovers and elections back then, too. (April 7)
45'Kevin Hart: What Now?'
Hart seems to answer that question in this 2016 movie that combines his stand-up act with a spy thriller. (April 11)
46'DC’s Legends of Tomorrow' Season 2
This superhero spin-off of CW's Flash and Arrow picks up in Season 2, where the Legends are time-traveling to feudal Japan, Nazi Germany, and the American Civil War. (April 12)
This film, whose title means "The Chosen," is based on the 1940 murder of Leon Trotsky and the man who was picked to assassinate him. (April 14)
Adam Sandler returns to Netflix with a new movie about a talent manager in the '90s, who was on the fringe. The celebrities who show up in this one, though — Jennifer Hudson, Chris Rock — certainly aren't. (April 14)
49'Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey'
When Shadow, Chance, and Sassy get left behind by their owners, they decide to take the journey of a lifetime to find them. (April 15)
Based on the Nick Hornby book of the same name, this Italian film focuses on a teen couple who get pregnant and decide to keep the baby. (April 15)
51'Lucas Brothers: On Drugs'
The title of the twin brothers' Netflix stand-up special probably isn't a joke. Last year, they got too stoned to perform a show on 4/20. Fitting really. They're also no stranger to Netflix, previously appearing on Lady Dynamite. (April 18)
52'Tales By Light' Season 2
The National Geographic series follows photographers from across the globe to get the story behind those unbelievable nature photographs. No surprise, the tales are as awe-inspiring as the shots themselves. (April 21)
53'The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show' Season 4
Mr. Peabody and his son Sherman are the hosts of a variety show that has them shooting the breeze with historical figures. The show, which is based on the Rocky and Bullwinkle shorts "Peabody's Improbable History," is at once fun and informative. Not a bad combo. (April 21)
This mysterious thriller has Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale facing off for who is the best illusionist. Keep your eyes open, because director Christopher Nolan is playing a few tricks on his audience. (April 21)
55'Liv And Maddie' Season 4
Liv and Maddie (both played by Dove Cameron) are twins who couldn't be more opposite. Liv is a Hollywood starlet, Maddie is a basketball phenom, but, on this Disney show, which is saying goodbye with its fourth season, they're coming together to work things out. Let the hilarity ensue. (April 23)
This 2013 film starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny is loosely based on real events of a Soviet Navy submarine captain who is looking to prevent war. (April 23)
57'Long Nights Short Mornings'
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you're the one who just keeps doing it. This romantic drama examines the life of a guy who gets into relationships, only to end it before he gets too close, and the effect it has on everyone involved. (April 24)
58'The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared'
Blame it on the "folk soda." When an 101-year-old Swede who used to be an explosives expert has a bit too much of it, he begins to live a bit more dangerously. This caper is a follow-up to 2013's The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. (April 25)
59'Vir Das: Abroad Understanding'
The Bollywood comedian comes to Netflix with a stand-up special that he hopes will make people laugh abroad. (April 25)
60'Real Rescues' Season 6-7
As the name of this show teases, this one covers real rescues by very real emergency workers. (April 26)
This David Schwimmer-directed thriller focuses on a teenage girl, who is assaulted by a man she meets on the internet, and the lengths her dad will go to catch the guy. (April 26)
62'A Murder in the Park'
This 2014 Showtime documentary looks at a man named Anthony Porter, who was released from prison after 37 years when a college journalism program proved his innocence. The case actually helped kill the death penalty, but what if it also sent an innocent man to jail? (April 28)
Spike Lee directed this film based on Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show that takes a closer look at the man whose police beating fueled the 1992 LA riots. (April 28)
64'The Secret Life Of Pets'
When you're away your pets will play and, as this film taught us, sound a lot like Jenny Slate, Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart. (April 22)
65'Sofia The First' Season 3
Hang out with Disney's newest princess, who is still adjusting to her new role. She's learning to embrace it, though, don't worry. (April 30)
So, settle in and enjoy these amazing projects coming to Netflix. The variety in these projects is exactly what we all need this spring.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its original version.