What's Leaving Netflix In April 2018 So You Can Make Sure You Don't Miss A Thing

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Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. It's the circle of life. And in this life, that means that means that every new month of the year brings with it new content available to stream on Netflix, as well as content being taken off your possible Watchlist. Out of everything leaving Netflix in April 2018, something is bound sting. And whether it's the impending absence of The Shawshank Redemption or Kung Fu Panda that's giving you heartbreak, it's time to get these cinematic triumphs off your to-watch list and onto your watched list — before they're gone for good.

Hoping to use Cool Runnings as a way to hold onto the Winter Olympics a little longer? Well, hope no longer, because the movie is going to disappear from Netflix Instant Watch on April 1. And that's just one of the many movies being taken out of streaming commission in the month. But fear not, Netflix is not without mercy. For every movie it takes, it gives. And instead of Cool Runnings, you can watch Friday Night Lights to meet your sports movie needs. Still, new additions can only lessen the sting of everything leaving Netflix in April so much. So, it's best you prepare yourself.

'American Pie' 1 & 2

Say bye bye to American Pie and the sequel American Pie 2. You'll have to look elsewhere for your "teenage boys desperate to lose their virginities" content. (April 1)

Universal Pictures

'Apollo 13'

Last call for those who want to see Tom Hanks head to space in Apollo 13. (April 1)

Universal Pictures

'30 Days Of Night'

It's Josh Hartnett vs. vampires in 30 Days of Night, a dark horror film about a month-long blizzard that makes a small Alaskan town the perfect feeding ground for a group of hungry vamps. (April 1)

Columbia Pictures

'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' & 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls'

Relive Jim Carrey's '90s glory days while you still can with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and the sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. (April 1)

Warner Bros.

'Batman' & 'Batman Returns'

Michael Keaton's two outings as Batman, Batman and Batman Returns, are both leaving Netflix this month. So you best get a move on that Keaton Batman marathon you've been planning since Birdman. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'Batman Forever'

Same Batman, different Bruce Wayne. Val Kilmer took over the Batman role in Batman Forever, going up against Harvey Dent and The Riddler. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'Batman & Robin'

Fondly remembered as the movie that gave Batman nipples, Batman & Robin was George Clooney's one and only time donning the cape. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'88 Minutes'

A forensic psychiatrist, Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is caught up in the web of a suspected serial killer on death row. (April 1)

TriStar Pictures / Warner Bros.

'Set Up'

What do you get when you put Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, 50 Cent, and Jenna Dewan in an action movie together? Set Up. (April 1)


'Death Sentence'

Kevin Bacon stars as a father who turns to violence when his son is killed by a gang, making his family a target in Death Sentence. (April 1)

20th Century Fox

'Cool Runnings'

Jamaica's first bobsleigh team takes center stage in the Winter Olympics classic, Cool Runnings, and just like the Olympics, its streaming time has come to an end. (April 1)

Buena Vista Pictures

'Small Soldiers'

Toy soldiers come to life in Small Soldiers, and they do not come in peace. (April 1)

DreamWorks Pictures / Universal Pictures

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Tim Burton's re-imagining of the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory promises to be a sickeningly sweet experience. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures


Harold Ramis' classic film Caddyshack starring Chevy Chase and Bill Murray is guaranteed to make you giggle — for now. (April 1)

Warner Bros

'Eagle vs. Shark'

Long before Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi tried his hand at romantic comedy, writing and directing the very unique Eagle vs. Shark. (April 1)

Miramax Films

'Dolphin Tale'

Dolphin Tale proves the old saying right: there's nothing like the bond between a boy and his dolphin. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'The Shawshank Redemption'

Better hurry up and watch The Shawshank Redemption without commercials while you still can. (April 1)

Columbia Pictures

'The Whole Nine Yards'

Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry team up for the buddy comedy/hit man action movie you never knew you needed in The Whole Nine Yards. (April 1)

Warner Bros.

'John Mulaney: New In Town'

Comedian John Mulaney's 2012 stand-up special New In Town is a delightful way to spend one of the last evenings of March. (April 1)


'The Dukes of Hazzard'

The Dukes of Hazzard film adaptation of the classic television show helped turn Jessica Simpson into a short-shorts icon, marking the singer's big screen debut as Daisy Duke. (April 1)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'Never Let Me Go'

Warning: this adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go will cause crying. (April 1)

Fox Searchlight Pictures

'The Men Who Stare at Goats'

A comedic look at what happens when the U.S. military tries to develop psychic powers in a few chosen soldiers, The Men Who Stare at Goats must be seen to be believed. (April 1)

Overture Films / Momentum Pictures

'The Pursuit of Happyness'

Will Smith stars as a homeless salesman desperately trying to get a handle on his job prospects and his bank account while taking care of his young son. (April 1)

Columbia Pictures

'Wild Wild West'

If sad Will Smith isn't your thing, there's always wacky Will Smith. The actor joined forces with Kevin Kline for Wild Wild West, what might possibly be the craziest Will Smith movie ever made. (April 1)

Warner Bros.

'Starry Eyes'

Aspiring actress Sarah gets more than she bargained for in this horror film partially funded by Kickstarter. (April 3)


'The Hallow'

A cabin in the woods goes from home sweet home for a young family to nightmare in the blink of an eye in The Hallow. (April 5)


'The Nightengale'

A farmer takes his always plugged in granddaughter on a trip through the countryside in this Chinese film. (April 5)


'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Allow Russell Brand to teach you about growing income inequality in The Emperor's New Clothes. (April 12)

StudioCanal UK

'Happy Tree Friends' — Season 1

Don't let the bright colors and cuddly creatures fool you: Happy Tree Friends is an adult-only cartoon with a taste for blood. (April 15)

Mondo Media

'Leap Year'

Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star in Leap Year, a rom-com about a woman who follows her boyfriend to Ireland with plans of proposing, and finds herself attracted to her cynic guide instead. (April 15)

Universal Pictures

'Son of God'

One guess as to who this movie is about! (April 16)

20th Century Fox

'Z Storm'

Crime thrillers never looked so good. Z Storm tells the story of a massive financial fraud in Hong Kong, a city with only the Independent Commission Against Corruption to protect it. (April 17)

Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution

'The Exorcism of Molly Hartley'

A disgraced priest gets a second chance when he and a possessed woman suspected of killing two people are sent to the same asylum. (April 20)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

'The Prestige'

Rival magicians, played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, go head to head in this fantastical thriller set in 1890s London. (April 21)

Warner Bros. Pictures

'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

Banksy's mysterious documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, about a French immigrant obsessed with finding the artist known as Banksy, is about as secretive as it is intriguing. (April 22)

Revolver Entertainment

'Kung Fu Panda 3'

The most recent installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise might be leaving Netflix, but don't worry, Kung Fu Panda and a handful of assorted shorts are staying put. (April 26)

20th Century Fox

'Begin Again'

Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo star in a charming tale of love lost and music in the big city. Bonus points for Adam Levine singing the Oscar nominated song "Lost Stars." (April 27)

The Weinstein Company