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Netflix April 2021 - The Best New Movies And TV Shows To Watch

It's no secret that Netflix reigns as the top dog in the streaming game, having supplied cinephiles and binge-watchers alike with all of their favorite titles for years. What began as a DVD mailing service has grown into a digital juggernaut that includes everything from cinematic hits to original programs, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Netflix is constantly adding to its already expansive library — and, of course, regularly removing the odd batch of titles in order to make room for the new stuff. 

April 2021 is no exception to this standard practice, and there are no shortage of exciting additions and equally disappointing departures subscribers should brace themselves for. To trim down on your daily scrolling, here's your handy guide for everything coming to and leaving from Netflix this coming month.

April 2021 is a big month for Netflix Original films

For over half a decade, Netflix has been churning out original content like there's no tomorrow. That includes feature films, the first-ever being 2015's Beasts of No Nation, which opened the door for the likes of Unicorn Store, The Cloverfield Paradox, The Christmas Chronicles, and more to take their place in cinema history. In April 2021, Netflix subscribers will be introduced to plenty more titles worth checking out.

First and foremost is Tersanjung the Movie, a romantic drama about a strained love triangle. In keeping with the romance genre is director Appie Boudellah's Just Say Yes, but if that's not in your wheelhouse, there's always Concrete Cowboy — a dramatized look at the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additionally, there's the period piece Madame Claude, the Turkish comedy-drama Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?, and the superhero comedy Thunder Force, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

But that's not all: Accompanying these films are the action-thriller Sky High and Zhao Ji's animated fantasy feature New Gods: Nezha Reborn. Also arriving in April 2021 are the Japanese crime drama Ride or Die, the anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans, the Anna Kendrick-led sci-fi thriller Stowaway, Tell Me When, and the mysterious Things Heard & Seen. The Disciple will hit streaming this month too, although its release date has yet to come to light.

April 1

Tersanjung the Movie

April 2

Just Say Yes

Concrete Cowboy

Madame Claude

April 9

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?

Thunder Force

Night in Paradise

April 12

Sky High

New Gods: Nezha Reborn

April 15

Ride or Die

April 16

Ajeeb Daastaans

April 22


April 23

Tell Me When

April 29

Things Heard & Seen

Coming Soon

The Disciple

Netflix's exclusive series for April 2021 are ripe for binging

Aside from its highly successful original movies, Netflix has consistently made waves in the television arena. The likes of Daredevil, The Witcherand Stranger Things, to name a few, became huge hits in virtually no time, prompting the streamer to put more effort and resources into its long-form programming. It's still going strong in this regard, with April 2021 boasting a solid lineup for everyone's viewing pleasure. 

The second season of Prank Encounter is right around the corner, followed by The Serpent, which recalls the life of infamous conman Charles Sobhraj. Next up is Snabba Cash, a series based on Jens Lapidus' famed Stockholm Noir book trilogy, as well as The Wedding Coach and the second collection of The Big Day for you reality TV fans. Then comes Law School, the anime The Way of the Househusband, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!, and the second season of The Circle.

None of those catch your eye? No worries, because there are plenty more shows to check out. Why Are You Like This will make its debut on April 16, Luis Miguel – The Series is set to premiere its second batch of episodes on April 18, and Zero and the incredibly unique Sexify are primed to make their introductions throughout the month as well. Arguably the most hotly anticipated original series hitting Netflix in April 2021 is Shadow and Bone, the fantasy-adventure drama based on Leigh Bardugo's bestselling novels. 

Rounding out the month are Headspace Guide to Sleep, Yasuke, season 2 of The Unremarkable Juanquini, and The Innocent Pet Stars.

April 1

Prank Encounters — Season 2

April 2

The Serpent

April 7

Snabba Cash

The Wedding Coach

The Big Day — Collection 2

April 8

The Way of the Househusband

April 14

Law School

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

The Circle — Season 2

April 16

Why Are You Like This

April 18

Luis Miguel – The Series — Season 2

April 21


April 23

Shadow and Bone

April 28


Headspace Guide to Sleep

April 29


April 30

The Unremarkable Juanquini — Season 2

The Innocent Pet Stars

Netflix's April 2021 movie lineup doesn't disappoint

Netflix certainly isn't holding back this month when it comes to its exclusive content. However, that doesn't mean it's abandoning the media that helped make it a worldwide success: classic movies. As usual, there's something out there for everyone to enjoy — with the likes of 2012, Cop Out, Friends with Benefits, Insidious, and Legally Blonde leading the charge. Leprechaun, The Pianist, The Possession, and The Time Traveler's Wife – not to mention White Boy and Yes Man – will also arrive on Netflix this April.

Those flicks are all due out on the first of the month, but Netflix made sure to save some solid titles for the coming weeks. Escape From Planet Earth is next on the list, succeeded by What Lies Below, Coded Bias, and The Stand-In. Then comes Diana: The Interview that Shook the WorldDark City Beneath the Beat, and The Master. Continuing along, we have Crimson Peak, The Zookeeper's Wife, and Rush to look out for, with Miss Sloane, Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll, August: Osage County, and Battle of Los Angeles to wrap things up. As you can see, there's a wide array of cinema to enjoy on the way, making April 2021 quite an entertaining month on Netflix.

April 1


Cop Out

Friends with Benefits


Legally Blonde


The Pianist

The Possession

The Time Traveler's Wife

White Boy

Yes Man

April 3

Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

What Lies Below

April 5

Coded Bias

April 10

The Stand-In

April 11

Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 15

Dark City Beneath the Beat

The Master

April 16

Crimson Peak


The Zookeeper's Wife

April 19

Miss Sloane

April 23

Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll

April 27

August: Osage County

Battle of Los Angeles

Netflix's non-Original TV offerings are getting some expansion

Netflix is holding down the ship when it comes to its originals and big-screen favorites, but you're probably wondering, what does April have in store by way of non-exclusive TV programs? After all, everyone has their comfort show that often reside solely on cable. Netflix is very much aware of this, providing a handful of fresh titles and continuations of old favorites for subscribers to marathon at their leisure.

For instance, very soon, the first season of Secrets of Great British Castles will take center stage on Netflix, giving curious audiences a chance to learn about some of Britain's most iconic castles, courtesy of host Dan Jones. This includes six highly informative and entertaining episodes, highlighting locations such as the Tower of London and Stirling Castle. The debut season of ABC's The Baker and the Beauty is also coming this month; it's a perfect, nine-installment watch for all rom-com lovers.

A lot of Netflix's archive tends to lean in a more adult direction, but that doesn't mean it is devoid of children's content. In addition to its sizable kids' offerings, the service is set to bring all four seasons of the Nickelodeon show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn into the fold. This equates to a total of 82 episodes, meaning it'll keep you and your children occupied for some time. The third season of the highly successful PJ Masks is Netflix-bound too, adding 26 more episodes to the previous 52 between seasons 1 and 2.

April 1

Secrets of Great British Castles — Season 1

April 12

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn — Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4

April 13

The Baker and the Beauty — Season 1

April 19

PJ Masks — Season 3

Netflix goes full steam ahead with documentaries in April 2021

In April 2021, documentary fans will want to keep their eyes glued to Netflix. 

To kick things off, the second season of Magical Andes is coming down the pipeline, documenting the lives of those living along the Andes mountain range. Worn Stories premieres simultaneously, taking viewers down memory lane through everyday peoples' most treasured articles of clothing. Though not a documentary in the traditional sense, Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute hopes to serenade audiences via one of the music industry's greatest performers. Bringing the tone back down is This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist, which tells the story of the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft that took place in 1990.

Later in April, Netflix subscribers will have the chance to check out My Love: Six Stories of True Love, an anthology series taking a look at six different couples from across the globe and the love they share. Why Did You Kill Me? debuts just days later, as does Life in Colour with David Attenborough. Searching for Sheela currently lacks an exact release date, but it'll pop up sometime in April.

April 1

Magical Andes — Season 2

Worn Stories

April 7

Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute

This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

April 13

My Love: Six Stories of True Love

April 14

Why Did You Kill Me?

April 22

Life in Colour with David Attenborough

Coming Soon

Searching for Sheela

Everything leaving Netflix in April 2021

For as welcome as Netflix's April 2021 additions are, they do come at a cost. The streaming service will get a jump on its spring cleaning by cutting quite a few TV shows and movies loose. 

Honey: Rise up and Dance ushers in this media purge, with Backfire, Time Trap, season 9 of Married at First Sight, and season 1 of Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning following suit. Antidote, Eddie Murphy: Delirious, The New Romantic, Once Upon a Time in London, Thor: Tales of Asgard, and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant all leave throughout the first half of the month.

The waning days of April only continue the trend — letting go of The Vatican Tapes Carol, The Last Resort, seasons 1 through 3 of The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, and seasons 1 through 4 of Liv and Maddie, as well as Mirror Mirror, Django Unchained, The Sapphires, The Car Doom, and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. April 30 brings with it the biggest wave, bidding adieu to Palm Trees in the Snow, Waiting, Snowpiercer, How to Be a Latin Lover, Blackfish, Den of Thieves, all three seasons of Kingdom, The Green Hornet, Jumping the Broom, Knock Knock, Platoon, The Indian in the Cupboard, Runaway Bride, 17 Again, Can't Hardly Wait, I Am Legend, Saving Private Ryan, and finally, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

If any of these titles are on your watchlist, now's the time to give them a watch.

April 2

Honey: Rise up and Dance

April 4


April 11

Time Trap

April 12

Married at First Sight — Season 9

Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning — Season 1

April 13


April 14

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

The New Romantic

Once Upon a Time in London

Thor: Tales of Asgard

April 15

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

April 19

The Vatican Tapes Carol

April 20

The Last Resort

April 21

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass — Seasons 1, 2, and 3

April 22

Liv and Maddie — Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4

April 23

Mirror Mirror

April 24

Django Unchained

April 26

The Sapphires

April 27

The Car Doom

April 28

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

April 30

17 Again


Can't Hardly Wait

Den of Thieves

How to Be a Latin Lover

I Am Legend

Jumping the Broom

Kingdom — Seasons 1-3

Knock Knock

Palm Trees in the Snow


Runaway Bride


The Green Hornet

The Indian in the Cupboard