Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In April

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As the saying goes, March came in like a lion. The month roared. It thrust movies like Disney's remake of Beauty & The Beast in our path. In terms of Netflix, March gifted us with some truly leonine material. Case in point: The month saw the release of not one, but three Jurassic Park movies. And now, it's heading out like a lamb, shuffling meekly out the rainy door. With it, Netflix is gifting us its usual refresh of streaming content. Not all of it is lamblike, though — the new releases include both lighthearted fare and offerings with some gravitas. Because spring isn't only about sunshine and daisies.
Nevertheless, there will be a spring — get it? — in your watchlist. The monthly molting brings with it silliness like Secret Life of Pets and Tropic Thunder. April is also chock-full of sweet Netflix Originals, like the highly anticipated documentary Casting JonBenet or Dear White People, a new series based on the film of the same name. And, of course, there's the customary array of new comedy specials — this month, Louis C.K., The Lucas Brothers, and Vir Das, a Bollywood comedian, will get the Netflix special treatment.
Oh, and there's more! Gremlins, and Scoobies, and Jamaican bobsledders, oh my! For the full delightful list of new additions, click ahead.
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A Weekend With The Family (2016)

In this meet-the-parents caper, an attorney goes home to meet his fiancé's half-Black, half-Korean family.

Available April 1
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A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

The movie that introduced the world to Freddy Krueger makes its way to Netflix.

Available April 1
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Across The Universe (2007)

Like The Beatles? Like psychedelic musical sequences involving juicy, ripe strawberries? This Julie Taymor film is for you.

Available April 1
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An American Tail (1986)

A tale as old as time: A Russian mouse immigrates to the United States, thinking that the new country won't have any cats. He thought wrong.

Available April 1
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

A newly immigrated mouse family heads out to manifest their destiny, only to encounter a few clever (and dangerous) cats.

Available April 1
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An American Tail: The Mystery Of The Night Monster (1999)

Mouse Fievel, in his third feature film, puts on his detective hat to hunt down a mysterious killer. (Yes, it's probably a cat.)

Available April 1
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Boy Bye (2016)

Best-selling author and real estate agent Veronica Love finds, well, love.

Available April 1
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Born To Be Free (2016)

Beluga whales get the Blackfish treatment in this independent documentary.

Available April 1
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Cool Runnings (1993)

Sing it with me: Jamaica, we have a bobsled team. (Netflix, we have a Jamaican bobsled team movie.)

Available April 1
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Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)

A homeopathic doctor named Cassie Nightingale butts heads with her doctor neighbor in this Hallmark show.

Available April 1
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Gremlins (1984)

You know the rules: No water. No food after midnight. And no bright light.

Available April 1
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Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971)

The first stand-up special from the comedy legend makes its way to Netflix.

Available April 1
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Schindler's List (1993)

Required viewing: Steven Spielberg's iconic Holocaust film starring Liam Neeson and one very iconic red coat.

Available April 1
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Featuring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as Hollywood's strangest — and most satisfying — love interests.

Available April 1
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Thunderstruck (2012)

In which a young boy gains the basketball talents of Kevin Durant and the legend himself tries his hand at acting.

Available April 1
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Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)

Based on the comic books of the same name, this critically acclaimed Syfy series follows Wynonna Earp, granddaughter of Wyatt Earp, as she battles demons.

Available April 1
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Trouble With The Curve (2012)

This baseball film is a romantic comedy wrapped in sporty clothing. Here, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams play the bantering love interests.

Available April 1
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Tropic Thunder (2008)

Meet the absurdist comedy in which Robert Downey Jr. (as actor Kirk Lazarus) donned blackface and Tom Cruise wore a fat suit.

Available April 1
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The Tenth Man (2016)

In this prodigal son tale, an Argentinian man returns to the district in Buenos Aires where he grew up.

Available April 1
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The D Train (2015)

Jack Black and James Marsden star in this comedy about the pains of high school reunions.

Available April 2
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Chewing Gum: Season 2 (2017)

This British import recounts the bumbling late puberty of Tracey, played by Michaela Coel, the writer and creator of the series.

Available April 4
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Louis C.K. 2017

The comedy legend releases yet another hourlong special, this time on Netflix.

Available April 4
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Disney’s The BFG (2016)

Roald Dahl's beloved children's book comes to life.

Available April 6
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El Faro De Las Orcas

The film, whose title translates to "The Lighthouse of the Whales," details one mother's journey to help her autistic son.

Available April 7
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Dawn Of The Croods: Season 3

The Flintstones-esque Netflix original series for kids receives a third season.

Available April 7
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The Get Down: Part 2 (2017)

Baz Luhrmann's lush — some might say garish — take on the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx returns for a part 2.

Available April 7
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Win It All (2017)

Joe Swanberg, inventor of "mumblecore," directs this film about a gambling addict (played by Jake Johnson) with strict instructions to watch over a bag of cold hard cash.

Available April 7
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Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)

In this critically praised animated tale, a young boy's ventures on quest to find a suit of armor.

Available April 8
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Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)

Watch Fred Armisen and Bill Hader recreate iconic documentaries in this IFC series.

Available April 10
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Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

Hart's half-comedy special, half-self-referential magnum opus was touted as "the comedy event of the year."

Available April 11
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DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)

Prop tip: Many of The CW's delightful DC Comics-related series can be found on Netflix. Legends of Tomorrow is one of the more recent additions, and it's just as delightful.

Available April 12
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Chelsea: Season 2 (2017)

Handler's freewheeling talk show receives a second season.

Available April 14
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El Elegido (2017)

This thriller details an elaborate spy plot involving a Belgian refugee who turns out to be a Soviet spy.

Available April 14
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017)

The highly anticipated reboot of cult hit MST3k has new hosts but the same formula: one B movie, two bizarre robots, and a whole lot of irreverent one-liners.

Available April 14
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Sandy Wexler (2017)

Adam Sandler plays Sandy Wexler, a happy-go-lucky talent manager who falls in love with one of his scouts, a singer played by Jennifer Hudson.

Available April 14
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Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

It's puppies. Going on a journey. What's not to love?

Available April 15
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Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (2017)

The twin comedians from Brooklyn (and writers of the FXX show Lucas Bros. Moving Co.) flaunt their comedic talents for an hourlong special.

Available April 18
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A Plastic Ocean (2016)

Endure the horrors of plastic pollution in our oceans in this documentary.

Available April 19
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Bill Nye Saves The World: Season 1 (2017)

The man from your childhood science class takes his talents to the digital realm.

Available April 21
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Girlboss: Season 1 (2017)

Britt Robertson stars as Sophia Amoruso in this Netflix Original series based on the best-selling autobiography.

Available April 21
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Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1 (2017)

This Netflix Original series is a continuation of the documentary Hot Girls Wanted, which premiered on the platform in 2015.

Available April 21
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Sand Castle (2017)

In this Netflix Original film, Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill play soldiers in Iraq in 2003.

Available April 21
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Tales By Light: Season 2 (2017)

This Netflix Original docuseries follows photographers around the world as the capture the world's most fascinating subjects.

Available April 21
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The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 (2017)

In this Netflix Original series for kids, a dog (Mr. Peabody, voiced by Ty Burrell) and his kid Sherman host a talk show.

Available April 21
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The Prestige (2006)

Christopher Nolan's film about competition between two magicians is mind-fuckery at its best.

Available April 21
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Tramps (2017)

Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten star in this Netflix Original film about a serendipitous briefcase swap gone awry.

Available April 21
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The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)

Kind British folk compete to bake the crème de la crème of confections.

Available April 22
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The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

When the human's away, the cat will play — or, at least, that's how the saying goes in The Secret Life of Pets.

Available April 22
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Liv And Maddie: Season 4 (2016)

The Disney Channel original series recently finished its run, but it will live forever on Netflix.

Available April 23
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Phantom (2013)

Ed Harris and David Duchovny manage a Soviet submarine — the Phantom — in this wartime film.

Available April 23
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Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)

A disillusioned Brooklyn man struggles to find love through various heated flings.

Available April 24
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Disney’s Queen Of Katwe (2016)

Lupita Nyong'o stars in this based-on-a-true-story film about a female chess player in Uganda.

Available April 25
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The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out On The Bill And Disappeared (2017)

Netflix has been relatively mum on this particular original film, but, based on the title, we're guessing it involves a 101-year-old man and the old dine 'n dash.

Available April 25
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Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (2017)

The Bollywood comedian and actor flexes his comedy muscle in an hourlong special.

Available April 25
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Trust (2010)

When a 14-year-old girl is catfished, her parents (Catherine Keener and Clive Owen) grapple with the fallout.

Available April 26
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Las Chicas Del Cable: Season 1 (2017)

This Spanish-language Netflix Original takes place in Madrid in 1928 and features the "cable girls" — the telephone operators — of the time.

Available April 27
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A Murder In The Park (2014)

This true-crime documentary explores the case of Anthony Porter, an allegedly "wrongfully convicted" man. Others argue that Porter was rightfully sentenced.

Available April 28
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Casting JonBenét (2017)

The sensational murder of pageant child JonBenét Ramsey receives yet another deep-dive film exploration in this Netflix Original documentary.

Available April 28
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Dear White People: Season 1 (2017)

Four Black students at a predominantly white Ivy League school grapple with racial discrimination in this serialized exploration on the 2014 film of the same name.

Available April 28
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Small Crimes (2017)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame plays a fallen-from-grace police officer recently released from prison.

Available April 28
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Sofia The First: Season 3 (2015)

Sofia, the commoner-cum-princess, romps about and enjoys her usual capers in the third season of the beloved children's show on Disney Junior.

Available April 30