New on Netflix — April 2021

Welcome to our April 2021 edition of movies and shows coming to Netflix. There are many new arrivals to enjoy during this rainy season.

April 1

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

People that are big on time travel movies will like this one. The Traveler’s Wife is an American romantic sci-fi movie directed by Robert Schwentke based on a novel with the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. It features Rachael McAdams, Eric Bana, Arliss Howard, Ron Livingston, and many more.

The movie centers on a Librarian (Henry DeTamble played by Eric Bana) whose special gene allows him to travel through time. However, Claire Abshire (Rachael McAdams) has difficulty processing Henry’s time travel abilities.

Friends With Benefits (2011)

The popular romantic comedy about two friends who become more than friends. Starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake.

White Boy Rick (2017)

White Boy is a documentary that covers real-life crime. It is directed by Shawn Rech and produced by Transition Studios. The documentary features the story of Richard Wershe, a cocaine kingpin and FBI informant in Detroit in the 1980s.

Tersanjung the Movie (2021)

This is a romantic Indonesian drama directed by Pandu Aji Surya, Nur Jihat Hisyam, and Hanung. It features Glorgino Abraham, Kevin Ardillova, and more.

Worn Stories (Season 1)

Worn Stories is an upcoming docu-series created by Jenji Kohan and adapted from the eponymous book with the same name by Emily Spivack. The series unveils fascinating stories on clothing.

Prank Encounters (Season 2)

This is an American horror prank series based on hidden cameras on streaming television. It is directed by Anthony Gonzales and the first season was released on Netflix in 2019. It stars Gaten Matarazzo, Jack Crawford, David Storrs, Mary Gallagher, Sven Holmberg, Julian Gant, and others.

Gaten Matarazzo is quite known for fighting monsters and solving mysteries in Strangers Things. But here he presents prank shows of his own.

April 2

Concrete Cowboy (2021)

The Ricky Staub-directed film is an American Western drama. Starring Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Lorraine Toussaint, and Method Man.

The Western movie centers on a teenage boy who was sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia.

Just Say Yes (2021)

A Dutch Romantic directed by Apple Bouabdellah and Aram Van De Rest. It features Yolanthe Cabau, Jim Bakkum, Nienke Plas, and many more.

The movie centers on hopeless romantic Lotte (Yolanthe Cabau) and her plans for a perfect wedding.

Madame Claude (2021)

Enjoy the French drama with the settings of Paris in the 1960s. The movie is directed by Sylvie Verheyde and features the likes of Karole Rocher, Grance Marillier, Pierre Deladonchamps, Roschdy Zem, Hafsia Herzi, and others.

Here, Madame Claude (Karole Rocher) doesn’t only have a flourishing brothel in Paris. Her affluence cut across the French criminal and political circuit. But, a young woman threatens her empire.

Sky High (2021)

Daniel Calparsoro’s directed movie is a Spanish thriller that centers on the misadventure of a gang of petty criminals. Sky High features Caronlina Yuste, Asia Ortega, Lusi Tosar, Richard Holmes, Ramon Sanchez, and many more.

The Serpent (TV Mini-series)

The crime thriller TV mini-series is directed by Tom Shankland and Hans Herbots. The film features Tahar Rahim, Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle, Ellie Bamber, and more. The series is co-produced by BBC and Netflix. It is s based on a real-life experience and it follows the life of a merciless serial killer, Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) whose victim explores the Hippie trail of South Asia in the mid-70s.

April 5

Coded Bias (2020)

Coded Bias is a documentary movie written and directed by Shalini Kantayya. It features Joy Buolamwini, Meredith Brossard, Silkie Carlo, Jenny Jones, and many more.

This documentary centers on how MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers racial discrimination.

Family Reunion (Part 3)

This American Comedy TV series is created by Meg DeLoatch and features Tia Mowry, Talia Jackson, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Cameron J. Wright, and Anthony Alabi.

April 7

Snabba Cash (Season 1)

The Swedish Action Crime series is directed by Jesper Ganslandt. It features Evin Ahmad, Alexander Abdalah, Ayaan Ahmed, Ali Alarik, Dada Fungula Bozela, and more.

Snabba Cash follows the desperate pursuit of wealth by a businesswoman, gang enforcer, and a troubled teen.

The Big Day (Collection 2)

The Big Day is an Indian docu-series that focuses on 6 Indian couples on their big day.

The Wedding Coach (Season 1)

Jamie Lee shares tips and tricks for intending couples struggling with wedding plans.

This is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist (Limited Series)

This is a crime docu-series directed by Colin Barnicle and it centers on how two art thefts dressed as cops conned their way through the Boston Museum in 1990.

April 8

The Way of the Househusband (Season 1)

The Way of the Househusband is an anime series based on a manga with the same name. The series follows the life of an ex-yakuza boss who retired from crime to be a househusband.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (Season 3)

An adventure Japanese anime series.

Story of Kale: When Someone’s in Love (2020)

A story of a wonderful relationship that turns into a nightmare.

April 9

Night in Paradise (2021)

The South Korean film is written and directed by Park Hoon-Jung. It stars Uhm Tae-goo, Jean Yea-been, Cha-Seung-Won, and Lee Ki-Young.

The movie centers on Park Tae-goo, who flees to Jeju Island after his sister and nephew were murdered.

Thunder Force (2021)

The upcoming American superhero comedy movie is directed by Ben Falcone. It features Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman, Kevin Dunn, and many more.

April 10

The Stand-In (2020)

The American comedy movie stars Drew Barrymore, T.J. Miller, Holland Taylor, and Michael Zegan.

April 14

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me (Season 1)

An American sitcom inspired by Jamie Foxx’s daughter Connie Foxx. The series stars Jamie Foxx, David Alan, Coleman Jonathan, Kite Heather, and many more.

April 15

Ride or Die (2021)

Ride or Die is a Japanese thriller directed by Ryuichi Hiroki and stars Kiko Mizuhara, Honami Sato. This psychological thriller is about how Rei (Kiko Mizuhara) helps the woman she loves escape an abusive relationship.

April 21

Zero (Season 1)

This is an Italian TV series that centers on a shy teen with the power to be invincible.

Shadow and Bone (Season 1)

Netflix is introducing a fantasy TV series created by Eric Heisserer. The show features Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Freddy Carter, Amita Sunman, and many more.

Shadow and Bone is based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novel.

April 29

Yasuke (Season 1)

Yaauke is a fantasy anime that centers on a man called “Black Samurai” who came from Africa and fought feudal lords in Japan during the 16th century.

April 30

Things Heard and Seen (2021)

This is an upcoming American horror film based on a novel by Elizabeth Brundage called “All Thing Cease to Appear.” The movie is written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. It features Amanda Seyfried, Natalia Dyer, and many more.

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