Netflix Releases This Month: New Movies, Shows, And Anime For April 2020

April is packed with Netflix originals, including The Main Event, The Willoughbys, and Middleditch & Schwartz.

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April is finally here and while we may be stuck at home, Netflix is offering up a ton of new content for you to stream while you're social distancing, like the delightful kid's movie WWE's The Main Event. Between the new movies, TV shows, and Netflix originals, you should have plenty to keep you occupied for April. Check out everything coming to the service below, and make sure to check out what's leaving Netflix soon.

April sees the streaming giant focusing on many of its original shows and movies, both new releases and older favorites back for new seasons. There are a few must-see family titles for parents at home with their kids away from school. The Big Show Show is a WWE series that features the wrestling star of the title playing a fictional version of himself who has to cope with modern family life. That's not the only WWE title arriving next month either--the movie The Main Event features Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Sheamus in a movie about an aspiring 11-year-old wrestler who discovers a magical mask.

Other family titles include The Willoughbys, which is an animated comedy with a cast that features Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), and The Office creator Ricky Gervais. Anyone who saw Netflix's last animated movie, the Oscar-nominated Klaus, knows that the bar has been set high for the company's animated output, so hopefully this will be just as good. Another must-see release is Middleditch & Schwartz, which sees two of TV's most talented comedy actors team up. Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch and Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz appear in this entirely improvised three-part special, based on their popular live show.

There are also some great movies hitting Netflix too. The fourth Matrix film is set for release next year, so get ready for that, you can check out the previous three movies in the hugely successful sci-fi series. Admittedly, the original Matrix is way better than the next two, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions. But for those viewers who haven't seen them since 2003, this is a perfect opportunity to revisit them.

Another '90s sci-fi movie getting a new version next year is Mortal Kombat. While the history of video game adaptations isn't exactly filled with good movies, the 1992 version of the classic game is actually one of the better examples, as it sensibly avoids a lot of plot and sticks to the fighting.

As far as anime goes, Seasons 4 and 5 of the hit series Bleach are arriving on April 21. Based on the manga by Tite Kubo of the same name, Bleach follows Ichigo Kurosaki, a person who gains the powers of a Soul Reaper--a Death God, similar to the Grim Reaper. He defends humans from spirits and helps others find the afterlife. There are 16 seasons in total--with Season 17 arriving next year--so there is plenty of time to catch up. However, beginning on April 21, Netflix will only have Seasons 1-5.

Below, you'll find everything coming to Netflix for the month of April, as well as what's leaving the service. If you're interested in more streaming service news, check out what's coming to Hulu and Disney+ for the month of April as well. And for more tips on how to cope and stay busy in our current situation, check out our guide on what to watch, stream, and play while social distancing.

What's coming to Netflix in April?

April 1

  • David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal
  • Nailed It!: Season 4
  • Sunderland 'Til I Die: Season 2
  • The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show
  • 40 Days and 40 Nights
  • Bloodsport
  • Cadillac Records
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
  • Community: Season 1-6
  • Deep Impact
  • God's Not Dead
  • Just Friends
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • Kim's Convenience: Season 4
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Minority Report
  • Molly's Game
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mud
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S3: Sun & Moon – Ultra Legends
  • Promised Land
  • Road to Perdition
  • Salt
  • School Daze
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Soul Plane
  • Sunrise in Heaven
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Girl with All the Gifts
  • The Hangover
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Roommate
  • The Runaways
  • The Social Network
  • Wildling

April 2

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

April 3

  • Coffee & Kareem
  • La casa de papel: Part 4
  • Money Heist: The Phenomenon
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy
  • StarBeam

April 4

  • Angel Has Fallen

April 5

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

April 6

  • The Big Show Show

April 7

  • Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 3

April 9

  • Hi Score Girl: Season 2

April 10

  • Brews Brothers
  • LA Originals
  • La vie scolaire
  • Love Wedding Repeat
  • The Main Event
  • Tigertail

April 14

  • Chris D'Elia: No Pain
  • The Innocence Files
  • Outer Banks

April 16

  • Despicable Me
  • Fary: Hexagone: Season 2
  • Fauda: Season 3
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos
  • Jem and the Holograms

April 17

  • Betonrausch
  • #blackAF
  • Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang)
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2
  • Legado en los huesos
  • Sergio
  • Too Hot to Handle

April 18

  • The Green Hornet

April 20

  • Cooked with Cannabis
  • The Midnight Gospel
  • The Vatican Tapes

April 21

  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz

April 22

  • Absurd Planet
  • Circus of Books
  • El silencio del pantano
  • The Willoughbys

April 23

  • The House of Flowers : Season 3

April 24

  • After Life: Season 2
  • Extraction
  • Hello Ninja: Season 2
  • Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill

April 25

  • The Artist
  • Django Unchained

April 26

  • The Last Kingdom: Season 4

April 27

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Never Have I Ever

April 29

  • A Secret Love
  • Extracurricular
  • Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
  • Nadiya’s Time to Eat
  • Summertime

April 30

  • Dangerous Lies
  • Drifting Dragons
  • The Forest of Love: Deep Cut
  • Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor)
  • The Victims' Game

Leaving Netflix in April

April 4

  • American Odyssey: Season 1

April 8

  • Movie 43

April 15

  • 21 & Over

April 16

  • Lost Girl: Season 1-5

April 17

  • Big Fat Liar

April 19

  • The Longest Yard

April 24

  • The Ugly Truth

April 29

  • National Treasure

April 30

  • A Cinderella Story
  • A Little Princess
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut
  • The Craft
  • Crash
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Dirty Harry
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Friday the 13th
  • Good Burger
  • GoodFellas
  • The Hangover
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Police Academy
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Police Academy 3: Back in TrainingPolice Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
  • Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Rounders
  • Scream 2
  • Scream 3
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Space Jam
  • Spy Kids
  • Step Brothers
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • True Grit
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