Spring has sprung, and with it comes a shakeup in the lineup found on popular streaming sites, Netflix and Amazon Prime. While some fan favorites may say their goodbyes in April, the additional programming slated for next month should more than make up for any absences. Whether you are looking to binge on TV shows or movies, Netflix and Amazon Prime are likely to have what you are looking for.

New to Netflix in April

Netflix has a worthy lineup scheduled to make its debut in April, with many notable inclusions in both original content and those leased for use on their service. TV shows and movies are plentiful in both categories, and should contain something for just about everyone.

Netflix: TV

One of the most highly-anticipated launches next month is a reboot of the famous classic, Lost in Space, which is due to make its debut on April 16th. Enjoy superlative special effects and an engaging story line as you follow the adventures of the Robinson family after they crash land on an unknown planet.

You can also enjoy celebrating National Food Month with the launch of the Pastry installment in the popular food series, Chef’s Table. New seasons of popular shows, Call the Midwife and Jane the Virgin, will also be available to enjoy.

Following is a complete list of all TV series coming in April:

  • Wakfu: Season 3
  • Fastest Car: Season 1
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business Season 1
  • Spy Kids: Mission Critical Season 1
  • The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1
  • La Piloto: Season 1
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: JAY-Z
  • Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1
  • AMO: Season 1
  • Chef’s Table: Pastry
  • Lost in Space: Season 1
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2
  • The Chalet: Season 1
  • Charité: Season 1
  • Aggretsuko: Season 1
  • Dope: Season 2
  • The Letdown: Season 1
  • Call the Midwife: Series 6
  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
  • 3%: Season 2
  • Jane The Virgin: Season 4
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

Netflix: Movies

High on the list of many people’s to-watch list is the debut of The Week Of, starring Adam Sandler, which is Netflix-original content that is fourth and last installment in the series. Comedy runs rampant as two fathers with clashing personalities must spend a week together in celebration of their children’s wedding.

Al Pacino will light up the screen in the classic Scarface, while Brad Pitt’s Seven will impress with an extremely unique and engaging plot.  Comic-book favorite Sin City, starring Bruce Willis, will also arrive in the Netflix library in the beginning of the month.

A complete list of movies coming to your screen in April include:

  • A Sort of Family
  • Along Came Polly
  • Bad Boys
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Big Time
  • Body of Lies
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Cold Mountain
  • Dare to Be Wild
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Fish People
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Jackass 2.5
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Nancy Drew
  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Scarface
  • Seven
  • Sin City
  • Speed Racer
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Duchess
  • The Family Man
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • The Spy Next Door
  • Fary Is the New Black
  • Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall
  • Despicable Me 3
  • 6 Balloons
  • Amateur
  • Money Heist: Part 2
  • Orbiter 9
  • Ram Dass, Going Home
  • Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity
  • Sun Dogs
  • The 4th Company
  • Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente
  • 24 Hours to Live
  • Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast
  • Pickpockets
  • Come Sunday
  • I Am Not An Easy Man
  • Lakeview Terrace
  • Seven Pounds
  • The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection
  • Friend Request
  • Pelé
  • Chasing The Dragon
  • Dude
  • Kodachrome
  • Mercury 13
  • Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up
  • Psychokinesis
  • Bobby Kennedy for President
  • Candy Jar
  • Holy Goalie
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • The Week Of

Leaving Netflix in April

As all good things must come to an end, so must the run of quality movies on Netflix’s lineup. The movies and TV shows you will want to binge watch before they disappear include:

  • 30 Days of Night
  • 88 Minutes
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • Apollo 13
  • Batman
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Returns
  • Caddyshack
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cool Runnings
  • Death Sentence
  • Dolphin Tale
  • The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • John Mulaney: New in Town
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • Never Let Me Go
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Set Up
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Small Soldiers
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Wild Wild West
  • Starry Eyes
  • The Hallow
  • The Nightingale
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Happy Tree Friends
  • Leap Year
  • Son of God
  • Z Storm
  • The Exorcism of Molly Hartley
  • The Prestige
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Begin Again

New to Amazon Prime in April

Prime is also poised to make April a big month, primarily in terms of movies, with a few quality TV series thrown in as well. While Prime is not yet quite on the level of original programming seen on Netflix, they are fast growing in this department in both quality and quantity.

Prime TV

Season 4 of the popular Prime-original series, Bosch, will arrive in the middle of the month, a procedural cop show starring Titus Welliver (Lost). Harry Bosch is a tough-as-nails detective in the LAPD, who despite a bit of rule breaking and an irreverent attitude, manages to have the best solve rate in the entirety of the state of California.

Prime has also produced a third season of All Or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys, and will launch the original show Little Big Awesome at the end of the month. Popular content produced outside of Prime includes the acclaimed show, Vikings, which will be making its exciting 5th season part of Prime’s lineup. The habit-forming co-production from Starz and BBC, The Missing, will return for its second season on Prime next month as well.

Following is a list of all the television shows arriving on Prime in April:

  • The Missing: Season 2
  • Bosch: Season 4
  • Red Rock: Season 3
  • Vikings: Season 5
  • All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys: Season 3
  • Little Big Awesome: Season 1A
  • Storage Wars: Northern Treasures: Season 1
  • Hitler’s Bodyguard: Season 1
  • Merlin: Seasons 1-5
  • World’s Craziest Foods: Season 1

Prime Movies

Headlining the movies coming to Amazon Prime in April is The Florida Project, with moving performances from Willem Dafoe and Brooklynn Prince. The plight of adults who have fallen on hard times contrasts with the wonder experienced by a close group of friends over the summer, all of which combines into a gripping drama well work watching.

Also new in April is Philadelphia, starring the talented Tom Hanks, tells a heart-stirring story of lawyer infected with AIDS. The 1976 classic, Carrie, is also arriving to deliver enjoyable chills to those looking for a little spooky fun.

A comprehensive list of movies to expect include:

  • 30 Beats
  • 52 Pick-Up
  • A Simple Plan
  • A Suitable Girl
  • Basic Instinct
  • Brooklyn’s Finest
  • Carrie
  • Danny Roane: First Time Director
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Escape from New York
  • Eye for An Eye
  • Flashback
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Fred 3: Camp Fred
  • Fred: Night of the Living Fred
  • Fred: The Movie
  • Friday the 13th
  • Funny About Love
  • Gamer
  • Hangman
  • Hellbenders 3D
  • Ice Mother
  • Internal Affairs
  • Kickboxer
  • Ladybugs
  • Life Stinks
  • Man In The Moon
  • Marathon Man
  • Married To The Mob
  • Meatballs
  • Miami Blues
  • My Art
  • Mystery Team
  • Mystic River
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Philadelphia
  • Prancer
  • Project Nim
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Red State
  • Salsa
  • Shanghai Surprise
  • She’s Having A Baby
  • Sleepers
  • Small Soldiers
  • Snake Eyes
  • Spaceballs
  • Stand Up Guys
  • Standing In The Shadows of Motown
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Superstar
  • Tenderness
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
  • The Big Wedding
  • The Conspirator
  • The Departure
  • The Dogs Of War
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • The Karate Kid
  • The King Of Comedy
  • The Marc Pease Experience
  • The Phantom
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • The Replacements
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Winning Season
  • Thirst Street
  • Throw Momma From The Train
  • Trading Mom
  • Troy
  • Up In Smoke
  • Uptown Girls
  • Warpath
  • Wayne’s World 2

Leaving Amazon Prime in April

Making room for the stellar content added for April means some movies must make their exit. Make sure you check these out before they are gone:

  • Basic Instinct
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Days of Thunder
  • Free Willy
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • The Benefactor
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Beyond the Lights
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Climates
  • Criminal Minds
  • Dead Birds
  • Elena
  • The Gleaners and I
  • In the Mirror of Maya Deren
  • Last Train Home
  • The Oath
  • Queen to Play
  • Salt of Life
  • Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
  • Desperately Seeking Susan

March has certainly been a great month for quality programming at both Amazon Prime and Netflix, and April is shaping up to be even better. Stay tuned next month for which arrivals and departures you can expect for May.


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