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What’s New to Stream on Netflix for April 2019

Forget April showers, this month’s new arrivals include horror, romance, and plenty of new anime titles.
Netflix April
By  · Published on March 31st, 2019

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it shouldn’t be eligible for Academy Awards, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — April 2019 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

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Friday The Th
New Line Cinema

A new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary hits theaters this month, and while I think it’s less effective than 1989’s film it has its moments and at least improves on two of the performances. I seem to be in the minority, though, and it’s a familiar position for me on horror remakes — because yes, I love 2009’s Friday the 13th reboot. It’s one of the best of the franchise delivering creative gore, fun thrills, and a truly frightening Jason. It’s just a fantastic Friday film, and it remains a shame that the studio failed to keep the momentum going.

The Chance to Make Bear Grylls Eat His Own Testicles

You Vs Wild

Okay, that probably won’t be an option at any point during this new interactive nature show for kids, but You vs Wild (premieres 4/10) will let viewers share adventures with Bear Grylls as they get to choose his response at critical junctures. I’m not sold on the premise — it’s not live, there’s a whole season, and it appears even more staged than his usual shows — but more Choose Your Own Adventure-style TV shows can only be a good thing.

A Better A Quiet Place?

The Silence

I’m not the biggest fan of 2018’s A Quiet Place outside of the performances and creature design as the writing is just dumb which in turn kills the intended emotional effect. The Silence (premieres 4/12) has a similar setup with the world facing an apocalypse at the mouths of deadly creatures that hunt by sound. Survivors need to be quiet if they want to live, and the group trying to do just that includes Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, and John Corbett. It looks like a good time for genre fans, and even more promising, it’s based on a novel by acclaimed horror writer Tim Lebbon.

More Originals!

The Perfect Date

One of last year’s high-profile series debuts gets a sophomore season with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Part 2 (premieres 4/5). Sabrina is back as she continues learning how to balance friends, family, and the life of a witch. Did you see Captain Marvel in the theaters? Did you love Brie Larson? Well Netflix has your number and is ready to fill your need for more with Larson’s directorial debut, Unicorn Store (premieres 4/5). What’s it about? No clue, but it appears to be a pleasant indie comedy about a young woman’s encounter with brightly colored magic of some sort. If that’s too sweet for you, Black Summer (premieres 4/11) and might just be the antidote to your joy. The new series follows in the vein of The Walking Dead in its exploration of society’s collapse after a zombie outbreak ravages America. And finally, for those of you thirsting for more of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Noah Centineo, the young man returns as the lead in The Perfect Date (premieres 4/12). He plays a guy making a living as a “stand-in boyfriend,” but what happens when he finds love?!

The Oldest New Arrival

Bonnie And Clyde

This month’s classic arrival to Netflix is Arthur Penn’s true crime gem Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty star as the real-life couple who fell in love, did bad things, harassed the police, and then died in a hail of gunfire and spurting blood. Facts grow a little malleable in favor of Hollywood entertainment, but it remains an engagingly violent romp.

The Complete List

April 1st
Across the Line
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Bone Collector (1999)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Deliverance (1972)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Evolution (2001)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Freddy vs Jason (2003)
Friday the 13th (2009)
The Golden Compass (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Monster House (2006)
Penelope (2006)
Pineapple Express (2008)
Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon – Season 2
P.S. I Love You (2007)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
Snatch (2000)
Spy Kids (2001)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D (2013)
Ultraman [Netlfix Anime]
Valkyrie (2008)

April 2nd
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible [Netflix Original]

April 3rd
Suzzanna: Buried Alive [Netflix Film]

April 5th
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Part 2 [Netflix Original]
In the Shadows
Legacies – Season 1
Our Planet [Netflix Original]
Persona: A Collection [Netflix Original]
Roman Empire: Caligula, The Mad Emperor [Netflix Original]
Spirit Riding Free – Season 8 [Netflix Original]
Tijuana [Netflix Original]
Unicorn Store [Netflix Film]

April 9th
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – Season 6 [Netflix Original]

April 10th
New Girl – Season 7
You vs Wild [Netflix Original]

April 11th
Black Summer [Netflix Original]

April 12th
Band Aid (2017)
Huge in France [Netflix Original]
A Land Imagined [Netflix Film]
Mighty Little Bheem [Netflix Original]
The Perfect Date [Netflix Film]
The Silence [Netflix Film]
Special [Netflix Original]
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? [Netflix Film]

April 15th
Luis Miguel: The Series – Season 1
The New Romantic (2018)
No Good Nick [Netflix Original]

April 16th
Super Monsters Furever Friends [Netflix Original]

April 18th
My First First Love [Netflix Original]

April 19th
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage [Netflix Original]
Cuckoo – Season 5 [Netflix Original]
A Fortunate Man [Netflix Film]
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Music Teacher [Netflix Film]
Rilakkuma and Kaoru [Netflix Anime]
Samantha – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Someone Great [Netflix Film]

April 20th
Grass Is Greener [Netflix Original]

April 22nd
Pinky Malinky – Part 2 [Netflix Original]
Selection Day [Netflix Original]

April 23rd
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson [Netflix Original]

April 24th
Bonding [Netflix Original]

April 25th
The Hateful Eight – Extended Edition (2015)
The Ugly Truth (2009)

April 26th
The Protector – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads [Netflix Original]
The Sapphires (2012)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Street Food [Netflix Original]
Yankee [Netflix Original]

April 27th
American Honey (2016)

April 28th
Senora Acero – Season 5

April 29th
Burning (2018)
The Imitation Game (2014)

April 30th
Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward [Netflix Original]
Baki – Part 2 [Netflix Anime]
Ingress: The Animation [Netflix Anime]

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Rob Hunter has been writing for Film School Rejects since before you were born, which is weird seeing as he's so damn young. He's our Chief Film Critic and Associate Editor and lists 'Broadcast News' as his favorite film of all time. Feel free to say hi if you see him on Twitter @FakeRobHunter.