If you’re not a big sports fan, March Madness and the new MLB season holds no charm for you. So, you may be desperately seeking entertainment. Especially in the wake of a slew of cancellations for network TV favorites, like “The Big Bang Theory,” “iZombie,” and “Gotham,” which all wrap up in May. Good thing we have Netflix to fill those screen hours until the summer blockbuster movie season.
Our favorite streaming network is hitting all the marks this coming month – and you’ll find new titles for everyone and every taste. Get ready for some heavy-duty classics added to the roster. If you haven’t seen critically acclaimed hits from yesteryears like “All the President’s Men” and “Deliverance,” make room on your schedule.
You’ll also find some newer titles well worth another watch, as well as some super new Netflix Original content. Netflix is adding plenty of family-friendly fare, some riveting documentaries, and additional seasons of some of their most popular series.
Notable Netflix Originals
Netflix hasn’t been shy about jumping on the anime wagon, nor is it afraid of getting too mainstream or too quirky. Again – new content for fans of every genre hits the queue in April 2019.
If you loved the classic kids’ cartoon or just an anime fan in general, reviews for Ultraman laud the reboot. Critics say it “captures the spirit” of the original show from the 60s. But it has a fresh, modern look that anime lovers will appreciate.
The new adaptation takes place 40 years after the events of the 1966 original. Ultraman had returned to space, leaving his human host, Shin Hayata, ignorant of the events but with his on superhero strengths. And it seems those superpowers are genetically viable, as his son, Shinjiro, has inherited them. When a new alien threat appears, Shinjaro dons the suit and himself becomes Ultraman.
‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (Season 1 – Part 2)
Fans of the Archieverse spin-off, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” are happy to know their favorite small-town witch is back for a second season. This supernatural soap opera features more secrets and spells from the same folks that brought you “Riverdale.”
We’ll get 10 new episodes to follow Sabrina and watch as she comes to terms with her new powers. And those in the know say to expect some big changes in our protagonist compared to the first season of the show. And after she signed her name in the Book of the Beast, who knows how dark she’ll turn. They also suggest you re-watch the last episode since Season 2 will pick up right where No. 1 left off.
‘Huge in France’
If you find yourself falling for quirky shows with a subtle wit, you may love “Huge in France,” starring French comedian Gad Elmaleh. The sardonic take on the title (shout out to Weird Al Yankovich) first drew my attention. But it was the charming premise that has me looking forward to this new series.
Elmaleh has already provided Netflix with two stand up specials. “Gad Gone Wild” may or may not be funny — if your grade-school French is as bad as mine, you may find it looses a lot in translation. (Closed captioning tends to throw off anyone’s comedic timing.) His “American Dream” special is, thankfully, in English. And it’s hilarious.
In “Huge in France,” Elmaleh plays a very famous French comedian (the “Seinfeld of France”) who moves to the U.S. in order to connect with his American son. Leaving behind the perks and privileges of fame in his home county, we follow Gad him as he navigates life in Los Angeles as a sudden nobody.
‘You vs. Wild’
If you’re looking for something completely different, check out Netflix’s new and first “interactive” show starring Bear Grylls. In this unique new Netflix Orignal, viewers get to decide what Bear will do next. According to the trailer, you can even kill him off if you like. Some have compared the show to a playthrough of the old ‘80s laser-disc-based arcade game, “Dragon’s Lair.”
Bear faces rattlesnakes, mountain lions, uncharted cave depths, snow-covered mountains, and more. You’ll get to choose your adventure. You’ll even get to make Bear eat more bugs than usual.
Notable Classic Titles Added
Serious times call for serious movies, and these classics hit some not-so-lightheard notes with big name stars and hard drama.
‘All the President’s Men’
Nothing could be more apropos to current events than “All the President’s Men” from 1976 starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.
In 1972, Washington Post journalists uncovered the illegal and unethic practices of former President Richard Nixon following a break-in of the Decmorcatci Party National Headquarters. The film shows the events that led to Nixon’s downfall and eventual resignation.
Even if you’ve never seen this movie, you can probably quote from it. It’s that much a part of American culture and our national “geist.” Released in 1972, it stars starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox. The plot follows four Atlanta business as they head to the wilderness for a relaxing weekend only to run afoul of the locals.
These hostiles are crass, violent, and uneducated, and it’s the city slickers vs. the rednecks in a somewhat shocking battle of life and death.
Worth a Re-watch
Not exactly “classics,” and not really new releases, these titles coming to Netflix in April 2019 are still worth rewatching. And if you missed them the first time, here’s your chance to find out what you missed.
‘I Am Legend’
This 2007 sci-fi thriller was based on the chilling novel of the same name from 1954. Hollywood has released three adaptations of this story, including this Will Smith version. You may have seen earlier
‘The Fifth Element’
This campy science fiction flick endures the test of time, with its colorful characters and
Family-Friendly Fare on Deck
For kids — and adults — Netflix has cued up some great animated and live-action shows fun for the whole family.
‘Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon’ (Season 2)
Pokémon-devotees can stream the second season of the “Sun & Moon” series on Netflix starting this month.
‘Trolls: The Beat Goes On!’ (Season 6)
Kids and parents alike find “Trolls” a lot of fun, and they’re back for their sixth season. This Netflix Original series is full of silly humor, bright colors, and catchy tunes.
‘No Good Nick’
Older kids and tweens (and even teens) will love “No Good Nick,” a Netflix Original series starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin. The two play an average American couple who offer a spot in their family to 13-year-old “Nick” (Nicole). But Nick turns out to be a con artist who has more than finding a loving family on her mind. Will Nick get caught — or caught up?
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction — or more fascinating. Netflix can boast some of the best historical and nature documentaries available. And April finds even more to enjoy.
Fans of “Blue Planet” and other stunning BBC nature documentaries will be delighted with another epically majestic photo-exploration of our world. With Sir David Attenborough on narration, “Our Planet” seeks to inspire us all to change the devasting course of climate change. Filmed in Ultra High Definition, you’ll visit more than 50 countries and see wildlife and wilderness from around the world.
This one is a Netflix Original, with eight episodes, all from the same talents who brought you “Planet Earth” and “Blue Planet”
List of New Titles Coming to Netflix for April 2019
Here’s the current list of the new shows and movies Netflix is adding to the stream in April 2019. This list focuses on content available to Netflix U.S. subscribers and the date they’re scheduled to appear on the lineup.
April 1Across the Line
All the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Freddy vs. Jason
Friday the 13th (2009)
Hong Kong West Side Stories (Season 1)
I Am Legend
JingleKids (Season 1)
P.S. I Love You
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D
The Bone Collector
The Fifth Element
The Golden Compass
The Legend of Michael Mishra
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Ultraman (Season 1) — Netflix Original Anime Series
April 2Kevin Hart: Irresponsible – Netflix Original Stand-up Special
April 3Doctor Foster (Season 2)
Suzzanna: Buried Alive – Netflix Original Movie
Ricardo Quevedo: Los amargados somos más — Netflix Original Stand-up Special
April 5Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 1 – Part 2) — Netflix Original Series
In the Shadows
Legacies (Season 1) — The CW Early Release
Our Planet (Season 1) — Netflix Original Docuseries
Persona: Collection — Netflix Original Anime Series
Quicksand (Season 1) — Netflix Original Swedish Series
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor — Netflix Original Series
Spirit Riding Free (Season 8) — Netflix Original Kids Series Tijuana — Netflix Original Movie
Unicorn Store — Netflix Original Movie
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 — Netflix Original Kids Series
April 10Liss Pereira: Reteniendo líquidos — Netflix Original Stand-up Special
New Girl (Season 7)
You Vs Wild (Season 1) — Netflix Original Interactive Series
Black Summer (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
April 12A Land Imagined — Netflix Original Movie
Francesco De Carlo: Cose di questo mondo — Netflix Original Stand-up Special
Huge in France — Netflix Original Series
Mighty Little Bheem (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
Special — Netflix Original Series
The Perfect Date — Netflix Original Movie
The Silence — Netflix Original Movie
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? — Netflix Original Spanish Movie
April 15Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)
No Good Nick (Season 1) — Netflix Original Kids Series
The New Romantic
April 16Super Monsters Furever Friends — Netflix Original Kids Series
Jurassic Park Trilogy: Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park III
April 17Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
This is 40
The Incredible Hulk
April 18Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
My First First Love (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
April 19A Fortunate Man — Netflix Original Movie
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage — Netflix Original Stand-up Special
Cuckoo (Season 5) — Netflix Original Series
I, Daniel Blake
Music Teacher — Netflix Original Movie
Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Season 1) — Netflix Original Anime Series
Samantha! (Season 2) — Netflix Original Portuguese Series
Someone Great — Netflix Original Movie
Grass is Greener (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
April 22Pinky Malinky (Part 2) — Netflix Original Series
Selection Day (Part 2) — Netflix Original Hindi Series
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson — Netflix Original Series
Bonding — Netflix Original Series
The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
The Ugly Truth
April 26Otherhood — Netflix Original Movie
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads — Netflix Original Series
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 2) — Netflix Original Kids Series
Street Food (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
The Protector (Season 2) — Netflix Original Turkish Series The Sapphires
Yankee (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series
Señora Acero (Season 5)
The Imitation Game
April 30Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward — Netflix Original Stand-up Special
Baki (Part 2) — Netflix Original Anime Series
Ingress: The Animation — Netflix Original Anime
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix
Along with adding so many fabulous new shows and movies in April, we’ll also lose some favorites.
Notable Titles Leaving Netflix
James Bond fans won’t be best pleased when they discover that Netflix is letting go of nearly a dozen action-packed 007 adventures. A whole slew of Bond movies, from 1964’s “Goldfinger” to 2006’s “Casino Royale” expire on April 1st.
The Star Wars Clone Wars animated series is also taking a final bow in April. As Disney has purchased the franchise and seeks to launch its own
Titles Leaving Netflix in April 2019
The following is a list of titles removed from the lineup for Netflix US subscribers.
April 1American Pie
Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3
Diamonds Are Forever
Die Another Day
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
I Love You, Man
Live and Let Die
Luther: Series 1-4
Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1-2
Sex and the City: The Movie
The Living Daylights
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
The World Is Not Enough
Wallander: Series 1-4
You Only Live Twice
April 7Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Seasons 1-5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions
Video Game High School: Seasons 1-3
Silver Linings Playbook
Check Back for Future Updates
Check back next month to see out what Netflix Original shows and movies they’re adding to the service for May. We’ll also include the list of the classics, family favorites, and other notable titles you should check out.