The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In April 2018

Spring has sprung (sort of), and with it comes a whole new set of movies and TV shows on Netflix. In April, Netflix will feature a modern animated classic, the film that truly launched David Fincher's movie career, genetically altered killer sharks, vampire teens, and much more.  Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in April 2018.

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in April 2018

The Iron Giant

Most people consider The Iron Giant to be a modern classic, and the character has received a recent revival thanks to Ready Player One. But when The Iron Giant hit theaters in 1999, it fizzled at the box office. Warner Bros. did a flimsy job marketing the flick, and the general population was unfortunately unaware it even existed. Thankfully, home video has ensured The Iron Giant its rightful place in history. And now, it'll be streaming on Netflix. Set in the 1950s, The Iron Giant is the tale of a gigantic robot from outer-space that crashes to earth. Soon, the giant befriends 9-year-old Hogarth Hughes, and a touching bond forms between boy and machine. Unfortunately, the suspicious and trigger-happy government is closing in, believing the Iron Giant is a threat to mankind.

This is a gorgeous-looking, emotionally resonate film, filled with pathos and charm. And you know that tear-jerking ending of Wreck-It-Ralph? 100% stolen from The Iron Giant.

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Seven

After you get done with the emotional charm of The Iron Giant, why not treat yourself to the crushing, nihilistic darkness of David Fincher's Seven (or Se7en, if you want to be a real jerk about it). After the behind-the-scenes disaster that was Alien 3, Fincher bounced back in a huge way with this bleak, frequently terrifying 1995 horror-thriller. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are two detectives trying to catch a killer who uses the seven deadly sins as inspiration for his ghastly crimes. Filled with cinematography so dark that it's almost impenetrable, and brimming with dread, Seven is a film that still holds up to this day. After Seven ended up a box office hit, Hollywood got into a serial killer movie kick, but none of the subsequent films ever lived up to Fincher's.

And here's some trivia: for years, producers tried to get a Seven sequel off the ground. There was even a script penned where Freeman's weary detective becomes a psychic and tries to catch a killer. Eventually, that script was turned into the kind-of-terrible film Solace, starring Anthony Hopkins in the role originally intended for Freeman.

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Deep Blue Sea

There's only one thing you need to know about Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin's ridiculously entertaining movie about genetically altered killer sharks, and it's this:

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Manmade terror

Hungry jaws of death

Y'all don't cross my depths

I'll pause your breaths

I cause you to sink down forty thousand leagues

Bleeding to death with no arms and short sleeves

My world's deep blue

Killers gotta eat too

Looking for human flesh to rip my teeth through

Other fish in the sea but Barracudas ain't equal

To a half-human predator created by a needle

Jet black eyes baby they stare while you sleep

When your Titanic sinks I'm the one you gon' meet

Hearing terrified screams they surround my team

All you see is trails of blood

Even God won't intervene

Nightmares of darkness

My apetite is heartless

Even if we related, you eliminated regardless

In the deep blue, underwater walls

Half man, half shark

My jaws don't fall

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin

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Speed Racer

The Wachowskis turned the animated show Speed Racer into this candy-colored, over-the-top slice of what-the-fuckery. A film that never, ever slows down, Speed Racer is definitely an acquired taste. Honestly, I'm not even sure if I like it myself! But I appreciate it, and I appreciate how committed the Wachowskis are to creating such a vivid, strange, hyperkinetic world. Emile Hirsch is Speed Racer himself, a young hotshot racer always living in the shadow of his dead brother. Speed gets caught up in some corporate espionage, or something like that, but the plot really doesn't matter. The eye-popping visuals are what matter. On top of that, the film has a great cast, including an earnest John Goodman as Speed's father, Pops Racer, and Christina Ricci as Trixie, Speed's girlfriend who says "Cool beans!" a lot.

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The Lost Boys

Joel Schumacher turned vampires into immortal '80s teens with his horror film The Lost Boys. Brothers Jason Patric and Corey Haim move to a seaside town and promptly discover there are vampires everywhere. The apparent leader of the bloodsuckers is Kiefer Sutherland, a bleach-blond, trench-coat wearing cool guy who heads a gang of vampire toughs. Look, this movie is stupid, but it's also a lot of fun and has some genuinely impressive vampire effects. In one scene, our heroes dissolve a vampire in a bathtub full of holy water, and it's suitably gross. Also, if you ever wanted to see where the hilarious noodle joke from What We Do In the Shadows comes from, here's your chance.

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April 1

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 Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Streaming every Sunday)

The Lost Boys

The Queen of the Damned

The Spy Next Door

Wakfu: Season 3

April 2

La Piloto: Season 1

April 3

Fary Is the New Black

April 5

Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

Despicable Me 3

April 6

6 Balloons — NETFLIX FILM

Amateur — NETFLIX FILM

Fastest Car: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Money Heist: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: JAY-Z — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Orbiter 9 — NETFLIX FILM

Ram Dass, Going Home — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Sun Dogs

The 4th Company — NETFLIX FILM

The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 7

24 Hours to Live

April 9

AMO: Season 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 10

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 12

Pickpockets — NETFLIX FILM

April 13

Chef's Table: Pastry — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Come Sunday — NETFLIX FILM

I Am Not An Easy Man — NETFLIX FILM

Lost in Space: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 15

Lakeview Terrace

Seven Pounds

April 17

The Chalet: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 18

Friend Request

Pelé

April 19

Charité: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Chasing The Dragon

April 20

Aggretsuko: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dope: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Dude — NETFLIX FILM

Kodachrome — NETFLIX FILM

Mercury 13 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 21

The Letdown: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 24

Call the Midwife: Series 6: "Christmas Special 2017"

Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 25

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Psychokinesis — NETFLIX FILM

April 27

3%: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Bobby Kennedy for President — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Candy Jar — NETFLIX FILM

Holy Goalie

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The Week Of — NETFLIX FILM

Coming in April

Jane The Virgin: Season 4

Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity