The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In April 2020

Since you're probably going to be cooped up at home for at least the next few weeks, you're going to need a lot of streaming content to pass the time. Thankfully, April is bringing a new line-up of original programming and library titles to hold you over. It just might help keep you sane during these chaotic times. So without further adieu, let's check out some of the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in April.

Community: The Complete Series

That's right, the entire series from Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon is coming to Netflix. All six seasons will be available at the beginning of the month, and this is the perfect show to binge. Chock full of brilliant pop culture references and storylines, it's the perfect mix of goofy and sharp, and it has an incredible cast that includes Joel McGale, Chevy Chase, Donald Glover, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Danny Pudi. (April 1)

Minority Report

Pay tribute to the late Max Von Sydow by watching his performance in one of Steven Spielberg's best sci-fi movies. Tom Cruise stars in the movie set in a future where crimes are prevented before they even happen thanks to psychic beings known as precogs and a division of law enforcement known as pre-crime. But what happens when one of pre-crimes own is predicted to commit murder? If you haven't seen this movie yet, find out for yourself. (April 1)

Road to Perdition

Tom Hanks gets dark and gritty in this mob drama from director Sam Mendes that puts the Oscar winner on the run with his son after his adopted mafia family turns on him. Hanks is an American treasure, and in this movie he proves that he's not always sweet and endearing. Plus, Arrowverse fans might be surprised to see Superman star Tyler Hoechlin co-starring in this movie when he was much younger. (April 1)

The Death of Stalin

If you're missing Veep on HBO, then here's a movie that will help fill the void. Armando Iannucci writes and directs this dryly hilarious historical satire about the death if dictator Joseph Stalin and the frantic power struggle that followed to determine who would become the next Soviet leader. The best part of this movie is that the outstanding cast, which includes Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Isaacs, doesn't even try to put on Russian accents. They just play it straight with their own dialect, and that makes the proceedings that much funnier. (April 1)

Taxi Driver

If you enjoyed Martin Scorsese's The Irishman on Netflix, maybe you'd like to delve back into the early career of the filmmaker with one of the best films in his career. Robert De Niro stars in this movie about a mentally unstable cab driver who feels compelled to clean up the trash in New York city. This was one of the movies that inspired Joker, but everything Todd Phillips tried to do with that movie is done infinitely better here. (April 1)

The Matrix Trilogy

The Matrix 4 is on the way, even if production is currently suspended due to coronavirus concerns, so there's no better time to revisit the trilogy directed by The Wachowski Siblings. The first movie is easily the best in the series, and while many have panned the sequels over the years, I still find The Matrix Reloaded to be more than satisfying, and it's only sullied by the fact that the conclusion of The Matrix Revolutions is rather unsatisfying. But even so, if you haven't seen this franchise in a while, or maybe at all, it's definitely worth a watch. (April 1)

The Social Network

There's a reason that this was easily at the top of our list of the best movies of the decade that spanned 2010 through 2019. This is David Fincher at his best, and he took what sounded like a lame idea for a biopic and turned it into a fascinating character study of not just Mark Zuckerberg (played perfectly by Jesse Eisenberg), but anyone who has ever had a Facebook account. And with all that has happened with Facebook in recent years, it might be time for David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin to revisit this internet giant for a sequel. (April 1)

Netflix instant replayComing SoonARASHI's Diary – Voyage (New Episodes) – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Twenty years after their debut, join the beloved members of Arashi on a new journey as they showcase their lives, talents and gifts to the world.

In the new episodes, the members of Arashi reveal the emotions and feelings they've kept inside as the countdown to their hiatus continues with their final tour. During their national tour to complete 50 stages, the guys announce their decision publicly: Arashi will go on hiatus after the end of 2020. The camera follows the behind the scenes of the press conference.


Be yourself — or someone else? The players must choose while chasing a cash prize when this lighthearted, strategic competition show comes to France.

The King: Eternal Monarch — NETFLIX ORIGINALApril 1David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet – NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

Swedish stand-up David Batra gets personal as he playfully details the perks and pitfalls of being married to a recently resigned political leader.

How to Fix a Drug Scandal – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Two drug lab chemists' shocking crimes cripple a state's judicial system and blur the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates.

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show – NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

Hold on to your top knot and grab your remote for the upcoming six-part sketch series, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show. Executive produced and starring comedian Iliza Shlesinger who leads her ensemble cast in this hilarious satire-filled series packed with insane original characters who inhabit the landscape of all the content we love to consume and make fun of. From bizarre exercise plans to the over-simplified DIY shows to "reality" TV at its best/worst, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show celebrates/skewers the TV stereotypes that fill our screens big, small, and tiny.

Kim Gamble, Kara Baker, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jon Thoday also executive produce.  The series is directed by Laura Murphy (Girl Code; Adam Ruins Everything) The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show premieres globally on Netflix on April 1, 2020.

Nailed It!: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The hosts you love, the hot messes you crave. Welcome back to the "Nailed It!" kitchens, where anyone — like, literally, anyone — can win.

Sunderland 'Til I Die: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

After two consecutive seasons of failure, Sunderland hope to get things turned around as they face a new season in the third tier of English soccer.

  • 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 3Coffee & Kareem – NETFLIX FILM

    While police officer James Coffee (Ed Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Taraji P. Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom's boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee — the partner he never wanted — for a dangerous chase across Detroit. From director Michael Dowse, COFFEE & KAREEM is an action-comedy about forging unexpected bonds, one four-letter insult at a time. Co-starring Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor and David Alan Grier.

    La casa de papel: Part 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Lives are on the line as the Professor's plan begins to unravel and the thieves must fend off enemies from both inside and outside the Bank of Spain.

    Money Heist: The Phenomenon – NETFLIX FILM

    This film takes a look at why and how "Money Heist" sparked a wave of enthusiasm around the world for a lovable group of thieves and their professor.

    Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy – NETFLIX FAMILY

    A new chapter begins for Lucky and her friends as they leave Miradero behind to live and learn at the prestigious Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy.


    A real kid with real superpowers has a tech-wiz best friend who becomes her sidekick. Together with their seagull pal, they protect their seaside city.

    April 4

  • Angel Has Fallen
  • April 5

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • April 6The Big Show Show – NETFLIX FAMILY

    Former WWE wrestler The Big Show is out of the ring and ready for an even tougher challenge: raising three daughters with his wife in Florida.

    April 7TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020: Part 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Life in Tokyo continues: doors open and close in the house, bonds are born and tested. As Ruka takes his next step, Hana meets new rivals.

    April 9Hi Score Girl: Season 2 – NETFLIX ANIME

    They've leveled up to high school, training at arcade fighting games along the way. Now Haruo, Akira and their friends face their final level.

    April 10Brews Brothers – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    These two estranged brothers know everything there is to know about brewing beer. If only they knew something about being a family.


    Known for their ties to Chicano street life and hip hop, Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon trace their journey from gifted artists to cultural pioneers.

    La vie scolaire – NETFLIX FILM

    In one of the poorest areas of Paris, a school counselor devotes herself to working with disadvantaged students, while facing challenges of her own.

    Love Wedding Repeat – NETFLIX FILM

    In this innovative romantic comedy about the power of chance, alternate versions of the same wedding unfold as Jack (Sam Claflin) tries to make sure his little sister has the perfect wedding day. But he'll have to juggle an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and unexpectedly reuniting with the girl of his dreams who got away, Dina (Olivia Munn). If he succeeds, Jack might find a happy ending of his own. LOVE WEDDING REPEAT is written and directed by Dean Craig and stars Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Tim Key, Aisling Bea, Jack Farthing, Allan Mustafa, and Freida Pinto.

    The Main Event – NETFLIX FILM

    When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, THE MAIN EVENT co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, Sheamus, and Babatunde Aiyegbusi as Leo's ultimate opponent, a gigantic wrestler named Samson.

    Tigertail – NETFLIX FILM

    In New York, Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) reflects on the love of his past and his departure from Taiwan, which he revisits years later with his daughter Angela.

    April 14Chris D'Elia: No Pain – NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

    Stand-up comic, actor, writer, and host of the Congratulations podcast, Chris D'Elia returns for his latest Netflix comedy special, Chris D'Elia: No Pain. Though he may not be your average comedian, living a straight-edge lifestyle with parents who are there for him, D'Elia still finds time to growl at babies in public, AirDrop inappropriate photos to unsuspecting people on airplanes, and warn others on the potential threat of sexual assault by dolphins (Google it). Filmed in front of a live audience at the State Theater in Minneapolis, Chris D'Elia: No Pain  premieres globally on Netflix on April 14, 2020.

    April 15The Innocence Files – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

    The Innocence Files shines a light on the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the nonprofit organization the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered and worked tirelessly to overturn. The nine-episode series is composed of three compelling parts – The Evidence, The Witness and The Prosecution. These stories expose difficult truths about the state of America's deeply flawed criminal justice system, while showing when the innocent are convicted, it is not just one life that is irreparably damaged forever: families, victims of crime and trust in the system are also broken in the process. The Innocence Files is executive produced and directed by Academy Award® nominee Liz Garbus, Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney, Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams; with episodes also directed by Academy Award® nominee Jed Rothstein, Emmy Award® winner Andy Grieve and Sarah Dowland.

    Outer Banks – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.

    April 16Fary: Hexagone: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Fary returns to the stage to unpack his complicated feelings on faith, social media influencers, beatboxing and his native France.

    Fauda: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Doron ensnares a determined young boxer when a months-long covert mission puts the team on the trail of a Hamas leader high on Shin Bet's wanted list.

    Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

    Brazilian comedian Mauricio Meirelles performs a stand-up special shot in São Paulo.

  • Despicable Me
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Jem and the Holograms
  • April 17Betonrausch – NETFLIX FILM

    Based on true events, this film charts the rise and fall of two real estate fraudsters in Germany, as they are caught in their own web of lies and deceit.


    Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones star in this family comedy series inspired by Barris's real life.

    Earth and Blood (La terre et le sang) – NETFLIX FILM

    After decades of successfully running a sawmill in the Ardennes, hiring ex-cons and young offenders, Said receives an unwelcome visitor: a cartel.

    The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2 – NETFLIX FAMILY

    Jack, June, Quint and Dirk set out to find missing zombies, reclaim their town and maybe — just maybe — finally score a seat at the cool table.

    Legado en los huesos — NETFLIX FILM

    In this sequel to "The Invisible Guardian," Inspector Amaia Salazar investigates a suicide connected to a big murder case she had previously solved in Northern Spain.

    Sergio – NETFLIX FILM

    Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world's most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle. Inspired by a true story, SERGIO is a sweeping drama focused on a man pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he's forced to confront his own divisive choices about ambition, family, and his capacity to love

    Too Hot to Handle – NETFLIX ORIGINALApril 18

  • The Green Hornet
  • April 20Cooked with Cannabis — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Chefs compete to get the hosts and special guests high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of leafy herb, THC infusions and CBD sauces.

    The Midnight Gospel – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Drawing on interviews from the "Duncan Trussell Family Hour" podcast, this animated series follows a spacecaster who travels the galaxy searching for the meaning of life.

  • The Vatican Tapes
  • April 21

  • Bleach: The Assault
  • Bleach: The Bount
  • Middleditch & Schwartz — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

    Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their two-person comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to a global audience in a collection of three completely improvised Netflix comedy specials. Each performance is based entirely on a random audience suggestion. All three parts, each filmed at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, will premiere on Netflix on April 21, 2020.

    Middleditch & Schwartz: Dream Job

    The story of two friends, one of whom has an important job interview which spirals into an existential crisis involving photography, The New York Times and JFK airport bathroom stalls. By the end of a hilarious turn of events, Kyle is Saussin, Saussin is Kyle, neither have their dream job, but both know what it means to truly embody a Gazelle.

    Middleditch & Schwartz: Law School Magic

    What starts as a dreaded final exam for a group of first year law students quickly turns into a test of human morality as the duo encounters an alien, contemplates child abandonment, and dabbles in a bit of magic. "The Breakfast Club" meets "The Chronicles of Narnia" in this imaginary class' quest to learn the difference between paper and digital contracts.

    Middleditch & Schwartz: Parking Lot Wedding

    Emotions are high in the events leading up to and during a wedding where the priest, a ghost, and the bride and groom's parents are as loose as a caboose. Follow Thomas and Ben down the aisle as they concoct a compelling scenario — the tale of sixth grade lovers, a robbery-gone-wrong, and the ultimate test of true love.

    April 22Absurd Planet — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth's most incredible animals.

    Circus of Books – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

    For nearly four decades, unassuming couple Karen and Barry Mason ran Circus of Books, an LA porn store that became a hub for the local gay community.

    El silencio del pantano – NETFLIX FILM

    A successful, cold-blooded crime novelist gets involved in a kidnapping case while uncovering the corrupt ties between politicians and the local mafia in Valencia, Spain.

    The Plagues of Breslau – NETFLIX FILM

    After a body is found sewn inside a cow hide, a Wroc?aw detective discovers a killer is recreating an 18th-century "plague" of criminal punishments.

    The Willoughbys – NETFLIX FILM

    Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

    Win the Wilderness – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Six couples vie for the deed to a remote Alaskan lodge by proving which is the fittest to survive in a breathtakingly pristine but rugged wilderness.

    April 23The House of Flowers : Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    The dark comedy series about a wealthy Mexico City family with secrets returns for Season 3.

    April 24After Life: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

    In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

    Will the town's local Am-Dram show lift everyone's spirits?

    Extraction – NETFLIX FILM

    Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.

    Hello Ninja: Season 2 – NETFLIX FAMILYYours Sincerely, Kanan Gill – NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL

    Measuring his adult life against the goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self, Kanan Gill's takeaways get dark – yet oddly illuminating.

    April 25

  • The Artist
  • Django Unchained
  • April 26The Last Kingdom: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    As Edward and Aethelflaed spar over the future of Mercia and their father's dream of a united England, Uhtred tries to recover his lost birthright.

    April 27

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Never Have I Ever – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    A coming-of-age comedy series about the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling's own childhood.

    April 29A Secret Love – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

    A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades. Terry played in the women's professional baseball league, inspiring the hit movie A League of Their Own. But the film did not tell the real-life story of the women who remained closeted for most of their lives. This documentary follows Terry and Pat back to when they met for the first time, through their professional lives in Chicago, coming out to their conservative families and grappling with whether or not to get married. Facing the hardships of aging and illness, their love proves resilient as they enter the home stretch.

    Extracurricular – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Extracurricular is a story of high school students who become tangled in a series of conflicts and events that challenge human values and morality. Jisoo ends up committing a serious crime because of his determination to make college tuition money on his own, by any means. Minhee gets caught up in Jisoo's crime while Jisoo's schoolmate Gyuri becomes involved in the same crime.

    Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

    After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.

    Nadiya's Time to Eat — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    On this cooking show, Nadiya Hussain serves up delicious shortcuts, vital ingredients and fast favorites — perfect for today's time-strapped families.

    Summertime – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Inspired by Federico Moccia's books, this series follows Summer, who longs to leave her small town and see the world, as she meets Ale, a motorcyclist.

    April 30Dangerous Lies – NETFLIX FILM

    After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin (Camila Mendes) takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam (Jessie T. Usher) are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she's going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone's motives — even the people she loves. DANGEROUS LIES is directed by Michael Scott, and also stars Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet, Sasha Alexander, and Elliott Gould.

    Drifting Dragons – NETFLIX ANIME

    Dragons are on the menu as the crew of the airship Quin Zaza sets out on a hunt. If they fail, empty stomachs will be the least of their worries.

    The Forest of Love: Deep Cut — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    Nothing's as it seems when a charismatic conman and an aspiring film crew delve into the lives of two emotionally scarred women.

    Rich in Love (Ricos de Amor) – NETFLIX FILM

    Working incognito at his rich dad's company to test his own merits, Teto falls for Paula and tells her he grew up poor, a lie that spins out of control.

    The Victims' Game – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

    After discovering his estranged daughter's link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger's syndrome risks everything to solve the case.