NETFLIX rings in April with awesome ’80s murdering monsters like Gremlins, Freddy Krueger, and Fievel (oh, you know he had a dark side) along with Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, a new standup special from Louis C.K., a new Netflix Original movie from Adam Sandler, a Bill Nye talk show, and the official reboot-quel of Mystery Science Theater 3000, starring comedian Jonah Ray.
Plus, there are new seasons of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Wynonna Earp, Chelsea, The Great British Baking Show, and more while the second half of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down arrives.
Here’s the full list of everything headed to Netflix in April.
A Weekend with the Family (2016)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Head back to where all the nightmares began as Wes Craven’s creep-tactic classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street, arrives for your streaming pleasure. Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, and Johnny Depp (yep!) star in this first horror mega-franchise installment about a burned-alive child killer who returns from the dead to kill teenagers in their dreams.
Across the Universe (2007) An American Tail (1986) An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) Boy Bye (2016) Born To Be Free (2016) Cool Runnings (1993) Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
- This demented Christmas classic, from Joe Dante, stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates in the story of a small town overrun with mischievous, murderous little monsters. Straddling the line between dark comedy and horror, Gremlins, along with a few other films back in ’84, led to the creation of the PG-13 rating.
Only for One Night (2016) Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971) Scooby-Doo (2002) Schindler’s List (1993) Something’s Gotta Give (2003) Thunderstruck (2012) Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016) Trouble with the Curve (2012) Tropic Thunder (2008) The Tenth Man (2016)
The D Train (2015)
Chewing Gum: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Louis C.K. 2017—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Disney’s The BFG (2016)
The Get Down: Part 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The second half of Baz Luhrmann sweeping “birth of hip hop” saga, The Get Down, debuts in April, continuing the story of a young Bronx poet (Justice Smith) and his friends and their rise to stardom as a battle rap crew. Shameik Moore, Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, and Herizen F. Guardiola also star.
El Faro De Las Orcas—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Dawn of the Croods: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Win It All—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
- LAIKA’s Kubo and the Two Strings is an action-adventure movie set in fantastical Japan, featuring the voice talents of Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Fiennes. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town, but his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow roared back for a much-improved, highly entertaining second season – one that will hit Netflix, in its entirety, mid-April as part of the deal between Netflix and CW that allows the network’s shows to be available for streaming shortly after the season finale airs. So if you missed this season’s battles with the Legion of Doom, you don’t have to wait for months this time out.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- This much-anticipated reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 takes place in the “Not-Too-Distant Future,” as original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray as the new host while Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt fill the roles of the new Mad Scientists. WE’VE GOT MOVIE SIGN.
Chelsea: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL El Elegido (2017) Sandy Wexler—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Slam—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Plastic Ocean
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bill Nye – science guy, educator, mechanical engineer, and curator of curiosity – returns with a new show. Each episode of Bill Nye Saves the World tackles a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and Bill’s very special blend of lab procedure and sly personality.Get Deal
Girlboss: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Sand Castle—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Tales by Light: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Prestige (2006)
- Christopher Nolan’s twisty tug-o-war tale of two magicians locked in a dangerous long form rivalry stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as the competitive conjurers, and Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson as the helpers who get caught up in the wake of warring wizardry.
Tramps—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016) The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
- Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016) Phantom (2013)
Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)
Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012) Trust (2010)
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Murder in the Park (2014) Casting JonBenet—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Dear White People: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL Rodney King—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Small Crimes—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM