Every Movie & TV Show Releasing In April 2021

In April 2021, Netflix is bringing a highly anticipated TV series based on a book series, a drama TV series about a serial killer, a movie about a different type of superheroes, a lot of documentaries, and a couple of reality shows. The world of streaming continues expanding with the arrival of new platforms, and with the future of cinemas still unclear, they are the number one source of entertainment of many around the world, as each brings a variety of content for all ages and tastes. Netflix continues doing its part by opening its doors to those movies that couldn’t be released in theaters, and it keeps adding new content – licensed and original – every month.

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Last month, the streaming giant added movies like Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the fantasy movie The BFG, Oliver Stone’s Savages, and the drama movies Philomena and At Eternity’s Gate, along with original content like the documentaries Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell, Murder Among The Mormons, and Last Chance U: Basketball, the comedy-drama Moxie, the animated series Pacific Rim: The Black, the comedy movie Yes Day, and the crime drama TV series The Irregulars. This month, Netflix won’t add as many movies as it usually does, but there will be a variety of content to choose from with the horror movie Insidious, the comedy Legally Blonde, the romantic sci-fi movie The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

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On the side of original content, Netflix will welcome a TV drama series about a real-life French serial killer, a movie that will see Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as superheroes, an action TV series based on a book series, and a variety of documentaries. Here’s everything releasing on Netflix in April 2021.

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April 1

Magical Andes (season 2) – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • Crossing and uniting seven countries in South America, the Andes always have another landscape, adventure, and story to tell.

Prank Encounters (season 2) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Host Gaten Matarazzo pulls the strings on a new season of elaborate pranks involving everything from haunted mansions to ancient burial grounds.

Tersanjung the Movie – NETFLIX FILM

  • After growing up in a tumultuous household, Yura finds herself in a love triangle with two close friends as she faces a personal and financial crisis.


  • In this funny, heartfelt and moving docuseries, real people unpack the fascinating and quirky stories around their most meaningful pieces of clothing.


Cop Out

Friends with Benefits


Legally Blonde


The Pianist

The Possession

Secrets of Great British Castles (season 1)

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

White Boy

Yes Man

April 2

Concrete Cowboy – NETFLIX FILM

  • While spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.


  • Incurable romantic Lotte finds her life upended when her plans for a picture-perfect wedding unravel just as her self-absorbed sister gets engaged.

Madame Claude – NETFLIX FILM

  • In 1960s Paris, Madame Claude’s influence extends beyond the world of sex work until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything.


  • In the 1970s, merciless killer Charles Sobhraj preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of South Asia. Based on true events.


  • After falling for Estrella, Ángel, a mechanic from the Madrid suburbs, dives into a world of heists and becomes the target of a relentless detective.

April 3

Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

What Lies Below

April 5

Coded Bias

Family Reunion: Part 3 – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • The McKellans may be tight on funds, but the family’s never lacking in love as they power through heartache, loss, and adversity of all kinds this season.

Family Reunion Part 3

April 6

The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • Help Jack and his monster-battling friends make choices to stay alive (and have some fun) in this interactive Last Kids on Earth adventure.

April 7

The Big Day: Collection 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Time-honored customs marry with contemporary values – and of course, couture outfits – in this celebration of six more larger-than-life Indian weddings.

Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.


  • The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a charming gang enforcer and a troubled teen collide amidst a desperate — and sinister — pursuit of wealth.

This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. A deep dive into this daring and notorious crime.

The Wedding Coach – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • After barely making it down the aisle of her own wedding, comedian Jamie Lee is on a mission to help six engaged couples overcome the stressful real-life challenges that pop up before and on The Big Day.

April 8

The Way of the Househusband – NETFLIX ANIME

  • After disappearing from the underworld, the legendary yakuza Tatsu, “the Immortal Dragon,” resurfaces as a fiercely devoted stay-at-home husband.

April 9

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? – NETFLIX FILM

  • Rebellious, irreverent wunderkind Gülseren navigates loneliness, love and loss against the current of political turmoil and social change.

Night in Paradise – NETFLIX FILM

  • Hiding out in Jeju Island following a brutal tragedy, a wronged mobster with a target on his back connects with a woman who has her own demons.

Thunder Force – NETFLIX FILM

  • Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.

Thunder Force Netflix

April 10

The Stand-In

April 11

Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 12

New Gods: Nezha Reborn – NETFLIX FILM

  • While living as an ordinary deliveryman and motor racing fan, Ne Zha encounters old nemeses and must rediscover his powers to protect his loved ones.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (seasons 1-4)

April 13

The Baker and the Beauty (season 1)

Mighty Express (season 3) – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • The strong and fast Mighty Express trains are always ready to save the day with more heroic rescues and thrilling stunts throughout Tracksville!

My Love: Six Stories of True Love – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • Six longtime couples in different parts of the world share their decades-long love in these tender portraits filmed over the course of one year.

April 14

The Circle: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • A new cast of allies, enemies and not-so-subtle catfish connect and compete for a major cash prize.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Brian Dixon knows how important family is. When his teenage daughter comes to live with him, he enlists the help of his Pops, sister, and best friend to tackle teenage boys, TikTok, and the family business.


  • When a grim incident occurs at their prestigious school, justice through law is put to a test by a tough law professor and his ambitious students.


  • While investigating the death of a businessman, a prosecutor and his wife uncover occult secrets as they face their own life-and-death dilemma.


  • The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.

April 15

Dark City Beneath the Beat

The Master

Ride or Die – NETFLIX FILM

  • Rei helps the woman she’s been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.

April 16

Arlo the Alligator Boy – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • To find the father he never knew, optimistic Arlo leaves his swampy Southern home for New York City, making friends and dodging trappers along the way.

Ajeeb Daastaans – NETFLIX FILM

  • Four shorts explore the surprising ways in which unexpected catalysts inflame the uncomfortable emotions simmering under fractured relationships.

Crimson Peak

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • When the Spy Racers are framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they flee to Mexico to clear their name and uncover a new evil scheme.

Into the Beat – NETFLIX FILM

  • A teen ballerina discovers hip-hop by chance and is faced with an impossible choice: Does she follow her parents’ footsteps… or her newfound passion?



Why Are You Like This – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Three best friends negotiate work, fun, identity politics, hookups, and wild nights out in this satire of millennial life in Melbourne.

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Why Are You Like This

April 18

Luis Miguel – The Series (season 2) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • As his career skyrockets, Luis Miguel struggles with his family life amidst a string of betrayals, heartbreaking revelations, and a crushing loss.

April 19

Miss Sloane

PJ Masks (season 3)

April 20

Izzy’s Koala World (season 2) – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • When a koala needs help, Izzy Bee and her family are there– and with Australia’s extreme fires taking a toll, their care is needed now more than ever.

April 21


  • A shy teen with the extraordinary power to turn invisible joins the fight to defend his neighborhood despite wanting to escape to pursue his dream.

April 22

Life in Color with David Attenborough – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • In a stunning new three-part series, David Attenborough travels the world from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary and never-before-seen ways animals use color. Using revolutionary camera technology created specifically for this series, viewers will experience how colors invisible to the human eye play a vital role in animal interactions. From the seemingly magical ultraviolet signals on a butterfly’s wings to the surprising yet crucial purpose behind a Bengal tiger’s stripes, a hidden world of color is waiting to be discovered.


  • On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

April 23

Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll

Shadow and Bone – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.


  • Workaholic Will puts his humdrum life in LA on hold to fulfill his grandpa’s last wish: visiting Mexico City’s most iconic sights and falling in love.

Shadow and Bone Alina Starkov and General Kirigan

April 27

August: Osage County

Battle of Los Angeles


  • Fatma, an ordinary cleaning lady, commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer, who was just released from jail. Zafer’s dodgy underground associates soon find out what she did, and the only way for her to survive in this man’s world is to continue killing.

Go! Go! Cory Carson (season 4) – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • Whether helping out his friends or making new ones with sister Chrissy, Cory is always on the move and ready for any adventure that comes his way!.

April 28


  • While working to create a sex app, a young woman and her friends set out to explore the world of intimacy and learn about themselves in the process.

Headspace Guide to Sleep – NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

  • Over the course of seven animated episodes, Headspace Director of Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, Eve Lewis Prieto, reveals the science behind a healthy night’s sleep and provides tips on how to get the best sleep you’ve ever had. Each fifteen minute episode explores a different aspect of our relationship with sleep, such as insomnia, stress, our phones, and even sleeping pills, followed by a guided wind down designed to help you on your journey to a better sleep.

April 29

Things Heard & Seen – NETFLIX FILM

  • A Manhattan couple moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history. Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage.


  • He came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend.

April 30


  • An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines – NETFLIX FAMILY

  • Animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet: saving the world from the robot apocalypse.


  • Follow talent management company Pets on Q as they work with the biggest animal influencers on social media in this reality series.

The Unremarkable Juanquini (season 2) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • The Morales and the Orduz families are in a sticky situation under the same roof, but Captain González is on to them, no matter where they hide.

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