New On Netflix April 2021, Plus What’s Coming Next

Netflix will be showering you with only the best content this April, so continue celebrating Spring the right way by checking out the freshest movies and shows streaming today. You can count on Netflix to lead the way with incredible and innovative new content like Netflix Original movies Thunder Force and Things Heard and Seen, in addition to Netflix Original series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! and The Circle: Season 2, and so much more.

If you’re trying to filter through all your options and decide what to watch on Netflix this month, you can also check out many other wonderful new Netflix Originals that you’ll love, like movies Concrete Cowboy and Stowaway, and shows Shadow and Bone and Zero.

April’s new releases are sure to become some of the most popular movies and shows on Netflix, so make you sure watch them before they’re gone.

Best New Movies on Netflix  April 2021:

All month long, people have been eagerly waiting to see what new titles would be coming to Netflix. From old classics to brand new films having their premieres, Netflix is full of top-notch movies, documentaries, and comedy specials this April, but there were two that in particular stuck out above the rest. Here are the best new movies on Netflix this month.

Thunder Force (Released April 9) *Netflix Film

In a world terrorized by super-villains, one woman has developed the process to give superpowers to regular people. But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally give her estranged best-friend Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) incredible abilities, the two women are suddenly forced become their world’s first-ever superhero team. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from the clutches of The King (Bobby Cannavale). This star-studded superhero comedy is an absolute must-watch for this month, so make sure to watch it as soon as it drops!

Stream Thunder Force on Netflix on April 9

Things Heard & Seen (Released April 29) *Netflix Film

After moving to a small town with her husband (James Norton), a young artist (Amanda Seyfried) begins to suspect that their home harbors a dark secret. This highly-anticipated horror thriller stars Seyfried, Norton, Natalia Dyer, and more, so make sure to catch this talented cast’s terrifyingly good movie the moment it hits Netflix later this month.

Stream Things Heard and Seen on Netflix on April 29

Best New Shows on Netflix — April 2021

This April, the shows on Netflix are more exciting than ever before, but two of those titles stand out above the rest. Here are some of the best new shows that Netflix is bringing your way this month.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (Released April 14) *Netflix Original

A single dad and cosmetics brand owner (Jamie Foxx) figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him. Created by Foxx and his real-life daughter, Corinne Foxx (who is behind the camera as one of the show’s executive producers), the two based the series off their own relationship and dynamic, this eight-episode sitcom is set to be an utter delight so watch it as soon as it drops this month, only on Netflix.

Stream Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! on Netflix on April 14

The Circle: Season 2 (Released April 14) *Netflix Original

Michelle Buteau is back to host the second season of the wildly popular Netflix Original reality competition show that has contestants social distancing and quarantining for cash (which already makes it more enticing than what the rest of us have been doing for free for the past year thanks to COVID-19). Prepare for even more drama and shenanigans coming from a whole new cast of potential allies, catfishes, and enemies anonymously communicating with, rating, and messing with one another in hopes of being the lone survivor to grab that elusive $100,000 prize.

Stream The Circle on Netflix on April 14

Netflix New Releases for April 2021 — Full List and Schedule on Netflix Now

Wondering what else you’ll be able to watch on Netflix this month? Here’s the full list of new movies and shows coming out on Netflix streaming April 2021:

Released April TBA

The Disciple *NETFLIX FILM

Released April 1

Cop Out
Friends with Benefits
Legally Blonde
Magical Andes: Season 2 *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 
Prank Encounters: Season 2 *NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
Tersanjung the Movie *NETFLIX FILM 
The Pianist
The Possession
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
White Boy
Yes Man

Released April 2

Concrete Cowboy *NETFLIX FILM
Madame Claude *NETFLIX FILM 

Released April 3

Escape from Planet Earth

Released April 4

What Lies Below

Released April 5

Coded Bias
Family Reunion: Part 3 *NETFLIX FAMILY

Released April 6

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

Released April 7

The Big Day: Collection 2 *NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Released April 8

The Way of the Househusband *NETFLIX ANIME 

Released April 9

Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? *NETFLIX FILM 
Night in Paradise *NETFLIX FILM 
Thunder Force *NETFLIX FILM

Released April 10

The Stand-In

Released April 11

Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

Released April 12

New Gods: Nezha Reborn *NETFLIX FILM
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

Released April 13

The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
Mighty Express: Season 3 *NETFLIX FAMILY
My Love: Six Stories of True Love *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Released April 14

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! *NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Circle: Season 2 *NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Released April 15

Dark City Beneath the Beat
The Master
Ride or Die *NETFLIX FILM 

Released April 16

Arlo the Alligator Boy *NETFLIX FAMILY
Ajeeb Daastaans *NETFLIX FILM 
Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
Crimson Peak
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico *NETFLIX FAMILY
Into the Beat *NETFLIX FILM 
Why Are You Like This *NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
The Zookeeper’s Wife

Released April 18

Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2 *NETFLIX ORIGINAL 

Released April 19

Miss Sloane
PJ Masks: Season 3

Released April 20

Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 *NETFLIX FAMILY 

Released April 21


Released April 22

Life in Color with David Attenborough *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY 

Released April 23

Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll

Released April 27

August: Osage County
Battle of Los Angeles
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 *NETFLIX FAMILY

Released April 28

Headspace Guide to Sleep *NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Released April 29

Things Heard & Seen *NETFLIX FILM

Released April 30

The Mitchells vs. The Machines *NETFLIX FAMILY
The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 *NETFLIX ORIGINAL 

May Netflix Release Dates Worth Looking Forward To

Still wondering what Netflix content is on the horizon? Here are two buzz-worthy titles to look forward to watching on Netflix in May 2021:

Jupiter’s Legacy (Released May 7) *Netflix Original

This upcoming Netflix Original superhero series features the first generation of superheroes, who have been keeping the world safe for nearly a century. But now their children must live up to their legacy in an epic drama that spans decades and navigates the dynamics of family, power and loyalty. In addition to a compelling plot, Jupiter’s Legacy boasts a cast starring Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, and more. Don’t miss out on this exciting new series hitting Netflix early in May.

Stream Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix on May 7

Army of the Dead (Released May 21) *Netflix Film

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Featuring the talents of Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, and more, this Zack Snyder written and directed zombie heist film is one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters premiering on Netflix this year, so make sure to keep an eye out for when it hits the platform next month!

Stream Army of the Dead on Netflix on May 21

What Else Is Streaming New This April?

Netflix new releases are just a portion of the new movies and shows you can watch this month if you’ve got more than one streaming service subscription. We update our guides to the new releases on the most popular streaming platforms every month, so you can stay on top of the freshest titles to watch. Here are full lists, schedules, and reviews for everything streaming: