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New On Netflix April 2021 – Stream Shows & Movies

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Spring has officially sprung, and what better activity is there than watching the best new movies on Netflix? With a mix of old and new Netflix releases and original content, Netflix continues to cater to all audiences. Below you will find what’s new to watch on Netflix this month and what Netflix releases we’re most excited about at Likewise. Be sure to save your favorite new Netflix series and movies, to never miss out on the content you love. 

New Netflix Movies

Thunder Force

Who’s ready for a good-hearted belly laugh? I know we are! Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer team up as two childhood best friends turned superheroes in the upcoming superhero comedy, Thunder Force. Jason Bateman, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Melissa Leo, Pom Klementieff, Sarah Baker, and Melissa Ponzio will also star. Thunder Force will poke fun at comic book movie tropes and debut on Netflix on April 9.

Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy is a coming of age, western drama about a rebellious teen (Caleb McLaughlin) who gets sent to live with his estranged father (Idris Elba) for the weekend and forms relationships with a community of Black cowboys. Based on Gregory Neri’s 2009 novel Ghetto Cowboy, the new Netflix movie made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and will finally be available on April 2. Elba and Lee Daniels are producers behind the film, so don’t miss it, and the other Netflix new movies!

New Netflix Series

The Serpent

If you need another true-crime binge, be ready to add The Serpent to your watchlist. The Serpent is a limited crime drama series that’s new to Netflix this month. The Serpent tells how the ruthless murderer, Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim), was captured. The Victoria star, Jenna Coleman, and Billy Howle (Outlaw King) act opposite Rahim in the Netflix limited series. You can catch all the episodes beginning April 2

The Circle

Everyone’s favorite Netflix reality competition series is finally returning for season 2 this coming month! The Circle is the ultimate quarantine binge because the rules require each player to self-isolate during its run. The first-place winner takes home $100,000, so a lot is at stake for the players in this competition. Here at Likewise, we all thrive on friendly competition and can’t wait to see who wins the grand prize. Come April 14, get ready to be introduced to new online players, and cheer them on as they strategize, befriend, and catfish one another to claim victory!

Shadow and Bone

We’re calling on all sci-fi and fantasy book or movie lovers! If you fall into either category, Shadow and Bone is a series we think know you’ll love. Shadow and Bone is a sci-fi and fantasy television series based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novel of the same name. The Netflix series will follow Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) as dark forces threaten her war-torn world upon discovering her extraordinary power. Likewiser, Darika shared, she “can’t wait to see the books brought to life!” If you read the Shadow and Bone book trilogy, you won’t have to wait much longer for the Netflix adaptation because it will be available to stream on April 23.

What to Watch on Netflix

Legally Blonde

Get ready to bend and snap because Legally Blonde is also new on Netflix this April. The romantic comedy radiates comfort for those who grew up watching the beloved movie and recognized Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) as a feminist icon. We certainly will never forget the dramatic courtroom scene where she proved she is cut-out for law—what like it’s hard? Legally Blonde turns twenty in 2021, so make sure to watch the movie this month and commemorate the occasion! But wait, we’ve got even bigger news ahead. After years spent asking, hoping, and pleading our case, we’ll finally be heading back to the courtroom for Legally Blonde 3. The plot details are still unknown, but what we can tell you is Mindy Kaling, and Dan Goor wrote the screenplay, and Reese Witherspoon will be reprising her role. Exciting stuff, right?! Watch Legally Blonde on Netflix when released on April 1.

Other Netflix originals to be on the lookout for this month are the documentaries Worn Stories, Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute, This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, and a whole lot more! Be sure to check out the complete list of Netflix new releases, plus licensed titles at the bottom for more.

What’s new on Netflix this month? Here’s everything new coming to Netflix in April 2021, and don’t forget to save the list in the Likewise app!

Streaming April 1

  • Magical Andes: Season 2 *Netflix Documentary
  • Prank Encounters: Season 2 *Netflix Original
  • Tersanjung the Movie *Netflix Film
  • Worn Stories *Netflix Documentary
  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • 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

Streaming April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy *Netflix Film
  • Just Say Yes *Netflix Film
  • Madame Claude *Netflix Film
  • The Serpent *Netflix Original
  • Sky High *Netflix Film

Streaming April 3

  • Escape From Planet Earth

Streaming April 4

  • What Lies Below

Streaming April 5

  • Coded Bias
  • Family Reunion: Part 3 *Netflix Family

Streaming April 6

  • The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You *Netflix Family

Streaming April 7

  • The Big Day: Collection 2 *Netflix Original
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute *Netflix Documentary
  • Snabba Cash *Netflix Original
  • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist *Netflix Documentary
  • The Wedding Coach *Netflix Original

Streaming April 8

  • The Way of the House Husband *Netflix Anime

Streaming April 9

  • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? *Netflix Film
  • Night in Paradise *Netflix Film
  • Thunder Force *Netflix Film

Streaming April 10

  • The Stand-In

Streaming April 11

  • Diana: The Interview That Shook the World

Streaming April 12

  • New Gods: Nezha Reborn *Netflix Film
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

Streaming April 13

  • The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
  • Mighty Express: Season 3 *Netflix Family
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love *Netflix Documentary

Streaming April 14

  • The Circle: Season 2 *Netflix Original
  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! *Netflix Original
  • Law School *Netflix Original
  • The Soul *Netflix Film
  • Why Did You Kill Me? *Netflix Documentary

Streaming April 15

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die *Netflix Film

Streaming April 16

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy *Netflix Family
  • Ajeeb Daastaans *Netflix Film
  • Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
  • Crimson Peak
  • Fast and Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico *Netflix Family
  • Into the Beat *Netflix Film
  • Rush
  • Synchronic
  • Why Are You Like This *Netflix Original
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

Streaming April 18

  • Luis Miguel: The Series: Season 2 *Netflix Original

Streaming April 19

  • Miss Sloane
  • PJ Masks: Season 3

Streaming April 20

  • Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 *Netflix Family

Streaming April 21

  • Zero *Netflix Original

Streaming April 22

  • Life in Color with David Attenborough *Netflix Documentary
  • Stowaway *Netflix Film

Streaming April 23

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Shadow and Bone *Netflix Original
  • Tell Me When *Netflix Film

Streaming April 27

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles
  • Fatma *Netflix Original
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 *Netflix Family

Streaming April 28

  • Sexify *Netflix Original
  • Headspace Guide to Sleep *Netflix Documentary

Streaming April 29

  • Things Heard and Seen *Netflix Film
  • Yasuke *Netflix Anime

Streaming April 30

  • The Innocent *Netflix Original
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines *Netflix Family
  • Pet Stars *Netflix Original
  • The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 *Netflix Original

Coming Soon April 2021

  • The Disciple *Netflix Film
  • Searching for Sheela *Netflix Documentary

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Riahnna is a seasoned media professional with a passion for pop culture news in film, television, and streaming content. Her keen eye is always plugged in to what’s trending in the entertainment space. When she’s not binging away her favorite dramas at home, you will most likely locate her at a movie theater or concert venue.    
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