10 Netflix movies to watch (and 5 to skip) in April 2022

It’s a new month, which means new Netflix movies are coming soon! There are plenty of movies to add to your watchlist this month, including some older films that Netflix has licensed and added to the catalog. But in terms of what’s new, we have a film by Judd Apatow, several documentaries, metal lords and the highly anticipated adaptation by Sarah Dessen On the way for the ride.

Following the release of notable films like The Adam Project and Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, Netflix continues to make movies with big stars and true crime documentaries. We’ll see a lot more of that in April, along with international Netflix movies like dance on glass and Rumspringa.

Best Netflix movies April 2022

But should you add all new Netflix movies to your watchlist? It’s a question we all ask ourselves every time Netflix releases its list of what’s next. We’ll look at what’s worth watching when it comes out and which movies you can skip, at least for now, starting with the biggest movie release of the month: The bubble.

The bubble. Karen Gillan as Carol Cobb in The Bubble.
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The bubble

To jump! Unfortunately, The bubble is a bust. This Judd Apatow film is bloated and unfunny beyond a few entertaining celebrity cameos. It is also a stark reminder of all the worst aspects of the pandemic and considering we are still living the pandemic, it’s not the kind of escapism most of us are looking for when it comes to enjoying a comedy. There are much better comedies on Netflix.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Childhood in the Space Age

Look! Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater returns with this deeply moving film about the first moon landing in the summer of 1969. The story is told from two angles, the astronaut and mission control and a child growing up in Houston, in Texas. Linklater drew inspiration from his own life to create this heartfelt film.

Battle: Freestyle

To jump! Battle: Freestyle is a new film about a Norwegian dance competition. The film is set in Paris and stars Lisa Teige. There’s nothing wrong with this movie, but unless you’re really into dance movies, you can probably skip it for now and save it for a day when there’s no movie. other great releases to watch.

back in space

To jump! If you’re like me and are sick of hearing about SpaceX and Elon Musk, then you’ll want to skip this documentary film about Musk’s two-decade effort to resuscitate America’s space travel ambitions. If you like to learn more about space, NASA and the International Space Station astronauts, then check this one out, but if not, you can skip it. Airing April 7.

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ALONG THE WALK (2022), Belmont Cameli as Eli & Emma Pasarow as Auden. cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix

On the way for the ride

Look! Based on Sarah Dessen’s novel of the same name, On the way for the ride is the first of several upcoming Dessen adaptations slated for Netflix. This sweet, romantic drama is set during the summer before college when two teenagers realize they both have a penchant for staying up late. While the town of Colby sleeps, the mysterious Eli helps college-going Auden live the carefree teenage life she never realized she wanted. Airing April 22.

White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

Look! One of many new true crime documentaries released in April, White hot chronicles the rise and fall of popular American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, highlighting some of the company’s exclusionary practices. Airing April 19.

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Look! It’s gonna be a while before you see squid game season 2, but you can see stars Park Hae-soo and Sul Kyung-gu in this new movie which will be released soon. The film is about a mission to investigate a Black Ops team and its notorious leader as an honest prosecutor engages in a deadly war between spies. Airing April 8.

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METAL LORDS, Isis Hainsworth as Emily. Photo credit Scott Patrick Green / Netflix © 2022

metal lords

To jump! Let’s be honest, the mention of DB Weiss and his frequent collaborator David Benioff leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth these days after the colossal mess they made. game of thrones.

And that’s not even about how the showrunners have handled female nudity and just their general lack of care towards game of thrones fans and source material. Weiss wrote and produced metal lords, and some will simply skip it because of its involvement. That said, the cast is great, so it might be worth watching at some point if you’re a fan of musicals. Airing April 8.

dance on glass

Look! dance on glass is a Spanish drama about the National Classical Ballet. When the star commits suicide, Irene is chosen to take her place in the production of the company Gisele and soon finds himself the target of all the girls’ jealousy and cruelty. If you like girl dramas and love shows like the Netflix series little pretty things, then it is an excellent choice. Airing April 8.

Silverton Headquarters

Look! Silverton Headquarters is a thrilling action-thriller coming to Netflix later this month. Based on a true story, the film tells the story of a bank held hostage after an anti-apartheid strike goes awry. If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, you can see why it sounds like a great movie, especially for those who love thrillers! Airing April 27.

choose or die

CHOOSE OR DIE. (LR) Iola Evans as Kayla and Asa Butterfield as Issac in Choose or Die. cr. © CURSR FILMS LIMITED 2022

choose or die

Look! choose or die is a new Netflix Original movie coming soon to the streaming service. If you love horror, you won’t want to miss this movie, especially since horror icon Robert Englund plays himself in it! Netflix horror movies can be hit or miss, but we have a feeling this one will be a lot of fun. Airing April 15.

Bubble

Look! Not to be confused with the previously mentioned movie The bubble, Bubble is one of the Netflix animated movies coming to the streaming service in April. Set in Tokyo after gravity-breaking bubbles rain down on the world, the city has become a playground for people who have lost their families.

Hibiki, a young ace known for his dangerous style of play, one day makes a reckless move and dives into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta, a girl with mysterious powers. Their meeting leads to a revelation that will change the world. Airing April 28.

honeymoon with my mother

To jump! Nothing against what I’m sure will be a charming Spanish comedy, but how many times have we seen films about a boring or overbearing mother? honeymoon with my mother talks about José Luis, a man standing in front of the altar. As if that weren’t enough, his persistent mother invites herself to his honeymoon so they can still go and not waste the money. Airing April 29.

Rumspringa

Look! This heartfelt German film is about a young Amish during his rite of passage. As he travels to Berlin, he reconnects with his roots, falls in love and has to make a big decision. Since we don’t have many films about Amish culture and traditions, Rumspringa might be the one worth checking out. Airing April 29.

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unreleased Tapes – Cr. netflix

The Marilyn Monroe Mystery: Unreleased Tapes

Look! Another documentary released in April is The Marilyn Monroe Mystery: Unreleased Tapes, which will explore the untold story of the tragic death of Marilyn Monroe. His death has spawned countless conspiracies and rumors over the years. In this new film, her final weeks and days are pieced together from never-before-seen recordings of those who knew her best. Airing April 27.

What Netflix movies will you be watching and skipping this month? Share your picks in the comments!

Alfonso E. Cramer