April 2022’s freshest movies to watch

Netflix brings you great new original movies and specials throughout the month of April. This month, Netflix welcomes a whole range of new titles that will do everything from make you laugh to educate you to swoon-worthy titles you’ll fall in love with. Whether you’re looking for something for the whole family, great for a date or new from abroad, Netflix has you covered. Keep reading for the streamer’s best new movies coming in April.

It’s no joke that Netflix is ​​starting the month off strong, kicking off April Fool’s Day with some interesting new original movies like the R-rated meta-comedy The bubble and a beautifully animated coming-of-age drama Apollo 10 1/2: A Childhood in the Space Agea fictional space adventure story that young and old will love.

Later in the month, the platform is launching an impressive lineup of original titles to bolster its already stacked catalog of hits. Metal Lords is a musical masterpiece that’s sure to rock you when it’s released on April 8th. After that, you can expect April 15, when the Asa Butterfield-directed horror thriller choose or die burst onto the stage and will leave you screaming for more. These are exactly the types of movies that end up landing in Netflix’s Top 10.

To end the month, Netflix releases a highly anticipated romantic drama On the way for the ride on April 22, a film starring big names like Andie MacDowell and Kate Bosworth in addition to new faces like Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli. Shortly after, the streamer continues to spread the love but this time, in a family-friendly way, with an offbeat Spanish comedy-drama. honeymoon with my mother, a foreign-language title sure to help you end the month on a high. Want to know what other eye-catching movies are hitting Netflix next month? Keep scrolling for our full list of movies to watch on Netflix in April.


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Released April 22

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Lovers of romance, get ready for a… memorable ride. Based on Sarah Dessen’s 2009 novel of the same name, On the way for the ride follows Auden (Emma Pasarow) and the mysterious Eli (Belmont Cameli), a fellow insomniac she meets during the summer before leaving for college. Each night while the seaside town of Colby slumbers, the pair set out on a journey to help Auden live the carefree, fun-loving teenage life she never had or didn’t know she wanted. This romantic drama is a timeless taste of summer romance, and what could be sweeter than that?

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Released April 8

metal lords
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Although it’s set in school, this R-rated musical dramedy probably isn’t suitable for all kids! Metal Lords revolves around teenage misfits Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) and Kevin (Jaeden Martell) who want to start a heavy metal band in order to come in and out victorious in the battle of the bands and then, naturally, finally be revered and respected at school which has always treated them as strangers. Their plan falls through when they struggle to recruit a bassist at their school where no one seems to care about metal music. Luckily, a talented cellist (Isis Hainsworth) may just be what they need to create the ultimate metal band. Well, that, and all to be able to get along.

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Released April 15

choose or die
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With such an intense title, you know this movie means business. choose or die is a British horror-thriller in which two friends (Asa Butterfield and Iola Evans) reboot a mysterious 1980s video game in hopes of a chance to win an unclaimed $100,000 prize. What ensues is an unwanted journey into a surreal world of next-level terror as the two are forced to gamble not just for money, but for their lives as well.

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Released April 1

The bubble

A movie within a movie! Don’t worry, it’s not as trippy or Creation-y as it may seem. The bubble is a meta-comedy set in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic (what a familiar and spooky setting!) and follows a group of actors who travel to a closed set in England to film the sixth installment of Cliff Beasts , a hit dinosaur-themed franchise set in the movie universe. Directed by Judd Apatow, the film has a star-studded cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, Leslie Mann, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Guz Khan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iris Apatow and Maria Bamford – not one bad team to be trapped in a pandemic bubble with, that’s for sure!

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Released April 29

honeymoon with my mother
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We’re changing things up with this comedy-drama from Spain that shows us the cure for heartache can be wild shenanigans with your family. Just as the title suggests, honeymoon with my mother is about José Luis, a heartbroken man who was forced to spend his honeymoon with his overbearing mother after being abandoned at the altar (ouch). Luis’ altered honeymoon quickly proves to him that he doesn’t know his mom as well as he thinks, and that her real self may be even cooler than he ever imagined.

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Released April 5

Asian comedian Ronny Chieng is destroying America!
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Okay, so technically it’s not a movie, but it’s a can’t-miss hour-long stand-up special of a hilarious comic book, so you to know this title had to be on our best Netflix list for April! speakeasy is the stylish sequel to internationally acclaimed comedian Ronny Chieng’s highly acclaimed Netflix debut. Ronny Chieng: an Asian comedian is destroying America!. Here, Chieng performs live in New York City in the intimate setting of Chinese bar and restaurant Tuxedo, using his unique comedic style and sensibilities to deliver his perspective on everything from race relations to the current pandemic to cancel culture. Those with a wanderlust will be especially entertained by the comedian’s various hilarious and wild tales of traveling as a world-touring comic. The special is truly a fun time for anyone who will be laughing this month long since April Fool’s Day has run its course!

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Released April 19

White Hot - The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch
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Anyone who went to college or high school in the 2000s is surely familiar with the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing store (as well as its distinctive scent and ridiculously attractive employees). Ah, yes, Abercrombie & Fitch, the company that conquered the malls in the late 90s and early 2000s with gorgeous designs, heart-pounding dance beats and fierce aroma. But while the brand was white-hot, its popular “all-American” image began to wear thin as controversy arose around its exclusionary marketing and discriminatory hiring tactics. For a juicy exclusive documentary about the rise and fall of a retail company, this is the movie for you this month.

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Released April 28

Bubble 2022
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No, you don’t see things, there is another one Bubble on this top 11 list. But a bit like Hall and Bedroomthey are two very different movies and that “the” is important so if animation is your jam then this is the one Bubble for you! Bubble is a family-friendly anime action-adventure film released from Japan, in which a gifted young man has a fateful encounter with a mysterious girl while the two of them live in an abandoned version of Tokyo overrun with bubbles and gravitational anomalies. . As a result, the city is a haven for young people who lost their families after the bubbles went haywire. This is their story, told in stunning visuals and emotional vocal performances by an all-star Japanese cast.

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Released April 1

Apollo 10 1-2
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Yes Bubble got you in the mood for more entertainment, so Apollo 10 1/2: A Childhood in the Space Age is just the movie for you! This visually arresting PG-13 coming-of-age sci-fi flick from Netflix is ​​written, directed AND produced by Richard Linklater (he’s a hard-working guy!), and has already received its fair share of awards. critical acclaim. In the film (loosely inspired by Linklater’s own childhood), a man (Jack Black) tells stories of his life as a 10-year-old boy in 1969 Houston, weaving tales of nostalgia with a fantastical narrative of a trip to the moon. Not only Apollo 10 1/2 looks amazing from an animation perspective, but it also has a great cast that includes Black, Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Bill Wise, Josh Wiggins, and Lee Eddy, so start your April strong by supporting their work!

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Released April 27

Marilyn Monroe
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It would be hard to find someone who has never heard the name Marilyn Monroe before, so you’d think we already know everything there is to know about the unforgettable actress who met her untimely end in 1962. Well, Netflix is ​​here to show you that there’s still more to learn, especially when it comes to the still puzzling nature of Monroe’s passing. In the platform’s brand new documentary The Marilyn Monroe Mystery: Unreleased Tapesan investigative reporter looks back on the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, sharing her lengthy audio interviews with those around her, giving us a look at the actress as well as her life (and death) that we haven’t never seen before.

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Released April 7

back in space
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Oh oh, ANOTHER outer space title? You bet, but this time it’s a documentary capturing the real minds leading the charge in the latest innovations with space travel. back in space captures Elon Musk and SpaceX engineers as they embark on a historic mission to bring NASA astronauts back to the International Space Station and, in the process, revolutionize space exploration as we know it. If it sounds epic, it’s probably because it is.

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Alfonso E. Cramer