Best new movies on Netflix in April 2022

As one of the leading streaming services out there, Netflix continues to pour new content onto its service every month. As a result, there’s always something trying to grab your attention, from blockbusters to indie gems. Sometimes there is even too much to follow and you end up not knowing what to watch. That’s why we’ve gone through all the new movies coming to Netflix in April 2022 and picked the seven most promising original releases. While April only has a few star-studded productions added to Netflix’s catalog, there’s plenty of content worth your time, especially as the company continues to grow to include many international productions that typically remain under the radar. So, without further ado, here are the seven best movies on Netflix in April 2022.

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

Apollo 10 1_2
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Director: Richard Linklater

Writers: Richard Linklater

To throw: Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Jack Black, Milo Coy

When available: April 1

To start the month in style, Netflix is ​​releasing Richard Linklaterthe latest animated film on April 1st. Apollo 10½: A Childhood in the Space Age is a coming-of-age sci-fi story that explores how space exploration directly affects children’s imaginations. Specifically, the film will use the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 to bring to life the fantastical fantasies created by children about the historic moment. Like Linklater waking life and A dark scanner, Apollo 10½ was animated using rotoscoping, a technique with real actors recording scenes in front of a green screen, only to be replaced by fully animated images drawn to their actual movements. The result is breathtaking. And with a voice cast including stars such as Glen Powell, Zacharie Leviand Jack Blackyou can be wrong by giving Apollo 10½ a chance.


The bubble

The bubble
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Director: Judd Apatow

Writers: Judd Apatow, Pam Brady

To throw: Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Pedro Pascal, Peter Serafinowicz, Guz Khan

When available: April 1

Also on April 1, Netflix launches another highly anticipated all-star production. The bubble follows a group of actors who travel to a closed film set in England to record the sixth installment of a famous dinosaur franchise. However, with the pandemic forcing the group to remain completely isolated from the rest of the world, the stars of the film are starting to turn around. At the same time, the production becomes more and more complicated due to the inability of the team to go out. We’ve suffered enough already due to Covid, so it’s time we started laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.



Director: Cyprian T. Olencki

Writers: Cyprian T. Olencki, Tomasz Dembicki, Tomasz Klimala

To throw: Mateusz Banasiuk, Weronika Ksiazkiewicz, Mateusz Damiecki

When available: April 6

Furioza was released last year in Poland, the country of origin of the production. After the massive success of the thriller, Netflix bought the international distribution rights for Furioza, which is now coming to the streaming platform under the “Original” label. The film follows David (Mateusz Banasiuk), a man who finds the former love of his life, Dzika (Weronika Ksiazkiewicz), after many years, only to discover that she has become a ruthless police officer. What could be a joyful reunion soon turns into a nightmare for David, as Dzika forces him to go undercover with a street gang or else she’ll arrest his brother. Trying to save his brother from prison, David accepts the dangerous job, which could put his own life in danger.

metal lords

Director: Peter Sollet

Writers: DB Weiss

To throw: Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, Adrian Greensmith, Brett Gelman, Joe Manganiello

When available: April 8

At the beginning of April, Netflix is ​​also releasing its own version of the cult classic. school of rock. Metal Lords follows three heavy metal-loving high school friends, who decide to form their own band against societal norms. The teen comedy film is written by game of thrones writer DB Weisswith Jaeden Martell as the frontman of wannabe metal band. Martell is the young star who recently stole the show in both This movies and Knives out. So for all rock lovers and anyone looking for laid back fun, metal lords is the perfect addition to Netflix’s April 2022 catalog.

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations


Director: Na Hyun

To throw: Sol Kyung-gu, Park Hae-soo, Yang Dong-keun

When available: April 8

With the success of shows such as squid games, Helland we are all dead, South Korean productions are currently in high demand. For those looking for their next South Korean thrill, Netflix is ​​releasing Yaksha: Ruthless Operations in April, a spy action movie that follows a covert black ops team. Considering how breathtaking the sets of South Korean productions are usually, like those of Old boy and Last train to Busanthere are enough reasons to give Yaksha: Ruthless Operations a chance. However, if you’re looking for a familiar face, the film also stars squid gameit’s Hae-soo Parkwho played Cho Sang-woo, the ultimate enemy of fierce competition.

choose or die


Director: Toby Meakins

Writers:Simon Allen

To throw: Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, Robert Englund

When available: April 15

Formerly known as CURS>R, choose or die is a British horror film coming to Netflix in April. The film follows a young hacker who starts a lost 80s survival horror game on her computer, only to find that the software is cursed. After freeing the evil spirit trapped in the game, the pirate must figure out how to win the cursed game before he kills her. Unfortunately, part of the game is making terrifying choices that could put other people in danger. Sure, there are plenty of horror movies about deadly decisions out there, but choose or die promises to add a new layer to an old story by mixing video game culture with evil spirits. So, for lovers of a good scare, choose or die definitely worth a visit.

Silverton Headquarters


Director: Mandla Dube

To throw: Thabo Rametsi, Arnold Vosloo, Michelle Mosalakae

When available: April 27

Inspired by real facts, Silverton Headquarters follows three anti-apartheid freedom fighters who become embroiled in a bank hostage situation after a failed sabotage mission. The trio are cornered by the police, and although their fight for equality is right, they end up endangering innocent bystanders while trying to get out of the difficult place alive. The complicated situation would lead to the “Free Mandela” movement, which, in turn, resulted in the end of apartheid in South Africa. So history fans will get a closer look at the incident that sparked the anti-apartheid movement that once rocked the world. Silverton Headquarters premieres on Netflix in late April.


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