April 2017 New Netflix Releases

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Welcome to your first look at what’s coming to Netflix in April 2017. Once again, we’ll have a list below of the movies, TV series, documentaries and Netflix Originals heading our way throughout the month.

You should also keep an eye as to what’s leaving on Netflix in April 2017 too as there are quite a few titles from the FOX library currently scheduled to leave.

We’ll give you some highlights of what’s coming and then move onto the complete list.

April 2017 Highlights

New Netflix Originals

This month’s lineup is dominated by Netflix Originals so let’s start with the biggest. The Get Down will be returning with the final part of its first season. It stars a highly talented cast in a musical show about living in the Bronx in the 1970’s.

We’ll also be getting Chelsea back for 2017 this month in her slightly rejigged format. New episodes will be coming every Friday, that’s down from three a week. Again, expect interviews, bits, and more Donald Trump bashing.

Our final Netflix Original pick is the long awaited return of Mystery Science Theater. A new cast along with some familiar faces will continue the tradition of us being forced to watch shoddy B-movies.

A strong standup month as well with new shows from Louis C.K, Richard Pryor, and Kevin Hart.

New Movies

April 1st contains the most amount of movies although quite a few are titles which have streamed in the past. Two fan-favorite movies are heading on the 1st. Gremlins is the first highlight which is the tale of the little Furby-like creatures who cause chaos if you feed them after midnight. The second is the all-star cast in the comedy movie Tropic Thunder.

Two Disney movies are coming in April although one is a rescheduled title. The BFG was first lined up to release in March but because of licensing issues, has been moved to April. The second, Queen of Katwe, is an inspiring live action movie about a girl who uses chess to escape her home life.

New TV Series

This months TV series mainly come in the form of Netflix Originals, but there are a couple of worthy mentions. First up, we have another exclusive early release from The CW. Legends of Tomorrow will wrap up in early April and will be then added Netflix a week later. That series is among the many DC series that The CW owns.

For comedy fans, Bill Hader’s and Fred Armisen’s second season of Documentary Now is coming, and for those who love all things, British and baking will be happy to see we’re getting some new Great British Baking Show content.

Complete List of New Titles on Netflix in April 2017

Here’s the complete list of titles coming to Netflix that are confirmed:

April 1st

  • A Weekend with the Family (2016)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • An American Tail (1986)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
  • Boy Bye (2016)
  • Born To Be Free (2016)
  • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Only for One Night (2016)
  • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971)
  • Scooby-Doo (2002)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
  • Thunderstruck (2012)
  • Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)
  • Trouble with the Curve (2012)
  • Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • The Tenth Man (2016)

April 2nd

  • The D Train (2015)

April 4th

  • Chewing Gum (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Louis C.K. (2017) Netflix Original Standup

April 6th

  • Disney’s The BFG (2016) Rescheduled Disney Exclusive Early Release 

April 7th

  • El Faro De Las Orcas (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Dawn of the Croods (Season 3) Netflix Original Kids Series
  • The Get Down (Season 1 – Part 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Win It All (2017) Netflix Original Movie

April 8th

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

April 10th

  • Documentary Now! (Season 2)

April 11th

  • Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

April 12th

  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2) The CW Exclusive Early Release

April 14th

  • Chelsea (Season 2 – First Episode) Netflix Original Series
  • El Elegido (2017)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Sandy Wexler (2017) Netflix Original Movie

April 15th

  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
  • Slam (2017) Netflix Original Movie

April 18th

  • Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (2017) Netflix Original Documentary

April 19th

  • A Plastic Ocean (2016)

April 21st

  • Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Girlboss (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (Season 1)  Netflix Original Docuseries
  • Sand Castle (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Tales by Light (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show (Season 4) Netflix Original Series
  • The Prestige (2006)
  • Tramps (2017) Netflix Original Movie

April 22nd

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)
  • The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

April 24th

  • Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)

April 25th

  • Queen of Katwe (2016) Disney Exclusive Early Release 
  • The 101 – Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (2017) Netflix Original Standup

April 26th

  • Real Rescues (Season 6-7)
  • Trust (2010)

April 27th

  • Las Chicas del Cable (Season 1) Netflix Original Series

April 28th

  • A Murder in the Park (2014)
  • Casting JonBenet (2017) Netflix Original Documentary
  • Dear White People (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • Rodney King (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Small Crimes (2017) Netflix Original Movie

April 30th

  • Sofia the First (Season 3)
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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.