Most Anticipated Upcoming Netflix Movies: April 2024

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Most Anticipated Netflix Original Movies April 2024

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Welcome to your monthly check-in on the most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original movies destined to hit your screens in the coming months and years. Below are the most anticipated upcoming Netflix movies in development, pre-preproduction, production, post, or awaiting release according to IMDb’s MovieMeter metric.

As one of the world’s most prominent movie and TV show databases, it assigns a MOVIEmeter score based on the amount of inbound traffic to any respective page. The higher the traffic, the more people are excited about the project. IMDb continues to draw in over half a billion site visits monthly.

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Every week, we’ll be updating the list of the most anticipated series and movies, plus we’ll also cover other genres, such as the most anticipated Korean titles, using other sources, too.

Note: MOVIEmeter scores are correct as of March 13th, 2024. This list contains additional contributions from Kasey Moore.


The Old Guard 2

Director: Victoria Mahoney, Dan Bradley
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast: Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, KiKi Layne, Marwen Kenzari, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
2023 TBD
MOVIEmeter: 4,964

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Picture. The Old Guard 2 – Denever and Delilah Productions

The Old Guard arrived in the Summer of 2020 when plenty of the world was still in lockdown. After a fantastic performance that saw millions of subscribers stream from around the world, Netflix deemed it fit to greenlight a sequel.

“Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return with a vengeance.”

Read our preview for The Old Guard 2

Back in Action

Director: Seth Gordon
Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Kyle Chandler, Glenn Close, Andrew Scott
Netflix Release Date: TBA
MOVIEmeter: 4,108

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Back In Action. (L to R) Jamie Foxx as Matt and Cameron Diaz as Emily in Back In Action. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2024.

Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement after several years away from acting for her first Netflix Original. Little is known about the plot at this time other than we know it will be an action comedy, a genre that Jamie Foxx is extremely familiar with.

Read our preview for Netflix’s Back in Action


Director: Gareth Evans
Genre: Action, Thriller
Cast: Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker, Narges Rashidi, Luis Guzmán
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
MOVIEmeter: 4,985

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Picture: Havoc – One More One Productions / Netflix

Known for such movies as The Raid and Netflix’s The Apostle, Gareth Evans is an incredibly talented director. Havoc will be Tom Hardy’s Netflix film debut, who, along with Evans, is listed as one of the producers.

The story is set after a drug deal gone wrong when a bruised detective must fight through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy ensnares his entire city.

There is still no word on a release date for this movie – some say it’s the end of 2023, but it’s still not listed by Netflix anywhere.



Director: Brad Peyton
Genre: Action
Cast: Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker, Narges Rashidi, Luis Guzmán
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
May 24th, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 4,681

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Jennifer Lopez is now a certified star at Netflix, following the terrific performance of The Mother, which was released midway through 2023. Now, into 2024, we’ve got the second of the three announced projects from the singer, songwriter, and actress.

In this sci-fi action movie set far into the future, Lopez plays Atlas Shepherd, with the plot revolving around an AI soldier trying to destroy humanity.


The Electric State

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Cast: Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Pratt, Stanley Tucci
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date: 2024
MOVIEmeter: 3,018

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Picture: The Electric State – AGBO / Netflix

The Electric State is one of the biggest projects for the Russo brothers since their time ended at Marvel. Millie Bobby Brown will be back for yet another Netflix project as the streamer continues to put her at the forefront of some of their most exciting projects.

“An orphaned teenager traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.”

The movie could be released in 2024 but was notably missed out on Netflix’s 2024 release schedule. Watch this space.

Read our preview for The Electric State

Mother of the Bride

Director: Mark Waters
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Brooke Shields, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Rachael Harris, Sean Teale, Chad Michael Murray
Netflix Release Date: May 9th, 2024

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Mark Waters is returning for his second major Netflix Original movie following He’s All That for a new rom-com headlined by Brooke Shields. Written by Robin Jill Berheim, the

Lana’s daughter Emma returns from London, announcing she’s marrying next month on an island. Lana is shocked to learn the groom is the son of her past love.



Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Mia Goth, Oscar Isaac, Christoph Waltz
Production Status: Production
Netflix Release Date: 2025
MOVIEmeter: 2,407

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There have been many adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, however, you could argue there is currently no better director out there than Guilermo del Toro to tackle the classic tale.

“Dr. Pretorious, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster who is believed to have died in a fire forty years before in order to continue the experiments of Dr. Frankenstein.”

Undoubtedly, the huge ensemble cast coming together for this new horror is propelling it up the charts. Jacob Elordi leads with Mia Goth and Oscar Isaac is also due to star.

Read our preview for Netflix’s Frankenstein

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Director: Mark Molloy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Preston Rogers, Paul Reiser
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
July 3rd, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 1,848

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For the first time in almost three decades, Eddie Murphy will return to reprise one of his most iconic roles, Axel Foley, the brash, loudmouthed cop from Detroit.

An all-star cast is coming together for this new entry, with Alex Foley finding himself back in the saddle investigating the demise of one of his old confidants. Amongst the cast for this sequel are Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judge Reinhold, Bronson Pinchot, Paul Reiser, and John Ashton.

Read our preview for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

Rebel Moon – Part Two – The Scargiver

Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Cast: Ed Skrein, Jena Malone, Charlie Hunnam, Cary Elwes, Anthony Hopkins
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date: April 19th, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 829

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Following the release of Part 1 of Rebel Moon over Christmas, we don’t have long to wait until the second part drops on Netflix in April 2024. Given that this sequel is just around the corner, it should be no surprise that Part 2 tops the list of the most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original movies.

Per Netflix, here’s what you can expect from the second movie:

“REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER continues the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors as they prepare to sacrifice everything, fighting alongside the brave people of Veldt, to defend a once peaceful village, a newfound homeland for those who have lost their own in the fight against the Motherworld. On the eve of their battle the warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight. As the full force of the Realm bears down on the burgeoning rebellion, unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge, and legends are made.”



Director: Jerry Seinfeld
Genre: Comedy, Biopic
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Grant, Rachael Harris, James Marsden, Dan Levy
Netflix Release Date: May 3rd, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 37

Unfrosted The Pop Tart Story

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Everyone sat there and wondered, “I wonder what a comedy movie based on the cereal wars of the 1960s was like?” then, boy, will Netflix be delivering for you in early May with its bizarre new comedy from Jerry Seinfeld. The story of Kellogg’s rivalry with Post will be laid out in this ensemble comedy with an absolutely stacked cast.

Read our preview for Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story

What upcoming Netflix movie are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.