What’s Coming to Netflix: April 2018

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It’s time to look at all the of new movies and new TV series coming to Netflix in the US in April 2018. This month’s highlights include Despicable Me 3, Scarface, Lost in Space, Joel McHale, and The Iron Giant.

Once again, the list below is mostly painted red as its absolutely dominated by new Netflix Originals. With that said, we’ve got a massive movie dump on the first of the month plus exclusives from both The CW and Dreamworks.

New Release Highlights

New Movies

Dreamworks first big movie release of 2018 comes in April in the form of the latest entry in Despicable Me 3. The minions and the evil scientist are back for more adventures with Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Miranda Cosgrove on the credits list.

One of Brad Bird’s best hits that didn’t come under the Disney banner will be arriving in April with 1999’s The Iron Giant. The hand-drawn animated movie will almost certainly pull on your heart strings if you’ve not seen it already. Plenty of movies returning to Netflix too with Bad Boys, Along Came Polly and Friday Night Lights all making reappearances on the first of April.

Finally, Al Pacino’s Scarface, one of the most influential movies of all time will be winding its way onto Netflix on April 1st.

New TV Series

The third CW release of the year is expected towards the end of the month. Jane the Virgin, or Jane the non-Virgin as it should now be called will be returning for its fourth season at the end of April.

The first season of Univision’s Spanish spoken drama La Piloto arrives on April 2nd where a young pilot gets involved with smuggling drugs across the border. Also Call the Midwife is getting its Christmas special added to Netflix while we’re still waiting for the next season to arrive.

New Originals

Mostly unknown or forgotten Netflix Originals make up the majority of next months lineup but don’t let that turn you away. One of the best new titles this year has been Bank Heist which is quickly getting a second part added this month. After several years of waiting, we’re finally getting season 2 of 3%. Perhaps the biggest title this month is the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space.

We’ve got an extended preview of the Netflix Originals coming in April 2018.


List of Netflix New Releases – April 2018

Here’s the current list of titles expected over April 2018. As always, the majority of movies arrive on the first and Originals mainly coming on Friday and Tuesdays. As always, check out our what’s new section for the daily listings.

April 1st

  • A Sort of Family (2017)
  • Along Came Polly (2004)
  • Bad Boys (1995)
  • Battlefield Earth (2000)
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
  • Big Time (2012)
  • Body of Lies (2008)
  • Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • Dare to Be Wild (2015)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • Fish People (2017)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004)
  • Jackass 2.5 (2007)
  • Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • Nancy Drew (2007)
  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Seven (1995)
  • Sin City (2005)
  • Speed Racer (2008)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • The Duchess (2008)
  • The Family Man (2000)
  • The Flintstones (1994)
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
  • The Iron Giant (1999)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • The Queen of the Damned (2002)
  • The Spy Next Door (2010)
  • Wakfu: Season 3 — Netflix Original

April 2nd

  • La Piloto: Season 1

April 3rd

  • Fary Is the New Black — Netflix Original

April 5th

  • Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall (2017)
  • Despicable Me 3 (2017) Dreamworks Early Release

April 6th

  • 6 Balloons — Netflix Original Movie
  • Amateur — Netflix Original Movie
  • Fastest Car: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Money Heist: Part 2 — Netflix Original
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: JAY-Z — Netflix Original
  • Orbiter 9 — Netflix Original Movie
  • Ram Dass, Going Home — Netflix Original
  • Sun Dogs — Netflix Original Movie
  • The 4th Company — Netflix Original Movie
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente — Netflix Original
  • Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 — Netflix Original

April 7th

  • 24 Hours to Live (2017)

April 9th

  • AMO: Season 1– Netflix Original

April 10th

  • Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast — Netflix Original

April 12th

  • Pickpockets — Netflix Original Movie

April 13th

  • Chef’s Table: Pastry — Netflix Original
  • Come Sunday — Netflix Original Movie
  • I Am Not An Easy Man — Netflix Original Movie
  • Lost in Space: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2 — Netflix Original

April 15th

  • Lakeview Terrace (2008)
  • Seven Pounds (2008)

April 17th

  • The Chalet: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • The Honeymoon Stand Up Special: Collection — Netflix Original

April 18th

  • Friend Request (2016)
  • Pelé (2016)

April 19th

  • Charité: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Chasing The Dragon (2017)

April 20th

  • Aggretsuko: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Dope: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Dude — Netflix Original Movie
  • Kodachrome — Netflix Original Movie
  • Mercury 13 — Netflix Original
  • Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1 — Netflix Original

April 21st

  • The Letdown: Season 1 — Netflix Original

April 24th

  • Call the Midwife: Series 6: “Christmas Special 2017”
  • Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up — Netflix Original

April 25th

  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
  • Psychokinesis — Netflix Original Movie

April 27th

  • 3%: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Bobby Kennedy for President — Netflix Original
  • Candy Jar — Netflix Original Movie
  • Holy Goalie (2017)
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
  • The New Legends of Monkey: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • The Week Of — Netflix Original Movie

April 28th

  • Jane The Virgin: Season 4 The CW Early Release

Other Notes

  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (New episodes every Sunday)
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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.