New This Week on Netflix: April 20th, 2018

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April has been a bit of a quiet month, but there are still plenty of great titles to be watched on Netflix.

It’s Friday! Happy 420 to those of you that celebrate. The weekend is here and it’s time for you to unwind like Spicoli with your best friend Netflix. Grab some snacks and prepare for the binging.

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Below are some highlights of the titles that hit Netflix this week. For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with additions, be sure to follow our What’s New page. It’s updated daily.

Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances. Learn more about his exceptional life with award-winning American Masters: This is Bob Hope.

The Honeymoon Stand Up Special Netflix Original

Married (and expecting) comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher take the stage for this unique special. They each do their own half-hour, then they come together to roast give advice to couples on love and life. It’s fun to hear their different takes on their marriage and becoming parents. And what I really liked is they don’t do the same old tired jokes about impending parenthood. They are both already hilarious on their own, but when they come together for the Couples Roast they really shine.

Mercury 13 Netflix Original

In the late 50s and early 60s, there was an incredible urgency to conquer space. This film tells the remarkable story of the women who were tested for spaceflight but were denied because of their gender. They were all pilots and they endured the same physical and psychological tests as the men NASA selected as astronauts. In some cases, they outperformed the men yet they were still turned away. It’s a compelling tale. These women were truly ahead of their time.

How to Get Away With Murder: Season 4

This is your totally bingeable pick. Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis stars in this smash hit show as a tough law professor who is also a criminal defense attorney. Each year she picks an elite group of students to work at her firm and help her with her cases. But the students soon find out there is more to the job than filing and running errands. Dark secrets are everywhere.

Charité Netflix Original

This period series is a medical drama set in the late 19th century. A young woman must work as an assistant nurse to pay off her debts to the prestigious Charité hospital. As she works, she slowly befriends the talented doctors working there and learns firsthand how to treat the illnesses of the day. It has a very Downton Abbey feel.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week

New Movies

  • Nowhere Boy (2009)
  • Beyond Skyline (2017)
  • Lakeview Terrace (2008)
  • Seven Pounds (2008)
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
  • Porto (2016)
  • Friend Request (2016)
  • All The Reasons to Forget (2018)
  • Chasing The Dragon (2018)
  • Henry Poole is Here (2008)
  • Dude (2018)
  • Kodachrome (2017)

New TV Series

  • How To Get Away With Murder (Season 4)
  • Nazi Megastructures (Season 1)
  • Psiconautas (Season 2)
  • The Minimighty Kids (Season 2)
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3)
  • Murderous Affairs (Season 3)
  • The Chalet (Season 1)
  • Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Season 1)
  • Charité (Miniseries)
  • Ice Road Rescue (Season 1)
  • Aggretsuko (Season 1)
  • Dope (Season 2)
  • Hormones (Season 2)
  • Spy Kids: Mission Critical (Season 1)

New Documentaries

  • Numero Zero: The Roots of Italian Rap
  • American Masters: This is Bob Hope
  • Mercury 13

New Standup

  • The Honeymoon Stand Up Special (2018)

What will you be watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments!


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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.