Welcome to your Friday rundown of what’s new on Netflix. As per most Fridays, it’s when Netflix gets to release its biggest new movies and shows that they’ve been working on and today is no different.
Lots of title shuffling and new titles are being announced for later in April. Yesterday, Netflix announced Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event, a sitdown interview set to be released on April 22nd. We also got confirmation that 365 Days 2 is coming at the end of April too. We also got the news that Along for the Ride has been moved to May.
This weekend we’ll see the release of Nightcrawler and The Call which are both releasing on Sunday. Keep an eye out on our what to watch section for our top movie highlights of the week!
Best New Movies and Shows on Netflix for April 8th
We’ve got four recommendations for you to check out this weekend from today’s new additions. For previous daily recaps and the full list of what’s new check out our what’s new on Netflix hub.
Metal Lords (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director: Peter Sollett
Cast: Joe Manganiello, Jaeden Martell, Brett Gelman
Writer: D.B. Weiss
Runtime: 97 min
Love School of Rock? Check out Netflix’s competitor in the form of Metal Lords. You’ll be following from humble beginnings a group of unlikely teenagers teaming up to go and compete at the Battle of the Bands.
This is the first of several projects currently in development from both D. B. Weiss but also his partner in crime, David Benioff. The next major project expected out of the pair is The Three-Body Problem.
Dirty Lines (Season 1)
Genre: Drama, History
Cast: Joy Delima, Minne Koole, Chris Peters, Charlie Chan Dagelet, Abbey Hoes, Benja Bruijning
Writer: Pieter Bart Korthuis
Runtime: 50 mins
One of our most anticipated highlights for April is the newly released Dutch series that seeks to tell the story of the development of the first erotic landline service introduced in The Netherlands.
The limited series will only take you a day to go through and it’s very much worth a spin.
Green Eggs and Ham (Season 2)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Michael Douglas, Adam Devine, Ilana Glazer
Writer: Jared Stern
Runtime: 26 min
Our final highlight today is the long-awaited return of the Dr. Seuss adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham which comes from Warner Brothers Animation.
In this new season, we find Sam and Guy’s adventures take them around the globe and outside their comfort zones as they get caught between two sides of a delicious conflict!
For Dr. Seuss fans, there’s a lot more to come. Netflix recently announced a slew of new projects that are adapting the beloved kids books so keep your eyes peeled for me.
Full List of New Releases on Netflix for April 8th, 2022
3 New Movies Added Today
- Dancing on Glass (2022) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish – When immense pressure threatens a ballerina in a new lead role, she and another dancer escape into a friendship that isolates them from the real world.
- Metal Lords (2022) Netflix Original – R – English – For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be worshipped like gods.
- Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (2022) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Korean – On assignment in a perilous city to inspect a Black Ops team and its notorious leader, an upstanding prosecutor steps into a deadly war between spies.
5 New TV Series Added Today
- Barbie: It Takes Two (Season 1) – TV-Y – English – From the beach to the big city, follow fab friends Malibu and Brooklyn as they have fun, share the spotlight and pursue their musical dreams in NYC!
- Dirty Lines (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Dutch – In 1980s Amsterdam, an enterprising college student stumbles into a new career at a phone sex line started by two wildly different brothers.
- Elite (Season 5) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish – When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.
- Green Eggs and Ham (Season 2) Netflix Original – TV-Y7 – English – In a whimsical world full of surprises, polar opposite pals Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship — and a certain delectable dish.
- TIGER & BUNNY (Season 2) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Japanese – In a vibrant metropolis protected by a band of superheroes called NEXT, veteran Wild Tiger is forced to team up with rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Top 10 Movies and Shows on Netflix for April 8th, 2022
|1||The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On||Four Brothers|
|2||Bridgerton||Shrek Forever After|
|3||Better Call Saul||The Blind Side|
|4||Queen of the South||Without a Paddle|
|6||Inventing Anna||Molly’s Game|
|7||Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story||Blow|
|8||Heartland||Catch & Release|
|9||Is It Cake?||The Rental|
|10||Get Organized with The Home Edit||The Bubble|
And let’s have a quick check-in on what the top 10 kids titles on Netflix US are for April 8th:
- Shrek Forever After
- Is It Cake?
- Super PupZ
- Shrek 2
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Abby Hatcher
- The Thundermans
What are you watching on Netflix over the weekend? Let us know in the comments down below.