There’s never been a better time to cozy up with your Netflix watchlist.
Chances are, you’re spending a lot more time inside these days and it’s likely you might be running out of things to do. You’ve played all the board games in the house, called all your relatives and distant friends to catch up, and you’ve finished all your favorite TV shows. Well, you’re in luck because with April comes a whole bunch of new Netflix content to stream during the lockdown. Here are our top picks of movies, documentaries, and TV shows we think you should check out.
Community (Seasons 1-6) (April 1)
All six seasons (and no movie yet, sorry) are coming to Netflix April 1. Created by Dan Harmon, the same depraved mind behind Rick and Morty, this show is lighthearted with an ensemble cast of brilliantly written characters. If you haven’t seen it before (or just haven’t wanted to scour through Yahoo! for the sixth season) you can watch the entire series without ads on Netflix April 1.
Sunderland ‘Till I Die (Season 2) (April 1)
This documentary returns for a second season of unending passion for the Sunderland UK soccer club. The stakes are high this season with bids for the team’s players, new management, and the community’s pride on the line. Follow the highs and lows of this beloved team April 1.
Coffee & Kareem (April 3)
In this hilarious new buddy-cop film, Officer Coffee is dating twelve-year-old Kareem Manning’s mother, which Kareem isn’t happy about, so he tries to hire a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend. When the plan backfires, Coffee and Kareem must work together to dodge Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin. Watch it on Netflix April 3.
Code 8 (April 11)
4% of Lincoln City has (illegal) superpowers and are wanted fugitives with little legal rights. A construction worker with electricity powers helps a band of criminals to raise money to take care of his sick mother. This exciting, science fiction drama comes to Netflix April 11.
Money Heist, Part 4 (April 3)
Spanish-language series Money Heist (aka La Casa de Papel) is back for its fourth season, after gaining a huge cult following on Netflix. The series follows a group of eight professional thieves as they attempt to pull off the biggest heist recorded in history. Part 4 comes to Netflix April 3.
Outer Banks (April 15)
A new Netflix original, Outer Banks is a teen soap in which a group of friends stumble upon a treasure hunt of $400 million. However, the path is paved with blood, loss, and a whole lot of drama. Check it on Netflix April 15.
#blackAF (April 17)
From the creator of Black-ish comes a new comedy filled with unapologetic black excellence. Starring Kenya Harris and Rashida Jones, #blackAF is a semi-autobiographical, mockumentary sitcom that explores parenting, race, relationships, and culture. Watch it on Netflix April 17.
Sergio (April 17)
Following the true tale of UN diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello and the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, this Netflix Original biopic is a gripping account of human rights violations, war, and family. Watch April 17 on Netflix.
The Midnight Gospel (April 20)
This new trippy adult cartoon comes from the creators of Adventure Time. Fans of Rick and Morty, Big Mouth, and The Adventure Zone podcast should check out this new animated series of depraved, gut-busting Netflix Original. It comes to Netflix (appropriately) on April 20.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Anime) (April 23)
Not to be confused with the controversial film starring Scarlett Johanson, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is an anime based on the original Japanese manga of the same name. After a global financial crisis, the mercenary group, Section 9 fight a new form of cyber threat in an AI-driven “sustainable war.” Watch it on Netflix April 23.
Django Unchained (April 25)
This Academy award-winning western directed by Quentin Tarantino takes place two years before the Civil War. Slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and unorthodox German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) team up to hunt the most-wanted criminals of the South and free Django’s wife from Calvin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) plantation. This 2012 hit comes to Netflix April 25.