While April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, this year they'll bring a little something extra to you folks with a Netflix subscription. In particular, the titles we're about to list below will be on their way to your instant streaming queues, should you choose to partake in them. And with a good mix of the new with the old, there's certainly a lot of options to choose from.
Here's what's heading to Netflix Instant in April. However, please keep in mind, titles and dates are, as always, subject to change. In addition, if you are looking for the list of March 2017 releases, we have you covered.
Week of April 1st
A Weekend with the Family (2016) -- April 1
Week of April 9th
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016) -- April 10
Week of April 16th
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 18
Week of April 23rd
Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016) -- April 23
Week of April 30th
Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015) -- April 30
Movie fans are getting a lot of new content from both the past and present eras of film-making, with a lot of recent releases hitting the streaming service. If you happened to miss Kubo and The Two Strings or Disney's The BFG, both films will be streaming towards the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, further family friendly options will be dropping towards the end of the month, when The Secret Life of Pets and Disney's Queen of Katwe make their way on to Netflix's digital library.
Adults in the family make out better with the more classic films launching on Netflix Instant, as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins, and Schindler's List all hit at the top of the month. Though kids will still get something out of the deal, as all three films of An American Tail's run will be added at the same time. If your tastes run more to the modern, you'll be able to watch Tropic Thunder or The Prestige, among all of the other listed options, throughout the month.
TV-wise, things are a little light, as season 2 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is the only non-original option that seems to be of note. That said, Netflix's original material seems to be in full form in April, as Louis C.K. has a new comedy special premiering, and the widely anticipated revamp of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is finally going to be unveiled for all to see! Also, if you're a fan of The Get Down, you should probably start re-watching part 1 now, as part 2 is coming on April 7th, completing the show's first season.
Can't find a Netflix original on the list you could have sworn was dropping in April? Or are you just curious about what the streaming network has released, and is looking to produce in the coming months of 2017? Check out our Netflix premiere schedule, which can be found here.