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Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix Streaming In April

The Secret Life of Pets Computer Gathering

While April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, this year they'll bring a little something extra to you folks with a Netflix (opens in new tab) 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.

Kubo and The Two Strings Kubo Mickey Beetle

Week of April 1st

A Weekend with the Family (2016) -- April 1

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) -- April 1

Across the Universe (2007) -- April 1

An American Tail (1986) -- April 1

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) -- April 1

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) -- April 1

Boy Bye (2016) -- April 1

Born To Be Free (2016) -- April 1

Cool Runnings (1993) -- April 1

Good Witch: Season 2 (2016) -- April 1

Gremlins (1984) -- April 1

Only for One Night (2016) -- April 1

Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971) -- April 1

Scooby-Doo (2002) -- April 1

Schindler's List (1993) -- April 1

Something's Gotta Give (2003) -- April 1

Thunderstruck (2012) -- April 1

Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)-- April 1

Trouble with the Curve (2012) -- April 1

Tropic Thunder (2008) -- April 1

The Tenth Man (2016) -- April 1

The D Train (2015) -- April 2

Chewing Gum: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 4

Louis C.K. 2017 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 4

Disney's The BFG (2016) -- April 6

El Faro De Las Orcas --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 7

Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 7

The Get Down: Part 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 7

Win It All --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 7

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) -- April 8

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reboot Jonah Ray and The Bots

Week of April 9th

Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016) -- April 10

Kevin Hart: What Now (2016) -- April 11

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016) -- April 12

Chelsea: Season 2 ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 14

El Elegido (2017) -- April 14

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 14

Sandy Wexler --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 14

Disney's Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) -- April 15

Slam --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 15

The Secret Life of Pets Computer Gathering

Week of April 16th

Lucas Brothers: On Drugs --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 18

A Plastic Ocean -- April 19

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 21

Girlboss: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 21

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 21

Sand Castle --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 21

Tales by Light: Season 2 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 21

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 21

The Prestige (2006) -- April 21

Tramps --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 21

The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016) -- April 22

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) -- April 22

Dear White People Samantha On The Mic

Week of April 23rd

Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016) -- April 23

Phantom (2013) -- April 23

Long Nights Short Mornings (2016) -- April 24

Disney's Queen of Katwe (2016) -- April 25

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 25

Vir Das: Abroad Understanding --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 25

Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012) -- April 26

Trust (2010) -- April 26

Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 27

A Murder in the Park (2014) -- April 28

Casting JonBenet --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 28

Dear White People: Season 1 ---NETFLIX ORIGINAL -- April 28

Rodney King --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 28

Small Crimes --- NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM -- April 28

Sofia The First Sofia and Oona On The Shore

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.

Mike Reyes
Senior Movies Contributor

CinemaBlend's James Bond (expert). Also versed in Large Scale Aggressors, time travel, and Guillermo del Toro. He fights for The User.