Even the most avid Netflix fans out there have to admit that 2021 hasn’t exactly been a stellar year so far for Netflix. Despite rolling out yet another price hike this past February, the quality of Netflix’s original shows and movies has definitely not risen to the high bar set late last year with incredible content like The Queen’s Gambit and Bridgerton. Even worse, much of Netflix’s original content strategy has been devolving of late. The streaming giant seems to be moving away from high-profile, high-quality releases in favor of trying to churn out as much as possible. Unfortunately, that also means turning up the volume on categories like reality TV.

There’s certainly a big market for trashy reality TV, but it would be a shame to see Netflix go that route at the expense of the high-quality programming we’ve grown to love over the years. Both can coexist, and we’re hoping Netflix’s April 2021 releases will prove that the streamer is still focusing on high-quality content.

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We already shared the full slate of content set to hit Netflix in April 2021. Then we zeroed in specifically on all the new Netflix originals coming next month since originals are obviously Netflix’s bread and butter. Netflix fans always want to see the new originals scheduled to be released each month, and there are definitely a few hotly anticipated releases coming down the pipe. The most notable among them has to be Shadow and Bone, which is set to premiere on April 23rd. It’s shaping up to be an epic new fantasy series and it definitely could be Netflix subscribers’ newest obsession.

Where movies are concerned, Netflix has a whopping 52 new additions on the calendar for April 2021. That includes various movies that have been licensed from third-party studios as well as plenty of new Netflix original movies like Thunder Force starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy, Stowaway with Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, and Concrete Cowboy starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin.

Want to see all the other movies Netflix has in store for you next month? All 52 new movies are listed below in the order they’ll be released.

Streaming April 1st

  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • The Pianist
  • The Possession
  • Tersanjung the Movie NETFLIX FILM 🇮🇩
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • White Boy
  • Worn Stories NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • Yes Man

Streaming April 2nd

Streaming April 3rd

  • Escape from Planet Earth

Streaming April 4th

  • What Lies Below

Streaming April 5th

  • Coded Bias

Streaming April 7th

Streaming April 9th

Streaming April 10th

  • The Stand-In

Streaming April 11th

  • Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

Streaming April 12th

Streaming April 13th

Streaming April 14th

  • The Soul NETFLIX FILM 🇨🇳
  • Why Did You Kill Me? NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Streaming April 15th

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die NETFLIX FILM 🇯🇵

Streaming April 16th

Streaming April 19th

  • Miss Sloane

Streaming April 22nd

Streaming April 23rd

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Tell Me When NETFLIX FILM 🇲🇽

Streaming April 27th

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles

Streaming April 28th

  • Headspace Guide to Sleep NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Streaming April 29th

Release Date TBD

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.