From big-screen blockbusters, the latest Marvel adventures, big sci-fi shows and returning Emmy-winners it's a stacked month for streaming in April.
Netflix is loaded with big originals, led by the sci-fi flick Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick; Phil Lord and Chris Miller's animated film The Mitchells vs. The Machines; the original fantasy series Shadow and Bone; and the Melissa McCarthy superhero flick Thunder Force. Hulu is bringing back its biggest hit with a new season of The Handmaid's Tale; and Disney+ continues its rollout of new episodes of the MCU super-series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
HBO Max also continues its ambitious streaming-and-theatrical film slate, with the latest would-be blockbuster Mortal Kombat coming to the service. The service also has the period-set sci-fi series The Nevers, created by Joss Whedon (who has since exited the project) on tap. Amazon Prime has its horror anthology THEM; plus a few solid movies coming to the service's back catalog.
Digging deeper, there are also plenty of solid movies outside the originals. Netflix has the sci-fi flicks Synchronic and Battle: Los Angeles; Disney+ is adding a boatload of classic Star Wars content; HBO Max has The New Mutants; and Hulu has classics like Vanilla Sky and Virtuosity on tap.
Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.
Thunder Force (Netflix Original Film): Two childhood best friends reunite as an unlikely crime-fighting superhero duo when one invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers. This Netflix original film stars Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer and Jason Bateman.
Synchronic: Can't get enough of Anthony Mackie in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? This should do the trick. This buzzy sci-fi action flick stars Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics investigating a mysterious new drug that's hit the streets. Turns out, it's a whole lot more than just a trip.
Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original): A Netflix original series. Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.
Stowaway (Netflix Original): Netflix's next, big sci-fi flick follows a three-person crew on a mission to Mars. The trio faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Original): A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it's up to the Mitchells the world's weirdest family to save the human race. Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).
April 1Magical Andes: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary)2012InsidiousLeprechaunThe PossessionThe Time Traveler's Wife
April 3Escape from Planet Earth
April 4What Lies Below
April 6The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You (Netflix Family)
April 8The Way of the Househusband (Netflix Anime)
April 9Thunder Force (Netflix Film)
April 12New Gods: Nezha Reborn (Netflix Film)
April 14The Soul (Netflix Film)
April 16Arlo the Alligator Boy (Netflix Family)Crimson PeakFast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico (Netflix Family)Synchronic
April 19PJ Masks: Season 3
April 20Izzy's Koala World: Season 2 (Netflix Family)
April 21Zero (Netflix Original)
April 22Stowaway (Netflix Film)
April 23Shadow and Bone (Netflix Original)
April 27Battle of Los Angeles
April 28Yasuke (Netflix Anime)
April 30The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Netflix Family)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (New Episodes): Big-screen Avengers stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan return for a streaming miniseries as they aim to unravel a new threat to the world all while sorting through their own post-Endgame trauma (and buddy comedy shenanigans).
DuckTales (Season 3): The final season of the animated revival of the beloved animated classic. It's big, funny, smart, adventurous and an absolute blast. Dig in to see how the journey ends.
April 2Sharks of the Bermuda TriangleNight at the MuseumNight at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianEwoks: The Battle for EndorStar Wars: Clone Wars Volume IStar Wars: Clone Wars Volume IIStar Wars: Ewoks (Seasons 1-2)The Story of the Faithful WookieeThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 102, "Dusters"
April 9Disney Future-Worm!Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (Seasons 1-2)Squanto: A Warrior's TaleThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 103, "Breakaway"
April 16RIOThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier: New EpisodeThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 104, "Hockey Moms"
April 23Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals (Season 3)The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: FinaleThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 105, "Cherry Picker"
April 30Disney Ducktales (Season 3)Marvel Studios: AssembledThe Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 106, "Spirit of the Ducks"
Mortal Kombat: Can this be the Mortal Kombat movie we've always wanted? We'll find out soon, when this one hits theaters and HBO Max for simultaneous release: Why has Outworld's emperor sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, to hunt down MMA fighter Cole Young? In search of answers, Cole finds his way to the temple of Lord Raiden and begins unlocking the secrets of his heritage. As Outworld's threat to Earthrealm grows, Cole joins warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano in a high stakes battle for the soul of the universe.
The Nevers (Original Series): August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people mostly women abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular "turns," all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans."
April 1Dante's Peak, 1997 (HBO)Dark Shadows, 2012 (HBO)Dead Silence, 2007 (HBO)Ella Enchanted, 2004 (HBO)Ghost Rider, 2007Green Lantern, 2011Leatherface Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, 1990 (HBO)The Man With The Iron Fists, 2012 (Unrated Version) (HBO)My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 (HBO)Red Dawn, 1984 (HBO)Space Jam, 1996Speed 2 Cruise Control, 1997 (HBO)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, 2006 (Extended Version) (HBO)White Noise, 2005 (HBO)
April 6Genndy Tartokovksy's Primal, Season 1B
April 10The New Mutants, 2020 (HBO)
April 11The Nevers, Drama Series Premiere (HBO)
April 17The Dark Knight Rises, 2012 (HBO)
April 24Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021
April 29Looney Tunes Cartoons, Season 1D
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original): The Emmy-winning hit returns to continue the saga of a woman forced into sexual servitude as she struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.
Manifest: Season 3 Premiere (NBC): Over a year has passed since the miraculous homecoming of Flight 828 and the discovery of others who have mysteriously returned. While the Stone family endeavors to keep their friends safe and make their enemies believe the unbelievable, new challenges will test their trust of the callings and each other. But sticking together is more important than ever, because no matter what happens, it's all connected.
April 1UniKitty: Complete Season 3 (Cartoon Network)28 Days Later (2003)The Abyss (1989)Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)The Dead Zone (1983)Die Hard (1988)Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)Hancock (2008)Live Free or Die Hard (2007)Mad Max (1980)Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)The Polar Express (2004)Scary Movie 4 (2006)Shaft (2000)Shrek 2 (2002)So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)Star Trek: Generations (1994)Vanilla Sky (2001)Virtuosity (1995)Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
April 2Manifest: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
April 3Blair Witch (2016)
April 7Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Season 1, Epsiodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
April 12Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Spontaneous (2020)
April 26The Oscars Red Carpet Show: Special (ABC)The 93rd Oscars: Special (ABC)
April 28 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 4 Premiere (Hulu Original)Arrival (2016)
THEM: A new, original horror anthology that explores terror in America. The first season, 1950s-set COVENANT, centers around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family's idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
Spontaneous: A good, old fashioned sci-fi romance complete with exploding heads. When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding, seniors Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today.
Creepshow (Season 1): Shudder's hit original anthology horror series comes to Prime Video for a sampling. Based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, comes a new horror anthology series from the mind of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
April 1A Hologram For The King (2016)Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)Evan Almighty (2007)Hancock (2008)How To Train Your Dragon (2010)Inception (2010)Johnny English (2003)League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)Mad Max (1980)Minority Report (2002)Shaft (2000)Shooter (2007)So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)The Abyss (1989)The Dead Zone (1983)The Happening (2008)Creepshow: Season 1 (Shudder)Garfield & Friends: Season 1 (Boomerang)
April 3Blair Witch (2016)
April 7High-Rise (2016)Pulse (2005)Ragnarok (2009)The Priest (2009)Trollhunter (2011)
April 9THEM (Amazon Original Series: Limited Series)
April 12Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Spontaneous (2020)
April 28Arrival (2016)
April 30Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Amazon Original Movie)
April 1CasperDespicable MeHappy FeetHappy Feet TwoMonster High: Ghouls RuleMonster High: Great Scarrier ReefMonster High: HauntedMonster High, Scaris City of FrightsMonster High: Welcome To Monster HighMonster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall In LoveMortal KombatPushR.I.P.D.Street FighterThe WizVan Hesling
April 2Manifest, Season 3 (NBC)
April 6Conan The Barbarian
April 22Rutherford Falls: Season 1 (Peacock Original)
It's hard to get a clear read on what might be new and dropping on Paramoun+ this month, but the upstart service (which takes over for CBS All Access) has a growing catalog of fan favorite movies and all the new Star Trek shows (plus plenty more in the works).
Shows like the new podcast-esque sci-fi series Calls, and ambitious sci-fi fare like Servant and For All Mankind are streaming now, though there doesn't look to be much in the way of new series launches this month. But projects like Lisey's Story and a new season of Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet are on the way.
April 1AnacondaG.I. Joe: The Rise Of CobraKung Fu PandaSaltThe 6th Day
April 10G.I. Joe: Retaliation
April 16Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
April 1Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & PunisherGods of Egypt (2016)Priest (2011)The Last Witch Hunter (2015)The Legend of Hercules (2014)Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)Click (2006)Coneheads (1993)Elektra Luxx (2010)Scary Movie 4 (2006)Moon (2009)30 Days of Night (2007)30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)Night of the Living Dead (1990)Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures (2002)Muppets From Space (1999)The Land Before Time Films (1988-2016)The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)Battlefield Earth (2000)Flatliners (2017)Resident Evil (2002)Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)Signs (2002)The Andromeda Strain (1971)UFO (2018)Passengers (2008)Charlie's Angels (1976) - Seasons 1-5Dilbert (1999) - Seasons 1-2Drive (2007) - Season 1Jumanji: The Animated Series (1996) - Seasons 1-3Spartacus (2004) - Season 1
April 15Swamp Thing (2019)
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- New on Netflix: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming in August - Vanity Fair - July 26th, 2021
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- False Positive review: On Hulu, pregnancy is fertile ground for scary-movie thrills - Chicago Sun-Times - July 1st, 2021
- Movie review: The Conjuring 3 was alright for me - The Daily Evergreen - July 1st, 2021
- Scary good: Cleveland Heights new The Haunted House restaurant opening in old Melt space - cleveland.com - July 1st, 2021
- How Foley sound is used to create suspense in horror movies - Insider - July 1st, 2021
- 8 Classic Horror Movies Worth Buying on Blu-Ray - IndieWire - July 1st, 2021
- These 15 Paranormal Encounters Cast And Crew Had On Set Are Scarier Than The Horror Movies Themselves - BuzzFeed - July 1st, 2021
- This terrifying new movie on Netflix is chilling viewers to the core - BGR - July 1st, 2021
- This Week in Genre History: Steven Spielbergs 'War of the Worlds' was a 9/11 movie we didn't see coming - SYFY WIRE - July 1st, 2021
- Invasion of Japanese Knotwood is no movie, but it can be scary - WIVB.com - News 4 - July 1st, 2021
- Is This The Horror Movie You Should Watch Tonight? - Looper - July 1st, 2021
- Michael Myers Is Back and Scarier Than Ever in the New Trailer for 'Halloween Kills' - Yahoo Lifestyle - July 1st, 2021
- Screams, slashers and Thatcher: why horror films are going back to the 80s - The Guardian - July 1st, 2021
- Best Movies Coming to Netflix in July 2021 - Den of Geek - July 1st, 2021
- Sleepless Unrest coming to the Wildey - The Edwardsville Intelligencer - July 1st, 2021
- NJ filmmaker Anna Chazelle steps into the world of horror with 'Narrow' - Asbury Park Press - July 1st, 2021
- Is The Strangers a True Story? Is the Movie Based on Real Life? - The Cinemaholic - July 1st, 2021
- A closer look at the directors competing at Cannes for the first time this year - The National - July 1st, 2021
- Whats Coming to Netflix in July 2021 - What's on Netflix - July 1st, 2021
- Tam Cowan: Hancock hasn't popped up on Love Island.. but he did on CCTV - Daily Record - July 1st, 2021
- 15 Scary Movies You Need to Watch - Best Horror Movies 2021 - Cosmopolitan - May 21st, 2021
- Netflixs Fear Street Trilogy Brings Three R-Rated Horror Movies This Summer Watch The Trailer - Empire - May 21st, 2021
- Spiral and the Saw movies ask: How does tech challenge horror? - Polygon - May 21st, 2021
- Friends cast ages: How old are the cast of Friends now? - Heart - May 21st, 2021
- The Ads On Free Streaming Sites Are Absolutely Awful - ScreenCrush - May 21st, 2021
- Ella Purnell On Netflix's Zombie Heist Action Movie 'Army Of The Dead' - British Vogue - May 21st, 2021
- Whats Your Number? didnt rank in the summer of Bridesmaids - The A.V. Club - May 21st, 2021
- Everything Leaving Hulu in June 2021 - ComicBook.com - May 21st, 2021
- Woman discovers scary secret basement while renovating home: Someone has 100 percent been down here - Yahoo Sports - May 21st, 2021
- Here's everything coming to Hulu in June 2021, and what's leaving - MarketWatch - May 21st, 2021
- 15 Scary Movies You Need to Watch Explica .co - Explica - May 21st, 2021
- Five of the most hilarious shootout scenes in movie history - We Are The Mighty - May 21st, 2021
- H.S. BASEBALL: Andrew Middleton's blazing start has Canton riding high at 5-0 - The Patriot Ledger - May 21st, 2021
- Is it too soon to say goodbye to movie theaters? - Utahstatesman - April 5th, 2021
- What's on TV Monday: 'Race to the Center of the Earth' - Los Angeles Times - April 5th, 2021
- All the Horror You Need to Stream in April 2021 - Film School Rejects - April 5th, 2021
- All the movies and TV shows coming to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime in April 2021 - Boston.com - April 5th, 2021
- Every One Of Hulu's 'Into the Dark' Horror Movies, Ranked - Mashable India - April 5th, 2021
- Movies on TV this week: James Dean in 'Giant' on TCM and more - Los Angeles Times - April 5th, 2021
- Will The Unholy movie be available on Blu-ray/DVD? - Hidden Remote - April 5th, 2021
- Its Time to Make April Fools Day the Halloween of Comedy - Vulture - April 5th, 2021
- 'Godzilla vs. Kong' is in theaters and on HBO Max - Yahoo News - April 5th, 2021
- Watch: LeBron James and Bugs Bunny team up in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' trailer - indie88.com - April 5th, 2021
- 'It was like a horror film': inside the terror of the Covid cruise ship - The Guardian - April 5th, 2021
- Janelle Mone on new horror film Antebellum: "There is nothing more horrific than what happened to Black people" - RadioTimes - April 5th, 2021
- Shakey Graves on His "Roll The Bones" Reissue and the Records That Shaped Him - InsideHook - April 5th, 2021
- The New #9 Show on Netflix Retells Terrifyingly Real Ghost Stories - Yahoo Lifestyle - April 5th, 2021
- 'Antebellum' stars discuss the timely 'horror of the human experience' (exclusive) - Yahoo Movies UK - April 5th, 2021
- Analyzing the Hit-and-Miss Parody of 'Scary Movie 2' [Horror Queers Podcast] - Bloody Disgusting - March 9th, 2021
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- David Letterman's old interviews with famous women are going viral for their inappropriate nature. Here are the most uncomfortable ones. - Yahoo News - March 9th, 2021
- 10 Vintage Movie Monsters That Could Be Terrifying Today - Screen Rant - March 9th, 2021
- 10 Twisted Horror Films That You Have To Watch Twice To Understand - Screen Rant - March 9th, 2021
- Every Paranormal Activity Movie, Ranked By Rotten Tomatoes - Screen Rant - March 9th, 2021
- Let's Talk About The Time A Large Eddie Murphy Head Toured The Country - UPROXX - March 9th, 2021
- 10 Things You Didn't Know about Andi Matichak - TVOvermind - March 9th, 2021
- 'The Lord of the Rings' Cast Reunites For Anniversary Screenings - ScreenCrush - March 9th, 2021
- Huge drive-in festival coming to Edinburgh in May with RuPaul's Drag Race stars - Edinburgh Live - March 9th, 2021
- Film made in Kamloops a love letter to horror genre directors - Kamloops This Week - March 9th, 2021
- SONS OF ANARCHY Creator Kurt Sutter Is Set to Direct Blumhouse's Horror Film THIS BEAST GeekTyrant - GeekTyrant - March 9th, 2021
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- Scream: darkly funny, extremely meta horror and a 90s time capsule that never gets old - The Guardian - February 16th, 2021
- Horror movies for Valentines Day that prove true love really exists - Netflix Life - February 16th, 2021
- Winter storm: Scary weather wont get Texans (or Californians) to move - East Bay Times - February 16th, 2021
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- Curious Cape Cod: Horror in Provincetown? Wait until you've seen the scary side of P-town. - Cape Cod Times - February 16th, 2021
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Reviewed and Recommended by Erik Baquero