Here’s Everything Coming To UK Netflix In April

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As self-isolation slowly becomes the new normal, we're all extracting maximum value from our Netflix subscriptions. Weekends spent binge-watching suddenly feel more acceptable than ever, so you'll be glad to know that fresh episodes of crazy baking show Nailed It! are streaming this month.

Netflix is also launching an intriguing new true crime documentary series called The Innocence Files, which focuses on how wrongful convictions are overturned.Other Netflix treats include the latest in a run of Netflix original rom-coms, Love Wedding Repeat starring Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn, and a new sitcom co-created by Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever.

If you're craving TV comfort food in these anxiety-inducing times, you'll be glad to know that The Vicar of Dibley is coming to Netflix, joined by another classic British sitcom, Dinnerladies.

If social distancing has turned you back into a tween, you can enjoy the first two American Pie films, and if you really want to sink your teeth into a new TV project, all six seasons of infectious US sitcom Community are being added to the library.

Here's the best of what's available on Netflix over the next few weeks.

On My Block season 3


Get ready to pick up from season 2’s dramatic cliffhanger (spoiler alert!) which saw the gang kidnapped. We’ll find out what’s happened to our favourite Freeridge teens after being duped into believing that things were finally going to settle down. Clearly, there's more trouble on the horizon.

Available 11th March


Elite season 3


Netflix’s sexy Spanish high school drama sees another classmate killed and a new investigation get going. These teens are about to learn just how hard it is to run from the demons of the past/last season.

Available 13th March


Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J. Walker


We finally get to see the incredible Octavia Spencer star as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazer who became America’s first female self-made millionaire. This long-awaited original series shows how Walker overcame the racial and gender biases of the post-slavery era she lived in and came to revolutionise black haircare while fighting for wider social change.

Available 20th March


Friday Night Dinner season 4


This unsung gem of the Channel 4 canon is finally hitting Netflix. Chaos and hilarity is guaranteed every time the eccentric Goodman family get together for Friday night dinner. Expect more inappropriate pranks, traditional sibling rivalry and unwelcome visits from next-door neighbour Jim packaged into six easy-to-digest 30-minute episodes.

Available March 2020


I, Tonya (2017)


This brilliant biopic is always worthy of a rewatch. Margot Robbie stars as successful competitive ice skater Tonya Harding whose world came crashing down in 1994 when she was forced to withdraw from the national championships after finding herself in the middle of one of sport's biggest scandals, changing the course of her life and career forever.

Available 30th March


Kingdom season 2


This South Korean zombie period drama (yes, a delightful mouthful) returns for a second instalment. Based on the Land of the Gods comic, the series has developed a cult following that only promises to grow larger. There’s a conflicted prince, an untrustworthy doctor and a wild epidemic all at play.  

Available 13th March


Ozark season 3


The Byrdes are back at long last! Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner are expanding their wild business venture in this award-winning crime drama. The casino is up and running, which might sound like a good thing but history tells us that chaos is around the corner for quite literally everyone involved.  

Available 27th March


Shutter Island (2010)


Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo star in Martin Scorsese's gritty crime thriller which just so happens to turn 10 this year. US marshals Teddy (DiCaprio) and Chuck (Ruffalo) are sent to a remote asylum to investigate a strange disappearance but find way more than they bargained for.

Available 1st March



A Quiet Place (2018)


Real-life husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in this brilliantly distressing mystery thriller. We're poised to re-enter their postapocalyptic world in an upcoming sequel, so now might be a good (or horrible) time to revisit what happened to the Abbot family the first time around.

Available 13th March


Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6


The sixth series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine arrives on the UK streaming platform this month. It’s been roughly a year since the season aired so fans who have been looking to rewatch the world’s easiest low-maintenance hangover series, rejoice. Put this back on your list.

Available 28th March


The Letter For The King


His Dark Materials star Amir Wilson has made his way over to Netflix in this coming-of-age original. He plays Tiuri, a young knight in training who sets out on a quest to deliver a letter to – you guessed it – the king. The story is all in the journey, of course, which is interrupted and challenged by various obstacles.

Available 20th March


Spenser Confidential


"Dirty cops, drug cartels and big politicians all working together," says the voiceover in the trailer. Police officer Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) was trying to bring them down but was framed for a crime and sent to prison. Naturally, revenge is the priority when he’s eventually released and the result is a series of fistfights, car chases and quippy one-liners from co-star Winston Duke. Post Malone also stars.

Available 6th March


The Protector season 3


The weight of the world still rests upon Hakan’s shoulders after discovering his connection to an ancient order responsible for protecting Istanbul from the Immortals. This season he’s tasked with finding an antidote to a dangerous virus while also navigating all the conflicts of the past and present in this Turkish fantasy drama.

Available 6th March


Dirty Money season 2


This Netflix original investigative series turns its attention to the Wells Fargo banking scandal, Malaysia’s political corruption case and the real estate empire headed by Jared Kushner, advisor to the president of the United States. Look no further for juicy present-day investigations that’ll make you think about what’s really going on in the world around you.

Available 11th March


Straight Outta Compton (2015)


You'll find your dose of hip-hop history right here. Straight Outta Compton charts the rise of rap group N.W.A – Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E – in 1980s Los Angeles. Tense, dramatic and full to the brim of great music and familiar references.

Available 11th March



It (2017)


Everyone's favourite horror is just a few clicks away. Based on Stephen King's 1986 novel, It takes us to the summer of 1989 where a group of kids seek out the monster that has been terrorising their small town in Maine. That monster, of course, is Halloween staple, Pennywise.

Available 16th March


Lost Girls


Mari Gilbert’s (Amy Ryan) 24-year-old daughter Shannan has gone missing. Mari races to retrace her last known steps but is quickly met by stubborn police biases in the process. Nevertheless, what she discovers on her own investigation nudges her towards further unsolved murders and difficult family revelations.

Available 13th March


Uncorked


This father-son drama looks like a heart-warming winner. Elijah wants to become a sommelier but his father Louis wants him to take over the family barbecue joint. Elijah pursues his dream regardless. An unexpected tragedy takes place, however, and forces both men to think a little differently.

Available 27th March


The Post (2017)


Steven Spielberg directs this depiction of what happened at The Washington Post when it tried to publish the Pentagon Papers – classified documents detailing the US government's involvement in the Vietnam war, and the subsequent controversial cover-up. Dream team Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star.

Available 17th March


The Breakfast Club (1985)

This is one of three classic teen movies from director John Hughes coming to Netflix this month. Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez star as high school students from very different cliques who bond during a Saturday afternoon detention.

Available in April at a date tbc



Sixteen Candles (1984)

Eighties icon Molly Ringwald also stars in this classic John Hughes movie. This time, she plays a high school student whose family forget her 16th birthday because her self-absorbed older sister is getting married the next day.

Available in April at a date tbc



Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Matthew Broderick stars in the third John Hughes movie coming to Netflix this month. He plays the iconic title character, a Chicago high school student who skips school for a day just to have fun. Pure escapist fun.

Available in April at a date tbc



Nailed It! (2020)

Season four of the Netflix reality series that's basically a crazier (and messier) version of The Great British Bake Off. Each episode sees three amateur bakers attempt to recreate elaborate signature cakes that are just a little bit beyond their skill sets.

Available 1st April



Community (2009-15)

Craving a new comedy series to binge-watch right now? All six seasons of this popular US sitcom set in a community college are coming to Netflix this month. Donald Glover, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown lead the awesome ensemble cast.

Available 1st April



Peaky Blinders (2019)

The fifth and most recent series of the stylish BBC period drama set in 1920s Birmingham arrives on Netflix. As ever, Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory head up an excellent ensemble cast, and things can get pretty grisly just when you're least expecting it.

Available 22nd April



After Life (2020)

This is the second season of Ricky Gervais' sitcom about a man struggling to regain his lust for life following the death of his wife. As you'd expect from the co-creator of The Office, it's often pretty close to the bone. Extras' Ashley Jensen and Downton Abbey's Penelope Wilton co-star.

Available 24th April



Money Heist (2020)

This month brings eight new episodes of the innovative Spanish crime drama that's built a global fanbase. Money Heist: The Phenomenon, a documentary featuring contributions from the show's producers and cast, will premiere on Netflix the same day.

Available 3rd April



Extraction (2020)

Chris Hemsworth stars in this Netflix original film set in the criminal underworld. He plays a black-market mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. Stranger Things' David Harbour and 13 Reasons Why's Derek Luke co-star.

Available 24th April



Coffee & Kareem (2020)

This Netflix original film is a buddy cop comedy about a police officer (The Office's Ed Helms) who teams up with his new girlfriend's 12-year-old son (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) to take down a group of criminal fugitives in Detroit. The always amazing Taraji P. Henson – aka Cookie from Empire – co-stars.

Available 12th April



The Willoughbys (2020)

Adapted from Lois Lowry's popular book, this Netflix animated movie follows the four Willoughby kids as they learn to fend for themselves after being abandoned by their selfish parents. Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski and Ricky Gervais lead the starry voice cast.

Available 24th April




Howl's Moving Cast le (2004)

This Japanese animated film is one of seven movies from cult production house Studio Ghibli coming to Netflix at the start of the month. The others are Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Ponyo (2008), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), The Wind Rises (2013) and When Marnie Was There (2014).

Available 1st April



Sunderland 'Til I Die (2020)

If you're missing the football season while it's on hold due to coronavirus, you might enjoy this documentary series about Sunderland FC. It follows the club's new owner as he attempts to restore a once-great team to former glories.

Available 1st April



The Innocence Files (2020)

This new true crime documentary series follows the incredible work of the Innocence Network and Innocence Project, which seek to overturn wrongful convictions in the United States. There are nine episodes to binge through, tracking eight different miscarriages of justice.

Available 15th April



Brew Brothers (2020)

Alan Aisenberg (Orange Is the New Black) and Mike Castle (House Guest) star in a brand new Netflix sitcom about a pair of estranged brothers who team up to run a brewery. It's created by Greg Schaffer, who previously worked on That '70s Show.

Available 10th April



The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007)

The classic British sitcom starring Dawn French as hilarious country vicar Geraldine Granger is perfect comfort viewing during the coronavirus crisis. Is it okay to watch the Christmas episode in April?

Available in April at a date tbc



Dinnerladies (1998-2000)

Victoria Wood's sitcom set in a Manchester factory canteen is another safe bet if you're craving warm-hearted laughs. You'll recognise Maxine Peake, Corrie alumni Shobna Gulati and Thelma Barlow, and the great Julie Walters, who steals every scene she's in.

Available in April at a date tbc



American Pie (1999) and American Pie 2 (2001)

If you fancy something funny and unashamedly risqué, the first two American Pie movies are coming to Netflix UK this month. Eugene Levy as Jim's dad could be the hero we need right now.

Available in April at a date tbc



The Martian (2015)

Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead the cast in this acclaimed sci-fi epic about an astronaut left stranded on Mars. It's based on a novel by Andy Weir and directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Thelma and Louise).

Available in April at a date tbc



Babe (1995)

This incredibly cute Australian movie tells the story of a pig who really wants to be a sheepdog. It's based on Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel The Sheep-Pig and has a great cast including Miriam Margolyes and Kath and Kim's Magda Szubanski.

Available in April at a date tbc




Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

Olivia Munn and Sam Claflin star in this Netflix original rom-com about a man who runs into his ex at his sister's wedding. Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto co-stars. Could it be a Four Weddings and a Funeral for 2020? Fingers crossed.

Available 10th April



The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

Steven Spielberg directs this big-budget computer-animated movie based on the popular Belgian comic book series by Hergé. The cast includes motion-capture specialist Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg and Mackenzie Crook.

Available in April at a date tbc




The Land Before Time (1988)

This classic animated movie which spawned a shedload of sequels is a real weepie. It follows an orphaned young dinosaur called Littlefoot on his journey to find the Great Valley, an area spared from famine and devastation.

Available in April at a date tbc



Never Have I Ever (2020)

The great Mindy Kaling has co-created and written this new Netflix sitcom based on her own teenage experiences. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan stars as a first-generation Indian American girl navigating the trials and tribulations of adolescent life.

Available 27th April



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