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What's new on Netflix in April 2020

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If you're like me, you've spent most of this shutdown period mostly binge-watching either horrible news headlines on your phone or the ceiling as you stare off in both existential dread and standard issue day-to-day dread.

But when you summon the strength to get up and try living as much as you can during this social distancing, there's Netflix waiting for you. (Boy, does THAT sentence sound strange coming out of this former Netflix skeptic's mouth.) And thankfully, the Big Red Streaming Monolith's monthly announcement of new arrivals shows that the service should be up to the task of distracting the country for at least the next month.

Surprisingly, the Netflix Originals aren't the star of the show for April. That's not to say that they don't have some exciting new stuff coming down the pipe. After all, there's a new season of "Nailed It," a new Taraji P. Henson/Betty Gilpin number called "Coffee & Kareem" that I desperately need after Gilpin's star-making turn in "The Hunt," a new Chris Hemsworth actioner called "Extraction" and "Tigertail," the much-anticipated feature film debut from "Master of None" co-creator Alan Yang.

It's just the lineup of outside movies and TVs is just THAT startlingly impressive – from the best movie of the last decade ("The Social Network") to the return of the "Matrix" trilogy to classics like "Taxi Driver" and "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" to new gems from seasoned masters ("Hail, Caesar!," "Django Unchained") to stupendous sci-fi ("Minority Report") to kids film favorites ("Despicable Me") and even a beloved TV show coming to Netflix in "Community." These days, normally it's the other way around! Throw in some recent buried gems ("Mud," "The Girl with All the Gifts," "The Killing of a Sacred Deer") and even "Deep Impact" in case you crave additional world-ending vibes in your life for some reason, and you've got a strong month of digitally delivered distractions.

And if none of that works for you, well, there's always more staring at the ceiling and mentally reciting, "F*ck," over and over again.

Here's the full list of everything new coming to Netflix in April:

April 1

"40 Days and 40 Nights"

"Bloodsport"

"Cadillac Records"

"Can't Hardly Wait"

"Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke"

"Community" seasons 1-6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "David Batra: Elefanten I Rummet"

"The Death of Stalin"

"Deep Impact"

"The Girl with All the Gifts"

"God's Not Dead"

"The Hangover"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "How to Fix a Drug Scandal"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show"

"Just Friends"

"Killer Klowns From Outer Space"

"Kim's Convenience" season 4

"Lethal Weapon"

"Lethal Weapon 2"

"Lethal Weapon 3"

"Lethal Weapon 4"

"The Matrix"

"The Matrix Reloaded"

"The Matrix Revolutions"

"Minority Report"

"Molly's Game"

"Mortal Kombat"

"Mud"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Nailed It!" season 4

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

"Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon: S3: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends"

"Promised Land"

"Road to Perdition"

"The Roommate"

"The Runaways"

"Salt"

"School Daze"

"Sherlock Holmes"

"The Social Network"

"Soul Plane"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sunderland 'Til I Die" season 2

"Sunrise in Heaven"

"Taxi Driver"

"Wildling"

April 2

"The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"

"Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll"

April 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Coffee & Kareem"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Money Heist" season 4

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Money Heist: The Phenomenon"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "StarBeam"

April 4

"Angel Has Fallen"

April 5

"The Killing of a Sacred Deer"

April 6

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Big Show Show"

April 7

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-20" part 3

April 9

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hi Score Girl" season 2

April 10

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Brews Brothers"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "LA Originals"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "La Vie Scolaire"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Love Wedding Repeat"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Main Event"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Tigertail"

April 14

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chris D'Elia: No Pain"

April 15

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Innocence Files"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Outer Banks"

April 16

"Despicable Me"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fary: Hexagone" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fauda" season 3

"Hail, Caesar!"

"Jem and the Holograms"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Mauricio Meirelles: Levando o Caos"

April 17

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Betonrausch"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "blackAF"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Earth and Blood"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Last Kids on Earth: Book 2"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Legado en los Huesos"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Sergio"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Too Hot to Handle"

April 18

"The Green Hornet"

April 20

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cooked with Cannabis"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Midnight Gospel"

"The Vatican Tapes"

April 21

"Bleach: The Assault"

"Bleach: The Bount"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Middleditch & Schwartz"

April 22

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Absurd Planet"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Circus of Books"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "El silencio del pantano"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Plagues of Breslau"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Willoughbys"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Win the Wilderness"

April 23

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The House of Flowers" season 3

April 24

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "After Life" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Extraction"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hello Ninja" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill"

April 25

"The Artist"

"Django Unchained"

April 26

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Last Kingdom" season 4

April 27

"Battle: Los Angeles"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Never Have I Ever"

April 29

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "A Secret Love"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Extracurricular"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Nadiya's Time to Eat"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Summertime"

April 30

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Dangerous Lies"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Drifting Dragons"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Forest of Love: Deep Cut"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Rich in Love"

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Victims' Game"

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