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11 Best New Movies on Netflix: April 2023’s Freshest Films to Watch

Netflix is serving up some incredible content this April in the form of films and specials that will do everything from take your breath away with immersive action and drama to transport you on an epic international and multi-lingual journey from the comforts of home. Whether you’re looking for something intense, informative, or funny, Netflix has got you covered. Keep reading for the streamer’s best new movies coming in April.

Netflix is starting the month strong, kicking things off with brand new nonfiction titles featuring big name stars that will make you laugh and perhaps even shed a tear as they share their unique words and stories in stand-up special My Name Is Mo’Nique and documentary Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now.

Moving further into the month, the platform is also debuting fresh original titles to beef up their already-stacked catalog of hits. Releases like Seven Kings Must Die and Queens on the Run in particular are highly-anticipated international releases featuring everyone from established stars to fresh faces putting out powerful performances that culminate in stand-out films destined for the Netflix Top 10.

Finally, rounding out April streaming are some unbeatable comedy titles that are sure to get you feeling happy and warm as we move in May. In particular, you should be sure to look out for big-name stand-up special John Mulaney: Baby J and swoon-worthy romantic-comedy adventure A Tourist’s Guide to Love.

Want to know what other eye-grabbing movies are dropping on Netflix in the next month? Keeping scrolling to check out our full list of what movies to watch on Netflix in April.

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'A Tourist's Guide to Love'

Released April 21

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Enjoy an entertaining spring getaway from the comforts of home in the form of this Netflix Original romantic-comedy movie. After an unexpected breakup, travel executive Amanda Riley (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes on an undercover assignment in Vietnam to learn about their tourist industry. Along the way, she meets free-spirited tour guide Sinh Thach (Scott Ly), who takes her on an incredible adventure to explore the world, life, and love off the beaten path.

Stream A Tourist's Guide to Love on Netflix


'My Name Is Mo’Nique'

Released April 4

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Actress and comedian Mo’Nique is gracing us with a brand new stand-up special premiering on Netflix early this month. My Name Is Mo’Nique will present the performer as you’ve never seen her before, showing a whole new side of Mo’Nique as she tells all about everything from her grandmother’s sex warning to staring down a racist teacher. Start April strong by watching this star tear it up, only on Netflix.

Stream My Name Is Mo’Nique on Netflix


'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always'

Released April 19

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always is guaranteed fun for the whole family this month. The Netflix Original action-adventure film takes place 30 years after the formation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as familiar foe Rita Repulsa (Barbara Goodson) returns to wreck havoc. All these years later, it is once again up to the Power Rangers to come together and be the heroes the world needs in order to save the day once and for all.

Stream Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always on Netflix


'Seven Kings Must Die'

Released April 14

Seven Kings Must Die
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Acting as a sequel to the The Last Kingdom television series, Seven Kings Must Die is a brand new Netflix original historical drama film that is set to bring the sweeping story to its final conclusion. Alexander Dreymon returns as Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg, ruler of Northumbria, who has yet to pledge his land to the English throne despite its new era of tentative peace and relative unity. But with the death of King Edward, that peace is threatened as the late ruler’s potential heirs, Aethelstan and Aelfweard, battle for the crowing.

Further complicating matters is Uhtred’s personal connection to Aethelstan, forcing the former to decide whether his loyalties ultimately lie with his king or homeland. What will it cost to created a truly united kingdom? Find out in Seven Kings Must Die.

Stream Seven Kings Must Die on Netflix


'John Mulaney: Baby J'

Released April 25

John Mulaney
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Emmy-Award winning comedian, writer, and actor John Mulaney is back with his latest comedy special since 2019’s John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. This highly-anticipated Netflix Original stand-up special is a must-watch that is certain to cover plenty of big topics from the last few years of his life, like his time and rehab and new adventures in fatherhood. Experience it all in John Mulaney: Baby J later in April, only on Netflix. 

Stream John Mulaney: Baby J  on Netflix



Released April 1

Weathering (2023)
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Weathering is a brand new thriller film out of Netflix that follows a journalist whose life and sanity begin to completely unravel after she loses her baby, and nearly her own life, while in labor. Now as she is home alone grieving what she lost and what could have been, she finds herself plagued by disturbing visions and frightening attacks from within her own mind.


'Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now'

Released April 5

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Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now is an intimate, all-access music documentary chronicles the life of recent breakout artist Lewis Capaldi as he journeys from a scrappy teen going viral on social media to an established, Grammy-nominated pop star. The Netflix Original film follows the Scottish musician as he returns to his roots to try reconnecting with the family and friends he left behind while reconciling who he was in his old life with who he is now as an artist with global recognition and success.

Stream Lewis Capaldi: How I'm Feeling Now on Netflix


'Longest Third Date'

Released April 18

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There’s truly nothing that will unexpectedly extend a date like a global pandemic. That may sound far-fetched, but it’s what happened to one couple who is now sharing their surprising love story in Longest Third Date. The Netflix Original documentary film tracks the relationship of Matt and Khani as they go from strangers matching on Hinge to two people spending more time together than they ever expected when a spontaneous voyage for their third date coincides with the world shutting down due to COVID-19 in March, 2020. Matt and Khani’s extended stay in Costa Rica swiftly becomes the ultimate trial in compatibility, as well as the longest third date anyone has ever had.

Stream Longest Third Date on Netflix



Released April 7

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Chupa is a Netflix Original fantasy adventure film that follows shy 13-year-old Alex (Evan Whitten) as he flies from Kansas City to Mexico to meet his extended family there for the very first time, including his grandfather Chava (Demián Bichir) and cousins Memo (Nickolas Verdugo) and Luna (Ashley Ciarra). And if all of that didn’t seem daunting enough, Alex is thrown further off-kilter upon discovering a young chupacabra cub hiding in his grandfather’s shed.

Incredibly, Alex and the mythical creature, dubbed Chupa, form a beautiful friendship that’s threatened by dangerous scientist Richard Quinn (Christian Slater), who is determined to hunt down Chupa in hopes of harnessing the being’s powers. To protect Chupa, Alex will embark on the journey of a lifetime that you won’t want to miss.

Stream Chupa on Netflix


'Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks'

Released April 12

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April continues to keep the laughs and good times rolling with another amazing stand-up special, this time from Australian comedian and actress Celeste Barber. Barber takes to the historic Sydney Opera House in Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks to explore marriage, mental health, celebrity-branded sex toys, and so much more. Watch it as soon as it drops for some guaranteed hilarity and fun this month, only on Netflix.

Stream Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks on Netflix


'Queens on the Run'

Released April 14

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Last but certainly not least is this fantastic new Netflix Original action-comedy film out of Mexico. Queens on the Run follows four best friends (and their new pet chicken, naturally) as they finally take the epic roadtrip they first planned back in high school. But with high expectations and so many variables that can go wrong, their long-awaited vacation might be a bumpier ride than any of them could have ever expected. Immerse yourself in friendship, chaos, and roadtrip glory by checking out Queens on the Run in April!

Stream Queens on the Run on Netflix