Summer Must-Watch: 8 Exciting Titles Coming to Netflix This April 2021
Mar 29, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
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Mar 29, 2021   •   Kyzia Maramara
You probably clicked on this article because you’re running out of shows and films to watch on Netflix. We’ve got news for you — loads of new titles are about to land on the streaming giant’s catalog. What’s new on Netflix this April? There’s a true crime TV series, a psychological thriller drama, an animated movie for the entire family, and a new K-drama title just for you. Check it out!
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Billy Howle, Jenna Coleman
Crime TV drama lovers have a new show to look forward to. The Serpent is based on the shocking true events in the life of merciless killer Charles Sobhraj. In the 1970s he committed heinous crimes of murder and theft on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of South Asia.
Cast: Lee Dong-Wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Bum
Looking for the next K-drama to obsess over? There’s one about to land on Netflix soon. Tale of the Nine Tailed is a drama about a TV producer looking for supernatural stories. She crosses paths with a former deity, a nine-tailed fox in human form, who has been roaming earth for centuries looking for his lost lover. If you liked Grim Reaper from Goblin, you’ll like his nine-tailed supernatural character too.
The Way of the Househusband teaches us that true love has the power to change you. The househusband in question is an ex-yakuza boss nicknamed “The Immortal Dragon” who disappeared from the underworld to become a stay-at-home husband. The manga was first published in 2018 and it had an anime adaptation in late 2020. It even won Best Overall Series and Best Comedy Series in the 2018 Pixiv Comic Ranking.
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker
New on Netflix this April is this dystopian action-packed film from director Michael Matthews. Joel has survived seven years of living underground no thanks to the giant monster apocalypse happening. He discovers his ex-girlfriend is just 85 miles away which gives him the courage to leave his underground bunker to reunite with her. Dylan O’Brien missers, this one’s for you.
Cast: Kiko Mizuhara, Honami Satô
Buckle up for this Japanese psychological thriller drama. Ride or Die is based on a manga series entitled Gunjo. The live-action film features Rei, a woman who’s in love with an old friend with an abusive husband. Rei helps her escape by murdering her husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.
Cast: Sam Milby, Jennifer Mercado
This 2015 flick directed by Jun Robles Lana (Die Beautiful) follows two Pinoy OFWs who meet on a plane and fall in love in NYC. When Wendy and Sean go home to the Philippines to get married, they find out that Sean’s wealthy parents won’t approve of the marriage unless the young couple signs a prenuptial agreement.
Cast: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux
Shadow and Bone is based on the worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo. Alina Starkov is an orphan living in a war-torn world. She unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of the world and set her country free. But of course, dark forces lie in the shadows, conspiring. It’s an action-packed weekend watch once that first episode drops.
Cast: Olivia Colman, Maya Rudolph, Charlyne Yi, Danny McBride
Kids and kids at heart will have a new favorite movie once the last week of April rolls in. The Mitchells vs. The Machines is an animated comedy by Sony Pictures about the Mitchell family who has to work together to defend the world from a tech uprising. Do we control our gadgets or do our gadgets control us?
Kyzia spends most of her time capturing the world around her through photos, paragraphs, and playlists. She is constantly on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and a great paperback thriller to pair with it.
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