New on Netflix: Movies & Shows Added in April 2019
Want to know what's new on Netflix? These are the movies and shows that got added to the Netflix library in March 2019
With the arrival of April, Netflix did its monthly thing and added some of the prime classics, when it comes to movies and TV shows, to its library. And when we say timeless, evergreen films and series, we're talking about the likes of 'Cruel Intentions,' and 'The Fifth Element,' along with some newer hits like 'War Dogs', 'Baywatch,' and even 'New Girl,' and the entire Jurassic Park trilogy!
Unbelievable, right? Worry not, this isn't some elaborate April Fool's joke that the streaming giant is playing on its viewers. With some of these iconic productions already having been added since April 1, we know for a fact that our wishes are being granted. So, without further ado, here's a quick look at the top 10 films and TV shows getting added to the Netflix library in April 2019.
'All the President’s Men' (April 1)
Released all the way back in 1976, this film focuses on the 1972 elections and tells the tale of the same through an investigation led by two reporters. The ongoing investigation revolves around the controversial Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign from his post. Directed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, the film stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively, and was nominated in multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA categories. In 2010, the film was also selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
'Deliverance' (April 1)
Set as an outdoor adventure meant to be for the quintessential thriller enthusiast, this 1972 American thriller film was produced and directed by John Boorman. Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox, this film follows four urban men who seek out the wilderness on a weekend canoeing trip down a river in the Georgia backcountry. But instead of relaxing, the trip ends up being one of their worst nightmares, thus ensuing a tale of survival. The film is still quite known for its vivid portrayal of a male-rape scene and earned wide critical acclaim, along with three Oscar nominations and five Golden Globe Award nominations.
'Pineapple Express' (April 1)
Probably in honor of Seth Rogen finally announcing his up and coming marijuana company, Netflix decided to mark the joyous occasion by adding what is his and buddy James Franco's most popular comedy so far - Pineapple Express. Rogen stars as Dale - an obvious pot enthusiast - and Franco plays his drug dealer Saul. Amber Heard stars as Dale's questionably younger sweetheart who still goes to school, and the action, drama, and comedy pick up after Dale drops off a big stash of pot at a spot where he and Saul witness a cop and a drug lord murder an Asian guy.
'The Fifth Element' (April 1)
The 1997 English-language French science-fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson, stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. Set in the 23rd century, the movie relays a post-apocalyptic tone and follows the story of Korben Dallas - a cab driver in the pursuit of four mystical stones and a mysterious fifth element, which is believed to have powers that are the only way to defeat a cosmic evil in an apocalyptic war scenario.
'Cruel Intentions' (April 1)
This 1999 romance-thriller classic stars Reese Witherspoon as the fair maiden, Annette, who happens to intertwine herself with the selfish, lust driven rivalry between step-siblings, Sebastian and Kathryn, played by Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar, respectively. One of the biggest box office hits of its time, this cast's performance was critically praised, and the film earned $76 million, with two direct-to-video sequels.
'Snatch' (April 1)
The 2000 British crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie focuses on life in the London underground and has two main plots progressing simultaneously. On one hand, we have an ongoing search for a stolen diamond, while on the other, is a small-time boxing promoter who finds himself under pressure from a merciless gangster. Labeled as Guy Ritchie's best film of all time, this movie stars Jason Statham as Turkish, the boxing promoter, Stephen Graham as Tommy, Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil, and Alan Ford as the ruthless gangster.
'New Girl' Season 7 (April 10)
The seventh and final season of the American sitcom premiered last year in April, and concluded in May 2018. But there's no overlooking the big finale and the epic (spoiler alert!) proposal in the concluding season of the very popular comedy. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether, the series focuses on an offbeat, goofy girl Jess (Zooey Deschanel) who moves into an LA loft with three other men - Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston (Lamorne Morris) - and thus begins their ridiculously funny journey as they navigate life in the 30s, trying to deal with maturity, career, and relationships.
'The Hateful Eight' Extended Version (April 25)
This 2015 American western thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino brags of the most elaborate star-studded cast. Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern star in this film as eight strangers out on a mission to seek refuge from a blizzard. What's better? The film is set in a time period shortly after the American Civil War, and things keep getting twisted as the eight people take cover from the blizzard during a stagecoach stopover.
'The Imitation Game' (April 29)
This 2014 American historical drama film was directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore, based on the biography 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the phenomenal British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film follows the historical figure's work with the British government, where he decrypted German intelligence codes during the Second World War. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong also star in the film that features Turing's life and struggles with his sexuality in an age where being gay was against British law - something for which Turing underwent chemical castration.
'American Honey' (April 27)
This 2016 road drama follows a teen from a troubled family, who runs away from home and ends up doing odd jobs with a traveling sales crew, driving across the American Midwest. It stars Sasha Lane as the teen, Shia LaBeouf, Arielle Holmes, and Riley Keough.