What's New On Netflix UK In April 2020? Here Are The Best Films And Series To Enjoy

There are loads of great new originals, classic series and movies to get stuck into during lockdown in the next few weeks...

ORIGINAL SERIES

After Life - Series 2 (24 April)

 

Ricky Gervais’ critically acclaimed dark comedy returns for a second season, and character Tony is still struggling with immense grief for his wife.

Coffee & Kareem (3 April) 

 

Taraji P Henson and Ed Helms star in this sitcom about a 12-year-old boy whose plan to hire a criminal to scare off his mum’s boyfriend backfires spectacularly.

Extracurricular (27 April)

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Determined to escape a dead-end life, a gifted high school student turns to a world of serious crime to ensure he can pay for college.

Too Hot To Handle (17 April)

Your next dating show obsession has arrived. On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there’s a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they’ll have to give up sex.

Cooked With Cannabis (20 April)

Long gone are the days of pot brownies and marijuana cookies. Today, the top chefs around the country and around the world are creating cannabis-infused culinary masterpieces. Here lies the most fun-filled, fascinating and mouth-watering cooking competition series that gives a whole new meaning to the word “baked”.

Time To Eat With Nadiya (27 April)

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain brings us the perfect lockdown cookery show, as she shares a selection of delicious, stress-free recipes.

BOXSETS

The Vicar of Dibley - Series 1, 2 and 3, plus specials (Date TBC)

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The classic BBC comedy returns to Netflix. Dawn French stars in the leading role as the first female vicar to come to the small village of Dibley and its community of oddballs and eccentrics.

Life On Mars - Series 1 and 2 (Date TBC)

 

This classic BBC series tells the story of Sam Tyler (John Simm), a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police who wakes up in 1973 after being hit by a car. 

DOCUMENTARIES

How To Fix A Drug Scandal (1 April)

 

A brand new docu-series that recounts the arrest and testimony of crime drug lab lab chemist Sonja Farak, who was found to be using the narcotics she was supposed to be testing.

Circus Of Books (1 April)

 

A documentary that follows unassuming couple Karen and Barry Mason, who ran Circus Of Books, an LA porn store that became a hub for the local gay community, for nearly four decades.

MOVIES

Extraction (24 April)

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Chris Hemsworth stars as a hardened mercenary whose mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he’s sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son.

Cadillac Records (1 April)

 

Beyoncé stars as Etta James in this movie about the birth of Cadillac Records under the guidance of a Jewish immigrant from Poland, Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody).

Lethal Weapon 1-4 (1 April)

 

All four of the original Lethal Weapon movies, starring Mel Gibson, come to Netflix.

Django Unchained (25 April)

 

Quentin Tarantino’s western boasts a starry cast including Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson.

The Matrix trilogy (1 April)

 

All three Matrix movies, starring Keanu Reeves, come to Netflix.

KIDS

The Willoughbys (22 April)

 

In this animated feature, four children abandoned by their selfish parents learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world. And not a Holly in sight.

Starbeam (3 April)

 

When colourful villains come out to play, eight-year-old Zoey has the power to transform into StarBeam, a kid-sized superhero.

And there’s lots more, including...

1 April

Community, seasons 1 - 6

Nailed It!, season 4

Sunderland ’Til I Die, season 2

3 April

Money Heist, season 4

10 April

Brews Brothers

Tigertail

14 April

Chris D’Elia: No Pain

15 April

The Innocence Files

16 April

Fauda, season 3

Mauricio Meirelles: Generating Chaos

17 April

Rising High

Earth and Blood

Sergio

20 April

The Midnight Gospel

23 April

Peaky Blinders, series 5

29 April

Extracurricular

Date TBC

American Pie 1 & 2

Babe

The Breakfast Club

Catfish

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Land Before Time

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Martian

Sixteen Candles

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.