Netflix is bound to become even more of an entertainment staple than it was before the coronavirus hit as Brits start searching through the catalogue to take their mind off things. After the Prime Minister issued a statement last night instructing the UK public to remain indoors except for essential shopping for basic necessities, one form of exercise per day, medical needs, helping a vulnerable person or travelling to and from work for key workers, people in their droves will be flooding to streaming services for light relief, documentaries, escapism and family favourite films to keep the kids happy.
Here are the best movies new to Netflix this April…
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Studio Ghibli favourite gets April off to a good start on Netflix, continuing the streaming service’s release of every single movie from the studio.
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
This new murder mystery documentary explores the story of 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown who is sentenced to life in prison, raising questions about her past, physiology and the law, along with speculation about her guilt.
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American Pie (and American Pie 2)
Few things could be further removed from the reality of the current social climate in the UK than the lewd teen humour of American Pie.
The Breakfast Club
Another Brat Pack favourite, The Breakfast Club is full of quiet musings on the human condition and will leave viewers with defiant sense of life affirmation. Just what’s needed.
The streaming service will once again play host to Ridley Scott’s 2015 sci-fi blockbuster starring Matt Damon.
Escape Earth for 2 hours 31 minutes and indulge instead in Damon’s struggle to survive up on Mars.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole host more film content landing on Netflix UK next month.
Babe, The Lego Ninjago Movie and Coffee & Kareem are among the titles dropping in April.