April is an amazing month for streaming TV. Whether you’re into original movies, documentaries, classics, or your guilty pleasure is reality TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO have you covered. Here are our picks of new, returning, or notable series and movies that beg for your binge this month.

New on Netflix in April

Brie Larson in Unicorn Store

Unicorn Store: Brie Larson’s directorial debut is an offbeat coming-of-age story wherein Larson plays a starving artist who fails out of art school; her creativity is unleashed by a colorful “Unicorn Store” Salesman played by Samuel L. Jackson.

  • 4/1 – Ultraman – The iconic Japanese TV/anime/manga superhero’s story continues on Netflix
  • 4/1 – I Am Legend – Will Smith vs. a post-apocalyptic NYC in this 2007 adaptation of the science fiction horror story
  • 4/1 – Snatch – Guy Ritchie’s outrageous style meets an equally outrageous ensemble in this multi-faceted caper story
  • 4/1 – Kevin Hart: Irresponsible – The A-List funnyman’s latest comedy special
  • 4/5 – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 – The bewitching reimagining of the young witch’s story continues
  • 4/5 – Our Planet – David Attenborough narrates a British nature documentary that faces the reality of climate change
  • 4/5 – Unicorn Store – Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson re-team in a quirky film with no resemblance to Captain Marvel
  • 4/5 – Legacies – Season 1; a supernatural drama set in the CW’s Vampire Diaries universe
  • 4/9 – Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – Season 6
  • 4/10 – You vs. Wild – Bear Grylls hosts an interactive survival story that lets viewers decide what to do next
  • 4/10 – New Girl – Season 7
  • 4/15 – Luis Miguel: The Series – Season 1; a biographical series on the life of Mexican singer Luis Miguel
  • 4/24 – The Hateful Eight: Extended Version – Quentin Tarantino’s ensemble faces cabin fever in the post-Civil War era
  • 4/26 – The Protector – Season 2
  • 4/26 – Street Food – A cultural journey told through the international cuisine found on streets around the world
  • 4/26 – She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – Season 2
  • 4/29 – The Imitation Game – Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing working to break a Nazi code during WWII
  • 4/30 – Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward – Expect dark humor in the comedian’s latest comedy special

New on Amazon in April

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place: John Krasinski directs and stars in this highly suspenseful post-apocalyptic horror movie, alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. In a genre that has been done to death, A Quiet Place stands out for an imaginative premise that creates whole new ways of terrifying viewers.

  • 4/1 – Everything Must Go – Will Ferrell stars in an overlooked 2010 dramedy about a man whose life is imploding
  • 4/1 – The Shawshank Redemption – Cordcutters can enjoy the infinitely rewatchable Tim Robbins prison break movie (without TNT!)
  • 4/1 – Top Gun – Revisit the adrenaline-fueled Tom Cruise original before its 2020 sequel
  • 4/1 – Beetlejuice – The 1988 Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team-up that created an unforgettable, over-the-top ghoul … that is now on Broadway!
  • 4/1 – Murder, She Wrote – Season 1 through 5
  • 4/1 – Stargate Universe – Seasons 1 and 2
  • 4/1 – The Blade Trilogy – All three of the Wesley Snipes starring action/superhero/vampire movies that kicked off the current comic-to-film wave in 1998
  • 4/2 – A Quiet Place – 2018’s post-apocalyptic horror movie starring its director John Krasinski alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt
  • 4/5 – The Tick – Season 2; an Amazon Original
  • 4/17 – Overboard – The 2018 amnesia-comedy remake starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez
  • 4/18 – Mid90s – Jonah Hill’s directorial debut inspired by youth-skate culture of Los Angeles in the mid-1990s
  • 4/19 – Bosch – Season 5; an Amazon Original
  • 4/21 – Book Club – Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen play friends whose lives are changed when they read ‘50 Shades of Grey
  • 4/25 – Humans – Season 3
  • 4/29 – Waiting for ‘Superman’ – 2010 documentary on the counterproductive practices of the American education system
  • 4/30 – Vikings – Season 5

New on Hulu in April

Chris Pine in I Am the Night

I Am the Night: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins reteams with Chris Pine for a limited series inspired by true events. It centers on the mystery of a young girl who had been given away at birth and connects to the infamous Black Dahlia case.

  • 4/1 – Alone –  Season 5
  • 4/1 – Born Behind Bars –  Season 1; a reality docu-series following inmates of a women’s prison raising babies through Indiana’s ‘Wee Ones’ program
  • 4/1 – Behind Bars: Rookie Year –  Season 1; reality docu-series following rookie correctional officers in a New Mexico prison
  • 4/1 – Intervention – Season 20
  • 4/1 – Little Women: LA – Season 4
  • 4/1 – Mountain Men – Season 1; reality series about men who live ‘off-the-grid’
  • 4/1 – Raising Tourette’s – Season 1; documentary mini-series about five families raising adolescents with Tourette Syndrome
  • 4/1 – The Real Housewives of Potomac – Season 3
  • 4/1 – America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story – A 2003 biopic based on the book ‘The Day John Died
  • 4/5 – Marvel’s Clock & Dagger – Season 2 premiere
  • 4/10 – I Am the Night – Season 1; Chris Pine stars in this story inspired by true events about the investigation of an infamous Los Angeles murder cold case
  • 4/10 – The Bold Type – Season 3 premiere
  • 4/11 – The Last Ship – Season 5 premiere
  • 4/14 – Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine – Alex Gibney’s 2015 documentary about the personal and private life of Apple founder Steve Jobs
  • 4/15 – Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics – Seasons 11 through 13
  • 4/15 – Ayesha’s Home Kitchen – Seasons 1 and 2
  • 4/15 – Dr. Pimple Popper – Season 1
  • 4/15 – Fixer Upper – Season 5
  • 4/15 – How the Earth Works – Season 1; an exploration of Earth’s history from a geological perspective with an eye toward cataclysmic events
  • 4/15 – Obsession: Dark Desires – Season 2
  • 4/15 – 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? – Season 3
  • 4/15 – Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery – Season 1; 3-part series about the 1990 case of Pamela Smart, who plotted her husband’s murder
  • 4/15 – Yukon Men – Season 6
  • 4/17 – Bless This Mess – Series premiere; a comedy in which a big city newlywed couple moves to Nebraska for a quieter life
  • 4/16 – Overboard – The 2018 amnesia-comedy remake starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez
  • 4/21 – Book Club – Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen play friends whose lives are changed when they read ‘50 Shades of Grey
  • 4/22 – The Sisters Brothers – John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix play assassins in 1850s Oregon in a Western/comedy/drama mashup
  • 4/29 – Waiting for ‘Superman’ – 2010 documentary on the counterproductive practices of the American education system
  • 4/30 – Vikings – Season 5

New on HBO in April

Game of Thrones season 8

Game of Thrones: Winter is finally here, and so is the end of HBO’s unparalleled fantasy drama. The final season premieres on April 14th with only 6 episodes until someone claims the Iron Throne once and for all.

  • 4/1 – Veronica Mars – 2014’s feature-length continuation of the Veronica Mars TV series starring Kristen Bell
  • 4/1 – Mean Girls – Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in an infinitely-referenced high school comedy written by Tina Fey
  • 4/1 – I Am Sam – Sean Penn plays a mentally handicapped man fighting for custody of his daughter
  • 4/5 – Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas – Season 2 premiere
  • 4/6 – Native Son – A young African American man is thrust into a new world of money and power as the chauffeur for a wealthy businessman; based on the 1940 novel
  • 4/14 – Game of Thrones – Final season premiere
  • 4/22 – Gentleman Jack – Series premiere; historical drama set in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832
  • 4/27 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Inductees include The Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, and more
  • 4/30 – On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us – 6 part docu-series premiere; about a touring sketch comedy troupe wherein every member has Asperger Syndrome