What To Stream In April

Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are serving up a heaping plateful of awesomeness this month. We sorted through the list and have got your “must-watch” list for April queued up. Now all you’ve got to do is cancel those pesky “plans” you have lined up.

Hulu

Bad Boys II – April 1st
The sequel to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s wildly successful cop film Bad Boys is now available to watch. It’s ridiculous, action-packed, and filled with explosions but with Smith and Lawrence both known for their comedy origins, you can expect to laugh your ass off, too.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – April 1st
Hulu has added this John Hughes classic to it’s line up and we can’t wait. It chronicles the adventures of high school senior Ferris Bueller as he and his friends skip school. It’s lighthearted and the perfect brain candy for a crappy week.

It Follows – April 23rd
A surpise hit from 2015, It Follows is an innovative horror film about a curse that is being passed down in a way that will completely ruin the plot if you hear about it now. Only the person with the curse can see the entity pursuing them, but a group of friends bands together to try to stop it. A fresh and scary-as-hell take on the horror genre.

Netflix
The Ranch, Season 1 (April 1st)
Netflix is bringing Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson of That ‘70s Show together again for a sitcom called The Ranch. Kutcher plays a former semipro football player who moves back to Colorado to help his family run their ranch while Masterson plays his brother who has always lived in his shadow. The live audience and sitcom-style format make for an interesting departure for Netflix.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 - April 1st
The hilarious hit comedy is back for a second season and we can’t wait. If you haven’t gotten into the ridiculous and smartly-written comedy now’s the perfect time to binge it up.

Mystic River - April 1st
Director Clint Eastwood adapted Dennis Lehane’s haunting novel Mystic River about three boys who grow apart after something horrific happens to one of them. As men, they all live in the same neighborhood but are leading separate lives, until another traumatic event puts them on a collision course.

The Shawshank Redemption – April 1st
There are a lot of really good adaptations of Stephen King’s work, but Shawshank is probably the greatest. It’s on TV almost every weekend but here’s your chance to see it, if you still haven’t caught it. It tells the story of a man who is wrongly convicted of murder and ends up in the brutal Shawshank State Penitentiary. This is about how he survives. Bonus: The classic Stephen King horror movie Cujo and 80’s cult classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Running Man, both based on books by King, are also available.

A Clockwork Orange - April 1st
Stanley Kubrick’s visionary and mind-bending cult classic finally makes it to Netflix. From it’s intensity to it’s genre-changing filmmaking, one watch of this sci-fi thriller and you’ll realize why Kubrick is hailed as one of film history’s greatest creative forces.

Team Foxcatcher - April 29th
In this riveting Netflix documentary the life and history of John Du Pont, the Foxcatcher wrestling program, and the untimely murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz are explored. If you loved the Academy Award nominated film this has to be a must-watch.

Amazon
The Big Lebowski - April 1st Easily the Cohen Brothers funniest and finest film, the now cult-classic Big Lebowski makes it’s Amazon debut in April. Weird, wandering, and dryly hilarious, Lebowski follows the misadventures of “The Dude” Jeff Lebowski. You must abide.

Catastrophe Season 2 - April 8th
The darkly funny, breakout hit, sort-of-rom com is back for a second season on Amazon this April. With well-written humor and sharp characters, this funny take on modern romances proves why some of the best comedies are only on streaming services these days.

Risky Business – April 1st This is the film that launched Tom Cruise’s career and has one of the most iconic movie scenes ever—there’s no way you’re unfamiliar with a young Cruise sliding across the floor in a pink shirt, no pants, and dancing to “Old Time Rock and Roll.” Like other 80s films, it has a plotline revolving around what happens when teens are left to their own devices.

Mad Max – April 12th
Way before Fury Road, there was the original Mad Max film. Mel Gibson starred as a policeman in dystopian Australia, where the roadways are deadly and biker gangs run amok.. Following a personal tragedy at the hands of one of the gangs, Max sets out to get revenge.

The Ides of March – April 30th
There is no better time to watch a political thriller than election season. This one follows a campaign manager who finds out a really damaging secret about his boss, the Governor of Pennsylvania, who is also running to be the Democratic presidential nominee. He then has to decide whether to bury it or use it to his advantage. The cast features an all-star lineup with George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Gosling, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright.