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What’s New to Stream on Netflix for April 2022

A new movie from Judd Apatow, the return of ‘Ozark,’ and more awaits you on Netflix this month.
New Netflix April
By  · Published on April 3rd, 2022

Crossing the Streams is a series of columns spotlighting all the offerings hitting the big streaming services each month. This time we’re checking out the new Netflix arrivals for April 2022. They include new movies, returning series, a fantastic horror prequel, and more!

Netflix Pick of the Month for April 2022

New On Netflix in April 2022: Ouija Origin Of Evil

When is a horror prequel better than the original feature? When Mike Flanagan is directing and the film is Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, premieres April 16th). This prequel to 2014’s underwhelming Ouija is far from Flanagan’s most acclaimed creations (The Haunting of Hill House, 2018; Doctor Sleep, 2019; Midnight Mass, 2021), but it remains an absolute banger of a horror film. Flanagan finds the scares the earlier film never dreamt of, and he blends them with real characters, strong performances, and sharp direction. It has some scares, and it’s a terrific horror film whether you’ve seen the original or not. Give it a late-night watch if you somehow missed it.

New Netflix Originals for April 2022

The Bubble

Once upon a time, a new Judd Apatow movie would be big news complete with heavy marketing. These days, though, The Bubble drops on Netflix with barely a whisper. Reviews and responses have so far been mixed, but a new Apatow should at least be worth a watch. The film explores the behind-the-scenes antics of a film production trying to make a high-profile franchise picture during the time of covid. Do we need more covid movies that already feel dated just a minute in? No. But you can’t argue with a cast that includes David Duchovny, Karen Gillan, Rob Delaney, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, and more. Here’s hoping it’s funny!

I won’t pretend to know anything about it than what I’m about to relate, but there’s still a good chance that Tomorrow will be a show worth checking out. It’s a new series from South Korea and concerns itself with a young man who finds an accidental entry into the world of the supernatural. He somehow lands with one foot in our world and the other in the spirit realm, and the result is a gig working alongside a wily group of grim reapers who travel around collecting souls. It’s unclear if we should expect laughs or if this is played far more straight, but either way, there’s promise in the premise.

Netflix is home to lots of original films and series, but many of their biggest hits have been of the “true crime” variety. Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story (premieres April 6th) doesn’t deal with a specific crime, per se, but it does explore the real descent in popularity of a children’s entertainer accused of bad, bad behavior. The famed British comedian led a charmed life, but more and more secrets and accusations reared their ugly heads to paint a portrait of a sociopath who might also be a predatory sex offender. So, no, this won’t be a fun watch, but it might be an engaging and cautionary one.

Long-Awaited Series Returns


Okay, this is only long-awaited if you don’t have access to the show’s home network, AMC, but for those who fit into that category, Better Call Saul – Season 5 (premieres April 4th) is highly anticipated. Bob Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill, a character first introduced in Breaking Bad but one who’s found an arguably better series in this one, and the show follows his attempts to skirt the line between success and failure while walking an even thinner one between the legal and the illegal. It’s dark, dramatic, and often funny stuff.

Far removed from Jimmy’s world is the one occupied by two old ladies who became friends after their husbands left them for each other. Grace & Frankie – Season 7 Final Episodes (premieres April 29th) stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, respectively, and affords the legends some fun material to play around with. They don’t shy away from their aging bodies and minds, and the show manages some minor fun with a game ensemble cast and some solid writing. It’s no groundbreaker, aside from its two leads getting some much-deserved top billing, but it’s a good time.

And just like that, we’re back to the darkness with Ozark – Season 4 Part 2 (premieres April 29th) which foregoes the warm humor of Saul in favor of some truly bleak and mean story beats. A family finds themselves in over their head, but they make the best of it with some grim results. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star as the head of the household while Julia Garner shines (obviously) as a local girl caught up in their mess. Watch for the cast, then get sucked into the melodrama, story turns, and sudden acts of violence.

The Oldest New Arrival to Netflix for April 2022

Full Metal Jacket

Netflix often gets heat for being a streamer almost wholly uninterested in older titles, and to be clear, by “older” we’re referring to movies made before the millennium. It’s not an unfair criticism, so each month I like to highlight the oldest new arrival to show the effort that Netflix is or isn’t making on that front. This month’s contender? Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987). Yup, a movie from the late 80s is the oldest new arrival, but on the plus side, it’s a fantastic film. Kubrick’s look at the men and personalities who entered and exited the Vietnam War is a raw, cold, darkly funny exploration of the personalities and mindsets inherent in war, and its observations never get old.

The Complete Netflix List for April 2022

Release DateTitleNote
4/1Abby Hatcher - Season 2
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age ChildhoodNetflix Film
Argo (2012)
Battle: FreestyleNetflix Film
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
The Blind Side (2009)
Blow (2001)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The BubbleNetflix Film
Captain NovaNetflix Family
Catch and Release (2006)
Celeb Five: Behind the CurtainNetflix Comedy
CoComelon -Season 5
Delta Farce (2007)
Eagle Eye (2008)
Forever Out of My LeagueNetflix Film
Four Brothers (2005)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Get Organized with The Home Edit - Season 2 Netflix Series
Grown Ups (2010)
Heartland - Season 14
Her (2013)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Inception (2010)
The Last Bus (2021)
Love Actually (2003)
Molly's Game (2017)
Monster-in-Law (2005)
New York Minute (20014)
The Nut Job (2014)
Polly Pocket - Season 4: Part 1: Summer of Fun
Puss in Boots (2011)
The Rental (2020)
The Ring (2002)
Rumor Has It... (2005)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
TomorrowNetflix Series
Trivia QuestNetflix Series
We the Animals (2018)
4/4Better Call Saul - Season 5
4/5Ronny Chieng: SpeakeasyNetflix Comedy
4/6FuriozaNetflix Film
Green Mothers' ClubNetflix Series
Jimmy Savile: A British Horror StoryNetflix Documentary
Michela Giraud: the Truth, I Swear!Netflix Comedy
The Ultimatum: Marry or Move OnNetflix Series
4/7Queen of the South: Season 5
Return to SpaceNetflix Documentary
Senzo: Murder of a Soccer StarNetflix Documentary
4/8Barbie It Takes Two - Season 1
Dancing on GlassNetflix Film
Dirty LinesNetflix Series
Elite - Season 5Netflix Series
Green Eggs and Ham - Season 2Netflix Family
Metal LordsNetflix Film
Tiger & Bunny 2Netflix Anime
Yaksha: Ruthless OperationsNetflix Film
4/9My Liberation NotesNetflix Series
Our BluesNetflix Series
4/10The Call (2013)
Nightcrawler (2014)
4/12The Creature CasesNetflix Family
Hard CellNetflix Series
4/13Almost Happy - Season 2Netflix Series
Our Great National ParksNetflix Documentary
Smother-in-LawNetflix Series
Today We Fix the WorldNetflix Film
4/14Ultraman: Season 2Netflix Anime
4/15Anatomy of a ScandalNetflix Series
Choose or DieNetflix Film
Heirs to the LandNetflix Series
MaiNetflix Series
One Piece Film Z (2012)
Strawberry Shortcake Berry in the Big City - Season 1
4/16LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission - Seasons 1-4
Man of GodNetflix Film
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Van Helsing - Season 5
4/19Battle KittyNetflix Family
Pacific Rim: The Black - Season 2Netflix Anime
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & FitchNetflix Documentary
4/20The Marked HeartNetflix Series
Russian Doll - Season 2Netflix Series
The Turning PointNetflix Film
Yakamoz S-245Netflix Series
4/21All About GilaNetflix Comedy
He's ExpectingNetflix Series
4/22Along for the RideNetflix Film
HeartstopperNetflix Series
Selling Sunset - Season 5Netflix Series
The Seven Lives of LeaNetflix Series
4/25Big Eyes (2014)
4/26David Spade: Nothing PersonalNetflix Comedy
4/27Bullsh*t The Game ShowNetflix Series
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard TapesNetflix Documentary
Silverton SiegeNetflix Film
4/28BubbleNetflix Anime
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi ChroniclesNetflix Family
4/29Grace and Frankie - Season 7 - The Final EpisodesNetflix Series
Honeymoon with My MotherNetflix Film
Ozark - Season 4 Part 2Netflix Series
RumspringaNetflix Film
Youth v Gov (2020)

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