What's new on Netflix in April 2024: TV shows and movies

What's new on Netflix in April 2024: TV shows and movies

In April, Netflix brings us everything: from comedy premieres to drama and suspense... Here you will find the best new movies and shows due to premiere on Netflix in April, including the highly-anticipated series "Ripley" starring Andrew Scott, "Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Guts", and so many more movies and TV shows worth watching!

Ripley (2024) 

Release Date: April 4

Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, the series follows the story of Tom Ripley, a talented young man hired by a millionaire to bring his son back home to Europe. However, Tom becomes enamored with the luxurious life and excesses of Dickie Greenleaf, the young man he's supposed to assist, leading him to change his initial goal. Now, his mission is to integrate into that world and obtain everything Greenleaf has, using lies, manipulation, and even committing murder. Netflix's synopsis describes Ripley as a con artist living in New York in the 1960s, hired by a wealthy man to embark on a life of deceit, fraud, and homicide. The series explores how the lives of Tom Ripley, Dickie, and Marge intertwine, triggering a series of dangerous and potentially destructive events for all involved.

Duration: Miniseries. 8 episodes of 40 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Steven Zaillian (Creator)

Cast: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning, and others.

The Tearsmith (2024)

Release Date: April 4

The Italian film "The Tearsmith" delves into the lives of Nica and Rigel, two young people who share a special bond after being adopted together following years of living in an orphanage. As they grow together, they discover a deep emotional connection that goes beyond a simple relationship between adoptive siblings. While exploring their identity and feelings, Nica and Rigel find themselves struggling against unexpected and uncontrollable emotions that unite them in a unique and complex way. Despite their efforts to deny or suppress those feelings, the attraction between them becomes increasingly evident and challenging. In a world where expectations and social norms often dictate the way forward, Nica and Rigel are forced to confront their own internal truths and decide the course of their lives together.

Duration: 103 minutes

Country: Italy

Director: Alessandro Genovesi

Cast: Simone Baldasseroni, Caterina Ferioli, Sabrina Paravicini

Crooks (2024)

Release Date: April 4

"Crooks," the German series, unfolds an intense and action-packed plot revolving around a coin of incalculable value that becomes the object of desire for various criminal gangs across Europe. This prized object not only triggers fierce rivalry among these gangs but also forces a retired safecracker to return to the world of crime. The protagonist is forced to join forces with a mafioso of mediocre skills to carry out one last risky heist. The prospect of obtaining the coin, and with it a huge fortune, is too tempting for both despite the risks involved and the complications that arise along the way.

Duration: 6 episodes of 40 minutes

Country: Germany

Directors: Cüneyt Kaya, Marvin Kren.

Cast: Jonathan Tittel, Nicolas Wanczycki, Svenja Jung.

Parasyte: The Grey (2024)

Release Date: April 5

The live-action version inspired by the manga "Parasyte" offers a new interpretation of the original story. The plot follows a young woman, played by Jeon So-nee, who is attacked by the Parasites, but unlike the usual victims, she does not undergo total mental control. Instead, she coexists in her body with these invasive beings, triggering an internal struggle for her own identity and control over her destiny. Meanwhile, a man, played by Koo Kyo-hwan, embarks on a desperate search to find his missing sister after the arrival of the Parasites. In parallel, the leader of a group called The Grey, played by Lee Jung-Hyun, emerges as a powerful and determined figure seeking revenge for her husband's death at the hands of the Parasites. With her specialized unit, The Grey embarks on a mission of justice and protection but faces ethical and moral dilemmas as they battle an enemy that challenges all notions of humanity.

Duration: 12 episodes of 35 minutes

Country: South Korea

Director: Yeon Sang-ho

Cast: Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, Lee Jung-hyun.

Scoop (2024)

Release Date: April 5

Rufus Sewell portrays Prince Andrew in "Scoop," the Netflix film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the explosive 2019 BBC interview with journalist Emily Maitlis, portrayed by Gillian Anderson on screen. In this interview, Maitlis directly addressed the prince's relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Based on Sam McAlister's book "Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interview," where Newsnight producer Emily Maitlis is played by Billie Piper, the film tells the story of the women who negotiated with Buckingham Palace's vetoes to get the "scoop of the decade." This scoop was the public catalyst that led to Prince Andrew's downfall.

Duration: 103 minutes

Country: UK

Director: Philip Martin

Cast: Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell, Keeley Hawes, and others.

Anthracite (2024) 

Release Date: April 10

Shot in the Alps, in the Grenoble region, the series begins with an event that shocked society in 1994: the tragic mass suicide of a sect settled in a peaceful Alpine village. Three decades later, the plot resumes with the discovery of the lifeless body of a woman, whose death meticulously follows the rituals of the same sect that caused commotion years ago. This macabre discovery awakens old fears and renews the air of mystery surrounding the Alpine village. Amid this turbulent scenario emerges Jaro Gatsi, a young man in search of redemption and purpose in the tranquility of the mountain. However, his arrival does not go unnoticed, and he quickly becomes the prime suspect in the brutal murder. Against all odds, he receives help from Ida, a brilliant mind immersed in geek culture. As they collaborate to unravel the dark secrets of the past, they realize that their encounter is not a coincidence but part of an intertwined destiny that will lead them down a path full of dangers, revelations, and unexpected twists.

Duration: 6 episodes of 45 minutes

Country: France

Directors: Fanny Robert (Creator), Maxime Berthemy (Creator), Mehdi Ouahab (Creator).

Cast: Hatik, Camille Lou, Noémie Schmidt, and others.

What Jennifer Did (2024)

Release Date: April 10

The documentary "What Jennifer Did" plunges us into an intriguing and disturbing narrative that begins with Jennifer Pan's 911 call, reporting that someone has shot her parents in their own home. This heartbreaking event becomes the epicenter of a criminal case that captivates public attention and the media, generating intense fascination and bewilderment. As the investigation unfolds, surprising details about Jennifer Pan's life and family are revealed, challenging conventional perceptions and stereotypes. Their family relationships, the cultural challenges they faced as immigrants, and the dark secrets hidden behind the closed doors of their home are explored. The documentary immerses us in an emotional and psychological journey as we try to understand the motives that led Jennifer to commit such a heinous act against her own parents. What really led Jennifer to commit such a devastating act? Is she a victim of circumstances beyond her control or a cold and calculating criminal?

Duration: 86 minutes

Country: UK

Director: Jenny Popplewell

Cast: Documentary

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver (2024)

Release Date: April 19

Following the triumphant release of "Rebel Moon: Part One - A Child of Fire" in December 2023, Zack Snyder continues his impressive science fiction saga with "Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver." In this thrilling sequel, we delve even deeper into the world of Veldt, where Kora, along with the surviving warriors and villagers, prepare to face an epic and ruthless battle in defense of their home. The plot takes us to a territory of raw emotions and difficult decisions as the characters face the dilemma of fighting and sacrificing everything for the cause they believe is just. Loyalty and camaraderie are put to the test as the warriors search for deeper motives to confront the oppressive power of the Kingdom of Motherworld. Amidst the growing tension, new aspects of the world of Veldt and its inhabitants are revealed, as well as the true nature of the conflict that surrounds them. The dark forces of the Kingdom rise in their desperate attempt to crush the emerging rebellion, unleashing a fierce battle that will define the fate of all involved. "Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver" promises to take viewers on a journey full of intense emotions and surprising twists, offering a cinematic experience that will leave a lasting mark on the minds and hearts of the audience.

Duration: 123 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Sofia Boutella, Ed Skrein, Djimon Hounsou, and others.

City Hunter (2024)

Release Date: April 25

"City Hunter" is a Korean film that seamlessly combines action and humor, immersing the viewer in an exciting world of intrigue and entertainment. The plot follows the footsteps of Ryo Saeba, a charismatic private detective known for his extraordinary aim and irresistible charm that earns him the title of incorrigible womanizer. However, behind his carefree facade lies a cunning and dedicated investigator who does not rest until he solves the cases that come his way. The story takes an unexpected turn when Ryo becomes embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy surrounding the death of his colleague and close friend. Reluctantly, Ryo joins forces with his colleague's sister, who is determined to uncover the truth behind the tragic event. Together, they embark on an investigation full of twists and surprises, facing powerful and dangerous enemies as they unravel the dark secrets surrounding her brother's death.

Duration: 102 minutes

Country: Japan

Director: Yuichi Sato

Cast: Ryôhei Suzuki, Misato Morita, Masanobu Ando, and others.

Hack Your Health: The Secrets of Your Guts (2024) 

Release Date: April 26

You've probably already heard that the gut is often called the "second brain" and read the famous bestseller by Giulia Enders "Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ"? Well, then you know that it is one of the most important organs of the human body that influences everything happening in our organism. This new documentary explores the intricacies of the digestive system in an engaging and enlightening way, shedding light on the crucial role gut health plays in our overall well-being. 

Duration: 79 minutes

Country: United States

Director: Anjali Nayar

Cast: Documentary

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