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Here are all the best movies and tv shows coming to streaming this April


By Sarah Gill
31st Mar 2023

CBC

Here are all the best movies and tv shows coming to streaming this April

From celebrity documentaries to new seasons of old favourites, here’s what’s coming to Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video this April…

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, Disney+, April 3

A look at actor, model and icon Brooke Shields as she transforms from a sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power.

The Good Mothers, Disney+, April 3

Based on a true story, The Good Mothers recounts the lives of three women who dared to defy the ‘Ndrangheta mafia: Lea Garofalo’s daughter Denise, Maria Concetta Cacciola and Giuseppina Pesce. Helping them is the prosecutor Anna Colace, who had an intuition as soon as she arrived in Calabria: to defeat the ‘Ndrangheta clans, she needs to focus on the women. It is a risky strategy, as the ‘Ndrangheta is infamous and feared for its iron fist and insidious power.

The Crossover, Disney+, April 5

Based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel in-verse by Kwame Alexander, The Crossover introduces teen brothers Josh and Jordan Bell, widely considered basketball phenoms. Through his lyrical poetry, an adult version of Josh, aka Filthy McNasty, narrates the story of he and his brother’s coming of age, on and off the court, as their former professional basketball player father adjusts to life after basketball, and their mother finally pursues lifelong dreams of her own.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, Netflix, April 5

In one of the most vulnerable and authentic documentaries ever, we find Lewis Capaldi at a pivotal moment in his career. Take a look into his personal life and defining year, his struggle to balance the familiarity of home, normality, and all he’s ever known with life as one of the biggest stars on the planet, gleaning an intimate portrait of his unique character, hopes and fears in his own words.

Beef, Netflix, April 6

A road rage incident between two strangers — a failing contractor and an unfulfilled entrepreneur — sparks a feud that brings out their darkest impulses. Described as an offbeat drama-comedy, Beef stars Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

Chupa, Netflix, April 7

While visiting his family in Mexico, teenage Alex gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Transatlantic, Netflix, April 7

Two Americans and their allies form a scrappy rescue operation in 1940 Marseilles to help artists, writers and other refugees fleeing Europe during WWII.

Tiny Beautiful Things, Disney+, April 7

Based on the best-selling collection by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things follows Clare (Kathryn Hahn) a writer who becomes a revered advice columnist while her own life is falling apart. When we first meet Clare, her marriage to her husband is barely limping along; her teenage daughter, Rae, is pushing her away; and her once-promising writing career is non-existent. So when an old writing pal asks her to take over as the advice columnist Dear Sugar, she thinks she has no business giving anyone advice. However, Clare’s life unfurls in a complex fabric of memory, exploring her most pivotal moments from childhood through present day, and excavating the beauty, struggle, and humor in her unhealed wounds.

American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing, Netflix, April 12

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing paralyzed a great American city on what was supposed to be its happiest day. Ten years later, this three-part series delves into the massive manhunt that followed the tragedy, as remembered by the law enforcement officials who brought the bombers to justice and the survivors caught in the crossfire.

Single Drunk Female Season 2, Disney+, April 12

After a public flame-out at a New York media company, 20-something alcoholic Samantha Fink is forced to seize the only chance she has to sober up and avoid jail time: moving back home with her overbearing mother, Carol. Back in Greater Boston, Samantha restarts her life, working at the local grocery store while surrounded by all of the triggers that made her drink in the first place. Confronted with remnants of her old life, including run-ins with her perfect former best friend, who is now dating her ex, Samantha sets out on a path to move past her worst self and figure out her best self. Kinda.

Florida Man, Netflix, April 13

Under the sun. Under the gun. Discover the mystery behind the meme in FLORIDA MAN, a new Netflix limited series from creator Donald Todd (Ugly Betty, This Is Us) that follows a struggling ex-cop (Edgar Ramírez) forced to return to his home state of Florida to find a Philly mobster’s runaway girlfriend. What should be a quick gig becomes a wildly spiraling journey into buried family secrets, and an increasingly futile attempt to do the right thing in a place where so much is wrong.

Dead Ringers, Amazon, April 21

A modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller starring Jeremy Irons, Dead Ringers stars Rachel Weisz playing the double-lead roles of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twins who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes—including pushing the boundaries of medical ethics—in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s health care to the forefront.

Judy Blume Forever, Amazon, April 21

The radical honesty of the books by trailblazing author Judy Blume changed the way millions of adolescent readers understood themselves, their sexuality, and what it meant to grow up, but also led to critical battles against book banning and censorship. With humour, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of adolescent cringe, JUDY BLUME FOREVER tells the story of the woman whose trail-blazing books changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their sexuality, and what it means to grow up.

Workin’ Moms Season 7, Netflix, April 26

In an emotional final season, Kate and her friends seek a balance between professional wins and personal fulfilment. It’s hard — but laughter helps.

Firefly Lane Season Two Part Two, Netflix, April 27

For Kate and Tully, no obstacle is too big when it comes to their lifelong friendship. But is there one mistake that could tear them apart forever?

Peter Pan & Wendy, Disney+, April 28

A live-action reimagining of the J.M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan & Wendy introduces Wendy Darling, a young girl afraid to leave her childhood home behind, who meets Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up. Alongside her brothers and a tiny fairy, Tinker Bell, she travels with Peter to the magical world of Neverland. There, she encounters an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook, and embarks on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that will change her life forever.