New on Netflix UK in April 2015: Best TV shows and films to watch from Daredevil to Oblivion

Peaky Blinders and Wreck-It Ralph will also be hitting the streaming service

Jess Denham
Friday 03 April 2015 12:07
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Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi adventure Oblivion
Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi adventure Oblivion

Anyone wanting some sofa-based relief from all these April Fools’ Day pranks, look no further, as there is a host of new films and TV shows heading to Netflix this month.

From the premiere of Marvel’s Daredevil on 10 April to Tom Cruise action-adventure Oblivion and Disney classic Cinderella, it should be easy enough to plan some pretty epic nights in.

Documentary fans will have the likes of Ewan McGregor’s Faster, Muhammad Ali biopic I Am Ali and ground-breaking free school insight Approaching The Elephant to look forward to.

Here’s our pick of the best of what’s in store:

TV

Peaky Blinders (Season 1) – 18/04

Fiercely ambitious Tommy Shelby heads up a gang who sew razor blades into the peaks of their hats in early 20th century Birmingham. Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Paul Anderson star.

Thomas Shelby

Daredevil (Season 1) – 10/04

Charlie Cox stars in the lead as a blind lawyer who becomes a crime-fighting superhero at night in this new Marvel team-up – the first in a series of shows leading up to a Defenders crossover miniseries.

Suits (Season 3) – 01/04

The third season of this popular legal drama sees Harvey Specter battle to become a named partner while genius college dropout Mike Ross tries to restore their working relationship.

Derek (Season 2) – 23/04

Ricky Gervais’ Netflix original follows the lives of nursing home caretaker Derek and his co-workers as they struggle to look after elderly residents.

Ricky Gervais as downtrodden care-home worker Derek Noakes in comedy-drama Derek

Film

Oblivion – 19/04

Drone repairman Jack’s discovery of a crashed spaceship calls into question everything he thought he knew about Earth’s war with alien Scavs and the fate of mankind. Action adventure starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

Cinderella – 24/04

Prince Charming, the evil stepmother and the girl who becomes a princess with the help of a fairy godmother, some friendly mice and a sparkly shoe will be on hand for those in need of a Disney fix.

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The Crucible – 08/04

Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder play John Proctor and Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s film adaptation of his famous play about the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. Heartwrenching and intense.

Wreck-It Ralph – 03/04

When video game villain Ralph decides he wants to be a beloved hero instead, the arcade where he lives quickly goes into meltdown and ‘Game Over’ becomes a terrifying possibility. Oscar-nominated and fun for all the family.

Bobby - 15/04

Emilo Estevez directs this historical drama about the assassination of US Senator Robert F Kennedy in June 1986 and the impact the shooting had on the 22 people staying in the LA hotel it happened in.

Happy Gilmore – 01/04

Adam Sandler is at his comedy best in this Nineties movie about a foul-mouthed hockey player who takes up golf in a bid to save his grandmother’s house, much to the exasperation of well-mannered professionals.

Star Trek Into Darkness – 02/04

The one with Benedict Cumberbatch playing villain Khan. Captain Kirk leads a dangerous quest into a warzone to capture a human weapon of mass destruction and begin a game of life and death.

Testament – 22/04

The life of an ordinary San Franciscan family is turned upside down when their contact with the outside world is cut off after a nuclear attack.

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