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.
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:
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.
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.
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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