New on Netflix UK April 2021: Shadow and Bone, Thunder Force, The Mitchells Vs the Machines & More!

Fantasy adaptation Shadow and Bone is coming to Netflix UK this month, along with a new animated film from the makers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Mitchells Vs the Machines
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The headline news for fantasy fans on Netflix UK this month is the arrival of eight-part adaptation Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy. It’s the story of Alina, a girl who discovers she wields a mighty power that sees her targeted by a covetous foe. You can read more about the cast here. For families, at the end of the month there’s Sony’s latest animated feature The Mitchells Vs the Machines, which is made by the creators of excellent animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Comedy-wise, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer co-star in regular-Joan-gets-superpowers movie Thunder Force. And for anybody looking to brush up their Spanish for a summer holiday (maybe next year, in the current circumstances), Netflix has the latest Harlan Coben mystery thriller, The Innocent.

On top of that, there’s a clutch of older films, from John Carpenter’s They Live to the Coen Bros.’ The Big Lebowski to director Dexter Fletcher’s terrific Wild Bill and Rocketman. Fill your boots below.

1 April
Alleycats
Beneath
Castaway
Death Becomes Her
Esio Trot
Grace Stirs Up Success
In the Name of the Father
Love Story
Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Murder on the Home Front
Out of Time
Page Eight
People Places Things
Prank Encounters
Raw Deal
Shrek
Shrek 2
Shrek: The Musical
Sleepers
Salting the Battlefield
Sixty Six
The Borrowers
The Boy
The Land Before Time: The Great Valley Adventure
The Mexican
The Time Traveler’s Wife
They Live
Turks & Caicos
Wild Bill
Worn Stories

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2 April
Bitter Daisies season 2
Concrete Cowboy
Just Say Yes
Madame Claude
Run
Sky High

4 April
The Fisherman’s Diary

5 April
Coded Bias
Family Reunion Part 3

7 April
Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tribute
Snabba Cash
The Big Day: Collection 3
The Wedding Coach
This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist

8 April
The Way of the Househusband

9 April
Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?
Heaven’s Official Blessing
Night in Paradise
Thunder Force

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10 April
Don’t Be the First One

11 April
A Star is Born

12 April
Nezhu Reborn

13 April
Mighty Express
My Love: Six Stories of True Love

14 April
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
Love and Monsters
The Circle USA (four new episodes)
The Soul
Why Did You Kill me?

15 April
Ride or Die

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16 April
Arlo the Alligator Boy
Into the Beat
Why Are You Like This

21 April
Zero

22 April
Searching for Sheela
Stowaway

23 April
Shadow and Bone

28 April
Sexify

29 April
Things Heard and Seen
Yasuke

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30 April
Rocketman
The Innocent
The Mitchells Vs the Machines

Also arriving this month with no fixed date yet:
Arrival
Jackie
The Big Lebowski
The Death of Stalin
The Flintstones
Twister
White House Down 

Coming to Netflix UK in May
Army of the Dead – May 21st
Eden – May 27th 
Ferry – May 14th
Jupiter’s Legacy – May 7th
Oxygen – May 12th 
The Kominski Method – May 28th
The Upshaws – May 12th 

The Woman in the Window – May 14th