Coming and Going on Netflix in April 2016

Debra Winger, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, and Sam Elliott in the Netflix original series "The Ranch," which debuts on April 1, 2016.

Netflix has announced highlights of its April schedule, from movies to TV shows to their own original programming. Netflix originals this month include the new comedy series The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson and the second season of its hit comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the feature Special Correspondents from writer / director / star Ricky Gervais, and new kids offerings Danger Mouse, a revival of the animated cult show, and Kong King of the Apes. The film line-up includes the music drama Begin Again with Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo, God’s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks, and the animated hit Minions. Other April highlights include How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2, TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 2, the Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard, and the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.

Here’s Netflix’s list of what’s arriving on the service this month, and what’s leaving. Note that these are just highlights; Stream On Demand will be keeping an eye out for other notable films and TV shows that arrive through the month.

April 1
16 Blocks (2006)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 5
The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story
Beat Bobby Flay: Season 1
Best in Show (2000)
Bob’s Burgers: Season 5
Boogie Nights (1997)
Breathe (2014)
Chaplin (1992)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Codegirl (2015)
Colegas (2012)
Cujo (1983)
Cutthroat Kitchen: Seasons 3­4
Deep Impact (1998)
Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015)
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Explorers (1985)
Fixer Upper: Season 2
Frank and Cindy (2015)
Giada at Home: Season 7
The Great Food Truck Race: Seasons 1­2
House Hunters Collection: Collection 3
House Hunters International Collection: Collection 3
House Hunters International Renovation: Season 1
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer (2015)
Kids Baking Championship: Season 1
Looking for Richard (1996)
Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Love It or List It, Too: Season 4
The Mask You Live In (2015)
Morituri (1965)
My Girl (1991)
Mystic River (2003)
The Next Best Thing (2000)
The Perfect Storm (2000)
The Phantom (1996)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Property Brothers at Home: Season 1
The Ranch: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers (2014)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Rising Sun (1993)
The Running Man (1987)
Say It Isn’t So (2001)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Scrooged (1988)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Transporter 3 (2008)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Under the Same Moon (2007)
V for Vendetta (2005)

Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Boulevard.'
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

April 5
Walt Before Mickey (2015)

April 8
God’s Pocket (2014)
Hush (2016)

April 9
Look Who’s Back (2015)

April 10
Girl Meets World: Season 2

April 11
TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 2

April 12
AJIN: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

April 14
Moonwalkers (2015)
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

April 15
Belgica (2016)
Cuckoo: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Kong King of the Apes (Film & Series) (Netflix Original)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (Netflix Original)

April 16
How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2

April 17
Lost Girl: Season 5
The Messengers: Season 1

April 22
Catching The Sun (2015)
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) (Netflix Original)

April 24
Minions (2015)

April 27
Begin Again (2014)
The Fosters: Season 3

April 29
Danger Mouse: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Hellion (2014)
Special Correspondents (2016) (Netflix Original)
Team Foxcatcher (2016) (Netflix Original)

April 30
Sensitive Skin: Season 2

The minions of 'Minions'
Photo credit: Universal Pictures

Leaving Netflix in April

Leaving April 1
101 Dalmations (1996)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Along Came Polly (2004)
Amistad (1997)
Bad Johnson (2014)
Bandslam (2009)
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1
Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)
The Butcher’s Wife (1991)
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Chuck’s Eat the Street Collection: Collection 1
Craigslist Joe (2012)
Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1
Eureka: Season 4.0
Flashdance (1983)
Hook (1991)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
House of Wax (2005)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1989)
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson (2013)
Léon: The Professional (1994)
M*A*S*H: Season 1­11
Nanny McPhee (2005)
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Nine to Five (1980)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Remember Me (2010)
Rock Star (2001)
The Rundown (2003)
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010)
Something New (2006)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Throwdown with Bobby Flay Collection: Collection 1
Vanilla Ice Goes Amish: Season 1
The Vanilla Ice Project: Season 1­4
The Wedding Date (2005)
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

Leaving April 2
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Around the World in 80 Days: Special Edition (1956)
The Devil at 4 o’clock (1961)
High Society (1956)
On the Town (1949)
Pal Joey (1957)
Some Came Running (1958)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Leaving April 3
Short Poppies: Season 1
Space Dogs (2010)

Leaving April 6
The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Leaving April 10
Let the Right One In (2008)

Leaving April 15
All American Christmas Carol (2013)
Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
New York, I Love You (2008)

Leaving April 16
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)

Leaving April 17
Lord of War (2005)

Leaving April 20
Half Baked (1998)

Leaving April 22
Freakshow: Season 1

Leaving April 25
A Royal Affair (2012)

Leaving April 30
Sordid Lives (2000)

Dates are subject to change without notice.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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