Two of the most acclaimed movies of 2017 come to cable and video on demand in April: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread starring Daniel Day-Lewis in what he has proclaimed will be his final film performance, and Steven Spielberg’s true-life newspaper drama The Post starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Both films earned a handful of Academy Award nominations.
Also arriving in April are a quartet of films based on (or at least inspired by) true stories: the colorful sleeper hit musical The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, All the Money in the World with Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty, Molly’s Game with Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, and Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool with Annette Bening as Hollywood actress Gloria Graham.
Other highlights for the month include the family comedy Paddington 2 with the beloved, marmalade-loving bear, action thriller The Commuter with Liam Neeson, western Hostiles with Christian Bale, and German thriller In the Fade, which earned actress Diane Kruger the top acting award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Video on Demand, what used to be known pay-per-view, is essentially a streaming rental service and has become one of the most popular home viewing choices for new movies. It is available through most digital cable and satellite systems. Most titles are also available through web-based VOD services like iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Fandango, and Google Play.
Here are the notable arrivals coming to VOD in April
Insidious: The Last Key
All at Once
The Humanity Bureau (same day as theaters)
Spinning Man (same day as theaters)
All the Money in the World
The Greatest Showman
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds
Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas
10×10 (same day as theaters)
An Ordinary Man (same day as theaters)
Marrowbone (same day as theaters)
Submergence (same day as theaters)
Wildling (same day as theaters)
In the Fade
Ghost Stories (same day as theaters)
Den of Thieves
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
Forever My Girl
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Adventures in Public School (same day as theaters)
Let the Sunshine In (same day as theaters)
The Escape of Prisoner 614 (same day as theaters)
Dates are subject to change without notice.