Best Movies Coming to Netflix In April 2021
This month offers a little bit of everything.
Many disappointed moviegoers were hoping things would turn around by this month.
James Bond's next adventure was set to take the big screen this month, and Black Widow was set to close it out. While it's disappointing to admit that there is still a pandemic outside, there are still a number of great flicks coming to Netflix this month.
Whether you want to laugh, cry, or get scared sh*tless, this month offers something for everyone. Here are the best movies coming to Netflix.
Legally Blonde (April 1)
An early 2000s classic, Legally Blonde is still somehow incredibly socially relevant. The movie follows "sorority girl" Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) as she decides to go to Harvard Law School to pursue her ex-boyfriend, and what transpires isn't what many would expect from an early aughts movie. Woods not only embraces her femininity but finds along the way that she doesn't have to act masculine or sell her soul to be as smart and savvy as the other boys. Legally Blonde is a smart and funny comedy perfect for almost all ages.
Insidious (April 1)
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As the film that brought about the 2010 horror film renaissance, Insidious cemented Blumhouse Productions as an amazing horror-film studio. A modern-day rework of Steven Spielberg's Poltergeist for the 21st century, the film follows a family whose son becomes haunted by a spooky demon called "the Further." The family is forced to confront the supernatural spirit and team up with a ghost hunter to save their son, but not everything is as it seems.
The Master (April 15)
The Scientology satire by Paul Thomas Anderson still hits hard in 2021. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master is positively bizarre. It follows a PTSD-riddled veteran who falls for a charismatic sci-fi writer turned religious leader. As the movie goes on, it's never really clear whether this religious movement actually takes itself seriously, and the end will have you questioning your own faith in the process.
Crimson Peak (April 16)
From Guillermo del Toro, the acclaimed director of Pan's Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak was a horror-themed 1800s drama featuring Mia Wasikowska and Tom Hiddleston as forbidden lovers. It features all the fantastical features of a del Toro flick and feels almost like a walking Edgar Allan Poe novel, meaning that it starts off loving and warm, but then dissolves into something much more sinister and evil.
Rush (April 16)
This highly dramatized biopic from Ron Howard stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl as Formula One rivals. It's pretty much what Ford v Ferrariis, though it came out long before that movie existed. The real-life duo of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, whom Hemsworth and Brühl portray, started off as friends but slowly became arch enemies as their careers took off. Rush captures the adrenaline-fueled energy of that rivalry and features some pretty sweet car crashes along the way.