Best New Films: April

Best New Films: April

From a live rockumentary to the psychological thriller shot on an iPhone 7, grab the popcorn and get your cinema fix with our edit of April’s must-see movies…

Isle Of Dogs

We’re in love with Wes Anderson’s (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fantastic Mr Fox) stop-motion animated film set in a dystopian near-future Japan. The film follows a young boy, Atari, who goes in search of his dog Spot after the whole species is banished to an island due to an outbreak of canine flu.

In cinemas now


Claire Foy (The Crown) stars in Steven Soderbergh’s latest horror-thriller, which was shot exclusively on an iPhone. It follows a young businesswoman (Foy) who ends up in a mental institution after she is stalked by her former hospice patient's son.

In cinemas now

A Quiet Place

Directed and written by John Krasinski (The Office), this horror film stars Krasinski alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. The plot follows a family of four who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

In cinemas 5th April


Like a reversal of American Pie, this comedy caper follows a trio of parents who must join forces try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night after they discover a pact to lose their virginity. Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz star.

In cinemas now


In a small island community, a troubled young woman (Jessie Buckley) falls for a mysterious outsider (Johnny Flynn) who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of murders, she defends him at all costs.

In cinemas 24th April

Distant Sky

Following two documentaries on the life of Australian rocker Nick Cave (the second explored his feeling of loss following the death of his 15-year-old son Arthur in 2015), this new release hones in on the live experience as his band, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, play their first show in three years.

In cinemas 12th April

Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg’s latest is set in the year 2045, where much of humanity uses virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. But when Wade Watts discovers clues to a hidden game within the program, he joins several allies to try to complete the game. One for fans of Stranger Things.

In cinemas now

Ghost Stories 

Based on the play of the same name, this film follows arch sceptic Professor Phillip Goodman (Martin Freeman) who embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'.

In cinemas 6th April

Journey Man 

Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, Tyrannosaur) is one of the UK’s very best actors – and this is his gritty directorial debut. He plays the lead, middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton, as he approaches the end of his career – emerging from a coma, he must battle to provide a home for his wife and child.

In cinemas now

Love, Simon

This tender, yet comical film focuses on Simon Spier, a closeted gay teenage boy who is forced to balance his friends, family, and the blackmailer threatening to ‘out’ him to the entire school. Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel star.

In cinemas 6th April

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