What To Watch Online This Month

What To Watch Online This Month

There are plenty of exciting TV and film releases to see you through the next month. With a variety of new picks – included Oscar-nominated films – across Netflix, Now TV and Prime Video, here’s what to add to your April watch list.

Sound of Metal, Prime Video 

During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career – and with it his life – is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) check the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.

Available to watch on 12th April

Them – Series 1, Prime Video 

This limited series explores terror in America. The first season – 1950s-set ‘Covenant’ – centres around a Black family who move from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood during the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces – next door and otherworldly – threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

Available to watch on 9th April

The Mauritanian, Prime Video 

Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the bestselling memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the inspiring true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

Available to watch on 1st April

Antebellum, Now TV

This new Sky Cinema Original tells the story of Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe), a PHD sociologist who uncovers a horrific secret that connects her to a Civil War-era enslaved woman, Eden, and feels their connection across time and worlds. Produced by the teams behind seminal horror films Get Out and Us, this one is not for the faint-hearted.

Available to watch on 2nd April

Madame Claude, Netflix

In 1960s Paris, Madame Claude's influence extends beyond the world of sex work – until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything. This upcoming Netflix Original biographical drama directed by Sylvie Verheyde and based on the life of Madame Claude, the most famous French brothel keeper. In the late 70s and early 80s, multiple films were based on Madame Claude, but it’s taken almost 40 years for another adaptation. Perfect for anyone craving a trip to Paris right now.

Available to watch on 2nd April

The Wedding Coach, Netflix

Weddings are always a cause for celebration, but planning one can be far from a party. After barely making it down the aisle of her own wedding, comedian Jamie Lee is on a heart-warming mission to help couples survive the stressful, and sometimes ridiculous, expectations of ‘Big Bridal’. With a different comedian ‘plus one’ by her side each episode, Jamie intervenes before and on the wedding day, serving up her refreshing, real-talk perspective on the bridal industry, squashing the couple’s drama to help them focus on the big picture.

Available to watch on 7th April

Wellington Paranormal, Now TV

All three series of Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and JoJo Rabbit’s Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows spin-off land on Now TV this month. A laugh-a-minute comedy, Officers Minogue and O’Leary keep the streets of Aotearoa’s capital safe from the unexplainable. Together the crew looks into cases of demon possession, haunted houses and blood bank robberies.

Available to watch on 5th April

Grey’s Anatomy – Series 17, Now TV

The team at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital return for their 17th season where they become part of heart-wrenching stories and make life changing decisions, all while dealing with the ongoing pandemic.

Available to watch on 7th April

My Love, Netflix

Korean director Jin Moyoung expands his acclaimed documentary My Love, Don't Cross That River into the poignant global series My Love. Local filmmakers from six countries around the world follow one elderly couple – together for anywhere from 43 to 60 years – through a year in their lives. From the Korean seaside to a Rio favela, the suburbs of Tokyo to rural farmland in India, Spain, and the US, couples share the stories and the secrets of their long-lasting love.

Available to watch on 13th April

Unhinged, Now TV

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in this psychological thriller that explores the fragile balance of a society pushed to the edge, taking something we’ve all experienced – road rage – to an unpredictable and terrifying conclusion.

Available to watch on 23rd April

An American Pickle, Now TV

In this comedy starring Seth Rogan, Herschel Greenbaum is an old-time pickle producer who suffers a freak accident, gets preserved in brine for 100 years and wakes up in the present day. He soon catches up with his only surviving relative (a computer programmer also played by Rogen) and the mismatched pair must face down myriad cultural misunderstandings to make the best of a weird situation.

Available to watch on 16th April

Night In Paradise, Netflix

This is the story of a man targeted by gangsters and a woman who has given up on life. After carrying out a revenge attack that makes him the target of everyone in town, a gangster flees to Jeju island where he forges an unlikely friendship with his tour guide – a young woman riding out the last days of her life. Starring Um Tae-goo (The Age of Shadows), Jeon Yeo-been (Vincenzo), and Cha Seung-won (A Korean Odyssey), Night In Paradise premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and is the latest from acclaimed South Korean director Park Hoon-jung.

Available to watch on 9th April

Palm Springs, Prime Video

When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant bridesmaid Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

Available to watch on 9th April

This Is A Robbery, Netflix

It was the biggest art heist in history: over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 1990, legendary works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others worth over half a billion dollars today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. This four-part documentary series from director Colin Barnicle covers the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks and speculations that characterized the investigation of this still-unsolved mystery. A must for true crime fans.

Available to watch on 7th April

Mare of Easttown, Now TV

In a rare TV appearance, Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars as a small-town detective whose life begins to crumble around her as she investigates a local murder and how family and past tragedies can define our present and is forced to confront her family’s tragic past.

Available to watch on 19th April

Worn Stories, Netflix

Worn Stories opens the closets of a diverse group of people to reveal a treasure-trove of tales about the meaning behind articles of clothing. Be it a pair of boots symbolising survival, a dress that’s come to stand for recovery, or a uniform that reaffirms an identity, the series illuminates the lives of the wearers through stories about cherished articles of clothing. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, each episode is organised by theme and features a mix of interviews from cultural figures and talented storytellers.

Available to watch on 1st April

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