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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in April

Tomorrow is April 1st, which means a whole slew of dumb jokes and groan-worthy fake-outs will be headed your way — but so will an entirely new selection of choices from your favorite streaming services. And unlike most months, April seems to be an equal opportunity grab bag no matter which service you prefer.

Netflix customers will get the chance to watch movies like the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (ignore the remake; accept no substitutes), Schindler’s List, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige — easily the best Nolan movie for those who like David Bowie and magic tricks. The first season of Dear White People also debuts in April, as does Bill Nye Saves The World and the Kickstarter-funded return of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

On the Amazon Prime side of things, the original Robocop is coming (ignore that remake, too), along with Almost Famous, The Handmaiden, the first season of Amazon’s new series American Playboy, and others. There will be plenty of new options on HBO Now as well. Not only will movies like Cape Fear, Slumdog Millionaire, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High be joining the service, but there’s also going to be two — count ‘em, two! — versions of David Ayers’ Oscar-winning masterwork Suicide Squad.

But of course, for all that streaming giveth, it must also taketh away. And if you’re a Netflix consumer, you’re going to be losing a lot. How much? Try every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, for starters. The X-Files? Gone. Netflix is even losing the three original Superman films, but then again, it’s also losing Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, so that might make the whole deal a wash. Things aren’t much better on the HBO side, either. Mad Max: Fury Road will disappear on April 7th, and at the end of the month All the President’s Men, Carlito’s Way, and The Revenant will be among the casualties. Most tragic of all? Tom Cruise’s Cocktail will be gone as of April 30th. So start watching.

Coming to Netflix

April 1st

  • A Weekend with the Family
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Across the Universe
  • An American Tail
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
  • Boy Bye
  • Born To Be Free
  • Cool Runnings
  • Good Witch, season 2
  • Gremlins
  • Only for One Night
  • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Schindler’s List
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Thunderstruck
  • Wynonna Earp, season 1
  • Trouble with the Curve
  • Tropic Thunder
  • The Tenth Man

April 2nd14th

  • The D Train
  • Chewing Gum, season 2
  • Louis C.K. 2017
  • Disney’s The BFG
  • El Faro De Las Orcas
  • Dawn of the Croods, season 3
  • The Get Down, part 2
  • Win It All
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Documentary Now!, season 2
  • Kevin Hart: What Now
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, season 2
  • Chelsea, season 2
  • El Elegido
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
  • Sandy Wexler

April 15th21st

  • Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  • Slam
  • Lucas Brothers: On Drugs
  • A Plastic Ocean
  • Bill Nye Saves the World, season 1
  • Girlboss, season 1
  • Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, season 1
  • Sand Castle
  • Tales by Light, season 2
  • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, season 4
  • The Prestige
  • Tramps

April 22nd30th

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass, seasons 1–3
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Liv and Maddie, season 4
  • Phantom
  • Long Nights Short Mornings
  • Disney’s Queen of Katwe
  • The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared
  • Vir Das: Abroad Understanding
  • Real Rescues, seasons 6–7
  • Trust
  • Las Chicas del Cable, season 1
  • A Murder in the Park
  • Casting JonBenet
  • Dear White People, season 1
  • Rodney King
  • Small Crimes
  • Sofia the First, season 3

Leaving Netflix

April 1st

  • Ally McBeal, seasons 1–5
  • Angel, seasons 1–5
  • Better Off Ted, season 1
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Bones, season 1–4
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons 1–7
  • Chaplin
  • Dollhouse, season 1
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Firefly
  • House, M.D., seasons 1–8
  • Lie to Me, season 1
  • Menace II Society
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Rosewell, seasons 1–3
  • Snow Day
  • Stomp the Yard
  • Superman: The Movie
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • The Boys from Brazil
  • The Escapist
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Riches, seasons 1–2
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The X-Files, seasons 1–9
  • Vanilla Sky

April 3rd14th

  • Collateral Damage
  • The Circle
  • Legit, season 2
  • Wilfred, season 4
  • Hero
  • Legit, season 1
  • Flower Girl
  • The Lazarus Effect

April 15th30th

  • A Fantastic Fear of Everything
  • American Dad!, season 6
  • The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • The Mirror
  • Born to Defense
  • The Defender

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

April 1st

  • Almost Famous
  • Chaplin
  • Days of Thunder
  • Eddie Murphy Raw
  • Election
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Kiss the Girls
  • Mulholland Falls
  • Robocop
  • Robocop 2
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Sliver
  • The Ghost and the Darkness
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Tommy Boy
  • What If

April 2nd9th

  • Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Precious Cargo
  • Tumble Leaf
  • American Playboy, season 1
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut
  • In a World
  • The Perfect Match

April 13th30th

  • The Handmaiden
  • The Love Witch
  • Fortitude, season 2
  • American Pastoral
  • Bosch, season 3
  • Thirteen, season 1
  • Thunderbirds are Go!, season 3
  • American Honey
  • Catastrophe, season 3
  • Animal Kingdom, season 1

Coming to HBO Now

April 1st

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Be Kind, Rewind
  • Breaking Away
  • Cape Fear
  • Criminal Activities
  • Crimson Tide
  • Dragon Blade
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded
  • Hollywood Ending
  • Kicks
  • Last Man Standing
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Rat Race
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Speed Racer
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The Wild Life
  • Unforgiven
  • Urban Cowboy
  • Y mañana Navidad (aka Merry Christmas)

April 3rd14th

  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell
  • Saving My Tomorrow Part 5
  • La cosa humana (aka Human Thing)
  • War Dogs
  • Search Party
  • Psi, season 3 premiere
  • La gunguna

April 15th29th

  • Suicide Squad (theatrical & extended versions)
  • The Leftovers, season 3 premiere
  • Veep, season 6 premiere
  • Indignation
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Saving My Tomorrow: Kids Love the Earth
  • Silicon Valley, season 4 premiere
  • The Memory of Justice
  • 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Victor Frankenstein

Leaving HBO Now

April 7th

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

April 30th

  • 28 Days Later
  • All the President’s Men
  • The Aviator
  • By the Sea
  • Carlito’s Way
  • Cocktail
  • Cop Car
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Demolition Man
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Drumline
  • The Forest
  • Heartbreakers
  • The Hitcher
  • Hitman
  • Hitman: Agent 47
  • I Am Legend
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • Paper Moon
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • The Revenant
  • The Road Warrior
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Sisters
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Steve Jobs
  • The Wedding Singer

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