New Releases on Netflix & Top 10 Movies & Series: April 5th, 2024


Serena is now on Netflix – Picture: Magnolia Pictures

Happy Friday, and welcome to your rundown of what’s new on Netflix in the US for the week ending April 5th, 2024. We’ll run through all 110 new movies and series that have touched down this week, plus we’ll pick out some highlights and cover what’s been trending in the top 10s.

If you’re thinking, “That’s a lot of additions!” You’d be correct! Primarily, thanks to the first-of-the-month refresh, which says 77 new movies and series were added and 70 depart, there’s a lot new to watch. Part of those 77 additions was Netflix’s new collection of movies celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Just another quick note before we dig in: There are no daily top 10s today, as Netflix has yet to refresh its daily top 10s as of publishing.


What to Watch on Netflix This Weekend

 

Parasyte: The Grey (Season 1)

Number of episodes: 6
Rating: TV-MA
Language: Korean
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Koo Kyo-hwan, Jeon So-nee, Jung Hyun Lee
Writer: Hitoshi Iwaaki
Runtime: 61 mins / 1h 1m

If there’s one thing the Koreans have brought to us over the past few months, it is weird. First, we followed a story where somebody turned themselves into a chicken nugget, and now we’ve got a horror sci-fi movie where weird-looking parasites are taking over the globe.

Our own Jacob liked the series enough to include it in our top K-dramas list released in 2024 so far, so if you’re still waiting for Hellbound season 2, this should be a sensible stopgap.


SCOOP (2024)

Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Philip Martin
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell, Keeley Hawes
Writer: Geoff Bussetil, Peter Moffat
Runtime: 102 min / 1h 42m

Netflix’s big new movie for the week from its own roster of titles hails from the United Kingdom and seeks to retell the story of how the BBC Newsnight team bagged the infamous interview between Emily Maitlis and Prince Andrew.

“Scoop is a taut journalistic drama with the pace & energy of a thriller. Focused on the women who brought the infamous interview to the screen & their motives for making it a success, the film mostly succeeds in making the story expand to more than the recent, well-known trainwreck in which the world is mostly familiar. However, much like the interview itself, it will not interrogate nor dig too deep past what we know and feels satisfied with its surface level accomplishment. The intense atmosphere & talent in front of and behind the camera will keep you riveted, but it won’t keep you buzzing after the film is done.”


Suzume (2022)

Rating: PG
Language: Hindi
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Nanoka Hara, Hokuto Matsumura, Eri Fukatsu
Writer: Makoto Shinkai
Runtime: 122 min / 2h 2m

Arriving on Netflix around the globe today (by surprise, it must be added) is Suzume, the 2022 anime feature film from the studio Toho. Nominated for a Golden Globe, the movie comes from the esteemed director behind the likes of Your Name, Weathering with You, and The Garden of Words. Until now, the movie had only been available via Crunchyroll.

Here’s what you can expect from the critically acclaimed anime:

“After she unknowingly opens a door of chaos, 17-year-old Suzume joins forces with a young man to help prevent more calamity from befalling Japan.”


Serena (2014)

Rating: R
Language: English
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans
Writer: Christopher Kyle, Ron Rash
Runtime: 109 min / 1h 49m

Two of the biggest actors in Hollywood came together for this historical romance a decade ago, which sees a couple building a business empire during the great depression but their family life begins to deteriorate while it’s expanding.

Looking back through the reviews for this film, it’s shocking how polarizing it was back when it was released. You’re going to find two types of people. Some hate it with a passion, and others think that the two leading actors carry you through to the end. If you’ve not yet watched Serena – let us know which one of the two you are in the comments when you’re done!


Full List of New Releases on Netflix This Week

An expanded version of this list can be found on our New on Netflix hub page.

91 New Movies Added This Week

  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • A Passage to India (1984)
  • A Single Man (2009)
  • Against All Odds (1984)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Battleship (2012)
  • Birdy (1984)
  • Blackfish (2013)
  • Body Double (1984)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • Conan the Destroyer (1984)
  • Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
  • Demetri Martin: Demetri Deconstructed (2024) Netflix Original
  • Ender’s Game (2013)
  • Falling in Love (1984)
  • Firestarter (1984)
  • Firstborn (1984)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Glass (2019)
  • Haikyu!! Movie 3: Genius and Sense (2017)
  • Haikyu!! Movie 4: Battle of Concepts (2017)
  • Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  • How to Be Single (2016)
  • Iceman (1984)
  • Inside Man (2006)
  • Inside Man: Most Wanted (2019)
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Micki & Maude (1984)
  • Molly’s Game (2017)
  • Mortal Engines (2018)
  • Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
  • Night Raiders (2021)
  • One Piece Film: Red (2022)
  • Places in the Heart (1984)
  • Repo Man (1984)
  • Role Models (2008)
  • SCOOP (2024) Netflix Original
  • Serena (2014)
  • Seventh Son (2014)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Skyscraper (2018)
  • Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  • Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
  • Split (2016)
  • Starman (1984)
  • Step Up 4: Miami Heat (2012)
  • Strawberry Shortcake’s Spring Spectacular (2024)
  • Suzume (2022)
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • The American (2010)
  • The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem (2024) Netflix Original
  • The Benchwarmers (2006)
  • The Eagle (2011)
  • The Ghazi Attack (2017)
  • The Haunted Hotel (2023)
  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
  • The Joy of Sex (1984)
  • The Land Before Time (1988)
  • The Little Things (2021)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  • The River (1984)
  • The Tearsmith (2024) Netflix Original
  • The Theory of Everything (2014)
  • Top Secret! (1984)
  • Tower Heist (2011)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
  • Wild Things (1998)
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
  • Zero to Hero (2024) Netflix Original

19 New TV Series Added This Week

  • 100 Days to Indy (Season 1)
  • Black Clover (Season 1)
  • Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Crooks (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Everyone Loves Me (Season 1)
  • Files of the Unexplained (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (Season 1)
  • I Woke Up A Vampire (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Martin (Seasons 1-5)
  • Parasyte: The Grey (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • RIPLEY (Limited Series) Netflix Original
  • Rumah Masa Depan (Season 1)
  • Sex and the City (Seasons 1-6)
  • The Great Indian Kapil Show (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • THE MAGIC PRANK SHOW with Justin Willman (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Together: Treble Winners (Season 1)
  • Vikings (Seasons 1-6)
  • White Collar (Seasons 1-6)

The Accountant Most Popular Movies On Netflix

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As you may have heard, Ben Affleck’s The Accountant is getting a sequel, and around the same time that was announced, Netflix became the temporary streaming home of the first movie, which dominated the movie’s top 10s all week.

Beyond that though, a real mix of titles with mainstays like Super Mario still in the fold but thanks to the aforementioned first of the month additions, a real mixture.

  1. The Accountant (61 points)
  2. The Little Things (40 points)
  3. The Miracle Club (33 points)
  4. Baby Driver (33 points)
  5. Split (32 points)
  6. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (31 points)
  7. The Wages of Fear (30 points)
  8. On the Line (26 points)
  9. Skyscraper (23 points)
  10. Heart of the Hunter (21 points)
  11. Mending the Line (19 points)
  12. Glass (19 points)
  13. Mortal Engines (17 points)
  14. Space Jam: A New Legacy (16 points)
  15. Damsel (12 points)
  16. No Pressure (9 points)
  17. Irish Wish (8 points)
  18. Minions (3 points)
  19. The Boss Baby (3 points)
  20. The Beautiful Game (3 points)
  21. Shirley (1 point)

3 Body Problem Season 2 Liu Cixin Netflix

Picture: Netflix

The future of 3 Body Problem is still up in the air but it came out on top this week alongside Testament, the surprise docudrama that’s done well around the world.

  1. 3 Body Problem (74 points)
  2. Testament: The Story of Moses (74 points)
  3. The Gentlemen (54 points)
  4. Homicide (43 points)
  5. Bad Dinosaurs (42 points)
  6. Is It Cake? (39 points)
  7. Sex and the City (21 points)
  8. Files of the Unexplained (20 points)
  9. Vikings (18 points)
  10. Buying Beverly Hills (12 points)
  11. THE MAGIC PRANK SHOW with Justin Willman (10 points)
  12. Physical: 100 (5 points)
  13. The Resident (5 points)
  14. The Great Indian Kapil Show (2 points)
  15. The Conners (1 points)

What are you watching on Netflix this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

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