35 best new Netflix movies and shows coming in April 2020

Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Photo courtesy Netflix
Never Have I Ever on Netflix. Photo courtesy Netflix /
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27. Minority Report

Release Year: 2002

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Neal McDonough, Steve Harris, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw, Michael and Matthew Dickman, Lois Smith, Kathryn Morris, Peter Stormare, Jason Antoon, Mike Binder, Jessica Harper, Tim Blake Nelson, Daniel London, Anna Maria Horsford

Release Date: Wednesday, April 1

No matter what your favorite kind of escapism entertainment is, there’s something for everyone coming to Netflix this month. Whether you prefer to escape into a comedy, an adventure, an action-packed sci-fi thriller or even a campy horror movie, there’s plenty of content fit to take your mind off of the world. Minority Report will definitely take you out of one world and plant you into another. It’s without a doubt one of the best throwbacks and new releases coming in April.

Based on the short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick, Tom Cruise stars in Minority Report as Chief John Anderton, the head of his precrime unit in his Washington D.C. in 2054. In this distant future, police have begun to employ a psychic technology that allows them to arrest murderers before they commit their crime. Somehow, this technology turns on Chief Anderton winds up accused of murdering a man in the future, when he has never even met the man.

Minority Report comes from legendary director Steven Spielberg, who also directed such blockbusters as Jaws, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, War of the Worlds and many, many others. The film earned overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, as reflected by its 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and was also a box office hit with a worldwide gross of $358.4 million. If you’re a fan of either the director or the leading star’s work, you’ll want to add Minority Report to your watch list when it begins streaming on April 1.