133 Netflix shows and movies to watch right this second (before leaving Netflix in April 2022)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Minions pose for a photo on the yellow carpet at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Illumination Entertainment's 'Despicable Me 3' at The Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Minions pose for a photo on the yellow carpet at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Illumination Entertainment's 'Despicable Me 3' at The Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images) /
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At the start of every month, Netflix gets a lot of new movies but also loses a lot of new movies. These should be your priority because these movies and shows are leaving Netflix this April. We’ve broken down all the content leaving Netflix soon between our top picks, stuff leaving this Friday, April 1, a few Netflix Originals that are about to exit stage left and all the other movies and shows leaving throughout the month of April.

If you’re not sure what to prioritize before it’s gone, we’ve compiled all of our top picks along with the date they are leaving the app right here. Check this list out first so you know what the most notable movies and shows exiting Netflix soon are and can add them to your list! What’s On Netflix helpfully compiled everything leaving and we’ve gone through and selected our top choices to highlight the best of the best.

Leaving Netflix in April: Top picks for what you should watch before they’re gone

300 (2006)
Leaving April 1

THIS. IS. SPARTA! Directed by Zack Snyder, 300 is a massively popular war epic starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and many more notable cast members. It’s worth watching at least once, if only to understand some of the popular references and memes.

DESPICABLE ME 1 & 2
Leaving April 1

The Despicable Me films gave birth to the minions that have taken over Facebook and other social media platforms. They’re actually really fun and adorable movies that would make a great family-friendly double-feature if you can squeeze one in between now and Friday.

GREMLINS (1984)
Leaving April 1

Gremlins is a classic. You probably know the rules: don’t feed them after midnight, don’t get them wet and don’t expose them to direct sunlight…find out why.

I LOVE YOU, MAN (2009)
Leaving April 1

A charming bromance and hilarious comedy, I Love You, Man reunited Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Knocked Up stars Jason Segel and Paul Rudd for an entertaining, endlessly quotable, and surprisingly heartwarming, movie.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994)
Leaving April 1

If you want to see strong homoerotic subtext between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, here you go. Plus, baby Kirsten Dunst! And AMC is making an Interview with a Vampire television series so now is a good time to catch up before it’s gone.

JUMANJI (1995)
Leaving April 1

The 1995 original has given rise to a successful franchise, but the first is still the best. The late Robin Williams is a genuine treasure and it’s tons of fun for the whole family.

KUNG FU PANDA (2008)
Leaving April 1

Before Jack Black returns in the new Kung Fu Panda series, make sure you’ve seen the movie that started it all!

POKEMON
Leaving April 1

Pokémon fans need to know that a lot of content is leaving Netflix on April 1:

  • Pokémon: Indigo League (Season 1)
  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
  • Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures
  • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007)
Leaving April 1

Made on a shoestring budget, Paranormal Activity helped launch a massive horror franchise and reboot the found-footage horror genre.

RUNAWAY BRIDE (1999)
Leaving April 1

Reuniting Pretty Women stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, Runaway Bride is a screwball romantic comedy that will warm your heart.

THE HANGOVER (2009)
Leaving April 1

The Hangover is still considered one of the funniest movies of all time. It’s also the movie that helped launch the careers of people like Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is your chance.

THE LOST BOYS (1987)
Leaving April 1

This supernatural black comedy horror film is full of teenage angst and vampires. What more could you want?

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)
Leaving April 1

Willy Wonka is an absolute classic based on the book by Roald Dahl. The 2005 version doesn’t even come close (although it, too, is leaving Netflix this month). You just can’t beat Gene Wilder.

THE DUFF (2015)
Leaving April 2

The DUFF is a very endearing teen rom-com that is criminally underrated in my opinion. It’s an adorable watch with recognizable stars like Mae Whitman, Skyler Samuels, Ken Jeong, Allison Janney, Bella Thorne and Robbie Amell.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (Seasons 1-7)
Leaving April 2

Seven seasons of The Next Generation are leaving Netflix on April 2 for Paramount+.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017)
Leaving April 5

Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan lead the cast of this twisted, amazing and disturbing Yorgos Lanthimos film.

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017)
Leaving April 6

It’s actually insane that The Florida Project didn’t get nominated or win more awards during its run, but it’s an absolute must-watch. Sean Baker is one of the best working directors today and this movie will prove why.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)
Leaving April 25

If you’re in the mood for a popcorn movie or a big blockbuster-type film, then King Arthur is a great choice. It’s an epic fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, so you know it’s going to be stylish.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2013)
Leaving April 27

Based on the award-winning play, this Academy Award-nominated movie stars heavyweight actors like Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale and Sam Shepard.

Netflix Originals leaving in April 2022

The following are Netflix Originals leaving the service in April. You’ll want to watch these ASAP because they might not be available to watch anywhere else for the foreseeable future.

Leaving Netflix April 1

  • A River Runs Through It (1992)
  • Ali (2001)
  • As Good as It Gets (1997)
  • Bad Teacher (2011)
  • Bakugan: Battle Planet (Season 1)
  • Bee Movie (2007)
  • Best of the Best (1989)
  • Blood Diamond (2006)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Bright Star (2009)
  • Caddyshack (1980)
  • Caddyshack 2 (1988)
  • Cadillac Records (2008)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan (2012)
  • Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
  • Cross: Rise of the Villains (2019)
  • Deuces (2016)
  • Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
  • Elaan (1971)
  • Five Nights in Maine (2015)
  • Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate’s Cove (2010)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
  • Good Burger (1997)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Happy Feet Two (2011)
  • Hoff the Record (Seasons 1-2)
  • Hook (1991)
  • iCarly (Seasons 1-2)
  • In the Cut (2003)
  • Jagat (2015)
  • Jonah Hex (2010)
  • Katt Williams: American Hustle (The Movie) (2007)
  • Kicko & Super Speedo – 1 Season (2018)
  • Killa (2014)
  • Kiss & Cry (2017)
  • LIFE 2.0 (2010)
  • Live by Night (2016)
  • Loaded (Season 1)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
  • Maximum Risk (1996)
  • Metro (2016)
  • Mighty Raju Rio Calling (2014)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
  • My Dog Skip (2000)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Peasants Rebellion (2018)
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  • Salaakhen (1975)
  • Scooby-Doo (2002)
  • Stargate (1994)
  • That’s My Boy (2012)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • The Karate Kid (2010)
  • The Legend of Zorro (2005)
  • The Longest Yard (2005)
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  • The New Guy (2002)
  • The Runaways (2010)
  • The Sum of All Fears (2002)
  • The Tenth Man (2016)
  • The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • Think Like a Man (2012)
  • Troy (2004)
  • Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
  • Unthinkable (2010)
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • White Boy (2017)
  • Wild Wild West (1999)
  • Woo (1998)
  • Yanik Koza (Burned Cocoon) (Season 1)
  • Year One (2009)

Everything else leaving Netflix April 2022 (and when)

  • Air Strike (2018), April 2
  • Pablo (Season 1), April 2
  • Truth or Dare (2017), April 3
  • Tango (2018), April 4
  • Dark Light (2019), April 5
  • House of the Witch (2017), April 9
  • Going in Style (2017), April 11
  • Macho (2016), April 12
  • Surviving R. Kelly Lifetime Collection, April 13
  • We Are Family (2016), April 14
  • Bibi and Tina (2014), April 15
  • Bibi and Tina II (2014), April 15
  • Bibi and Tina: Girls Versus Boys (2016), April 15
  • Bollywood Calling (2001), April 15
  • Rainbow Jelly (2018), April 15
  • Shortcut Safari (2016), April 15
  • The Master (2012), April 15
  • The Wedding Party (2016), April 15
  • Time Is Ill Matic (2014), April 15
  • A Little Chaos (2014), April 16
  • About Time (2013), April 16
  • Time Trap (2017), April 16
  • Light in the Dark (2019), April 18
  • ParaNorman (2012), April 18
  • A Plastic Ocean (2016), April 19
  • Miss Sloane (2016), April 19
  • KO One (2005), April 20
  • My Dear Boy (2017), April 20
  • The Set Up (2019), April 22
  • W1A (Seasons 1-3), April 25
  • The Artist (2011), April 26
  • El señor de los Cielos (Seasons 1-7), April 30
  • Hostel (2005), April 30

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