Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Britbox UK: top TV series and movies to watch this April

From a Jodie Foster thriller to a cheesy sitcom starring Jamie Foxx, here are our top TV and film picks to watch this month on streaming platforms

Streaming services have revealed a new selection of films and TV shows to dive into this April, with everything from Concrete Cowboys to Golden Globe-winning movies.

Here are my top TV and film picks to watch this April across the streaming services.

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The Mauritanian - Amazon Prime - 1 April

Streaming services have revealed a new selection of films and TV shows to dive into this April (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu)

Starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Shailene Woodley, The Mauritanian is a new film about a defense attorney, her associate and a military prosecutor, and what happens when they uncover a far-reaching conspiracy while investigating the case of a suspected 9/11 terrorist.

Concrete Cowboy - Netflix - 2 April

Starring Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin alongside Idris Elba, Concrete Cowboy is a fictionalisation of the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. The film follows Cole (McLaughlin), who moves from Detroit to live with his estranged father, and horseman, Harp (Elba) for the summer.

Thunder Force - Netflix - 9 April

Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy team up for a new superhero comedy called Thunder Force. The two play best friends reunite and end up fighting crime together, after one of them invents a formula that gives ordinary people superpowers.

Palm Springs - Amazon Prime - 9 April

UK audiences will finally be able to see Palm Springs when it arrives on Prime in April. Starring Andy Samburg and Cristin Miloti, the film is a romcom stuck in the middle of a Groundhog Day scenario. Two wedding guests get stuck in a time loop, develop a budding romance, all whilst living the same day over and over again.

THEM - Amazon Prime - 9 April

Lena Waithe’s new horror series promises to be one of the most frightening shows released in 2021. The limited anthology series will explore a variety of terror topics in America. A series perfect for fans of Get Out and US.

Sound of Metal - Amazon Prime - 12 April

Riz Ahmed is tipped to win an Oscar for his leading role in this music drama. Co-starring Olivia Cooke, Sound of Metal, follows a metal drummer who loses his hearing. The film has been critically acclaimed and is nominated for six Academy Awards.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me - Netflix - 16 April

Jamie Foxx marks his return to TV with the latest cheesy sitcom, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me. Foxx plays a business owner, bachelor and full-time father, needing all the help he can get from his dad and sister. The show looks set to be a throwback to classic American sitcoms, so Fresh Prince of Bel Air fans - get your remotes at the ready.

Fosse/Verdon - 23 April

Those who missed Fosse/Verdon’s first venture on UK TV will get a second chance to watch the musical drama series. Starring Sam Rockwell as choreographer Bob Fosse, and Michelle Williams as dancer Gwen Verdon, the show tells the story behind their troubled professional and personal relationships.

Shadow and Bone - Netflix - 23 April

Shadow and Bone looks set to become the next big Netflix obsession around the world. Based on the books, the fantasy show follows orphan Alina Stakov when she unleashes her extraordinary power. Fans of Narnia and Twilight will enjoy this one.

Nomadland - 30 April

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Nomadland follows Frances McDormand, who leaves her hometown to travel around the United States. The movie has been praised for shining a light on a previously unspoken part of American culture.