Not getting off the couch anytime soon? These days, that’s a plus. As the era of self-quarantine and social distancing rages on, Netflix — the original home of the streaming binge — has bolstered its offerings with a number of standout features and readymade marathons.
Looking to kill a lot of time? This month, Netflix is streaming all three “Matrix” films (available on April 1) and the first four “Lethal Weapon” films (also available on April 1), all the better to burn through a few hours and winnow down each franchise to your exact specifications (yes, you can just watch the first “Matrix” if you so wish). A handful of solid rom-coms are also joining the platform, just in time for the rising demand for more escapism (from “40 Days and 40 Nights” to “Just Friends,” both available on April 1), along with some truly terrifying apocalyptic offerings of all stripes (we’re talking both “Deep Impact” and “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” also hitting on April 1).
But that’s not all! In an appropriately packed month in the Netflix trenches, the streaming service is rolling out a number of top-notch movies that would delight at any time, but are welcome now more than ever. Here are the seven best movies new to Netflix for April 2020.