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Best New Movies to Stream in April: ‘Zone of Interest,’ ‘Anyone but You,’ ‘Late Night With the Devil,’ ‘Wish’ and More

In April’s world of streaming pleasures, be ready for a wild ride of emotions. Jonathan Glazer’s melancholy masterwork, “The Zone of Interest,” recently awarded two Academy Awards, debuts on Max. A horrific account of the Holocaust, it is a cinematic gem not to be missed.

But do not worry if heavy dramas are not your cup of tea! Netflix has “Anyone but You,” a rom-com hit starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell. Having dominated the box office, this lovely film promises to warm hearts and tickle funny bones equally.

For those seeking a spine-tingling thrill, go no farther than IFC’s “Late Night With the Devil.” This found footage horror treasure, which broke records with its terrifying premiere, is now available on Shudder. Get ready to descend into the depths of terror.

Peacock is undoubtedly one of the greatest streaming services accessible, especially considering its low pricing range for every subscription. As a result, the platform’s monthly selection of fantastic films is well worth checking out. Fortunately, April’s roster includes lots of options that everyone in the family is sure to love.

Scroll down to get a complete list of the top titles coming to streaming in April 2024.

The Zone of Interest (April 5 on Max)

The Zone of Interest (April 5 on Max)
“The Zone of Interest” just won two Oscars,

Jonathan Glazer’s film “The Zone of Interest” just won two Oscars, including Best International Feature and Best Sound Design. This harrowing Holocaust thriller, hailed as one of Variety’s best recommendations for 2023, immerses spectators in the disturbing world of SS commander Rudolf Höss. The film, set in a tranquil German family, reveals the horrifying truth of Auschwitz in contrast to domestic normalcy. Glazer’s excellent storytelling creates a powerful, spine-chilling drama that lasts long after the credits roll.

Life of Crime (April 1 on Peacock)

Life of Crime (April 1 on Peacock)
John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher, will be available for streaming on Peacock starting April 1, 2024.

As professional crooks Louis and Ordell plot a daring abduction involving Mickey—the corrupt real estate developer’s wife—”Life of Crime” offers a darkly comedic take on the crime genre. However, their intentions are derailed when Mickey’s husband refuses to pay the ransom. With their backs against the wall, Louis and Ordell must adapt and craft a new plan, including unexpected participants. This fascinating story of greed and treachery, starring John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher, will be available for streaming on Peacock starting April 1, 2024.

Anyone but You (April 23 on Netflix)

Anyone but You (April 23 on Netflix)
“Anyone but You,” which grossed $215 million globally, will air on Netflix this month

Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell’s rom-com mega success, “Anyone but You,” will make its Netflix premiere this month after grossing $215 million worldwide. In this contemporary take of “Much Ado About Nothing,” the two play former flames who pretend to be a couple at an Australian wedding. According to Newscase, it’s a must-watch for rom-com enthusiasts since it delivers a novel perspective on the genre by combining aspects of the ’90s, today’s Tinder-era, and the MeToo movement. Prepare to swoon and laugh as this dynamic couple lights the screen with their attractive intimacy.

M3GAN (April 24 on Peacock)

M3GAN (April 24 on Peacock)
Gemma introduces her to M3GAN,

“M3GAN” is a horrific story of dread as an innocent doll transforms into a deadly weapon. Following Cady’s devastating loss, her aunt Gemma introduces her to M3GAN, an ingenious toy developed for friendship. But as Cady develops feelings for the doll, its protective instincts go into overdrive, setting in motion a chain reaction of terrible things. With a fantastic ensemble that includes Violet McGraw, Allison Williams, and Amie Donald, this horror film is sure to send chills down your spine when it comes to Peacock streaming on April 24, 2024.

Late Night With the Devil (April 19 on Shudder)

Late Night With the Devil (April 19 on Shudder)
“Late Night With the Devil” arrives on Shudder this month to keep the nightmares coming

After breaking box office records for IFC Films, the horror film “Late Night With the Devil” hits Shudder this month to keep the horrors coming. The third film from Australian directorial duo the Cairnes Brothers is a brilliant concept in which a late-night network broadcast devolves into otherworldly turmoil on Halloween night.

The film stars David Dastmalchian as the Johnny Carson-like presenter, whose quest for large ratings leads to frightening results when he invites a possessed girl on the program. From Newscase’s review: “This isn’t the scariest film, but it’s also not wholly a self-conscious joke. The Cairnes strike an effective mix between pop-culture cynicism, recognizable but not always expected thrills (including some creature/gore effects), and a sort of hazy mass-media surrealism.”

Rebel Moon: Part Two: The Scavenger (April 19 on Netflix)

Rebel Moon: Part Two: The Scavenger (April 19 on Netflix)
Zack Snyder’s first “Rebel Moon”

Critics, be damned. Zack Snyder’s first “Rebel Moon” was critically derided when it aired over Christmas, but the sequel comes this month in its usual CGI-heavy grandeur. The series follows Kora (Sofia Boutella), a lone soldier whose tranquil life and society on the agricultural moon Veldt are under attack by the brutal royal empire Imperium.

Kora’s peaceful existence is severely disrupted and she is thrown back into battle when the dangerous Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) visits her planet on behalf of the Imperium’s commander, Balisarius (Fra Fee). Kora forms a resistance team that includes Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), Darrian Bloodaxe (Ray Fisher), Kai (Charlie Hunnam), and a robot called Jimmy (voiced by Anthony Hopkins).

Wish (April 3 on Disney+)

Wish (April 3 on Disney+)
Wish (April 3 on Disney+)

Disney’s animated musical “Wish” did not exactly set the box office on fire last year, but the film’s streaming premiere on Disney+ is expected to boost viewing. A celestial force known as Star, a tiny ball of limitless energy, grants Asha’s great desire in the role of Ariana DeBose, an Oscar winner.

The two new pals work together to put an end to King Magnifico’s (Chris Pine’s) terrible sorcery. According to Newscase’s review, “Wish,” Disney’s extravagant animated musical, does not resemble the studio’s prior animated blockbusters. The pictures resemble gently drawn calendar-art paintings, but without the customary bursts of kaleidoscopic color; instead, a more subdued palette of blue, green, grey, pink, and lavender provides a lovely storybook touch. And Chris Pine’s explosive performance gives you someone to cheer against.

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