The best new film and TV shows in April 2024

The best new film and TV shows in April 2024



Grab the popcorn – here are the new releases, ranging from comedies to comic book heroes.

While we love a good night out at FACT, we also love to chill and watch a film or TV show. Whether you're after documentaries or dramas, there's something to suit all tastes. From action-packed adventures to heartwarming comedies, here are the best new films and TV shows in April. 

The First Omen: 4 April

If you like scary movies, then watch The First Omen. Set in Rome in 1971, an American woman is sent to work in a church. She uncovers a conspiracy to bring about the birth of the antichrist. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Charles Dance and Ralph Ineson.

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan: 10 April

Get ready for some high-octane Bollywood action with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. The film follows a masked nemesis who is wreaking havoc, stealing the nation's deadliest weapon and the brooding Bade Miyan and the cocky Chote Miyan are brought in to restore order. With unmatched camaraderie and courage, they embark on a mission that's bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Tiger Shroff and Prithviraj, this movie promises a rollercoaster ride of adrenaline.

Imaginary: 10 April

Ever wondered if your childhood toys had a life of their own? Because Imaginary, delves into just that. Featuring DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, and Betty Buckley, the plot revolves around Jessica's realisation that her old stuffed bear, Chauncey, might be more than just a toy. Strange things start happening, leading Jessica down a whimsical path of discovery.

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire: 11 April

Brace yourselves for an epic battle that not only challenges the existence of Godzilla and Kong but our entire world as well. With mysteries unfolding and histories revealed, this sequel promises to be a monster of a movie night. Starring Dan Stevens, Brian Tyree Henry, Kaylee Hottle, and Rebecca Hall, this movie promises you to remain at the edge of your seat.

Kung Fu Panda 4: 11 April

Finally, marking its return after almost a decade, Kung Fu Panda 4 is set to hit screens this Eid al-Fitr. As Po is called upon to assume the role of Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he must navigate unfamiliar territory while facing off against a new villain, the sorceress Chameleon. With the help of unlikely allies, Po embarks on a quest to protect his home from impending doom. Get ready for laughs, thrills, and a whole lot of kung fu action in this highly anticipated sequel.

Land of Bad: 11 April

Get ready to witness a Special Forces operation like never before in Land of Bad. When an extraction team is ambushed in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney must navigate through unimaginable danger with the help of Air Force drone pilot Reaper. It's a heart-pounding race against time where every decision could mean the difference between life and death. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Milo Ventimiglia, Luke Hemsworth, and Russell Crowe, this film plunges you into a brutal 48-hour battle for survival.

Civil War: 12 April

The new dystopian film Civil War feels like Day After Tomorrow meets War of the Worlds. Set in the near future, America has descended into a second civil war. Kirsten Dunst plays a journalist covering the conflict, which sees California and Texas leading a separatist movement. Plus, it is written and directed by Alex Garland, who is behind the scripts for 28 Days Later.

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: 18 April

Featuring Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, and Eiza Gonzalez, this action-comedy is based on true events from World War II. Join UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and author Ian Fleming as they assemble a motley crew of rogues and mavericks for a top-secret combat unit. Their mission? To take on the Nazis using unconventional and utterly "ungentlemanly" tactics that ultimately changed the course of the war.

Series & Streaming
Musica: 4 April

Get ready to groove with Musica, a romantic comedy about a young man navigating love, family, and Brazilian culture in New Jersey. Starring Rudy Mancuso alongside Camila Mendes, Francesca Reale, and Maria Mancuso, this coming-of-age tale is pulsating with rhythm and heart. With its infectious energy and relatable storyline, Musica on Amazon Prime Video promises to be a feel-good hit that'll leave you tapping your toes and smiling from ear to ear.

Ripley: 4 April

Based on Patricia Highsmith's bestselling novels, Ripley follows Tom Ripley, who's hired to convince a wealthy man's son to return home from Italy. Portrayed by Andrew Scott, Ripley's journey into deceit, fraud, and murder unfolds against the backdrop of early 1960s New York. The film, releasing on Netflix, promises to be a gripping tale of ambition and deception.

Scoop: 5 April 

Get ready for an inside look at one of the most talked-about interviews in recent history with Scoop. Inspired by real events, this Netflix film takes viewers behind the scenes of Prince Andrew's infamous BBC Newsnight appearance. From high-stakes negotiations with Buckingham Palace to a jaw-dropping showdown between Emily Maitlis and the Prince, Scoop offers a glimpse into the world of investigative journalism.

Sugar: 5 April 

Colin Farrell plunges deep into the shadows of Hollywood in an upcoming series on Apple TV+, promising a surreal twist on the classic noir detective tale. While specifics about the show remain shrouded in mystery, the premise hints at intrigue. Farrell's Detective Sugar embarks on a quest to locate the vanished daughter of a prominent Hollywood figure, unearthing unsettling truths about the influential family that could upend everything. Joining the cast are James Cromwell from Succession and Kirby Howell-Baptiste from The Good Place.

Fallout: 11 April

Based on one of the greatest video games of all time, Fallout takes you on a thrilling ride through a post-apocalyptic world where the line between the haves and have-nots is razor-thin. Set 200 years after the apocalypse, the series follows the inhabitants of luxury fallout shelters as they're forced to confront the bizarre and violent universe waiting for them above ground. With its complex storyline and gleefully weird twists, Fallout on Amazon Prime Video promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver: 19 April

Continuing the epic saga of Kora and her fellow warriors from Rebel Moon - Part One, this Netflix film follows their fight to defend their newfound homeland against the forces of the Realm. With unbreakable bonds forged and heroes emerging, Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver promises to be an action-packed adventure that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. So gear up for the ultimate battle as Kora and her allies take on their greatest challenge yet.

Thank You, Good Night: The Bon Jovi Odyssey: 26 April

Get ready to rock out with Bon Jovi on Disney+ with this four-part documentary series that takes you on a journey through the highs and lows of one of the world's most iconic rock bands. Starting from a vulnerable moment after Jon Bon Jovi's vocal cord injury, the series offers access to the band's history through personal archives, videos, and rare photographs. Jon opens up about the challenges he's faced, giving fans a glimpse into the reality behind the rockstar lifestyle. From humble beginnings in New Jersey to electrifying performances on international stages, this series promises to be an emotional rollercoaster celebrating the band's resilience and determination.