Netflix, Amazon, Hulu: The Shows and Films Coming and Going in April

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Elisabeth Moss stars in the upcoming Hulu original series, "The Handmaid's Tale," based on the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. Take Five/Hulu

Sales of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale increased 200 percent after the election, the Canadian author's publicist told NPR in February. So Hulu's highly anticipated original series based on her dystopian book, starring Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley and Alexis Bledel, is coming at just the right time. Due out on April 26, it's one of a slew of original shows, films and specials coming to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu next month.

Netflix's long list of originals for April includes the stand-up comedy special Louis C.K.: 2017 (April 4), the Science Guy's new talk show Bill Nye Saves the World (April 21), shows such as Girlboss (April 21) and Dear White People (April 28), movies including Win It All (April 7) and Sandy Wexler (April 14), documentaries such as Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (April 21) and the "hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmkaing" Casting JonBenet (April 28). Hulu is focusing on Handmaid's Tale, while Amazon will release the series American Playboy (April 7) and new seasons of Bosch (April 21), Thunderbirds Are Go! (April 21) and Catastrophe (April 28), as well as the movie The Handmaiden (April 13).

In addition to originals, viewers will be able to watch movies and shows including Scooby-Doo, Schindler's List, Saturday Night Fever, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The BFG, Kubo and the Two Strings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Documentary Now! and Queen of Katwe. Netflix and Hulu have also announced which titles are rotating off their platforms next month.

What's New?

Here's what's coming to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu next month (as announced as of the time of publication):

Available April 1/Netflix
A Weekend With the Family (2016)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Across the Universe (2007)
An American Tail (1986)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
Boy Bye (2016)
Born To Be Free (2016)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
Gremlins (1984)
Only for One Night (2016)
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Schindler's List (1993)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Thunderstruck (2012)
Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
The Tenth Man (2016)

Available April 1/Amazon
Almost Famous
Days of Thunder
Eddie Murphy Raw
Ella Enchanted
Kiss the Girls
Mulholland Falls
Robocop 2
Saturday Night Fever
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Ghost and the Darkness
There Will Be Blood
Tommy Boy
What If

Available April 1/Hulu
1408 (2007) (*Showtime)
A Horse Tale (2015)
Agent Cody Banks (2003)
Affliction (1998)
Almost Famous (2000)
America's Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)
Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime)
Ben Collins: Stunt Driver (2015)
Beyond the Sea (2004) (*Showtime)
The Big Empty (2003)
Bigfoot Country (2012)
The Burrowers (2009)
Cadillac Man (1990)
Call Me (1988)
Casual Encounters (2016)
Chaplin (1993)
Chosen (2016)
Company Man (2000) (*Showtime)
Cry Freedom (1987) (*Showtime)
Dancer (2016)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Deja vu (2006) (*Showtime)
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) (*Showtime)
Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)
Election (1999)
The Ex (2006) (*Showtime)
Factory Girl (2006) (*Showtime)
Federal Hill (1994)
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Fifteen and Pregnant (1997)
Fight to the Finish (2016)
Flyboys (2006)
Frankenstein (2004)
Furry Vengeance (2010) (*Showtime)
Gator (1976)
The Giant King (2015)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
Happy Endings (2005)
Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2010)
The Hours (2002)
I Am Number Four (2011) (*Showtime)
I.Q. (1994)
In Old California (1942)
JFK (1991)
Kill Me Again (1989)
Kingdom of Blood (2016)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Lincoln (2012) (*Showtime)
The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972)
March of the Penguins (2005)
Mighty Joe Young (1998) (*Showtime)
Miss Potter (2006) (*Showtime)
Mother's Day (2016) (*Showtime)
Mr. Brooks (2007) (*Showtime)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
My Best Friend's Girl (2008) (*Showtime)
NYC Underground (2013)
Original Sin (2001)
Out of the Inferno (2016)
Payback (1999)
People Like Us (2012) (*Showtime)
The People vs. George Lucas (2011)
Pony Express (1953)
Premonition (2007) (*Showtime)
The Puffy Chair (2007)
Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)
Return of the Living Dead 4 (2006)
Return of the Living Dead 5 (2007)
Road Trip (2000)
Robocop (1987)
Robocop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1992)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Serpico (1973)
Sexipede (2010) (*Showtime)
Scrooged (1988) (*Showtime)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (*Showtime)
Sliver (1993)
The Spirit (2008) (*Showtime)
The Switch (2010)
Tale of Tales (2015) (*Showtime)
Tapeheads (1988)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Tommy Boy (1995)
Trail of Blood (2013)
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1999)
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008) (*Showtime)
Under the Sea (2009)
Usual Suspects (1995)
The Warriors (1979)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1998) (*Showtime)
Wicker Park (2004)
The Yards (2000) (*Showtime)

Available April 2/Netflix
The D Train (2015)

Available April 2/Amazon
Hello, My Name Is Doris

Available April 2/Hulu
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

Available April 4/Netflix
Chewing Gum: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 4/Amazon
The Last Exorcism
Precious Cargo
Tumble Leaf

Available April 4/Hulu
Dimension 404: Series Premiere (RocketJump)
Precious Cargo (2016)
The Last Exorcism (2010)

Available April 5
Preacher: Complete Season 1 (AMC)
Prison Break: Season 5 Premiere (FOX)

Available April 6/Netflix
Disney's The BFG (2016)

Available April 6/Hulu
NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics Ep. 4 (2017)

Available April 7/Netflix
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 7/Amazon
American Playboy: Season 1 * (AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available April 7/Hulu
The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds (2017) (*Showtime)
Steve Byrne: Tell the Damn Joke (2017) (*Showtime)

Available April 8/Netflix
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Available April 8/Amazon
Barbershop: The Next Cut

Available April 8/Hulu
Camp Lakebottom: Complete Season 1 (Disney XD)
First Dates: Series Premiere (NBC)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
Beyond the Edge (2016)
Perfect in '76 (2017) (*Showtime)

Available April 9/Amazon
In a World
The Perfect Match

Available April 9/Hulu
The Perfect Match (2016)
In A World (2013)

Available April 10/Netflix
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)

Available April 10/Hulu
Swelter (2014)

Available April 11/Netflix
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

Available April 12/Netflix
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)

Available April 13/Amazon
The Handmaiden * (AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available April 13/Hulu
Short Term 12 (2013)

Available April 14/Netflix
Chelsea: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
El Elegido (2017)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 14/Amazon
The Love Witch
: Season 2

Available April 14/Hulu
The Babadook (2014)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) (*Showtime)
The Straight Story (1999) (*Showtime)

Available April 15/Netflix
Disney's Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Available April 15/Hulu
DOT : Complete Season 1A (Sprout)
Sid the Science Kid: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (PBS)
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie (2012)

Available April 18/Netflix
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 18/Hulu
12 Monkeys: Complete Season 2 (Syfy)
Famous in Love: Series Premiere (ABC Family)
My Hero Academia: Complete Season 1 (Dubbed Version) (Funimation)
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Election Day: Lens Across America (2016)

Available April 19/Netflix
A Plastic Ocean

Available April 19/Hulu
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7 Premiere (ABC Family)
Teen Beach Movie (2013)
Den Brother (2010)
The Even Stevens Movie (2003)
Johnny Tsunami (1999)
Stuck in the Suburbs (2004)
Tiger Cruise (2004)

Available April 21/Netflix
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Girlboss: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tales by Light: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Prestige (2006)

Available April 21/Amazon
American Pastoral
Bosch: Season 3* (AMAZON ORIGINAL)
Thirteen: Season 1
Thunderbirds are Go!: Season 3 * (AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available April 21/Hulu
LA Story: Complete Season 2 (Awesomeness TV)
Warpath (1951)

Available April 22/Netflix
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Available April 22/Hulu
Cesar Millan's Dog Nation: Series Premiere (Nat Geo)

Available April 23/Netflix
Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016)
Phantom (2013)

Available April 24/Netflix
Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)

Available April 24/Hulu
Top of the Lake: Complete Season 1 (Sundance TV)

Available April 25/Netflix
Disney's Queen of Katwe (2016)
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 25/Hulu
Origins: The Journey of Humankind: Series Premiere (Nat Geo)
Wayward Pines: Complete Season 2 (FX)

Available April 26/Netflix
Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012)
Trust (2010)

Available April 26/Hulu
The Handmaid's Tale: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Available April 27/Netflix
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 27/Amazon
American Honey

Available April 28/Netflix
A Murder in the Park (2014)
Dear White People: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 28/Amazon
Catastrophe: Season 3 * (AMAZON ORIGINAL)

Available April 29/Hulu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Complete Season 4 (Nickelodeon)

Available April 30/Netflix
Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015)

Available April 30/Amazon
Animal Kingdom: Season 1

What's Leaving?

Here are dozens of titles that will be rotating off of Netflix and Hulu in April 2017 (Amazon had not released such a list as of press time):

Leaving April 1/Netflix
Ally McBeal: Seasons 1-5
Angel: Seasons 1-5
Better Off Ted: Season 1
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
: Seasons 1-4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1-7
: Season 1
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
House, M.D.
: Seasons 1-8
Lie to Me: Season 1
Menace II Society
Resident Evil: Extinction
: Seasons 1-3
Snow Day
Stomp the Yard
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman Returns
Superman: The Movie
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Boys from Brazil
The Escapist
The Princess Bride
The Riches
: Seasons 1-2
The Usual Suspects
The X-Files
: Seasons 1-9
Vanilla Sky

Leaving April 2/Hulu
Inspector Gadget (1999)
Tombstone (1993)

Leaving April 3/Netflix
Collateral Damage
The Circle

Leaving April 7/Netflix
Legit: Season 2
Wilfred: Season 4

Leaving April 9/Netflix

Leaving April 10/Netflix
Legit: Season 1
Flower Girl

Leaving April 14/Netflix
The Lazarus Effect

Leaving April 14/Hulu
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Blank Check (1994)
Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey (1993)

Leaving April 15/Netflix
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Leaving April 17/Netflix
American Dad!: Season 6

Leaving April 19/Hulu
When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

Leaving April 26/Netflix
The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

Leaving April 30/Netflix
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Mirror
Born to Defense
The Defender

Leaving April 30/Hulu
Baby Boom (1987)
Born Romantic (2001)
Chocolat (2000)
Drop Zone (1994)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Get Shorty (1995)
I Went Down (1998)
Major League (1989)
Rent (2005)
Rob Roy (1995)
The Running Man (1987)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
Soapdish (1991)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Untamed Heart (1993)
Wild Bill (1995)

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