Netflix New Releases Arriving in April 2016 Include ‘The Princess Bride,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride Courtesy: Everett Collection

Avoiding Netflix next month would be inconceivable! The beloved 1987 comedy The Princess Bride is among the wide assortment of films and TV series arriving in April 2016.

The postmodern take on fairy tales, which stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin and Fred Savage, is available for streaming on April 1.

Fans of Morgan Freeman are in luck this month, as a number of his films — including The Shawshank Redemption, Deep Impact and Dolphin Tale — are heading to Netflix as well.

The month's notable new TV selections include all 13 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's second season, available April 15, along with The Ranch's 10-episode first season, launching April 1. Both series are exclusive to Netflix, with the latter starring That '70s Show alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson as two brothers learning to run the family business. (Another flagship Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black, returns for its fourth season on June 17.)

Check out the full list of offerings below, and take solace in knowing that staying indoors for the entire month to watch TV series and movies would probably be wise, given all the pollen in the air at this time of year.

April 1

16 Blocks

2001: A Space Odyssey

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 6)

The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Beat Bobby Flay (Season 1)

Best in Show

Bob’s Burgers (Season 5)

Boogie Nights



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory




Cutthroat Kitchen (Seasons 3-4)

Deep Impact

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang

Dolphin Tale

Erin Brockovich


Fixer Upper (Season 2)

Frank and Cindy

Giada At Home (Season 7)

The Great Food Truck Race (Seasons 1-2)

House Hunters (Collection 3)

House Hunters International (Collection 3)

House Hunters International Renovation (Season 1)

Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer

Kids Baking Championship (Season 1)

Looking for Richard

Lost & Found Music Studios (Season 1)

Love It or List It, Too (Season 4)

The Mask You Live In


My Girl

Mystic River

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection

The Next Best Thing

The Perfect Storm

The Phantom

The Princess Bride

Property Brothers at Home (Season 1)

The Ranch: Part 1

Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers

The Right Stuff

Rising Sun

The Running Man

Say It Isn’t So

The Shawshank Redemption


Something’s Gotta Give

Sunset Boulevard

Transporter 3

Uncommon Valor

Under the Same Moon

V for Vendetta

April 5

Wait Before Mickey

April 8

God’s Pocket


April 9

Look Who’s Back

April 10

Girl Meets World (Season 2)

April 11

TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 2)

April 12

AJIN (Season 1)

April 14


Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

April 15


Cuckoo (Season 3)

Kong — King of the Apes

Series (Episodes 2-13)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2)

April 16

How to Get Away with Murder (Season 2)

April 17

Lost Girl (Season 5)

The Messengers (Season 1)

April 22

Catching The Sun

Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping

April 24


April 27

Begin Again

The Fosters (Season 3)

April 29

Danger Mouse (Season 1)


Special Correspondents

Team Foxcatcher

April 30

Sensitive Skin (Season 2)

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