New on Netflix: 7 movies and shows to watch this week (April 15-21)

Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver
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Spring is in full swing, bringing another helping of (you guessed it) movies and TV shows that are new on Netflix this week, including the sequel to Zack Snyder's space opera "Rebel Moon."

"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" continues where the first movie left off, following Kora (Sofia Boutella) as she and her group of warriors defend their planet Veldt against the nefarious Motherworld. 

There's also the return of "The Circle" with season 6, which finds another group of contestants moving into small, separate apartments and kept isolated from each other and the outside world, only left to communicate via text and social media. 

Need more? Be sure to check out the complete day-by-day rundown of what's new on Netflix this week. There's plenty where this came from. 

New on Netflix this week: Top picks

'Knocked Up' 

If you fancy a romantic comedy, then you might enjoy “Knocked Up”. Recently promoted reporter Alison (Katherine Heigl) has a one-night stand with Ben (Seth Rogen), an immature slacker. What was a simple mistake turns into something much bigger when Alison ends up getting pregnant. She and Ben must work together to navigate this unexpected pregnancy and determine their priorities. This funny romance is perfect for anyone who wants an easy movie to watch at home. – AB 

Watch on Netflix starting April 16

'Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer'

Comedian Jimmy Carr returns with a raunchy Netflix special that insists on breaking the comedy "rules" that dictate what can and can't be talked about as he tackles cancel culture, consent, religion, gun control and more with biting sarcasm and Jimmy's signature attitude. This marks the first special Jimmy has directed, with markedly upgraded visuals and production value. 

Watch on Netflix starting April 16

'The Circle' season 6

Catfishing on the internet is definitely a thing. "The Circle" may be the only reality show that encourages it. Season 6 brings an all new cast together to live in a series of small apartments isolated from the outside world. The only way each can communicate with the other is via text on special "social media" accounts, which means each contestant can present themselves any way they wish. This season has plenty of surprise twists, and an AI player named Max that should shake things up considerably. 

Watch on Netflix starting April 17

'The Grimm Variations' 

This anime series takes the classic tales of the Grimm Brothers and works them into a six-episode anthology of fairy tales with a dark twist. Ornate animation, vivid colors, and small twists accompany classic tales like "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "The Town Musicians of Bremen," and "Hansel and Gretel."

Watch on Netflix starting April 17

'Our Living World'

Cate Blanchett narrates this lush visual journey through some of the world's greatest marvels. The docuseries explores the effects of climate change throughout the planet we call home, from the deepest oceans to the most verdant forests and everywhere in between. It uses stunning footage to craft its narrative, much like "Blue Planet" and other similar nature documentaries. 

Watch on Netflix starting April 17

'The Upshaws' part 5

Part five of “The Upshaws” will continue from the cliffhanger at the end of part four, which shows Lucretia (Wanda Sykes) selling her house and garage due to a huge amount of debt. She will now be more involved with her brother-in-law Bennie (Mike Epps), while Tasha (Gabrielle Dennis) learns more about herself as she anticipates starting college. The next few episodes focus on a blossoming romance, suspicious deals, and more hilarious scenes between the characters that make this sitcom even more iconic. – AB 

Watch on Netflix starting April 18 

'Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver'

This sequel to "Rebel Moon  — Part One: A Child of Fire" picks up the threads from the first standalone "Rebel Moon" movie and continues the story of Kora (Sofia Bouetella) and her army of recruits from across the galaxy as they stand against the Imperium legion of the Motherworld. Her adversary Admiral Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) awaits, and it's up to Kora to destroy this enemy she once thought was felled. 

Watch on Netflix starting April 19

Everything new on Netflix: April 15-21


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"Knocked Up"

"Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer" (GB) (Netflix Comedy)
Jimmy Carr refutes the idea that you can't joke about anything these days with his edgy takes on gun control, religion, cancel culture and consent.


"Black Sails" Seasons 1-4

"The Circle" Season 6 (Netflix Series)
Status and strategy collide in this social experiment and competition show where online players flirt, befriend and catfish their way toward the ultimate cash prize as top influencer.

"Don't Hate the Player" (FR) (Netflix Series)
Starting out in a makeshift camp, 13 players compete for a spot in a luxury villa and a shot at 150,000 euros in a tense game of strategy and survival.

"The Grimm Variations" (JP) (Netflix Anime)
Inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm stories, this anthology features six fairy tales with a dark twist, exposing the shadowy side of human desire.

"Our Living World" (GB) (Netflix Documentary"
This stunning nature series narrated by Cate Blanchett explores the intelligence, resourcefulness and interconnectedness of life on our planet.


"Bros" (IL) (Netflix Series)
After receiving some shocking news, two best friends travel from Jerusalem to Krakow for a football match, hoping to leave their troubles behind.

"The Upshaws" Part 5 (Netflix Series)
A new season of ups, downs and life changes has the Upshaws blessed — and stressed. But no matter what, it's still family first, last and always.


"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver"
(Netflix Film) The rebel warriors gear up for battle against the ruthless forces of the Motherworld as unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge — and legends are made.


"Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know"

Leaving Netflix This Week

Leaving 4/15/24
"The Zookeeper's Wife"

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Brittany Vincent

Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.

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