9 Netflix movies and shows to watch before they leave in April 2022

The clocks have moved forward and Netflix is ​​following suit losing dozens of great movies and shows. Yes, while our list of the best Netflix movies has its own share of excellent movies, it’s about to narrow down a bit.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best movies and shows leaving Netflix in April 2022 (and the full list of titles leaving is below, as your mileage may vary based on my picks).

While Netflix only cut movies last month, this time subscribers will see two long-running TV shows leaving the big red streaming machine. We don’t know if any of these departures will cause anyone to unsubscribe and cancel Netflix, but the absence of these shows will surely be frustrating for some.

With this list, you’ll have a better chance of getting the most out of your Netflix subscription this month. And the departing movie slate has something for everyone, whether you want a Best Picture-winning period piece, a baseball-based Brad Pitt movie, a cop movie with Brad Pitt playing comic relief, or the high school dramas we all love.

The best Netflix movies and shows releasing in April 2022

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Seasons 1-7
Departure: April 1

Always in the running for our best Netflix shows list, Star Trek: The Next Generation also always ranks high when people are debating the best Trek series. The series has a solid cast, with Patrick Stewart leading the way as Jean-Luc Picard, and while we could list the cast for days, Brent Spiner’s performance as Data is still worth a shout-out.

Since Netflix is ​​about to lose all seven seasons of TNG, it’s a good time to rewatch some of your favorite episodes when you take a break from watching Season 2 of Picard. It’s also the perfect time to revisit The Next Generation because of Picard’s new season has brought back Captain Q’s nemesis to torment him once again. And, wouldn’t you know, we’ve rated all of the Q episodes, so you can boldly jump into Netflix with a game plan.

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The Florida Project
Departure: April 5

Regardless if you are a fan of Willem Dafoe’s work in Spider-Man: No Way Home or not, you should check out his excellent performance in The Florida Project. Here, he plays a low-budget hotel manager named Bobby, whose longtime residents include six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and his mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). The hotel is on the wrong side of the road from Disney World in Florida, and is another example of director Sean Baker’s quality when it comes to telling tough stories. You may know Baker from his work on Tangerine.

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The artist
Departure: April 25

If the 2022 Oscars made you dream earlier, then now is a good opportunity to re-watch Best Picture winner The Artist. While the story is slightly meta – silent film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) meets newcomer Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) whose rise in films with her coincides with the end of silent films – it becomes very quickly very relatable, as Valentine is desperate and Miller may be the only one who cares to save him. And The Artist has achieved the unthinkable: impressing us with beautiful style while remaining in the black and white format.

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August: Osage County
Departure: April 26

No one is ever ready for a death in the family, and many are never ready for a family reunion either. That’s the case here in August Osage County, where an incredibly strong cast is looking to outdo each other. Meryl Streep owns the screen, predictably, as Violet Weston, whose husband died in a tragic boating accident. Violet is a bit too truthful for everyone’s liking, which is made evident when her family comes home to help take care of her.

Eldest daughter Barbara (Julia Roberts) is just as outspoken as her mother, and the two can’t help but fight. The rest of the family (played by Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale and Dermot Mulroney) do their best to help mend the family’s wounds, but heartbreaks ensue nonetheless. Streep and Roberts were both nominated for Oscars for their roles.

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Dawson’s Creek: Seasons 1-6
Departure: April 30

High school TV dramas in the 1990s were very different from the euphoria we have today. But that said, Dawson’s Creek was still obsessed with sex (at least in the eyes of parents and critics at the time), as all high schoolers probably are. The titular Dawson Leery (played by James Van Der Beek) is no different, as film isn’t the only thing the budding director has in mind.

But the show is really grounded in the excellent banter between Dawson and his friend Pacey (Joshua Jackson), his real best friend Joey Potter (Katie Holmes). Their peaceful life in New England, however, is thrown into low-stakes chaos by cool girl Jen (Michelle Williams) who has just moved from New York. Just writing about it makes me want to go back in time and revisit my favorite high school series, because I do not want to wait for Netflix to stop streaming Dawson’s Creek.

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Leon: the professional
Departure: April 30

Sometimes all it takes is one name (and a great story) to be memorable. And unlike iconic musicians like Prince and Madonna, Leon did it while putting the spotlight on a new rising star. So while this brilliant, uptight action movie might have won our minds with just the spy vs. spy games between Norman (Gary Oldman) and the titular Leon (Jean Reno), it’s 12-year-old Mathilda (played with a shocking maturity by a young Natalie Portman) that really steals the movie.

Mathilda grew up with an abusive father who stole cocaine from corrupt DEA agents. And in a shocking case of right place, right time, Mathilda’s decision to go shopping saves her from being murdered in a raid. Back home, she discovers the tragic massacre and takes refuge in the apartment of her neighbour, Léon. And then she learns he’s a hitman, prompting her to beg for his guardianship and revenge training.

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silver ball
Departure: April 30

Yes, the Major League Baseball lockdown is over, but Netflix will shut down Moneyball at the end of April. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or someone who just loves Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, Moneyball is worth watching for its version of the good old-fashioned underdog story.

Pitt plays Oakland A general manager Billy Beane, who struggles to pick up wins when he doesn’t have the money to buy big names. Enter Peter Brand (Hill, playing a character partially based on Paul DePodesta), who teaches him how to build a team of approachable yet valuable talent whose skills will mesh properly, based on metrics. A fun story of battling well-funded rivals, Moneyball is the kind of movie that makes one of the driest sports more interesting.

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To tear out
Departure: April 30

Yes, Brad Pitt fans have another movie to watch before it hits Netflix. Matthew Vaughn and Guy Ritchie’s Snatch is known for many things, but Pitt’s hard-to-understand Mickey O’Neil provided the most memorable moments. That said, it’s hardly Pitt’s movie. Then-newcomer Jason Statham owned the film as a Turk, an underground bush league boxing promoter in London. He deals with all kinds of unsavory guys, including Franky Four-Fingers (Benicio del Toro), Cousin Avi (Dennis Farina), and Bullet-Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones). Snatch moves faster than the chambers of a gun, jumping from story to story, and is one of those movies that I really need to make time to watch before it’s gone.

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The Shawshank Redemption
Departure: April 30

The Shawshank Redemption is one of those classic movies that movie snobs will say you have to “see” and one of the few instances where they’re actually somewhat right. You do not have need see any movie, but it’s one of the preeminent prison dramas, thanks to Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of an inmate named “Red”, who is smuggled around Shawshank State Penitentiary. Here he meets the last convict to walk through the gates, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins). The two get along well, but endure the kind of terrors one expects from prison, while dreaming of a better life. Superbly acted, The Shawshank Redemption looks like a veteran storyteller’s film, but it’s actually Frank Darabont’s directorial debut.

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Everything is leaving Netflix in April 2022

Leaving on 01/04/22

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Seasons 1-7

Leaving on 02/04/22

Truth or Dare

Leaving on 04/04/22

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Leaving on 05/04/22

The Florida Project

Leaving on 08/04/22

Witch’s House

Leaving on 04/15/22

About time

Leaving on 04/18/22

Miss Sloane

Leaving on 04/24/22

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Leaving on 25/04/22

The artist

Leaving on 26/04/22

August: Osage County

Leaving on 29/04/22

El señor de los Cielos: Seasons 1-7

Hotel

Leaving on 30/04/22

Dawson’s Creek: Seasons 1-6

Dear John

first knight

Leon: the professional

silver ball

Snakes on a plane

To tear out

Grooves

The Return of Superman

The Shawshank Redemption

The city

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