Okay so it might be April and the weather technically should start heating up but we all know that April showers always make an appearance and ruin our plans. Whenever this happens there is one place we can always turn. Netflix is always there for us on a rainy day so we've put together our top new additions to Netflix this month.

Our list will make you want to throw on your Manse hooded top and sweat pants for an evening of chilling in front of the TV.

Gladiator (April 2nd)

Are you not entertained? Well, you will be if you stream this over April. This classic film for 2000 is the perfect choice for a movie night. If you haven't seen it before but want the lowdown we'll give you a brief summary of the plot but just to warn you everyone's name are pretty complicated. 

Hispano-Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, played by Russel Crowe, is betrayed when Commodus, the son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. After being reduced to slavery by Commodus Maximus competes in the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. 

Basically, it's a classic and perfect for a night in with the lads or for when you just need something to watch while chilling at home.


Our Planet (April 5th)

The main man David Attenborough is back. This time he has left the BBC and created a Netflix original series. The documentary will examine how climate change is having an effect on our planet and the species we share it with.

Eight episodes will be released on the 5th April so it is the perfect watch to binge with your partner- because let's be honest, anything Attenborough does is amazing.

Over 600 crew members captured around three and a half thousand filming days for the series. Viewers will be treated to different habitats within the series, from the Arctic wilderness, the huge plains of Africa and jungles of South America. A must watch for when your plans get cancelled.


American Gangster (April 17th)

Released in 2007, American Gangster is a biographical crime film based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. A gangster from La Grange, North Carolina, Lucas smuggled heroin into the USA on planes returning from the Vietnam War.

The film tells two parallel stories. The first is of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), and the other, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe). Frank Lucas now runs Harlem selling heroin, while Richie Roberts is a struggling New Jersey detective who refuses to bend to corruption.

With an R rating, it is bound to have you on the edge of your seat. Scoring 80% on Rotten Tomatoes we have a feeling this could soon become your new favourite film.

Baywatch (April 25th)

Looking for an easy watch that will help you forget about the rain outside? Baywatch is the answer. Rep your red swimming shorts and watch as Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra attempt to save some lives on the beach.

Set in a very sunny Emerald Bay, head lifeguard Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon, played by Johnson and his time of extremely tanned lifeguards keep beach lovers and sunbathers pretty safe. However, a new synthetic street drug begins to take over the bay which of course calls for the lifeguards to take matters into their own hands.

There is also a nod to the original Baywatch series as Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff make an appearance.


Streetfood (April 26th)

Street Food (April 26th) If there is one thing we love more than eating food it is watching people make it on TV. Well, maybe not more than but it's up there. Netflix is feeding our love for new food and experiences with their latest series- Street Food.

Which is as you can guess all about Street Food around the world. Street Food will take viewers to nine Asian countries and will look at acclaimed chefs around the world working in casual restaurants, which include food carts and hawker stalls. So cook yourself a killer meal get comfy and get some inspiration for food that will impress.