New Movies coming out in April 2024

New Movies coming out in April 2024

A heap of great movies for April! Various new comedies and horror releases are coming your way, including Abigail, Back To Black, I.S.S. and more.

Here are the movies coming to cinemas this month:

Monkey Man (2024)

  • Action / Thriller
  • Starring: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Sobhita Dhulipala

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meagre living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

Packed with thrilling and spectacular fight and chase scenes, Monkey Man is directed by Dev Patel from his original story and his screenplay with Paul Angunawela and John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World).

The First Omen (2024)

  • Horror, Starring: Bill Nighy, Charles Dance, Ralph Ineson, Nell Tiger Free
The new trailer for The First Omen. April 5

A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

Director: Arkasha Stevenson
Writers: Tim Smith, Arkasha Stevenson, Keith Thomas

Seize Them! (2024)

  • Comedy
  • Cast: Nicola Coughlan, Nick Frost, Aimee Lou Wood, Lolly Adefope, Nicola Coughlan, Paul Kaye, John Macmillan.

Brimming with warmth, humour and swordfights, SEIZE THEM! is a comedy road movie set in the dark ages. The egotistical and clueless Queen Dagan is toppled from her throne. She’ll need help to survive as a fugitive and win back her kingdom. With her new friends, a castle worker and a shit shoveler, she begins her quest for justice.

Director: Curtis Vowell
Writer: Andy Riley

The Trouble with Jessica (2023)

  • Comedy
  • Cast: Harrison Evans, Sylvester Groth, Shirley Henderson, Alice Henley

Sarah and Tom are in deep financial trouble. Their situation takes a terrifying nosedive with the shocking behaviour of uninvited dinner guest, Jessica.

Civil War (2024)

  • Action
  • Cast: Nick Offerman, Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Jefferson White

A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

DIRECTOR: Alex Garland

Back to Black (2024)

  • Biography / Drama / Music
  • Cast: Marisa Abela, Eddie Marsan, Jack O’Connell, Lesley Manville
Experience the life behind the lyrics.

The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame from her early days in Camden through the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black catapulted Winehouse to global fame. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the center of one of the most legendary albums of all time.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Writer: Matt Greenhalgh

Arcadian (2024)

  • Action / Horror / Thriller
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall

In a near future, normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, live in tranquility by day and torment by night. After the sun sets, they face the unrelenting attacks of a mysterious and violent evil. One day, when Thomas doesn’t return home before sundown, Paul must leave the safety of their fortified farm to find him. A nightmarish battle ensues that forces the family to execute a desperate plan to survive.

Director: Benjamin Brewer
Writer: Michael Nilon

John Singer Sargent: Fashion and Swagger (2024)

  • Documentary

Abigail (2024)

  • Horror / Thriller
  • Cast: Kathryn Newton, Giancarlo Esposito, Matthew Goode, Dan Stevens
Children can be such monsters. In Theaters April 19

After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

Abigail stars Melissa Barrera (Scream franchise, In the Heights), Dan Stevens (Gaslit, Legion), Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Freaky), William Catlett (Black Lightning, True Story), Kevin Durand (Resident Evil: Retribution, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Angus Cloud (Euphoria, North Hollywood) as the kidnappers and Alisha Weir (Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Darklands) as Abigail.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Writers: Guy Busick, Stephen Shields

The Book of Clarence (2023)

  • Adventure / Comedy / Drama
  • Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, Anna Diop, RJ Cyler

Jeanne du Barry (2023)

  • Biography / Drama / History
  • Cast: Maïwenn, Johnny Depp, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud

18th Century, pre-Revolution France. Jeanne Bécu (Maïwenn), the illegitimate daughter of a monk, hungers for culture and pleasure, and is determined to escape her commoner upbringing. With charm and sharp wit, she builds a reputation as a skilled courtesan and her benefactor, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud) grows rich through her amorous encounters. Wishing to present her to the widowed King (Depp), a renowned womaniser, the Comte orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Pierre Richard).

For Jeanne and Louis, it’s intoxication at first sight; soon the King, rediscovering his appetite for life, anoints her as his new favourite. Unapologetically ignoring propriety and etiquette, with the help of his valet La Borde (a scene-stealing Benjamin Lavernhe), Louis moves her into his Versailles palace, sparking both derision and scandal… and jeopardising relations with the newly-arrived Marie Antoinette (Pauline Pollmann), the Austrian queen-in-waiting…

Director: Maïwenn

Butterfly Tale (2023)

  • Animation / Adventure / Family
  • Voices by: Tatiana Maslany, Mena Massoud, Tristan D. Lalla, Eleanor Noble

Hitpig (2024)

  • Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Voices by: Rainn Wilson, RuPaul, Anitta, Hannah Gadsby

Swede Caroline (2024)

  • Comedy
  • Jo Hartley, Aisling Bea, Ray Fearon, Richard Lumsden

Much Ado About Dying (2022)

  • Documentary

Ordinary Angels (2024)

  • Drama
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Emily Mitchell, Skywalker Hughes

Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon Stevens (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed Schmitt (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters.

With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

Director: Jon Gunn
Writers: Kelly Fremon, CraigMeg Tilly

Challengers (2024)

  • Drama / Romance / Sport
  • Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O’Connor, Darnell Appling
Her Game. Her Rules.

Tashi, a former tennis prodigy turned coach is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

Directed By: Luca Guadagnino
Written By: Justin Kuritzkes

The American Society of Magical Negroes (2024)

  • Comedy, Fantasy
  • Justice Smith, Zachary Barton, Anthony Coons, Robbie Troy

For centuries, there has been a society hidden in plain sight, working in secret to protect Black people from harm. It’s called THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES.

Write / Director: Kobi Libii

I.S.S. (2023)

  • Sci-Fi / Thriller
  • Cast: Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbæk, John Gallagher Jr., Masha Mashkova

Tensions flare in the near future aboard the International Space Station as a worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth. Reeling from this, the astronauts receive orders from the ground: take control of the station by any means necessary.

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, working with Nick Shafir’s Blacklist script, brings together a stellar cast that includes Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbaek, John Gallagher Jr., Costa Ronin, and Masha Mashkova, in a high-stakes thriller set entirely in the confines of the I.S.S. as astronauts are called to duty in fateful and terrifying ways.