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5 Upcoming Movies/TV Shows To Watch This Month

Here's your watch list for the month!

By Ruman Baig  April 6th, 2021

As 2021 continues to mirror 2020, we’re (almost) officially back in lockdown 2.0. But on the bright side, we’re in this together, and this time around, we are better equipped to deal with it. Before you go down the bored-in-the-house spiral, let’s get you hooked on the new movies and TV shows releasing this month. Get your cosy on, sip on your favourite cocktail (or iced coffee) and let the binge-watch season begin!

From serious oscar-nominated content to some straight-up laugh riots, we’ve got you covered. Here are the five TV shows/movies ELLE recommends this month.

1 Thunder Force (Netflix)

Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy are two former best friends who reunite in their 40s under an unusual circumstance. Spencer, who plays a scientist, develops a formula to give ordinary people the power to fight crimes, which McCarthy accidentally injects herself, becoming the unexpected superhero for the commoners. Together they form the Thunder Force, where two middle-aged women team up to fight the bad guys resulting in a hilarious superhero comedy.

Release Date: 9th April

2 Ajeeb Daastaans (Netflix)

Four women with contrasting stories dealing with life, relationships and the turmoils that come with it. Starring Fatima Sana Shaikh, Konkana Sen, Aditi Rao Hydari and Nushrat Bharucha in the lead roles, the movie taps into the grey area between black and white, blurring the line between wrong and right. Watch these strong women take on these complicated roles and pushing the boundaries around society’s idea of well-behaved women in Ajeeb Daastaan.

Release Date: 16th April

3 Shadow And Bone (Netflix) 

Shadow and Bone is based on the best-selling Grisha trilogy books. In a war-torn world, orphan Alina Starkov, in an attempt to save her best friend, discovers an unbelievable amount of power that could save the world. To protect herself from the dark shadow, Alina trains with the elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. As she navigates through this journey, where she learns to control her power, she uncovers the hidden truths about her enemies and her allies.

Release Date: April 23

4 The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Disney + Hotstar)

An ensemble cast led by Dev Patel and Tilda Swinton, The Personal History Of David Copperfield is a classic Charles Dickens adaptation. It follows Patel’s life as an orphan, developing into somebody, only returning to be a nobody. It’s a slapstick tale of young romance, drama, and comedy set up during the Victorian era against the lush backdrop of Old England. If for nothing else, watch it for Dev’s portrayal of a charming countryman with long sideburns.

Release Date: April 11

5 Nomadland (Disney + Hotstar) 

Oscar-nominated film Nomadland stars Frances McDormand, who loses everything in the recession. The movie follows her as she embarks on a tumultuous journey through the American West, living in a van like a nomad. It sensitively portrays that the idea of home can be different for everyone, just like the concept of happiness.  The movie showcases her trajectory through her navigation of loss and the ability to survive through it all.

Release Date: April 3o

What are the movies and series on your binge-list for the month?