Top Films To Watch In April!

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Must-See Films To Watch This April

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, April 2019 just couldn’t come around fast enough. Now that the month is finally here, it is hard to see past the release of Avengers: Endgame

 

There are, of course, many more films to look out for... Take a look below at some of April’s unmissable movies (UK releases). What are you most looking forward to watching? 

 

However, before we get stuck into our April movie plans, how was your March? What movies did you enjoy last month? 

 

The month started rather well for me. First up was Stephen Merchant’s charming and entertaining film, Fighting With My Family. Later on, I also enjoyed Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if two of March’s cinema releases made my favourite films of 2019 list. First came the (very, very) highly anticipated Captain Marvel. I loved this film and thought Brie Larson was superb as Carol Danvers. 

 

Then came Jordan Peele’s incredible horror film, Us. The less you know the better but, in spoiler free summary, I can tell you that Us is an intelligent, precise, tense, entertaining and unsettling horror movie. A visually stunning film (and, oh my, that score) that will haunt you for a long, long time. 

 

There were some phenomenal DVD releases last month. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters was, for me, completely perfect. I was also really impressed by Paul Dano’s directorial debut, Wildlife. Oscar winning documentary, Free Solo, took my breath away (I literally had to remind myself to breathe) and I fell in love with (another documentary), Of Love & Law.  

 

Meanwhile, Netflix offered some good movie choices in March. Triple Frontier was impressive but didn’t quite satisfy, I had fun with the really very silly anti rom-com / rom-com, Isn’t It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, and I very much enjoyed Chiwetel Ejiofor’s powerful directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

 

All in all, March was a good month for film! Now, let’s look at what April has in store…

 

The Films To Watch In April!

Thursday 4th April

 

Pet Sematary

Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer 

Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz

 

Friday 5th April

 

Happy as Lazzaro 

Director: Alice Rohrwacher 

Starring: Adriano Tardiolo, Sergi Lopez, Alba Rohrwacher

 

Holy Lands 

Director: Amanda Sthers 

Starring: Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, Efrat Dor 

 

Missing Link 

Director: Chris Butler 

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, David Walliams

 

Shazam! 

Director: David F. Sandberg 

Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews

 

The Sisters Brothers 

Director: Jacques Audiard 

Starring: John C.Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

 

 

Monday 8th April

Wonder Park 

Starring: Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Matthew Broderick 

 

Thursday 11th April

Hellboy

Director: Neil Marshall 

Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sophie Okonedo, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane

 

Friday 12th April

Mid90s

Director: Jonah Hill

Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges

 

Wild Rose

Director: Tom Harper 

Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

 

Friday 19th April

Dragged Across Concrete 

Director: S. Craig Zahler 

Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson

 

Greta 

Director: Neil Jordan 

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

 

Head Full Of Honey 

Director: Til Schweiger 

Starring: Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer, Sophia Lane Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Greta Scacchi, Eric Roberts, Julian Ovenden, Til Schweiger, Jake Weber, Joplin Sibtain, Claire Forlani, Emily Cox, Costa Ronin, Max Befort, Toni Garrn, Leigh Gill, Anna-Lea Men

 

Red Joan 

Director: Trevor Nunn 

Starring: Judie Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova

 

Thursday 25th April

Avengers: Endgame 

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring:  Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper, Evangeline Lilly, Pom Klementieff, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Winston Duke, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen… and more!

 

 

Friday 26th April

Bel Canto 

Director: Paul Weitz 

Starring: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe

 

Eighth Grade 

Director: Bo Burnham 

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton

 

Over To You…

What films are you looking forward to watching in April?

 

Let me know in the comments section below or over on Twitter. You can find me @500DaysOfFilm.

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