Author: Ja’Voris Hubbard
Concrete Cowboy, Out Now
Starring: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin and Jharrel Jerome
This film follows the story of a 15-year-old who is sent to live with his father in Philly and learns about the community of local black cowboys.
Why you should watch: It’s a great film with a star-studded cast and has already started generating some award buzz.
The Fisherman’s Diary, April 4
Starring: Kang Quintus, Ramsey Nouah and Daphne Njie
This movie follows the story of a 12-year-old who battles her community’s beliefs of women’s education after finding the story about Malala Yousafzai.
Why you should watch: It’s a heartbreaking yet interesting story that follows the challenges that many women face around the world.
Coded Bias, April 5
After MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition technology does not accurately see dark skinned faces, she sets out on a journey to fix the biases in programming.
Why you should watch: This documentary is a must watch for those who were a fan of “The Social Dilemma” and many of Netflix’s documentaries.
This is a Robbery: The Worlds Biggest Art Heist, April 7
This series follows two men who pretend to be cops and steal millions of dollars’ worth of paintings from a Boston Museum.
Why you should watch: It’s an intense yet intriguing look into one of the biggest art heists in history and a definite must watch if you’re a fan of thrillers.
Thunder Force, April 9
Starring: Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman.
This movie follows the story of two best friends who live in a world where everyone has superpowers, together they devise a plan to gain powers of their own and save their city.
Why you should watch: It’s a unique superhero comedy, filled with Academy award winners, comedians and a plot that will definitely generate some awards buzz for best comedy.
Into the Beat, April 16
Starring: Alexandra Pfeifer, Yalany Marschner and Ina Geraldine Guy
After discovering hip hop, a ballerina must decide between her newfound love for hip hop and her parents dream for her to become a ballerina.
Why you should watch: This romantic drama is one of the best Netflix original films coming this spring. It’s inspiring, heartwarming and a coming-of-age story that anyone would love.
Synchronic, April 16
Starring: Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dorman
Two best friends, and paramedics, are called to the scene of several accidents that involve a new party drug. And after one of their daughters disappears, they go on a journey to find the truth behind this new drug.
Why you should watch: This time travel drama is a film that can’t be missed once it reaches Netflix. It has earned quite a few fans for itself in the award show world earning 6 nominations thus far.
Zero, April 21
Starring: Giuseppe Dave Seke, Haroun Fall, Virginia Diop
A teenager who has the power to turn invisible must put aside his dreams to help save his neighborhood.
Why you should watch: It’s an incredible show that will definitely have a cult following once it is released, and it’s a can’t miss for fans of Netflix originals such as “Lupin” and “On My Block”.