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April 2024: 15 New Movies In US Theaters This Month

Challengers, Monkey Man, Civil War, three movies coming to theaters in april 2024

We made a list of all the new movies coming to US theaters in April 2024: this month’s new releases include Civil War, Challengers, Monkey Man and many more films!

The wait is over: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett’s Abigail, Alex Garland’s Civil War, Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers, Dev Patel’s Monkey Man and many more anticipated new movies are coming to US theaters in April 2024! But we’re also getting some festival gems, an unexpected new action-comedy from Guy Ritchie, and many more films you’ll want to keep an eye on. And to help you do that, we made a list of all the upcoming releases to watch this month! Find them all below, in order of release date, and we’ve included global and/or U.K. release dates where available – but read our list of April 2024 films coming to UK cinemas if you don’t live in the States! Don’t forget to take a look at the most anticipated movies of 2024, and happy watching!

Last updated on: March 27, 2024

1. THE FIRST OMEN (Apr. 5)

Director: Arkasha Stevenson
Global Release: April 5

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2024 By MonthTHE FIRST OMEN (20th Century)

A young woman from the US moves to Rome to devote her life to serving the church. But things don’t go as expected, as she finds something dark waiting for her, questioning her faith and ultimately leading to her discovery of an even bigger secret. There’s a conspiracy that might bring evil into the world, and it’s up to our protagonist to prevent this. Starring Nell Tiger Free (Settlers), Tawfeek Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson (The Northman), with The Beautiful Game‘s Bill Nighy and Game of Thrones‘ Charles Dance.


Director: Ned Benson
U.S. Release: April 5 (limited)
Global Release: April 12 on Hulu (US) and Disney+ (UK/EU)


This Searchlight Pictures/Hulu romance centers on how memory and music are connected and even have the power to literally transport us somewhere else. Lucy Boynton and David Corenswet play the protagonists.

3. MONKEY MAN (Apr. 5)

Director: Dev Patel
Global Release: April 5

Monkey Man Review: Dev Patel’s Brutal Brawler – Loud And Clear
Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man is a brutal brawler of a film, combining influences from Asian action cinema and Indian mythology.

Dev Patel’s feature directorial debut, Monkey Man, is one of the most anticipated movies of April 2024. After raving reviews at Sundance, this action thriller inspired by the legend of Hanuman is coming to theaters worldwide on April 5. Patel plays the protagonist, a man who thirsts for vengeance against the system who murdered his mother, among others. But this is no ordinary man: our nameless lead wears a gorilla mask and gets beaten for money in an underground fight club – until he sets forth on his path.

4. THE OLD OAK (Apr. 5)

Director: Ken Loach
U.S. Release: April 5 (limited)
U.K. Release: out now on digital and on demand! Watch The Old Oak!

The Old Oak: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
Film Review: With The Old Oak, Ken Loach depicts an ode to hope, a strong reminder of how crucial solidarity and community can be.

When a group of Syrian refugees arrive at a mining town in Northeast England, the residents are not exactly welcoming, despite having faced similar struggles in the past. It’s up to TJ, the friendly owner of the only pub in town, to keep the balance and prevent chaos from taking over. The Old Oak is the final chapter of Ken Loach’s Northeast England trilogy – after I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You. Will this really be his final film, like he says?


5. CIVIL WAR (Apr. 12)

Director: Alex Garland
Global Release: April 12


The hype for Civil War is high, even if all we know about it is that it takes place in the US in a dystopian future, when a group of journalists are on a race against time to reach DC, as rebels are threatening to take over the White House. The premise is exciting, even more so since it’s from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland, and its all-star cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sonoya Mizuno and Nick Offerman. It’s coming to IMAX theaters this month and it should definitely be on your watchlist.

6. IN FLAMES (Apr. 12)

Director: Zarrar Kahn
U.S. Release: April 12

In Flames: Trailer (Game Theory Films)

Pakistan’s Official Oscar Entry for Best International Film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year. In Flames revolves around a woman named Mariam, who lives in a small flat in Karachi with her younger brother and their mother, Fariha. After Fariha’s dad dies, his brother is determined to get the women to sign their apartment to him, which is common practice in Pakistan, where women don’t hold many rights. The film mainly follows Maryam as she deals with what’s happening around her, and finds solace in a secret relationship that soon brings even more problems to her mental health.


Director: David & Nathan Zellner
U.S. Release: April 12

SASQUATCH SUNSET: Trailer (Bleecker Street)

Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough star as – wait for it – Bigfoot in this comedy from filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner. It premiered at Sundance and was then screened in Berlin, and we’re not going to lie: it had a mixed reception. But the people who liked seem to be completely obsessed by it, and that is a reason to watch the movie this April! The film is about a family of Sasquatches whom we follow for a year on an absurdist journey.


8. ABIGAIL (Apr. 19)

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett
Global Release: April 19

Abigail (Universal)

Remember 1936’s Dracula’s Daughter, starring Gloria Holden as a countess who turns out to be a vampire? Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (of Ready or Not and the new Scream movies) put their own spin on the tale with a story of a 12-year-old ballerina who is kidnapped by a group of would-be criminals. Needless to say, Abigail’s parents are wealthy and the kidnappers ask for a huge ransom. But as they wait to collect it on the following day, they have to spend a night with their hostage, in an isolated mansion… And Abigal is not the harmless little girl they think she is.


Director: Guy Ritchie
U.S. Release: April 19


This new an action-comedy from Guy Ritchie seems to have most of the The Gentlemen director’s trademarks. it has a huge cast, it all revolves around a secret mission, and it seems to have many twists and turns that will bring both action and humor. The film tells the story of the first-ever special forces organization. It was formed during WWII by Winston Churchill and some military officials, and it was a top-secret unit mostly made of rogues and mavericks. In the movie, they embark on a mission against the Nazis, each with their quirks and unconventional fighting methods. Needless to say, they end up changing the course of war. The movie is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Henry Cavill (Argylle), Eiza González, Alan Ritchson, Babs Olusamokun, Henrique Zaga, Til Schweiger, Henry Golding, Cary Elwes, and more.

10. WE GROWN NOW (Apr. 19)

Director: Minhal Baig
U.S. Release: April 19

WE GROWN NOW: Trailer (Sony Pictures Classics)

Sony Pictures Classics bring us a film set in 1992 Chicago, when Michael Jordan was becoming a champion. But this film focuses on another story entirely, that of Malik and Eric, two best friends who decide to escape the boredom of school and the hardships of public housing and strive for a different future. But when tragedy shakes their community, their bond is put to the test.


11. BOY KILLS WORLD (Apr. 26)

Director: Moritz Mohr
Global Release: April 26

Boy Kills World Interview: Moritz Mohr & Simon Swart – Loud & Clear
We interview Boy Kills World director Moritz Mohr and producer Simon Swart to learn about the inspiration and craft behind their TIFF film.

Boy Kills World was one of our favorite films from TIFF 2023. Bill Skarsgård plays “Boy,” whose mother was murdered by matriarch Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen) in an incident that left him orphaned, deaf and voiceless. And so, in this post-apocalyptic world, Boy decides to get his revenge, guided by his inner voice – which ke took from his favorite childhood video game. He starts training with a shaman (Ruhian) and is on his way to commit martial arts mayhem. But as he’s about to achieve all of this, two things happen: he falls in with a resistance group, and he starts seeing the ghost of his rebellious little sister.

12. CHALLENGERS (Apr. 26)

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Global Release: April 26

Challengers (MGM Studios / Warner Bros.)

Luca Guadagnino’s Challengers is finally coming to theaters this month! This is one of the movies that was delayed the most due to the SAG-AFTRA strikes, and it’s also a highly anticipated release. Zendaya plays a tennis prodigy-turned-successful coach named Tashi, who’s married to Art (Mike Faist, of The Bikeriders), who couldn’t be more different. And since he’s on a losing streak, Tashi makes him her next project. But a match is about to take place for Art, and it’s against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor), who just-so-happens to be Tashi’s ex-boyfriend and Art’s ex-best friend.


Director: Joanna Arnow
U.S. Release: April 26


This Cannes-premiering comedy from director Joanna Arnow, executive produced by Sean Baker, follows a 30-something woman from New York as she goes through her routine over a span of time – including her long-term casual BDSM relationship, low-level corporate job, and Jewish family.

14. UNSUNG HERO (Apr. 26)

Director: Richard L. Ramsey
U.S. Release: April 26

UNSUNG HERO: Trailer (Lionsgate)

Unsung Hero is based on the true story of a man named David Smallbone whose successful music company collapses. Looking for a better future, he moves his family – including seven children! – from Down Under to the States, and sets out to rebuild their lives with his pregnant wife Helen. But even though David and Helen’s lives have taken a different turn than expected, they suddenly realize that their children are musical genius – and their children would become two incredibly successful musical acts: for KING + COUNTRY, and Rebecca St. James.


Director: Kim Albright
U.S. Release: April 29

With Love and a Major Organ: Film Review – Loud And Clear Reviews
In With Love and a Major Organ, Kim Albright takes us to a world where people’s hearts are objects, and urges us to live. Read the review.

What if your heart was an object, and you were encouraged not to follow it at all times, and stay as rational as you can? That’s the world in which Virtual Insurance broker Anabel (Anna Maguire) lives – only, she can’t help but feel every single thing around her. One day, she can’t take it anymore: she rips her heart from her chest and gives it to a man she’s fallen for, who doesn’t seem to feel anything. And so, everything changes: as the previously numb George (Hamza Haq) starts experiencing the world, Anabel suddenly begins to find life easier. But when she realizes that she’s actually going to need her heart back, a difficult choice emerges.


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