Best new movies and TV series on Amazon Prime Video NZ: April 2024

Each month, new films and TV shows are added to Amazon Prime Video’s New Zealand library. Eliza Janssen presents her picks for titles worth watching. For the full list of everything arriving on the platform, scroll down.

Top picks

Música (April 4)

If you suffer from synaesthesia, this sweet, New Jersey-set rom-com might look like a shade of pale, inviting yellow—it might taste like a bottle of berry mineral water. Social media star Rudy Mancuso plays a young man with just that affliction, who must keep his family life, Brazilian cultural heritage, musical obsessions, and a budding new romance with Camila Mendes in balance. Hopefully it’s a toe-tappingly good time.

Fallout: Season 1 (April 11)

The rust-bucket, mid-century, post-apocalyptic aesthetic of the Fallout video game franchise is just begging to be adapted to the screen, and this epic sci-fi series attempts just that. I’m most keen to see my boy Walton Goggins, sans nose, as mutant gunslinger The Ghoul, but Ella Purnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Matt Berry and Aaron Moten certainly sweeten the deal. It should be a lot of fun exploring this wasteland—especially for die-hard fans of the games.

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Them: The Scare (April 25)

It’s been a year or so since the first season of Them premiered, and the socially-conscious horror show has morphed into an anthology series, with this 1991-set scary season jumping away from the eerie, 1950s suburbia of those former episodes. Here’s hoping that the latest chapter won’t be labelled “Black trauma porn” by some critics, with new stars like Pam Grier bringing the fear alongside returning lead Deborah Ayorinde. Looks like a blend of crime-mystery, dark family drama, and reckonings with the US’s violent systems of anti-Blackness.

All titles arriving on Prime Video New Zealand in April

April 1

Baby Driver
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Hackers
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania 2
Jumanji
Jumanji: The Next Level
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Madagascar
The Magnificent Seven
Mannequin
Last Tango in Paris
Penguins of Madagascar
Peter Rabbit
Pixels
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Retribution
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

April 2

Constantine

April 4

Música

April 5

How To Date Billy Walsh

April 7

Defiance

April 10

Goosebumps

April 11

Fallout: Season 1

April 15

Biosphere

April 16

Criminal
Hip Hop World

April 18

Going Home with Tyler Cameron
Puppy Love

April 23

Miss Sloane

April 25

Them: Season 2

April 26

Acma Game: Season 1
Comedy Class: Season 1
Which Brings Me To You

April 28

American Ultra