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In the internet era, it can be tempting to forgo the movie theater experience in favor of watching TV at home. It’s not that there’s any shortage of new and exciting movies to head to your local theater to see — it’s just that the convenience of staying home can’t be beaten.
However, sometimes a month brings forth so many good movies that it’s impossible to not make a beeline for your nearest theater. April is one such month — here are the six most exciting movies dropping this month.
Pet Sematary (April 5)
This adaptation of Stephen King’s 1983 novel follows a much more poorly received 1989 film adaptation. In the new film, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, many of the basics are the same as before — the Creed family moves to a new home with an apparently magical pet cemetery nearby, horrors unfold — but the two directors have taken some fruitful plot liberties with their adaptation.
Little (April 12)
In her first major film role, Insecure’s Issa Rae stars as April, an assistant to the insufferable Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall). When Sanders accidentally transforms into her 13-year-old self without any of her other circumstances changing, she faces all manner of comical obstacles that April helps her overcome. Marsai Martin from the ABC series Black-ish stars as the 13-year-old version of Sanders.
Teen Spirit (April 12)
Last year, Teen Spirit — the directorial debut of The Handmaid’s Tale actor Max Minghella — debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. This month, it will receive a worldwide release courtesy of Bleecker Street and LD Entertainment. In the film, Elle Fanning stars as Violet, a teenager who enters a worldwide singing competition to escape the bleak small European town and fractured family from which she comes.
Hellboy (April 12)
The original Hellboy film was released in 2004, with a sequel in 2008 and a third installment eventually canceled. From the ashes of the third film comes this David Harbour-starring reboot of the series. In the film, the titular character, who originally appears in the Dark Horse Comics universe, gathers a team to fight an “undead sorceress” who plans to completely annihilate anything and everything.
Little Woods (April 19)
Almost exactly a year after Little Woods premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, the film production unit Neon will release it worldwide. Tessa Thompson and Lily James co-star as estranged sisters who must take extreme measures to pay off their mother’s mortgage in the wake of her death. Neon’s official synopsis of the film describes the movie as a “modern Western.”
Avengers: Endgame (April 26)
Last month, the Marvel comics superhero film Captain Marvel brought in $456.7 million, the sixth-biggest opening weekend of all time. Avengers: Endgame is the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, the fourth-highest grossing film of all time. In Endgame, the superhero team known as the Avengers works together to reverse the catastrophic actions that antagonist Thanos took in Infinity War.
What other movies are you excited to see this month? Let us know in the comments!