Spring is all about new beginnings and, of course, new Netflix. If you’ve already binge-watched everything that debuted since the start of 2018, then you’ll be happy to freshen up your queue with some new soon-to-be favorites. Check out our picks for the best Netflix new releases coming this spring.

The Iron Giant

This touching tale of a robot-kid friendship will delight kids as much now as it did when it was released in 1999.

Ages: 6 and up
Releases April 1


Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Daffy Duck quits his Hollywood studio job and teams up with a stunt man on a “quacky” adventure! Voices include Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman and Steve Martin.

Ages: 7 & up
Releases April 1

Nancy Drew

The teen private eye heads to Tinseltown with her dad to investigate an unsolved murder. Starring Emma Watson.

Ages: 8 and up
Releases April 1

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The second movie in the series, little kids might be a bit freaked by some of the themes in this movie, but for your scallywags 12 and up, it’s a classic buccaneer bash with Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, streamed right to your TV.

Ages: 12 and up 
Releases April 1

The Flintstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Meet the modern stone age family in person in this live-action version of the cartoon you grew up on. If you haven’t had enough Flintstones, from the first film, try Viva Rock Vegas, that has the famous family taking on the bright lights and big city of Las Vegas.

Ages: 7 and up
Both release April 1

Despicable Me 3

In case you somehow escaped seeing the “threequel” in the theaters, you can now watch it on repeat thanks to Netflix.

Ages: 7 and up
Releases April 1

The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 1

The Boss is back, this time in an animated series and Netflix original.

Ages: 5 and up
Releases April 6

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Season 2

Take a ride to faraway places and see amazing things in the second season of this 2017 cartoon based on the popular kids books series.

Ages: 3 and up
Releases April 13

Lost in Space, Season 1

This is the grown-up, 2018 version of the original ‘60s show featuring the Robinsons. Not for young kids, teenagers will likely enjoy it. And for anyone who grew up watching the first one, your inner Sci-Fi lover will force you to binge watch it, stat.

Ages: 13 and up
Releases April 13

Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1

This animated spin-off series features Juni & Carmen Cortez battling the the evil S.W.A.M.P. organization, without their super-spy parents help. A Netflix original.

Ages: 5 and up
Releases April 20

Bill Nye: Science Guy

This documentary about the man who is famous for making science fun and engaging for little kids across generation wants you to know about the dangers and challenges of climate change.

Ages: 10 and up
Releases April 25

And released in March…

Dinotrux Supercharged - Season 2

If you missed the first season that gave these amazing machines just a little more power and oomph, then all you really need to know are two words: dinos and trucks. Any young fan of either, or both, will absolutely love every second of this super new season.

Age Range: 3 to 6

Premieres March 23

Trolls: The Beat Goes On (Season 2)

Yes, that’s right another season of this foot-stomping series that only just debuted in January is ready to drop a new beat. Season two will bring more singing, more glitter, and of course, more hugging as Poppy, Branch and their pals hang with their new friends in Bergentown.

Age Range: 3 to 10

Premieres March 9

Spirit Riding Free - Season 4

Lucky and Spirit are saddling up for more adventures in the fourth season of this tale of city-girl turned horse whisperer. There aren’t a lot of details about the latest season, but knowing Lucky, excitement is sure to find her and her friends as they hit the trails.

Age Range: 5 to 9

Premieres March 16

Volton, Legendary Defender - Season 5

This action-packed hit series is back for a new fifth season that picks up where the last one left off. While it still has the essence of the show you might have grown up watching yourself on Saturday mornings, this epic reboot is a phenomenon that goes far beyond its original. If you need to get caught up, stream the first four season before you dive in.

Age Range: 7 & up

Premieres March 5

A Series of Unfortunate Events - Season 2

The Baudelaire orphans are back to uncover family secrets and stop Count Olaf’s devious hijinks. The second season of the dark comedy promises to be just as exciting and full of whimsical humor as the first. Besides the spot-on portrayal of Olaf by Neil Patrick Harris, parents watching along will be excited to see the talented faces of Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale, among others, joining the phenomenal cast this season.

Age Range: 8 & up

Premieres March 30

Alexa & Katie

The unparalleled bond of female friendship is at the heart of this sweet and funny new series that follows the timeless tale of two best friends as they prepare to navigate the wilds of high school. The only difference is, one of them has cancer. Disney XD fans will recognize Paris Berelc, who stars as Alexa the teen undergoing cancer treatment, while grown-up viewers will revel in Saved By the Bell's Tiffani Thiessen playing her over-protective mom.

Age Range: 12 & up

Premieres March 23


If you were a fan of HBO’s The Night Of or Big Little Lies, then you’ll instantly be hooked on this limited series that explores all the events that unfold in the four days after a young pizza delivery man is murdered in London. Originally a BBC series, this four-part mini-series stars Carrie Mulligan as the hard-nosed detective trying to piece together the real story.

Age Range: Adults

Premieres March 9

The Week Of

This modern twist on a Father of the Bride-type tale stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock as the future father-in-laws during the week leading up to their grown-up kids’ wedding. Chris Rock’s son is set to marry Adam Sandler’s daughter, but from the looks of the hilarious trailer, it seems like neither one is excited about a future of birthdays and Christmases together as a family.

Age Range: Adults

Premieres April 27

Even Movies That Are New to Netflix in March

March 1

Alpha and Omega (2010)
Follow two wolves as they have the adventure of their lives. 8 & up.

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
One of literature's most unforgettable characters is back for the third time. 5 & up. 

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (1984) 11 & up.
Your oldest kids will enjoy this '80s ghost-battling classic.

March 6

Benji (1974), For the Love of Benji (1977) 7 & up.
Before watching the new release, introduce your kids to the classic.

March 15

Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1 (2018) 7 & up.
Everyone's favorite Might Morphin' teenagers are back in all new show and all new ninja skills.


What new Netflix show are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts in the comments.

—Shahrzad Warkentin



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