New Movies and Shows on iTunes: April 2018

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Liam Neeson in The Commuter. Photo: StudioCanal UK/Lionsgate

At the beginning of (and during) every month, iTunes adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Below, you’ll find our recommendations for April 2018. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on iTunes and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

This Month’s Highlights

Available April 3

If Liam Neesons is your shit: The Commuter

Did you see that Liam Neesons movie with that train, though? The one with that big-ass train and Liam Neesons in it? Liam Neesons straight jacked up that train, man. Don’t even get me started on that bit where they try to make him kill a person on that train. Liam Neesons on that train, like, “You stop this train! Now!” You don’t fuck with Liam Neesons! Don’t even try and be messing with Liam Neesons, he will whale on you with your own electric guitar. Available April 3.

Available April 13

If you’re looking for a scare: Ghost Stories

Created by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, connoisseurs of the inexplicable and strange, Ghost Stories is one of the best horror films in recent memory. It stars Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, and Paul Whitehouse as parts of a triptych, with Nyman himself tying the pieces together. If you have any doubts as to the film’s British pedigree, just know that Nyman is a longtime collaborator of Derren Brown’s, and Dyson is one of the League of Gentlemen. Available April 13.

Available April 30

If you’re looking for a sci-fi series to binge: Counterpart

Starz has a surprisingly great batting average when it comes to original programming, and Counterpart is one of their best. It’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with Fringe liberally mixed in, and features two J.K. Simmons-es for the price of one. The show posits a world in which a parallel Earth exists, and delves into the heightened Cold War politics that go along with it. If it’s any incentive to catch up before the second season, Get Out’s Betty Gabriel has just been announced to be joining the cast. Available April 30.

Full List

Noteworthy selections in bold.

TV Shows

Available April 2

Divorce: Season 2

Available April 10

Outlander: Season 3

Available April 19

Crashing: Season 2

Available April 20

High Maintenance: Season 2

Available April 30

Counterpart: Season 1

Movies

Available April 3

• The Post
The Commuter
• Outside In

Available April 6

• Spinning Man
Lowlife
• The Humanity Bureau

Available April 10

• Maze Runner: Death Cure
• 12 Strong

Available April 13

Borg vs. McEnroe
• An Ordinary Man
• Wildling
• Marrowbone
Ghost Stories

Available April 17

• Winchester
• In the Fade
Hostiles

Available April 24

• Peter Rabbit
• Fifty Shades Freed
• Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

New Movies and Shows on iTunes: April 2018