What’s New on Showtime: April 2018

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At the beginning of (and during) every month, Showtime 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 Showtime and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.

This Month’s Highlights

Available April 1

Because it’s stupid how good it still is: Robocop

It’s easy to forget, but Robocop was once the center of a huge multimedia franchise spanning movies, comic books, TV series both live action and animated, and video games. That fact gets even stranger when you revisit the Paul Verhoeven film that started it all. Robocop is a mean, angry movie, a wicked-sharp satire about corporate America, gentrification, authoritarian politics, and the automation of law enforcement. The shockingly brutal murder of Alex Murphy and his cyberpunk rebirth as RoboCop is a subversive masterpiece, one that was weirdly undermined by the immense popularity that followed. Available April 1.

Available April 5

If you’re looking for a truly frightening movie: The Hallow

A small horror film done exceedingly well, The Hollow is the story of a family that moves into a mill house in Ireland … but then have to defend themselves from monsters who want to steal their child. The Hallow anchors its frights in the a married couple’s plight to establish their fledgling family, before ratcheting up the tension with horrific, visually inventive terror. If you want a good scare you’ve likely not seen before, The Hallow is where it’s at. Available April 5.

Full List

Available April 1

Amistad
Apollo 13
• Assassination Games
• Avenge The Crows: The Legend Of Loca
• Changing Lanes
• Cold Comes The Night
• The Collector
Crimson Tide
• Double Take
• Down
Drugstore Cowboy
• Dude Bro Party Massacre III
• Get The Gringo
• God Told Me To
• The Golden Child
• The Hundred-Foot Journey
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Layer Cake
• Life Is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella)
Lord of War
• Mona Lisa Smile
• Motherhood
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The Preacher’s Wife
The Punisher
• Push (2009)
Robocop
• Single White Female
• Single White Female 2: The Psycho
• Surviving The Wild
• Texas Rangers
Tron
• The Weather Man
• The Whole Nine Yards
• Willard
• Wolves

Available April 5

The Hallow

Available April 6

A Dog’s Purpose

Available April 12

The Sense on an Ending

Available April 13

Queen of the Desert

Available April 4

Before I Fall

Available April 15

Gangster Land
• The Circus Season premiere

Available April 19

Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams

Available April 20

Kirk Fox: That Guy

Available April 27

The Fantasticks

What’s New on Showtime: April 2018