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Netflix: Bringing New Movies All 2021


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After watching yet another procedural movie, memorizing your favorite movie’s lines, and binge-watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe (You are a real one if you did the latter), you are probably pondering: What else is there to watch? Has the well of ideas dry up at Hollywood? Did the spinning top from Inception stop or keep spinning away? Well, we may never know the answer to the last question, but the streamer giant, Netflix, responds with an arsenal of new films coming out every week for 2021.

Yes, you heard that right. In a press release in mid-January, Netflix will provide a wide range of original films-either by productions from Netflix or intriguing acquisitions-for 2021. Their film slate consists of multiple genres from westerns (The Harder They Fall, Concrete Cowboy), zombies (Army of the Dead), high-action thrillers (Red Notice, Sweet Girl, Kate), and family-friendly adventures (Yes Day, Back to the Outback, Finding Ohana).

Netflix’s released a sizzle reel showcasing some of their biggest actors/actresses for their 2021 roster, including Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Zendaya, John David Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Octavia Spencer, David Bautista, Jennifer Lawerence, Gal Gadot, and Meryl Streep. Hollywood’s top-notch filmmakers also join in on the fun since the streaming platform has become a safe space for creators to write, direct, and produce films that, in other cases, are not studio friendly. Zach Synder (Army of the Dead), Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up) along with Joe Wright, Antoine Fuqua, Shawn Levy, Robert Pulcini, and Shari Springer Berman will premiere their films on Netflix.

Some A-list stars will also get a chance to flex their directing muscle. Tick, Tick…Boom! will be the directorial debut of Hamilton star and Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda. Oscar-winner Halle Berry’s first directed film, Bruised, which screened at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, was acquired by Netflix to screen worldwide.

It’s no surprise that Netflix was one of the big winners in 2020 despite a worldwide pandemic. Unlike their competitors (i.e., Disney, Warner Bros, Sony), they don’t have theater chains breathing down their necks to release films in their theaters (Warner Bros is facing backlash having their movies in theaters and HBO Max). Therefore, they can release their movies anytime they want, with the viewer seeing them at any time. Plus, since customers are staying indoors to avoid catching the virus, that gives Netflix more potential customers to entertain.

As Netflix continues to create more content and filmmakers/production companies look to streaming services to promote their films, 2021 could be the beginning of what most were always predicting: The slow extinction of movie theaters.

Provided by Variety, here are the films set for release on Netflix in 2021:

ACTION

Army of the Dead

Awake

Kate

Outside the Wire (January 15)

Red Notice

Sweet Girl

HORROR

Fear Street Trilogy

No One Gets Out Alive

There’s Someone Inside Your House

Things Heard and Seen

THRILLER

Blood Red Sky

Beckett

Escape from Spiderhead

Intrusion

Munich

O2

Night Teeth

The Swarm

The Woman in the Window

SCI-FI

Stowaway

ROMANCE

A Castle For Christmas

Fuimos Canciones

Kissing Booth 3

Love Hard

The Last Letter from Your Lover

The Princess Switch 3

To All The Boys: Always and Forever

Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com

DRAMA

Beauty

Blonde

Bombay Rose

Bruised

Concrete Cowboy

Fever Dream

Malcolm & Marie (February 5)

Monster

Penguin Bloom (January 27)

Pieces of Woman (January 7)

The Dig (January 29)

The Guilty

The Hand of God

The Power of the Dog

The Starling

The White Tiger (January 22)

Unt. Alexandre Moratto Film

Unt. Graham King

WESTERN

The Harder They Fall

COMEDY

8 Rue de l’Humanité

Afterlife of the Party

Bad Trip

Don’t Look Up

Double Dad

I Care A Lot (February 19)

Moxie (March 3)

The Last Mercenary

Thunder Force

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

A Boy Called Christmas

A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep

Back to the Outback

Finding ‘Ohana (January 29)

Loud House

Nightbooks

Robin Robin

Skater Girl

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Wish Dragon

YES DAY (March 12)

MUSICAL

A Week Away

tick, tick…BOOM



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