Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2021 & Beyond

netflix movie preview 2021 and beyond

Welcome to our biggest preview ever looking at all the Netflix Original movies coming to Netflix globally in 2021 and beyond. 

Netflix has been releasing hundred over 100 movies every single year for the past few years and that looks to be ramping up both in terms of quantity and quality with huge talent behind and in front of the cameras. Not only that, Netflix’s strategy involves talent from all over the world making it truly formidable.

On January 12th, Netflix lifted the lid on its 2021 lineup and we’ve adjusted this article to have all the of the confirmed movies for 2021 below and then go into other movies in development in the beyond section.

Now it’s important to state this isn’t every movie in development. We actually don’t think we’ve even covered half of the movies currently on their way but we had to put this out eventually.

So without further ado, here’s our massive preview of movies confirmed for 2021 and some of the biggest titles coming beyond.

Netflix Original Movies Released in 2021 So Far

  • A Week Away (English)
  • All My Friends Are Dead (Polish)
  • Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie (English)
  • Asphalt Burning (Norwegian)
  • Bad Trip (English)
  • Below Zero (Spanish)
  • Bigfoot Family (English)
  • Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (English)
  • Black Beach (Spanish)
  • Bombay Rose (Hindi)
  • Caught by a Wave (Italian)
  • Charming (English)
  • Classmates Minus (Chinese)
  • Coven of Sisters (Spanish)
  • Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (English)
  • Crazy About Her (Spanish)
  • Creating The Queen’s Gambit (English)
  • Dogwashers (Spanish)
  • Double Dad (Portuguese)
  • Finding ‘Ohana (English)
  • Geez & Ann (Indonesian)
  • Get the Goat (Portuguese)
  • Hate by Dani Rovira (Spanish)
  • I Care a Lot (English)
  • June & Kopi (Indonesian)
  • Little Big Women (Mandarin)
  • Malcolm & Marie (English)
  • Moxie (English)
  • Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (English)
  • Outside the Wire (English)
  • Pagglait (Hindi)
  • Paper Lives (Turkish)
  • Pelé (English)
  • Penguin Bloom (English)
  • Pieces of a Woman (English)
  • Ratones Paranoicos: The Band that Rocked Argentina (Spanish)
  • RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo (German)
    Red Dot (Swedish)
  • Seaspiracy (English)
  • Secret Magic Control Agency (English)
  • Sentinelle (French)
  • So My Grandma\’s a Lesbian! (Spanish)
  • Space Sweepers (Korean)
  • Strip Down, Rise Up (English)
  • Stuck Apart (Turkish)
  • The Dig (English)
  • The Girl on the Train (Hindi)
  • The Heartbreak Club (Indonesian)
  • The Last Paradiso (Italian)
  • The Minimalists: Less Is Now (English)
  • The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman (French)
  • The White Tiger (English)
  • The Yin Yang Master (Chinese)
  • The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity (Chinese)
  • To All The Boys: Always And Forever (English)
  • Tony Parker: The Final Shot (French)
  • Tribhanga – Tedhi Medhi Crazy (Hindi)
  • What Happened to Mr. Cha? (Korean)
  • What Would Sophia Loren Do? (English)
  • Xico’s Journey (Spanish)
  • YES DAY (English)

Netflix Original Movies Confirmed for 2021 (With Release Dates)

Tersanjung the Movie

Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Pandu Adjisurya, Hanung Bramantyo
Cast: Clara Bernadeth, Giorgino Abraham, Kevin Ardillova, Nugie, Kinaryoshi
Netflix Release Date: April 1st, 2021

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Compared to previous years 2021 has been incredibly busy for Indonesian drama on Netflix. Upon release, Tersanjung the Movie will be the fifth Indonesian Original movie to land on Netflix this year.

As Yura faces a personal and financial crisis, her life only becomes more complicated when she finds herself involved in a love triangle between two of her closest friends.


Concrete Cowboy

Genre: Western, Drama | Director: Ricky Staub
Cast: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers, Lorraine Toussaint
Netflix Release Date: April 2nd, 2021

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Another pickup now from the Toronto Film Festival, featuring action legend Idris Elba and Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin.

Concrete Cowboy is a new take on the Western genre. Fifteen-year-old Cole moves from Detroit to North Philidelphia to live with his estranged father. Upon arriving Cole discovers “the world of urban horseback riding”.


Just Say Yes

Genre: Comedy, Romance | Director: Appie Boudellah, Aram van de Rest
Cast: Yolanthe Cabau, Huub Smit, Jim Bakkum, Noortje Herlaar, Nick Golterman
Netflix Release Date: April 2nd, 2021

Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2021 and Beyond just say yes

Just Say Yes is the first Netflix Original for popular Spanish-Dutch actress Yolanthe Cabau. Any fan of Bridesmaids is certain to enjoy the Dutch Comedy.

Unlucky in love Lotte is a hopeless romantic who was inches away from being married before her perfect day plans unraveled before her.


Madame Claude

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama | Director: Sylvie Verheyde
Cast: Karole Rocher, Roschdy Zem, Garance Marillier, Pierre Deladonchamps, Annabelle Belmondo
Netflix Release Date: April 2nd, 2021

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The life of Madame Claude has already received multiple on-screen portrayals, but Netflix’s take on the life of the Famous French brothel owner is the first in 40 years.

Madame Claude, the owner of a flourishing brothel in 1960s Paris, holds power and influence over the French criminal and political worlds. But her hold on her empire is threatened by an affluent young woman who joins her ranks.


Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute

Genre: Documentary, Music
Featuring: Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Yolanda Adams
Netflix Release Date: April 7th, 2021

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The relationship with Dolly Parton has been very lucrative in recent years, and the legendary country singer is getting her own star-studded tribute as the MusiCares Person of the year.


Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?

Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Andaç Haznedaroglu
Cast: Yilmaz Erdogan, Ecem Erkek, Engin Alkan, Devrim Yakut, Ushan Çakir
Netflix Release Date: April 9th, 2021

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The Turkish drama will be only the third Turkish Original movie to arrive on Netflix in 2021.

Rebellious, irreverent wunderkind Gülseren navigates loneliness, love, and loss against the current of political turmoil and social change.


Night in Paradise

Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Park Hoon-jung
Cast: Uhm Tae Goo, Jun Yeo Bin, Cha Seung Won, Lee Gi Young, Park Ho San
Netflix Release Date: April 9th, 2021

Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2021 and Beyond night in paradise

We’re expecting Night in Paradise to be one of the most popular non-English language dramas to land in April with many millions of K-Drama fans from around the world ready to binge at a moment’s notice.

When gangster Tae-Soo tries to leave his gang, his actions lead to the murder of his sister and nephew. Fleeing from his former crew, Tae-Soo arrives on Jeju Island where he meets, Jae-Yoon a terminally ill woman who has given up on life.


Thunder Force

Genre: Superhero, Comedy | Director: Ben Falcone
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff
Netflix Release Date: April 9th, 2021

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Continuing to take advantage of the popularity of superheroes, Netflix’s latest super-powered outing will feature the comedic chops of Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.

To combat the continued threat of supervillains, two childhood friends take an experimental treatment that grants them the power to protect their city.


Prime Time

Genre: Drama, Thriller | Director: Jakub Piatek
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Magdalena Poplawska, Andrzej Klak, Malgorzata Hajewska, Dobromir Dymecki
Netflix Release Date: April 14th, 2021

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Jakub Piątek’s directorial debut had its premiere at this year’s Sundance Festival on January 30th, 2021 and was soon picked up by Netflix.

To spread his important message to the world, Sebastian storms a TV studio, locking himself inside with two hostages and a loaded gun.


Why Did You Kill Me?

Genre: Documentary, Crime | Director: Fredrick Munk
Netflix Release Dates: April 14th, 2021

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The power of social media is showcased in Netflix’s true-crime documentary about the murder of 24-year-old Crystal Theobald, and how social media blurred the lines between justice and revenge.


Ride or Die

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller | Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Cast: Mizuhara Kiko, Sato Honami, Maki Yoko, Suzuki Anne, Taneka Tetsushi
Netflix Release Date: April 15th, 2021

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Surprisingly, Ryuichi Hiroki’s LGBT romantic thriller is the first Japanese Original movie scheduled to arrive in 2021!

Rei, who is still in love with her classmate Nanae, discovers that her friend is suffering from domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. In a violent declaration of love to Nanae, Rei murders the husband, but winds up causing Nanae to fear her, and is repulsed by the murder. But when the pair ultimately turn to each other for love, Rei and Nanae begin to struggle with their complicated emotions.


Ajeeb Daastaans (Strange Dastanas)

Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani, Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta
Cast: Aditi Rao Hydari, Nushrat Bharucha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Shefali Shah
Netflix Release Date: April 16th, 2021

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Four directors. Four separate short-stories centered around the idea of how unexpected catalysts draw the raw uncomfortable emotions simmering under the surface of fractured relationships.


Searching for Sheela

Director: Shakun Batra
Netflix Release Date: April 22nd

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Journalists and fans await Ma Anand Sheela as the infamous former Rajneesh commune’s spokesperson returns to India after decades for an interview tour.


Stowaway

Genre: Sci-Fi | Director: Joe Penna
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson

Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2021 and Beyond Stowaway

Shortly after their lift-off from Earth, the crew of a spaceship on a two-year mission to Mars discovers an accidental stowaway on board. Unable to return to Earth, the crew are at risk of running out of resources, and damage to the life support systems leaves them in peril. With the mission and their lives threatened, only the ship’s medical researcher is the voice of reason against the group who have already decided in favor to remove the accidental crewman on board.


Things Heard and Seen

Genre: Horror | Director: Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer, Rhea Seehorn, Alex Neustaedter
Netflix Release Date: April 29th, 2021

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This upcoming horror flick is based on the novel ‘All Things Cease to Appear’ by Elizabeth Brundage. A couple from Manhattan move from their city apartment and move to a small hamlet in the country. However, shortly after arriving, they realize that things are not quite as they seemed: both in their new home and their marriage.


The Disciple

Genre: Drama, Music | Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Cast: Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, Kiran Yadnyopavit
Netflix Release Date: April 30th, 2021

Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2021 and Beyond the disciple

Fans of classical Indian music should definitely take interest in Netflix’s upcoming Marathi-language drama The Disciple.

Years of following traditions, disciplines of the old masters, and practice as a classical Indian vocalist have lead Sharad Nerulkar to doubt his quest of mastering the art. As Sharad continues to strive for mastery, the excellency that alludes to him leads to self-doubt, struggle, and sacrifice.


Oxygen

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Director: Alexadnra Aja
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Marc Saez, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah
Netflix Release Date: May 12th, 2021

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Inglorious Basterds star Mélanie Laurent stars in her very first Original for Netflix in Alexandre Aja claustrophobic-drama.

When a young woman wakes up with no idea how she ended up inside a cryo unit, she must figure out a way to escape before she runs out of oxygen.


The Woman in the Window

Genre: Drama, Thriller | Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russel Leigh, Julianne Moore
Netflix Release Date: May 14th, 2021

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Joe Wright’s tense thriller was originally scheduled to be released in 2019, but thanks to reshoots and the global pandemic, any release was put on hold indefinitely, that is until Netflix came along and acquired the global distribution rights to the thriller.

Reclusive shut-in, Dr Anna Fox (Amy Adams), rarely leaves her New York City apartment. Instead, she becomes obsessed with watching the world from her window, including her new neighbors. However, her world takes a dark turn when she witnesses a disturbing act of violence.


Army of the Dead

Genre: Horror | Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada
Netflix Release Date: May 21st, 2021

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Officially, Army of the Dead is Zack Snyder’s return to making movies since taking a sabbatical, but he’s recently been hard at work releasing a certain cut of a certain DC movie…

Army of the Dead sees a group of battle-hardened mercenaries take the ultimate gamble in zombie-infested Las Vegas as they attempt to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Netflix isn’t pulling any punches with Snyder’s new film either as a prequel is currently in the works along with an anime series.


The Divine Ponytail

Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport | Director: Letizia Lamartire
Cast: Andrea Arcangeli, Valentina Bellè, Thomas Trabacchi, Andrea Pennacchi, Antonio Zavatteri
Netflix Release Date: May 26th, 2021

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One for the avid football fans, Netflix’s Italian biopic will focus on the life of Roberto Baggio, one of the greatest Italian footballers to play the beautiful game.


Diana

Genre: Musical | Director: Christopher Ashley
Cast: Jeanna de Waal, Erin Davie, Roe Hartrampf, Judy Kaye, Bruce Dow
Netflix Release Date: October 1st, 2021

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Not quite the global phenomenon of Hamilton, but with the Royal Family very much in the eye of the British public in 2021, a musical inspired by the life of Diana, Princess of Wales is bound to have some sort of controversy.


Netflix Original Movies Confirmed for 2021

All Rise

Genre: Drama | Director: Anthony Mandler
Cast: Kelvin Harrison Jr, Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Jharrel Jerome, Jennifer Ehle
Netflix Release Date: Mid 2021

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Previously titled as Monster, Anthoney Mandler’s legal-drama All Rise was released over three years ago when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The film will finally see the light of day with a global audience when it releases on Netflix later in 2021.

Steve Harmon is a good kid: a seventeen-year-old honor student studying at an elite high school. But, his world comes crashing down when he is charged with felony murder. All Rise tells the story of Harmon’s complex legal battles, and the impact this has on him.


Awake

Genre: Sci-fi | Director: Mark Raso
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Frances Fisher, Barry Pepper, Finn Jones
Rumoured Netflix Release: Mid 2021

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This sci-fi thriller follows a mother and daughter looking for a solution that rendered technology useless and humans unable to sleep.


Beckett 

Genre: Thriller | Director: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
Cast: John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps
Rumoured Netflix Release: Mid 2021

A couple’s vacation turns into their worst nightmare when they become embroiled in a dark conspiracy at the hands of violent perpetrators.


Fear Street Trilogy

Genre: Horror, Drama | Director: Leigh Janiak
Cast: Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Ashley Zukerman, Charlene Amoia, Kiana Maderia
Rumoured Netflix Release: Mid 2021

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If you loved the work of R.L. Stine growing up, you’ll be pleased to hear that Netflix has adapted the Fear Street novels into a trilogy of movies: Fear Street: 1994, Fear Street: 1978, and Fear Street: 1666.

In 1994, a group of teens discover that the weird events that have plagued their hometown (Shadyside, Ohio) for generations are no coincidence. They’re the results of a centuries-old curse, and these kids may be its next victims…

The Fear Street trilogy will be available in Summer 2021.


The Kissing Booth 3

Genre: Romance, Teen | Director: Vince Marcello
Cast: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Meganne Young
Rumoured Netflix Release: Mid 2021

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Over the past few years Netflix has seen a huge rise in the popularity of its teen-dramas, most of the credit can be awarded to To All the Boys trilogy and The Kissing Booth. To All the Boys rounded up its trilogy in February, and what can be expected to be a Summer release is the last of The Kissing Booth films.

Here’s what you can expect from the third entry:

It’s the summer before Elle (Joey King) heads to college, and she has a secret: She got into both Harvard, where her dreamy boyfriend Noah (Jacob Elordi) goes, and Berkeley, where her BFF Lee (Joel Courtney) is going. Which path will Elle choose?


There’s Someone Inside Your House

Genre: Horror | Director: Patrick Brice
Cast: Sydney Park, Theodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette
Rumoured Netflix Release: Mid 2021

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Coming to Netflix as part of the 21 Laps / Shawn Levy output deal is There’s Someone Insider Your House.

Based on the novel by Stephanie Perkins and adapted by Henry Gayden, the movie follows a class who have just graduated and begins being picked off one by one by a masked assailant intent on revealing their dirty secrets.


A Boy Called Christmas 

Genre: Christmas, Family | Director: Gil Kenan
Cast: Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman
Rumoured Netflix Release: Late 2021

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Based on a novel by popular British author, Matt Haig, A Boy Called Christmas looks like a real family treat for the 2021 festive season.

A bit like Netflix’s Klaus, we have another origin story about Santa Claus’s roots. The movie follows a young boy called Nikolas, who journeys to the snowy North Pole to find out more about his past, and his Christmas destiny.


A Castle for Christmas

Genre: Christmas | Director: Mary Lambert
Cast: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Andi Osho
Rumoured Netflix Release: Late 2021

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One of the many Christmas movies in development includes A Castle For Christmas which comes from the director of Pet Semetary from 1989.

The movie follows a writer who travels to Scotland looking to buy a castle but butts heads with the current owner.

Filming reportedly started in late September 2020.


Back to the Outback

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Directors: Harry Cripps, Clare Knight
Cast: Isla Fisher, Guy Pearce, Eric Bana, Rachel House, Diesel La Torraca
Rumoured Netflix Release: Late 2021

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To read the plot, you’d think Back to the Outback was a spin-off or reboot of Dreamworks’ Madagascar. Currently scheduled to arrive in late 2021, Back to the Outback could be one of Netflix’s best-animated features for the year.

A group of Australia’s deadliest animals plots a daring escape from the reptile house of their Australian zoo home. Tired of being looked at like monsters by humans, they’ll stop at nothing to make it back to the outback.


Single All the Way

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Director: Michael Mayor
Cast: Michael Urie, Luke MacFarlane, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Najimy
Rumoured Netflix Release: Late 2021

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There are lots of holiday-themed movies to look forward to watching on Netflix, including the streaming-services first Holiday-themed LGBT rom-com in Single All the Way.

Tired of his family judging him of his perpetual single status, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to pretend they are a couple and join him for the holidays. But Peter’s love life suddenly becomes even more complicated when his mother sets him up on a blind date with handsome trainer James.


The Princess Switch 3

Genre: Christmas, Romance | Director: Mike Rohl
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Suanne Braun, Mark Fleischmann
Rumoured Netflix Release: Late 2021

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One of Netflix’s most-loved Christmas franchises is back for its third installment. And you guessed it… this time there’s three of them. When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret’s audacious cousin to retrieve it. Could even more romance be on the cards?!


Against the Ice

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History | Director: Peter Flinth
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh, Ed Speleers
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

It’s a Game of Thrones reunion for actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Charles Dance, who were last seen on screen together in 2014. More importantly, the historical drama is centered around the Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen in the attempt to prove that Greenland is one island.


America: The Motion Picture

Genre: Animation, Comedy | Director: Matt Thompson
Cast: Channing Tatum, Simon Pegg, Judy Greer, Bobby Moynihan, Amber Nash
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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This huge animated project was originally announced back in 2017 and sees a fictionalized George Washington fighting off revolutionaries to fight King James.

Back in May 2020, we first reported on the expanded cast list for the movie including the likes of Simon Pegg, Channing Tatum, and Judy Greer all voicing characters.


Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure

Genre: Animation, Family | Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Zachary Levi, Jack Black, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, Lee Eddy
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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This family coming-of-age drama will take you back to 1969 focusing on the moon landing from two perspectives, the astronauts and a kid watching from afar.

Zachary Levi and Jack Black headline the cast with Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, and Samuel Davis also feature.


Beauty 

Genre:Drama, Romance | Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Niecy Nash, Alyese Shannon, Giancarlo Esposito, Gracie Marie Bradley, Kayle Bary, Michael Ward, Sharon Stone
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

A gifted young Black woman, Beauty, has a lucrative music career ahead of her. As she is pulled this way and that by the expectations of her family, her best friend, and her record label, Beauty struggles to remain true to herself.


Blonde

Genre: Drama, Biopic | Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher, Caspar Phillipson, Toby Huss, Sara Paxton
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Based on the 2000 novel of the same name, this biopic is a reimagining of the tragic life of Marilyn Monroe (played by Ana de Armas). Adrien Brody stars as Monroe’s husband, The Playwright (AKA Arthur Miller) and Caspar Phillipson stars as JFK. This will be the fifth time he’s played the late president: Phillipson previously filled the role in the 2016 biopic, Jackie, the short film The Speech JFK Never Gave, the History Channel TV drama Project Blue Book, plus a number of stage performances.


Bruised

Genre: Drama, Sports | Director: Halle Berry
Cast: Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Shamier Anderson
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Halle Berry makes her directorial debut in this drama about a disgraced MMA fighter trying to turn her life around by hoping to defeat one of the rising stars in the sport. Berry also stars as the protagonist. The movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and was quickly picked up by Netflix. The movie reportedly cost Netflix close to $20 million.


Don’t Look Up

Genre:Comedy | Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chamalet, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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This is one of the biggest movies Netflix has ever assembled. Its cast alone is absolutely huge with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Johah Hill all attached.

The movie follows two astronomers who come up against a brick wall when trying to warn the world’s media of a giant meteorite hurtling towards Earth.


Escape from Spiderhead 

Genre:Action, Sci-Fi- Mystery, Thriller | Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett, Mark Paguio, Tess Haubrich
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Set in the near future, two young convicts grapple with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary, who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs.


Intrusion 

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Psychological | Director: Adam Salky
Cast: Freida Pinto, Logan Marshall-Green, Sarah Minnich, Haye Hargrove, Clint Obenchain
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

When a husband and wife move to a small town, everything seems perfect. Unfortunately, a home invasion pretty quickly leaves the wife traumatized and unable to trust those around her. Every family’s worst nightmare.


Kate 

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama | Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Michael Huisman, Tadanobu Asano, Elysia Rotaru
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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After a soon-to-be-deadly poisoning, female assassin, Kate, has less than 24 hours to reap her revenge. While in the process of getting even, she forms an unlikely bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.


Love Hard 

Genre: Romantic comedy | Director: Hernán Jiménez
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Charles Melton, Darren Barnet, James Saito, Harry Shum Jr
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

Love Hard fulfills the worst nightmare of anyone who has ever tried online dating. An unlucky-in-love LA girl decides to surprise her new beau with a Christmas visit, only to find out she’s been catfished. However, the guy who duped her promised to set her up with the guy she thought she was chatting to, if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holiday season.


Munich

Genre: Historical Drama | Director: Christian Schwochow
Cast: Jeremy Irons, George MacKay, Jannis Niewöhner, Sandra Hüller, Liv Lisa Fries
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Jeremy Irons headlines the cast for this historical drama that adapts the novel of the same name by Robert Harris.

The movie follows the leading weeks up to the second World War and Neville Chamberlain’s efforts to construct a peace deal.


Nightbooks

Genre:Family | Director: David Yarovesky
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Lidya Jewett, Winslow Fegley, Jess Brown, Khiyla Aynne
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

A new Halloween family movie about a young boy obsessed with scary stories and ends up being imprisoned by a witch in New York City.

The film was due to start filming in mid-October 2020 and wrap in December. Sam Raimi serves as executive producer.


Night Teeth

Genre: Thriller | Director: Adam Randall
Cast: Alexander Ludwig, Debby Ryan, Sydney Sweeny, Lucy Fry, Alfie Allen
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Filming in New Orleans and Los Angeles, this thriller is set to throw a spanner to the genre that is reminiscent of Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves. It’s about a chauffeur who drives two women to different parties but ends up having to fight for his life.


Penguin Bloom

Genre: Biopic, Drama, Tear-Jerker | Director: Glendyn Ivin
Cast: Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Felix Cameron, Griffin Murray-Johnson
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Naomi Watts plays young mother, Sam Bloom, in this inspirational true story. When Sam is seriously injured in a car accident, her family struggles to adjust to their new situation. The arrival of an injured baby magpie, whom they name Penguin, helps to change their perspective.


Red Notice

Genre:Action Comedy | Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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If big budgets and raw star power is your thing, then Red Notice is probably on your radar. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, this movie follows a group of agents tracking down a globally wanted art thief.


Sweet Girl

Genre: Action | Director: Brian Andrew Mendoza
Cast: Jason Momoa, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Raza Jeffrey, Justin Bartha
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Marisa Tomei and Jason Mamoa feature in this action drama about a husband looking to get justice for the death of his wife while protecting his daughter.

Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz, and Will Staples are the writers for the title with the movie likely arriving in early 2021 given it’s been in post-production since March 2020.


The Guilty 

Genre:Thriller | Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Paul Dano, Byron Bowers, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Castaneda, Christina Vidal, Adrian Martinez, Bill Burr, Beau Knapp, Edi Patterson
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

Remake of the 2018 Danish crime thriller. The action takes place over a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal) becomes embroiled in an attempt to save a caller in peril.


The Harder They Fall 

Genre:Western, Drama | Director: Jeymes Samuel
Cast:  Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Regina King, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

Western revenge drama featuring Jonathan Majors as the lead, and Idris Elba as his nemesis who has just been released from prison. This movie is notable for its modern take on the classic Western movie, featuring a stellar all-Black cast.

This is Idris Elba’s second appearance in a 2021 Original Western (the first being Concrete Cowboy).


The Last Letter from Your Lover

Genre: Drama, Romance | Director: Augustine Frizzell
Cast: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Diana Kent, Callum Turner, Ben Cross, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn, Ncuti Gatwa
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Another one of the book adaptations coming to Netflix in 2021 is The Last Letter from Your Lover which is adapted from the romance novel by Jojo Moyes.

Set in the 1960s, we follow a journalist in London who encounters a series of love letters and quickly becomes obsessed with finding out who the recipient and original sender is.


Passing

Genre: Drama | Director: Rebecca Hall
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Another Sundance movie to add to Netflix’s ever-growing list of festival films, Rebecca Halls Passing will be coming to Netflix exclusively in 2021. Rumour has it Netflix may seek to release the drama in late 2021 to ensure it qualifies for next year’s awards season. The racially driven story is sure to attract much attention upon its release.

Irene Redfield, a refined, upper-class 1920s woman, finds breezy refuge from a hot summer day in the grand tearoom of New York City’s Drayton Hotel. Across the room, she spots a blond woman staring her down. Irene wants to steal away, but before she can, Clare Kendry rushes over to stop her. It turns out the two were in high school together, and while both are African American women who can ‘pass’ as white, they have chosen to live on opposite sides of the color line. Now, their renewed acquaintance threatens them both


The Power of the Dog

Genre: Drama | Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Another thrilling drama coming to Netflix next year with an absolutely stacked cast.

Based on the novel by Thomas Savage, Jane Campion adapts and directs. The Power of the Dog is about two brothers whose relationship comes to a head after one gets married.

Among the aforementioned cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons (who reunites with Kirsten having starred in FX’s Fargo together), Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Thomasin McKenzie.


The Starling 

Genre: Dramedy | Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Skyler Gisondo, Loretta Devine, Laura Harrier, Rosalind Chao, Kimberly Quinn, Emily Tremaine, Scott MacArthur, Elisabeth Rohm, Veronica Falcón, Jimmy O. Yang
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

This heartwarming dramedy explores how nature can help us get through our toughest times. After dealing with hardship, husband Jack (Chris O’Dowd) leaves to take some time for himself, while wife Lily (Melissa McCarthy) stays at their home, dealing with her own struggles. When a starling bird nesting in the backyard starts causing a nuisance, Lily feels personally attacked. Turning to a local vet, Larry, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and are able to work through their own problems together.


Tick, Tick… Boom!

Genre: Musical | Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Bradley Whitford, Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Judith Light

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Broadway musicals being translated into the big screen have been a mixed bag thus far. Hamilton on Disney+ had a huge impact whereas Netflix’s attempts thus far, notably The Boys in the Band have yet to make much noise.

Netflix is therefore picking up Lin-Manuel Miranda who was instrumental in Hamilton to direct this movie featuring Andrew Garfield set in New York. You see more about Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom! in our preview.


Nickelodeon’s The Loud House & The Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Genre: Animated, Kids
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Two Nickelodeon animated movies will be coming to Netflix in 2021 based on existing franchises.


Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Director: Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz-Velasco, Andrew L. Schmidt
Genre: Animated, Kids
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

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Tales of Arcadia was the expansive universe that came to Netflix as part of the Dreamworks TV deal with executive producer Guillermo del Toro on board. As a surprise after Wizards, it was announced the trilogy would be getting an additional movie called Rise of the Titans.

It’ll reunite much of the big cast seen in previous entries for a final battle against the Arcane Order. Voices include Nick Frost, Nick Offerman, Diego Luna, Steven Yeun, Kelsey Grammer, and Charlie Saxton.


Confirmed International Netflix Original Movies for 2021

  • 8 Rue De l’Humanite – Dany Boon directs this coronavirus-centered movie about 7 families living within the same building.
  • A Classic Horror Story – Italian horror.
  • A mil kilómetros de la Navidad – Spanish Christmas film shceudled to arrive in December 2021.
  • Battle Freestyle – Norwegian romantic drama centered around a young dancer Amalie who is torn between choosing her future, the man she loves or finding her absent mother.
  • Blood Red Sky – A woman with a mysterious illness is forced to play the heroine when a group of terrorists hijack the Transatlantic night flight that she and her child are traveling on.
  • Carter – South Korean action-thriller
  • Dancing Queens – Swedish drama that sees a 23-year-old Dylan, a small island girl from the Swedish archipelago with big dreams of dancing on the mainland.
  • Double Dad – Vicenza is an 18-year old woman who has lived her whole life on a hippie commune. She’s happy enough, but there’s one problem: she doesn’t know who her dad is. In her big to track him down, she ends up finding two father figures. This Brazilian comedy is already available to watch on Netflix.
  • Fever Dream (Distancia De Rescate) – As Amanda lies stricken with an unknown fever, a mysterious boy helps her unravel her past.
  • Forever Rich – In this Dutch drama Richie is robbed of his most prized possession, his watch. When the attack is posted online and goes viral his reputation is ruined.
  • Fuimos Canciones (We Were Songs) – This Spanish romantic comedy follows 30-year-old Maca (María Valverde) who is doing her best to enjoy life until a figure from her past emerges to complicate things.
  • Jagame Thandhiram – Indian action-comedy that pits a nomadic gangster against the forces of good and evil as he fights for a place to call home.
  • Lulli – Portuguese sci-fi drama.
  • Moral Sense – South Korean BDSM rom-com that explores the relationship between a seemingly clean-cut office worker who secretly loves BDSM and his co-worker, a potential dominatrix.
  • No One Gets Out Alive – Andy Serkis produced thriller about an immigrant in search of the American dream but ends up finding an American nightmare.
  • Skater Girl: Prerna, a young girl growing up in rural India, discovers a deep love of skateboarding. She must fight for her chance to compete in the national championships.
  • Summer 96 – Turkish – Romantic Drama scheduled for release in July 2020.
  • Telfaz11 Movie TBD – An untitled movie hailing from Saudi Arabia’s Telfaz11 production company with the first due to hit Netflix “in late 2021”.
  • The Hand of God – Italian drama film written, directed, and produced by Paolo Sorrentino. Starring Toni Servillo.
  • The Last Mercenary – A former secret agent must dive back into his old profession when his estranged son is falsely accused of serious crimes. Expected to arrive Mid 2021.
  • The Swarm – A Grasshopper farmer struggles to make ends meet in this unnerving French horror. However, everything changes when she discovers her creepy livestock has a taste for human blood.
  • Vinterviken 2021 – Swedish romantic-drama.
  • We Couldn’t Become Adults – Japanese romantic-drama.
  • We Were Songs – Spanish adaptation of the book “Songs and Memories” by Elísabet Benavent.

Netflix Original Movies Coming Soon (The Beyond Section)

Although we don’t have definite dates for the movie titles below, there’s a chance they could drop onto Netflix in 2021…

A Jazzman’s Blues

Genre: Crime, Drama | Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Josh Boone, Solea Pfeiffer

Creator Tyler Perry has reportedly waited over 25 years to get his period-crime drama A Jazzman’s Blues into development. The story takes place across 50 years, from 1937 to 1987 as an investigation is lead into an unsolved murder mystery.


Afterlife of the Party 

Genre: Drama, Fantasy | Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Victoria Justice, Midori Francis, Spencer Sutherland, Adam Garcia, Timothy Renouf
Rumoured Netflix Release: 2021

Our protagonist is a social butterfly, whose plans are scuppered when she unexpectedly dies during her birthday week. Fortunately, she’s given a second chance to right her wrongs on earth, and prove she deserves her place in that big VIP room in the sky…


Chicken Run 2

Director: Sam Fell
Potential Release Date: 2021-2023

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It’s been a hot minute but a sequel for Chicken Run is on its way to Netflix. Aardman Animation and Netflix have now worked on a number of projects including Robin Robin and Shaun the Sheep but that will expand to the first full feature exclusive to Netflix globally in 2021.

The sequel will see the return of Babs, Ginger, Rocky, and Fletcher living on their new island after escaping Tweedy’s farm. It was previously believed that Chicken Run 2 could arrive in 2021, but it’s more likely to be 2023 according to the movie’s IMDb page.


Happiness Ever After

Genre: Drama, Romantic | Director: Thabang Moleya
Cast: Khanyi Mbau

The sequel to the 2016 South African romantic-drama Happiness Is a Four-letter Word is coming to Netflix exclusively. Thabang Moleya is returning to direct, with lead actress Khanyi Mbau set to reprise her role as Zaza.


He’s All That

Genre: Comedy | Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Addison Rae, Peyton Meyer

A modern remake of the classic teen drama 1999 ‘She’s All That‘ but with a slight twist. Instead, the focus of the plot will see a popular teenage girl set to give a nebbish classmate the ultimate high school makeover.

Popular Cobra Kai actor Tanner Buchanan will star in his first Netflix Original movie, and bound to be a teen-heart throb.


My Father’s Dragon

Genre: Animated | Director: Nora Twomey

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Cartoon Saloon from Ireland will be bringing their animated feature My Father’s Dragon to Netflix in 2021.

The movie was announced a big lineup of new animated projects back in 2018 with many coming to fruition next year. The movie is being written by Meg LeFauve who was previously at Pixar and wrote Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.


Pinocchio

Genre: Animation | Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Ron Pearlman, Christoph Waltz

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Guillermo del Toro is working on a number of big projects for Netflix as part of his output deal but perhaps the most exciting is this modern, darker retelling of Pinnochio.

Filmed entirely in stop-motion, we’ll see the classic children’s fairytale come to life with a huge cast. Voices set to feature include Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christopher Waltz, and Ron Perlman.


Spaceman of Bohemia

Genre: Science fiction
Director: Johan Renck

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Adam Sandler is set to headline this sci-fi adaptation of the book from Jaroslav Kalfař with filming set to begin in February 2021.


The Division

Genre: Action
Director: Stephen Gaghan

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Among the multiple video-games Netflix is adapting in multiple formats is Tom Clancy’s The Division which is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal.


The Gray Man

Genre: Action
Director: Joe and Anthony Russo

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The book series from Mark Greaney is set to see a huge adaptation on Netflix and not only that, will likely spawn a huge thriller franchise for Netflix comparable to the size of The Bourne movies and James Bond.

Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, and Dhanush are all attached to star with Avengers: End Game directors Anthony and Joe Russo directing.


The School for Good and Evil

Genre: Fantasy
Director: Paul Feig

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Decorated director Paul Fieg will adapt the book series The School for Good and Evil for Netflix with Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie currently set to star.


Wendell & Wild

Genre: Animation, Horror
Director: Henry Selick

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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are both behind the pen and set to voice in this brand new animated movie coming in 2021.

The director behind Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline is lending his talents to this title. It’s dubbed as horror and is about two demon brothers escaping the underworld and must escape a teenager who is trying to vanquish them. Smart guesses say this is one of the Halloween 2021 releases.


In the interest of this article not taking a lifetime to read, here’s a breakdown of even more movies on the way to Netflix.

  • 13: The Musical – CBS film adaptation of the play directed by Tamra Davis.
  • ALICE – Modern musical reimagining of the classic Alice in Wonderland story.
  • Along for the Ride – Romantic drama based on the Sarah Dessen novel.
  • Animal Farm – Andy Serkis directs this adaptation of the George Orwell novel.
  • Army of the Dead: The Prequel – Filming has already concluded on the prequel to the Zack Snyder movie with Matthias Schweighöfer starring and directing.
  • Auntie Claus – New Christmas movie from the creator of High School Musical and Julie and the Phantoms.

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  • Bad Dad – British comedy David Williams (Little Britain) is set to adapt his book for Netflix.
  • Big Bug – French comedy sci-fi.
  • Bird Box 2 – A sequel to the Sandra Bullock Netflix smash-hit has long been rumored in development based on the novel’s sequel.
  • Black Crab – Swedish adapting Jerker Virdborg’s novel starring Noomi Rapace.
  • Black Island – German Thriller
  • Black Stallions – Comedy featuring Kevin Hart, Don Cheadle and Lil Rel Howery.
  • Button Man – Brian Helgeland is set to adapt this British comic book strip.

  • Extraction 2 – A sequel to the first Chris Hemsworth movie currently on Netflix.
  • King of Boys 2 – Nollywood crime-drama sequel.
  • Millarworld movies including:
    • Empress
    • Huck
    • Sharkey The Bounty Hunter
  • Metal Lords – Kids movie from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
  • Mr. Harrigan’s Phone – Horror adaptation of the Stephen King novel from Ryan Murphy.
  • My Wife and I Bought A Ranch… – 21 Laps horror movie adapted from the Reddit short story.
  • The Nailbomber – Feature-length British documentary about far-right extremists who planted nail bombs across London.
  • Rebel Ridge – American thriller starring John Boyega.
  • Sherlock Junior – New movie looking into the early years of the famous detective.
  • Shoot Like a Girl – Netflix is reportedly taking this project over which had Angelina Jolie originally listed but Gal Gadot is thought to be replacing her for the Netflix version.

  • Spongebob Squarepants Spin-offs – Two untitled Spongebob movies are in the works as well as a series.
  • Tall Girl 2 – Sequel to Netflix’s popular teen-drama.
  • The Adam Project – Science fiction movie from director Shawn Levy with Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Garner set to star.
  • The Gray Man – Exciting action thriller from the Russo Brothers.
  • They Cloned Tyrone – Sci-Fi comedy with John Boyega and Jamie Foxx.
  • Troll – Norweigen monster movie about a gigantic creature awakening in the mountains. Directed by Roar Uthaug – scheduled for 2022.

And this doesn’t include a bunch of untitled movies with only talent attached. That includes a Jason Bateman movie, an Ana DuVernay movie, movies from Steve Carr, Prentice Penny, Patrick Osbourne, Kevin Hart, Mark and Jay Duplass or Vince Vaughn. This also doesn’t include any of the announced movies from output deals with talent or studios such as Nickelodeon.

You can find even more Netflix movies coming up on the wiki page which does a fantastic job of keeping up.

So in conclusion, Netflix is making movies. A lot of them.

Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments down below.

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