Netflix announces full slate of 2021 original film releases

Louis Chilton
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Netflix is releasing at least one film every week throughout the entirety of 2021 (AFP via Getty Images)
Netflix is releasing at least one film every week throughout the entirety of 2021 (AFP via Getty Images)

Netflix has announced its full slate of new original movies to be released in 2021.

New releases from actors including Leonardo Di Caprio, Gal Gadot, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Halle Berry and Chris Hemsworth feature in the line-up, which also includes new films from acclaimed directors Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Paolo Sorrentino (The Hand of God) and Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up).

At least one new film will be arriving every week throughout the year on the streaming service. A video posted today (12 January) offered a preview of some of the forthcoming titles.

Don’t Look Up stars DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers who undertake a giant media tour warning mankind of a deadly Earth-destroying comet. Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Cate Blanchett also appear in the film, which is directed by McKay (Vice).

Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised sees the Oscar-winning actor play a former MMA fighter battling for custody of her son.

Idris Elba stars in Concrete Cowboy, a drama coming to Netflix in 2021Netflix
Idris Elba stars in Concrete Cowboy, a drama coming to Netflix in 2021Netflix

Ana de Armas stars as Marylin Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) new biopic Blonde, based on a novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

Justice League director Zack Snyder will make his Netflix debut with Army of the Dead, a zombie heist film starring Dave Bautista.

Netflix’s rom-com hits To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth will be receiving second sequels in 2021, turning both franchises into trilogies.

Elsewhere, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda directs tick, tick… BOOM!, a new musical starring Andrew Garfield as an aspiring theatre composer.

Zendaya and John David Washington front the Oscar-tipped Malcolm & Marie, arriving on Netflix in February, and Chris Hemsworth plays the lead in Escape from Spiderhead, an adaptation of George Saunders’ chillingly bleak short story.

Amy Adams also stars in an adaptation of AJ Finn’s The Woman in the Window, alongside Gary Oldman, and Red Notice is a crime thriller starring Reynolds, Johnson and Gadot.

In addition to the films listed, the streaming service has said it will still acquire new films as the year progresses.

Zendaya and John David Washington play the titular couple in Malcolm & MarieDOMINIC MILLER/NETFLIX © 2021
Zendaya and John David Washington play the titular couple in Malcolm & MarieDOMINIC MILLER/NETFLIX © 2021

See below for Netflix’s full 2021 slate of films, along with their respective release dates where available…

8 Rue de l'Humanité

A Boy Called Christmas

A Castle for Christmas

Afterlife of the Party

Army of the Dead

Awake

A Week Away

A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep

Back to the Outback

Bad Trip

Beauty

Blonde

Blood Red Sky

Bombay Rose

Beckett

Bruised

Concrete Cowboy

Don't Look Up

Double Dad

Escape from Spiderhead

Fear Street Trilogy

Fever Dream

Finding ‘Ohana (29 January)

Fuimos Canciones

I Care A Lot (19 February)

Intrusion

Kate

Love Hard

Malcolm & Marie (5 February)

Monster

Moxie (3 March)

Amy Poehler directs herself in Moxie, released on Netflix later this yearColleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020
Amy Poehler directs herself in Moxie, released on Netflix later this yearColleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020

Munich

Nightbooks

Night Teeth

No One Gets Out Alive

O2

Outside the Wire (15 January)

Penguin Bloom (27 January)

Pieces of Woman (7 January)

Red Notice

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Robin Robin

Skater Girl

Stowaway

Sweet Girl

The Dig (29 January)

The Guilty

The Hand of God

The Harder They Fall

The Kissing Booth 3

The Last Letter from Your Lover

The Last Mercenary

The Loud House Movie

The Power of the Dog

Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty in The DigLarry Horricks/Netflix © 2021
Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty in The DigLarry Horricks/Netflix © 2021

The Princess Switch 3

There's Someone Inside Your House

The Starling

The Swarm

The White Tiger (22 January)

The Woman in the Window

Things Heard and Seen

Thunder Force

tick, tick...BOOM!

To All The Boys: Always and Forever

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Untitled Alexandre Moratto

Untitled Graham King

Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com

Wish Dragon

YES DAY (12 March)

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