If you’re missing regular trips to the movies due to pandemic closures and restrictions, streaming giant Netflix is stepping up to the plate. The company has announced that it will release at least one new movie every single week in 2021 — and we’ve got all the details.
Some of the release dates are available now, while others will be announced in due course. A couple of the movies are already streaming, so you can check them out right away. All that’s left is to make your popcorn, turn down the lights and enjoy your own at-home movie theater.
Here’s the full list of brand-new movies coming from Netflix this year.
‘Pieces of a Woman’ (Jan. 7)
After a young woman’s home birth ends in tragedy, she has to figure out how to live with unspeakable loss. Vanessa Kirby takes the lead role, with Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn playing her husband and her mother. Reviews have been stellar in the first weeks since its release.
“Piercing an intimate, natural tone with almost soapy slivers of melodrama, ‘Pieces of a Woman’ comes close to wringing you out,” wrote The New York Times.
‘Outside the Wire’ (Jan. 15)
Damon Idris plays a drone pilot named Harp in this futuristic survival thriller. He’s sent into a war zone, where he finds himself working for android officer Leo, who’s played by Anthony Makie of “The Avengers.”
Can they find the doomsday device in time? You can find out today since this one is already streaming.
‘The White Tiger’ (Jan. 22)
Written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on the 2008 Booker Prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga, “The White Tiger” charts a young man’s journey from poor Indian villager to successful entrepreneur. Adarsh Gourav plays the main character, Balram, and is joined by Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Can Balram survive and rise above a corrupt system when he finds himself on the verge of losing everything?
‘Penguin Bloom’ (Jan. 27)
“Penguin Bloom” is based on the true story of Sam Bloom, a young mother who is left unable to walk after an accident. Naomi Watts plays Sam, with co-stars Andrew Lincoln as her husband and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver as her mother. But a crucial character is an injured baby magpie, whom the family names Penguin.
The film is based on the memoir written by Sam’s real-life husband. Might want to have the tissues ready for this one!
‘The Dig’ (Jan. 29)
Based on the novel by John Preston, “The Dig” stars Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan as a wealthy widow who enlists the help of an amateur archaeologist, played by fellow Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes, to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. What follows is a reimagining of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. Mulligan and Fiennes are joined by Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin and Ken Stott in a loaded cast.
‘Finding ‘Ohana’ (Jan. 29)
“Finding ‘Ohana” revolves around two Brooklyn-raised siblings who find a mysterious journal during a summer in rural Ohio. An epic adventure follows, which takes them back to their Hawaiian ancestry. Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson and Owen Vaccaro star in this family film from first-time feature director Jude Weng, who has a long list of credits in TV.
‘Malcolm & Marie’ (Feb. 5)
The new black-and-white character study, “Malcolm & Marie,” stars Emmy winner Zendaya and Golden Globe nominee John David Washington as the title characters. After a successful movie premiere for filmmaker Malcolm, the couple returns home and each one begins to open up about their relationship. Shot over two weeks in a single location during the coronavirus lockdown, “Malcolm & Marie” has attracted a huge amount of hype for its dramatic power.
‘To All The Boys: Always and Forever’ (Feb. 12)
The screenplay of “To All The Boys: Always and Forever” was written by Katie Lovejoy, based on the novel by Jenny Han. The movie sees Lana Condor return as Lara Jean, alongside Noah Centineo and Janel Parrish. It’s the third and final chapter in Netflix’s popular romantic movie franchise, so the big question is: what will happen to Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship?
You can find out on Feb. 12.
‘I Care A Lot’ (Feb. 19)
Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage and Dianne Wiest star in “I Care A Lot,” a drama/thriller about a shady legal guardian who meets her match when she tries to con a woman who has ties to an influential gangster. Directed by J Blakeson, the movie premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to positive early reviews.
“Pike is astonishingly good, tearing into her role with the same icy menace that made her Oscar-nominated performance in ‘Gone Girl’ so indelible,” wrote The Guardian.
‘Moxie’ (March 3)
Netflix’s upcoming comedy, “Moxie,” directed by Amy Poehler, is based on the novel of the same name by author Jennifer Mathieu. Shy teenager Vivian (Hadley Robinson) has had enough of her high school’s toxic, sexist environment. So she starts an anonymous zine to call out the issues she sees every day and sparks a revolution.
The cast also includes Poehler, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Marcia Gay Harden.
‘Yes Day’ (March 12)
In real life, Jennifer Garner has been giving her kids a “Yes Day” for years, and she’s now starring in a movie of the same name. The heartwarming family film is actually based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, with Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega and Julian Lerner starring alongside Garner.
The couple in the film decide to stop saying “No” and give their three kids 24 hours of hearing only “Yes” in response to their requests.
‘Things Heard and Seen’ (April 30)
Another book adaptation, this one of Elizabeth Brundage’s acclaimed novel, “All Things Cease to Appear,” is “Things Heard and Seen.” This horror flick stars Amanda Seyfried, recently of Netflix’s acclaimed “Mank,” and James Norton as a Manhattan couple who move to a hamlet in the Hudson Valley. They learn that there’s a darkness at the heart of their marriage, which is echoed in the history of their new home.
‘8 Rue de l’Humanité’
The coronavirus pandemic was the inspiration for this new French film that Netflix is producing. Seven families in a Parisian apartment building don’t manage to escape to the countryside before lockdown and their relationships with their neighbors are put to the test over the three months that follow. Dany Boon directed, co-wrote, co-produced and stars in the movie alongside Francois Damiens, Laurence Arne and Yvan Attal.
In case you wondered, the title translates to a street address.
‘A Boy Called Christmas’
Based on the bestselling children’s book “A Boy Called Christmas” by British writer Matt Haig, this one is sure to be a festive family favorite. Henry Lawfull plays a young boy called Nikolas whose quest to find his father is the central plot. He’s joined by an all-star cast, including Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent and Kristen Wiig. However, Blitzen the reindeer could steal the show.
Netflix has previously had great success with original Christmas movies, which have included “Klaus” and “A Christmas Prince.”
‘A Castle for Christmas’
Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes star in the festive rom-com “A Castle for Christmas,” which could end up being another seasonal favorite for the streamer. Shields plays American author Sophie, who travels to Scotland and decides to buy a castle. But Myles, the Scottish Duke (Elwes), has his reservations about selling his stately pile to her. Can they find a compromise?
‘Afterlife of the Party’
It’s pretty bad luck to die during your birthday week. That’s exactly what happens to a party girl who’s played by Victoria Justice in this movie, but on the bright side, she’s given a chance to make amends for mistakes she made when she was alive. Stephen Herek, the director of ’90s favorites “The Mighty Ducks” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” is behind this one.
‘Against The Ice’
What do you get when the stars of “Peaky Blinders” and “Game of Thrones” meet? “Against the Ice,” a historical survival thriller.
It’s based on the Danish novel “Two Against The Ice” and was adapted for the screen by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” and his co-writer, Joe Derrick. Coster-Waldau plays one of the movie’s leads alongside Joe Cole, who famously played John Shelby in “Peaky Blinders.”
‘Army of the Dead’
If you’re into zombie heist movies, mark your calendar for the release of “Army of the Dead,” directed, co-written and co-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Zack Snyder. Set in Las Vegas during an outbreak of the undead, the ensemble cast features Dave Bautista, Tig Notaro, Garret Dillahunt and Hiroyuki Sanada.
“This is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through a genre,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware but not in a wink-to-the-camera way, balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose.”
Not to be confused with the 2019 crime thriller of the same name, “Awake” is a post-apocalyptic adventure starring Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gil Bellows. Jill (Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, is the only person who can save the world from eternal sleep deprivation. It comes from director Mark Raso, who previously made the 2017 movie “Kodachrome” for Netflix.
‘A Week Away’
The brand-new musical, “A Week Away,” created by Kali Bailey and Alan Powell, showcases original songs as well as popular Christian music. Will Hawkins, played by Kevin Quinn, is a troubled teen who has to decide whether to go to juvenile detention or a Christian summer camp after falling foul of the law. He chooses the camp and finds himself way out of his comfort zone, but romance with a camp regular (Bailee Madison) makes it a little easier.
‘A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep’
This 30-minute special from Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman, directed by Steve Cox and produced by Giles Pilbrow and Mark Burton, gives the world’s most famous sheep his own festive story. Young viewers will follow Shaun’s quest to find the missing Timmy. The previous two movies in this British franchise were award-nominated favorites of audiences worldwide.
‘Back to the Outback’
Netflix’s animated comedy film, “Back To The Outback,” features an impressive voice cast, including Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Keith Urban and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver. Poisonous snake Maddie (Fisher) leads a group of Australia’s deadliest creatures as they plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, where they believe they’ll fit in without being judged for their appearances.
“Growing up in Australia, I spent a lot of time in the Blue Mountains which has many different types of snakes and spiders, and I always preferred them to the cute cuddly animals, so it’s such a treat to make a film where the heroes are these poisonous but beautiful little creatures,” writer-director Harry Cripps told Deadline. “This film is a love letter to Australia’s incredibly diverse and unique wildlife.”
A hidden-camera comedy from the producers of “Jackass” and “Bad Grandpa,” “Bad Trip” follows two best friends (Eric Andre and Lil Rey Howery) on a cross-country road trip. Along the way, they involve unsuspecting members of the public into their crazy antics.
The film was actually accidentally released on Amazon Prime on April 17, 2020, which was long enough for online thieves to pirate it, but Netflix will officially release this one as an original this year.
“Beauty” follows a young woman, played by the incomparable Niecy Nash, living in 1980s New Jersey, who is on the verge of becoming a global singing sensation. But her journey to fame isn’t a straightforward one. Will she listen to her family, her best friend or her label — and who has her best interests at heart? Aleyse Shannon, Giancarlo Esposito and Sharon Stone will star alongside Nash.
Directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, “Beckett” is a thriller starring John David Washington (“Tenet”) and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as a couple on vacation in Greece. They get caught up in a violent conspiracy, with tragic consequences. Boyd Holbrook and Vicky Krieps also star. The movie was originally titled “Born to be Murdered” when Netflix bought the rights to it.
The biographical drama, “Blonde,” is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. It’s a fictionalized look at Marilyn Monroe’s inner life, and stars Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson. De Armas is best known for her work in 2019’s “Knives Out” but will be poised to break out with this movie and her role in the new James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” this year.
“I have seen the rough cut… and it is startling, brilliant, very disturbing and perhaps most surprisingly an utterly ‘feminist’ interpretation,” wrote Oates on Twitter of Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of her book.
‘Blood Red Sky’
In the German-English film, “Blood Red Sky,” an international flight from Berlin to New York is hijacked by a group of terrorists. Luckily, one of the women on board has supernatural powers she can draw on to defend herself and her son. The cast includes Peri Baumeister, Kais Setti, Alexander Scheer and Dominic Purcell.
The stunning “Bombay Rose,” Netflix’s first animated movie from India, is one of the streaming giant’s most visually pleasing releases ever. Featuring the voices of Cyli Khare, Gargi Shitole and Amardeep Jha, it’s a story of love against the odds (in this case duty and religious divides).
Every frame was individually painted and animated, a process that took 60 artists more than 18 months to complete. It debuted in 2019 at the Venice Film Festival but will finally be released worldwide this year by the streaming giant.
Halle Berry’s directorial debut received mixed reviews when it premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. But it clearly went down well with Netflix, who bought the streaming rights. Berry stars as a mixed martial arts fighter who has another challenge in her life: regaining custody of her son.
The Western drama, “Concrete Cowboy,” is based on Greg Neri’s novel called “Ghetto Cowboy.” Directed by Ricky Staub, it stars Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers and Method Man.
It follows 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin), who discovers the world of urban horseback riding when his mother sends him to live with his estranged father, Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia.
‘Don’t Look Up’
“Don’t Look Up” is a sci-fi comedy film with plenty of satire and disaster thrown in with an all-star cast. Directed by Adam McKay, who was Oscar-nominated for his movies “Vice” and “The Big Short,” it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Ariana Grande. Oscar winners Lawrence and DiCaprio play astronauts who are trying to warn humanity that an asteroid is hurtling toward planet Earth — and the clock is ticking.
With her mother abroad, 18-year-old Vicenza, who has lived in a hippie commune all her life, embarks on a journey to find her biological father. What she doesn’t expect is to find two of them. Cris D’Amato directs, and the cast includes Maisa Silva, Eduardo Moscovis, Marcelo Medici and Pedro Ottoni. This Portugese-language family dramedy comes from Brazil.
‘Escape from Spiderhead’
Sci-fi movie “Escape from Spiderhead” is based on the 2010 short story of the same name by George Saunders, which was published in The New Yorker. Two young convicts try to come to terms with their past in a facility that experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs. The high-profile cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett.
‘Fear Street’ Trilogy
“Fear Street” is the first movie in a horror trilogy, directed by Leigh Janiak and based on the best-selling book series of the same name by Goosebumps scribe R. L. Stine. According to Deadline, the movies will be released a month apart and marketed by Netflix as “The Summer of Fear.”
The saga begins in 1994, when a group of teenagers find out that a terrifying series of events in their Ohio hometown might be linked. To make matters worse, the teens themselves might be targets.
The Spanish-language drama, “Distancia de Rescate” (“Fever Dream”), is the first Netflix film to be directed by a Peruvian filmmaker. Claudia Llosa, best known for the Oscar-nominated drama “La Teta Asustada” (“The Milk of Sorrow”), also co-wrote the screenplay, based on the novel by Argentine author Samanta Schweblin.
The film tells the haunting story of a woman named Amanda (Maria Valverde), who finds herself unable to remember how she ended up far from her home.
This Spanish-language rom-com, whose title translates to “We Were Songs,” is based on Elísabet Benavent’s bestselling novel series, “Canciones y recuerdos.” Directed by Juana Macías, it stars María Valverde as a young woman named Maca, whose talent is wasted working as an assistant for an intimidating fashion influencer. She doesn’t have much luck on the relationship front, either, including with Leo (Alex González), who is both the love of her life and the biggest mistake she’s ever made.
The new thriller, “Intrusion,” was written by Chris Sparling and directed by Adam Salky. When a husband and wife, played by Logan Marshall-Green and Freida Pinto, move to a small town, they suffer a home invasion that leaves the wife traumatized. But there’s more as she suspects that the people around her aren’t quite what they seem.
This action-thriller was directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, known for his visual-effects work on “The Ring” and “Snow White and the Hunstman,” and written by Umair Aleem. After being irreversibly poisoned, a ruthless woman assassin has less than 24 hours to get revenge on her killers. The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the lead role, along with Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman and Tadanobu Asano.
An unlucky-in-love Los Angeles girl (Nina Dobrev) meets an East Coast guy on a dating app and thinks her luck might have changed — only to discover she’s been catfished. But she finds out the object of her desire actually lives in the same town, so all might not be lost. Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet and James Saito also star. The plot of this one is actually set at Christmas, making it one of several holiday-themed offerings from the studio this year.
When 17-year-old high school student Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr) is charged with felony murder, he has to endure a tough legal battle — and face life in prison. “Monster” also stars Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Ehle and John David Washington, who is apparently going to be all over Netflix this year. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is the feature debut for music video and commercial director Anthony Mandler.
Directed by Christian Schwochow, “Munich” — not to be confused with Steven Spielberg’s 2005 thriller — is based on the international bestseller by author Robert Harris. It’s 1938, Europe is on the brink of war and the British government is desperate to find a peaceful solution.
At the heart of the story are British civil servant Hugh Legat (George McKay) and German diplomat Paul von Hartmann (Jannis Niehwöhner), two old friends who become trapped in political subterfuge. Jeremy Irons also stars as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
Young Alex (Winslow Fegley) is obsessed with scary stories. But when he is trapped in the New York City apartment of an evil young witch (Krysten Ritter from Netflix’s “Jessica Jones”), he realizes he needs those thrilling tales more than ever. You see, he must tell a new scary story every night if he wants to stay alive. Lydia Jewett also stars as Yasmin, another of the witch’s prisoners in this family film from the director of “Brightburn.”
When a young chauffeur (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) picks up two women (Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry) to party the night away across L.A., he doesn’t expect to end up fighting for his life. The movie is produced by Unique Features and 42, the latter of which Netflix has a first-look deal with. The 2019 crime thriller, “In the Shadow of the Moon,” was another 42 production for Netflix.
‘No One Gets Out Alive’
Immigrant Ambar is trying to make it in America, but instead she finds herself in a living nightmare when she’s forced to stay at a boarding house. Cristina Rodlo and Marc Menchaca star in “No One Gets Out Alive,” which is directed by Santiago Menghini. The screenplay is an adaptation of the 2014 horror novel by Adam Nevill. The movie is being executive produced by Andy Serkis, best known for his motion-capture performances in The Lord of the Rings and recent Plant of the Apes trilogies.
The French-language survival thriller, “O2,” is directed and produced by Alexandre Aja, from a screenplay by Christie LeBlanc. Mélanie Laurent, known for roles in “Now You See Me” and “Inglorious Basterds,” leads the cast, playing a woman who wakes up in a medical cryo unit with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Other cast members include Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zid.
Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are starring in this epic action-thriller, which has been billed as one of the biggest Netflix original movies to date. We are talking the actors behind Wonder Woman, Deadpool and Black Adam teaming up for one adventure, after all. When Interpol issues a Red Notice (a worldwide alert to hunt and capture the most wanted), a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot and Reynolds).
‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’
This new adventure for the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features the voices of Ben Schwartz, Omar Benson Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith and Josh Brener. When a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a warning, the turtles face their biggest challenge to date. Can they save the world from the Krang alien species?
Another animated holiday treat from Aardman, this music special features the voices of Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Bronte Carmichael and Adeel Akhtar. When Robin’s egg ends up in a trash dump, she is brought up by a family of mice. But as she grows up, she realizes how different she is from her family, and sets out to show how good a mouse she can be.
Teenager Prerna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta) discovers a love of skateboarding. But can her life in rural India help her to achieve her dream of competing in the national championship? Shafin Patel, Amrit Maghera and Waheeda Rehman also star in this movie, which was bought by Netflix under its previous title, “Desert Dolphin.”
Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim and Shamier Anderson star in Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller, “Stowaway.” On a mission to Mars, an accidental stowaway (Anderson) inadvertently causes serious damage to the spaceship’s life-support systems. With supplies dwindling, a medical researcher (Kendrick) fights to be heard by her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist (Kim). Penna previously directed the intense 2018 adventure film, “Arctic.”
In the action thriller, “Sweet Girl,” a grieving husband, played by Jason Momoa, vows to bring justice to those responsible for his wife’s death. But he also has to protect his daughter, who is all he has left. Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona and Raza Jaffrey also star alongside the “Aquaman” lead.
Co-produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, who also stars, “The Guilty” takes place over a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. It’s a remake of the Danish thriller of the same name, in which an operator tries to save a caller who is in serious danger — but things aren’t quite as they seem. Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough and Byron Bowers also star.
‘The Hand of God’
An Italian drama, “The Hand of God,” was written, directed and produced by Paolo Sorrentino. Netflix is keeping the logline under wraps, but Sorrentino says the movie “represents for the first time in my career an intimate and personal film, a novel of formation at once light-hearted and painful.”
Despite the lack of detail, it’s being touted as one of the most anticipated non-English language films of the year. Sorrentino was previously behind the TV shows “The Young Pope” and “The New Pope.”
‘The Harder They Fall’
This Western stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo and Regina King in a cast full of exciting Black actors. It was directed by Jeymes Samuel, who co-wrote the screenplay with Boaz Yakin. Majors plays outlaw Nat Love, who seeks revenge on his adversary, Rufus Buck (Elba), when he discovers Rufus is being released from prison.
‘The Kissing Booth 3’
The third and final slated installment in the titular movie franchise, which is based on the book series by Beth Reekles, brings back Joey King, Joel Courtney and Jacob Elordi as the lead trio. The action takes place during the summer before the students’ trips to college, and it’s safe to say King’s Elle will face more challenges involving her best guy friend and her boyfriend.
‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’
Felicity Jones, Shailene Woolley, Callum Turner and Nabhaan Rizwan star in “The Last Letter from Your Lover,” which is based on the novel of the same name by JoJo Moyes. It tells two interwoven stories — one from the present and one from the past. Oscar-nominee Jones plays ambitious journalist Ellie Haworth who unearths a collection of secret love letters from 1965 and sets out to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair. Along the way, she finds a love story of her own.
‘The Last Mercenary’
Written and directed by David Charnon, “The Last Mercenary” stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as an ex-Secret Service agent who has to return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of trafficking weapons and drugs. Alban Ivanov and Assa Sylla also star. It’s Van Damme’s first project for Netflix and also his first action comedy, which he described as “an incredibly exciting project,” per Variety.
‘The Loud House Movie’
Nickelodeon’s popular series gets a feature film in “The Loud House Movie.” The cast includes the voices of Asher Bishop, Michelle Gomez, David Tennant and many more. The biggest family on TV goes on vacation to Scotland and find out that they’re actually descendants of Scottish royalty. Even better — their home is a castle.
‘The Power of the Dog’
Written, directed and produced by Oscar winner Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” is based on the 1967 Thomas Savage novel of the same name. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons play wealthy Montana brothers who couldn’t be more different. When George (Plemons) marries local widow Rose (Kirsten Dunst), Phil (Cumberbatch) sets out to destroy her.
‘The Princess Switch 3’
The third installment in this holiday movie franchise brings back Vanessa Hudgens as Princess Stacy. We’ll have to wait and see if Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio and Alexa Adeosun return as Kevin, Prince Edward and Olivia. What Netflix does promise is “a tantalizing Christmas romance.”
‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’
“There’s Someone Inside Your House” is based on Stephanie Perkins’ bestselling novel of the same name. Starring Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin and Asjha Cooper, this slasher movie takes place in small-town Nebraska. High school students are the target of a vicious killer, who stalks and terrorizes victims wearing a life-like mask of their own face. Sounds terrifying!
Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline and Timothy Olyphant are among the A-list cast of the feel-good drama, “The Starling.” It centers on a married couple who deal with hardship in very different ways. To make things worse for Lilly (McCarthy), a starling bird that has set up home in her garden begins to attack her, to the point where she becomes obsessed with killing it.
Times are tough for Virginie (Suliane Brahim), who lives on a farm with her children, trying to make ends meet raising locusts as a high protein crop. Everything changes when she realizes the locusts have a killer streak in this intellectual French-language horror flick. Nathalie Boyer, Sofian Khammes and Victor Bonnel also star.
‘The Woman in the Window’
Based on the novel by A.J. Finn, “The Woman in the Window” stars Amy Adams as an agoraphobic woman who lives alone in New York. When she starts to spy on her new neighbors, she witnesses a shocking act of violence. Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star in what promises to be one of the biggest releases of Netflix’s calendar.
Written and directed by Ben Falcone, who also co-produced alongside Melissa McCarthy, “Thunder Force” is a superhero comedy set in a world where supervillains are commonplace. McCarthy stars, alongside Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff and Melissa Leo. Can two estranged childhood best friends come back together to protect their city from evil?
“Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda directed and produced this new movie. Set in 1990 New York City, it tells the tale of aspiring theater composer Jon (Andrew Garfield), who is counting on his musical, “Superbia,” to give him his big break. But there are other pressures on him, from his girlfriend, Susan (Alexandra Shipp), and best friend/roommate, Michael (Robin de Jesus), leading to a run-up to his 30th birthday that is fraught with anxiety.
‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’
The Trollhunters are back in “Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans” from Dreamworks. Despite looking like a regular town, Arcadia is a battleground for trolls, aliens and wizards — and the heroes must fight the Arcane Order to ensure magic is used for good, not evil. The voice cast includes Emile Hirsch, Lexi Medrano, Charlie Saxton and Kelsey Grammer.
Untitled Alexandre Moratto Film
Mateus takes a job in a São Paulo junkyard to try to give his family a better life, but the 18-year-old becomes trapped in a world of contemporary slavery in this as-yet-unnamed project. He’s faced with a tough choice: carry on working for Luca, the man who enslaved him, or put his family’s future in jeopardy. The cast includes Christian Malheiros and Rodrigo Santoro.
Untitled Graham King Film
Sandra Bullock will play a newly released inmate named Ruth Slater, who served her time for a violent crime, in this Netflix original movie. But she struggles to reintegrate into a society that won’t forget her past wrongdoings. The only way to change people’s minds is to find the sister she was forced to turn her back on. Graham King, the Oscar-winning producer behind “The Departed” is also producing this untitled project.
Untitled Alicia Keys Film
The bonds of love and family are explored in Alicia Keys’ latest movie project. She produced the as-yet-untitled film with Maggie Malina and Jeremy Kipp Walker, with Steven Tsuchida directing. The romantic comedy will star Christina Milian as aspiring pop star Erica, who ends up as the entertainment at her ex-fiancée’s wedding. That could get awkward in a hurry.
Sony Pictures Animation’s “Wish Dragon” features the voices of John Cho, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong and Constance Wu. Din is a working class college student with big dreams, but not the means to match them. His journey to track down his long-lost childhood friend Lina (with a little help from a wish-granting dragon, Long) brings many adventures and also valuable life lessons.