In a barrage of Tweets, Netflix has just announced the release dates and synopses for 42 brand new Original Films that will be arriving before the end of 2021. We’ve already written about a number of these (see the associated links below) but we thought it would be good to put them all into one place for you. There are other Originals due to come as well as these and Netflix may change the release dates.
AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY (Sept 2) [read more…]
A social butterfly (Victoria Justice) experiences the biggest party foul of all—dying. But she’s given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by proving she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky.
WORTH (Sept 3) [read more…]
An attorney (Michael Keaton) learns a lesson in empathy when he’s faced with the near-impossible task of determining how to compensate families who suffered incalculable losses as a result of the September 11th attacks. Based on true events.
BLOOD BROTHERS: MALCOLM X & MUHAMMAD ALI (Sept 9) [read more…]
This documentary produced by Kenya Barris tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century.
KATE (Sept 10) [read more…]
After she’s poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.
NIGHTBOOKS (Sept 15) [read more…]
When a boy obsessed with scary stories is imprisoned by an evil young witch (Krysten Ritter) in her New York City apartment, he meets a girl who’s also trapped there and learns he must tell a new scary story every night in order to stay alive.
SCHUMACHER (Sept 15) [read more…]
This documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher through exclusive interviews and archival footage.
INTRUSION (Sept 22)
When a husband and wife (Logan Marshall-Green and Freida Pinto) move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem.
THE STARLING (Sept 24)
After suffering a loss, a woman’s (Melissa McCarthy) battle with a territorial bird over dominion of her garden provides an unlikely avenue for grief and finding the courage to heal her relationship with her husband (Chris O’Dowd).
MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION (Sept 24) [read more…]
Equestria has lost its magic! Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson and Liza Koshy usher in a new generation of Ponies in an epic adventure to faraway lands to bring magic back home again.
SOUNDS LIKE LOVE (Sept 29)
A fashion assistant (María Valverde) has just about got her life together after a devastating breakup when the man who broke her heart returns. Seeking support from her best friends, all three will learn how complicated love can be.
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE (Sept 29)
An immigrant (Cristina Rodlo) in search of the American dream is forced to take a room in a boarding house, where she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.
THE GUILTY (Oct 1)
Antoine Fuqua directs this tense thriller set over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center, as call operator Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but soon discovers that nothing is as it seems.
DIANA: THE MUSICAL (Oct 1)
Debuting on Netflix before opening on Broadway, this first-of-its-kind landmark musical event brings us face to face with one of the 20th century’s most compelling figures, Princess Diana.
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE (Oct 6) [read more…]
A high school senior (Sydney Park) and the rest of her new school’s graduating class are being targeted by a masked killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the world.
FOUND (Oct 20)
In Amanda Lipitz’s documentary, three adopted American teenagers discover they’re blood-related cousins, and their online meeting inspires the young women to embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China in search of their lost history.
NIGHT TEETH (Oct 20) [read more…]
A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions — and their dangerous, shadowy underworld — he must fight to stay alive.
STUCK TOGETHER (Oct 20)
Seven families live in the Parisian apartment building at 8, Rue de l’Humanite—and they didn’t escape to the countryside at the arrival of the coronavirus. Three months of life under lockdown will reveal the best and worst of these neighbors.
ARMY OF THIEVES (Oct 29) [read more…]
In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s ARMY OF THE DEAD, small-town bank teller Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) is recruited into a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals in order to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
FEVER DREAM (Oct)
A woman lies ill, far from home. A young boy sits beside her. She is not his mother, he is not her son. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat, and the power and desperation of family. Based on the book by Samanta Schweblin.
A young woman (Kate Siegel) seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist (Jason O’Mara) but, after a handful of intense sessions, discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
THE HARDER THEY FALL (Nov 3) [read more…]
In this Western directed by Jeymes Samuel, outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy, Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), is being released from prison, so he reunites his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge.
LOVE HARD (Nov 5)
An unlucky-in-love LA girl (Nina Dobrev) falls for a rugged East Coast guy (Darren Barnet) on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays—only to discover that she’s been catfished by his childhood friend (Jimmy O. Yang).
A COP MOVIE (Nov 5)
An experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico and the world’s most controversial institutions, the police force and the causes of the impunity crisis plaguing the justice system.
PASSING (Nov 10)
Based on the novel by Nella Larsen, the movie follows two black women (Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga) who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York.
RED NOTICE (Nov 12) [read more…]
An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the top FBI profiler (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.
tick, tick…BOOM! (Nov 19) [read more…]
On the cusp of his 30th birthday, promising young theater composer Jonathan Larson (Andrew Garfield) navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut.
BRUISED (Nov 24)
In Halle Berry’s directorial debut, a disgraced MMA fighter (Berry) finds redemption in the cage and the courage to face her demons when the son she gave up as an infant unexpectedly reenters her life.
ROBIN ROBIN (Nov 24) [read more…]
When her egg rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a family of mice, but as she grows up her differences become clear. In Aardman’s beautiful tale, Robin sets off to prove that she can be a really good mouse—but ends up discovering who she really is.
14 PEAKS: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE (Nov 29)
This documentary follows climber Nims Purja as he leads a team of Sherpas to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks in 7 months, shattering the previous record of 7 years.
7 PRISONERS (Nov)
To provide a better life for his family, a teenager accepts a job in a junkyard in São Paulo. But when he becomes trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, he’s forced to consider the risks of his and his family’s future.
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS (Nov) [read more…]
A young boy named Nikolas sets out into the snowy north to find his missing father, accompanied by a headstrong reindeer and pet mouse. Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical origin story of Father Christmas based on the book by Matt Haig.
A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS (Nov)
An American author (Brooke Shields) finds herself wanting to buy a castle in Scotland, but its prickly owner (Cary Elwes) is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair butt heads and find more than they bargained for.
THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3 (Nov)
When a priceless relic is stolen, Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) and Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) enlist the help of audacious Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens) and a dashing man to retrieve it… sparking a tantalizing Christmas romance and a very unexpected switch.
THE POWER OF THE DOG (Dec 1) [read more…]
Written & directed by Jane Campion. When his brother (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a fearsome rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Dec 3 excluding UK)
Aardman’s wooliest star returns for the holidays… but Shaun’s seasonal excitement turns to dismay when Timmy suddenly goes missing during a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock.
THE UNFORGIVABLE (Dec 10)
Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth (Sandra Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past and her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.
THE HAND OF GOD (Dec 15)
A young teenager’s eccentric family & vibrant life in 1980s Naples are suddenly upended by the electrifying arrival of a soccer legend—& a shocking accident—in Paolo Sorrentino’s personal story of fate & family, sports & cinema, & a search for the future
DON’T LOOK UP (Dec 24) [read more…]
Written and directed by Adam McKay, two low-level astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence) must go on a giant global media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
THE LOST DAUGHTER (Dec 31)
In Maggie Gyllenhaal feature directorial debut, a woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother at her seaside resort forces her to confront the secrets of her past.
BACK TO THE OUTBACK (Dec)
Tired of humans gawking at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs.
MIXTAPE (Dec) [read more…]
On the eve of Y2K, orphaned 12-year-old Beverly discovers a broken mixtape crafted by her teen parents. Raised by her grandmother (Julie Bowen)—who struggles talking about her late daughter—Beverly sees the mixtape as a chance to finally learn more about her parents
SINGLE ALL THE WAY (Dec)
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment, Peter (Michael Urie) enlists his best friend (Philemon Chambers) to be his faux-boyfriend for the holidays. But when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy) preemptively sets him up on a blind date, the plan goes awry.