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Netflix plans to release at least a movie a week in 2021

The streaming platform is planning to put out 71 movies in 2021.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 12, 2021

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of movies remains uncertain as COVID is keeping most movie-going audiences at home. But Netflix is pushing full steam ahead as it debuts its 2021 slate with plans to release at least one movie a week onto the platform this week.

In a new preview released online, Netflix teased out more than a third of the 71 Netflix original films coming out this year. As in previous years, it’s a little bit of everything from Oscar contenders (Malcolm and Marie) and directorial debuts (Halle Berry’s Bruised, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM!) to the final installment of Netflix original movie trilogies (The Kissing Booth 3, To All The Boys: Always And Forever).

Along with messages from the likes of Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Regina King, Chris Hemsworth, and Jason Momoa, Netflix also gave viewers its first look at many of the movies being released in 2021 including Don’t Look Up, a new film starring Leonardi DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.

Although some have raised concerns about the potential for running out of content as COVID-19 restrictions delayed the production of new films and shows, Netflix appears to be doubling down. But Netflix releasing its full 2021 slate—minus potential acquisitions that might be finalized later—comes as it has to compete with Warner Bros.’s hybrid release schedule for all of its 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max.

Outside of Warner. Bros, Hollywood may have to soon mull pushing back the release dates of its major films yet again due to COVID, and Morbius, Sony’s blockbuster starring Jared Leto as the Marvel villain, has been pushed back by seven months for an Oct. 8 release.

You can view Netflix’s 2021 slate below.

8 Rue de l’Humanité*

A Boy Called Christmas

A Castle for Christmas

Afterlife of the Party

Army of the Dead


A Week Away

A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep**

Back to the Outback

Bad Trip



Blood Red Sky*

Bombay Rose



Concrete Cowboy

Don’t Look Up

Double Dad*

Escape from Spiderhead

Fear Street Trilogy

Fever Dream*

Finding ‘Ohana (January 29)

Fuimos Canciones*

I Care A Lot (February 19)**



Love Hard

Malcolm & Marie (February 5)


Moxie (March 3)



Night Teeth

No One Gets Out Alive


Outside the Wire (January 15)

Penguin Bloom (January 27)**

Pieces of Woman (January 7)

Red Notice

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Robin Robin

Skater Girl


Sweet Girl

The Dig (January 29)

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

The Princess Switch 3

There’s Someone Inside Your House

The Starling

The Swarm*

The White Tiger (January 22)

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


*non-English language

**not available globally

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2021, 10:53 am CST