Netflix streaming giant has recently announced its exciting 2021 film slate: new films are set to release every week for the whole year. The message couldn’t be more clear: just stay at home and binge. Brace yourselves for a slew of romcoms, comedies, family-friendly flicks, action, thriller, and drama films to keep you company. Acclaimed Hollywood stars — Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, The Rock, etc. — will grace your dirty laptop screens and 3 AM binge watching sesh. Here are some of our most anticipated releases.
Don’t Look Up
A Leo DiCaprio and JLaw movie? Sign us up! Don’t Look Up follows two low-level astronomers who have to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy the earth. And if you think Leo and Jen are the coolest pairing in this movie, you’ll be shocked to know the supporting cast is equally as star-studded: Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Ron Perlman, Jonah Hill.
Fear Street Trilogy
Fans of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series will be thrilled to know Fear Street is coming to their screens. A group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and that they may be the next targets. The trilogy will be told in three years: 1994, 1978, and 1666.
Malcolm & Marie
Sam Levinson’s (Euphoria) drama stars filmmaker John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman, Tenet) and his girlfriend played by Zendaya (Euphoria, Spider-Man: Far From Home). What was initially supposed to be an evening of celebration takes a turn as the couple picks at their relationship until it slowly falls apart. Malcolm and Marie was shot in black and white on a 35mm. If Marcell Rev’s cinematography doesn’t win awards, we are going to riot.
tick, tick… BOOM!
Lin Manuel-Miranda’s directorial debut should be, of course, a musical. tick, tick… BOOM! stars Andrew Garfield as an aspiring theater composer who waits tables in New York while writing Superbia, what he hopes to be the next greatest American musical. Sounds familiar? They do say base your stories in real life and who’s to say it isn’t inspired by Manuel-Miranda’s story writing Hamilton?
Who would’ve expected we get to see the trio of Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in one whopping movie? The action-thriller follows the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) who attempts to capture the world’s most wanted art thief (Gadot) and conman (Reynolds). They end up grouping together on a daring heist. Director/writer Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Millers) has undoubtedly done a great job and we can’t wait for the results.
Army of the Dead
Zach Snyder (Sucker Punch, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is back for yet another action-packed title. Not tired of zombie movies yet? Army of the Dead is set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas where a group of mercenaries in the thick of a “zombie outbreak” attempt to pull off a grand heist. The movie stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, and Omari Hardwick among others.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever
Bring on the kilig! The third and last installment of the To All the Boys series is here to complete your February. Lara Jean Covey’s high school life is nothing short of eventful. Getting her letters sent out was a nightmare but she ended up dating the most popular boy in school for it. And now that high school is coming to an end, Lara Jean must make grown-up decisions on her future and her relationship with Peter Kavinsky. We’re more than excited to see Lara Condor and Noah Centineo reprise their roles.
The Woman in the Window
The Woman in the Window is based on the thriller novel of the same name by AJ Finn. An agoraphobic woman (Amy Adams) witnesses a violent act involving her neighbors across the street. Her life turns into a nightmare as she finally sees the picture-perfect family aren’t what they seem. COVID-19 restrictions pushed the theatrical release from October 2019 to 2021. At least we get to watch this in the comfort of our beds!
Which movie are you most excited to watch?