Netflix is the worlds biggest streaming service and the main reason is surely the sheer quantity of content the company produces. Netflix is pushing out movies at a prolific rate, many of them featuring the biggest names in Hollywood. 2021 has already seen movies starring Amy Adams (The Woman In The Window) and Tom Hanks (The News Of The World) and directed by Zack Snyder (Army Of The Dead). So what’s still to come in 2021? FinalBoss picks out some of the movies we are most excited about on Netflix in the remainder of 2021.
The Water Man July 9
Britain’s David Oyelowo directs and stars in this drama about a boy seeking the magical Water Man to cure his sick mother. Alfred Molina, Maria Bello and Rosario Dawson also star. It has already had a theatrical release in the US but Netflix is handling distribution for the rest of the world, with a release this week.
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 July 9
Netflix’s summer slasher trilogy continues with the second part of Fear Street. This time taking place in the 1970s, the movie sees the residents of Sunnyvale and Shadyside combining to fight off horrors from the town’s history. The movie arrives on Netflix on July 9.
Fear Street Part Three: 1666 July 16
One week later, on July 16, comes the third and final part of the trilogy. Taking us back to the 1600s to see the origins of the horrors that are still causing havoc hundreds of years later.
A Classic Horror Story July 14
Another horror movie for the summer season, this time an Italian movie. Netflix describes the movie as a ruthless suspense thriller, where strangers who become stranded in the woods must fight to get out alive.
Blood Red Sky July 23
A horror film directed by Peter Thorwath. When a group of terrorists hijacks an overnight transatlantic flight, a mysteriously ill woman must unleash a monstrous secret to protect her young son. Starring Peri Baumeister (The Last Kingdom) and Dominic Purcell (Legends Of Tomorrow), Blood Red Sky is out on July 23.
The Last Mercenary July 30
A French action-comedy starring Jean Claude Van Damne? Yes, please. A former secret service agent gets mixed up with bureaucrats and the mafia after his son is wrongly accused of arms and drug trafficking. Released on Netflix on July 30.
Beckett August 13
This action thriller from Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino stars John David Washington (Tenet) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider). Washington’s Beckett becomes the target of a manhunt whilst on vacation in Greece and gets drawn into a conspiracy. Beckett will be on Netflix on August 13.
Sounds Like Love September 29
A Spanish romcom starring María Valverde and Álex González, directed by Juana Macias. Valverde plays Maca, whose life is turned upside down by the return of her ex-boyfriend.
The Harder They Fall
A western directed by Jeymes Samuel, due later in the year. Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) plays Nat Love, who reforms his old gang to seek revenge on those who murdered his parents. This one has a strong supporting cast including Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King and Delroy Lindo.
Lin Manuel Miranda makes his movie directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical tale of Jonathan Larson. Larson suffers a midlife crisis as he approaches 30 years of age without achieving his dreams. Andrew Garfield will play Larson, with Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp and Bradley Whitford also in the cast. The movie will arrive on Netflix at the end of the year and get a simultaneous cinema release.
What’s your favourite Netflix movie of the year so far? What movies still to come on Netflix in 2021 are you most looking forward to? Let us know!
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Shaun is FinalBoss’ most prolific cinephile. If he hasn’t seen it, it ain’t worth watching. You’ll find him writing about everything from blowout blockbusters to small-screen splendours as he waits impatiently for Lord of the Rings to be released by Amazon. Catch up with Shaun and see what he’s been watching on www.letterboxd.com/shaun_1982.