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Netflix to release 70 new films in 2021: the full list revealed

Oscar-winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Regina King and Octavia Spencer are among the faces to star in the new crop of titles

Carey Mulligan, right, and Ralph Fiennes in a scene from 'The Dig'. AP
Carey Mulligan, right, and Ralph Fiennes in a scene from 'The Dig'. AP

Netflix has offered its subscribers a glimpse of what they have to look forward to in 2021 – a new star-studded movie every week.

Already the master of 2020's movie landscape, the streaming platform announced a list of 70 new feature films set to land over the next 12 months.

From drama, comedy and science fiction to horror and Westerns, 2021’s offering will take in every major film genre, with some releases poised as potential nominees for major awards.

Among the most anticipated titles is Don't Look Up, from filmmaker Adam McKay of The Big Short and Vice fame, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothee Chalamet, Chris Evans, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill.

The Harder They Fall, a Western co-produced by Jay-Z and with a primarily black cast, including Regina King and Idris Elba, is also set to be a big drop for the streaming platform.

The film slate's announcements was an unusual move for Netflix, which has historically dropped news of new releases one movie at a time. However, its 2021 teaser is a testament to its clout in Hollywood, as it easily surpasses the release volume of every studio.

The teaser trailer is hosted by Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and shows the platform has managed to snag several Oscar-winners for its coming releases, including Regina King, Adrien Brody, Sandra Bullock, Octavia Spencer and Jeremy Irons.

Among the directors involved in the projects are Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog, and Halle Berry and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will both be taking their first spins behind the camera.

Johnson, Gadot and Reynolds will appear in Red Notice, an action film with a $160 million budget.

The end of January will see the release of The Dig, based on the 2007 novel by John Preston, starring Lily James, Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Johnny Flynn. The film tells the story of an excavator, and his team, who discover a wooden ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground on a woman's estate.

Other notable releases include Escape from Spiderhead, a sci-fi about two prisoners who take part in a new drug test in exchange for shortened prison sentences, starring Chris Hemsworth, and Amy Poehler's coming-of-age comedy-drama Moxie.

The preview came as Warner Bros revealed that it would release all 17 of its 2021 titles simultaneously in theatres and on HBO MAX.

All 70 movies Netflix is releasing in 2021

January

Pieces of a Woman (January 7)

Outside the Wire (January 15)

The White Tiger (January 22)

Penguin Bloom (January 27)

Finding 'Ohana (January 29)

The Dig (January 29)

February

Malcolm & Marie (February 5)

I Care A Lot (February 19)

March

Moxie (March 3)

Yes Day (March 12)

No release date yet

8 Rue de l'Humanité

A Boy Called Christmas

A Castle for Christmas

Afterlife of the Party

Army of the Dead

Awake

A Week Away

A Winter's Tale from Shaun the Sheep

Back to the Outback

Bad Trip

Beauty

Blonde

Blood Red Sky

Bombay Rose

Beckett

Bruised

Concrete Cowboy

Don't Look Up

Double Dad

Escape from Spiderhead

Fear Street Trilogy

Fever Dream

Fuimos canciones

Intrusion

Kate

Love Hard

Monster

Munich

Nightbooks

Night Teeth

No One Gets Out Alive

O2

Red Notice

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Robin Robin

Skater Girl

Stowaway

Sweet Girl

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 Woman in the Window

Things Heard and Seen

Thunder Force

Tick, Tick... BOOM!

To All The Boys: To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Untitled Alexandre Moratto film

Untitled Graham King film

Untitled Alicia Keys rom-com

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Updated: January 13, 2021 04:22 PM

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