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Netflix promises at least one new movie every week in 2021

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If you’re a Netflix subscriber, the company wants you to know there’s a lot of new movies coming. Netflix has 70 movies on its roster, more than Disney and Warner Bros. combined, according to the 2021 film slate the company released today. They include directorial debuts by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Halle Berry and the final installment in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy.

This may not end up being a complete list — Netflix is likely to acquire films throughout the year. The theatrical landscape remains shaky, and Netflix is in a prime position to purchase films that studios like Universal or Paramount may sell.

And Netflix was one of the few companies that surged as people stayed at home during a global pandemic. But with more competition in the streaming space, Netflix needs more films and television shows to vie for people’s attention and wallets.

If people can’t go to the theaters, the studios will bring movies to people. That’s the philosophy behind WarnerMedia’s recent decision to simultaneously release movies on HBO Max as they debut in theaters. Executives hope that some of those films, including Dune, The Suicide Squad, and The Matrix 4, will bring in HBO Max subscribers — and in doing so, take some of the attention away from Netflix.

Netflix has never released its slate of films all at once. But it hasn’t had this much competition before, either. WarnerMedia had its Warner Bros. and HBO Max announcement, and Disney held a massive investor day in December, firing off title after title coming to Disney Plus 2021 and 2022. Netflix, which is better at retaining subscribers, is reminding customers why they stick around: consistency and talent.

Below are the 70 films Netflix has announced for 2021. Some have previously announced release dates attached to the titles, while others are due out later in the year. Synopses for each can be found on Netflix’s site.

Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead
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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*

Finding ‘Ohana (January 29)

Fuimos Canciones*

I Care A Lot (February 19)**

Intrusion

Kate

Love Hard

Malcolm & Marie (February 5)

Monster

Moxie (March 3)

Munich*

Amy Poehler’s new film, Moxie
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Nightbooks

Night Teeth

No One Gets Out Alive

O2*

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

Stowaway**

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

YES DAY

*non-English language

**not available globally

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