Top 10 Netflix Movies to Watch in 2021 | Best Netflix Films 2021
After a year of social isolation, Netflix proved to be a great ally of the public in 2020, with several original releases that helped us maintain sanity in a catastrophic year. Fortunately, the debuts continue in full force in 2021. Between biographies, romantic comedies, and horror films, the streaming platform has great surprises in store for the year that has just begun. And with that in mind, we’ve listed here the top 10 movies and films from 2021 that you can’t miss on Netflix.
Top 10 Netflix Movies and Flims to Watch in 2021
1. Pieces of a Woman
If you are already looking for big releases, a great choice is the drama Pieces of a Woman, released through festivals last year, where it won critical acclaim. Now, the film has been available on the streaming service since last Thursday (07).
The film stars Vanessa Kirby as Martha Weiss, a woman who goes through a major mental breakdown after birth that goes wrong. The feature is one of the Oscar favorites this year and is worth it for Kirby’s brilliant performance and her harrowing script.
2. The Woman in the Window
Some films generate more hype for their problems than for their merits. This is the case of A Mulher na Janela, adapted from the book of the same name. The film has been ready since 2019 but was the victim of extremely negative opinions in the first tests with the public.
Therefore, his debut was postponed while the studio was looking for a way to alleviate the film’s shortcomings. Now, the film has been sold to Netflix and is due to be released in 2021. In the plot, Amy Adams lives with a woman with agoraphobia who needs to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her neighbor.
3. For All the Boys: Now and Forever, Lara Jean
In recent years, the streaming service has produced many romantic comedy films, filling the gap that the genre left in the cinema. A beautiful example of this is the “Saga” for All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, which started with a very cute movie and followed by an average continuation.
The third film is coming to conclude the trilogy and fans are very eager to see what Lara Jean’s final destination will be. Certainly, it will be a typical fun and exciting teenage romantic comedy, finalizing the adaptation of Jenny Han’s books.
4. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
If you are connected to the animations, you know that one of the most interesting projects on Netflix in recent years is precisely the anthology Tales of Arcadia, composed of three animated series ( Troll Hunters, The 3 Down Below, and Wizards ), which will meet in a big crossover.
The name of this event is Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, an animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro that will bring together characters and events from the three animated series. For fans, it will be a great moment and a great farewell to a much loved and acclaimed universe.
Speaking of Guillermo del Toro productions, we need to remember that the Mexican director is returning to the position of director with Pinocchio, a new animation based on the classic story already known by many. However, it’s a Del Toro film, so you can expect something very dark.
According to some descriptions revealed so far, the film will bring political comments about the rise of the fascist regime in Italy, mixing fiction and reality as only Del Toro does. The voice cast includes Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, and Finn Wolfhard.
6. Fear Street
Speaking of terror, you should probably remember the name of RL Stine. The author is famous for writing horror books for children, such as the popular series Goosebumps, which has even won adaptations in film and TV. And now, another series of books by Stine will gain interpretations.
Fear Street is a very peculiar project that will feature three films, all released in 2021 with a month of space between each release. The films are directed by Leigh Janiak and feature names such as Sadie Sink, Benjamin Flores Jr., and Gillian Jacobs.
7. Army of the Dead
Another highly anticipated release of the year is Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s zombie film that will feature a large cast, bringing together stars such as Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, and Theo Rossi. The feature is described as a “zombie assault film”.
Although Army of the Dead hasn’t even been released yet, Netflix has already shown a lot of confidence in Snyder’s vision, by announcing a prequel film and anime series inserted in the same universe as the film. Apparently, streaming has its own zombie franchise in hand.
8. Red Notice
Originally scheduled to be released in 2020, Red Notice ended up suffering problems due to COVID-19, being postponed to 2021. Taken as an action-comedy with elements of thriller, the film tells the story of an INTERPOL agent who needs to prevent theft of art.
What impresses the most about the film, however, is its cast. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play the special agent, while Gal Gadot becomes the world’s greatest art thief. In addition to them, we will also have Ryan Reynolds in the role of a major brand swindler.
In 2020, several leading directors joined Netflix, presenting projects that would not have much visibility in theaters, such as David Fincher and Spike Lee. In 2021, it is Andrew Dominik’s turn ( The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ) to stream.
The director will present Blonde, a biographical film that will discuss a little about the life of one of the biggest stars of cinema, Marilyn Monroe (played here by Ana de Armas ). The film will show a little of the actress in theaters and even her controversies, such as the case with John F. Kennedy.
10. Don’t Look Up
Another major director coming to Netflix is Adam McKay, who in recent years has surprised by films like Vice and The Big Bet. Now, he returns to the comedy with his newest film, Doesn’t Look Up, which will feature Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
Mixing political satire with catastrophe film, the film will show two astronomers who need to warn humanity about the arrival of an annihilating meteor. The cast also features stars like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, and Chris Evans.
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