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The ultimate list of Netflix’s upcoming shows and films for the rest of 2021

Netflix has a lot more to offer to its audience including the most anticipated films like Don’t Look Up and The Power of the Dog

Megha Mukundan, Akshay Krishna
Aug 27, 2021
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The OTT giant Netflix has never failed to treat its audience with new releases now and then. With global and diverse viewers, the streaming platform has ensured to have content for everyone. It would be safe to say that most could and are surviving the pandemic due to uncountable shows and movies on the platform. 

Netflix has a lot more to offer to its audience including the most anticipated films like Don’t Look Up and The Power of the Dog. Netflix has now announced a list of 43 films, which will be released by the platform in the course of four months this year. The platform has already kept its promise by offering tons of originals in the first eight months of this year and with these new additions, it has only added to the curiosity of the viewers.

Here is the list:

Afterlife of the Party


Release date: September 2

The supernatural comedy helmed by Stephen Herek is about the party lover Cassie (Victoria Justice) who dies in a freak accident, and a second chance at ‘life’, given to her in heaven in a heartwarming way. The cast also includes Adam Garcia, Midori Francis and Timothy Renouf.



Release date: September 3 (not in India)

Worth is all about a lawyer, played by Michael Keaton, who learns to be empathetic when he helps families affected by the September 11 attacks. The film based on true events is helmed by Sara Colangelo, and the cast includes Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan and Laura Benanti.

Blood Brothers: Malcom X & Muhammad Ali


Release date: September 9

The documentary chronicles the friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcom X, who were the two iconic figures in boxing in the 20th Century. The movie is inspired by a book written by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith.



Release date: September 10

The action thriller helmed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan stars Mary Elixabeth Winstead as an assassin, who is poisoned by her enemies. She, who has less than 24 hours for the revenge, is seen forming a bond with one of her victim’s daughters.



Release date: September 15

The American dark fantasy is based on the horror fantasy children's book of the same name. Directed by David Yarovesky, the movie is about a boy who is obsessed with horror stories and gets trapped in an apartment by a young evil witch. He is asked to tell a new scary story every hour to stay alive.



Release date: September 15

The documentary helmed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertons and Michael Wech is about Michael Schumacher, the German Formula One racer. The documentary contains archival footage and exclusive interviews.


Release date: September 22

The movie is a home-invasion thriller. It follows the story of a couple, played by Logan Marshall-Green and Freida Pinto, and the further incidents of the invasion.

The Starling

Release date: September 24

The comedy-drama by Theodore Melfi is about a woman learning lessons of courage from a starling that comes to her garden. She also gradually finds the strength to heal the estranged relationship with her husband.

My Little Pony: A New Generation


Release date: September 24

The animated fantasy comedy by Robert Cullen is the new iteration of the iconic tale of magic and ponies. It is the fifth movie of the franchise, which is also a direct sequel to the fourth installment called. 

Sounds Like Love


Release date: September 29

The Juana Macias Alba directorial is based on the best selling novel series by Elísabet Benavent titled as Canciones y recuerdos. The Spanish rom-com is about a fashion assistant who suffers from a break-up. The movie explores the complexities of love, as the man shows up again in her life.

No One Gets Out Alive

Release date: September 29

The survival thriller is starred by Cristina Rodio, who plays the role of an immigrant trapper in her room in a boarding house. 

The Guilty

Release date: October 1

Helmed by Antoine Fuqua, the thriller is set on the backdrop of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. The call operator Joe Baylor (played by Gyllenhaal) gets a call from someone who is in danger and tries to save the caller.


Release date: October 1

The musical landmark gives the viewers a face-to-face experience with the iconic Princess Diana. 

There’s something Inside Your House

Release date: October 6

A masked killer targets a high school senior (Sydney Park) and her classmates. The movie directed by Patrick Kack-Brice, further explores the darkest sides of the world.

Night Teeth


Release date: October 20

The American thriller directed by Adam Randall is about a college student picking up two mysterious women for a night party, without knowing their real intentions. The movie further deals with the dangerous underworld and the fights by the student to stay alive.

Stuck Together

Release date: October 20

The movie is about seven families who are stuck in the Coronavirus-induced lockdown and have to experience the best and the worst in three months. 

Army of Thieves


Release date: October 29

The movie helmed by Matthias Schweighofer is a prequel to Zack Synder’s Army of Dead. It focuses on the story of vault-breaker Dieter (Matthias Schweighofer) and his mysterious vault breaks across Europe.


Release date: To be announced

The thriller revolves around a young woman, played by Kate Siegel, who seeks the help of a popular hypnotist, and soon discovers she is entitled to something else. The role of the hypnotist is played by Jason O’Mara.

The Harder They Fall


Release Date: November 3 

Directed by Jaymes Samuel, this American Western stars Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba. The film will see the two play diehard enemies, with Nat Love (Majors) bringing back his former gang as he seeks revenge against the man who murdered his parents. The film will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival ahead of its Netflix release.

Love Hard

Release Date: November 5

Starring Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang and Darren Barnet, this rom-com is directed by Hernan Jimenez. The film follows Natalie (Nina), who decides to travel to meet her online boyfriend to surprise him on the holidays, only to realise she’s been catfished. 

A Cop Movie


Release Date: November 5

Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, this action film showcases the real life entanglements of two police officers in Mexico City. The movie experiments with narrative and documentary style making and looks to shed light on the institution. The film premiered at the 71st Berlin Berlin International Film Festival.



Release Date: November 10

Written and directed by Rebecca Hall, who makes her feature directorial debut, the film is based on the 1929 novel of the same name. The film follows two black women, Irene (Tessa Thompson) and Clare (Ruth Negga), two childhood friends who can pass as white and their lives that follow. 

Red Notice 


Release Date: November 12

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Red Notice is an action thriller. The movie will see an FBI profiler and two rival criminals come together for a heist, and what follows will be thrills and all-out action. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. 

Tick, Tick... Boom!


Release Date: November 19

This is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut and will feature Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie is a semi-autobiographical musical that will follow the life of an aspiring theatre composer as he turns 30. 



Release Date: November 24

Bruised is a sports drama that marks Halle Berry’s debut as a director. She plays the role of Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter who has to fight a rising star, when her 6-year-old son she gave up as an infant returns to her life. 

Robin Robin 


Release Date: November 24

With an impressive voice cast including Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant and Adeel Akhtar, Robin Robin follows a bird raised by mice, as she sets out on a journey of self discovery. The heartwarming film is a stop-motion short film. 

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

Release Date: November 29

14 Peaks is a documentary that follows Nims Purja, who looks to do the impossible, by trying to conquer all 14 of the world's 8000+ peaks in seven months, looking to make history. 

7 Prisoners


Release Date: November (date TBA)

The Brazilian drama, directed by Alexandre Moratto, stars Christian Malheiros and Rodrigo Santoro. The film follows 18-year-old Mateus, who starts a job at a junkyard in Sao Paulo which lands him in the world of human trafficking. 

A Boy Called Christmas


Release Date: November (date TBA)

This Christmas fantasy film is directed by Gil Kenan and is based on the book of the same name by Matt Haig. The story is a reimagination of the story of Father Christmas. 

A Castle for Christmas


Release Date: November (date TBA)

The romantic drama revolves around Sophie, an American author who travels to Scotland to buy a castle from a Scottish Duke named Myles. While the two bickers among themselves trying to find a sale, they start falling for each other.

The Princess Switch 3


Release Date: November (date TBA)

The third installment of Vanessa Hudgens' princess saga, the movie will follow three identical characters played by Hudgens, as they work together to try and retrieve a stolen relic. The film will keep the Christman spirits up and add a little more romance.

The Power of the Dog


Release Date: December 1 

This drama, written and directed by Jane Campion, is based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, the film revolves around a fearsome rancher who torments his brother as he brings home a new wife and son. 

The Unforgivable

Release Date: December 10

Based on the 2009 mini-series Unforgiven, this drama is directed by Nora Fingscheidt. The film follows Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock), as she looks to rebuild her life after being released from prison for a gruesome crime. 

The Hand of God

Release Date: December 15

Written, directed and produced by Paolo Sorrentino, the movie tells the tale of his own life. From his eccentric teenage life in Naples, during the time S.S.C Napoli welcomed Maradona to the city to his personal story of cinema, sports and fate. 

Don’t Look Up 


Release Date: December 24

Don’t Look Up follows two astronauts played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who set out on a world media tour to spread the word that a comet is on its way to destroy the planet. Directed by Adam McKay, the movie boasts a star-studded cast.

The Lost Daughter

Release Date: December 31

The Lost Daughter is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s debut feature directorial. The drama follows a woman on vacation who gets obsessed with a woman and her child in the resort she stays in, prompting memories of her own motherhood. 

Back to the Outback


Release Date: December 

This animated adventure comedy follows a ragtag group of animals in an Australian zoo, who plan an escape to the outbacks after being tired of being gawked at by humans. The movie boasts an impressive voice cast including Eric Bana, Isla Fisher and Guy Pearce.


Release Date: December

Mixtape tells the tale of an orphaned 12-year-old Beverly, who finds a mixtape made by her parents. Raised by her grandmother, Beverly uses the mixtape as a chance to learn more about her parents. 

Single All the Way

Release Date: December

To avoid his family’s judgement about his single status, Peter convinces his friend to be his fraud boyfriend and joins his family for the holidays. But when Peter’s mother preemptively sets up a blind date for him, things don't go according to plan.

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