Mark your calendars for the rest of 2021! We’ve got the full Netflix movie release schedule through the end of the year. You can click on the Netflix movie titles below to learn more about each.
NETFLIX MOVIE RELEASE SCHEDULE
AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY (On Netflix 9/2)
Director: Stephen Herek
Writer: Carrie Freedle
Producers: Robyn Snyder, Deborah Evans
Cast: Victoria Justice, Midori Francis, Spencer Sutherland
A social butterfly (Justice) experiences the biggest party foul of all… dying during her birthday week. To her surprise, she’s given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones, and most importantly, prove that she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky.
WORTH (On Netflix 9/3)
Director: Sara Colangelo
Screenwriter: Max Borenstein
Producers: Marc Butan, Anthony Katagas, Michael Sugar,Bard Dorros,Sean Sorensen, Max Borenstein, Michael Keaton
Cast: Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Amy Ryan, Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, Laura Benanti, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chris Tardio, Carolyn Mignini, Victor Slezak
Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm’s head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organizer mourning the death of his wife, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy.
BLOOD BROTHERS: MALCOLM X & MUHAMMAD ALI (On Netflix 9/9)
Director: Marcus A. Clarke
Producers: Kenya Barris and Jason Perez
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the excon-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking truth to power. The message they carry, still as potent and relevant today as ever before. Their bond was undoubtedly deep, their friendship real and their legacies inextricably bound.
KATE (In select theaters and on Netflix 9/10)
Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Writer: Umair Aleem
Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Kelly McCormick, Patrick Newall
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tadanobu Asano, Miyavi, Michiel Huisman, introducing Miku Martineau, with Jun Kunimura, and Woody Harrelson
After she’s poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of one of her past victims.
NIGHTBOOKS (On Netflix 9/15)
Director: David Yarovesky
Writers: Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis based on the book by J.A. White
Producers: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
Cast: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter
When Alex (Winslow Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Krysten Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), to find a way to escape.
SCHUMACHER (On Netflix 9/15)
Directors: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker & Michael Wech
Producers: Vanessa Nöcker & Benjamin Seikel
Subjects: Rolf Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Corinna Schumacher, Gina Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Flavio Briatore, David Coulthard, Willi Weber, Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, Sabine Kehm
Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this Netflix movie documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.
INTRUSION (On Netflix 9/22)
Director: Adam Salky
Writer: Chris Sparling
Producers: Kyle Benn, Josh Weinstock, Alexandra Milchan, Matthew Myers, Russell Hollander, Chris Sparling
Cast: Freida Pinto, Logan Marshall-Green
When a husband and wife move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem.
THE STARLING (In select theaters 9/17; On Netflix 9/24)
Director: Theodore Melfi
Writer: Matt Harris
Producers: Dylan Sellers, Chris Parker, Theodore Melfi, Kimberly Quinn
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Skyler Gisondo, Loretta Devine, Laura Harrier, Rosalind Chao, Kimberly Quinn
After Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) suffers a loss, a battle with a territorial bird (The Starling) over dominion of her garden provides an unlikely avenue for her grief and the courage to heal her relationships and rediscover her capacity for love.
MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION (On Netflix 9/24)
Directors: Robert Cullen, José L. Ucha, and co-directed by Mark Fattibene
Producers: Cecil Kramer, Peter Lewis
Voice Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson, Liza Koshy, Ken Jeong, Elizabeth Perkins, Jane Krakowski, Phil LaMarr, Michael McKean
The unimaginable has happened, Equestria has lost its magic! Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi are no longer friends and now live separated by species. But idealistic Earth Pony Sunny (Vanessa Hudgens) is determined to find a way to bring enchantment and unity back to their world. Teaming up with open-hearted Unicorn Izzy (Kimiko Glenn), the pair travel to faraway lands where they encounter the likes of charismatic and brave Pegasi Pipp (Sofia Carson) and Zipp (Liza Koshy) and the ever-responsible fellow Earth Pony Hitch (James Marsden). Their mission is full of misadventures, but these new best friends each possess their own unique and special gifts that may be just what this ponyverse needs to restore magic and prove that even little ponies can make a big difference.
SOUNDS LIKE LOVE (On Netflix 9/29)
Director: Juana Macías
Writer: Laura Sarmiento
Producer: Zeta Studios
Cast: María Valverde, Álex González, Susana Abaitúa, Eva Ugarte, Miri Pérez-Cabrero
Based on the best-selling two-part series by Elísabet Benavent, SOUNDS LIKE LOVE (FUIMOS CANCIONES), tells the story of Maca who has finally got her act together. Well, just about. But when Leo, the man who smashed her heart to pieces reappears, she’ll need all the advice she can get from her best friends, Adriana and Jime. If only their love lives were less complicated…
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE (On Netflix 9/29)
Director: Santiago Menghini
Writers: Jon Croker, Fernanda Coppel based on the novel of the same name by Adam Nevill
Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Will Tennant
Cast: Cristina Rodlo, Marc Menchaca
Ambar is an immigrant in search of the American dream, but when she’s forced to take a room in a boarding house, she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.
THE GUILTY (In select theaters 9/24; On Netflix 10/1)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer: Nic Pizzolatto
Producers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Antoine Fuqua, Kat Samick, Scott Greenberg, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, David Haring
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.
DIANA: THE MUSICAL (On Netflix 10/1)
Director: Christopher Ashley
Book & Lyrics: Joe DiPietro
Music & Lyrics: David Bryan
Producers: Frank Marshall, Beth Williams
Cast: Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye
Diana: The Musical brings us face-to-face with one of the 20th century’s most compelling figures in this landmark musical event.
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE (On Netflix 10/6)
Director: Patrick Brice
Writer: Henry Gayden
Producers: Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, James Wan, Michael Clear
Cast: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette, Diego Josef, Burkely Duffield, Sarah Dugdale, William MacDonald, Andrew Dunbar, Markian Tarasuik
Makani Young has moved from Hawaii to quiet, small-town Nebraska to live with her grandmother and finish high school, but as the countdown to graduation begins, her classmates are stalked by a killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the entire town, terrorizing victims while wearing a life-like mask of their own face. With a mysterious past of her own, Makani and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves. The Netflix movie is based on Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name and written for the screen by Henry Gaydenf (Shazam!), directed by Patrick Brice (Creep) and produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster (The Conjuring) and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps (Stranger Things).
FOUND (On Netflix 10/20)
Director: Amanda Lipitz
Producers: Kelsey Koenig, Barbara Dobkin, Lauren Haber, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Liesl Copland
Found follows the story of three American teenage girls—each adopted from China—who discover they are blood-related cousins on 23andMe. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront the burning questions they have about their lost history. When they meet for the first time, they embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China in search of their lost history.
NIGHT TEETH (On Netflix 10/20)
Director: Adam Randall
Writer: Brent Dillon
Producers: Vincent Gatewood, Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison
Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Raúl Castillo, Alfie Allen
A young chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when his passengers reveal their true nature — and a dangerous underworld lurking in the shadows — he must fight to stay alive.
STUCK TOGETHER (On Netflix 10/1)
Director: Dany Boon
Writers: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné
Producers: Ardavan Safaee, Dany Boon, Patrick Quinet
Cast: Dany Boon, François Damiens, Laurence Arné, Yvan Attal, Jorge Calvo, Alison Wheeler, Tom Leeb, Liliane Rovère, Nawell Madani, Elie Semoun
Seven families live in the Parisian apartment building at 8, Rue de l’Humanite – and they didn’t escape to the countryside at the arrival of the coronavirus. Three months of life under lockdown will reveal the best and worst of these neighbours.
ARMY OF THIEVES (On Netflix 10/29)
Director: Matthias Schweighöfer
Writer: Screenplay by Shay Hatten & Story by Zack Snyder & Shay Hatten
Producer: Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer
Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Noémie Nakai
In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
HYPNOTIC (On Netflix this October)
Directors: Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
Writers: Richard D’Ovidio, Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
Producer: Michael Luisi for The Long Game
Cast: Kate Siegel, Jason O’Mara, Dulé Hill
A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist, but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
FEVER DREAM (In select theaters and on Netflix this October)
Director: Claudia Llosa
Writer: Claudia Llosa, Samanta Schweblin
Producer: Claudia Llosa, Mark Johnson, Tom Williams
Cast: María Valverde, Dolores Fonzi, Germán Palacios, Guillermo Pfening, Emilio Vodanovich, Guillermina Sorribes, Marcelo Michinaux, Cristina Banegas
A young woman lies dying far from home. A boy sits beside her. She is not his mother. He is not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat, and the power and desperation of family. Based on the internationally critically acclaimed novel by Samanta Schweblin.
THE HARDER THEY FALL (In select theaters 10/22; On Netflix 11/3)
Director: Jeymes Samuel
Writers: Jeymes Samuel and Boaz Yakin
Producers: Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender, Jeymes Samuel
Cast: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole with Regina King and Idris Elba
In this Western Netflix movie, outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy, Rufus Buck (Idris Elba), is being released from prison, so he reunites his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge.
LOVE HARD (On Netflix 11/5)
Director: Hernán Jiménez
Writers: Danny Mackey, Rebecca Ewing
Producers: McG, Mary Viola
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet, James Saito, Harry Shum Jr., Mikaela Hoover, Heather McMahan
An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she’s been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love.
A COP MOVIE (On Netflix 11/5)
Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, David Gaitán
Producers: Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes
Cast: Raúl Briones, Mónica Del Carmen
An experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico and the world’s most controversial institutions, the police force and the causes of the impunity crisis plaguing the justice system.
PASSING (In select theaters 10/27; On Netflix 11/10)
Director: Rebecca Hall
Writers: Rebecca Hall
Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Margot Hand, Rebecca Hall
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, and Alexander Skarsgard
Based on the novel by Nella Larsen, the movie follows two African-American women who can pass as white and choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1929 New York.
RED NOTICE (On Netflix 11/12)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Producer: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds
An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen in this Netflix movie.
tick, tick…BOOM! (In select theaters 11/12; On Netflix 11/19)
Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Writer: Steven Levenson
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Julie Oh, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Bradley Whitford, Judith Light
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
BRUISED (In select theaters 11/17; On Netflix 11/24)
Director: Halle Berry
Writer: Michelle Rosenfarb
Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Linda Gottlieb, Erica Lee, Gillian G. Hormel, Paris Kassidokosta-Latsis, Terry Douglas
Executive Producers: Joseph F. Ingrassia, Jonathan Fuhrman, Chad Stahelski, Jean-Luc De Fanti,Mary Aloe, Anik Decoste, Brian Pitt, Christina Lurie, David Gendron, Ali Jazayeri, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Cast: Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, Lela Loren, Nikolai Nikolaef. Introducing Danny Boyd, Jr. with Shamier Anderson and Stephen Henderson
In the Netflix movie, Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after the fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep. BRUISED marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Halle Berry and also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Schevchenko, and Stephen McKinley Henderson in a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.
ROBIN ROBIN (On Netflix 11/24)
Directors: Dan Ojari, Mikey Please
Writers: Dan Ojari, Mikey Please, Sam Morrison
Producer: Helen Argo
Voice Cast: Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael, Adeel Akhtar
A stop-motion holiday musical special from Aardman. When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.
14 PEAKS: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE (On Netflix 11/29)
Director: Torquil Jones
This documentary follows climber Nims Purja as he leads a team of Sherpas to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m+ peaks in 7 months, shattering the previous record of 7 years.
7 PRISONERS (In select theaters and on Netflix this November)
Director: Alexandre Moratto
Writers: Thayná Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto
Producers: Ramin Bahrani, Fernando Meirelles, Alexandre Moratto, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck
Cast: Christian Malheiros, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruno Rocha, Vitor Julian, Lucas Oranmian, Cecília Homem de Mello, Dirce Thomaz
To provide a better life for his family in the country, 18-year-old Mateus accepts a job in a junkyard in São Paulo for his new boss, Luca. But when he and a few other boys become trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, Mateus will be forced to decide between working for the very man who imprisoned him or risk his and his family’s future.
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS (On Netflix this November)
Director: Gil Kenan
Writer: Ol Parker, Gil Kenan, based on A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
Cast: Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant, Joel Fry, Rune Temte, Jim Broadbent, Maggie Smith
An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.
A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS (On Netflix this November)
Director: Mary Lambert
Writers: Ally Carter, Kim Beyer-Johnson, Neal Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky
Producer: Brad Krevoy
Cast: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes
Famed American author, Sophie, travels to Scotland and finds herself wanting to buy a castle, but the prickly owner, Myles (A Scottish Duke), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but along the way they just may find more than they bargained for.
THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3 (On Netflix this November)
Director: Mike Rohl
Writer: Robin Bernheim Burger based on characters created by Robin Bernheim Burger & Megan Metzer
Producer: Brad Krevoy
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens
When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret’s audacious look-alike cousin Fiona who teams with a dashing, mysterious man from her past to retrieve it… rekindling the sparks of a tantalizing Christmas romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch.
THE POWER OF THE DOG (In select theaters 11/17; On Netflix 12/1)
Director: Jane Campion
Writer: Jane Campion, adapted from the Thomas Savage 1967 novel of the same name
Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Frances Conroy, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll, Adam Beach
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (On Netflix 12/3)
Director: Steve Cox
Writer: Giles Pilbrow based on a story by Giles Pilbrow, Mark Burton
Producer: Richard Beek
In this 30-minute special from Aardman, the world’s favourite sheep stars in his very own winter’s tale. Shaun’s seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. Can Shaun get Timmy back before he becomes someone else’s present? Prepare for a ‘Santastic’ adventure as everyone learns the true value of Christmas!
THE UNFORGIVABLE (In select theaters 11/24; On Netflix 12/10)
Director: Nora Fingscheidt
Writers: Peter Craig and Hillary Seitz and Courtenay Miles
Producers: Graham King, Sandra Bullock, Veronica Ferres
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, Rob Morgan and Viola Davis
Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.
THE HAND OF GOD (In select theaters 12/3; On Netflix 12/15)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Writer: Paolo Sorrentino
Producers: Lorenzo Mieli, Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri, Renato Carpentieri, Massimiliano Gallo, Betti Pedrazzi, Biagio Manna, Ciro Capano, Enzo Decaro, Lino Musella, Sofya Gershevich
From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Great Beauty, The Young Pope), comes the story of a boy, Fabietto Schisa, in the tumultuous Naples of the 1980s. The Hand of God is a story full of unexpected joys, such as the arrival of football legend Diego Maradona, and an equally unexpected tragedy. Fate plays its part, joy and tragedy intertwine, and Fabietto’s future is set in motion. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell his most personal story, a tale of fate and family, sports and cinema, love and loss.
DON’T LOOK UP (In select theaters 12/10; On Netflix 12/24)
Director: Adam McKay
Writer: Adam McKay
Producers: Adam McKay, Kevin Messick
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Ron Perlman with Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep. Additional cast includes Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Melanie Lynskey, Himesh Patel, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley.
This Netflix movie tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
THE LOST DAUGHTER (In select theaters 12/17; On Netflix 12/31)
Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Writer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante
Producers: Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Charles Dorfman
Cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Paul Mescal, Jack Farthing, Robyn Elwell, Ellie Blake, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Panos Koronis, Alexandros Mylonas, Alba Rohrwacher, Nikos Poursanidis, Athena Martin
Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences. This is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante. THE LOST DAUGHTER also stars Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Paul Mescal.
BACK TO THE OUTBACK (On Netflix this December)
Directors: Clare Knight, Harry Cripps
Writer: Harry Cripps
Producer: Daniela Mazzucato
Voice Cast: Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Aislinn Derbez, Diesel Cash La Torraca, Lachlan Ross Power, Jacki Weaver
Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs. Leading the group is Maddie (Isla Fisher), a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with a self-assured Thorny Devil lizard Zoe (Miranda Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider Frank (Guy Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion Nigel (Angus Imrie). But when their nemesis — Pretty Boy (Tim Minchin), a cute but obnoxious koala — unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them. So begins a hair-raising and hilarious road trip across Australia, as they are pursued by a zookeeper Chaz (Eric Bana) and his adventure-seeking mini-me (Diesel Cash La Torraca). Directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, and also featuring the voices of Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Lachlan Ross Power, and Jacki Weaver, BACK TO THE OUTBACK is an animated adventure that proves just because something’s different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful.
MIXTAPE (On Netflix this December)
Director: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Screenplay by Stacey Menear with revisions by Alice Wu
Producer: Gil Netter, Jim Wedaa
Cast: Gemma Brooke Allen, Olga Petsa, Audrey Hsieh, Diego Mercado, Nick Thune, Jackson Rathbone, Julie Bowen
On the eve of Y2k, orphaned, awkward 12-year-old Beverly Moody (Gemma Brooke Allen) discovers a broken mixtape crafted by her teen parents. Raised by her grandmother Gail (Julie Bowen), a former teen mom herself who finds it painful to speak about her late daughter, Beverly sees this mixtape as a chance to finally learn more about her parents. So she sets out on a journey to find all the songs on the tape. Along the way, she makes friends with her quirky neighbor, Ellen (Audrey Hsieh); intimidatingly tough, Nicky (Olga Petsa); and Anti, an anti-everything record store owner who’s the key to finding these tracks, and a renewed bond between Gail and Beverly.
SINGLE ALL THE WAY (On Netflix this December)
Director: Michael Mayer
Writer/Executive Producer: Chad Hodge
Producer: Joel S. Rice
Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke MacFarlane, Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Robertson with Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke MacFarlane) — the plan goes awry.