Netflix has changed the game in the movie world in recent years. The popular streaming service has quickly become a go-to source for movie lovers, offering everything from critically acclaimed indie films to big-budget blockbusters. And with more and more people staying home to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic, Netflix has become even more essential.
The streaming platform recently announced a slate of upcoming releases that is sure to keep audiences entertained in the coming months. From Oscar-winning dramas to action-packed thrillers, here are the most anticipated new movies on Netflix.
1. The Trial of the Chicago 7
Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the true story of seven anti-Vietnam War activists who were charged with conspiracy and inciting a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the film has garnered critical acclaim and is already being touted as a major awards contender.
2. Enola Holmes
Based on the popular young adult book series by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes stars Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown as the titular character, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. When her mother goes missing, Enola sets out on a journey to find her, using her wit and intelligence to solve a mystery that even her famous brother can’t crack. The film also stars Henry Cavill as Sherlock and Helena Bonham Carter as Enola’s mother.
3. The Devil All the Time
Set in rural Ohio and West Virginia in the 1950s and ’60s, The Devil All the Time follows a group of characters who are all connected in shocking ways. Featuring a star-studded cast including Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Sebastian Stan, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock and has been praised for its dark and gripping storyline.
Directed by David Fincher, Mank tells the behind-the-scenes story of the creation of the classic film Citizen Kane. Starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, the film takes a deep dive into Hollywood history, exploring the political and personal battles that shaped one of cinema’s most iconic films.
5. Malcolm & Marie
Shot entirely during quarantine, Malcolm & Marie stars Zendaya and John David Washington as a couple whose relationship is tested after returning home from a movie premiere. The film has already garnered buzz for its intimate and intense performances from its two stars and is sure to be a must-watch for fans of romantic dramas.
6. The Midnight Sky
Directed by and starring George Clooney, The Midnight Sky is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about a lone scientist who is trying to warn a crew of astronauts not to return to Earth after a catastrophic global event. The film, which also stars Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo, has been praised for its visual effects and tense storyline.
These are just a few of the many exciting films coming to Netflix in the near future. With a mix of critically acclaimed dramas, thrilling action movies, and emotional romances, the streaming service is proving that it truly has something for everyone. So get your popcorn ready and settle in for a night at the movies, all from the comfort of your own home.