Netflix just gave their 193 million subscribers 71 more reasons to stream. Making good on a high-profile promise made last Fall, the streaming giant is going to deliver at least one new movie a week throughout all of 2021.
The nearly 6 dozen titles will mostly be original productions with a few splashy acquisitions thrown in the mix—everything from action to romance, musicals and even family animation.
Big Hollywood names will grace the small, red Netflix marquee including: Dwayne Johnson, Melissa McCarthy, Halle Berry, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Hemsworth and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Last year, while movie theaters were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix saw a leap in subscribers. As other studios, like Warner Bros. tried to make quick pivots to streaming, all Netflix had to do was literally ‘sit back and chill’ and watch more than 28 million subscribers join in just the first three quarters of the year.
Highlights of the new Netflix include the mega-budgeted heist film “Red Notice” starring Gal Gadot, The Rock and Ryan Reynolds; a wild West flick called “The Harder They Fall” with Regina King and Idris Elba; and the impossibly starry “Don’t Look Up” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Timothee Chalamet, Kid Cudi and Meryl Streep.
While many will start streaming the moment the new titles up… it is presumed others may wait until later in the year for one big binge. Afterall, Netflix is still the safest place in the world to participate in a marathon.