30 best Netflix movies and shows coming in 2021

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Best Netflix movies and shows of 2021

New year, new you? Maybe not. However… new year, new content? Of course! We’ll take whatever Netflix will give us this year, and luckily, 2021 is already chock full of binge-worthy Netflix original shows and viral-hit-in-the-making new Netflix movies. From new seasons of your favorite shows to new premieres you’ll be talking about all year, it’s all happening in 2021 on Netflix.

To kick off the year, Netflix released a slate of new movies and shows in January, including the likes of Cobra Kai, Pieces of a Woman, The Dig and more.

The first quarter of the year provides shows like Firefly Lane and movies like Malcolm & Marie while we continue to wait for fan-favorites Stranger Things, Outer Banks, Dead to Me and Lucifer to make our year complete. But there’s plenty more new Netflix shows and movies to come in 2021 you won’t want to miss.

Find your next lineup of original shows and movies to marathon in 2021 with our comprehensive list of the 30 best Netflix movies and TV shows coming this year, beginning below with action-thriller film Sweet Girl. Comment your favorite upcoming titles in the comments below!

Best Netflix movies of 2021: 30. Sweet Girl

Release Year: 2021

Directed By: Brian Andrew Mendoza

Starring: Jason Momoa, Marisa Tomei, Isabela Merced, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Adria Arjona, Justin Bartha, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, Dominic Fumusa, Brian Howe, Nelson Franklin, Reggie Lee, Jake Allyn, Marie Zoumanigui

Release Date: TBA

Even though the movie release slate has been chaotic and unpredictable over the last year, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future, we can still count on Netflix to deliver brand-new original movies. As you’ll come to see, the streamer has plenty of new movies filmed prior to the pandemic (and otherwise) that are primed for release in 2021. While most don’t currently have a firm release date as of this writing, take comfort in knowing star-studded movies like the upcoming thriller Sweet Girl are coming down the pipeline this year.

Jason Momoa stars in Sweet Girl as Cooper, a heartbroken widower with only the prospect of seeking justice to those who had a hand in the death of his wife. With his new goal in mind, Cooper must also keep those he loves safe, namely his daughter, Rachel (Isabela Merced). The film comes from writer-director Brian Andrew Mendoza and also stars Marisa Tomei as a U.S. Senator as well as other familiar faces from Netflix and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for the release of the new original movie Sweet Girl this year on Netflix.