30 best Netflix movies and shows coming in 2021

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Malcolm and Marie - Best Netflix movies
MALCOLM & MARIE (L-R): JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON as MALCOLM, ZENDAYA as MARIE. DOMINIC MILLER/NETFLIX © 2021 /

Best Netflix movies of 2021: 3. Malcolm & Marie

Release Year: 2021

Directed By: Sam Levinson

Starring: Zendaya and John David Washington

Release Date: Feb. 5

It’s Zendaya’s world, and we’re just lucky enough to behold her icon-in-the-making run of success in real-time. Fresh off her Emmy Award win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her knockout performance in HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, force-to-be-reckoned-with Zendaya looks to add more accolades to her name with Netflix’s original film Malcolm & Marie. The film was written, produced and filmed in the midst of the pandemic during summer 2020 and became a hot commodity even before Zendaya won her deserved Emmy for Euphoria. As one of the first new Netflix movies of the year and a late-game entry in awards season, this is one to look out for.

Malcolm & Marie comes from writer-director Sam Levinson, who also created Euphoria, and stars Zendaya and John David Washington as the titular couple. Malcolm and Marie return home from the premiere of his new film and await word on the critics’ reviews. However, their evening takes an unexpected turn as the tension turns inward on their relationship and the couple undergoes a true test of strength in the resulting revelations. The film was shot in black and white, making the movie a special love letter to past Hollywood romances. You won’t want to miss Malcolm & Marie when it begins streaming on Netflix this February.