30 best Netflix movies and shows coming in 2021

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Best Netflix movies of 2021: 22. Concrete Cowboy

Release Year: 2021

Directed By: Ricky Staub

Starring: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Lorraine Toussaint, Byron Bowers, Clifford “Method Man” Smith, Ivannah-Mercedes, Devanie Young, Peter Shields and Aidan White

Release Date: TBA

Even though the year ahead in movies doesn’t seem so bright considering, you know, everything, Netflix has a few new flicks up its sleeve for 2021. Based on Greg Neri’s novel Ghetto Cowboy, Idris Elba stars in Concrete Cowboy as Harp, the estranged father of Cole (Caleb McLaughlin), a 15-year-old from Detroit. When he’s sent to live with his father in Detroit, Cole discovers the world of urban cowboys that has provided the local neighborhood with safety for more than a century in the face of poverty, violence and the furthered impact of gentrification.

Concrete Cowboy comes from director Ricky Staub, who makes his feature directorial debut with the Netflix original movie. The film was first meant to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2020, but later made its debut at the Toronto International Filme Festival later that month. Netflix nabbed the distribution rights in October 2020 for an upcoming worldwide streaming bow sometime in 2021. Currently, Concrete Cowboy holds a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, denoting mostly positive reception from critics so far. Don’t miss the Western drama when it premieres as one of the best new Netflix movies coming in 2021.