If you’re a film buff, this year has probably been especially tough. Movie theatres closed, releases were postponed and productions came to a standstill. But the future is looking bright (finally). 2021 is set to be chockful of new films that’ll have the laziest of us running to the cinema.
You can still maintain your cinephile status from the comfort of your own home too. Warner Bros officially announced that they’ll be dropping all their releases exclusively on HBO Max.
Looking forward to what the new year has in stock? Here’s the best movies and TV series coming to your screen in 2021.
History of Swear Words
Coming to Netflix on January 5, Nicholas Cage presents this odd-ball docuseries that sees him suited up and ready to teach you the origin of some of your favorite curse words.
Pieces of a Woman
Starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf, the film follows a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Pieces of a Woman had its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, will be available on Netflix onJanuary 7.
One Night in Miami
The film follows Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, on the night of Feb. 25, 1964 in Miami, as they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. One Night in Miami, which will mark the directorial debut of Oscar winner Regina King will be available on Amazon Prime Video on January 15.
Headspace Guide to Meditation
As part of a new partnership with Headspace, Netflix will be releasing a series of titles designed to help you relax, sleep, and meditate. The animated series will be arriving on the first day of the year.
Expected to be released on June 11, this will be the fourth of the famous Ghostbusters franchise and it will star Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard. Set thirty years after the second film, the film follows a family who moves to a small town, where they discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s secret legacy.
The Little Mermaid
The highly-anticipated film is a live action adaptation of the 1989 animated version, in which young Halle Bailey will play Ariel. Set to be released on July 9, 2021, the film will star Melissa McCarthy as the evil sea witch Ursula and Javier Bardem as Ariel’s father
No Time to Die
Starring Rami Malek as the film’s villain, the 25th instalment in the Bond franchise will mark Daniel Craig’s final appearance as agent 007. No Time to Die is scheduled to be released on April 2.
Marvel Studios: Legends
The is an upcoming American streaming television series created for Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics characters that appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Set to premiere on January 8, the series showcases individual characters each episode, highlighting some of their iconic moments from the MCU.
A reboot of the 1993–2001 TV series Walker, Texas Ranger, it will mark Jared Padelecki’s first leading role since the end of long-running TV series Supernatural. Premiering on January 21, The CW series follows the adventures of Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two, as he returns home to Austin after being under cover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.
The upcoming supernatural slasher film, co-written by Jordan Peele, is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth in the Candyman film series. The movie follows Anthony who is exposed to the true story behind Candyman, and unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.