Netfilx is promising to release atleast 70 films in this calendar year. Unveiling its annual film slate at one go is still a first for Netflix, and it reflects the growing competition it is facing, especially in its home country of the US. AT&T-owned WarnerMedia fired the first salvo when it announced that all 2021 Warner Bros. movies — 17 in total for now — would premiere on HBO Max and in American theatres on the same day. Then, Disney announced over 50 titles — movies and series from the worlds of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney itself — at its big presentation in December that will come out over the next few years.
Netflix is showing that no other service can match it at least in quantity. On top of the 70 films for 2021 alone, Netflix will release hundreds of new series this year. The film list will also inevitably grow as well. Netflix’s current 2021 originals slate is composed of 70 titles — including one trilogy, with the R.L. Stine adaption Fear Street — 52 of which are English language live-action, eight of which are animated and 10 of which are non-English language films. The films to release on Netflix in the year are: 8 Rue de l’Humanité; A Boy Called Christmas; A Castle for Christmas; Afterlife of the Party; Army of the Dead; Awake A Week Away; A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep; Back to the Outback; Bad Trip; Beauty; Blonde; Blood Red Sky; Bombay Rose; Beckett; Bruised; Concrete Cowboy; Don’t Look Up; Double Dad; Escape from Spiderhead; Fear Street Trilogy; Fever Dream; Finding ‘Ohana (January 29); Fuimos Canciones; I Care A Lot (February 19); Intrusion; Kate; Love Hard; Malcolm & Marie (February 5); Monster; Moxie (March 3); Munich; Nightbooks; Night Teeth; No One Gets Out Alive; O2; Outside the Wire (January 15); Penguin Bloom (January 27); Pieces of a Woman (January 7); Red Notice; Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Robin Robin; Skater Girl; Stowaway; Sweet Girl; The Dig (January 29); The Guilty; The Hand of God; The Harder They Fall; The Kissing Booth 3; The Last Letter from Your Lover; The Last Mercenary; The Loud House Movie; The Power of the Dog; The Princess Switch 3; There’s Someone Inside Your House; The Starling; The Swarm; The White Tiger (January 22); The Woman in the Window; Things Heard and Seen; Thunder Force; tick, tick…BOOM!; To All The Boys: Always and Forever; Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans; Untitled Alexandre Moratto; Untitled Graham King; Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com; Wish Dragon; YES DAY.
Due to the Covid, content consumption has changed tremendously and all these titles will only help solidify Netflix and other major OTT platforms foothold in the country. There are obviously other Hindi specific titles which Netflix are going to announce for this year which is another exciting thing overall.