14 Upcoming Netflix Original Movies We Are Excited About

Netflix is now a major name in the entertainment business. What started out as a streaming channel now has a host of their own content, and the television shows are top-notch. Over last few years, Netflix has stepped up their game and branched out into movies as well and in the process has left other services like Amazon Prime and Hulu far behind. Netflix originals are the films (or tv shows) that the streaming giant chooses to produce i.e. instead of just acting as a streaming distributor they invest their own money in these films.

As of October 2018, Netflix has 137 million total subscribers, including 58.46 million in the United States, and also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. With that being said, you all might be wondering what are the next set of Netflix Originals to be released soon? Well, we have a clear answer to that. Here is a list of the upcoming Netflix movies scheduled to be released in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We hope these movies will be good as the other ones released on the streaming service before.

14. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is an upcoming horror movie, which will be directed by Dan Gilroy (the man behind the successful film Nightcrawler). The movie stars an ensemble cast of stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Billy Magnussen. Dease pictures and Netflix are producing the film along with Jennifer Fox, Betsy Danbury, Donald Sparks and David Feinsilber attached as the producers as well. Dan Gilroy will be writing the screenplay as well, which will centre on the story of Big money artists and mega-collectors paying a high price when art collides with commerce. The film is scheduled to have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.

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13. Murder Mystery (Pre-Production)

Adam Sandler will be reteaming with his “Just Go With It” co-star Jennifer Aniston for the upcoming Netflix original titled “Murder Mystery.” Kyle Newacheck has been tapped to direct the upcoming comedy by Netflix which will be scripted by James Vanderbilt. The story of the movie will centre on a New York cop and his wife vacationing in Europe. Their situation worsens when they end up becoming prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire.

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12. The King (2019)

“The king” is a British-American-Australian film which is adapted from Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V by William Shakespeare. David Michôd is directing the movie and writing the screenplay with Joel edgerton. The movie stars an ensemble cast of Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris and Lily-Rose Depp, with the plot unknown at this point. Plan B Entertainment, Netflix, Blue-Tongue Films and Porchlight Films are producing the film, which is scheduled to release next year.

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11. 6 Underground (2019)

“6 Underground” is an upcoming American action film, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, Mélanie Laurent, Payman Maadi and Tony Hickey. Michael Bay is directing the movie, along with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick handling the screenplay. The movie is scheduled to release next year and has a budget of 150 million USD. Skydance Media and Platinum Dunes are producing the movie, with Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Ian Bryce and Peyman Maadi attached as the producers as well.

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10. Bright Sequel (2020)

The sequel to Bright has been greenlit by Netflix to go into production, since Will Smith won’t be shooting for Suicide Squad 2, which wad significantly pushed back with James Gunn now handling it. Will Smith will now be shooting for the sequel of Bright, reuniting him with the original ‘Suicide Squad’ and  ‘Bright Director’ “David Ayer.” Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will now be handling the script, taking the reign over from Max Landis, who previously wrote the screenplay. Not much is known about the sequel at this point, but it is expected to release by January 2020.

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9. Bird Box Sequel (Rumored)

Sandra Bullock, Rosa Salazar, Sarah Paulson, Tom Hollander, Machine Gun Kelly, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes, BD Wong, David Dastmalchian, Parminder Nagra, Jacki Weaver, Lil Rel Howery, Amy Gumenick and Taylor Handley are all starred in “Bird Box’ which released on the 21st of December on Netflix. Susan Bier is the director of the film with screenplay written by Eric Heisserer. ‘Bird Box’ is an adaptation of Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name, which focuses on the story of a woman and a pair of children, who are blindfolded and make their way through a dystopian setting along a river. Due to the huge success of the film — it was viewed more than 45 million times in its first week of release — there is a high likelihood of Netflix green-lighting a sequel. Remember Netflix are also going ahead with Bright Sequel.

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8. Rajma Chawal (2018)

Rishi Kapoor, Anirudh Tanwar, Amyra Dastur, Nirmal Rishi, Aparshakti Khurana, Harish Khanna, Raja Hasan and Mukesh Chhabra are starring in the upcoming comedy-drama titled “Rajma Chawal,” scheduled to release on the 30th of November this year. Leena Yadav is directing the movie from a screenplay by Vivek Anchalia, Manu, Rishi Chadha and Yadav herself. The movie will be Produced by Aseem Bajaj and Gulab Singh Tanwar, with the plot exploring the relationship of a father and son in today’s time, as he tries to reconnect with his son on social media.

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7. Dumplin (2018)

Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Maddie Baillio, Sam Pancake, Dan Finnerty, Ann Mahoney, Ginger Minj and Kathy Najimy are all starring in the upcoming American musical comedy film titled “Dumplin,” which is scheduled to release on the 7th of December on Netflix. The movie is directed by Anne Fletcher along with Kristin Hahn handling the screenplay. Michael Costigan, Kristin Hahn, Trish Hofmann, Mohamed Al-Rafi and Jennifer Aniston will be producing the film, along with Echo Films and COTA Films. The movie is an adaptation Based on the novel “Dumplin'” by Julie Murphy, which focuses on plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest which acts as a catalyst ; with other contestants following in on her footsteps.

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6. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)

“A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding” is a sequel of A Christmas Prince which was released back in 2017. The sequel will see Rose McIver as Amber and Ben Lamb as Prince Richard, reprising their roles from the first film along with Alice Krige as Queen Helena, Tahirah Sharif as Melissa and Honor Kneafsey as Princess Emily and  Sarah Douglas Mrs. Averill. MPCA productions are producing the film along with John Schultz attached as the director. Robin Bernheim and Nathan Atkins will be handling the screenplay, which will centre the story of Amber marrying Richard after helping him secure the throne. But, their plans are sabotaged once Amber doubts her capabilities as a queen after tying the knot with Richard.

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5. The American Meme (2018)

“The American Meme” is an upcoming documentary which will be released on Netflix on the 7th of December. The documentary stars Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky, Kirill Bichutsky, Brittany Furlan, Hailey Baldwin, DJ Khaled, Emily Ratajkowski and Dane Cook. It is directed and written by Bert Marcus. Cassandra Thornton is producing the documentary along with Marcus, which premiered to critical acclaim and was purchased at the Tribeca Film Festival as a Netflix Original. This is the official synopsis of the documentary as described on IMDB “The American Meme” follows the journeys of four shocking social media disruptors, Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky, Brittany Furlan and Kirill Bichutsky, as they hustle to create empires out of their online footprints. Although their paths to influencer status are distinct, their respective followings are akin to small armies.”

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4. ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (2018)

Darryl McDaniels and Russell Simmons are starring in the upcoming documentary on the murder of DMC’s Jam Master Jay. The documentary will be directed by Brian Oakes, along with All Rise Films producing it. Writers Jeff Zlabourist and Michael Zimbalist are handling the screenplay, which will centre on the story of the murder of Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay, who was shot and killed in Queens recording studio (Jamaica) in 2002. No one has been convicted of his murder, despite six witnesses present at the murder.

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3. The Irishmen (2019)

“The Irishmen” is an upcoming movie, which will be directed by Martin Scorcese from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian. The movie is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, which explores the story of Frank Sheeran (a labor union official with mob connections), who recalls being involved with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa, an American labor union leader. The film Stars an ensemble cast consisting of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano. Production companies TriBeCa Productions, Sikelia Productions are producing the film, along with Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Gaston Pavlovich and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. The movie will be released on netflix next year, with no release dates announced as of now.

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2. Triple Frontier (2019)

Ben Affleck will star alongside Adria Arjona, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac in the upcoming adventure crime-drama “Triple Frontier.” The upcoming Netflix movie will be directed by J.C Chandor with Mark Boar and Chador writing the screenplay. The plot of the movie centres on five friends whose loyalties are tested to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

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1. Mowgli (2018)


Mowgli is a much darker and grounded take on the Character, who was created by Rudyard Kipling for his novel titled “The Jungle Book.” Although Disney’s and John Favreu’s adaptation of the character was well received and made a fortune at the box office; it remains to be seen how ‘Mowgli’ does digitally since it will be released on Netflix. The movie features an ensemble voice cast consisting of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris and Andy Serkis along with Frieda Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Rohan Chand as Mowgli. The movie is directed by Andy Serkis from a Screenplay by Callie Kloves, which centres on the sory of Mowgli, who is raised by a pack of wolves as their own child. The boy learns harsh rules of the jungle under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a black panther named Bagheera. The movie will be released on the 29th of November in select theatres and the 7th of Dec on Netflix.

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