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Most Anticipated Netflix Original Movies of 2019

February 28, 2019
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If you want quality content, Netflix is the place you go to. The streaming giant has been upping its game with every passing year, and this year will mark history with its film ‘Roma’ bringing home a number of Oscars. It had already made its presence felt in the award functions, producing films like ‘Mudbound’ and ‘Okja’. The best thing is, it hasn’t limited itself to focus entirely on winning awards. If it makes Oscar-worthy content, it comes up with films like ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ and ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ as well. With that being said, you all might be wondering what are the next set of new 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 latest Netflix movies will be good as the other ones that recently released on the streaming service.

Releasing in March

23. Walk Ride Rodeo (8 March, 2019)

Amberley Snyder was a national level rodeo barrel racer at the young age of nineteen. Her career held a lot of promise until something truly horrible happened to her. She met with a horrendous car accident that left her paralysed below the waist. The doctors told her that she would never be able to walk again, forget riding. And in one moment, Amberley’s whole world came crashing down. This film will tell the story of how she wasn’t dissuaded by her disability. It shows how she overcame the hurdles and was back on her horse in a matter of just eighteen months. ‘Walk Ride Rodeo’ is the true story of strong will, hard work and unfailing perseverance.

22. Triple Frontier (13 March, 2019)

Ben Affleck stars alongside Adria Arjona, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac in the upcoming adventure crime-drama “Triple Frontier.” The Netflix movie is directed by J.C Chandor with Mark Boar and Chador writing the screenplay. The plot of the movie centres around five former Special Forces operatives who reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.

Releasing in April

21. Someone Great (19 April. 2019)

Life is full of all sorts of difficult choices. In contemporary time, one of the most common struggles that people have to face is making a choice between career and relationships. When Jenny gets a chance at her dream job, she decides to move to San Francisco from New York City. She had been in a relationship of nine years and had hoped that she and her boyfriend would make it work somehow. However, he calls it quits instead of giving a chance to a long-distance relationship. In an attempt to cope with her heartbreak, Jenny calls on her best friends and they decide to take her on one last adventure through the city. Something that she will never forget.

20. Otherhood (26 April, 2019)

Based on the book called ‘Whatever Makes You Happy’ by William Sutcliffe, this film is centred around the story of three women who decide to pay a visit to their sons in New York City. Carol, Gillian and Helen have sons, all of whom are in the third decade of their lives. However, the women believe that their sons haven’t got their life balanced and, one day, without any prior notice, they decide to pay a visit to their sons to find out how they truly live. What follows is just what a mother would do for her child. They decide to set things right, solve the problems that their children are going through, and create the promise of smooth sailing for their future.

Rest of 2019

19. The Last Summer (2019)

The time between the end of school and the start of college is very exciting. You have just finished what was basically your life since you started kindergarten, and the end of it has opened a door to a new life which just might define the rest of your life. The gap between these two phases is freeing, because you are done with the exams and all the tension of the school, it’s holidays and you can just enjoy now. On the other hand, it is exhilarating because as time passes by, the exhilaration of what happens next will peak by the hour. A group of students get to enjoy their time while tackling the issues that come with the prospect of growing up.

18. The Perfect Date (2019)

‘The Perfect Date’ will star Noah Centineo (from ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’) as Brooks Rattigan. In the final year of his school, Brooks finds himself lacking money for his college education. He goes through a number of ideas to raise money for himself, however, he hits a jackpot when a unique scheme takes hold of his imagination. He decides to put his dreamy looks to some use and creates an app that would allow anyone to book a date with him. For one night, he will be exactly the boyfriend you want him to be. His experiences not only allow him to save a lot of money for college but also opens him up to self-evaluation and the possibility of finding love.

17. The Last Days of American Crime (2019)

Based on the book of the same name by Rick Remender, this film comes with an unusual and unique idea of crime. In a future not far from the present, the government will have come up with an idea to put a full-stop on crime. They have come up with a technology that will emit a signal that will prevent anyone from planning anything criminal. This plan is kept a secret until the media leaks it to the public one week before the technology is to be set up.  A career criminal has been planning a massive heist, something that will allow him to live off his life on a distant island, without the need of planning any heists ever again. Once he gets the sniff of the government’s plans, he is forced to put the deadline of a week on his heist.

16. Murder Mystery (2019)

The title of this film sums up pretty much everything about its plot. It tells the story of a couple whose vacation goes terribly awry when they become prime suspects of a murder investigation. Adam Sandler will play the role of an NYC cop who had promised to his wife, played by Jennifer Aniston, that they would someday go on a Europe trip. However, he got occupied with his job, life happened and he never got a chance to fulfil his promise. Until now. Finally, he got the break, they packed their bags and while in Europe, chanced upon a friendly billionaire who invited them to a party on his yacht. But then, someone killed the man, and now, the couple has to find out the identity of the murder if they want not to take the fall for the crime.

15. All the Bright Places (2019)

Based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Niven, this film tells the story of a couple of teenagers who meet each other while going through the toughest times in their lives. Violet Markey, played by Elle Fanning, has suffered a recent tragedy that has haunted her life so much that she is pushed to attempt suicide. Theodore Finch, played by Justice Smith, is suffering from bipolar disorder, and the worst thing is, even if he wants help, there is no one he can talk to about it. He meets Violet on the top of a building from where he has decided to jump to his death. This chance encounter becomes a turning point in their lives, and they both find a shoulder to lean on while sharing their problems.

14. Eli (2019)

Eli is a young boy who is suffering from a rare disease. For his treatment, he is sent to live in a clinic in a secluded environment. At first, it seems like the clinic is just like any other place. However, the boy soon becomes aware of something sinister hiding in the shadows and finds himself trapped in the place, once he tries to escape from it. Charlie Shotwell, who has appeared in films like ‘Captain Fantastic’ and ‘All the Money in the World’ will play the role of Eli. Supporting cast includes Lili Taylor, from ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘The Haunting’, Sadie Sink (‘Stranger Things’), Kelly Reilly (‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘True Detective’) and Max Martini (‘Saving Private Ryan’, ’13 Hours’).

13. In the Tall Grass (2019)

Based on Stephen King’s book of the same name, which he wrote in collaboration with his son, this film will tell the story of a brother and sister who get trapped in a field of tall grass. Cal and Becky are on the way to their aunt’s home when they come across a field of tall grass. From it, they hear sounds of a boy calling for help, while his mother shouts from somewhere inside the grass to not make a sound. The sounds seem quite close, so Cal and Becky enter inside, in order to find and help the mother and his son. However, they soon discover that they themselves are beyond help now.

12. Tigertail (2019)

Everyone wants a better life for themselves. They want to live in a place where they can grow and prosper and create a family of their own. But, in order to move forward, there are things, and people, that you have to leave behind. Grover had had a difficult childhood in Taiwan, and this is what prompted him to take the risk of uprooting his life in his country and relocate to America. He left behind friends, family and love. Years later, he contemplates the decision he had made and how it affected his life while trying to create a balanced relationship with his daughter who is as steadfast and stubborn as he is.

11. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

This biopic will star Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. Moore rose to prominence with the several personas that he developed over the years in his works. The most notable of those was Dolemite. His comedy took a different, bolder tone than that of his contemporaries. The film will focus on his journey from the early years, to him creating a niche for himself in Hollywood through his eccentric characters, and most importantly, the drawing up of Dolemite. Eddie Murphy, who had been absent from acting for a while, will return to don the role of this legendary personality.

10. Six Underground (2019)

Ryan Reynolds’ career was revamped after he played the role of the foul-mouthed, dressed in red superhero in ‘Deadpool’. After that, he has continually been the part of some of the very exciting projects and has dipped a toe in a wide range of films. ‘Six Underground’ will present him another opportunity to be a superhero-ish character, close to something like Bruce Wayne. Directed by Michael Bay, this film will focus on the story of six billionaires who fake their own deaths and start an underground network of vigilantes to save the city from criminals. Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Ben Hardy (who was last seen in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) will star alongside Reynolds. This will be Netflix’ biggest film yet, considering that they haven’t invested so much money in any other film before.

9. The Last Thing He Wanted (2019)

This film will derive its story from a book of the same name by Joan Didion and will star Anne Hathaway in the leading role of Elena McMahon. Elena was a journalist and she had been covering the Presidential elections in 1984 when she came to know about her father’s ill condition. The responsibility towards her family compelled her to leave her job and head back home to take care of her father. Her father confides in her about his business and asks to take care of some things while he is alive. This leads Elena to discover secrets about her father’s business and she, unwillingly, becomes a part of this dangerous world. Apart from Hathaway, Willem Dafoe, Ben Affleck and Toby Jones will appear in important roles.

8. The Earthquake Bird (2019)

Based on the book of the same name by Susanna Jones, this film will star Alicia Vikander as the woman who gets caught up in a murder investigation. Set in the late 80s, it focuses on the life of an English woman living in Tokyo. She gets enamoured by a photographer, Teiji, and finds a friend in Lily, another girl from England who recently arrived in Tokyo. All goes well for her until a strain in their relationship develops when Lucy begins to get jealous of Lily’s dynamics with Teiji. When Lily is found murdered, Lucy becomes the prime suspect.

7. In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

Michael C. Hall will forever be known for playing the role of the serial killer who led a normal life. It has been some time since he clipped his ties with ‘Dexter’ and experimented with a wider variety of roles. With this film, he will jump back in the genre of serial killers, though with what role, we don’t know yet. The film will focus on a police officer who has been tracking a serial killer for several decades now. It will show how the officer, in his obsession to catch the killer, develops a latent relationship with him and how the murders that he drowns himself into, begin to have an effect on his psyche.

6. All Day and a Night (2019)

In recent years, Joe Robert Cole has done some magnificent work. In the films, he was a part of the writing that went in ‘Black Panther’. He had also worked in Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed series ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’. Now, he has written the story for ‘All Day and a Night’ which he will also direct. The film will star Ashton Sanders, who had garnered acclaim for his performance as teen Chiron in ‘Moonlight’, as Jah, a young man who is forced to reconsider his life once he sets foot inside a prison. The film will show Jah pondering over the circumstances that led him to the prison, while he relies on his past experiences to survive the difficult place that he has to live in now.

5. The Laundromat (2019)

Steven Soderbergh has made great films like ‘Erin Brockovich’, ‘Traffic’, ‘The Ocean’s trilogy’, and ‘Logan Lucky’. In ‘The Laundromat’, he will tell the story of a group of journalists who become a part of uncovering the identities of some of the biggest names involved in the business of money laundering. This film will dive deep inside this world where illegal money is circulated in all forms and under the noses of the law enforcers who are supposed to stop these things while focusing on the risk the journalists have to take in exposing these networks. Based on the book named ‘Secrecy World’ by Jake Bernstein, this film will bring refined actors like Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas on the same screen.

4. The King (2019)

Shakespeare’s plays have inspired a great number of adaptations in all sorts of entertainment. Be it the films, the TV shows or a play, his characters and their stories have always been a fascinating subject for the filmmakers. Full of complex characters and compelling storylines, there is so much that his stories have to offer. One just needs the right actors to do justice to these characters. ‘The King’ is an adaptation of, what can be called, Shakespeare’s Henry series! Timothée Chalamet, one of the most promising young actors of this generation, will play the role of King Henry V. Joel Edgerton has written the screenplay of the film and will also be appearing in it as Falstaff. Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Sean Harris will appear in supporting roles.

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3. The Irishman (2019)

Anything that Martin Scorsese makes has “brilliant” written all over it. He has delivered films that became instant classics, from movies about intriguing criminals to films that leave you bewildered and scratching your head! Some of the best collaborations of Scorsese have happened with Robert De Niro, and that is what makes this film so exciting. The film will focus on the real-life story of Frank Sheeran who, allegedly, had links to the Bufalino crime family and was implicated in the assassination of another labour union leader, Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino. Moving back and forth, from present times to flashbacks, the film will trace the story right from the beginning, giving a perspective on how things would have happened in reality.

In 2020,

2. 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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1. Bird Box Sequel (2020)

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 all starred in “Bird Box’ that 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 — Netflix is rumored to have green-lit the sequel. It will be interesting to see if the original cast returns or not.

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