Every now and then Netflix likes to show off its dominance in the streaming wars. It might be revealing the astronomical viewership numbers for one of their films. Or in today’s case, it’s announcing release dates for 42 (!!!) upcoming projects, including some heavy-hitter titles like Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, and Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut, Passing.
The big one here is Don’t Look Up, which will open in the awards season slot of December 10th in theaters, followed by streaming on December 24th. It’s another starry ensemble for McKay (he’s been doing this since Anchorman) and is led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers who set out to warn the world that a planet-killing comet is on the way. How well do you think that goes? Um, have you seen the way some people have responded to scientific data when it comes to COVID-19?
The incredible cast includes Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Street, Himesh Patel, Matthew Perry, Chris Evans, Tomer Sisley, Melanie Lynskey, Gina Gershon, Michael Chiklis, and Paul Guilfoyle.
Also announced is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directing debut, tick, tick…Boom! starring Andrew Garfield in a performance that some are saying will be a future Oscar contender. That film, which also stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alexandra Shipp, opens on November 12th in theaters followed by Netflix a week later.
Meanwhile, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie and Frances Conroy, will be released in theaters on November 17th, followed by Netflix on December 1st. Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing (early review here), starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga as black women passing for white, hits theaters October 27th and Netflix on November 10th. Halle Berry’s MMA drama Bruised, also her directing debut, opens theatrically on November 17th and streaming a week later.
And finally, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead prequel, Army of Thieves, hits Netflix on October 29th.
The full list of releases is below.
AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY — On Netflix 9/2
WORTH — On Netflix 9/3
BLOOD BROTHERS: MALCOLM X & MUHAMMAD ALI — On Netflix 9/9
KATE — In select theaters and on Netflix 9/10
NIGHTBOOKS — On Netflix 9/15
SCHUMACHER — On Netflix 9/1
INTRUSION — On Netflix 9/22
THE STARLING — In select theaters 9/17 — On Netflix 9/24
MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION — On Netflix 9/24
SOUNDS LIKE LOVE — On Netflix 9/29
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE — On Netflix 9/29
THE GUILTY— In select theaters 9/24 — On Netflix 10/1
DIANA: THE MUSICAL — On Netflix 10/1
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE — On Netflix 10/6
FOUND — On Netflix 10/20
NIGHT TEETH — On Netflix 10/20
STUCK TOGETHER On Netflix 10/1
ARMY OF THIEVES — On Netflix 10/29
HYPNOTIC — On Netflix this October
FEVER DREAM — In select theaters and on Netflix this October
THE HARDER THEY FALL — In select theaters 10/22 — On Netflix 11/
LOVE HARD — On Netflix 11/5
A COP MOVIE — On Netflix 11/5
PASSING — In select theaters 10/27 — On Netflix 11/10
RED NOTICE — On Netflix 11/12
tick, tick…BOOM! — In select theaters 11/12 — On Netflix 11/19
BRUISED — In select theaters 11/17 — On Netflix 11/24
ROBIN ROBIN — On Netflix 11/24
14 PEAKS: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE — On Netflix 11/29
7 PRISONERS — In select theaters and on Netflix this November
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS — On Netflix this November
A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS — On Netflix this November
THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3 — On Netflix this November
THE POWER OF THE DOG — In select theaters 11/17* — On Netflix 12/1
SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS — On Netflix 12/3
THE UNFORGIVABLE — In select theaters 11/24 — On Netflix 12/10
THE HAND OF GOD — In select theaters 12/3** — On Netflix 12/15
DON’T LOOK UP — In select theaters 12/10 — On Netflix 12/24
THE LOST DAUGHTER — In select theaters 12/17 — On Netflix 12/31
BACK TO THE OUTBACK— On Netflix this December
MIXTAPE — On Netflix this December
SINGLE ALL THE WAY — On Netflix this December