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The Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2021

List RulesOnly Netflix original films distributed in the US.

Looking for the best Netflix originals released this year? Then you came to the right place. This list of good 2021 Netflix original movies is ranked from best to worst by users just like you. These 2021 netflix movies are among some of the best movies on Netflix, including Malcolm & Marie which features incredible performances from Euphoria and Tenet stars Zendaya and John David Washington. There is also the intense drama Pieces of a Woman which stars Vanessa Kirby as the lead alongside co-star Shia LaBeouf. But which of these films is the best new Netflix orignal movie this year?

Vote up your favorite Netflix original movies from 2021 and vote down any you never want to see again. Then be sure to check back for new and upcoming Netflix original movies as they are added to the list once they're released.

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  • 1

    The Dig

    Lily James, Ralph Fiennes

    Directed bySimon Stone

    The Dig is a 2020 British biographical drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the novel of the same name by John Preston. In 1938, an archeologist begins a historically significant excavation  ...more
  • 2

    Pieces of a Woman

    Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf

    Directed byKornél Mundruczó

    Pieces of a Woman is a 2020 drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean Carson (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change  ...more
  • 3

    I Care a Lot

    Rosamund Pike, Eiza González

    Directed byJ Blakeson

    I Care a Lot is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by J Blakeson. A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to  ...more
  • 4

    The White Tiger

    Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao

    Directed byRamin Bahrani

    The White Tiger is a 2021 Netflix original crime drama film directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel of the same name. A poor Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to break  ...more

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  • 5

    Malcolm & Marie

    Zendaya, John David Washington

    Directed bySam Levinson

    Malcolm & Marie is a 2021 American drama film directed by Sam Levinson. After the successful premiere of a his latest movie, a filmmaker (John David Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) test  ...more
  • 6


    Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim

    Directed byJoe Penna

    Stowaway is a 2021 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Joe Penna. A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of  ...more
  • 7


    Alistair Allan, Tamara Arenovich

    Directed byAli Tabrizi

    Seaspiracy is a 2021 American nature documentary film directed by Ali Tabrizi. Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers  ...more
  • 8

    Finding 'Ohana

    Kelly Hu, Ke Huy Quan

    Directed byJude Weng

    Finding 'Ohana is a 2021 American family film directed by Jude Weng. Two Brooklyn siblings whose summer in rural Oahu takes an exciting turn when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on  ...more
  • 9

    Fear Street: 1978

    Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    Fear Street: 1978 (aka Fear Street 2) is a 2021 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, and the second of three film adaptions based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1978, Camp  ...more

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  • 10

    Outside the Wire

    Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris

    Directed byMikael Håfström

    Outside the Wire is a 2021 American science-fiction film directed by Mikael Håfström. In the near future, a drone pilot (Damson Idris) is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an  ...more
  • 11

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride

    Directed byMike Rianda

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines (aka Connected) is a 2020 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Rianda. Soon to be college freshman, Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson)  ...more

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  • 12

    Fear Street: 1666

    Kiana Madeira, Olivia Welch

    Directed byLeigh Janiak

    Fear Street: 1666 (aka Fear Street 3) is a 2021 American horror film directed by Leigh Janiak, and the third of three film adaptions based on the Fear Street series by R. L. Stine. In 1666, a  ...more

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  • 13

    Army of the Dead

    Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Army of the Dead is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Zack Snyder. A group of mercenaries plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak.  ...more

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  • 14


    Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Directed byMark Raso

    Awake is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Mark Raso. After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly consumes  ...more
  • 15

    Penguin Bloom

    Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln

    Directed byGlendyn Ivin

    Penguin Bloom is a 2020 Australian drama film directed by Glendyn Ivin, based on the book by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive. A photographer and his family find hope and solace in an injured  ...more

    #228 of 315 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#130 of 292 The Best New Drama Films Of The Last Few Years#111 of 137 The Best Inspirational Movies

  • 16

    Things Heard and Seen

    Amanda Seyfried, James Norton

    Directed byShari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

    Things Heard and Seen is a 2021 American horror thriller film directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, based upon the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. A Manhattan  ...more
  • 17

    To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    Noah Centineo, Lana Condor

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

    To All the Boys: Always and Forever is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Michael Fimognari. The romantic life of a teenage girl continues, facing her good and hard times with her  ...more
  • 18

    Yes Day

    Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez

    Directed byMiguel Arteta

    Yes Day is a 2021 American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta, based on the children's book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. Always feeling like they have to say "no" to their kids,  ...more
  • 19

    The Kissing Booth 3

    Joey King, Molly Ringwald

    Directed byVince Marcello

    The Kissing Booth 3 is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello, it is the third installment in the teen film franchise based on the books by Beth Reekles.  ...more

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  • 20


    Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai

    Directed byAmy Poehler

    Moxie is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Amy Poehler, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu. A teenager who lives in Texas organizes a feminist revolution at her high school.  ...more
  • 21

    What Happened to Mr. Cha?

    In-Pyo Cha, Jae-Ryong Song

    Directed byDong-kyu Kim

    What Happened to Mr. Cha? is a 2021 South Korean comedy film directed by Dong-kyu Kim. Past his prime, a superstar struggles to restore the glory of his heyday as an actor, until he receives a sudden  ...more
  • 22

    Space Sweepers

    Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-ri

    Directed byJo Sung-hee

    Space Sweepers is a 2021 South Korean space opera film directed by Jo Sung-hee. In the year 2092, the crew of a space junk collector ship called The Victory discovers a humanoid robot that's known to  ...more
  • 23

    Night Teeth

    Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Lucy Fry

    Directed byAdam Randall

    Night Teeth is a 2021 American vampire thriller film directed by Adam Randall. A young chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across L.A., but when his passengers reveal  ...more

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  • 24

    Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute

    Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus

    Directed byLaura Segura

    Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute is a 2021 American concert documentary film directed by Laura Segura. In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly  ...more
  • 25

    Blood Red Sky

    Roland Møller, Peri Baumeister

    Directed byPeter Thorwarth

    Blood Red Sky (aka Transatlantic 473) is a 2021 German action horror film directed by Peter Thorwarth. A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to  ...more