Netflix has more than proven its power as an
original content creator. And this year, it looks to extend its streak as an award-winning studio. With more than 25 original films on deck (so far), the studio is offering plenty to keep us entertained in 2020.
On January 3, the platform’s
Film account shared a long thread detailing 27 upcoming releases. The list includes something for pretty much everyone: comedies, dramas, thrillers, literary adaptations, sequels to popular teen rom coms, biopics, and documentaries.
Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Kidman will star in some films -- and one was even produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. Some prominent filmmakers, like David Fincher, Spike Lee and Tyler Perry, will have new content on the platform this year. So will Taylor Swift -- though this time, it’s in the form of a documentary, and will likely feature zero creepy anthropomorphic felines. Here are all of the new films Netflix has announced so far:
THE OLD GUARD: From director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne lead a covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when they discover the existence of a new immortal and their extraordinary abilities are exposed.MISS AMERICANA: From director Lana Wilson, a raw and emotionally revealing look at Taylor Swift; following one of the most iconic artists of our time as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.MANK: From director David Fincher, the story centers around the writing of Citizen Kane. Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Dance, and Lily Collins star.UNCORKED: Mamoudou Athie (Unicorn Store), Courtney B. Vance, and Niecy Nash star in Prentice Penny’s feature directorial debut. Elijah (Athie) must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family’s Memphis BBQ joint.REBECCA: Director Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel (adapted by Hitchcock in 1940) follows a newly-married young woman (Lily James) who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca.HILLBILLY ELEGY: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, and Gabriel Basso star in director Ron Howard's adaptation of J.D. Vance's memoir of the same name, a modern exploration of the American Dream about three generations of an Appalachian family.DA 5 BLOODS: The latest Spike Lee joint follows four African American vets who return to Vietnam, searching for the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, and Jonathan Majors star.THE BOYS IN THE BAND: From producer Ryan Murphy, Joe Mantello's adaptation of the play follows a group of gay friends who reunite to celebrate one of their birthdays. When the host’s potentially closeted college roommate shows up uninvited, the evening is thrown into turmoil.TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I LOVE YOU: Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) have just taken their romance from pretend to officially real in the when another recipient (Jordan Fisher) of one of her love letters enters the picture.EUROVISION: When aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream is a dream worth fighting for.I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS: A road trip becomes a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror in the latest from Charlie Kaufman, starring Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis.ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES: Based on the novel by Jennifer Niven, Brett Haley's adaptation tells the story of Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith), who meet and change each other’s lives forever.THE LAST THING HE WANTED: In this Joan Didion adaptation from Dee Rees, a veteran D.C. journalist (Anne Hathaway) loses the thread of her own story when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she’s trying to break.A FALL FROM GRACE: In this thriller from Tyler Perry, Grace (Crystal Fox), a disheartened woman restored by a new romance, discovers her relationship is full of secrets, and her vulnerable side quickly turns violent. Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson also star.TIGERTAIL: This film from writer/director Alan Yang (Master of None) tells the story of a Taiwanese factory worker who leaves his homeland to seek opportunity in America, where he struggles to find connection while balancing family & newfound responsibilities.THE WILLOUGHBYS: Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.THE KISSING BOOTH 2: Elle (Joey King) & Noah (Jacob Elordi) just had the most romantic summer ever, but as he heads off to Harvard Elle juggles a long-distance relationship, college applications with her BFF Lee (Joel Courtney) & friendship with new classmate Marco (Taylor Perez)THE HALF OF IT: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul who needs help wooing the most popular girl in school. But their new & unlikely friendship gets tricky when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. From writer/director Alice WuDICK JOHNSON IS DEAD: In this inventive portrait, director Kirsten Johnson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.THE PLATFORM: In a future dystopia, prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above — feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized.CRIP CAMP: Down the road from Woodstock in the 70s, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teens with disabilities, transforming their lives & igniting a movement. Directed by Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht, exec produced by President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama.SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL: Mark Wahlberg reteams with director Peter Berg to play an ex-cop, Spenser, who moves in with Hawk (Winston Duke), an aspiring MMA fighter with his own rap sheet. Between gym rounds, the duo’s taunts turn to trust, and they team up to solve a double homicide.SERGIO: Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas star in this sweeping drama from director Greg Barker. Set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.OVER THE MOON: Animation icon Glen Keane makes his feature directorial debut in this musical adventure about a girl who builds a rocket ship to travel to the moon in order to prove to her father that a legendary Moon Goddess really exists.COFFEE & KAREEM: A Detroit cop reluctantly teams with his girlfriend’s 11 year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal. Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson star.THE PROM: Ryan Murphy directs this story of a lesbian teenager who's banned from attending the big dance with her girlfriend. The injustice prompts a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the small Indiana town to fight back. Meryl Streep, James Corden & Nicole Kidman star.OUT OF THE FIRE: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. Action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave.LOST GIRLS: Inspired by true events, from filmmaker Liz Garbus. Police inaction drives Mari Gilbert (Amy Ryan) to investigate the disappearance of her daughter. Mari's search of the gated community where Shannan was last seen brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.JINGLE JANGLE: From writer/director David E. Talbert, a holiday musical tale of an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention. Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key and Madelen Mills star.
If that doesn’t sound like enough to keep you busy, Netflix also teased that this is “just a taste” of what they
have in store for 2020. More titles will be added, but clearly the streamer already has plenty to offer.
Mank, with Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, sounds like a must-see. Fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before should be happy to see the sequel on the list with To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, but it sounds like complications are ahead. Ryan Murphy's -- with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman -- definitely looks intriguing. Interesting that Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg's latest team-up is for Netflix and based on the same detective novels adapted for the old TV show The Prom movie Spenser: For Hire. The 10 Best Netflix Movies Of 2019
Since we know more Netflix movies will be revealed later -- not to mention all of the amazing
Netflix Original TV shows ahead -- keep up with all of Netflix's 2020 premiere and return dates with our handy schedule.