Scarlett Johansson from the 2021 release of Black Widow

It seems that Hollywood is going to be very busy with its 2021 movies coming to theaters. With an ungodly amount of comic book movies from Marvel and DC alike to the new Fast and Furious movie, the next calendar year is jam-packed with some of the most anticipated releases to ever be announced. That is due, in part, to the fact that many of these films were originally scheduled for a sooner release, or should have been out months ago.

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a great deal of rescheduling and reevaluating primary methods of distribution, with some studios taking the straight-to-streaming route. The ones who chose to uphold the tradition of going to the theater either postponed a release to later in the year, or went as far as pushing it right into the 2021 calendar, which is why you may recognize some of the titles below as films you hoped to see in 2020.

The following is a one-stop location for all the movies to look forward to in 2021 and when to expect them. Of course, as we all should be used to by now, dates are subject to change, so be sure check back for shifts in the schedule. Enjoy!

One Night in Miami -  January 2021

January 2021 Movie Releases

Be sure to pay attention to The Little Things if spending One Night in Miami this January 2021.

Friday January 8th

Herself - Amazon Prime Release - Rated R - Clare Dunne, Molly McCann

Thursday January 14th

Locked Down - HBO Max Release - Rated R - Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Friday January 15th

The Marksman - Rated PG-13 - Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick
One Night in Miami - Amazon Prime Release - Rated R - Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Outside the Wire - Netflix Release - Rated R - Antony Mackie, Damson Idris
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise - Hulu Release - Rated PG-13 - Keean Johnson, Madeline Brewer

Friday January 22nd

Our Friend - Rated R - Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson
The White Tiger - Netflix Release - Rated R - Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao

Wednesday January 27

Penguin Bloom - Netflix Release - Not Rated - Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln

Friday January 29th

The Dig - Netflix Release - Rated PG-13 - Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes
Finding 'Ohana - Netflix Release - Rated PG - Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono
The Little Things - Rated R - Denzel Washington, Jared Leto
Palmer - Apple TV+ Release - Rated R - Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple
Saint Maud - Rated R - Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle
Supernova - Rated R - Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar February 2021

February 2021 Movie Releases

February 2021 sounds like a perfect for Barb and Star to go to Vista Del Mar, and to look out for the many other anticipated movie releases scheduled for that month.

Friday February 5th

Bliss - Amazon Prime Release - Rated R - Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek
Falling - Rated R - Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen
Little Fish - Not Rated - Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell
Malcolm & Marie - Netflix Release - Rated R - Zendaya, John David Washington
Minamata - Rated R - Johnny Depp, Minami
The Right One - Rated R - Cleopatra Coleman, Iliza Shlesinger
Son of the South - Rated PG-13 - Lucas Till, Lucy Hale

Friday February 12th

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar - Rated PG-13 - Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
French Exit - Rated R - Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges
Judas and the Black Messiah - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rated R - Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons
Land - Rated PG-13 - Robin Wright, Demián Bichir
The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things - Amazon Prime Release - Rated PG-13 - Kathryn Newton, Josh Hamilton
To All The Boys: Always And Forever - Netflix Release - Rated TV-14 - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo

Friday February 19th

Blithe Spirit - Rated PG-13 - Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann
Flora & Ulysses - Disney+ Release - Rated PG - Alyson Hannigan, Kate Micucci
I Care a Lot - Netflix Release - Rated R - Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage
The Mauritanian - Rated R - Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim,
Nomadland - Rated R - Frances McDormand

Friday February 26th

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry - Apple TV+ Documentary - Rated R - Billie Eilisy
Cherry - Theatrical (Apple TV+ Release March 12) - Rated R - Tom Holland
Crisis - Rated R - Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer
The Father - Rated PG-13 - Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman
Tom and Jerry - Rated PG - Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña
Tyger Tyger - Rating TBD - Sam Quartin, Dylan Sprouse
The United States vs. Billie Holiday - Hulu Release - Not Rated - Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes

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Godzilla vs. Kong March 2021

March 2021 Movie Releases

Good thing Eddie Murphy is, once again, Coming 2 America before Godzilla and Kong's battle potentially destroys it in March 2021.

Monday March 1st

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell - Netflix Doctumentary - Rated R

Wednesday March 3rd

Moxie - Netflix Release - Rated PG-13 - Josephine Langford, Ike Barinholtz

Thursday March 4th

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run - CBS All Access Release - Rated PG - Tom Kenny, Keanu Reeves

Friday March 5th

Boogie - Rated R - Taylor Takahashi, Pamelyn Chee
Boss Level - Hulu Release - Rating TBD - Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson
Chaos Walking - Rated PG-13 - Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland,
Coming 2 America - Amazon Prime Release - Rated PG-13 - Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall
My Salinger Year - Rated R - Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver
Raya and the Last Dragon - Disney+ Release - Rated PG - Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina

Friday March 12th

Cherry - Apple TV+ Release (Released Theatrically in February) - Rated R - Tom Holland
Yes Day - Netflix Release - Rated PG - Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez

Thursday March 18th

Zack Snyder's Justice League - HBO Max Release - Rated R - Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

Friday March 19th

The Courier - Rated PG-13 - Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent - Rating TBD - Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal

Friday March 26th

A Week Away - Netflix Release - Rated PG - Bailee Madison, Kevin Quinn
Bad Trip - Netflix Release - Rated R - Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery
Nobody - Rated R - Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen

Tuesday March 31st

Godzilla vs. Kong - Theatrical and HBO Max - Rated PG-13 - Millie Bobby Brown, Eiza González

Mortal Kombat April 2021

April 2021 Movie Releases

Find out if Mortal Kombat will FINISH the franchise and more in April 2021.

Friday April 2nd

The Unholy - PG-13 - Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Friday April 9th

Thunder Force - Netflix Release - Rated PG-13 - Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer
Voyagers - Rating TBD - Colin Ferrell, Tye Sheridan

Friday April 23rd

Mortal Kombat - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rated R - Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada

Friday April 30th

Separation - Rated R - Brian Cox, Rupert Friend
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse - Amazon Prime Release - Rated R - Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Spiral May 2021

May 2021 Movie Releases

May 2021 is looking scary with Spiral: From the Book of Saw and A Quiet Place Part II.

Friday May 7th

Monster - Netflix Release - Rated R - Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright
Wrath of Man - Rated R - Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett

Friday May 14th

Finding You - Rated PG - Katherine McNamara, Tom Everett Scott
Marry Me - Rated PG-13 - Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson
Profile - Rating TBD - Valene Kane, Shazad Latif
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw - Rated R - Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson
Those Who Wish Me Dead - Rated R - Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Hoult
The Woman In The Window - Netflix Release - Rated R - Amy Adams, Gary Oldman

Friday May 21

Army of the Dead - Netflix Release - Rated R - Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell
Dream Horse - Rated PG - Toni Collette, Damian Lewis

Thursday, May 27

Blue Miracle - Netflix Release - Rating TBD - Dennis Quaid, Raymond Cruz

Friday May 28th

A Quiet Place Part II - Rated PG-13 - Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds
Cruella - Theatrical and Disney+ Premier Access Release - Rated PG-13 - Emma Stone, Mark Strong

In the Heights June 2021

June 2021 Movie Releases

If the Devil leaves your Spirit Untamed, hopefully a Samaritan can bring you back In the Heights in June 2021.

Friday June 4th

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rating TBD - Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Samaritan - Rating TBD - Sylvester Stallone, Martin Starr
Spirit Untamed - Rated PG - Eiza González, Jake Gyllenhaal
Vivo - Rating TBD - Pamela Morales

Wednesday June 16th

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - Rating TBD - Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

Friday June 18th

Fatherhood - Rating TBD - Paul Alexander Désiré, Rodney Alexandre
In the Heights - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rated PG-13 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos
Luca - Disney+ Release - Rating TBD - John Ratzenberger
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - Rated PG - James Corden, Margot Robbie

Friday June 25th

Blue Bayou - Rated R - Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander
F9 (Fast and Furious 9) - Rated PG-13 - Vin Diesel, John Cena

Friday June 30th

Zola - Rated R - Taylour Paige, Riley Keough

Space Jam: A New Legacy July 2021

July 2021 Movie Releases

What a legacy July 2021 is shaping up to lead at the movies.

Friday July 2nd

The Forever Purge - Rating TBD - Ana de la Reguera, Leven Ramblin
The Tomorrow War - Amazon Prime Release - Rated PG-13 - Betty Gilpin, Chris Pratt

Friday July 9th

Black Widow - Theatrical and Disney+ Premier Access Release - Rating TBD - Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh

Friday July 16th

Cinderella - Rating TBD - Camila Cabello, Billy Porter
The Night House - Rated R - Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin
Space Jam: A New Legacy - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rating TBD - LeBron James, Don Cheadle

Friday July 23rd

Hotel Transylvania 4 - Rating TBD - Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins - Rating TBD - Henry Golding, Samara Weaving
Old - Rating TBD - Abbey Lee, Thomas McKenzie

Friday July 30th

The Green Knight - Rating TBD - Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander
Jungle Cruise - Rating TBD - Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt
Stillwater - Rating TBD - Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin

The Suicide Squad August 2021

August 2021 Movie Releases

There are plenty more sequels, or whatever The Suicide Squad should be referred to, in August 2021 as well.

Friday August 6th

The Suicide Squad - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rating TBD - Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Friday August 13th

Don't Breathe 2 - Rating TBD - Stephen Lang
Free Guy - Rating TBD - Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi
Respect - Rated PG-13 - Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker

Friday August 20th

BIOS - Rating TBD - Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones
Paw Patrol: The Movie - Rating TBD - Lilly Bartlam, Raoul Bhaneja

Friday August 27th

The Beatles: Get Back - Rating TBD - (Documentary) John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Candyman - Rated R - Tony Todd, Yahya Abdul-Matteen II
Reminiscence - Rated PG-13 - Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings September 2021

September 2021 Movie Releases

September 2021 is looking to be a legendary time at the movies.

Friday September 3rd

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Rating TBD - Simu Liu, Awkwafina

Friday September 10th

Malignant - Rated R - Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson

Friday September 17th

The Boss Baby: Family Business - Rated PG - Alec Baldwin, John Flanagan

Friday September 24th

Dear Evan Hansen - Rating TBD - Ben Platt, Julianne Moore
The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Rating TBD - Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield
Infinite - Rating TBD - Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O’Brien
The Many Saints Of Newark - Theatrical and HBO Max Release - Rated R - Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga
Venom: Let There Be Carnage - Rating TBD - Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson

Halloween Kills October 2021

October 2021 Movie Releases

Can Dune or The Last Duel survive some Halloween Kills in October 2021?

Friday October 1st

The Addams Family 2 - Rating TBD - Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron
Dune - Rated PG-13 - Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson

Friday October 8th

No Time To Die - Rated PG-13 - Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas

Friday October 15th

Halloween Kills - Rated R- Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Michael Hall
The Last Duel - Rating TBD - Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

Friday October 22nd

Jackass 4 - Rating TBD - Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O
Last Night In Soho - Rating TBD - Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie
Ron’s Gone Wrong - Rating TBD - Jack Dylan Grazer, Thomas Barbusca

Friday, October 29th

Antlers - Rated R - Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons

Ghostbusters: Afterlife November 2021

November 2021 Movie Releases

Lined up for November 2021, Clifford the Big Red Dog will hit theaters early in the month, with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, King Richard and Top Gun: Maverick coming later.

Friday November 5th

Clifford the Big Red Dog - Rating TBD - David Allen Grier, Rosie Perez
Eternals - Rating TBD - Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden

Thursday November 11th

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Rated PG-13 - Paul Rudd, Bill Murray

Friday November 12th

Belfast - Rating TBD - Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan

Friday November 19th

King Richard - Rating TBD - Will Smith, Jon Bernthal
Top Gun: Maverick - Rating TBD - Tom Cruise, Miles Teller

Wednesday, November 24th

Encanto - Rating TBD
House of Gucci - Rating TBD - Adam Driver, Lady Gaga
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - Rating TBD - Robbie Amell, Kaya Scodelario

West Side Story December 2021

December 2021 Movie Releases

Steven Spielberg directs his first feature-length musical - a remake of West Side Story - in one of December 2021's most anticipated releases.

Friday December 3rd

Nightmare Alley - Rating TBD - Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett (Limited release)

Friday December 10th

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story - Rating TBD - Zachary Levi
West Side Story - Rating TBD - Maddie Ziegler, Ansel Elgort

Friday December 17th

Spider-Man: No Way Home - Rating TBD - Tom Holland, Zendaya

Wednesday December 22nd

The King's Man - Rated R - Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton
The Matrix 4 - Rating TBD - Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss
Sing 2 - Rating TBD - Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson

Wednesday December 23rd

The Nightingale - Rating TBD - Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning

In Bruges' Colin Farrell is not sure when these 2021 releases will see the light of day

2021 - Date TBD

We know these film are coming out in 2021, we are just not sure when exactly. Some were set for a specific date in 2021, but have been pushed to the following year, or even later.

The Asset - Rating TBD - Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Bob's Burgers: The Movie - Rating TBD - H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts
The Devil’s Light - Rating TBD - Virginia Madsen, Ben Cross
Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Rating TBD - Max Harwood, Lauren Patel
Micronauts - Rating TBD
Nine Days - Rated R - Bill Skarsgård, Zazie Beetz
Praise This - Rating TBD
Run Sweetheart Run - Amazon Prime Release - Rating TBD - Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk
Tomb Raider 2 - Rating TBD - Alicia Vikander, Kristin Scott Thomas

Moved to 2022 or Later:

Escape Room 2 - Rating TBD - Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman (Moved to January 7, 2022)
The 355 - Rating TBD - Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan (Moved to January 14, 2022)
Deep Water - Rating TBD - Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck (Moved to January 14, 2022)
The Man From Toronto - Rating TBD - Jason Statham, Kevin Hart (Moved to January 14, 2022)
Morbius - Rating TBD - Jared Leto, Adria Arjona (Moved to January 21, 2022)
Death On The Nile - Rating TBD - Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot (Moved to February 11, 2022)
What About Love - Rating TBD - Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone (Moved to February 11, 2022)
Rumble - Rating TBD - Will Arnett, Terry Crews (Moved to February 18, 2022)
Uncharted - Rating TBD - Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg (Moved to February 18, 2022)
The Batman - Rating TBD - Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz (Moved to March 4, 2022)
The Bad Guys - Rating TBD - Awkwafina, Craig Robinson (April 16, 2022)
Mission: Impossible 7 - Rating TBD - Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson (Moved to May 27, 2022)
Untitled Elvis Biopic - Rating TBD - Austin Butler, Tom Hanks (Moved to June 3, 2022)
Jurassic World: Dominion - Rating TBD - Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard (Moved to June 10, 2022)
Minions: The Rise Of Gru - Rated PG - Steve Carell, Lucy Lawless (Moved to July 1, 2022)
Fantastic Beasts III - Rating TBD - Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law (Moved to July 15, 2022)
Black Adam - Rating TBD - Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo (Moved to July 29, 2022)
Babylon - Rating TBD - Brad Pitt (Moved to January 6, 2023)

Which of these 2021 movies are you most excited to see and which ones do you think should have been cancelled instead of just postponed (if that was the case)? Be sure to check back for additional information and updates on the most anticipated movies coming to theaters, as well as what you should keep an eye out for on streaming, here on CinemaBlend.

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