Pictured: Pain Hustlers, Rebel Moon, Chicken Run 2, and Maestro
Netflix boasts numerous, if not countless, forthcoming movies. If you’re interested in knowing which films have generated the most excitement among viewers, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is an updated guide to the most eagerly awaited Netflix movies.
As one of the most expansive databases of movies and TV shows worldwide, IMDb assigns a MOVIEmeter score based on the volume of traffic to a specific page. The higher the traffic, the more people are eagerly anticipating the project. IMDb consistently attracts over half a billion site visits each month.
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Every week, we will update the list of the most anticipated series and movies, and we will also cover other genres such as the most awaited Korean titles, using alternative sources as well.
Note: The MOVIEmeter scores provided were accurate as of August 29th, 2023:
15. Society of the Snow Suit (Snow Wear SALE)
Director: J.A. BayonaGenre: Adventure, Biography, DramaCast: Enzo Vogrincic, Rafael Federman, Agustín Pardella, Simon Hempe, Matías RecaltProduction Status: CompletedNetflix Release Date: September 9th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 4898
“A group of rugby players survives a plane crash on an Andes glacier, finding themselves in one of the harshest environments on Earth.”
14. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley
Director: Mark MolloyGenre: Action, Comedy, CrimeCast: Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Preston Rogers, Paul ReiserProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: 2024 TBDMOVIEmeter: 4861
Picture: Paramount Pictures
For the first time in almost three decades, Eddie Murphy will make a comeback as Axel Foley, the brash, outspoken cop from Detroit. Plot details are still under wraps, making it uncertain whether Axel Foley will be portrayed as a police commissioner or if his unconventional methods have hindered his promotions.
13. Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver
Director: Zack SnyderGenre: Action, Adventure, DramaCast: Cleopatra Coleman, Ed Skrein, Charlie Hunnam, Jena Malone, Bae DoonaProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: April 19th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 4698
Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon will hit theaters in December 2023, but audiences won’t have to wait long for the sequel, which is set to arrive just a few months later in April 2024.
12. The Old Guard 2
Director: Victoria Mahoney, Dan BradleyGenre: Action, Adventure, FantasyCast: Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, KiKi Layne, Marwen Kenzari, Chiwetel EjioforProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: 2024 TBDMOVIEmeter: 4206
Picture. The Old Guard 2 – Denever and Delilah Productions
The Old Guard debuted in the summer (Summer is here SALE) of 2020, during a time when a significant portion of the global population was under lockdown. Following its outstanding performance and the millions of viewers who streamed the film across the world, Netflix greenlit a sequel.
Andromache of Scythia, along with her team of immortal soldiers, return in this second installment to chronicle their continued battles and burdens. Nile’s inclusion in the group has provided them with new purpose and direction, but when you have 6,000 years of history behind you, the past is always ready to resurface and seek vengeance.
11. Pain Hustlers
Director: David YatesGenre: Crime, DramaCast: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Chloe Coleman, Andy Garcia, Catherine O’HaraPost Production: CompletedNetflix Release Date: October 27th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 3439
Pain Hustlers, based on Evan Hughes’ book, is one of two Netflix adaptations centered around the Opioid Crisis in 2023. The movie follows the story of Liza Drake, who is employed by a pharmaceutical company and embarks on a journey that proves to be beneficial, at least for her own financial gain.
10. The Electric State
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe RussoGenre: Action, Adventure, Sci-FiCast: Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Pratt, Stanley TucciProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: 2024MOVIEmeter: 3182
Picture: The Electric State – AGBO / Netflix
The Electric State marks one of the Russo brothers’ most prominent projects following their tenure at Marvel. Millie Bobby Brown returns for yet another Netflix venture, as the streaming service consistently places her at the forefront of their most captivating projects.
“An orphaned teenager embarks on a journey across the American West with a sweet yet enigmatic robot and an unconventional wanderer, all in search of her younger brother.”
9. Love at First Sight
Director: Vanessa CaswillGenre: Drama, RomanceCast: Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy, Rob Delaney, Jamella Jamil, Dexter FletcherProduction Status: Post ProductionNetflix Release Date: September 15th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 2632
Haley Lu Richardson gained recognition through her emotionally charged performance in the tear-jerking film Five Feet Apart, and has since climbed even higher on the ladder of stardom with HBO’s The White Lotus. Love at First Sight serves as the actress’s first Netflix Original since her role in Operation Finale.
Hadley and Oliver find themselves gradually falling for each other during a flight from New York to London. The likelihood of ever crossing paths again seems impossible, but love—and perhaps fate—has a way of defying odds, especially in the enchanting city of London.
Director: Jimmy Chin | Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiGenre: Biography, Drama, SportCast: Jodie Foster, Annette Bening, Rhys Ifans, Johnny Solo, Jeena YiProduction Status: CompletedNetflix Release Date: November 3rd, 2023MOVIEmeter: 2568
“Nyad tells the extraordinary true story of athlete Diana Nyad, who, at the age of 60 and with the support of her best friend and coach, commits herself to achieving her lifelong dream: a 110-mile swim across open ocean from Cuba to Florida.”
Director: Gareth EvansGenre: Action, ThrillerCast: Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker, Narges Rashidi, Luis GuzmánProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: 2023MOVIEmeter: 2234
Picture: Havoc – One More One Productions / Netflix
Renowned for films such as The Raid and Netflix‘s The Apostle, Gareth Evans stands out as an exceptionally talented and thrilling director. Havoc will mark Tom Hardy’s debut in a Netflix film, with Evans and Hardy both serving as producers.
The story takes place after a botched drug deal, when a battered detective must navigate a criminal underworld in order to rescue a politician’s estranged son. Along the way, he unravels a web of corruption and conspiracy that engulfs the entire city.
6. Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Director: Sam FellGenre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy| Cast: Bella Ramsey, David Bradley, Imelda Staunton, Thandiwe Staunton, Nick MohammedProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: December 15th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 2095
Picture. Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – Aardman Animations
After a span of 23 years, the beloved chicken movie franchise returns to the delight of fans worldwide!
Having escaped the clutches of Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has discovered a tranquil island sanctuary for her entire flock. However, back on the mainland, the chicken community faces a new peril, compelling Ginger and her team to embark on a daring mission.
Director: Robert Marianetti, Robert Smigel, David WachtenheimGenre: Animation, Comedy, FamilyCast: Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Sadie Sandler, Stephanie HsuProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: November 21st, 2023MOVIEmeter: 1833
Leo, a 74-year-old lizard, and his turtle companion decide to escape from the terrarium of a Florida school classroom where they have resided for decades.
4. The Killer
Director: David FincherGenre: Action, Crime, DramaCast: Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Charles Parnell, Monique Ganderton, Sala BakerProduction Status: Post ProductionNetflix Release Date: November 10th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 828
Picture: The Killer – Archaia Entertainment / Netflix
The Killer, another passion project that David Fincher has been passionate about for years, is an adaptation of Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel. Upon its release, The Killer will be Fincher’s second feature film during his exclusive four-year deal with Netflix.
“A solitary and cold-hearted man, methodical and unburdened by scruples or regrets, the killer lurks in the shadows, patiently waiting for his next target. However, the longer he waits, the more he questions his own sanity and begins to doubt his composure. A brutally intense and stylish noir tale of a professional assassin adrift in a world devoid of moral compass, this film is a character study of a man all alone, armed to the teeth, gradually succumbing to madness.”
Director: Bradley CooperGenre: Biography, Drama, Music | Cast: Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Maya Hawke, Matt Bomer, Sarah SilvermanProduction Status: CompletedNetflix Release Date: December 20th, 2023MOVIEmeter: 182
Picture: Maestro – Amblin Entertainment / Netflix
Maestro potentially stands as an Oscar contender for the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. Bradley Cooper takes on the roles of director, producer, writer, and actor in his biographical film centered around Leonard Bernstein, the composer of renowned movies such as West Side Story, On the Waterfront, and On the Town.
“Maestro tells the intricate love story of Leonard and Felicia, a tale spanning over 30 years—from their chance encounter at a party in 1946, through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, and the birth of their three children: Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, and Nina Bernstein Simmons.”
Director: Grant SingerGenre: Crime, Drama, MysteryCast: Benico Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian, Alicia Silverstone, Domenick LombardozziProduction Status: CompletedNetflix Release Date: October 6th, 2023Moviemeter: 58
“Nichols, a seasoned detective from New England, is unwavering in his pursuit of a case where appearances prove deceiving, gradually unraveling the illusions in his own life.”
1. Rebel Moon
Director: Zack SnyderGenre: Action, Adventure, DramaCast: Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Stuart Martin, Anthony Hopkins, Jena MaloneProduction Status: Post-ProductionNetflix Release Date: December 22nd, 2023MOVIEmeter: 5
Picture: Rebel Moon – Grand Electric / Netflix
Since his return to directing, Zack Snyder has found a new home in Netflix, which has greenlit a myriad of his exciting projects. Rebel Moon is rumored to have originated from Snyder’s pitch for a standalone Star Wars film, while being influenced by his favorite film, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
“A peaceful colony on the outer reaches of the galaxy faces imminent threat from the armies of Balisarius, a tyrannical regent. Desperate for aid, the colonists send forth a young woman with an enigmatic past on a mission to recruit warriors from neighboring planets, with hopes of uniting against their oppressor.”
If Rebel Moon were to have a limited theatrical release, attending it would certainly provide audiences with a thematic experience.
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