Netflix will release at least one new movie every week in 2021

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: Netflix subscribers have a lot to look forward to in the New Year as the streaming video giant has promised to drop at least one new movie ever week during 2021. If nothing else, the full slate will help to justify Netflix's recent price hike.

In announcing the initiative on Tuesday, Netflix said its upcoming slate of films will feature some of the industry’s biggest stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Garner, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, among others.

As of this week, the company’s 2021 film slate includes some 70 movies. A PDF with the full rundown is available over on Netflix’s website. They kindly asked that we not link directly to it but you can find it by scrolling to the bottom of the press release.

Netflix announced a price hike late last year that saw its most popular subscription tier increase in cost by $1. Its top-tier package, which affords 4K and HDR on select content, jumped by $2 to $17.99 per month.

We won’t know until later this month what sort of impact the price hike might have had on Netflix’s subscriber count. In its most recent earnings report from October, the streaming giant said it had more than 195 million global paid subscribers as of September 30, 2020.

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Doppleganger3333

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And they cancel a good show like Away because it was costing them too much..

Joseph Stalin once said "quantity has a quality all of it's own" but it doesn't work for Netflix IMO.
 

Ravey

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I've scanned through the pdf,

There is nothing that states these are "Netflix Originals" I doubt even netflix have the budget for a new original every week! Some of these will likely be movies that were supposed to be view at cinema but now will never get the chance! Think of it like this, the more of these movies you watch, the more you are supporting the actors and performers during the current global pandemic.

Its also important to note that a good portion of the movies are either non english or not available in every region.
 

UncleMikeRetro

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Maybe they figured, since 1 out of 10 movies they make is good, go for the volume. Bollywood adopted this idea years ago, except their ratio is 1 x 1,000 :)
It's sort of a novel thing that lately we can even see in person how blatant the 1/1000 Bollywood ratio really is on both Prime and Netflix. I can't count all the "that looks cool" moments I have had destroyed when I really read the synopsis.
 

Homerlovesbeer

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Quality > quantity

I totally agree. It's just too much. They could have halved it. I find I watch about a 20:1 ratio of TV series such as the Expanse for every hour I watch a movie.

I even think we have far too much series content on streaming platforms also. There simply isn't enough time in a working person's life to even scratch the surface of what's available.
 

Ravey

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I totally agree. It's just too much. They could have halved it. I find I watch about a 20:1 ratio of TV series such as the Expanse for every hour I watch a movie.

I even think we have far too much series content on streaming platforms also. There simply isn't enough time in a working person's life to even scratch the surface of what's available.

Channel 5 in the uk has been doing this for years!