FIRST LOOK: 92+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2021

Watchlist as of 10/2020 – includes some 2020 movies

2021, at least from what’s planned, looks like a good year for new movie theater releases.

Hopefully, the pandemic will not be a major factor — again — in continuing to delay titles but as of this post in October 2020, that shadow looms.

Bookmark this post and return to see what’s coming out when in the future.

As movie release dates are frequently changing, some of the information below might be inaccurate now or at times in the future. This post, like our 2020 post (see: FIRST LOOK: 75+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2020), is regularly updated as new info is made available.

Note: this post will be updated periodically to include links to new coverage as it is posted and becomes available throughout 2021.

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Bolded title movies we’re most looking forward to seeing

FIRST LOOK – contains the first time a movie was looked at with the information at that time. As a monthly movies coming soon posts are released (typically 30-45 days before the new month to allow for studio release changes), it will be linked in the date heading and contain more information about the movies scheduled to come out during that month.

Mortal Kombat: Jan 15

JANUARY 2021 (12 movies)

Mortal Kombat – videogame movies have traditionally by and large been horrible, but I loved this videogame which reminded me of Bruce Lee’s Game of Death. The finishing moves in the game are awesome, but sometimes videogames just don’t translate to movies. They keep trying though

  • Escape Room 2 (Jan 1)
  • The Devil’s Light (Jan 8)
  • Untitled Blumhouse Horror Project (Jan 8)
  • Mortal Kombat (Jan 15)
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Jan 15)
  • 355 (Jan 15)
  • Cash Truck (Jan 15)
  • Respect (Jan 15)
  • Chaos Walking (Jan 22)
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Jan 22)
  • Rumble (Jan 29)
  • The Little Things (Jan 29)
Antlers: Feb 19

FEBRUARY 2021 (9 movies)

  • Cinderella (Feb 5)
  • The Eternals (Feb 12)
  • Monster Problems (Feb 12)
  • What About Love (Feb 12) – Sharon Stone [LIMITED]
  • Dog (Feb 12)
  • Untitled WB Event Film (Feb 12)
  • Nobody (Feb 19)
  • Antlers (Feb 19) [LIMITED]
  • The King’s Man (Feb 26)

MARCH 2021 (9 movies)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife – Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! My love for the original film had me seriously doubting any sequel not having the ghost busting trio: Harold Ramis (now deceased), Bill Murray and Dan Akyroyd, but must admit the trailer and buzz around this film has me intrigued.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife March 5

Also, it has sort of a Cobra Kai feel to it in that it seems to be continuing from a future point and harkening back vs. a retelling of the original story. That got my attention.

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Mar 5)
  • Tom and Jerry (Mar 5)
  • Untitled Universal Event Film (Mar 5)
  • Raya And The Last Dragon (Mar 12)
  • The Many Saints of Newark (Mar 12)
  • Tomb Raider 2 (Mar 19)
  • Morbius (Mar 19)
  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive … (March 19)
  • The Boss Baby 2 (Mar 26)

APRIL 2021 (10 movies)

James Bond #25, the last Daniel Craig outing, sees Bond facing off against an ecoterrorist played by Ram Malek.

Bond #25: April 2
  • No Time To Die (Apr 2)
  • Fatherhood (Apr 2)
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (Apr 9)
  • BIOS (Apr 16) Tom Hanks
  • Reminiscence (Apr 16)
  • A Quiet Place: Part II (Apr 23)
  • Monster Hunter (Apr 23)
  • Last Night in Soho (Apr 23)
  • The Assist
  • Ron’s Gone Wrong

MAY 2021 (8 movies)

  • Black Widow (May 7)
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (May 7)
  • Spirit Riding Free Untitled Movie (May 14)
  • Spiral (May 21)
  • Godzilla vs. KongFIRST LOOK (May 21)
  • F9: The Fast Saga (May 28)
  • Cruella (May 28)
  • Infinite (May 28)

JUNE 2021 (7 movies)

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (delayed, Sept 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021)
  • *Samaritan (Jun 4)
  • Micronauts (Jun 4)
  • Vivo (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to April 16, 2021, move #2 to Jun 4)
  • Luca (Jun 18)
  • In The Heights (Jun 18)
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Jun 25) Marvel MCU

JULY 2021 (9 movies)

  • Top Gun: Maverick (July 2)
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 2)
  • The Forever Purge (July 9)
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16)
  • Uncharted (delayed, moved from December 18 to March 15, 2021, move #2 to Oct 8, move #3 to July 16)
  • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar (July 16)
  • The Tomorrow War (July 23)
  • Untitled M. Night Shyamian 2021 Untitled (July 23)
  • Jungle Cruise (July 30)

AUGUST 2021 (6 movies)

  • The Suicide Squad (Aug 6)
  • Hotel Transylvania 4 (Aug 6)
  • Untitled Blumhouse Project (Aug 13)
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie (Aug 20)
  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Aug 20)
  • The Beatles: Get Back (Aug 27)

SEPTEMBER 2021 (5 movies)

  • Jackass 4 (Sep 3)
  • Untitled New Line Horror Film (Sep 10)
  • Bad Guys (Sep 17)
  • The Man from Toronto (Sep 17)
  • My Little Pony (Sep 24)

OCTOBER 2021 (6 movies)

  • Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event (Oct 1)
  • Untitled Disney Live Action IV (6ct 8)
  • The Last Duel (Oct 15)
  • Halloween Kills (Oct 15) Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Snake Eyes (Oct 22)
  • The Addam’s Family 2 (Oct 29)
  • Halloween Ends (delayed, moved from Oct 15 to Oct 2022)

NOVEMBER 2021 (7 movies)

  • Elvis (Nov 5)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3 (Nov 12)
  • Mission Impossible 7 (Nov 19)
  • King Richard (Nov 19) biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father
  • Untitled Disney Live Action (Nov 19)
  • Gucci (Nov 24)
  • Untitled Disney Animation 3D (Nov 24)

DECEMBER 2021 (4 movies)

  • Spider-man: Homecoming 3 (Dec 17)
  • The Nightengale (Dec 22)
  • Sing 2 (Dec 22)
  • Black Adam (Dec 22)

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