The Best Movies To Stream This New Year

As we all continue to spend time at home, movies and TV shows have become the main way to escape. Here are some of the best movies to get you through the next couple of months.

Without any prediction for cinematography in the upcoming year, we could only desire the  premieres of old returning to our streets.

From directors and producers, they take this risky calculation to handle the consequences of the last year and create things for us to watch without the box office.

Here are seven things you should definitely watch in 2021.


Malcolm & Marie

Malcolm (Josh David Washington) and Marie (Zendaya), a director and his girlfriend, are waiting for feedback after their premiere.

This story is a kind of reflection to the feelings and emotions which every creator gets after he introduces his creature to the world.

Unexpectedly, complicated talk about their relationships appears between them. In specific, it shows their characters are only features. So, it’s more to the hard dialogue of the two souls rather than  their film.


The director, Sam Levison, is well-known with his previous series Euphoria. By the way, he is Barry Levinson’s son, who also was a hero of our reviews.

You can catch this on Netflix from February 5th.



This dramatic story belongs to brothers Russo, Anthony and Joe, and initiates the year after the epic final of The Avengers.

Cherry, a young soldier, who just came back from the Iraq War. He is trying to overload post-traumatic memories with drugs and alcohol.

Looking for another high, he decides on a bank robbery, joining the accomplice. This is based on a true story and on Nico Walker’s novel Cherry.

Brother’s Russo is another excuse to watch this film, as, Tom Holland plays the popular character.


The White Tiger

This crime drama, directed by Ramin Bahrani, is based on the same-named novel by Aravin Adiga. Wife Pinky is played by  Priyanka Chopra.

Balram Halwai, a poor man from a similarly poor village, was trained by society to be one servant.

However, his cunning and ambition allowed him to become a driver for Ashok and his wife Pinky, two wealthy secular individuals who had recently returned from America.

Although he has become indispensable to his wealthy masters, they betray him in an attempt to force Balram to take the blame for a crime he did not commit.

Realising that Ahok and Pinky will take care only of themselves and leave him to die in prison, Balram rebelled against the rigged system and climbs the ladder to master his own life.

Releases on Netflix in January.


The Dig

After the death of her husband in 1938,  widow Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan) organises archaeological excavations on her property in Sutton Hoo, where the woman suggests she is hiding ancient treasures.

She seeks the help of an experienced archaeologist, Basil Brawn (Ralph Fiennes), and is soon joined by a young student, Peggy Preston (Lily James), who is eager to make new acquaintances and to participate in the search for jewellery.

Also, you can stream this on Netflix.



Justin Timberlake stars in  the main role of prisoner Palmer in the past, now get out of jail and back to the home town.

He is willing to change his life but faces the ghost of his past life. Suddenly, he becomes the mentor of the outstanding boy who was abandoned by his mother.

Also, unaccepted by society, he struggled with a bulling of passion for fairy cartoons and female clothes.

Stream this one on Apple TV+


The Mauritanian

This film is particular for the globe, based on the notes of Mohamedou Ould Salahi while prisoning in Guantánamo Bay for 14 years without trial.

He was persecuted for a terrorist act on 11 September, including connections with Al-Qaeda.

Attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan investigate his affair, proving the innocence of Salahi.

Being in the detention camp Salahi underwent the majority of painful torture. He was the first prisoner, who wrote the diaries while being charged.

Another thing to distinguish this film among others is a star crew with Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, and Tahar Rahi in the role of Salahi.


The Little Things

This psychological thriller stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto.

The plot tells the story of  two police officers, desperate to catch a dangerous maniac.

Director John Lee Hancock wrote the script for the film almost 30 years ago, and the action takes place in a world where there were no DNA tests, computers connected to the internet, and even mobile phones that made life much easier for police officers.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Dick must team up with one of the best detectives in Los Angeles – Baxter, to catch a dangerous maniac.

Dick has a phenomenal talent – he is very attentive to little things, his nose helped investigate more than one case. But he breaks constantly the rules what put Baxter in front of a difficult choice.

Which one are you most looking forward to watch?

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