2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together.
and To All the Boys I Loved Before reminded us, after a long drought, that Set It Up we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touching on Netflix's award show hopefuls, like and Roma The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. If all of that happened in 2018, then what does 2019 hold for the Netflix Original Films front? At least two romantic comedies are on the lineup. We'll also see new movies from Dee Rees, Michael Bay, and Martin Scorsese, and a movie starring all your favorite Saturday Night Live women. Here are the originals coming to an account near you. The King November 1
Timothée Chalamet fans and English majors, get excited for this one: Chalamet stars as
King Henry V
— known to his friends as Hal — in this Netflix period drama. After his brother is unexpectedly killed, Hal ends up on the throne in his early 20s. He faces a tough transition from wayward prince to king. Chalamet is joined by an exciting cast: Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily-Rose Depp.
More Let It Snow November 8 A bunch of Gen-Z all-stars like Kiernan Shipka and Odeya Rush round out this Christmas rom-com. More Earthquake Bird November 15
If you're desperate to know what an "earthquake bird" is before the Netflix movie comes out,
check out the novel o
n which it's based. In Japan, Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is suspected of murder after her friend (Riley Keough) goes missing following her affair with a local photographer (Naoki Kobayashi).
REX/Shutterstock More The Irishman November 27 It's happening: The ninth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, 10 years in the making. And it's happening on Netflix. De Niro plays Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a labor union official with mafia connections. On his deathbed, he claims responsibility for the death of labor organizer Jim Hoffa (Al Pacino). Todd Williamson/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock More Lionheart January 4
Netflix is kicking off its 2019 with
its first-ever Nigerian original film.
is also Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut (she stars in the movie as well).
Nnaji told Essence
stemmed from my desire and hunger to shed light, and to speak the truth of what it’s like to be a young [woman] trying to make it in a world that is dominated by men. That being said, it was equally important to me that the movie was light-hearted and warm, so the environment in which it was told was crucial as well."
More Story continues Close January 18
all fans of Bodyguard : Close
was made for you. The character Sam (Noomi Rapace) takes inspiration from real life bodyguard Jacquie Davis. Sam is hired to protect Zoe (Sophie Nelisse), an heiress. The job
be easy — then, Zoe is threatened by kidnappers. A woman-led, woman-directed action movie? Sign us up.
More IO January 18 Sam Walden (Margaret Qualley) is one of humanity's few survivors — and she's the only one who might be able to fix the planet. But can she do it before everyone boards the next space shuttle out of there? Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock More Animas January 25 A teen movie in which a young girl travels to hell. More Polar January 25 In 2018, Vanesa Hudgens' starred in the Netflix Christimas movie A Princess Switch. She's making a complete pivot in 2019, starring instead in the arctic set thriller Polar. Mads Mikkelson is serving up a look as the world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla. More Velvet Buzzsaw February 1 We can't tell you what Velvet Buzzsaw means, but we can tell you what it's about: It's a supernatural thriller set in the contemporary art world scene in Los Angeles, where buyers drop millions on cutting-edge art. After seeing the cast, it'll come as no surprise that Velvet Buzzsaw is going to get a theatrical release. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, and Tom Sturridge. Velvet Buzzsaw will make its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. More High Flying Bird February 8
Steven Soderbergh keeps saying he's
, and then keeps making movies and shows. His latest?
High Flying Bird
, a basketball movie starring Andre Holland of
. The twist? Like the movie
High Flying Bird
is shot an iPhone.
Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock More The Breaker Uppers February 15 This quirky comedy is about two women who are paid to break couples up for them. More The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind March 1 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
tells the remarkable true story of a 13-year-old boy (played by Maxwell Simba) from Malawi who saves his village from famine. Chiwetel Ejiofor
wrote the screenplay
and also stars as the boy's father. Ejiofor also starred in last year's Netflix movie
James Gourley/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock More Walk. Ride. Rodeo. March 8
This movie tells the
incredible true story of Amberley Snyder,
an award-winning barrel racer who lost function in her legs after a terrible accident — and then got back on the horse to race again.
More The Dirt March 22
With the release of the Mötley Crüe biopic, Netflix is about to get sexier, druggier, and rock and rollier. And you know who's excited? Motley Crue. After leaving a screening,
frontman Vince Neil tweeted
: “Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw
movie!! Fuckin’ awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!”
Ilpo Musto/REX/Shutterstock More The Highwaymen March 29 We've seen the story of Bonnie and Clyde from the criminals' perspective. The Highwaymen is set to tell the law enforcement side of things. Two former Texas rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) go after the duo when conventional avenues fail. More The Perfect Date April 12
Another year, another rom-com in which Noah Centineo plays a fake boyfriend. How did we get so lucky? According to Netflix's "See What's Next" Twitter account,
The Perfect Date
is about "an enterprising young man who, to make money for college, creates a dating app & stands in for non-existent boyfriends." He meets Camila Mendes' character. If he keeps it up, Centineo will become the official leading man of the
Netflix Star System
More Someone Great April 19 You want it, you got it. Netflix is bringing us another romantic comedy — this time, starring Gina Rodriguez. She plays a newly single woman who decides to go on one last New York adventure before moving for her dream job. The movie is produced by Rodriguez and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. More Homecoming April 17 Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella performance, captured in all its glory — and all the astounding work it took her to get there. More Wine Country May 10 Netflix is billing Wine Country as "your new favorite movie," and we are wont to agree. Take a look at the cast, which is essentially an SNL greatest hits reunion: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer. And it's Poehler's directorial debut. Let's fast forward to the spring. More The Perfection May 28
If we had to guess which Netflix thriller would turn into a viral sensation, our bet would be on
. The movie's synopsis is admittedly opaque: Two cello prodigies reunite in Shanghai. But the cast (Logan Browning and Allison Williams) combined with the movie's
has us hopeful.
More Murder Mystery June 12 Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison, has an exclusive deal with the streaming service. With Murder Mystery, Sandler is bringing Jennifer Aniston aboard the Happy Madison train. Murder Mystery is about a couple (Sandler and Aniston) who take a long-awaited European vacation. On their way, they somehow become embroiled with a mysterious billionaire and his shady dealings. Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock More Otherhood August 2 What happens when you combine Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, and Patricia Arquette? You get Otherhood, a movie about three mothers tired of their lazy adult sons (played by Jake Lacy, Jake Hoffman, and Sinqua Walls). John Salangsang/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock More The Two Popes December 20 The Pope
high-stakes drama about, you know. Popes.
Specifically, the course of Pope Benedict's (Anthony Hopkins) election and later resignation from the papacy. Jonathan Pryce plays Pope Francis, Pope Benedict's successor.
Rex More Elisa & Marcela May 31 Talk about star-crossed lovers. Elisa & Marcela tells the true story of a woman named Elisa Sánchez Loriga who a male identity in order to marry another woman, Marcela Gracia Ibeas, in 1901 Galicia. More Always Be My Maybe May 29 Keep the romantic comedies coming, Netflix, keep 'em coming. Nahnatchka Khan directs this movie about two childhood sweethearts who reunite as adults. The spark is still there, but circumstances aren't conducive for an easy relationship. Sasha (Ali Wong) is a celebrity chef. Marcus (Randall Park) is a struggling musician who lives at home. What's next? John Salangsang/Variety/REX/Shutterstock More Sextuplets August 16
There's no easy way to say this, but Marlon Wayons is playing sextuplets in this upcoming Netflix movie, which seems like a comedy version of
Three Identical Strangers
discovers he's one of six
and goes on a road trip to track down his brothers. Looks like
The Princess Switch
has just been blown out of the competition in the "actors playing more than one character" category.
Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock More Dolemite Is My Name October 26
Eddie Murphy stars in this
biopic of Rudy Ray Moore
, a 1970s comedian best known for his Blaxploitation films.
More Tigertail TBA
Alan Yang wrote, directed, and produced this movie, which is
based on his own family's experiences
emigrating from Taiwan to the U.S. John Cho will star.
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock More The Last Days of American Crime TBA
This thriller seems like the opposite of
. The American government plans to transmit a signal that will
make it impossible for anyone to commit crime
. Just before a signal is sent out, a group of criminals bands together for one last heist. The movie stars Edgar Ramirez, Michael Pitt, Anna Brewster, and Sharlto Copley.
Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock More The Laundromat September 27 Remember what we said about Steven Soderbergh retiring? Forget it. He's directing another Netflix movie that comes out this year. The Laundromat looks into the Panamanian law firm that allowed wealthy individuals and corporations to launder money in tax havens around the world. It stars Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas. More The Last Thing He Wanted TBA High-brow alert — Dee Rees of Mudbound directs this adaptation of a Joan Didion novel. Elena McMahon (Anne Hathaway) quits her job as a reporter covering the 1984 presidential election to care for her ailing father. Xavier Collin/PictureGroup/REX/Shutterstock More All Day and a Night TBA This wrenching movie looks at three phases in an incarcerated man's (Ashton Sanders) life: His childhood, his time in prison, and how he got to prison in the first place. All Day and a Night was written by Black Panther's writer, Joe Robert Coe. Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock More 6 Underground TBA
was big? Think again.
is a high-budget action movie directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds. It's about six billionaires who form their own vigilante squad.
Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock More The Devil All The Time TBA An absolutely all-star cast — Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen — star in this movie based on a Western novel. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? The 12 Best Netflix Food Shows To Stream Right Now When Can You Finally Watch <em>ACS</em> On Netflix? Coachella Is Feeling The Netflix Effect