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New Direct Release Movies

November 2021 Direct Release Movies

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Looking for the perfect movie to watch on your projection system? We go through all the streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon, and more to bring you the best streaming movies to watch on your home theater system.

This new section, sponsored by BenQ, will be your source to find the latest releases coming to a (home) theater near you!

What better way to watch these new movies than in the comfort of your own home and with a BenQ 4K projector?

New Direct Release Movies December 2021

The Rescue

Release Date: December 3
Service: Disney+

In the summer of 2018, a short outing after soccer practice became a two-week saga of survival and a story that soon captured the world’s attention. Monsoon rains had trapped twelve boys and their coach in a cave in Northern Thailand, and within days thousands of people had descended on the area to try to help. Anticipation and anguish hung in the air until they were found, trapped in a pitch-black chamber two kilometers deep into the cave. Now how to get them out?

“The Rescue” is a dramatic and emotional retelling of one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times. With exclusive interviews and never-before-seen material, the film takes us into the infamous cave, highlights the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and US Special Forces, and details the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to dive the boys to safety.

The Unforgivable

Release Date: December 10
Service: Netflix

Recently released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Release Date: December 14
Service: Netflix

An animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last (forced) road trip. Just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells to save humanity.

Ron’s Gone Wrong

Release Date: December 15
Service: Disney+

Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend Out-of-the-Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

Recently Released

Bruised

Release Date: November 24
Service: Netflix

Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.), the son she gave up as an infant, shows up at her doorstep.

King Richard

Release Date: November 19
Service: HBO Max

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams (Will Smith) is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, California, Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.

Red Notice

Release Date: November 12
Service: Netflix

An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release Date: November 12
Service: Apple TV

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. 

Respect

Release Date: November 9
Service: Netflix

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

Finch

Release Date: November 5
Service: Apple TV

On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built by terminally ill Finch (Tom Hanks) to protect the life of his beloved dog, Goodyear. The trio embarks on a journey into the desolate American West as Finch strives to show his robot creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive and to teach him to become human enough to take care of Goodyear.  And Goodyear himself must learn to accept and trust his new master.

Candyman

Release Date: November 2
Service: Amazon

The housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. A decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, and, through his paintings, unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Army of Thieves

Release Date: October 29
Service: Netflix

In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) is recruited into a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals in order to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

Release Date: October 29
Service: Paramount+

The seventh Paranormal Activity movie follows Margot (played by Charmed’s Emily Bader) as she visits an Amish community in the woods to document her search for her long-lost mother. While filming her time with the isolated village of traditionalist folk, Margot uncovers dark secrets hidden within.

Dune

Release Date: October 22
Service: HBO Max

Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timothy Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Stillwater

Release Date: October 21
Service: Amazon

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award® winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system, Bill builds a new life for himself in France as he makes it his personal mission to exonerate his daughter.

The Many Saints of Newark

Release Date: October 1
Service: HBO Max

Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini).

Free Guy

Release Date: September 28
Service: Amazon

A bank teller (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Release Date: September 17
Service: Amazon

Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. In rousing and colorful musical numbers, Jamie and his community inspire one another to overcome prejudice, be more accepting, and to step out of the darkness into the spotlight.

Cry Macho

Release Date: September 17
Service: HBO Max

Director/producer Clint Eastwood’s uplifting and poignant drama which stars Eastwood as Mike Milo, a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who, in 1979, takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Forced to take the backroads on their way to Texas, the unlikely pair faces an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman finds unexpected connections and his own sense of redemption.

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali

Release Date: September 9
Service: Netflix

Blood Brothers tells the extraordinary and ultimately tragic story of the friendship between two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, and Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam’s – and black America’s – most incendiary and charismatic leader.

Malignant

Release Date: September 10
Service: HBO Max

Malignant is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan (Insidious and Saw). This film marks director Wan’s return to his original roots with this new horror thriller.

In the film, Madison (Annabelle Wallis) is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.  

F9: The Fast Saga

Release Date: September 7
Service: Amazon

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past.

In F9, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life with Letty and his son, but they know danger always lurks just over the horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

Cinderella

Release Date: September 3
Service: Amazon

Cinderella is a bold new take on the traditional story you grew up with. In this musical, our heroine (Camila Cabello) is an ambitious young woman, whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow, but with the help of her Fab G (Billy Porter), she is able to persevere and make her dreams come true. 

The Green Knight

Release Date: August 18 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Service: A24 Screening Room

An epic fantasy adventure based on the Knights of the Round Table under King Arthur legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes am epic journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

Beckett

Release Date: August 13
Service: Netflix

While vacationing in Greece, Beckett (John David Washington), an American tourist, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to reach the U.S. embassy in Athens to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.

Vivo

Release Date: August 6
Service: Netflix

An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (voiced by Lin-Manuel Miranda), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos Gonzáles).

The Suicide Squad

Release Date: August 6
Service: HBO Max

Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the USA is where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out–even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X that includes a collection of cons: Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Heavily armed the Squad is dropped on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave… one wrong move and they’re dead.

Jungle Cruise

Release Date: July 30
Service: Disney+

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission.

Jolt

Release Date: July 23
Service: Amazon

Lindy (Kate Beckinsale) is a beautiful woman with a painful secret: a lifelong, rare neurological disorder causes her to experience sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Release Date: July 16
Service: HBO Max

Basketball champion and global icon, LeBron James, goes on an epic adventure alongside Bugs Bunny in the animated/live-action event. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

Black Widow

Release Date: July 9
Service: Disney+

Scarlett Johansson is back as Natasha/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

The Tomorrow War

Release Date: July 2
Service: Amazon

A group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight.

Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Release Date: July 2
Service: Peacock

The sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Release Date: July 2
Service: HBO Max

Oscar winner Angelina Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper still reeling from the loss of three lives she failed to save from a fire when she comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy with nowhere else to turn.

Ice Road

Release Date: June 18
Service: Netflix

After a remote diamond mine collapses in northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.

Fatherhood

Release Date: June 18
Service: Netflix

Inspired by a true story, a new dad (Kevin Hart) widowed when his wife dies a day after giving birth, copes with the fear, doubts, and heartache of raising his daughter as a single parent.

Luca

Release Date: June 18
Service: Disney+

Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

In the Heights

Release Date: June 10
Service: HBO Max

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big. A kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community and in the center of it all, a magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life. “In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

Awake

Release Date: June 9
Service: Netflix

A mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep causing global hysteria. Scientists race to find a cure for the unexplained insomnia before its fatal effects eliminate the human race. When Jill (Gina Rodriguez), a former soldier, discovers her young daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide: protect her children at all costs or sacrifice everything to save the world.

Voyagers

Release Date: June 8
Service: Amazon

Set in the future, the film chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. The mission descends into madness, as the crew reverts to its most primal state, not knowing if the real threat they face is what’s outside the ship or who they’re becoming inside it.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Release Date: June 4
Service: HBO Max

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even the most experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.  One of the most sensational cases they ever investigated, starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Cruella

Release Date: May 28
Service: Disney+

The legendary Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets and sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Army of the Dead

Release Date: May 21
Service: Netflix

From Zack Snyder Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled the city off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours.

The Woman in the Window

Release Date: May 14
Service: Netflix

An agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. A stellar ensemble cast brings Tracy Letts’ screenplay based on the gripping, best-selling novel to life, where shocking secrets are revealed, and no one-and nothing-is what it seems.

The Paper Tigers

Release Date: May 7
Service: Amazon Prime

Three childhood Kung Fu prodigies have become washed-up, middle-aged men. When their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, parenting duties, and overcome old grudges to avenge his death.

Locked In

Release Date: May 7
Service: Amazon Prime

After a diamond heist takes a fatal turn, a pair of thieves must entrust their fortune with an accomplice at a high-tech storage facility while they lay low. Hiding the goods within the storage units, the thieves’ accomplice pays the ultimate price when he turns against them. Now, trying to recover the missing stones, they kidnap surviving employee Maggie (Mena Suvari), threatening her family unless she helps them.

Without Remorse

Release Date: April 30
Service: Amazon Prime

When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret operation, John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins and will stop at no cost. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war.

Mortal Kombat

Release Date: April 23
Service: HBO Max

MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a team of Earth’s greatest fighters who were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle for the universe against the forces of Outworld.

Stowaway

Release Date: April 22
Service: Netflix

A three-person crew (Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, and Daniel Dae Kim) on a scientific mission to Mars faces many tough choices when they discover a fourth passenger on board shortly after takeoff. Too far from Earth to turn back and with resources quickly dwindling, the stowaway puts their lives and work at risk.

Vanquish

Release Date: April 20
Service: Amazon Prime

Victoria (Ruby Rose) is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Morgan Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again. This action-thriller shows what desperation can drive a person to do.

Thunder Force

Release Date: April 9
Service: Netflix

In a world terrorized by supervillains, one woman has developed the ability to give superpowers to ordinary people. But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally gives her estranged best-friend Lydia (Melissa McCarthy) incredible abilities, the two women must become a superhero team called Thunder Force. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from The King (Bobby Cannavale).

Concrete Cowboy

Release Date: April 2
Service: Netflix

A rebellious 15-year-old boy (Caleb McLaughlin) sent to live with his estranged father (Edris Alba) for the summer, finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys.

Godzilla vs King Kong

Release Date: March 31
Service: HBO Max

As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches as these legends collide to see who will come out on top as the “King of the Monsters”. It is sure to be a battle for the ages with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. The epic clash of the two titans is only the beginning of the mystery that lies within the Earth’s core.

The Father

Release Date: March 26
Service: Amazon Prime

Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) a proud yet defiant 80-year-old man, rejects the assistance of caretakers that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Colman), insists on bringing into the house. Anne, who has witnessed her father’s slow spiral into dementia, thinks it is necessary given that some days Anthony cannot tell what is reality from his imagination, as all his memories turn hazy and disorderly. Unsure of everything and wary of everyone, Anthony lashes out.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Release Date: March 18
Service: HBO Max

Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) teams up with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) as they recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching catastrophic threat. This proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own before they can come together and form an unprecedented league of heroes. Once united, the team that also includes Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet.

Cherry

Release Date: March 12
Service: Apple TV

Follow the journey of a disenfranchised young man who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life events. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, This film features Tom Holland in the title role of Cherry who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army. When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits.

Coming 2 America

Release Date: March 5
Service: Amazon Prime

This long-awaited sequel follows former Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) as he is set to become King of Zamunda. He learns he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his royal father’s (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Release Date: March 5
Service: Disney+

Long ago, in the world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), to find the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good.

The United States vs Billie Holiday

Release Date: February 26
Service: Hulu

The legendary Billie Holiday (Andra Day), one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. But, in the 1940’s, the federal government started targeting Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs. This movie unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life and the intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement.

Tom and Jerry

Release Date: February 26
Service: HBO Max

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him.

Silk Road

Release Date: February 19
Service: Apple TV

Inspired by real events, this crime thriller follows a philosophical twenty-something, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) as he creates Silk Road, a dark net website that is the first unregulated internet marketing place. When it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is pursued by a dangerous DEA agent, Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke) who goes undercover to bring him down by any means necessary.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Release Date: February 12
Service: HBO Max

In the late 1960’s petty criminal turned FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party to keep tabs on their leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul as he tries to decide which side he is on.

The Reckoning

Release Date: February 5
Service: Apple TV

After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace faces her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

The Little Things

Release Date: January 29
Service: HBO Max

Deke Deacon (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out deputy sheriff is sent to Los Angeles to team up with Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek) in an effort to catch a serial killer.

As the body count climbs, the detectives both become even more determined to find the killer. Deacon has a nose for the “little things” that lead him to arrest a suspect (Jared Leto), but he provides an alibi and is released. Baxter is unaware that the investigation is bringing up disturbing secrets from Deacon’s past, that could threaten more than the case.

One Night in Miami

Release Date: January 15
Service: Amazon

On an absolutely incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay then memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

Outside the Wire

Release Date: January 15
Service: Netflix

In 2036, America serves as peacekeepers and human troops on both sides are supported by robot combatants and drone pilots monitoring skirmishes from thousands of miles away. After a headstrong drone pilot, Lieutenant Harp (Damson Idris), disobeys an order to intervene in a conflict, the military deploys him to an outpost to confront the human costs of his insurrection.

Herself

Release Date: January 8
Service: Amazon

Finding a home seems impossible for Sandra (Clare Dunne) who has finally escaped her abusive partner with her two young children. She draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and has the idea of building an affordable home for herself and her children. But just as things are looking promising, her possessive ex, Gary, (Ian Lloyd Anderson) comes back and threatens her ability to rebuild her life.

The Dissident

Release Date: January 8
Service: Apple TV

In October 2018, Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. All evidence points to the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who Khashoggi was critical of, as the primary suspect but he has stopped at nothing to suppress the story. A powerful, frightening look at an international coverup with exclusive evidence and interviews, The Dissident shows that in today’s world, no one who goes against powerful forces is truly safe.

Pieces of a Woman

Release Date: January 7
Service: Netflix

A heartbreaking home birth, with a negligent midwife, changes the lives of Sean (Shia LeBeouf) and Martha Carson (Vanessa Kirby). Follow the devastated couple on their journey to navigate grief, repair their relationship, and deal with the fallout of the midwife they are now facing in court.

Wonder Woman

Release Date: December 25
Service: HBO Max

The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, based on the DC Comics character, this is the 9th installment of the DC Extended Universe set during the Cold War of 1984. This sequel follows Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and her past love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) as they face off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).

Soul

Release Date: December 25
Service: Disney+

Pixar Animation Studios’ new feature film “Soul” introduces a middle school band teacher named Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in New York. But one misstep takes him from the city to The Great Before, where souls get their personalities and traits before going to Earth. In his quest to return to his old life, Joe teams up with a new soul called 22 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of life on Earth. As Joe tries to show 22 what’s great about being human, he finds the answers to some of life’s most important questions. 

Tenet

Release Date: December 15
Services: Apple TV
Amazon Prime
Vudu
Fandango Now

Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” The Protagonist (John David Washington) armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, he journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.

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