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New film releases 2021 - your calendar for all the upcoming release dates

From No Time to Die to Top Gun: Maverick, here's a list of all the films being released in cinemas this year.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time to Die
MGM/UA
Published: Thursday, 17th June 2021 at 11:35 am

Since cinemas reopened in May 2021, there has been no shortage of brand new releases and if you're planning some more trips to the pictures for the rest of the year then you're in luck, as there's a wealth of exciting features on the way.

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Several films that were originally intended to open in 2020 will finally make their way to the big screen in the near future, with Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, James Bond flick No Time to Die, Marvel's Eternals and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake among the highlights.

And that's not all – there's also a new film from Edgar Wright, Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited adaptation of iconic sci-fi novel Dune and a sequel to Top Gun to look forward to, and that's not even mentioning a new Ghostbusters film.

There are also a few films that we expect to be released in 2021 but don't yet have exact release dates, and some that have now been moved to 2022.

Here's everything you need to know about all the biggest releases still to debut in 2021.

August

Stillwater

Date of release: 6th August 2021

Cast: Matt Damon, Camille Cottin and Abigail Breslin

Director: Tom McCarthy

An American oil-rig roughneck travels to Marseille, France, to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she didn't commit.

Last Letter From Your Lover

Date of release: 6th August 2021

Cast: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn, Ncuti Gatwa

Director: Augustine Frizzell

After finding a trove of love letters from the 1960s, a journalist sets out to solve the mystery of a secret affair.

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy (2020)

Date of release: 13th August

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi

Director: Shawn Levy

In Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds plays a non-player character in video game Free City who starts to realise that he’s a disposable person inside a games console.

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Date of release: 13th August

Cast: Randall Park, Dax Shephard, Iain Armitage, Yara Shahidi

Director: Cal Brunker

When their biggest rival, Humdinger, starts wreaking havoc as the mayor of Adventure City, Ryder and everyone's favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge.

Don't Breathe 2

Date of release: 13th August

Cast: Stephen Lang, Rocci Williams, Stephanie Arcila

Director: Rodo Sayagues

A blind veteran must use his military training to save a young orphan from a group of kidnappers.

People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan

People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan
Universal

Date of release: 18th August

Cast: Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin

Director: Jack Clough

Following a period of quiet, the Kurupt FM crew travel to Japan when they discover that one of their tracks has been used on a popular game show.

Censor

Release date: 20th August

Cast: Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Amelie Child Villiers, Clare Hollman

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond

A British film censor links a disturbing horror movie to her sister's mysterious disappearance.

Candyman

Credit: Universal Pictures

Date of release: 27th August

Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo

Director: Nia DaCosta

Co-written by Jordan Peele, Candyman is a reboot of the class 1992 horror film, based on Clive Barker's short story The Forbidden. The thriller follows Anthony McCoy (Abdul-Mateen II) who discovers the true story behind Candyman – the ghost of a killer with a hook for a hand – after moving to the Cabrini Green neighbourhood.

September

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi

Release date: 3rd September

Cast: Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Yeoh

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

The movie, based on Marvel Comics, will focus on Shang-Chi; "The Master of Kung-Fu".

Respect

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Respect
MGM

Date of release: 10th September

Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron

Director: Liesl Tommy

Respect is the story of Aretha Franklin who sings in her father's church choir as a child and grows up to become an international musical superstar and legend.

Infinite

Date of release: 10th September

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Toby Jones, and Dylan O'Brien

Director: Antoine Fuqua

The hallucinations of a schizophrenic are revealed to be memories from past lives where he obtained talents that he still has to this day.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage
Sony

Date of release: 15th September

Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, Naomie Harris

Director: Andy Serkis

Follow-up to 2018 superhero movie Venom, Venom 2 – aka Venom: Let There Be Carnage – will pit Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock against Woody Harrelson's deranged Cletus Kasady.

Gunpowder Milkshake

Karen Gillan stars in Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
StudioCanal

Date of release: 17th September

Cast: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti

Director: Navot Papushado

To protect an 8-year-old girl, a dangerous assassin reunites with her mother and her lethal associates to take down a ruthless crime syndicate and its army of henchmen.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Date of release: 17th September

Cast: Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Sarah Lancashire, and Ralph Ineson.

Director: Jonathan Butterell

Feature film adaptation of the musical about a teenager from Sheffield who wants to be a drag queen.

No Time to Die

No Time to Die
MGM / Eon

Date of release: 30th September

Cast: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas

Director: Cary Fukunaga

Daniel Craig's 007 swansong sees Bond approached by his friend and CIA officer Felix Leiter, who enlists his help in the search for Valdo Obruchev, a missing scientist.

Cinderella

Date of release: September TBC

Cast: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter as the Fab G, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Maddie Baillio, Charlotte Spencer, John Mulaney

Director: Kay Cannon

Romantic musical comedy film based on the fairy tale of the same name.

Dune

Dune (2020) movie
CHIABELLA JAMES / WARNER BROS.

Date of release: 1st October

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin

Director: Denis Villeneuve

In this adaptation of the sci-fi novel Dune, Duke Leto Atreides (Isaac) accepts his stewardship of desert planet Dune, the only source of 'the spice' – a drug which prolongs human life.

October

Halloween Kills

Date of release: 15th October

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers, Anthony Michael Hall

Director: David Gordon Green

Follow up to 2018's Halloween reboot, set in the immediate aftermath of the film as Laurie Strode and her family work with new and old allies to form a mob against Michael Myers, who is still loose in Haddonfield.

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen
Universal

Date of release: 22nd October

Cast: Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams

Director: Stephen Chbosky

A high school senior suffers from social anxiety disorder which leads him to struggle at school. His journey of self-discovery and acceptance begins following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

The Boss Baby 2

The Boss Baby (Getty,mh)
The Boss Baby

Date of release: 22nd October

Cast: Alec Baldwin, John Flanagan, James McGrath

Director: Tom McGrath

Animated sequel to the 2016 film.

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch Landing Page Image

Date of release: 22nd October 2021

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray

Director: Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson's latest star-studded comedy-drama centres around an American newspaper named The French Dispatch located in a fictional French city. There are three storylines told throughout the film, inspired by various real-life events.

The Many Saints of Newark

Date of release: 22nd October

Cast: John Magaro, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Leslie Odom Jr

Director: Alan Taylor

The Many Saints of Newark - a prequel to acclaimed TV series The Sopranos - takes a look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.

Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho
Universal Pictures

Date of release: 29th October

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp

Director: Edgar Wright

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer.

November

Eternals

Eternals

Date of release: 5th November

Cast: Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington

Director: Chloe Zhao

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilisations.

Ghostbusters: After Life

Paul Rudd in Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Sony Pictures

Date of release: 12th November

Cast: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts

Director: Jason Reitman

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife a single mother and her two children move to a new town and soon discover that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather's secret legacy.

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise

Release date: 19th November 2021

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris

Director: Joseph Kosinski

In Top Gun: Maverick, after more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

House of Gucci

Release date: 26th November 2021

Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jack Huston, Reeve Carney, Salma Hayek, and Jeremy Irons

Director: Ridley Scott

The turbulent marriage and divorce of Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci, the head of the Gucci fashion house, leads to murder.

Encanto

Release date: 26th November 2021

Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, Ben Stiller

Director: Byron Howard and Jared Bush

A girl in Colombia faces the frustration of being the only member of her family who doesn't have magical powers.

December

West Side Story

west-side-story-2020

Date of release: 10th December

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez

Director: Steven Spielberg

In this adaptation of the Broadway musical, West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria, who fall in love despite being members of rival gangs.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider Man sanctum

Date of release: 17th December

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alfred Molina.

Director: Jon Watts

Latest instalment in the MCU and sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).

The King's Man

The King's Man, YouTube

Date of release: 22nd December

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Charles Dance

Director: Matthew Vaughn

In the prequel to the Kingsman films, The King's Man, one man (Fiennes) and his protégé must band together to stop history's worst tyrants from wiping out millions.

Downton Abbey 2

Date of release: 22nd December

Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Matthew Goode, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Jim Carter, Laura Haddock, Huch Dancy, Nathalie Baye,

Director: Simon Curtis

Lord and Lady Grantham request the pleasure of moviegoers' company at their Yorkshire country estate this Christmas.

The Matrix 4

Date of release: 22nd December

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, and Daniel Bernhardt

Director: Lana Wachowski

The fourth entry in The Matrix series, 18 years after the previous installment.

2021 releases TBC

The following films are expected to be released in 2021 but don't yet have an official release date:

The Green Knight

Date of release: 2021 TBC

Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan and Ralph Ineson

Director: David Lowery

A fantasy adventure based on the Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Knight, a gigantic tree-like creature.

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Bob's Burgers: The Movie

Bobsburgers
Adult Swim

Date of release: 2021 TBC

Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal

Director: Loren Bouchard

Feature film based on the animated TV series.

2022 releases

The following films had originally been scheduled for 2021 but were moved back to 2022 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic:

Deep Water

Date of release: 14th January 2022

Cast: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas

Director: Adrian Lyne

In this erotic thriller, Affleck and de Armas play married couple Vic and Melinda, who fall out of love with one another and begin playing mind games which starts to have deadly effects on the people around them.

Morbius

Jared Leto in Morbius
Marvel Studios/Sony

Date of release: 21st January 2022

Cast: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but when his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Death on the Nile

Date of release: 11th February 2022

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Death on Nile sees Kenneth Branagh reprise his role as Hercule Poirot in this Agatha Christie adaptation. Poirot is tasked with uncovering a murderer whilst on holiday in Egypt

Mission: Impossible 7

Date of release: 27th May 2022

Cast: Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Frederick Schmidt, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Cary Elwes

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

The latest instalment of the high octane action franchise starring Tom Cruise as MIF agent Ethan Hunt.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal, HF)
Universal

Release date: 10th June 2022

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Also known as Jurassic World 3, the latest film in the ongoing Jurassic Park franchise will see original franchise leads Neill, Dern and Goldblum reunite.

January 2021

Herself - Amazon Prime - 9th January

Locked Down - HBO Max release - 14th January

The Marksmen - 15th January

One Night in Miami - 15th January

Outside the Wire - 15th January

The Ultimate Playlist of Noise - 15th January

Our Friend - 22nd January

The White Tiger - 22nd January

Penguin Bloom - 27th January

The Dig - 29th January

Finding 'Ohana - 29th January

The Little Things - 29th January

Palmer - 29th January

Saint Maud - 29th January

Supernova - 29th January

February 2021

Bliss - 5th February

Falling - 5th February

Little Fish - 5th February

Malcolm & Marie - 5th February

Minamata - 5th February

The Right One - 5th February

Son of the South - 5th February

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar - 12th February

French Exit - 12th February

Judas and the Black Messiah - 12th February

Land - 12th February

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - 12th February

To All the Boys: Always and Forever - 12th February

Blithe Spirit - 19th February

Flora & Ulysses - 19th February

I Care a Lot - 19th February

The Mauritanian - 19th February

Nomadland - 19th February

Cherry - 26th February

Crisis - 26th February

The Father - 26th February

Tom and Jerry - 26th February

Tyger Tyger - 26th February

The United States vs Billie Holiday - 26th February

March 2021

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell - 1st March

Moxie - 3rd March

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run - 4th March

Boogie - 5th March

Boss Level - 5th March

Chaos Walking - 5th March

Coming 2 America - 5th March

My Salinger Year - 5th March

Raya and the Last Dragon - 5th March

Cherry - 12th March

Yes Day - 12th March

Zack Snyder's Justice League - 18th March

The Courier - 19th March

A Week Away - 26th March

Bad Trip - 26th March

Nobody - 26th March

Godzilla vs Kong - 31st March

Bobby Brown - 31st March

April 2021

The Unholy - 2nd April

Thunder Force - 9th April

Voyagers - 9th April

Mortal Kombat - 23rd April

Separation - 30th Aprril

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse - 30th April

Michael B. Jordan - 30th April

May 2021

Here Today - 7th May

Monster - 7th May

Wrath of Man - 7th May

Finding You - 14th May

Profile - 14th May

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw - 14th May

Those Who Wish Me Dead - 14th May

The Woman In The Window - 14th May

Army of the Dead - 21st May

Dream Horse - 21st May

Blue Miracle - 27th May

A Quiet Place II - 28th May

Cruella - 28th May

June 2021

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - 4th June

Spirit Untamed - 4th June

Infinite - 10th June

In the Heights - 11th June

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - 16th June

Fatherhood - 18th June

Luca - 18th June

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - 18th June

The Sparks Brothers - 18th June

F9: The Fast Saga - 25th June

False Positive - 25th June

The Ice Road - 25th June

Zola - 30th June

July 2021

No Sudden Move - 1st July

The Boss Baby: Family Business - 2nd July

Fear Street Part One: 1994 - 2nd July

The Forever Purge - 2nd July

The Tomorrow War - 2nd July

Black Widow - 9th July

Fear Street Part Two: 1978 - 9th July

Gunpowder Milkshake - 14th July US, 17th September UK

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions - 16th July

Fear Street Part Three: 1966 - 16th July

Space Jam: New Legacy - 16th July

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